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Executive Ocean Front Estate with 2 Acres Overlooking Waters of Mahone Bay

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Five Oaks by-the-Sea, the perfect Maritime seaside escape.

Beautiful seaside ‘Lunenburg Bump’ house, just a few minutes from the Town of Mahone Bay. Five Oaks sleeps 10 comfortably so it’s perfect for family gatherings. The house is twenty five years young and built to replicate a traditional 1700’s Cape house with Lunenburg Bump. Most bedrooms have sweeping views of the Bay. A large deck, overlooking the water, makes outdoor conversation and meals a breeze. The property faces 300 feet of shoreline with views of majestic Mahone Bay. Walk along Hanson and Hirtles Coves on one of the area’s distinctive and peaceful cove roads. Children will love exploring the rocky shoreline at low tide.

There are five bedrooms, two on the main floor and three on the second floor, including a two room linked family suite. A beautiful living room complete with fireplace looks out onto the Bay. A separate family room, also with a working fireplace, contains all the technology families need, including a large 42” flat screen TV and DVD player. A pretty Lunenburg Bump lookout sitting area on the second floor is the perfect place to read or talk over morning coffee. The home has beautiful pine wide board floors throughout.

A newly renovated kitchen and dining room, complete with new appliances and all the comforts of home was completed in 2012. The house is Wi-Fi equipped. Outdoor dining is perfect on the house’s new front deck. There is also a new gas BBQ. Amenities also include two bathrooms (one three piece and one four piece).

We’ve furnished Five Oaks with a combination of old and new – new beds and couches complemented by lovely antiques from the area. Egyptian cotton sheets and fluffy white towels make the place feel like home.

Local stores carry wonderful local favourites like fishcakes and lobster rolls, blueberry scones and warm raspberry muffins. You can eat in or sample some of the many terrific restaurants in Mahone Bay, Lunenburg or Chester. All three towns are just a short drive away.

Great local beaches include Hirtles, Crescent, Green Bay and Rissers. Drive your bicycles along the many curving roads that hug the sea!

Here are the specific details:

Five bedrooms:

Main Floor:

• Green Bedroom (queen bed)

• Blue Bedroom (queen bed), ocean view

Second Floor:

• Yellow Bedroom (queen bed with dormer, ocean view)

• Acqua Bedroom (two twin beds with dormer, ocean view)

• Family Bedroom (queen bed, extra room for portable crib)

Living Room

• Ocean facing, lovely views of Mahone Bay

• Fireplace

• Antique furnishings

Dining Room connected to Kitchen (renovated in spring 2012)

• Lovely country kitchen with new appliances,

• Attached new dining area with lovely round antique table perfect for family gatherings

• Seats six

Lunenburg Bump sitting room

• Two lovely chairs with ocean view

• Perfect for reading or quiet conversation

Two Bathrooms (one 4 piece, one three piece)

• Main Floor, four piece bathroom (shower and tub)

• Upstairs, shower only

Family Room

• 42 inch television

• fireplace

• Great for curling up and reading a book, playing board games with family, or watching movies


• Have your morning coffee or late afternoon drink watching the passing boats while sitting on the fun fish shaped Adirondack chairs. Chairs and table also available for outdoor dining.

Keywords: House, seaside cottage, vacation home, ocean frontage,

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 June, 2018

About The Owner

My family has deep ancestoral roots in Mahone Bay. On my mother's side of the family, I can trace my ancestory back to two of the founding families in 1752. We live in Toronto where I am a management consultant. Going to Five Oaks is our perfect getaway.

The Owner purchased this house in 2011

Why The Owner chose Lunenburg

I love this area and fufilled a lifelong dream by buying this seaside home. It's a retreat for me and my family and I love that it has plenty of room for us to entertain guests as we love showing them the beauty of this wonderful area.

I sail and love to explore the many coves and areas of Mahone Bay. Chester and Lunenburg are a few hours away by sail and we enjoy shorter day trips exploring the many ocean wonders. We've seen dolphins, seals and many birds and other marine life in the Bay, it's very special.

What makes this house unique

Five Oaks by the Sea is a perfect house for families. It has lots of room for adults and kids with a living room for conversation and a family room for games, videos and other family pursuits. Five bedrooms allow people to spread out and two bathrooms make things easy. The ocean is endlessly interesting and walking, biking or running along the cove roads that hug the shore is something everyone loves.

We are close to all that South Shore has to offer. Five Oaks is a few minutes from Mahone Bay, about fifteen minutes to Lunenburg and twenty minutes to Chester. All have great restaurants and shops full of local treasures. They are all important historical locations as well and are fun to spend time in. Chester Race week and the Pirate Festival in Mahone Bay are really fun.

