A Blue House in Louis Head, Nova Scotia
From $182 / night
- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 6
Description from the manager
Watch the sun and the moon rise out of the Atlantic Ocean while listening to the sounds of the waves gently lapping at the beach.
A Blue House embodies traditional Nova Scotia architecture that is over 135 years old. Much larger than a simple cottage, this fully renovated and updated 2,100 sq ft beach house has three bedrooms; two bathrooms, a large great room, fully equipped kitchen and living room.
Finished in pine, the kitchen is fully furnished and well equipped with modern amenities, including a convection microwave oven, stove, refrigerator, coffeemaker and toaster. Serving as a dining room and family room, the great roo...Read more
A Blue House in Louis Head, Nova Scotia
Louis Head, Nova Scotia, Canada
Additional Location Information
A Blue House is located on a sandy beach on the Atlantic Ocean and in the village of Louis Head. To get to the beach, it is a delightful one-minute walk along a grassy path that winds its way through a wildflower meadow. The sandy beach is over two miles long, making it an excellent location for many outdoor ventures, including swimming, beach combing and bird watching. The sandy beach and protected cove are also ideal for launching a kayak or canoe.
15 minutes away Lockeport is the closest town to this cottage. Lockeport is known for its Crescent Beach - a stunning scimitar of white sand approximately 1.5 km or 1 mile long.
Lockeport hosts a number of festivals and events during the summer months: Canada Day Celebrations, Harmony Bazaar Festival of Women in Song and the Lockeport Sea Derby. The Canada Day celebration is always on the first of July, Harmony Bazaar typically takes place on the last weekend in July while the Sea Derby is usually on the second weekend in August.
Crescent Beach Centre hosts the Sea Derby and a number of family events, such as the Beach Bash. Also worth investigating is Nova Scotia's only Registered Historic Streetscape, made up of five houses built by descendants of Jonathan Locke between 1836 and 1876. The houses offer an interesting cross section of historical architecture with excellent examples of Colonial, Georgian and Victorian styles. A walking-tour guidebook is available at the Little School Museum, which displays artifacts from early settlers.
25 minutes away, Shelburne is a charming and historic town set on a truly spectacular harbour. The harbour is unspoiled by industry or shipping and is used primarily for recreational activities like sailing and boating.
Shelburne hosts a number of festivals and events over the year: Lobster Festival , Founders Days, Writers Festival, the Whirligig & Weathervane Festival, and Pumpkin Festival.
The Lobster Festival is usually held on the first weekend in June. The town wide yard sale is also on this same weekend. Founder’s Days takes place on the third weekend in July. The Shelburne Writer’s Festival is hosted by the Osprey Arts Centre and typically takes place on the first weekend in August. The Whirligig and the Pumpkin Festivals are fall festivals that take place on the third weekend in September and first weekend in October.
The Shelburne County and Dory Museums are worth visiting. When John Williams established his dory shop in 1880, it was part of a dory-building industry, which at its peak, included at least seven shops along the Shelburne waterfront. During the early part of this century the shop employed five to seven men and produced 350 dories per year. The museum has a workshop where Dories are still built to this day (albeit not in such large quantities!).
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Last updated on August 21, 2014
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- Towels Provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Ocean or water views
- DVD Player
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - ask
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - ask