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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"Just home from a lovely week spent at Xanadu. Fantastic views and unbelievable sunsets, and a wonderful base from which to explore nearby Cape George, Arisaig and Antigonish. Terrific fishing, and the kids enjoyed exploring the rocks, and watching for seals and bald eagles from the porch. The cottage itself is gorgeous, with huge windows facing the water and the lovely sea air flowing in from every direction."
Guest: Lara M.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 19, 2015
"We stayed there with another couple in October, 2914 during the peak of foliage season. The house is isolated and has a spectacular water view. A kayak and canoe are provided for use in the pond behind the house.
There are many walking trails on the property with lot of room for the kids and dogs to play outside.
For those that want to travel, The Writer's Retreat is centrally located in Nova Scotia with easy access to Cape Breton, the Cabot Trail and the Ceildh Trail. It is also possible to do day trips to Halifax and PEI. Antigonish is just 20 minutes away.
The house is nicely decorated and has 5 deck with great views. The upper level with the master bedroom, bathroom and a sitting area with a desk is especially attractive.
The owner is extremely accommodating and friendly and has caregivers nearby if needed in her absence.
Staying at The Writer's Retreat was a great decision. It provided a home away from home for a fabulous vacation!"
Guest: Travel in' ' ManDate of Stay: October 2014Review Submitted: January 14, 2015
"The cottage is absolutely beautiful and the pictures truly don't do it justice. We had our annual family weekend here and everyone was comfortable and we were never bored! Between beach combing, fishing, going into Arisaig for lobster, and ping pong in the basement, we had full days each day! You literally have your own personal ocean beach, it's amazing! Cozy inside and tons of space outside, you won't be disappointed. Debbie is more than helpful with anything you need and will answer any questions you have. A great weekend!!"
Guest: Steph Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 24, 2015
"Everything about this location is outstanding! The house itself is gorgeous, with incredible views. Some of the best sunsets we have seen anywhere. The area is also beautiful with beaches, lookouts, coves, and scenic drives. We didn't want to leave! While staying here we did the drive around the Cabot Trail which is a definite must do if you are in the area and perfect for a day trip. We stopped for lunch and at one store as well as a few of the scenic lookouts and were back in 10 hours. If we are ever lucky enough to travel back to this area I wouldn't hesitate to book Kelly's retreat again."
Guest: Sue B.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 27, 2015