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The Very Best Ocean View Vacation Home in the Maritimes--Breathtaking

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Looking North from south side of home. Livingstone Cove in Background

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Last updated: 05/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

'Majestic' is the word most often heard from newcomers to Kelly's Retreat at Livingstone Cove. This beach cottage was completed in 2007 and sits on a rugged hillside facing west, ready and waiting for you to enjoy tonight's enchanting sunset over Northumberland Strait.

This home is of post and beam construction, using 100% native Nova Scotia timbers. Plentiful and large windows allow for multiple and majestic views from virtually every room. Enjoy the sight of Prince Edward Island and Pictou Island from the 500 sq ft glass railed deck. See the local lobstermen from nearby Livingstone Cove set their traps and haul their delicious treasure during the season, then, most summers, the whales start to play just offshore while cruise ships, fishing boats and yachts of all sizes pass quietly in the distance.

The entire second floor is the Master Suite featuring a large bedroom with a queen size bed, a huge bath with a whirlpool tub and a beautiful loft looking down on the living area and the ocean. The main floor features your family room with leather furniture, a soap stone wood stove and a flat screen HD TV, dining room, two bedrooms and a bath all surrounding the modern and fully equipped oak kitchen. The second bedroom features a queen size Select Comfort bed, you pick your sleep number, and a perfect view of the fishing fleet at Livingstone Cove. The third bedroom, tucked in the southeast corner of the house, has two twin beds arranged in trundle fashion.

Bald eagles, hawks and deer are seen on the property most days. If you are a lover of hummingbirds, our feeder is busy from sun up to sun down.

From this home you can hike the extensive Cape George Trail System, ride bikes, kayak, canoe OR sit and read, sleep, beach walk, stay in bed all day just watching mother nature's daily theater played out over the ocean.

Come and enjoy this unique home. You will leave with a renewed sense of calm and integration into this beautiful natural world all around us.

Keywords: Ocean-side home, Solitude, Country retreat

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master suite...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Premium Sleep Number bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Trundle bed...moreless

  • Loft: 1 queen, 1 murphy bed

    Queen size Murphy bed...moreless

  • 3 Queen size Beds , 2 Twin or Single Beds

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Common bathroom on first floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Master suite...moreless

  • Whirlpool tub in master bath

Entertainment

  • Books:

    eclectic collection. Something for everyone we hope....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    just a few films...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining:

    World class view to enjoy while dining...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric base board...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    Beautiful Soap Stone...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Lots of quite roads for enjoying our 4 mountain bikes....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Racks for your use if you find a tennis court. Free courts in town on main street....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Apr 1 - Jun 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$300
$1,850
Summer
Jul 1 - Sep 4, 2015
3 night min stay
$350
$2,275
Autumn
Sep 5 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$300
$1,850

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Cleaning $125
  • Taxes Not included

Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Location

120 Miles
Nearest Airport
Halifax
35 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Ferry to Prince Edward Island
16 Miles
Nearest Golf
Antigonish Country Club
65 Miles
Nearest Train
Truro
19 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Trans Canada
18 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Downtown Antigonish
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Livingstone Cove

Car: Recommended

Kelly's Retreat is less than 20 miles from all amenities listed above. Great spot to use as home base for day trips to Cape Breton or PEI

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: We are a couple of empty nesters who live in Florida and Nova Scotia and travel between the two in our little van camper with our two Labrador Retrievers.

Why the Owner Chose Antigonish:
This property takes my breath away every time I go there. You will see exactly what I mean as soon as you arrive.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Peace, quite, wildlife, beauty and all the comforts of home. Anything else you might need is just down the road in Antigonish.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Looking North from south side of home. Livingstone Cove in Background

    Looking North from south side of home. Livingstone Cove in Background

  • Mid Summer sunset from the deck

    Mid Summer sunset from the deck

  • Front View...3 large 2nd floor windows are the Master bedroom

    Front View...3 large 2nd floor windows are the Master bedroom

  • Master Suite

    Master Suite

  • Lots of cutting and splitting to do here.

    Lots of cutting and splitting to do here.

  • Eat 'em every day, right off the boat, during lobster season.

    Eat 'em every day, right off the boat, during lobster season.

  • Queen size Murphy is the new addition to the loft in 2012

    Queen size Murphy is the new addition to the loft in 2012

  • Summer 2012, a "tall ship" drops anchor for the night just below Kelly's Retreat

    Summer 2012, a "tall ship" drops anchor for the night just below Kelly's Retreat

  • A lone fisherman working at dusk.

    A lone fisherman working at dusk.

  • Rainbow from the deck

    Rainbow from the deck

  • Another summer sunset looking west from the deck

    Another summer sunset looking west from the deck

  • You will flip over Kelly's Retreat at Livingstone Cove

    You will flip over Kelly's Retreat at Livingstone Cove

  • Saturday morning after a thunder storm. Beautiful rainbow.

    Saturday morning after a thunder storm. Beautiful rainbow.

  • Kelly's Retreat from the deck of a lobster boat

    Kelly's Retreat from the deck of a lobster boat

  • looking from the family room, thru the kitchen and then the dinning room.

    looking from the family room, thru the kitchen and then the dinning room.

  • Wood stove in Living room

    Wood stove in Living room

  • Just another sunset from the deck.

    Just another sunset from the deck.

  • Looking from loft to livingroom.

    Looking from loft to livingroom.

  • New Murphy bed in the closed position/

    New Murphy bed in the closed position/

  • Tall ship still there in the morning.

    Tall ship still there in the morning.

  • Up early to see the sun rise

    Up early to see the sun rise

  • Lobster boats just down the hill from our house. Summer 2012

    Lobster boats just down the hill from our house. Summer 2012

  • View from master suite

    View from master suite

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/21/2015
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