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4 Br Home Away from Home, Next to the Ocean & Minutes from Beautiful Lakes

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Home Full of Charm, is Perfect for Family Fun Or a Romantic Getaway & Near Hfx.

This home is warm, inviting and very peaceful. Located on one acre it is in a dell surrounded by apple, pear, honeysuckle and spruce trees. It is a perfect back yard for croquet (which comes with the house!) an outdoor lobster fest on the picnic table and even a swing in the hammock. The house is 100 years old with many beautiful antiques and modern updates including the two bathrooms. The main bathroom downstairs features an air jet tub and the upstairs bathroom/laundry room leads onto a deck where a nighttime view of the rising moon is not to be missed. Lounge chairs are provided for that very purpose.

The house has 4 bedrooms: one with a queen size bed, two with double beds and one with two single beds - one of which is a Captains Bed built into the wall. Loads of fun for the kids to sleep and play in! (The other single bed is low to the ground and appropriate for a toddler. The living room has a beautiful Vermont Castings wood stove and wood is provided should you have a cool morning and need to warm up. Off the living room is a favorite space of many visitors: a small but beautiful "sun room" - formerly the old entrance to the house. It is great for a morning cup of tea and reading the paper. We also provide cards, backgammon and crokinole boards, scrabble and, for fun in the yard (along with the croquet) is a horseshoe set. Most recently, we have added a beautifully tuned piano!

The house is equipped with Fibre Op Wireless Internet (and Cable TV) and the kitchen contains everything you will need for big or small dinners. Dishes for at least twelve settings, glasses galore, a popcorn popper and all utensils you will need. Stove, fridge, microwave and dish washer are included as is a propane bbq and an outdoor fire pit complete with grate for charcoal bbq'ing.

Herring Cove is blessed with several lakes in the nearby vicinity - the closest for a morning dip is only a one minute walk down the lane and the stunning Look Off/Cliff Walk, so popular with Haligonians looking to get away from it all, is just a five minute stroll up the road. Also, only a ten minute walk away is the popular Pavia Cafe and Gallery.

Aside from the fresh water swimming, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy hiking, cycling, kayaking, freshwater & deep sea fishing, whale watching, bird watching, sailing and even windsurfing. Only 20 minutes away is Halifax's most stunning beach - Crystal Crescent Provincial Beach & Park. The hikes around the Beach go on for miles with beautiful views.

This area, only a 20 minute drive from downtown Halifax, is also just around the corner from the National Historic Fort of York Redoubt and is a perfect base for you to explore the South Shore, the Annapolis Valley and the Eastern Shore.

I know you will love the house, love the area, love Halifax and the Province. Come and enjoy!

More Details

Property Manager
Mary Reynolds
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2018

Why Mary Reynolds chose Halifax

Everyone who sees it for the first time inevitably loves it. I know you will too.

What makes this house unique

It is full of character and warmth and it is cozy, inviting, romantic and full of light. Best of all, sitting in the backyard feels like being in a secret garden.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Halifax

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Laundry Facilities
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Captains Bed and single bed on trundle
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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4 Br Home Away from Home, Next to the Ocean & Minutes from Beautiful Lakes
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Fantastic little home tucked away in herring cove

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing little house that was the perfect transition while we were waiting to close on our new home in halifax. Everything was at our fingertips and it was an absolute pleasure to take our jack russell terrier on her morning walks to the lookout and watch the sunrise.

I can't recommend this lovely little home enough!

  • Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Chad, thank you so much for the review! I'm very glad to hear you enjoyed the house and the area. Lori says you were happy to find a piano in the house as well as you are a musician! Good luck in your new home in Halifax, Regards, Mary
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Airdrie Alberta

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

A lovely, quaint getaway. Home had everything you could imagine to need. Litttle extras like elastic bands, cooking oils, clothes pegs and a cooler. Things you can't bring from home that are so nice to have.

We feel very comfortable. Have stayed two summers in a row. Owner and property manager cover everything!

  • Submitted: 8-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lillian, al

Wonderful house in Herring Cove

  • 5 of 5

It's the best stocked house we've ever seen and we have stayed in many V RBO's. Mary, Lori and Paula couldn't have been nicer. They responded immediately to any questions or concerns. Upon arrival, Lori gave us a loaf of delicious bread and jelly, as well as a Canadian wine that was like liquid candy. We didn't even know Canada made wine.

The backyard was perfect for the dogs to chase around in and had lovely flowers all around.

We could easily access Peggy's Cove, Lunenberg, Mahone Bay etc. Halifax is very close with lots to do.

We hated to leave but hope to return next year for a longer visit.

Betsey and Tom Sullivan

  • Submitted: 28-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Betsey and Tom, glad you loved the house and the area! Yes, Nova 7 is a delicious local wine, glad you enjoyed it and happy to hear you'll be coming back! Regards, Mary
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Charming Family Home

  • 5 of 5

Nice charming home for the entire family. The house is so cozy and inviting. We also really enjoyed the scenic trails and walks on the beautiful beach.

  • Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Halifax, Nova Scotia

The perfect answer....

  • 5 of 5

We had a family wedding in the area & needed space for guests & Mary's house was the perfect solution. It was welcoming & comfortable & had everything we could possibly need including a fire pit outside where the men smoked their cigars!

I would return in a minute!

  • Submitted: 20-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint, Quirky & Quiet

  • 5 of 5

This home in Herring Cove was a delight for our family vacation (5 adults, 2 kids)! The home is large enough to accommodate a large group without everyone feeling "on top of each other".

It is beautifully decorated, and impeccably maintained. For a 100 year old home, it is certainly in great shape. Although it comes with its own quirks, we felt that only added to the character.

Excellent location (only 20min. from Halifax Harbour). Beautiful coastal drives everywhere you go!

Crystal Crescent beach is a wonderful place to spend a day, again only 20min. drive away.

We would definitely stay here again. It was truly our "home away from home" for 10 days, and we loved every minute!

  • Submitted: 30-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful Amanda! Thanks for your visit (and your review). I suspect one of the quirks you were referring to is the sound of the water pump in the basement. Being on a well does give the house the feeling of a cottage - at least when the water is running! Please come again! Regards, Mary
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Stanfield International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Pavia Cafe & Gallery
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Pavia Cafe & Gallery
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Crystal Crescent
Car: necessary

This area is fabulous for hiking trails in woods and around the 4 neighbourhood lakes. The main attraction in Herring Cove though is a spectacular cliff walk around the ocean cliffs and into the cove. The start of the cliff walk is only a 5 minute walk up the road at the "Look Off". This is a very popular place but is never crowded.

Also hugely popular in the neighbourhood is the Pavia Cafe & Gallery. Delicious latte's and lunch & Italian desserts and beautiful art. Owned by a young Italian Canadian couple who do wine tours in Italy every year.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Halifax

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$100
Pet Fee C$50

50% deposit upon confirmed booking. Balance due 30 days prior to occupancy.
Non-refundable 30 Days or Less from Occupancy date.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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