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Utopia, A Place To Enjoy And Relax, In A Beautiful Home.

Granville Ferry, NS, Canada
  • House1800 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay4 nights

A Modern, Almost New, 2 Bedrom 2 Bath One Level Gem, With 360 Ft. of Oceanfront.

As soon as you step in the door, you have that 'wow' feeling. A great room with floor to ceiling windows looking out over the Annapolis basin. You are in the center of Thorne's Cove, with manicured areas around the house for quiet enjoyment. The floors are maple, the ceiling is 10 ft. high with no columns or walls. The fixtures are European, all high end. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite counter-tops, and a 36 in. professional gas stove. All that you need is at hand. The master bedroom has a queen sized bed, with views over the ocean. The second bedroom has two twins. All cabinets are beautifully built in. There is also a double futon in the living room. Bathrooms feature high end fixtures. There is WI-FI,, along with satellite TV, and a stereo system. Outside is a large deck and a choice of seating areas. A BBQ is provided.


Ian Smith

Member Since 2014
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 2018
Why Ian Smith chose Annapolis, Subd. A

It's unique, modern and amazing.

What makes this House unique

Top quality architecture and construction, with high ceilings, suitable furniture and amazing views of the ocean. Peaceful and quiet.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Also a double futon in living room.


      • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, bidet, Walk in shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, Pedestal sink
      • Beautiful European tile shower with skylight. Skylight in half bath as well.

      Location Type

        • Oceanfront
          The property is located in Karsdale with 360 ft of oceanfront and a beach below in Thorne's Cove. Great views of the Annapolis Basin and its abundancy of sea life.


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Clothes Dryer
                • Hair Dryer
                • Heating
                • Internet
                  WI-FI in house
                • Iron & Board
                • Linens Provided
                • Parking
                • Towels Provided
                • Washing Machine
                • Wood Stove


                    • Coffee Maker
                      type 4 filters. Some provided.
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                    • Kitchen
                      Professional kitchen.
                    • Microwave
                    • Oven
                    • Pantry Items
                    • Refrigerator
                    • Stove
                      Professional gas range.
                    • Toaster


                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 6 people


                            • Books
                            • DVD Player
                            • Games
                            • Music Library
                            • Ping Pong Table
                            • Satellite / Cable
                            • Stereo
                            • Television
                            • Video Library


                                • Deck / Patio
                                • Golf
                                  In town
                                • Kayak / Canoe
                                  Can rent at campground in Granville Centre
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                • Outdoor Grill
                                • Tennis
                                  In town


                                    • botanical garden
                                    • churches
                                    • festivals
                                    • health/beauty spa
                                    • library
                                    • live theater
                                    • museums
                                    • playground
                                    • restaurants
                                    • winery tours

                                      Leisure Activities

                                        • scenic drives
                                        • antiquing
                                        • bird watching
                                        • boating
                                        • photography
                                        • beachcombing
                                        • shopping
                                        • sight seeing
                                        • walking
                                        • whale watching
                                        • wildlife viewing

                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                            • ATM/bank
                                            • groceries
                                            • hospital
                                            • massage therapist
                                            • medical services

                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                • fishing
                                                • golf
                                                • kayaking
                                                • tennis

                                                  House Rules

                                                  Check-in: Flexible

                                                  Check-out: Flexible

                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                  14 Reviews


                                                  Latest reviews


                                                  Jamie S.

                                                  We can't say enough about our stay.House was spotless on arrival.Everything you could possibly need was in there.Beautiful surroundings to come home to after site seeing.Sitting out on the back deck and taking everything in added 10 years to my life.Thanks Ian

                                                  Very fine accommodations for sharing with others

                                                  Colleen M.Kemptville, Ontario

                                                  Just a few things though: plug plate in laundry room unsecured to wall, waterproof shelves and seat in shower for toiletries, instructions for TV, garbage disposal, and oven. Kitchen was well equipped except for lack of dishwasher. Rusty pot lights in covered porch should be replaced with non-rusted type to increase 'saleability' of the home. No curtains on single bed room was a bit disconcerting especially when sharing the house with friends.

                                                  We enjoyed the daily local clam-diggers and seal sightings.

