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Luxurious Private Lakefront Home 15 mins from Halifax

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3 bedroom, 3 bathroom (1 ensuite) sleeps 6 - 1 king, 1 queen, 2 singles/king

'Stillwater's End' is a beautiful waterfront home, considered the 'jewel' of Stillwater Lake. A short 15 minute drive to Halifax, this new luxury home offers the best of both worlds. Situated at the end of a long private lane, your vacation home has the entire north end of the lake to itself. At the foot of the grounds are the wharf and floating dock, where you and your family can swim in the spring-fed lake, or take the pedal boat and explore the 'still waters'...

Within a 3 minute drive, or 20 minute walk, is the Hubley Center featuring a full range of amenities, including a variety of shops, restaurants, the local family pub, groceries, a liquor outlet, fitness center, rec center, library and skateboard park. For the more adventurous shoppers, you can even take a short cut across the lake using the pedal boat!

A short, scenic drive takes you to the area beaches, local events and so on. Stillwater's End is located midway between the city of Halifax, and the start of the 'South Shore' region of Nova Scotia.

Stillwater's End is the ideal launching spot and 'home base' for your east coast vacation!

St. Margaret's Bay/ Lunenburg - Many scenic routes are close at hand. Majestic Peggys Cove is about 25 minutes away along the world-famous Lighthouse Route that runs the length of St. Margaret's Bay, a popular sailing, diving and fishing destination.

World UNSECO site Lunenburg, still a working fishing port and home of the tall ship Bluenose II, and the romantic sea-side town of Mahone Bay are within an easy 45 minute drive. St. Margaret's Bay and its sailing club are about 10-15 minutes from Stillwater Lake, as are a multitude of authentic antique shops, restaurants, and ocean-front artists' galleries.

The 'Ten Beaches' region starts just a few miles from Stillwater's End as well for those looking to connect with the ocean. Lawrencetown Beach - our world famous North Atlantic surfing destination is less than an hour away along the Eastern Shore. Lessons and equipment rentals are available at the beach!

The nearby sea-side village of Hubbards features great evening entertainment, with live music and open mic/ jam-sessions by the surprising number of professional and semi-pro musicians that have made the South Shore their home. The Trellis Cafe, host of the Thursday night jam and Fri/Sat live music, is also a fantastic restaurant and boutique art gallery, featuring revolving displays of the work of local talents. And, for its 68th straight year, the Shore Club at Hubbards Beach delivers top-notch live dance floor entertainment that has earned its reputation as “Nova Scotia’s Last Great Dance Hall'. They also serve up fabulous lobster suppers, Wed-Sun, featuring locally caught fare, fresh salad bar and 'all you can eat' steamed mussels!

Halifax / Dartmouth: Halifax is THE destination in the Maritime Provinces for both colonial and maritime history.

Explore the 'Titanic' exhibits and maritime museums along the Halifax waterfront, and the 'Citadel Hill' fortification that protected our fair city for over 200 years, and remains one of the most popular spots to visit when in town. The view from there out over the city and towards the open ocean is breathtaking.

Halifax is the home of world-class entertainment and dining, including Casino Nova Scotia, Neptune Theatre and the largest collection of fine restaurants, lounges and traditional pubs in the Atlantic region. The waterfront boardwalk in 'old' Halifax is an amazing collection of centuries-old warehouses, chandleries and breweries converted into delightful shops. artisan studios and restaurants, and is the berth of several 'tall ships' that take passengers out into the harbour. A ticket to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic also gets you a tour of the CSS Acadia, a Canadian Hydrographic ship that remained powered by steam until her retirement in 1961. Don't worry the breweries are still here as well!

Stillwater Lake/ Tantallon - Of course the privacy of Stillwater Lake at your back doorstep beckons... calling you to your private, secluded wharf and dock for a swim in the clean, clear spring-fed fresh-water!

A pedal boat and life jackets are included with the rental, and a 'destination' landing at the other end of the lake brings you within a 4 minute walk of the shops!

