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Nina Kressler

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german

3 Bedroom cedar home walking distance to the ocean

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


Hubbards House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 2 bathroom, close to beaches, short drive to Halifax

Nestled by tall trees and surrounded by beautiful hostas, this home is family friendly and offers plenty of space if you are sharing with friends. The home offers four decks, an outside fire place, two spacious living areas, one with a wood burning fire place, and a large entertaining kitchen with all of the modern amenities. A large dining area with a table which seats six and a screened in porch for outdoor dining. Three bedrooms with double beds and one single pull out coach is located in the lower level. Both lower and upper level have complete bathrooms. Washer and dryer are included in the home. A family pass to the popular Hubbards Beach is also included. Within 5 minutes, there is a bank, doctor, dentist, pharmacy, grocery and liquor store, restaurants, Saturday Farmer's Market, beaches, sailing, walking trails, and the Shore Club. Tall Pines is well suited for those looking for tranquility as well as those looking for adventure on the ocean.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Nina Kressler (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german

About Nina Kressler

I now live in Ottawa with my family; however, my fondest memories are of growing up in Hubbards. Summers were spent on the beach and evenings around the out door fireplace enjoying hot chocolate and roasting marsh mellows and hot dogs on a stick.

Why Nina Kressler chose Nova Scotia

This property was built by my parents in 1965 when they fell in love with Hubbards as new immigrants to Canada from Germany. Since that time, many trees and gardens have been planted. The home was suitably called Tall Pines when 80-90 foot majestic trees graced the front lawn. The trees where cut down in 1995 as they were aging and several parts of the trees have been used in the house as siding so they continue to live on. Since then, new trees have been planted and provide plenty of privacy and shelter. The home is family friendly and is minutes away from the ocean, yacht club which offers weekly sailing lessons, Saturday Farmer's Market, Saturday night dances at the Shore Club, grocery and liquor store, doctor, dentist and pharmacy, hiking and bicycle trails. Peggy's Cove and the picturesque town of Chester are 30 minutes away. Golf is a mere 20 minutes and welcomes visitors. Halifax and all its fabulous dining, entertainment, Casino and museums is 40 minutes away.

What makes this house unique

The home features 3 bedrooms with double beds, two large living areas on separate floors. The upper level has a wood burning fireplace. The dining room has a large table which seats six. The kitchen is an entertaining kitchen with a breakfast nook as well as bar stools and all the modern amenities including dishwasher, oven, stove, microwave, toaster, and coffee machine. The home features a screened in porch for evening dinners and drinks. The house has four decks surrounding the home so you can follow the sun all day long. In the evening, there is a stone patio with a fireplace. The lower living room has a television, Wii, board games and a single pull-out sleeper. Washer and dryer is located on the lower level. The home has two washrooms. The upper level has a bathtub and shower and the lower level washroom has a shower. Given Nova Scotia evenings cool down nicely, the home does not have air conditioning. Explore the coastal wonders on both Queensland and Hubbards beaches. Children can spend the day exploring the hidden treasures in the seaweed along the coast where star fish and fascinating shells can be found.


based on 9 traveler reviews

3 Bedroom cedar home walking distance to the ocean
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Wonderful time in this beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

I have rented through vrbo for many years and this home in Hubbards is at the top of my list now. It felt like home the minute we walked through the door. We loved our ten-day stay here. It was very comfortable, very clean, plenty of space, and everything we needed was already there. This home is the only rental home I have stayed in where I didn't have to immediately go out and get needed supplies such as shampoo, laundry soap, paper products, etc. Everything was there, in ample supply. Also, a very well-stocked kitchen, just as you would have in your own home. Very comfortable beds and we slept well every night. The property is gorgeous and it is very quiet which also promoted great sleep. We loved being in a quiet area when we were home relaxing and yet so close to many other things when we ventured out to explore. We enjoyed coffee on the deck, sitting on the screened-in porch, and the fresh air. The people here are so kind and welcoming that we felt like we were a local. The owners are excellent to deal with, they went out of their way to make my last-minute reservation go smoothly (which it did).

WONDERFUL place and highly recommended! If our travels bring us back to this area, this home will absolutely be our first choice.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Beach Week!

  • 5 of 5

While my daughter was home visiting from Georgia, U.S.A. with hubby and 5 yr. old we spent one week at "Tall Pines" and enjoyed every minute of our stay. The house was very clean and comfortable. It had everything we needed and then some! The beds were comfy with lots of bedding available. We enjoyed many evenings around the firepit and made good use of the screened porch as well as the deck. Hubbard's was a fun place to be with lots to do including the market on Sat. and dinners at "The Shore Club", all within walking distance. I wouldn't hesitate to suggest this is an excellent rental and I do hope another year our plans may include time at "Tall Pines".

