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Beautiful 3 Bedroom Executive Home in Your Own Private Park

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, Studio + Sunroom, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

As you pass along the private lane way and through the stone and iron gates of this gorgeous property, you are met with beautiful gardens, flowering fruit trees and manicured lawns. The circular drive will lead to the drive through covered front entry where barrier free access is provided to the magnificent foyer.

Inside this 2200 square foot executive home, gleaming hardwood and ceramic floors provide a clean, carpet free environment. Lush leather furnishings provide an inviting place to entertain or just relax and watch the large entertainment system. Enjoy the warm sunlight as it enters through the large glass areas and enjoy the panoramic views of the the lily covered pond. Relax, with the 3 sided gas fireplace warming the large, open concept living space. Create gourmet meals in the state of the art, cherry kitchen, or just sit back and relax with close friends and a glass of your favorite wine in the warm and inviting dining room.

The master bedroom provides a walkout to the large exterior terrace, but for romantic evenings, enjoy the fireplace from under the soft duvet on the 4 post bed. De stress in the jet tub found in the master en-suit or enjoy a movie on the TV over the fireplace. Large closets provide ample storage throughout the home.

Queen size beds await in the two remaining bedrooms which access the main 4 piece bath across the hall. The cathedral ceilings throughout the house, create an inviting feeling and provide natural cooling in the summer months.

The great room is large and open and also affords easy, barrier free access to the massive terrace. A half bath is located off the great room with a complete laundry and freezer area available in the west wing.

The 5000 square foot terrace is also accessed through the large, barrier free double doors in the kitchen. Escape from your busy day, while sitting in the amphitheater, watching the crackling wood fire in the granite and stainless steel fire center. Friends and family will savor the flavor of a pig roast turned slowly over the wood coals. The swing away grill will cook your steaks, burgers and fresh seafood to perfection and leave all who try these savory treats, asking for more. The movable boiling pot will make cooking the world famous Nova Scotian lobster easy and fun.

Enjoy the sun in the lounge chairs or cocktails under the shade umbrellas. Take a stroll through the gardens towards the 200 foot bridge as it spans the pink and yellow, lily filled pond. Stop midspan under the gazebo, where another fire pit awaits with seating for all to enjoy the view. Stroll through the cedar lined walkways on the west side of the pond and look back towards the beautiful gardens as the sun pours on the flowers and mature trees. A short walk will allow you to plunge into cool lakes, and refresh yourself in the clear, clean water.

Within15 minutes, one can arrive at the international airport or, in 20 minutes, be surrounded with world class restaurants, tall ships and festivals. The historic city of Halifax offers museums, galleries, shopping, theaters and much, much more. The friendly residents are known for their eastern hospitality and make all feel at home.

Travel 30 minutes west and arrive in the lush Annapolis Valley. Fertile lands produce tasty fruits and vegetables with scenery that will create wonderful memories. Witness the highest tides in the world, (in some areas, over 50 feet). Discover the winery's, vineyards and sample the award winning selections.

Discover some of the many sandy beaches, collect shells or surf the waves. Watch the massive whales surface in their quest for food on one of many whale watching tours available just a short distance from the residence. Dive beneath the surf and explore the underwater world that is home to interesting marine life as well as shipwrecks from days gone by.

Autumn brings cooler days and evenings but be prepared to be inspired by the striking colors found throughout the province. A carpet of red, orange yellow, green and gold await. Taste the harvest`s bounty and breath the fresh air. Explore and hike the many trails, canoe, kayak or sail the many waterways. Hunting and fishing is available with many species to satisfy one`s need of adventure.

Ski hills are located short distances away when winter`s snow brings another season to Nova Scotia. Ice skating, sledding and snowboarding provide hours of outdoor fun. Snowmobile trails cross the province, providing hours of fun and breathtaking views. Feel free to illuminate the 40,000 square foot pond and skate well into the evenings. The floors of the home are heated and will provide wonderful warmth during the chilly winter months.

Enjoy this property on a weekly, monthly or yearly basis, but be prepared, once you arrive, you may not want to leave.

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Owner
Paul Jollymore
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

About Paul Jollymore

The property is owned and maintained by a professional couple. The grounds and property display the pride of ownership. Busy schedules are soothed by returning home to these grounds, (The owners reside next door in the neighboring property). They are avid gardeners as displayed in the colors, plants and vegetation that surround the property. You will find them to be very hospitable and welcoming hosts.

