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Newly listed newly renovated home, 50 meters from sandy beach. Beautiful views.

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

This beautiful, large four bedroom, two full bathroom home and property bordering Whynaughts beach (sandy beach) on the Atlantic ocean is 30 min from Halifax on Nova Scotia's South shore. It is surrounded by a vibrant community and immersed in local culture. The north border of the property is on "Rum Runners Trail", a scenic 107 km groomed trail (ideal for biking, walking, four wheeling, or snowmobiling) running from Halifax to the town of Lunenburg, the south border is on the ocean. Peggy's Cove, and other scenic drives and sites are located close by giving you an experience of quintessential Nova Scotia life.

The home has four large bedrooms (with generous closet space and drawers) and a very large, fully equipped kitchen as well as a spacious living room with ample lounging areas and beautiful views. It is ideal for either single family or multiple families. A stackable washer and dryer is located in the upstairs bathroom. A large front deck with chairs and tables overlooking the beach is a perfect place to watch your children play if a full day at the beach is not your thing. The front deck is equipped with a cooking grill. A coffee bar complete with an espresso machine is located in the dining room. The morning views from the front two bedrooms are spectacular as you watch the local fishing boats go to work.

The home comes equipped with a portable child's crib, high chair, and jogging stroller if requested. Air conditioning is located in each room (except the children's room due to fire code regulations) as well as the downstairs living space. Internet ready 4K TV, wifi, cable, Netflix, and a landline (local calls only) are provided. The home has great cell phone reception.

A large grocery store and other large town amenities are located 12 minutes away in Upper Tantallon. Smaller stores are located nearby. Additional cottages rented by other owners are located next door if larger groups are wanting to travel.

This is a non-smoking rental. Check in is 3 pm and check out is 10am. However, if no rental is reserved either right before or right after, these times are flexible.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About The Owner

We are Canadians living in the US and purchased this home as a summer rental and getaway for ourselves. We are frequent travelers who have rented many properties over the years and love this style of travel. We are very familiar with the Halifax area and are happy to answer any questions or make any suggestions that may make your visit better.

The Owner purchased this house in 2017

Why The Owner chose Queensland

This area has a great significance to us as Atlantic Canadians. We both spent some of our university years here and we hope to retire in the area.

What makes this house unique

We loved the ocean views, the large living room, and the views from the bedroom windows. The ocean waves are heard throughout the house. Mornings here are a freshness that's hard to explain unless you experience it. .


Queensland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Garbage is to be kept inside the house until transferred to the dumpster.
  • If you break or lose something please notify us so it can be replaced for the next renter.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Washer and dryer locted in this upstairs bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Downstairs bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Dresser and full closet, ocean view, A/C
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Dresser, closet, A/C
    Bedroom 2 Front - 1 queen , Dresser, closet, A/C, great ocean view
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , great kids room, Closet,
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming


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Newly listed newly renovated home, 50 meters from sandy beach. Beautiful views.
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Met great friends in area

  • 5 of 5

We were down for thanksgiving and met up with some friends. This place is overlooking the water and we had a great stay. The beds, towels and cottage were top notch. Hoping to return at Christmas time!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our parents for a long weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the home--it was comfy, clean, and relaxing :) The decorations were so nice and there was plenty of room for all of us. There are two full bathrooms and there were only four of us, so it was more than enough space. It would also be a good spot if you have little ones. We are from Texas, so it was also nice to have the AC unit in our room (as well as the master). The beach is right across the road, which is convenient, and the location is a good jumping off point for touring the south coast, going to Peggy's Cove, and/or Halifax. A bonus is that there are a sweet set of swings out back as well. Very nice place! Thanks for the accommodations!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Property, Attentive Owners!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here while on a brief visit to Halifax. It's a beautiful home with a wonderful view of the ocean. Impeccably decorated with great quality and attention to detail in finishes/textures. The kitchen is fully equipped and accessorized (with the perfect size coffee mugs), and the linens and towels we're great quality. They even left beach towels out! The home is simply perfect. But more than that, we really appreciated the attentiveness of the owners in making sure our stay was comfortable and that we had everything we needed. They even provided great restaurant recommendations. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome! Highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

House is just lovely and very well situated. You can hear the waves crashing on the beach. Clean and comfortable and Doug and Kelly are honest and fair to deal with. I would return for sure.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idyllic luxurious beach house

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, clean , modern, tastefully decorated, the list could go on .Our family thoroughly enjoyed their vacation at this beach residence. Charming views & hypnotic sounds from the waves with just the right amount of privacy. Spacious bedrooms & good quality beds ticked all the boxes for us along with the knowledge that all the contents looked brand new rather than overused. The owners were very attentive to our needs & made us feel very welcome during our first visit to Canada . We will definitely rent this property again .

The Smyth family. Ireland.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautifully Decorated Family Home to Explore the South Coast of Nova Scotia

  • 5 of 5

This lovingly remodeled family home has bright, cheery and tasteful "resort casual" interiors, plenty of room for large families, and a great central location for exploring the south coast of Nova Scotia. Perhaps most importantly, the owners Doug and Kelly (and their local contact) are thoughtful and caring hosts who are improving their property to their own high standards.

From the outside, the two-story home looks simple and unremarkable, but is perched high above the road and the front porch deck's furniture hints at what's inside. There is convenient parking out back for a couple of cars. You may worry about its proximity to the road--- is it noisy or dangerous? It's neither. There isn't much traffic here, and the hum of the cars rolling by is not a distraction or nuisance. I have two kids and we crossed the street together very easily. The road provides very convenient access to the east (Halifax, Peggy's Cove) or to the west (Lunenburg, Chester, and Mahone Bay). We found that it was the perfect central location for our south coast adventures.

The interiors are what first attracted us, and suffice to say that the excellent photos don't even fully capture the bright and open feel of the first floor living spaces. The mornings there are just stunning, with the sunlight and ocean views beaming through the windows. On a night with a full moon, the moonlight off the ocean rendered the living room aglow. The nights are quiet, with the sounds of the crashing waves audible from every room.

The kitchen is fully equipped and opens up to the living room and dining room; off to the side is a secondary area in front of the TV. It all looks professionally decorated: tastefully neutral with pops of accent colors that provide a resort feel. The furniture is new and of high quality, including the beds upstairs. The upstairs bathroom is large and open, with a washer/dryer in the corner. Downstairs is a new bathroom with a walk-in shower. Many rentals in Nova Scotia have cramped, dimly lit interiors with odd arrangements of furniture--- this home is refreshingly different.

The basics are all there: good internet access, cable TV with Netflix, good hot water and a nice BBQ and patio furniture setup in front, facing the beach. We spent only four nights there and it wasn't enough to relax and truly enjoy the house. We needed a full week. Maybe next time!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Car: necessary

The city of Halifax is 30 minutes away. Vibrant, multicultural, numerous restaurants, gorgeous waterfront, and more bars/pubs per capita than most cities. The summer season is great for city festivals.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $117.08
Damage Deposit $390.26

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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