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Area : Shelburne > : Vacation Rentals & Cottages
 

Elegant Nova Scotia Heritage Home for Rent

Originally built in 1865, this "Heritage House" has managed to retain its original charm and character without sacrificing modern comfort and convenience. Carefully restored and maintained this vacation home features a sunny well-equipped kitchen, an elegant dining room and a beautiful living room. A parlour off the kitchen artfully combines laundry facilities and a comfortable family room. Upstairs there are three bedrooms. The master bedroom has a queen size bed. There is a double bed in the second bedroom and two single beds in the third bedroom. There is a TV in the single bedroom for movie watching only. There is one four-piece bathroom on the ground floor and a two-piece powder room upstairs. The elegance is in the details - calming paint colours, an antique harvest table in the dining room, thick towels and luxurious bed linens all add to the ambiance. The elegant nature of this home has not interfered with the family friendly feeling of the house. The large lawn and plenty of trees provide space for a game of football and some welcome shade in the summer. A wooden deck complete with charcoal BBQ and patio furniture makes a perfect spot to while away an afternoon. A few hundred meters from the beach, the Swim House is an ideal location for a family holiday. The Swim House is a charming 19th Century home located on a quiet lane on the eastern shores of Lockeport Harbour along Nova Scotia's famous Lighthouse Route. 15 minutes away Lockeport is the closest town to this cottage. Lockeport is known for its Crescent Beach - a stunning scimitar of white sand approximately 1.5 km or 1 mile long.

Lockeport hosts a number of festivals during the summer months: Canada Day Celebrations, Harmony Bazaar Festival of Women in Song and the Lockeport Sea Derby. The Canada Day celebration is always on the first of July, Harmony Bazaar typically takes place on the third weekend in July while the Sea Derby is usually on the second weekend in August.

Crescent Beach Centre hosts the Sea Derby and a number of family events, such as the Beach Bash. Also worth investigating is Nova Scotia's only Registered Historic Streetscape, made up of five houses built by descendants of Jonathan Locke between 1836 and 1876. The houses offer an interesting cross section of historical architecture with excellent examples of Colonial, Georgian and Victorian styles. A walking-tour guidebook is available at the Little School Museum, which displays artifacts from early settlers.

25 minutes away, Shelburne is a charming and historic town set on a truly spectacular harbour. The harbour is unspoiled by industry or shipping and is used primarily for recreational activities like sailing and boating.

Shelburne hosts a number of festivals and events over the year: Lobster Festival, Founders Days, the Whirligig & Weathervane Festival, and Pumpkin Festival.

The Lobster Festival is usually held on the first weekend in June. The town wide yard sale is also on this same weekend. Founder's Days takes place on the third weekend in July. The Whirligig and the Pumpkin Festivals are fall festivals that take place on the third weekend in September and first weekend in October.

The Shelburne County and Dory Museums are worth visiting. When John Williams established his dory shop in 1880, it was part of a dory-building industry, which at its peak, included at least seven shops along the Shelburne waterfront. During the early part of this century the shop employed five to seven men and produced 350 dories per year. The museum has a workshop where Dories are still built to this day (albeit not in such large quantities!).

Payment Options include e-transfer, personal cheque in Canadian Dollars, Visa and MasterCard.

Cancellation policy - booking specific.

Rates

$850 to $1,150

Details

Amenities: Bathroom Private • Kitchen • Telephone • Television

Type: Vacation Home

Approved By: Canada Select

Pets Policy: Pets Welcome

Other Info

Other Info: reservation and deposit required

Cancellation Policy: Twelve Week

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