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Elegant Harbourfront Home

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Last updated: 09/05/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Shelburne house description

Shorewood House is a stately four bedroom home, built at the time of Canada’s Confederation (1867) by a prominent local shipwright. Its spacious rooms and elegant design reflects the optimism of Shelburne’s shipbuilding era. Located at the entrance to the Historic District, this beautiful vacation home is walking distance to the finest restaurants, the Yacht Club, the Osprey Arts Centre, the farmers market, and the renowned Shelburne Museum Complex.

Light, bright, airy and spacious, Shorewood House has an elegant, yet comfortable, atmosphere. Beautifully restored and tastefully furnished with an eclectic mix of antique furnishings and carefully chosen nautical mementos, Shorewood House is a delightful Nova Scotia vacation home that showcases the various travels of its sailing owners. It is impossible not to feel the “good vibes” emanating from this charming property.

Offering much more than a cottage; the ground floor features a large elegantly furnished living room with Apple Internet TV, an adjoining covered veranda, a spacious formal dining room, a 2 piece powder room with laundry facilities and a large modern eat-in kitchen with French doors leading out to an expansive deck with propane BBQ.

Upstairs, there are three large bedrooms and one small – two with double beds, one with a queen size bed and one with a single. There is also a four piece bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, a computer centre with high speed broadband wi-fi, and the ‘Captain’s study’ with a single pine bed and cool vintage global memorabilia.

The expansive grounds are shaded by mature indigenous trees including Cherry, Black Locust, Maple and White Ash. Comfortable lawn chairs are everywhere so you can relax and enjoy the comings and goings of the waterfront or watch the migratory birds who also call this “home”.

So grab your suitcases and head for the coast. You won’t be sorry you chose Shorewood House for your Nova Scotia vacation!

But – take care not to be too captivated by the relaxed pace of life, beautiful scenery and convenience of town living, for once you have found Shelburne – Nova Scotia’s best-undiscovered destination – you won’t want to leave!

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1875 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 2: 1 double


          • Bedroom 3: 1 double


          • Bedroom 4: 1 twin/ single


          • The Master bedroom is 13' x 13' feet and has a Queen size bed, large closet and lovely bay window. The second bedroom is 12' x 11' with a double bed, large closet & bay window. The third bedroom is 14' x 11' with a double bed, large closet and looks out over the spacious yard. The fourth bedroom is 11' x 9' with a single bed, suitable for a child....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub


          • Bathroom 2: toilet

            Laundry area...moreless

          • The main floor bath doubles as the laundry room and has toilet, sink, washer & dryer. The second floor bath has a jetted tub with shower, toilet & sink....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            The spacious eat-in kitchen (22' x 15') has french doors leading to the living room, which in turn leads to the covered porch. It also has double doors leading to the wrap around deck....moreless

          • Dining:

            The dining room (13' x 15') can be made intimate for a romantic dinner for two or the table can be expanded to easily seat 10 (or more!)....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Some condiments & paper goods...moreless

          • Stove:


          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 10 people


          • Living Room:

            The comfortable living room (13' x 14') is equipped with a flat screen 'Apple' TV and stereo system. There is a collection of DVDs to suit most interests....moreless

          • Heating
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board


          • Television:


          • DVD Player
          • Video Library
          • Stereo
          • Music Library
          • Games
          • Books
          • Toys


              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Covered side porch and wrap-around rear deck with many Muskoka chairs, tables & footstools....moreless

              • Water Sports Gear:

                Sailing Lessons available at the Yacht Club...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Double lot with mature native trees....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Double BBQ with 2 tanks...moreless


              • Historic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

                  • Water View:

                    Views of Shelburne Harbour from Virtually every room....moreless


                  • Churches
                  • Tennis
                  • Golf
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Sailing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Shelling
                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Museums
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Marina
                  • Library
                  • Swimming
                  • Hiking


