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Luxurious Retreat, Nestled on the Shores of the Bay with Dock, Kayaks and Sauna

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Last updated: 02/05/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

nice wharf, kayaks/ canoe, indoor Sauna, romantic woodstove, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths

The Country-House was built 2008 in a classic local style with cedar shindels, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open living and dining areas, open kitchen, wood stove, indoor sauna, garage and several patios. It is romantically located on a pristine 20 acre lot with its own 300 m water front, pier, boathouse and a beautiful view on a 12 km long and 4 km wide bay. Quiet, natural location with many wildlife and still only 8 min to a nice, small university town (Antigonish), that offers everything the heart desires.

Location/ Property part 1: The property lies sheltered on a 12 km long and 4 km wide, quiet ocean bay of the Atlantic Ocean. Lying south of the Antigonish Harbour, on the beautiful Sunrise Trail, 8 min away from the University town of Antigonish. Due to the lake character of the bay, water temperatures during the summer reach up to 28° C / 86° F. It is the warmest sea water in all of Canada. The Northumberland Strait reaches the warmest temperatures of North Carolina (USA) during the summer. The sheltered ocean bay is suitable for sailing, boating, fishing, swimming, diving, surfing and canoeing or kayaking in the summer and ice-skating, ice-fishing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter. Within a few minutes by boat you can reach the open sea. The wildlife on the property incl. sea otters, deer, gophers, rabbits, beavers, seals, bald eagles, raccoons, lynxes and many birds. The water is rich with fish. In small side streams you can also find various fresh water fish in addition to salt water fish.

Location/ Property part 2: The advantage of the bay over the open sea is lesser spray, breakers, surf, humidity, waves and tidal range. You can safely enjoy all water sports. At times of climate change the sheltered bay is very interesting and important. There is a sort of natural damn with a 40 m wide canal which connects the bay with the open sea. The water contains less salt than the ocean water because this is where three small rivers float into the bay. The property has a size of approx. 25 acres with its own waterfront, 150 m of ocean front along the Pomquet Cove and 250 m of ocean front along the Antigonish Harbour. Small hills cover the land which smoothly declines towards the water. Most of the land is wooded areas with clearings. The coast water is shallow (good for children) and the beach is made up of stones and pebbles. The mixed forest is complete with native trees, bushes, wild flower, and other plants.

Antigonish: Besides the famous St. F.X. University, Antigonish offers all conveniences of a small town with good infrastructure: a large and renowned hospital (St. Martha's Hospital), countless restaurants, theatres, movie theatres, many shops and stores and two shopping malls with very customer friendly opening hours (inc. Sundays from 12 pm to 5 pm), golf courts, tennis courts, a sport arena with exciting hockey games, swimming pools, home department stores, museums, galleries, all school types, playgrounds, kindergartens, doctors of all specialties, pubs with live music, the popular weekly farmers market, railroad stations and so on.
Antigonish is the home of many annual festivals; among them the largest and oldest Highland-Games outside of Scotland, music festivals and so on. The combination of a university town with students and professors and the rural environment with farms and abundant nature is especially charming. That is unique to Nova Scotia!
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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/05/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 180 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Beds can be set next to eachother...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Beds can be set next to eachother...moreless

  • Two sleeping rooms are on the main-floor sharing one bath, one more sleeping room and another bath are on the first floor. All beds do have a comfort mattress system and all beds are solid wood in country stile....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Double sink...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Both baths does have windows. The boathouse does have an extra outside shower with warm and cold water....moreless

Other Amenities

  • This Villa is nestled on a 80.000 m² (20 acres) large Property with its own 300 m waterfront. You can use the pier/wharf from spring to autumn. There are three kayaks and a canoe including live jackets and paddles. From the indoor sauna, you have a beautiful view on the bay. Next to the Sauna is a bath. There is 1 garage inside of the house and a 12 m (36 foot) long carport is beside the house. There is also a Boathouse with decks and outside shower....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic


  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


Write a review 5
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Preis 4
May 1 - Jun 16, 2017
4 night min stay

Preis 5
Jun 17 - Sep 15, 2017
4 night min stay

Preis 6
Sep 16 - Oct 28, 2017
4 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • No additional mandatory fees


Mietpreise sind in US Dollar pro Woche inklusive Tax/ Steuern. Inkl. Endreinigung, Handtücher etc..

Rabatte: 2. Woche 10% Rabatt, 3. Woche 20% Rabatt

Endreinigung inklusive. Kaution = $ 500. Inklusive: Handtücher, Abtrockentücher, Badelaken, Bettbezüge, etc.

Keine Haustiere. Rauchverbot im gesamten Haus.

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Last updated: 02/05/2017
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150 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Halifax International Airport
10 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
75 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
South Side Harbour
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Mothers Webbs
80 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Cape Breton

Car: Recommended

Quiet setting, in the middle of plentiful flora and fauna with lots of wildlife, but only a 8 minutes drive to a nice small University Town with all needs, like Theater, Cinema, Restaurants, Pubs with life Music, Shops, Shopping-Centers, Galleries, Golf- and Tennis Courts, historic F.X. University. 3 min drive to a solitary beach (Protected Beach Area), 4 min drive to the Trans-Canada Highway, 5 min drive to the famous Pomquet Beach

25 min drive to Cape George with its great light house, park with its beautiful views and cliff outlooks, 35 min drive to Cape Breton with national parks, 40 min drive to Sherbrook Village, an interesting town museum, 45 min drive to the wild Eastern Shore, 75 min drive to Canso, an old fishing town with music festivals in the summer, 80 min drive to Tatamagouche / Malagash with its well-known vineyard 'Josts Winery“, 1.5 hours to the International airport of Halifax, 2 hours to downtown Halifax.

Other Activities: Canoeing, kayaking, in the winter: ice fishing, cross-country-skiing, ice-skating

Golf: Golf Courses are in Antigonish. One does have stunning views over the mountains and bay.

Ski: Downhill-skiing is possible at two locations, they are 1, 5 and 2 hours away.


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Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/05/2017

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  • View from the wharf to the villa

    View from the wharf to the villa

  • Beginn of the Indian summer

    Beginn of the Indian summer

  • View into the living area

    View into the living area

  • View from the shore to the house

    View from the shore to the house

  • romantic Woodstove

    romantic Woodstove

  • Sunset on the deck

    Sunset on the deck

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