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SURFS UP
Great sandy beach at low tide
a surfer in front of cottage
bathroom
living area
bedroom
living and dining area
kitchen
kitchen
kitchen and living room
bathroom
bedroom
dining area and kitchen
view of Eagle Head Bay  from bedroom
view of Eagle Head Bay from bedroom
bedroom with king size bed
open concept living area
another view of our living and dining room
we are pet friendly! View from  balcony
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Liverpool, Southwest Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia

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kelliwhit...
Aylesford, Canada
1 review
“Absolutely lovely!”
Reviewed July 29, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Such a beautiful and peaceful spot. Brian greeted us when we arrived and offered great suggestions of local attractions and places to eat. We felt so welcome and comfortable. The pictures are really only a little glimpse of this wonderful place. Wish we could've stayed longer. Definitely the relaxing place we needed for our little getaway!

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Eugene_th...
Halifax, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Much better than we expected or could have hoped for”
Reviewed July 21, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Full stop, Surfs Up is a first rate, modern rental property. My wife and I stayed for a week. Brian and Cathie are wonderful hosts. The property is spacious, airy and has a distinct seaside feel to it. A wonderful ocean breeze blows through the building when the windows are opened. The kitchen is fully equipped, which my wife and I enjoyed because we like to cook. The bedroom overlooks the ocean and has a kingsize bed - very comfortable. The sound of the surf and the distant foghorn overnight was soothing. The elevated deck offers a similar view. We enjoyed barbecuing on the fire pit and the propane barbecue while sitting on Adirondack chairs. During our seaside walks from the property, we saw wildlife such as a beaver and a Great Blue Heron. Brian provided on-site indoor storage for our two kayaks during our stay. We'll definitely return.

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Management Response
Jul 22, 2016
Tim and Paula,
We appreciate the glowing review. We do want our guests to feel comfortable during their stay with us, and we hope that they considering returning. We look forward to your return for sure, you both were wonder guests, leaving surfs up exactly as you found it. Thank you Brian and Cathie.
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cavcdr517
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The Unexpected”
Reviewed June 14, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

This is a superb place to stay no matter what the occasion. We never expected the quality of the guest house. Pictures do not convey how welcoming it is and how beautiful the decorating throughout the house. The setting will take your breath away and the sunsets on the water are spectacular. It is the perfect location to explore the coast and Liverpool is close enough to buy anything you might need. Cathie and Brian made us feel so welcome and they are the main reason we will return to this magic place.

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Leaving!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Ferkel200...
Dusseldorf, Germany
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Peaceful week”
Reviewed June 4, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Thanks for this famous lodging.
What a beautiful place. We enjoy every minute of our stay. On the one hand silence and peace with a wonderful view over the bay and on the other hand a great starting point to explore the greater aerea. From here we visted Digby, Keji NP, Shelburne, Barrington, Lunenburg and a lot of more places with great landscapes, viewing points and hikingtrails. Nova Scotia and this place is a paradise, also to practice our hobby Geoaching. We had so much fun over the week and your help, nice talking and hints what to do. Also your attention and fast help with your magic fingers to watch Stanley Cup at TV. The house has everything we need especially the fast internet. All the minor details and the lovely decoration with all kind of objects, we had immediately a feeling like home.
We are absoult sure to come back, hopefully it’s not so far away.
Greetings form Duesseldorf – Gerresheim / Germany
PS. Cathie and Brian
Thank you very much for the gift, we love it.

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Liked best: Peaceful silence
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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RONALD H
Dartmouth, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“South Shore at its best”
Reviewed May 1, 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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What a wonderful, relaxing few days we spent here. The view from the deck and bedroom was amazing. We loved waking up looking out over the cove, long walks on the beach and lovely sunsets.
The Cottage was spacious, beautifully decorated and had ever amenity you could ask for. All we needed was food and few bottles of wine. This was the perfect romantic escape for two wanting to spend alone time together. We treasured the privacy the location offered. Would love to return one day..
Thank you Brain, you are an extremely gracious host

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Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
May 2, 2016
Thank you for the review Ronald and Karen. We do aim to please our guests, and we look forward to your return. Cheers Brian and Cathie.
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Mary Jane...
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Beat Staycation Ever”
Reviewed September 21, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Beautiful cottage, incredible hosts, very special South Shore scenery; as residents who have chosen Nova Scotia as our home and who try to explore all areas of the province this has been our best experience yet. Surf's Up is beautifully appointed, in a quiet location with great beach walking and surfing opportunities, close to wonderful local eateries and always a great deck and fire pit in he backyard to enjoy after a day of exploring.

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Liked best: Our incredible hosts.
Liked least: Absolutely nothing to complain about.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers People with pets
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Margaret...
1 review
“Small piece of heaven!”
Reviewed September 13, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

This cottage was better than represented. Tranquility and serene area; all the comforts needed and more. Brian was very helpful and sweet. Provided lots of suggestions for eating and sightseeing. Very happy that we picked this spot for our vacation. Would recommend it to everyone looking for a place to relax.

The only issue we had was with the WIFI connection, which Brian worked relentlessly to accommodate. He was very responsive.

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Liked best: The beautiful view and sunsets
Liked least: Wifi was a bit iffy!
Traveling group: Friends
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Management Response
Sep 14, 2015
Thank you Midge for your lovely review. You are correct we have been having some wi fi issues, especially on bad weather days.. Ie: fog! We are diligently working with our wi fi provider for better service. Thank you, looking forward to seeing you again.. Brian and Cathie
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