Relax by the Sea in Picturesque, Peaceful Nova Scotia in an Executive Cottage

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Perched on a hill overlooking a picturesque ocean bay in a fishing village.


Last updated: 08/31/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Setting

The ocean is there just in front of you. The gulls circle high above in the onshore breeze. The ever-changing seascape is entrancing and mystifying. This serene sight is available to you from one of two decks, or from the comfort of an expansive living room through the picture window, as you nestle with a good book gazing at spectacular watery sunsets. This summer, get away from inland and city heat and be lulled by refreshing ocean breezes.

This beautiful, totally renovated, furnished executive cottage is located on almost an acre of landscaped property. This quality 11-room house has 4 bedrooms that sleep up to 6, plus a sofa bed in the study. The master has a skylight and en-suite. Wake up every morning and your first sight is a sea that stretches forever. The fishers dot the waters checking their traps for lobsters that you can buy wharf side just down the road. Bring your bikes if you have any as the area is popular among cyclists.

The Lodgings

The floors are natural pine, oak and laminate. The colours are neutral with the exception of the dining room displaying classic red walls against a dark oak floor. The kitchen flows with its natural pine floors into a breakfast nook area overlooking a small deck that is a favourite hangout for small birds and butterflies.

This character home, which has some quaint low ceilings, has its own history originating from a couple of beach houses that were pulled by horse and cart to its present location over a century ago . This large public beach is very close to the house and has splendid white powdery sand. This executive cottage is definitely an unparalleled vacation retreat or rental home wrapped in one.

We began in 2014 to offer our property as a vacation rental. We believe our renters will enjoy their stay in this beautiful area and we look forward to welcoming them. As the Gaelic saying goes here, 'Cead mile failte' - a hundred thousand welcomes. But let our guests have the final say:

“We are so appreciative of the thoughtfulness and comforts of your home as a magical respite for us. The very details that make a treasured vacation spot into a nest are all here…We’ve never been more relaxed in a vacation rental…” – Boston, Massachusetts

“Sadly the day has come for us to leave this beautiful haven of rest. We had a wonderful time and leave refreshed.” – Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

“My travelling partners are using these words to describe this place – eclectic, quiet haven, charming bedrooms, comfortable beds, great beginning to our vacation…We spent the last evening looking out over the bay enjoying the beautiful weather.” – Illinois/South Dakota

No smokers
No young children (min. 8 y.o.)
No pets
Large gatherings (10+ people) not permitted

Local amenities:

Nearby (5 minute drive) white sand beach with walking trails that are well-maintained as a Nova Scotia provincial park.

Photographers’ look off locations

Fish plant in next village to purchase fresh fish and shellfish (lobster)

Variety store (includes liquor store)

Public bus service (Monday to Friday)

20 minutes from city (Halifax) on scenic coastal road



Agency: Reservation #



- Lessee



Richard Frederick Hand
Dana Michele O’Sullivan - Lessor
1427 Ketch Harbour Road
Sambro Head, Nova Scotia
Cell/Mobile: 902-877-8738

This lease is for a period of ____________ nights, covering a period from _____________________________________
inclusive for the property Whitecaps, located at 1427 Ketch Harbour Road, Sambro Head, Nova Scotia, Canada, and to be used solely by the Lessee and his/her members as identified at the beginning of the lease to the Lessor or Property Manager for the sole purpose of being a vacation home. It cannot be sub-leased or let either wholly or partially, nor for free or at a charge, without previous consent of the Lessor. The maximum number of people staying overnight is seven (7), and any additional people staying overnight anywhere on the property will be considered a breach of contract with an ensuing charge of $250 Canadian per additional person per night. Large gatherings (10+ people) and receptions are strictly forbidden. This Lease/Agreement cannot be renewed after the end date. An extension requires a new lease to be initiated.

The Lessor assumes no responsibility for any loss of the Lessee’s personal or rented property nor any injury, bodily harm or death suffered by the Lessee or any member of his/her group on the property or elsewhere during the period of this Lease/Agreement.

Rent is established for a minimum period of four (4) nights with the daily rate as established and agreed upon through the booking agency, plus applicable taxes and fees. (Refer to the booking agency’s reservation for exact rates). These rates are inclusive of all water and electricity consumption and comply with the booking agency used by the Lessee. The Lessor will provide the Lessee with a signed copy of this agreement at the time of check-in. Photo ID will also be requested at that time. Check-in at 18:00, checkout by 12:00 (noon), unless otherwise pre-determined by the Lessor and Lessee.

