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Renovated Historic home in the center of the village.

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 10 nights


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.

Property Manager
Nicola Hubbard
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 15, 2018

About Nicola Hubbard

The owner is native Nova Scotian, now living in Houston, Texas with her Kiwi husband and their college-aged 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 full-time to NS at some point in the future. In the meantime, they invite you to enjoy the quiet charm of this lovely village

Nicola Hubbard purchased this house in 2012

Why Nicola Hubbard chose 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!

What makes this house unique

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.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Chester

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Iron ladder from Master bedroom to kitchen deck is for emergency use only.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master ensuite - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main bath upstairs - toilet , tub , shower
    downstairs bath - toilet , shower , shower stall is small, but usable
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king , ensuite, private deck, fireplace
    Upstairs King - 1 king , bed can be separated into two twins
    Upstairs Queen - 1 queen
    Upstairs twin - 2 twin/ single
    downstairs King - 1 king , bed can be separated into 2 twins
  • 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!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Renovated Historic home in the center of the village.
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Fabulous house in Chester

  • 5 of 5

Great location, house with plenty of amenities and view of back bay, beautiful huge garden, lovely sitting spaces and decks. Well-equipped kitchen. Very comfy pillows! Really wonderful for a family stay.

  • Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Perfect location for a family vacation; situated in the heart of Historic Chester.
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Storybook setting

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful vacation with family in this storybook house in the village of Chester. The setting is magical, with extensive and beautifully landscaped grounds. Two separate decks on the main floor mean having sunny places to have morning coffee or evening drinks while overlooking the calm waters of the back harbour. The house is large enough for everyone in our party to have had plenty of room, but cosy enough to be warm and inviting. It sits at the top of a hill with amazing views, but is just a (literally) two-minute-or-less stroll to the shops in town – especially Nicki's restaurant and the wonderful Kiwi Cafe. The house itself was immaculate and contained everything we needed for a terrific time. Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: 6-Jun-2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
49 Miles
Halifax Stanfield International Airport
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Fo'c'sle Tavern
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Chester Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
HWY. 103
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Kiwi Cafe
Nearest Ski
31 Miles
Ski Martock
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
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 now in Chester. 45 minutes to Halifax, beautiful sailing and kayaking areas.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Chester

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid August
Aug 10 2018 - Aug 20 2018
10 night minimum stay
Aug 27 2018 - Sep 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Final Clean / Laundry C$250
Refundable Damage Deposit C$1,000
Pet Fee C$100

5% discount for booking 2 adjacent weeks during late August or September. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Cleaning fee is deducted from deposit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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