Renovated Cottage, Lakefront, 62 Acres, Private,

Entire cottage hosted by Pauline Elizabeth

  1. 10 guests
  2. 4 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 2.5 baths
Dedicated workspace
A common area with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.


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AVAILABLE in September and October. Open for a three night stay for Thanksgiving. Fall is awesome at Morning Mist Cottage.

I am open for Christmas and New Years!

My name is Pauline Blades and I am at your service as owner of Morning Mist Cottage Retreat.

I offer a beautiful, newly renovated, private lakefront property on 62 acres of woodland accommodating 8 to 10 guests.

I now welcome two small pets under 30 pounds by request each with a pet fee of 65 per pet per stay.

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Welcome to Morning Mist Cottage Retreat. My name is Pauline Blades and I am the owner and at your service to create the best holiday ever at our unique vacation property.

We have had a wonderful summer with happy guests and lots of sunshine.

Fall is fast approaching and we have availability throughout this season. Fall is most often spectacular at Morning Mist Cottage. Check our availability. Thanksgiving weekend is available for a three night stay with nine guest welcome. Scroll down for photos of our holiday decoration and our wood burning fireplace.

As last year I decorate for the holidays. I am open for Christmas for a five night stay and for New Years for a three night stay. Eight guests maximum for both stays.

Morning Mist is unique for its abundance of woodland, privacy, lake for swimming and boating and the history that has created what we have today.

Morning Mist Cottage is celebrating its 26th year in business and just keeps getting better.

Our guests in 2021 were the first to experience our newly renovated cottage with all the bells and whistles. They were fortunate indeed and the five stars and wonderful comments by our guests were much appreciated.

Spring and summer has been filled with guests who love our cottage...the swimming, campfires, the canoeing are all part of our outdoor experience. We have three new kayaks...two mango single youth kayaks and a new double seat kayak.

Fall is a beautiful time at Morning Mist as the leaves begin to change to vibrant colors of red, orange and gold. My property has an abundance of hardwoods...maple, oak, ash and birch. Walk through our forest or bike and hike through the many trails in Shelburne County.

Our property with privacy on gorgeous Lake Deception is one of a kind. 62 acres of land allow guests to feel they have it all and for those interested in wildlife deer can often be seen bounding through the woods. Birds (a new hobby) wake me up in the morning as the mist rises off the lake.

This year I offer accommodation for eight guests (ten at most) that can completely house the main cottage and vintage bunkhouse with double occupancy. The main cottage & property are truly a 5 star accommodation. We offer everything including three fireplaces and a cedar sauna.

The vintage "bunkhouse" that has a queen bed and two bunks. Young and old love the bunkhouse. Please have a look at some of our new photos. More to come.

I will soon have a story about the renovation that began on November 1, 2020 after having been booked back to back from June until November with "stay vacations" Not only was the cottage redone the property was fully landscaped and our docks were extended to include a yoga platform/dock to fit 16 yoga enthusiasts.

Morning Mist is distinctive for its abundance of woodland, privacy, lake for swimming and boating and the history that has created what we have today. More work is planned for 2022 and 2023

Everything in the downstairs has been gutted and put back together with modern decor but keeping our beautiful rustic appeal. We have a brand new country kitchen, a cook's delight. All new appliances! The floors are glistening and our beach stone and brick fireplace has maple mantles cut from our forest. We are indeed a five star property.

My property was stunning without updating however, I am, as well as, my guests in love with the accomplishment. This lakefront property with 62 acres of woodland is suitable for families, couples, female and male retreats, honeymooners and lots of children.

My rates are for three guests with additional guests starting at $30.00 per night for each additional guest up to 10. The main cottage can accommodate 6 guests and a pull out in the loft for one or two more. Our vintage bunkhouse can accommodate four guests. I accept babies under 24 months for free.

We offer comfortable beds, three fireplaces, a dry and steam cedar sauna, jet massage whirlpool tub in the master bedroom and everything you can think of to have a very special holiday.

The last two years we have followed the guidelines for Covid-19 and have increased all aspects of our cleaning and sanitation.

