Nova Scotia Is The Place To Go For A Waterside Mini-Mansion On A Budget

Some stunning waterfront homes cost less than $200K! 😍
Houses For Sale In Nova Scotia Prove It's The Place To Be For A Cheap Waterside Mini-Mansion
Senior Editor

Living in a mini-mansion beside the ocean sounds expensive, right? While this may be the case in some parts of Canada, it’s not true in others. There are so many huge houses for sale in Nova Scotia that basically have beaches in the backyard — and they’re surprisingly affordable!

If you’ve ever dreamed of waking up to the sounds of the waves, and whale-watching from your bedroom windows, look no further.

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Nova Scotia license plates describe the region as "Canada’s Ocean Playground," and it’s not hard to see why.

The province is jam-packed with houses that are both huge and reasonably priced. Even better, so many come with stunning ocean views or a beach that's basically in the backyard.

From huge seaside chalets and multi-bedroom beach houses to coastal villas and even mini-mansions, life beside the water suddenly seems so affordable.

With waterfront homes starting at just $133,000, you can even find sprawling dream-homes that are cheaper than a teeny-tiny city condo.

Life on the sea bound coast is calling!

Maritime Mini-Mansion

Houses For Sale In Nova Scotia Prove It's The Place To Be For A Cheap Waterside Mini-Mansion

Price: $364,900

Address: Prospect, NS

Description: This huge four-bedroom and three-bathroom home has life-affirming views of the surrounding ocean. Perfect for nature lovers, it’s got a protected cove, deeded access to the water and incredible sunsets right on your doorstep. Sounds dreamy, eh?

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Backyard Sunset Views 

Price: $210,000

Location: Little Brook, NS

Description: This cozy home is both adorable and affordable, but it’s not small inside. It’s got three bedrooms and two bathrooms, but the real draw is the backyard beach. Nestled along the glorious Saint Mary’s Bay, it’s a priceless location for a surprisingly reasonable price!

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Cottage On The Beach

Price: $133,730

Location: Blandford, NS

Description: Could you get much closer to the water? This huge home, which does need a little restoration, comes with panoramic views of the scenery that surrounds you. Located on the south shore, this spot is revered for its “rugged coastline, sandy beaches, and historic charm.”

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Home On The Water

Price: $295,000

Location: Garden Lots, NS

Description: If lakeside living is something you’re interested in, this place is a real steal. For less than $300,000, you’d get over 200 feet of direct oceanfront on Tanner's Pass. According to the listing, the area is known to be "a sea-kayaking paradise” and it’s not hard to see why.

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Private Paradise

Price: $349,900

Address: North Range, NS

Description: This modern home is move-in-ready and it has been redecorated to a high standard already. With several outhouses and 11 acres of private land, you’ll have plenty of outdoor space to enjoy your proximity to the water.

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Villa On The Water

Price: $450,000

Location: Port Clyde, NS

Description: Can you believe this place is cheaper than a Toronto condo? This expansive waterside cottage is fully-equipped with 380 feet of private access to the ocean, as well as 3.5 acres of land. It's the perfect home for anyone who just loves being outside.

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The Storybook Home

Price: $349,000

Location: Mavillette, NS

Description: Pretty as a picture! This storybook-esque home comes with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as a huge private pond in the backyard. With a whopping 47 acres of land at your disposal, this natural retreat is a real steal for less than $350,000.

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Cozy Seaside Chalet

Price: $419,000

Location: Pentz, NS

Description: This historic, yet modern, home is perfect for anyone wanting water views but no sand on their doorstep. It’s nestled on 1.5 acres of sloping land, with a babbling brook in the garden and a dreamy view from all of the front windows. It’s charming inside, too!

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Bargain Beach House

Price: $139,900

Address: Digby, NS

Description: While this house looks a little on the smaller side, it actually comes with four bedrooms, a large kitchen and an “extra large” living area. Because it backs out onto a tidal bay, you’ll be able to spend summer evenings enjoying sea views from your sizable private patio. What a life, eh?

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Helena Hanson
Senior Editor
Helena Hanson is a Senior Editor for Narcity Media, leading the Travel and Money teams. She previously lived in Ottawa, but is now based in the U.K.