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Randy Mugford

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Custom Designed Ocean Getaway!

8 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Nova Scotia House Rental Photos and Description

A unique custom 2 bed 2 bath home on quaint ocean cove

Very unique custom home only minutes from Halifax at the entrance to the Halifax harbour. Watch cruise ships, tankers and whales navigate by the home from one of two decks or through many of the ocean views from inside the home. Located in quaint fishing cove bordering a natural reserve, yet only a 15 minute drive to Halifax - a city full of history, excellent dining, festivals, and a spectacular city waterfront.

Unlike many Nova Scotia ocean front properties, Portuguese Cove, due to its proximity is generally fog free, warm, and sheltered from prevailing winds during the summer months.

Ample hiking, fishing (both ocean and fresh water), beach combing, coastal walks, diving and biking all exist from the front steps.

The house was professionally designed to capture the views. Custom concrete bathrooms and kitchen make this home unique. Hardwood floors, trim, and natural cedar decks and siding complete the look of this contemporary home.

Newly constructed in 2013 this home features all the amenities expected in upscale living

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Randy Mugford (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Why Randy Mugford chose Nova Scotia

- Custom built

- 15 minutes to Halifax

- Cruise ships, whales, ocean vessels, seals, sailboats and tuna can be seen from property

- Natural coastal reserve is a 1 minute walk from property

- Hiking, biking, fishing, diving and coastal walking are favorite pastimes

- Crystal Cresent beach is 10 km away

- 5 golf courses all within a 45 minute drive

- Peggy's Cove 45 minutes away

- Great dining, and night life in Halifax only 15 minutes away

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just wanted to send a quick word of thanks to you for providing such an AMAZING place to stay in Portuguese Cove. Jim and Marsha had such a great time, and Steve and I loved visiting as much as possible. The house is gorgeous, and the cove completely irresistible. It's a hard place to stay away from!
Aug 2013
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Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

Custom Designed Ocean Getaway!
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
5

Perfect Place to get away!

  • 5 of 5

I booked this place last year for my wife and in-laws.

It is one of those "WOW" moments once you enter the door.

The design is incredible, and the view is to die for.

My father in-law, love to have his morning coffee sitting in the lazy boy chair watching the fantasic views.

Randy is a great host, was answering all my questions before the trip.

This is one of the places you MUST see.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! Glad to have your family stay during August! Randy
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harrisonburg va
5

Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

Every morning was breath taking. The sun coming up over Portuguese Cove, makes for a great first cup of coffee with a view. Lots of space to relax with unique settings, from a very talented artist. Lots of things to do close by and places to see.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Holiday Home!

  • 5 of 5

We were really excited to stay at this Ocean Getaway from the pictures and description, with the incredible ocean views and modern finishings. This place lived up to our expectations and more!

Everything is designed to allow the guests to enjoy the stunning sea views; from the ceiling to floor windows that cover the width of the kitchen/living room, to the same panoramic window in the master bedroom (good luck fighting over that!), the deck and BBQ, and even the window benches. Everything is finished to a high quality and we felt comfortable and at home right away; not always the case in holiday rentals.

On our first day we were greeted by both owners (Randy & Natalie) who live close and were always happy to advise on things to do etc. Suggesting the best beaches and local walks, as well as the times to avoid the crowds when visiting places like Lunenburg, Malone's Bay and Peggy's Cove. They were fantastic!

We were two couples, and have stayed in many holiday homes across Europe, the UK and Canada, and this place ranks up there with the best of them! It is a very special place, one which the owners should be very proud of having designed and built much of it themselves. It is an incredible location and a great base to explore Nova Scotia from. We loved the province and did everything we wanted, although we were a little early in the season for whales we were optimistic of seeing one but unfortunately not. That was the only thing we didn't see from the panoramic windows you spend your time gazing out of... we recommend getting up for the sunrise over the cove on a clear day!

Cannot speak highly enough about this place, there is nothing we would suggest needs improving, and that is rare in holiday rentals... actually if the owners could supply whales in the bay out of season that would be great! :)

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you liked it and enjoyed all Nova Scotia has to offer!
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Burlington, Ontario
5

The perfect spot! Amazing house!

  • 5 of 5

This was by far one of our most memorable trips and the house in Portuguese Cove had a lot to do with it. It is the perfect location and the view is amazing. There are many coastal trails which we discovered thanks to the owner, Randy. He helped us to find many spots with breathtaking views. His knowledge of the area was extensive. The house is incredible. Very comfortable with all the conveniences, we even used the wood burning fireplace on those cool nights.( thanks to some kindling from Randy!) Halifax is a 20 minute drive. The area is very picturesque and peaceful. The perfect spot for a relaxing and quiet vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying. Hopefully we will cross paths again down the road.
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Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada
5

This was an awesome place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying here so much. The house was better than the pictures showed and the location was perfect. We took the coastal walk, saw all types of boats and ships and even spied some large fish. Absolutely loved it! And, it was close to Halifax! We took some day trips - the Annapolis Valley and Lunenburg/Peggy's Cove. We BBQ'd. Would recommend this place to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks!
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5

Relaxing vacation with great ocean views

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently spent a great week at this beautiful house overlooking the ocean. Ideal location as it is only 20 minutes into downtown Halifax, yet very quiet and secluded.

Randy was a great help with things to do and see in the Halifax area. Halifax has great restaurants and museums.

Also side trips to Lunenburg and Peggy's Cove only 2 hours from house.

Will stay here again on our next visit to the Halifax area.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying!!
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Halifax International
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
Halifax
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Halifax
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Granite Springs
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Halifax
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
103
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Pavia
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Crystal Crescent

Very unique custom home only minutes from Halifax at the entrance to the Halifax harbour. Watch cruise ships, tankers and whales navigate by the home from one of two decks or through many of the ocean views from inside the home. Located in quaint fishing cove that borders a natural reserve, yet only a 15 minute drive to Halifax - a city full of history, excellent dining, festivals, and a spectacular city waterfront.

Unlike many Nova Scotia ocean front properties, Portuguese Cove, due to its proximity is generally fog free, warm, and sheltered from prevailing winds during the summer months.

Ample hiking, fishing (both ocean and fresh water), beach combing, coastal walks, diving and biking all exist from the front steps.

The house is professionally designed to capture the views. Custom concrete bathrooms and kitchen make this home unique. Hardwood floors, trim, and natural cedar decks and siding complete the look of this contemporary home. Please read our reviews!

Newly constructed in 2013, this home features all the amenities expected in upscale living

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Rates & Availability

Halifax House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Oct 9 2016 - Dec 21 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$83
 
 
Christmas/News Years
Dec 22 - Jan 2
4 night minimum stay
$114
From
$114
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
From
$151
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,015
$3,854
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 15.0%

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Amenities

Nova Scotia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Guest bed room with guest bath
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom with master bath
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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