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“SkyView is heaven”
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House at Sunrise from Pull-Up Driveway
Aerial of Our Location
SkyView from Water
View from 2nd Floor Balcony Over 2-Story Atrium
Atrium from Great Room
Main Deck with Glass-Panels for Ultimate View
Can You Picture Yourself Sitting Here?
Atrium Overlooks the Ocean
Atrium at Night
View of Great Room from Front Entrance
Large Kitchen
Kitchen Counter from Dining Room Table
Breakfast Nook (left), Kitchen & Wood Stove (center) & Antique Dining Room Table (right)
Atrium from 2nd Floor Balcony
Master Bedroom with King Bed & 7 Skylights
Master from Study Area
Looking out Master Bedroom Skylight
Ocean from Master Bedroom Skylight
Sunrise from Master Bedroom
2nd Floor Bathroom with Shower/Tub
Upstairs Bedroom #2 Sleeps 2 in Double Bed and has 3 Skylights
Upstairs Bedroom #3 -- 'The Library'
'The Library' Sleeps 2 in Double Bed & has 3 Skylights
1st Fl Den w/ Pull-out Couch sleeps 2. Sat TV w/ Can & US Channels. New Flat Screen TV (not shown).
Upstairs Hall & 2nd Floor Balcony over Atrium
Daytime from 2nd Floor Balcony
Sunrise from 2nd Floor Balcony
Among the Clouds
Leaves Turning in the Fall
Easy Access to Front Door (this pic shows old railings, which are now glass panels).
Landing from Driveway to Front Door Spans a 12-Foot Drop
Front of House showing 2nd Deck off Den
Main Deck has Outdoor Seating for 6
Decks have Expansive Views Above the Trees
LaHave Islands from Risser's Beach
Government Wharf (3 mins away)
Government Wharf from Bridge to Our Island
Lahave Islands Marine Museum (3 mins away)
Marine Museum from Water (it was a former church)
Crescent Beach (5 mins away)
Crescent Beach is Popular for Morning Walks
Cars Drive & Park on Crescent Beach
Kite Surfing at Crescent
Green Bay Beach & Canteen  (12 mins away)
Risser's Beach Provincial Park Boardwalk at Sunset (9 mins away)
Risser's Beach has a Canteen for Fish & Chips, Ice Cream, etc & Shower Facilities
Sperry Beach (10 mins away)
Sperry Beach Lies Between the Ocean & a Warm River
Sperry Beach Abuts Gorgeous Farmland
LaHave Bakery (15 minutes away)
LaHave Bakery has Awesome Breads, Pastries, and Sandwiches
Lahave Bakery Porch Hangout
Lunenburg -- a UNESCO Heritage Site (40 mins away)
Lunenburg -- Typical Colorful Buildings
Lunenburg Farmer's Market
The Ovens National Park has Cliff-side Trails & Caves to Explore (35 minutes away)
Hiking on Gaff Point (35 mins away)
Hirtle Beach is a Massive Stretch with Amazing Views (35 mins away)
Broad Cove Beach has Cool Stones (20 mins away)
Dramatic Tides on Bay of Fundy (2 hrs away)
Lots of Kayaks Around the Islands
Kayaking from the Government Wharf
Lobster Boat & Wharf
Lobster Boat with Bridge to LaHave Island in background
Lupins are Everywhere
Island Boat House
Fish Wharf & Boat
Fisherman & Shack
Fishing Boat in Fog
Brightly Colored Buildings Dot the Islands
Former Island School
Island Scene
Island Beach
Island Path
Fox on Crescent Beach
Deer Roam the Islands
Sunset Over Islands
Moon at Sunset from SkyView's Main Deck
Sunrise Over Main Deck
Moon Over Island Road
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Lunenburg, Southwest Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia

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StewardOf...
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“SkyView is heaven”
Reviewed April 7, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

SkyView is completely magical. That about says it all, but I'll share some more details. Mont is a wonderful, attentive, communicative, generous host who clearly loves and cherishes SkyView and his other property just down the hill. The house and property are warm, welcoming and filled with love and history while being thoroughly updated. You can just tell upon entering that this has been the site of the creation of many fond memories. Make sure to read the framed greeting on the wall just inside the main door; it communicates the full spirit of the place and its stewards. The views are spectacular, as shown in the pictures. If feels from every space as though you are on a ship riding the seas. Particularly from the master bedroom, it's like being on a ship's prow. We were there during a big nor'easter, and it stayed dramatic and rainy for most of our 9-day stay. We couldn't have been more snug or in a better place to enjoy watching the elements in motion. The wood-burning stove is great for keeping things toasty. The wifi is excellent, which is surprising for being such a secluded location. And we very much enjoyed the ping-pong table. The kitchen is a cook's dream, completely stocked and spacious for large groups. The space is completely expansive in every way. Regarding the LaHave Islands, we have been to much of Nova Scotia and to many rugged coastal spots around the world, and this is one of the most spectacular and special spots on earth. We were felt very lucky to have been led to SkyView, especially as the reason for our trip was significant since we were hosting one of our online international Weeks of World Cooperation. It is a very sacred and meditative time of service and connection with the world, humanity and the environment for us, and SkyView and the islands couldn't have been more cooperative, caring and flowing partners in that endeavor. It was completely quiet and beautifully secluded and still and yet so dynamic in the weather. Risser's Beach just down the road on the mainland is equally magical with its marsh boardwalk and rocky coastline, and we went there almost every day, even in the very cold, wild weather. It was like being on our own planet. SkyView was also a great location from which to explore the entire southern coastline and lighthouse route, as well as Halifax. The LaHave Bakery is just minutes away and a welcoming, friendly, local haven for hot drinks and fresh food. We had to tear ourselves away from SkyView!

