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Heart's Desire Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #4 of 6 Mahone Bay B&B and Inns
Reviewed June 12, 2014

Working in the accommodation industry for many years has afforded me the opportunity to experience an array of holiday stays. This B&B is exactly as advertised. My 19 year old daughter and I stayed here, on our trip from BC to the Maritime provinces. The location is direct water view, steps from shopping and dining, easy short drives to explore the area, including Lunenburg, Peggy's Cove, beautiful ocean views, and amazing beaches . The home is immaculate. The breakfasts were delicious, the food plentiful. The hosts are wonderful and made our stay even better by recommending places to visit and things to see that we would have otherwise missed! Mahone Bay is a perfect spot - small enough to enjoy it all, yet big enough to have great restaurants, shopping, and the friendliest people! Would highly recommend the Heart's Desire Bed and Breakfast!

Room Tip: We booked two rooms and both were perfect.
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Gorgeous spot overlooking the bay and a beautiful old house! I loved our big, bright bathroom and sitting areas.Our hosts, John & Denise were very nice and helpful. They were very accommodating with a gluten sensitivity & carrying a lot of luggage for us. lol.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

We stayed two nights at this lovely B&B and we were well taken care of by our wonderful hosts, Denise and John. It is a beautiful spot overlooking the bay, close too all the nice restaurants and gift shops. The community was well decorated with the scarecrows so it was a good time to visit the area.

The next time we visit, we will bring friends so that they can also enjoy the hospitality and the great breakfasts.

Room Tip: The rooms are all nice, we had the Queens room overlooking the garden.
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank greetingsphilippe
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Went to Mahone Bay for the Oct 4 to 6 scarecrow festival. We stayed at this very nice B/B, which is run by a super nice couple. The place is cleaner than clean, lovely spot over looking the Bay with a great outdoor deck to sit on, drink local whine and watch life go by. Was a fabulous stay, A1 all the way!!! And the festival was a fun time too, well done to all the folks in Mahone bay. We hope to get out of Saskatchewan and get on a trip down there again soon.

One happy couple Marnelle and Glen.

Room Tip: The room overlooking the bay!!!
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

Denise and John were the best hosts - they were very hospitable and made us feel very welcome. Offers of tea and cold drinks in the afternoon were a nice extra touch. And John carrying our suitcase to our room. Room was very comfortable even though modest in appointments and the bathroom was spacious. The whole house was truly spotless - they keep the home looking like everything was brand new. Breakfast was pleasant and they kindly catered to my food allergy. Great hosts and we would highly recommend this B & B which is well located in Mahone Bay which is a beautiful spot.
Thanks, John and Denise for adding special touches to our vacation.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Bev060
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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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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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