Best kept secret in Nova Scotia

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“ Excellent ”
5 Reviews
414 South Side Road, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 5
Type: Cottage
Per week: $1,050
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Lunenburg vacation cottage rental
Amazing getaway in an authentic fishing village on the south shore of Nova Scotia. South Side Road is at the far end of Stonehurst South, minutes from the town of Lunenburg. Well protected from the wind, situated on one of many sheltered coves, this is an ideal location for kayakers, walkers, and cyclists. Direct ocean access means you are within steps of launching your kayaks, setting off to explore different nooks and crannies of the coastline in a different direction each day. This is a traditional fisherman's house pre 1920, restored with charm and colorful, artistic atmosphere.

The house comfortably sleeps 5. There are two double and one single beds. One of the doubles is located on the third floor. It is child and pet friendly. A gorgeous bathroom with a claw foot tub, on the 2nd floor, invites a personal spa experience at home. A sheltered, outdoor hot water shower in the Cape Cod tradition, with south facing sunshine, awakens in you a celebration of embracing the great outdoors.

The house is filled with books, art, music, and the comforts of the soul. FIne linens and kitchen essentials are provided. A complimentary basket of locally roasted Laughing Whale coffee beans and delicious jams from the Lunenburg Farmers' Market await each guest.The kitchen is simple but extremely comfortable and cheerful. All the basics are there. Plus, we provide supplies of flour, sugar, oil, vinegar, spices, and tea. Free wireless internet access is available throughout the house.

This house was built by a fisherman who loved his charming community, and here you too will thrive in the intoxicating rustic charm of Stonehurst South. On the water is the original two story fish shack where the fishermen would clean and sell their catch. Unplugged, it is now an ideal spot for painting, reading, writing, relaxing, dining, all the pleasure in life. A charming rowboat is available for your enjoyment.
Area Information
On the south shore of Nova Scotia, the house is situated within a 15-20 min cycle from Lunenburg, which translates to a 10 minute drive to Lunenburg and 1.10 hr drive to Halifax. Stonehurst South is near the picturesque village of Blue Rocks where fishing trips are offered. Lunenburg offers sailing, cruising,whale watching, the Fisherman's Museum, fine and casual dining, fine and folk art, a weekly farmer's market, diverse cafe and artisan culture, music festivals, and more. Each weekend there is a multitude of activities. Mahone Bay, another town only 20 minutes drive away, offers much of the same in their own interpretation. For sand lovers, nearby are Bachman's Beach, Hirtle's Beach, Mason's Beach...keep exploring. Pack a lunch and whether it's in your kayak, on your bicycle or driving with the entire gang, there are endless opportunities to get out and explore...or simply stay at your home away from home and enjoy the delights at your doorstep.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jun 13 2015 Nov 01 2015 - - $1,050 - 1 Week
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: no tax
Tax I.D.: no tax
Deposits: $500.00 deposit when booking, balance due upon arrival (money order, cash, VISA, or MC). Cancellation policy: full refund (minus $25 cancellation fee) for cancellation at least 4 weeks prior to the reserved date. Cancellation within 4 weeks of the reserved date will be refunded only if we are able to rebook the cottage. Deposit for last minute bookings (within 2 weeks) is full amount of $975. Refund for cancellation only if the cottage is rebooked for the same week.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Mastercard, Money Order, Visa
Other Fees: If there are more than 4 guests there will be an additional fee of $100 per guest added to the weekly rate.


  • Beds

  • 2 Double Beds
  • 1 Twin Bed
  • Features

  • Beach Chairs
  • Heating
  • Oceanfront
  • View (Ocean)
  • Beach Towels
  • High Speed Internet
  • Outdoor Shower
  • View (Water)
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • Kayak
  • Parking Included
  • Waterfront
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wood Stove
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • CD Player
  • Gas Grill
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Telephone
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Hair Dryer
  • Stereo
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • VCR
  • Activities

  • Bicycling
  • Sailing
  • Grocery Store
    (3 miles)
  • Tennis
    (3 miles)
  • Boating
  • Whale Watching
    (<1 mile)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (3 miles)
  • Winery
    (4 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Snorkeling
    (1 mile)
  • Live Entertainment
    (3 miles)
  • Beach
    (6 miles)
  • Hiking
  • Bowling
    (3 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (3 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (14 miles)
  • Kayaking
  • Golf
    (3 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (3 miles)
  • Surfing
    (20 miles)
  • Ocean

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
- Free wireless internet
- Kitchen staples (tea, flour, sugar, spices, olive oil, vinegar, etc) are supplied
- Upon arrival guests receive a basket of locally roasted coffee beans and jams from the Lunenburg farmer's market.

Reviews for this vacation cottage rental in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Kevin Rhynold Cindy Rhynold

Kevin Rhynold Cindy Rhynold

Lr. Sackville , Nova Scotia Canada


October 8, 2014

D#: 232734670 Well..where do I begin? With the basket of goodies to welcome us..Laughing Whale coffee...Soap...Jam all from the farmers market in Lunenburg that is worth taking the time to attend. The cheerfulness of the house is hard for me to explain as it was everything I had dreamed about. The bright colors,the art on the walls as well as scattered throughout pieces of Folk Art. Comforting,Welcoming every room of the house the feeling of being home! The view of the inlet from every room. The discreet attention of the owner Cindy who was very helpful with suggestions and knowing if we needed anything she would be there but we needed ...nothing. The old fashioned cast iron bathtub...the outdoor shower on a rock in the morning sun...the smells of the various flowers in the perennial garden...watching the bees..walking barefoot ALL week..listening to the birds...sitting on the dock of the fish shack many times in the day..chatting with the friendly though non- intrusive neighbours..sitting in my favorite chair at the top of the stairs with the sun shining in and watching it glisten on the water with relaxing music from the varied CD collection playing, cuddling with our puppy who loved it there and who celebrated her 5th Birthday .Cindy..thank you for creating such a sanctuary for the Soul!!

