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Chester Garden House, 4 + Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 8 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 - 8 nights


Chester House Rental Photos and Description

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.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only

Pauline Buote
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2016
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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.


based on 12 traveler reviews

Chester Garden House, 4 + Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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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June in The Chester Garden House

  • 5 of 5

We recently rented the garden house for the month of June. Our family and friends were delighted with our choice.

The house was well equipped, spacious,comfortable,spotless and perfectly designed for entertaining groups of people.

The garden and grounds were well maintained with mature trees and flowering shrubs. The small waterfall and frog pond fascinated the children and the backyard was such an enjoyable space to relax with our friends.

The owners were quick to respond to any questions we might have had and were very accommodating and concerned that everything was as expected.

The village of Chester is charming, the restaurants are excellent and the location lends itself to easy access to other areas on the south shore waiting to be discovered.

A wonderful vacation and highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Home for Family & Friends

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Chester Garden House for our immediate family reunion. In total we had 4 couples and three small children -- the house fit all of our needs perfectly. The rooms and furnishings were inviting and comfortable. The layout and space provided room for everyone to cook, dine, and hangout en masse -- but there was also enough space to find a quiet corner, if needed. The grounds are also spectacular -- and we enjoyed many meals outside. The overall location can't be beat -- an easy walk into Chester and a short drive to many wonderful beaches and towns along the Nova Scotia coast. The owners were easy to work with -- very easy and quick communication. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

Chester House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season Fall
Sep 3 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Off Season
Jan 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Chester Race Week
Aug 6 2017 - Aug 13 2017
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $758

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.
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Chester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • non smoking only
  • 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
  • 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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