THE VERY BEST OCEAN VIEW VACATION HOME IN THE MARITIMES--BREATHTAKING

Joe Kelly

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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THE VERY BEST OCEAN VIEW VACATION HOME IN THE MARITIMES--BREATHTAKING

Antigonish House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

'Majestic' is the word most often heard from newcomers to Kelly's Retreat at Livingstone Cove. This beach cottage was completed in 2007 and sits on a rugged hillside facing west, ready and waiting for you to enjoy tonight's enchanting sunset over Northumberland Strait.

This home is of post and beam construction, using 100% native Nova Scotia timbers. Plentiful and large windows allow for multiple and majestic views from virtually every room. Enjoy the sight of Prince Edward Island and Pictou Island from the 500 sq ft glass railed deck. See the local lobstermen from nearby Livingstone Cove set their traps and haul their delicious treasure during the season, then, most summers, the whales start to play just offshore while cruise ships, fishing boats and yachts of all sizes pass quietly in the distance.

The entire second floor is the Master Suite featuring a large bedroom with a queen size bed, a huge bath with a whirlpool tub and a beautiful loft looking down on the living area and the ocean. The main floor features your family room with leather furniture, a soap stone wood stove and a flat screen HD TV, dining room, two bedrooms and a bath all surrounding the modern and fully equipped oak kitchen. The second bedroom features a queen size Select Comfort bed, you pick your sleep number, and a perfect view of the fishing fleet at Livingstone Cove. The third bedroom, tucked in the southeast corner of the house, has two twin beds arranged in trundle fashion.

Bald eagles, hawks and deer are seen on the property most days. If you are a lover of hummingbirds, our feeder is busy from sun up to sun down.

From this home you can hike the extensive Cape George Trail System, ride bikes, kayak, canoe OR sit and read, sleep, beach walk, stay in bed all day just watching mother nature's daily theater played out over the ocean.

Come and enjoy this unique home. You will leave with a renewed sense of calm and integration into this beautiful natural world all around us.

Keywords: Ocean-side home, Solitude, Country retreat

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Guestbook comments from the owner
Caught 6 giant Bluefins, two over 1000 pounds plus 3 seals. Life is good.
Sep 2012
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Joe Kelly

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We are a couple of empty nesters who live in Florida and Nova Scotia and travel between the two in our little van camper with our two Labrador Retrievers.

Joe Kelly purchased this house in 2007

This property takes my breath away every time I go there. You will see exactly what I mean as soon as you arrive.

Peace, quite, wildlife, beauty and all the comforts of home. Anything else you might need is just down the road in Antigonish.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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The Very Best Ocean View Vacation Home in the Maritimes--Breathtaking
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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The Very Best Ocean View Vacation Home in the Maritimes--Breathtaking
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p229258vb
(239)634 0531 (Florida, USA)
Antigonish Nova Scotia
5

GREAT WEEKEND GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
The house was everything that was advertised. It is very well equiped, very clean and comfortable.
The spectacular photos on the website were very accurate. The views are amazing.

We drove into Antigonish which did not seem very far.

I would definitely recommend this place to anyone.
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am glad that your stay was a good one Bruce. It would be great to have you back again next year. Thanks for taking the time to write.
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The Very Best Ocean View Vacation Home in the Maritimes--Breathtaking
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p229258vb
(239)634 0531 (Florida, USA)
Antigonish Nova Scotia
Miami, FL
5

HOME AWAY FROM HOME IN A BEAUTIFUL SPOT

  • 5 of 5
We had a fantastic time and your house was the perfect home away from home for a full week. Archie had a blast running in the fields, and cuddled up next to the fire place! You had everything we could have needed and the house was in a perfect spot to just take in all the beauty of Canada. This really opened our eyes to how beautiful Antigonish is! Wow!! And not to mention the Giant Blue Fin Tuna that are right in the backyard!! Impressive! We are already excited about another trip next year, same time!
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I just love it when guests love our house as much as we do. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We will look forward to an encore next autumn. Just let us know when you want to stay.
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The Very Best Ocean View Vacation Home in the Maritimes--Breathtaking
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p229258vb
(239)634 0531 (Florida, USA)
Antigonish Nova Scotia
Calgary
5

