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Island House Above Trees! 360-Degree Oceanview, Car-Accessible, Near Lunenburg

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Large 3-Story House w Rising Driveway. 2 Decks, 1 Balcony, & Multiple Skylights

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Last updated: 08/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Please view our house tour video! On HomeAway, click on the back arrow to the left of our main picture and then hit play. On VRBO, click on the Video button at the top of our main picture. Also note: To keep our home affordable, we've reduced the cost of our rental to compensate for the sliding Canadian dollar. We are charging the same as we did one year ago.


A Unique Experience

Experience Nova Scotia island-living at its finest at Skyview on LaHave Island, a 17-year old home perched on the highest point of LaHave Island, above the tree tops. Our house is built high like a castle on a hill -- you drive your car up to the second floor door with a bridge to the house. As you enter, you encounter a 2-story atrium with large-window views of the ocean (there are 28 windows and skylights in the atrium alone!) Nearly every window in the house reveals a spectacular vista. Guests have a 360-degree view of the mostly uninhabited, wooded LaHave Islands, and of a picturesque cove, sprawling bay, and vast Atlantic Ocean. We've just replaced all the windows, put up new shingles, and installed three brand new decks with glass-panels.

Conveniently Situated

Accessible by car without the need of a ferry, SkyView is located on one of two dozen islands which make up the LaHave islands. We’re a 3-minute walk from the water, a seven-minute drive from the mainland, and a 30-minute drive from Bridgewater, which is the area’s main shopping area. We are 40 minutes from the historic seaport of Lunenburg and seaside town of Mahone Bay, and an hour-and a half southwest of Halifax on the Lighthouse Route.

Outside

Enjoy the views from 3 decks -- a wraparound deck accessible off the great room, a smaller deck off the study, and a balcony off the master bedroom and study. Relax listening to the seagulls, watching fishing boats in the bay, sunrises in the morning, sunsets at night, a full moon and stars across the sky, and view deer which roam the property.

Inside

Come home from a day at the beach to warm yourself in front of an airtight soapstone wood-burning stove in the great room. Our home can comfortably sleep 8 adults in 3 bedrooms (all with skylights), and in a den which has a pullout bed. We provide bedding and towels, and a washer/dryer. The house also has baseboard electric heating with thermostats in each room.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a stove, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker and grinder,, food processor and quality kitchenware. The dining room has a large mahogany table with antique chairs, and we have a separate breakfast table. The den has a 36-inch flat panel TV with satellite service, and a stereo with speakers wired to the atrium. Enjoy playing ping-pong on a full-size table in the basement. Yes, we have WIRELESS internet, and the cell service is very good. We do not allow smoking of any kind inside our home.

What to Do

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, boat launch, 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 SkyView is booked during the week you are travelling, please note that we also own 'THE FENNEL OLD HOUSE,' a renovated 100-year old home next door. It sits on a picturesque cove overlooking a wide bay. The property has gorgeous views from many vantage points, including from 5 decks, a gazebo, and dock. It sleeps up to seven people. Please see HomeAway listing #393316.

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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.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Groups
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21...moreless

  • Singles
  • Children Welcome:

    Lots of beaches and other activities in the immediate area....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely no smoking indoors due to odor and risk of fire....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    $100 non-refundable pet fee....moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Just one step up to large deck and then another step into the house. Den with convertible bed and bathroom on first floor....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master Upstairs...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Upstairs...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Upstairs...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Downstairs Den...moreless

  • King : Master bedroom on 2nd floor which sleeps two. Double : Each of two bedrooms on 2nd floor has a double. Each double sleeps two. Sleep Sofa /Futon : Convertible bed (from couch) in 1st floor den which sleeps two. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Upstairs...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Downstairs...moreless

  • Both bathrooms have shower/tub combo.

