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Sunrise at Sol Point with High Speed Internet and 4 Kayaks!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Welcome to Sunrise at Sol Point.

We have been awarded a 4 1/2 star rating by CanadaSelect for a superior accomodations.

Located on one of the most scenic stretches of coastline in the Maritimes, Sunrise at Sol Point will exceed your expectations in both comfort and incredible bold ocean views.

This converted and fully renovated former fish plant is perched on a cliff directly on the edge of the ocean. So close to the water is the house that at high tide the water actually laps the foundation piers the house sits on. It is located in the authentic working fishing village of West Dover just 3 miles from Peggy's Cove.

The house borders the Peggy's Cove preservation area that offers unspoiled beauty. There are no houses from here to the village of Peggy's Cove and the coastline has been protected from any future development.

A major Hollywood motion picture 'The weight of water' with Sean Penn was filmed here, including some scenes right inside the old boathouse still standing on our property.

The property is located down a long driveway off a dead end road away from all traffic. The only passers by you will see are the local fishermen who still go out every day in their boats to check their lobster traps and fish nets set just off the coast. These fishing boats steam by just 30-60 feet from the living room windows.

The house is large and has 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. There are oak hardwood floors throughout.

All the bedrooms have queen size beds. There are no stairs to climb as all the rooms are on the same level.

The kitchen is well layed out and roomy. The counters are finished with granite. All cooking utensils are supplied and you will be able to prepare any meal from frozen dinners to locally caught lobsters.

There is a very large oak table that provides comfortable seating for 8 in the dining part of the livingroom.

The living/dining room which is open to the kitchen is huge. Almost 1,000 square feet in size with a 17 foot high vaulted ceiling surrounded on 3 sides by large windows. This gives you the feeling of living outdoors. The view covers 270 degrees of nothing but water, un-inhabited islands and breaking waves in the distance.

The only other homes you can see from inside ore the ones across the harbour in East Dover close to a mile away. Enjoy the panoramic ocean views while seated in the comfortable living room furniture. There are even super soft blankets to cuddle up in if it gets cool.

Please contact us for additional pictures.

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Wilco van den Burg
Member since: 2006
Speaks: dutch
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Calendar last updated:
July 11, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

October 2007

When we walked in the door, our mouths fell to the floor. We were awe-struck. The pictures and the write-up do not do this place justice. We marvelled at the house and its understated beauty and then we marvelled at the spectacular scenery, magnificient sunsets and fierce storm which was blessed with a full rainbow afterwards.

All this was underscored by the caretakers, Frida and Lawrence, who took care of our stay with warmth and respect and down-home friendliness.

I wished we could stay longer and imagined taking our family and grandchildren here.

I am leaving wanting more and more and more.

Thank you,
Dec 2007
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West Dover House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (4)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Sunrise at Sol Point with High Speed Internet and 4 Kayaks!
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
Buffalo, NY, USA

A gem on the Nova Scotia coast

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, together with 3 other couples, rented Sunrise at Sol Point for a week this summer. We all had high expectations and these were greatly surpassed. The gorgeous home is even better than described, and the lovely pictures don't do the property justice. It is spacious, clean, and wonderfully equipped with new stainless steel appliances (including a wine fridge!). The views are spectacular. The building has been lovingly rebuilt to resemble the original fish plant, so it fits the local ecology to a tee. There's lots to do in the area - we spent happy days hiking, sightseeing (Peggy's Cove is next door; Halifax, Grand Pre, and Lunenburg are easy drives), cycling and kayaking. We enjoyed seeing bald eagles, seals, herons, and other wildlife. We would definitely recommend this spot to all who love spectacular coastal settings and the highest quality accommodations. And by the way, there is a cable internet connection that was not advertised, so came to us as a pleasant suprise.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home with incredible views!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 6 women just spend 5 wonderful days at this incredible home. Our group had such a great time. The house is so spacious - so much room to gather together as a group, we never felt crowded or cramped. The large kitchen was well equipped. The views were amazing! Waking up every morning to watch the sunrise and see the fisherman go out on their boats. It is even better in person than the pictures shown. We just can't say enough positive things about this house. The owners and caretaker were also great to work with - friendly and responsive.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wadesboro, NC USA

Amazing Views at Sunrise at Sol Point

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 6 enjoyed a wonderful week at Sunrise at Sol Point. The views so amazing. The home sits on the edge of the water and provides a 270 degree panorama of the water and rocky coast. The home is comfortable and the open living area provides the great seating for converation and relaxation Our group enjoyed the easy drives to Halifax, Mahone Bay, and Lunenburg. These were great day trips which included tours and a sunset cruise in Lunenburg. Peggy's Cove is less than ten minutes from the home. Pictures simply are not adequate . The home and surroundings are 5 star.

The caretakers Lawrence and Frieda live nearby and were most hospitable and attentive.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super location, Super Home!

  • 5 of 5

We chose Sunrise at Sol Point for our family vacation after reviewing many different properties on Home & Away and other sites.

The previous reviews were all extremely positive which brought it to our attention more readily.

Well, it did not disappoint. Simply an amazing home with all amenities you would want for a vacation on the east coast. The four kayaks and life jackets were an added treat and well used during our 10 day stay.

A five minute drive to Peggy's Cove, lots of little islands to kayak to and around, about 30 minute drive to downtown Halifax - all good.

We barbecued and did most of our meals in the well equipped kitchen.

The living room easily accommodated our five adults and two children and the four bedrooms are all roomy enough for comfort, especially the master bedroom with huge ensuite bathroom.

We will be back for another east coast vacation and to Sunrise at Sol Point.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little bit of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with all the amenities you could ever want. Everything in this home is top of the line. I enjoy cooking so for me the kitchen was to die for. Our four teenage grandchildren

were thrilled to be there during the hurricane, not too happy with losing our lights but that

was to be expected.

A special thanks to caretakers Frida and Lawrence for all their help.

Hope to return again.


The Kennedy's

July 2014

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sunrise at Sol Point is the Best

  • 5 of 5

We stayed three nights at Sunrise at Sol Point and absolutely loved this home. The location on the water was incredible with the most fabulous views. Sunrise in the morning was breath-taking. The house was beautifully furnished and completely equipped from the kitchen with everything you could imagine to the bathrooms with soaps, shampoos, and blow dryers. We were totally spoiled and wished we lived close enough to come back often. We highly recommend Sunrise at Sol Point.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

All reservations are confirmed first come first served.
Maximum occupancy is 8 people including children.
We will not make any exceptions to either the minimum stay or maximum occupancy. Thank you for your understanding.

We require half the rent amount plus a $250.00 Damage Deposit in order to confirm a reservation. The balance will be due no later than 7 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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