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Jane Paul

Member since: 2005
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Speaks english, french

SANDY COVE COTTAGE / CHESTER / oceanfront / private beach and wharf / kayak

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Chester holiday cottage

2 bedroom +den, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4

Seaside, secluded, 2 bedroom, ( den can be closed off to provide privacy with a third bed ),pine paneled, charming cottage with wharf, kayak, swim floats, sandy beach, Wi-Fi Internet. Only 5 minutes from Chester. Screened porch, decks, picnic table, BBQ, dishwasher, washer, dryer etc. Master bedroom with glass on 2 sides gives awesome panoramic ocean views just a few feet away. Located on 5+ oceanfront acres, in a sheltered cove perfect for swimming or kayaking. You'll enjoy watching fox, deer and birds such as loons, osprey and eagles. Includes Wi-Fi , phone, cable TV, DVD, VCR. Very clean, very comfortable and very well maintained.. No Smoking / No Pets. Check out pictures in Photo Gallery (Sandy Cove Cottage)

Will provide info on the restaurants the owner prefers, things to see and do such as a fabulous golf course along the ocean and directions from Halifax airport . Wharf and beach are private.

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jane Paul (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks english, french

About Jane Paul

I am a retired French teacher who was born and spent most of my

childhood years in Montreal, Canada except for 5 years in Orange Park,

Florida where my father was a psychologist at the Yerkes chimpanzee

lab and a year on scholarship at a university in Neuchatel,

Switzerland. When I returned to Montreal I met my husband (on a blind

date ) at McGill University where I was an undergrad student and my

husband was a medical student. When we graduated he returned to Penna,

his home state, for his internship. After that his residency training

took us to Texas, Maryland, London, England and Wisconsin. During this

time we had two sons and later adopted a daughter and took in foster

daughters whom we wanted to adopt but the mothers just wanted to hold

on to them loosely. In 1989 my husband’s friend, from undergrad years

at Gettysburg College, purchased Nisbet Plantation on Nevis and we

started buying land next door. We ended up with 4 acres on the ocean

and now that we are retired we live in our own villa for 5 winter

months and rent CORAL REEF VILLA.I have spent every summer of my life

in Nova Scotia and only stay in Penna spring and fall for doctor

appointments, and other essential visits. I am proud to be a

Canadian citizen as well as an American citizen .

Jane Paul purchased this cottage in 1985

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your cabin is beautiful and I love the furniture. We found it so nice to come home after a long day of sightseeing and boy did we sightsee!

We saw a male pheasant and we got some nice pictures of a deer and the chipmunk here.

The master bedroom is amazing. One of my dream rooms!

Thank you for the phone calls and Doreen was wonderful. Everyone in Nova Scotia is so friendly no matter where we went it felt like home.
Jun 2010
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SANDY COVE COTTAGE / CHESTER / oceanfront / private beach and wharf / kayak
average rating of 4.95 based on 23 reviews

Serenity..the only word to describe this place.

  • 5 of 5

While this cottage is secluded, feeling like we were a bit 'off the grid' , we found it so convenient to access all amenities that we required such as local grocery stores and restaurants. We used this cottage as our 'home base' while exploring the South Shore of Nova Scotia. The drives to Chester, Mahone Bay, Peggy's Cove, and Lunenburg were pleasurable as the main road for this cottage is right near the Lighthouse Route so maps were not even just follow the highway. Roads in the area are very well marked for exploring, as well.

The cottage itself is very comfortable and clean and it provides everything that you probably need, including internet service and washer and dryer. The best feature was the main bedroom that consists of 2 walls of windows that overlooks the water. It was so really was hard to leave everyday to do the area exploring when you could just lie in bed with your coffee and enjoy the views. While we were there, I saw 5 deer and a fox so this provided some entertainment.

What was something that we did not think of when booking and learned by experience was that Chester does not have the 'tour buses' running in and out of town all day and to us that was a positive. When we visited other sites, this was sometimes overwhelming, especially in Peggy's Cove. You missed all this tourist action for the most part in Chester.

Jane Paul, the owner was incredible. She was at the cottage to great us and was very knowledgeable about the area. She was staying close by and provided us with absolutely anything we needed..usually within minutes. She provided emails prior to our stay detailing directions, recommended restaurants and activities. I can say that anyone who takes a trip to this area MUST go to the Shore Club for the lobster dinner, They closed for the season on October 9th this year so I am not sure when they would re-open again.

I would not hesitate to recommend this property to a family (3 bedrooms with closet and dresser drawer space and washer and dryer), or couple. It was indeed an enjoyable stay that we would like to repeat one day.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sandy Cove Cottage

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful week we had recently at Sandy Cove Cottage! Everything exceeded our expectations: the location of the cottage close to the water's edge, the sunny wharf with its comfortable chairs, and the private sandy beach on the property not far from the cottage. Boats were also available, had we wanted to use them.

