Private Salt Waterfront, Mins to Bridgewater Gorgeous Beaches
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
West LaHave cottage description
Enjoy the Coastal Living lifestyle? Welcome to the ideal South Shore retreat,
Starfish Hill. Nestled along the shores of the LaHave River, this property boasts over 175ft of saltwater frontage. This beautiful river opens up to the Atlantic Ocean only minutes from the property. While other vacationers are sitting in fog on direct oceanfront, Starfish Hill is located just outside the fog bank allowing you to enjoy sunny days.
Located on a private lane of only seven residences, this quiet one-acre gem, a late 1940's cottage, was lovingly renovated in 2011. Two sets of french patio doors open onto the huge 750 sq. ft deck where you can savor fresh coffee and breakfast while enjoying the sparkling waters and boats sailing past. Boating or sailing in? The LaHave River Yacht Club, which is only a short quarter mile tender trip from our dock, offers deep water moorings, slips and fuel.
Some of Nova Scotia’s most visited beaches are a short drive. Crescent Beach, Risser's Beach, with it’s spectacular boardwalk, Green Bay and the local favorite McLeod's Canteen are not to miss. The Petite Riviere winery is a wonderful visit as well. Don’t miss the delicious baked goods, breakfast and lunches from the famed LaHave Bakery (only 2 minutes away, the delectable scent of this bakery will keep you longing for years, trust me!)
Lunenburg and Mahone Bay are within 20 minutes. Hop on the LaHave River Ferry only 2 minutes from the cottage, to visit these historic towns. Bridgewater, 12 minute drive, offering a mall, grocery stores, hospital, museums, restaurants and all the amenities of a busy town. Halifax 75 minutes, Stanfield International airport 90 minutes.
-3 bedrooms, sleeps up to 6.
-Queen guest room.
-Bunk bed in the 3rd bedroom.
-Kitchen offers water views and bar top perfect for
chatting while cooking.
-Stainless steel fridge, convection stove and microwave.
-Open concept living room has a dining table for 8.
-Wood burning fireplace.
-One full bathroom.
-Unlimited high speed WiFi, no television.
-Deck with outdoor dining and umbrella for 6-8.
-Teak steamer lounge chairs, make for plenty of
additional outdoor relaxation.
-Washer/dryer in the out building.
-Outdoor fire pit.
We’ll be happy to share more information about the area, things to see and do and answer any questions you may have about the property. Warm wishes!
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- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Linens Provided
- CD Player
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Fitness Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Medical Services
- Theme Parks
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Scenic Drives
- Whale Watching
- Bird Watching
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
ReviewsWrite a review
My family loved this cottage the moment we drove down the lane and into the driveway! Once we entered the cottage we were thrilled to see how lovely it was. Better then the pictures! It is decorated with Pottery Barn furniture and unique handmade decor items (the headboards in the bedrooms...love!). Speaking of bedroom, the master suite is incredible. I don't think I would ever tire of waking to the breathtaking view every morning. The picture window is a wonderful feature. The ameneties were so thoughtful...pack 'n' play, highchair, booster and lots of toys for the kids. As well, the oversized deck was a great area for the whole family to sit, relax, play and sun! We enjoyed some fishing off the dock, watching the boats go by and many meals both insde and outside. We did pull ourselves away for a trip to Hubbards and Lunenburg. We took the whale watching tour of which we did not see a whale but enjoyed the spectacular sights of the Ovens, fishing villages, the puffins and the sea lions. We also indulged at the LaHave bakery a couple of times (lemon squares!). We loved the location of the cottage as it was close to an area we fell in love with. We enjoyed the private and peaceful location, the many birch trees and the one seagull and duck that visited us daily. Starfish Hill is a little peace of heaven. Thank you for the family memories!
- Guest Linda (London, Ontario)
- Date of stay 08/03/13
- Review Submitted 08/14/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
Piece of HeavenGuest comment entered by owner
Piece of Heaven
"The cottage was really great, I just love how you have decorated it, we had a great time. Went to Rissers, the LaHave bakery and totally enjoyed the view from the deck. What a little peice of heaven you have there."