The terms of rent require full payment of the duration of the lease at the beginning of the lease period through the appropriate booking agency. If payment is to be made at the time of check-in, and is in agreement with the booking agency’s policy, the full amount must be paid in cash. Otherwise, the Cancellation Policy is:
• Bookings cancelled at least 30 days before the start of the stay will receive a 50% refund.
• Bookings cancelled at least 60 days before the start of the stay will receive a 100% refund.
Cancellations must be made by 23:59 ADT (Atlantic Daylight Time) on the appropriate day.

The damage deposit ($300 in the denomination of the paid rent) is included in the full rental amount, and its return by the Lessor or rental agency to the Lessee is dependent on an end of lease inspection that has determined the property has been left in the same condition as it was found at the beginning of the lease.

The property will be in a clean condition upon assuming the lease, and general cleaning of the building during a lease term is the responsibility of the Lessee. Additional cleaning during a lease term can be provided at a charge of $100 per cleaning. This is a period, character building and respect of it is requested. There must absolutely be no smoking in the building. Any breakage or damage must be reported immediately to the Lessee or Property Manager. Damage, breakage, theft and smoking will be considered grounds for forfeiture of the damage deposit. Beach towels are NOT provided and sand in the house is an automatic forfeiture of the damage deposit.

Any additional telecommunications required by the Lessee is at his/her expense.

In the event of being locked out of the premises or activating the theft alarm resulting in a police call, the ensuing charges are the responsibility of the Lessee.

The Lessee cannot perform any works on the property without previous consent from the Lessor, in writing, with no compensation due to the Lessee. Any water damage resulting from negligent overflowing of sinks, baths or toilets is the responsibility of the Lessee with any reparations at his/her expense.

At the end of this Lease, the Lessee must leave the property, as well as furniture and appliances in it, in the same state of condition and functionality as when the Lease/Agreement started. The condition of the aforementioned property will be assessed by the Lessor or Property Manager at the beginning and shortly after the end of a lease (within 24 hours).

This Lease/Agreement is written in the singular form even though more than one person could be the Lessee, as it is for the Lessor.

Lessor or Property Manager


Dated ______________________________________in ___________________________________________________________________

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2238 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    30 years old...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    sleeps 2...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    sleeps 2...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 twin/ single

    captain's bed - sleeps 1...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Study can be used as bedroom - sleeps 1...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    sleeps 1...moreless

  • Bedroom 1 - double bed Bedroom 2 - king size bed Bedroom 3 - double bed Bedroom 4 - single bed Study - futon/sofa bed...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Please bring your own beach towels - they are NOT included.


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television


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


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Nude Beach
  • Pond
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Overlooking picturesque Sambro Harbour....moreless

  • Village:

    Located in the village of Sambro Head and near the productive fishing village of Sambro....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    The dining room seats 6. Also the breakfast room/nook next to dining room seats 4. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:


  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Weights, treadmill, exercise ball...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Brand: Tassimo...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic essentials...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    one large deck and one intimate, both overlooking the ocean...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available to rent. Can deliver and pick up....moreless



Write a review 4.2
from 5 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $226.56
  • Tax Rate 15%


Housekeeping services are provided before the starting date of a rental term and included in the rental fee. Any additional housekeeping services during a term is at the expense of the renter.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 08/31/2016
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35 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Halifax International Airport (Stanfield Airport)
8 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Pavia Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
55 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Crystal Crescent Beach

Car: Necessary

A white sand beach is nearby, and the area is picturesque making it an excellent hiking/photography/painting/recreation area.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Writer/Journalist/Editor (Him) - Cosmetologist (Her)

Why the Owner Chose Halifax, NS, Canada:
In the country and on the ocean, yet close to a city. Relaxing, private and tranquil.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Scenery, seascapes, delicious sunsets and beaches

Contact us

Speaks: english, french



  • Perched on a hill overlooking a picturesque ocean bay in a fishing village.

    Perched on a hill overlooking a picturesque ocean bay in a fishing village.

  • white sand beach very close by

    white sand beach very close by

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