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Recent Nova Scotia reviews

  • Four Weeks in Paradise

    "We spent one week at the cottage back in 2011 so when I had the chance to spend my sabbatical of 4 weeks there I jumped at the idea. It was the perfect place to spend an extended time away to relax, renew, and rejuvenate ourselves. We enjoyed waking up each morning and spending time on the porch drinking coffee while we watched the constant parade of seabirds going here and there. We saw new ones we did not know existed which as a family of auks (murres) with their little white chests as they would dive underneath the water searching for food. We saw other birds that are not seabirds also, such as two bald eagles and an osprey. We saw a seal out in the bay twice as he swam here and there. It was a wonderful place to relax and enjoy nature. The cottage does not have television or the internet which was also great. For four weeks we never heard a negative news story about wars or strife or world problems. We listened to a station in French on the radio so that we heard a variety of music in both English and French but could not understand anything the announcers would say. Having a break from the media was great in that it allowed me to read 6 books while I was there also, something I need to do more often but do not seem to find the time while at home. We cooked in the well-supplied kitchen daily and got the hang of sorting out the trash for recycling, which is something that Nova Scotia leads Canada in and beats most of the US in doing. It was no problem, just something that we did since that is the way that people live in Nova Scotia. We got our seafood at the nearby Nautical Seafoods, just up the hill from the cottage and enjoyed scallops on a regular basis. We shopped the Saturday Market in Annapolis Royal each week and drove to the Wednesday Market in Kentville on three different Wednesdays. We looked around the area and took day trips here and there exploring the Acadian Coast and the Annapolis Valley. The farthest from the cottage we went was for a night away on Cape Breton Island where we attended a Ceilidh and had some fabulous chowder. Otherwise, we stayed within 100 kilometers of the cottage most of the time. I would highly recommend this cottage for anyone who wants peace and quiet and tranquility. It was just what we wanted in order to recharge our emotional batteries."
    Guest: JerryTexas Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 8, 2014
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  • PERFECT!!!

    "I've just arrived back home after having the pleasure of staying with my family at Swallow's Nest for 5 days. This place is amazing. The cottage itself is sprawling, extremely well equipped, and very charming. The property with its views is gorgeous and private. Our family vacation consisted of 2 couples, a single adult and a 5 year old. Swallow's Nest suited our needs perfectly. Our vacation was a combination of visiting our extended family as well as sight seeing and I can't recommend this property enough as a home base. It's a very convenient location for a range of activities. And the animal lovers in our family were thrilled to visit the pigs, chickens, goose and Jack (the farm's dog) everyday. I absolutely loved staying here and hope I will again. The pictures don't do it justice ;)"
    Guest: TT Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 5, 2014
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  • Beautiful location to stop and visit

    "We had a wonderful time during our visit to Neil's Harbour. The cottage was clean, spacious, and had everything we needed for a relaxed stay. With three large bedrooms and extra sofa beds in the living room, there was plenty of room for our family. The private deck was nice for a quiet morning coffee or just a place to take a break with a book. The owners, Greg and Jackie, live right next door and were helpful pointing out all the best things to see during our stay. Neil's Harbour is a beautiful place to stop over in Cape Breton and we would highly recommend staying at this cottage."
    Guest: Sudsy Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: February 16, 2015
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  • Great Launching Point for Southern Nova Scotia

    "We very much enjoyed this beautifully maintained and decorated home for our three week stay in Nova Scotia. It was well located for day trips to Halifax, Southern Shore, Eastern Shore and up into Annapolis Valley; and of course being so convenient to Peggy's Cove meant many evenings watching sunsets and walking the rocky coast. The house owners were extremely gracious and made the accommodations that we needed to make the trip work. Their responses usually arrived in just a matter of hours. The house was an excellent home away from home with all kinds of amenities for days inside."
    Guest: Mark C. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 1, 2014
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