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Whale Cove Summer Village

3166 Shore Road, Margaree Harbour, Nova Scotia B0E-2B0, Canada
Whale Cove Summer Village
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Port Hood, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family was disappointed with the cottage to say the least. We stayed in a one-bedroom with a pull-out sofabed. The cottage had a nice layout but was extremely dated with 70's/80's style panelling on the walls, dark green carpet, original sofabed and curtains; Bathroom fixtures were also original. The bedding provided for the pullout was stained and looked like... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love Whale Cove, a great beach cabin - everything we needed to cook etc - very clean - waking up to beautiful views of the ocean & magnificent sunsets at night makes for a wonderful vacation! We would highly recommend it for cabin lovers. Plan to be back next year. Peaceful place and no crowds like the beaches in... More 

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Atkinson, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We visited at the beginning of the off season. Had a 2 bedroom cottage with a large window looking out at the ocean (across a street, but the cottage is set up high). The cottage was clean, had everything need to cook breakfast in the morning (you provide you own food). My mother & I stayed here 1 night before... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Clever photography makes it seem like the cabins are a lot closer to the water than they are. The cabin we stayed in would be better described as “dated” or “shoddy”, rather than the advertised “rustic”. It was clean, but the smell of cleaning product was over-powering. In actuality, the canteen advertised as offering “fresh baked goods” had a few... More 

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Lower Sackville, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

When I first laid eyes on the place I was like Wow! What an unbearable, repulsive, depressive replica of a WW2 prison camp. This place is so bad the wild animals don't even want to stay in this dump.Talk about overpriced! I hated this place, we spent all night laughing about the absurdity of this beach port-a-potty as I'm sure... More 

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

What a dump! There was a musty smell upon entrance in the cottage, the door to the "master" bdrm was punched in, there was a questionable stain on the linoleum flooring in the entrance, the television was TINY and didn't even work for us, it wasn't very clean, etc, etc... We were charged $175 (taxes in) for one night for... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Yes, it's true. This place is very rustic. Somewhat clean, but very 70's. Short walk to the beach, just gotta walk the field and cross the road and down the hill. Great view of the ocean. The good.... the bed sheets were clean, great view of the ocean, quiet road, the heat worked. The bad.... Cupboard door fell off, the... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

My large extended family has stayed in these cabins twice now for family reunions and it really does the job! The area and the view is beautiful and the sunset is breathtaking. The beach across the street is nice and the location is great for exploring the surrounding area. The cabins themselves are quite dated and really need a makeover.... More 

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Groves Point, NS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I have been spending summer weekends at the Whale Cove Summer Village since the late 80's (I started going there when I was 4 years old.) I am now a grown adult and still love to visit the quaint accommodations. I love the beauty of the view, the relaxing and casual atmosphere and the always friendly staff. I love the... More 

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Calgary, Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

These cabins are on the rustic side (have power and water) and could use some updating of fixtures and furniture, but they are very clean and comfortable. Every cabin is situated on a grassy hill with a lovely view of the grasslands and the ocean. The beach is pleasant, but would be safer if a road didn't have to be... More 

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