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Luxurious retreat, nestled on the shores of the Bay with dock, kayaks and sauna

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

nice wharf, kayaks/ canoe, indoor Sauna, romantic woodstove, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths

The Country-House was built 2008 in a classic local style with cedar shindels, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open living and dining areas, open kitchen, wood stove, indoor sauna, garage and several patios. It is romantically located on a pristine 20 acre lot with its own 300 m water front, pier, boathouse and a beautiful view on a 12 km long and 4 km wide bay. Quiet, natural location with many wildlife and still only 8 min to a nice, small university town (Antigonish), that offers everything the heart desires.

Location/ Property part 1: The property lies sheltered on a 12 km long and 4 km wide, quiet ocean bay of the Atlantic Ocean. Lying south of the Antigonish Harbour, on the beautiful Sunrise Trail, 8 min away from the University town of Antigonish. Due to the lake character of the bay, water temperatures during the summer reach up to 28° C / 86° F. It is the warmest sea water in all of Canada. The Northumberland Strait reaches the warmest temperatures of North Carolina (USA) during the summer. The sheltered ocean bay is suitable for sailing, boating, fishing, swimming, diving, surfing and canoeing or kayaking in the summer and ice-skating, ice-fishing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter. Within a few minutes by boat you can reach the open sea. The wildlife on the property incl. sea otters, deer, gophers, rabbits, beavers, seals, bald eagles, raccoons, lynxes and many birds. The water is rich with fish. In small side streams you can also find various fresh water fish in addition to salt water fish.

Location/ Property part 2: The advantage of the bay over the open sea is lesser spray, breakers, surf, humidity, waves and tidal range. You can safely enjoy all water sports. At times of climate change the sheltered bay is very interesting and important. There is a sort of natural damn with a 40 m wide canal which connects the bay with the open sea. The water contains less salt than the ocean water because this is where three small rivers float into the bay. The property has a size of approx. 25 acres with its own waterfront, 150 m of ocean front along the Pomquet Cove and 250 m of ocean front along the Antigonish Harbour. Small hills cover the land which smoothly declines towards the water. Most of the land is wooded areas with clearings. The coast water is shallow (good for children) and the beach is made up of stones and pebbles. The mixed forest is complete with native trees, bushes, wild flower, and other plants.

Antigonish: Besides the famous St. F.X. University, Antigonish offers all conveniences of a small town with good infrastructure: a large and renowned hospital (St. Martha's Hospital), countless restaurants, theatres, movie theatres, many shops and stores and two shopping malls with very customer friendly opening hours (inc. Sundays from 12 pm to 5 pm), golf courts, tennis courts, a sport arena with exciting hockey games, swimming pools, home department stores, museums, galleries, all school types, playgrounds, kindergartens, doctors of all specialties, pubs with live music, the popular weekly farmers market, railroad stations and so on.

Antigonish is the home of many annual festivals; among them the largest and oldest Highland-Games outside of Scotland, music festivals and so on. The combination of a university town with students and professors and the rural environment with farms and abundant nature is especially charming. That is unique to Nova Scotia!

More Details

Dr. Thomas Ems
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Town of Antigonish in Antigonish County

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Double sink
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Both baths does have windows. The boathouse does have an extra outside shower with warm and cold water.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Beds can be set next to eachother
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Beds can be set next to eachother
  • Two sleeping rooms are on the main-floor sharing one bath, one more sleeping room and another bath are on the first floor. All beds do have a comfort mattress system and all beds are solid wood in country stile.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Conservatory
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Decking
  • Yard
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This Villa is nestled on a 80.000 m² (20 acres) large Property with its own 300 m waterfront. You can use the pier/wharf from spring to autumn. There are three kayaks and a canoe including live jackets and paddles. From the indoor sauna, you have a beautiful view on the bay. Next to the Sauna is a bath. There is 1 garage inside of the house and a 12 m (36 foot) long carport is beside the house. There is also a Boathouse with decks and outside shower.


