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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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

***Please note we have just reduced our rates 20% for December***

A Unique Experience

Experience Nova Scotia island-living at its finest at Skyview on LaHave Island, a 16-year old home perched on the highest point of LaHave Island, above the tree tops. Our house is built high like a castle on a hill -- you drive your car up to the second floor door with a bridge to the house. As you enter, you encounter a 2-story atrium with large-window views of the ocean. Nearly every window in the house reveals a spectacular vista. Guests have a 360-degree view of the mostly uninhabited, wooded LaHave Islands, and of a picturesque cove, sprawling bay, and vast Atlantic Ocean. We’re a 3-minute walk from the water itself.

Conveniently Situated

Accessible by car without the need of a ferry, SkyView is located on one of two dozen islands which make up the LaHave islands. We are a seven-minute drive from the mainland, and 30-minute drive from Bridgewater, which is the area’s main shopping area. We are 40 minutes from the historic seaport of Lunenburg and seaside town of Mahone Bay, and an hour-and a half southwest of Halifax on the Lighthouse Route.


Enjoy the views from 3 decks -- a wraparound deck accessible off the great room, a smaller deck off the study, and a balcony off the master bedroom and study. We are perched high enough to see the lights at night of Liverpool (30 miles away). Relax listening to the seagulls, watching fishing boats in the bay, sunrises in the morning, sunsets at night, a full moon and stars across the sky, and view deer and rabbits which roam the property.


Come home from a day at the beach to warm yourself in front of an airtight soapstone wood-burning stove in the great room. Our home can comfortably sleep 8 adults in 3 bedrooms (all with skylights), and in a den which has a pullout bed. We provide bedding and towels, and a washer/dryer. The house also has baseboard electric heating with thermostats in each room.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a stove, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker and grinder,, food processor, garbage disposal and quality kitchenware. The dining room has a large mahogany table with antique chairs, and we have a separate breakfast table. The den has a 27' TV with satellite service, and a stereo with speakers wired to the atrium. Yes, we have WIRELESS internet, and the cell service is good. We do not allow smoking of any kind inside our home.

What to Do

Locally, there are many attractions. Half a dozen beaches are within a 10-minute drive, including Risser's Beach Provincial Park, with a fine-sand beach with lifeguards, winding boardwalk along a back marsh, visitor’s center, a snack bar and shower facility. On our island are many quaint paths and roads to walk or bike, a marine museum, community hall, fish plant/government wharf, two churches, and a cemetery. On nearby Crescent Beach, people love to park their cars on the beach, walk their dogs, surf, kite-board, stroll the beach at sunrise and sunset, and of course, swim!

Several fishermen and their families still live on the islands, some who will take visitors out fishing or on island tours (ask us). Locals also love to share their community's history through casual encounters along the road and at events like the Monday morning coffee hour, serving the best home-made scones and sticky buns you’ve ever tasted – really. The community hall also hosts guest lectures and other events.

Along the Lighthouse Route on the mainland are lots of craft and antique shops, artist studios, restaurants, museums, and historical sites (like Fort Point Museum in LaHave, where the French first landed in Canada in 1604). You can take in musical events, county fairs, farmers’ markets, art shows, ox pulls, movies, theater and more. For sporting activities, you can rent kayaks, golf at several courses, go horseback riding, rock climb, wind surf, para-sail, and enjoy the resort at White Point Beach, where you can get a day pass to use the pools, yard games, and boats.

Don't miss the most famous bakery in Nova Scotia, the LaHave Bakery (15 minutes away), where you can sit down in its quaint dining area and enjoy an amazing breakfast or lunch. Another guest favorite is 'The Ovens,' which is a series of ocean caves accessible by wooded walkways, where the waves pound in and out. At Ross Farm, children will love to see a “working” farm where they still raise animals and grow crops. And bake sales and lobster suppers in community halls all over the area are delicious!


We accept US and Canadian-based checks,wire transfers, e-Checks through HomeAway and VRBO, and online payments from Canadian banks through Interac.

