"What a place! On a secluded lane off the main road to Peggy's Cove, this home offers privacy and peace -- close enough to shopping for staples but just as close to humble galleries, a local lobster pound and inspiring coastal hikes at what appears to be the end of the world.
The first thing we noticed when we drove down the pretty, curved drive was how quiet the property was. This proved true the entire week; we heard only the local wildlife and the serene waters of St. Margaret's Bay. The views from the home and its well maintained lawn, porch and seaside deck were as calming as anything we'd ever seen.
The cottage itself was simple, tasteful and comfortable without being overwrought. The kitchen came equipped with things that, omitted from other rentals, can yield a less enjoyable experience (e.g., basics like salt and pepper, plenty of linens, soap, paper towels, etc.). The living and eating areas were decorated nicely and appealing. The bedrooms and bedding were cozy.
Other reviews praising the owners and managers for thinking of everything are earnest. Some additional items that left us impressed, among many, were a stockpile of cut wood for the fireplace and outdoor fire pit; a clean grill ready for cooking; a closetful of anything we'd need for a picnic or a day at the beach, including an umbrella, mats, towels, coolers and a basket; and even a number of ice packs in the freezer. We came away with the impression the owners and managers genuinely worked hard to please their guests. They did not fail!
We live in an age when, alas, the lovely little cottage is disappearing. This no vulgar monolith. If you're looking for a home that is beautifully maintained, tasteful, placid and exceedingly comfortable, you would do well to reserve a stay in this wonderful place."
Guest: Catherine B.
Date of Stay: July 2015
Review Submitted: August 4, 2015