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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
"My family and I had a wonderful week at the cottage. It was hard to pack the car and leave. The cottage was perfect for the six of us. We never felt crowded. Loved the hardwood floors and the bright kitchen. Was nice to have a washer and dryer. The cottage was well stocked. The neighbors were friendly.
My grandsons loved swimming in the bay. We took trips to Halifax, Lunenburg and Peggy's Cove. We visited the bakery and enjoyed a sugar pie and blueberry pie.
The sunsets and night sky were beautiful. A beautiful and peaceful place to be.
It was a long trip from Maryland but well worth it."
Guest: KarenDate of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 14, 2015
"We stayed there with another couple in October, 2914 during the peak of foliage season. The house is isolated and has a spectacular water view. A kayak and canoe are provided for use in the pond behind the house.
There are many walking trails on the property with lot of room for the kids and dogs to play outside.
For those that want to travel, The Writer's Retreat is centrally located in Nova Scotia with easy access to Cape Breton, the Cabot Trail and the Ceildh Trail. It is also possible to do day trips to Halifax and PEI. Antigonish is just 20 minutes away.
The house is nicely decorated and has 5 deck with great views. The upper level with the master bedroom, bathroom and a sitting area with a desk is especially attractive.
The owner is extremely accommodating and friendly and has caregivers nearby if needed in her absence.
Staying at The Writer's Retreat was a great decision. It provided a home away from home for a fabulous vacation!"
Guest: Travel in' ' ManDate of Stay: October 2014Review Submitted: January 14, 2015
"Just home from a lovely week spent at Xanadu. Fantastic views and unbelievable sunsets, and a wonderful base from which to explore nearby Cape George, Arisaig and Antigonish. Terrific fishing, and the kids enjoyed exploring the rocks, and watching for seals and bald eagles from the porch. The cottage itself is gorgeous, with huge windows facing the water and the lovely sea air flowing in from every direction."
Guest: Lara M.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 19, 2015
"Had a great stay here in April 2015. Even though weather was cold and rainy, the home gave us a cozy feel to watch the view of the harbour out the large window. Cheryl and Tony were very nice and hout places to take a hike. We would definitely return here!"
Guest: TDate of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 27, 2015