Halifax House Rental Photos and Description
3 bedroom, 3 bathroom (1 ensuite) sleeps 6 - 1 king, 1 queen, 2 singles
'Stillwater's End' is a beautiful waterfront home, considered the 'jewel' of Stillwater Lake. A short 15 minute drive to Halifax, this new luxury home offers the best of both worlds. Situated at the end of a long private lane, your vacation home has the entire north end of the lake to itself. At the foot of the grounds are the wharf and floating dock, where you and your family can swim in the spring-fed lake, or take the pedal boat and explore the 'still waters'...
Within a 3 minute drive, or 15 minute walk, is the Hubley Center featuring a full range of amenities, including a variety of shops, restaurants, the local family pub, groceries, a liquor outlet, DVD rentals, fitness center, rec center, library and skateboard park. For the more adventurous shoppers, you can even take a short cut across the lake using the pedal boat!
A short, scenic drive takes you to the area beaches, local events and so on. Stillwater's End is located midway between the city of Halifax, and the start of the 'South Shore' region of Nova Scotia.
Stillwater's End is the ideal launching spot and 'home base' for your east coast vacation!
St. Margaret's Bay/ Lunenburg - Many scenic routes are close at hand. Majestic Peggys Cove is about 25 minutes away along the world-famous Lighthouse Route that runs the length of St. Margaret's Bay, a popular sailing, diving and fishing destination.
World UNSECO site Lunenburg, still a working fishing port and home of the tall ship Bluenose II, and the romantic sea-side town of Mahone Bay are within an easy 45 minute drive. St. Margaret's Bay and its sailing club are about 10-15 minutes from Stillwater Lake, as are a multitude of authentic antique shops, restaurants, and ocean-front artists' galleries.
The 'Ten Beaches' region starts just a few miles from Stillwater's End as well for those looking to connect with the ocean. Lawrencetown Beach - our world famous North Atlantic surfing destination is less than an hour away along the Eastern Shore. Lessons and equipment rentals are available at the beach!
The nearby sea-side village of Hubbards features great evening entertainment, with live music and open mic/ jam-sessions by the surprising number of professional and semi-pro musicians that have made the South Shore their home. The Trellis Cafe, host of the Thursday night jam and Fri/Sat live music, is also a fantastic restaurant and boutique art gallery, featuring revolving displays of the work of local talents. And, for its 68th straight year, the Shore Club at Hubbards Beach delivers top-notch live dance floor entertainment that has earned its reputation as “Nova Scotia’s Last Great Dance Hall'. They also serve up fabulous lobster suppers, Wed-Sun, featuring locally caught fare, fresh salad bar and 'all you can eat' steamed mussels!
Halifax / Dartmouth: Halifax is THE destination in the Maritime Provinces for both colonial and maritime history.
Explore the 'Titanic' exhibits and maritime museums along the Halifax waterfront, and the 'Citadel Hill' fortification that protected our fair city for over 200 years, and remains one of the most popular spots to visit when in town. The view from there out over the city and towards the open ocean is breathtaking.
Halifax is the home of world-class entertainment and dining, including Casino Nova Scotia, Neptune Theatre and the largest collection of fine restaurants, lounges and traditional pubs in the Atlantic region. The waterfront boardwalk in 'old' Halifax is an amazing collection of centuries-old warehouses, chandleries and breweries converted into delightful shops. artisan studios and restaurants, and is the berth of several 'tall ships' that take passengers out into the harbour. A ticket to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic also gets you a tour of the CSS Acadia, a Canadian Hydrographic ship that remained powered by steam until her retirement in 1961. Don't worry the breweries are still here as well!
Stillwater Lake/ Tantallon - Of course the privacy of Stillwater Lake at your back doorstep beckons... calling you to your private, secluded wharf and dock for a swim in the clean, clear spring-fed fresh-water!
A pedal boat and life jackets are included with the rental, and a 'destination' landing at the other end of the lake brings you within a 4 minute walk of the shops!
- pets not allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- Low Allergen Environment
- Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
How lucky we were to find this place. It was perfect in every imaginable way. swam in the lake, canoed, heard loons and enjoyed beautiful lunched=s on the deck and dinners in the house. Your kitchen is better equipped than ours at home - unlike any prior rental experience of ours.
This place is ready for any size group.
You have worked hard to make this place very special and you have succeeded.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you
John and I went to school together years ago and finally got together in 2008.
I have lived on the lake since I was six years old and he grew up in the small fishing village of Hubbards, not far away.
We both love the water and are often found in the canoe, small inflatable with engine or sailing!
I tend to be a hands on outdoorsy sort often puttering in the garden and John is a musician, playing mainly keyboards but making beautiful music with any instrument.
Both of us are fortunate enough to have our parents living near by as well as other close relatives.
My folks acquired land here on Stillwater Lake years ago and we all still live here on the shores.
John and I had been long-haul trucking and found it a shame to have the house sitting here empty most of the time so we decided to rent it out during the summer months for others to enjoy! That was five years ago and now even though we retired from the trucking, we still want to share the lake with others! We leave in late spring and head just down the lake a bit to a wee one room cabin, off the grid, on an island. Here we stay 'til the last guests leave in the fall.
Because our home is owner occupied most of the year, you know you are getting more than most places have to offer and can be sure it is well taken care of!
The peace, tranquility and nature out every door and window are the finest aspects in my opinion (even tho' the house is fabulous)!