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

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights

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!

More Details

Property Manager
Mary Reynolds
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 20, 2016

Why Mary Reynolds chose Nova Scotia

Everyone who sees it for the first time inevitably loves it. I know you will too.

What makes this house unique

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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

4 Br Home Away from Home, Next to the Ocean & Minutes from Beautiful Lakes
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
Halifax, Nova Scotia

The perfect answer....

  • 5 of 5

We had a family wedding in the area & needed space for guests & Mary's house was the perfect solution. It was welcoming & comfortable & had everything we could possibly need including a fire pit outside where the men smoked their cigars!

I would return in a minute!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint, Quirky & Quiet

  • 5 of 5

This home in Herring Cove was a delight for our family vacation (5 adults, 2 kids)! The home is large enough to accommodate a large group without everyone feeling "on top of each other".

It is beautifully decorated, and impeccably maintained. For a 100 year old home, it is certainly in great shape. Although it comes with its own quirks, we felt that only added to the character.

Excellent location (only 20min. from Halifax Harbour). Beautiful coastal drives everywhere you go!

Crystal Crescent beach is a wonderful place to spend a day, again only 20min. drive away.

We would definitely stay here again. It was truly our "home away from home" for 10 days, and we loved every minute!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful Amanda! Thanks for your visit (and your review). I suspect one of the quirks you were referring to is the sound of the water pump in the basement. Being on a well does give the house the feeling of a cottage - at least when the water is running! Please come again! Regards, Mary
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Welcoming environment and peaceful getaway

  • 4 of 5

The rental of this property came as an unexpected surprise. The photos of this home shows a lovely quaint home with a beautiful yard. What the photos do not convey is how truly peaceful and welcoming the home is. Immediately upon my arrival, I was warmly greeted by the property manager, Lori. Throughout my stay, I was struck by how quiet and peaceful the home and the neighborhood was. Great hiking trails, walks, etc. Although I was travelling alone for this trip, I am very much looking forward to booking this home again to accommodate my family. All of the bedrooms are comfortable and homey. Everything thing you need in a kitchen is there for cooking, etc. The home was clean and fully equipped with anything I required during my stay. Anyone with a family (teens/children) could be easily accommodated with this property. It is ideal. The yard is private and the area, generally, does not have heavy traffic. The grocery store (24 hrs) is about 10 minutes away by car - on the main road to and from the property. Super easy to get in and out of quickly. I highly recommend this property as a vacation locale. Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Cheryl! I'm very happy you enjoyed the house and property and I look forward to your return with your family!
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time renting a private vacation home and we were a little apprehensive at first. I must say this experience has been the most positive and we can't wait to do it all over again. Mary was great from the beginning with her prompt responses and immediately made me feel at ease. We arrived to fresh bread and an informative tour of the house. This house has so much charm and character and it has everything that you would need on vacation. It even had a booster seat for our 10 month old daughter to eat on. The house was very clean and was located in a beautiful quaint neighborhood only 15-20 mins from downtown Halifax and is only a few minute walk from the ocean. There is a corner store just up the road that has great takeout as well if you're not feeling up to cooking. There was 4 adults and one baby and we all had plenty of room and space. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who wants some peace and privacy on vacation while only being a skip hop and jump away from the city. Thanks for the great stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mia, I am very happy you and your family enjoyed your stay! And, great to hear the booster seat came in handy!!!
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Wonderful place feels like home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed one week in this beautiful house and from arrival till the end we felt welcome, comfortable and like home. A lot of room, beautiful location and plenty of character. We actually tried to extend our stay but the house was booked... So I guess we have to come back... The location is great for exploring the maritimes, Halifax and surroundings... Really cool is fort York Redoubt an amazing unreal place and fort but you have to walk to the water's edge and explore the fort and bunkers.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, Cozy Home With Lots of Privacy

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our Nova Scotia stay. It's very comfortable and cozy and was very well stocked for all our needs. The homeowner thought of everything, and added a lot of lovely little touches that I've never seen in other homes I've rented. The backyard was lush and totally private, and it was great to be able to walk just a few minutes to get to spectacular views of the ocean.

Herring Cove itself is such a a picturesque little fishing village and we had the best fried scallops in the little take-out place just down the street.

Halifax is about a 20 minute drive away, and food shopping is fairly close. We'd definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Halifax House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

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Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $37

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Non-refundable 30 Days or Less from Occupancy date.

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Halifax House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Laundry Facilities
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Captains Bed and single bed on trundle
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming

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