"We stayed in Xanadu by the Sea for 8 nights in Early November (off season).
We chose the Cottage as a place to base ourselves for a week of Nova Scotia sightseeing, but also had to plan on having some bad/cold weather keeping us inside at that time of year. Xanadu by the Sea was perfect for us, having a great location on the water (and sunsets), plenty of places to drive to on our day-trips, and warm and cozy on the days we decided to stay at home and relax by the fire!
Paul was fantastic and answered all our questions promptly. We met just outside the airport for a coffee, got the keys and took advantage of his local knowledge to plan some of our excursions. The cottage had everything we needed, including plenty of firewood (thanks Paul), coffee maker, utensils, washing machine, TV, internet, etc... just buy your groceries and enjoy your stay.
We prefer to travel to places outside of the tourist season. Most tourist attractions were shut down by November, but there is still a lot to see and do and you can enjoy the beautiful sights with nobody else around. Antigonish has everything you need for dining, many distilleries and breweries are open year round and are happy to give private tours since there are no tour groups, and it's a great time to meet the locals in the small towns when you stop in for some lunch.
We didn't get the chance to sit out on the porch as we went sightseeing on the warm days, but I can certainly imagine relaxing out there in the summer, listening to the ocean or music.
Xanadu by the Sea is a place I would highly recommend and will certainly come back to for another getaway! Thanks again Paul for a wonder stay!"
Guest: Jeff M.
Date of Stay: November 2016
Review Submitted: January 2, 2017