In Lunenburg have a great lunch or supper at the Magnolia Grill or Fisheries Museum. Fleur de Sel is a great place for an intimite dinner.

In Mahone Bay we love Jo-Ann's Deli Market & Bake Shop, a local market with the most fantastic takeaway food and home baking including the best blueberry scones and warm raspberry or rhubarb muffins. Zwicker's Inlet Restaurant & Cafe

is a great place for lunch with beautiful views of Mahone Bay's famous three churches. Try the Mug and Anchor for a pint of Keith's on the patio overlooking the harbour.

In Chester, check out the Chester Playhouse, get a meal at the Kiwi Cafe or have a fabulous dinner at Nicki's Inn.

As well, the area has many wonderful beaches like Hirtles (our favourite), Rissers and Green Bay. All are a short drive away. Another great trip is to drive to the Lehave River and take the car ferry across. It's a short trip and gives you unparalleled views of this great river. The Lehave Bakery is on the other side, which is worth a trip in itself!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lunenburg in Lunenburg County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (3) Three of the bedrooms have queen beds. The beds are new, purchased in 2012. Master bed has pillow top mattress., Double Beds (1) A double bed is part of the family suite on the upper floor, this room adjoins the bedroom equipped with two single beds., Twin or Single Beds (2) Two single beds in upper bed room
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming


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(8 traveller reviews)

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Executive Ocean Front Estate with 2 Acres Overlooking Waters of Mahone Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Waterloo, ON

Easy to Recommend - A Wonderful Home with a Scenic Location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and daughters arrived for a weeks vacation to explore the historic towns of Mahone Bay and Lunenburg, enjoy fresh Maritime seafood, and relax on the coastal beaches. Needless to say, we had a great time. We were particularly thrilled with the opportunity to sail on the Bluenose II which sails out of Lunenburg during part of the summer.

The house we leased through VRBO was wonderful. I would agree with all of the previous reviews including the statement that it exceeded expectations: it was lovelier and more spacious than the photos conveyed. If you are looking for a high quality home which is beautifully decorated, filled with character, and in a superb location, look no further. We hope to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

I used the house in Mahone Bay for a family gathering and was very pleased with every aspect. My experience on VRBO has been mixed, although on balance pretty good.. Everything in this house was as expected or better and the location is very charming. Everything went smoothly and I have no hesitation recommending this place.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place to stay, explore and cycle

  • 5 of 5

The house and surroundings are lovely and very tranquil. The rooms were beautifully decorated and I loved the really modern and open kitchen which made making meals easy and a great way to connect with the family. We cycle so I rented bikes at a wonderful cycling store in Mahone Bay so we could explore some of the trails and roads that hug the shore. The views were spectacular! The town is also lovely and a great place to spend an afternoon shopping and enjoying local culture. Lunenburg and Chester are also close by and definitely worth visiting. This is one of the nicest vacation rental properties I've ever been in and I'd highly recommend it to others.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded our needs and expectations

  • 5 of 5

Our family has used VRBO often and we have stayed in many lovely homes - this has been our favourite. The house was very spacious, beautifully decorated, and provided all the amenities that we needed for cooking, laundry, etc. We could not have chose better. There was also plenty of outdoor space for our kids to play and explore.

The house is situated on the ocean a quick 3 minute drive from the Town of Mahone Bay which made life easy when we needed groceries or wanted to spend some time sightseeing and shopping through this historic and lovely town. We were also close to other sightseeing locations such as Chester and Lunenburg.

The owners were very helpful providing recommendations on places to visit and things to do including renting bicycles and kayaks in town.

We had a great time and highly recommend this house.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Ontario

Lovely Nova Scotia Escape

  • 5 of 5

My family spent a week in this lovely home during the summer. The house is very charming. It is large, spacious and was beautifully furnished with a keen eye to detail. It felt like a family home - not a vacation rental property. The kitchen was new and I loved cooking in it. We enjoyed sitting on the deck looking out over the bay. The property is large and provided plenty of space for my children to run and play - they particularly enjoyed hunting for sea life along the shoreline. Each bedroom had its own character and the house is very close to the towns of Mahone Bay and Lunenburg so getting around was quick and easy. I would highly recommend this house as a place to stay with your family. We had a terrific time.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly Recommended!

  • 5 of 5

The place is fantastic - we loved it! The house is truly beautiful with a wonderful property and a perfect location. The house is fully equipped with everything you need including laundry, BBQ, towels, outdoor furniture, etc. - and the beds are great. We loved the local towns and beaches for shopping, sightseeing and swimming. We look forward to coming back again.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Situated in the middle of three gems - Lunenburg, Mahone Bay and Chester


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £342.91

Cancellation Policy:
Refer to owner's lease agreement

Taxes ARE INCLUDED in the published fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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