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Luxurious retreat, nestled on the shores of the Bay with dock, kayaks and sauna
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

A perfect place to escape and reenergize

  • 5 of 5

In September of 2008 my wife and I took ten days to explore the beauty of Nova Socia. We stayed at this Cottage by the bay and felt like we were in our own castle with all the amenities of a five star hotel. Not only was the house breathtaking, but It was in the right location to provide picturesque views, to explore small towns nearby and the advantage to take day trips to the Cape Breton national park nearby. On our first evening we found bottled water at our bedside and chocolates on our pillows, an impressive start to our stay.

In the evenings we sat on the deck and watch the sunset over the bay...oh how sweet and calming it was!

Nature is also right at your front door as we encountered deer on the property and many apple trees filled with fruits.

The perfect weather allowed us to go canoeing on very calm waters on a regular basis and most importantly we had the opportunity to do nothing whenever we chose to.

This was luxury!!

Our only regret was that all vacations must come to an end, but we are already planning for our return.

Thank you Thomas and Katrin for the hospitality of your home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2009
  • Date of Stay: September 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sehr schönes Haus in toller Lage

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben im Juli/August 2008 in diesem Cottage einen 2-wöchigen Familienurlaub verbracht. Das Haus ist sehr stilvoll, komfortabel und in erstklassigem Zustand. Es liegt absolut ruhig direkt am Wasser inmitten der Natur. Der zum Haus gehörende Steg lädt zum Schwimmen und Kajak-/Kanufahren ein. Von der großen Terasse oder vom Eßplatz aus hat man einen traumhaften Blick auf die Meeresbucht. Zu den vielen zu beobachtenden Tieren gehören auch die auf den vorgelagerten Inseln lebenden Adler.

Die Betreuung durch den (deutschen) Vermieter war sehr gut, er ist auch während des Aufenthaltes jederzeit erreichbar.

Ein komfortables Paradies für Naturfreunde, die mit sich selbst etwas anfangen können. Auch unsere Kinder waren begeistert.

Für Anreise und Ausflüge ist ein Auto unbedingt zu empfehlen. Die Teilnahme an einer Walbeobachtungstour, die Fahrt über das Cape Breton (Nationalpark) sowie die Besichtigung der weltweit größten Tide (bis zu 17m) können wir sehr empfehlen.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2008
  • Date of Stay: July 2008
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Halifax International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
75 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
South Side Harbour
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Mothers Webbs
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Cape Breton
Car: recommended

Quiet setting, in the middle of plentiful flora and fauna with lots of wildlife, but only a 8 minutes drive to a nice small University Town with all needs, like Theater, Cinema, Restaurants, Pubs with life Music, Shops, Shopping-Centers, Galleries, Golf- and Tennis Courts, historic F.X. University. 3 min drive to a solitary beach (Protected Beach Area), 4 min drive to the Trans-Canada Highway, 5 min drive to the famous Pomquet Beach

25 min drive to Cape George with its great light house, park with its beautiful views and cliff outlooks, 35 min drive to Cape Breton with national parks, 40 min drive to Sherbrook Village, an interesting town museum, 45 min drive to the wild Eastern Shore, 75 min drive to Canso, an old fishing town with music festivals in the summer, 80 min drive to Tatamagouche / Malagash with its well-known vineyard 'Josts Winery“, 1.5 hours to the International airport of Halifax, 2 hours to downtown Halifax.

Other Activities: Canoeing, kayaking, in the winter: ice fishing, cross-country-skiing, ice-skating

Golf: Golf Courses are in Antigonish. One does have stunning views over the mountains and bay.

Ski: Downhill-skiing is possible at two locations, they are 1, 5 and 2 hours away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Town of Antigonish, Canada

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Preis 5
16 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Herbst 18
2 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £439.22

Mietpreise sind in US Dollar pro Woche inklusive Tax/ Steuern. Inkl. Endreinigung, Handtücher etc..
Rabatte: 2. Woche 10% Rabatt, 3. Woche 20% Rabatt
Endreinigung inklusive. Kaution = $ 500. Inklusive: Handtücher, Abtrockentücher, Badelaken, Bettbezüge, etc.
Keine Haustiere. Rauchverbot im gesamten Haus.

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