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Sheltering Blue Sky - Modern Luxury Town Retreat

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights


Mahone Bay House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)

Mahone Bay South Shore Nova Scotia attracts an intriguing and interesting audience, some passers by like to take a peaceful stroll through the town, others are fascinated by the sheer beauty of the flora & fauna some of us cannot resist the temptation to stay for a while.

Sheltering Blue Sky is nestled in the heart of this quaint and extremely colourful town. The owners have revived this old turn of the century house into a serene and exciting space, they welcome anybody who is interested in a stay to experience a truly sumptuous outdoor but most importantly indoor living space. An open plan concept unfolds as you walk through the house, each area has been carefully arranged to give the weary traveller the space they need to unwind, from a upstairs reading gallery, to a downstairs chill out lounge with additional open plan living and eating space. The kitchen has been completely remodeled and enjoys a bar and separate dining area.

The small garden very neatly formed, at the rear of the house lies an additional small deck for those all import quiet glasses of something. The outside space has been given a new lease of sitting space recently, a couple of sturdy decks for passing the time of day on.

Sheltering Blue Sky awaits new guests, the stone floors are awaiting traffic and the deep lived in leather furnishings are finding their place.

Sheltering Blue Sky has a superking bedroom, a large three piece ensuite, one king and one queen bedroom, a large three piece guest bathroom. The upstairs gallery lounge has been designed for quiet time or nursing time, the downstairs chillout space boasts a 50in wall mounted digital TV, with stereo. The main open plan lounge leads into kitchen and dining area. There is good sized utility room with the all important boot and cloak room, not forgetting a delightful downstairs washroom.

The deck to the side of the house has been designed for private BBQ's and outdoor chatter! A table and chairs are available for dining.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Sarah Munro
Member since: 2012
Speaks: russian, mandarin
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Calendar last updated:
June 2, 2016

About Sarah Munro

The Mad Munros known for their lovable sense of humour have restored Sheltering Blue Sky to its full glory. A wonderful old home in the heart of Mahone Bay has been given its life back, she is breathing again and welcomes visitors.

The owners have roamed the globe for over 30 years, traveling to some remote countries sometimes for work other times for pleasure, their wonderlust and zest for life is abundant. They enjoy living in Sheltering Blue Sky for part of the year and now that she has been restored are keen to ensure she's not a lonely house.

Sarah Munro purchased this house in 2010

What makes this house unique

The stunning bespoke town of Mahone Bay speaks for itself, there are a number of acceltic houses and buildings, Sheltering Blue Sky is just one of many. The warmth of the interior, the space and colourful artwork could keep you side for hours, remember it can rain in any part of the world.


based on 5 traveler reviews

Sheltering Blue Sky - Modern Luxury Town Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Lovely Sheltering Blue Sky

  • 5 of 5

We (group of four adults) had a wonderful stay in Mahone Bay on our first trip to Nova Scotia. The house is well appointed--very eclectic and updated. We walked to shops, grocery store, and restaurants. Everyone is friendly. I have no hesitation recommending this home for a short or long stay. I'd go back for sure.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome vacation house

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house and perfect location. Close to everything. House exceeded our expectations. Very nice and clean. Perfect for our group of 6. Would recommend it to anyone..

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Sheltering Blue Sky last week. Gorgeous, spacious, stylish home will all required amenities. Just around the corner (literally) from Mahone Bay's restaurants, cafes, grocer, post office, bank, outdoor community swimming pool, waterfront, bandstand...and still on a very quiet little lane. Parking for two cars in the driveway very handy for visitors too.We loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfort and convenience

  • 5 of 5

The location of this lovely retreat, steps away from restaurants, grocery stores, coffee shops and pharmacies, is a big plus. The quality of linens, towels, squishy leather sofas etc was wonderful.

The house has no view to speak of,but one can seek out nearby beaches and ocean drives to compensate.

My family could not have been more pleased. Sheltering Blue Sky is a little gem.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay at Sheltering Blue Sky

  • 5 of 5

I just returned from a stay at Sheltering Blue Sky with my husband and four kids, aged 11 to 2. We had a wonderful time.

The home was as lovely as the photos suggest. The owners have done a fantastic job restoring the property. The home was spacious and comfortable and had all the amenities we needed. The beds were comfortable, the linens high quality, the furniture also very comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked, including with pantry items.

Rob, the property manager, was very nice and helpful. He even managed to arrange babysitting for us for one night.

The home is well located in Mahone Bay - a 30 second walk to Main Street and to groceries, restaurants and the like. We enjoyed Jo-Anne's Deli a lot - they had great produce and their food was fantastic. The owners left a list of places they recommend and though we did not try all of them, those that we did try were very good. We walked everywhere in Mahone Bay but a car is needed to explore the South Shore more fully.

Mahone Bay was a great spot from which to explore the South Shore. We went to Peggy's Cove (lovely, not the overdone tourist trap we feared), Lunenburg, nearby beaches, and trips on the water, including to see the puffins and fish on Risky Business (out of Mahone Bay) and a sailing trip around Lunenburg harbour. So much to do! Mahone Bay itself is a beautiful little town, and has lots of restaurants and shops.

The owners were great to deal with, patiently answered our questions and were very helpful.

I would highly recommend staying at this home.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Halifax International
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Mahone Bay House Rental Rates

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Late summer
Sep 4 2016 - Nov 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 14 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $374

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Mahone Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Pedestal basin with mirror, power and dressing table.
    Bathroom 1 Ensuite - toilet , combination tub/shower , Pedestal basin with mirror, power and dressing table.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Downstairs washroom and boot room are attached.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Built in wardrobe, bedside tables and lamps.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bedside table with lamp and clothes storage.
    Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Please note Superking bed with large three piece ensuite.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Mahone Bay has a lovely open air swimming pool opening during the summer months with an adjoining play park for children.

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