£136 / night
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Stunning Secluded Oceanfront Island Home Near Lunenburg! Car-Accessible. – Home 2379747 House

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 7 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Stunning Secluded Oceanfront Island Home Near Lunenburg! Car-Accessible. – Home 2379747

  • House
  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 7
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner



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.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 4: Single Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Swing set
  • BBQ
  • Waterfront
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Sea view
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through HouseTrip using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: (£163.05) $200.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.

Check-in date

House rules

Our guests must be 24 years of age or older. We do not allow more than 7 people sleeping in the house unless we make special arrangements for that. Our guests may invite friends or family to join them during the day but we ask to be notified when the total number of people in the house exceeds 7 people. We allow pets but the guest must pay a $100 U.S. non-refundable pet fee. Any disregard for the above mentioned rules will result in an automatic loss of the $200 deposit.


About the owner

Mont F.
Average reply time:
1 hour 59 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
15 Jan 2020
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


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Guest reviews

17 reviews

Very Good


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 clea… More

“A landscape to admire..”

Reviewed 17 May 2018

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 tranquilli… More

“Beautiful south shore cottage”

Reviewed 22 Oct 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. … More

“The charm of the ocean, a sweet old country house, and Nova Scotia....WOW!”

Reviewed 25 Sep 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 fr… More

“Perfect Seaside Retreat in beautiful, secluded LeHave Islands”

Reviewed 6 May 2015

Take a step back in time to relax and enjoy the rhythm of the ocean and the exquisite rural maritime culture. This historical salt box house is perfectly preserved in time and yet offers all of the c… More

“East Coast Charming”

Reviewed 18 Feb 2015

A historical gem preserved in time with all the modern amenities, in a pristine untouched idyllic setting of the Le Have Islands. Snorkelling in the bay, the kids blwn away by all the lobsters and sea… More

“Great secluded location, charming house”

Reviewed 10 Nov 2014

We spent a week in September at the Fennel House in the LaHave islands. The beautiful, secluded location was the highlight of the trip. We drove in through the "bridge" leading to the island… More

Owner's reply: The closest full-size supermarket is indeed a half-hour away, but there are two, well-stocked convenience stores within an 8-10 minute drive. We encourage guests to stop at the supermarket before arriving.

“Beautiful, relaxing”

Reviewed 26 Oct 2014

Nestled in a quiet and scenic part of the La Have Islands, this house was perfect for my family for a week-long autumn vacation. The house is charming in the extreme, with wood stoves, a claw-foot tub… More

“Fantastic cottage in a fantastic location”

Reviewed 2 Aug 2014

A great cottage to stay and base a holiday in the South Shore and Halifax areas of Nova Scotia. Cottage well equipped with all the games and towels that you could ever need for both trips to the beach… More


Reviewed 20 May 2014

Beautiful, charming home with lots of family history that was shared in albums out on display for guests to see. The La Have islands are a kayaking paradise and the house is an ideal launch point for … More

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Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Mont (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Why can't I call Mont (the owner) before booking?

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In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

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Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Mont (the owner) a message.

If Mont (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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