Reviews

Tackle Box Cottage

Hosting Extended Stays Since 2021

Tackle Box Cottage has been providing travellers from all over the world with unique extended stay experiences since 2021.

But it’s not just travellers who want to stay! The cottage has also been a temporary tiny slice of heaven for remote workers and people in transition.


5-Star Tenant Reviews

Hi to everyone checking out the Tackle Box Cottage. Such a great little spot to stay in a truly wonderful location close to Martinique Beach and the wonderful hub of Musquodoboit Harbour with all its great events and amenities. Everything is perfect for a relaxing stay at the cottage and the Host is so wonderful. We highly recommend this spot as a delightful holiday destination. We have had a great stay.
What an amazing little spot on the ocean! The tiny cottage is exactly as advertised and cute as a button. Great value for the price! Wendy was an amazing host, very accommodating and provided lots of awesome recommendations for things happening in the area during the weekend we stayed with her. Also strongly suggest taking the workshops at Harbour Retreat - it was the highlight of our stay!
Nice little quiet place only 5 min drive to Martinique beach. We made good use of the BBQ and the firepit. It is a small charming spot with plenty of outdoor space to enjoy. Would recommend to any solo traveller or couple. Wendy is a good host and very nice!
I stayed in Tackle Box Cottage for 6 months in 2021/2022, This place is a tranquil gem! The tiny cottage is well designed and has everything you will need. The backyard is beautifully done with plenty of outdoor space. The sunset views from the property are stunning. Martinique Beach and many trails for hiking and biking are just a short drive away. But the best part of this property is the owner Wendy. Her knowledge of the area and her dedication to making sure your stay is the best it can be is second to none. I very highly recommend Harbour Retreat!
The location is great, it is amazing to wake up and see the water glistening through the kitchen window, watching the tide come and go. Sitting at the back garden is a very nourishing experience, a wonderland of charming pockets of peace surrounded by beautiful trees and birds chirping around. Wendy is a wonderful soul, accommodating, friendly, loving, generous and you will be glad to have crossed paths with her. Her artworks are beautiful and her companion Luna is very sweet and lively. Being in the tiny home is cozy, and it gives a sampling of what life can be with less stuff. Highly recommended even as a detour. Would definitely stay here again. 5 stars in all aspects.
Tackle Box Cottage is beautifully appointed with brilliant touches like the lobster rope wreath and the delightful copper sink. There are so many places on the property to peacefully enjoy a morning coffee and maybe grab a peek at a mama porcupine and baby noshing on sweet clover. IIt was a magical vacation from the stunning beaches of Martinique and Clam Bay to the local fish & chips shack to the cute micro brewery. Wendy and Luna (her dog) are such gracious hosts offering all kinds of suggestions and helpful tips.
I stayed in the Tackle Box Cottage during the winter of 2022/2023. The cottage was exceptionally charming, clean & cozy. Wendy (host) was amazing. She stocks the cottage with clean linens, towels, dishes, cutlery, cozy throws, everything you need for a comfortable stay. I just had to move myself in. The cottage feels like you are being enveloped in a warm hug, it was warm, comforting, peaceful. I am a remote worker with two monitors and my laptop, the Wi-Fi was perfect, never had an issue. Set everything up at the counter and was content working & drinking copious amount of coffee & tea. The area is amazing. The sunsets every single night are beautiful, the beach is right there, even in winter the scenery took my breath away. My daily walks included seeing two bald eagles hunting together regularly and horses walk down the road. It is such a charming community, but you are still so close to the city. Wendy also gave a great Concierge Service and is really knowledge about the various beaches and numerous hiking trails in the area. I will be back, five out of five stars for the tackle box cottage! Thank you for the peaceful paradise Wendy 🙂
Wendy is a fantastic host and Harbour Retreat is perfectly located to enjoy the beautiful beaches of Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore. Nestled between Lawrence Town and Clam Harbour beaches, with Martinique Beach less than 5 km down the road….perfect. But you don’t have to leave the Harbour Retreat property to relax and enjoy beautiful scenery! This is our third summer staying there and we have already booked our fourth!
Tackle Box Cottage is a perfect spot for a quiet month to oneself. Other guests have mentioned the short drive to Martinique Beach, but it is also a short drive to the Trans Canada Trail and peaceful walks beside lakes and through the woods. The Cottage is close enough to the city to be convenient but far enough away to allow for wondrously starry skies. Wendy is a perfect host — friendly and helpful — and I would not hesitate to stay there again.

Phone: 1-902-456-9276
Email: wendy.hanlan@gmail.com
1715 East Petpeswick Road
Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia