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Oceanfront home spectacular harbour views.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, spacious living room, kitchen and library, decks with gardens

Nestled into the trees, next to a national historic site and park, this casually elegant home sits high above Halifax harbor, offering a view that few seldom see, but never forget. Winner Nova Scotia's housing Excellence Award, this home boasts a view of McNab's Island Park and gives a vantage point to see everything that goes in and out of the harbor, including Porpose, birds,and vessels of every kind. Sit back and enjoy the view, have a sauna or take advantage of the beautiful kitchen and cook your favorite meal while looking out into the water. The home features luxury mattresses gorgeous furnishings, a gourmet kitchen (with Jennair downdraft Grill), sauna and jacuzzi, library, with games and a beautiful, natural garden that is perfect for the birdwatcher. Feed our resident seagull, Sigmund and hang out with him on the deck, go for a hike on the trails just up the hill or head into the city as it is just minutes away. Whatever kind of vacation h want can be had at this home!

Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, Indonesian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 16, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

“We truly enjoyed this home! The Naval vessels, cargo ships, sail boats, lobstermen working their traps, the view, the wild life, the easy access to Halifax and surrounding areas, all made this a GREAT location. When I initially rented this home, I thought we would be isolated. However, it turned out to be a very convenient base of operations. We easily made our way through much of central Nova Scotia. We had four adults and it was a perfect place for our number.

Actually, we believe it might be better if we had left a few more surprises for you.

It was great to experience the home with limited information.

We do not believe you will be disappointed.”
May 2012
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Halifax House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • 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 On Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Next to spa room that features a jacuzzi, a sauna and shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Next to the 2nd bedroom
  • The half bathroom downstairs is next to the spa. The spa features an in door jacuzzi with an ocean view a sauna with window and a shower. It opens up to a natural garden that over looks the water. Enjoy the sea breeze in the winter, while you are warm inside the hot tub!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Extra Sleeping - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double Sofa Bed
  • The master bedroom has a luxury mattress for the ultimate sleep, boasts ocean views, and features a king size bed with a sitting area, TV, a changing room with vanity, walk in closets for him and her and an en suite bathroom with shower. The second bedroom, has a window, new high end queen size bed, and a TV with DVD player, and is located next to a half bath room. The third bedroom features a new luxurious double bed, desk and TV and is located next to a half bathroom. There is a double size sofa bed available for those that require extra sleeping space.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 15 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
There is a large library full of all kinds of books, information on the area (including maps and brochures on attractions), , boards games, books and activities for children and a picnic basket that is ready to go - all you need is the food! There is also a big screen TV in the main living space as well as additional televisions in each bedroom. A/C is in the master bedroom only - for the very rare occasion that it may be needed as you are literally living above the waters of the North Atlantic. The deck features several chairs, seating area and tables, suitable for dining on while watching the whales or sailboat races pass by.


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Oceanfront home spectacular harbour views.
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful property with exceptional hosts. We loved everything about our stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This location was tops and the home was lovely

  • 4 of 5

This vacation home was a lovely retreat. The views were fabulous and the home was bright and cheerful with lots of space to move around. Many ships passing by the house on their way into Halifax harbour so always something to see. The home owners were very helpful and immediately looked after any issues that came up. There was everything in the home that you would need. We had a great two weeks with our friends while cooking lobsters and celebrating Canada Day and Sigmund the seagull and his friends was very entertaining. Unfortunately we had to go back to reality, but we will definitely stay here again on our next trip to Halifax. We thank the owners for sharing their lovely home with us.

E. Averell


  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous View

  • 5 of 5

We started our 17 days in the Maritimes with a week at this fabulous waterfront home. The views are amazing and coffee on the lovely deck started each day with us wondering which ship would we watch today? The Queen Mary 2 and all the Canadian Navy Ships were interesting as well as the Wednesday evening sailing regatta. We travelled about the area including Peggy's Cove and many other really neat fishing Coves and Harbours.

The Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk was a hit on many days for lunch or dinner of whatever fresh catch of the day was being offered. Salty's and The BicycleThief were 2 favourites.

Our party consisted of 2 grandparents, 2 parents and a 10 month old baby. The house was very comfy for all our needs and even on the rainy days we could enjoy all the harbour had to show through the many floor to ceiling windows of the kitchen and living areas. The area was so quiet and peaceful it was hard to believe we were so close to Halifax. Sigmund the Resident Seagull was an instant hit.

