Famous Harbor View, Large Private Pier, Sunsets, Kayaks, Bikes, Walk to Town
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Mahone Bay house description
NOTE TO ALL INQUIRERS: LOON LODGE IS BOOKED COMPLETELY FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2014. WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS FOR 2015.
NOTE TO ALL VISITORS NEXT SUMMER: THE FERRY IS BACK! PORTLAND, ME TO YARMOUTH, NS OVERNIGHT ON THE NEW 'NOVA STAR' LUXURY FERRY WITH CASINO! MAY 15 - NOVEMBER 2.
Now, Loon Lodge on Mahone Bay Harbor:
The Three Churches in Mahone Bay are one of Maritime Canada's most famous views, and WATERFRONT Loon Lodge on Mahone Bay Harbor has the best view of these historic landmarks from the 90' PRIVATE PIER/SWIM FLOAT WITH FLOAT LOUNGE, lawn hammock, shaded porch, living room picture windows & large casement windows in the master bedroom!
UNFORGETTABLE CANADIAN SUNSETS, warm-water swimming from your private pier float, 42' HDTV WITH SATELLITE DISH, Wi-Fi HI-SPEED INTERNET, iPod stereo dock and well-equipped kitchen. There is also 1.5 modern baths, leather furniture and a new washer/dryer. For recreation fun there are two Old Town kayaks, a light-weight Old Town canoe, a new 4-person floating lounge, a sturdy Avon inflatable rowing dinghy, bikes, water toys, personal floating lounges, big float tubes, lots of beach gear, toys, boogie boards, swim fins/masks/snorkels and several lawn games.
Loon Lodge, on one of the Province's most beautiful waterside lanes, is our personal home, not just another bare-bones rental and is equipped accordingly with comfy leather furniture, fine hi-thread-count linens, hotel-quality towels, lots of fascinating antiques, folk art and original art as well as a varied summer reading library. And, of course, it truly has one of the finest waterfront views in Eastern Canada. It's just a short walk, row or pedal to enchanting and justly famous Mahone Bay Village, with great restaurants, pub, boat tours, art galleries, public tennis, lifeguarded pool (with children's swimming lesson), GUIDED SEA KAYAK TOURS, organic farmers markets, festivals & concerts. Nearby are beautiful beaches, sailboat day charters (with lessons), tall ship day cruises, lobster boat harbor tours, sea cave tours, sailing camp for youths and adults at the local yacht club, oceanfront golf, boogie-boarding and surfing, seaside hiking and fishing.
There is a small summer theater group in the village, as well as two professional summer theaters in nearby Lunenburg and Chester. Loon Lodge is just 70 min. from the international airport and is CHILD/INFANT FRIENDLY as well as the ideal, very romantic getaway for couples.
Loon Lodge Activities: Swim in warm water from your private pier float, laze in the large, 4-seat floating lounge, or launch the Lodge boats to explore the harbor, meet the visiting yachtsmen from the world over, shop and dine. Warm-water beaches are just a short pedal or drive away. Also, Loon Lodge is located on one of Nova Scotia's most scenic water-side roads, which winds along the harbor for a few miles out to the postcard-beautiful boat-building village of Indian Point. Our guests report walking, cycling and driving this fascinating road several times each week, the views are that wonderful.
The Wikipedia entry for Mahone Bay says: 'The view across the harbour of its three prominent churches (St James Anglican; Lutheran; and United) has become an iconic image of Nova Scotia, frequently photographed. That is your view from Loon Lodge!
Sea island sailing cruises and adult sailing lessons can be booked just up the road with Mike Ernst. Day/sunset harbor cruises and whale/puffin watching on a safe, comfortable lobster boat can be arranged at the town wharf with fully-licensed Captain Chris Banfield. Or you can just sit on the porch, pier or lawn, or float in the warm waters in a kayak, canoe, dinghy or tube for hours, rowing to the Pub, or watching the harbor activities, splendid views, sea birds, sunrises and sunsets. So relaxing!
Nearby Activities and Attractions: Dramatic, ocean-front golf courses in nearby Lunenburg and Chester. Tall ship day trips, guided kayak tours on our superb kayak trails, scuba diving, whale watching, sea cave boat trips, deep-sea fishing and carriage rides can be arranged in Lunenburg. Surfing trips, lessons and rentals are in nearby Blue Rocks. Hiking & cycling trails pervade the province, including one over the ridge right behind the Lodge.
