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Stunning Oceanfront Island Home! On Secluded Cove Near Lunenburg. Car-Accessible

Lunenburg, NS, Canada
  • House1400 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps7
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

Classic Home 4 BR ( 2 BR-suite Master), 1 BA, 5 decks, Lg Yard, Views, Sleeps 7

*** POSSIBLY THE MOST SPECTACULAR RENTAL LOCATION ON THE SOUTH SHORE ***

Please view our house tour video! Click on the back arrow to the left of our main picture and then hit play. Or search "Fennel Old House" on YouTube. Also note: To keep our home affordable to Canadians, we've reduced our rates to compensate for the weak Canadian dollar. Our rates are the same as they were two years ago.

Experience Nova Scotia island-living at its finest at the Fennel Old House.

Our renovated, turn-of-the-century home is accessible by car with no need for a ferry or boat. We sit on a spectacular, multi-acre, oceanfront site, just 30-feet from the water. Bordered by woods on three sides, we overlook a picturesque, rocky cove and wide bay beyond. The front deck facing the water is huge and breathtaking… The only house you can see from our front deck is a mile across the bay! Guests have called the 180-degree view of the ocean and islands beyond one of the most amazing they’ve ever seen. Included is a brand new dock where you can tie up a boat, swim off of, lounge on, and view sea life.

Our kitchen has just been renovated (pics coming soon!) It has new cabinets, beautiful Brazilian soapstone counters, new stainless appliances (including a glass-top stove, french door fridge with icemaker, dishwasher, farmhouse sink, and new dimmable, 3-color temperature lighting under the counters. Also comes with a microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, food processor, and quality china and flatware. We wish you happy cooking!

The LaHave Islands: a Unique Destination

From the minute you approach Crescent Beach, a popular 1.2-mile long beach which leads from the mainland out to the LaHave Islands, you know you’ve come to a special place. After driving down the wide beach (or taking the road behind it), you follow a winding road and cross two bridges. You encounter postcard views along every turn -- colorful houses, old fishing wharves, and fishing and pleasure boats passing by. At the end of the road, you’ll find the Fennel Old House.

Convenient Location

We are a seven-minute drive from the Lighthouse Route, which runs the mainland between Halifax and Yarmouth. We’re a half-hour’s drive from Bridgewater, which is the area’s main shopping/restaurant area. We’re a 40-minute drive from the historic seaport of Lunenburg and tourist destination of Mahone Bay, and an hour-and a half's drive southwest of Halifax and the airport (YHZ).

Our property offers charm and privacy, yet is located in a vibrant island community, on the most populated of the two dozen islands which make up the LaHave Islands. We’re also and in an area of the South Shore which has much to offer tourists.

The Outside

Enjoy the outdoors from our sprawling, nicely landscaped yard with flower gardens, 4 sundecks (including a roof deck and deck by the water), floating dock, screen house and screened gazebo perched right on the shore. You can swim off the dock, catch crabs, pick wild blueberries and raspberries, play croquet and badminton, and swing on our tree swing. Or just relax, listening to the seagulls, watching fishing boats in the bay, and viewing deer, seals, otter and blue heron. In the evening, barbecue in the back yard, enjoy spectacular sunsets over the cove, and light a fire in our outdoor fire pit to roast marshmallows.

The Inside

The Fennel Old House can comfortably sleep seven adults in four bedrooms. The master bedroom has a large, attached changing room, which can also accommodate a crib. The other two upstairs bedrooms have three twin beds. A downstairs bedroom has a double bed and adjoins the bathroom.

Our home features large-window views, wood floors, period-moldings, wainscoting, and tongue-in-groove walls throughout the upstairs. Come home from a day at the beach or touring to warm in front of one of two wood stoves. The first floor also has baseboard electric heating with thermostats in each room, and portable, safe, high-powered heaters on the second floor.

Eat your meals at the dining room table while enjoying a wide open view of the cove and bay through a large picture window. The kitchen is fully equipped with an electric stove, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, food processor, quality china and flatware, and much more (we love to cook!). The living room has a 27' TV with limited satellite service, DVD & VCR players, a stereo/CD/tape deck, and mini pool table, and a large book collection of Nova Scotian culture. We provide bedding and towels, other supplies such as toilet paper, and a washer/dryer. Yes, we have WIRELESS internet, and the cell service is good. We do not allow smoking of any kind inside our home.

