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Carol Sifton/Sandy Munroe

Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, german

Peaceful Ocean Front beat the heat on beach Hfx hr SALE early bkng & US$ dis

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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- 6 BR, 3BA, Sleeps 2-16, jacuzzi, deck

Peaceful beach retreat for 1-16, breath taking views, near city attractions We think that you, like all of our guests, will be over-whelmed by the spectacular ocean beach-front location; just 1 hour from Halifax but a world away in peace & the experience of the sea & nature (eagles, deer). Over 1000' of private frontage leading onto miles of all but deserted sand beach (great swimming, sea bass fishing, fossils, beach combing, walking, biking) & 60 acres of meadows & woodlands. Perfect for a private retreat or gatherings of family & friends. Breath-taking ocean views & sunsets & the roar of the surf from 4star executive house with ocean view deck, gourmet kitchen, 4BR, 2 BA, jacuzzi, recreation room, dishwasher, washer/dryer. Ocean-view summer house (deck, 3 piece bath, kitchenette). Many local activities: restaurants, shopping, golf, museums, tidal bore rafting, lobster suppers, traditional music, festivals, antiquing, horse back rides, winery tours, heritage houses, whale watching

Quality assurance:Licensed & inspected by NS govt: The Noel Shore, is rightly known as the 'undiscovered jewel' of Nova Scotia, the area offers unparalleled ocean views, miles of all but deserted beaches, the awesome spectacle of the world’s highest tides and a unique & traditional experience of Nova Scotia. We are delighted to share this peaceful 60 acres of 'heaven' with others who also want to walk gently on the earth & preserve its beauty & peace. All of our guest services emphasize care for the environment. Absorb the astounding views; listen to the roar of the surf from the world's highest tides; swim in the mellow salt waters of the Minas Basin; walk on the beach for miles in an area famous for fossils; explore the tidal pools, the woodlands & meadows; fish for sea bass; follow our Trout Pool Brook to the very special place where it burbles gently across a sandstone shelf & cascades in a beautiful little waterfall to the sea, watch the abundant wildlife (including deer, eagles, quail, pheasants, humming birds, osprey, owls)

Perfect for large gatherings of family and friends: Shore Haven is an ideal location for gatherings of family and friends for holidays or special occasions such as weddings, reunions, anniversaries. A unique experience of the sea and nature with lots of room to spread out, indoors and out. We are directly on the ocean (Minas Basin), with miles of hard red sand/pebble beach that can be walked or jogged (or carry your mountain bike down and ride for miles and miles) and at low tide there is a captivating vast sweep of sculpted, walk-able tidal sands. There is private access to the beach along a path to the shore and down a short flight of stairs (vertical height of 8 or 9 feet). Guests can relax with such activities as long walks on the beach in an area famous for fossils and rock specimens (including amethyst crystals), and ocean swimming. The beach, the sea, the woodlands, Evangeline and Trout Pool Brooks, the birds and animals and an amazing evening sky offer so many opportunities for being “re-created” and restored by nature.

Lots to do without leaving home: Endless hours of enjoyment & relaxation are available on the miles of beach, the meadows, brooks & woodlands on this peaceful 60 acres. Fabulous open-air and/or glassed-in sea view of the world's highest tides, indoor & outdoor games (croquet, badminton, volleyball, ping pong table). Fish for sea bass right on our beach and cook it up in the gourmet kitchen. Relax in the sun on the deck while listening to the roar of the surf. Wonder at the soaring eagles over-head, fly kites on the meadow, walk the beach for miles.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Carol Sifton/Sandy Munroe (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, german

Guestbook comments from the owner

“We are just thrilled to be coming back to our “beach heaven” at Shore Haven for our fifth perfect family holiday. How we have all missed the beach, the peace, the views, the house, and everything. Can’t wait to return.”
Aug 2011
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based on 12 traveler reviews

Peaceful Ocean Front beat the heat on beach Hfx hr SALE early bkng & US$ dis
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 14 reviews
New York USA

Pictures don't do it justice!

  • 5 of 5

We've rented many properties and this one is a real gem. The house has beautiful views of the water and was absolutely spotless. We have small children and it was perfect for kids. There are acres of land for the kids to play in, and they loved the warm water in the tide pools when the tide went out. There is a waterfall on the property and gorgeous multicolored wild flowers

at the waters edge and surrounding the house. It was very quiet and peaceful and we saw only one person the beach during our stay. The owners Sandy and Carol were friendly, helpful and were very respectful of our privacy. Definitely five stars!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great End of Summer Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice time at Shore Haven. We explored from Truro (went river rafting - highly recommended) to Wolfville and Cape Split (great hike – with wonderful rewarding view at end). The Noel Shore area suited our first driving visit to NS perfectly. Its very quiet but lots to see and do.

It's a very nice property and house. The peace and quiet was great and it was good to not be on top of other cottagers. The beach with its tides and cliffs were very inviting though have a good look at the tide clock on the wall before you go out - the tide comes in quickly.