Cindy Hamon-Hill

Owner's reply:

Thank you for such kind words Cindy. I'm delighted that once again my guests experienced the full magic of Stonehurst. It's rather spellbinding. I'm particularly delighted that Sabrina had so much fun - celebrating her 5th birthday there!!

Joyce Major

Joyce Major


Lunenburg retreat

September 25, 2014

The house is incredibly comfortable and the decorating style is a delight. I had everything I needed for an excellent writing retreat. Down at the fish house, there is lovely outdoor space for reading and doing yoga right above the water .Rented a bike to tour the gorgeous Blue Rock Area. Neighbors are helpful. Lunenburg is a friendly, interesting, historic town.

Cindy Hamon-Hill

Owner's reply:

I'm delighted that Joyce has found the house ideal for her writing retreat. I've always thought of it as a sanctuary - the perfect spot for any type of retreat. I'm also thrilled that she has enjoyed the beauty of the nieghbourhood - beauty that comes from gorgeous locations and wonderful people.

Jennifer Burch Madden

Jennifer Burch Madden

Post Mills, VT

Love this house and area!

March 8, 2014

This was my family's summer home when I was a child. (The date listed above is made up, dates are required in order to post.) Cindy bought this house from us years ago, and has loved it as well. It shows! The property is lovelier than ever. The buildings look great and her gardens are beautiful. This area is amazing. The waters are a delight, especially if you are a paddler. The seals pop up all around you when you pull up your paddle around some of the smaller islands. Their eyes are so soulful and their expressions so dear. Come stay at this house. You will love it. The neighbors are wonderful people. The view is spectacular. Go for a walk. Pick some wild blueberries. Go clamming. Go paddling. Go sailing. Check out the Folk Music Festival and the Folk Art Festival. Enjoy it all. Have fun in Stonehurst! I kinda like it there. :)

Cindy Hamon-Hill

Owner's reply:

To receive such heartfelt comments from Jennifer, who spent her childhood summers in this house at quite wonderful. Thank you Jennifer. Jennifer's family this remarkable home from its orginal owner/builder, Henry Whynacht, who was a fisherman in Stonehurst. A portrait of Henry ("Hennie") hangs in the kitchen. Both Hennie's family and Jennifer's filled the house with wonderful memories. And Jennifer is so right about the soulful eyes of the seals. And the blueberries....

eileen mackinnon

eileen mackinnon

Halifax Nova Scotia


August 21, 2013

Cindy's house is charming and comfortable and has wonderful views from almost every window. The outdoor spaces are varied with many places to sit and drink in the beauty of the area. When the mood strikes, it is so simple to slip the kayaks into the water and explore the many nearby inlets. Close by are Bachman's beach which is good for swimming and Hirtles beach which is great for a long beach walk at low tide. Lunenburg and Mahone Bay are both very appealing towns where one can enjoy art galleries, pottery studios, and good food. There are several local farmer's markets that are really worth seeking out as well . Stonehurst is very special and words cannot fully describe the majic of being there.

Cindy Hamon-Hill

Owner's reply:

It is a true delight when guests experience the magic that Stonehurst has to offer.

Mercury Mouth

Mercury Mouth

Montreal, QC, Canada

Beautiful getaway

March 15, 2013

A beautiful home, comfortable and warmly decorated, with all the amenities you could hope for including a clawfoot bathtub and outdoor shower! Sleeps 5 comfortably with two double beds and a single. The house itself is built in the tradition of those quintessential Eastern seaboard homes with charming wood shingles! It overlooks a breathtaking bay and little boathouse from which you can swim, kayak, or simply enjoy the sunset. Close to the picturesque town of Lunenburg and a scenic drive from surrounding beaches, we will definitely be returning! Cindy was friendly and extremely helpful.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

From a grateful guest last summer:

Old world charm in a unique location with all the conveniences of home...and more!
How I miss luxuriating in the bath after a day kayaking right from the doorstep, not to mention awakening to sunrise in the cove.The visions still haunt me.
Thanks Cindy!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the most fun things to do at your vacation rental?
A: Guests love to kayak, take long walks, or cycle and then return home to enjoy lunch while relaxing in the adirondack chairs by the water. In fact, that's the perfect spot for morning coffee as well.
Q: What makes your vacation rental special?
A: At least two things make this a very special spot - 1. the breathtaking location. THe landscape is rocky and rustic, the cove is quiet and authentic. There are genuine lobster fishermen working from the cove. 2. The house is charming and cozy - filled with colourful objects of art and a terrific collection of books.
Q: What is a terrific nearby activity?
A: A trip into Lunenburg is only minutes away. There you can enjoy the weekly farmer's market, the Fisherman's Museum, terrific restaurants, several spas, wonderful local artisan shops and art galleriesthere are so many things to do nearby.

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Cindy Hamon-Hill

Cindy Hamon-Hill

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  • School:

    Dalhousie University
  • About:

    Hello, I've lived in Nova Scotia since 1996. I moved to Stonehurst South, just outside of Lunenburg after living in the urban core of downtown Toronto. I fell in love with this rustic fishing area formerly known as Black Rocks. I've never known such a friendly, easy- going community. Due to my graduate...
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