Nova Scotia vacation rental Oceanside home with 2 spacious, private self-catering flats. Fully equipped 'home away from home'. Licensed & inspected by NS government, 'Million dollar' panoramic ocean & sunset views, surrounded by sounds of the sea. Tranquil location in residential 'Olde Towne' Lunenburg, a UNESCO world heritage site. Private duplex (2 spacious private flats, rent 1 or both for groups of up to 12). The Upper Deck has1200 sq ft of quality living space, 3 bedrooms, living room, full kitchen (eat-in) with fabulous views, private ocean side deck, yard, tastefully decorated with antiques & original art. Excellent beds with quality linens, washer, dryer, dishwasher, four piece bath with air-whirlpool tub, wireless Internet, Cable TV, phone, DVD, complete kitchenware, gas BBQ, off street parking, 24 hour local manager. Great restaurants, shopping, art galleries, sailing tours & many activities steps away. Halifax 1 hour away & only minutes from beaches & all the south shore.
The Upper Deck : The Upper Deck. Outside on the deck or inside from the lovely picture window in the kitchen, you can sit with a cup of coffee at daybreak or a glass of wine at sunset and enjoy the bird's eye view of the harbor from this flat is spectacular (which includes the Bluenose 11 when she is in port). A 'room with a million dollar view,' the eat-in kitchen is a terrific space for cooking and sharing food and fun. The living room offers quiet relaxation, or for those with work to do, an adjoining alcove provides a desk. With three bedrooms (queen and two doubles) there is plenty of space for private R&R. Guests will also enjoy relaxing in the bathroom with a view with a luxury, air whirlpool massage tub.
The Captain's Quarters: Welcome to the Captain's Quarters, the charming & private ground floor flat of Admiralty House, right on the ocean in residential old town Lunenburg. Gorgeous hardwood floors. We think you will feel like the captain of a fine ship in this lovely ground floor suite, especially seated in the fabulous glassed in porch on the waterside of the house. This glorious room provides wonderful vistas of the harbour, a perfect vantage point for watching boats, birds, the sunset or just absorbing the beauty of the water. A private room, with a very comfortable double futon the captain may choose to bunk down here. Alternately, the spacious master bedroom with a queen sized bed or a very comfortable double pull-out in the living room could be the sleeping quarters of choice. A large eat-in kitchen and a gracious dining room gives lots of scope for enjoying lobster or other bounty of the sea. Other spots for quiet relaxation; the living room. the covered veranda, the air whirlpool tub.
Each flat is completely private with its own entrance. For larger gatherings both flats may be rented and on these occasions only the internal connecting stairway and door will be opened.
Shopping: For your convenience, there is a complete grocery store a few hundred yards away, and the delivery staff will cheerfully bring your groceries (including that lobster!) right to the kitchen, free of charge. Almost 20 art galleries in Lunenburg. Great local handcrafts. Lovely sand beaches are 5-10 minutes away. Lunenburg is a perfect location for exploring Nova Scotia. Halifax is only an hour away, and all of the wonders, (crafts, antiquing, traditional music, excellent restaurants)of the south shore villages such as Mahone Bay, Chester, Liverpool, Shelbourne and beaches are at your doorstep.
This house is everything we excepeted. Charming,walking distance to everything,beauitful views. It relly gives you a feeling for living in Lurenburg.
My wife and I stayed at the Admiralty House for a week in historic Lunenburg. What a great location within walking distance of everything in town. Our hosts were terrific, and the house was extremely comfortable. The Wifi worked out very well, and we were very pleased. Our only complaint was that the bed mattress that was not very comfortable.
We were extremely please with all aspects of the Admiralty House. The location is perfect - right on the harbor with a lovely view of the bay from the porch. The house is on the main street of Lunenburg, a few blocks away from some excellent restaurants, particularly Magnolia's and The Salt Shaker. Lunenburg is a short drive away from Mahone Bay, LaHave, Chester, and Bridgewater. The owners were very helpful and accomodating.
It is now just over a year since we arrived in Lunenburg for a three month stay. Without doubt the stay was the best holiday we have had so far. There were so many highlights across the the three months it is difficult to spell them all out.
First, the property is ideally located within the town for concerts, festivals, watching the harbour and the wharves. It is a perfect spot for exploring the South Shore and beyond. We fitted in a trip to PEI and to Ottawa as well. It can be recommended as the ideal location for the town and the surrounding area.
The property itself suited us perfectly. Some adjustments were made with toppers for the beds but apart from that the facilities were just fine. Val did a tremendous job with the cleaning and we had no complaints about the property or its location.