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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family getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I(total of 6) very much enjoyed our stay. We found the location to be excellent as we saw everything from Lunenburg to Halifax and all the little towns in between. The owner was fabulous to deal with before our vacation and her family, who live at the back of the property, were very friendly during our visit. The house was very clean, and the screened in porch was a favorite of ours as we relaxed in the evenings. Thank you very much to Nina and family for allowing us to use your home.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to share Tall Pines with you and delighted that you experienced the villages and towns surrounding the area. We welcome you back in the future if your travels ever take you back to Nova Scotia. Thank you Sheri and family.
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Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

It's been over 3 months since our golf foursome stayed at Tall Pines for a week in mid September but the memory of our time in Hubbards is still fresh. From our very first contact with the owner to our departure at the end of our stay, this was a most pleasant and completely satisfying experience. We have visited Nova Scotia on many occassions but we usually stay closer to the Fundy shore in and around the Annapolis Valley. This year we decided to stay on the Atlantic side and play the some of the fabulous golf courses southwest of Halifax. We were not disappointed. And the location of Tall Pines in the village of Hubbards was perfectly located close to the centre of everywhere we wanted to be. The house is spacious and welcoming. The amenities left nothing to be desired. We looked forward each day to returning to Hubbards, to relaxing on the front deck or just finding our own space to catch up on world news, anwser mail and do a little business. We had a wonderful dinner at the world famous Shore Club, spent hours touring Lunenburg and Mahone Bay and even ventured in to Halifax for some fun. Since Hubbards is basically adjacent to Hwy 101, everywhere we wanted to go was less than an hour away. Tall Pines delivered on our expectations and was an exceptional value. When we return to Nova Scotia's Atlantic coast, Tall Pines will be the only name on our rental list. Thanks very much to Nina and family.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Very comfortable stay in Hubbards

  • 5 of 5

My parents, my older brother and myself all enjoyed a week in this lovely cottage at the beginning of October. I slept on the single sofa bed on the lower floor and for someone who suffers from a bad back at times, I actually was very comfortable. There is a foam topper on the mattress and I could not feel any metal bars, which I find is so often the case on sofa beds. My parents and my brother all found their beds comfortable too. I would agree with a previous reviewer that one queen size bed would be best; maybe the next time that updates/renovations are due on the house the owner might consider putting a queen in the bedroom with the bookshelves.

This is a very nice house to just cook, eat and socialise in. We were having a mini family reunion and found the kitchen a lovely place to chat in while cooking. My brother and I also enjoyed building a fire in the living room fireplace each night which really warmed the place up nicely. A TV in the upstairs living room would be nice too. I like the downstairs living room with TV however we found that my parents, being over 70, enjoyed staying on the upper floor and not having to go up and down the stairs. So we just watched Netflix on our laptops in the kitchen and upper living room. (Do note: we only got a wifi signal in these two rooms and the screened in porch, however this was perfectly fine for us).

Having two full bathrooms was also a great luxury. They were both well stocked with towels and toilet paper.

There is just so much space in this house and the gardens too. There is plenty of parking space, circular driveway that could fit 3-4 cars. It was cool weather when we were there so we didn't enjoy the outside space like I wanted to. If we came back again I would look forward to spending evenings around the fire pit outside. There is a wood storage shed next to the house with loads of wood.

The kitchen contained lots of pots and pans, cutlery, plates, bowls, glasses including wine glasses, pint glasses and shot glasses, olive oil and balsamic, candles, matches etc etc. We used the little BBQ several times and really enjoyed that!

We really really enjoyed our trip to this cottage. I particularly love the fireplace and the screened in porch which was great for my morning coffee while enjoying the colours in the trees and the birds chirping.

Nina, thank you so much for starting to offer this cottage on VRBO this year and I wish you loads of success in continuing to do so.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sharlene, it was a pleasure to have hosted you and your family. I appreciate the time you have taken to write such a thorough review. Thank you! Your suggestions for improvement are greatly appreciated. All the best and perhaps we may see you back at Tall Pines in the future. Thank you for your business and trust in us. Nina and family
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Bedford, NS

Girls Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at Tall Pines. We enjoyed every inch of

your beautiful home, and loved eating our dinner in the screened in Porch!.

The outdoor space is wonderful, especially the 3 large decks where we could

capture the Sun all day long !

Your home is the perfect spot for a vacation in Hubbards, close to all the

many attractions, beaches and of course , a short 3 minute drive to the

Famous Shore Club. Thank you for having us !

Warm Regards, Michelle Drover and Friends

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Stanfield International
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Highway 103
Nearest Beach
1.4 Kilometres
Hubbards Beach
Car: necessary

Sailing lessons weekly at the Hubbards sailing club.

Saturday mornings Farmers Market

Live entertainment on the Hubbards Waterfront and festivals throughout the summer.

Saturday night dances at the famous Shore Club.


Rates & Availability

Hubbards House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Fall Winter
Sep 11 2016 - May 31 2017
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $386

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Hubbards House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main floor has a tub shower combination.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Lower level bathroom has shower and toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Main floor master with closet, dresser and double bed. Lower living area has pull out sleeper couch.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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