GREAT VACATION, AMAZING SPOT

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful location, very accomodating property owner, clean place, amazing overall experience. I would recocmend Kelly's Retreat to anyone travelling to the Maritimes.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and I hope you can stay longer next time.
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The Very Best Ocean View Vacation Home in the Maritimes--Breathtaking
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p229258vb
(239)634 0531 (Florida, USA)
Antigonish Nova Scotia
5

FUN IN LIVINGSTONE COVE

  • 5 of 5
We recently rented this vacation rental. It was more than we had imagined...clean, spacious, well equipped, a large deck overlooking the Northumberland Straight that allowed us to see whales passing and superb sunsets.
I received my family for a reunion/lobster boil and was pleasantly surprised to find that they had all the equipment necessary for a lobster boil.
The only drawback was that there is not a direct access to the water that is so close. However, there are many beaches in the area that are worth discovering. Arisaig, Livingstone Cove, Cribbons Point and Ballantynes's Cove are all within 20 minutes.
We were very happy that there were bicycles provided (4) which was beneficial in discovering the sights within close proximity.
I would definitely recommend this rental to anyone looking to spend sometime off the beaten track.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your endorsement of Kelly's Retreat at Livingstone Cove. Glad you were pleased.
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The Very Best Ocean View Vacation Home in the Maritimes--Breathtaking
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p229258vb
(239)634 0531 (Florida, USA)
Antigonish Nova Scotia
5

A PIECE OF HEAVEN

  • 5 of 5
We arrived and were totally blown away with how beautiful the setting was...then we went in and the pictures didn't do it justice...it was fantastic!! We were 3 couples trailering our Harleys from Ontario and the area was fantastic for touring. The town of Antigonish was lovely and close by and we managed to do exciting day trips every day (PEI, Cabot Trail). The area was stunning and this cottage on Livingstone Cove was perfect to come back to after a long day of touring.
Many thanks!!
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that you found that this area and Kelly's Retreat at Livingstone Cove exceeded your expectations. Thanks for visiting.
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The Very Best Ocean View Vacation Home in the Maritimes--Breathtaking
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p229258vb
(239)634 0531 (Florida, USA)
Antigonish Nova Scotia
5

LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN

  • 5 of 5
We visited Nova Scotia for a family get together, there were 7 of us all together and we found sleeping all of us not to be a problem. The listing and photo's would be very difficult to totally describe what you actually find when you arrive. It was more than we could have asked for. The landlord was more than helpful, he graciously answered all my questions. The house was very clean and the view, breathtaking. The sunsets and whale watching were beyond description. We did take the landlord's advice and dine at the Gabrieaux's Bistro our last evening and the food was excellent! I do recommend taking the drive to Cape Breton and visiting Prince Edward Island. We all felt Nova Scotia had more to offer though. We found we were centrally located between Halifax and Cape Breton. I would highly recomment "Kelly's Retreat" to anyone without reservation. We did NOT want to leave.
Vivian S.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: You are too kind Vivian. We spoke so often prior to your arrival I feel as though I have known you for years. I am glad you found our home to be all that you hoped it would be and please come back soon.
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Map

Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Halifax
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Ferry to Prince Edward Island
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Truro
Nearest Motorway
19 Miles
Trans Canada
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Livingstone Cove
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Antigonish Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
18 Miles
Downtown Antigonish
Car: recommended

Kelly's Retreat is less than 20 miles from all amenities listed above. Great spot to use as home base for day trips to Cape Breton or PEI

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Availability & Rates

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Antigonish House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
May 3 2014 - Jun 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,775
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,275
 
 
Autumn
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,925
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Cleaning $125.00
Pet Fee $50.00

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Antigonish House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Broadband Access
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Free Long Distance
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Common bathroom on first floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master suite
  • Whirlpool tub in master bath
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Premium Sleep Number bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed
    Loft - 1 queen , 1 murphy bed , Queen size Murphy bed
  • 3 Queen size Beds , 2 Twin or Single Beds
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • DVD Player
  • Books ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • museums
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • boating
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • hiking
  • water skiing
  • cross country skiing
  • basketball court
  • hunting
  • racquetball
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
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