A 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath with games room, seaside property with commanding views
Tancook Vacation Rentals
About Tancook Vacation Rentals
My wife and I own a family run business in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We wanted an oceanfront get away off the beaten track. We saw a listing for a property on Tancook Island and it was love at first sight.
Tancook Vacation Rentals purchased this House in 2013
Why Tancook Vacation Rentals chose Tancook Island
We were captivated by the island views, the scenery, the people and the relaxing ferry ride where we could leave our stressful lives on the mainland and enjoy the peace and uncomplicated island life.
What makes this House unique
We found that in rain or sunshine there is no better place to slowdown the pace of life then Big Tancook Island on majestic Mahone Bay. Big Tancook Island is steeped in a seafaring history and more information is available on: TancookIslandTourism.ca
Pets allowed - Pets approved upon request. Pets approved upon request.
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Great Vacation Spot
The managers thought of everything with this rental. It is in a scenic location with a well maintained home and deck. Great games for kids and adults downstairs, nice property with fire pit. Thanks!
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. We try to add some feature each year to enhance the experience of the property. Please visit with us again!
Fun and Games
We loved everything about it. A lovely seaside location, amazing sunrises right from bed, great amenities (i.e. dishwasher, a/c, DVD collection, fresh white towels, etc.). The "piece de resistance" was the games room. We played darts, foosball, Ms. Pac-man, air hockey, pool, etc. My daughter, son-in-law, and two grandkids, 16 and 13, joined us for a few days and we had a blast playing all the games. The location on the island couldn't have been better, being close to the South East Beach with a sand dune going out further than we even tried to walk. The water was only waist deep and warm (for the Atlantic Ocean) because it was so shallow. We might well go back another time because we enjoyed it so much.
Everything was perfect! A lovely getaway by the sea. Everything was provided that we could ever need and the house was very clean and welcoming. Our kids loved the “dream” basement.
Big Tancook Island Home - Beautiful property, friendly islanders!
House was clean and had everything you could possibly need. Coffee on the back porch for sunrises, sea glass galore, the truck was a huge help to get belongings from the ferry dock. We had a beautiful week of weather, so we didn't utilize the movies, tv very much, but it looked well-stocked with dvds. Can't wait to return to this island treasure.
We are so glad that you had a great time! Please come back as often as you would like. Take care and travel safely!
We all enjoyed our stay very much. Amanda made sure that we had everything we needed and the place was extremely clean. The house is beautiful and we loved the game room! So helpful to have a vehicle to use on the island as well. We will be back.
Tancook Island is a birdwatcher's paradise, has a swimming beach, endless wildflowers, incredible dark night skies and breathtaking sunrises and sunsets.
Our guests often ask when is the best time to visit Tancook Island? The answer to this question depends on your interests.
May – Lobster Fishing Season, is open from late November to May 31 annually, but May is a great time to visit if you would enjoy buying lobster from the wharf in Northeast Cove and cooking on the deck in preparation for an island feast. If you do like lobster, you’ll love ours, it is caught on the rocky shoals that surround “the Tancooks”. Our lobster is hard-shelled and full bodied, it is unusually sweet and tender. All these characteristics combined gives it a unforgettable and very distinct flavor.
June to October – Power Boaters and Sailing Vessels wishing to do a land-stay on the island will find Tancook’s Northwest Cove a great place to dock. We offer three night stays with wharf-side docking against lobster boats which are off season during the months of June to November. Visiting boats will be tied up as directed by the Harbour Authority of Tancook Island and must be able to show proof of full insurance in amount of $1 M in order to comply with the docking requirements. We will make your docking arrangements.
May to October – Chester Golf Club – These beautiful classic 18 – par 70 and 9 hole seaside courses are known to be the most scenic courses in Nova Scotia. In addition to the challenging play, you will see amazing vistas of the Atlantic Ocean, many of Mahone Bay’s 365 islands, and colorful sail boats tacking in the wind. The club house overlooks the bay and offers a pro shop and a restaurant with breakfast, lunch and dinner fares. For more information checkout ChesterGolfClub.ca or phone 902-275-4543.
18 holes $63 + HST
9 holes $35 + HST
Power Cart $35 + HST / round
Green Fees – 10 Pack $500 + HST
Our public ferry schedule complements available tee times.
June – Wildflowers and Fruit Tree Blossoms – If flora and fauna is your thing, you will be blown away by the incredible beauty of the island is June. The wild flowers are everywhere and carpet the landscape with pinks, purples, white and yellow. A true feast for the eyes, it is hard to imagine that so many varieties of flowers can grow on one small island. Come and see for yourself.
July & August – Junior and Adult Sailing School at the Chester Yacht Club – The unique sailing community of Chester offers junior sailing sessions from late June to the end of August. Registration for these popular programs starts in April for kids 6 to 17 years of age. Why not checkout the schools programs at JuniorSailing@ChesterYachtClub.ca or call 902-275-3747. Adult learn to sail programs are also offered during the summer months, so there is a program for everyone.
July & August – Chester Playhouse – Summer Theatre Festival – Delightful, entertaining and affordable, the playhouse offers great theater productions, films and music. Tickets can be purchased on-line – www.chesterplayhouse.ca, by phone – 1-800-363-7529, and at the box office. Local restaurants, the Rope Loft, La Vista at Oak Island Inn and the Galley offer dinner theater packages for about $50 + tax. Island guests will find that Friday evening and Saturday matinees performances and dinner theater packages work well with the Tancook Island Ferry schedule.
July & August – Beach Days – Remember those lazy days of summer and endless days spent on the beach. You can recapture your childhood or introduce your children to the experiences of beach combing for sea glass, checking out the life in our tidal pools or just walking with the wind in your face.
August 13 to 16 - Chester Race Week – Sail boats, large and small, from all over North America and beyond gather annually in Chester to compete and test their sailing skills. There are opportunities to join crews, enjoy the onshore festivities or just watch the races. Tancook offers a great vantage point for those wishing to watch the beautiful boats turn the bell buoy or round the shores of the island. Other guests want to be able to take in race week activities, but don’t wish to stay in the midst of the hub bub so they choose to stay on our peaceful island.