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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:
June 11, 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:
  • 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 -
(55 traveler reviews)

Harbour's Reach Just a Reach Away from the Atantic Ocean
average rating of 4.890909 based on 55 reviews

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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Great place for a family

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Harbour's Reach for a week in April 2017. Although April might not have the best weather for a visit, the house is at a great location overlooking the harbour, is comfortable and spacious enough for a family of four. The home is nicely decorated and equipped with everything one would need for an extended stay, from kitchen essentials to a washer/dryer.

Although we were in town to visit family, we took advantage of the beautiful surroundings and easy access to hiking trails, beaches and city of Halifax.

All around a wonderful trip!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're pleased you enjoyed your stay here, and had a safe trip home. Yes our spring can be wet, and be outright chilly. we have turned the corner with a few t-shirt days this week.
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 1 week in early September and couldn't have been happier with out stay. The cottage had a spectacular view, great character, and everything on the inside was updated and beautifully decorated. The kitchen was fully stocked with quality cooking equipment and the whole cottage was spotlessly clean. The cottage is a great retreat with quiet seaside living and easy access to many of the sights including Halifax (40 minutes), Lunenburg, Mahone Bay and Peggy's Cove. The gorgeous Crescent Beach is less than 10 minutes away, and there are many beautiful hikes right in the area. Tony and Cheryl personally welcomed us and told us about our favorite hike, Duncan's Cove, which starts just down the road. This is an absolutely beautiful rugged coastal hike where we saw loads of seals, old WW2 stations and we walked to the Chebucto Head light house from here which has a panaramic view stretching to the Halifax Harbour. We also frequented Pavia Cafe (a short drive away), which has excellent expresso imported from Italy and food made from scratch. We loved our stay at Harbour's Reach. We have many photos of the view taken from our deck and we hope to be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alberta Approved !

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay... Our first introduction to the maritimes and Harbour's Reach did not disappoint. Hard to leave after 3 days.. Cheryl and Tony were warm & friendly and their detailed orientation was very much appreciated.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay here on the coast. You certainly made the most of your visit, exploring all the areas we spoke about. You had some amazing weather while you were here, which we are still enjoying. Certainly hope you can make a return visit sometime. Tony/Cheryl Harbours Reach
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Nova Scotia Family Adventure

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Harbour's Reach! Wonderfully stocked with all we needed! Beautiful view from the front porch! And so close to Ice Cream Tuesday and crab catching across the road! Our grandsons loved that evening! So much fun! Loved Peggy's Cove, Lunenburg and Crystal Crescent Beach! And our lobster dinners - best we've ever had! Thanks Cheryl and Tony for making our Ketch Harbour stay very comfortable and special! 😊

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • 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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