|Space||3,000 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
This grand cliffside estate is perched high above surging Fundy and Saint Mary's Bays on Petite Passage in East Ferry. Escape to a private gated 100 acre peninsula on the ocean's edge. Seals, osprey, bald eagles, and dolphins will greet you each day. Relax and entertain from a gourmet kitchen with Jenn-aire range, eat-at bar, open concept dining and living rooms featuring a massive fieldstone fireplace and a soaring window wall framing panoramic views of Petit Passage, Long Island, and St. Mary's Bay. Lounge on the deck or retreat to the shaded covered porch overlooking the surf below. Refresh yourselves in stone tiled baths with full laundry. Sleeps 12, with plenty of room for family and friends. Sandy beaches for beachcombing and a fresh water lake with picnic areas are just a short drive. Catch fresh fish for dinner, gather mussels at low tide, or buy lobster and seafood from a local lobsterman. PLEASE NOTE! WE RENT SUNDAY-SUNDAY DURING THE MONTHS OF JUNE - AUGUST. Call Chris at 1-207-653-3163 and leave a message and number for callback. Avoid phishing, DO NOT send or wire money to anyone you haven't spoken to directly...for ANY reason, ESPECIALLY if they assure you it's perfectly safe! We look forward to serving your maritime vacation needs!
Welcome to the perfect private oceanfront setting : Your private, gated 100 acre oceanfront peninsula awaits you and up to 9 invited guests for an unforgettable Nova Scotia holiday, celebration, meeting or reunion. This contemporary luxury estate is designed to provide expansive views of St. Mary's Bay, Petit Passage, Long Island, and Fundy Bay. It has been host to reunions, retreats, corporate meetings, family reunions, special birthdays (a 90th year celebration!), Thanksgiving (Canadian and American), Labor Day, and even a few small weddings! It comfortably sleeps 10 people with plenty of room inside and outside for everyone to gather or for everyone to get away from one another for some quiet reflection and relaxation. Although there is not a sandy beach on the property there are several nearby, perfect for beachcombing for treasures to take home to remember your maritime vacation.
When you're ready to explore you will have miles of woodland trails and the rocky shores of the property. Nearby you'll have access to sandy beaches for swimming and beach combing, whale watching, fresh seafood markets and restaurants, and world class birding.
We look forward to being your personal connection for a wonderful maritime vacation!
Please note that we rent from Sunday - Sunday during the high season from June - August.
Review from Jill in ME: Dear Chris,
Just got back from a week at the house, I'm all ready for work to begin. Drifting off to sleep to the sound of the waves after a day of exploring along the rocks, visiting with the seals, whale watching, or just watching the sun set and the moon rise was just perfect! The memories will keep me until my next vacation. Reserve the third week in July for me for next year.
Review from Dee Sordillo in MA: I've re-read my journal - and my memory and my recorded word match. Both my husband and I were speechless on first seeing the location. We arrived in the dead of night and found the rooms warm and very welcoming, immaculate and every comfort item covered. But - the best awaited til morning. The spectacular view takes your breath away Every morning the same vantage point gives a totally different view and feel. My pictures cannot express the beauty. Enjoy - Enjoy - Enjoy Dee Sordillo
If you are a seafood lover, especially haddock - you'll think you are in heaven.
There's nothing quite as satisfying as sharing things you love with those you love. Great places, great food, great times, with great people. That's what Seal Point is all about!
Oh, about me...I am an educator and educational consultant. I teach school leadership and cooking. You can learn more about me at christoy.net. Or you can friend me on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/christoy.net
Chris purchased this house in 2005
Location location location! Because of where it is...At the end of the mainland. The house was specifically designed to maximize the location. When you sit in the great room, in the dining room, on the deck, or even as you open your eyes in the morning, you'll see and hear the ocean...every day. At night you'll see the stars, and if the moon is out you'll see it's reflection on the water...That is, when you look away from the crackling fire in the massive fireplace defined by its solid hand hewn timber mantle salvaged from an historic barn.
A gated entry to the private peninsula. Your own seal colony just steps away, private forest paths along the rocky seaside cliffs, a gourmet kitchen, huge dining area that comfortably seats everyone plus a lucky guest or two, an even larger deck, and enough space so everyone can be together or alone as they choose.
What an amazing thanksgiving weekend we had at this beautiful home in East Ferry. The weather was wonderful - crisp and sunny, sun sparkling on the churning ocean waters below us. We had a great trip on Sunday exploring on Brier Island. The kitchen was fabulous…and we used it well….lots of great wining and dining. We went through a fair amount of firewood as the fireplace was always blazing away keeping us cozy.
The house was the perfect configuration for our extended family. The kids went crazy when they saw their room (over the garage with the two beds). My daughter (age 5) asked if we could move there and all live together.
Probably the most special part of the weekend was making the short walk from the house to see the seal colony. We found them, on Monday morning, bathing in the sun on their rocks….counted somewhere near 50 and they were singing away in haunting howling voices. My 3 year old son said they sounded like sea ghosts….and that was exactly right. We sat on the point in the sun and watched them for a long time. One of those “memorize this moment” kind of mornings.
