About the property
- House3500 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
6 Bed & 6 1/2 Bath vacation home ~ Great for large group (Sleeps 12-13)
This historical home was built in 1876 as a wedding gift for the builder's daughter. It has been restored to the magnificence of it's grand style while also incorporating some modern features. Private ensuite bathrooms and fully equipped kitchen included in price.
We purchased the home from the Catholic Church who used it as a convent from the 1960's till we purchased it. During that time the bedrooms were divided into many small bedrooms to accommodate the nuns that lived there. After we purchased it, we decided to restore it to its original number bedrooms while adding a private ensuite bathroom for each one.
We offer special rates for special events - if you may be interested in renting our house, send me an inquiry!
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About David Robinette
We live in Knoxville, TN - true southerners who love hospitality and entertaining. What better way to enjoy our Yarmouth home, but to share it with others while doing what we love!
David Robinette purchased this House in 2002
Why David Robinette chose Yarmouth
We LOVE Yarmouth! It's charming, laid back style welcomes you. If you love to relax - you will love Yarmouth. Yarmouth is like stepping back about 30 years to that small town we grew up in, but also has great restaurants and museums, as well as some amazing scenic views around the area.
What makes this House unique
So many things to do in Yarmouth - and this house is so near to them.
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What a wonderful weekend we had in this beautiful, very well equipped historic house! Our stay could not have been more comfortable! The extremely clean, spacious glorious home was the perfect setting for an extended family get away. Absolutely everything we could have imagined was available to us including a large BBQ, furnished patio, separate well equipped bathrooms for all 6 bedrooms, as well as a powder room on the main floor. The kitchen was more than well equipped...dishes, glassware, cutlery, pots & pans, dishwasher etc...the owners have thought of everything. All of our family members were very impressed, and we all plan to return....we would highly recommend this VRBO to any group! Many, many thanks to the owners!
Without this place we would never have made the memories we did
The exterior is being refinished. The interior is AMAZING!!!
6 bedrooms each with character and bathrooms! Unbelievable
We had a phenomenal time
Great response from the property manager
Beautiful grand estate filled with antiques and charm.it had everything we needed and more.
We enjoyed a family weekend at this historic charming home in Yarmouth just a few blocks from waterfront and where ferry docks.each of us had an immaculate clean bedroom and full bath.it was furnished with all amenities.would highly recommend to anyone.
So glad you enjoyed your stay! This is my vacation home, and I'm pleased to be able to offer it to others when I cannot be there. When I renovated it, we filled it with antiques and items from the area, to keep it authentic to Yarmouth. It is a favorite with guests, and many guests return every year.
Lovely old home rich with decor
This lovely turn of the century home was the perfect setting for our "maritime" family reunion. There was ample room for all 13 of us including beds, bathrooms and sitting/living room space. The house has been beautifully refinished on the inside. No small task considering the size of the home. We would actually make wrong turns trying to find our way around the house.
The house is walking distance to all amenities and the downtown core which offered many nice shops suitable for different ages (from crafts and clothing to comics and video games).
I am only rating 4 out of 5 stars because, like all older homes, there was some (inevitable) wear and tear on the exterior of the building that made leisure time outside less enjoyable then the interior.
Overall a wonderful experience...too bad it is so far away from the rest of Canada, otherwise we would come back sooner.
This is a beautiful Yarmouth home, built in the style of the 19th century sea captain's homes which Yarmouth is famous for. It is showing its age but has lots of character, charm and history that make a stay at this house a unique experience that you cannot get in many places. The house is well equipped, plenty of bathrooms, towels, plates, etc. We used the house for our 'home-away-from-home' for a Yarmouth wedding and it met our expectations to accommodate and receive out of town guests perfectly. The photographer loved the place and used the house for a number of the bridal party pre-wedding photos! The house offers privacy and is in a quiet neighbourhood. Dianna and David responded quickly and positively to our requests which added to the experience. I highly recommend this house!
This was a beautiful home that has been lovely cared for throughout the years. It was "museum quality" however at the same time very warm and welcoming. All the modern conveniences were up to date and very clean/proper. The location allowed us to explore, but also to kick back and relax when we wanted. The yard was large enough to allow us to play touch football. The people of Yarmouth could not have been friendlier. Loved the relaxed atmosphere. Yarmouth is well situated to take many different small excursions, such as whale watching, trails to rails walks, visiting/walking through the wind farm, visiting museums (we visited 3) right in Yarmouth, going to the beach in Maitland, as well as Port Fourchu, self guided tour of sea captains' homes, and of course shopping. We all loved Nova Scotia!!!
The house is at 42 Queen Street - see the map.
Mariner's Center - hockey tournaments, fairgrounds, etc.; Nova Scotia Music Fest, so much to see and do.
Rates & Availability
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SPECIAL DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE - June Special-Full Circle Music Festival in Yarmouth, July-Strawberry Festival and/or Redneck Rodeo-Yarmouth, August-13th Annual Tuna Tournament & Festival, September-2016 Annual CraftSplash and Harvest Festival, end of the month Starlight Festival, Sept-Oct Shag Harbor UFO Festival. Send an inquiry with your dates and we'll send you a quote.