Relax By The Sea In Beautiful, Peaceful Nova Scotia
(Rate shown includes damage deposit)
The ocean is there just in front of you. The gulls circle high above in the onshore breeze. The ever-changing seascape is entrancing and mystifying. This serene sight is available to you from one of two decks, or from the comfort of an expansive living room through the picture window, as you nestle by the propane fireplace with a good book gazing at spectacular watery sunsets. Treat yourself by getting away from the city and be lulled by refreshing ocean breezes.
This beautiful, totally renovated, furnished executive cottage is located on almost an acre of landscaped property. This quality 11-room house has 4 bedrooms that sleep up to 7, with a den that has a sofa bed. The master has a skylight and en-suite. Wake up every morning and your first sight is a sea that stretches forever. The fishers dot the waters checking their traps for lobsters that you can buy wharfside just down the road. Directly opposite the house is a boat charter service for exploring this enchanting coastline and the entrance to Halifax Harbour. Go deep sea fishing or whale watching, and see a ghost village on a nearby island. Or have dinner in one of the city's many fine restaurants, see a live show or concert, and come back to your vacation home to sleep with clean ocean air coming through the open window.
The floors are natural pine, oak and laminate. The colors are neutral with the exception of the dining room displaying classic red walls against a dark oak floor. The kitchen flows with its natural pine floors into a breakfast nook area overlooking a small deck that is a favorite hangout for small birds and butterflies.
This character home, along with some quaint lower ceilings, has its own history originating from a couple of beach houses that were pulled by horse and cart to its present location almost a century ago. This large public beach is very close to the house with its splendid white powder sand. This executive cottage is definitely an unparalleled vacation retreat or rental home wrapped in one. But let our guests have the final say:
“We are so appreciative of the thoughtfulness and comforts of your home as a magical respite for us. The very details that make a treasured vacation spot into a nest are all here…We've never been more relaxed in a vacation rental…” – Boston, Massachusetts
“Sadly the day has come for us to leave this beautiful haven of rest. We had a wonderful time and leave refreshed.” – Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
“My travelling partners are using these words to describe this place – eclectic, quiet haven, charming bedrooms, comfortable beds, great beginning to our vacation…We spent the last evening looking out over the bay enjoying the beautiful weather.” – Illinois/South Dakota
Bedroom 1 - double bed
Bedroom 2 - king size bed
Bedroom 3 - double bed
Bedroom 4 - single bed
plus a sofa bed in study
No pets (exception for small, well-behaved dog)
Lobster 101 - A unique experience in how to prepare and eat lobster. Basic fee includes cleanup.
We have a strict 8 person limit so the property is not suitable to host reunions or gatherings.
Nearby (5 minutes) white sand beach with walking trails that are well-maintained as it is a Nova Scotia Provincial Park. This large public beach is very close to the house with its splendid white powder sand, and a secluded portion of it designated for naturists.
Photographers' lookoff locations
Fish plant in next village to purchase fresh fish and shellfish (lobster). Please ask us at check-in about our preparation of a Maritime lobster supper for a nominal fee.
Variety store (includes liquor store)
Public bus service (Monday to Friday)
20 minutes from the city (Halifax) on a scenic coastal road
The house is located just one bay over from world-famous Peggy's Cove that is a haven for artists, photographers and videographers with its wide ocean and stark granite rock that was laid bare during the Ice Age.
LEASE CONTRACT/RENTAL AGREEMENT
(NAME) - Lessee
Richard Frederick Hand
Dana Michele O'Sullivan - Lessor
1427 Ketch Harbour Road
Sambro Head, Nova Scotia
B3V 1L1 CANADA
This lease is for a period of ______ (#) nights/weeks/months, covering a period from_________________ (dates)inclusive for the property, Whitecaps, located at 1427 Ketch Harbour Road, Sambro Head, Nova Scotia, Canada, and to be used solely by the Lessee and his/her members as identified at the beginning of the lease to the Lessor and/or Property Manager for the sole purpose of being a vacation home. It cannot be sub-leased or let either wholly or partially, nor for free or at a charge, without previous consent of the Lessor. The maximum number of people staying overnight is eight (8), and any additional people staying overnight anywhere on the property will be considered a breach of contract with an ensuing charge of $200.00 (US) per additional person per night. This lease cannot be renewed after the end date. An extension requires a new lease to be initiated.
