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Nova Scotia Beachfront Home

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The arc of Crescent Beach connects the house (far left) with Lockeport island.

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Last updated: 01/14/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-90 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Overlooking a glorious white sand beach with fantastic views out to sea, this historic home is casual and bright. The rural community of Lockeport offers all the essentials and is just a stroll down the beach away. Peace, beauty, and comfort: sheer bliss! The house is perfectly situated: above the beach for wonderful views, set back from the neighbours for privacy, and walking distance into town. Discover how relaxing life can be when you are surrounded by nature, lulled by the constant rhythm of the surf and caressed by the ocean breezes. You'll notice the scents wafting from the wild roses that abound and the incredible freshness of the air.
There are two main guest rooms: the master bedroom with king size waterbed on the 2nd floor, and the single guest room on the main floor. There is also a single bed with chest of drawers and closet in the studio/office/laundry room on the 2nd floor. This room also offers a full size desk, a drafting table, an easel and a small selection of artist supplies: Ideal components for writers or artists looking for a getaway.
The kitchen is well equipped, linens and towels are provided and wireless high speed internet is accessible throughout the house. There is a TV/DVD player and a selection of movies and CD for guest use.
The summer rental week runs from Monday to Monday. June 26th to September 3rd is high season with a minimum rental of one week. Otherwise the minimum stay is three nights. Check in time is 7 p.m.; check out time is 1 p.m. The rental includes private use of the two main floors of the house (the third floor attic is reserved for private storage and is off limits).
Despite its small size, the town of Lockeport has several restaurants, a pharmacy, a bank (but no ATM), a grocery store/butcher shop (which does have an ATM), a liquor store, a car mechanic and a gas station. Lockeport events include the annual Lobster Festival in early June, Harmony Bazaar in July, and the Sea Derby in early August. The town of nearby Shelburne is less than 25 minutes away and hosts Founders Days in mid July, the Kayak Festival in mid August, and the Whirligig & Weathervane Festival in September.
While maximum occupancy is four persons there is a cot available which is suitable for a child or small adult. It is located in the ground floor reading room. There is an extra charge of $20 per night which will be supplemental to your reservation. Please advise the owner if you would like the cot added to your booking.

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/14/2017

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    There is one step up to the deck, and one step into the home. The ground floor is on one level. Doorways are standard width....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Waterbed, walk-in closet area, ocean views....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single

    Single bed, bedside table, wardrobe, bureau, closet....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

    Single bed, bureau, closet, ocean views....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Ceramic tile walls and floor; Mexican hand-painted sink....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Water is from a well and the house is on a septic system (extra care required)....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Hiking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Snorkeling/Diving

Dining

  • Dining:

    Two dining tables: the main dining area table has two drop-leaves, so can be configured for a variety of party sizes. The kitchen has a square oak table which seats 3 or 4....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    and a line for drying the clothes outside....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Cast iron propane stove in the living room....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced air oil furnace for the colder months....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless internet....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Electric drip coffee maker. Bodum french press. I recommend Just Us! fair trade coffee, especially the Guatemalan: Breaking the Silence and the Espresso....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Sophie Conran dishes for 8; full assortment of pots and pans, knives, baking pans, measuring, serving, and cooking utensils....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Stainless steel Bosch (which means: it is quiet!)....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Butcher block countertops, oak floor, double porcelain farm prep sink, stainless steel wash-up sink, propane gas stove and oven, island work area with easy access to pots and pans. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Propane gas oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Herbs and spices, basic staples....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size stainless steel refrigerator. Also full size freezer in the mud room....moreless

  • Stove:

    Propane gas stove....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Several tables with chairs and cushions. These can be positioned around the yard for maximum comfort depending on the sun and wind conditions....moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.6
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Dec 5 - Mar 31, 2017
90 night min stay

$766
Spring
Apr 1 - Jun 25, 2017
3 night min stay
$136
$786 $2,867

Changeover Day: Monday


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Summer
Jun 26 - Sep 3, 2017
7 night min stay

$862 $3,103

Changeover Day: Friday


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Fall
Sep 4 - Nov 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$136
$786 $2,867

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$136
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $153.14
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Check-in time is 19:00 (7 p.m).

Check-out time is 13:00 (1 p.m).

There is a cot in the reading room on the ground floor. This is available for an extra fee of $20 per night and is suitable for older children or small adults.

No pets allowed.

This home is not suitable for young children.

Non-smoking property.

