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Jack

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, french

Luxury oceanfront home with in-ground swimming pool and private beach

12 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Nova Scotia Villa Rental Photos and Description

4BR Oceanfront Vacation Rental Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada

This house is for those who want the best vacation home that money can provide. This beautiful, non-smoking home is centrally located in Hubbards, Nova Scotia -- on St. Margaret's Bay. It's an easy 30- to 45-minute ride from the ancient Halifax fortifications, Peggy's Cove preservation district, and the beautiful Mahone Bay area.

St. Margaret's Bay is known throughout the world for its picturesque fishing boats, magnificent vistas, and quaint sandy beaches. Visit historic Lunenburg (a Unesco World Heritage Site) in under 45 minutes by car.

Our Nantucket, shingle-style, contemporary home sits at the end of a private drive -- located directly on St. Margaret's Bay. Lobster boats sail lazily by while you relax in your private outdoor sauna and in-ground swimming pool. Enjoy sitting in your 30-foot by 30-foot living room with giant picture windows overlooking an unobstructed view of the waters of St. Margaret's Bay. Eat or relax on the two front patios with 20-mile views of the ocean

Additional information regarding home: Watch your children play on the front lawn, with the ocean as a backdrop. The master bedroom has a picture window overlooking the blue expanse of the ocean. Three additional private bedrooms overlook the ocean and lawns of the home. Walk or drive to the nearby sand beaches along beautiful St. Margaret's Bay. Enjoy Nova Scotia's finest seafood restaurants in Hubbards each evening. The Shore Club, a local Nova Scotia tradition, offers lobster dinners and weekend activities -- just a short distance from the home.

Sail at the nearby St. Margaret's Bay Yacht club. Or ride your bike and kayak around the nearby coves and fisherman's wharves. When you come home from your nightly activities, sit by our giant brick fireplace and watch the moon through the panoramic picture windows overlooking the magnificent, unobstructed, oceanfront vista.

Amenities Information: The house is fully equipped with all amenities including a phone, TV/VCR, modern appliances (including a washer/dryer), comfortable furnishings, and lawn furniture. The home has a private, in-ground swimming pool and separate sauna. The house is furnished with 2 king size beds, a queen-size bed, a double-size bed, and two single beds. We welcome you to see the best of Nova Scotia.

Location Information: Hubbards is a beautiful small seaside village located on St. Margaret's Bay in the center of Nova Scotia's famed Lighthouse Route, about 1/2 hour from Halifax, Nova Scotia. The town has a charming harbor used by small fishing and leisure boats in the summer and is a relaxed, Nova Scotia town. Numerous scenic drives can be taken along the ocean bordering St. Margaret's Bay, including a trip to the famous Peggy's Cove preservation district. Lunenberg, a Unesco world heritage site and frequent port of call for the HMS Bluenose (a Canadian tall ship), is only 45 minutes by car from Hubbards. Other charming seaside villages within a short drive include Chester (home of the Chester sailing race weeks), Mahone Bay (a very well preserved Colonial seaside village) and Halifax itself. Whale watching, fishing, beach combing and other seaside activities define summer along the Lighthouse Route, along with scenic drives and tours to Halifax and the surrounding communities.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Jack (Owner)
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, french

About Jack

We are a family that lives in the United States during the winter and travels to Nova Scotia for our summer holiday. We like to go to the beach, swim in our pool, go sailing and spend time in Halifax when we travel to Nova Scotia. We love Nova Scotia and hope to share the beauty of the province with each of you.

Jack purchased this villa in 2001

Why Jack chose Nova Scotia

We live in the Boston area and started traveling to Nova Scotia in 1998. Prior to purchasing a home, we traveled to various parts of Nova Scotia for summer holidays. Nova Scotia has many beautiful areas, but when we decided to purchase a home we felt that we wanted to have a home near Halifax and the Lighthouse Route. This portion of Nova Scotia is popular with both Canadian and expatriate owners, due to the proximity to Halifax, easy drive to the airport, beautiful beaches and fantastic scenery. The area reminded us of the New England coastline without the commercialism and crowded roads and beaches. We spent a long time looking for a house to buy near Halifax, and eventually decided to purchase our home.

On the day that we visited our house for the first time, the sun was shining brightly on the ocean in front of the house displaying a million beautiful ocean diamonds of light. The privacy of the house (at the end of a private drive) and the stunning view in front of the house were more than enough to make us want to buy the home. From the outside, the shingled house looked like it could easily have been located in Cape Cod or Nantucket, making us feel quite at home. Once inside the cottage, we were struck by the beauty of the ocean views from the living room, the luxury of the remodeled kitchen and the warmth of the home. We knew that this was the house that we wanted to own.

We have been traveling to Nova Scotia for our summer vacation every year since 2001. We return to visit our wonderful Nova Scotia friends, spend time on the beach and simply spend time together with our family. The adults never tire of the oceanfront views from the front of the house or relaxing on our 3 oceanfront decks, and the children never seem to get tired of their time in the pool or yard. Our children have now built special memories in Nova Scotia, and so will you and your children if you stay at our home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Larry and I are back in California, and wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed our stay in your home in Hubbards. It was peaceful and lovely, and we were very pleased with our visit. I'll never forget the view from the living room. I watched the sea for hours.