Private, quiet and a great place to crash for a week or two.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Reunion

  • 4 of 5

A wonderful time was had by all 12-14 folks at one time or another. The kitchen had all the utensils, dishes and cooking accessories needed for such a large group. Plenty of towels, bedding etc and nice to have the availability of a washer/dryer on site. We found the layout perfect to sleep those families with children yet the adults on their own had space to themselves. We so enjoyed the location, the ambiance of country living yet only an hour away from larger centres. Truly amazing that we could see the ocean up to the boundary of the property, then have a bon fire on the ocean floor when the tide was out. Carol was so helpful prior to our arrival, I had so many questions, she was always so patient. The TV could have been more up to date, but once we shown how to use it the children were amused for hours with their movies and DVD's. We visited Truro, Windsor, Halifax, Wolfville and of course the sites in the Bay of Fundy area. There were no unexpected charges or surprises from our original agreement, which was great. Thank you Carol and Sandy you were always there to help when we had any questions or concerns.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for relaxation, this is the place. Nestled among trees, with a sprawling lawn in the back and a beautiful view of the ocean, it was one of the best weeks I can remember. Strolling along the deserted beach in the day, with a deer at the top of the hill, then sipping a glass of wine and watching the georgeous sunset in the evening. When my days get hectic and busy, I think back to my amazing time at Shore Haven. I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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We stayed here for two weeks .. the ocean view was specatular, the tides were awesome and we enjoyed walking the ocean floor. The location was very private and lots of room for the dogs to run. It was a very clean and roomy property.

However, it is not executive-style. The rental was very musty upon arrival. The house itself is very dated and needs some attention. The main floor washroom needs some repair and the rear deck needs reinforcing. The TV could be upgraded as well. There are two bedrooms on the main floor, but the others are in the damp basement.

When you are ready to leave, be absolutely sure you get your damage deposit back or you may get blamed for damage that you didn't cause!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that these guests, like all of our other guests, enjoyed the spectacular location. We are disappointed that they chose to say nothing during their stay about their concerns with the house, we are always available and would have been glad to address any issues, had we been aware. We personally checked the house before their arrival and found the house to be pleasant and airy, not musty. As can be noted from other reviews we pride ourselves on providing guests with a comfortable and pleasant home away from home. It is interesting to note that these guests departed early, with no complaints at the time, but leaving behind a great deal of damage. With hundreds of guests in 4 units over 13 seasons we have only had to charge for damages 4 times and this was unfortunately one of those times.
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Excellent Family Reunion Rental

  • 5 of 5

In every way this rental was exceptional. The space easily accomodated our 14 person family reunion. The kitchen was the best equipped of the seven reunions we have had and the owners would have added the one small items we found absent. The play space and equipment were outstanding. The grounds included a short paths through beautfiul Nova Scotia woods and to an amazing Bay of Fundy beachfront, almost totally private with 5 miles or more of walking the beach along the cliffs and one half mile walking directly out from the beach at low tide. Although our family did not do so, swimming was available at high tide. The spot is isolated as the owners will tell you and you will need to buy large amounts of food if you cook at distant groceries, which you can do on the way to this wonderful property. If you need restaurants and bars, they are far away. However we found plenty of and a great variety of fun excursions from 10 to 90 minutes when we weren't enjoying the grounds, and if you get up early and drive late, you can do longer trips such as we did once or twice to Cape Breton and the Atlantic shore near Halifax. Finally the owners went beyond expectations in responding to our questions and requests promptly.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure meeting you and hosting this very special family gathering. All the best for the rest of the summer. Hope to see you again. Carol and Sandy
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Halifax International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Walton Pub and Eatery
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Links course just down the road
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
600 Metres
NS Highway #102
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Walton Pub & Eatery
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Martok near Windsor
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
miles of beach right on the property
Car: necessary

Explore the Noel Shore, the undiscovered jewel of Nova Scotia with miles of peaceful ocean beaches, rafting on the tidal bore, a fossil tour along a local beach, links golfing by the sea, great biking, Shubenacadie Wildlife Park & birding observatory, Mastodon Ridge Museum, eco-tourism, good local restaurants, antiquing, crafts, winery tours, historic Maitland village & many other museums. A scenic picnic park & area information is close by at Burntcoat Head Park, site of the world's highest recorded tides or tour the historic Walton Lighthouse. Horseback riding, sea kayaking, guided expeditions including an eagle tour, & outfitters are available close by. All of this is only one hour from Halifax, a cosmopolitan city with many unique attractions (lively historic waterfront, dining, shopping, theatre & entertainment). Explore the Annapolis Valley with its vistas of orchards, farms, whale-watching, golf courses & vineyards or the south shore beaches & historic villages such as Lunenburg

Other Activities: sea bass fishing, tidal bore rafting, eagle watch tour

Golf: Golf all day Minas View Links for $20 Canadian, fabulous seaside setting, golf carts available, only 15 minutes away. There are more than 20 excellent golf courses within 1 hours easy drive of Shore Haven House by the Sea, a great opportunity to travel with friends for a golfing vacation but still have excellent private accommodation. The meadows provide an excellent spot for practice shots, and after a long day on the course enjoy the ocean-view deck or a moonlight stroll on the beach.

