North Star Cottage is a cozy storybook home with fir floors, shiplap ceilings and lots of custom wood touches. There’s a wonderfully comfortable bed, a well-supplied kitchen, plush robes for guests and a loveseat on a covered porch where you can look out into the garden. Or, if you prefer, go and sit your own garden: there’s sun beside the roses or shade under a big cedar.
The property backs onto a park. It’s easy to get to everywhere on the island from your central location. The cottage and surrounding gardens were created by a professional carpenter and a passionate gardener. It' sunny, quiet and private. Guests call it, ""a sanctuary."
You'll find the kitchen fully equipped with complimentary touches like an assortment of teas and good olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
The linens on the queen bed are luxurious high-thread count cotton. There’s comfortable seating, a reading light, and a library. For those coming for a writing retreat, there's a custom made desk. Please ask if you wish a typing chair.
When you want to go for a walk, you don’t even have to take a car! There are a number of trails accessible right from the property. The main house is a hundred feet from the cottage and the owner lives on site and is available to answer questions.
Outside of the cottage, on the porch, is a Weber gas barbeque. On the other side is a comfy wicker loveseat. There’s a private outdoor seating area with glass-topped table and chairs.
The property is fenced so it is safe for a quiet, friendly dog.
It takes two minutes to drive to the ocean at Medicine Beach, to the swimming area at Magic Lake, or the Slow Coast Cafe above Medicine Beach. It's five minutes drive to the Driftwood Center to buy groceries, fifteen minutes to the ferry, the library, the Nu-to-You thrift store, or Pender Chocolates at Hope Bay.
We are eco-friendly, with a small footprint on a large lot. The property has a pond any d a wetland. Plantings have been designed by a landscape architect. Many are bird and butterfly friendly, and fragrant. We use micro-irrigation and water-saving fixtures.
There is usually something in bloom here, no matter what time of year!
We ask that guests please be vaccinated. Pender is a safe place and we'd like to keep it that way.