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Magnificent Oceanfront Retreat on 100 private acres overlooking bays and islands

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Celebrate, retreat, workshop, 5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, sleeps 12+, full laundry.

This grand cliffside retreat is perched high above surging Fundy and Saint Mary's Bays on Petite Passage in East Ferry. Escape to a private gated 100 acre peninsula on the ocean's edge. Seals, osprey, bald eagles, dolphins, and even an occasional whale will greet you each day. Relax and entertain from a gourmet kitchen with Jenn-aire range, eat-at bar, open concept dining and living rooms featuring a massive fieldstone fireplace and a soaring window wall framing panoramic views of Petit Passage, Long Island, and St. Mary's Bay. Lounge on the deck or retreat to the shaded covered porch overlooking the surf below. Refresh yourselves in stone tiled baths with full laundry. Sleeps 12, with plenty of room for family and friends. Sandy beaches for beachcombing and a freshwater lake with picnic areas are just a short drive. Catch fresh fish for dinner, gather mussels at low tide, or buy lobster and seafood from a local lobsterman. Interested in organizing a team building retreat, workshop, or hands on private cooking classes with fresh local ingredients? Call Chris at 1-207-653-3163 and leave a message and number for callback. Avoid phishing, DO NOT send or wire money to anyone you haven't spoken to directly...for ANY reason, ESPECIALLY if they assure you it's perfectly safe! We look forward to serving your maritime vacation needs!

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Chris Toy

Owner

1-207-653-3163

Welcome to the perfect private oceanfront setting : Your private, gated 100 acre oceanfront peninsula awaits you and up to 9 invited guests for an unforgettable Nova Scotia holiday, celebration, meeting or reunion. This contemporary luxury estate is designed to provide expansive views of St. Mary's Bay, Petit Passage, Long Island, and Fundy Bay. It has been host to reunions, retreats, corporate meetings, family reunions, special birthdays (a 90th year celebration!), Thanksgiving (Canadian and American), Labor Day, and even a few small weddings! It comfortably sleeps 10 people with plenty of room inside and outside for everyone to gather or for everyone to get away from one another for some quiet reflection and relaxation. Although there is not a sandy beach on the property there are several nearby, perfect for beachcombing for treasures to take home to remember your maritime vacation.

When you're ready to explore you will have miles of woodland trails and the rocky shores of the property. Nearby you'll have access to sandy beaches for swimming and beach combing, whale watching, fresh seafood markets and restaurants, and world class birding.

We look forward to being your personal connection for a wonderful maritime vacation!

Please note that we rent by the week during the high season from July - August.

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Chris Toy

Review from Jill in ME: Dear Chris,

Just got back from a week at the house, I'm all ready for work to begin. Drifting off to sleep to the sound of the waves after a day of exploring along the rocks, visiting with the seals, whale watching, or just watching the sun set and the moon rise was just perfect! The memories will keep me until my next vacation. Reserve the third week in July for me for next year.

Thanks again,

Jill

Review from Dee Sordillo in MA: I've re-read my journal - and my memory and my recorded word match. Both my husband and I were speechless on first seeing the location. We arrived in the dead of night and found the rooms warm and very welcoming, immaculate and every comfort item covered. But - the best awaited til morning. The spectacular view takes your breath away Every morning the same vantage point gives a totally different view and feel. My pictures cannot express the beauty. Enjoy - Enjoy - Enjoy Dee Sordillo

P.S

If you are a seafood lover, especially haddock - you'll think you are in heaven.

More Details

Owner
Chris
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2017

About Chris

There's nothing quite as satisfying as sharing things you love with those you love. Great places, great food, great times, with great people. That's what Seal Point is all about!

Oh, about me...I am an educator and educational consultant. I teach educational leadership, teambuilding and cooking. You can learn more about me at christoy.net. Or you can friend me on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/christoy.net

Chris purchased this house in 2005

Why Chris chose Digby

Location location location! Because of where it is...At the end of the mainland. The house was specifically designed to maximize the location. When you sit in the great room, in the dining room, on the deck, or even as you open your eyes in the morning, you'll see and hear the ocean...every day. At night you'll see the stars, and if the moon is out you'll see it's reflection on the water...That is, when you look away from the crackling fire in the massive fireplace defined by its solid hand hewn timber mantle salvaged from an historic barn.