Paul Jollymore purchased this house in 2003

Why Paul Jollymore chose Nova Scotia

This large and private park offers a tranquil setting, yet just minutes from all modern amenities. Well maintained roadways and highways afford quick and easy access to shopping, restaurants, airport and points of interest. This property is positioned in a wonderful and quite community with warm and friendly residents calling the area home. The property offers peace and quite, yet minutes from downtown.

What makes this house unique

The property, offers luxurious interior and exterior living space. The grounds, gardens amphitheater, terrace and wood fire center, flow from the classic interior spaces. The two bridges that span the fish filled pond, offer views and access to the cedar lined walkways found in the parklike grass areas, located on the west side. Feel free to park your recreational vehicle in one of the many places offered by this property.

Amenities

Halifax House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (4)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Beautiful 3 Bedroom Executive Home in Your Own Private Park
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5

Paul was amazing and accommodating. Couldn't have dreamed of a better venue for our wedding.

  • 5 of 5

This property is beautifully kept and provided the ultimate wedding venue for our August 4th wedding. Paul was wonderful to deal with and we available to answer all our questions we had over the week. Thanks for making our wedding week fabulous!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Severe disappointment as wedding venue: needs thorough cleaning & repairs

  • 2 of 5

Spending 2 months on the road at 8 rentals, this was the dirtiest rental. Since we were using the site as a wedding venue, the large cleaning fee reassured me that the venue would be ready to use. On booking house last October, we requested removal of as many animals/birds/pelts as possible. On arrival, finding nothing removed, we were told we could remove and store whatever we liked. Great except this place has no storage. A large Xmas tree in laundry closet pushed all mops & brooms to entry closet. Four large metal cots fill master/guest closets so to use closets cots have to sit out. Finally had to store animals in dining room and cover glass doors. Kitchen cupboards full of party remnants of previous events. Bathroom cupboards contain many partial bottles of shampoo, etc.

Contract states have to sort garbage/recycling, put used linens in laundry room & start dishwasher. So large cleaning fee covered clean linens, clean bathrooms, clean kitchen counters & clean fridge. Two hours walking around inside our feet were coal black and had to be washed before bed every night. Almost every drawer contained discarded papers and personal items from previous guests as well as food wrappers on master closet floor. Thick layer of food crumbs under sofa cushions. I had to clean windows and dust after removing animals. Outside eaves were so clogged with needles that dirty water dripped on serving tables 24 hours after rain.

Most large leather furniture needs new padding or springs. My 120 lb mom fell through outside chair repaired with packing tape. Bought coffee beans before discovered grinder broken. Iron has piece falling off.

Cheapest thing was that all hangers were from dry cleaners or store discards. Had to buy hangers for wedding clothes. Funniest thing was toilet paper in all bathrooms was too large so sat on top of holders. Even though we'd been left with enough for 6 days, had to buy proper paper for event. Also like to note that Paul uses detached garage for his business so trucks/people coming at different times including when we were trying to take wedding photos. Finally, although the pics show a peaceful setting, I was surprised how close the house was to the highway and amount of road noise.

My biggest regret from this experience was not videotaping the entire place on arrival. Under full disclosure, my wedding guests broke 2 outside lights which wiped out my damage deposit.

In spite of the conditions, we had a great wedding.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Simply Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

The property is stunning. The photos simply don't do it justice. The outside space is incredible and the local wildlife (including Ted the dog) was a great escape from "real life". Paul the owner was really friendly and nothing was too much trouble. It's a shame we spent so much time away from the house exploring all that Nova Scotia had to offer which includes friendly people, great food and drink and breathtaking scenery. If you're planning a stay in the area, don't look anywhere other than here. I doubt it can be bettered.

A trip of a lifetime. We will be back one day.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful week away at this stunning venue. We couldn't have asked for a more relaxing spot. We enjoyed endless walks of the property, enjoying the gardens and watching the ducks. Sitting next to a peaceful evening fire with the sound of bull frogs in the pond was the perfect way to end a day. We loved it and are booked again!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

Could not have asked for a better week. Our wedding day was perfect and the venue was a popular subject of conversation amongst guests throughout our stay. To make things even better, Paul was on hand to answer any questions we had and even lend his tools to assist with some of the wedding set up. We were sad to leave and are already looking for another reason for us to rent the property again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful house and grounds. You couldn't ask for a better couple to deal with. Paul is so welcoming and helpful. He is always so nice to deal with. I cant recommend this property enough, and cannot wait to stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Stanfield International Airport
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Halifax House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$238
$1,267
$3,576
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $198.65
Damage Deposit $397.3
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