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Century Old Hillside Estate with Breath Taking Views and *Private Beach Access*

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Last updated: 10/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Mahone Bay house description

Come stay at the Commodore House est. in 1899. Named after its previous owner, Commodore Williams Prine Hayes. Enjoy the century old estate grounds including it own orchard, grapes, many other varieties of plants and tress. Our home has just finished a three year renovation of the entire home finished in June 2013. Our 13 room house has everything to make your stay perfect! Fully equipped kitchen with new stainless steel appliances including a double oven for making those special family meals. There are five decks to sit back and enjoy the 330 ft. wide view, BBQ and spend that quality time with your family and friends. No need to travel to the beach, there is a small, private sandy beach across the quiet street. Shopping is nearby with quaint small local shops including local jams, fresh breads and the famous fish market. Many five star Restaurants in Chester and Lunenburg to leave you with the ultimate seafood experience and many local favorites.

There is so much to do here....walk the 4 acre landscaped grounds, visits the many local museums, whale watching, beaches, many festivals throughout the year, church suppers, car ferry ride, fishing, deep sea fishing kayaking, bird watching, scenic drives on the water, local evening theater, so much more.

Property Type

  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Minimum age 25...moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


              • Bedroom 3: 1 king


              • Bedroom 4: 1 queen


              • Bedroom 5: 1 queen


              • Bedroom 6: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                The is a queen size futon bed in it's own room....moreless

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                New bedroom with en suite on main floor...moreless

              • Three of the bedrooms have been renovated with one full ensuite. The futon queen bed is in the upper sun room. All beds are new and very comfortable. ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower


              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                ensuite off downstairs master...moreless

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


              Other Amenities

                  • ***We get many requests for weddings but unfortunately we are UNABLE to accept bookings for weddings or large gatherings. Maximum capacity is 11 adults and/or children. Thank you....moreless


                  • Games
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Television
                  • Video Library:

                    20 Videos including some children's movies...moreless


                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions


                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Festivals
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Babysitter
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Photography
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Beach View
                  • Beachfront:

                    Owner has beach access across the street...moreless

                  • Ocean View
                  • Oceanfront
                  • Water View
                  • Waterfront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Spelunking
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Wind-Surfing


                  • Dining:

                    There is a 6ft. folding table stored under one of the beds for use if required. This table can be used as an extension to the main dining table to seat up to 12. ...moreless

                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 6 people


                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                    exercise bike, yoga video/mat, free weights...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking:

                    There is lots of parking....moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    There are approximately 6 beach towels for use....moreless

                  • Washing Machine


                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher:

                    New Stainless Steel...moreless

                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator:

                    New Stainless Steel with ice dispenser...moreless

                  • Stove:

                    New Stainless Steel Double oven...moreless

                  • Toaster


                  • Deck / Patio:

                    There are five decks around the whole house to enjoy the magnificent views....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    We have many gardens and sprawling acreage to explore....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    New BBQ with a backup propane tank so you never run out....moreless

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional


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                      from 5 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Sep 28 - Oct 31, 2014
                      3 night min stay

                      Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                      3 night min stay

                      Dec 20 - Jan 4, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      Jan 5 - May 15, 2015
                      3 night min stay

                      May 16 - Jun 19, 2015
                      3 night min stay

                      Jun 20 - Sep 11, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      Sep 12 - Nov 1, 2015
                      3 night min stay


                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Taxes Included


                      There is a $100 cleaning fee and a $250 REFUNDABLE damage deposit which will be returned within 2-3 days if nothing is missing or broken. Check out time is 11:00am and check in time is 3:00pm.

                      Accept e-transfer, money order, paypal

                      50% due upon booking (refundable if requested within 60 days of first day stay) balance due 30 days prior to stay.

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

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                      Last updated: 10/20/2014
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                      If you've ever mentioned Mahone Bay to anyone that has visited they'll say, 'Oh I love Mahone Bay.' We are sure you'll agree. You will find Mahone Bay directly on the scenic 'Lighthouse Route' , following a coast that looks out to over 365 islands, one for every day of the year! It is only an hour and a half drive from the Halifax airport and about the same from New York and Boston! But that's by plane, of course. Steeped in nautical history and even a little piratical intrigue the town's habour is carved out of Nova Scotia's craggy South Shore. Protected waters and magnificent views make it a popular sailing, kayaking, cycling and hiking destination. Charming eateries & specialty stores make it a popular shopping destination. Whether you come for a day, a weekend, a season or a lifetime Mahone Bay will leave an impression, and a good one at that!

