This Luxury Staycation is Minutes Away from Halifax

Owl & Otter Article

This past year has looked a lot different for us with the travel restrictions put in place to keep our community safe and healthy. The good news is that you can still experience a fun and fulfilling getaway without traveling too far (AKA a staycation). You don’t need to travel far to relax and escape from the buzz of the city. Here’s where you should book your next luxury staycation!

A group of smiling women hanging out in front of a fireplace in the living room of a luxury staycation.

We recently stayed at Owl & Otter located in Mineville, NS and I honestly cannot recommend this Airbnb enough! This stylish and modern farmhouse is located just 25 km away from downtown Halifax and can sleep up to 15 people (2021 bookings are currently restricted to a max of 10 guests in accordance with social gathering protocols). The rental consists of two distinct spaces:

1. Owl – A 2000 sq foot two-level luxury staycation house

2. Otter – A 900 sq foot studio space (with double sofa bed and queen air mattress + 1/2 bath)

A cozy bed with a decorative throw and pillows at a luxury staycation.

The house is situated at the top of a shared private lane on a 40-acre property of a 200 year old farm. While not much remains of the farm, you can enjoy the surrounding nature and the marked trails that lead to a large pond.

A group of women smiling while crossing a river located onsite at a luxury staycation.

Highlights include:

♥️ Wood burning stove

♥️ Cozy and stylish furniture and decor

♥️ Modern farmhouse kitchen with solid oak countertops, stainless steel appliances and ceramic apron sink

♥️ Extra large oak dining table can seat up to 12 people

♥️ Covered deck with direct walkout access from the dining room

♥️ Marked trail along on a 40-acre property for daytime hikes

Wine glasses and mugs arranged on a wooden table along with a birthday card, bottle of wine and orange juice at this luxury staycation.
A beautifully-designed bathroom with geometric grey and white patterns throughout at this luxury staycation.

This vacation rental was designed to suit the needs of a variety of guests: from single family vacation use to health and wellness retreats, personal development, leadership training, family gatherings and celebratory events. The open concept spaces are perfect for both small, intimate dining to large group gatherings. 

A colourful staircase located in the main house at this luxury staycation.

We absolutely loved our stay at Owl & Otter and can’t wait to return soon!


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