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Overview of Two-century-old Cottage, Cozy And Full Of Charm, Within View of Bay Of Fundy

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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
TV, fireplace, books

Two-century-old Cottage, Cozy And Full Of Charm, Within View of Bay Of Fundy

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays

Explore the area

    Popular LocationQuaco Museum5 min drive
    Popular LocationSea Caves of St. Martin7 min drive
    AirportSaint John, NB (YSJ)29 min drive
    Popular LocationFundy Trail Parkway37 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8
2000 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
Bedroom 2
    1 double bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Common area
    2 twin/single beds
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Two-century-old Cottage, Cozy And Full Of Charm, Within View of Bay Of Fundy

Family-friendly cottage in West Quaco
Built in 1812 by shipbuilder Caleb Ward, this charming cottage is the oldest standing home in St. Martins. Its centerpiece is the original brick hearth around which many generations have enjoyed a meal, a pint, or a fire on a chilly night. A well-equipped kitchen, an old oak dining table and a large sectional couch are arranged around it in a spacious room where the whole family can relax. The master bedroom on the main floor features a queen-size bed, a sunny bay window, an en-suite bathroom and a laundry room. Upstairs there are two more bedrooms with comfortable double beds, a second bathroom with a deep claw-foot tub and a bidet - for those so inclined. There is another large living room upstairs with high ceilings and exposed timber beams that also contains two single beds. There are board games, puzzles and satellite TV for your entertainment, as well as a shelf full of our favorite books for you to curl up with in a hammock. Throughout the house there are hiding spots and secret passageways that make for a fantastic game of hide-and-go-seek. Outside there are many places to relax and take in the view of the Bay, including a screened-in gazebo, hammocks slung between trees, and a sprawling lawn for playing games or pitching tents. The yard blooms all summer long with perennial flowers and fruit trees, and on calm nights the world's highest tides can be heard washing into shore, carving the red rock coastline to smooth perfection.

The cottage is located at 170 West Quaco Road, 2.7km from St. Martins' Main Street. Within walking distance of the cottage is The Quaco Head Lighthouse (1.3kms), and Brown's beach (1.9kms) - which is as quiet as it is scenic and a rock lover's dream. There is also a coastal trail that connects the two.

The owner Nick, and Joe the property manager, use the adjacent but separate unit of the cottage while tending the property and working in St. Martins and are happy to help if you have any questions, especially about planning your adventures on the Bay or the nearby Fundy Trail Parkway. Otherwise, your privacy is the priority and you will have the freedom to enjoy your vacation in this cottage that was passed from loving owner to loving owner and found its way to Nick.
Guest accommodations at this cottage offer fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers, bidets, and hair dryers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Property is kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • Playground
  • Children's games


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Paper towels


  • Dining table


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • Bidet
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo
  • Soap

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV
  • Arcade/game room
  • Books
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Firepit


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • In a rural location
  • Near the bay

Things to do

  • Kayak on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Power boating nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 8
  • Unit size: 2000 sq ft (186 sq m)



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Two-century-old Cottage Cozy Full Charm Within View Bay Fundy
Two-century-old Cozy Full Charm Within View Bay Fundy West Quaco
Two-century-old Cozy Full Charm Within View Bay Fundy
Two-century-old Cottage Cozy Full Charm Within View Bay Fundy
Two-century-old Cozy Full Charm Within View Bay Fundy West Quaco
Two-century-old Cottage Cozy Full Charm Within View Bay Fundy
Two-century-old Cozy Full Charm Within View Bay Fundy West Quaco
Two-century-old Cozy Full Charm Within View Bay Fundy

About this area

West Quaco

Located in West Quaco, this cottage is in a rural area and by the sea. While the natural beauty of Bay of Fundy and Sea Caves of St. Martin can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can check out Fundy Trail Parkway. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching. Guests appreciate the property's quiet location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Quaco Museum - 5 min drive
  • Sea Caves of St. Martin - 7 min drive
  • Fundy Trail Parkway - 37 min drive
  • Hampton Golf Club - 43 min drive
  • Hampton Lighthouse and Historical Society - 46 min drive

Getting around

  • Saint John, NB (YSJ) - 29 min drive


  • Jere's Family Restaurant — 5 min drive
  • Fiori's Restaurant — 5 min drive
  • Seaside Restaurant & Take Out — 7 min drive
  • The Caves Restaurant — 7 min drive

Frequently asked questions

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Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

great spot

5/5 Excellent

Great Property
We had 5 adults, and this property suited us comfortably. It has a great living room/dining/kitchen area for hanging out, everyone had a bed and the manager was accommodating. We would rent again.

5/5 Excellent

Second time to The Old Ship Builders Cottage, we love this old building! Beautiful part of NB, St Martins is quaint and has some beautiful old homes and Inns. The views are beautiful and The Fundy Trail never disappoints. Thanks for sharing your old Cottage and your welcoming little town with us👍😊

5/5 Excellent

Stay Vacation
The property was rustic and beautiful, the owner very helpful and accommodating to all your needs. The location, views and trails were so close with easy access. My family thoroughly enjoyed themselves here. I suggest that anyone staying here check out Browns Beach a hidden gem and Griffon pond... however just a note that Griffon pond is a little bit of a hike approximately 2 hrs there and back but well worth the views. My family is already talking about going back! I highly recommend this rental property.,, lots of room for family and friends.

5/5 Excellent

A beautiful spot!
My friends and family stayed for the weekend for our birthdays, it was the best weekend of our summer! The process for booking and checking in was seamless and very easy! The house was spotless and had everything you need there for a weekend stay! Thank you so much Joe for our stay!