Tucked away in one of Nova Scotia's most picturesque fishing coves, this artistically designed house, guest cottage and estate provide a tranquil setting for peaceful relaxation. The gardens have been featured in several magazines and books for the unique design and rare flowers, trees and shrubs. This is an ideal setting for a family getaway, in-laws included. It is equally well suited for 3 - 4 couples to share a spacious yet cozy home while exploring Canada's Ocean Playground. Come back from a day of travel to the sounds of the waves breaking on the rocks and restful open ocean views.
The open concept main floor has many features of the original homestead, including wood floors, exposed beams and a large fireplace. There are wide windows to enjoy the garden views and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. The living room has plenty of comfortable seating and is decorated with an collection of original artwork by Maritime artists The hand-crafted kitchen is a chef's delight with new state-of-the-art appliances, stone countertops and a view of the ocean. Your dining companions can enjoy a drink around the island while you prepare fresh lobster caught by local fisherman in Indian Harbour. The dining table can seat twelve and there are three stools around the island.
Downstairs there is a comfortable den with a large L-shaped sofa, where you can kick back and watch a movie on the flat screen TV (Roku enabled) or quietly read a book. There is a laundry room and a walk out to the garden from this level.
The master bedroom is just a few steps up from the living room, just past a powder room. This bright and spacious suite boasts a private balcony, perched above the garden, and has a comfortable queen sized bed. A walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom (with soaker tub and tiled shower) complete this comfortable room.
Upstairs there are a further three bedrooms; two with queen sized beds, which share a four piece bathroom, with a shower/tub combo. There are two staircases (one's a secret staircase) that lead to the fourth bedroom - a fun and quirky room for the kids, with a small play area and two twin beds.
The detached guest cottage is the perfect place for a couple to stay if they want privacy and is also perfect for parents with a baby or toddler. It is a restored stone barn, and the original thick rock walls are still intact. The cottage is bright and loaded with character. There is a bedroom with a queen sized bed and a separate living room, with L-shaped sofa and a table and chairs. A modern bathroom, with tiled shower and ceiling shower-head, complete this unique space.
Outside, there is a spacious deck which is the perfect place to relax, watch the ocean, and enjoy a glass of wine from one of Nova Scotia's many award-winning wineries. Maybe you'll see hummingbirds looking for nectar in the garden while you enjoy your morning coffee or pick out the constellations at night over a glass of wine from one of Nova Scotia's award winning wineries. The table on the deck seats up to 10 under and a gas grill makes outdoor dining easy. Feel free to pick some fresh herbs and lettuce from the kitchen garden, they are plentiful! The gardens surrounding the house are filled with paths leading to the rugged waterfront - the perfect place to look for seaglass and hermit crabs - or put on a wetsuit and snorkel in the crystal clear waters. When you're done exploring, relax with a book in the shade of the waterfront gazebo. It's a picture worth a thousand words!
Sea Garden House is located in Indian Harbour, which is a 40 minute drive from Halifax and one hour from the airport. The nearest large grocery stores and amenities are 15 minutes away in Tantallon, however there is a great local convenience store which carries all of the basics, just a few kilometers down the road and several restaurants within a 5 minute drive. The famous rocks and lighthouse of Peggy's Cove are a short five minute drive away.
Registration # RYA-2023-24-03151556280556700-8598
Wireless Broadband Internet
Parking & facilities
Accessible 24/7, Children welcome, Pets not allowed . Smoking not allowed
Deck chairs, DVD-Player, Piano, Stereo system . TV (Cable)
Kitchen & dining
Gas BBQ, Blender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices, Toaster . Vacuum cleaner
Bathroom & laundry
Hair dryer, Clothes dryer, Iron & Board, Towel-set . Washing machine
Heating & cooling
Central heating . Fireplace
Internet & office
Wireless Broadband Internet
Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit . Smoke Detector
Pets not allowed
Smoking not allowed
Check in: 12:00 AM (midnight)
Check out: 12:00 AM (midnight)