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Heart's Desire Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #4 of 6 Mahone Bay B&B and Inns
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Great location - short stroll from town. Lovely home and view from front porch. We had the Bay room which was comfortable and clean. The bathroom was in the hall but bathrobes were provided and the bathroom itself was very clean and large. Breakfast was plentiful. John and Denise, the hosts, were very friendly and helpful. They really made our stay!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

We stayed a night here after cycling from Bridgewater. Beautiful location, short walk to the main restaurants and shopping.

The hosts, Denise and John, were awesome! They had a great sense of humour, they were friendly, and they were very helpful.

Breakfast was delicious! Yogurt and fresh fruit with croissants and a variety of local jams. Then eggs, bacon and toast -all cooked to perfection.

The room was clean and tidy, bed was comfortable, bathroom (although separated) was also clean and nice.

This is a beautiful place and an exceptional Bed & Breakfast I would definitely recommend staying here!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

Our two nights at Heart's Desire with John and Denise our hosts was all that we could wish for. Early coffee and tea served on the upper guest lounge before breakfast was such a great treat. Breakfasts were delicious,beautifully cooked and well presented, they had thought of everything. John was ever helpful offering afternoon tea or coffee after a day out also in the evenings. Heart's Desire was in a lovely position overlooking Mahone Bay and a very short walk into the village. John and Denise were really good hosts and good fun. I would truly recommend Heart's Desire

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

What a gem! Friendly, clean, excellent breakfast and friendly hosts. Coffee arrives miraculously at the right time in the morning. The bathroom was delightful. WiFi worked. Comfy bed. Good value and Mahone Bay is so, so beautiful.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

Had a lovely stay with Denise and John, they truly make great hosts! Nice touch bringing up the morning coffee before breakfast, thanks John. Breakfast consisted of yogurt, fruit salad and croissants followed by eggs, bacon and toast, it was all wonderful - I just hope my husband doesn't expect this at home. If we don't become neighbors, we'll be back for a visit. Although a short visit everything was perfect and oh my what a view from the front veranda.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

Our weekend at Heart’s Desire was both relaxing and fun. Although this is a relatively new venture for Denise and John, they knew exactly how to make us feel at home.
On our arrival, John welcomed us warmly, insisted on carrying our luggage upstairs for us and offered us afternoon tea. Later on, Denise introduced me to a Wasgij puzzle - Thanks! I’m a big fan, now! - and John showed me a children’s book which mentions their historic home.
Although we had not seen the latest photos at the time of booking, we requested the Queen Room, with the newly added en suite shower. The new bathroom was fantastic! Although small, it was functional, clean and came with toiletries.
Our room did not have a view of the bay, but the chairs on the front verandah provide the ideal spot for boat watching. The marina is directly opposite and the township is an easy stroll away, which means you don’t need your car any time you want to have a meal or wander around the fascinating shops.
John delivers an early morning cup of tea or coffee to the upstairs guest lounge, which also has views of the bay. The delicious and varied breakfasts are certainly enough to set you up for the day.
Mahone Bay is the perfect spot from which to explore the south of Nova Scotia and we can recommend Heart’s Desire as the perfect B and B to use as your base. Try it! You won’t be disappointed!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

John & Denise really are the definition of great hosts. Only one night's stay was enough for us to want to rush back when we can. The view is excellent, especially from the spacious verrandah, the shops in town are within walking distance and the coffee and tea that await you in the upstairs sitting area each morning is much appreciated. John and Denise's humour and openess was delightful.
Rooms were spotless, bathroom was spacious and decor is in great taste. Thanks for the delicious breakfast. Until next time......

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Heart's Desire Bed and Breakfast

Address: 686 Main St | P.O. Box 470, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia B0J 2E0, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Southwest Nova Scotia > Mahone Bay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Mahone Bay
Price Range: $104 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Heart's Desire Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A classic four square house built in the early 1900's overlooking the waters of beautiful Mahone Bay. Located steps away from the delightful shops, restaurants and cafes of Mahone Bay. ... more   less 
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