The Area

Locally, there are many attractions. Half a dozen beaches are within a 10-minute drive, including Risser's Beach Provincial Park, with a fine-sand beach with lifeguards, winding boardwalk along a back marsh, visitor’s center, a snack bar and shower facility. On our island are many quaint paths and roads to walk or bike, a marine museum, community hall, government wharf, a church, and a cemetery. On nearby Crescent Beach, people love to park their cars on the beach, walk their dogs, surf, kite-board, stroll the beach at sunrise and sunset, and of course, swim!

Several fishermen and their families still live on the islands, some who will take visitors out fishing or on island tours (ask us). Locals also love to share their community's history through casual encounters along the road and at events like the Monday morning coffee hour, serving the best home-made scones and sticky buns you’ve ever tasted – really. The community hall also hosts guest lectures and other events.

Along the Lighthouse Route on the mainland are lots of craft and antique shops, artist studios, restaurants, museums, and historical sites (like Fort Point Museum in LaHave, where the French first landed in Canada in 1604). You can take in musical events, county fairs, farmers’ markets, art shows, ox pulls, movies, theater and more. For sporting activities, you can rent kayaks, golf at several courses, go horseback riding, rock climb, wind surf, para-sail, and enjoy the resort at White Point Beach, where you can get a day pass to use the pools, yard games, and boats.

Don't miss the most famous bakery in Nova Scotia, the LaHave Bakery (15 minutes away), where you can sit down in its quaint dining area and enjoy an amazing breakfast or lunch. Another guest favorite is 'The Ovens,' which is a series of ocean caves accessible by wooded walkways, where the waves pound in and out. At Ross Farm, children will love to see a “working” farm where they still raise animals and grow crops. And bake sales and lobster suppers in community halls all over the area are delicious!

A Quality Rental Experience

We've been renting our homes for 20 years to people from places as far away as Germany and Hong Kong. We strive to make our guests' stays completely enjoyable. After you reserve, we will mail you driving instructions, information about the house, and things to do in the area. The house will be thoroughly cleaned before your arrival and if something should occur during your stay, we have a handyman on standby and a variety of service specialists who should be able to fix any problems quickly. We also provide excellent communication by phone and email prior to and during your stay.

Our Rates

Our rental rates are priced similarly to other higher-end Nova Scotia oceanfront homes. The cost and the minimum nights we require vary depending on the time of year and the duration of your stay. Click on "show additional rate details" (which is a link just below our calendar on the main page) to see how costs and minimum nights compare at various times of the year. The total rent we charge is in US dollars and includes all taxes. We recently reduced our rates by 20% to help compensate Canadians, who are the majority of our guests, cope with the rising US dollar. Like most Nova Scotia rentals, we rent from Saturday to Saturday. If staying for two weeks or more, the rate is US$100 less for each additional week. Pets are welcome for a non-refundable $100 fee.

Availability

If The Fennel Old House is booked during the week you are travelling, note that we also own 'SKYVIEW ON LAHAVE ISLAND,' a 20-year old home perched on the highest point of our island -- above the tree tops -- with an amazing 360-degree vista of the LaHave Islands and the ocean. Gorgeous views from every window! It can sleep up to 8 for $750 to $1750 per week (USD). Please see HomeAway listing #3320214.

Contact Us

We hope you have the chance to experience our little piece of heaven. Please respond via this website, or call me at 617-909-7279. I will call you back to save you any charges.

Owner

Mont Fennel

Member Since 2010
Response rate:
90%
Response time:
within one day
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Mont Fennel

The Fennel Old House is owned by Mont and Mitzi Fennel, who have been coming to the islands every summer of their lives.

Mont Fennel purchased this House in 1956

Why Mont Fennel chose Lunenburg

In 1956, our father stumbled upon the Fennel Old House on a boat tour of the islands, while visiting a friend. He bought it from a fishing family. Back then, it came with a large wharf, smokehouse, outhouse, one electric outlet and no running water! Over the years Dad fixed it up to become a wonderful second home for us. 10 years ago, my sister and I took over the property and fully renovated it. We have furnished it nicely, and have beautifully landscaped the large yard. The house, community, and area have become a fundamental part of our lives.

