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Stunning Secluded Oceanfront Island Home Near Lunenburg! Car-Accessible.

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4 bedrooms
1 bathroom
7 guests
Minimum stay varies
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POSSIBLY THE MOST SPECTACULAR RENTAL LOCATION ON THE SOUTH SHORE Please view our house tour vid: 'Fennel Old House.' Experience Nova Scotia island-living at its finest at the Fennel Old House. Our renovated turn-of-the-century home (accessible by car) sits on a spectacular multi-acre oceanfront site, just 30-feet from the water. Bordered by woods on three sides, it overlooks a picturesque rocky cove and wide bay. The only house you can see from our front deck is a mile across the bay! Guests have called the 180-degree view one of the most amazing they've ever experienced. Included is a brand new dock where you can tie up a boat and swim. The LaHave Islands: A Unique Destination From the minute you approach Crescent Beach, a popular 1.5-mile long beach which leads from the mainland t...POSSIBLY THE MOST SPECTACULAR RENTAL LOCATION ON THE SOUTH SHORE Please view our house tour vid: 'Fennel Old House.' Experience Nova Scotia island-living at its finest at the Fennel Old House. Our renovated turn-of-the-century home (accessible by car) sits on a spectacular multi-acre oceanfront site, just 30-feet from the water. Bordered by woods on three sides, it overlooks a picturesque rocky cove and wide bay. The only house you can see from our front deck is a mile across the bay! Guests have called the 180-degree view one of the most amazing they've ever experienced. Included is a brand new dock where you can tie up a boat and swim. The LaHave Islands: A Unique Destination From the minute you approach Crescent Beach, a popular 1.5-mile long beach which leads from the mainland 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 our house. Convenient Location We're a 7-minute drive from the Lighthouse Route, which runs the mainland between Halifax and Yarmouth... a half-hour's drive from Bridgewater (the area's main shopping/restaurant area)... a 40-minute drive from the historic seaport of Lunenburg and tourist town of Mahone Bay... and an hour-and a half's drive southwest of Halifax and the airport. The Outside Enjoy the outdoors from our sprawling yard with flower gardens, 5 sundecks (including a roof deck), floating dock, screen house and screened gazebo by the shore. Swim off the dock, catch crabs, pick wild blueberries and raspberries, play croquet and badminton, and swing on our tree swing. Or just relax listening to the seagulls and watching fishing boats in the bay. In the evening, enjoy spectacular sunsets over the cove and light a fire in our outdoor fire pit to roast marshmallows. The Inside The Fennel Old House can comfortably sleep 7 adults in 4 bedrooms. The master bedroom has a large, attached changing room, which can also accommodate a crib. The other 2 upstairs bedrooms have three twin beds. A downstairs bedroom has a double bed and adjoins the bathroom. Our home features large-window views, wood floors, period-moldings, wainscoting and tongue-in-groove walls throughout the upstairs. Come home from a day at the beach or touring to warm in front of one of two wood stoves. The first floor also has baseboard electric heating with thermostats in each room, and portable, safe, high-powered heaters on the second floor. Eat your meals at the dining room table while enjoying a wide open view of the cove and bay through a large picture window. Our kitchen has just been renovated. It has new cabinets, beautiful Brazilian soapstone counters, new stainless appliances (including a glass-top stove, french door fridge with icemaker, dishwasher, farmhouse sink, and new dim-able, 3-color temperature lighting under the counters. It's fully equipped with a microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker and grinder, food processor and quality kitchenware. We wish you happy cooking! The living room has a 27' TV with satellite service, DVD/ & VCR players, and a stereo with CD/tape deck. We provide bedding and towels, other supplies such as toilet paper and a washer/dryer. Yes, we have wireless internet and cell service is very good. We do not allow smoking of any kind inside our home. The Area Locally, there are many attractions. Half a dozen beaches are within a 5 to 10-minute drive, including Risser's Beach Provincial Park, which has a fine-sand beach with lifeguards, boardwalk along a back marsh, visitor's center, a snack bar and shower facility. On the 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 park their cars on the beach, walk their dogs, surf, kite-board, stroll the beach at sunrise and sunset and swim in the waves. Several fishermen and their families still live on the islands, some who 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 Monday morning coffee hour. Along the Lighthouse Route on the mainland are lots of craft and antique shops, artist studios, restaurants, museums and historical sites. Take in musical events, county fairs, farmers' markets, art shows, ox pulls and more. For sporting activities, rent kayaks, golf at several courses, go horseback riding, and enjoy the resort at White Point Beach, where a day pass let's you use the pools, yard games and boats. And don't miss the most famous bakery in Nova Scotia, the LaHave Bakery (15 minutes away). A Quality Rental Experience We've been renting our homes for nearly 20 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. We recently reduced our rates by 20% to help compensate Canadians, who are the majority of our guests, cope with the rising US dollar. The total rent we charge is in US dollars and includes all taxes. Nightly and weekly costs vary depending on the time of year and the duration of your stay. To see how costs compare at various times of the year, click on 'show additional rate details' (which is a link just below our calendar on the main page). Pets are welcome for a non-refundable $100 fee. If staying for more than one week, the rate is $100 US less for each additional week. We take: Credit cards and e-checks through this site Web transfers through Canadian banks Personal checks Certified bank checks and money orders Minimum Stay During June, July, August and September, the minimum stay is one week. We rent from Saturday to Saturday. All other times of the year the minimum stay is 2 nights. Check in is 4 p.m. Check-out is 10 a.m. If the Week or Days You Want are Booked We own 'SKYVIEW ON LAHAVE ISLAND,' a more modern, house next door. It sits on the highest point of the island, with 360-degree views above the treetops of the ocean surrounding the island. The house has a 2-story atrium, 3 decks with glass panel railings, and huge windows and skylights all around the house. The 3BR+ house sleeps 8 at $700 to $1800 per week. See our TripAdvisor/FlipKey listing 386198. Or reach Mont by searching for Mont Fennel Films. More
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Mont F
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2012
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Two of my colleagues and I held an offsite at Fennel Old House in May. We hit great weather and the place was amazing. The house was impeccably clean and organized - as were Mont's extremely clear instructions that covered any questions you might have....More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank andreamP3985NO
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

I absolutely fell in love with this rental property. The home has history and the family who owns it has put so much time and effort to its current appeal. I cannot express enough as to the tranquillity of its picturesque landscape. This home is...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Tricia L
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Reviewed 22 October 2015

I recently stayed at the Fennel house with my sister and mom for a south shore girls weekend. We loved the seclusion of the home, yet it was relatively central to many South Shore points of interest. The cottage truly has an oceanfront cottage feel,...More

Date of stay: September 2015
1  Thank Krysta M
Reviewed 25 September 2015

The house is old and still a bit rustic...yet charming, well maintained and immaculately clean. If you want to experience the sounds and smells of the ocean in a place where that;s all you can see from the kitchen window...this is the spot.

Date of stay: September 2015
Thank Phil W
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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Reviewed 7 May 2015

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Date of stay: April 2015
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Playground
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Swingset
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Pool Table
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Fireplace
Deck
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We are located on LaHave Island, one of the LaHave Islands, which is connected to the mainland by a series of islands and bridges. Originally, the LaHave Islands were home to a vibrant fishing community. Today they are inhabited by a combination of local families (many of whom still fish) and summer residents.
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