Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Office, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)
About Jay Hiltz
I'm self-employed and highly motivated. With various business ventures on the go, there are too many things in life yet to try that sitting idle doesn't make sense to me. That being said I do know how to relax! As much as I love exploring, I love retreating to country living and I'm determined to make it work. It just so happens that the South Shore (my home) is one of the most beautiful areas in Nova Scotia. Opening a guesthouse has been an item on my Life's To Do List for awhile and 2010 seemed like a natural progression for it. So here we go...
Jay Hiltz purchased this Cottage in 2006
Why Jay Hiltz chose Mahone Bay
This property once belonged to my Great Grandparents who moved from the West coast in the early 1900s. There is a rich history and connectedness here and as often as I try to leave it always calls me home.
What makes this Cottage unique
It is quiet. The rural community of Martin's Point is peaceful and usually a few degrees warmer than our neighbouring towns. Living between Mahone Bay and Chester make it easy and fast to visit either depending on what you are in the mood for. Chester offers a live theater festival all summer long, several cafes and unique boutiques — even an organic market. Mahone Bay has art galleries, a cheesecake gallery (wide selection of art and cheesecakes), flea markets, antiques and once you're there it's only a few more minutes to Lunenburg. Each town offers amazing dinning options and there is usually live music to be found somewhere. Lunenburg also offers whale watching, chartered sailing tours, museums, shopping etc. This area seriously is the place to be in the summer!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 3
Good host. Nice place.
Good place to stay. Close to amenities. Clean and comfortable.
Terrific place cute and well appointed. Loved having bikes for the Chester Connection! Jays mom was wonderful.
Centralized and Rustic
The property was located very close to Mahone Bay and not far from Halifax and Digby which enabled us to easily travel around the area. The property is located slightly off the main road which made for a very quiet and peaceful stay. It was well stocked with just about everything that you need.
Wonderful Vacation Spot!
We loved our stay at Far, Far Away cottage. It has everything you need for 2-3 people. They even provide very nice bikes to use and there is a trail just outside of the property.
We enjoyed Halifax, Peggy’s Cove, Mahone Bay, Lunenburg, The Ovens Natural Park.
In Chester the Seaside Shanty had the best Lobster Seafood Chowder! The fall colors were spectacular!
I will recommend Far, Far Away to all my friends!
A Sweetheart of a Place
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.
The surrounding areas offer, live theatre, sailing, flea markets, whale watching tours, sea kayaking tours, white sand beaches, various farmers markets, horse and carriage rides, cafes, pubs, art galleries, golfing, spas (just 2minutes seconds from Atlantica Oak Island Resort). Our location allows you to feel far enough away to escape, yet you're only 10 minutes away from everything.