What makes this House unique

1) Beauty -- Unparalleled views of the ocean… Awesome picture-taking, both on our property and of the surrounding islands. Photograph or paint vistas, fishing boats, wharves, and colorful houses. 2) Romance -- Total privacy and relaxation. Enjoy the ambiance of 2 wood stoves, lounging on multiple decks, dinners in the gazebo or screen porch, walks on island paths, and more. 3) Children – We are a kid's paradise, with a large yard to play badminton, croquet, football, frisbee, wiffle ball, darts, and use our outdoor swing. Youngsters love to play and swim off our dock, climb around our waterfront, and explore the adjacent woods. We have books, board games, and some toys for tots. Also a mini-pool table and TV/VCR with a video library. 4) Adventure – Dozens of things to do on the popular South Shore mainland area (within 5 to 40 minutes), and quick access to beaches (5 to10 minutes). We provide guests with a guide with directions. 5) Community -- An unusually close group of families, both fishermen and summer residents, who live nearby and welcome visitors. 6) Boating – Our floating dock, attached to land-based ramp, is large enough for a low-drafting, 18-foot boat, or a couple of kayaks. Explore our cove and other island inlets or venture further around all of the LaHave Islands. Kayaks can be rented 10 minutes away. 7) Pets – We gladly accept them and have a huge yard for dogs to play in.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double, 1st floor. Next to full bath.
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Upstairs Master
      • Bedroom 3
        Upstairs Suite adjoining Master
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single, Upstairs
      • Bedroom 5
        1 twin/ single, Upstairs
      • * Queen Bed
        Bed is in master suite upstairs, which includes two rooms. * Double Bed: Bed is in downstairs bedroom, adjacent to bathroom. * Twin/Single Bed (3) : 2 beds in one room & 1 bed in another -- both upstairs. All bedrooms are tastefully painted and decorated, have good-sized bureaus, mirrors and room to hang clothes. Upstairs closet also available.

      Bathrooms

      • 1 Bathroom
      • Full 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Clawfoot tub Pedastal sink Heat fan Recessed lighting View of woods

      Location Type

        • Oceanfront
          The house is 60 feet from the water. You look out onto our cove and a large bay.
        • Rural

          Theme

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

              Meals

                • Guests provide their own meals

                  General

                    • Living Room
                      Charming with nice views of ocean and woods. Wicker couch & chairs, coffee table, ceiling fan, mini-pool table, books, games, magazines, TV w/ limited satellite service, DVD & VCR players, and stereo
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Firewood
                    • Free Local Calls
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Baseboard heating downstairs. Portable space heaters upstairs.
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Linens Provided
                      All bed sheets provided.
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Local Maps
                    • Mobile Phone
                      Cell service is good.
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Driveway is 60 feet from the house via a crushed stone path.
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      Large turn-around at base of driveway near house.
                    • Telephone
                      Landline service can be provided for a fee. Please inquire.
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                      Matching bath towels. Various beach towels
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet
                    • Wood Stove
                      2 wood stoves. One in dining rom and one in living room. Fabulous for both heat & ambience.

                      Kitchen

                        • Kitchen
                          Just renovated: New cabinets, soapstone counters, dimmable lights, stainless steel stove, dishwasher, french door fridge, farmhouse sink. Microwave, coffee maker, Cuisinart, cookware, utensils, spices
                        • Blender
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Fully stocked with all the cooking and eating utensils/cookware you'd ever need!
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Fully stocked with a nice assortment.
                        • Dishwasher
                          Flexible rack system adjusts for tall pots, wide platters and oversized plates. Upper rack tines can be folded three ways to achieve the ideal angle for various dishes. Lowest noise level in its class
                        • Grill
                        • Coffee Grinder
                        • Lobster Pot
                        • Microwave
                          Large.
                        • Oven
                          Upper & lower cooking zones can be programmed to different temperatures and time settings, and used alone or together. Built-in probe monitors the temperature. Warming drawer. Easy glide rack.
                        • Pantry Items
                          Flour, sugar, salt, vinegar and some spices.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Stainless steel w french doors. Ice & water dispenser, advanced water filtration, and a quick-freezing feature. A large drawer allows capacity for large platters and sheet cakes. 22.6 Cu Ft capacity
                        • Stove
                          Electric range: Black ceramic glass top with five burners for different size pans. Streamlined digital dashboard with guiding light controls, weighted knobs, and tinted glass door.
                        • Toaster

