East Coast Waterfront Executive Home
House, on the beach with 4 bedrooms, sleeps 10, 3 bathroom(s), floor area of 300 m2 (3230 sq.ft), WCs 1, car optional, children OK, NO smoking, including internet (highspeed), number of travellers: 2
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Description of our house
Our home is large new ranch style home with a master suite with king-size bed and windows facing the St John River, ensuite bathroom with steam shower, small sitting area and large windows facing the river( The second bedroom on the main floor is set up with twin beds . The living area is open concept with large kitchen, dining area, living room and propane fireplaces. There is a large deck, heated sunroom, exterior hot tub. The walkout lower level area that can be used as an apartment has its own sitting and television area, kitchen, exit to the back yard and hot tub access, as well as bathroom and 2 bedrooms (one with queen size bed and one with a double bed and a crib). This apartment area has been used for non-simultaneous exchanges which has been welcomed by both parties. We have enjoyed some meals together as well as the odd outing.Visitors have found it helpful for us to introduce them to the area and acquaint them with what there is to offer.As we have grandchildren close by, there are toys, a swing set, trampoline and toys available.There is a single bed futon and a pull out couch also in the lower floor apartment.
Accommodation and facilities
Telephone, sauna, stereo / hifi, central heating, jacuzzi, tv / cable, fax, sofa, fireplace
Kitchen and washing:
Grill, freezer, fridge, microwave, dish washer, oven, washing machine, dryer
Gym, balcony, garage, child's swing, terrace, parking, sand pit, tenniscourt, garden, barbecue, bicycles
Mountain biking, horse riding, tennis, water skiing, hiking, swimming, golfing, fishing
Local places to go:
Galleries/museums, health club, fine restaurants, good shopping, country club, nightlife, clubbing
Nearest major airport:
Car recommended, children ok, no smoking, including internet (highspeed), hospitality considered, non-simultaneous optional, car optional
= marks the location of this home
We are located at the end of a secluded country road in a very safe wooded area on the St John River outside the City of Saint John (20 minute drive to Saint John and the world famous Bay of Fundy. There is a small town(Grand Bay-Westfield) with groceries, bank, medical, and other services 5 minutes away by car (or 20 minutes by bicycle). Local gym is available close by but bicycles, golf clubs, kayak and treadmill are available at our home for summer activities as well as skis, toboggans and snowshoes for winter. The private family beach on the river is a 5 minute walk away.The golf club is a five minute drive. Saint John is an old and historic Loyalist/Irish (http://sjnow.com city(http://www.saintjohnlifeonyourterms.ca but now has an active French speaking community http://www.tourismsaintjohn.com.and world famous Bay There is a newly identified UNESCO geopark in development(http://www.bayoffundytourism.com , hiking trails (http://www.youtube.com http://www.youtube.com Port of Saint John, nature parks etc. Saint Andrews by the Sea resort town is 75 minutes away, whale watching, deep sea fishing, fishing villages are all within short drives. US border is 60 minutes away with easy access to the eastern seaboard of the US. There are many day trips to local beaches, hiking trails, country markets, historical sights, Birding sites, off shore islands within an hour or two. There are five free ferries available on the Saint John river system which makes for a leisurely country drive as well as two free ferries to Bay islands.
Something about ourselves
We are a semi retired midsixties professional couple (geological engineer and a school district administrator) who are interested in travel. Philip curls, cross country skis and snowshoes in winter, swims and golfs in summer while we both enjoy volunteering at the local theater in Saint John and playing bridge. We have three adult children, one who is in Christchurch, New Zealand,another in Toronto, Ontario, and one with 4 small children near us in Grand Bay-Westfield We enjoy the friendly and safe nature of the town and the neighbouring city as well as the opportunity to travel on many close by nature day trip and hikes. Family lives close by and can help with any problems you might run into. We are interested in travel and are open to offers. We have Spain, Portugal, Cost Rica on our list as well as San Diego, San Francisco, the southern United States, Central and South America on our list of places we want to visit. Other locations in Canada are also of interest
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