|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
As you pass along the private lane way and through the stone and iron gates of this gorgeous property, you are met with beautiful gardens, flowering fruit trees and manicured lawns. The circular drive will lead to the drive through covered front entry where barrier free access is provided to the magnificent foyer.
Inside this 2200 square foot executive home, gleaming hardwood and ceramic floors provide a clean, carpet free environment. Lush leather furnishings provide an inviting place to entertain or just relax and watch the large entertainment system. Enjoy the warm sunlight as it enters through the large glass areas and enjoy the panoramic views of the the lily covered pond. Relax, with the 3 sided gas fireplace warming the large, open concept living space. Create gourmet meals in the state of the art, cherry kitchen, or just sit back and relax with close friends and a glass of your favorite wine in the warm and inviting dining room.
The master bedroom provides a walkout to the large exterior terrace, but for romantic evenings, enjoy the fireplace from under the soft duvet on the 4 post bed. De stress in the jet tub found in the master en-suit or enjoy a movie on the TV over the fireplace. Large closets provide ample storage throughout the home.
Queen size beds await in the two remaining bedrooms which access the main 4 piece bath across the hall. The cathedral ceilings throughout the house, create an inviting feeling and provide natural cooling in the summer months.
The great room is large and open and also affords easy, barrier free access to the massive terrace. A half bath is located off the great room with a complete laundry and freezer area available in the west wing.
The 5000 square foot terrace is also accessed through the large, barrier free double doors in the kitchen. Escape from your busy day, while sitting in the amphitheater, watching the crackling wood fire in the granite and stainless steel fire center. Friends and family will savor the flavor of a pig roast turned slowly over the wood coals. The swing away grill will cook your steaks, burgers and fresh seafood to perfection and leave all who try these savory treats, asking for more. The movable boiling pot will make cooking the world famous Nova Scotian lobster easy and fun.
Enjoy the sun in the lounge chairs or cocktails under the shade umbrellas. Take a stroll through the gardens towards the 200 foot bridge as it spans the pink and yellow, lily filled pond. Stop midspan under the gazebo, where another fire pit awaits with seating for all to enjoy the view. Stroll through the cedar lined walkways on the west side of the pond and look back towards the beautiful gardens as the sun pours on the flowers and mature trees. A short walk will allow you to plunge into cool lakes, and refresh yourself in the clear, clean water.
Within15 minutes, one can arrive at the international airport or, in 20 minutes, be surrounded with world class restaurants, tall ships and festivals. The historic city of Halifax offers museums, galleries, shopping, theaters and much, much more. The friendly residents are known for their eastern hospitality and make all feel at home.
Travel 30 minutes west and arrive in the lush Annapolis Valley. Fertile lands produce tasty fruits and vegetables with scenery that will create wonderful memories. Witness the highest tides in the world, (in some areas, over 50 feet). Discover the winery's, vineyards and sample the award winning selections.
Discover some of the many sandy beaches, collect shells or surf the waves. Watch the massive whales surface in their quest for food on one of many whale watching tours available just a short distance from the residence. Dive beneath the surf and explore the underwater world that is home to interesting marine life as well as shipwrecks from days gone by.
Autumn brings cooler days and evenings but be prepared to be inspired by the striking colors found throughout the province. A carpet of red, orange yellow, green and gold await. Taste the harvest`s bounty and breath the fresh air. Explore and hike the many trails, canoe, kayak or sail the many waterways. Hunting and fishing is available with many species to satisfy one`s need of adventure.
Ski hills are located short distances away when winter`s snow brings another season to Nova Scotia. Ice skating, sledding and snowboarding provide hours of outdoor fun. Snowmobile trails cross the province, providing hours of fun and breathtaking views. Feel free to illuminate the 40,000 square foot pond and skate well into the evenings. The floors of the home are heated and will provide wonderful warmth during the chilly winter months.
Enjoy this property on a weekly, monthly or yearly basis, but be prepared, once you arrive, you may not want to leave.
The property is owned and maintained by a professional couple. The grounds and property display the pride of ownership. Busy schedules are soothed by returning home to these grounds, (The owners reside next door in the neighboring property). They are avid gardeners as displayed in the colors, plants and vegetation that surround the property. You will find them to be very hospitable and welcoming hosts.
Paul Jollymore purchased this house in 2003
This large and private park offers a tranquil setting, yet just minutes from all modern amenities. Well maintained roadways and highways afford quick and easy access to shopping, restaurants, airport and points of interest. This property is positioned in a wonderful and quite community with warm and friendly residents calling the area home. The property offers peace and quite, yet minutes from downtown.
