Sliding House Upper Kingsburg, Nova Scotia, Canada

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  • House
  • 2 BR
  • Sleeps 4
  • from C$ 2050 wk
What we like about this property

Dramatic but simple, this house’s smart design principles and off kilter scale and proportions make for an interesting stay. Co-existing nicely into the environment, the home’s angular placement allows for an appreciation of both design and nature.

Description

Positioned along the coast of Upper Kingsburg in Nova Scotia, this striking and unsual  home has all the cool design credibility but remains very simple and livable. 

Aptly named, the house was commissioned by creative directors David Peters and Rhonda Rubinstein and designed by Kingsburg resident and renown architect Brian Mackay-Lyons. Featured in the Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture, the San Francisco Chronicle and more, the home has also been the subject of a celebrated photo essay by Jean-Luc Laloux. 

The cool geometric lines and industrial materials of the exterior give way to warm and inviting interiors of sleek polished wood and windows calibrated to capture the panoramic views and natural light.  Bright, refined and minimal, the cool simplicity combines the kitchen and dining on the main floor with the master bedroom in the loft, plus a double bedroom on the lower level.

Combining refinement and raw natural beauty, this home offers the chance to experience nature while staying in a unique, architecturally acclaimed retreat by the sea.  

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Wifi throughout, TV/DVD. Housekeeping, laundry facilities and on site parking. Fireplace firewood provided. 

AROUND

Just over 90 minute drive from Halifax, the house is set above the coastal community of Upper Kingsburg. The town of Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is just minutes away as is the two mile long stretch of Hirtle Beach. 

LOCATION

Upper Kingsburg, Nova Scotia. Nearest Airport: Halifax Stanfield International Airport (127km)

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Summers feature beautiful weather for outdoor fun

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Sliding House

from C$2050 to C$2600 / wk
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Quote Details

$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not included
TOTAL $1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
TOTAL (with Deposit) $1,780
Notes
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Info
Bedrooms2 Bedrooms
Bed Type1 Queen, 2 Twin
KitchenFully equipped
Bathrooms1 and half
Accommodate4 Guests
InternetYes, Wireless
Kid FriendlyFamilies welcome
Pet friendlyNo
ViewPanoramic views south-east to Atlantic Ocean, Hirtles Beach, and Romkey Pond
Rates
Season Start Date End Date Weekly Min Stay Additional
April 27 to June 29Apr 27Jun 28C$20507 Nights
June 29 to August 31Jun 29Aug 30C$26007 Nights
August 31 to November 16Aug 31Nov 16C$20507 Nights
CLOSEDNov 17Apr 26
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Reviews

2 Reviews

  • Remi Carlioz, July 9, 2017

    Lovely & very helpful host. Perfect communication. 
    The house is an architectural gem in a beautiful landscape. Everything you need and don’t need to decompress, think, relax and just admire the surroundings and how the house fits into a quiet and incredible region. 
    Wake up with the horses coming out of the fog in the garden before the sun appears on the sea and you’ll remember this view…
    The stay was too short. We will be back. 

    Remi Carlioz

    Boston, USA

  • Richard M., September 30, 2016

    Amazing, inspiring location perched high on a hill overlooking the Atlantic coast, with sweeping views afforded from the open plan kitchen and living room space. Other impressive modern homes by Brian MacKay-Lyons are located around Sliding House, easily visited by short walks through fields and hilly country roads. Hirtle’s Beach is nearby, wonderfully flat for long walks by the sea, with a semi-challenging hike at the end, around the Gaff Point Trail. Other beaches of note to visit nearby the property, include Rissers Beach Provincial Park, and Crescent Beach, both similar to Hirtle’s Beach and excellent for long flat walks by the ocean. (Did not have time to board the pedestrian-only ferry from Chester, to the Tancook Islands, but, apparently that’s a great place to walk… Maybe next visit!)

    Starting in Halifax, I would recommend stopping in Peggys Cove, on the way to Sliding House (or, vice versa). Charming towns to visit nearby Sliding House, include Lunenburg, Mahone Bay, and Chester. I would also recommend a visit to Kejimkujik National Park Seaside, and Lockeport, another picturesque town.

    If you need to get away from it all, and be surrounded by lovely horses grazing just outside your door, with deer appearing at sunrise/sunset, bird watching galore, and fresh sea air and the faint noise of surf breaking, well, this is the place for you! (That said, a rental car is necessary, preferably with G.P.S.)

    Richard M.

    STRATFORD, Canada

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