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Harbour's Reach Just a Reach Away from the Atantic Ocean

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

This quaint century plus year old seaside home is nestled where the Atlantic Ocean reaches close to the front door. Enjoy your morning coffee on the front deck with the Southeast exposure with the view of the sisters shoal at the mouth of the Harbour. Spend afternoons watching your kids fishing or swimming from the community wharf across the street.

Lots to do, bring your Kayaks, cycle the Sambro loop , nearby hiking trails at Duncans Cove Chebucto Head, or Crystal Crescent beach, scuba diving with many wrecks up and down Halifax Harbour. Surfing at Lawrencetown Beach. Beaches minutes away or visit the oldest working Lighthouse in the Americas on Sambro Island established in 1758.

Minutes to the working commerical fishing village of Sambro where the fresh catch of the day can be purchased directly off the boat at Sambro Seafoods.

Minutes to Downtown Halifax for Museums, Universities, Theatre, live music, dining, shopping or just absorbing the areas of rich history at the Citadel, York Redoubt or Halifax's Waterfront Historic Properties.

Keywords: 3 Bedroom House

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 7, 2017

About The Owner

Your host, Cheryl and Tony grew up in nearby communities along this rugged shoreline. Cheryl was from Bald Rock a 25 minute walk from Harbour’s Reach. Tony grew up in Bear Cove a 5 minute drive closer to the city.

We live only 10 minutes away in Herring Cove but definitely don’t have the water views that Harbour’s Reach offers.

The Owner purchased this house in 2011

Why The Owner chose Nova Scotia

Tony has wanted to buy a rental for quite some time but I was hesitant. When this property came available it didn’t take any convincing, so we embarked on a new adventure.

What makes this house unique

Having coffee on the deck and looking out at the beautiful view.


Ketch Harbour House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(59 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.898305 based on 59 reviews

Our Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

It all starts with meeting our charming hosts who are warm and receptive. Then they take you to this period cottage right on a cove with the Ocean in the background and if this is not enough wait until you walk in and are absorbed by the décor that Cheryl & Tony have put together. Nothing to look for as this cottage is totally equipped. The gallery calls for you to sit and have a beverage while you are eyeing your surroundings. We had some light fog and with the fog horns in the background it was a real maritime feeling. Would we recommend it, only if you want to have a great time. We would be back in a flash!! Thanks Cheryl & Tony for all your suggestions for day trips and restaurants, etc..

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well thank you for the lovely review, so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Ketch Harbour. Reading your review made me think of the amount of fish in Digby. Glad you made it home safe and enjoyed your time in Nova Scotia. Thank you for leaving the place in great condition, means so much to us.
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  • 5 of 5

Impossible to go wrong. Beautiful location, great hosts. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope the remainder of your vacation goes great, so happy you enjoyed Ketch Harbour. Certainly hope to see you again in the future.
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Lorraine & Barrie

  • 5 of 5

Cheryl and Tony's beautiful renovated 100 year old cottage is a charming, well equipped home away from home with all the comforts of home. We loved having our coffee on the new deck with the harbour right there with all the fishing boats.

Halifax is just a short drive away. Everyday we had new destinations to see.

We did not want to leave this tranquil cottage.

Thank you, Cheryl and Tony. We will definitely come again.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased our place suited your needs and you enjoyed the surroundings. Glad your back home safe. Nova Scotia is a great destination to explore little villages along the coast, lots to see for sure. Thanks you for leaving the place so neat and tidy. Certainly hope to see you again soon. Tony and Cheryl
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A perfect getaway in a charming home with an amazing view

  • 5 of 5

Cheryl and Tony Boyd have put much love and care into renewing this century old home overlooking a breathtaking view of Ketch Harbour. Beautifully appointed rooms, cozy living and sleeping spaces, very adequate bathrooms, and a well stocked kitchen make it a perfect place to call home while vacationing in beautiful Nova Scotia. The hosts haven't missed a detail in ensuring that vacationers will have their needs and wishes met.

Our family looked forward to relaxing on the spacious front deck overlooking the picturesque harbour each evening after a busy day of sightseeing, kayaking, Harbour hopper riding, and museum visits. The Boyds offered very helpful suggestions for "must -see" sights and venues that we would otherwise have missed. We would recommend staying at Harbour's Reach for anyone visiting the Halifax area, especially if you want to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city after eventful days.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed Ketch Harbour, its a great little community. We're happy your home safe with great memories of Nova Scotia. Thanks you for the great review, but most of all thank you for enjoying our place, and leaving it as neat and clean as if was your own.
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Amazing home that far surpassed our expectations

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five stayed for three nights, but we quickly regretted that we didn't book the entire week! Cheryl and Tony were so welcoming. Cheryl promptly directed us to the rental, gave us a tour of the home and helpful tips, and even sent us links to various activities and things to do. The home is beautifully furnished and had everything we needed and more. The location is simply perfect, you won't have to drive far to find many things to see and do. The view from the newly built deck is fantastic and a wonderful way to begin and end each day. We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay and would love to return and stay longer!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a quaint, cozy, and comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Spotlessly clean and everything you may need is supplied. We so appreciated the warm welcome and all the obvious effort Tony and Cheryl have gone to create such a lovely spot.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Ketch Harbour House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 5 2016 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Year round bookings available:
During peak vacation season June-October would prefer full week rentals.

$1125.00 per week, rentals run Sunday to Sunday.

Some getaway deals available, if no conflicting bookings at a rate 175.00 per night.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

We accept cash,cheque,money order, email transfer,wire transfer, or credit card. The credit card has to go through paypal and is subject to an additional 4% fee.

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.

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