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                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Aug 30 - Oct 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  C$1,200 C$3,900
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  C$1,450 C$4,500
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Taxes Not included


                  $545.00 deposit on confirmation of reservation ($500.00 deposit and $45.00 non-refundable damage deposit)

                  Balance 90 days prior to reservation

                  Damage Deposit is non-refundable (covers insurance in lieu of a larger refundable deposit)

                  Full amount at time of booking if within 90 days of the reservation

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                  Last updated: 09/05/2014
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                  200 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  90 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ferry
                  2 Kilometres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  15 Kilometres
                  Nearest Beach

                  Car: Recommended

                  Take a Harbour Tour on Brown Eyed Girl. Pack a picnic & explore McNutts Island or Island Provincial Park. Visit our 3 museum locations. Dine at our award winning restaurants. Enjoy live entertainment at the Osprey Centre. Walk our miles of spectacular beaches.


                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 2012

                  About: We are pleased to have you visit Shelburne for a taste of the home we love. We are a family of sailors and have been cruising the East Coast of North America for the past 10 years (and 50,000 miles). Several years ago we first visited Shelburne en-route to Cape Breton and the Bras d’Or Lakes. After a rough, cold, foggy crossing from Cape Cod, Shelburne Harbour opened up to us. The fog lifted, the temperature rose and the seas abated. Once ashore, the yacht club welcomed us and it seemed everyone in town smiled and greeted us as we wandered the shops and museums of the Historic Properties. The unique waterfront reflects the roots of Atlantic Canada; its culture, its economy and its proud heritage. For us, it was love-at-first-sight.

                  Why Shelburne:
                  The more we returned to Shelburne, the more we liked it; good shopping, fresh lobster, theatre, outstanding restaurants and the warmest, friendliest people anywhere. A few years later we bought this house. Shorewood is in the heart of Shelburne with access to all the amenities yet has water views from every room in the house, spacious grounds with magnificent trees and abundant bird-life. It truly has the best of everything. Oh, we are still sailing for as much of the year as possible but whenever we can’t be on the water, you’ll find us here. We have furnished and decorated the house with mementos and souvenirs of our travels. We hope you’ll enjoy them too but will appreciate their value and delicacy. They mean a lot to us. We hope you’ll enjoy Shorewood as much as we do and during your stay we wish you Blue skies, Fair winds, Good times and Great friends. Maeve & Bradd

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Shorewood is located in the heart of Shelburne's renouned 'Historic District' surrounded by homes and shops from the 18th and 19th centuries. It has views of the harbour from virtually every window and within an easy stroll of fine restaurants, theatre and shopping. Festivals abound in the summer from Lobsterfest to Founders Days to the Whirligig Festival there's always something to do. The house has been totally renovated for comfort and convenience while maintaining the ambiance of the Confederation era.

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                  • Shorewood House

                    Shorewood House

                  • Back Deck

                    Back Deck

                  • Living Room

                    Living Room

                  • Dining Room

                    Dining Room

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • Third Bedroom

                    Third Bedroom

                  • Upstairs Hall

                    Upstairs Hall

                  • Kitchen


                  • Kitchen


                  • Staircase


                  • Second floor bath

                    Second floor bath

                  • Shelburne Harbour

                    Shelburne Harbour

                  • Back Yard

                    Back Yard

                  • Entrance


                  • Living Room

                    Living Room

                  • Dining Room

                    Dining Room

                  • Second Bedroom

                    Second Bedroom

                  • Small Bedroom

                    Small Bedroom

                  • Eat in Kitchen

                    Eat in Kitchen

                  • Kitchen


                  • Entry Hall

                    Entry Hall

                  • Main floor bath & laundry

                    Main floor bath & laundry

                  • Second floor bath

                    Second floor bath

                  • Roseway Beach

                    Roseway Beach

                  VRBO #467081

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, March 27, 2014

                  C$172 - C$208 per night (CAD)

                  4 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 7

                  View calendar: Updated 09/05/14
                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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