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Your Slice of Oceanfront Heaven, Nova Scotia

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

My oceanfront home is nestled in four acres of Maple, Birch and Spruce woodland on the rugged south shores of Nova Scotia, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Just a short drive from Halifax, the house is very inviting and every room has a different perspective on the surroundings, adding vibrancy and interest to your living space enjoyment.

Property:

Primary elevations facing South and West, maximizing the power of the sun and the changing seasonal views.

Rich sunsets with magnificent and unique colours.

Main level:

Large windows and glass doors abound, making the home very bright, and spirit lifting.

Natural wood products, adding cozy warmth and beauty

Canadian Maple and Brazilian Cherry floors.

Solid American Cherry doors for all interior rooms.

An open concept main floor, centered around a large, fully equipped kitchen, with breakfast bar.

A dining area comfortably seating eight, overlooking the forest and ocean.

A living area/great room with a two storey bank of windows, overlooking the ocean.

A modern fireplace providing a focal point, and natural heat for chilly and damp days.

The remainder of the main level includes:

powder room/half bathroom

a cozy and inviting guest bedroom

a well equipped laundry room

the main entrance foyer

Second level:

A mezzanine, overlooking the main floor two-storey windows and main fireplace.

A second set of comfortable leather sofas in the living area, with television and stereo.

Two huge bedrooms on either side of the mezzanine living area, each with their own full bathroom.

The master bedroom has a double soaker tub while the second bedroom has a spa-quality, luxurious walk-in shower.

Total bedroom privacy – The upper bedrooms are at opposite ends of the house, and well away from the bedroom on the main floor.

Keywords: Executive oceanfront retreat, serenity, beach, private, secluded, woodland, sailing, kayaking, cozy, nature, ocean, family reunion, peaceful, relaxing.

More Details

Owner
Bill
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 9, 2017

About Bill

After many years work in mechanical engineering, I retired so I could go sailing. I also enjoy a good game of squash, which I play throughout the year. When I'm home I like to share great meals and funny stories with my friends. This home is ideal for entertaining throughout the year and a great spot to gather your family and friends from around the globe.

Bill purchased this house in 2004

Why Bill chose Halifax

I transferred to Nova Scotia in 1999, and was determined to make the most of 'Canada's Ocean Playground'. I started with kayaking and was later invited to go sailing. The instant I felt the sails fill with wind to carry us across St. Margarets Bay I was hooked, I had to stay. The hospitality and friendship of Nova Scotians is so compelling I decided to build a home on the ocean so that I could enjoy the bold views and peaceful surroundings as well as the people. I built my home in 2004 and have never looked back. Now I sail whenever possible, which is why I am able to share my home with you, especially in the Summer and Fall! Come and enjoy the comfort of my home and all that Nova Scotia has to offer.

What makes this house unique

Spending time in my home you will feel any stress of the day melting away. It is so peaceful and relaxing here. If you've never sat at the edge of the ocean and watched the waves roll in, you owe it to yourself to try it.

And at night, watch in wonder at the stars. They are so clear and bright out in the country.

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Amenities

Halifax House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (4) Three bedrooms with queen size beds. Fourth bed is a deep, comfortable inflatable queen size mattress with electric pump. For use in den if required.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
5

Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

For our first trip to Nova Scotia, we couldn’t of asked for a more serene and comfortable place to stay! With Bill graciously greeting us upon our arrival, and showing us around his home was a great way to start, along with the lovely flowers, chocolates and wine that was left to welcome us!

The home has everything you need and the setting is wonderfully quiet and beautiful, with spectacular sunsets enjoyed from the deck overlooking the bay and the occasional seal popping up to say hello! It was a good location to start to enjoy such day trips as Halifax, Peggy’s Cove, Mahone Bay, Lunenburg and Kejimkujic National Seashore.

My only regret is one week is not long enough! If we ever have the opportunity to come back to Nova Scotia, we would definitely love to return to Bill’s home! I highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

It is s beautiful spot, very comfortable with everything one needs for a week away from home.

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely place, comfortable, well located, well equipped, fantastic views off the back deck and easy access to lots of cozy seaside towns, coves, and Halifax, would highly recommend

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well kept and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Bill was a gracious host and we thoroughly enjoyed our 1st excursion to Nova Scotia!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gaithersburg, MD
5

Everything we could want and need-wonderful vacation for the entire family!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely stunning property with gorgeous water views. If you love to surround yourself with beautiful vistas and comfortable rooms, this is the place for you. Although a little off the beaten path, the house is still within a short distance of attractions in Peggy's Cove and Halifax proper and then a reasonable drive to the Nova Scotian wine region and other lovely places like Lunenberg. Our family loved touring around the countryside by day and then sharing a meal at this well-appointed home base in the evenings.

Bill, our host, is charming and helpful. He welcomed us with wine, chocolate, and flowers--much appreciated gifts after a long day of travel to get to NS! We were very pleased to find paper and food staples already provided in the house so we did not have to rush out to the store that first night. The beds were very comfortable and fine linens were provided for both bedroom and bath. Everything about the house shouted, "Welcome Home!" The kitchen was well stocked--it even had corn holders!

Our only regret was that we could not stay longer. Should we venture back to Nova Scotia, this will be where we want to stay. Thank you, Bill, for opening your home to us and showing us true hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your wonderful review Angelique. I'm glad you enjoyed my home and all the places you visited while in Nova Scotia. And if that book writing call beckons you, come on back to relax on the deck, make yourself at home again with a glass of wine and let those creative thoughts flow : ) Cheers, Bill
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

''Tis was a combined work and holiday experience and each was excellent. "

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Nick and Cheryl, I'm glad the mix of business and pleasure worked out for both of you...... and that you didn't have to rely on fishing as the primary source of your suppers. It was a bit early in the season : ) Cheers, Bill
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Wilkesboro ,NC
5

Ocean Retreat in Blind Bay

  • 5 of 5

We are 4 seniors in relatively good shape and we were looking for a quiet home on the ocean...we found it here at Bill's place in Blind Bay. We also wanted a home relatively close enough to attractions and places to hike and explore...that, too, was found here at Bill's place in Blind Bay. We went to the Bay of Fundy to experience the low tides and Lucketts Winery and to Halifax twice to visit the Citadel , tour the city with the Harbour Hopper, and eat at several wonderful restaurants on the Harbour Walk ...Bicycle Thief was a favorite. We loved coming back to Bill's home after our days of adventure. A suggestion for the home would be to have TV cable or satellite as we did miss the AM and evening news as well as being able to watch some shows together in the evenings after our days' adventures. The one disappointment was that we were unable to kayak due to the fog and wind conditions. We never cooked in the house as there are too many restaurants to try in the area toward Peggy's Cove, Indian Harbour, and Halifax. The house is equipped with most all you would need , has an awesome deck with 4 chairs ( a table would be nice), and the water views are beautiful. A special treat was meeting Bill who had fresh flowers, chocolates, and a bottle of wine waiting for our arrival. That made us feel pretty special.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $777.91

Rates for extended stays available upon request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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