Other Amenities

  • Dozens of beaches within driving distance (4 are within 5-10 minutes). On several beaches you can find yourselves one of the only people there!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    A huge collection....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Lots of chanels....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    360-degreee views of various ocean bodies....moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric baseboard throughout....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    All bed sheets provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    2-story atrium with multiple, large windows and ocean views!...moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Room for several cars....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Large area next to house....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Landline service can be provided for a fee....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    Wood stove in living room is great for extra heat and ambiance! The house, however, does have central heating....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    All the utensils and cookware you'd ever need!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of quality wares....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer:

    Deep-freeze and large fridge with freezer in the basement....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen has lots of counters and appliances. Toaster oven, microwave, coffee maker & grinder, electric mixer. Plenty of staples like sugar, flour, salt, spices, tea... Water filter, garbage disposal...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    Large...moreless

  • Oven:

    Gas stove with oven and 4 burners....moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Wood stove in living room is great for extra heat and ambiance!...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Balcony off master bedrooms and 'The Library' bedroom.....moreless

  • Boat:

    Your boat can be moored at the government wharf on Bush Island, a 4 minute drive....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    All new decks with glass-panel railings: 1 Wrap-around deck off the kitchen/dining room. Includes 2 Adirondack chairs and 4 upright chairs. 2 Deck off the den. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    1/2 hour away...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak rentals 10 mins away. At certain weeks of the year, we can provide a slip for mooring and launching your kayaks on our neighboring property. Please inquire....moreless

  • Porch Furniture
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late August/Early Sept 2016
Aug 27 - Sep 2, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,750
Early September 2016
Sep 3 - Sep 16, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,500
Late September 2016
Sep 17 - Sep 30, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,400
Early October 2016
Oct 1 - Oct 14, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,300
Late October 2016
Oct 15 - Oct 28, 2016
2 night min stay
$175 $200
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,200
November & December 2016
Oct 29 - Dec 23, 2016
2 night min stay
$145 $170
Fri, Sat, Sun
$800
Christmas 2016
Dec 24 - Dec 30, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,200
New Year's 2017
Dec 31 - Jan 2, 2017
2 night min stay
$225
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$145 $170
Fri, Sat, Sun
$800

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Pet Fee $100

Notes:

Posted rates include taxes.

$100 off 2-week stay.

Check in is Sat 3 p.m. Check-out is Sat 10 a.m.

Partial weeks possible.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

  • Old Town Lunenburg

    "Idyllic town that straddles a large hill which dips down into a protected bay. Named a UNES..."

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  • LaHave Bakery

    "Tourists and others travel from all over the Provence to experience the flavors of LaHave Ba..."

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  • Bush Island Government Wharf

    "Picturesque government wharf/fish plant. It harbors fishing boats and pleasure craft, and t..."

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  • Crescent Beach

    "1.25 mile-long beach that leads from the mainland to the LaHave Islands. Attracts walkers a..."

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  • Blue Rocks

    "Quaint village, tucked against the shore, with fish shacks and colorful houses dotting a win..."

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  • The Ovens

    "The Ovens is a Provincial Park perched high above the ocean on a cliff. A well-travelled tr..."

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  • Risser's Beach Provincial Park

    "Rissers is a fabulous Provincial park complete with a life-guarded beach, shower facilities,..."

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  • Bluenose II

    "Historic ship that symbolizes Nova Scotia -- worth seeing."

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  • Hirtles Beach

    "Long wide raw beach that attracts windsurfers, boarders, and walkers enjoying fantastic view..."

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  • LaHave Islands Marine Museum

    "Fascinating fisheries exhibit inside a renovated church on Bell’s Island. Defines the histo..."

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  • Green Bay

    "Green Bay is a series of small beaches and coves, bordered by tiny cabins that dot a half mi..."

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  • Mahone Bay

    "Wonderful old seaside town on a protected bay with many gift and antique shops and restauran..."

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90 Miles
Nearest Airport
Halifax (YHZ)
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bridgewater
105 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Yarmouth, NS to Portland, ME
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bridgewater
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 103
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Bridgewater
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Crescent Beach

Car: Necessary

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

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: Mitzi, Dad & Mont Boating in the summer of 1966. On the map below, click on 'Satellite' to see that OUR ISLAND IS CONNECTED VIA 2 BRIDGES TO THE MAINLAND -- a 7-minute drive away.

