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Harbour's Reach Just a Reach Away from the Atantic Ocean

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Last updated: 04/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Halifax house description

This quaint century plus year old seaside home is nestled where the Atlantic Ocean reaches close to the front door. Enjoy your morning coffee on the front deck with the Southeast exposure with the view of the sisters shoal at the mouth of the Harbour. Spend afternoons watching your kids fishing or swimming from the community wharf across the street.

Lots to do, bring your Kayaks, cycle the Sambro loop , nearby hiking trails at Duncans Cove Chebucto Head, or Crystal Crescent beach, scuba diving with many wrecks up and down Halifax Harbour. Surfing at Lawrencetown Beach. Beaches minutes away or visit the oldest working Lighthouse in the Americas on Sambro Island established in 1758.

Minutes to the working commerical fishing village of Sambro where the fresh catch of the day can be purchased directly off the boat at Sambro Seafoods.

Minutes to Downtown Halifax for Museums, Universities, Theatre, live music, dining, shopping or just absorbing the areas of rich history at the Citadel, York Redoubt or Halifax's Waterfront Historic Properties.


Keywords: 3 Bedroom House

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Nude Beach
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine

          Entertainment

          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Television
          • Stereo

          Communications

              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio

              Location & View

              • Oceanfront
              • Ocean View

              Activities

              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Cycling
              • Tennis
              • Kayaking
              • Golf
              • Mountain Biking
              • Surfing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Basketball Court
              • Hunting
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Theme Parks
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Live Theater
              • Boating
              • Shopping
              • Fitness Center
              • Sight Seeing
              • Shelling
              • Antiquing
               

              Reviews

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              • Chuck and Louise

                Chuck and Louise

                • Guest Louise (Ayr Ontario)
                • Date of stay 12/21/13
                • Review Submitted 01/18/14
                Very nice and cozy place even in winter. We spent Christmas there with the kids and the grand kids and they loved it. The owners had even put up a Xmas tree for us so everything was there for us to have a great time! I recommend it no matter what season!

                Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, tourists without a car, girls getaway.

                Owner response: Chuck and Louise, we are so pleased you enjoyed your Christmas at Harbours Reach. Hopefully you will be able to visit again soon. Thanks again Tony / Cheryl

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

              • A lovely cabin with a wonderful view.

                A lovely cabin with a wonderful view.

                • Guest John M.
                • Date of stay 09/28/13
                • Review Submitted 10/27/13
                Two nights was not enough! We were directed to the cabin by our friendly, helpful hosts who toured us around the place. The cabin was just as advertised and was nicely decorated and very clean. The deck offers beautiful views of the harbor and was a great place to enjoy a glass of wine and watch the sun go down. The cabin is close to Halifax and many local sites and beaches. The church nearby offers up a fabulous sea food chowder which we would highly recommend. This cabin is a gem!

                Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, girls getaway.

                Owner response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, although short hopefully you will be able to visit again for a longer stay, and enjoy some local golf.

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              • The most beautiful place on earth

                The most beautiful place on earth

                • Guest Kevin C.
                • Date of stay 09/28/13
                • Review Submitted 10/17/13
                My wife and I stayed in Ketch harbour for her 60th birthday and what an excellent decision it was. The house is beautiful and sitting having breakfast on the deck watching the sun rise over the bay was delightful. The house is reasonably close to shopping and to Halifax and is handy to major roads for longer distances. The local people we encountered were all friendly, helpful and went out of their way to make you feel welcome. The only problem is what to do with hundreds of identical photos of sunrise over the bay. The house was all and more than was advertised and was both comfortable and well fitted out. Nearby Pavia gallery serves excellent coffee and light meals and the supermarket at Spryfield is reasonably close. Tony and Cheryl were extremely helpful and approachable from our first email,contact, including bank transfers across the globe. I have already recommended the house to friends.

                Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                Owner response: we are glad to hear your home safely, its unfortunate to be greeted by all the wild fires. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, and Jan's birthday in Ketch Harbour. The fall colours are in full swing now it's unfortunate you missed that, certainly would have given you a few more photos. Hope you can visit again sometime soon. Tony and Cheryl

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              • Great cottage

                Great cottage

                • Guest Chris (Ohio, USA)
                • Date of stay 09/15/13
                • Review Submitted 10/07/13
                My wife and I had pleasure of spending a week at Harbour's Reach. We found the cottage to be better than advertised. Cheryl and Tony were very gracious hosts and gave us a thorough walkthrough of all the cottage's amenities. They took the time also to give us info on some of the better sites to see while in the Halifax area. The cottage is only a half hour away from the Downtown Halifax waterfront and that is not to be missed. When we retuned from our day trips we found the front porch a very relaxing spot to unwind. We heartily recommend Harbour's Reach cottage to anyone interested in a quiet getaway.

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, girls getaway.

                Owner response: Chris and Kate we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Nova Scotia. Glad to hear your home safe. Ketch Harbour is a little jewel on the coast and happy we could share that with you. Tony and Cheryl

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              • What You See is What You Get (A Home Away from Home)

                What You See is What You Get (A Home Away from Home)

                • Guest Tony (Hamilton)
                • Date of stay 09/12/13
                • Review Submitted 09/20/13
                We stayed at Harbour's Reach for 3 nights, and found it to be everything we expected and more. We were looking for a relaxing environment with a waterfront view within a short drive of Halifax. Based on the photos and the reviews on the VRBO site we decided upon renting from Cheryl and Tony. We arrived late due to a longer than expected drive and found our gracious hosts Tony and Cheryl waiting to guide us to their vacation home. When we entered their home we were so pleasantly surprised to find an immaculate and beautifully decorated home that had everything we needed for our stay. The view of the cove directly across the road is absolutely wonderful. Tony and Cheryl went out of their way to notify us that we had left behind a pair of reading glasses when we checked out, and to mail the same to us so that they would be waiting for us upon our return home. We will definitely recommend this property to relatives and friends, and would stay here again if we have the opportunity to return to Nova Scotia. Thanks Cheryl and Tony for a wonderful stay in Nova Scotia!!!

                Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                Owner response: Tony, thank you for the great review. we wish you had seen better weather for your visit. Glad you made the trip home safely and hope the glasses also arrived safely Tony/Cheryl

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

              • Scenic location, close to Halifax

                Scenic location, close to Halifax

                • Guest kimmysue49 (Ottawa)
                • Date of stay 09/07/13
                • Review Submitted 09/17/13
                Harbour's Reach has everything you will need (and more) for a comfortable stay in a scenic locale that is close to Halifax. Cheryl and Tony thoughtfully equipped the cottage with more than we ever needed during our 3 night stay. The cottage is spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Our booking was handled professionally and Cheryl and Tony made us feel very welcome. A reminder that the property is fronted by the road through town so it can be somewhat noisy during the periods residents drive to/from work during the week (we were aware of that before we booked). Visit Crystal Crescent beach if you are there...a short drive to a beautiful spot. Thanks Cheryl and Tony.

                Recommended for: Sightseeing.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

              • A great place at a great price...

                A great place at a great price...

                • Guest Len (Sunderland, UK)
                • Date of stay 08/04/13
                • Review Submitted 08/27/13
                Absolutely nothing in the description of Harbour's Reach misleads - if anything, the description doesn't do the property full justice! The location is stunning, the house charming and thoughtfully equipped. Cheryl and Tony are friendly and welcoming and couldn't be more helpful. We wish we could have stayed longer, but we'll certainly return. Our first visit to this part of Canada - we loved Nova Scotia, and Ketch Harbour is delightful. Relaxing, thoroughly enjoyable, wonderful setting and a comfortable, homely cottage - what more can you ask from a vacation?

                Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                Owner response: leonard and Judy, we are so pleased you enjoyed your first visit to Atlantic Canada. Hope you will be able to return soon and enjoy the Atlantic coast again. Thanks again Cheryl/Tony

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              • Highly Recommend!

                Highly Recommend!

                • Guest Colin G.
                • Date of stay 07/06/13
                • Review Submitted 08/07/13
                All the comforts of home in a beautiful setting by the Ocean! Tony and Cheryl have put great thought and detail into this vacation house. From the well equipped kitchen, to the fishing poles in the closet they have thought of everything! The harbour/ocean view from front deck was amazing as we enjoyed our morning and evening coffee there. The kids enjoyed swimming and fishing from the wharf directly across the street. They even caught a few Herring, Mackerel and Pollock. Harbour’s Reach was perfectly located, within a short east drive to downtown Halifax and only one hour to Lunenburg. We also made the two hour trip to Annapolis Royal which we thoroughly enjoyed. We highly recommend and look forward to returning to Harbour’s Reach! Colin & Holly G.

