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A Slice of Heaven in Nova Scotia

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Spacious and beautifully appointed home on 6 acres of waterfront property

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Last updated: 04/08/2014

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Antigonish house description

The Artist's Beach House is situated on the Antigonish Harbour just ten minutes from a lovely university town. This quiet retreat feels like it’s worlds away. The house is surrounded by water – on 6 acres of land. The beach goes on forever and is nicely secluded – swimming is excellent in the warmest waters north of the Carolina's. So is canoing and kayaking on the harbour where there’s so much to discover. The grounds are truly spectacular with gardens everywhere including an herb garden for the gourmet. In season, the best lobster in the world can be had fresh off the boats nearby.

This architect designed house is ideal for entertaining with wrap around decks and porches complete with ample outdoor eating areas. We have a wheel chair ramp on the back deck which makes the whole first floor with two bedrooms accessible. Indoors you’ll be greeted with warm cherry wood throughout, walls full of original art, oriental rugs on the floors and sumptuous furnishings everywhere. All the amenities are there to pamper you during your stay including a portable crib and high chair for the little ones. When the nights are cool there’s nothing better than curling up in front of the fireplace with a good book or movie. The atmosphere is warm and friendly, colorful and artistic.

The views from every room are spectacular. All of our guests tell us that the photos don’t do it justice. It truly is a beautiful place!

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Events Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Limited Accessibility
              • Pets Considered
              • Alternative Lifestyle

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:

                12...moreless

              • Catering Available
              • Kitchen
              • Pantry Items
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Oven
              • Dishwasher
              • Refrigerator
              • Freezer
              • Stove
              • Microwave
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Seating for 12 people

              Amenities

              • Babysitter
              • Heating
              • Hair Dryer
              • Living Room seats 12
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Wood Fireplace
              • Iron & Board
              • Towels Provided
              • Wood Stove
              • Parking
              • Linens Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Video Library
              • Games
              • Piano
              • Toys

              Communications

              • Free Long Distance:

                Free calling 24/7 within North America...moreless

              • Internet
              • Wireless Internet
              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

              • Wood Deck
              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Water Sports Gear
              • Deck / Patio
              • Kayak / Canoe
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Balcony

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

              • Oceanfront
              • Beachfront

              Activities

              • Cinemas
              • Shopping
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • ATM/Bank
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Hiking
              • Antiquing
              • Fishing
              • Cycling
              • Kayaking
              • Racquetball
              • Mountain Biking
              • Basketball Court
              • Swimming
              • Golf
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Tennis
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Boating
              • Live Theater
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Restaurants
              • Museums
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Forests
              • Sight Seeing
              • Library
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Winery Tours
              • Whale Watching
              • Scenic Drives
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Walking
              • Marina
              • Pier Fishing
               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Base Rate
              7 night min stay

              $2,275
              spring
              May 1 - Jun 19
              7 night min stay

              $2,275
              summer
              Jun 22 - Aug 31
              7 night min stay

              $2,877

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              Location

              200 Kilometres
              Nearest Airport
              Halifax International
              10 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              10
              8 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              8
              8 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              8
              7 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              8 over a dozen great restaurants to choose from

              The property is located on a pebbly beach with 1200' of waterfront. In addition there are many beautiful sandy beaches within boating and driving distance that are relatively uninhabited. Antigonish is a university town and often has interesting activities associated with the university. It's also a community rich in the arts.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1998

              About the owner: I fell in love with Nova Scotia as an art student in the 1970's. I returned to Ontario to complete my education and life took over and I stayed. In 1994 in a quest for peace and harmony I moved back with my young children. I was so fortunate to discover Antigonish and this magical property that I purchased in 1998. Since then I have been cultivating my friends, my house, a guest cottage where I stay in the summer, and the surrounding gardens. Now that my children are grown I'm delighted to welcome guests from around world to experience what I am lucky enough to enjoy every day.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Being close to nature on the land and in the sea is a privilege that I wouldn't trade for anything. I watch eagles dive for prey from my windows and welcome a pair of great blue herons every spring. The pair of pileated woodpeckers in the forest are a thrill to discover when they allow themselves to be seen. The sounds of the tidal waters are a dream and jumping into them after a day of gardening in the hot sun is about as good as it gets. I visit my friends across the harbour in my canoe and every summer I hear them hollering my name from their sailboat just offshore. As an artist I am most inspired by the profound beauty that surrounds me in my little piece of heaven.


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              Speaks: english

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              Photos

              • Spacious and beautifully appointed home on 6 acres of waterfront property

                Spacious and beautifully appointed home on 6 acres of waterfront property

              • The open concept fully equipped kitchen, dining and family room area.

                The open concept fully equipped kitchen, dining and family room area.

              • Park like setting with lots of lawn, many gardens and private alcoves

                Park like setting with lots of lawn, many gardens and private alcoves

              • The covered porch lets you barbecue and dine our even if it rains.

                The covered porch lets you barbecue and dine our even if it rains.

              • One of the five lovely bedrooms. The house comfortably sleeps 10.

                One of the five lovely bedrooms. The house comfortably sleeps 10.

              • One of 2 living areas, the great room has a fireplace and 14' cathedral ceilings

                One of 2 living areas, the great room has a fireplace and 14' cathedral ceilings

              • Nearby you will find many spectacular beaches and breathtaking scenery

                Nearby you will find many spectacular beaches and breathtaking scenery

              • Large wrap around decks provide lots of seating for outdoor dining

                Large wrap around decks provide lots of seating for outdoor dining

              • One of five well appointed and comfortable bedrooms.

                One of five well appointed and comfortable bedrooms.

              • An aerial of the beach house on the left demonstrates the long private beach

                An aerial of the beach house on the left demonstrates the long private beach

              VRBO #206423

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              This listing was first published here in 2008.

              Date last modified - Sunday, December 01, 2013

              $2,275 - $2,877 per week (USD)
              10

              5 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 12

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