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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
"Far Far Away Guesthouse is comfortable, cozy and uniquely styled- we enjoyed the decor and artwork. Jay was sweet to leave us a card and bottle of wine as I mentioned it was our anniversary. He was easy to communicate with, very laid back, and overall the perfect host.
The cottage is well stocked with extras and some basic food supplies- coffee, sugar, etc, so there is very little one would need to run to the store to get. Close to Mahone Bay (Mug & Anchor restaurant, Jennifer's Bakery are MUSTS) and Chester Basin, (The Galley was wonderful/romantic). The Chester Connector trail goes over the Gold River and along the old train route- we found the area breathtaking. The beauty of this spot is it's out-of-the-way location, while being close to everything one comes to Nova Scotia to see.
Caveats: The bathroom is quite cramped, but we managed. The water pump was so loud I didn't wish to flush the toilet or take an early morning shower because I didn't wish to awaken my partner. But I wouldn't hestitate to come back to visit again- I'd just bring earplugs for my honey.
It fit with our style of traveling- a base camp for our explorations. It's less than an hour from Ross Farm Museum up Route 12, Martock (OnTree Park) up route 14 and Halifax, up highway 103."
Guest: DanerSaysDate of Stay: October 2014Review Submitted: October 16, 2014
"The Bella Vista Cottage was awesome. As soon as we walked into this home, we knew we would love our time here. The cottage had upscale furnishings, including a nice size flat screen TV, a very comfortable sofa, fast internet service, and most importantly, a magnificent view. That view was the best place we have ever stayed and came with a large sail boat anchored right out in front of the cottage. We felt very comfortable and safe in this little community of homes. The Cottage had excellent linens and appliances. The showers were a delight to use…very roomy and easy to maintain. Needless to say, there was more than enough space since there were only 2 of us. But it would be very comfortable for 6 people, including teens or two couples. We enjoyed exploring Chester and found the Fo’c’sle restaurant food very good. We also used the gas grill at the Cottage. If you rent this place, you will not be disappointed."
Guest: Roger & LindaDate of Stay: September 2014Review Submitted: October 12, 2014
"The first impression....Pretty, light filled home beautifully appointed with an eclectic mix of antique and modern furnishings...But, it is the view that draws you. Nothing short of gorgeous..sitting high above the cove, surrounded by forest, a few sailboats moored nearby, the water glass-like calm. The effect? Instant serenity.
My family and I spent a week at Deep Cove. I appreciated the owner, Janet's obvious fine taste in furnishings but also the fact that the house was immaculate! Good linens, comfortable beds, clean and above average (marble!) bathrooms. A vase of fresh flowers and candles too!
My husband, who is the real cook in the family said the kitchen was the best he had seen in a vacation home and we have been renting for twenty years! Very well stocked with good quality dishes, cutlery, knives and pots and pans, all of which made our dinners a pleasure to prepare.
The expansive screened in porch is the real treasure here. We used it to sit in the sun and savour morning coffee and at night, candlelit, with a good bottle of wine spent hours enjoying the air and just chatting.
This is a very restful place. And although you do have to drive to other spots such as the town of Chester for supplies, it is a mere 15 minute trip. Bayswater, a lovely sandy beach is just twenty minutes away. And the wonderful towns of Lunenburg (World heritage site...wear your walking shoes for the hills!, Home of the famed Bluenose sailboat) and Mahone Bay, even Halifax are less than an hour away.
Janet is also a pleasure to deal with; kind enough to give us information that only a local would know.
We truly hope to return one day. Thanks to you Janet for sharing your special place."
Guest: Andre G.Date of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: September 9, 2014
"So much character to this lovely property. The decor is amazing and it was well stocked with anything we could need. No need to buy things like spices or flour or any of those other staples that you hate to have to buy when vacationing. The property manager was by regularly to check on us and the entire transaction overall was excellent. We already plan to return again. My husband and I are from Nova Scotia but had not spent much time in Chester. We brought our friends and their young child. There was something to do for everyone. The bike paths and community pool were enjoyed immensely."
Guest: DPDate of Stay: July 2014Review Submitted: August 19, 2014