Superb bird-watching from the Lodge and pier for loons, bald eagles, great blue herons, ospreys, kingfishers, hawks and diving ducks. Hummingbirds visit your kitchen window feeder every day. Swim/tube from the 'secret' little nearby beaches with warmer ocean waters that are shallow enough for small children and have lovely views of the sea islands and harbor. Kayak out to nearby sea islands or to meet the endless supply of visiting yachtsmen from all over the globe. Walk up the hill behind the house on a nearby dirt lane to enjoy a stunning sunrise and harbor views.
Activities a Bit Further Afield: Hirtle Beach, very popular with picnickers, surfers, boogie boarders and hikers for the nice waves as well as for the outstanding Nature Conservancy Gaff Point walking trail (don't miss this), is 35 mins. away. Returning from Hirtle, visit the exciting Ovens Sea Caves & the Nantucket-like village of Kingsburg, or cross the LaHavre River on the cable car ferry to lunch at the historic riverfront La Havre Bakery (detailed driving map in the Lodge living room desk).
Summer theaters are in nearby Lunenburg and Chester and, ocassionally in Mahone Bay, as well as professional summer concerts at the Three Churches.
The rocky seascapes of Blue Rocks village, only 15 minutes away near Lunenburg, attract countless artists and, being near the open Atlantic, are quite exciting on a windy day. Carter Beach, a seaside preserve with Carribean-like clear blue waters, is one of our favorite picnic spots and is only an hour of very pleasant driving away. The lush Annapolis Valley, a New England-like area of farms & adorable villages, is 45 mins. away, and the hiking trails over there along the Bay of Fundy coast are spectacular, particularly the easy trail out to Cape Split with its dramatic 200-foot cliffs and views across the Bay of Fundy. And, of course, the countless miles of nearby water-side lanes are some of the loveliest seaside drives, cycles and walks in North America!
We were lucky to find Loon Lodge in 2003. We had been searching for a second home in Maine and New Hampshire for over a year, but couldn't find a house that was what we had dreamt about for so many years. Tired of real estate shopping, we took a short vacation to Nova Scotia, staying in a small, seaside village that we read about in a New York Times article. We bought Loon Lodge four days later, we were that certain we had found exactly what we wanted. And we think Loon Lodge will be exactly what you want also.
Call or email us anytime for more information, photos, or just to get acquainted. Even if your schedule or budget requires you to rent elsewhere, we'd be happy to share our local knowledge to guide your vacation planning.
Jennifer and Terry McAdams
Kearsarge, New Hampshire
Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia
Floating home: 'Glissade'
- 1500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Considered:
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Master bedroom has a queen bed (60'), four large new casement windows with spectacular panoramic views of the harbor, walk-in closet and antiques to enjoy a breakfast in bed with the morning loon calls, a nap in afternoon breezes and sunshine, or the late Canadian sunset colors. 2nd bedroom has a double (54') bed, two harbor-view windows, antiques, closet, boat models and nautical art. 3rd bedroom has a full (48') bed, antiques, closet and one harbor-view window. A VERY COMFORTABLE INFLATABLE SINGLE BED MAY BE ADDED TO THE 2ND BEDROOM TO ACCOMMODATE LARGER GROUPS MORE COMFORTABLY. All bedrooms have water views, full linens, towels, colorful quilts, hooked rugs, quiet fans, closets, comfortable mattresses and extra pillows/blankets. Also included are a hair dryer, portable crib/playpen, 2 hi-chairs, convenient Diaper Genie II and beach towels. New washer/dryer, laundry sink, ironing/board and clothes line on site. E-mail for more photos, we have hundreds of them....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- Modern full bathroom with ceramic tile on 2nd floor with Victorian-style fixtures, relaxing rainfall shower. New half-bathroom on first floor. Extra-large, fast recovery water heater for plentiful hot water. Whole-house water filtration for excellent water quality. Towels, beach towels, soaps, baby shampoos, hair dryer, Diaper Genie II with refills, all paper products and first aid provided. Outdoor sprayer to wash sand off your feet. CLEANING SERVICE AFTER YOU STAY IS INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL PRICE. NO TAX IS CHARGED FOR THE RENTAL....moreless
