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Seaside Home in Serene Deep Cove on the Coast Near Chester

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Imagine yourself awakening in a beautiful coastal home situated in tranquil Deep Cove, a short distance from the village of Chester. This majestic cove on the Aspotogan Peninsula of Nova Scotia was often a haven for sailors seeking shelter from the stormy Atlantic.

Open the double glass doors of your spacious main floor and experience the pleasure of the sea air from the intimacy of your veranda. No dress code required.

This accomodating1 1/2 story, 2 bedroom house offers all the modern amenities you need to relax and indulge yourself. The cozy library and the TV lounge, or anteroom can be easily adapted for additional sleeping quarters. The kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances and all the accoutrements for the gourmet cook or cooks.

Each bedroom has a queen-sized bed. The large master bedroom has an ensuite, with a Jacuzzi bath and separate glass walled shower. The double doors from the master bedroom open to a secluded terrace. The main floor bedroom has a private bath/shower with a separate half-bathroom. The double doors of this bedroom lead out to the patio for the morning sunshine. There is a double futon sofa bed in the library and a king-size bed solution in the anteroom off of the living room. All sleeping areas are fully complimented with sheets, pillows and duvets for your ease and comfort.

Enjoy the view of the cove from your large screened-in veranda, which will shade you, as well as lend you shelter to read and relax at whim. The veranda also allows you to bbq and dine outside in the seaside atmosphere with ease and convenience.

Sail the ocean waters from your shared wharf or relax on the wharf and test your luck at some fishing. Try kayaking around the cove or play in the sand and waves at Bayswater Beach, only five minutes away.

The home is a perfect place to host family or friends for a special occasion. It lends itself to entertaining in an informal but gracious ambience, with the potential to open all the doors and enlarge the space onto the veranda. The vaulted ceilings, original art, and gorgeous fireplace add elegance to the living areas while the marble-topped counters give the open kitchen a hint of glamour.

If the evening is cooler, then the propane fireplace will lend warmth and romance with just the flick of a switch.

From this home you can take day trips to Lunenburg-a UNESCO world heritage site, Mahone Bay-the Home of the Wooden Boats, Halifax-the capital of Nova Scotia, founded in 1749....and this is all less than an hour away.

If you are flying into the Halifax Stanfield International Airport, this home is a 50-55 minute drive towards the coast. It is a 15-minute drive to the quaint and sophisticated village of Chester, which has upscale shops, good restaurants and live theatre throughout the summer. You could hop on the local ferry and enjoy a visit to the islands of Little or Big Tancook. The South Shore area has many pleasures to offer for sightseeing and adventure.

The Anchorage at Deep Cove is a community of individual homes designed by an extraordinary designer/artisan, Rob Parker, who purchased the land on the cove several years ago. He respected the integrity of the anchorage shoreline and he maintained the environmental beauty of the rocky shore.

Recently, an author who was in search of a place for inspiration ensconced herself in the house for a month during the winter season. She credits the peaceful atmosphere and the natural beauty as enabling her successful completion of the book. It was the right place at the 'write' time....her words!

Keywords: Villa, Chalet, House, Detached, Seaside Home, Swimming, Sailing, Fishing, Hiking, Antiques, Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Halifax House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Loft sofa which can be made into a king-size bed or twin bed.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Seaside Home in Serene Deep Cove on the Coast Near Chester
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews
Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

No disappointments. Well equipped kitchen. Very clean. Location and outdoor surroundings, secluded but had an airy feeling. Porch was great. 5 star plus! Janet was very easy to communicate with.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Area very peaceful and good to just hang out.

  • 3 of 5

We really liked the peaceful area and would be great if you were going to hang out and read a book. The veranda was also very nice for relaxing at night with a glass of wine. It was really a bit too far from Halifax but close to Lunenburg which was very nice to get to see. Overall the home has everything you need to stay for sure.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa, Ontario

Beautiful relaxing place

  • 5 of 5

The house, neighborhood and Deep Cove are very nice. House is well equipped and maintained. The Cove is picturesque and very relaxing. Great screened in porch. The booking and communications with the owner were perfect. This house is located in a small community of similar houses and it is in a rural area. You will need to drive quite a bit to get to things. Halifax is 60kms, Lunenburg is 40+, and the great little village of Chester is about 20 kms away. But it is central to everything on the south west coast. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home, excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying in this beautiful home. We used it as a base for our day trips. It was so nice to come home to the covered in porch and continue to enjoy the views Nova Scotia had to offer. Everything you need is provided and the house is more than amazing to stay in. There are many great restaurants and activities within a short distance. Highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Whitby, Ontario

Beautiful home on serene cove

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Janet for sharing your home with us. It was a beautiful home base for our East Coast adventure. We loved the views, the local beaches and it was a close drive to local attractions. I would totally recommend this high quality home to others wanting to see Nova Scotia's beauty.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kitchener, ON

Exquisite home, absolute serenity

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 glorious nights at Janet's home in Deep Cove. Everything was exactly as described in the pictures and in all the other wonderful reviews on VRBO. The house was tastefully decorated, very clean & well-maintained, and in an ideal location for exploring Chester, Mahone Bay, Lunenburg, the Minas Basin & Peggy's Cove. The location was perfect for star-gazing (best display of stars I've ever seen in Canada), perched up above the head of an idyllic cove. The best surprise was the beautiful screened-in porch, where we spent much of our time. I was truly sad to leave yesterday. This was without a doubt the most peaceful, enjoyable vacation that I have ever had, and I will absolutely return.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

Why The Owner chose Halifax

While working and traveling internationally, I always dreamed of returning to Nova Scotia, and to have a place of my own by the ocean. This home in Deep Cove appealed to me because the location was both logistically and physically ideal in any season. One can relax or entertain with ease in a comfortable and cozy environment.

What makes this house unique

When I stay at Deep Cove I enjoy the natural beauty of the landscape. I love being by the ocean and walking on these incredible shores. Each season offers something uniquely different.



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $102.36
Damage Deposit $177.17

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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