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Cherish the stillness while sipping your morning coffee. Take in the majestic scenery where the Atlantic Ocean meets the LaHave River. Savour spectacular sunsets over the LaHave Islands from the south-west facing patio. Curl up with a good book or plug in your favourite playlist; enjoy your vacation!
Whitecaps Retreat is a vacation home that offers peaceful seclusion with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. This hidden gem is nestled within a mature hardwood forest which was once cultivated as farmland. Walking the property you will see historical remnants of stonewalls and deer grazing in the old apple orchard overlooking Creaser’s Cove. The landscape, seascape and wildlife offer an exquisite sensory experience; a perfect spot if you are looking to get away from it all.
The home is custom built, designed specifically for vacation getaways (please see the floor plan for further details). The décor has a mix of modern and traditional rustic appeal. It is meant to be a vacation home you can share with family and friends or a retreat for renewing and restoring energy.
Whitecaps property is on the Kraut Point peninsula stretching from Creaser’s Cove on the east to the sandy beach at low tide on the west. From the crest in the middle of the property there are panoramic views of the ocean on 3 sides. Creaser’s Cove is known for its deep waters, a favourite spot among sailors. The Creaser’s Cove side of Whitecaps is the best location for launching kayaks, paddle boards, and other small water crafts while the west side is perfect for beachcombing, walks, and swimming.
This region of Nova Scotia is known for its warm waters where the LaHave River meets the Atlantic Ocean. During low tide, explore the private beach surrounding Whitecaps. A warm beach with shallow sand bars is a rare experience on the East Coast (see photos and videos of our girls playing on the beach last summer). If it’s surf you are looking for, Hirtle's and Kingsburg beaches are mere minutes away.
We are located 15 minutes from Lunenburg, a World Heritage UNESCO site and home of the Bluenose II sailing schooner. In the town you will find restaurants, galleries, a museum, quaint book stores and charming shops near the waterfront. The LaHave ferry is a 5 minute drive from Whitecaps. The cable ferry takes you to the well known LaHave Bakery. Park your car and take the ferry across or drive on board to explore the south side of the LaHave River.
Attractions/ Adventures in the Area
- Riverport Duathlon
- Ovens Sea Caves
- Beaches: Hirtles, Crescent, Rissers
- Petite Riviere Vinyard (cross on the ferry)
- Sea Kayaking
- Hiking Gaff Point
- Seasonal Festivals
- And many more!