The property, offers luxurious interior and exterior living space. The grounds, gardens amphitheater, terrace and wood fire center, flow from the classic interior spaces. The two bridges that span the fish filled pond, offer views and access to the cedar lined walkways found in the parklike grass areas, located on the west side. Feel free to park your recreational vehicle in one of the many places offered by this property.
My fiancé (now husband) and I rented this home for the week for our wedding. It was the perfect place for us! The grounds are absolutely beautiful, it was the perfect size and Paul, his wife and his adorable dog Ted were fantastic hosts! We had 90 guests attend the wedding, had a caterer hired, enough tables and chairs for the guests as well as the caterer and any other things we had set up, and there was ample room! Also the guests had no problem with parking! The fire pit was a big hit for the guests that wanted to stay late, and the lower level deck works great as a dance floor!! Also you couldn't get a better view for pictures! They even allows our dog Francis to stay the week. I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to get married outside!
We rented this unit for the month of August as we were in the area for our son's wedding and needed a base from which to operate. The property was excellent for us as we had many family members like our selves traveling from afar and this gave them a place to stop off while visiting the area. The house is ideally located being only 20 min from downtown Halifax or Dartmouth. It is situated so one can explore both the Fundy shore or the area from Halifax to Lunenburg and on to Yarmouth. That is if you can drag your self away from those Muskoka chairs overlooking the pond. Paul was a most gracious host and was always there if we had a problem which were few. Our one son came with an 18 month old and she enjoyed feeding the ducks in the pond so this is an excellent place for people with children. We would definately stay here again but it books up fast though because it is a popular place.
It is everything the photos show and more!!
We travelled from New Zealand and stayed here in Spring. Our eldest daughter was marrying a young Canadian man in Halifax. We arrived as a family of 5 and added bridesmaids and grandparents to the mix during the stay.
The house manages to capture the cosiness of a family home, with plenty of space for people to sit and chat without being on top of each other.
The outside area is stunning and a place to really relax and recoup at the end of a long day. The fire pit was a huge hit, especially with the male family members who spent ages standing around it, poking it with large sticks.
We loved the animals throughout the living areas, but if you do not like them, they can be removed. For us, they made us feel like we were enjoying the total Canadian experience, especially the bear!
We had many visitors throughout the wedding lead-up and the house is so well set up with glasses, crockery, cutlery etc making hosting an absolute breeze.
The hosts, Paul and Yvonne are so accommodating. They were available for every little wedding challenge that arose and gently advised us on how best to achieve the long list of jobs we had.
And the photos! We have the most beautiful family photos to remember this special time together, most of them taken out on the deck.
We invited extended family over on the day after the wedding and Paul cooked for us all. The lobsters were divine! Cooked to perfection, they just melted in the mouth. This was the highlight of the trip, after the wedding of course!
This truly was our home-away-from-home and we will book again as soon as we can return to Canada.
Thank you to Paul and Yvonne on an amazing weekend. From the property, to the food, to the hosts, this is the best experience I have ever had using VRBO/Homeaway.
The house is spacious and wonderfully designed, with the outdoor space perfect for a weekend of relaxation and cooking. The pond, the fire pit, and the garden of fresh herbs were a treat for the short weekend.
While the property is stunning and perfect for any type of getaway, the best part of the stay was Paul and Yvonne. They are the perfect hosts full of good laughs and fun stories. Trust Paul when it comes to picking up some fresh seafood. He is in the know, and if you have the opportunity to have him cook lobsters, scallops or shrimp for you, do not say no.
Thanks Paul and Yvonne for the perfect, relaxing weekend! Sonia and I needed it.
Will definitely be back as many times as we can and plan on recommending the property to all our friends and family.
What an amazing property and experience! From the wide circular driveway to the cathedral ceilings, the spacious fully-appointed kitchen to the amazing views of the man-made pond and bridges, everything is a feast for the senses! There was a guitar and piano, 2 great indoor fireplaces, and my personal favorite, the outdoor firepit on a spacious patio! Both full baths have skylights, and the body jets in the master bathroom shower are very relaxing. The place is beautiful, clean and very well maintained.
It is obvious from every detail that this home was built with pride and love. The owners, Paul and Yvonne, were very gracious hosts and were kind enough to prepare a delicious Nova Scotian lobster boil for us, as well as supply an amazingly fresh scallops and shrimp feast.
We were only there for 3 days/2 nights this time around, but are already planning our return with like-minded friends who are sure to fall in love with this home as we did.
We rented this property for a week to host our wedding and it was fantastic! The property is absolutely stunning and up kept very well. It's a hidden gem for sure! The owners are great people! The property is quite large and there was plenty of space for our 100 + guests outside, no problem. The grounds are perfect for pictures. We had fires with our friends and family at night and relaxed on the patio during the days. We will definitely be back! Thanks Paul.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$378|
|Contracted Cleaning Fee||$189|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.