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Amazing beach house, a peaceful south shore retreat for 1 or up to 12, & moments from shops. Licensed & inspected by NS government. A stay at Beach Haven is so much more than a vacation, it affords the opportunity for the experience of a lifetime. Restoration awaits in the peaceful ambiance of this private 6 acre ocean side retreat located on a peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean in Nova Scotia. Absorb the beauty of the sights & sounds of the sea from our own sand & pebble beach or amble down our down our lane for 2 minutes & arrive at an all but deserted world class white sand beach. Absolutely amazing views of the open ocean, the waves breaking on the reef, Frying Pan Island & its scenic lighthouse & the birds, seals & other wildlife that abound can be found outdoors, and seen from the spacious sun room or the deck. The main level of this house (3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sunroom, living room, dining room, kitchen, washer, dryer and dishwasher) is a home-away-from-home for up to 6. For up to 12 add on the spacious lower level with 1 bedroom, 1 bath and rec room pool table.
A glorious pine cathedral ceiling crowns the open concept living room, dining room and kitchen. Fabulous sun room with 270 degree bold ocean views, including a lighthouse. The comfortable furnishings and ocean views invite relaxation. In Home Assurance of quality is featured with excellent housekeeping and a fully equipped home-away from home: spacious glassed in sun porch, ocean-view deck with outdoor furniture, wood stove fireplace, kitchen with 6 full-sized appliances (washer, dryer, dishwasher, fridge, stove, microwave), kitchenware, very comfortable beds (2 queens, 2 singles, 1 double), excellent linens, satellite TV, VCR, phone/fax, stereo, quality furnishings, books and games, picnic table, gas BBQ.
Lower level spacious recreation room with ocean views, hardwood floors and regulation pool table. Spacious bedroom & 3 piece bath also on this level.
Shopping: A scenic and easy 15 minute drive from the excellent restaurants, museums and shops of the charming village of Liverpool, 'home of the privateers' and world famous photographer, Sherman Hines.
Two large full service supermarket grocery stores are found in Liverpool. The beaches and villages of the south shore, including Lunenburg, a Unesco world heritage site, are just moments away. Experience a step back in time with the warm hospitality, unique shops antiques, artisans, crafts, farm markets, quilts and hand hooked rugs, preserves, quality 'new-to-you' clothing), fishing wharves, restaurants (from down-home to gourmet dining), historic churches and museums of seaside villages. Halifax, with the world's second deepest natural harbor is a cosmopolitan center, with a wide array of restaurants, world class museums, shopping and is about a 1.5 hour drive away.
"C'etait un sejour des plus agreables.....le chalet et les liseux [ont] ete si magnifiques. C'est un retour a la nature des plus soins." RA, Quebec, Canada." (Translation) "This was a most agreeable stay....the house and the location were so magnificent. They've taken a lot of care to provide such a return to nature."
There is plenty to do for all interests - charming villages to explore, sandy beach, rocky coves, a large attractive house with beautiful water views and plenty of space for everyone to find a quiet corner to read or play games - truly a great spot to relax and recharge.
Wonderful setting to relax and enjoy the ocean with ample space for children to roam along the shore and play in the yard. Accommodation is spacious, clean and well stocked. Service was friendly and responsive. The lower level provided extra space for our teens to enjoy while the adults relaxed upstairs. These are not luxurious accommodations but very comfortable, roomy and inviting spaces.
We went to Beach Haven for our anniversary with some friends. There was plenty of room, with two seperate living spaces. The kids stayed downstairs and played pool, the adults enjoyed the beautiful sunroom, while watching the georgeous sunset. We strolled along both the rocky beach and then the sandy beach, where we saw probably 30 seals! There is everything you need for a wonderful weekend. Our only complaint was that we could not stay longer, and that we did'nt bring more people. Can't wait to go back!
Words can not describe how beautiful it is here. We arrived with three generations of family, four kayaks, and great joy at the chance to all be together for a week Beach Haven is better than it shows online. Spacious rooms, an enclosed back porch with AMAZING views of the ocean, and the pool table downstairs provided entertainment when we did get one afternoon of showers. The house is spacious enough to put children to bed early and still have plenty of room for adults to stay up and not disturb the kids. They thought of everything--ample good quality cookwear in the full kitchen, as well as a grill outside. Ragged Harbor is perfect for kayaking--protected from the ocean waves, our seven year olds loved it as much as the adults. The trail leading down to the harbor with the rocks to explore is well maintained, and the short walk up the dirt road to Crescent Beach is easy. Crescent Beach is breathtaking and the sand is fine, wonderful for swimming and building sandcastles. Some of our party did a day trip to Halifax, which they loved and Peggy's Cove wasn't that far either--worth the ride. Dinner at Lane's in Liverpool was great one evening--homemade food, organic, very talented Chef. We hope to return to Beach Haven one day!
We spent 7 days from June 21 to 28. The place is nice, clean.
All the element that would make your stay comfortable for a modern living were present, however, it is more like a simple home rather than luxury resort.
The only draw back is water. You cannot do multiple functions with water at the same time. One has to choose between flushing the toilet or having showers or doing laundry. Overusage will cause the water pump to shut down, and fortunately the housekeeper will show up within 20 minutes to reset the water pump. We got into the problem a few times, but taking into consideration that we were 14 people, old and young, it was not a surprising occurance.
Location location location. I felt that we found a great place judging from the geographic area. We were 15 minutes away from Liverpool, which is a relatively large town ( from Nova Scotia standards). Driving up and down the southeastern shore of Nova Scotia from there was a perfect location. This place is truly a perfect all purpose vacation base.
By the way, for those that cannot relinquish city and internet....there is Wifi access, there is satelite TV, pool table, fully modern kitchen. Being able to drink a hot cup of tea coming from a modern kitchen while watching wild rabbits running, or 5 minutes walk to a beautiful sand beach, that is the best of the two worlds.
I will defintely recommend it. And I would thank the owner of this property for providing an excellen vacation house.
With six plus acres to explore, there are a wide range of opportunities, from relaxing on the deck with a book to more active pursuits such as ocean swimming and beach combing. It's a dream location for photographers and other artists. Groomed paths lead to the saltwater pond and your own private sand and pebble beach, offering endless opportunities for swimming, beach combing, exploring the rocks and tidal pools, beach campfires, bird spotting (e.g. eagles, cormorants, osprey, sea ducks, piping plovers) and animal watching (e.g. seals, foxes, rabbits, raccoons).
An all-but-deserted world class white sand beach is a two minute stroll down our private lane. Beach Haven House is a peaceful retreat so far from the rush of urban life, and yet all of the amenities of the big city are so close, if you chose.
Golf: More than 15 excellent golf courses within an easy drive.
|Refundable damage deposit||$386|
LONG STAY DISCOUNTS, INQUIRE. Rates are /week,Sat to Sat rental, up to 4 persons for main floor, 15% tax extra. extra charge (from $200-$600 per week) for additional people and/or to add on the ground floor. NOTE: The ground floor is ONLY available to guests renting the main floor, never rented out separately. November-April Long stay retreat: $1000/mth based on 6 mth stay utilities extra
50% of the rent & tax at the time of booking (by Etransfer from Canadian Accounts OR direct deposit OR Credit Card (MC or VISA) remaining 50% 4 weeks before arrival. Booking Confirmation form provided. Credit card & expiration date required to book; swipe of same card required for damage deposit at the time of arrival.