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Renovated Historic Home in the Center of the Village.

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Last updated: 02/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

4 bedroom, 3 bath home, decks, ocean view, 2 fireplaces, fabulous living room

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.

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/22/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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


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


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


  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

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

  • 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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

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

  • Parking:

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

  • Telephone:

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

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

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

  • Dishes & Utensils:

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

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    free-standing stove with oven...moreless

  • Toaster


  • 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

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak Shack is located on Water St. Boats launch from the bottom of Queen St. Call Piers Baker at 902-980-0522 for rates and place to meet...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    beautifully landscaped grounds...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

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



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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 22 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $731.80
  • Final Clean / Laundry $182.95
  • Pet Fee $73.18


5% discount for booking 4 weeks. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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.

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 02/22/2017
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49 Miles
Nearest Airport
Halifax Stanfield International Airport
250 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Fo'c'sle Tavern
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Chester Golf Course
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
HWY. 103
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Kiwi Cafe
31 Miles
Nearest Ski
Ski Martock
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
Freda's Beach

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, NS, Canada:
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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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/22/2017

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  • 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

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 21, 2017

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