... and thank YOU! We have so enjoyed meeting you all over the last couple of months (2014 - our first summer and a wonderful experience!)
The Prospector's Riverview Cottage

Private room

5 guests

3 bedrooms

3 beds
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Ages 2 - 12
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5 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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The Prospector's Cottage is a simple century home 1/2 way bet. Halifax & Cape Breton Island. One of our guests called it "apartment therapy", surrounded by nature, wildlife, peace and quiet. A retreat but not remote! Come write your novel, paint, breathe...

The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Room type: Private room


Extra people $29 NZD / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 14%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed

House Rules

Make yourselves at home but respect others. You'll find it reasonably clean (we try but you're living in nature. Expect to bring some inside!!). You'll find fresh, clean linens; it's been swept and vacuumed, bathrooms and kitchens cleaned. Please leave the cottage as 'you' would expect to find it! :-) You're helping us keep things nice for our guests to follow. Picking flowers for the cottage is encouraged! Thanks and enjoy your stay at the Prospector's Cottage.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

94 Reviews

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Katy User Profile
September 2017
What a delightful home to stay in! So quiet and comfortable. Thank you Gail and Jurgen!

Karen And Manish User Profile
September 2017
Gail is a wonderful host. From the moment we made contact, Gail's responses, were prompt and full of helpful information. We stayed here for two nights at the start of our vacation. Gail had coffee ready and waiting for us to just switch on, and the radio was also playing - after a day of travelling it was a lovely homely touch. The cottage is situated in a very quiet part of Moser River, was well equipped and was close to everything that we planned to do. Gail very kindly came to check in on us on our first night, and it was a pleasure to meet her. She also provided great information on local walks and trails.

Gina User ProfileGina is a superhost.
August 2017
Gail and Jurgen's place is a good place to stop on the way around a N.S. tour. We found the house to have what we needed but there was a slight hitch with the hot water, so we missed our showers on this pit-stop. Apparently there is a switch to the tank that was turned off. Given that this discovery didn't occur until around midnight, we were in no position to find hot water prior to departure in the morning. We accepted a partial refund from Gail to compensate for the inconvenience. All in all, it was fair and the lodgings were suitable otherwise.

Cecilia User Profile
August 2017
We had a very nice stay!
Gail & Jurgen User Profile
Response from Gail & Jurgen:
Thanks, Cecilia! Lovely to have you as guests.
August 2017

Kayla User Profile
August 2017
Excellent hidden gem location!! If we could have changed plans we would have stayed longer. Beautiful area! Quiet and definitely a great value!! We enjoyed our conversations with Gail and Jurgen and they were very nice to provide lots of fresh fruit for breakfast. Spoty cell service in town but were able to find lots of spots in the house with service. Thanks again Gail and Jurgen!!

Mike User Profile
August 2017
The cabin is a great and comfortable Airbnb that is an escape from the city. The area is amazing and the rooms are very large and comfortable. Would definitely recommend!
Gail & Jurgen User Profile
Response from Gail & Jurgen:
Thanks, Mike. So glad you enjoyed your visit and trip along the Eastern Shore!
August 2017

Ken User Profile
August 2017
The location of Gail's property is just beautiful. Old growth apple trees the river and the night sky. Gail even left a night sky map on the table for star gazing something most of us city dwellers don't get a chance to do.
Gail & Jurgen User Profile
Response from Gail & Jurgen:
So glad to hear Pat enjoyed tripping the night fantastic at the wedding and I'm happy you enjoyed your stay! Thanks for being such great sports! :-) Chris said to bring your fly rod the next time; maybe he'll take you out in the canoe to some of his favourite spots!
August 2017

Halifax, CanadaJoined in December 2013
Gail & Jurgen User Profile

A semi-retired English teacher and ex-nerd are busier than ever with a wide range of interests from wild foraging and hiking to painting, photography and writing - and of course, our growing tree seedling business at Being immersed in natural surroundings is one of the very best things about living on the East Coast of Nova Scotia. What would you like to see? Where would you like to go? What would you like to talk about? We're university educated and always ready to have a gab about .. well, anything and everything. We love meeting people.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day
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