Sea Garden House & Guest Cottage

  based on 9 reviews
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  •   5
  •   4
  • SQM 1
  •  wifi


Tucked away in one of Nova Scotia's most picturesque fishing coves, this artistically designed house, guest cottage and estate provide a tranquil setting for peaceful relaxation. The gardens have been featured in several magazines and books for the unique design and rare flowers, trees and shrubs. This is an ideal setting for a family getaway, in-laws included. It is equally well suited for 3 - 4 couples to share a spacious yet cozy home while exploring Canada's Ocean Playground. Come back from a day of travel to the sounds of the waves breaking on the rocks and restful open ocean views.

The open concept main floor has many features of the original homestead, including wood floors, exposed beams and a large fireplace. There are wide windows to enjoy the garden views and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. The living room has plenty of comfortable seating and is decorated with an collection of original artwork by Maritime artists The hand-crafted kitchen is a chef's delight with new state-of-the-art appliances, stone countertops and a view of the ocean. Your dining companions can enjoy a drink around the island while you prepare fresh lobster caught by local fisherman in Indian Harbour. The dining table can seat twelve and there are three stools around the island.

Downstairs there is a comfortable den with a large L-shaped sofa, where you can kick back and watch a movie on the flat screen TV (Roku enabled) or quietly read a book. There is a laundry room and a walk out to the garden from this level.

The master bedroom is just a few steps up from the living room, just past a powder room. This bright and spacious suite boasts a private balcony, perched above the garden, and has a comfortable queen sized bed. A walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom (with soaker tub and tiled shower) complete this comfortable room.

Upstairs there are a further three bedrooms; two with queen sized beds, which share a four piece bathroom, with a shower/tub combo. There are two staircases (one's a secret staircase) that lead to the fourth bedroom - a fun and quirky room for the kids, with a small play area and two twin beds.

The detached guest cottage is the perfect place for a couple to stay if they want privacy and is also perfect for parents with a baby or toddler. It is a restored stone barn, and the original thick rock walls are still intact. The cottage is bright and loaded with character. There is a bedroom with a queen sized bed and a separate living room, with L-shaped sofa and a table and chairs. A modern bathroom, with tiled shower and ceiling shower-head, complete this unique space.

Outside, there is a spacious deck which is the perfect place to relax, watch the ocean, and enjoy a glass of wine from one of Nova Scotia's many award-winning wineries. Maybe you'll see hummingbirds looking for nectar in the garden while you enjoy your morning coffee or pick out the constellations at night over a glass of wine from one of Nova Scotia's award winning wineries. The table on the deck seats up to 10 under and a gas grill makes outdoor dining easy. Feel free to pick some fresh herbs and lettuce from the kitchen garden, they are plentiful! The gardens surrounding the house are filled with paths leading to the rugged waterfront - the perfect place to look for seaglass and hermit crabs - or put on a wetsuit and snorkel in the crystal clear waters. When you're done exploring, relax with a book in the shade of the waterfront gazebo. It's a picture worth a thousand words!

Sea Garden House is located in Indian Harbour, which is a 40 minute drive from Halifax and one hour from the airport. The nearest large grocery stores and amenities are 15 minutes away in Tantallon, however there is a great local convenience store which carries all of the basics, just a few kilometers down the road and several restaurants within a 5 minute drive. The famous rocks and lighthouse of Peggy's Cove are a short five minute drive away.


4 Bathroom, 5 Bedroom, 1 Kitchen, Deck, Baby Pack & Play available

  • Sleeping
    4 Queen bed, 2 Single bed
  • Cooking
    Blender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices, Toaster, Water cooler
  • Heating/Cooling
    Central heating, Fireplace
  • Outside
    Private Balcony, Patio Set
  • Entertainment
    DVD-Player, Wireless Broadband Internet, Piano, Stereo system, TV (Cable)
  • Sanitary
    Hair dryer, Towel-set
  • Laundry
    Clothes dryer, Iron & Board, Washing machine
  • Miscellaneous
    Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit, Smoke Detector, Vacuum cleaner
  • 4 Bathroom, 5 Bedroom, 1 Kitchen, Deck, Baby Pack & Play available
  • Outside
    Gas BBQ, Deck chairs, Private Garden
Children welcome, Pets not allowed, Smoking not allowed,Accessible 24/7
Check in:
12:00 AM (midnight)
Check out:
12:00 AM (midnight)
based on 9 reviews
Jennifer Clark
Absolutely Wonderful Place

I have rented houses all over the world and this house was the best stocked house. Kitchen has every utensil or kitchen appliance you need. Plenty of towels and face clothes. Wood for fires and even some wet suits and snorkel gear. The house is great size for group of people to get together but also have their own space if needed. The house was extremely clean. The shore is rocky but we managed to launch our 13ft float island. We really enjoyed sitting on the gazebo by the ocean in the sun listening to the waves. Within walking distance is a couple of restaurants as well as general store that is also NSLC. Our group walked to the swiss air memorial as well. I highly recommend booking this gem.

