|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Nestled into the trees, next to a national historic site and park, this casually elegant home sits high above Halifax harbor, offering a view that few seldom see, but never forget. Winner Nova Scotia's housing Excellence Award, this home boasts a view of McNab's Island Park and gives a vantage point to see everything that goes in and out of the harbor, including whales, birds,and vessels of every kind. Sit back and enjoy the view, have a sauna or take advantage of the beautiful kitchen and cook your favorite meal while looking out into the water. The home features new, luxury mattresses,gorgeous furnishings, a complete kitchen (with Genair Grill), sauna and jacuzzi, library, with games and a beautiful, natural garden that is perfect for the birdwatcher. Feed our resident seagull, Sigmund and hang out with him on the deck, go for a hike on the trails just up the hill or head into the city as it is just minutes away. Whatever kind of vacation you want can be had at this home!
“We truly enjoyed this home! The Naval vessels, cargo ships, sail boats, lobstermen working their traps, the view, the wild life, the easy access to Halifax and surrounding areas, all made this a GREAT location. When I initially rented this home, I thought we would be isolated. However, it turned out to be a very convenient base of operations. We easily made our way through much of central Nova Scotia. We had four adults and it was a perfect place for our number.
Actually, we believe it might be better if we had left a few more surprises for you.
It was great to experience the home with limited information.
We do not believe you will be disappointed.”
We started our 17 days in the Maritimes with a week at this fabulous waterfront home. The views are amazing and coffee on the lovely deck started each day with us wondering which ship would we watch today? The Queen Mary 2 and all the Canadian Navy Ships were interesting as well as the Wednesday evening sailing regatta. We travelled about the area including Peggy's Cove and many other really neat fishing Coves and Harbours.
The Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk was a hit on many days for lunch or dinner of whatever fresh catch of the day was being offered. Salty's and The BicycleThief were 2 favourites.
Our party consisted of 2 grandparents, 2 parents and a 10 month old baby. The house was very comfy for all our needs and even on the rainy days we could enjoy all the harbour had to show through the many floor to ceiling windows of the kitchen and living areas. The area was so quiet and peaceful it was hard to believe we were so close to Halifax. Sigmund the Resident Seagull was an instant hit.
We would love to return to Halifax some day and would choose to stay here again in a heartbeat.
We have visitted Halifax on several occassions but have never enjoyed ourselves as much as we did when we stayed in this casual, elegant home. The house was immaculately clean, and beautifully deocrated in a lovely seaside theme that made you feel relaxed and comfortable. Every attention to detail was given to make sure that you felt at home during your stay,including extra toilleteries, an extensive library (I am an avid reader but could barely take my eyes off the water to bother reading any of the wonderful books that were left for guests to enjoy!), and a thoughtfully made book that contained maps, information on the area, and take out menus. We are fans of staying in rental homes and not all places provide thoughtful extras such as these. We rarely left the house other than to shop as we enjoyed watching the whales and seals feed, sailboat races and lobster fishermen not to bringing in thier catches, not to mention all of the different boats coming and going. We were sad to leave but know we will return to enjoy another vacation here and would not hesitate to recommend this property!
What a great stay we experienced at the Cove House this winter. The weather so moderated by the Halifax Harbour, it seemed like spring while it snowed everywhere else !!!! Minutes to downtown with fabulous shops and restaurants and 45 minutes to the historic South Shores.
I am a professional Interior Designer from Ontario looking to buy my own vacation/retirement home in Nova Scotia. This area is so perfect, I have limited my search to this location. The views are the best I have seen anywhere here. Our deck is 30 feet above the shore; to our left is Halifax (the best light show at night) and to our right is the open Atlantic Ocean. Interesting activities right out front as well. A direct view of the shipping channel allowed us to witness our Canadian Navy practices including our submarine and many helicopters. Then the wildlife at our doorstep. We fed the resident Seagull "Sigmund" every morning and two ducks who came to feast whom we named Sid and Myrtle. My dog Lucy was with me and enjoyed her yard and this wildlife also. I do not know if these birds ever met a Standard Poodle before ???
It was imperative to rise early to witness the colourful sunrises across the Atlantic. At night, again awesome as the moon shone into our view. It was as if we were the only ones on earth ... no one in our sightline whatsoever. Just one problem, you never want to venture out !!!! Views & peace everywhere and a wonderful large open concept main floor to entertain in.
As an Interior Designer I especially appreciated the architecture of this home. Post and Beam built into the shore with awesome views in every window in all directions. Picture postcards everywhere. The 3 bedrooms and bathrooms came in handy for visiting guests. The spa area was a treat for some as well. Being a boater I enjoyed the naval theme of this home, especially the "gangway" balcony overlooking the harbour and keeping the master suite and dressing room secluded. I kept in touch with ongoing projects at home using the wireless network from the window seat overlooking the sea in the master bedroom.
Everything worked well, water pressure was great and I am now a devoted Jenaire grill fan !!!! Idyllic inside and out,
I will return again. Perhaps in the summertime to enjoy the decks and flowers. It just might prompt me to spend time away from my boat this summer.
I had to write this note since we had no disappointments, only many things even greater than our expectations. A+
The view from this home is fantastic! We watched Tall Ships, whales, sailboats and seals from the deck of this beautiful house. It was perfect for entertaining, with an exceptional vista and garden, and for relaxing in the bubbling hot tub.
The area offers a variety of take-out and delivery restaurants (and this information is thoughtfully provided, along with a history of Ferguson's Cove), tourist attractions, and natural points of interest.
This is an informal and charming place to stay, perfect for a romantic weekend, or ladies' getaway! The sound of the water will lull you to sleep every night, and wake you up to a cozy Nova Scotia morning.
The Peterson Family
Nestled into the trees above the water, on Halifax Harbour, The Cove house is located next to York Redoubt historic site and provincial park, that features spectacular walking trails and breath taking views. The area features water front views, hiking, fishing, whale and bird watching, is near many lakes, horseback riding golf courses and is still only a fifteen minute drive from the city where you will find all kinds of restaurants, museums, art galleries, pubs and night clubs as well as shopping. Whatever kind of vacation you are wanting can be had, staying in this private, award winning home. The only problem is that you may never want to leave!
Other Activities: hiking trails, bowling, library, beach
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||C$500|
|Notes||Long term winter rates available.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (CAD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.