Date of stay: March 2016
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Liked best: The welcoming warmth of the space, the magnificent views and the magic of the LaHave Islands
Liked least: Nothing!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Leslie A
Halifax, Canada
1 review
“Warming Winter Getaway”
Reviewed March 7, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Sometimes you just need to get out of the city. Skyview was the perfect escape for me and three friends! A little snow didn't stop us from getting up the driveway, right to the front door of the house. It was warm and clean, and we immediately lit a fire in the woodstove to get cozy. It was really easy to play our own music over the speakers as we cooked dinner and enjoyed a glass of wine. And lucky for us, even though we forgot some spices, Mont keeps them well stocked! The next morning, we drove to Crescent Beach and walked its entire length before coming back to relax by the fire. Maybe the very best part: sitting on the balcony and watching the stars come out among the trees!

Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us, Mont!

Date of stay: February 2016
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Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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SlipperyS...
Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada
2 reviews
“Better than the Pictures”
Reviewed January 11, 2016 for a stay in December 2015

The pictures are wonderful, but the property and surrounding area at even better! Glad we stayed for three nights; it was tough to leave.

Date of stay: December 2015
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Liked best: We enjoyed the solace and surrounding community. The Great Room, for lack of a better word was
Traveling group: Extended Family
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MLHNS
Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada
1 review
“Amazing views that exude serenity!”
Reviewed November 16, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

The house is exactly as described. It is spacious with a beautiful great room that has amazing views. Everything you could ever need is provided - including a fully equipped kitchen. This is a wonderful place to relax and explore the surrounding area.

Date of stay: October 2015
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Liked best: Quiet and peaceful - great for a relaxing getaway.
Liked least: Lots of instructions to read through.
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Charles R
Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada
1 review
“It is bright spacious and very well furnished and maintained”
Reviewed October 18, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Great place to celebrate and lots of fun to be amoungst friends

Check in and Check out needs attention and practical........from 4pm check in to 1pm......and check out changed from 10 am to 12noon

Date of stay: September 2015
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Liked best: The Total experience
Liked least: Sky light in one bedroom was leaking in the bedroom
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 20, 2015
We are glad our guests have left us a 5-star rating.

However, our housekeeper needs the time we have allocated to fully clean our home between guests. Changing the check-in and check-out times to allow for only one hour between guests is impractical, given the laundry which needs to be washed and for a thorough cleaning of such a large house.

The leak referred to occurred during an unusual storm with wind gusts of up to 70 km/h, forcing rain underneath some shingles. The leak was fixed immediately after our guests' stay.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Beverly D
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
“Top of the World”
Reviewed October 13, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We felt a bit King-ly while staying at SkyView. The island-top vies of the neighboring shores and smaller islands offered us images of the pounding surf, glowing sunrises, and colorful sunsets. The Home itself is stylish, spotless, and spacious while it provided a comfy wood-burning stove and well-appointed kitchen. Not only did the home offer a fine "hub" for visits to surrounding villages and beaches, but it also made for easy scenic drives to Lunenburg, Mahone Bay, and other spots with plenty of time to return for making a meal or eating elsewhere. Once "home," we could relax by the fire, whip each other in card games, or read at leisure. If you book with SkyView, your owner will provide you with ample, careful directions and information to use the house safely, comfortably, and responsibly. His courteous and prompt communication was so helpful in getting there and started. You can't miss with a stay at SkyView!

Date of stay: October 2015
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Liked best: The quiet location and home design.
Liked least: Can't think of a thing.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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EdmontonC...
Edmonton, AB
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Simply perfect. Loved every moment in this house. Wow!!”
Reviewed October 12, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We have one complaint about Skyview, and that is that it doesn’t belong to us and we can’t stay forever.

My husband and I travel a fair bit and use VRBO almost exclusively. I have to say that Skyview is, without hesitation, one of the best, if not THE best, homes we’ve had the pleasure of staying in. The house is exactly as pictured, beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable. Everything you could want is there. What the pictures can’t do justice to are the views that you get from every window in the house – a different view from every window, each one spectacular. Even getting up to go to the bathroom at night is a special treat, believe it or not. You see stars as you’ve never seen them before. And watching the moon and stars through the ceiling window … spectacular. I have even gotten out of bed extremely early in the morning just to watch the sunrise. Amazing.

WiFi was good and cell signal did not fail us. Important things to us.

The drive on and off the Island was always a pleasure. How long does it take to get to LaHave? We haven’t a clue because we never made the trip without stopping to walk along the beautiful Crescent Beach, to explore little coves, to take pictures. However, once you do get to LaHave, be sure to stop at the LaHave Bakery. Quaint and quirky and good, good food. In the other direction is Petite Riviere. We didn’t get a chance to visit the vineyard, but we did get to enjoy their product. Top notch.

It’s a pleasant drive to Bridgewater following along the LaHave River, and a little further (but oh so worth it) to Lunenburg. Of course, you can always take the ferry across the river for $7.00. But Lunenburg is a must!

Mont was an absolute pleasure to deal with. All queries – from the initial booking to questions about laundry detergent – were responded to promptly and pleasantly. His directions for getting to the house are spot on and the information he provides regarding the house is extremely helpful.

We have no hesitation in recommending Skyview as a vacation rental and we hope that we can return again.

Date of stay: October 2015
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Liked best: The house. The incredible views. Everything.
Liked least: That we couldn't keep it and that we had to leave.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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