The interior of the cottage is cozy, furnished with over-sized chairs and Nova Scotia antiques. We appreciated the well-equipped kitchen and the superior linen on the beds. Everything was spotless, including all the appliances. We slept well in the glass-enclosed master bedroom, only feet away from the gentle rhythm of the incoming tides. One night we saw shooting stars in the sky, which were reflected in the calm waters of the cove--very special!

The owners of the cottage are extremely attentive to the needs of their guests and offer a wealth of information about nearby places of interest-- museums, restaurants, craft shops, golf courses, and more. Thanks to them, we came home with some delicious smoked salmon, produced locally (a real treat). We made visits to various South Shore communities, as well as to the Annapolis Valley and even to Pictou. All were easily manageable day trips.

Sandy Cove Cottage provides a bit of everything: an idyllic, comfortable setting, plus plenty of nearby opportunities for stimulation. We loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tranquility in Nova Scotia

  • 5 of 5

Recently we had the good fortune to spend a week at Sandy Cove Cottage in Chester, Nova Scotia. It couldn't have been more pleasant!

First of all, the setting is peaceful and idyllic. The cottage sits a few feet from a quiet cove. It is surrounded by pine and oak trees with an open field of tall grasses and wildflowers nearby. Wildlife abounds. During our visit we saw deer, wild turkeys, lots of land and sea birds, rabbits and squirrels. I am told there are often foxes as well. The views of the bay from the dock are spectacular. You can also take in the scenery from the flat roof of the ell of the cottage or maybe just find a lounge chair for an afternoon snooze.

The cottage is well-furnished. There are three comfortable bedrooms, a full bath, a small but well-equipped kitchen, a dining area and two sitting rooms with comfortable chairs.

For entertainment there are books, TV, CD/DVD players and radio. The cottage is heated for the cooler times. It is equipped with both dishwasher and washing machine.

In addition to the many hours we spent enjoying the tranquility of the cottage, we also enjoyed sampling the fare at the several restaurants in the Chester area as well as perusing the art galleries which offer both paintings and ceramics among other creations. The golf course is scenically located and open to the public.

An added plus is the friendly, outgoing nature of the hosts as well as their constant attentiveness to needs or requests for information.

In short, we highly recommend this venue for a wonderful stay in Nova Scotia.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little Piece of Heaven - Sandy Cove Cottageanxio

  • 5 of 5

A perfect spot to rest and relax nestled on the water at Chester Basin. The cottage is so cozy and well equipped and you are free to use the boats at the dock' Where else can you open your eyes in the morning and look out at the water where a sailboat swings on it's mooring. Walking trails through pines and maples are a great way to start your day. The owners are on the property and are anxious to provide local knowledge if asked. The quaint towns of Lunenburg and Chester are close and provide a variety of shops and museums This is the spot for a truly peaceful and restful vacation and one which will draw you back time after time.

Judy K.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. SANDY COVE COTTAGE is actually located on SANDY COVE which a short 5 minute drive from CHESTER.
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Beautiful beyond words!

  • 5 of 5

Sandy Cove Cottage is a rare find. Nestled next to a field of Queen Anne's lace, the cottage is a classic. The beach, wharf, and boats offer loads of entertainment. The owners Jane and Ron are wonderful and go out of their way to make sure their vacationers have a good time. We had such a good time that we hope to be back again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful beyond words

  • 5 of 5

Sandy Cove Cottage is a rare find. Nestled in a beautiful setting by a field of Queen Anne's lace flowers with access to beach, wharf, and boats on the property, it is hard to find a more peaceful place. The cottage was classic and very clean and the owners Jane and Ron could not do enough for us. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Halifax International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
140 Miles
Yarmouth at
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Halifax at
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 103 at Exit 8
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Chester Theatre Playhouse, Festivals, Seaside Dining, Whale Watching, Museums


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Chester, Nova Scotia

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
27 Aug 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
6 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
2 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Weekly Rental rates include all fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Chester

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Oceanfront
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , Oceanfront
    Den - 1 double bed , Oceanfront
  • The master bedroom has glass on three sides which provides panoramic awesome views of the ocean which is only 13 yards away. During the day you can watch birds such as osprey and eagles and gulls fly by. At night the stars are magnificent and the moon on the water is amazing. The other two bedrooms also look out on the ocean and the frequently calm water of Sandy Cove. The mattresses are excellent quality; new and very comfortable.
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • wooden decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Wi-Fi wireless High Speed Internet