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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
"Peggy's Cottage is the essence of charm, calm and comfort. I fell in love with the upper bedroom -- its light, the views and the library -- and ended each touring day reading by one its four front windows. Thoughtful attention to detail is evident: the kitchen is well-equipped; brochures/maps to local spots are available; directions to bay access and instructions for recycling are clear; even laundry detergent is provided! The cottage grounds are also charming -- there's a beautiful moss-covered path in the back that takes you by a creek, a favourite spot for my terrier to cool off. (And a good old clothesline, so your wash can dry in the glorious sun I was treated to for several days)!
As others before me have said, the hosts are incredibly welcoming and helpful. During the booking process, Peggy was particularly quick to respond to my frequent and numerous questions.
The traffic roaring by the front of the cottage was a bit overwhelming at times, but perhaps that was due to the fact that it was a busy time of year (the Digby Wharf Rat motorcycle festival was on). Be careful backing your car out onto the highway.
And be cautioned: this is most definitely an unplugged experience! There is no cell reception nor is there a landline. The fact that I was on my own and couldn't make a call made me feel a little unsettled and is why I cannot give this otherwise delightful property 5 stars.
But I will be back. I want to experience this beautiful part of the world in fall, winter, and spring."
Guest: Kelly H.Date of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: September 21, 2015
"Our family has used VRBO often and we have stayed in many lovely homes - this has been our favourite. The house was very spacious, beautifully decorated, and provided all the amenities that we needed for cooking, laundry, etc. We could not have chose better. There was also plenty of outdoor space for our kids to play and explore.
The house is situated on the ocean a quick 3 minute drive from the Town of Mahone Bay which made life easy when we needed groceries or wanted to spend some time sightseeing and shopping through this historic and lovely town. We were also close to other sightseeing locations such as Chester and Lunenburg.
The owners were very helpful providing recommendations on places to visit and things to do including renting bicycles and kayaks in town.
We had a great time and highly recommend this house."
Guest: MomDate of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: September 9, 2015
"The WIllow is a WOW!!!! It's been our home away from home for so many months and we absolutely loved it!!! Would definitely recommend this house for anyone visiting Cape Breton. It was a pleasure living here and meeting the most awesome people we have ever met in all our travels over Canada. Moira, part owner of the Willow, what can I say about this awesome lady??? She went up and beyond for us as our landlord!!!! She took it upon herself to find places for us and our workers to stay when we had to move out because off bookings made from months before we even arrived here. We wished we could still be living at the Willow but we are very happy also with the place she found for us especially in this very busy peak season. What a beautiful home, beautiful lady and beautiful Cape Breton!!
Blanda & Paul"
Guest: BlandaDate of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: July 11, 2015
"This is a beautiful Yarmouth home, built in the style of the 19th century sea captain's homes which Yarmouth is famous for. It is showing its age but has lots of character, charm and history that make a stay at this house a unique experience that you cannot get in many places. The house is well equipped, plenty of bathrooms, towels, plates, etc. We used the house for our 'home-away-from-home' for a Yarmouth wedding and it met our expectations to accommodate and receive out of town guests perfectly. The photographer loved the place and used the house for a number of the bridal party pre-wedding photos! The house offers privacy and is in a quiet neighbourhood. Dianna and David responded quickly and positively to our requests which added to the experience. I highly recommend this house!"
Guest: David C.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: September 14, 2015