3-Bedroom Lakefront House in Halifax, Canada

194
GP / nuit
3 double beds

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What you will love about this home

NB: We prefer stays that are a minimum of 4 days. We’re situated on a lovely lake, with a shoreline that is mostly wild. The lake is great for swimming and kayaking, and we regularly see osprey, beavers and sometimes Bald Eagles. 4 kayaks are available - 2 are "sit inside" and 2 are "sit-on". Short walk to Sir Sanford Fleming Park (also known as The Dingle, which means "wooded valley"), a 95 acre park with woods and trails that lead down to the Northwest Arm of the sea. There is an additional small lake across the road from the house, with a sand beach, tennis court, and sand volleyball court. The neighbourhood is very quiet and residential. There are water views from every room but the bathrooms. The house is roughly 3400 square feet, with 2 large bedrooms (one with ensuite bath) with queen beds, and 1 smaller bedroom, also with a queen bed. The bedrooms overlook the lakes. In addition to the ensuite bath, there is an additional bathroom on the second floor, a full 4-piece bath in the basement, and a powder room (2-piece) on the ground floor. There are two dining areas, a smaller one overlooking the lake, and a larger more formal dining room off the living room. There is a large family room with multiple sofas, a wood-burning fireplace, also overlooking the lake, and with french doors to the deck. The house is very light and bright, with banks of windows facing Williams Lake at the rear. All bedrooms have two double windows. The heating system is by electric heat pump, which doubles as an air conditioner in summer. This is rarely needed as there are usually cooling breezes from the lakes on both sides. The house has a full TV package (HBO, Crave, Netflix, etc.) and high speed internet. There are down duvets on 2 of the beds, and feather pillows, but if you have allergies, we can put on alternative bedding. The kitchen has a double wall oven, plus there is a side-by-side fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. There is an additional fridge and stand-up freezer in the basement, as well as a small bar fridge for cold drinks. We are only a 7 minute drive to downtown Halifax, and a 2 minute drive to a variety of grocery, pharmacy and liquor stores. There are many more hikes (some on the coast) and other lakes to swim in, just 5-10 minutes drive away.

What you will love about this neighborhood

You'll love the quiet and the immediate access to nature. In addition to the 2 lakes by the house, there are multiple swimming lakes a few minutes drive away. Halifax city centre is 7 minutes away. There are many lovely walks and coastal hikes in the area: 5 min south is York Redoubt - trails through woods, cannon batteries from WWII, and the remains of the installation that closed a submarine net across the harbour. Further South is Herring Cove - an unspoiled fishing village with its own quaint harbour, plus a dramatic rocky coastal hiking path. About 20 min drive south is Duncan's Cove - a miles-long coastal hike. Long Lake Provincial Park is 5 min away from the house, where you can rent stand-up paddle boards, swim and walk the trails. Peggy's Cove and the wilder Polly's Cove (wonderful rocky coastal hiking) are a 43 minute drive away. Halifax is a university town, with 4 universities, a vibrant music, art and local food scene. There are lots of places to take in classic Canadian East Coast music, a big weekend farmer's market, and a strong local food movement. We'd be please to provide a list of recommended restaurants and music venues.

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We prefer simultaneous exchanges, as this is our full-time home, and we are more open to adults, perhaps with older teens, rather than small children. I have not posted our dates, as our travel plans are flexible, and our willingness will depend on the destination and environs. The house has 3 levels, the lower one (basement) has walkouts to 3 levels of decks, a 60" TV with full TV package, and Playstation2. There are 4 bicycles and 4 kayaks: 2 are lightweight kevlar sit-inside (for adults), 2 are ideal for kids as they are "sit on top" kayaks that can't sink. Halifax is one of Canada's oldest cities, with a huge natural harbour, including the Bedford Basic where convoys gathered during WWII before setting off to supply Europe. The south end has the 185-acre forested Point Pleasant Park, with 39 k of easy winding trails along the ocean, and which still contains the Prince of Wales Tower - the oldest Martello tower in North America. Other historical sites include The Citadel, the original fortification on a hill overlooking downtown, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic (with displays on the Halifax Explosion), and the Halifax Public Gardens. Halifax is home to a huge number of craft breweries, cider-makers, and the province of Nova Scotia is an up-and-coming wine producer. Peggy's Cove, the iconic rocky outcropping and fishing village with its photogenic lighthouse, is a 43 min drive from our house, along the scenic coastal road. You can make a day of it and do the whole loop of the Chebucto Peninsula, passing multiple antique shops and galleries, and winding up back at our house. A complete travel guide can be found online (or the book ordered free) here: https://www.novascotia.com/travel-guide Further afield, for ocean swimming (July, August and September) we are a 25 min drive from Crystal Crescent Beach, a series of 3 sand beaches with sand dunes, boardwalk and seaside trails (the 3rd beach is clothing optional). We are a 46 min drive to Lawrencetown Beach, with coastal bike trails and reliable waves for surfing, and 39 min to protected Rainbow Haven Beach, a long arc of sand great for strolling. Between these 2 beaches is the Salt Marsh Trail, a large network of "rails to trails" bike and walking paths through salt marshes which rise and fall with the tide. Our home makes an excellent central base to explore Nova Scotia, which has several Unesco World Heritage Sites. The seafaring and ship-building port town of Lunenburg is a 70 min drive away, and visitors can go for a cruise on the Bluenose II yacht. Joggins Fossil Cliffs (where petrified trees are visible in the rock) is 2.5 hours away, as are whale watching tours out of Digby, where scallop boats on the Bay of Fundy ride the world's highest tides. Cape Breton Island with its magnificent coastal drive is 2 hours and 45 min away, and deserves several days on its own (we saw moose and brown bears in the park - at a safe distance).

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Amenities

TV
WiFi
Dishwasher
Dryer
Washing machine
Microwave oven
Freezer
Oven
Fridge
Bathtub
Heating system
Wheelchair accessible
Baby gear
Computer
Internet
Private garden
Private pool
BBQ
A/C
Fireplace
Elevator
Private parking space
Car
Bicycle
Motorcycle
Doorman included
Cleaning person included
In-home movie theater
Satellite/cable
Phone
Video game console
Private tennis court
Balcony
Piano

House rules

Smokers welcome
Pets welcome
Children welcome
Dog to feed
Cat to feed
Plants to water

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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Yes, this accommodation has a garden. You will find more details about the garden and other facilities on this page.
Yes, this accommodation has a wifi connection. We recommend that you discuss this with the host to ensure that the connection speed is sufficient for your needs.
Yes, this accommodation has one or more parking spaces.
This accommodation has 3 bedrooms.
The surface of this accommodation is 316m2.
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