- 90' private pier, large swim float, life ring, child safety gate for warm water swimming/loafing/boat launching. 1.5 new bathrooms. 42' HD TV, WiFi internet, BlueRay DVD, water views in all rooms. Walk/boat/bike to all village services, restaurants. 'THINGS-TO-DO' BINDER, and hiking/kayak/touring/birding guidebooks. Water toys: 2 light Old Town kayaks, sturdy inflatable Avon 9' dinghy, Old Town canoe, 14 adult/child life jackets, big 4-seat float lounge, boogie boards, snorkeling gear. Double lawn hammock, lawn games, 6 bikes/ helmets. Eat-in kitchen, new stainless appliances, new washer/dryer, Cuisinart, mixer, new cookware, coffee grinder, Henkels knives, Loon dishes, hummingbird feeder. Crib/playpen/high-chair/stroller. Genuine antique furnishings, nautical/folk art. Varied summer reading library. Adirondack chairs on porch and private pier, birding binoculars, camera tripod, nautical charts, maps. Village has public tennis and large life-guarded pool with swim lessons....moreless
- Audio Tape Player
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
- Games For Kids
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Duty Free Shops
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Near The Ocean:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Room
- Seating for 8 people
- Activities Guide
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer:
- Filtered Water
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street:
- Thermos Bottle
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Lobster Pot
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
Yes, several including a sturdy Avon inflatable rowing dinghy, two Old Two kayaks, a light-weight Old Town canoe, large, 4-person floating lounge and individual floating pool lounges, lif jackets!...moreless
- Boat Dock
- Boat With Paddles
- Inflatable Boat
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Large Cooler
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Porch / Veranda:
- Small Cooler
- Tennis Court
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Walkway To Water
- Water Sports Gear:
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Jun 13 - Sep 26, 2015
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Fall Foliage 2015
Sep 27 - Oct 17, 2015
3 night min stay
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We are now accepting reservations for high summer 2015 (June through September). Summer rentals are $2200/week US. Note that all rates are quoted in US Dollars (we're Americans). NO TAX and NO CLEANING FEE. CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED VIA PAYPAL, BANK TRANSFERS, E-checks and PERSONAL CHECKS. Discounts for returning guests or longer stays.
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Mahone Bay, with 350 SEA ISLANDS, has some of the finest waterside drives and nature in North America, and the harbor-side lane that Loon Lodge is on one of the Province's most scenic.
World-class sea kayaking, sailing, hiking, birding, beaches, surfing/boogie-boarding, harbor tours, cycling, antiquing, seascapes and the famous Canadian sunsets.
Mahone Bay village architecture, restaurants, galleries, concerts and festivals are enchanting, along with public tennis courts and large life-guarded pool with child swim lessons. Nearby busy Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a mini-San Francisco, with steep streets, tall ships to sail on, a wonderful fisheries museum and a harbor-view golf course.
Nearby Chester has another ocean-front golf course. Nearby, Nature Conservancy Gaff Point Park walking trails and Carter Beach, with Caribbean-like clear blue waters, are perfect picnic spots! World-famous Peggy's Cove lighthouse is 50 minutes away. E-mail/call anytime for more details/photos
Other Activities: Canoe/kayaking/sailing/floating and swimming in Mahone Bay Harbor are daily options from the Lodge private pier. It's an easy, 10-15 minute row in the lodge dinghy (holds 3-4 adults) to Mahone Bay restaurants, pub, galleries, concerts and services.
The Lodge is also located on ONE OF THE PROVINCE'S LOVELIEST WATERSIDE LANES and we often cycle down this road to the sweet little village of Indian Point at the end, meeting the neighbors and enjoying the spectacular views along the way.
Surfing, waterfront drives/cycling/walking, waterfront golf, tall ships, art galeries, museums, Canadian sunsets are some of the many, many other pleasures and diversions of life in Mahone Bay.
SURFING TRIPS on a 40-foot yacht can be arranged in nearby Blue Rocks.
HIKING TRAILS pervade the province and some of the best are listed in our personal 'THINGS TO DO'BINDER in the Lodge living room. There is even and 'Antiques and Arts' trail guide. You won't be bored!
GOLF: Nearby Lunenburg and Chester (about 15 minutes away) both have dramatic, waterfront golf courses that are open to the public. We don't golf, but our guests who do report that both courses are gorgeous and challenging for all levels of golfer. Information on booking tee-times is in the Lodge personal 'Things To Do' binder in the Lodge living room. If you wish to book in advance prior to arriving at Loon Lodge, just let us know and we'll send you the contacts, or you may simply google 'Nova Scotia Golf Courses' and check out the courses in Lunenburg and Chester.
