LUXURIOUS RETREAT, NESTLED ON THE SHORES OF THE BAY WITH DOCK, KAYAKS AND SAUNA

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Dr. Thomas Ems

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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LUXURIOUS RETREAT, NESTLED ON THE SHORES OF THE BAY WITH DOCK, KAYAKS AND SAUNA

Antigonish Villa Rental Photos and Description

nice wharf, kayaks/ canoe, indoor Sauna, romantic woodstove, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths

The Country-House was built 2008 in a classic local style with cedar shindels, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open living and dining areas, open kitchen, wood stove, indoor sauna, garage and several patios. It is romantically located on a pristine 20 acre lot with its own 300 m water front, pier, boathouse and a beautiful view on a 12 km long and 4 km wide bay. Quiet, natural location with many wildlife and still only 8 min to a nice, small university town (Antigonish), that offers everything the heart desires.

Location/ Property part 1: The property lies sheltered on a 12 km long and 4 km wide, quiet ocean bay of the Atlantic Ocean. Lying south of the Antigonish Harbour, on the beautiful Sunrise Trail, 8 min away from the University town of Antigonish. Due to the lake character of the bay, water temperatures during the summer reach up to 28° C / 86° F. It is the warmest sea water in all of Canada. The Northumberland Strait reaches the warmest temperatures of North Carolina (USA) during the summer. The sheltered ocean bay is suitable for sailing, boating, fishing, swimming, diving, surfing and canoeing or kayaking in the summer and ice-skating, ice-fishing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter. Within a few minutes by boat you can reach the open sea. The wildlife on the property incl. sea otters, deer, gophers, rabbits, beavers, seals, bald eagles, raccoons, lynxes and many birds. The water is rich with fish. In small side streams you can also find various fresh water fish in addition to salt water fish.

Location/ Property part 2: The advantage of the bay over the open sea is lesser spray, breakers, surf, humidity, waves and tidal range. You can safely enjoy all water sports. At times of climate change the sheltered bay is very interesting and important. There is a sort of natural damn with a 40 m wide canal which connects the bay with the open sea. The water contains less salt than the ocean water because this is where three small rivers float into the bay. The property has a size of approx. 25 acres with its own waterfront, 150 m of ocean front along the Pomquet Cove and 250 m of ocean front along the Antigonish Harbour. Small hills cover the land which smoothly declines towards the water. Most of the land is wooded areas with clearings. The coast water is shallow (good for children) and the beach is made up of stones and pebbles. The mixed forest is complete with native trees, bushes, wild flower, and other plants.

Antigonish: Besides the famous St. F.X. University, Antigonish offers all conveniences of a small town with good infrastructure: a large and renowned hospital (St. Martha's Hospital), countless restaurants, theatres, movie theatres, many shops and stores and two shopping malls with very customer friendly opening hours (inc. Sundays from 12 pm to 5 pm), golf courts, tennis courts, a sport arena with exciting hockey games, swimming pools, home department stores, museums, galleries, all school types, playgrounds, kindergartens, doctors of all specialties, pubs with live music, the popular weekly farmers market, railroad stations and so on.

Antigonish is the home of many annual festivals; among them the largest and oldest Highland-Games outside of Scotland, music festivals and so on. The combination of a university town with students and professors and the rural environment with farms and abundant nature is especially charming. That is unique to Nova Scotia!

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Dr. Thomas Ems

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks english, german
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Property Reviews

Luxurious retreat, nestled on the shores of the Bay with dock, kayaks and sauna
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Luxurious retreat, nestled on the shores of the Bay with dock, kayaks and sauna
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p507953
+49 01739300893
Antigonish Nova Scotia
Miami
5