                      Other attractions:

                      Bluenose II

                      The original Bluenose was designed by William Roué and built by the Smith and Rhuland Shipyard in Lunenburg. She was launched at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia on March 26, 1921, as both a working fishing schooner and a racing ship. This was in response to a Nova Scotian ship's defeat in the International Fishermen's Race for working schooners established by the Halifax Herald newspaper in 1920

                      Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

                      The breath-taking Lunenburg waterfront is the home of the world-class Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. The Museum commemorates the fishing heritage of the Atlantic coast of Canada. Housed in brightly painted red buildings, with floating vessels at wharfside, the Museum offers a host of attractions, a maritime gift shop and restaurant.

                      Fishermen's Memorial and Tribute

                      On August 25, 1996, The Fishermens' Memorial was unveiled in Lunenburg. It is located on the waterfront between Adams and Knickle and the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. The monument shaped as a compass rose, comprises eight three-sided columns at each compass point. Inscribed on these black granite columns are the names of mariners, primarily fishermen from Lunenburg County who lost their lives at sea from 1890 until the present.

                      Heritage Sites & Architecture

                      The taste and lifestyles of Lunenburg's rich past create a smorgasbord of building styles. In the space of a block or two you'll find a Cape Cod more than two centuries old; a classic Queen Anne Revival; a simple saltbox; a grand Victorian; and a revised-Gothic church! It makes a simple stroll down the streets of Lunenburg an architecture enthusiast's dream


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2010

                      About the owner: We feel in love with this property the first time we laid eyes on it's beautiful grounds and view of the bay. The home had been run down and in need of some major repairs. We have been devoted to this home and property to bring it back to how it would have looked at it's peak. After three years we have named the newly renovated home after one of it's previous owners Williams Prine Hayes to honor his service for our country. Mr. Hayes reached the rank of Commodore in 1954 and also held commands at Royal Military Colllege and at the Royal Roads Miliary College. We love the water and also have beach front vacation properties in Coronado Bay, Panama (2 bedroom + 2 bath condo on 23rd floor) #555325 and in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico (1 bedroom + 1 bath condo on 8th floor) #496423. Contact us if you would like more information on these properties.

                      Why the Owner Chose Mahone Bay:
                      Once you visit the Commodore House you will see why we fell in love with it. The views are breathtaking and the tranquiality surrounding you here provide an instant 'at peace' calming feeling.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Mahone Bay, famous for it's three churches, is a picture perfect place to visit and play. You will never forget your visit to this breath taking part of Nova Scotia.

                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, spanish

                      Guestbook comments from the owner

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                      • Rear view of house and parking

                        Rear view of house and parking

                      • Access to private beach across the street

                        Access to private beach across the street

                      • Living Room and staircase

                        Living Room and staircase

                      • Formal dining with butler's pantry.

                        Formal dining with butler's pantry.

                      • Down stairs bedroom with reading area and ensuite

                        Down stairs bedroom with reading area and ensuite

                      • Small upstairs 'princess bedroom'

                        Small upstairs 'princess bedroom'

                      • Second Upstairs bedroom

                        Second Upstairs bedroom

                      • Ensuite bath with shower

                        Ensuite bath with shower

                      • Welcome to 'The Commodore House' named after Commodore William Prine Hayes.

                        Welcome to 'The Commodore House' named after Commodore William Prine Hayes.

                      • View from any window in front of house

                        View from any window in front of house

                      • New Kitchen with view of Bay.

                        New Kitchen with view of Bay.

                      • Rear Entrance

                        Rear Entrance

                      • Down stairs sun room used as office

                        Down stairs sun room used as office

                      • Vanity area in down stairs master bedroom with pocket door to full bath.

                        Vanity area in down stairs master bedroom with pocket door to full bath.

                      • Second Downstairs bedroom

                        Second Downstairs bedroom

                      • Upstairs bedroom with doorway to sunroom and upper deck.

                        Upstairs bedroom with doorway to sunroom and upper deck.

                      • Upper sun room with deck acess  to the best views of the bay!

                        Upper sun room with deck acess to the best views of the bay!

                      VRBO #481631

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                      This listing was first published here in 2013.

                      Date last modified - Monday, October 20, 2014

                      C$300 - C$400 per night (CAD)

                      5 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 11

                      View calendar: Updated 10/20/14
                      Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                      Member since: 2013
                      Speaks: english, spanish
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