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Harbourview Historic Home conveniently located @ 38 Main St-close to everything

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)


This beautiful Greek Revival historical home is located on the prestigious Yarmouth Harbor within walking distance of downtown Yarmouth and across the street from Yarmouth Golf and Country Club. Just a few minutes from the Main Ferry Terminal, Mega Yacht Dock or the Yarmouth Airport; and 4 hours southwest of Halifax International Airport, our home is located just where you want to be. Only a short drive away are spectacular beaches and historic towns such as Digby, Annapolis Royal, Shelburne, Peggy's Cove and Lunenburg; Kejimikujik Lake and National Park; galleries, museums and craft shops. This area offers white water rafting, fresh water canoeing, superb golfing and excellent cycling and hiking. For bird lovers, the South Shore is on a major migratory route.

Renovated, updated, and decorated with great style & antiques, this 4-bedroom home offers spectacular views of the harbor and spacious rooms throughout. The house has retained much of its original character with just the right mix of modern touches. Refinished maple hardwood floors, tin ceilings and beautifully crafted wood trim & staircases add to the charm of this home. The main level features a comfortable living room, separate dining room that seats 8 comfortably, a fully-equipped eat-in kitchen, and a laundry room with a half bath. Sliding patio doors open onto the spacious deck that is equipped with a gas grill & patio furniture for that perfect afternoon barbeque. Spend the afternoon swinging on the large columned veranda which runs along the front and side of the house or out in the vast lawn viewing birds overhead or aquatic life in the harbour. On the second floor are 3 bedrooms and a 2 full baths, which are tastefully decorated with comfortable furnishings. On the third floor is the luxurious master suite featuring a large sitting room with breathtaking views of the harbor, 1 spacious bedroom and a full bath.

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David Robinette
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About David Robinette

We first visited Nova Scotia in 2001 and fell in love with the area, people and food. The pristine landscapes and panoramic ocean views are magnificent and just the thing we need for a relaxing vacation. Our children have made many friends with the kids their own age and enjoy visiting them every summer. Coming to Yarmouth is one of our most treasured family spots and we hope to continue to do so for many years to come.

David Robinette purchased this house in 2005

Why David Robinette chose Nova Scotia

One reason we love Yarmouth is because it's like taking a step back in time to the small southern towns we grew up in during the 60's. The townsfolk are so welcoming that you feel right at home while there. The local seafood is to die for...fresh lobster, clams and scallops are just a few of the varieties available. Another reason we love Nova Scotia is the milder summer temperatures to be enjoyed rather than the hot southern heat and high humidity we are used to experiencing.

What makes this house unique

As we walk into our house, we feel just like 'we are home!' It's home'y' atmosphere welcomes us back year after year. Taking walks along the harbour, riding bikes through the town, walking downtown for breakfast, sitting on the upper floor watching the birds & boats & dolphins, having a lobster cookout on the deck, or just reading or napping on the veranda are some of our most favorite things to do while here. It is definitely a place to come for a time-to-unwind from our busy life in the states.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time in Atlantic Canada and enjoyed our stay at your fine house in Yarmouth.

I do have a couple of friends that will be visiting Nova Scotia next year and would like to refer them to you.
Aug 2010
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Yarmouth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Connected to Bedroom 1. Located on 2nd Floor.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bedrooms 2&3 share this bathroom. Located on 2nd Floor.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Located on 3rd Floor.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Laundry room located inside bathroom. Located on 1st Floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - Blue - 1 queen , In-Suite Bathroom. Located on 2nd Floor.
    Bedroom 2 - Yellow - 1 queen , Bathroom shared with Bedroom #3. Located on 2nd Floor.
    Bedroom 3 - Green - 1 queen , Bathroom shared with Bedroom #2. Located on 2nd Floor.
    Bedroom 4 - Master - 1 king , In-Suite Bathroom. Located on 3rd Floor.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
No need to leave a tip for housekeeping at check-out time. It is already included in your rate. ____________ Yarmouth now has a Town Transit Service available Mon-Fri 7am-7pm, and Saturdays 8am-6pm.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Harbourview Historic Home conveniently located @ 38 Main St-close to everything
average rating of 4.6 based on 16 reviews

The interior of the home was welcoming and worked very well for our needs.

