Maitland, Canada

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Cottage by the Bay

If you just want to relax with some lovely scenery, this is the place for you. Located in the village of Noel, the property overlooks the waters of Minas Basin, situated at the eastern end of the Bay of Fundy, site of the highest tides in the world. Noel (pronounced ‘nole’ by locals) is located on Nova Scotia’s north shore between Truro and Windsor. Originally settled by the Acadiens, the village dates back some 300 years.

This 2 bedroom cottage is set on ¾ acres of land with views to Cobequid (pronounced kobb’ ih quid) Bay. A small sandy beach is situated some 300’ from the cottage where you can sit to watch the tide come and go, dip a toe in the water at high tide or simply take in the views.

A short distance to the north is a dyke that follows the shoreline and provides beautiful vistas and a great place for a walk along the shore. At the end of the 2.5 km walk is another sandy beach.

The cottage is equipped with fridge, stove, microwave oven and coffee machine. There is a television and high speed Wi-Fi internet as well.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 0 Exchanges made


  • Shelly is now retired, having been a teacher with special needs children and Bill is a retired real estate appraiser

Our Home

  • House Type: Holiday home, second home
  • Floor: 900 sf
  • Environment: By the sea
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4
  • Living Area: 84 m2


In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange


  • Free internet access
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating


  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • BBQ


  • Non-smoking house
  • Car necessary

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open to any destination
  • Ireland
  • New Zealand
  • Argentina
  • Uruguay
  • Chile
  • Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand
  • Phuket, Thailand
  • Chiang Mai, Thailand

Spoken Languages

  • English

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: YHZ - Stanfield International - 60 kms

The neighbourhood where our cottage is located is rural in nature and is situa
ted very near the shores of Cobequid Bay. Rather than plug in too much here, I will direct you to a page with photos and additional links for reference.
The site is :
Check it out and contact us if you have any questions.

Thank You

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  • Shelly is now retired, having been a teacher with special needs children and Bill is a retired real estate appraiser


  • We do not have children.


  • We do not have pets.

About Our Family

We have had 11 exchanges so far and plan to keep arranging more.

Shelly has 'pulled the pin' and retired but I continue to slave away.....But not for much longer. One of our grown daughters is still attending university while the other has completed her degree and is now employed. They have traveled with us to Australia, New Zealand, Bermuda and Cuba and they are keen to travel on their own now.

We live in Halifax, the capital city of Nova Scotia and our exchange property is our summer cottage in Noel which is situated 1 hour north of Halifax. During the May-August months, we may also be able to accommodate travelers in our in-law suite at hour Halifax home.

With luck, we hope to put together many home exchanges in the coming years.

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We are a couple still working but planning to wind down and retire in a couple of years. As a family, we have traveled to the United States, Bermuda, Cuba, Australia and New Zealand. Now that our girls are grown we are making it our mission to do more traveling without them.

Our traveling companions now are two friends who are on a similar career trajectory. We have traveled together to Thailand and Switzerland and now we are planning to increase the frequency of our trips.

These home-exchange opportunities make traveling far more affordable and interesting as we can live with the local people and get off the typical tourist routes.

Looking forward to more exchanges.


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