A perfect place to escape and reenergize

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
In September of 2008 my wife and I took ten days to explore the beauty of Nova Socia. We stayed at this Cottage by the bay and felt like we were in our own castle with all the amenities of a five star hotel. Not only was the house breathtaking, but It was in the right location to provide picturesque views, to explore small towns nearby and the advantage to take day trips to the Cape Breton national park nearby. On our first evening we found bottled water at our bedside and chocolates on our pillows, an impressive start to our stay.
In the evenings we sat on the deck and watch the sunset over the bay...oh how sweet and calming it was!
Nature is also right at your front door as we encountered deer on the property and many apple trees filled with fruits.
The perfect weather allowed us to go canoeing on very calm waters on a regular basis and most importantly we had the opportunity to do nothing whenever we chose to.
This was luxury!!
Our only regret was that all vacations must come to an end, but we are already planning for our return.
Thank you Thomas and Katrin for the hospitality of your home away from home.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 11/11

Map

Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Halifax International Airport
Nearest Ferry
75 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Antigonish
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
South Side Harbour
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Cape Breton
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Antogonish
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Mothers Webbs
Car: recommended

Quiet setting, in the middle of plentiful flora and fauna with lots of wildlife, but only a 8 minutes drive to a nice small University Town with all needs, like Theater, Cinema, Restaurants, Pubs with life Music, Shops, Shopping-Centers, Galleries, Golf- and Tennis Courts, historic F.X. University. 3 min drive to a solitary beach (Protected Beach Area), 4 min drive to the Trans-Canada Highway, 5 min drive to the famous Pomquet Beach

25 min drive to Cape George with its great light house, park with its beautiful views and cliff outlooks, 35 min drive to Cape Breton with national parks, 40 min drive to Sherbrook Village, an interesting town museum, 45 min drive to the wild Eastern Shore, 75 min drive to Canso, an old fishing town with music festivals in the summer, 80 min drive to Tatamagouche / Malagash with its well-known vineyard 'Josts Winery“, 1.5 hours to the International airport of Halifax, 2 hours to downtown Halifax.

Other Activities: Canoeing, kayaking, in the winter: ice fishing, cross-country-skiing, ice-skating

Golf: Golf Courses are in Antigonish. One does have stunning views over the mountains and bay.

Ski: Downhill-skiing is possible at two locations, they are 1, 5 and 2 hours away.

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Availability & Rates

Antigonish Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Mar 1 2014 - Apr 30 2014
$1,275
7 nights
 
 
May 1 2014 - May 31 2014
$1,375
7 nights
 
 
Jun 1 2014 - Jun 21 2014
$1,675
7 nights
 
 
Jun 22 2014 - Sep 6 2014
$2,350
7 nights
 
 
Sep 7 2014 - Oct 4 2014
$1,875
7 nights
 
 
Oct 5 2014 - Nov 1 2014
$1,375
7 nights
 
 
Nov 2 2014 - Dec 20 2014
$1,275
7 nights
 

Notes

  • rental fees are in US Dollar incl. tax and inclusiv cleaning fee. The second week get a discount of 200 US Dollar and the third week of 300 US Dollar.
  • All linens, towels, utilities etc. are included. There are no additional charges or fees for these services. Fully refundable damage deposit $ 500.
  • No pets. No smoking inside the house.

Amenities

Antigonish Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking On Street
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both baths does have windows. The boathouse does have an extra outside shower with warm and cold water.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Beds can be set next to eachother
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Beds can be set next to eachother
  • Two sleeping rooms are on the main-floor sharing one bath, one more sleeping room and another bath are on the first floor. All beds do have a comfort mattress system and all beds are solid wood in country stile.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Books for Adults
  • Toys
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Large Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Walkway to Water
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • water parks
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • bay/sound
  • pond
  • arboretum
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • whale watching
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting big game
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • mountaineering
  • golf privileges optional
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • equestrian events
Notes:
This Villa is nestled on a 80.000 m² (20 acres) large Property with its own 300 m waterfront. You can use the pier/wharf from spring to autumn. There are three kayaks and a canoe including live jackets and paddles. From the indoor sauna, you have a beautiful view on the bay. Next to the Sauna is a bath. There is 1 garage inside of the house and a 12 m (36 foot) long carport is beside the house. There is also a Boathouse with decks and outside shower.

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