Contact Us

We hope you have the chance to experience our little piece of heaven. Please respond via this website, or call Mont at 617-909-7279. He will call you back to save you any charges.


If SkyView is booked during the week you are travelling, please note that we also own 'THE FENNEL OLDHOUSE,' a renovated 100-year old home next door. It sits on a picturesque cove overlooking a wide bay. The property has gorgeous views from many vantage points, including from 5 decks, a gazebo, and dock. It sleeps up to seven people. Please see HomeAway listing #393316. Also note that SkyView is relatively new to HomeAway and so we only have a few traveler reviews.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • Groups

Mont Fennel

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Mitzi, Dad & Mont Boating in the summer of 1966.

On the map below, click on 'Satellite' to see that OUR ISLAND IS CONNECTED VIA 2 BRIDGES TO THE MAINLAND -- a 7-minute drive away.

Mont Fennel purchased this house in 1997

More than 50 years ago, in 1956, our father stumbled upon the LaHave Islands while on a boat tour with a friend. He bought a house from a fishing family and our family has been up every summer since. Over the years we renovated the waterfront home and in 1997, Dad sold that house to the children. We call that the 'Fennel Old House,' and we rent that as well (HomeAway listing #393316). But in 1997, Dad then built a new home, high on the hill next door -- SkyView on LaHave Island. The children have now purchased this house as well and have been renting it for about two years.

1) Beauty -- Unparalleled views of the ocean from above the treetops -- you feel like you're soaring above the earth! Soak in, photograph or paint the vistas from our property, as well as of fishing boats, wharves, and colorful houses that dot the islands.

2) Romance -- Total privacy and relaxation. Enjoy the ambiance of our wood stove, lounging on multiple decks, walks on island paths, and more.

3) Adventure – Dozens of things to do on the popular South Shore mainland area (within 5 to 40 minutes), and quick access to beaches (5 to10 minutes). We provide guests with a guide with directions.

4) Community -- An unusually close group of families, both fishermen and summer residents, who live nearby and welcome visitors.

5) Pets – We gladly accept them.

6) Boating -- Your boat can be moored at the government wharf on Bush Island, a 4 minute drive. Kayak rentals are 10 minutes away.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Property Reviews

Island House Above Trees! 360-Degree Oceanview, Car-Accessible, Near Lunenburg
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
Island House Above Trees! 360-Degree Oceanview, Car-Accessible, Near Lunenburg
+1 617 909-7279
Lunenburg Nova Scotia

Spectacular views from this tree-top oasis

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
I booked this beautiful island oasis as a special last-minute suprise for my wife right after Valentine's Day and it was the most relaxing two days we've had in months! I can only imagine how magical this place would be in warmer seasons, but it was perfect for a winter escape. We certainly had more space than we needed (3 of us including our 2 month old daughter) with 3 good sized bedrooms and a den, along with 2 full washrooms with laundry facilities. The kitchen was fully equipped, with modern appliances, very spacious, and had lots of seating space. Sitting in the atrium with a roaring fire in the soapstone wood stove, overlooking the water with wine in the evening and coffee in the morning was pretty magical as there were blizzard conditions outside and massive waves crashing in the distance . This place has such a warm and welcoming family feel to it, and we felt so lucky to spend 2 nights in this very exclusive property. The owner was in touch with us throughout our visit, answered all questions, and made sure our stay was a memorable one. Highly recommend this private and peaceful location to anyone looking for a true escape to nature with the comforts of a modern home.
Island House Above Trees! 360-Degree Oceanview, Car-Accessible, Near Lunenburg
+1 617 909-7279
Lunenburg Nova Scotia
Halifax nova scotia

Breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
We went there as a family reunion with my father and mother in law. The view will drop your jaw the moment you walk in. great porch. Excellent well equipped kitchen. Each bedroom on the second floor has it's own flavor. The island itself is a photographers paradise. Great stay overall. The only thing we would have wished for is a barbecue. I think this property is perfect for a family reunion or a couple going for a romantic weekend hideaway.
The photos on the website don't do the place justice. You are advised to have a car as the nearest cafe/restaurant is a good 10-15 min drive. which is a price you have to pay if you want the peaceful feeling you get when you come here. Besides the property is great for star gazing which you would lose if it was any closer to the village.
The property was very clean and the owner very helpful in answering all the questions and the handouts left in the property were very helpful as well.
Thank you very much for a great stay.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are glad our guests enjoyed their stay! Our home does come equipped with a barbecue -- a small Hibachi grill. During these guests' visit, we were in the process of replacing an old one with a new one.
Island House Above Trees! 360-Degree Oceanview, Car-Accessible, Near Lunenburg
+1 617 909-7279
Lunenburg Nova Scotia

Beautiful and quite place to stay.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Very nice and quite place to relax. Beautiful clean house, full kitchen. The bay is visible from every corner of the house. Although, there is no excess to the bay. Overall, it's a perfect place to relax. There is not much going on around the house, so you'll have a lot of time to rest your mind.
Island House Above Trees! 360-Degree Oceanview, Car-Accessible, Near Lunenburg
+1 617 909-7279
Lunenburg Nova Scotia

Fantastic Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
Our family stayed in this beautiful home by the ocean in April 2013. The house was more than we could have expected. Big and rambling - enough for three kids to play hide and go seek for almost 2 hours. Loads of blankets, pillows etc for everyone. The wood stove was excellent and keep the house cosy! The kitchen was very well stocked with appliances in good working order. We did a lot of baking during our short stay and we were not without any needed equipment.

The views themselves were spectacular! A beautiful way to wake up and flip through the paper and sip a coffee while watching the boats come and go.

The owner was super responsive and we had no troubles with getting it booked and finding the house (even though it is a little bit out of the way and you might think you aren't in the right place!) - the directions were great and the set up worked well for us.

We will definitely be back and will make it a longer stay next time!
Helpful votes: 1/1
Island House Above Trees! 360-Degree Oceanview, Car-Accessible, Near Lunenburg
+1 617 909-7279
Lunenburg Nova Scotia

SkyView on LaHave Island, Nova Scotia

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: May 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
The Location: SkyView is an amazing place. It is located on LaHave Island, the furthest out of a cluster of little islands in the estuary of the LaHave River on Nova Scotia’s famously picturesque South Shore. Accessible by car, SkyView is perched atop the highest point of these islands, so it enjoys panoramic views of Nova Scotia’s austere and yet stunningly beautiful coast.

The Property: The house itself is ideal for a group of 4 – 6 people, though it could easily accommodate a few more by sharing beds (e.g., children). It is modern, clean and spacious, with an open-concept kitchen and living area on the main floor, hardwood floors, expansive windows and decks all around. The wood stove in the middle makes everything cozy and warm on cool evenings. The kitchen is super-functional and well equipped, including a gas stove (a rarity in Nova Scotia) and dishwasher. The owner is meticulous with providing all information about the house, communicating well and making the financial arrangements work seamlessly.

