What are Housekeeping Cottages?

Housekeeping cottages refer to the fact that guests are responsible for their own housekeeping during their stay. All linens are provided, but we ask that you please leave your cottage in the same condition in which you found it.

How do I make a reservation?

The best way to book your cottage is online by selecting the ‘Book Now’ tab.  You may also book over the phone. Our website handles all reservation transactions; we process all credit card transactions in a secure environment.

How can I pay?

We accept VISA, MasterCard, e-transfer and cash. We accept personal cheques in advance for deposits.

What time is check-in?

Check-in time is from 3:00 – 5:00 pm. Please let us know if you are unable to check-in at this time and we will make arrangements for you to get access to your cottage.

How many people can we have in each cottage?

There is a maximum of 4 adults per cottage or a family of 5 (2 adults 3 children).

What time is check-out?

Check-out is 11:00 am.

Are the cottages smoking or non-smoking?

All of the buildings at Seaside Cottages are non-smoking. Unfortunately, we will have to add an additional $250 cleaning fee, should smoking occur within the cottages. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.

Can we bring pets?

Well behaved dogs will be permitted in Starfish Cottage (#3) only, for an additional $10/day or $50/week. All other cottages will maintain a no pets policy.

  • Maximum 1 dog in cottage, dogs must be discussed with and approved by hosts in advance of reservation.
  • Dogs must be kept on leash at all times while on Seaside Cottages property.
  • Dogs must be kept off furniture in cottage.
  • Owners must clean up after dogs.
  • Aggressive or disruptive dogs will not be permitted, as the quiet enjoyment and comfort of guests is our first priority.

How old do I need to be to rent a cottage?

All guests must be 25 or older unless accompanied by a parent. Seaside Cottages is a family-friendly facility. Seaside Cottages will not tolerate any loud or disruptive behaviour on the property.

Do the cottages have Internet access?

All cottages have fibre-optic high-speed complimentary internet access.

Are we able to do laundry?

There are 2 laundry facilities in close proximity to the cottages. Please ask us for directions. 

Are campfires allowed on the property?

Yes, campfires are allowed on the beach.

Where can I get firewood?

Firewood is available for purchase in Shelburne at several locations including Sobeys or gas stations.

Are fireworks allowed on the property?

No. Seaside Cottages does not allow fireworks on the property.

What’s in the kitchen?

All of our cottages have a refrigerator, oven, stove, microwave, coffee pot, coffee filters, toaster, pots and pans, cork screw, can opener, ice trays and lobster pot. We also provide cooking utensils, dishes, silverware and glassware (set of 6 per cottage).

Are beach towels provided?

We ask that you bring your own beach towels, please don’t bring our bath towels outside or to the beach. 

Are linens and towels provided?

Seaside Cottages provides one sheet set and duvet for each bed. Six bath, hand and face towels are provided.  Laundry and maid service is not provided. Kitchen sponges and dish towels are provided.

Are the cottages heated / Air conditioned?

All cottages have thermostat controlled baseboard heating. The cottages do not have air conditioning. There are ceiling fans in the living room, table fans in each bedroom and of course cool ocean breezes.

What is the weather like?

Please visit http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/CANS0079 to get local weather conditions.

Where is the nearest grocery Store?

The nearest store is Lockeport Town Market. You can get there by walking the mile-long sandy beach into town or by driving. Town Market has a good selection of food and general needs. Lydgate Corner Store (Lock Stock & Barrel) is approx 2.7km away, which has a large selection of foods and more!

Where is the closest large grocery store?

There is a Sobeys grocery store in Shelburne (about 25 minutes away).

Where is the closest liquor store?

The closest Nova Scotia Liquor Commission (NSLC) is right in Lockeport.

Where is the nearest Tim Horton’s?

There is a Tim Horton’s in Shelburne right off Highway 103, exit 25.

Does the cottage have a TV?

Yes, all cottages have TV’s with built in DVD players and Roku Sticks for premium streaming services. 

Do the cottages have an alarm clock?

Yes, all cottages have alarm clocks.

Do the cottages have hair dryers?

Yes, all cottages have hair dryers.

What is your physical address?

211 Locke St. Lockeport, Nova Scotia, Canada

Can we use an Internet mapping service or our GPS unit?

You can try, but your results may vary depending on the service you use. Google Maps seems to be better at locating us than many of the others. Our Directions page shows our location on Google Maps, and has other useful travel information.

What is there to do at Seaside Cottages?

Most people come to Seaside Cottages to unwind and relax next to the beautiful unspoiled Atlantic Ocean. Things you can do on the property include walking along the beach, swimming, collecting shells, collecting sea glass, bird watching from your front porch , playing horse shoes, BBQ-ing, picnicking or building a campfire on the beach.

Be sure to read our Explore pages where we list local events, places of interest, and local amenities.

What do I need to bring?

All of our cottages provide linens, paper products to get you started and fully equipped kitchens, so you will only need to bring your personal belongings, toiletries, beach towels, beach chairs and food.

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