                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                  Thanks. Some helpful hints. The house is a European design and it's noted in the description that there is a large sink, and no dishwasher. Instructions for the oven and garbage disposal are in the binder that is on the kitchen table when guests arrive.

                                                  Tranquil getaway

                                                  This property was so much more than I expected. The view was fantastic and the back patio was so peaceful to sit out and watch the water or the "clammers" looking for clams on the mudflats, depending where the tide was. The house was spotless with a great kitchen. Loved the property. Would definitely recommend.

                                                  Beautiful place but......

                                                  Chiawling C.Malaysia

                                                  The vacation home is beautiful, very artistically decorated, comfortable, the view is particularly awesome. We stayed five nights as it was the minimum nights required. However the location is remote, so it is not a suitable base if you plan to visit many places. It is perfect if you just want to relax in front of ocean, have some quality family time etc.

                                                  The main drawback which affected our otherwise perfect holiday was the lack of dishwasher - doing dishes by hand while on holiday was not part of the plan! Maybe it was our own fault that we didn't read the details, usually assume that vacation homes will have dishwasher!

                                                  In addition, we are still waiting to have our damage deposit returned but the owner no longer reply our e mail.......

                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                  This is the first review that has expressed any concern. Yes the house is 15 min. from Annapolis Royal, but most guests enjoy the privacy, in a beautiful house with 10 ft. ceilings and gorgeous ocean views from a bank of doors on the patio, not to mention access to the beach. While there isn't a dishwasher, there is a well provisioned professional kitchen which comes with a sink and drying rack. If the five night stay in the middle of summer is a problem, there are plenty of B&B's in renovated Victorian houses in town which can accommodate a shorter period. As for the damage deposit, we were out west visiting our children and have just come back to check the house. No communication regarding this was received through VRBO from the guest. Thank you.

                                                  A Wonderful Place To Stay

                                                  Connie C.

                                                  We stayed 5 nights exploring the area and doing day trips. We easily drove to Lunnenburg and Mahone Bay. We also went whale watching from Brier Island. The house is super nice. High ceilings, wood floors, lovely rugs and furniture. The huge glass windows and doors all across the back of the house look out over the Annapolis Basin. It's amazing to watch the huge tides come and go. You can walk down to the water but the lowest path was washed out and only the guys went down. This house has 2 bathrooms with sink and toilet. One has a bidet. The shower is in a seperate tiled room with skylight. It was nice and worked out well for us. The master has a queen bed and doesn't have drapes which makes it great to watch the moon over the water but very bright in the mornings.

                                                  We had a problem finding the house. The number was not visible. The house is about 20 minutes from a store down a 2 lane road, they don't sell alcohol on Sundays and close earlier than in the US. The house was supplied with everything we needed except food.

                                                  Teresa the housekeeper was very helpful.

                                                  We had a great time in this house and strongly recommend it.



                                                  I shared this pretty home with my sister while on vacation. The house is very pretty and had lots of room, the kitchen is adequately equipped for simple meals. The beds were clean and comfy. The European shower/bathroom layout allows for multiple people to get ready in the morning. This is a great home to relax and get away. Annapolis Royal seemed to be the closest town (about 15 min) for grocery items. We ate at Leos in Anspolis Royal and highly recommend their lunch menu. The ghost tour in town is very well done, not scary, mostly historical. We hiked Dulaps cove and it is beautiful. The only drawback to this home is the location. It is pretty far from everything. It is on a cove and it was rare to see a boat on the water as the tide was mostly out during our stay, we looked at a lot of mud, we saw no wildlife either. We had to travel a couple hours to see the tidal bore and ended up missing it. It was also an hour and a half to 2 hours to balanced rock and Brier Island, Lunenberg and Halifax. So it depends on what a person's interests are for location. For just relaxing and casual sightseeing, this is perfect.


                                                  Granville Ferry, NS, Canada

                                                  Annapolis Royal is an amazing historic, happy, safe town, featured in MacLean's magazine as the first in 'One of the ten places you have to see'. It features a public market on Saturdays, great restaurants, shops, one of the earliest forts in Canada and a public Historical Garden. Nearby is a fish market in Parker's Cove, where you can get world famous scallops and lobster cooked for you! About 30 miles away is Digby where you can go whale watching.

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                                                  14 Reviews
                                                  Excellent 4.7/5
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