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Stunning Oceanfront House With Private Sandy Beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

The Cliffhanger House is truly an architectural feat. Perched on the edge of a cliff, this modern and luxurious beach house overlooks a private sandy beach and out to the mouth of St. Margaret’s Bay, then open ocean. On a clear day you can look down from the decks and see fish swimming in the crystal clear water, or sea kelp swaying with the current. If you’re really lucky you might even see a whale chasing after schools of herring or mackerel.

Inside the Cliffhanger House: The main floor consists of a large open concept living room, dining area, entertainment area and kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the necessary tools to prepare a gourmet meal. On the main floor there are also two bedrooms (one with a queen sized bed and one with a double bed), a large full bathroom, and a laundry room with washer and dryer. Large windows wrap the back and sides of the house so that the stunning views can be enjoyed from all angles. On those cooler evenings, curl up in front of the beach stone fireplace and relax to the sounds of a crackling fire and the rolling ocean waves.

Upstairs is the spacious master bedroom with walkout patio, enjoying what could very well be the best views in the whole of St. Margaret’s Bay. This bedroom also boasts a huge walk-in closet with a laundry chute, as well as an ensuite bathroom with shower.

The beach: The private beach, known locally as “Anne Murray’s Beach” is shared by the occupants of only one other home, the Beach Lodge, which sits on an adjoining property. The sandy beach is protected, and perfect for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and beach combing. And just around the corner, only a few minutes walk down the road, is Paddy’s Head, widely considered to be one of the best scuba diving sites in Nova Scotia.

This property is only minutes drive from the famous rocks of Peggy's Cove. Tantallon, the nearest shopping area is a 20 minute drive away and has all the amenities. Halifax is a 45 minute drive away.

More Details

Property Manager
Jeanne Hoare
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017


4.5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Stunning Oceanfront House With Private Sandy Beach
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
Zurich, Switzerland


  • 4 of 5

Looking for a great place to relax? Look no further.


- You can see the neighbours but you are far enough that they will never disturb you so very quiet spot

- Awesome view perched on top of the cliff and facing west so that you can enjoy breathtaking sunsets

- Wonderful semi-private beach with pristine calm water just a few steps down from the house

- Only 5 mins from Peggy's Cove and a great lobster shack where you can buy fresh lobsters live or have them prepared for you as well as delicious oysters. Also close to a really nice restaurant called "Rhubarb".

- 30 mins from large grocery stores and a wonderful bakery on your drive there. This is also where you will find a lovely bike path with rental place (train caboose coffee shop).

On the flip side:

- the cottage could use more cooking utensils and the cleanliness was good but could be improved upon.

- the water has a high iron content so do not bring whites because it will stain

Would I return to this place? Absolutely! We have great memories of our week spent there.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia, PA

Better than you could imagine!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot recommend this house highly enough. The pictures-which are beautiful-do not do it justice. You are perched on the top of a stunning bay with daily visits from curious squirrels, blue herons, and one night a seal who sat on an outcropping of rock while the sun went down. All rooms have beautiful views, either of the sea or the groves of pines that line both sides of the space, and the private beach is a quick two-minute walk down a wooden stairway. Peggy's Cove is right down the road (with great ice cream--Rhubarb Restaurant is also worth a try), and historic Lunenburg and Mahone Bay are an hour away. Further still, but worth the trek, was Shelburne and Birchtown-the last the site of the Black Loyalist colony that came to Halifax after the American Revolution. If you make it to Shelburne, don't miss the Charlotte Lane of the best meals we had in Canada. But you can also just spend days relaxing and looking out over the water. Every day brings a different vista. We'll be back. Often. It was beautiful in the sun, in the fog, even in blustery wind with the cozy wood-burn fireplace crackling inside.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Stanfield International Airport
Nearest Motorway
17 Kilometres
Highway 103
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Indian Harbour House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 17 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay

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Indian Harbour House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master bedroom upstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , This bedroom takes up the entire second level of the house.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Main level
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Main level
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

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