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  • bedrooms 6
  • baths 3
  • sleeps 16
  • pool no
  • hot tub no
  • pets allowed yes
  • type House
  • community
  • rates (CAD) $ 500 - $ 3,800 / week

vacation rental description

Welcome to Beach Heaven!!

We invite you to be at one with nature and experience a pristine
area on the Bay of Fundy shore. We are delighted to offer you our
glorious Shore Haven House by the Sea, 60 acres of beauty and
tranquility with an executive quality, four bedroom, 2 bathroom
house and over 1000 feet of beach front (with private access)
leading onto miles of all but deserted red sand beach. All of this
is just 1 hour north of Halifax or 45 minutes from Halifax
International Airport.
Shore Haven House by the Sea is about 4 hours driving time plus
2.5 hours sailing (ferry) time from Bar Harbor Maine.

Guest comment, 2006.

�All of us came home with the most wonderful memories of "the best
family vacation yet" (and we've been doing it for more than 15
years!).The house and the scenery were wonderful...We loved the
small nearby communities...people were incredibly friendly and
helpful. The lighthouses (especially Walton, thanks to Gloria�s
information) were so interesting. Adventures on the beach at
different tide times was so unusual and fascinating. All of it was
so special. And thanks so much for supplying the ping-pong
table...we did have quite a tournament where we all participated.
The croquet, badminton and the wonderful space for our kite flying
added to our enjoyment. Also, we all thoroughly enjoyed both the
fossil walk at Rainey Cove and the very spectacular tidal bore
rafting experience. Three generations of the C. Family, Texas,
California and Massachusetts.

Shore Haven House by the Sea

Shore Haven offers the opportunity for the vacation of a lifetime,
absorb the sites and sounds of the Atlantic ocean and the beach.
It's a peaceful private sanctuary on the Atlantic ocean, with all
modern conveniences, breathtaking views, a private beachfront where
you can swim in the mellow salt water, explore tidal pools, surround
yourself with the experience of the ocean sounds of surf, walk for
miles on the sculpted sand beach, or enjoy pastoral fields, and
wooded and brookside walkways.

Shore Haven is far from the hustle and bustle of city life; and yet
it's still close to all that the city offers, if you choose.

This custom built, modern house of exceptional quality provides
superb, luxury accommodations for up to 12 people (four bedrooms, 2

The main level offers over 1,000 square feet of first-class living
space. It's wonderfully designed to capitalize on the amazing ocean
views and great floods of light. The living room, dining room, &
kitchen offer a spacious open-concept layout -- with huge windows
looking out over the water. For an outdoor view of the water, patio
doors lead from the dining area onto the large deck -- complete with
a gas barbecue. All of this is tastefully decorated with high
quality & comfortable furnishings (a sofa and three recliners) hand-
crafted leaded-glass light fixtures, and original art. The gourmet
kitchen with hand-built butternut cabinetry is completely equipped
with six full-size appliances -- a dishwasher, fridge, stove,
washer, dryer, and microwave and quality cookware and dishes.

The main level has two spacious bedrooms -- both with queen-size
beds. The master bedroom is furnished with contemporary Scandinavian
teak furniture. It features an ensuite door to the four-piece
bathroom with a jacuzzi tub. The second bedroom (queen) offers a
wonderful view of the water. The bright ground floor of the house
provides 2 more bedrooms (queen, twins) a 3 piece bath with superb
sit-down shower and huge ocean-view recreation room. The recreation
room is equipped with a ping-pong table. Satelite TV, a DVD player,
telephone and mini-stereo are also available.

A private and very charming ocean view summer house (with ocean view
deck, three piece bath, kitchenette, a double pull-out and bunks )
is also available for an extra rental fee of $600 Canadian. This is
a perfect private space for large groups or a quiet retreat for
reading, relaxing and listening to the roar of the surf.

house rental amenities

The location of Shore Haven House by the Sea, the Noel Shore, is
rightly known as the 'undiscovered jewel' of Nova Scotia, the area
offers un-paralleled ocean views, miles of all but deserted beaches,
the awesome spectacle of the world's highest tides and a unique and
traditional experience of Nova Scotia. We are delighted to share this
peaceful 60 acres of "heaven" with others who also want to walk
gently on the earth and preserve its beauty and peace. All of our
guest services emphasize and illustrate care for the environment.

Have the holiday of a lifetime, an Eco-Vacation-By-the-Sea, Shore
Haven House by the Sea in Tennecape, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Absorb the astounding views; listen to the roar of the surf from the
world's highest tides; swim in the mellow salt waters of the Minas
Basin; walk on the beach for miles in an area famous for fossils;
explore the tidal pools as well as the woodlands and meadows; fish
for sea bass; follow our Trout Pool Brook to the very special place
where it burbles gently across a sandstone shelf and cascades in a
beautiful little waterfall to the sea, watch the abundant wildlife
(including deer- this year one of our does had twins!-, eagles,
quail, pheasants, humming birds, osprey, owls, rabbits, raccoons and
foxes), discover the old Acadian house foundation near Evangeline

We are directly on the ocean (Minas Basin), with miles of hard red
sand/pebble beach that can be walked or jogged (or carry your
mountain bike down and ride for miles and miles) and at low tide
there is a captivating vast sweep of sculpted, walk-able tidal
sands. There is private access to the beach along a path to the
shore and down a short flight of stairs (vertical height of 8 or 9
feet). Guests can relax with such activities as long walks on the
beach in an area famous for fossils and rock specimens (including
amethyst crystals), and ocean swimming.

