The Swim House | Vacation House for rent in Rockland Nova Scotia
Elegant Nova Scotia Heritage Home for Rent


Sandy Lane
Vacation Rentals
135 Water St
Shelburne, Nova Scotia
B0T 1W0 Canada

tel: 1 902 875 2729
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Guest Testimonials

Ocean Vista Cottage is a beautiful spot for a vacation! We had a fantastic time. Our two year old loved the yard and walking down to the fishing boat. We really enjoyed the relaxing porch and ocean view. That the house was so clean really made it pleasant, too. Thanks to your fantastic, cleaning staff. The blueberries made yummie muffins.
Bob, Elisath, Owen
Rhode Island, 2005
What an amazing little Shangrila in the Port Joli Basin. Thank you for a wonderful holiday. We were awestruck with the picture postcard perfect scenery in and around Port Joli. What a bonus to have a fully stocked kitchen and library and a deck to take in the sounds of the ocean. We also witnessed the majestic bald eagle soar over head; truly unforgetable.  We'll be sure to tell our family and friends back home what a great place the  Francis Louis House is.
Gerry and Sylvia Demers
AB, 2010
We loved our stay in Nova Scotia. Willow Cove Cottage is beautiful and comfortable; very well equipped and a joy to settle into. Lovely backyard with  great view!
Maria, Dark, Deiah, and Issaac
Toronto, ON 2009
What a lovely place to spend our week here in Nova Scotia.!  The view of the harbour is spectacular.  We've enjoyed a glorious week of Indian Summer traveling along the lighthouse trail. A few favourite slights were Peggy's Cove and Mahone Bay and the Saturday morning Farmer's Market in Halifax.  Enjoying a soak in the hot tub after driving all day was so relaxing.  Great week!
Buttimer Family
Melrose, MA, 2007

Swim House

Elegant Nova Scotia Heritage Home for Rent

Looking for an elegant, comfortable seaside getaway? The Swim House is for you!
The setting is perfect - a large garden surrounded by mature trees only a few hundred meters from the beach.
A charming summer cottage rental, The Swim House is set back from the road on a dead end street. It is quiet, private and safe.
It is a short walk down the path to get to the beach
This bright fully equipped kitchen includes a fridge, stove, microwave, coffee maker and kettle.
The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you would need for a week in Nova Scotia.
This beautiful dining room looks out on to the garden. A antique harvest table takes its place as the main feature of the room.
The dining room is a bright cheerful room with a view of the garden.
Comfortable chairs and sunny window are the perfect spot to enjoy a morning coffee.
Walk through the dining room door into the living room
The living room has view of the lane, two comfortable couches and a lovely antique wooden chair.
The bedrooms are decorated in true Nova Scotia style with painted hardwood floors and stylish cotton quilts
The second bedroom has a double bed and a view of the garden.
There are two twin beds in the third bedroom
Its a short walk to this lovely beach. At low tide, The Swim house has about 1250' of sandy beach front. At high tide, the beach is a rocky walking beach.
A beach combers paradise!

Description

Originally built in 1865, this “Heritage House” has managed to retain its original charm and character without sacrificing modern comfort and convenience. Carefully restored and maintained this vacation home features a sunny well-equipped kitchen, an elegant dining room and a beautiful living room. A parlour off the kitchen artfully combines laundry facilities and a comfortable family room.

Upstairs there are three bedrooms. The master bedroom has a queen size bed. There is a double bed in the second bedroom and two single beds in the third bedroom. There is a TV in the single bedroom for movie watching only. There is one four-piece bathroom on the ground floor and a two-piece powder room upstairs.

The elegance is in the details – calming paint colours, an antique harvest table in the dining room, thick towels and luxurious bed linens all add to the ambiance. The elegant nature of this home has not interfered with the family friendly feeling of the house. The large lawn and plenty of trees provide space for a game of football and some welcome shade in the summer. A wooden deck complete with charcoal BBQ and patio furniture makes a perfect spot to while away an afternoon. A few hundred meters from the beach, the Swim House is an ideal location for a family holiday.

