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Book this 4 bedroom house in Lunenburg today! A total of 7 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a deck, parking space, and internet access among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 15 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $800 to as high as $1750, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 95% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Jul 31, 2017.
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About the owner
About the owner
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- Calendar last updated:
- 31 Jul 2017
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Languages spoken: English
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Lunenburg Attractions
- Ceiling Fans
- Central heating
- Clothes dryer
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
- Wireless Internet
- Sea view
- CD player
- DVD player
- Pool or snooker table
- Satellite TV
- Video player
- Private garden
- Solarium or roof terrace
- Swing set or jungle gym
- Tennis court (shared)
- Smoking allowed
– based on 15 reviews
- Very Good
“Perfect Seaside Retreat in beautiful, secluded LeHave Islands”
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 conveniences necessary to enjoy a fantastic vacation. We visited in late April and enjoyed kayaking around the LeHave Islands. World class paddling for sure. We also explored the local towns and countryside. This is maritime living at it's very best. Mont, our host was perfect. Very easy to communicate with, friendly and quick to respond to our needs. The home was set up perfectly for visitors with easy to understand notes, excellent information on local attractions and a very well stocked kitchen, even for a chef! We can't wait to return.
“East Coast Charming”
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 life. Crescent beach, island museum, take out fish and chios, farmhouses bursting with local art & antiques, fisherman sunst tours, a great home base for some genuine east coast hospitality. LaHave Bakery and ferry only minutes away to Riverport, Kingsbury, Mackay Lyons modern architectural gems, Hirtles Beach and Gaff Pt spectacular nature trail. My family and friends loved our authentic stay which met all of our expectations from its description. Our next visit were sure to bring some kayaks or canoes. Fennel house was a beautiful experience!
“Great secluded location, charming house”
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 islands (a road surrounded with water - breathtaking) and were just flabbergasted we had found such a gorgeous spot. The house is very charming and cosy. Its two wood-burning ovens made it nice and warm on cold September nights. The kitchen is well-equipped and the rooms and beds are comfortable. The patio and the upstairs deck were great for happy hour and breakfast! The views are beautiful. Upon arrival, Mont showed us around and made sure we knew all the little particularities and kinks of this old house, which was very appreciated. When the water heater broke down on the last night of our stay (we were told it was the first time this happened), Mont was accommodating and made sure we had access to the main house for showers on our last night. The seven of us fitted comfortably in the house, but be aware that one of the rooms (with a single bed) is in a shared space with another room (no privacy). Also note that the house is very secluded. For us, this was a plus, as we enjoyed the privacy and tranquility of the islands. But know that the closest supermarket and pharmacy are in Bridgewater, about a half-hour drive away. (On the first day, it seems long, but once you know your way around, it's really not that bad.) Lunenberg is about 45 minutes away. Closer, there is the charming LaHave bakery (15 minutes). Would absolutely rent again if we were in the area. Thank you for the great vacation!
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.
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, multiple decks and windows overlooking a stunning inlet sheltered from the open Atlantic. We brought our canoe, which allowed us to explore islands and discover deserted pine-ringed beaches for picnics, and to fish for our lunch a couple times too. On a few windless evenings, we lit the outdoor fireplace - the kids had a great time roasting hot dogs and marshmallow, and lighting sparklers, while the adults sipped beer and watched the twilight turn to a star-lit night. Day trips to the shops in Lunenburg, the artist studios in La Have and Petite Riviere, and the nearby vineyard. After a week here, we'd rid ourselves of a lifetime of workaday stress. Amazing place.
“relaxing island retreat”
we had the most relaxing, lovely time at this beautiful old island home. gorgeous views of the water & trees helped us forget our hectic city life. the history of the house and the area were fascinating and we loved exploring the islands and entire south coast of nova scotia. highly recommended!
“Vacation far from the madding crowd”
We received excellent service both in booking the property via email and during our stay. Within an hour of arrival the owner telephoned to check that everything was in order and within two hours his mother who vacations in the house above us called in to offer helpful information about the area and places to visit. The house was set in an idyllic, tranquil location perched above the waters of the False Le Have with fantastic views all around. From the outside decks you could walk a few steps down to the boat landing stage, or rest in the screened pavilion overlooking the water. We ate several meals out on the decks, or just relaxed with drinks or books in the afternoon sun. The house was charming with a galley kitchen, which was stocked with enough equipment to cater for an army; a pleasant dining room looking out to the water and housing a beautiful old fashioned wood burning stove, which provided heat and could be used to cook on. A large bathroom sported a claw foot bath with a shower above it, and a composting toilet which we had fun getting used to. All the bedrooms were comfortable, and the house was tastefully decorated. Everything was clean and well cared for. The bathroom downstairs led into a store room which housed a washer and drier and all manner of tools and equipment for any emergency. A stock of candles came in useful when we came home after dark to find the island had had a power failure due to a tree falling on power lines. The owners had compiled a folder of useful information - places of interest to visit, restaurants to try, and walks in the area. We enjoyed many of these on and off the island and even had a boat tour around the island with a very friendly lobster fisherman who told us many stories of the people and places. What we liked best about our stay was the situation of the house surrounded by water on three sides with no other house visible around us.
