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Chester Garden House, 4 + Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Sun Room Overlooking The Back Garden And A Kitchen For The Most Discerning Chef

Large four/five bedroom home offering the ultimate in comfort and convenience. A relaxing Sun Room overlooking the back garden and a kitchen for the most discerning chef. The grounds are expansive, fully fenced, private, include a trickling water feature and flagstone patio. The perennial gardens and variety of mature trees create an oasis of color for every season. A five minute walk to Chesters Front or Back Harbours, Chester Yacht Club and the great Shops, Restaurants and Theatre of Chester Village. The Village has a public seawater lido pool with life guards, Freda's Beach - a public beach, and a parade grounds with a gazebo where bands play on Sunday nights. The Chester Golf Club is a public 18 hole golf course located just a short distance away offering spectacular views of the bay. Ski Martock is located approximately 30 minutes away and offers 7 Alpine trails and 14 Cross-Country trails. The Tancook Ferry is located 3 blocks away. Halifax is 35 minutes away. Halifax International Airport is a 45 minute drive.

Pauline Buote
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

Why Pauline Buote chose Nova Scotia

Chester village is a warm and welcoming seaside village offering access to the Mahone bay waterways and vistas. Mahone bay and its numerous islands are well known for yachting and have made Chester a sailing destination. Chester village is:

35 - minutes from Halifax

30 - minutes to Lunenburg, home of the famous bluenose ii.

What makes this house unique

4-5 Minute Walk To Chester Yacht Club, Front Harbour, Back Harbour, Lido Pool, Shops, Restaurants and Chester Playhouse.


Nearest Airport
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Ferry
Nearest Golf
Nearest Train
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended

Chester Village is one of the wealthiest communities (per capita) in the province as a result of being a vacation and resort destination, with many seasonal and year-round estates and mansions. The nearby waters of Mahone Bay and its numerous islands are well known for yachting and have made Chester into a cruising destination. A ferry from the town connects to Big Tancook Island and Little Tancook Island.

45 - minutes from Halifax

30 - to Lunenburg home to the famous Bluenose and a UNESCO town

60 minutes to the famous Peggie's Cove


Chester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - Master - 1 king
  • King size beds (1) MASTER BEDROOM, Queen size Beds (1) GUEST ROOM, Double Beds (1) 3RD BEDROOM, Twin or Single Beds (1) Double (1) 4TH BEDROOM,
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Chester Garden House, 4 + Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Barrington Passage, NS

Perfect for families, relaxing, and exploring Chester.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I along with our 3 daughters and their spouses stayed at this paradise for a week. Pauline and her husband were very responsive before, during, and after our stay. This house has everything you could want and exceeded our expectations. You literally only need your food, drinks, and clothing. The kitchen is completely stocked with everything you need to prepare meals. The place has loads of space, is beautiful, and the backyard is an oasis with a BBQ, large patio area, pond, waterfall and gardens. You can walk to everywhere in Chester, and the street is very quiet and private. Short drives find you in Lunenburg, Mahone Bay, or Blue Rocks. The owners maintain this property to a very high level and it shows. This property comes with my highest recommendation.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hammonds Plains

Excellent stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our two families were very comfortable during our week at the lovely Chester Garden House. We were a party of nine including five teenage boys! Lots of room in the house for everyone to spread out in when we needed our own space yet several gathering spots when we wanted to be together (living room, family room and sun room). The eat-in kitchen was fully equipped with everything we needed and the separate dining room was appreciated by the adults! Bedrooms were comfortable and there were lots of linens, towels, etc). The house is ideally located for walking to the village of Chester for shops, cafes, pool, park, grocery store). The yard offers a lovely spot to sit and enjoy an outdoor meal or coffee while listening to the frogs in the pond! Lots of day trips are possible (beaches, Tancook Island, Mahone Bay & Lunenburg, kayaking, etc). Our host, Pauline, was very easy to deal with and always reachable. We would definitely recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Chester Garden House was very enjoyable. We found dealing with Pauline very easy (she was always responsive to emails etc.) and the house was clean, comfortable (especially the beds), well equipped, (plenty of towels and in the way of kitchen everything one would need) and the house is situated in a wonderful location (walkable to the main street, kids playground and Lido pool) and on a lovely large property. Some great restaurants in town Kiwi (for lunch or breakfast) and The Rope Loft (great view and decent food for a pub! The Haddock was delicious. Would would recommend this house in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holly Springs, NC

Wonderful Extended Family Trip

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Chester Garden House for a week in July to celebrate my parents 50th anniversary. In total, there were 10 people staying at the house ranging in age from 5 to 78. The house was perfect! It gave us plenty of room to be together but also plenty of space to be apart when we needed too. The gardens are gorgeous. We had family pictures taken there by a photographer we hired from Mahone Bay and they turned out beautifully. Chester is a beautiful town and a great base for seeing the entire area. The kids with us spent HOURS at the beach looking for hermit crabs. The town salt water pool was a big draw and a trip to Tancook Island to look for sea glass is definitely worth it. Pauline was wonderful and responsive and a pleasure to work with. I am already plotting how I can get back!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing ,relaxing and enjoyable!!

  • 5 of 5

The Chester Garden House is everything thing you would want and more. We enjoyed sitting by the pond watching the fish and frogs. The gardens are well manicured and make for an excellent place to have morning coffee. The house itself is beautiful, spacious, and clean. The location is perfect, within walking distance of downtown Chester and the harbor, and within driving distance of the beach, vineyards, and plenty of history. We highly recommend this gorgeous spot in Chester.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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wonderful house in beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

highly recommended house on the hill in Chester. we loved the floor plan for privacy or entertaining. the gardens are just superb. the frogs in the pond were hard to leave. super relaxing experience. well kept house with lots of light and beautiful decor.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40.52
Damage Deposit $810.44

Cancellation Policy to be DISCUSSED WITH OWNER with 7 and 14 days VRBO policy Null and Void.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.