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Elegant Harbourfront Home

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Last updated: 03/12/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom with Harbour Views

Shorewood House is a stately four bedroom home, built at the time of Canada’s Confederation (1867) by a prominent local shipwright. Its spacious rooms and elegant design reflects the optimism of Shelburne’s shipbuilding era. Located at the entrance to the Historic District, this beautiful vacation home is walking distance to the finest restaurants, the Yacht Club, the Osprey Arts Centre, the farmers market, and the renowned Shelburne Museum Complex.

Light, bright, airy and spacious, Shorewood House has an elegant, yet comfortable, atmosphere. Beautifully restored and tastefully furnished with an eclectic mix of antique furnishings and carefully chosen nautical mementos, Shorewood House is a delightful Nova Scotia vacation home that showcases the various travels of its sailing owners. It is impossible not to feel the “good vibes” emanating from this charming property.

Offering much more than a cottage; the ground floor features a large elegantly furnished living room with Apple Internet TV, an adjoining covered veranda, a spacious formal dining room, a 2 piece powder room with laundry facilities and a large modern eat-in kitchen with French doors leading out to an expansive deck with propane BBQ.

Upstairs, there are three large bedrooms and one small – two with double beds, one with a queen size bed and one with a single. There is also a four piece bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, a computer centre with high speed broadband wi-fi, and the ‘Captain’s study’ with a single pine bed and cool vintage global memorabilia.

The expansive grounds are shaded by mature indigenous trees including Cherry, Black Locust, Maple and White Ash. Comfortable lawn chairs are everywhere so you can relax and enjoy the comings and goings of the waterfront or watch the migratory birds who also call this “home”.

So grab your suitcases and head for the coast. You won’t be sorry you chose Shorewood House for your Nova Scotia vacation!

But – take care not to be too captivated by the relaxed pace of life, beautiful scenery and convenience of town living, for once you have found Shelburne – Nova Scotia’s best-undiscovered destination – you won’t want to leave!
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/12/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1875 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Events Allowed
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Bedroom 3: 1 double


  • Bedroom 4: 1 twin/ single


  • The Master bedroom is 13' x 13' feet and has a Queen size bed, large closet and lovely bay window. The second bedroom is 12' x 11' with a double bed, large closet & bay window. The third bedroom is 14' x 11' with a double bed, large closet and looks out over the spacious yard. The fourth bedroom is 11' x 9' with a single bed, suitable for a child....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub


  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Laundry area...moreless

  • The main floor bath doubles as the laundry room and has toilet, sink, washer & dryer. The second floor bath has a jetted tub with shower, toilet & sink....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Located at the entrance to the Historic District in downtown Shelburne....moreless

  • Water View:

    Views of Shelburne Harbour from Virtually every room....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    The dining room (13' x 15') can be made intimate for a romantic dinner for two or the table can be expanded to easily seat 10 (or more!)....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    High speed Wi-Fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    The comfortable living room (13' x 14') is equipped with a flat screen 'Apple' TV and stereo system. There is a collection of DVDs to suit most interests....moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    The spacious eat-in kitchen (22' x 15') has french doors leading to the living room, which in turn leads to the covered porch. It also has double doors leading to the wrap around deck....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Some condiments & paper goods...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered side porch and wrap-around rear deck with many Muskoka chairs, tables & footstools....moreless

  • Golf:




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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 1 - Sep 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,171 $4,025
Sep 2 - Nov 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,098 $3,659
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,098 $3,659
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $73.18
  • Taxes Not included

Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/12/2017
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200 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

Take a Harbour Tour on Brown Eyed Girl. Pack a picnic & explore McNutts Island or Island Provincial Park. Visit our 3 museum locations. Dine at our award winning restaurants. Enjoy live entertainment at the Osprey Centre. Walk our miles of spectacular beaches.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2012

About: We are pleased to have you visit Shelburne for a taste of the home we love. We are a family of sailors and have been cruising the East Coast of North America for the past 10 years (and 50,000 miles). Several years ago we first visited Shelburne en-route to Cape Breton and the Bras d’Or Lakes. After a rough, cold, foggy crossing from Cape Cod, Shelburne Harbour opened up to us. The fog lifted, the temperature rose and the seas abated. Once ashore, the yacht club welcomed us and it seemed everyone in town smiled and greeted us as we wandered the shops and museums of the Historic Properties. The unique waterfront reflects the roots of Atlantic Canada; its culture, its economy and its proud heritage. For us, it was love-at-first-sight.

Why Shelburne, NS, Canada:
The more we returned to Shelburne, the more we liked it; good shopping, fresh lobster, theatre, outstanding restaurants and the warmest, friendliest people anywhere. A few years later we bought this house. Shorewood is in the heart of Shelburne with access to all the amenities yet has water views from every room in the house, spacious grounds with magnificent trees and abundant bird-life. It truly has the best of everything. Oh, we are still sailing for as much of the year as possible but whenever we can’t be on the water, you’ll find us here. We have furnished and decorated the house with mementos and souvenirs of our travels. We hope you’ll enjoy them too but will appreciate their value and delicacy. They mean a lot to us. We hope you’ll enjoy Shorewood as much as we do and during your stay we wish you Blue skies, Fair winds, Good times and Great friends. Maeve & Bradd

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Shorewood is located in the heart of Shelburne's renouned 'Historic District' surrounded by homes and shops from the 18th and 19th centuries. It has views of the harbour from virtually every window and within an easy stroll of fine restaurants, theatre and shopping. Festivals abound in the summer from Lobsterfest to Founders Days to the Whirligig Festival there's always something to do. The house has been totally renovated for comfort and convenience while maintaining the ambiance of the Confederation era.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/12/2017

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Shorewood House

    Shorewood House

  • Back Deck

    Back Deck

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Third Bedroom

    Third Bedroom

  • Upstairs Hall

    Upstairs Hall

  • Kitchen


  • Kitchen


  • Staircase


  • Second floor bath

    Second floor bath

  • Shelburne Harbour

    Shelburne Harbour

  • Back Yard

    Back Yard

  • Entrance


  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Second Bedroom

    Second Bedroom

  • Small Bedroom

    Small Bedroom

  • Eat in Kitchen

    Eat in Kitchen

  • Kitchen


  • Entry Hall

    Entry Hall

  • Main floor bath & laundry

    Main floor bath & laundry

  • Second floor bath

    Second floor bath

  • Roseway Beach

    Roseway Beach

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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