If you have any questions about this vacation rental, please do not hesitate to call or email. I have personally been to this house and I am quite familiar with the property. Click the arrow button next to the photo to scroll through all the pictures.

Location

The Swim House is a charming 19th Century home located on a quiet lane on the eastern shores of Lockeport Harbour along Nova Scotia’s famous Lighthouse Route just down the road from Ragged Island Retreat; Southwest Breakers, Rockland Cottage and Glinrose Cottage.

15 minutes away Lockeport is the closest town to this cottage. Lockeport is known for its Crescent Beach - a stunning scimitar of white sand approximately 1.5 km or 1 mile long.

Lockeport hosts a number of festivals and events during the summer months: Canada Day Celebrations, Harmony Bazaar Festival of Women in Song and the Lockeport Sea Derby. The Canada Day celebration is always on the first of July, Harmony Bazaar typically take place on the last weekend in July while the Sea Derby is usually on the second weekend in August.

Crescent Beach Centre hosts the Sea Derby and a number of family events, such as the Beach Bash. Also worth investigating is Nova Scotia's only Registered Historic Streetscape, made up of five houses built by descendants of Jonathan Locke between 1836 and 1876. The houses offer an interesting cross section of historical architecture with excellent examples of Colonial, Georgian and Victorian styles. A walking-tour guidebook is available at the Little School Museum, which displays artifacts from early settlers.

25 minutes away, Shelburne is the closest town to this cottage. A charming and historic town Shelburne is set on a truly spectacular harbour. The harbour is unspoiled by industry or shipping and is used primarily for recreational activities like sailing and boating.

Shelburne hosts a number of festivals and events over the year: Lobster Festival , Founders Days, the Whirligig & Weathervane Festival, and Pumpkin Festival.

The Lobster Festival is usually held on the first weekend in June. The town wide yard sale is also on this same weekend. Founder’s Days take place on the third weekend in July. The Whirligig and the Pumpkin Festivals are fall festivals that take place on the third weekend in September and first weekend in October.

The Shelburne County and Dory Museums are worth visiting. When John Williams established his dory shop in 1880, it was part of a dory-building industry, which at its peak, included at least seven shops along the Shelburne waterfront. During the early part of this century the shop employed five to seven men and produced 350 dories per year. The museum has a workshop where Dories are still built to this day (albeit not in such large quantities!).


Amenities

Close to Beaches Close to Grocery Store 3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms 4 piece bath 2 piece powder room
Towels provided Fully equipped kitchen Fridge, stove
Dishwasher Microwave Coffee maker, kettle
Lobster Pot Washer and Dryer Iron & Ironing Board
Telephone TV for movie viewing only Selection of movies
VCR Books & Board Games Lawn & Gardens
Veranda Deck Patio Furniture
Charcoal BBQ Garden Chairs Pet Friendly
No Internet Non-Smoking

Rates

Rental Period Weekly Monthly
Rental Period Sunday to Sunday .
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May 17 to June 27, 2014 . .
Weekly $900 CDN no tax .
Three days (minimum) $450 CDN no tax .
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June 28 to August 29, 2014 . .
Weekly $1,000 CDN no tax .
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August 30 to October 31, 2014 . .
Weekly $900 CDN no tax .
Three days (minimum) $450 CDN no tax .
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November 1, 2014 to May 15, 2015 Closed .
All bookings must be received . .
3 days in advance of arrival . .



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Restrictions

This property is available for Saturday to Saturday or Sunday to Sunday weekly rentals from May 1st to October 31st.
Long weekend and long-term rentals are subject to availability.
For the comfort of our guests, this is a non-smoking property.
Pets may be permitted upon request.


Guestbook

"We love the South Shore and have stayed at the Swim House several times before. Overall, another lovely week - Carter's Beach, Seaside Adjunct, Shelburne, Barrington Passage - all deserve annual visits." C. Storm, New Brunswick

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