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SkyView on LaHave Island Near Lunenburg. Hi Above Trees/360 Degree Ocean Views! – Home 2384601 House

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

SkyView on LaHave Island Near Lunenburg. Hi Above Trees/360 Degree Ocean Views! – Home 2384601

  • House
  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet Friendly

Description from owner

Description

Experience Nova Scotia island-living at its finest at SkyView on LaHave Island, a 20-year old home perched on the highest point of LaHave Island, above the treetops. Now with high-speed wireless Internet. Please view our house tour video, which is posted with our pictures. Or search "SkyView on LaHave Island" on the web.

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.

A Unique Experience

Our house is built high like a castle on a hill -- you drive your car up to the second floor door with a bridge to the house. As you enter, you encounter a 2-story atrium with large-window views of the ocean (there are 28 windows and skylights in the atrium alone!)

Nearly every window in the house reveals a spectacular vista. Guests have a 360-degree view of the mostly uninhabited, wooded LaHave Islands, and of a picturesque cove, sprawling bay, and vast Atlantic Ocean. We've just replaced all the windows, put up new shingles and a roof, installed three brand new decks with glass-panels, and installed a new dishwasher.

The LaHave Islands: An Exceptional 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 SkyView on LaHave Island.

Conveniently Situated

Accessible by car without the need of a ferry, we’re a 3-minute walk from the water. We’re a 7minute 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 beauty 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.

Outside

Enjoy the views from 3 decks -- a wraparound deck accessible off the great room, a smaller deck off the den, and a balcony off both the master bedroom and study. Relax listening to the seagulls, watching fishing boats in the bay, sunrises in the morning, sunsets at night, a full moon and stars across the sky, and view deer and small fox which roam the property.

Inside

Come home from a day at the beach to warm yourself in front of an airtight soapstone wood-burning stove in the great room. Our home can comfortably sleep 8 adults in 3 bedrooms (all with skylights), and in a den with a pullout couch-bed. We provide bedding and bath towels, and a washer/dryer. The house also has baseboard electric heating with thermostats in each room.

The kitchen is large and equipped with a stove, new high-end dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, food processor, quality kitchenware and a small breakfast table. The dining room has a large mahogany table with antique chairs.

The den has a 36-inch flat screen TV with satellite service, and a stereo with speakers wired to the atrium. The master bedroom has a 36-inch flat screen TV with local channels. Enjoy playing ping-pong on a full-size table in the basement. 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.

What to Do

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, winding boardwalk along a back marsh, visitor’s center, a snack bar and shower facility.

On our island are many quaint paths and roads to walk or bike, a marine museum, community hall, government wharf, boat launch, a church, and a cemetery.

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!

Several fishermen and their families still live on the islands. Some 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 weekly morning coffee hour, serving the best home-made scones and sticky buns you’ve ever tasted – really. 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.

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.

The rent we charge is in US dollars, includes all taxes, and will be converted by the website to CDN$ 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 SkyView is booked during the week you are travelling, please note that we also own 'THE FENNEL OLD HOUSE,' a renovated 100-year old home next door. It sits on a picturesque cove overlooking a wide bay, 50. feet from the water. The property has gorgeous views from many vantage points, including from four decks, a gazebo, and dock. It sleeps up to seven people. Please see Flipkey/TripAdvisor listing #362789.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: Full bed
    Bedroom 3: Full bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds
  • 2 Full baths

Amenities

  • Wireless Internet
  • Grill
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Table tennis
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • 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

Our house is a 3-minute walk to the water. 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 8 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 8 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:
58 minutes
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
27 Sep 2021
Years listed:
9
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

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Reviews

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“Unique house with spledid panoramic view of the ocean!”

Reviewed 24 Jun 2021

The house is not only stunning in its surroundings but in its architecture!. It is reached after riding along Crescent Beach which enters onto the LaHave Islands The house is airy and bright inside bu… More

“Beautiful place!”

Reviewed 13 May 2020

Mont's place is very roomy and comfortable with spectacular views of the islands and bays. The island is beautiful, quiet and interesting. Great place to relax, recharge and explore. Mont was a g… More

“Skyview on La Have Island”

Reviewed 5 Jul 2019

Skyview on La Have Island is a beautiful, comfortable, well-appointed home with extraordinary views of the water and forest. The beds are very comfortable, the bathrooms are spacious, the kitchen has … More

“5 Star Experience”

Reviewed 8 Mar 2019

“This property was well above our expectations. The term Skyview is appropriate since there was not a bad view in the house. Everything was extremely clean and well-appointed. Everything was cle… More

“Comfort & location as 'East Coast' as it gets!”

Reviewed 21 Feb 2019

This was better than I could have imagined. The views from the kitchen and living space are incredible, and you wake up with an incredible sunrise in the master bedroom. You have absolutely everything… More

“Breathtaking views at a breathtaking price!”

Reviewed 5 Feb 2019

Such an amazing location!! Couldn't have asked for a better place for a weekend getaway. The views of the LaHave Islands were INCREDIBLE. It is not too off the beaten track, so getting there with… More

“Amazing Weekend away in the Woods”

Reviewed 18 Dec 2018

10 of us rented this house for an early Christmas celebration in the country. The house in absolutely stunning and with a large open kitchen/living area, the 10 of us were very comfortable. The burnin… More

“Beautiful secluded ocean view location”

Reviewed 25 Oct 2018

Super value priced location on the beautiful south shore of Nova Scotia! Very bright with tremendous views of the islands and water. Fully equipped with a large assortment of kitchen and dining suppli… More

“Gorgeous views and seclusion”

Reviewed 13 Apr 2018

This was a beautiful stay on La Have island. The decks and wrap around access to the trees is truly magical. The property is very close to beaches & water sources. Mont is very proud of his home &… More

“Fabulous”

Reviewed 29 Nov 2017

This property is stunning. It has all amenities and it is very comfortable, the view from every room is just beautiful, good weather helps! The owner sent us great instructions and made things very ea… More

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FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Mont (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Mont (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Mont (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

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

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Mont (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Mont (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Ready to book? form, a booking request is sent to Mont (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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To book this property you need to pay through the Flipkey website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to the property when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your dates in the Ready to book? form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Mont (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

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.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my booking?

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?

You’ll need to contact Mont (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

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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