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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

Recent Mahone Bay reviews

  • Great property but some unfortunate drawbacks.

    "The two major positive aspects of the Fennel Old House are the view and the location. From the back deck – where we thoroughly enjoyed the ritual of our morning coffee – there is an incredible, unobstructed view of a tranquil cove in which the colours change with the tide due to the underwater vegetation. The location is at the end of the road on Bell Island, and, while you can see another home tucked further back in the cove when you walk down to the dock, the setting is exceedingly private and quiet. I enjoyed cycling from the house on Bell Island to Petite Riviere, Green Bay and over the mountain to Penz and La Havre where the local bakery must have a large magnet because my bicycle was always pulled to a stop out front! One evening, we took in a fine concert of folk music at The Old Confidence House at Riverport where a huge but gentle Newfoundland dog meandered through the audience obtaining affection. The La Have Islands Maritime Museum just down the road is a gem. There are two negative aspects, however, to the Fennel Old House. The first is that none of the four bedrooms have adequate curtains. There are no blinds. The concern is not a lack of privacy but rather an absence of protection from the early morning light. It is fine if you are an early riser and wish to be awakened at dawn; however, after 6:00 A.M. each morning, the light can be bright and annoying. The second is that after we booked the Fennel Old House, we were deluged with no less than 30 pages of detailed instructions with respect to the proper care of the house and its equipment from the beginning to the end of our stay. These instructions include: “Important Information about the House” (Over 60 do’s, don’ts and requests), “Care and Use of the Refrigerator” (2 do’s and don’ts), “Care and Use of the Dishwasher” (6 bullet points of do’s and don’ts), “Care, Use & Cleaning of the Electric Stove” (53 bullet points of do’s and don’ts), “Toilet/Composting System Instructions” (8 warnings in bold) and “Use & Care of the Soapstone Counters” (15 bullet points of do’s and don’ts). These meticulous instructions were accompanied by a total of 9 warnings that failure to follow them could result in the loss of all or some of our security deposit. The kitchen renovations this spring – especially the new Brazilian soapstone counters and state-of-the-art electric stove and dishwasher - have possibly made the owner especially apprehensive about potential damage."
    Guest: Stan J. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: July 7, 2016
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  • Wonderful, relaxing vacation

    "We celebrated our 15 year anniversary at your beautiful house on the South Shore. We were able to relax, unplug and unwind while still enjoying the creature comforts of your wonderful home. We spent many peaceful moments sitting on the deck watching the birds fly over the glistening water. What a view! It was sad to leave so soon but we will be back! Thank you for sharing your home with us!"
    Guest: Nicole L. Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: September 25, 2016
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  • house was very clean bigger than expected

    "Met all expectations and more. Great central location. Quiet with a good view,located near town center with shopping."
    Guest: Scott h. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 10, 2016
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  • Excellent spot to unwind

    "An unique and quaint property that is all and more then advertised."
    Guest: RICHARD R. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: July 4, 2016
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