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Stunning Secluded Oceanfront Island Home Near Lunenburg! 4BR, Car-Accessible. – Home 2379747 House

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 7 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Stunning Secluded Oceanfront Island Home Near Lunenburg! 4BR, Car-Accessible. – Home 2379747

  • House
  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 7
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet Friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

POSSIBLY THE MOST SPECTACULAR RENTAL LOCATION ON THE SOUTH SHORE

A Unique Experience

Experience Nova Scotia island-living at its finest at the Fennel Old House. Now with high-speed wireless Internet. Please view our house tour video, which is posted with our pictures. Or search "Fennel Old House" on YouTube.

Our renovated, turn-of-the-century home is accessible by car with no need for a ferry or boat. We sit on a spectacular, multi-acre, oceanfront site, just 50-feet from the water. Bordered by woods on three sides, we overlook a picturesque, rocky cove and wide bay beyond.

The front deck facing the water is huge and breathtaking… The only house you can see from it is a half-mile across the bay! Guests have called the 180-degree view of the ocean and islands beyond one of the most amazing they’ve ever seen, and that the pictures we provide don’t do the view justice.

Cancellation Policy

Due to the uncertainties of the pandemic, we are making an exception to our cancellation policy. If you need to cancel after reserving, and you do not fall within the period of a refund, we are allowing guests to rebook their stay within one year. This would be at no additional cost.

The LaHave Islands: a Unique Destination

From the minute you approach Crescent Beach, a popular 1.2-mile long beach which leads from the mainland out to the LaHave Islands, you know you’ve come to a special place. After driving down the wide beach (or taking the road behind it), you follow a winding road and cross two bridges. You encounter postcard views along every turn -- colorful houses, old fishing wharves, and fishing and pleasure boats passing by. At the end of the road, you’ll find the Fennel Old House.

Conveniently Situated

We’re a 7-minute drive from the mainland and the Lighthouse Route, which runs the mainland between Halifax and Yarmouth. It’s 30-minutes to Bridgewater, which is the area’s main shopping area, and 40 minutes from the historic seaport of Lunenburg and seaside town of Mahone Bay. We’re an hour-and a half southwest of Halifax and the airport (YHZ).

Our property offers charm and privacy, yet is located in a vibrant island community, on the most populated of the two dozen islands which make up the LaHave Islands. We’re also in an area of the South Shore which has much to offer tourists.

The Outside

Enjoy the outdoors from our sprawling, nicely landscaped yard with flower gardens, 4 sundecks (including a roof deck and deck by the water), floating dock, and screened gazebo perched right on the shore. Incidentally, our gazebo was damaged by a recent hurricane and has not been repaired yet.

You can pick wild blueberries and raspberries, and. play croquet and badminton. Or just relax, listening to the seagulls, watching fishing boats in the bay, and viewing deer, fox, seals, otter and blue heron. In the evening, barbecue in the back yard, enjoy spectacular sunsets over the cove, and light a fire in our outdoor fire pit (when fire restrictions are not in place). to roast marshmallows.

The Inside

The Fennel Old House has painted wood floors, period-moldings and wainscoting, newer plaster walls downstairs and tongue-in-groove walls upstairs.

It can comfortably sleep seven adults in four bedrooms. The master bedroom has a large, attached changing room, which can also accommodate a crib. The other two upstairs bedrooms have three twin beds between them. A downstairs bedroom has a double bed and adjoins the bathroom.

Our home features a newly-renovated kitchen which looks out over the dining room. It has new hand-made cabinets, beautiful Brazilian soapstone counters, new high-end stainless steel appliances (including a glass-top stove, a French door fridge with ice maker, 3-level dishwasher, farmhouse sink, and dimmable, 3-color temperature lighting under the counters. Also comes with a microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker and grinder, food processor, and quality china and flatware and much more. We wish you happy cooking!

Eat your meals at the dining room table while enjoying a wide open view of the cove and bay through a large picture window. The living room has a 36-inch flat screen TV with basic satellite service, a DVD player, a stereo/CD/tape deck, mini pool table, and a large book collection of Nova Scotian culture.

Come home from a day at the beach or touring to warm in front of one of two wood stoves. The first floor also has baseboard electric heating with thermostats in each room, and portable, safe, high-powered heaters on the second floor.