                          Dining

                            • Dining
                              Dining room table looks out large picture window to cove and bay. Table fits 4 easily and 8 tightly with an extension and by pulling out from wall.
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 8 people

                              Entertainment

                                • Pool Table
                                  Mini table in living room.
                                • Audio Tape Player
                                • Books for Adults
                                • Books for Kids
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Many board games for children and adults.
                                • Games for Kids
                                • Books
                                  Many. Both books on Nova Scotian culture and regular books. Magazines, too.
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  4 channels.
                                • Stereo
                                  AM/FM/CD player with dual speakers in the living room and dining room.
                                • Television
                                  27-inch with DVD & VCR players
                                • Toys
                                  Some.
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library
                                  A small library and growing...

                                  Outside

                                    • Golf
                                      1/2 hour away.
                                    • Balcony
                                      A roof deck which spans the front & back yards, accessible by stairs from the back yard.
                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Binoculars
                                    • Boat
                                      Floating dock will accomodate low-drafting boat up to 19 feet.
                                    • Boat Dock
                                    • Child's Swing
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      4 decks. Front deck facing water is huge and breathtaking! Back deck faces woods. Lower deck by water's edge. Another deck in back yard. Plenty of chairs and tables for all decks!
                                    • Deck Furniture
                                    • Gazebo
                                      Waterfront -- right down on the rocks! Is screened and, has two small tables and seating for 4.
                                    • Barbecue
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Kayaks can be rented 10 minutes away. They can be stored at our dock or on our slip.
                                    • Large Cooler
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Expansive, nicely landscaped and well-kept lawn surrounds house. Large garden in front and smaller side garden.
                                    • Outdoor Furniture
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Large charcoal grill and propane Hibachi. Guests provide propane cannisters, charcoal and lighter fluid.
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Small Cooler
                                    • Tennis
                                      1/2 hour away.
                                    • Wood Deck
                                    • Yard

                                      Suitability

                                        • Groups
                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • Singles
                                        • alternative lifestyle
                                        • limited accessibility
                                          Just one step up to large deck and then another step into the house. First floor bedroom with full bed and direct access to full bath.

                                          Attractions

                                            • library
                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • caves
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • coin laundry
                                            • festivals
                                            • forests
                                            • bay/sound
                                            • live theater
                                            • marina
                                            • museums
                                            • nude beach
                                            • playground
                                            • pond
                                            • restaurants
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • photography
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shelling
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • whale watching
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • Babysitter
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • parasailing
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • rock climbing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • spelunking
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • wind-surfing

                                                          Notes

                                                            • * Floating dock attached to land-based ramp. Great for lounging on, watching sea life, and tieing up and enjoying easy access to kayaks or a boat. * Kid Friendly: A kid's paradise, between a large yard to romp around, a dock and rocks to climb around on at the waterfront, and woods to explore. Many books, games, and some toys for tots. Pool table and TV/VCR, badminton, croquet, hammock, outdoor swing, football, frisbee, wiffle bat/ball, darts ,etc. * Pet Friendly: Huge yard for dogs to play in. * Handicapped Accessible (may have limitations) * Clothing optional/nude sunbathing nearby. * Alternative lifestyle.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              30 Reviews

                                                              Wonderful4.8/5

                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Beautiful, very private, loved the quiet, peaceful feel of the place

                                                              Shelley R.

                                                              My sisters and I loved the spot, the pages of instructions were a little intimidating, but once you got there the beauty of the home and area made you completely relaxed, the check in time of 4 pm we found a little late but there was some leeway with that if you let Mont know ahead of time, also the checkout of 10 am a little early. Our only complaint with the decor was that there were no cozy chairs or a couch to snuggle in, other than that we loved the quaint, homey feel of the place and the compost toilet was not an issue, which we were leery of, it worked great, Thanks again to Mont for sharing his lovely home.

                                                              Great property but some unfortunate drawbacks.