Group  |  stayed in 7/2021

Heather (Halifax)

We had the most amazing girl's weekend!!! The property is AMAZING and such a great place to relax and connect!!

Group  |  stayed in 6/2021

Amazing home away from home

Thank you for the opportunity to spend time relaxing at your beautiful vacation home and guest cottage. Whether relaxing at the beach, strolling through the secret gardens or curling up on the oversized sectional sofa there was something for everyone in the family to enjoy in this amazing space. Greatly recommend spending time here.

Not specified  |  stayed in 10/2018

Michelle (Canada)
Amazing Place to Spend Time with Family

We had the best time at this house! It is such a gorgeous setting, right on the ocean with the beautiful gardens to wander through. There were 12 of us and we were quite comfortable; enough space to not be on top of each other and we always found ourselves gathering in the kitchen/living room. When we arrived, we went through the very comprehensive notes that included where to find nice beaches and where to buy/how to cook lobster. They were put to good use! The beach kept the kids busy, searching for shells and treasures while the adults could relax at the gazebo. Nightly fires at the beach gave us a chance to watch the sunset We are so glad we found this special house and hope to return one day!

Family with young children  |  stayed in 7/2018

Bob and Glo
A wonderful experience

Our family of 8 (6 adults and two children) clearly agreed that when you arrive at Sea Garden you appreciate how difficult it is for pictures to capture the comfort of the house and the beauty of the property. Praise comes easy because we had such a wonderful experience. The house was very comfortable for the eight of us and the owners provided everything we could possibly need for cooking, entertainment, etc. Jeanne Hoare was the agent that helped us process the rental and answer all questions before we arrived and when we were in the house. Very professional!! This was a first clas exprience for all of us. Thanks to all who made it happen.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 7/2018

Elisabeth (Canada)
Amazing Thanksgiving Weekend

Our family had a wonderful stay here. The house was perfect for our Thanksgiving weekend with lot’s of space for everyone and it had everything we needed. It was close for excursions to Peggy’s Cove, Halifax and other towns along the lighthouse trail. The ocean view and grounds were beautiful. Would definitely stay here again!

Family with older children  |  stayed in 10/2017

William (United States)
Magic on St. Margaret's Bay, Nova Scotia

Words fall short in describing this haven on the rocky coast of Nova Scotia. We were married 41 years ago at the Head of St Margaret's Bay, and have been away most of those years. Returning here to Indian Harbour was blessed, in many ways. We arranged a reunion with old friends from Washington State..and had fortunately found this gem on HomeAway. The house is splendid, and very clean. The layout is perfect for a gathering of friends. The guest house is to fight over..a little quiet oasis. The bedrooms are beautiful..the master suite amazing. The kitchen is well stocked with equipment..lobster pots included, and top of the line appliances.It has a wonderful, open gathering space. The grounds are worthy of Tolkien..paths of moss, native plants, ancient shrubs, splashes of colour..and lead to the ocean side, where a beautiful gazebo awaits you, and a cup of morning coffee. amazing lobster pound, Peggy's Cove, and the Peggy's Cove trail...wild, heather strewn ocean side rock scape, without the tourists! Our host was incredible..we needed to adjust our dates at the last minute, and our host accommodated our need. This is actually a 6 star place!!

Group  |  stayed in 10/2017

Peter (Canada)
Loved it!!!

Absolutely gorgeous! Had an amazing stay here. Beautiful views, quiet, and great swimming in a secluded cove at end of property. Best sleep of my life!

Mature couple  |  stayed in 8/2016

Constance (Canada)
Beautiful house and garden by the sea

I'd love to come back here every year! The house appears to be recently renovated - modern kitchen and baths, in colors and materials I would choose for my own home. The inside of the house is well laid out and is great for hanging out as a group. Nice kitchen for cooking. The beautiful views from inside only get better as you go out into the garden to enjoy it! The property leading down to the sea is amazing and there is a lovely gazebo near the water to relax and luxuriate in the surroundings. It's also a short (less than 5 min) drive to the quaint town of Peggy's Cove as well as many hiking spots along the sea.

Group  |  stayed in 7/2016

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