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Ocean/ Hfx.Harbour Front- Luxury Home in Halifax Fab.Views/Ships/Whales

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The Cove House - View From the Water

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Last updated: 05/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Nestled into the trees, next to a national historic site and park, this casually elegant home sits high above Halifax harbor, offering a view that few seldom see, but never forget. Winner Nova Scotia's housing Excellence Award, this home boasts a view of McNab's Island Park and gives a vantage point to see everything that goes in and out of the harbor, including whales, birds,and vessels of every kind. Sit back and enjoy the view, enjoy a sauna and hot tub or take advantage of the beautiful gormet kitchen and cook your favorite meal while looking out into the water. The home features new, luxury mattresses,gorgeous furnishings, a complete kitchen (with JennAir Grill and barbeque), sauna and jacuzzi, library, with games and a beautiful, natural garden that is perfect for the birdwatcher. Feed our resident seagull, Sigmund and hang out with him on the deck, go for a hike on the trails just up the hill or head into the city as it is just minutes away. Whatever kind of vacation you want can be had at this home!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 3-8

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 baby crib

    master ensuite and changing area w/vanity...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    adjoining 2 pce bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    adjoining 2 pce - located by Jacuzzi and sauna...moreless

  • King size beds (1) King Bed featured in Master Bedroom. Queen size Beds (1) Queen size bed in one bedroom, plus TV with DVD player. Double Beds (1) Double bed in downstairs bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Located on deck walk /2nd level....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    located by master bedroom - 2 sinks...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    adjoining 2nd bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    adjoining Jacuzzi and Sauna...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Note - there is an additional suite upstairs that can be rented for an additional fee. It has it's own entrance from outside, a King Size bed, seating area, dining area, dining table, TV and other amenities. Please contact for further details....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    there is a complete library with a large section for Halifax and Nova Scotia you will find useful...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Toys:

    some beach toys only and books for all ages...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Games

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    View of the ocean from this location is spectacular!The Cove House looks out to sea or downtown about 180* ++...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    House is located on a cliff overlooking rock beach that floods at high tide on the Halifax Harbour Entrance - every kind of ship passes here....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Main dining is bleached oak table inlaid with a bahamian shell top there is a second round table and chairs for games...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    In upstair bedroom only - not usually needed as the house is on the North Atlantic!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryer is inspected and serviced prior to every summer season to ensure it is in good working order...moreless

  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    in floor radiant heat...moreless

  • Internet:

    Eastlink...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    it is one large open area so that family and friends are always together...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    only local calls are available...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    New Washer complete with instructions...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WIFI...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    every kind and type...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    gourmet kitchen - large supply of dishes and cutlery ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New dishwaher...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet fully equipped for every need Cuisinart/ coffee maker/bread maker/ice cream maker/fondu pot/ lobster pot and on and on - fully equipped home...moreless

  • Microwave:

    also convection oven...moreless

  • Oven:

    full size self cleaning ...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    major sport here in Atlantic Canada - books in library for all information for the area...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
 

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Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit C$500
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

Special winter long term rates available. Please contact us...


Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 05/19/2015
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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Halifax International
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
So many choices Downtown
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Halifax Harbour
5 Miles
Nearest Train
VIA Rail
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Nearest Ski
Martock
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Crystal Crescent - the best many closer

Car: Necessary

York Redoubt, a National Historical site and park is just a few minute walk up the road. It has spectacular views of the water, great walking trails but has a unique history. Visit the site, and enjoy the hiking trails just minute from your door. Herring Cove, a beautiful community is just a five minute drive away where you can take gorgeous photos, go for walks and ejoy some fish and chips.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1995

About: When we first moved to Halifax, we were in awe of it's natural beauty and still are. We bought and rennovated a home in Ferguson's Cove and fell in love with the view, the area and the people there. Just down the road from our old house was a piece of land, located directly across the water from the lighthouse. We thought would be the ideal place to build a home. A few years later, we found ourselves sitting on our deck, feeding our dear friend Sigmund the seagull, watching whales feed and the boats go by. We hope that you enjoy the house, the view and above all the feeling.