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: We're Jennifer and Terry McAdams and are from New York and New Jersey, but now spend our winters in Kearsarge, New Hampshire (near North Conway) and our summers in Mahone Bay or cruising on our Cape Dory 31 sailboat. We love Mahone Bay and Nova Scotia every bit as much as we love our waterfront home in New Hampshire. We have a wealth of knowledge on the Mahone Bay and Lunenburg County areas of Nova Scotia, and will be available before and during your stay to offer advice to ease your travel and maximize your stay at Loon Lodge on Mahone Bay Harbor. Call or email anytime. 856-235-0738 We really enjoy having rental guests at Loon Lodge on Mahone Bay Harbor when we can't be there. It's such a unique and pleasant destination that someone should be enjoying it throughout the warmer months. We enjoy hearing from our guests their wonder as they first see the views from the Lodge and discover the many pleasures of Mahone Bay village and historic Lunenburg County. We have been fortunate to find another home in New Hampshire that also has a very special waterfront location and view (HomeAway Listing # 3534990) and we now host rental guests there while we're at Loon Lodge (July thru December this year). Call or email us at the contacts in the rental ads if you would like to get to know us better and share our enthusiasm for Loon Lodge on Mahone Bay Harbor and for Poolside 5 on Kearsarge Brook!
Why the Owner Chose Mahone Bay:
Why not? In 2002-2003, we searched in Maine and New Hampshire for a second home. We were even under contract for one home on Mt. Desert Island, and later for another home in southern Maine, but both times we pulled back - the homes and locations weren't quite right. Tired of real estate shopping, we visited Nova Scotia for a vacation in June of 2003, guided to Mahone Bay by a February, '03 travel article in the New York Times. We were amazed at the village of Mahone Bay and the pristine uncrowded beauty of Lunenburg County, so amazed that we bought Loon Lodge four days after our arrival! We were that certain that we had found exactly what we yearned for. What more can we say?
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Loon Lodge quite simply has one of the finest waterfront views in Eastern North America (they even have the view on a commemorative coin!). With the long private pier, large bay windows and large casement windows, your access to these views are maximized to make for a very rare vacation experience. We never tire of watching the view, and we're sure you won't either. A bonus we discovered is Mahone Bay Harbor's relative immunity to long fogs, perhaps due to the warmer and shallower harbor. Fogs come one or two mornings each week, are not all that dense and generally burn off completely by 10 AM or so. These minor fogs make using the Loon Lodge kayaks, canoe and dingy to tour the harbor much safer than in other Lunenburg County communities. And Lunenburg County itself is unique along the east coast of North America for it's uncrowded, unspoiled beauty and rich maritime tradiions- much like Cape Cod or the Hamptons were 100 years ago (except that we now have good roads, restaurants and internet service). Come and see and we're sure you'll agree!
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Dawn and the famous 3 churches, from the Loon Lodge private pier
Sunset fire with Loon Lodge private pier
Quaint house boats in the harbor off Loon Lodge pier
Dory races off Loon Lodge private pier
New Loon Lodge eat-in kitchen
Loon Lodge front porch (we often dine out here)
Dramatic seascapes at the nearby Nature Conservancy Gaff Point Provincial Park.
Tall ships in nearby Lunenburg harbor
The entertaining merganser duck fleet off the pier each morning
Spectacular hiking trails with 200-foot cliffs at Cape Split on the Bay of Fundy
Lovely Hirtle Beach Park, out past Lunenburg on the open Atlantic.
Still waters at dawn from the Loon Lodge pier
Loon Lodge on a sunny summer afternoon
Wooden Yachts in Mahone Bay Harbor off Loon Lodge Pier
Wooden schooner races at the nearby yacht club
Genuine antiques & folk art in the Loon Lodge living room
Loon Lodge Dining Room Seats 8, with folk art and water views.
Moonlight on Mahone Bay Harbor from Loon Lodge
One of Lunenburg County's many quaint country churchyards
Old fashioned country auction up the road from Loon Lodge
Goofy home-made boats in the Mahone Bay Pirate Festival
Super yachts often visit Mahone Bay harbor for its scenery
World famous Peggys Cove lighthouse, always a great day trip
Tall ship across the harbor at the town wharf
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