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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
"Xanadu By the Sea was exactly what we had hoped for. The house was beautiful and the location can't be beat. What's not to love when you can get your coffee, step out the front door, and watch/listen to the waves crashing on the shore...an absolutely beautiful setting. Thanks, Paul and Heidi, for including us in your Thanksgiving celebration. What a special time that was. We enjoyed getting to know your family very much. Oh, be sure and give Bella an extra treat for us! We're dog lovers too, so it was nice to have her pop over for a visit. Thanks again for making your piece of paradise available so others can enjoy it too. God bless."
Guest: BoomerDate of Stay: October 2014Review Submitted: November 8, 2014
"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
"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