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Peaceful Ocean Front retreat for 1-14 Beat the heat on our beach SALE hfx 1 hr

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

- 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

Carol Sifton/Sandy Munroe
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2018

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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Tennycape House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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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(13 traveler reviews)

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Peaceful Ocean Front retreat for 1-14 Beat the heat on our beach SALE hfx 1 hr
average rating of 4.3076925 based on 15 reviews
Almonte, Ontario Canada

Not what we expected.

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- Put window covering on bathroom window

- Microwave turntable did not work in the first house we stayed in

- Rework the furniture placement to make it more user friendly

- Strange flashing light in the back bedroom (hard to sleep)

- Some windows were a little hard to open and close

- Toaster oven would not turn off so we unplugged it (a regular toaster would be better)

- The location of the property(s) was far enough away from the ocean that we could not enjoy the view

- To enjoy the view seating near the ocean would be nice (benchs or picnic table) just on the flat area before you desend the hill and then the ramp

The Main House suggestions:

- The kitchen tap in the main house needs to be fixed

- Tile in the main bathroom in front of the sink needs to be glued down and grouted.

- The water temperature needs to be raised (shower not warm enough, kitchen sink water not hot enough)

- deck has seen better days, and the outside furniture needs replacing. Perhaps a few deck loungers.

I have never stayed were you have to strip your own beds and do all the dishes before leaving.

We felt uncomfortable staying at both your properties. It was not an enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are SO very sorry that these guests did not enjoy their stay. After more than 15 seasons in business & hundreds of satisfied guests (please see other reviews & comments) this makes us both sad, as we do aim to please all guests, & frustrated. The thing is that these guests were with us for three weeks & since we were right there on the property & saw them many times, we would have been happy & able to remedy the concerns mentioned (including seating at the beach front), IF we had but known. We were available at all times in person, by phone or email. These guests were reminded on the phone, at the time of booking, that we needed to know of any concerns so that we could remedy them. This is our policy & we much prefer to do something when we are able rather than being taken by surprise after the fact by complaints in a review. We are more than happy to oblige & would have done, had we but known. As per other guest comments, the houses & property are exactly as advertised. Of course, there is nothing anyone can do IF the guest has chosen a location that is wrong for them. This is indeed a rural ocean-front spacious property with a clean & comfortable house & cottage with lots of privacy & places to walk. Thank for the suggestions. 2018 Guests to Shore Haven House will find that the following has been done: -the bathroom tiles & the kitchen taps have been repaired & new deck chairs have been added. Regarding the hot water, there never has been a problem, just a long run of pipes from the hot water tank, so it is necessary to run the water first until it is hot Brookside Cottage -has a blind in the bathroom & a regular toaster -the "blinking device" has been removed from the master bedroom & the microwave turntable works For both places there is a picnic table & a bench at the Beach Front. We are baffled by the comment about not being able to enjoy the view. Guests from all over the world find it spectacular, from both the house & the cottage; different strokes for different folks we guess.
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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: July 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: August 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: July 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: June 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: September 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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $80.46
Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 15.0%

SPECIAL SALE: MAY LONG WEEKEND; May 21-24 (3 night special). Contact owner for pricing. Fabulous retreat for one OR terrific for family/friends gathering for up to 14.

We are happy to welcome large groups, especially great for EXTENDED FAMILY groups. please cotact for special pricing & adding on the summer house. PLEASE contact owner for a quote; we give excellent discounts. Rates vary according to the number in your group, length of stay and time of year. We give excellent discounts for the shoulder seasons.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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