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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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  • Absolutely Amazing

    "We had the pleasure to stay in this amazing cottage for a week and Absolutely enjoyed ourselves. The owner's Elsie and Blaise were very welcoming and made us feel at home. They had available anything you could possibly need and the cottages was far above our expectations. With a canoe at your use, bikes and a lovely hot tub, you couldn't ask for anything more. And so close to the ocean! I only wish I could have stayed longer and we will definitely be back. Also the girls both loved it.This cottage has things to do for all ages!"
    Guest: Colleen-lynn B. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 8, 2014
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  • AWESOME

    "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 & Linda Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 12, 2014
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  • beautiful spot, relaxing getaway

    "we stayed at starfish hill for two weeks in June 2014. amazing things about the property: - pet friendly - we brought our two dogs with us and they had a blast in the ocean and running around the property. the cottage is FAR from a main road so we weren't worried about them at all. - very few bugs - i really hate mosquitos and we found that being by the river/ocean really helped with this. there was often a lovely breeze keeping things nice and fresh. - close to "civilization" - being at this cottage you feel away from it all, but bridgewater is a 15 minute drive away for groceries, drug stores, some restaurants. traveling with a small baby, it was great to be so close to amenities if we needed them. - the cottage itself obviously! - the furnishings are beautiful, the view is even better. we loved making fires in the evenings and sitting out on the deck for breakfasts. - the setup - this cottage stocks almost everything you need! lots of towels, clean sheets on the bed, lots of dishes and glasses, full size fridge and great having a washer and dryer. i loved hanging my clothes on the line to dry, everything was so fresh and crisp! - no TV, but great WIFI - i loved not having a tv. we had an iPad and when my husband HAD to watch baseball games, he got a great connection through the wifi and could watch anything on his iPad. - the owners and caretakers - all fabulous! we had a small problem with the deck umbrella and a gentleman came the very next day and fixed it. great communication. - anyone with kids - they have a great setup for kids. there was a pack n play waiting for me, there are fun bunk beds, and they have a ton of great toys in the shed for older kids to play with. we are already talking about our next visit to starfish hill!"
    Guest: Laura W. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 2, 2014
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