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The Maven Gypsy Bed & Breakfast & Cottages

41682 Cabot Trail | Wreck Cove, Nova Scotia BOC 1HO, Canada
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hellertown, Pennsylvania
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19 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived after a lovely day of exploring the Cape Breton Highlands Park, doing lots of hiking and looking forward to a hot shower and a restful evening, and were somewhat disappointed. The host was not available and had written notes on a whiteboard about who was in which room or cabin. Another couple was waiting and had already checked... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us stayed at the Maven Gypsy, in rooms 3 and 4. The rooms were clean and spacious, and it felt like we were just visiting someone's home. Kevin is a wonderful host, letting us tour the kitchen and providing us with snacks as we relaxed in the breakfast area with some beer the evening we arrived. Breakfast was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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 July 2, 2014

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 June 24, 2014

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
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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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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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