What makes this house unique

A gated entry to the private peninsula. Your own seal colony just steps away, private forest paths along the rocky seaside cliffs, a gourmet kitchen, huge dining area that comfortably seats everyone plus a lucky guest or two, an even larger deck, and enough space so everyone can be together or alone as they choose. We've even seen a whale or two from the deck swimming along Petite Passage among the dolphins and seals.

Amenities

Digby House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Be sure to follow the posted instructions for separation and disposal of garbage and trash. Failure to do so will result in loss of deposit.
  • Please be sure to clean and cover the BBQ grill after using it.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • first floor bath and laundry - toilet , half bath with full laundry
    second floor bath - toilet , tub , shower , shower and slipper tub
    first floor full bath - toilet , shower , tiled walk in glass block shower
  • Each floor has a full bath. The first floor full bath has a large walk in glass block and stone tiled shower. The half bath on the first floor has a full sized washer and dryer. The second floor bath has a stone lined shower and a slipper tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • first floor king - 1 king , ocean view
    first floor queen - 1 queen , forest view
    second floor queen - 1 queen , ocean view
    second floor full - 1 double , ocean view
    second floor full - 2 double , ocean view
  • All bedrooms have large closets, bureaus, and night stands. Each is large enough to have comfortable sitting areas. Four bedrooms have ocean views. One has a peaceful woodland view.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There are private nature trails along the shore that will take you to the seal colony and ocean. These are deer trails and are not suitable for very small children, unchaperoned pre-adolescents or infirm adults. There are three sandy beaches within a ten minute drive. There is a fresh water beach and picnic area located at a provincial park about 15 minutes away. There are several good places to fish nearby. Petit Passage Whale Watching is literally minutes away. The cafe has great chowder and fresh seafood. Brier Island Nature preserve is nearby Balance Rock nature trail is very close by as well. The historic towns of Digby, Annapolis Royal, and Yarmouth are short day-trips featuring public gardens, restaurants and shops. The owners have prepared an updated three ring binder of brochures and menus for renters use.

Reviews

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Magnificent Oceanfront Retreat on 100 private acres overlooking bays and islands
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews
5

Great, clean house with amazing property and view!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to spend our first week ever in Nova Scotia! The house was clean, ready and came with plenty of recommendations and instructions on how to make the most of our stay. Lots of space for parents, kids and teenagers to spend time alone and great areas for coming together to hang out. The porch was a religious experience. Every room comes with a great view and we didn't even mind a few days of fog because it just made the sunshine that much more spectacular. Communication was great and we LOVED the privacy. All the luxuries of home in a spot surrounded by the wonders of nature. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you and your family enjoyed your time at Seal Point House! It really is a magical place. Hope to see you next year. The seals, eagles, and whales will be waiting!
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Ottawa, ON, Canada
4

Family Reunion at Seal Point

  • 4 of 5

Nice house, great location right on the water. Big open concept kitchen, dining room, family room can easily accommodate a large . A huge veranda with an incredible view can also accommodate 10 to 12 people easily. The house was clean and it was a very smooth move in and move out with easy access to a house keeper for some problem issues.

There were a few problems, not having access to a BBQ was problematic for us since we were depending on it for meal preparation. Wifi was very spotty, ice maker was broken, some of the cookware and utensils need to be replaced.

In case someone asks, access to the path which leads to the seal colony is located on the right of the house when looking at it from the water. The trail head is marked with a buoy hanging on a post.

Overall it was a good experience, I would do a return stay and will recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

A nice family getaway.

  • 3 of 5

The property is lovely, and being a bit outside of Digby was also great. It felt totally removed and because of that, on clear nights, the stars were the most spectacular that any of us had ever seen.

We enjoyed the open layout of the house, the huge deck, and the stunning views.

That being said, there were thing that weren't perfect.

The supply of basic kitchen utensils, like cutting boards was poor, and the cleaning detail was spotty. We spent a fair bit of time cleaning, redoing laundry, and organizing the home once we got there.

Most notably, there were NO window coverings upstairs at all, which made putting little ones down for mid day naps, or sleeping in impossible. Bring your sleeping masks!

Having more than one hair dryer for a house sleeping 11, would have also been nice.

