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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: 10/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Events Allowed
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Alternative Lifestyle
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered
              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                We have a wheelchair ramp that can be installed upon request....moreless

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

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Books For Kids
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Piano
              • Satellite / Cable

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Forests
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching

              Location Type

              • Beach
              • Beachfront
              • Oceanfront
              • Waterfront

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Racquetball
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              Communication / Internet

                  • Fax

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 12 people

                  General

                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace
                  • Firewood
                  • Free Long Distance:

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

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • PC
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Safe
                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Telephone
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Fireplace
                  • Wood Stove

                  Kitchen

                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Catering Available
                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Grill
                  • Kitchen
                  • Lobster Pot
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Barbecue
                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Boat With Paddles
                  • Canoe
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Golf Clubs
                  • Kayak / Canoe
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                  • Walkway To Water
                  • Water Sports Gear
                  • Wood Deck

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Included
                           

                          Reviews

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Spring and Late Summer Season
                          May 2 - Jun 26, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $2,275
                          summer
                          Jun 27 - Sep 5, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $2,875
                          My Standard Rate
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,200 $4,000
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          Standard fees apply to winter rentals. In 2015 the property is available from January 1 through to May 1 on that basis.

                          $1,000 deposit on reservation. Remainder due 3 months before arrival date.


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 10/27/2014
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                          Location

                          200 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          Halifax International
                          8 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          8
                          8 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          8
                          10 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          10
                          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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                          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 - Saturday, December 20, 2014

                          $1,200 - $2,875 per week (USD)
                          10

                          5 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 12

                          View calendar: Updated 10/27/14
                          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                          Speaks: english
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                          • Response rate: 88%
                          • Calendar last updated: 10/27/2014
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                          A Slice of Heaven in Nova Scotia

                          Antigonish #206423

                          5 BR  2.5 BA  Sleeps 12

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