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"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
"As the "unofficial" trip co-ordinator, the pressure was certainly on yours truly from my travel companions to deliver a vacation experience of a certain level -
I am happy to report we hit a home run. The accomodations were excellent and the weather gods certainly smiled on Cape Breton during our stay. The staff at the golf club were very accomodating and everything went off without a hitch. We are already planning to book two condos next year for an expanded group of eight.
Guest: AnonymousDate of Stay: July 2014Review Submitted: September 25, 2014
"If you're looking for the perfect beach cottage..this is it. The beach is right across from the cottage and the water is warm and shallow..perfect for small kids. Lovely front porch to sit and listen to the surf and have a few drinks. It's close to the Cabot trail and to Mabou where the Rankin family has a lovely restaurant with live music. The owners wife left beach glass books on the table and now I'm hooked. Check out THE BUS..the hamburgers are fabulous. Kick back and unwind or shop in all the small seaside towns. The cottage has everything you need and the owner is so helpful and friendly. I wish this cottage was mine !!!"
Guest: AnneDate of Stay: September 2014Review Submitted: September 20, 2014
"This property is located one block's walk from the center of Mahone Bay: a small town with delicious restaurants, a well-stocked grocery store, and sport rentals galore! We were able to walk to kayak rentals, do local hikes, and rent bicycles without starting the car. The accommodations are clean, beds comfortable, plenty of hot water for showers. It met our needs perfectly! The hosts live on the property, which was handy for when we had a question about other expeditions further away. High marks"
Guest: Texas ChickDate of Stay: September 2014Review Submitted: October 5, 2014