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Grand Style House located in town on Queen St, convenient to all attractions

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

6 Bedroom-6 1/2 Bath House ~ Great for large group (Sleeps 12-13)

This historical home was built in 1876 as a wedding gift for the builder's daughter. It has been restored to the magnificence of it's grand style while also incorporating some modern features. Private ensuite bathrooms and fully equipped kitchen included in price.

We purchased the home from the Catholic Church who used it as a convent from the 1960's till we purchased it. During that time the bedrooms were divided into many small bedrooms to accommodate the nuns that lived there. After we purchased it, we decided to restore it to its original number bedrooms while adding a private ensuite bathroom for each one.

We offer special rates for special events - if you may be interested in renting our house, send me an inquiry!

More Details

David Robinette
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2017

About David Robinette

We live in Knoxville, TN - true southerners who love hospitality and entertaining. What better way to enjoy our Yarmouth home, but to share it with others while doing what we love!

David Robinette purchased this house in 2002

Why David Robinette chose Nova Scotia

We LOVE Yarmouth! It's charming, laid back style welcomes you. If you love to relax - you will love Yarmouth. Yarmouth is like stepping back about 30 years to that small town we grew up in, but also has great restaurants and museums, as well as some amazing scenic views around the area.

What makes this house unique

So many things to do in Yarmouth - and this house is so near to them.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Veronica,

I wanted to let you know that we really enjoyed our stay at your beautiful home. The weather was great. If you are ever in Dieppe NB please come and say Hi. We own a restaurant called the Fisherman’s Paradise.

Our girls finished 2nd place in volley-ball, they won the silver medal. They were so excited.

Thanks again,
Jun 2012
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Yarmouth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , Located on Main Floor.
    Bathroom 1 - Blue - toilet , shower , Located on 2nd Floor.
    Bathroom 2 - Green - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located on 2nd Floor. Jetted Tub
    Bathroom 3 - Pink - toilet , shower , Located on 2nd Floor.
    Bathroom 4 - Crimson - toilet , shower , Located on 2nd Floor.
    Bathroom 5 - Hall - toilet , shower , Located on 2nd Floor.
    Bathroom 6 - Red - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located on 2nd Floor.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Den located on Main Floor
    Bedroom 2 - Green - 1 queen , In-Suite Bathroom. Located on 2nd Floor.
    Bedroom 3 - Pink - 1 queen , In-Suite Bathroom. Located on 2nd Floor.
    Bedroom 1 - Blue - 1 queen , In-Suite Bathroom. Located on 2nd Floor.
    Bedroom 4 - Crimson - 1 queen , In-Suite Bathroom. Located on 2nd Floor.
    Bedroom 5 - Sailboat - 3 twin/ single , Bathroom located across hallway. Located on 2nd Floor.
    Bedroom 6 - Red - 1 queen , In-Suite Bathroom. Located on 2nd Floor.
  • All bedrooms have luxury linens, towels, pillows & closet.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Do not leave a tip for housekeeping at check-out. It is included in your rate. _____________ Yarmouth now has a Town Transit service. Available Mon-Fri 7am-7pm, and Saturdays 8am-6pm.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Grand Style House located in town on Queen St, convenient to all attractions
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews

Lovely old home rich with decor

  • 4 of 5

This lovely turn of the century home was the perfect setting for our "maritime" family reunion. There was ample room for all 13 of us including beds, bathrooms and sitting/living room space. The house has been beautifully refinished on the inside. No small task considering the size of the home. We would actually make wrong turns trying to find our way around the house.

The house is walking distance to all amenities and the downtown core which offered many nice shops suitable for different ages (from crafts and clothing to comics and video games).

I am only rating 4 out of 5 stars because, like all older homes, there was some (inevitable) wear and tear on the exterior of the building that made leisure time outside less enjoyable then the interior.