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Miriam Sager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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October 3, 2016
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About Miriam Sager

John and I went to school together years ago and finally got together in 2008.

I have lived on the lake since I was six years old and he grew up in the small fishing village of Hubbards, not far away.

We both love the water and are often found in the canoe, small inflatable with engine or sailing!

I tend to be a hands on outdoorsy sort often puttering in the garden and John is a musician, playing mainly keyboards but making beautiful music with any instrument.

Both of us are fortunate enough to have our parents living near by as well as other close relatives.

Miriam Sager purchased this house in 2006

Why Miriam Sager chose Nova Scotia

My folks acquired land here on Stillwater Lake years ago and we all still live here on the shores.

John and I had been long-haul trucking and found it a shame to have the house sitting here empty most of the time so we decided to rent it out during the summer months for others to enjoy! That was five years ago and now even though we retired from the trucking, we still want to share the lake with others! We leave in late spring and head just down the lake a bit to a wee one room cabin, off the grid, on an island. Here we stay 'til the last guests leave in the fall.

What makes this house unique

Because our home is owner occupied most of the year, you know you are getting more than most places have to offer and can be sure it is well taken care of!

The peace, tranquility and nature out every door and window are the finest aspects in my opinion (even tho' the house is fabulous)!

Guestbook comments from the owner


How lucky we were to find this place. It was perfect in every imaginable way. swam in the lake, canoed, heard loons and enjoyed beautiful lunched=s on the deck and dinners in the house. Your kitchen is better equipped than ours at home - unlike any prior rental experience of ours.

This place is ready for any size group.

You have worked hard to make this place very special and you have succeeded.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you
Sep 2012
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Luxurious Private Lakefront Home 15 mins from Halifax
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 37 reviews
Covina Ca

Peace and Solitude

  • 5 of 5

Stillwater End was a real treat. The property or grounds were so beautiful. Being from a metropolitan area, it was so nice to be surrounded by nature. Another aspect that struck us the lack of human noise, one doesn't find that in many places these days. As far as the house goes it is very clean and spaces -perfect for three couples.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Could not have asked for better!

  • 5 of 5

Stillwater's End was a piece of heaven on earth. Located slightly off the beaten path, this was a glorious find.

It was the perfect jumping point to many must sees in Nova Scotia. 1/2 hour away from Halifax, 35 or so minutes to Peggy's cove and about an hour to Lunenberg.

We were always happy to return to

Stillwater Lake and Miriam's beautiful house.

Miriam met us on the first day and took us through the house to familiarize us to the workings of the house and kitchen. She was always readily available for any questions we had and was very thoughtful. The kids were excited by the homemade blueberry muffins that were waiting for us when we arrived.

We swam in the lake, used the pedalboat and had many wonderful meals sitting around the table. The woods were fun to explore too!

We would stay at Stillwater's End again, in a heartbeat.

Thank you for a wonderful visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Alberta, Canada

very nice secluded quiet and very private

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here the owner had gone to a lot of trouble to make sure the house was well stocked with everything beautiful scenery close to Halifax and other points of interest We would stay again The house was clean and the property was well maintained

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you! It was nice meeting you all. We hope to see you again. Cheers Miriam
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An ideal vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5

We had just completed a 2 week road trip through the Maritimes staying at various rentals along the way. This was our last stay before heading home. The place was great! Beautiful, roomy and clean. Not only is the house located on a lake in the countryside, it is close to many of the major attractions in the area (Peggy's Cove, Lunenburg, Halifax, etc). Stores and conveniences are a short drive away. It is an ideal spot, close to everything, yet still provides a sense of remoteness from the busy world.

The grounds were great and the lake a pleasure to use.

Miriam (the owner) greeted us on our arrival (with fresh muffins) and gave us a great thorough overview of the property. We felt very welcomed. Everything from booking, payments, welcoming et al, was done professionally.

