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Gorgeous Lakefront home! Relaxing Beach life, only 20 min from Downtown Halifax.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Main house: 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bath, Sleeps 8.

This outstanding lakefront property is perfect for family vacations, getaways with friends or a relaxing escape from hustle and bustle. This home allows you to have the best of all worlds. It is a 5 minute car ride from one of the most beautiful beaches in Nova Scotia, yet only 20 minutes from historical downtown Halifax.

This home is fully stocked, spacious and well maintained. With a large kitchen and living space this home is the perfect home base for adults and kids alike. This house has a separate dinning room and a beautiful living room with a wood burning fireplace. The master bedroom (Queen) also has a fireplace and a large flat screen TV perfect for lazy evenings. There are 2 other good size bedrooms, one has a double bed as well as a set of bunk beds and the other has a Queen size bed and space to add extra sleeping space, i.e. air mattress, play pen or cot.

This home has 2.5 bathrooms. The master bath has a whirlpool tub. We also have a 19ft x 14ft private yoga studio that you are free to use at your leisure.

***Nova Scotia Beach Life***

Nova Scotia's Crystal Crescent Provincial Beach is a 5 minute car ride from the Lake house. This beach is second to none! You can enjoy a day in the soft white sand, swimming in the ocean or taking a beautiful beach hike on one of the many different trails, the view is truly breathtaking.

***Private, Scenic and Fun!***

The beach is just around the corner, but staying on the property is just as special. You can spend the day on the beautiful private wharf, take a swim in the lake or take a canoe ride. You can also use our paddleboat or use our standing paddle board (upon request). Also, for those looking to relax and just soak up the sun, this property is very private and serene.

We have an outdoor barbecue and patio dining set on our spacious deck over looking the lake, perfect for enjoying great food and taking in an outstanding view. Our sunsets are a must see!

***Downtown Halifax is 20 minutes away***

This lake home is a 20 minutes car ride away from the bustling and historical downtown area of Halifax. With several live music venues, great seafood restaurants and many sights to see, Halifax is the perfect city to visit.

*** Fall and Winter are Beautiful***

This property has the best of both worlds: the serenity of the lake and nature, as well as easy access to downtown.

Come on the off season and explore the other treasures Nova Scotia has to offer. In winter and early spring you can drive 1.25 hours To Martock Ski or drive 1.5 hour to Wentworth Valley and ski.

This home is also great as a home base to return to after small day trips around the area. One of the most beautiful times to visit Nova Scotia is in the Fall, the weather stays mild and there are many beautiful hikes and day trips to the scenic and quaint valley. Go apple picking, antique shopping or take a wine tour. There is also whale watching a few hours away.

More Details

Anna Townsend
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

About Anna Townsend

We are a local couple born and raised in the Halifax area. We have 3 children and this house in Williamswood is very dear to our heart and has been a venue to many lasting memories including a family members wedding last year. Although this was our family home at one time, we now live in Halifax, only 20 minutes fro this lakefront home. We are committed to the upkeep of this property and visit often, especially during beach and lake swimming season. We love to share this gorgeous home with others.

Anna Townsend purchased this house in 1995

Why Anna Townsend chose Nova Scotia

This property is the perfect get away! You can enjoy the tranquility of Grand Lake and then plan day trips, adventures, and site seeing at your leisure.

What makes this house unique

-Make this a family vacation, perfect for small kids.

-A great home to get together with friends and family.

-Option to book a private event or a health, wellness and weight loss retreat.


Halifax House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , The bathroom is beside the Master bedroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom is on the main floor.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Flat screen TV, plenty of closet space.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Flat screen TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ski privileges optional
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Gorgeous Lakefront home! Relaxing Beach life, only 20 min from Downtown Halifax.
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Beautiful, comfortable and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this property. Our hosts were very personable and attentive: they provided lots of toys for the kids (our guys LOVED the Big Wheels) and when we asked for oars for the row boat, they brought some over the next day. The house itself is well looked after (they obviously take great pride in it and keep it up very nicely) and the grounds are gorgeous. The location was a fabulous launching point not only for activities in Halifax, but also for other places such as Peggy's Cove, Lunenburg and the Annapolis Valley. We spent a number of days just splashing in the water at Crystal Crescent Beach; it has such beautiful sand and the kids were busy making sand castles for several hours. When we come out East again, we know where we'll hope to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the beautiful review Lisa and family. You are welcome back anytime :)
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Super Lakeside Family Home

  • 5 of 5

We went to Nova Scotia for our sons wedding, it was difficult to find a house rental for eight including two young children. Some owners did not want children or considered their house unsafe for young children. We were so lucky to find the lake house. All the information given was spot on. The owners went out of their way to be extremely helpful right from the moment the booking was made. Toys, bikes, life jackets, paddling pool etc were left for us. When we needed an iron to press wedding clothes a brand new iron and board arrived!

Apart from the helpfulness of the owners the house is wonderful and positioned in a glorious setting with lots of fun to be had on and in the lake yet only took 25 minutes to get into Halifax.

Would strongly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a great time. I hope you will be back to NS again!
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Lakefront Home

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our stay very much. We were able to communicate concerns prior to arriving, which assured us about this rental process. The home was well kept in a beautiful setting. Communicating with the owner for any concerns was easy and anything lacking was resolved in a very short time. Terms to recover our damage deposit were well explained. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review Mr. Kousaie. You and your family are always welcome!
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Beautiful lakefront property only 30 min drive to downtown Halifax!

  • 4 of 5

Very nice house. Large bedrooms, plenty of room for a large group. Gorgeous view, lots of room for kids to run around. Lake is pretty but very shallow. Owners were nice enough to let us use their families children's toys and trikes for our son which was a lifesaver.

We would definetly come back if we ever make our way so far East again.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Loved every part of this cottage. The view from the backyard was worth the price. Overall though, the house is in great shape, all the amenities we wanted, took about 20 minutes to drive right into downtown Halifax. 5 minutes from the beach. Grocery store was about 15 minutes away as well. Everything about this place was first class, and I would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback! We love sharing our lake house with others. Come back anytime!
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Halifax Stanfield International Airport
Nearest Barpub
14 Miles
20 min away from Halifax historic Downtown
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Halifax Train Station
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Liquor and convenient store 3 mins away
Nearest Ski
57 Miles
Ski Martock, 1 hour and 10 min away.
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
5 min drive from Crystal Crescent Beach
Car: necessary

The outstanding lakefront property is 5 minutes away from one of the most beautiful beaches in Nova Scotia and only 20 minutes away from Halifax. This property has the best of both worlds: the serenity of the lake and nature, as well as easy access to downtown.

Bookings less then 1 WEEK will not be accepted


Rates & Availability

Halifax House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $397.3

Renters are responsible for a basic clean up of the home or housekeeping can be provided for a $150 charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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