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Peaceful beach retreat for 1-16, breath taking views, near city attractions We think that you, like all of our guests, will be over-whelmed by the spectacular ocean beach-front location; just 1 hour from Halifax but a world away in peace & the experience of the sea & nature (eagles, deer). Over 1000' of private frontage leading onto miles of all but deserted sand beach (great swimming, sea bass fishing, fossils, beach combing, walking, biking) & 60 acres of meadows & woodlands. Perfect for a private retreat or gatherings of family & friends. Breath-taking ocean views & sunsets & the roar of the surf from 4star executive house with ocean view deck, gourmet kitchen, 4BR, 2 BA, jacuzzi, recreation room, dishwasher, washer/dryer. Ocean-view summer house (deck, 3 piece bath, kitchenette). Many local activities: restaurants, shopping, golf, museums, tidal bore rafting, lobster suppers, traditional music, festivals, antiquing, horse back rides, winery tours, heritage houses, whale watching
Quality assurance:Licensed & inspected by NS govt: The Noel Shore, is rightly known as the 'undiscovered jewel' of Nova Scotia, the area offers unparalleled ocean views, miles of all but deserted beaches, the awesome spectacle of the world’s highest tides and a unique & traditional experience of Nova Scotia. We are delighted to share this peaceful 60 acres of 'heaven' with others who also want to walk gently on the earth & preserve its beauty & peace. All of our guest services emphasize care for the environment. Absorb the astounding views; listen to the roar of the surf from the world's highest tides; swim in the mellow salt waters of the Minas Basin; walk on the beach for miles in an area famous for fossils; explore the tidal pools, the woodlands & meadows; fish for sea bass; follow our Trout Pool Brook to the very special place where it burbles gently across a sandstone shelf & cascades in a beautiful little waterfall to the sea, watch the abundant wildlife (including deer, eagles, quail, pheasants, humming birds, osprey, owls)
Perfect for large gatherings of family and friends: Shore Haven is an ideal location for gatherings of family and friends for holidays or special occasions such as weddings, reunions, anniversaries. A unique experience of the sea and nature with lots of room to spread out, indoors and out. We are directly on the ocean (Minas Basin), with miles of hard red sand/pebble beach that can be walked or jogged (or carry your mountain bike down and ride for miles and miles) and at low tide there is a captivating vast sweep of sculpted, walk-able tidal sands. There is private access to the beach along a path to the shore and down a short flight of stairs (vertical height of 8 or 9 feet). Guests can relax with such activities as long walks on the beach in an area famous for fossils and rock specimens (including amethyst crystals), and ocean swimming. The beach, the sea, the woodlands, Evangeline and Trout Pool Brooks, the birds and animals and an amazing evening sky offer so many opportunities for being “re-created” and restored by nature.
Lots to do without leaving home: Endless hours of enjoyment & relaxation are available on the miles of beach, the meadows, brooks & woodlands on this peaceful 60 acres. Fabulous open-air and/or glassed-in sea view of the world's highest tides, indoor & outdoor games (croquet, badminton, volleyball, ping pong table). Fish for sea bass right on our beach and cook it up in the gourmet kitchen. Relax in the sun on the deck while listening to the roar of the surf. Wonder at the soaring eagles over-head, fly kites on the meadow, walk the beach for miles.
Excellent, very comfortable beds and quality linens supplied.
A private and very charming ocean view summer house (with ocean view deck, three piece bath, kitchenette, a double pull-out and bunks ) is also available (ONLY AVAILABLE TO GUESTS RENTING MAIN HOUSE, NOT RENTED OUT SEPARATELY) for an extra rental fee of $600 Canadian. This is a perfect private space for a couple or family groups or a quiet retreat for reading, relaxing and listening to the roar of the surf....moreless
Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub
Main floor bath features a jacuzzi tub and en suite door from the master bedroom. Lower level bathroom offers a luxury shower, that also has a seat and grab bars, helpful for those needing assistance. The summer house features a three-piece bath with shower....moreless
The main level offers over 1,000 square feet of first-class living space, perfect for 1-6 guests, with a great rate; surrounded by amazing ocean views & great floods of light. The living room, dining room, & kitchen offer a spacious open-concept layout -- with huge windows looking out over the water. Patio doors lead from the dining area onto the large deck -- complete with a gas barbecue. All of this is tastefully decorated with high quality & comfortable furnishings (a sofa and three recliners) hand-crafted leaded-glass light fixtures, & original art. The gourmet kitchen has six full-size appliances. The master bedroom features an en suite door to the four-piece bathroom with a jacuzzi tub. The second bedroom (queen) offers a wonderful view of the water. The bright & spacious ground floor of the house provides 2 more bedrooms (queen, twins) a 3 piece bath with superb sit-down shower & huge ocean view recreation room with sectional sofa pull-out, ping-pong table & wood-stove fireplace...moreless
Book now for 2013, booking early this year, don't be disappointed. Excellent rates for early summer and fall, THEE best season in Nova Scotia.
