Nova Scotia Lakefront Lodge, 15 minutes to the sea.

Chester Grant NS Canada
4 Guests   3 Bedrooms   4 Beds   1.0 Bathroom   Pets welcome  3 Car spaces 
Primary home  
Exchange type Non-simultaneous 
Listed February 2019
Views 564
Response rate 100%

Millet Lake is about 15 minutes inland from the lovely seaside village of Chester, Nova Scotia. Our peaceful, well equipped cottage is at the end of a well maintained private road, and provides a lovely haven surrounded by nature. We have a small dock, kayaks and a rowboat and the water is clean and great for swimming. Huge pine trees give shade and whisper in the breeze. Several bird feeders provide constant entertainment.

The space

Our cottage has cathedral ceilings and skylights in the living area. There is a woodstove and electric heat if you arrive On a cool day and an air conditioner for warmer days. Cellular internet keeps you connected to the outside world (sorry, no video streaming) and there are many English and French satellite TV stations. Our favourite place is the large screened porch for relaxing and dining, and there is a huge outside deck with seating and an umbrella table as well. There is a washing machine and a dishwasher for your convenience. You now have the option of using the lovely hot outdoor shower.

Guest access

The ground floor has the main living areas, toilet, shower and combined washer/dryer. Also one bedroom with a queen sized bed and a smaller one with a double bed. Upstairs in the loft (with a gate) is a dorm with two nice sleeping areas more suitable for children or teens, and a table for games and some toys. The lake below can be viewed from the screen porch and deck.


Kayaking around the lake or sitting on the dock you could see loons, kingfisher, bald eagles, beaver or mink. A variety of birds and squirrels come to the feeders. We have lots of board and card games, puzzles, books, floatation devices and music. Cellular internet is available with the iPad provided at the cottage, and a gps for use on your day trips.


Air conditioning
Hair dryer
Bed sheets
Toilet paper
Fire extinguisher
Smoke alarms
First aid kit
Clothes dryer

Travel styles

Sport and leisure

House rules

Unsuitable for infants under 2
Suitable for children ages 2-12
Pets welcome
No smoking


Chester is 15 minutes away with two big grocery stores, a liquor store, pubs and restaurants. There is a salt water lido pool. The town of Mahone Bay is less than 30 minutes with great shopping and dining. It is a great place for local crafts and a “must visit” for those interested in the traditional Nova Scotia crafts of rug hooking and fibre arts. Lunenburg, a World Heritage Site, can’t be missed for its fishing heritage, museums and Thursday market. The highest tides in the world on the Bay of Fundy, can be reached within an hour, along with Grande Pre and the beautiful Annapolis Valley.

Getting around

A car rental is a must.

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Joanne and John

Nova Scotia, Canada
Joined February 2019
Response rate 100%
Travelling group
Usually it’s just the two of us travelling, but on rare occasions we would like to see the world with our friends, another retired couple, or one of our grown children. We have simple needs and love that exchanging gives us a place to spend a quiet day, wash our socks, and cook something that we bought at the farmers market. We enjoy providing a clean and well equipped place for our guests, surrounded by nature and with modern conveniences.
Member description
John and I are happily retired from careers in engineering and law enforcement and have enjoyed 12 exchanges around the world. We are currently mainly interested in the various cultures and sights of Europe. We really aren’t city people, and love driving the countryside and visiting towns and villages. We enjoy good food and wine and “old stuff”. We occasionally travel with two good friends who are retired teachers, or our adult children, but usually it’s just the two of us.

Desired destinations

Can travel at any time

Europe (Flexible)
Dates flexible

Europe (Flexible)
Dates flexible
"We prefer travelling between January and June, non-simultaneously. Visit Nova Scotia in July through September when the weather is fine!"

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