Rose Bay Homestead summer vacation rental available by the week or for the summer. Fully Furnished 4 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath Old Farm House on 32 acres with Ocean Access. Wander from forested trails down through the old homestead fields, across the road where another field takes you down to the shoreline of Lower Rose Bay. Ideal for a large family, or multiple families who love nature and outdoor fun. Five minute drive to Hirtle’s Beach or the Rose Bay General Store and Café. Less than 15 minute drive to the restaurants and shopping in historic Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The 150 year-old farmhouse is in good condition, currently undergoing a facelift with new paint and furniture. Facing the ocean, the house comfortably sleeps 8 people (12 with sofa beds). A sunny, south-facing deck runs the length of the house at the back. Upstairs offers three bedrooms: 2 rooms each have a queen bed, dresser and sitting area, 1 smaller room has a double bed, dresser, and closet (photos to follow as rooms are finished). Full bathroom located upstairs with a bay window, double sink vanity, tub and shower combination (with whirlpool option). Downstairs, a long 4th bedroom doubles as a den, sleeping 4 with a bunk bed and a sofa that pulls out into a double bed. It also offers a flat screen, DVD, and VCR (Netflix and a large DVD and VHS collection included). The living room, dining room, and kitchen follow an open concept floor plan. The living room also has a sofa bed that pulls out into a double bed, a library, a sound system, and a view of the ocean. WiFi and a compact office work station with printer, scanner and copier. The dining room seats 8 – 12 (extra chairs and table extension available), with a server cabinet and a china cabinet at either end. Dining room has French doors opening onto the back porch equipped with deck furniture, table and lounge chairs. New gas BBQ included. The kitchen is fully equipped for those who love to cook. Household appliances include: full fridge and extra half fridge, chest freezer, microwave, electric stove and oven, dishwasher, coffee maker, kettle, toaster, blender, hand held mixer, washing machine and drier, iron and ironing board, and vacuum cleaner. The laundry nook is off the kitchen hall and contains a half bathroom (toilet and sink). Linens and towels are provided but guests should bring their own beach towels and plastic mattress covers if desired. The Barn is available for storing bikes (rentals available in Lunenburg) or rainy days arts and crafts activities. On the water’s edge, the Old Boathouse has a locking door and is available for storing kayaks or canoes (rentals available in Lunenburg). Boathouse has a small deck with chairs to enjoy a view of the water. A lovely trail leads deep into the forest to a treehouse for wildlife viewing. The property backs onto the Lower LaHave Commons, a forested conservation area, which affords a great expanse of contiguous habitat for wildlife like deer, foxes, raccoons, and a diversity of birdlife. We recently purchased the two separate parcels of land on either side of Kingsburg Road (the farm and the ocean lot) to restore the old Mossman homestead to one piece. Original farmsteads with acreage, deep forest, water views and ocean access are becoming difficult to find – and ours is less than fifteen minutes from historic Lunenburg! Our goal is to provide an opportunity for families to relax, reconnect with nature and with each other during summer of fun that will last a lifetime in memory.
244 Kingsburg Road, Rose Bay, Nova Scotia B0J 2X0
Exit 10 or 11 off Hwy. 103, 10 minutes’ drive to Lunenburg. Turn Right onto 332 to Rose Bay (13 minutes’ drive). Turn Left onto Kingsburg Road and drive 2 minutes to #244.
Tariff Schedule Summer 2017 (in Canadian dollars)
Seasonal Rates: Price Per Week * 10% Discount if you book 3 continuous weeks or more
June 17 – June 30: $1,000 / Week
July 1 – Aug 25: $1,500 / Week
Aug 26 – Sept 15: $1,000 / Week
Weekly Vacation Rentals are Saturday to Saturday, for the 13 weeks between June 17 and Sept. 16, 2017.
The minimum stay is one week, and any additional time will be in increments of one full week.
A maximum of 8 people for the regular price. Up to 4 additional guests at $15./guest/night/ up to a maximum of 12 people total.
All rates are quoted in Canadian dollars and are subject to a 15 % HST sales tax.
Tariff is payable by credit card (VISA / MasterCard / American Express), cheque, or email transfer.
Fifty percent (50%) deposit on booking with balance payable as per Rental Agreement.
$200. damage deposit due upon booking, refunded within 3 business days after departure.
Pets are subject to owner’s discretion and, if accepted, will be $10./night per pet plus HST.
Check-in time: 4:00 p.m. Check out time: 10:00 a.m. - unless otherwise arranged with owner.
No smoking in the house please. Guests who smoke indoors will be subject to a cleaning fee of $200. plus HST.
For availability please contact:
Ree Brennin Houston
613-796-5717: cell (no texting please)
32 acres (5 acres on the Ocean side of Kingsburg Road, and 27 acres on the Farm side)
Walk across Kingsburg Road, proceed 100 yards through the field to the shoreline in the “front yard”. The Old Boat House to the right has a deck you can sit on overlooking the water. A lobsterman lives next door and he has a little dock on the bay to the left. Five min. drive to Hirtle’s Beach, one of Nova Scotia’s longest and finest sand and surf beaches.
3 upstairs: Queen beds in each of 2 rooms, Double in third room
1 downstairs: Bunk beds (and sofa bed that pulls out into a double bed)
(Living room also has a sofa bed that pulls out into a double)
4 piece bath upstairs
2 piece (half bath) on main floor
Washer and dryer
Netflix available for streaming, DVD, CD, and VCR players, and WI-FI. (no phone)
Toys, Doll House
Arts and crafts supplies in Barn (for a rainy day)
Tide pooling buckets, nets, and aquariums in the Old Boathouse (please be respectful of marine life and put them back alive where you found them)
Binoculars and field guides
Only at homestead owner's discretion, please ask.
Maximum Number of Guests:
8 persons (plus up to 4 additional guests with extra fee).
Oil furnace forced air throughout the house; electric baseboard heaters in top floor to boost heat in winter.
Features and Description:
Rose Bay Homestead summer vacation rental available by the week or for the summer. Forested trails down through the old homestead fields, across the road where another field takes you down to the shoreline of Lower Rose Bay. Ideal for a large family, or multiple families who love nature and outdoor fun. Five minute drive to Hirtle’s Beach or the Rose Bay General Store and Café. Less than 15 minute drive to the restaurants and shopping in historic Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage site.