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

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

Overview

Overview

Halifax House Rental Photos and Description

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

Long term winter rentals are negotiable.

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!

Keywords: ocean front house

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Property Manager
Advertiser since 2010
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About The Owner

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

Why The Owner chose Halifax

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.

What makes this house unique

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!**

Why HomeAway

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

Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Award Winning Ocean Front Executive Home with Spectacular View
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Award Winning Ocean Front Executive Home with Spectacular View
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Halifax Nova Scotia
Calgary
5

Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5
What a great spot. The views were unbelievable and the house has everything you could want. It was a great base for our adventures around NS and a great place to have some time to relax. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, 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
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: May 2014
  • Source: 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: 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: 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: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
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: 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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Map

Map

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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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From C$325 Per night

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

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Halifax House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
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:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
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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