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Red Head Retreat

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Red Head Retreat in Atlantic, Nova Scotia
Red Head Retreat in Atlantic, Nova Scotia
Roseway Beach is approximately a 10 minute drive away
1 of 23Red Head Retreat in Atlantic, Nova Scotia
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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
7 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Stay by the sea and experience the unique charms of this Nova Scotia vacation rental. Warm and inviting, this delightful holiday home sits in a large garden high on an ocean bluff and enjoys a spectacular panoramic view of the Atlantic. Red Head Retreat is a newly renovated century home with a central staircase that divides the open plan living room, dining room and kitchen. The house has been beautifully restored with honey-coloured hardwood floors; wood trim and neutral paint colours. There is nothing to distract you from that marvelous view! Simply furnished and decorated, this house has everything you need in a vacation rental. The kitchen is fully equipped with an under counter fridge, gas stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and kettle. The house is fully wired for...Stay by the sea and experience the unique charms of this Nova Scotia vacation rental. Warm and inviting, this delightful holiday home sits in a large garden high on an ocean bluff and enjoys a spectacular panoramic view of the Atlantic. Red Head Retreat is a newly renovated century home with a central staircase that divides the open plan living room, dining room and kitchen. The house has been beautifully restored with honey-coloured hardwood floors; wood trim and neutral paint colours. There is nothing to distract you from that marvelous view! Simply furnished and decorated, this house has everything you need in a vacation rental. The kitchen is fully equipped with an under counter fridge, gas stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and kettle. The house is fully wired for internet. There is a flat screen TV in the living room. Board games and cards are available for family time around the dining room table. With accommodation for four, upstairs there are 3 bedrooms all with ocean views. The master bedroom has a king size bed while the two other bedrooms have one twin bed each. There is a 4 piece bathroom and a stacking washer and dryer on the ground floor. A large deck runs along the back of the vacation rental and from there you can enjoy a fabulous unobstructed view of the Atlantic Ocean. It is the perfect spot to while away an afternoon watching birds flying overhead and boats passing by. It's hard not to relax in the company of such delightful natural scenery: blue skies, shimmering sea and fresh ocean breezes. Set back about 100 meters from the shore line, the garden is safe for little ones and pets to play. The lawn ends at a 20 foot high bluff that is too steep to scramble down. But it is easy to get to the rocky beach by following the garden as it naturally slopes down to the shore line. Once on the shore it is possible to walk in either direction. So pack your bags and head over to Red Head Retreat for a restful respite from daily living! Additional amenities include: 4 piece bath, bed linens provided, selection of movies, lawn & gardens, TV for movie viewing only, cd player, fridge, stove, 1 king; 2 twin, coffee maker, kettle, close to beaches, close to grocery store, washer and dryer, books & board games, cell phone reception.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Self check in with lock box Guests must follow garbage and recycling instructions as described in the Information Binder on site. Unless otherwise agreed, Red Head Retreat can accommodate a maximum of 4 guests. Large gatherings such as weddings are not permitted.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Manager
Sandy Lane Vacation Rentals
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:85%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:January 2012
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Reviewed June 28, 2019

The area around Shelburne and Barrington is a Nova Scotia treasure. Red Head Retreat is a perfect place to stay and enjoy it. Comfortably furnished, bright and sparkling clean plus you can sit on the deck in a rocking chair and take in the expansive...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Linda H
TrailBlazer398988, VR Owner at Red Head Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2019

Hi Linda, Thanks so much for your kind words. I am so pleased that you enjoyed yourself at Red Head Retreat this year. Thanks for leaving the cottage so clean! Regards Helen

Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Red Head Retreat was open, bright and clean as seen on the website pictures. Nicely furnished; fabulous views from interior and from deck. Lots of opportunity for walking and viewing nature. Our dogs loved it too. NOTE: If there is a dishwasher pictured in the...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank K6867SIpeterl
TrailBlazer398988, VR Owner at Red Head Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review Red Head Retreat. As you say, the house is bright and airy and has an incredible view of the Atlantic. I am sorry for the misunderstanding about the dishwasher. It was recently replaced by a second under...More

Reviewed August 1, 2017

The location is remote enough to make you feel as though you "got away" and close enough to historic attractions and pristine beaches to guarantee a terrific stay rain or shine. I chose this cottage for my ability to bring my pets and for its...More

Date of stay: July 2017
1  Thank harbourqueen2017
Reviewed August 2, 2016

My partner and I and some friends stayed at Red Head Retreat for a week in July 2016 and we fell in love with this place the moment we walked in the door. It is exactly as you see it in the pictures. The views...More

Date of stay: July 2016
1  Thank Melinda R
Management response:Responded August 5, 2016

Melinda, I am so happy that you enjoyed your time at Red Head Retreat. We would love to see you again! All the best, Helen

Reviewed September 3, 2015

My husband and I had a wonderful week at Red Head Retreat. it was completely peaceful with only the sounds of gulls, waves on stone at the foot of the bluff and intermittent bird song. The house is spacious, comfortably furnished and open and airy...More

Date of stay: August 2015
1  Thank msmoggs
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Reviewed July 23, 2015

Red Head Retreat has been the best house our family has rented yet. It is a quaint cape cod that was perfect for our family of four. We loved the most the open layout on the main floor with only the center staircase being any...More

Date of stay: June 2015
1  Thank jennifer c
Reviewed July 27, 2013

I stayed at the Red Head Retreat with my husband and 2 friends. This was our first trip to the South Shore since moving to NS 2 years ago. The property is absolutely stunning with a huge yard ending at the ocean's edge. It is...More

Date of stay: July 2013
2  Thank Erin W
Management response:Responded July 26, 2013

Thank you for your review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed yourself at Red Head Retreat. Helen

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Deck
Dryer
Fireplace
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Parking
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Cooker
Telephone
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Red Head Retreat is located in the quiet community of Atlantic, approximately 25 km to Shelburne with its restaurants, museums, grocery stores and other amenities. Red Head Beach is a half a kilometer walk from the property and can be accessed either along the shore or by road. Roseway Beach and Carleton Village Beach are both approximately 10km away. It is about an hour to Yarmouth. The UNESCO heritage town of Lunenburg is about an hour and a half while Halifax is an easy 2-hour drive. The airport is approximately 2.5 hours’ drive.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Red Head Retreat

Red Head Retreat is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Red Head Retreat has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Red Head Retreat has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Red Head Retreat must last at least 7 nights. See all property details.