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Frances Louis House

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Frances Louis House surrounded by beautiful trees and access to beach at the back of the property
Frances Louis House built and designed by Nova Scotia architect Keith Graham
Port Joli Beach at the back of the property
1 of 22Frances Louis House surrounded by beautiful trees and access to beach at the back of the property
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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
The Frances Louis House was designed and built in the early 1970s by a Nova Scotia architect, Keith Graham. The modernist design style of clean lines and light infused spaces is softened by the use of natural materials. Constructed of Red Western cedar with hardwood floors and local fieldstone, the house harmonizes with the natural surroundings. The main living area is comprised of a large fully equipped kitchen, dining room and a sunken living room that looks out on to the deck. A large stone fireplace anchors the living room while floor to ceiling windows flood the space with light. A corridor leads from the main living area to the bedrooms. The master bedroom has a small western facing balcony that overlooks the property, a queen size bed and an ensuite washroom with a dressin...The Frances Louis House was designed and built in the early 1970s by a Nova Scotia architect, Keith Graham. The modernist design style of clean lines and light infused spaces is softened by the use of natural materials. Constructed of Red Western cedar with hardwood floors and local fieldstone, the house harmonizes with the natural surroundings. The main living area is comprised of a large fully equipped kitchen, dining room and a sunken living room that looks out on to the deck. A large stone fireplace anchors the living room while floor to ceiling windows flood the space with light. A corridor leads from the main living area to the bedrooms. The master bedroom has a small western facing balcony that overlooks the property, a queen size bed and an ensuite washroom with a dressing area and separate cedar lined shower room that feels like a steam bath. A second bedroom has two twin beds and a view of the garden. Carefully placed skylights bring additional light into the bedrooms. There is an additional washroom with separate vanity and toilet and a 'steam bath' shower. Flanking this corridor are two creatively designed rooms: a well-stocked library/media room with a colour television and DVD player and an additional bedroom with a single bed. Two large sliding pocket doors create the fourth wall for these spaces and can be fully opened to expand the room or closed for privacy. Approximately 200 meters from the waterfront, the property is well treed with pines. The beach is almost always deserted. Shallow waters and interesting inlets make for perfect sea kayaking. So whether you are seeking an active holiday or a peaceful break from the everyday, the Frances Louis House is the ideal seaside vacation home. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. I have been to the cottage and I am quite familiar with the property. Additional amenities include: beach chairs, 4 piece bath, iron & ironing board, selection of movies, lawn & gardens, lobster pot, fridge, stove, books & board games, coffee maker, kettle, close to beaches, close to grocery store, washer and dryer.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Self check in with lock box Guests must follow garbage and recycling instructions as described in the Information Binder on site. Unless otherwise agreed, Frances Louis House can accommodate a maximum of 6 guests. Large gatherings such as weddings are not permitted.
Bathrooms
2 Full baths
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About the Manager
Sandy Lane Vacation Rentals
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:85%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:January 2012
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Reviewed November 15, 2019

We rented for a week at the end of October and had a great time. A very peaceful and relaxing stay in a very unique house. It is very well equipped and well kept with lots of room. The private beach is beautiful and there...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank Jet31728232466
TrailBlazer398988, VR Owner at Frances Louis House, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2020

Thank you for your nice comments about the Frances Louis House. It is a truly beautiful property. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. All the best, Helen

Reviewed September 24, 2018

Enjoyed the hot september weather in this fab 70's style cottage. We had the area to ourselves and had long walks on the beach with only the seals for company. They seranaded us to sleep each night with their mermaid songs! If you like seclusion...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank hapyharry
TrailBlazer398988, VR Owner at Frances Louis House, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2018

Hey Hapyharry, The weather certainly did cooperate for you this year. September is usually a fantastic month in Nova Scotia. So pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. That 70's vibe is fantastic isn't it? Regards, Helen ~ Sandy Lane Vacations

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Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

We enjoy a lot this location. Been there twice and intend to come back again. The house, the beach, everything for a perfection quiet vacation !!!

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank FranceR138
TrailBlazer398988, VR Owner at Frances Louis House, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2018

Hi FranceR This makes me so happy. I love the fact that you enjoy the Frances Louis House so much that you keep coming back. Warm Regards, Helen ~ Sandy Lane Vacations

Reviewed July 31, 2017

The cottage was great, the setting was beautiful. I am very familiar with the area having grown up on the south shore. Having the private beach was amazing. The only draw backs were that the sea was full of jelly fish (Lions Head) and the...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank tinkertoy
Reviewed June 15, 2017

Lovely house in a lovely spot, set back from the white sand beach in some piney, mossy woods. No one on the beach for the month we were there, which was great! The pets loved it as much as we did. We'll definitely go back.

Date of stay: May 2017
1  Thank Virginia L
Management response:Responded June 18, 2017

Hi Virginia, I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Frances Louis House. Hope to hear from you in the future. All the best, Helen

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Patio
Cable/satellite TV
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
VCR
Washer
Waterfront
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
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About the neighbourhood
Nestled amongst mature pines overlooking Port Joli Bay, Nova Scotia, this beautiful vacation home is an idyllic retreat offering privacy, relaxation, birding, beach walks and beautiful views. A wooded pathway leads down through the property to over 500 feet of secluded beach frontage. It is just 5 kilometers to the spectacular Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct Provincial Park with its walking trails and abundance of wildlife. For museums, restaurants, shopping, live music and nightlife, Liverpool is about 20 minutes away. The historic town of Shelburne is only 30 minutes away. It’s a 2-hour drive to Halifax International Airport and 1.5 hours to the ferry terminal in Yarmouth.
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