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

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4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum
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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. Please view our house tour video, which is posted with our pictures. Or search 'SkyView on LaHave Island' on the web. 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 re...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. Please view our house tour video, which is posted with our pictures. Or search 'SkyView on LaHave Island' on the web. 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 also have wireless Internet 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. We recently reduced our rates by 20% to help compensate Canadians cope with the high US dollar. 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. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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.
Bathrooms
2 Full baths
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About the Owner
Mont F
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2012
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Reviewed May 13, 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 great host and responsive communicator. He has developed an extensive collection of documents...More

Date of stay: May 2020
Thank jgmquack
Reviewed July 5, 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 everything you need to make a great meal including a spotless full-size fridge and...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Lucia C
Reviewed March 8, 2019 via mobile

“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 clearly labeled for our use. This stay was relaxing, there was an ice storm while...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Coryjessome
Reviewed February 21, 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 you need to have a delightful stay, including a list of...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank Odyssey11460650497
Reviewed February 5, 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 any type of vehicle is completely feasible even in winter....More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank Shaye D
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Reviewed December 18, 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 burning wood stove is cozy and the views were spectacular. Every...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Tyler H
Reviewed October 25, 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 supplies. Detailed instructions provided on the use of everything in the home. Uniquely...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank SunSeekers036
Reviewed April 13, 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 & ensures that you have an excellent...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Twinkiehimalayan
Reviewed November 29, 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 easy for us. Would highly recommend it.

Date of stay: November 2017
Thank Cecilia D
Reviewed October 17, 2017

The home is not only perfectly laid out but has an almost spiritual vibe to it. There are no negatives to this property it is the perfect location to chill. The large open kitchen was great for an evening in with the family. Even on...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank TamworthGaynor
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Ping Pong Table
Porch
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Stove
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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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.
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