- Guest Jen
- Date of stay 06/30/13
- Review Submitted 07/27/13
Peaceful, Quiet, Family-Friendly Vacation
Peaceful, Quiet, Family-Friendly Vacation
My husband and I stayed here at the end of August 2012, with our ocean loving golden retrievers. We're postive they smelled the water before we drove up the lane way. The cottage is beautifully set on hill that allows for a gorgeous view of the ocean inlet. The sunset and sunrises are spectacular. The property is well maintained and the interior is warmly decorated pottery barn style. We BBQ'd daily and ate fresh lobster and scallops from a fisherman across the ferry. The LaHave Bakery is just down the road. Fresh breads, sweets, deli and community art shop are there for our enjoyment. We had family over and they thoroughly enjoyed their visit as well. Everything you need, Starfish Hill has it: from bonfire pit to laundry, to a giant patio and water toys. We loved our stay and would do it again! Thank you.
- Guest Dewson (Mississauga)
- Date of stay 08/27/12
- Review Submitted 10/12/12
Recommended for: Pet owners, adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
CEC - Toronto, Ontario
CEC - Toronto, Ontario
This rental property is truly a piece of heaven! It is exactly as presented. Beautifully kept inside and out. Exceptionally clean and well equiped. It's so peaceful and private that we relaxed immediately upon arrival and had to force ourselves to go out and explore the surrounding area. The location is great for enjoying Lunenburg, Mahone Bay, Crescent Beach and all the South Shore has to offer. Thanks to Shawna and family for sharing this lovely cottage and most of all for making it pet friendly!
- Guest CEC (Toronto, Ontario)
- Date of stay 09/01/12
- Review Submitted 09/16/12
Recommended for: Pet owners, girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
We had a wonderful vacation along the South Shore of NS and found the best cottage for our stay at Starfish Hill - it truly is a warm and cosy cottage. We loved the calm and peaceful surroundings, waking up with a beautiful view of the LaHave River out the master BR each morning, sitting on the dock and having a fire in the evening by the firepit. The deck was awesome for both dining and relaxing on - loved the retrackable screen doors that lets in the fresh air. The owner had an excellent and very helpful booklet with details about the cottage and recommendations for places to eat and see and do. Loved the LaHave Bakery and taking the ferry over to Lunenburg. Thanks Shawna for everything!
- Guest TnT (Ontario, Canada)
- Date of stay 08/27/12
- Review Submitted 09/02/12
Recommended for: Pet owners, girls getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
***Prices INCLUDE ALL taxes, fees and security deposit waiver**** May - June $1450./week July - August, to Sept 14th $1650./week September 15th through October $1450./week 50% deposit at time of booking by direct deposit, details will be provided. Balance due 30 days before arrival date. Full refund less $100 for cancellation up to 90 days prior to arrival in June. 50% refund within 30 days of arrival date June 1st or later. 30 days no refund.
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Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: Born & raised in Nova Scotia but now living outside the country, my heart will always remain there. We wanted to be able to have our children experience all this part of the world and it's people have to offer. Nova Scotia has been considered a secret for many of North America’s prominent families who have summered here for decades and for good reason. People here truly are salt of the earth and it’s beautiful natural surroundings and majestic ocean is spectacular. It's a perfect location, close to family and not too far from the city. We feel so fortunate to have been able to find such a property, as it is rare to have one come available in this area. We return every summer to Starfish Hill (which the children named after collecting starfish for hours off the point year after year) and count the days until we can return. Now we invite you to share this wonderful place and make your own lasting memories of Nova Scotia.
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Starfish Hill View from the water
Fresh caught lobster & local chilled white wine = paradise
King master. Grasscloth wallpaper & repurposed headboard from old storm shutters
Guest twin bunk room.
Doors have retractable screens, let the fresh air in, without taking up space.
S'mores, anyone?! Also a great place for plank Salmon.
Cottage, huge deck, screened in porch, dining and relaxing seating.
Kitchen, stainless steel convection stove, fridge & microwave.
Dinning for eight. Oars and sign all washed up on shore.
View from the deck.
Workspace, although we hope you don't do much of that while your here.
Sunset on the shore
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