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The Maven Gypsy Bed & Breakfast & Cottages

41682 Cabot Trail | Wreck Cove, Nova Scotia BOC 1HO, Canada
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our second stay at the Maven Gypsy located on the Cabot Trail, completed the Cape Breton experience of friendly and sociable folks. Kevin, the Manager and JP the owner, presented clean, comfortable rooms, full breakfast, and a tour of grounds. Good value for the cost and pleasant hospitality.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cabin's were very nice, they include everything you would want (shampoo, soap, pots and pans, coffee grinds, utensils). Beds were small but comfy, and the space is used really well. The ocean is a 3 minute walk away. The host, Kevin, was amazing. Delivered flowers as a welcome, hosted a campfire and invited all to come out, made breakfast in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend was working in the area and his work booked the accommodation, so we weren't sure what to expect, but we really enjoyed our time at the Maven Gypsy. Kevin and JP were wonderful, funny, and kind. We enjoyed the chickens and quails, and Kevin makes a wonderful breakfast! My boyfriend had to leave for work at 5am and... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in cabin #4, beautifully constructed, well-insulated, super comfortable beds, all the necessities! Hosts are very sweet and there in an instant if there's anything you want or need. Breakfast was divine, lovingly prepared using local and homemade foods. Excellent value. Highly recommend!

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Calgary
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Not a place I would recommend. We stayed three nights in a cold cabin that was not very clean. The drain in the shower didn't work so you had dirty water around our feet while showering . The beds were short the cabin would only sleep two comfortably. We were told it would sleep 4 And worst of all they... More

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We showed up late and the owner had already turned in for the night - thankfully a note was left and we made ourselves (quietly) at home. We had to drive to Ingonish to find somewhere to eat that was open past 9PM, about 20 minutes each way. I stayed at multiple B&B's when I was younger, but this was... More

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Cape Breton Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I stayed at the Maven Gypsy For three nights this fall. Ive never been to the east coast of Canada and i'm glad i stayed here. It was cozy, the owner (J.P.) was friendly. we chatted as we had coffee together and JP whipped up a great traditional breakfast. he even shared his home smoked salmon. Yum. Highly recommend this... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Friends and family shared one room and two cabins at the Maven Gypsy October 20-23rd. Despite our 12:45 a.m. arrival from Meridian, Conn., prior instructions allowed us to easily locate our cabins and room without disturbing other guests. The breakfast the following mornings sufficed to see us through mornings of shopping (Sew Inclined is nearby) and hiking until well into... More

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Calgary, Alberta
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12 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We were so, so disappointed with this B&B. We arrived at night and in the dark, you couldn't tell much when you drove up. We were directed to our cottages and that is where the fun began. We opened the doors to smelly, musty, bug filled, spider infested hovels. The corners were full of webs and it was obvious that... More

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themavengypsybandb, Owner at The Maven Gypsy Bed & Breakfast & Cottages, responded to this review

Good afternoon and thank you for taking the time to write this response. We are so sorry that we did not meet your expectations and are so thankful our friends at the Dancing moose treated you to a complimentary breakfast. I will certainly refund to them that expense. I did respond to your friends travelling with you and again I... More

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16 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We stayed in the Suite Room because it has it's own bathroom in the room. The room is at the front of the house, and was decorated in simple country tones with beautiful furniture. The bed was comfortable, and the room and bathroom were very clean. However, there were a few drawback to the room. With these things in mind,... More

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themavengypsybandb, Owner at The Maven Gypsy Bed & Breakfast & Cottages, responded to this review

Good afternoon and thank you so much for taking the time to write your reveiw. We wish to say thank you for your kind words and thoughts and do hope you will return one day. I also wish to thank you for your comments they are very helpful and as soon as we read about the light and bathrooom odor... More

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Address: 41682 Cabot Trail | Wreck Cove, Nova Scotia BOC 1HO, Canada
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Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island
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The Maven Gypsy B&B and Cottages (formerly Goodwill House) is situated in one of the most scenic areas in Canada. You will be surrounded by untouched, unspoiled wilderness with the ocean just a 5 min walk away. There are four quaint guestrooms in the main house and four detached, self catering cottages with mountain views. Your hosts, Cody and Shain are lifelong hospitality professionals who have traveled and worked all over the world and look forward to welcoming you! ... more   less 
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