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Far Far Away — 4 Star Guesthouse

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Last updated: 10/05/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description


We have a second property if the dates you are looking for are already booked: Inquire for details.


Please note there is a $50 cleaning fee.



Featured in East Coast Living magazine, Summer 2010 issue.

Far Far Away is a Canada Select 4 Star guesthouse located directly between Chester and Mahone Bay; a ten minute drive in either direction and 25 minutes to the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Lunenburg. The guesthouse shares a driveway with an early 1900s home and has oodles of privacy in the backyard.

The guesthouse is quaint and suited ideally for a couple but can sleep three with a day bed in the spare room off the kitchen that serves as an office or second bedroom. The space is open concept with dark wood floors throughout and a contemporary colour palette of greys and white. The bathroom is completely new and offers a stand up shower and complimentary Aveda bath products. Off the kitchen is a french door that leads to the backyard and large patio complete with outside furniture and BBQ bar. With the help of foliage and fencing the backyard offers a lot of privacy and gets all the morning and early afternoon sun — perfect for enjoying a first cup of coffee or morning yoga.

The guesthouse is furnished with original artwork by Barbara McLean.

A welcome package awaits your arrival; wifi is available on site as well as cable TV and DVD player. The kitchen is complete with fridge, stove, microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee maker, stove top espresso maker (Starbucks espresso provided) and all the necessities for making a meal — although I'm not sure who plans on cooking during their vacation. Bedding, linens, beach towels, toilet tissue, hand soap, iron and ironing board are all available. If you are wondering about specific items, it’s best to ask when booking. Laundry services and mid-stay cleaning are available for an added fee.

Far Far Away is no mansion but sure to win you over.

The property directly connects to the provincial Rails to Trails hiking/cycling trail — two mountain bikes are provided.

The surrounding areas offer, live theatre, sailing, flea markets, whale watching tours, sea kayaking tours, white sand beaches, various farmers markets, horse and carriage rides, cafes, pubs, art galleries, golfing, spas (just 30 seconds to Oak Island Resort), and even on-site private wine tastings.

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Keywords: Cottage, Cabin, Guesthouse


Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

  • Bedroom 1


  • Office


  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The sofa in the main area converts into a double bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Satellite / Cable


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee C$50
  • Taxes Not included


If guests have been found to smoke inside the property and automatic $200 will be charged.

Standard cancelation policy is 14 days notice prior to check in; less than 14 days may result in a partial charge to the card on file; guests who fail to show up without cancelling will be billed the full amount to the card number on file.

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Last updated: 10/05/2015
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white sand beaches, 2 minutes from Oak Island, 25 minutes from UNESCO World Heritage Town of Lunenburg, Ovens Provincial Park, cafes, pubs, farmers markets, bakeries


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: I'm self-employed and highly motivated. With various business ventures on the go, there are too many things in life yet to try that sitting idle doesn't make sense to me. That being said I do know how to relax! As much as I love exploring, I love retreating to country living and I'm determined to make it work. It just so happens that the South Shore (my home) is one of the most beautiful areas in Nova Scotia. Opening a guesthouse has been an item on my Life's To Do List for awhile and 2010 seemed like a natural progression for it. So here we go...

Why the Owner Chose Chester:
This property once belonged to my Great Grandparents who moved from the West coast in the early 1900s. There is a rich history and connectedness here and as often as I try to leave it always calls me home.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
It is quiet. The rural community of Martin's Point is peaceful and usually a few degrees warmer than our neighbouring towns. Living between Mahone Bay and Chester make it easy and fast to visit either depending on what you are in the mood for. Chester offers a live theater festival all summer long, several cafes and unique boutiques — even an organic market. Mahone Bay has art galleries, a cheesecake gallery (wide selection of art and cheesecakes), flea markets, antiques and once you're there it's only a few more minutes to Lunenburg. Each town offers amazing dinning options and there is usually live music to be found somewhere. Lunenburg also offers whale watching, chartered sailing tours, museums, shopping etc. This area seriously is the place to be in the summer!

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • There is a bit more furniture and some art work on the walls now.

    There is a bit more furniture and some art work on the walls now.

  • We have 2 brand new 21-speed touring bikes for the 2013 season!

    We have 2 brand new 21-speed touring bikes for the 2013 season!

  • Kitchen


  • Bathroom (sorry i can't rotate the image)

    Bathroom (sorry i can't rotate the image)

  • Side patio (sorry i can't rotate the image)

    Side patio (sorry i can't rotate the image)

  • Small room off the kitchen

    Small room off the kitchen

  • Far Far Away is ready for the Holidays!

    Far Far Away is ready for the Holidays!

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