We hope to return to Admiralty House in Autumn/Fall of 2014.
The Admiralty House is in a perfect location for just sightseeing in Lunenburg or going on day trips. We easily drove down to Yarmouth & Shelburne...for the day..As well as Halifax one day & another day Peggy's Cove & surrounding small towns.
We stayed in the Upper Quarters of the house.. spectacular view...of the Harbour & all the comings & goings on, right out the kitchen window or from the deck..
The house is old & in need of some TLC. The carpets are quite discussing, filthy..My poor socks..will never be white again...And for those with back problems...chairs & couch...TOO SOFT. in living room should be replaced...We brought in 2 of the chairs from the deck..and it worked for us..
We slept in the front bedroom.. The Queen Bed was quite comfortable..
Only ate out twice & both times were at The Knot Pub..most reasonably priced.
Did buy fresh off the boat Scallops...( just down the road from Admiralty House..) & had them for 2 night & brought some home...yummy & at $11.00/lb. very reasonable..
The town Market on Thursday morning is a must...don't eat before hand..lots to eat..there..
The day we spent in Lunenbrg..just walking around..did the Carriage Tour..very interesting & Fishers Museum..is also another must..give yourself time to go through it..lots to see..
Take a drive around the harbour..to the Golf Course...from there..you can see Lunenburg in all it's Glory..And a quick trip across the road to the Distillery...is worthwhile..
All in all...it was a wonderful week...and we would return...
Thank you Carol...
My wife and I decided to take our four children (ages 3-10) here in an attempt to learn more about the Eastern seaboard. Fortunately for us (for we were traveling from Ohio), we selected what is arguably the quintessential Atlantic town (either Canadian or American) to stay in and found Admiralty House to be the perfect staging point to explore it from. Knowing that overstatement is common in reviews, please let me explain my use of the term "perfect": the house is approximately 20 meters from the water and has something of a private beach (private because no one ever ventures down there - there's a moderate slope down to the water), it not only overlooks the bay, but also has immediate views of large scalloping trawlers, tall ships, sail boats, and several of Lunenburg's historic dory boats, as well as a lighthouse; the house is on the main street, so expeditions to explore the town were always set out on foot; there is a Foodland next door across a spacious parking lot and a scallop dealer (Adams and Knickle) several doors down the other way, which made for extremely easy exploration of the Canadian pantry (again on foot). We brought bikes and kayaks - we launched the kayaks from the little beach to explore the bay and the wharves, while our children biked in the parking lot in the evenings and on the weekends. The children also spent countless hours at the beach where we saw crabs, starfish, jellyfish, collected sea glass, and toyed with the tides. The number one attraction was the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic (just down the street on the main wharf), which we visited almost every day. I would highly recommend purchasing a season pass to this museum (I think that it was around $90 for a family) and then spending a few hours each day here to catch all of the films, special presentations, static displays, and talk with the retired captains. It turns out that the lobster is a fascinating creature.
As to the house itself, it was fully functional and we didn't have a single problem. The house isn't pretentious - Lunenburg has a proud history of being a fishing village and the house's utility reflects that. We were looking for a place where we could basically set up and live our family life just as we had at home and we were able to do that here.
We give the house five stars because it enabled our family to have a five star experience. If it wasn't a 24 hour drive to get to Lunenburg, we would return in a heartbeat.
Lunenburg is a delightful fishing village of about 2,500, designated a Unesco world heritage site, & home port of the famous Bluenose. Many interesting sites & walks, such as the remarkable architecture of restored homes, the fascinating Fisherman's museum, sailing excursions, whale watch tours & horse drawn carriage tours, deep sea fishing, local festivals, as well as excellent restaurants & an interesting variety of shops. Just down the street is the world class Fisheries museum with excellent interactive activities for children as well as 2 restored fishing vessels, a sailing schooner & a trawler. Lunenburg is still an active fishing community & guests are fascinated by the coming & going of the ocean trawlers. When in port, the Bluenose is visible from the deck & the yard, as are the many other toll masted schooners that come to visit. There are municipal tennis courts, playgrounds & a swimming pool. Fabulous South Shore beaches & towns are at your finger-tips, Halifax is 1 hour
Other Activities: Whale watching, craft markets, museums, walking tours, lobster suppers, traditional music
Golf: There is an excellent 9 hole golf course right across the water. Many other highly rated golf courses within 15-30 minutes. Osprey Ridge, 15 minutes away in Bridgewater was voted the best new course in Canada. Chester has an excellent 18 hole course overlooking the ocean.