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We welcome Non-Simultaneous or Simultaneous Exchanges of 1-4 weeks. We are unable to offer exchanges of less than a week. We are not able to travel to potentionally hot and humid areas during July and August. We prefer to travel during April-June and late August-October. However, we do offer our home during July and August for non-simultaneous exchanges.
Our seaside community of Hubbards, Nova Scotia is about 40 minutes from Halifax city, on a small peninsula between two gorgeous white sand beaches on a wonderful body of water, called St. Margaret’s Bay. There are several other beautiful beaches nearby. Hubbards is ideal for boating and swimming.
Our home is a comfortable three-bedroom bungalow on a very quiet road, which leads to the ocean. It is set back from the road and there are woods behind the house for privacy. We have 2 decks, a playhouse for children, an outdoor fire-pit, a double swing and perennial gardens. The kitchen is well equipped and is open to the dining area and living room. The dining room opens onto a large deck with a covered area for outside dining. Our large master bedroom is on the main floor with a queen size bed, a jacuzzi tub and its own private covered deck. Main bathroom is on this floor. Two other bedrooms with double beds are on the lower level with a bathroom to share. Also on the lower level is a family room with a TV and wood stove. The lower level opens to the backyard. We have high speed internet, Apple TV, and lots of books and puzzles that you are welcome to enjoy during your stay.
If you are experienced sailors, who own your own boat, a boat exchange is negotiable. Some of the best sailing can be experienced in the beautiful waters of St. Margaret's Bay and nearby Mahone Bay.
Our neighbourhood of Hubbards is a lovely relaxing coastal community situated on the south shore of Nova Scotia. It has been a very popular summer destination for Nova Scotians for many years. The friendly community is nestled in a very sheltered cove of a large bay of water called St. Margaret’s Bay. Boating has been and continues to be a very important way of life here. Lobster fishermen tend their lobster pots most of the year. Then from June, through summer and into the fall, pleasure boats take over the bay. Our cove is very picturesque with its many sailboats at anchor, moored or tied up at the community docks. Boats of all shapes and sizes can be found here. Many kayakers and paddle-boarders can be seen around the cove or out to the nearest beaches. Biking is very popular in our area which offers many biking routes. Our sailing school is busy teaching new generations the art of sailing. At the community waterfront you can picnic or just relax and enjoy the comings and goings of the boats in the cove. On the weekends, there is always something happening in Hubbards; our Famous Farmers Market, Musical events, restaurants with music, Dances with local bands at the Shore Club, and a fantastic coffee shop. The dance music can sometimes be heard off our deck on sultry summer Saturday nights.
We call our site, Between The Beaches, because you can walk to either Queensland Beach or Hubbards Beach from our home. These very popular beaches hardly see a day in the summer when there is no one there. There are more than just these 2 beaches; in fact there are 10 beaches to visit in this area. Queensland Beach is just a 20-minute walk from our home and in the summer is warm enough to swim in and has a lifeguard on duty during the day. We love to swim at this beach and often go down at 5pm or later, when the families are packing up and going home to the city. Walking on this beach is such a pleasure in the early morning or especially late in the evening when the moon is full and shines across the width of our bay. Another favourite beach is a about a 20 minute drive away and is called Bayswater Beach. When we go, we often treat ourselves to fish and chips or an ice cream at Sheila's Food Truck. If you go, you will pass by beautiful quaint fishing villages and even a castle!
Driving south of Hubbards, along the south shore, you can visit historic, beautiful villages like Chester, Mahone Bay, Lunenburg or Shelburne. They are wonderful areas to stroll along their streets, shop in their unique stores, visit museums and have lunch or dinner. Lunenburg is the home of our famous Bluenose Schooner and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are three golf courses right next to the ocean in our area, one is close by in Mill Cove, one is in Chester and the other is in Lunenburg.
Driving in the other direction, about 40 minutes, will get you to Nova Scotia’s Capital City of Halifax. The city has a rich naval history, a large historic fort that overlooks the city and the harbour, an historic waterfront district, many restaurants, shops and a beautiful harbour offer much see and explore. There is a ferry service that will take you across the harbour to our sister city of Dartmouth. The ferry ride is always a great way to see both cities from the water.
Close to Many Beautiful Beaches!
We live in Nova Scotia's picturesque South Shore.
Hubbards is a Quiet Oceanside Community
40mins from Halifax City and our National Park at the Citadel
40 mins to Nova Scotia's Famous Peggy's Cove
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