We provide bedding and bath towels, other supplies such as toilet paper, and a washer/dryer. We have replaced our compost toilet with a standard flush toilet so please disregard any issues with the old toilet mentioned in any previous reviews. We have high-speed wireless Internet (25 mbps download & 5 mbps upload), and the cell service is good. We do not allow smoking of any kind inside our home.

The Area

Locally, there are many attractions. Half a dozen beaches are within a 10-minute drive, including Risser's Beach Provincial Park, with a fine-sand beach with lifeguards, a winding boardwalk along a back marsh, a visitor’s center, a snack bar, and shower facility. On nearby Crescent Beach, people love to park their cars on the beach, walk their dogs, surf, kite-board, stroll the beach at sunrise and sunset, and of course, swim!

On our island are many quaint paths and roads to walk or bike, a marine museum, community hall, government wharf, a church, and a cemetery. Several fishermen and their families still live on the islands, some who will take visitors out fishing or on island tours (ask us). Locals also love to share their community's history through casual encounters along the road and at events like the morning coffee hour (weekly, during the summer). The community hall also hosts guest lectures and other events.

Along the Lighthouse Route on the mainland are lots of craft and antique shops, artist studios, restaurants, museums, and historical sites (such as the Fort Point Museum in LaHave, where the French first landed in Canada in 1604). You can take in musical events, county fairs, farmers’ markets, art shows, ox pulls, movies, theater and more.

For sporting activities, you can rent kayaks and paddle boards, golf at several courses, go horseback riding, rock climb, wind surf, para-sail, and enjoy the resort at White Point Beach, where you can get a day pass to use the pools, yard games, and boats.

Don't miss the most famous bakery in Nova Scotia, the LaHave Bakery (15 minutes away), where you can sit down in its quaint dining area and enjoy an amazing breakfast or lunch.

Another guest favorite is 'The Ovens,' which is a series of ocean caves accessible by wooded walkways, where the waves pound in and out. At Ross Farm, children will love to see a “working” farm where they still raise animals and grow crops. And bake sales and lobster suppers in community halls all over the area are delicious!

A Quality Rental Experience

We've been renting our two homes for 25 years to people from places as far away as Germany and Hong Kong. We strive to make our guests' stays completely enjoyable. After you reserve, we will mail you driving instructions, information about the house, and things to do in the area. The house will be thoroughly cleaned before your arrival and if something should occur during your stay, we have a handyman on standby and a variety of service specialists who should be able to fix any problems quickly. We also provide excellent communication by phone and email prior to and during your stay.

Boating

Our floating dock, attached to a land-based ramp, can accommodate up to a 17-foot boat, and you can use it to swim, lounge on, and view sea life (catching crabs is fine – catching lobsters is illegal). Unfortunately, it was damaged in a recent hurricane and has not been repaired yet. We do have a wooden slip which can be used for kayaks.

Our Rates

Our rental rates are priced similarly to other higher-end Nova Scotia oceanfront homes. The cost and the minimum nights we require vary depending on the time of year and the duration of your stay. For week-long rentals, we rent from Saturday to Saturday but may be able to make an exception based on demand. See more below under "Rates & Availability."

The rent we charge is in US dollars, includes all taxes, and will be converted to CDN dollars for Canadian guests. We do not charge a cleaning fee. If staying for two weeks or more, the rate is $100 US less for each additional week. Pets are welcome for a non-refundable $100 US fee.

Availability

If The Fennel Old House is booked during the week you are travelling, note that we also own 'SKYVIEW ON LAHAVE ISLAND,' a 20-year old home perched on the highest point of our island -- above the tree tops -- with an amazing 360-degree vista of the LaHave Islands and the ocean. Gorgeous views from every window! It can sleep up to 8 for $750 to $1750 per week (USD). Please see Flipkey/TripAdvisor listing #386198.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: Full bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Twin beds
    Bedroom 4: Twin bed
  • 1 Full bath

Amenities

  • Wireless Internet
  • Private garden
  • Swing set or jungle gym
  • Grill
  • Waterfront
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

We’re a 7-minute drive from the mainland and the Lighthouse Route, which runs the mainland between Halifax and Yarmouth. Convenient stores and a couple of restaurants are 10 minutes away. Shopping at large grocery and a variety of other stores is in Bridgewater, 30-minutes away. The historic seaport of Lunenburg and seaside town of Mahone Bay are 40 minutes away. We’re 1:30 southwest of Halifax and the airport (YHZ). The Yarmouth ferry is 2:15 away. The closest public transportation is a bus service which runs from Yarmouth to Halifax and stops in Bridgewater.

