AWARD WINNING OCEAN FRONT EXECUTIVE HOME WITH SPECTACULAR VIEW

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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AWARD WINNING OCEAN FRONT EXECUTIVE HOME WITH SPECTACULAR VIEW

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 3-8)

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, enjoy a sauna and hot tub 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!

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
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When we first moved to Halifax, we were in awe of it's natural beauty and still are. We bought and rennovated a home in Ferguson's Cove and fell in love with the view, the area and the people there. Just down the road from our old house was a piece of land, located directly across the water from the lighthouse. We thought would be the ideal place to build a home. A few years later, we found ourselves sitting on our deck, feeding our dear friend Sigmund the seagull, watching whales feed and the boats go by. We hope that you enjoy the house, the view and above all the feeling.

The Owner purchased this house in 1995

Location, Location, Location! Not only is the view breathtaking but the house is only a 20 minute drive from downtown Halifax,and sits next too a national historic site and park. The closest grocery and liquor store is 5 minutes away as are fast food restaurants and other shopping.

Meet Sigmund The Seagull

Sigmund has lived with us in Ferguson’s Cove for over 20 years. He was only 2 years old when we finished construction of the house. His gray feathers were coming in showing he had just matured from an adolescent bird. He came to visit us from our old home down the street, and he never left.

Sigmund’s favorite spot to sit is on the left facing deck post, where he watches the water and eats tid bits that we feed him. While they may be left overs and dog chow to us, it is food for for a king to him! His favorite meal is left over fish and chips. Many people told us that if you feed one seagull, you will have a hundred show up to dine. This is not the case as Sigmund only allows his mate, Suzie and his family to share a meal with him on the deck!

He's married 14 years now and he and Suzie make a really cute couple. Sigmund had a son last year, whom we named him Freud, even though he doesn’t look overly bright! They have babies every year and move them along. Sigmund stays here year round, but Suzie flies off and returns in the spring. You would laugh to see the site of Suzie's home coming as she is allowed to eat his food and he keeps his wing overtop of her so she isn’t cold.

Sigmund and Suzie have a large family now, and every year they visit for a week, until he has had enough of their free-loading and he chases them off! What a rabble! He also tries to move the Bald Eagles and the osprey that come to nest – what a brave bird he is!

**Feel free to give him some food (there is a jar of dog chow on the kitchen counter for him) and if you wish, fill the bird bath with water, sit back and be entertained as a mixture of birds and Sigmund can put on quite the show!**

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Award Winning Ocean Front Executive Home with Spectacular View
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Award Winning Ocean Front Executive Home with Spectacular View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p336200vb
902
Halifax Nova Scotia
Burlington, Ontario
5

FAMILY OF 5

  • 5 of 5
Wow! What an excellent spot this cottage is. Clean, great location, all the amenities and views that you will write home about. Owners pride really shows. Loved our time there and all that Halifax has to offer!
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Award Winning Ocean Front Executive Home with Spectacular View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p336200vb
902
Halifax Nova Scotia
London, ON
5

STUNNING!

  • 5 of 5
My family of 4, with two young kids, and my mother recently stayed here. We enjoyed our 5 day stay so much that it saddened us deeply when we had to leave. We were treated to wonderful views of the ocean, ships, fishing boats, seals, and even a whale just outside our deck, not to mention frequent visits from Sigmund. This property is truly unique and served as a perfect spot to base ourselves out of for some Halifax and South Shore travelling. Thank you for the great stay.
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 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
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Award Winning Ocean Front Executive Home with Spectacular View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p336200vb
902
Halifax Nova Scotia
Alberta
5

SPECTACULAR!

  • 5 of 5
This home was even more perfect than the pictures show! We were travelling with a 3-year-old, a 6-year-old, and three adults. From the moment we arrived, we didn't want to leave! The views from the deck overlooking the water are stunning, and the home itself is beautifully appointed and well-maintained. The owners really have thought of everything and have set this up to be a very comfortable stay. We used the hot tub and sauna almost every night and were able to sit outside on the deck, even while it was drizzling, as there is a roof overtop.
We HIGHLY recommend this house!
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Award Winning Ocean Front Executive Home with Spectacular View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p336200vb
902
Halifax Nova Scotia
Ancaster, Ontario
5

WHAT A TREAT!

  • 5 of 5
Thank you for the opportunity to stay in such a lovely home. The views from the deck are simply amazing and it was an easy commute to tour downtown Halifax. We were a party of 6 (3 couples) and after touring the eastern provinces for three weeks, this was our last stay and proved to be a lovely way to end our trip.
  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Award Winning Ocean Front Executive Home with Spectacular View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p336200vb
902
Halifax Nova Scotia
Richmond, BC Canada
5

LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION!