                                                              Stan J.Toronto, Ontario, Canada

                                                              The two major positive aspects of the Fennel Old House are the view and the location. From the back deck – where we thoroughly enjoyed the ritual of our morning coffee – there is an incredible, unobstructed view of a tranquil cove in which the colours change with the tide due to the underwater vegetation. The location is at the end of the road on Bell Island, and, while you can see another home tucked further back in the cove when you walk down to the dock, the setting is exceedingly private and quiet.

                                                              I enjoyed cycling from the house on Bell Island to Petite Riviere, Green Bay and over the mountain to Penz and La Havre where the local bakery must have a large magnet because my bicycle was always pulled to a stop out front! One evening, we took in a fine concert of folk music at The Old Confidence House at Riverport where a huge but gentle Newfoundland dog meandered through the audience obtaining affection. The La Have Islands Maritime Museum just down the road is a gem.

                                                              There are two negative aspects, however, to the Fennel Old House. The first is that none of the four bedrooms have adequate curtains. There are no blinds. The concern is not a lack of privacy but rather an absence of protection from the early morning light. It is fine if you are an early riser and wish to be awakened at dawn; however, after 6:00 A.M. each morning, the light can be bright and annoying.

                                                              The second is that after we booked the Fennel Old House, we were deluged with no less than 30 pages of detailed instructions with respect to the proper care of the house and its equipment from the beginning to the end of our stay. These instructions include: “Important Information about the House” (Over 60 do’s, don’ts and requests), “Care and Use of the Refrigerator” (2 do’s and don’ts), “Care and Use of the Dishwasher” (6 bullet points of do’s and don’ts), “Care, Use & Cleaning of the Electric Stove” (53 bullet points of do’s and don’ts), “Toilet/Composting System Instructions” (8 warnings in bold) and “Use & Care of the Soapstone Counters” (15 bullet points of do’s and don’ts). These meticulous instructions were accompanied by a total of 9 warnings that failure to follow them could result in the loss of all or some of our security deposit.

                                                              The kitchen renovations this spring – especially the new Brazilian soapstone counters and state-of-the-art electric stove and dishwasher - have possibly made the owner especially apprehensive about potential damage.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We’re glad our guests enjoyed our home. They wrote us “We’re delighted with the way you have restored and preserved this house, and it’s the most well-equipped kitchen that we’ve ever rented!”

                                                              However, we'll soon install shades so future guests aren’t woken by the sun.

                                                              We're sorry the information provided seemed a bit overwhelming. But after 20 years of sharing our home, we’ve heard from many guests who actually appreciate having thorough info. It helps them prepare, learning what we provide (for example, beach towels and life preservers), and answers typical questions which come up, helping eliminate the need to contact us after they’ve arrived.

                                                              What we provide is not a list of endless instructions. Much of the info includes things like the contact info for the local hospital, where to rent kayaks, or web links to the weather. Another document is 6 pages of “Things to Do in the Area,” which includes driving directions to each place. We do give detailed do’s, don’ts and instructions for certain things. Guests tell us it’s helpful to know where to find the iron and ironing board, have clear steps of how to use the satellite TV or the wood stoves. Having the vents in the wrong position could result in a smoky room or a fire that doesn’t burn well. Many previous guests have thanked us for this info.

                                                              We did just have the kitchen renovated with soapstone counters and brand new, high-end appliances. Both soapstone and the glass-top stove are prone to scratching, so we offer tips how to avoid that. We provide instructions how to use the digital appliances, which are not necessarily intuitive to someone using them for the first time. The dishwasher, for example, has buttons for Smart Auto, Sanitize, and Storm Wash and we explain what each means.

                                                              We’ve also had a few bad experiences renting to groups who’ve treated our home poorly, resulting in damage, and we want to avoid that. The house is not simply a cheap rental cottage we use for income. It’s a lovely home which we enjoy, too, and want treated with care. We take pride in the way we’ve furnished, decorated and equipped it, and have it kept clean for guests. Several people have told us that they welcome the clear notes about what could result in the loss of their deposit (such as bringing pets without letting us know, or smoking inside). The vast majority of guests do treat our home with respect, and partially because we set clear expectations, we’ve rarely kept anyone’s deposit.