Ski: The beaches, villages and rich farmland of the spectacular “Noel Shore” are just moments away. Experience a step back in time with the warm hospitality, unique shops, antiques, artisans, crafts, farm markets, quilts & hand hooked rugs, preserves, quality 'new-to-you' clothing, fishing wharves, restaurants (from down-home to gourmet dinning), historic churches & museums of seaside villages such as Newport Landing, Sommerville, Noel, & Hantsport . Excellent guided tours, detailing the unique geology & local folklore are available. Maitland Village, designated Nova Scotia's first Heritage Conservation District is an historic ship building village & the home of the world's largest sailing vessel which is chronicled at the Lawrence House museum. Maitland is also home to Riverview Herbs & its delightful cafe as well as an excellent fine dining restaurant. Experience the thrill of the world’s highest tides, “up close and personal' on a zodiac. Halifax 1hour : dinning, shopping, touring, art


Rates & Availability

Halifax House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $77
Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 0.15%

Book now for 2013, booking early this year, don't be disappointed. Excellent rates for early summer and fall, THEE best season in Nova Scotia.

US Customers: Due to the fluctuating exchange rate we can only give you an approximate price in US$ based on the exchange rate at the time of booking.

All rates below are in Canadian dollars, 15% tax is extra

April 2-30
$500 per week
$700/week over 4 persons

April 28-May 26
$800 per week
$1000/week over 4 persons

May 26-June 23
$1300 per week
$1600/week over 4 persons

June 23-September 8
$2600/week for 4
$3200/week 4-10 persons

Sept 8-Oct 6
$1300 per week
$1600/week over 4 persons

October 6-27
$800 per week
$1000/week over 4 persons

Add on the summer house (only available to persons renting the main house) for $200-$600 plus tax per week

15% tax extra on all rates. Groups over 10 surcharge of $100 per person
Perfect for family reunions, (for up to 20) lots of space indoors and out- miles of beach. Couples find that Shore Haven is a fabulous location for a wedding--book the whole place and have unlimited use for you and your guests, plus many bonuses. We are pleased to offer special packages for family gatherings, retreats and other groups such as small corporate retreats. A fabulous location, lots of space indoors and out .Take advantage of our shoulder season 'Weekend Get Away' (eg Romance, Tides and Dinosaurs, Adventure, History) and Holiday (eg. Christmas, school break, Thanksgiving) destination experience packages. Excellent rates and individualized packages. Please inquire about the excellent long stay rates during the off season. What a great place to spend a sabbatical or for an artist's retreat. Solitude with the sea and nature, but the convenience of city services close at hand. Seniors or long stay discounts may be available.

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Nova Scotia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , main floor
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , step in shower, with seat
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , summer house three piece bath
  • Main floor bath features a jacuzzi tub and en suite door from the master bedroom. Lower level bathroom offers a luxury shower, that also has a seat and grab bars, helpful for those needing assistance. The summer house features a three-piece bath with shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , fabulous ocean view
    Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 child bed , garden & ocean view
    Bedroom - 3 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , ocean view recreation room
    Summer house - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Ocean-view summer house with deck
    Master - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , ensuite door to 4-piece main bathroom
  • Excellent, very comfortable beds and quality linens supplied. A private and very charming ocean view summer house (with ocean view deck, three piece bath, kitchenette, a double pull-out and bunks ) is also available (ONLY AVAILABLE TO GUESTS RENTING MAIN HOUSE, NOT RENTED OUT SEPARATELY) for an extra rental fee of $600 Canadian. This is a perfect private space for a couple or family groups or a quiet retreat for reading, relaxing and listening to the roar of the surf.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 14 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The main level offers over 1,000 square feet of first-class living space, perfect for 1-6 guests, with a great rate; surrounded by amazing ocean views & great floods of light. The living room, dining room, & kitchen offer a spacious open-concept layout -- with huge windows looking out over the water. Patio doors lead from the dining area onto the large deck -- complete with a gas barbecue. All of this is tastefully decorated with high quality & comfortable furnishings (a sofa and three recliners) hand-crafted leaded-glass light fixtures, & original art. The gourmet kitchen has six full-size appliances. The master bedroom features an en suite door to the four-piece bathroom with a jacuzzi tub. The second bedroom (queen) offers a wonderful view of the water. The bright & spacious ground floor of the house provides 2 more bedrooms (queen, twins) a 3 piece bath with superb sit-down shower & huge ocean view recreation room with sectional sofa pull-out, ping-pong table & wood-stove fireplace

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