  • 5 of 5
We have been to Halifax several times but have never enjoyed ourselves more than when we stayed in this casual, elegant, oceanside home! The location was amazing as you felt like you were living right on the Atlantic Ocean, yet still had every comfort you could possibly want....And, what a view! We barely left the house as we enjoyed sitting on the deck, and feeding Sigmund the seagull while we watched whales, seals and all kinds of boats go by.
The house itself was pristinely kept, exceptionally clean and tastefully decorated to blend in the seaside surroundings. We enjoyed relaxing in the in door natural water spa and sauna and loved the fact that we could still see the ocean while sitting in the jacuzzi! Guests were provided with a library stocked with all kinds of books and movies, games, and even a picnic basket. There was also a book that was thoughtfully provided that had information on the house, area, restaurants, take out menus and maps. This helped us plan our trip and was much appreciated. We will defiantely return to Halifax and can't wait to feed Sigmund the resident seagull again while enjoying a cold drink on the deck of this spectacular home.
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Award Winning Ocean Front Executive Home with Spectacular View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p336200vb
902
Halifax Nova Scotia
St. Catharines, On, Canada
5

MY STAY AT THE COVE HOUSE, HALIFAX NS JAN-FEB 2011. JUST ONE PROBLEM !!!!!

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful stay I have had here at this "The Cove" house this winter. Better than a winter vacation in Florida!!!

Knowing this area as I do, I specifically sought out a property here and was lucky to find this one. I am a professional Interior Designer from the Niagara region in Ontario searching for my own vacation/retirement home here in Nova Scotia.

The views are much better than I expected, the shipping activity and our Naval practices were fascinating to witness. It was great fun watching our submarine out front here going down, down, down! And the wildlife! Feeding the resident seagull Sigmund was a hoot, the pair of ducks (we named Sid & Myrtle) and the Blue Jays were also welcome to feast. The moon at night looking out towards the Atlantic Ocean ... awesome. You look to your left here and see the Halifax Harbour and to the right clear Atlantic views as if you are alone on earth! Sunrises too are something spectacular. Directly across the shipping channel is historic McNabs Island with it's very special lighthouse. No neighbours in our sightline. The deck here hovers 30 feet or so above the water's edge and we are moderated by the sea breeze; it is more like spring than wintertime!!! 15 minutes to downtown Halifax and you are in another beautiful world. Fascinating arhitecture and shops always. But there is also great architectural design here in this home ... post and beam, vaulted ceilings, a true loft/gang way, and numerous windows lerching out to sea. An appropriate interior decor is presented as well, an articulate naval theme in colours from the sea. This design certainly enhances all the views. It captures them like postcard photographs!!!

Just one problem, you don't want to venture out. Too relaxed and too much fun in the kitchen here. Views everywhere, why leave? My purpose here was to house hunt. I procrastinated being so spoiled here. I have now limited my search to this area. It is idyllic, 15 minutes to Halifax along a beautiful road and 45 minutes to Chester. Chester now seems remote being far away from such culture, restaurants and friends. This spot is the best of both worlds. The wireless network here kept me connected to ongoing projects at home as well as my property search while looking.

Entertaining was great in this large open concept design chatting with many friends. No problem there, they too just never wanted to leave! I can't imagine it on this deck in the summer! Next time for sure.
  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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York Redoubt, a National Historical site and park is just a few minute walk up the road. It has spectacular views of the water, great walking trails but has a unique history. Visit the site, and enjoy the hiking trails just minute from your door. Herring Cove, a beautiful community is just a five minute drive away where you can take gorgeous photos, go for walks and ejoy some fish and chips.

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Halifax House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Jan 18 2014 - Jan 1 2015
5 night minimum stay
C$ 325
C$ 2,100
C$ 7,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit C$500.00

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Halifax House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Computer Available
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) King Bed featured in Master Bedroom. For additional $ there is a separate King Size bed with suite (own dining and seating area with TV), Queen size Beds (1) Queen size bed in one bedroom, plus TV with DVD player, Double Beds (1) Double beds in one bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Located by front door in hall entrance
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • ruins
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • deepsea fishing
  • sailing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • kayaking
Notes:
Note - there is an additional suite upstairs that can be rented for an additional fee. It has it's own entrance from outside, a King Size bed, seating area, dining area, dining table, TV and other amenities. Please contact for further details.
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