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“Go to these cottages, relax and see the province!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of By the Dock of the Bay Cottages

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By the Dock of the Bay Cottages
Virginia, United States
1 review
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“Go to these cottages, relax and see the province!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2014

Located on the Bay of Fundy, not only are these cottages well appointed and comfortable, the location allowed me and my husband a great central locale from which to take in the sights of NS.

From our delightful Tide View, we were able to experience Digby to Blomidon to Annapolis Royal to Parrsboro, to the tidal bore Shubencadie to the Blue Beach Fossil Museum.

We enjoy our grilled dinner on the patio while looking at the milky way, and exploring the wharf, waterfall, lighthouse and gallery. Swimming in the bay was a bonus. I highly recommend these cottages!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dock of the Bay... C, Owner at By the Dock of the Bay Cottages, responded to this review, April 6, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about our cottages. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful time. You mentioned swimming in the Bay! Well done! It's a fabulous place to swim but since it's the Bay, it can be considered to be colder than the lakes so your 'adventurous spirit' brought wide smiles to our faces. Isn't the Milky Way magnificent? It's as though you can just reach up and touch it. We wish you happiness and all the best in life.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

My husband and I chose By the Dock of the Bay for its unique decor and for the lighthouse that was close by. Little did we realize that there was sooo much more to enjoy. A beautiful huge waterfall, well within walking distance, amazing sunsets and sunrises. Taking walks and meeting very friendly people of the community. The cottage, Bay View is just that, a room with a view that is second to none! The cottage itself has been lovingly decorated in a nautical theme with driftwood used as a headboard for the comfortable bed and furnishings. Everything that you need, except for food, is there and the owners are well within reach if you need something else. We were very impressed with our stay and would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dock of the Bay... C, Owner at By the Dock of the Bay Cottages, responded to this review, March 12, 2014
Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. The Bay of Fundy is a very special place and we are proud to be able to offer accommodations that can do the Bay the justice it deserves. Many thanks and we wish you all the best.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

This small set of cottage rentals lets people experience the real flavor of Nova Scotia. With the driftwood decor, wonderful views, friendly people (and animals), and good times that make you want to come back. Our week was spent touring from Peggys Cove to Yarmouth, Lunenberg and Annapolis Royal, all within easy driving. And then back to our cosy nest by the sea, to fall asleep to the sound of waves on the shore. Don't miss the museum at CFB Greenwood. A great holiday.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Dock of the Bay... C, Owner at By the Dock of the Bay Cottages, responded to this review, March 12, 2014
Thank you so much for your review. It is a goal for us to provide not only a unique maritime experience but to have our guests experience an authentic taste of maritime life. Margaretsville used to be a fishing village so it's important to us to maintain the feel of old time Nova Scotia while providing some of the more updated amenities. Thank you for staying with us. All the best.
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Additional Information about By the Dock of the Bay Cottages

Property: By the Dock of the Bay Cottages
Address: 28 Haddock Alley, Margaretsville, Nova Scotia B0S 1N0, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Southwest Nova Scotia > Margaretsville
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Margaretsville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to By the Dock of the Bay! Discover our enchanting, beautifully furnished and designed rental cottages, 40 feet from the Bay of Fundy at Margaretsville, Annapolis County. Escape into summer's promise of adventure, fun and peace where your only schedule is to play and dream. Perhaps all you long for is the cry of the gulls, the roar of the waves, pull up a beach chair and listen to the sounds of the Bay of Fundy. Refresh your spirit with a visit to our oceanfront sanctuary where we feel a cottage on the beach should be as cozy as the inside of a seashell. In the small coastal village of Margaretsville, Nova Scotia where the Bay of Fundy laps the shore, in one of its' gentler moods happily sit the cottages of By the Dock of the Bay...A place of sunlight and coziness with rooms that get their character from the brilliant seashore light and the salty ocean that perfumes every room. The cottages are filled with furniture designed to amuse and intrigue, fashioned from flotsam the Bay of Fundy delivers by the restless tides. Enjoy your days dipped in fun, strolling the miles of beach, finding gifts left by the Bay of Fundy tides, being soothed by the rhythm of the waves, the sun on your back as the longing cry of the gulls cast a calming spell. Dip your fishing line into the Bay of Fundy off the wharf just 100 feet from the cottages. Enjoy an alfresco dinner, grilling your catch on the ocean front only feet from your cottage. Watch local fishermen smoke their catch in an original smokehouse right at the wharf. At days end in the glorious light of the sunset over this spectacular Bay of Fundy you sense that even the ocean is lulled into tranquility, the waves gently lapping the shore. Find snug places to dream in cottages as sweet and hospitable as you could dream them, with the bedroom windows open to court the Bay of Fundy breeze for peaceful slumber. With a visit to our oceanfront cottages comes a promise of renewal, tides to wash away cares and salty breezes to awaken the senses. This piece of unspoiled oceanfront is one of Canada's gems. It gives people back to themselves. It helps define who you are and who you want to be. We invite you to escape from the present and step back in time to old marine Nova Scotia. ... more   less 

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