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4 BR Home Away from Home, Next to the Ocean & Minutes from Beautiful Lakes

(7 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/14/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Home Full of Charm, is Perfect for Family Fun Or a Romantic Getaway & Near Hfx.

This home is warm, inviting and very peaceful. Located on one acre it is in a dell surrounded by apple, pear, honeysuckle and spruce trees. It is a perfect back yard for croquet (which comes with the house!) an outdoor lobster fest on the picnic table and even a swing in the hammock. The house is 100 years old with many beautiful antiques and modern updates including the two bathrooms. The main bathroom downstairs features an air jet tub and the upstairs bathroom/laundry room leads onto a deck where a nighttime view of the rising moon is not to be missed. Lounge chairs are provided for that very purpose.

The house has 4 bedrooms: one with a queen size bed, two with double beds and one with two single beds - one of which is a Captains Bed built into the wall. Loads of fun for the kids to sleep and play in! (The other single bed is low to the ground and appropriate for a toddler. The living room has a beautiful Vermont Castings wood stove and wood is provided should you have a cool morning and need to warm up. Off the living room is a favorite space of many visitors: a small but beautiful "sun room" - formerly the old entrance to the house. It is great for a morning cup of tea and reading the paper. We also provide cards, backgammon and crokinole boards, scrabble and, for fun in the yard (along with the croquet) is a horseshoe set.

The house is equipped with Fibre Op Wireless Internet (and Cable TV) and the kitchen contains everything you will need for big or small dinners. Dishes for at least twelve settings, glasses galore, a popcorn popper and all utensils you will need. Stove, fridge, microwave and dish washer are included as is a propane bbq and an outdoor fire pit complete with grate for charcoal bbq'ing.

Herring Cove is blessed with several lakes in the nearby vicinity - the closest for a morning dip is only a one minute walk down the lane and the stunning Look Off/Cliff Walk, so popular with Haligonians looking to get away from it all, is just a five minute stroll up the road. Also, only a ten minute walk away is the popular Pavia Cafe and Gallery.

Aside from the fresh water swimming, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy hiking, cycling, kayaking, freshwater & deep sea fishing, whale watching, bird watching, sailing and even windsurfing. Only 20 minutes away is Halifax's most stunning beach - Crystal Crescent Provincial Beach & Park. The hikes around the Beach go on for miles with beautiful views.

This area, only a 20 minute drive from downtown Halifax, is also just around the corner from the National Historic Fort of York Redoubt and is a perfect base for you to explore the South Shore, the Annapolis Valley and the Eastern Shore.

I know you will love the house, love the area, love Halifax and the Province. Come and enjoy!


Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/14/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Books:

    Lots of English and Russian literature, contemporary award winners, atlas, dictionary, thesaurus, books on aromatherapy, poetry, jazz histories...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Crokinole, scrabble, cards, cribbage, backgammon, croquet, horseshoes, softballs, baseballs, bats, water mattress...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Oil furnace w/ Hot water radiators...moreless

  • Internet:

    Fibre Op Wireless Internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Seats at least six with room for several chairs to be brought in from other rooms...moreless

  • Parking:

    Enough for a camper and a few cars...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Long distance calls can be negotiated...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    This wood stove is for warmth and atmosphere. Not used for cooking....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Bosun and coffee grinder provided as well as electric coffee maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully supplied, lived in kitchen...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Oils, salt, pepper, basic spices available Also, basic household items including tools, flashlight, kleenex, paper towels, cleaning supplies, toilet paper provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lots of outdoor solid wooden furniture A beautiful hammock which must be taken in at night!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane BBQ Firepit w/ Grate...moreless



from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,061 $3,147
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $73.18
  • Pet Fee $36.59


50% deposit upon confirmed booking. Balance due 30 days prior to occupancy.

Non-refundable 30 Days or Less from Occupancy date.

Manager's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 05/14/2017
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Manager info

Year Purchased: 1998

Why Halifax, NS, Canada:
Everyone who sees it for the first time inevitably loves it. I know you will too.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
It is full of character and warmth and it is cozy, inviting, romantic and full of light. Best of all, sitting in the backyard feels like being in a secret garden.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/14/2017

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  • Backyard


  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen/Dining Rm

    Kitchen/Dining Rm

  • Kitchen


  • Main Bathroom (Main level)

    Main Bathroom (Main level)

  • 2nd Bedroom (Dbl)

    2nd Bedroom (Dbl)

  • 3rd Bedroom

    3rd Bedroom

  • 4th Bedroom (Single)

    4th Bedroom (Single)

  • View of the Garden

    View of the Garden

  • View from Upper Woods

    View from Upper Woods

  • Herring Cove Lookoff

    Herring Cove Lookoff

  • Herring Cove

    Herring Cove

  • Living Room w/ wood stove

    Living Room w/ wood stove

  • Sunroom


  • Kitchen


  • Master Bedroom (Queen)

    Master Bedroom (Queen)

  • Bathroom/Laundryroom (Upstairs)

    Bathroom/Laundryroom (Upstairs)

  • 3rd Bedroom (Dbl)

    3rd Bedroom (Dbl)

  • 4th Bedroom (Captain's Bed)

    4th Bedroom (Captain's Bed)

  • Upstairs Deck

    Upstairs Deck

  • Hammock


  • Fire Pit/BBQ

    Fire Pit/BBQ

  • The Lookoff in Herring Cove

    The Lookoff in Herring Cove

  • 57 Power's Drive from the road

    57 Power's Drive from the road

VRBO #716310

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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