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By the Bay Bed and Breakfast

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10502 Peggy's Cove Rd, Glen Margaret, Nova Scotia B3Z 3G8, Canada
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dunworkin49 Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Flew into Halifax and drove straight to this B&B. Cathie very welcoming and helpful. Beautiful, spacious home. Excellent room, well appointed and spotlessly clean, soft towels and crisp linen. Breakfast was delicious with home made bread, jam etc. Cathie gave good recommendations on where to eat and shop. Can't fault this B&B. It'll be hard for anyone to better this!

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nsbandb, Owner at By the Bay Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of By the Bay Bed and Breakfast. I really appreciate it. I am glad that you enjoyed the home made bread and jams and I hope that the rest of your vacation is going well. Thanks again and I hope to see you on a return visit to... More 

East Hampton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was, by far, the most comfortable, welcoming and nicely decorated of all the B and B's that we visited during our stay in Nova Scotia. Our spacious, ground floor room had sliders that offered a view of the bay. The breakfast deserves special note: fruit, homemade bread and jam, and eggs Benedict with homemade Hollandaise sauce over tender asparagus.... More 

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nsbandb, Owner at By the Bay Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for By the Bay Bed and Breakfast. It is really appreciated. I am glad that you enjoyed your very short stay and that you enjoyed the Eggs Benedict.. While you are correct that there are steps to the front door of By the Bay, guests who are wheel... More 

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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I stayed here overnight on my last day in Nova Scotia to see Peggy's cove. The B&B is a perfect location if you want to get up early to catch the sunrise and see the sunset. Cathy , the owner was sweet enough to check the times for me otherwise I would have totally missed the time. She's very personable... More 

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nsbandb, Owner at By the Bay Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review By the Bay Bed and Breakfast and pointing out the easy drive from the airport and to Lunenburg and surrounding areas. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you were able to get a lot of wonderful pictures on your early morning excursions to Peggy's Cove Light house.... More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Had the pleasure of staying at this quaint B+B about 10 min drive from Peggy's Cove and about 45 min drive from Halifax Int Airport. Very easy drive. Cheers to Cathie who runs the place and made me feel at home. And just like home at that. I came to photograph the area and got great advice from her and... More 

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nsbandb, Manager at By the Bay Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review By the Bay Bed and Breakfast. I am glad that you enjoyed breakfast and I hope that you got some wonderful photos of Peggy's Cove light house to remember your trip. Thanks again and perhaps we will see you on another trip east. Cathie Watson owner/operator of By the Bay Bed and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We stayed at Cathy's place on our last night before flying out in April 2015 - and wished we had been able to stay longer! A beautiful, very clean room with a comfy armchair, fireplace, and spacious bath, and a spectacular view out to the water (with its own balconey). The breakfast was superb, and Cathy so very friendly. We... More 

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nsbandb, Owner at By the Bay Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for By the Bay Bed and Breakfast Nicole. I am glad that you had an enjoyable last night in Nova Scotia, before flying out. I hope that you will be back again on your next trip to Canada and to Nova Scotia's South Shore. Best Wishes, Cathie Owner/Operator of By... More 

Somers, Connecticut
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Stayed with Cathy last May 2014. Clean and cozy. Her breakfast was amazing. All made by Cathy. Bread, preserves etc. She is very personable. Near Peggy's Cove. Quiet area. On lake or pond. Great stay.

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nsbandb, Owner at By the Bay Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you Joan for the excellent review. I really appreciate that you have taken the time to write this. I hope that the recipes you "stole" from my website worked out well for you. I really enjoy making homemade bread and it is nice to know that it is appreciated. By the Bay is actually on Long Cove (salt water... More 

Maple, Canada
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We stayed in this B&B during our traveling by Nova Scotia in September. We were always on the road and did not stay anywhere during our 3 weeks trip more than 1 night. In Cathy's house we decided to stay 3 nights. We felt ourselves really at home. Breakfast was wonderful and we even stole some of the recipes from... More 

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Dale, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

By the Bay is a wonderful bed and breakfast. Cathy is a very gracious, accommodating hostess. Her home is warm and cozy and she makes you feel really at home. Our room had a great view from the balcony and the extra touches were appreciated: chocolate bar, water in the refrigerator, glasses and wine cork. Cathy's breakfasts were fantastic. We... More 

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North Saanich, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Staying at this B&B was a relaxing experience. The upstairs ensuite was bright and welcoming. All supplies in the bathroom were appreciated...real bottles of shampoo and conditioner -not the push button containers, plus individually packaged soaps. Very well appointed. Cathie's breakfast was delicious with bread fresh out of the oven paired with home made condiments. The view from our outside... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We stayed in the “John & Agnes Long for Verandah Lovers” room, which is on the ground floor with a private bath just outside in the hall, and a private door to the verandah. Our host was friendly and informative and prepared a great breakfast for her guests! I would definitely recommend this B&B.

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