Overall a wonderful experience...too bad it is so far away from the rest of Canada, otherwise we would come back sooner.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yarmouth Classic

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful Yarmouth home, built in the style of the 19th century sea captain's homes which Yarmouth is famous for. It is showing its age but has lots of character, charm and history that make a stay at this house a unique experience that you cannot get in many places. The house is well equipped, plenty of bathrooms, towels, plates, etc. We used the house for our 'home-away-from-home' for a Yarmouth wedding and it met our expectations to accommodate and receive out of town guests perfectly. The photographer loved the place and used the house for a number of the bridal party pre-wedding photos! The house offers privacy and is in a quiet neighbourhood. Dianna and David responded quickly and positively to our requests which added to the experience. I highly recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Connecticut crew

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful home that has been lovely cared for throughout the years. It was "museum quality" however at the same time very warm and welcoming. All the modern conveniences were up to date and very clean/proper. The location allowed us to explore, but also to kick back and relax when we wanted. The yard was large enough to allow us to play touch football. The people of Yarmouth could not have been friendlier. Loved the relaxed atmosphere. Yarmouth is well situated to take many different small excursions, such as whale watching, trails to rails walks, visiting/walking through the wind farm, visiting museums (we visited 3) right in Yarmouth, going to the beach in Maitland, as well as Port Fourchu, self guided tour of sea captains' homes, and of course shopping. We all loved Nova Scotia!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Mexico

Great Victorian Home

  • 5 of 5

This house is a great place to stay in Yarmouth. It's has easy driving access to the wharf areas and downtown. The house is beautifully decorated and easily accommodates large groups. The individual bathrooms are a nice feature and we really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Halifax NS


  • 5 of 5

My family came to visit from the west coast this October, and we were looking for a place to accommodate our large number of people - including three young children!

This rental property was ideal. The house itself is beautiful. It was spacious and had everything we needed to enjoy the area and our visit, as well as ample room for the kids to play and the adults to relax!

We especially appreciated the large number of rooms and the ensuite bathrooms - very convenient for a bigger group and made sleeping arrangements comfortable and easy.

The owners were responsive to our emails and very accommodating during our stay. We had a lovely time and would recommend this property to anyone visiting the area.

Thank you!


  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Barrie Ontario

Amazing charming place

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful time staying at this beautiful home! Highly highly recommend it

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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W. Lawrence Sweeney Fisheries Museum
"Marine history - fascinating!"
Windlass Restaurant
"Local traditional meals, good seafood."
Old World Bakery And Deli
"Home-baked food, soup, breakfasts, sandwiches, cheeses, snacks."
Ann Clow Fine Art
"Local artist's landscapes and seascapes of Nova Scotia"
Acadian Glass Art
"Stained Glass artwork"
The Yarmouth Waterfront Gallery
"Local artists - various displays of paintings, photography, jewelry and wood carvings."
Yarmouth and Acadian Shores Tourism Association
"Yarmouth tour includes: Cape Forchu Lighthouse, tour of historic Victorian homes built by Se..."
Yarmouth County Museum and Archives
"A proud history!"
Cape Forchu Lightstation
"Definitely worth seeing"
Rudder's Seafood Restaurant and Brew Pub
"Great restaurant, brew pub - highly recommended."
Blue Lagoon Restaurant
"Steak & Seafood - Yes!"
Bailey's Bakery Seafood & Grill
Rudder's Waterfront Express
"For a quick bite when you're out & about - delicious!!"
Nearest Airport
206 Miles
Halifax International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Rudder's Seafood Restaurant & Brew Pub
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Bay Ferry Cruises - The CAT
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Yarmouth Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwys 101 & 103
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Rudder's Seafood Restaurant & Brew Pub
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Sand Beach
Car: necessary

The house is at 42 Queen Street - see the map.

Mariner's Center - hockey tournaments, fairgrounds, etc.; Nova Scotia Music Fest, so much to see and do.


Rates & Availability

Yarmouth House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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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 Special-Full Circle Music Festival in Yarmouth, July-Strawberry Festival and/or Redneck Rodeo-Yarmouth, August-13th Annual Tuna Tournament & Festival, September-2016 Annual CraftSplash and Harvest Festival, end of the month Starlight Festival, Sept-Oct Shag Harbor UFO Festival. Send an inquiry with your dates and we'll send you a quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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