                                                              Terrific Rental, Awesome Location!

                                                              Dale E.St Croix, US Virgin Islands

                                                              Our family completely enjoyed a secluded week in this terrific rental. The owner was extremely responsive to all our needs.

                                                              Beautiful Cottage on the South Shore

                                                              krystaroseNova scotia

                                                              I recently stayed at the Fennel house with my sister and mom for a south shore girls weekend. We loved the seclusion of the home, yet it was relatively central to many South Shore points of interest.

                                                              The cottage truly has an oceanfront cottage feel, from the decor to the age of the house and antique wood stoves. The house was more spacious than anticipated and the value was well worth it. The old family photo albums showing the upgrades to the house over the years was really neat.

                                                              The views are spectacular from inside the house and from the many decks /docks located on the exterior. We were there during the recent lunar eclipse and had some of the best views.

                                                              The cottage is very well stocked with cooking wares and your basic spices and everyday items. Far more stocked than any other vacation property.

                                                              I was a little nervous about the compost toilet, but none of us had any issues when we were there, and thought it was quite neat.

                                                              We strolled to Crescent beach and saw many deer along the way. The local inhabitants of the island are very friendly and welcoming. The Lahave Bakery does not disappoint and is a must!

                                                              The rental process was extremely smooth and Mont called to check in upon our arrival and departure to make sure everything was alright and that we enjoyed our stay. His response time to emails was within an hour or two. I would highly recommend this vacation rental for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and who are looking for a true cottage feel.

                                                              Beautiful view, quiet spot, charming house...

                                                              Phil W.

                                                              The house is old and still a bit rustic...yet charming, well maintained and immaculately clean. If you want to experience the sounds and smells of the ocean in a place where that;s all you can see from the kitchen window...this is the spot.

                                                              Home Away From Home

                                                              Barb W.

                                                              The Fennel House or I would prefer to call it the Fennel Home because that is what it is, a home.

                                                              I was looking for a place to bring my family where I could relax and enjoy them and reflect a bit and I found it in this home. This well maintained home is charming, inviting, with personnel touches throughout which reflect the Fennel family. It has everything you need right done to books to read and board games to play. The house itself gives you a feel of maritime past and the view and area is picture perfect.

                                                              I would suggest if you have access to a kayak it would be well worth bringing it along, the bay was very quiet when we were there and we saw a number of kayakers. If you don't have access to one you can rent one in the area although it is a little costly.

                                                              If you feel the need to wander this is the area to do it, there are many little hidden gems to discover wineries, beaches, ,marinas, as well as shopping, are all within 30 minutes. We visited several different areas Peggy's Cove, Lunenburg, Crescent Beach, Halifax and more I only wish we had more time. If you don't know what to do or where to go Mont has an information binder that has a number of suggestions and he is only a phone call or email away if you should need help. He's very prompt in calling you back.

                                                              As you can tell I was very taken with the home and area and wouldn't hesitate to go back.

                                                              Thank you Fennel family for providing a lovely get away for my family.

                                                              The Ward family

                                                              Location

                                                              Lunenburg, NS, Canada

                                                              Car-Accessible. 7-minute drive from mainland, 40 minutes from Lunenburg, 1.5 hours from Halifax. Dozens of beaches within driving distance (four are within 5-10 minute drive). Other Activities: Boating, Kayaking, Windsurfing, Para-sailing, Wildlife Viewing, Rock Climbing, Spelunking, Golf, Miniature Golf *, Basketball Courts, Shopping, Antiquing, Crafts Fairs, Art/Music/Cultural Festivals, Museums and lots of opportunities to paint and photograph vistas, fish shacks and colorful houses. * Golf: Bridgewater, Lunenburg, White Point Resort

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Pet Fee
                                                              $100

                                                              During June, July, August and September, the minimum stay is one week. All other times of the year when the property is available the minimum stay is 2 nights. Posted rates include taxes. $100 off 2-week stay. Check in is 4 p.m. Check-out is 10 a.m. Payment Options: Credit cards and e-checks through HomeAway Interac web transfers through Canadian banks Personal checks Certified bank checks and money orders Contact us: montfennel@gmail.com 617-909-7279

                                                              $149avg/night
                                                              30 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.8/5
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