4 Seasons at The Beach House

The Beach House is a unique relaxing, peaceful and interesting vacation home during all four seasons. When you're there, it's meant to be your home away from home. If you have questions about any of our winter, spring and fall packages, or if you'd like to design your own customized package, get in touch with Liz at liz@lizyorke.com.


Aren't these shadows amazing? Wouldn't you just like to paint them?

Pristine snow on an early January morning

Pink snow on a late afternoon!

Hardwood that Charlie Perry cut on Liz's property in Yorke Settlement - the logs are getting ready for cozy fires in the fireplace and airtight stove.

A winter sunset, taken from the front of the Beach House.

Betty Ann Dewitt, real estate agent extraordinaire, took this picture on an old-fashioned winter day & this is what she had to say:

"Was down by the beachhouse about a week ago just to look at the ice in the bay. Amazing! I swear you could walk right across the bay on the ice!
Thought you'd like a picture of it!"

-March 12, 2003.

Alyson McCready and Riley - Riley loved the little bentwood rocker. Liz and her sister each had one of these rockers when they were kids. Isn't this a sweet picture?

Dale Hatfield keeps the laneway up to the Beach House ploughed, throughout the winter. Thanks to Greg Frail and his winter crew for keeping Hatfield Road clear throughout the winter.

The marsh from the Beach House grounds - it's a never-ending source of wonder to everyone who comes to the Beach House.

How about a swing in the snow?

The marsh in April, taken from the Beach House property.

Spring is a great time for cleaning and airing. Liz bought this lovely old table cloth at a yardsale. Fortunately, she already had the matching napkins.

Low tide is great for kite flying.

Just about to rain in April.

Mid-tide on an April's day.

Work on crafts, such as rug hooking, in front of the fire.

View from Beach House lawn on a summer day.

Appetizers and a glass of wine in the downstairs sunporch - do you see the Bay of Fundy through the window?


Seasonal Activities

Winter at the Beach House
  • cross-country skiing and snow shoeing, starting on the property
  • walking and observing nature in its winter season
  • snow mobiling on nearby trails
  • taking pictures
  • sitting by the fire and reading, warming your toes and daydreaming.
Spring at the Beach House
  • bird watching - Liz saw eagles at the Beach House in April
    Some good birding references are Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History.

    For information about the Nova Scotia Bird Society, go to http://nsbirdsociety.ca. For information about upcoming field trips, visit http://nsbirdsociety.ca/index.php/events/field-trips. To report sighting and for general information,
    call (902)852-2428.

  • watch butterflies - there are over 70 species of butterflies in Nova Scotia, and Liz saw many of them when the Beach House was being completed it the spring and early summer For more information on butterflies and butterfly migration, visit http://www.novascotiabutterflies.ca.

  • organize a golf week, weekend or mid-week break package (Come tee-up at Parrsboro Golf Club)

  • enjoy crafts, such as our rug hooking package.

  • generally relax and enjoy your surroundings.
Summer at the Beach House

The Beach House is really stunning in the summer. You can enjoy sunrise from the upstairs balconies, watch the views change as the tide come in and goes out, and see gorgeous sunsets from the balcony off the upstairs sun room.

Fall at the Beach House

Fall is a wonderful time to enjoy our golf, kite flying and rug hooking packages, to look at autumn colours, or to have a weekend or mid-week break.