The Activities: Our party was a group of 5 female academics from a Halifax university seeking a retreat in late April at the end of a grueling year. We were happy just to hang out cooking and eating and working it off with long walks/runs across the islands and beaches (it is 13K from SkyView to the end of the beach that connects to the mainland). But for visitors wanting to take in the local sights, there is so much more to do! On the islands, there are authentic fishing villages, old graveyards and a marine museum. The first stop on the mainland should be the LaHave Bakery, the hub of the local community and source of wonderful breads and bakery. Get there early for the pizza buns and don’t miss the craft shop behind the bakery. Summer visitors will be wowed by Rissers Beach Provincial Park just a few kilometers away. Take the cable ferry from LaHave across the river for a full-day outing to Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Lunenburg is still active as a traditional fishing and boatbuilding town (this is where the Bluenose and Bounty ships were built), and is renowned for its colourful and beautifully preserved 18th century architecture. It now hosts many top quality restaurants, art/craft galleries and charming shops. These are just a few of the destinations accessible within a 20-30 minute drive from SkyView. We were sad to leave and we certainly intend to go again.
Owner's Response: To clarify... the driving distance from our house on the island to the mainland is not 13 km, but only 6.5 km. :)
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Old Town Lunenburg
"Idyllic town that straddles a large hill which dips down into a protected bay. Named a UNES..."
LaHave Bakery
"Tourists and others travel from all over the Provence to experience the flavors of LaHave Ba..."
Bush Island Government Wharf
"Picturesque government wharf/fish plant. It harbors fishing boats and pleasure craft, and t..."
Crescent Beach
"1.25 mile-long beach that leads from the mainland to the LaHave Islands. Attracts walkers a..."
Blue Rocks
"Quaint village, tucked against the shore, with fish shacks and colorful houses dotting a win..."
The Ovens
"The Ovens is a Provincial Park perched high above the ocean on a cliff. A well-travelled tr..."
Risser's Beach Provincial Park
"Rissers is a fabulous Provincial park complete with a life-guarded beach, shower facilities,..."
Bluenose II
"Historic ship that symbolizes Nova Scotia -- worth seeing."
Hirtles Beach
"Long wide raw beach that attracts windsurfers, boarders, and walkers enjoying fantastic view..."
LaHave Islands Marine Museum
"Fascinating fisheries exhibit inside a renovated church on Bell’s Island. Defines the histo..."
Green Bay
"Green Bay is a series of small beaches and coves, bordered by tiny cabins that dot a half mi..."
Mahone Bay, NS
"Wonderful old seaside town on a protected bay with many gift and antique shops and restauran..."
Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Halifax (YHZ)
Nearest Ferry
105 Miles
St John New Brunswick to Digby NS
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Hwy 103
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Car: necessary

Car-Accessible. 7-minute drive from mainland, 40 minutes from Lunenburg, 1.5 hours from Halifax. Dozens of beaches within driving distance (four are within 5-10 minute drive).

Other Activities: Boating, Kayaking, Windsurfing, Para-sailing, Wildlife Viewing, Rock Climbing, Spelunking, Golf, Miniature Golf *, Basketball Courts, Shopping, Antiquing, Crafts Fairs, Art/Music/Cultural Festivals, Museums and lots of opportunities to paint and photograph vistas, fish shacks and colorful houses.

* Golf: Bridgewater, Lunenburg, White Point Resort

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Availability & Rates

Lunenburg House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
April 2014
Apr 5 2014 - May 2 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 nights
May 2014
May 3 2014 - May 30 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 nights
Early June 2014
May 31 2014 - Jun 13 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 nights
Late June 2014
Jun 14 2014 - Jun 27 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 nights
Early July 2014
Jun 28 2014 - Jul 5 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 nights
Early September 2014
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 nights
Late September 2014
Sep 20 2014 - Oct 3 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 nights
Early October 2014
Oct 4 2014 - Oct 17 2014
7 nights
Late October 2014
Oct 18 2014 - Oct 31 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 nights
November & December 2014
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 nights
Christmas & New Year's
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 4 2015
7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
2 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100.00
Refundable damage deposit $200.00
Notes Posted rates include taxes.

$100 off 2-week stay.

Check in is Sat 3 p.m. Check-out is Sat 10 a.m.

Partial weeks possible.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Lunenburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Free Local Calls
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Downstairs
  • Both bathrooms have shower/tub combo.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Downstairs Den
  • King : Master bedroom on 2nd floor which sleeps two. Double : Each of two bedrooms on 2nd floor has a double. Each double sleeps two. Sleep Sofa /Futon : Convertible bed (from couch) in 1st floor den which sleeps two.
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • Radio
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Wood Deck
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • Groups
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
Dozens of beaches within driving distance (4 are within 5-10 minutes). On several beaches you can find yourselves one of the only people there!

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