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Harbour's Reach Just a Reach Away from the Atantic Ocean

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

This quaint century plus year old seaside home is nestled where the Atlantic Ocean reaches close to the front door. Enjoy your morning coffee on the front deck with the Southeast exposure with the view of the sisters shoal at the mouth of the Harbour. Spend afternoons watching your kids fishing or swimming from the community wharf across the street.

Lots to do, bring your Kayaks, cycle the Sambro loop , nearby hiking trails at Duncans Cove Chebucto Head, or Crystal Crescent beach, scuba diving with many wrecks up and down Halifax Harbour. Surfing at Lawrencetown Beach. Beaches minutes away or visit the oldest working Lighthouse in the Americas on Sambro Island established in 1758.

Minutes to the working commerical fishing village of Sambro where the fresh catch of the day can be purchased directly off the boat at Sambro Seafoods.

Minutes to Downtown Halifax for Museums, Universities, Theatre, live music, dining, shopping or just absorbing the areas of rich history at the Citadel, York Redoubt or Halifax's Waterfront Historic Properties.

Keywords: 3 Bedroom House

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Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2018

About The Owner

Your host, Cheryl and Tony grew up in nearby communities along this rugged shoreline. Cheryl was from Bald Rock a 25 minute walk from Harbour’s Reach. Tony grew up in Bear Cove a 5 minute drive closer to the city.

We live only 10 minutes away in Herring Cove but definitely don’t have the water views that Harbour’s Reach offers.

The Owner purchased this house in 2011

Why The Owner chose Ketch Harbour

Tony has wanted to buy a rental for quite some time but I was hesitant. When this property came available it didn’t take any convincing, so we embarked on a new adventure.

What makes this house unique

Having coffee on the deck and looking out at the beautiful view.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Ketch Harbour

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(63 traveler reviews)

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Harbour's Reach Just a Reach Away from the Atantic Ocean
average rating of 4.904762 based on 63 reviews

Cozy and Comfortable with Character

  • 5 of 5

And I should add a 4th C word: Clean! You will have everything you need to relax after a day out exploring. The kitchen is well-stocked if you decide to prepare a meal or two at home, which you just might want to do in a house this inviting. We especially enjoyed the great view of the harbour and fishing boats out the many windows. Tony and Cheryl spent time with us our first evening filling us in on all the great sights in the area. Nearby Crystal Crescent Beach was pristine, with a very pleasant boardwalk. Chebucto Head lighthouse is also a short drive away. We thought the best time to visit Peggy's Cove was at sunset which was a stunning sight. The sweet towns of Chester, Mahone Bay, and Lunenburg were a treat. We enjoyed a great dinner at The Knot in Lunenburg. Our drive through Annapolis Valley was lovely and we appreciated our visits at wineries, the Grand Pre Historic Site, a stop at Halls Harbour ( you might want to check out the unique fairie cottages just down the road) and then on to Annapolis Royal. Another day was spent in Halifax where we visited the Museum of Immigration, the charming botanical garden and the gravesites of Titanic victims. Oh, don't forget to try a Donair from Mishoo's in Sambro....

  • Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean and quaint in Ketch Harbor

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and well decorated. Loved the down stairs and two baths. Wish there was more room in the bedroom with the queen bed so I didn't worry about hitting my head when I walked around the bed. Loved the front porch and view on the harbor and Cheryl and Tony were very nice to meet us and show us around when we first arrived. A lovely experience!

  • Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute, cozy cottage with an amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Harbour's Reach this summer. Cheryl and Tony were very welcoming to us upon our arrival. The cottage was tastefully decorated, and had everything we needed for our stay. We loved sitting out on the new deck that faced the harbour...there was nothing more relaxing after a busy day exploring Halifax and other tourist destinations. There is a beautiful beach a short drive away and a community dock in front of the cottage, which is perfect for fishing, or just sitting and taking in the view. We would certain recommend this place if you are visiting Nova Scotia!

  • Submitted: 8-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful and Welcoming

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful vacation at this delightful and charming vacation rental in Ketch Harbour. Our hosts Cheryl and Tony Boyd are an asset and true ambassadors to Nova Scotia Tourism. The location, decor, atmosphere, comfort, cleanliness and totally equipped cottage was a wonderful experience and the front deck overlooking the water was a dream come true. The lovely arrangement of mixed fresh flowers on the dining room table and the colorful flowered window boxes were a bonus. Our thanks to the Boyds for making us feel so much at home. A wonderful home away from home for those wanting to experience Nova Scotia hospitality.

  • Submitted: 7-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ann, we are delighted you enjoyed Harbours Reach. Pleased you noticed the little touches like the window boxes. Happy to hear your home safe and sound. Tony and Cheryl
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Our Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

It all starts with meeting our charming hosts who are warm and receptive. Then they take you to this period cottage right on a cove with the Ocean in the background and if this is not enough wait until you walk in and are absorbed by the décor that Cheryl & Tony have put together. Nothing to look for as this cottage is totally equipped. The gallery calls for you to sit and have a beverage while you are eyeing your surroundings. We had some light fog and with the fog horns in the background it was a real maritime feeling. Would we recommend it, only if you want to have a great time. We would be back in a flash!! Thanks Cheryl & Tony for all your suggestions for day trips and restaurants, etc..

  • Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well thank you for the lovely review, so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Ketch Harbour. Reading your review made me think of the amount of fish in Digby. Glad you made it home safe and enjoyed your time in Nova Scotia. Thank you for leaving the place in great condition, means so much to us.
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  • 5 of 5

Impossible to go wrong. Beautiful location, great hosts. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope the remainder of your vacation goes great, so happy you enjoyed Ketch Harbour. Certainly hope to see you again in the future.
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Ketch Harbour

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
July -Aug 2019
Jul 1 2019 - Aug 31 2019
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$500

Year round bookings available:
During peak vacation season July- August would prefer full week rentals.

$1175.00 per week, rentals run Sunday to Sunday.

Some getaway deals available, if no conflicting bookings at a rate 180.00 per night.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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