You’ll be sure to love this Gardner Creek, New Brunswick, Canada cottage that can accommodate up to 4 guests with 1 bedroom, and 1 bath. The Duck Pond Cottage is your rustic escape on the Bay of Fundy. The crash of the waves, fresh salt air, front-row views of the world’s highest tides, abundant coastal wildlife, and your private beach will feed your soul. The cottage is perfect for a romantic getaway, a stress-free retreat, or an unplugged family vacation. It feels a million miles from everything but is just 20 minutes from Saint John Airport (YSJ). Top tourist destinations are less than a half-hour from this vacation haven. The ultimate place to recharge.
The centerpiece of the open-concept log cabin is a stone fireplace handcrafted with local rocks. A new wood-burning insert gets things cozy when the fog is thick. Gather around the wooden dining table, which seats eight, and take in a million-dollar view of the bay. The cabin comfortably sleeps four on a queen-size bed in the bedroom and a pull-out couch in the living room. There’s a dog bed, too, for four-legged guests. A record player and curated collection of albums add to the ambiance. The kitchen is ready for seaside feasts. It’s stocked with dishes, pots and pans, and utensils. Along with a fridge and stove, there’s a toaster, coffeemaker, and microwave. Outside amenities include four Adirondack chairs, a fire pit in the yard, a propane barbecue, and a bistro set on the deck.
The Duck Pond Cottage is the perfect place to settle into a good book or comb the beach for sand dollars and shells. Kids love playing in the freshwater stream that flows from Duck Pond to the bay. Fully winterized, the cottage may be at its most beautiful in the winter, when the dark water and red-stone cliffs contrast with the white of the snow and ice. And Duck Pond is great for skating when the conditions are right. While civilization feels a million miles away, urban amenities and interesting day trips are within easy reach. Duck Pond cottage is a 20-minute drive to Rothesay, where you can stock up on groceries and supplies. During your vacation stay you can visit historic Saint John, and its great restaurants and sights are just a half-hour drive away, as is picturesque St. Martin’s, a historic fishing village. St. Martin’s is also the gateway to the Fundy Trail, where you can drive or hike some of the most stunning coastlines in North America.
Guests enjoy full access to the cottage and half-acre property. The beach bordering the property goes for miles. Spend the day exploring the caves, trails, and Duck Pond. The cottage is stocked with beach blankets and chairs, set up on the sand, or enjoy the epic views from the oceanfront yard. This place is a true gem. The owners purchased it for the view and surf but have fallen in love with the rustic cottage and its charms. Enjoy the day beside the stone fireplace with a good book and tasty beverage or relax on the deck while BBQ’ing and listening to the waves crash on the beach.