  • 4 of 5

The attic space was enjoyed immensely by two late teens. It was their private retreat. The main floor was spacious and the kitchen well equipped. The laundry space was also appreciated. The outside of the house badly needs to be repainted. The surrounding front porch also needs work. The view from the deck is wonderful but some rungs of the deck are missing and making it unsafe for young children. Some chairs or a suitable table to go with the pub style chairs would also make the deck space more useable and enjoyable. We really enjoyed our time in this home.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate all comments. The house is scheduled for exterior repairs this fall - actually starting in 2 weeks. The weather in Yarmouth does wear on a house, and we had originally scheduled the repairs to be made in the spring, but it didn't work out before the reservations began, so they unfortunately had to be re-scheduled for fall. We will have it totally repaired and painted, and update the furnishings on the deck, as well. We find that 99% of our guests are excellent and respect the property and we appreciate that very much. Thank you for your feedback
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Niagara Falls

Great Stay

  • 4 of 5

Harbourview definitely fit the bill. It was close to the town centre and restaurants and the view of the Yarmouth Harbour was wonderful. From the first moment of entering the house, we were very pleased with the large, open rooms and the comfortable furnishings. Each room was well equipped with everything we needed. The large back deck was the perfect place for a morning coffee or watching the sun set in the evening. The four couples that shared the house for the week were all pleased with the accomodations and would not hesitate to want to stay at Harbourview again. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, WA

Such a Treat !

  • 5 of 5

Talk about a great location and a fabulous house !!!! We two couples throoughly enjoyed this tastefully decorated and beautifully antique-laiden home. Entertaining was a delight when we invited friends to join us there. Not only did we have a good time walking the Captains' House Tour, but also checking out the local lighthouse and its grounds. An AMAZING surprise discovery was our exploration of the Yarmouth Museum - what a treat !

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location

  • 4 of 5

This home was perfect for our needs. It was centrally located in Yarmouth and was a good launching point for day trips and family visits in the area. It has a great view of the harbor and we enjoyed the beautiful sunsets from the big deck out back. The home is very spacious and can easily accommodate large groups/families. The owner was helpful and all the details went smoothly.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

Truly beautiful home with everything needed to prepare meals as simple or fancy as you like. The harbour views were so lovely and restful. The bedrooms were comfortable and beautifully furnished, as was the whole house. Easy walk to grocery. It was a wonderful choice to vacation with our grown children. Plenty of space for everyone. Lots of history was discovered. Good restaurants nearby. I definitely recommend this home. The owner was easy to work with and the home spotless.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

Great location better value

  • 5 of 5

Great view of harbour entrance from large back deck and top two floors of home. Lots of room in this large charming home with everything one might need.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Yarmouth House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350

Special Discounts available - June -Full Circle Music Festival in Yarmouth, August-Gem & Mineral Show, Arts Festival-Bay of Fundy, September-CraftSplash Annual Event & Harvest Festival-Yarmouth, Sept-Starlight Festival, Sept-Oct -Shag Harbor UFO Festival. Send an inquiry with your dates and event for a Special Quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Yarmouth Golf & Curling Club
Nearest Airport
206 Miles
Halifax International
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Bay Ferry Cruises - The CAT
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Yarmouth Golf and Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Too many to list
Car: necessary

The house is at 38 Main Street - very convenient to everything in town.

Mariner's Centre - Southwestern Nova Scotia's Entertainment Centre (Hockey Tournaments-Music Festivals/Concerts-Public Skating & more); Upper Clements Amusement Park; Whale Watching; Tidal Bore Rafting; Acadian & Seafaring Festivals


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