Thoughtfully placed at the end of a private cove overlooking the Port Joli Bay, Emsik Beach House has a view that can only be described as "quintessentially Nova Scotian"! White sands, blue waters, outcroppings of granite boulders and pine trees that hug the shoreline make this one of the most the picturesque sites on the South Shore.
A Mi'kmaq word, Emsik literally means "blown along by the wind": a relaxed state of mind that is easily reached at the cottage. A vacation here creates a peaceful sense of drifting along with no particular place to go. It is difficult not to become absorbed by the rhythm of sea: the sound of waves and the surf breaking against the sand.
Perfect for a couple, small family, or group of friends, Emsik Beach House has a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, seating area and three piece bathroom. A separate room with a queen size futon doubles as a den or an additional bedroom. Upstairs there is a master bedroom suite with a queen size bed, additional living space with plenty of comfortable chairs and couches and a private balcony that commands a fabulous view of the sheltered cove.
Outside a large front deck is nicely appointed with Adirondack chairs - the idea spot to relax, enjoy a book and a glass of wine or just hang out with a friend. There is a picnic area and a second (outside) shower handy for washing off the sand.
Emsik Beach House is a perfect beach side retreat. Children can entertain themselves for hours along the sandy cove in front of Emsik Beach House. It is a safe place to swim and a wonderful area to sea kayak, scuba dive, hike, or sunbath in privacy. So, book today and look forward to spending a lazy afternoon sunbathing or beachcombing. Or, for the more adventurous stop in at the Rossignol Surf Shop and arrange for a kayak tour of the bay.
Additional amenities include: beach chairs, bed linens provided, lawn & gardens, lobster pot, 3 piece bath (shower), fridge, stove, no laundry facilities, coffee maker, kettle, books & board games, close to grocery store, no telephone, no TV, 1 queen; 1 futon, cell phone reception, outside shower.TripAdvisor property ID 2014014...Read more
Emsik Beach House, Port Joli, Nova Scotia Port Joli, Nova Scotia, Canada
Additional Location Information
Situated at the end of a small sandy cove, Emsik Beach House overlooks the glorious white sandy beaches and sparkling blue waters of the gorgeous Port Joli Peninsular.
The warm water and sandy shores of Port Joli Bay offer great sun bathing, swimming, kayaking and canoeing. The abundance of shorebirds and harbour seals are a delight to nature lovers and birders alike, while the close proximity to hiking trails all provide a memorable vacation experiences.
From the Beach House, it is an easy 20 minute walk (or 5 minute drive) to the spectacular
Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct with its hiking trails and abundance of wildlife. It is a 20 minute drive or a 15 minute paddle across the harbour by kayak to the
Thomas Raddall Provincial Park . Both wilderness parks are among the best in Atlantic Canada
White Point Lodge with its CPGA rated golf course is approximately 15 minutes away. For museums, restaurants, shopping, live music and nightlife,
Liverpool is about 20 minutes away. The historic town of
Shelburne is only 30 minutes away. It's a 2-hour drive to Halifax International Airport and 1.5 hours to Yarmouth.
Left on 07/14/2015 for a stay in July 2015 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 14, 2015Stayed Jul 2015
From the moment we drove up to the cottage, we KNEW we were in Heaven. We were immediately struck by the tranquil sound of waves on the beach, only yards away. Once inside, Steve and I where pleasantly surprised by a beautiful arrangement of flowers that the owner had picked for us , along with a lovely welcome note. The cottage is perfect and has everything one could want, plus more! The out door washroom and shower are just another of the many things that made this cottage so quaint and special. AND the BEACH.... wow..... at low tide you can walk for hours, which we did most mornings... coffee in hand. The area has many great places to visit .... and many great places to hike. The owners, Darlene & Jeff are just plan and simply, super people! Both Steve and I loved every minute at Emsik Beach House and hope to revisit next summer. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR AN AWESOME VACATION.
Steve Ogden & Carolle Hebert
Thank you for your really nice note Carol. I am so pleased that you enjoyed yourself at Emsik Beach House. It really is a special place. I've spent time on the Port Joli beaches and they are fantastic. I can just imagine you walking along coffee in hand. It sounds like a marvelous way to start the day. I will be happy to book the cottage for you again next summer.
All the best,
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