Our family from Germany had a great week at the Fennel home,even with a horrible weather. The spot is perfect in its quietness and beauty, the home has all you need to forget the daily hectic. Saying hello to the fisherman passing by every morning, being in nothing but nature, having a beautyful beach within a few minutes driving - what else do you need? For families the spot to go to, we are grateful that we could be there! Guenther
“Very Special Rental with Great View, Ambience, Privacy”
My wife, I, and daughter stayed here for a week. We found it a special place for a particular type of renter. We are people who like to sit and soak up the views, read, converse, and cook (barbecue) our meals when on vacation. The pictures on the website lived up to their promise, but they do not capture the general peacefulness and quiet -- the natural sounds and intricacy of view and play of water – in experiencing the property itself. It's wonderfully secluded and yet has relatively easy access to the general South Shore. The quarters of the house itself are not luxurious but offer comfort and are well-stocked in many ways. (We brought CDs and enjoyed the excellent sound system). Although separate from any caretaker, we were provided with cost-free phone-help by the owner, and the nearby caretaker helped provide as trivial an item as coffee filters. We loved the various venues on the property, including a mosquito-proof gazebo set nicely apart from the house proper. (Mosquitoes were a minor concern only at sunset.) The drive from the main road may sound daunting but it turns out to be both extremely simple & direct, with perfect directions, and part of the property's charm (small museum, bridges, beach, walks). There are two highly usable, sanded, beaches minutes away: Risser's beach is the more developed with multiple facilities, but we preferred the immediacy of Crescent beach just "down the road." As non-Canadians we found all of the South Shore to be refreshingly simple and uncommercialized. The only possible limitation of the location is it is a bit further removed from the more touristy sites to the east. So if one wants mainly "action" -- perhaps not the place. But it has its own rewards of settling in, finding many small treasures -- the quaint quick ferry, the much-frequented LaHave Bakery (particularly for Sunday brunch), the beaches, wildlife (red foxes, deer, wild flowers). Most of all the ambiance and views. Highly recommended for those who want to get away from "it all."
“LaHave Islands and the Old Fennel House”
The location of the Fennel Old House is exceptional, right on the water, with amazing views. The slate on which the LaHave Islands are built gives rise to a spectacularly convoluted and interesting shoreline, ideal for inquisitive children, beach-combing and exploring. Running between the islands are navigable channels, and on some of the neighboring islands are secluded, sandy, pocket beaches. We Loved the kitchen, it was fully equipped. We did some of our cooking on the wood cook stove! As another reviewer pointed out, the basics are there if you need them; sugar, spices, etc. It was evident that the owners enjoyed cooking. The cottage was very clean. Tastefully carried-out upkeep/renovation is apparent. Original construction materials contribute to the dominant experience of the house. The bed linens, towels were of a nice quality. We wish we had more time to enjoy the outdoor bonfire. At the end of the hallway at the top of the stairs from the main level, there is a wonderful little work-space where the working-vacationer, writer or artist can enjoy views of the little inlet on which the house is set The owner was readily available and happy to help us with any questions we had while we stayed there, despite it being during the evening and on a weekend (i.e. we were able to reach him immediately, not typical of other owners or rental agencies) We stayed only two nights but would have loved to spend more time there.
“Exactly what we were looking for !”
My husband and I took my active 80- something parents to Nova Scotia for their 64th anniversary. We were fortunate to have stumbled onto this listing on FlipKey and fell in love with the property. It is absolutely everything it is described to be ! My father loved the property and is convinced it is the most serene place on Earth. He has already asked to go back for his 90th birthday when he plans to sit in the gazebo, with a gin and tonic, and watch the birds on and over the water. Indeed, the view couldn't be more stunning. The property is completely secluded and the tranquility is unmatched. The house is comfortable and large enough for a family or group of friends: the kitchen is extremely well-equipped: the large rooftop and water-view decks will accommodate guests and the gazebo is the perfect spot for a quiet afternoon. If you're looking for tranquility and beauty in Nova Scotia, Fennel Old House is perfect !