Save on the weekly rate when you book two weeks or more.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

218 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Halifax Stanfield International Airport
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
Crescent Beach (Shelburne County)

Car: Necessary

The Crescent Beach Centre is open during the summer months and has a wealth of visitor information. It is located near the house.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: I am the owner of The Papery (Bank Street) Ltd. in Ottawa, where we specialize in social stationery and beautiful paper. My dream of living by the ocean sent me on a quest to find my perfect spot. I traveled around the west coast, Central America and the eastern seaboard before venturing to explore Atlantic Canada. As usual, I took the long way around!

Why the Owner Chose Lockeport, Nova Scotia, Canada:
I soon discovered that to find the sound of the ocean I needed a beach for the waves to roll in on. I went to many beaches; most are quite secluded. This house, in but not on Lockeport (the town versus the island) has the best of both worlds as it is back from the road, has room to breathe, but is still really convenient. The house was built in 1876. I uncovered the wide plank sub-floor, put in dormers towards the ocean and opened up the attic. It sits on a hill overlooking the beach with views of the open ocean. I can walk into town along the sand and back by the harbour boardwalk. A brook runs behind the rhubarb patch. There are wild rose hedges and a mature rhododendron near the back door. And it just feels right. I have made many friends since moving to Nova Scotia and relish my time there.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/14/2017

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Photos

  • The arc of Crescent Beach connects the house (far left) with Lockeport island.

    The arc of Crescent Beach connects the house (far left) with Lockeport island.

  • Lockeport (foreground), Crescent Beach sweeping to a rocky outcrop by the house.

    Lockeport (foreground), Crescent Beach sweeping to a rocky outcrop by the house.

  • Living area with TV (DVDs), la-Z-Boy, loveseat & original oil paintings.

    Living area with TV (DVDs), la-Z-Boy, loveseat & original oil paintings.

  • A 2nd sink and stainless steel dishwasher are the centre of  the cleanup zone.

    A 2nd sink and stainless steel dishwasher are the centre of the cleanup zone.

  • Tiled 4-pce bath with Mexican sink on the second floor.

    Tiled 4-pce bath with Mexican sink on the second floor.

  • Ground floor 4-pce bathroom is adjacent to the single guest room.

    Ground floor 4-pce bathroom is adjacent to the single guest room.

  • Main floor sitting room with wide variety of books. Chair at left is also a cot.

    Main floor sitting room with wide variety of books. Chair at left is also a cot.

  • Lockeport viewing deck on Crest Street with view of harbour and Carter's Light.

    Lockeport viewing deck on Crest Street with view of harbour and Carter's Light.

  • Historic reenactors march in the July 1st parade in Lockeport.

    Historic reenactors march in the July 1st parade in Lockeport.

  • Many wild roses line the driveway down to the beach.

    Many wild roses line the driveway down to the beach.

  • Watercolour by local artist Lio Lo of the rocks and Crescent Beach.

    Watercolour by local artist Lio Lo of the rocks and Crescent Beach.

  • Great storm-surf waves pound into the beach.

    Great storm-surf waves pound into the beach.

  • Shaded by ash trees, this hilltop home overlooks the beach and the open ocean.

    Shaded by ash trees, this hilltop home overlooks the beach and the open ocean.

  • Main dining area, with cast iron propane stove for chilly evenings.

    Main dining area, with cast iron propane stove for chilly evenings.

  • A propane gas stove and farm sink highlight this well-equipped kitchen.

    A propane gas stove and farm sink highlight this well-equipped kitchen.

  • Cozy king-size waterbed in the master bedroom: Enjoy the moonlight on the waves.

    Cozy king-size waterbed in the master bedroom: Enjoy the moonlight on the waves.

  • Ground floor guest bedroom with single bed, wardrobe, bureau and closet.

    Ground floor guest bedroom with single bed, wardrobe, bureau and closet.

  • Cathedral ceiling room with bed, closet, desk, drafting table & washer/dryer.

    Cathedral ceiling room with bed, closet, desk, drafting table & washer/dryer.

  • Beachfront rocks are irresistible to explorers young and old.

    Beachfront rocks are irresistible to explorers young and old.

  • Changing seasons are reflected in the front yard foliage of the house.

    Changing seasons are reflected in the front yard foliage of the house.

  • The back of the house with deck and BBQ, in rhododendron season.

    The back of the house with deck and BBQ, in rhododendron season.

  • Step off the end of the drive and this is what you will see!

    Step off the end of the drive and this is what you will see!

  • Occasional resident of West Head is unimpressed by view of Gull Rock lighthouse!

    Occasional resident of West Head is unimpressed by view of Gull Rock lighthouse!

  • Moonrise over Lockeport; the setting sun tints the clouds pink. Sweet dreams!

    Moonrise over Lockeport; the setting sun tints the clouds pink. Sweet dreams!

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, January 15, 2017

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