I definitely would return on our next trip to the area with no hesitations. Big thanks to Miriam!!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! It was great meeting you. So glad you were able to take advantage of our great location! It really is a perfect place to headquarter your NS stay. We look forward to seeing you again :-) Cheers Miriam and John
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Stillwarer's End is a beautiful home with an incredible amount of amenities on a spectacular lake.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Stillwater's End. Located in such a peaceful setting, it was easy to relax and enjoy the wonderful surroundings and lake. The home is very well maintained and equipped. It truly is luxurious! Miriam is a helpful host willing to answer any question about the house or area. I would definitely stay here again if we visit the Halifax.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you! I am thrilled you enjoyed our home. We try to make it as accommodating as possible for what ever our guests require. The lake is lovely, with its clear spring fed waters! So glad the twins made a rainy day a fun memory treating you to board games and fresh berries from our woods :-) We certainly look forward to having you stay with us again :-) Cheers Miriam
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Tallahassee, FL, USA

Too Many Good Things to List

  • 5 of 5

Really, I have thought about this review and what to mention. There are so many good things! From the completely equipped kitchen, to the sizable rooms, great beds, towels and furnishings, to the beautiful setting, there are so many wonderful things! The living area is perfect for a family to just "hang out" together in comfort. The lake setting and yard are stunning. We even saw 2 deer on our last morning!

Miriam is such a pleasure to deal with. She is clear and thorough, friendly and business like. She's the best!

If you are binging a baby this is a wonderful spot--there is a high chair and pack n play and plenty of toys, too.

And there were lots of game for the adults, too.

What an enjoyable stay for our family!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Owner's Response: It was lovely to meet you all! Thank you for the compliments (blush). We try to have amenities for all folks to enjoy their stay as comfortably and peacefully as possible. We hope to see you again! Cheers Miriam and John
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Halifax International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
250 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Glen Arbour
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Hwy 103 and Hwy 213
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
75 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Car: recommended

'Stillwater's End' is located on the beautiful north end of Stillwater Lake. Very private and surrounded by forest, this lakefront vacation home is only 20 minutes to downtown Halifax, and within 45 minutes to UNESCO world heritage site Lunenburg. 10 minutes away is St Margaret's Bay and its beautiful beaches.

Golf: Horseback riding and golf are nearby with Hatfield Farms and Glenn Arbour only a five minute drive away!

A twenty minute drive brings you to Hubbards Cove, home of the 'Shore Club' - the last of Nova Scotia's Great Dance Halls featuring lobster dinners Wed. thru Sun.and live music Saturday nights bringing in people from miles around.

A 'must-see' event is the Hubbards' Farmers' Market with local produce and craftsmen every Saturday morning in the 'ole Red Barn across from the Hubbards antique shop and the Trellis Cafe with live jams Thursday nights and live music Friday's and Saturday's.


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Halifax House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , His/her sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Master ensuite features vanity with his and her basins and a large 6' tub shower enclosure. The elegant main bath has built in cabinetry and a 5' tub shower enclosure. Off the mud room from the kitchen, you will find the third bath with shower, a fast, easy clean up when coming in from your outside activities.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Comfortable beds and linens in spacious bright rooms. The master bedroom features a King bed, en suite and walk-out to deck. Bedroom Two has a Queen bed and elegant decor lit by a chandelier. Bedroom Three is nicely appointed with a pair of single beds. All rooms have WiFi.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 16 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
'Stillwater's End' features stainless fridge and stove, dishwasher, microwave, washer and dryer. The spacious, open concept floor plan is great for family living. Step out of the kitchen onto the 10'x80' wrap'round deck overlooking the property and the glass-like waters at days end. Listen to the call of the loon and the sounds of nature. In-floor heating and an electric fireplace ensure a cozy and warm return after a day's exploring, swimming or boating. Hi-speed Wi-Fi internet through-out, and a 60' widescreen TV in the spacious living room with satellite connection make it easy to stay connected to the outside world, even while enjoying the seclusion and privacy of this hidden jewel, which stands alone at the north end of the lake.

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