US Customers: Due to the fluctuating exchange rate we can only give you an approximate price in US$ based on the exchange rate at the time of booking.
All rates below are in Canadian dollars, 15% tax is extra
$500 per week
$700/week over 4 persons
April 28-May 26
$800 per week
$1000/week over 4 persons
May 26-June 23
$1300 per week
$1600/week over 4 persons
June 23-September 8
$2600/week for 4
$3200/week 4-10 persons
Sept 8-Oct 6
$1300 per week
$1600/week over 4 persons
$800 per week
$1000/week over 4 persons
Add on the summer house (only available to persons renting the main house) for $200-$600 plus tax per week
15% tax extra on all rates. Groups over 10 surcharge of $100 per person
Perfect for family reunions, (for up to 20) lots of space indoors and out- miles of beach. Couples find that Shore Haven is a fabulous location for a wedding--book the whole place and have unlimited use for you and your guests, plus many bonuses. We are pleased to offer special packages for family gatherings, retreats and other groups such as small corporate retreats. A fabulous location, lots of space indoors and out .Take advantage of our shoulder season 'Weekend Get Away' (eg Romance, Tides and Dinosaurs, Adventure, History) and Holiday (eg. Christmas, school break, Thanksgiving) destination experience packages. Excellent rates and individualized packages. Please inquire about the excellent long stay rates during the off season. What a great place to spend a sabbatical or for an artist's retreat. Solitude with the sea and nature, but the convenience of city services close at hand. Seniors or long stay discounts may be available.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Explore the Noel Shore, the undiscovered jewel of Nova Scotia with miles of peaceful ocean beaches, rafting on the tidal bore, a fossil tour along a local beach, links golfing by the sea, great biking, Shubenacadie Wildlife Park & birding observatory, Mastodon Ridge Museum, eco-tourism, good local restaurants, antiquing, crafts, winery tours, historic Maitland village & many other museums. A scenic picnic park & area information is close by at Burntcoat Head Park, site of the world's highest recorded tides or tour the historic Walton Lighthouse. Horseback riding, sea kayaking, guided expeditions including an eagle tour, & outfitters are available close by. All of this is only one hour from Halifax, a cosmopolitan city with many unique attractions (lively historic waterfront, dining, shopping, theatre & entertainment). Explore the Annapolis Valley with its vistas of orchards, farms, whale-watching, golf courses & vineyards or the south shore beaches & historic villages such as Lunenburg
Other Activities: sea bass fishing, tidal bore rafting, eagle watch tour
Golf: Golf all day Minas View Links for $20 Canadian, fabulous seaside setting, golf carts available, only 15 minutes away. There are more than 20 excellent golf courses within 1 hours easy drive of Shore Haven House by the Sea, a great opportunity to travel with friends for a golfing vacation but still have excellent private accommodation. The meadows provide an excellent spot for practice shots, and after a long day on the course enjoy the ocean-view deck or a moonlight stroll on the beach.
Ski: The beaches, villages and rich farmland of the spectacular “Noel Shore” are just moments away. Experience a step back in time with the warm hospitality, unique shops, antiques, artisans, crafts, farm markets, quilts & hand hooked rugs, preserves, quality 'new-to-you' clothing, fishing wharves, restaurants (from down-home to gourmet dinning), historic churches & museums of seaside villages such as Newport Landing, Sommerville, Noel, & Hantsport . Excellent guided tours, detailing the unique geology & local folklore are available. Maitland Village, designated Nova Scotia's first Heritage Conservation District is an historic ship building village & the home of the world's largest sailing vessel which is chronicled at the Lawrence House museum. Maitland is also home to Riverview Herbs & its delightful cafe as well as an excellent fine dining restaurant. Experience the thrill of the world’s highest tides, “up close and personal' on a zodiac. Halifax 1hour : dinning, shopping, touring, art