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New Custom Seaside Year Round Getaway Watch Whales Sailboats Sunsets

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, Queen sofa bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Xanadu is the closest you can be to the ocean without taking a cruise vacation. As you arrive on location, driving over the bluff, you are confronted with a panoramic view of water. This exclusive custom (ICF) constructed property is brand new with luxury appointments both in and out. Great for those who want to relax on the New Brunswick quarried slate patio watching I fishermen directly out front in the early morning, whales, seals and eagles during the day or Hawaiian like sunsets, shooting stars and satellites during the night. To the discerning chef, the kitchen has it all. If swimming is your thing, the water at the beach has been termed the 'Warmest North of the Carolina's'.

The area is great for the active individual interested in water sports, hiking at Cape George(lighthouse site which inspired Robert Munsch book of the same name) or cycling around 'The miniature Cabot Trail' of the Cape.

The town of Antigonish, site of Highland Games and St. FX University, is only 15 minutes away. Here you can access any amenities you may require. The town also hosts an 18 hole golf course. For the serious golf enthusiast, the world class Cabot Links Golf Course is a 2 hour scenic drive away.

Rates below on this site are quoted by default in US funds. You can click on the currency convert tab to get a quote in another currency. The property is only rented out by the week during prime season.

The rate/wk in Canadian funds is $1795.00 plus $100.00 cleaning fee. The nightly rate during off season is $200.00.

Keywords: Ocean Front, Luxury, Sunsets, Cottage, Kitchen, Beach, Winter Getaway

More Details

Owner
Paul
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

Why Paul chose Nova Scotia

My wife and I chose this location as it is only a 2 hour drive to Halifax Airport and it was one of the few properties on that shore where we could gain such access to the ocean with a house/cottage.

What makes this house unique

My wife and I both enjoy cooking and this was never far from our minds when we designed the kitchen for Xanadu. The area is open concept with high beamed ceilings and no matter where you stand, all you see is ocean. There are speaker systems both in and outside the living area, so you can have soft background music playing while you create dinner for the evening.

Amenities

Antigonish House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Kingsdown pillowtop
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Extra long twins kingsdown pillowtops
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin Beds (2) Extra long...2 beds can be combined to make Kingsize
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Outdoor Kitchen Island with Limestone Countertop, Natural Quarried Slate throughout Patio and Pergola area, Sunroom surrounded by Weatherwall System to enhance Water Views

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews
5

Stellar!!

  • 5 of 5

Without a doubt, one of the finest places I've ever seen. The site and the people are without peer. If I was restricted to one word to describe this Paradise, that word would be Peace.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The most awesome place in the world to vacation.

  • 5 of 5

This place is the most relaxing setting I have ever been to. The owners have this place decorated perfectly and it is VERY clean with all modern appliances. I feel like I'm in heaven when I am there. Every morning we were fortunate enough to watch the lobster fishermen doing their job right in front of the cottage.

I live in Northern Ontario and the drive all the way to this property is worth every kilometer driven to get there.

We had the pleasure of meeting some of the owners family and they made our visit even that much more enjoyable. Very welcoming....

Can't wait for a return visit !!!!

Marge , Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful spot, we could not have been happier. The cottage is in such a beautiful location, you cannot believe it until you see it. As soon as you opened the door, you felt at home. We certainly had heavy hearts leaving it and hope that we can come back one day. Every night we watched the sun set and every morning we watched the boats out front checking their traps. What could be more peaceful than that?! Truly amazing, thank you.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

wonderful

  • 5 of 5

it was a breath taking, peaceful, gorgeous retreat, the ocean in front of us, the sunsets each night, the clear ocean water and kayaking all along the coast, making a fire in the fireplace each night , it was such a wonderful week!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cottage, great location wonderful hosts!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Xanadu by the Sea for 8 nights in Early November (off season).

We chose the Cottage as a place to base ourselves for a week of Nova Scotia sightseeing, but also had to plan on having some bad/cold weather keeping us inside at that time of year. Xanadu by the Sea was perfect for us, having a great location on the water (and sunsets), plenty of places to drive to on our day-trips, and warm and cozy on the days we decided to stay at home and relax by the fire!

Paul was fantastic and answered all our questions promptly. We met just outside the airport for a coffee, got the keys and took advantage of his local knowledge to plan some of our excursions. The cottage had everything we needed, including plenty of firewood (thanks Paul), coffee maker, utensils, washing machine, TV, internet, etc... just buy your groceries and enjoy your stay.

We prefer to travel to places outside of the tourist season. Most tourist attractions were shut down by November, but there is still a lot to see and do and you can enjoy the beautiful sights with nobody else around. Antigonish has everything you need for dining, many distilleries and breweries are open year round and are happy to give private tours since there are no tour groups, and it's a great time to meet the locals in the small towns when you stop in for some lunch.

We didn't get the chance to sit out on the porch as we went sightseeing on the warm days, but I can certainly imagine relaxing out there in the summer, listening to the ocean or music.

Xanadu by the Sea is a place I would highly recommend and will certainly come back to for another getaway! Thanks again Paul for a wonder stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

An East Coast Treasure!

  • 5 of 5

In August we (mom and 2 kids - 7 and 9) spent a week at Xanadu by the Sea. It was truly memorable.

The cottage is AMAZING and has every amenity you need (including an outdoor shower which was blissful in the morning sun). It's beautifully decorated in East Coast style and super comfortable. From the comfy beds to the big tub and the sprawling couches we really felt pampered (and relaxed!). The views are spectacular and with the big cottage windows and open concept layout you can see for miles from every angle. The cottage is perfectly situated for sunset. Having morning coffee (or sunset cocktails) on the patio or outdoor seating on the edge of the cliffs was breathtaking.

Heidi, Paul and Sidney are wonderful hosts and keep an immaculate property. They were so helpful, hospitable and full of East Coast spirit. We especially enjoyed our nights by the bonfire.

The beach was fantastic for kayaking, swimming, boogy-boarding and fishing. A highlight was catching Sea Bass right off the rock in-front of the cottage! The rocky coastline made for great hikes and hours of exploring and entertainment.

There is lots to discover in the area; great little towns, sandy beaches, lighthouses and more. Travelling around with our awesome tour guide, Sidney, was so much fun. Of special mention would be the 'secret' Rock she took us to that we spent hours jumping off of.

I also have to mention Bella. 'Best Dog Ever' as my son still calls her. We loved playing with her, throwing rocks in the water for her, and going for long kikes with her.

We had so many favorite/best experiences over the week and are looking forward to returning again next year. I highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Halifax International
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
PEI Ferry
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Antigonish Golf and Country

Fossil discovery, Whale Watching from Patio

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Rates & Availability

Antigonish House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak
Jun 22 2017 - Sep 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,428
 
 
Fall
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$1,110
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 22 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,615
$1,110
 
 
Spring
Mar 23 2018 - Jun 21 2018
3 night minimum stay
$159
$1,110
 
 
Peak
Jun 22 2018 - Sep 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,428
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$159
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $79.57

Holiday Rates may vary
2 month cancellation policy

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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