The Lessor assumes no responsibility for any loss of the Lessee's personal property nor any injury, bodily harm or death suffered by the Lessee or any member of his/her group on the property or elsewhere during the period of the lease.
Rent is established for a minimum period of three days with the daily rate of $285.00(US), plus applicable taxes and fees. The weekly rate is $1,900.00 (US), plus taxes and fees. The monthly rate is $ (US). These rates are inclusive of all water and electricity consumption and comply with the booking website used by the Lessee. The Lessor will provide the Lessee with a signed copy of this agreement at the time of check-in. Photo ID will be requested at the time of check-in. Check-in no earlier than 1800, check-out by 1200 (noon).
The terms of rent require full payment of the duration of the lease at the beginning of the lease period through the appropriate vacation renting agency, unless the terms of that agency permit regular payments throughout the lease period. The Cancellation Policy is:
• Bookings cancelled at least 30 days before the start of the stay will receive a 50% refund.
• Bookings cancelled at least 60 days before the start of the stay will receive a 100% refund.
Cancellations must be made by 2359 ADT (Atlantic Daylight Time) on the appropriate day.
A damage deposit is required with the following payment options:
i. included as a refundable amount in the overall vacation rental payment (standard). In this case, a damage deposit of $200 US is included in the booking price. This deposit will be refunded in whole or in part and in the same denomination as the rent by the owners upon completion of a lease and a post-lease inspection.
ii. in case the preceding option is not available, $300.00 (US) will be requested at the beginning of a lease period by the Lessor and will be returned either partially or in full with a mailed money order by the Lessor to the Lessee after an end of lease inspection has determined that the property has been left in the same condition as it was found at the beginning of the lease. Only cash or cheque is acceptable for the damage deposit and cheques will be cashed immediately. This option is only available to bookings made by phone, direct e-mail or drop-ins.
The property will be in a clean condition upon assuming the lease, and general cleaning of the building during a lease term is the responsibility of the Lessee. Additional cleaning during a lease term can be provided at a charge of $100 per cleaning. This is a period, character building and respect of it is requested.
Any additional telecommunications required by the Lessee is at his/her/their responsibility.
In the event of being locked out of the premises or activating the theft alarm resulting in a police call, the ensuing charges are the responsibility of the Lessee.
The Lessee cannot perform any works on the property without previous consent from the Lessor, in writing, with no compensation due to the Lessee. Any water damage resulting from negligent overflowing of sinks, baths or toilets is the responsibility of the Lessee.
At the end of this Lease, the Lessee must leave the property, as well as furniture and appliances in it, in the same state of condition and functionality as when the Lease started. The condition of the aforementioned property will be assessed by the Lessor and/or Property Manager at the beginning and end of a Lease.
This Lease is written in the singular form even though more than one person could be the Lessee, as it is for the Lessor.
Executive Oceanside Cottage Near Halifax Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Additional Location Information
Near (20 minutes) city of Halifax, yet located in a very pristine, rural seascaped village. Plenty of off-street parking (6-7 cars). An excellent base to visit the surrounding countryside or the city. The house is located just one bay over from world-famous Peggy's Cove that is a haven for artists, photographers and videographers with its wide ocean and stark granite rock that was laid bare during the Ice Age.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Rural retreats, Waterfront
Nearest airport: Stanfield International Airport, 45 miles Nearest ferry port: Yarmouth-Bar Harbor ferry, 200 miles Nearest train station: Halifax, 12 miles Car is essential
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