Why the Owner Chose LaHave, NS, Canada:
More than 50 years ago, in 1956, our father stumbled upon the LaHave Islands while on a boat tour with a friend. He bought a house from a fishing family and our family has been up every summer since. Over the years we renovated the waterfront home and in 1997, Dad sold that house to the children. We call that the 'Fennel Old House,' and we rent that as well (HomeAway listing #393316). But in 1997, Dad then built a new home, high on the hill next door -- SkyView on LaHave Island. The children have now purchased this house as well and have been renting it for about two years.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
1) Beauty -- Unparalleled views of the ocean from above the treetops -- you feel like you're soaring above the earth! Soak in, photograph or paint the vistas from our property, as well as of fishing boats, wharves, and colorful houses that dot the islands. 2) Romance -- Total privacy and relaxation. Enjoy the ambiance of our wood stove, lounging on multiple decks, walks on island paths, and more. 3) 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. 4) Community -- An unusually close group of families, both fishermen and summer residents, who live nearby and welcome visitors. 5) Pets – We gladly accept them. 6) Boating -- Your boat can be moored at the government wharf on Bush Island, a 4 minute drive. Kayak rentals are 10 minutes away.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Large 3-Story House w Rising Driveway.  2 Decks, 1 Balcony, & Multiple Skylights

    Large 3-Story House w Rising Driveway. 2 Decks, 1 Balcony, & Multiple Skylights

  • Can You Picture Yourself Here?

    Can You Picture Yourself Here?

  • Entrance to Home with Atrium Beyond. Tastefully Decorated w Antique Bureau & Rug

    Entrance to Home with Atrium Beyond. Tastefully Decorated w Antique Bureau & Rug

  • Kitchen w Breakfast Nook, Gas Stove, Microwave, Broiler, Toaster, Blender & More

    Kitchen w Breakfast Nook, Gas Stove, Microwave, Broiler, Toaster, Blender & More

  • Master Bedroom with 7 Skylights & Ocean Views

    Master Bedroom with 7 Skylights & Ocean Views

  • 2nd Floor Bathroom with Shower/Tub & Small Walk-in Linen Closet

    2nd Floor Bathroom with Shower/Tub & Small Walk-in Linen Closet

  • 2nd Floor Bedroom, 'The Library,' with 3 Skylights & Ocean Views

    2nd Floor Bedroom, 'The Library,' with 3 Skylights & Ocean Views

  • Atrium from 2nd Floor Hall

    Atrium from 2nd Floor Hall

  • Den w Pullout Couch (Sleeps 2), Wide Screen Sat TV (not shown) w Can/US Channels

    Den w Pullout Couch (Sleeps 2), Wide Screen Sat TV (not shown) w Can/US Channels

  • House is Accessed from Driveway by a Landing Over a Chasm

    House is Accessed from Driveway by a Landing Over a Chasm

  • Island Scene (Former Church in background is now LaHave Island Fisheries Museum)

    Island Scene (Former Church in background is now LaHave Island Fisheries Museum)

  • Crescent Beach w Kite Surfer

    Crescent Beach w Kite Surfer

  • The Main Deck with Glass-Panels for Ultimate Views.  Outdoor Seating for 6.

    The Main Deck with Glass-Panels for Ultimate Views. Outdoor Seating for 6.

  • Ocean View Over 2-Story Atrium

    Ocean View Over 2-Story Atrium

  • 1st Floor, 2-Story Atrium w 29 Windows Overlooks Ocean

    1st Floor, 2-Story Atrium w 29 Windows Overlooks Ocean

  • View from Dining Room Table (over Kitchen Counter to Atrium & Main Deck Doors)

    View from Dining Room Table (over Kitchen Counter to Atrium & Main Deck Doors)

  • Master Bedroom (from Study Area)

    Master Bedroom (from Study Area)

  • 2nd Floor Bedroom with 3 Skylights & Ocean Views

    2nd Floor Bedroom with 3 Skylights & Ocean Views

  • View of Ocean & Islands from 1 of 12 Second-Floor Skylights

    View of Ocean & Islands from 1 of 12 Second-Floor Skylights

  • Atrium Seating from 2nd Floor Balcony

    Atrium Seating from 2nd Floor Balcony

  • 2nd Floor Balcony off the Master BR & 'Library' BR

    2nd Floor Balcony off the Master BR & 'Library' BR

  • Island Government Wharf is 3 Minutes Away

    Island Government Wharf is 3 Minutes Away

  • Mile-long Crescent Beach Connects Islands to Mainland. Swim-Walk-Drive your Car.

    Mile-long Crescent Beach Connects Islands to Mainland. Swim-Walk-Drive your Car.

  • Sunrise Over Glassed Deck

    Sunrise Over Glassed Deck

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Saturday, August 27, 2016

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