Interaction with guest

We've been renting our home for 10 years to those from places as far away as Germany and Hong Kong. We will not be there during your stay and strive to make your stay completely enjoyable in our absence. We provide excellent communication by phone and email prior to and during your stay. I'll send detailed information about what to expect while at the house, directions, and a list of things to do in the area. I call guests the evening they arrive and am always reachable by phone or email for issues which may arise. The house will be thoroughly cleaned before your arrival and if something should occur during your stay, we have a handyman on standby and a variety of service specialists who should be able to fix any problems quickly.

Policies

Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $200.00
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Our guests must be 24 years of age or older. We do not allow more than 7 people sleeping in the house unless we make special arrangements for that. Our guests may invite friends or family to join them during the day but we ask to be notified when the total number of people in the house exceeds 7 people. We allow pets but the guest must pay a $100 U.S. non-refundable pet fee. Any disregard for the above mentioned rules will result in an automatic loss of the $200 deposit.

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About the owner

Mont F.
Average reply time:
32 minutes
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 May 2022
Years listed:
10
Based in:
United States
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Languages spoken: English

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“Wonderful retreat from Covid chaos...”

Reviewed 14 May 2020

This was the perfect way to escape for a few days to get away from the Covid craziness. Completely off the beaten path, wholly self-contained - allowed you to breathe and unwind. Lovely spot .... we&#… More

“Wonderful!”

Reviewed 28 May 2018

Two of my colleagues and I held an offsite at Fennel Old House in May. We hit great weather and the place was amazing. The house was impeccably clean and organized - as were Mont's extremely clea… More

“A landscape to admire..”

Reviewed 17 May 2018

I absolutely fell in love with this rental property. The home has history and the family who owns it has put so much time and effort to its current appeal. I cannot express enough as to the tranquilli… More

“Beautiful south shore cottage”

Reviewed 22 Oct 2015

I recently stayed at the Fennel house with my sister and mom for a south shore girls weekend. We loved the seclusion of the home, yet it was relatively central to many South Shore points of interest. … More

“The charm of the ocean, a sweet old country house, and Nova Scotia....WOW!”

Reviewed 25 Sep 2015

The house is old and still a bit rustic...yet charming, well maintained and immaculately clean. If you want to experience the sounds and smells of the ocean in a place where that;s all you can see fr… More

“Perfect Seaside Retreat in beautiful, secluded LeHave Islands”

Reviewed 6 May 2015

Take a step back in time to relax and enjoy the rhythm of the ocean and the exquisite rural maritime culture. This historical salt box house is perfectly preserved in time and yet offers all of the c… More

“East Coast Charming”

Reviewed 18 Feb 2015

A historical gem preserved in time with all the modern amenities, in a pristine untouched idyllic setting of the Le Have Islands. Snorkelling in the bay, the kids blwn away by all the lobsters and sea… More

“Great secluded location, charming house”

Reviewed 10 Nov 2014

We spent a week in September at the Fennel House in the LaHave islands. The beautiful, secluded location was the highlight of the trip. We drove in through the "bridge" leading to the island… More

Response from the owner The closest full-size supermarket is indeed a half-hour away, but there are two, well-stocked convenience stores within an 8-10 minute drive. We encourage guests to stop at the supermarket before arriving.

“Beautiful, relaxing”

Reviewed 26 Oct 2014

Nestled in a quiet and scenic part of the La Have Islands, this house was perfect for my family for a week-long autumn vacation. The house is charming in the extreme, with wood stoves, a claw-foot tub… More

“Fantastic cottage in a fantastic location”

Reviewed 2 Aug 2014

A great cottage to stay and base a holiday in the South Shore and Halifax areas of Nova Scotia. Cottage well equipped with all the games and towels that you could ever need for both trips to the beach… More

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FAQs

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Mont the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Mont (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Mont (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

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How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Mont (the owner) a message.

If Mont (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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