Star of the Sea: Where Heaven Meets Earth

Star of the Sea

Tranquility by the sea

Located on the ocean, just a five-minute drive from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Star of the Sea offers a mix of oceanside living with the convenience of city life, nature trails, and relaxation.

We are conveniently located  at the York Redoubt Park entrance. Stella Maris, or Star of the Sea, was purchased privately in 2012 and lovingly restored by Fosterbuilt Construction over a period of two-years.

Most areas were custom designed and meticulously completed by Thomas Foster himself. The building was created in 1846 and stands proud to this day.

A retreat from the world

This is a true retreat for artists, retirees and couples.  During the summer months, be treated to spectacular harbour scenery that includes cruise ships, sail boats, submarines, lobster fishing boats, whales and huge cargo ships.

Convenient walking paths and beautiful views are right outside our door. Treat yourself to a dip in the heated pool overlooking the ocean and the Halifax harbor or enjoy a relaxing glass of wine with your partner.

Enjoy our beautiful pool on the sea

The pool gives a tranquil moment overlooking the sea

A perfect venue for small boutique weddings

With its spectacular views and immaculate design, Star of the Sea is a beautiful setting for a small wedding.

The wedding setting is very personalized, private and exclusive.

Couples can exchange rings and vows on the deck overlooking the historic Halifax Harbour and McNabs Island. Guest numbers are limited to 50.

Plan your special get-aways 

Star of the Sea is a perfect get away for special occasions: a girl’s weekend, a special anniversary, a venue for the wedding party or a small family reunion.

Walks, berry-picking and relaxation on the deck

Come in September and harvest black berries fresh for the picking along York Redoubt’s walking trails. Take advantage of the lovely veranda on a rainy day or just enjoy the view and reflect. An upstairs deck is a great treat on a sunny day allowing for great tanning and basking.

Open kitchen

veranda overlooking the sea

Deck overlooking the sea

Common kitchen

Breakfast and common room open up to the ocean

A perfect view of ships in the harbour

Star by the Sea

Star by the Sea

Enjoy the quiet candlelight

LGBT friendly

LGBT friendly

A Cozy Start to the New Year

Star of the Sea Featured in the Chronicle Herald

Herald Article

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Recently seen in the Halifax Chronicle Herald. Click the image to link to the article by Tim Krochak:
LABOUR OF LOVE: Couple Convert 1846 Chapel into B & B

Built in 1846, the Stella Maris chapel in Fergusons Cove had fallen into a state of disrepair after years of sitting vacant.

Several years ago, community residents began debating what to do with the church, which abuts the York Redoubt National Historic Site and boasts coastal frontage with a spectacular view of Halifax Harbour and the open ocean.

In 2012, in search of a new beginning, Eva Kroger and Tom Foster came upon the church and saw an opportunity.

“We drove by, we happened to spot this property and we…READ MORE