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Sunshine House is an updated 19th century farmhouse near Halifax that sleeps 20

Bedrooms 8
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

8 bedroom, 2 bathroom farmhouse surrounded by 200 acres of wooded trails

This updated 19th century farmhouse sleeps 11 in Sunshine House, (main house) with room for 9 more in the attached Carriage house. There are 5 bedrooms in Sunshine, 2 with double beds, the rest are single beds. It has 2 full bathrooms, a large modern kitchen, a second smaller kitchen, 2 living rooms and all appliances you might need. It is heated for year round use. There is a wrap around porch where you can sit and enjoy the views of the lake or the sounds of nature.

The attached Carriage house sleeps 9 people in 3 bedrooms, 9 single beds. It also has a kitchen, dining and living room. Please note, the Carriage house has no toilet, or shower.

We charge $650 per night if you need only the main house. It sleeps 9-11 people. If your group is larger you will need the attached Carriage house for an additional $150 per night, it sleeps 9 people. So call us to discuss your needs, and pricing.

There is a campfire pit, a sauna,and even an old barn. Windhorse Farm next door sells organic farm garden produce in season. Out the back door are miles of walking trails through a 200 acre pristine Acadian forest preserve also on Windhorse Farm. It is only 15 minutes away from the town of Bridgewater, for groceries, and close to the South Shore of Nova Scotia, where the ocean is your playground. Sunshine House is perfect for large groups, weddings, retreats, or family reunions.

Guest Access

Sauna, hiking trails in a forest eco preserve, Wentzell Lake, organic produce, nature, country roads,

Interaction with Guests

The place is yours, we will not bother you. A property host / manger lives near and will help you with what ever you need.

The Neighbourhood

It is close to Halifax, just over an hour away.

It is so quiet at night

It is close to amenities on the South Shore

There are no jet skis

Getting around

No public transit, you will need a car

More Details

Kip Grasse
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 8, 2018

About Kip Grasse

I bought the property for a family cottage, and for my wife to run camps and events out of. We l ive in Halifax where I am a veterinarian and she works as a professor at Dalhousie University.

Kip Grasse purchased this farmhouse in 2014

Why Kip Grasse chose World

At Sunshine House you can enjoy yourself in many ways. Take a walk in the 200 acres Acadian forest located out the back door. It has many miles of well maintained hiking trails, yes there is a is so quiet there, all you hear are woodpeckers and the sounds of the wind in the trees.

Or you could walk over to the organic farm next door and buy some fresh organic produce from the garden for your dinner. The lake is great for swimming, or paddling. There is even an old barn, which keeps my kids busy for hours. Every night you can have a campfire, wood provided, and roast some marshmellows. There is also a sauna you can use.

What makes this farmhouse unique

this property is unique due to its relationship and location to Windhorse Farm.

A visit to Windfhorse is an elemental experience to be sure, whether you’re dipping in the lake, sitting by the fire, digging in the gardens or taking in a steam at the sauna. Below is a list of some of the more popular ‘elements’ of Windhorse Farm. Come and experience them all, and then add to the list with your own discoveries….

The Forest: The 200-acre Forest Akati opens one to natural beauty and tranquility seldom experienced anywhere. Let the sounds and silence of nature sink into your bones as you wander by foot or on bike on and off the 22 kilometres of forest trails.

The Great Eastern Gardens: Enjoy the 24-year-old permaculture garden and orchards along Wentzell Lake. This food-growing landscape is a beautiful place to wander and rest in the midst of countless species of other living beings. In the centre of the gardens is a large covered arbor with a gong and central fire pot. This is a wonderful place for conversations among old friends or new acquaintances.

Mother Maple: Bask in the power of this 400 year old Sugar Maple rooted in a clearing at the heart of the forest.

The Forest Gong and Kami Shrine: Alongside the Sweetwater Stream stands a hemlock structure built in the tradition of Japan’s Kami shrines. These bring to attention a natural, sacred spot. Make your presence known by ringing the gong and connect with the unseen beings of the forest.

Wentzell Lake: Take full advantage of being on the shores of Wentzell Lake. Swim or paddle when the surface is liquid; skate when the ice is thick.

Wood-Fired Sauna: A real treat at the end of the day, you can alternate the very hot inside with a cold dive into the pond outside. The sauna is reserved for overnight guests only.

Fire Circles: A classic activity at night, or in cooler daytime weather, is sitting around one of the many fire circles for conversation, music or silent contemplation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We love staying at Sunshine House with our family and friends. We have stayed there on multiple occasions with two or three other families where it is the perfect setting to connect with each other, and with the natural world. Our kids love to explore the magic of Windhorse Farm next door; visiting the horses, the chickens and exploring all the beautiful trails. We have big potluck suppers every night, enjoy the sunset on the wrap-around porch, and finish the evening with a bonfire and marshmallows out back. On hot days, we take a dip in Wentzell Lake or the pond next door. We've been there in every season, and never run out of things to do and explore. The house and carriage house are big enough that several families can share it comfortably with enough space that it never feels crowded. We love this place and plan to return as often as we can!
Mar 2014
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New Germany Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Each has a shower, and a sink and toilet.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • All blankets, sheets and pillows are provided.
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Sunshine House sits right next to a place called Windhorse Farm, it is an environmental education facility. They have many programs to reconnect people with nature, and grow organic produce. Check them out at


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This owner has not provided a specific location. If you would like more information, please contact the owner.
Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
halifax, NS
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
LaHave Ferry
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Crescent Beach or Risser's Beach
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $390.26

The rate does depend on how much room you need. If you are a smaller group, you might need only the main house.
I have quoted rates for rental of both Sunshine (11 ppl) and the Carriage house (9) . Please contact Kip Grasse at 9024767852, or via email to discuss your needs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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