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

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

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.


Owner
Ian Smith
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

Why Ian Smith chose Nova Scotia

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.

Amenities

Granville Ferry House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Also a double futon in living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Utopia, A Place To Enjoy And Relax, In A Beautiful Home.
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews
Kemptville, Ontario
4

Very fine accommodations for sharing with others

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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.
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5

Tranquil getaway

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Malaysia
3

Beautiful place but......

  • 3 of 5

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.......

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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5

A Wonderful Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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spencer
4

Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calgary
5

Utopia ! The name says it all !!

  • 5 of 5

Although we stayed off season and none of the attractions were open we had a wonderful stay. Walking the cove at low tide. Sitting on the deck with our morning coffee. The moon was full while we were there and the stars were out of this world. The house is so beautiful and comfortable. By far the best vacation rental I've stayed in anywhere in Canada. Thankyou for sharing your home Ian.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
214 Kilometres
Stanfield International
Nearest Barpub
18 Kilometres
Annapolis Royal
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Annapolis Royal
Nearest Restaurant
18 Kilometres
Annapolis Royal
Car: necessary

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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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $317.84

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.