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, girls getaway.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

              • Quaint Maritime cottage

                Quaint Maritime cottage

                • Guest Dawn S.
                • Date of stay 07/28/13
                • Review Submitted 08/06/13
                Wow!! Harbour's Reach exceeded our expectations. We were five adults and had plenty of room for all of us.We felt totally at home. The cottage's pictures don't do it justice. Cheryl has decorated it with taste and flair, taking into account the local feel of a maritime village. The cottage is close to everything. About half hour to downtown Halifax. Easy drive to Peggy's Cove and Lunenburg. The local fisherman's wharf is great to get fresh seafood. the cottage has been thoughtfully equipped with everything you need. There is a barbeque, lots of towels, a kitchen full of everything you need, fishing rods....there was nothing we were missing. Cheryl put lots of personal touches to the place. -Fresh flowers and candy dishes full of candy. The view from the front deck is absolutely stunning. Exactly how i would picture a small maritime harbour!! I would highly recommend this place. If i were to ever return to the area, this would be my first pick! The locals were very friendly and full of interesting information about the area, as were Tony and Cheryl.

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, tourists without a car, sightseeing, romantic getaway, girls getaway.

                Owner response: We are so pleased you enjoyed the place. We enjoyed meeting all of you and hopefully you will be able to visit again. Glad you all had a safe drive home. Take care, Tony/Cheryl

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

              • Beautiful Place in a Perfect Setting

                Beautiful Place in a Perfect Setting

                • Guest mags (Ontario)
                • Date of stay 06/30/13
                • Review Submitted 07/11/13
                Harbour's Reach offered the perfect home in the perfect setting for a vacation. Ketch Harbour is a lovely quiet town close to Halifax and all the usual South Shore tourist destinations but its location offered so much more and Tony and Cheryl had many great suggestions for local attractions, historical sites, food, and hikes. The house was beautifully finished and well kept, with all the amenities of home and whether foggy or sunny, the deck has a lovely view of the harbour was an ideal place to relax in the late afternoon with a glass of wine. Cheryl and Tony were gracious hosts and I would certainly recommend the property for anyone looking to relax by the ocean or explore everything the South Shore has to offer.

                Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                Owner response: Margaret, we are so pleased you enjoyed Nova Scotia and Harbours Reach. We hope those few hikes were enjoyable. we are working on a booklet of local things to do in the area. Hopefully you will be able to visit again soon. Tony& Cheryl

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              2 night min stay
              C$175

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              Year round bookings available:

              During peak vacation season June-October would prefer full week rentals.

              $1125.00 per week, rentals run Sunday to Sunday.

              Some getaway deals available, if no conflicting bookings at a rate 175.00 per night.

              Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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              Last updated: 04/16/2014
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              Year Purchased: 2011

              About the owner: Your host, Cheryl and Tony grew up in nearby communities along this rugged shoreline. Cheryl was from Bald Rock a 25 minute walk from Harbour’s Reach. Tony grew up in Bear Cove a 5 minute drive closer to the city. We live only 10 minutes away in Herring Cove but definitely don’t have the water views that Harbour’s Reach offers.

              Why the Owner Chose Halifax:
              Tony has wanted to buy a rental for quite some time but I was hesitant. When this property came available it didn’t take any convincing, so we embarked on a new adventure.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Having coffee on the deck and looking out at the beautiful view.


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              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Community Wharf

                Community Wharf

              • view from front deck

                view from front deck

              • Downstairs bathroom

                Downstairs bathroom

              • Living Room

                Living Room

              • Sun filled dining room

                Sun filled dining room

              • Bedroom with Double and a view of the water

                Bedroom with Double and a view of the water

              • Enjoy cooking in this spacious kitchen

                Enjoy cooking in this spacious kitchen

              • Enjoy your morning coffee

                Enjoy your morning coffee

              • Looking from Dining room into living room

                Looking from Dining room into living room

              • Queen bed

                Queen bed

              • Single bed

                Single bed

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              This listing was first published here in 2012.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, February 19, 2014

              C$175 per night (CAD)
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              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 5

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              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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