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Renovated Historic Home in the Center of the Village.

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Last updated: 06/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Chester house description

This 200-year old home was renovated in the 1990's, winning a Nova Scotia home award. Three decks, including a private one off the Master suite, overlook stunning gardens and Chester's back harbour. One king bedroom is downstairs and has access to an adjacent bathroom with small shower, perfect for anyone that has trouble with stairs. Upstairs are 3 additional bedrooms - 1 king, 1 queen and one twin (in addition to the Master) and one further bathroom with claw foot tub and separate shower. Both the upstairs and downstairs king beds can be configured as twin beds. The house has two wonderful working fireplaces - in the living room and in the master - and four other decorative ones. Wood is supplied. BBQ, separate laundry with washer and dryer, dishwasher, fridge, stove, microwave, and other small appliances in a fully outfitted kitchen.

Property Type

  • House
  • 3400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Master: 1 king

            ensuite, private deck, fireplace...moreless

          • Upstairs King: 1 king

            bed can be separated into two twins...moreless

          • Upstairs Queen: 1 queen


          • Upstairs twin: 2 twin/ single


          • downstairs King: 1 king

            bed can be separated into 2 twins...moreless

          • There are four bedrooms upstairs, and one downstairs, but we limit the occupancy to 8 in the house. Feel free to pick which four bedrooms you would like!...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Master ensuite: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Main bath upstairs: toilet, tub, shower


          • downstairs bath: toilet, shower

            shower stall is small, but usable...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            plenty of dishes, utensils, pots, pans, baking, BBQ supplies, bowls, coffee mugs and wine glasses...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            fully outfitted kitchen from blender and coffee maker to major appliances (including BBQ) ...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            and coffee grinder (great coffee beans at Kiwi cafe!)...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 10 people


          • Parking:

            one car in driveway, others can be parked on the street beside the house...moreless

          • Fireplace:

            2 working fireplaces, 4 historic (decorative)...moreless

          • Living Room:

            40 feet long, 2 decks front and side of room...moreless

          • Heating
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board


          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable
          • DVD Player
          • Video Library
          • Stereo
          • Music Library
          • Games
          • Books


          • Telephone:

            free long-distance in Canada and the US...moreless

          • Internet

          Pool & Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                The Chester Lido is one block away, as is Freda's Beach (ocean)...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                3 decks, two large ones off living room and kitchen, and one smaller private one off the Master. Please note, although there is a ladder between the upper and lower deck, it is for emergency use only...moreless

              • Golf:

                Chester Golf Club (18-hole, public access) is only a few minutes away. Sherwood Golf Course and Osprey Golf course are both 18-hole public courses that can be found within a 10-15 minute drive....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                beautifully landscaped grounds...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill


              • Historic
              • Family
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions
              • Away From It All
              • Romantic

              Location & View

              • Village:

                Located 1 block north of the Chester Yacht Club, 1 block west of the center of the village, the house is within walking distance of everything important in Chester!...moreless

              • Ocean View:

                View Little Fish and Big Gooseberry islands across Chester's Back Harbour from all three decks at the house...moreless


              • Marina
              • Skiing
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Sailing
              • Kayaking
              • Tennis
              • Golf
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Massage Therapist
              • Groceries
              • Hiking
              • ATM/Bank
              • Shelling
              • Boating
              • Sight Seeing
              • Shopping
              • Whale Watching
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Photography
              • Beachcombing
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Playground
              • Antiquing
              • Fishing


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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Sep 1 - Oct 12, 2014
              7 night min stay


              Additional information about rental rates


              • Refundable Damage Deposit C$1,000
              • Taxes Included


              damage deposit and 50% of rental fee due to reserve, payment in full 30 days before rental. Cleaning fee of approximately $250.00 will be deducted from damage deposit before refund.

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              Last updated: 06/26/2014
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              49 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Halifax Stanfield International Airport
              4 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              HWY. 103
              200 Metres
              Nearest Beach
              Freda's Beach
              250 Metres
              Nearest Barpub
              Fo'c'sle Tavern
              31 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Ski Martock
              1.5 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Chester Golf Course
              60 Metres
              Nearest Restaurant
              Nicki's Inn

              Car: Recommended

              Ferry to Big Tancook Island, plentiful local restaurants and pubs, within driving distance of World Heritage Town of Lunenburg, several golf courses , Bayswater and Queensland Beaches. Kayak rentals Mahone Bay. 45 minutes to Halifax, beautiful sailing and kayaking areas.


              Manager info

              Year Purchased: 2012

              About: The owner is native Nova Scotian, now living in Houston, Texas with her Kiwi husband and their teenage daughter. Growing up in Halifax, her summers were largely spent roaming the south shore of Nova Scotia. Windrose has been bought in anticipation of returning fulltime to NS at some point in the future. In the meantime, they invite you to enjoy the quiet charm of this lovely village

              Why Chester:
              Chester is one of many charming historic towns along the south shore of Nova Scotia. The village is somewhat unique, however, as it is a compact community removed from the main road. The town itself offers plenty of activities and restaurants and it is central enough to enjoy day outings to areas such as Lunenburg, Mahone Bay, various south shore beaches, as well as the museums, art galleries, medical facilities and nightlife of Halifax. The perfect combination!

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              When the last owner's renovated the home, they took a lot of trouble to maintain the historic feel, while adding a spectacular 40' long living area toward the back of the house. During the day, the light in this room can be stunning, and at night, the huge fireplace comforts and relaxes. Decks surround the living room and kitchen, and outdoor living on a sunny day is sublime. The master suite has its own private deck and charming fireplace, a perfect retreat.

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              Speaks: english



              • front of house

                front of house

              • Backyard in early summer

                Backyard in early summer

              • marble topped counters in Kitchen

                marble topped counters in Kitchen

              • Kitchen with historic fireplace (decorative only)

                Kitchen with historic fireplace (decorative only)

              • Living room (working fireplace) and dining area

                Living room (working fireplace) and dining area

              • Dining table seats 10

                Dining table seats 10

              • upstairs hall and window

                upstairs hall and window

              • view from front deck

                view from front deck

              • downstairs king

                downstairs king

              • main bath

                main bath

              • working fireplace in Master suite

                working fireplace in Master suite

              • upstairs queen

                upstairs queen

              • Landscaped back garden

                Landscaped back garden

              • outside dining on kitchen deck

                outside dining on kitchen deck

              • Fully equipped Kitchen

                Fully equipped Kitchen

              • sitting and tv area in kitchen

                sitting and tv area in kitchen

              • view from dining window

                view from dining window

              • Game area in living room

                Game area in living room

              • master deck

                master deck

              • upstairs king

                upstairs king

              • decorative fireplace in downstairs bedroom

                decorative fireplace in downstairs bedroom

              • Bed in Master, with french doors to private deck

                Bed in Master, with french doors to private deck

              • upstairs queen room

                upstairs queen room

              • Upstairs twin

                Upstairs twin

              VRBO #587011

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              This listing was first published here in 2014.

              Date last modified - Tuesday, August 26, 2014

              C$2,400 per week (CAD)

              5 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

              View calendar: Updated 06/26/14
              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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