Why Halifax:
Location, Location, Location! Not only is the view breathtaking but the house is only a 20 minute drive from downtown Halifax,and sits next to a national historic site and park. The closest grocery and liquor store is 5 minutes away as are fast food restaurants and other shopping.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Meet Sigmund The Seagull Sigmund has lived with us in Ferguson’s Cove for over 20 years. He was only 2 years old when we finished construction of the house. His gray feathers were coming in showing he had just matured from an adolescent bird. He came to visit us from our old home down the street, and he never left. Sigmund’s favorite spot to sit is on the left facing deck post, where he watches the water and eats tid bits that we feed him. While they may be left overs and dog chow to us, it is food for for a king to him! His favorite meal is left over fish and chips. Many people told us that if you feed one seagull, you will have a hundred show up to dine. This is not the case as Sigmund only allows his mate, Suzie and his family to share a meal with him on the deck! He's married 14 years now and he and Suzie make a really cute couple. Sigmund had a son last year, whom we named him Freud, even though he doesn’t look overly bright! They have babies every year and move them along. Sigmund stays here year round, but Suzie flies off and returns in the spring. You would laugh to see the site of Suzie's home coming as she is allowed to eat his food and he keeps his wing overtop of her so she isn’t cold. Sigmund and Suzie have a large family now, and every year they visit for a week, until he has had enough of their free-loading and he chases them off! What a rabble! He also tries to move the Bald Eagles and the osprey that come to nest – what a brave bird he is! **Feel free to give him some food (there is a jar of dog chow on the kitchen counter for him) and if you wish, fill the bird bath with water, sit back and be entertained as a mixture of birds and Sigmund can put on quite the show!**


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Speaks: english, french, spanish
 

Photos

  • The Cove House - View From the Water

    The Cove House - View From the Water

  • Looking into library and games table from open concept living room

    Looking into library and games table from open concept living room

  • Dining area in open concept great room overlooking the water.

    Dining area in open concept great room overlooking the water.

  • Master Bedroom looking into his and her dessing room and en suite bathroom

    Master Bedroom looking into his and her dessing room and en suite bathroom

  • 3rd Bedroom with a double bed located on main living floor next to 1/2 bathroom

    3rd Bedroom with a double bed located on main living floor next to 1/2 bathroom

  • Side of house from side garden area

    Side of house from side garden area

  • Deck looking into natural side garden and out the Atlantic Ocean

    Deck looking into natural side garden and out the Atlantic Ocean

  • Picture of McNab's Island across Halifax Harbour from the house. Enjoy the view!

    Picture of McNab's Island across Halifax Harbour from the house. Enjoy the view!

  • Open Concept Living Room and Loft with Spectacular views of Halifax Harbour

    Open Concept Living Room and Loft with Spectacular views of Halifax Harbour

  • Spacious gourmet kitchen with in door Gen air grill

    Spacious gourmet kitchen with in door Gen air grill

  • Upstairs entrance hall that features a sofa bed for extra sleeping space

    Upstairs entrance hall that features a sofa bed for extra sleeping space

  • 2nd Bedroom, with a double bed, TV with DVD player located next to 1/2 bathroom

    2nd Bedroom, with a double bed, TV with DVD player located next to 1/2 bathroom

  • Spa/indoor jacuzzi tub. Enjoy looking at the ocean from the warmth of the spa

    Spa/indoor jacuzzi tub. Enjoy looking at the ocean from the warmth of the spa

  • Main Cantilever Deck with upper and lower decks on the ocean cliff

    Main Cantilever Deck with upper and lower decks on the ocean cliff

  • Lower Deck at side of the house

    Lower Deck at side of the house

  • The Famous Bluenose sailing by with a few buddies from the coast guard.

    The Famous Bluenose sailing by with a few buddies from the coast guard.

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Speaks: english, french, spanish
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