So….from our whole clan, a tremendous thank-you. It was one of the best thanksgiving weekends we have ever had and we’ll remember it always. (My pictures of the weekend are stunning….I should send you a few!)
We hope to be back!
The house is absolutely beautiful! Exactly as described. The views are stunning and it is totally private. Our family of 6 - 2 adults and 4 children - had a wonderful time. We saw eagles and seals right in front of the house. The boys went fishing almost every day and gathered fresh mussels and clams right in front of the house. We went on a whale watch (leaves from the dock about 5 minutes away) and saw 12 whales! You even get up pretty close to them. Horseback riding was only about an hour away and the town of Digby is about a 35 - 40 minute drive. There are some cute little restaurants and shops along with a couple of grocery stores and banking right in Digby. You can also get fresh scallops in Digby and lobsters right from the dock by the house. There are lots of places to go hiking and a nice sand beach about 15 minutes away. The house is very well equipped and the beds are very comfortable. We would definitely recommend this house and will return for sure! Chris is awesome to work with and will answer any questions quickly. Thanks for a wonderful vacation!
My wife and I, my four children (Edmonton, NYC, Uxbridge, Dartmouth), their three spouses, and my 9 grandchildren spent 6 days at this beautiful spacious house. Enjoyed the walk to Seal Point several times - always plenty of seals to watch. View is amazing! Balancing rock a short ferry ride away. This house has all the facilities you may require, never ran out of dishes or glasses. Thanks for a very enjoyable family reunion.
After a drive down a dirt road, we were pleasantly surprised to find this beautiful home overlooking St. Mary's Bay. If you are looking for peace, quiet, and beautiful sunsets this is the place for you. The house is large, nicely appointed and taken care of.
A few mornings the house was surrounded by puffy fog but after driving a few miles (to about Sandy Cove), the fog lifted and we found a sunny day awaiting us. The ferry to Long Island and Balancing Rock is very close by and don't forget to take the next ferry to Brier's Island and a very picturesque lighthouse. There is a very good whale watch outfit here, too. About 30 miles away is Digby and scallops, scallops, scallops. Wonderful!
I highly recommend this home for anyone interested in total relaxation. Whether you use it as a base to travel the area or prop up your feet on the deck and read or watch the tides come in and recede, this is a wonderful home.
I planned a surprise 30th birthday party for my wife and 10 of our friends met us at Seal Point House. I found the location completely by accident, online, when I was looking for a place that would accomodate all of us and deliver that "WOW" factor.
In the months leading up to the big day, Chris was a joy to deal with. Every email I sent was responded to and all of my questions welcomed and answered.
It was easy to find and exactly what I was looking for--completely secluded, spacious and impressive! Even with the weather not co-operating, we had lots of fun cooking big meals together, enjoying the acoustics of the high ceilings when playing guitar and watching seals from the deck!
We all felt so rejuvenated at the end of the weekend that we made a pact to visit Seal Point House EVERY year!
We, my family and I, stayed at this property on the weekend of March 18 & 19, 2011. Although most of us were familiar with the area the specific information provided as to actually finding the property was excellent. We basically found the property pretty much as described. A large enough house to accomodate our family of 13/14. Our five year old twins slept on air mattresses. Everyone had their own bedroom which was excellent. Everything was found as described concerning the amenities including the Lobster Pot which we put to good use. There were plenty of dishes of every kind, three cofee makers, ice maker and cold water fridge, diswasher, central vac, large dinner table, lots of towels, and the beds were made and mostly very comfortable. We found the property clean and the location excellent. The owner was great to work with and communication was excellent. We certainly would not hesitate to recommend this property to friends and neighbors. The view was great and we were able to watch fishing boats ply their trade on the local waters. We only left the property once and that was to cross the three minute ferry to Long Island where we visited the Balancing Rock. We all enjoyed the experience although it was a lot of stairs to descend and then reclimb. Overall a grand experience which we wished we could have stayed for a week and hopefully will be able to enjoy again in the future.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Rate is in USD
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
So many ways to enjoy a Maritime vacation from your amazing private oceanfront estate!
Catch fresh fish, gather fresh mussels, buy lobsters and scallops from local fishermen, go to nearby restaurants, or cook in the gourmet kitchen. Explore tide pools for days. Curious seals will be watching! Beach combing is 15 minutes away at three sandy beaches. A fresh water beach is close by. Brier Island has world class birding. At Balance Rock nature trail, see the house across the bay from the observation deck! Theater, golf, shopping, restaurants, historic sites, and public gardens are day trips to Digby and Annapolis Royal. Each season enjoy Digby Scallop Days, Bear River Cherry Festival, and Acadian Festivals. At the end of the day visit with friends by the fire, watch the moon over the bay, curl up with a book, or drift off to the sound of surf. With plenty of room for 12 there's space for family events as well as quiet privacy.
Come stay a while and collect a lifetime of memories!
Other Activities: whale watching, birding, eco-tourism, amazing sunsets