Unique standards and amenities that leave guests wanting to come back at least once every season.

Perfect Relaxation Escape

You work hard, and you play hard. You deserve a quiet, private place to unwind at the end of every day! Each of our impeccable Nova Scotia cottages has a private hot tub in its own screened-in patio, overlooking the fire pit. From summer to winter and everything in between, 1 and Only is your perfect place to relax after your excursions around the South Shore.


Play hard and unwind

There is nothing more relaxing than sinking into your own private hot tub after a long day of exploring a destination, such as South Shore, Nova Scotia. To assure an unforgettable cottage escape and comfort, the property offers a wide array of cottage and property amenities that leaves guests wanting to come back at least once every season.

Private Hot Tub

Your private hot tub awaits! We'll provide spa robes and slippers in each cottage.

Screened In Patio

To allow for enjoying the outdoors without the outdoors enjoying you, we have screened in the private patios on each cottage.

BBQ w/Gas Tank

Grill up something delicious at the end of your day with our included BBQ.

Year Round Comfort

With our air conditioning units and full-cottage heaters, the cottages are accessible and open in every season.

Private Entrance

To allow a “touchless” service upon check-in and check-out, the property has established a self-check-in and a self-check-out procedure.

1 Queen Sized Bed and 2 Twins

Our cottages are rented at 2-person occupancy or 4-person occupancy.

Full Kitchen

Bring your own food and use our fridge, freezer, oven, microwave, tea kettle, toaster, coffee maker and plenty of dishware and utensils to make yourself at home.

Full-Set Washroom

Each washroom has a shower, toiletries, hair dryer, and enough towels for your stay.

Living Room

Bright, modern living room with a sofa, 2 accent chairs, a satellite TV, 3 coffee tables, dining table and 4 chairs.

Wi-Fi Fibre Internet

We provide the wifi password upon check-in.


Use our provided vacuum cleaner and iron to stay neat and tidy during your stay.

Our Cottages

Four identical, 2-bedroom cottage rentals, each with their own private screened-in patio, private hot tub, BBQ, and firepit. The four cottages have an identical layout to ensure a top-notch, consistent stay no matter when you come back. The modern decor is bright, warm, and welcoming to all!



Book our canoes or kayaks and explore the Sable River.

Outdoor Areas

Your cottage has its own fire pit, while the property has picnic tables, a fireplace, and a play area for children.

River Access

Our green and stony river beach is yours to explore and swim!

Gymnasium & Activities

Small gym available upon appointment, with access to a dry sauna, stationary bike, and treadmill - as well as bicycles!


1 and Only Riverside Cottages is near three spectacular birdwatching reserves. Pack your gear and go on an adventure!

Hiking & Fishing

Enjoy our short walking routes to the river or surrounding trails, or fish in the Sable River (supplies & equipment are not provided)


Not sure how to spend your time? There are so many different days you could have with 1andOnly as your home base: kayaking, birdwatching, hiking, fishing, surfing, sailing and more are available on our South Shore. Here are some examples of a perfect day on the South Shore!


The South Shore is stock full of festivals, heritage museums, photo opportunities, and fine dining.

Morning Relaxation
  • Coffee in your Kitchen
  • Workout in our Gym
  • Sauna & Shower
  • Lunch at the Charlotte Lane Cafe
Afternoon Museum Tour
  • Locke Family Streetscape
  • Black Loyalist Heritage Society
  • Seaside Heritage Centre
Evening Out
  • Dinner at Anchors Away
  • Grab a live performance at Osprey Arts Centre
Night In
  • Hot Tub (of course!)


Our cottages in Sable River are surrounded by outdoor adventure opportunities.

Morning Adventure
  • Toast & Coffee on your patio
  • Early Hike to the River
  • Quiet Kayak on the River
Afternoon Sightseeing
  • Lunch at the Biscuit Eater Café
  • Port Medway Lighthouse
  • Kejimkujik National Park
Evening Out
  • Attend a Nearby Festival
  • Eat at the Old Black Forest
Night In
  • Evening River Swim
  • Hot Tub
  • Fire Pit
  • Hot Tub 🙂


We have some of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world right here on the south shore.

Morning Adventure
  • Full Breakfast in your Kitchen
  • Pack for a full beach day!
Beach Hopping
  • Port Joli Beach
  • Summerville Beach
  • Crescent Beach
Evening In
  • Grab Takeout at Seascape Restaurant
  • Eat on your screened-in Patio
Night In
  • Sauna & Shower
  • Hot Tub


BOOK DIRECT FOR THE BEST POSSIBLE RATES. With each cottage enjoying its own private: hot tub, screened-in patio, fire pit and gazebo, our 5-star cottage escape destination offers guests the perfect setting to relax, recoup and reenergize. Starting rates below! Rates are all-year-round and not season-based.

Family Package
Up to 2 Adults and 2 Children
$225/night +tax*
  • 1 Queen & 2 Twin beds
  • Children's play place
  • Outdoor firepit
  • Private Hot Tub
Couples Getaway
Up to 2 Adults
$225/night +tax*
  • Spa robes and slippers
  • Private screened-in hot tub
  • Crisp white linen
  • Full kitchen & BBQ
Friends' Escape
Up to 4 Adults
$325/night +tax*
  • 1 Queen & 2 Twin beds
  • Spa robes and slippers
  • Private screened-in hot tub
  • Full kitchen & BBQ

* The above nightly rates are starting rates. Rates can fluctuate depending on weekdays/weekends/holidays/availability and how close a reservation is to the actual check-in date. Weekends and holidays have a minimum of two-night policy. Rates are all-year-round and not season-based.

"My husband and I needed a relaxing weekend away. I found 1 and Only Riverside accommodations and am so glad we booked! The cottages were well appointed, a nice size, and had everything we needed available to us. All we needed to do was bring ourselves and a little bit of food. I was super happy that there was a hot tub in a screened-in covered porch since it rained all day Saturday. I spent much of my day going in and out of the hot tub simply relaxing and enjoying the surrounding views. Sunday ended up being a beautiful and sunny day and we were able to take out a kayak. Helped us to connect again as a couple and with nature! I would highly recommend these cottages for either couples looking for a relaxing weekend away or even for families with children."
Carina S
October 2020


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