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Water Front Historic Beautifully Renovated Home

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights


Riverport House Rental Photos and Description

4 Large Bedrooms, 3+ Bathrooms, Sleeps 6-8 With Wonderful Waterviews

Looking for that special place to make your vacation a holiday you'll never forget? You've found it! Heron's Perch is the place to have a wonderfully peaceful holiday.

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 has to offer and then come back to a peaceful retreat.

This beautiful 100 year old renovated house, featuring large rooms, original hardwood floors/ mouldings, large 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 small village of Riverport (in Lunenburg County).

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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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Tara & Keira Lynas
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
October 6, 2016
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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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based on 6 traveler reviews

Water Front Historic Beautifully Renovated Home
average rating of 4.5 based on 7 reviews

This is a terrific property--very comfortable and well equipped; great location; responsive owners.

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 6 (4 adults and 2 kids under 10, plus our small dog) had a terrific 2-week August vacation at Heron's Perch. The house is very comfortably furnished--comfy living room, very generously sized dining room, great well-equipped kitchen, and spacious comfortable bedrooms. Bathrooms were also great and modern. Location is perfect: close to Hirtle and Sand Dollar beaches; not far from Lunenburg and Bridgewater; gorgeous drives along the coast (LaHave Bakery a short drive and ferry ride away, Risser Beach/Provincial Park also nearby). Owners are responsive and friendly. No hesitation in recommending this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a wonderful review. Obviously our vacation home was a good fit for you and your family was a good fit for us. It was a pleasure having you stay at Heron's Perch. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Great house!

  • 4 of 5

Big beautiful house! Great location!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great End of Summet Vacation

  • 4 of 5

Great location! House is perfect for families like ours...4 teenagers. Beautiful old house with many upgrades. Large rooms with plenty of space to spread out. Close to Hirtles Beach and Lunenburg. One of the bathrooms does not have a fan and the window doesn't open...not ideal in warm weather.

Overall, a great place for our vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Great value if you enjoy an old home

  • 5 of 5

This is a marvelous home rental for the money. The rental is probably priced lower for a couple reasons that, for us, actually proved advantageous. First, the fairly basic renovation preserves a lot of old house charm, but has not removed all the old house inconveniences, like doors that stick and windows that don't stay open. Once we found props for all the sashes and resolved the conflict over 3 fans for 4 bedrooms, we were comfortable, both physically and psychologically. We ourselves live in a fussy historic home, painted and decorated with similar taste. Second, the property is a winding 20-minute drive to the big attractions and amenities (e.g., grocery store) in Lunenberg, and Riverport's nothing but a post office and houses. But we still found favorite attractions nearby. Based on our sampling of a few beaches and conversation with other beachgoers, the nearest beach, Hirtle's, may be the best on the south shore! Just beautiful. The most interesting natural attraction on our tour of eastern Canada was the nearby Ovens (better than the Hopewell "Flowerpots"). And while the road and telephone wires mar the view immediately in front of the property, Ritcey's Cove is still a lovely spot. If you have a kayak, just carry across the street and through some high grass at high tide for a convenient, safe paddle on the cove or upper LaHave. Very pleasant and solicitous owners too!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Very good place to stay

  • 4 of 5

Our family really enjoyed staying here. It was clean , tidy with a nice décor It had everything we needed for our visit , Comfy beds ,lots of space and in a wonderful quiet location near beaches and other attractions. So glad we decided to stay at Riverport house.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Beautiful Historic House in Riverport NS

  • 5 of 5

Seven of us stayed at Herons Perch in July 2015 for 8 days. There was my family and my brothers family, (total of three kids under 10). It was perfect for us. It is a beautifully restored home in Riverport Nova Scotia. The first thing that struck me was how quiet it was in this community. It is on a road but the traffic is infrequent. There was oodles of room, it is a spacious home with big bright rooms. The kids had fun playing games out on the well kept lawn and we used the bbq on several occasions on the deck. There is an incredible beach (Hirtles) within a few minutes drive from the house and many other things to do nearby, including fishing for Mackeral from the local Scallop plant wharf two or three kms down the road. . It is about a ten minute drive to Lunenburg, and there a very good local convenience store/liquor store about 1 km down the road. We would definitely stay here again. The home away description of the property is accurate and the owners were helpful and quick to respond via email.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed the house. We also feel the location is one of the best features. We hope to have you back again soon.
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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

Riverport House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Season 2016
Sep 17 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
Spring Season 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Season 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall Season 2017
Sep 16 2017 - Nov 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $225

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

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Riverport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Four Piece Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Large second floor bathroom with soaker tub
    Four Piece Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Two Piece Bathroom - toilet , Main floor bathroom with laundry facilities
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom with Day Bed - 1 queen , 1 double , Large master - walkin closet & day bed sleeps two-singles
    Master Bedroom with En Suite - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Large master - 2 piece en suite, and crib
    Twin Bed (2) Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , twinroom - 2 twin beds in large room
    Queen Bed Bedroom - 1 queen , Large bedroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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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