Upon arrival our first comment was that Jeffs cozy cottage was even more spectacular than advertised.
The cottage itself was exactly what we would have wanted it to be.
The Ocean views from every room and anywhere on the beautifully manicured property was Breathtaking and ever changing.
My wife and I enjoyed every minute of our stay.
It was perfect
Thank you Jeff
This cottage in Summerville Centre is pretty remarkable. If you are looking for a private getaway, in a truly unique setting, you'd be hard pressed to do better than this location. "On the water" is no exaggeration. At high tide, it's just a few feet away, gently lapping at the rocks, which line the shore. The deck, fire pit, grill, and overall landscaping just make for a beautiful surrounding. And you have zero visible neighbors, so it really does feel like you're all alone. There is a decent clam shack a mile up the road in one direction, and a fine seafood restaurant an easy walk in the other. And groceries 12 minutes away in Liverpool.
We only had two full days, sadly, so we weren't able to take advantage of the gorgeous beaches a short walk away, but we'll be sure to on our next visit, which we are already planning.
And the cottage itself is in great shape, and very comfortable. The kitchen has everything one needs.
Stunning location - at high tide the ocean is only a few yards from the cottage and deck. Nicely-sized deck and cottage-length, floor-to ceiling windows mean we could enjoy the ocean view in any kind of weather, whether relaxing in the front sitting room, writing at the front dining table, or lounging out on the deck itself. Huge windows are everywhere, providing views from almost any room and enabling good cross-ventilation so we always had the gentle sounds and scents of the sea with us. Other than that, this location is very quiet. The cottage is superb, decorated with a professional touch, extremely comfortable, and fully equipped with all modern appliances. Jeff P was always available and responsive for advice. It was ideally positioned for short trips along the "South Shore," up to Mahone Bay/Lunenburg, over to Kejimkujik, or down to Shelburne/Clarkes Harbour. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely return!
I knew I had my work cut out for me as my husband had been keen on finding a beach location to finally escape a very long, Ontario winter. He was thinking warm temperatures and palm trees, and what I proposed was a beach holiday in Nova Scotia in April. In the end, I won and I think he was very glad that I did!
Ocean Surf Cottage is located on the Southern Shore of the province and what a lovely spot it is! The cottage itself is in immaculate order and very bright and spacious. The large, modern kitchen is very well equipped, and the open plan dining/ living room with its vaulted ceilings and ocean views are gorgeous. We used the gas fireplace every day, as it provided such a lovely ambience. The master bedroom has fantastic water views, and the enormous, glassed in sun porch extends the full length of the cottage. With a good book, and a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, each of us was very content to watch the rollers come in and the tides go in and out. Talk about relaxing!
However, we did want to do some exploring and we took advantage of several side trips that our host had detailed for us. High lights included walking the pristine sand beaches at Summerville Beach and Carter's Beach, hiking to see a colony of seals at nearby Kejimkujik Seaside Park, visiting the towns of Peggy's Cove, Mahone Bay, Lunenberg, and Shelburne, and eating an excellent dinner at White Point Beach Resort. The cottage is in an ideal location to see and do lots of interesting things, and then come back and totally feel 'at home' in the cottage. There was excellent WiFi and television reception in the cozy snug. One night, we had a campfire in the outdoor fire pit beside 'Woody', the large surfer sculpture which is phenomenal. We contacted Jeff and found out where we could see the artist's other art pieces in nearby Liverpool and that is a side trip we would highly recommend.
All in all, this was a perfect escape for us. Owner, Jeff Percy, was very accommodating and pleasant, always promptly returning any emails or telephone calls. We would love to return someday!