The beach, the sea, the woodlands, Evangeline and Trout Pool Brooks,
the birds and animals and an amazing evening sky offer so many
opportunities for being "re-created" and restored by the beauties of
the sea and nature.

We have a variety of indoor (ping pong and board games) and outdoor
(badmiton, bocco ball, volleyball, baseball equipment) games.

All of these many and varied activities are available without ever
leaving Shore Haven House by the Sea, which are fully equipped to
be your ideal vacation home.

activities and attractions in Halifax Nova Scotia

Shore Haven House by the Sea are so far from the hustle and bustle
of city life and yet they are still close to all that the city has to
offer, if you choose.

Many and varied activities, are available without ever leaving which
is fully equipped to be your ideal vacation home.

The immediate area also offers many interesting activities. The
beaches, villages and rich farmland of the spectacular "Noel Shore"
are just moments away. Experience a step back in time with the warm
hospitality, unique shops, antiques, artisans, crafts, farm markets,
quilts and hand hooked rugs, preserves, quality "new-to-you"
clothing,fishing wharves, restaurants (from down-home to gourmet
dinning),historic churches and museums of seaside villages such as
NewportLanding, Sommerville, Noel, and Maintland or the pastoral
beauty in the traditional Mennonite community in West Northfield.
Excellent guided tours, detailing the unique geology and local
folklore are available.

Visitors are welcome at the many local attractions.

A great destination for a bike ride or a short drive, the fully
serviced picnic park with stairs and a viewing platform is available
close by at beautiful Burntcoat Head Park and Interpretation Center,
site of the world's highest recorded tides. The highest, ever tide
was recorded here in 1868 and reached the astounding height of 64.9
Don't miss the excellent museum located in a restored lighthouse, a
great place to learn more about the world's highest tides and local

Maitland Village, designated Nova Scotia's first Heritage
Conservation District with nearly 50 beautiful 19th century homes is
an historic ship building village and the home of the world's
largest sailing vessel which is chronicled at the Lawrence House
museum. Maitland is also home to Riverview Herbs and its delightful
caf� as well as an excellent fine dining restaurant. There are other
local museums such as in Selma and at the lighthouse in Walton.

Guests may wish to experience the thrill of the world's highest
tides, "up close and personal", by going rafting on the tidal bore
with the Shubenacadie River Runners in Maitland. Some of the many
other local attractions include a guided fossil and history tour
along a local beach (dubbed by even our youngest guests
as "awesome"), the Shubenacadie Wildlife Park with its stunning new
marshland and bird-viewing walk, Mastodon Ridge Museum, a fossil
display and life-size replica of an 89,000 year old mastodon whose
bones were found in this area, golf, eco-tourism and good local
restaurants (including fine dining). Horseback riding and riding
lessons are available at several nearby locations. Sea kayaking,
guided expeditions including an eagle tour, and outfitters are also
available close by in Maitland. Only 15 minutes away at Walton play
golf all day on a links course by the sea, Minas View Links, for $20

There are good country inn/restaurants and family style restaurants
in the nearby villages. We particularly recommend the food, the
views and the charming ambiance of the Caf� at Newport Landing,
the Sunday Brunch at the Avon Emporium in Sommerville. There are
also good restaurants in Windsor, the gateway to the Annapolis
Valley, about 45 minutes away. Windsor has other attractions such as
the world famous Mermaid Theatre, Haliburton House, a gorgeous
restored historic house and home of "Sam Slick".  At Wolfville,enjoy superb fine dining restaurants and the bounty of the valley farms at the many farm markets and on the edge of town Grand Pre and the trail of Evangeline as well as wineries.

A little further along the Annapolis Valley and enjoy the
vistas of golf courses, orchards, farms, vineyards as well as winery
tours, whale watching, winery tours, and the unique lobster dinners
on the wharf at Hall's Harbour.

Nova Scotia is rich in traditional music. In addition to concerts and
festivals there are weekly jam sessions along this shore; a very fine
one is held on Wednesdays at the Avon Emporium and another at Bramber
Village Hall on Thursdays.

All of this is only 1 hour from Halifax with the world's second
deepest natural harbour, a cosmopolitan center, with a wide array of
restaurants, world class museums and shopping.

vacation rental rates

SALE early Sunday !! May 26-July 14 50% off only $1600 plus tax per week for up to 10 people. Only a few weeks left, don't be disappointed. Book now for 2012. Great shoulder season rates. Perfect for family reunions or personal retreats.

US Customers: Due of fluctuating exchange rates we can only give you an approximate price in US$ based on the exchange rate at the time of booking.

For the main floor of Shore Haven, maximum four persons, (2
bedrooms, 1 bathroom with jacuzzi, open concept living room, dining
room and kitchen with 6 full-sized appliances, glorious ocean-side
deck) the REGULAR high season rate is $2600 Canadian per week, plus
tax. For a two week or more booking we offer a discount of 5%. If you
should wish to add on the ground floor (a third and fourth bedroom, a
second bathroom with luxury sit down shower and an ocean-view
recreation room) this is an extra $600 Canadian per week. (This
space is only available to the guests renting the main floor, it is
never rented out separately to anyone else).

A private and very charming adjoining ocean view summer house (with
large deck, three piece bath, kitchenette, a double pull-out and
bunks ) is also available (only to guests renting the main house)
for an extra rental fee of $600 Canadian.

April 3-May 1

$500 per week

$700/week over 4 persons



$100/wk over 4 persons

May 29-June 26


$1000/wk over 4 persons

June 26-Sept 4

$2600/wk for 4

$3200/wk 4-10

13% tax extra on all rates. Groups over  10 surcharge of $100/person per week.

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