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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in the purple room. The B&B is far enough off the highway so that it is quiet. The bed was very comfortable; the room was spacious with a 2 piece bath and the private shower room just outside the door. Very clean. I loved the local art that Cathy has collected and displayed around her home. Breakfast was... 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 reviews that were thoughtful and complimentary on two sites. I really appreciate it. I am glad that you enjoyed your short stay at By the Bay Bed and Breakfast, I hope that the rest of your trip went well too. Thanks again, and if you ever come back to Nova... More 

Annapolis Royal, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By the Bay Bed and Breakfast is wonderful. Cathy Watson is genuinely interested in making sure you have everything you need for your "home away from home" stay. She is very accommodating. The beds are perfect, the breakfasts are delightful, and of course Cathy is a lovely and an excellent B&B hostess. It is a treat for me to come... More 

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

Thank you once again Sally for the kind words of review for By the Bay B and B. It is my pleasure to have you return and I am so glad that there are art courses across the road which bring you to this area. I am always happy when guests feel at home. Hope to see you again, soon.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall a very well ran B&B and great value. My wife and I stayed 2 nights. Our room & bathroom(s) were spacious and meticulously clean. It had an ensuite 2-piece bathroom, and the shower situated couple of steps outside the room. Cathie, the hostess, was accommodating and fun to talk to. She is also a great cook; her breakfasts were... More 

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

Thank you Wei for taking the time to write a review for By the Bay B and B. I really appreciate your kind words. I want to let you know that the wifi issue is now resolved. I became aware when a very knowledgeable guest pointed out to me that the wifi booster on the second level was not actually... More 

Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for 5 nights during our trip to Nova Scotia. Cathie has a beautiful home, we especially appreciated the bay where we went swimming! We stayed in the John and Agnes room which had a verandah so it was really nice to have this space outside to relax. Breakfasts were great, we especially enjoyed the... More 

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Dundas, Canada
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My husband and I stayed with Cathie, and it was a lovely place to be. She has a beautiful, clean and tidy, welcoming home. Our room was perfect, with a large balcony overlooking the water. Breakfast was delicious! Cathie helped us with maps and directions, local attractions, and just generally made us feel very welcome. Her care and attention to... More 

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

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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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 

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