Coastal Oasis

When we left Toronto in 2014 to begin our “young retirement” travel sabbatical, we got rid of almost everything we owned – either sold, gave away or donated it. A couple of possessions remained including our charming little cottage on the Atlantic Ocean in Chester, Nova Scotia. This little gem has been in Erin’s family since the 1980s and now it’s time for a new family to treasure it. We’ve been enjoying it in recent summers by taking boat rides with friends, hosting guests, enjoying a swim on a hot day and kicking back with a cold beer. The place is in awesome shape, having been renovated in 2012- 2015 (other recent renovations listed below). Please share this post with anyone who is seeking a great cottage on the South Shore of Nova Scotia. Our sabbatical adventure has taken us around the globe, landed us in Peru for a bit and now we are enjoying time in Vancouver. Needless to say, skipping to the cottage for the weekend is not as easy from the West Coast. So we want someone else to enjoy it and make memories!

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This vacation oasis could be your summer residence! This rare, affordable, ocean-view find in the Chester area will not last long. This maintenance-free, freshly-painted (inside and out), fully renovated cottage is located at 27 Secret Cove Road in East Chester, just steps from the Atlantic Ocean in a friendly, gated community. You also will have access to an in-ground pool, tennis court, dock and beautiful grounds. As a resident in Chester, you will be able to get the resident-rate at the Chester Golf Club. This property is perfect for couples or families who like to enjoy their summer and not worry about cutting grass or doing maintenance (which is taken care of for you).

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Master bedroom

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Second bedroom (2 of 2)

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Kitchen area

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Living and dining area


Loft space (additional sleeping or storage space)


Cottage features:
-Freshly painted inside and out
-Fully renovated
-New appliances (fridge and stove included, other small appliances negotiable)
-Picture window with views of the Atlantic Ocean
-2 bedrooms and loft space for additional sleeping
-1 bathroom with shower
-Parking spot behind cottage and additional by tennis court
-Wood stove

Property features:
-Swimming pool
-Tennis court
-Beautiful grounds

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Gate and private drive






Tennis court


Ocean-side fire pit

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Child’s play area


Community garden and horseshoe pit


Location features:
-Secret Cove is on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean
-Picnic area at Graves Island is 2 kms away
-Access to Chester Golf Club at a resident rate
-Get to your vacation spot from downtown Halifax in 40 mins
-15 kms from Queensland Beach
-Access to walking and biking trail across street from property gate


More information:
-As a shareholder in Secret Cove Properties Limited, you will own exclusive rights to your cottage while also having the outside of the cottage and all grounds and amenities handled by the corporation.
-A small fee of roughly $305 per month covers all maintenance to the outside of your property, upkeep of the pool/tennis court/dock/grounds, lawn mowing, all taxes and insurance (excluding additional individual/content insurance which most people add onto their primary residence package for a small fee), as well as contribution to a reserve fund.
-This cottage has recently had the following completed by the corporation: new front steps (2015), new window in main living space (2014), new back door (2012), and a new roof (2012). Rest assured, you will be able to come down and relax as all of the work is done for you and the inside is freshly renovated as well.

$149,000 OBO


Contact us for information and to make this yours! Erin at or 902 802 7897. All reasonable offers will be considered!