Overall though, it was a wonderful experience, we just think there could be a few easy tweaks that could make the home a better rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback. We'll be sure to add more hair dryers and some curtains upstairs. We'll check with housekeeping to see if the clothes washer is in good working order. Glad to hear the location worked well for you and your family.
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Brockport, NY
5

Amazing vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

The house is absolutely beautiful! Exactly as described. The views are stunning and it is totally private. Our family of 6 - 2 adults and 4 children - had a wonderful time. We saw eagles and seals right in front of the house. The boys went fishing almost every day and gathered fresh mussels and clams right in front of the house. We went on a whale watch (leaves from the dock about 5 minutes away) and saw 12 whales! You even get up pretty close to them. Horseback riding was only about an hour away and the town of Digby is about a 35 - 40 minute drive. There are some cute little restaurants and shops along with a couple of grocery stores and banking right in Digby. You can also get fresh scallops in Digby and lobsters right from the dock by the house. There are lots of places to go hiking and a nice sand beach about 15 minutes away. The house is very well equipped and the beds are very comfortable. We would definitely recommend this house and will return for sure! Chris is awesome to work with and will answer any questions quickly. Thanks for a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Seal Point House! The whales, seals, and eagles will be waiting for your next visit!
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5

Beautuful Spot

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, my four children (Edmonton, NYC, Uxbridge, Dartmouth), their three spouses, and my 9 grandchildren spent 6 days at this beautiful spacious house. Enjoyed the walk to Seal Point several times - always plenty of seals to watch. View is amazing! Balancing rock a short ferry ride away. This house has all the facilities you may require, never ran out of dishes or glasses. Thanks for a very enjoyable family reunion.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Philadelphia, PA
5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

After a drive down a dirt road, we were pleasantly surprised to find this beautiful home overlooking St. Mary's Bay. If you are looking for peace, quiet, and beautiful sunsets this is the place for you. The house is large, nicely appointed and taken care of.

A few mornings the house was surrounded by puffy fog but after driving a few miles (to about Sandy Cove), the fog lifted and we found a sunny day awaiting us. The ferry to Long Island and Balancing Rock is very close by and don't forget to take the next ferry to Brier's Island and a very picturesque lighthouse. There is a very good whale watch outfit here, too. About 30 miles away is Digby and scallops, scallops, scallops. Wonderful!

I highly recommend this home for anyone interested in total relaxation. Whether you use it as a base to travel the area or prop up your feet on the deck and read or watch the tides come in and recede, this is a wonderful home.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very pleased you enjoyed the house and the grounds and look forward to serving your coastal vacation plans in the future! Thank you for visiting Seal Point House.
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Map

Petite Passage Whale Watch & Cafe
Lavena's Catch Cafe
Boardwalk Cafe
Ye Olde Towne Pub
annapolis royal historic garden
Guy's Frenchys
"We always check in at Guy's Frenchys to see what cool vintage clothing they have out. The st..."
Dockside Restaurant and Bar
"The Fundy is a reasonably good restaurant with a nice view of the harbor. There is also a ni..."
Port Royal National Historic Site
Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
Halifax
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
LaVena's Catch
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Digby
Nearest Train
200 Kilometres
Halifax
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Petite Passage Whale Watch Cafe
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Sandy Cove
Car: necessary

So many ways to enjoy a Maritime vacation from your amazing private oceanfront estate!

Catch fresh fish, gather fresh mussels, buy lobsters and scallops from local fishermen, go to nearby restaurants, or cook in the gourmet kitchen. Explore tide pools for days. Curious seals will be watching! Beach combing is 15 minutes away at three sandy beaches. A fresh water beach is close by. Brier Island has world class birding. At Balance Rock nature trail, see the house across the bay from the observation deck! Theater, golf, shopping, restaurants, historic sites, and public gardens are day trips to Digby and Annapolis Royal. Each season enjoy Digby Scallop Days, Bear River Cherry Festival, and Acadian Festivals. At the end of the day visit with friends by the fire, watch the moon over the bay, curl up with a book, or drift off to the sound of surf. With plenty of room for 12 there's space for family events as well as quiet privacy.

Come stay a while and collect a lifetime of memories!

Other Activities: whale watching, birding, eco-tourism, amazing sunsets

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Rate is in USD

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.