Family-Friendly Rental with Beautiful Gardens

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Last updated: 07/07/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Our home is a newly renovated, old house. It is cozy, sunny, clean, and has a huge kitchen, making it a perfect vacation home for a family or small group of vacationers. This is our home in which we live for most of the year, but the nature of our work means that we have weeks and weekends during which we are gone and it is available. We always have it professionally cleaned, and try to clean out some of our personal belongings to make it as comfortable for our guests. But please note that it is a home, not just a rental house. There are three bedrooms and one bath with shower and claw foot tub. The house is on a beautiful property of meadow on a hill with a beautiful view. It is right down the road from a lakefront beach, and the rails-to-trails. The cove in Chester Basin has a sweet restaurant right on the water where you can get local fresh fish. It is located within 5 minutes of the beautiful town of Chester, which has bakery's, restaurants, summer farmer's market, golfing, beachfront, theatre, pubs, a skate park. We are also close to Mahone Bay and Lunenburg - both beautiful towns with farmers markets, shops, restaurants, cafes, museums, etc. We are also in close proximity to perfect day trips to many beautiful beaches all along the South Shore. Our property is a perfect getaway to enjoy all the South Shore has to offer, all through the four seasons!


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside of the house is OK. Ashtray provided for butts....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Ideally smaller pets that won't chew things and shed everywhere. Please ask....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Books:

    It is our personal collection, which we are happy to share with everyone as long as they stick around;)...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Toys:

    We have some wooden building blocks and a train/farm set....moreless


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Rural:

    The backyard is a sloping meadow. At the top, there is nearly a 360 degree view of the surrounding landscape. It is on a quiet, dead-end street, 1/4 km from the rails-to-trails and a lakefront beach....moreless

  • Village:

    Chester Basin is a small village with a beautiful cove on the ocean. It is situated between the village of Chester and Mahone Bay, known for their summer sailing, and is 30km from historic Lunenburg....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    There is a clothes line as well, which is preferred during the warmer months....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker:

    milk frother and teapot...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    You can use any spices, oil, vinegar, etc. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    There is a beautiful golf course in Chester....moreless

  • Tennis:

    There are tennis courts in Chester, you'd have to bring your own racquets though....moreless



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Last updated: 07/07/2015
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80 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Halifax Stanfield International Airport
5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
The Rope Loft
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Big Tancook Ferry
9 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Chester Golf Club
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
The Seaside Shanty
50 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Hutt Lake, many South Shore Beaches

Car: Recommended

The village of Chester Basin has a post office, grocery store, and a local restaurant called the Seaside Shanty (open seasonally). It's conveniently located one mile from the ocean and the town of Chester Basin, a 5 minute walk to a lakefront community beach, a 6 minute drive to the Village of Chester, 15 Minutes from the town of Mahone Bay, 25min from historic Lunenburg, 45 minutes from the city of Halifax, under an hour from Annapolis Royal in the Valley. It is right on the rails-to-trails that connects to Chester and Mahone bay, which is said to be one of the more beautiful parts of the trail.

There are beautiful beaches nearby, tons of sailing, multiple farmers markets throughout the week, restaurants, theatre, hikes, fishing, surfing - we would be more than happy to give anyone advise on what to do around the area. Our house is also a great place to just relax in the sunny yard, cook, go on walks, or sit at the lakeside beach.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We are both originally from the US - New York City and Connecticut and are citizens of Canada as well. We've lived in Nova Scotia since 2008. Nick is a musician - drums and percussion, and a choral conductor. I'm a landscape designer. Nick has been vacationing on the South Shore of Nova Scotia since he was a child. We spend as much time as we can sailing through the islands of the South Shore (when we're not working, of course!).

Why the Owner Chose Chester:
This house was built about 100 years ago and has had a lot of work done to it before we bought it. The land was a huge attraction. We love the South Shore and work in Halifax, so it is just out of town enough to feel like we're in the country but still have a fairly easy commute into the city. We love to be close to Chester, Mahone Bay, Lunenburg. We love to sail, so being close to the ocean is essential.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The kitchen is huge, the sun shines on the front porch and through the front windows in the morning and brightens our back yard, meadow, and kitchen with the most beautiful light all afternoon into the evening. The meadow is full of lupins, fruit trees, and other wildflowers, and has pathways up to the top of the hill that looks out over the basin and nearly 360 degrees around. There is a beautiful old willow in the backyard.

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  • Lupins


  • Front porch

    Front porch

  • Meadow


  • Clothes line

    Clothes line

  • One of the bridges on the rails-to-trails in winter - perfect for c.c. skiing!

    One of the bridges on the rails-to-trails in winter - perfect for c.c. skiing!

  • Rails-to-trails entrance just down the road

    Rails-to-trails entrance just down the road

  • Lake-front beach at the park

    Lake-front beach at the park

  • Back porch in the afternoon sun

    Back porch in the afternoon sun

  • View of the property from the top of the meadow

    View of the property from the top of the meadow

  • Sunset through the willow tree

    Sunset through the willow tree

  • Sailing through the South Shore Islands

    Sailing through the South Shore Islands

  • Park with ball field just down the road

    Park with ball field just down the road

  • Chester Basin

    Chester Basin

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, November 06, 2015

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