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

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Jack
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2017

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 Halifax

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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Amenities

Halifax Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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 10
  • 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
  • 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

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

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Luxury oceanfront home with in-ground swimming pool and private beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
5

Beautiful home & Great location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I rented this home with 3 other couples. Ample

space for all. The home exceeded out expectations. Its located

in an area that's private with an ocean view, but close to Halifax,

Peggy's Cove, Lunenburg, and many golf courses. A heated pool

and 2 patios were great when staying in to unwind. The owner shared

many tips and advice that helped make out trip memorable.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time at this lovely property. Our every need was anticipated so we didn't need to buy a ton of little extras to make ourselves comfortable. The kids loved the warm swimming pool and sauna. The whole family enjoyed evenings by the beach. We were provided detailed info on all local amenities. Overall we were so comfortable we referred to the cottage as 'home'... 'we'll, let's head home!'...after day trips and we were only there a week. Loved it.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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5

Owner is very easy to work with.

  • 5 of 5

I wanted to give a review of the professional way in which the owner dealt with my rental request and unfortunate cancellation. I reserved this beautiful looking vacation home for September 2017 and unfortunately had to cancel due to life changes. Jack was extremely responsive, professional and accommodating. I really appreciated how he handled the reservation and the cancellation and made everything so easy. I will definitely be reserving this home for my future trip to NS as soon as I am able to do so.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I want to think you for your kind comments. I hope that we can host your future holiday in Nova Scotia. Jack
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5

Perfect Coastal Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful family reunion at your beautiful home. It turned out to be the perfect place to relax, taking in a spectacular ocean view from every corner. My daughter and I would often joke in the evening as to where we planned to have morning coffee, the dining patio off to the left, the cozy alcove to the right, poolside, or one of our favourites...... watching the sun rise over the ocean from one of the Adirondack chairs perched above the beach.........albeit the biggest decision during our vacation.....just.the way it should be:)

K Mean-Byrne

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: June 2016
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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.