We would love to return to Halifax some day and would choose to stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Richmond, BC Canada

Location! Location! Location! A Five Star Jewel!

  • 5 of 5

We have visitted Halifax on several occassions but have never enjoyed ourselves as much as we did when we stayed in this casual, elegant home. The house was immaculately clean, and beautifully deocrated in a lovely seaside theme that made you feel relaxed and comfortable. Every attention to detail was given to make sure that you felt at home during your stay,including extra toilleteries, an extensive library (I am an avid reader but could barely take my eyes off the water to bother reading any of the wonderful books that were left for guests to enjoy!), and a thoughtfully made book that contained maps, information on the area, and take out menus. We are fans of staying in rental homes and not all places provide thoughtful extras such as these. We rarely left the house other than to shop as we enjoyed watching the whales and seals feed, sailboat races and lobster fishermen not to bringing in thier catches, not to mention all of the different boats coming and going. We were sad to leave but know we will return to enjoy another vacation here and would not hesitate to recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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St. Catharines, On, Canada

A very special retreat in Halifax NS !!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a great stay we experienced at the Cove House this winter. The weather so moderated by the Halifax Harbour, it seemed like spring while it snowed everywhere else !!!! Minutes to downtown with fabulous shops and restaurants and 45 minutes to the historic South Shores.

I am a professional Interior Designer from Ontario looking to buy my own vacation/retirement home in Nova Scotia. This area is so perfect, I have limited my search to this location. The views are the best I have seen anywhere here. Our deck is 30 feet above the shore; to our left is Halifax (the best light show at night) and to our right is the open Atlantic Ocean. Interesting activities right out front as well. A direct view of the shipping channel allowed us to witness our Canadian Navy practices including our submarine and many helicopters. Then the wildlife at our doorstep. We fed the resident Seagull "Sigmund" every morning and two ducks who came to feast whom we named Sid and Myrtle. My dog Lucy was with me and enjoyed her yard and this wildlife also. I do not know if these birds ever met a Standard Poodle before ???

It was imperative to rise early to witness the colourful sunrises across the Atlantic. At night, again awesome as the moon shone into our view. It was as if we were the only ones on earth ... no one in our sightline whatsoever. Just one problem, you never want to venture out !!!! Views & peace everywhere and a wonderful large open concept main floor to entertain in.

As an Interior Designer I especially appreciated the architecture of this home. Post and Beam built into the shore with awesome views in every window in all directions. Picture postcards everywhere. The 3 bedrooms and bathrooms came in handy for visiting guests. The spa area was a treat for some as well. Being a boater I enjoyed the naval theme of this home, especially the "gangway" balcony overlooking the harbour and keeping the master suite and dressing room secluded. I kept in touch with ongoing projects at home using the wireless network from the window seat overlooking the sea in the master bedroom.

Everything worked well, water pressure was great and I am now a devoted Jenaire grill fan !!!! Idyllic inside and out,

I will return again. Perhaps in the summertime to enjoy the decks and flowers. It just might prompt me to spend time away from my boat this summer.

I had to write this note since we had no disappointments, only many things even greater than our expectations. A+

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lima, Peru

The perfect Halifax hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

The view from this home is fantastic! We watched Tall Ships, whales, sailboats and seals from the deck of this beautiful house. It was perfect for entertaining, with an exceptional vista and garden, and for relaxing in the bubbling hot tub.

The area offers a variety of take-out and delivery restaurants (and this information is thoughtfully provided, along with a history of Ferguson's Cove), tourist attractions, and natural points of interest.

This is an informal and charming place to stay, perfect for a romantic weekend, or ladies' getaway! The sound of the water will lull you to sleep every night, and wake you up to a cozy Nova Scotia morning.

The Peterson Family

Lima, Peru

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Nestled into the trees above the water, on Halifax Harbour, The Cove house is located next to York Redoubt historic site and provincial park, that features spectacular walking trails and breath taking views. The area features water front views, hiking, fishing, whale and bird watching, is near many lakes, horseback riding golf courses and is still only a fifteen minute drive from the city where you will find all kinds of restaurants, museums, art galleries, pubs and night clubs as well as shopping. Whatever kind of vacation you are wanting can be had, staying in this private, award winning home. The only problem is that you may never want to leave!

Other Activities: hiking trails, bowling, library, beach


Rates & Availability

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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $399.68

Long term winter rates available.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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