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Comfortable detached family house

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps up to 9

Our holiday home is comfortable and quiet with a spacious 3/4 acre open garden and private sun deck. Situated in a small friendly community near long sandy beaches (good surfing facilities) and with nearby access to lakes and forest walks, yet convenient for all the amenities of the Halifax and Dartmouth metro area - shopping, cinemas, restaurants, bowling etc.

25 minutes from Halifax International airport.

Nigel Kerridge
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 1, 2017


Porters Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom -
    Bathroom -
  • 1 x Ensuite/main Bathroom 1 x Shower/WC/Utility Room
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • 1 x Master Bedroom ensuite 1 x Double Bedroom 1 x Twin Bedroom 1 x Single Bedroom 1 x Den with double sofabed 1 x cot
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The house is 'split level' with mezzanine front entrance - family room (with wood burner), 2 bedrooms and WC/shower/utility room on lower level; living room, dining room, kitchen and three bedrooms, en suite bathroom on upper level. All linen including towels provided. Cable TV/Broadband Internet installed complete with computer. 3 bicycles provided. Gardens chairs and hammock available for use on the sundeck plus beach chairs and barbecue for taking out on picnics. Children's climbing frame in back garden. Large detached double garage.


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Comfortable detached family house
average rating of 3.5 based on 4 reviews

A Great Disappointment, unfortunately.

  • 1 of 5

This property was much less expensive than the one we stayed in on PEI the week previously, so I was fairly sure it would not meet the same standards, but was willing to accept it on the basis of value for money. However, it was apparent immediately that we would need to find somewhere else. The furniture and fittings are old and tired, worn out and dated. That would not matter if they were clean, but the smell and dampness of the house indicated otherwise. Curtains were hanging off their rails, carpets were stained, and we washed all crockery and cutlery before using it during the time we were there (less than 24 hours).I understand that the fridge (which did not work) has now been replaced. Bed linen was old and did not fit properly - fitted sheets sprang off the unprotected mattress; drawers still had debris left behind by former occupants, and the (two) new pillows I had requested were not enough for the four of us! The beds and carpets should probably be replaced and the whole house re-decorated before next season to ensure a better quality of accommodation than presently. The owner has responded sympathetically to our concerns, I am happy to say, and we are hopeful of some redress, but I cannot recommend this house in its current condition.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: as a owner I should have realised when this guest requested what my pillow replacement policy was. This customer informed me she had been let down by other renters-I wonder why?. The house is not a show house and if your intentions are to spend your vacation in one then its not for you. My intentions are to provide a tidy,economic base which has all the essentials but only covers my costs ie property tax,electric,phone,internet etc Yes the fridge part of the fridge freezer had broken and if the lady had reported it then a new one would have been delivered.The following guest did report and a new one was installed.I made a payment of $110 to cover any food items they may have bought on first arrival which they accepted.
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House with home with benefits on vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house is 15 min from Dartmouth and Halifax and a rental car is needed in order to get around as there is not too much activity in the location of the house.

The house is big and enough space for a group of 7 to 8 people.

The air conditioning is not functioning properly - so in hot days it is a bit uncomfortable.

Located in a peaceful and quite neighborhood the house provides the comfort of home.

It has all the required items once needs for cooking, laundry etc. This is what we found very comforting. Heating in the house works perfectly in every room of the house.

Recommended for everyone who wants to be in Dartmouth and wants the benefits of having your own home on vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, well equipped

  • 4 of 5

The house was very spacious and warm when needed. It had most things you would need away from home.

If I was to criticise anything it would be that the lounge furniture was somewhat dated and mismatched - but you're only sitting in it so it's not a major issue.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Très beau séjour

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons séjourné à Mineville NS une semaine. La maison est grande et confortable (nous étions 4 adultes, 2 adolescents et un enfant). Chacun avait sa chambre. C'est la campagne et la tranquilité. 2 suggestions: travailler sur l'humidité de la maison (odeur désagréable), et il n'y a pas de dépanneur à proximité. Propriétaire très ouvert et sympathique. Les accomodations très pratiques et fonctionnelles (laveuse sécheuse, lave vaisselle, etc.).

Merci pour ce beau séjour.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Porter's Lake
Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Ideally situated in a friendly community surrounded by woodland with local lake access, walks 'on the doorstep' and a large community playground/park area for children of all ages. The nearest beach is just 4 kms away and it is just 10 mins drive to the Cole Harbour/Dartmouth shopping malls, library and leisure centre (and ferry to Halifax).

Other Activities: canoeing/kayaking, ice-skating


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $23.97

Booking dates are flexible and amendments to the rates can be made accordingly.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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