This secluded property of water and woodland is a step back to simplicity with countless amenities. Our privacy allows guests to connect with nature and a sense of peace.

We offer everything... canoes and kayaks with life jackets, firewood, outdoor fire pit and Geo Dome, swings and adventure in the forest for children. Everything is included, BBQ, indoor stone fireplace, propane outdoor fireplace and our new round wood burning fire pit. Lots of space to move and do on this property.

For those looking for a spring and summer holiday the lake is great for swimming by the first of June and often swimming is refreshing through to October especially after a hot sauna. A group of guests booked in November of last year and swam in the lake after a hot stay in the sauna.

Whether you are a single person, group, couple or a family with children this gorgeous retreat will entertain and delight all.

Only twenty minutes away are pristine isolated white sand beaches...The Sand Hills Beach and Roseway just a stones throw away heralding the sound and smell of salt water flowing with the tides.

The Sand Hills beach in particular has the warmest ocean water around if the tide is coming in on a hot day. My children and I often left the cottage when the conditions were perfect at the beach to return to the quiet and tranquility of the lake.

Twenty minutes away we have a nine hole Golf Club named River Hills Golf and Country Club and just a mere 17 minutes away you can enjoy our historic town of Shelburne offering fine dining, the home of the third largest natural harbor in the world.

The historic waterfront was the site of the film The Scarlet Letter starring Demi Moore.

Here are some of the vast renovations...

New yoga platform/deck 14 x 20 right on the lake
New stone faced fireplace and maple mantle
State of the art kitchen
Foundation to make us warm and cozy in cooler weather
Insulation throughout
New pine floors
New washer/dryer
New doors, refurbished skylights, painting throughout, recessed lighting, upgrade to our cedar sauna and so much more....

The pricing reflects double occupancy. I have three private bedrooms with two queens and one king and a pull out in the loft and a bunkhouse with a queen and two bunk beds. My grandchildren love the bunkhouse as do teens and adults.

Morning Mist Cottage is special and it is the little things that make it so inviting....I offer so much in one property and friends and families join together to create wonderful memories.

Our main cottage is named Happiness hence, "Come Home to Your Heart".

Whether you are a single person, group, couple or a family with children this gorgeous retreat will entertain and delight all.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Lake view
Public or shared beach access
Dedicated workspace
Free driveway parking on premises
Private sauna
Pets allowed
42" HDTV with standard cable
EV charger

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Where you’ll be

Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada

We have so many beautiful places to visit in Shelburne County. The town of Shelburne is historic with the movie the Scarlet Letter with Demi More filmed on the water front.

It has the third largest natural harbor in the world.

There are places to eat in Shelburne that are fabulous. Stop by Mr. Fish across from the Shelburne Mall for the freshest fish in town to eat in, take out or buy uncooked to take back to the cottage.

Charlotte's Lane Cafe is a fine dining experience on Charlotte's Lane. There are also a couple pubs in town that often have live music. You will be pleasantly surprised by taking a stroll down by the waterfront and visit the museums.

Hosted by Pauline Elizabeth

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I am at your service to provide a beautiful holiday for you at Morning Mist Cottage. Morning Mist Cottage has been a family holiday home since we first built the first section 44 years ago.
I became the sole owner 24 years ago and since then have continued to upgrade the property to make it an experience that takes one back in time, helps to connect you to the earth and provides countless amenities to create happiness, peace and lots of laughter.
We have just completed for this year a 10 month renovation. Everything is new or refurbished with lots of excavation and building decks in the outside. We have a new foundation and lots of insulation. The complete renovation turned out to be stunning and I couldn't be happier with the detail that we achieved.
I am at your service to provide a beautiful holiday for you at Morning Mist Cottage. Morning Mist Cottage has been a family holiday home since we first built the first section 44…

During your stay

As owner and operator with a great team of people to help I am available 24/7 by phone and email. PHONE will reach me anytime. When I am working at the cottage I like to meet new guests and show them around.
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Climbing or play structure
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy