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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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  • PK

    "My family came to visit from the west coast this October, and we were looking for a place to accommodate our large number of people - including three young children! This rental property was ideal. The house itself is beautiful. It was spacious and had everything we needed to enjoy the area and our visit, as well as ample room for the kids to play and the adults to relax! We especially appreciated the large number of rooms and the ensuite bathrooms - very convenient for a bigger group and made sleeping arrangements comfortable and easy. The owners were responsive to our emails and very accommodating during our stay. We had a lovely time and would recommend this property to anyone visiting the area. Thank you! P"
    Guest: PK Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 20, 2014
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  • A Welcome Retreat

    "My wife and kids and I moved to Nova Scotia from British Columbia, and chose Shirley's home for a month while we searched for permanent housing in the Halifax area. Her home was always a very refreshing, peaceful and relaxing place to come back to everyday after our housing search. Our lovely host respected our privacy while also showing herself to be interested in us and our kids, and was very welcoming towards our family overall. She was very helpful with providing information regarding various details of the region, and even went out of her way to make some special and unique accommodations for us while we were staying in the suite. We were sorry to leave Shirley's place, and would happily return for another visit. We found Shirley herself to be very gracious and hospitable, and also quite thoughtful about humanity as a whole."
    Guest: Brett Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 1, 2014
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  • A Magical House in a Gorgeous Setting

    "The photos do not do this house justice. It is wonderfully designed to be practical, comfortable, and yet architecturally stunning. No matter where you sit or stand or whether you look up or down the house itself has beautiful lines and and fascinating colors. The use of color and the various woods and stonework used throughout is beautifully done and will send your spirits soaring. Bill is not only an engineer, but an artist. And that's just the house itself. Wait until you experience the views, the serenity, and your escape from the trials and tribulations of every day life. but if you must, there's internet and Halifax is only about 30 minutes away. But be sure to go the other way and experience the beauty of the lighthouse route including Peggy's Cove, Indian Harbour (be sure to stop at Rhubarb for some seafood chowder or mussels), St. Margaret's bay and on to Mahone Bay and Lunesburg. And enjoy your day but come back to this magical house for sunset on the deck. We ate dinner there every night as well and it appears Bill is also a chef as he has a great kitchen with every implement and spice you can think of. And others have mentioned it but we will too...Bill is a great guy period and so wonderful to work with. Go...it's perfect!"
    Guest: Paul & Lynne Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 24, 2014
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