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Water Front Historic Beautifully Renovated Home - Heron's Perch

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Large Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5-7 With Wonderful Water Views

Looking for that special place to make your vacation a holiday you'll never forget? You've found it! Heron's Perch, nestled between the best of both the Atlantic River and the picturesque LaHave River, is the place to have a wonderfully peaceful holiday.

In the heart of Lunenburg County, it is perfect for relaxing, hikers, explorers, writers, artists, birdwatchers, naturalists, and historians.This house is ideal for families who want to explore and discover what Nova Scotia"s South Shore has to offer and then come back to a peaceful retreat.

This beautiful 100 year old renovated house, featuring generous rooms, original hardwood floors/ moldings, bright windows, and tin ceilings. A large deck sits off the kitchen and is perfect for enjoying a BBQ, or for simply enjoying the peace and tranquility while overlooking the quiet waters of Ritcey’s Cove in the small village of Riverport.

Heron's Perch is pet friendly.

The spacious master bedroom, with a wonderful water view, has a queen size bed and a lovely day bed that can be used as an additional single bed or two single beds. It also has a large walk-in closet. The large second bedroom, with a water view, has two single beds.

The kitchen is a delight with modern appliances and a full range of equipment for meal preparations. Pull up a stool to the breakfast bar or step out on the deck.

Enjoy your meals with the family in the full size historical dining room. The dining room opens up to the comfort of the family living room where the entire family can watch a movie or play a family board game on a rainy day.

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More Details

Tara & Keira Lynas
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house is beautifully decorated and the location is stunning with the view of the river (Ritcey's Cove)
Jul 2014
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Riverport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:30 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 4:30 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Visitors, other than those in the guest party, may not stay over night.
  • Guests should not produce excessive noise at a level that would disturb neighbours.
  • Guests are responsible for leaving the property tidied and in good order. Recycling is mandatory in Nova Scotia.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Four Piece Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Large second floor bathroom with soaker tub
    Two Piece Bathroom - toilet , Main floor bathroom with laundry facilities
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom with Day Bed - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Large master - walk-in closet & day bed sleeps two-singles
    Twin Bed (2) Bedroom - 3 twin/ single , twin room - 3 twin beds in large room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Water Front Historic Beautifully Renovated Home - Heron's Perch
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 14 reviews
Qualicum Beach

Perfect Relaxing Family Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED Riverport house. The listing is accurate and helpful, the home was clean and HUGE but cozy. I really hope to go back. I have never stayed in a vacation rental that had such a well stocked kitchen including condiments, spices, oil, etc. The views are stunning and the old historic home is so charming. We loved Lunenburg, Crescent Beach, LaHave, Rose Bay, Peggy's Cover, Halifax, and just walking around Riverport. Check out the Rose Bay general store (5 minute drive) for the cutest store you've ever seen with a great wine and beer selection, food, and anything else you may have forgotten to get in the bigger cities. Lunenburg was a great day tip (about 20 minute drive). We enjoyed cooking at Riverport House and enjoying time as a family! There were games, jigsaw puzzles, movies. Overall I would recommend if you want to connect with your family and be in a quiet, historic location just a short drive to all the South Shore attractions.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely home

  • 4 of 5

We stayed st Heron's Perch in late July. We are a family of four with two teenagers. We had plenty of room to spread out after a day of togetherness. The rooms were comfortable and we all slept very well after a day of hiking etc. We only had one day where the house was hot. We never used the TV, and truthfully couldn't figure out how to operate it, so instructions would be nice.

I agree with another reviewer that stating that there is another unit attached would be good to know. The location is perfect for exploring Nova Scotia. Be sure to visit Hirtles Beach and the Gaff Point Trail. We did it at sunset and it was one of the highlights of our trip. We also drove to Keji Seaside park and found the most beautiful beach.

We would stay here again when we go back to Nova Scotia!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great House; Lovely Location

  • 5 of 5

House was ideal for families with little ones. Adults were able to hang out downstairs without waking the kids. The far room is even further away and was ideal for the youngest member of our group (9 months).

Big table in the dining room was able to manage 12 one night. Kitchen is well organized and there was oil, condiments, and salt and pepper. Nice touch.

House is close to beaches, a fun little store with food, alcohol, and coffee is just down the road. Lunenberg, Mahone's Bay, Bridgewater, Hirtles Beach, all easy to access.

The house has an apartment next door if you need more space. Lots of room for parking when everyone gets together.

We never used the TV but loads of movies for rainy days. Communication with the owners was quick and easy.

BBQ and lovely deck. Ideal property for big families or group of friends. You take a risk renting property. We have done so all over the world with mixed results.

We all highly recommend this property. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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perfect for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

this house has the perfect layout and the right amount of bedrooms/bathrooms to accommodate a family gathering. the location is peaceful and central to meeting the needs of a family together for a week. nova scotia is a paradise. thank you.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy you and your family enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to be able to provide such a safe and 'peaceful' home for all of you. We hope your next family vacation is just as wonderful. Perhaps we will have you all at Riverport House again in the future.
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Charming house in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and the bedrooms were generously sized and comfortable. The house had a lot of historic charm and we really enjoyed our stay. It was a bonus that there was a crib on the premises that our baby slept in so that we didn't have to bring our own.

One slight negative, depending on how you feel about privacy, is that it isn't clear from the listing that this rental isn't actually for a full house. The house is actually split into two "units" so that you'll likely have another family staying with you on the same property. This should be stated more clearly in the listing, as you share the porch, driveway, and a few walls with the other unit.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Perch

  • 4 of 5

Convenient location, short drive to Hirtles Beach and Historic Lunenburg. Spacious accommodation, a good choice for large family/multi generational vacations.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
122 Kilometres
Halifax Stanfield International Airport
Nearest Barpub
14 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
LaHave Cable Ferry
Nearest Golf
14 Kilometres
Nearest Train
111 Kilometres
Halifax Train Station
Nearest Motorway
22 Kilometres
Hwy 103 (Bridgewater)
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
LaHave Bakery
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Hirtle's Beach (white sand)
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $238.89

Once we have received the completed Rental Agreement, we will process your deposit and email you a confirmation receipt. We will send you details explaining when the final payment is due.

Once the final payment has been made we will send you all the details you will need including driving directions, house rules, and instructions on where to find the key.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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