Thanks for making it possible.
May 2008
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Luxury oceanfront home with in-ground swimming pool and private beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
5

The Time of Our lives!

  • 5 of 5

Every word of all the other ecstatic reviews is true! Our group of four adults and three children had the time of our lives. We particularly appreciated the fabulous view of the ocean, the privacy and huge size of the house, the many local beaches, the friendly reception in the stores in Hubbards, the wonderful local restaurants, the manicured grounds and heated pool, and collecting shells among the rocks on the shore, not to forget the TV and WiFi, and the easy day-trips to Peggy’s Cove, Lunenburg, and Halifax. And Jack was a most attentive proprietor.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Williamson, NY
5

Beautiful View, Great House, Great Village on Sea

  • 5 of 5

House is large, well kept, private and clean. The view is fantastic. Gardens and architecture is very pleasant. Nearby Hubbards is very quaint. We enjoyed dinner at the Shore Club. We have kids, so they loved the heated pool. Jack was very responsive in communications. Fun day trips to Lunenburg, Halifax, and Chester.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Fantastic place to enjoy Nova Scotia south shore

  • 5 of 5

Incredible location, with fantastic ocean views. Property is wonderful for couples or for larger groups. Very private. Proximity to Halifax and the airport is added benefit. Have already booked for 2016!!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Calgary, Canada
5

Spacious Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Both inside and outside, there is so much space to enjoy. The kids had a blast running around the yard, playing soccer and hiding away in their section of the house. The new pool heater was helpful, getting the water up to a comfortable 82 degrees. When the weather wasn't great, we played games, did puzzles and watched a seal relaxing on a rock in the bay. It was great family time. The house is well stocked with amenities. We had a few small issues that Jack and his property manager were able to resolve quickly. Overall, it is a great place with beautiful views.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the house and found the house comfortable and well-stocked. We work hard to give people the best possible vacation rental experience and look forward to hosting your next visit to Nova Scotia.
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Exactly the vacation spot we were hoping for.

  • 5 of 5

Six adults enjoyed this beautiful and private oceanfront home for a week in mid-September. The weather cooperated with warm sunny days, allowing us enjoy the two spacious outdoor decks. Every moment we were treated to spectacular St-Margaret’s Bay’s sparkling clear water and wide-open ocean view. The house is very clean and comfortable with four good-sized bedrooms and three full bathrooms. The rooms are large and warmly inviting, providing an “at-home” feeling as well as a good supply of books, games, DVDs and Wifi. The kitchen is well-equipped, with plenty of room for cooking and eating as a group. With its beautiful in-ground swimming pool this house would also make a perfect family rental, especially fun for those with kids along.

An excellent location for sightseeing trips to Peggy’s Cove, Chester, Mahone Bay and Lunenburg as well as an easy half-hour access to Halifax, so we were ideally situated for the perfect vacation. Pretty Hubbards Cove is just one idyllic example of the lovely scenery of Southshore Nova Scotia. We enjoyed delicious sea-food dinners at recommended restaurants including The Trellis, Galley, and Seaside Shanty. Mahone Bay and Chester provided shopping and relaxing lunches/coffee at the LaHave Bakery and Kiwi respectively. We also had a fun afternoon at the Casino in Halifax with an excellent meal and some pleasant time exploring the Halifax-Dartmouth Harbourfront.

We would definitely recommend renting this house, and hope to do so again soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the kind review. I am glad that you found our home to be clean, comfortable and well-equipped. I am also happy to hear that you enjoyed the sightseeing and restaurants in Halifax and the South Shore of Nova Scotia. We love our home and the surrounding area and take great pleasure in sharing both with our guests.
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Ancaster
5

Maritime Perfection

  • 5 of 5

4 brothers and their wives enjoyed a week long reunion at this lovely home on the ocean. The accommodation is exceptional and the setting is idyllic. Enjoy a very private time at this home or visit Halifax, Chester, Mahone Bay and Lunenburg, all within easy travelling distance. I would highly recommend this property to those who want to experience an authentic Nova Scotian holiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Halifax, NS (YHZ)
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Hubbards Beach
Car: necessary

Hubbards is a beautiful small seaside village located on St. Margaret's Bay in the center of Nova Scotia's famed Lighthouse Route, about 1/2 hour from Halifax, Nova Scotia. The town has a charming harbor used by small fishing and leisure boats in the summer and is a relaxed, Nova Scotia town. Numerous scenic drives can be taken along the ocean bordering St. Margaret's Bay, including a trip to the famous Peggy's Cove preservation district. Lunenberg, a Unesco world heritage site and frequent port of call for the HMS Bluenose (a Canadian tall ship), is only 45 minutes by car from Hubbards. Other charming seaside villages within a short drive include Chester (home of the Chester sailing race weeks), Mahone Bay (a very well preserved Colonial seaside village) and Halifax itself. Whale watching, fishing, beach combing and other seaside activities define summer along the Lighthouse Route, along with scenic drives and tours to Halifax and the surrounding communities.

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Rates & Availability

Halifax Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,150
 
 
Fall Shoulder Season
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 8 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,575
 
 
Spring Shoulder Season 2017
May 20 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
High Season 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
 
Fall Shoulder Season 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

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Amenities

Nova Scotia Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Dialup Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , en-suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , en-suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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