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Pasted GraphicThank you for all the fun you shared with us. More than 100 couples and families came a long way from Europe, Canada and USA as well.
Here are a few English written reviews. Read 100 more reviews in German language here.....
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***** Received by Homeaway/VRBO
Wonderful and peaceful holiday
My family of four with two children under ten, had an incredible stay at the Bluenose. From the beginning, the owners were kind, thoughtful and accessible - answering questions and helping us shape our trip. The kids had an awesome time exploring the beach and navigating between low and high tides - everyone was delighted by the daily seal sightings! The cottage itself has everything you need - it was so dreamy to have coffee on the deck overlooking such beauty. The beach is a walk down a set of stairs, but you don't need to bring much down with you as you can easily zip back up and down for lunch and breaks. We spent hours down there just watching the ocean adventures. - You will thank yourself for packing water shoes - they helped, especially for our kids who had never been to an ocean before.
The cottage is quiet and private and you can access the closest shops within 20 minutes. (Port Hawkesbury has several grocery stores etc..) We went on several day trips and found it a great landing point.
I would like to suggest Iles Madame - which was a great day trip and only 15 minutes away - it also has a bakery and a fun radio station that we listened to at the cottage.
The Bluenose will have a special place in my heart for a long time - I was so sad to leave. Enjoy!
Kate Swift, Bluenose House August, 2018
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***** Received by Homeaway/VRBO
Private, clean, lovely views
This is a lovely home in the woods with a great view through the trees to the water. There is access to the beach as well down a set of stairs. The house worked well for four of us. There is a half bathroom attached to the loft bedroom and a bathroom with a shower on the main level. The beds are much more comfortable than they first appeared to be. I slept very well in this house - although we did have to steal some extra pillows from the bunk room we weren't using. I am always looking for more pillows!
The kitchen is well equipped with everything we needed including cutting boards of several sizes, toaster, electric tea kettle, coffee pot. There is no automatic dishwasher but we did not mind.
The view from the deck, living area, and loft are great. Loved that there was a set of binoculars in the house so we could watch the birds. There is also a great collection of books in the loft upstairs (mostly in German but several in English), and a small collection of music CD's downstairs which we really enjoyed.
This is a lovely home, very clean, very quiet. We really enjoyed our stay. I would definitely consider staying here again if we are ever out that way again.
Gretchen Potschka, Bluenose House Juli 11, 2018
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Wonderful location. Georgeous views. Well maintained property with all comforts. Received by Homeaway/VRBO
Great location, 20 min from shopping and dining. Great base of operations for hiking, fly fishing. You can fish for mackerel right from the private beach, while watching bold eagles flying overhead.
16. Jul. 2018 | Stayed: Juli 2018
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Received by booking.com:
12 Jul 2018
You get what you see. Beautiful cottage and lovely beach.

The second bathroom on the 2nd floor was a plus. The little beach is very nice and if you want quiet and seclusion, this is the place for you. You'll love the seabirds and bald eagles. We even made wild strawberry jam with what we collected around the cottage. You might even spot the rabbit munching on the hill. There are few things left behind from previous tenants so you're not left in the lurch should you arrive unprepared.

There isn't much to complain but bring a fan if you're sleeping in the loft, it can get warm.
Monica Henry


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Yellownose House, June 2016. Thanks Tricia, nice to read this from a Tourism Manager
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"We spent a great moment in peacefull place. Well, it was raining during these 3 days but this is not Robert fault. Well first day we did absolutely nothing, which is kind of great activity also :-) We have visited Louisbourg in a foggy rainy day, making this quite charming. We are leaving, with regrets, by this sunny day to reach Quebec.
Greetings from Valentin GUERLESQUIN, Pierre-Antoine Angelini
Bluenose, June 2016
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Hi Robert,
We really like your cottage: it is totally charming and well furnished and the view is post card pretty. This is a place we could recommend to our friends if they were to visit Nova Scotia.
Minh Thu , Bluenose June 2016
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We've really enjoyed our week here. We bought a house and will be moving to Port Hawkesbury in July. Thanks very much. We'd recommend the place to friends.
Greg, Yellownose June 2016
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“The house and the place were incredible . It was really clean and well organized. There was everything we needed and even more. The host was really nice ans answered really fast our questions.
La maison et le site étaient incroyables . C'était très propre et bien organisé . Il y avait tout ce dont nous avions besoin et même plus. Notre hôte était très disponible et répondait rapidement à nos questions . ”
Catherine Boucher-Bélanger, July 2015, verified by AirBnB
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“The house was as advertised, very clean and comfortable, although not luxurious. The kitchen is quite small, but we were still able to cook our meals for the week. What makes this house special is its location: waterfront with a lot of wildlife to be seen right from the balcony: bald eagles, ospreys, seals, dolphins...Believe me, if you like nature and just enjoy sitting outside while taking in its awesome beauty, then you'll love this house! And when it's raining, you can see the water from the two large patio doors downstairs and from the huge windows upstairs. The access to the water is a bit tricky, being quite steep with uneven stairs - OK for people to get to the beach, but I didn't dare take my 80 lbs kayak down it. We used the much easier water access available at the next door Yellownose, thanks to Robert suggestion. My wife and I really both enjoyed our week very much!”
Fam Tremblay, August 2015, verified by AirBnB
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Dear Robert and Monica:
Thanks very much for a very fine day aboard Liza, for accomodating our friend Jan, for taking us to one of your favourite coves, but especially for your gracious hospitality and easy presence. We enjoyed it all immensely!
Here are a few of the photos I took during the day.
Let's stay in touch.
When we get home, I will send along some Cayman Brac photos to entice you during your next expeditions South.
Cheers, Roger, future crew? (Yellownose House August 2014)
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Fotos copyright 2014 Roger
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Reviewed August 22, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We (2 adults and 2 children - 10 and 13) spent 9 fantastic and totally relaxing days in this wonderful location. The house offers enough space for a family of 6 and it is located in a beautiful setting: away from traffic roads, in the nature and only a couple of meters from the water. On the terrace we could relax, enjoy our meals (I was surprised how sunny and warm the days during the entire holiday could be!) and enjoy a big variety of birds, among them hummingbirds and eagles. The location is perfect for kids and non-expert sailors who want to learn sailing thanks to its calm water. Please note that the water is pretty cold (18 °C) so that I would suggest bringing a neoprene wetsuit if you want to swim! Thanks to the kayaks, we could easily explore the area and we even managed to see seals and pilot whales (just in front of our house!!). The property managers Robert and Monika showed us how to sail on a trimaran (paddle-kayak) which we could use every time we wanted under their supervision. They also took us on a journey on their catamaran and showed us hidden beauties of this wonderful area. Thank you Robert and Monika, we won't forget this beautiful experience! 
“Amazing holiday!”
Reviewed August 20, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

I spend 2 weeks at the house Bluenose and I can highly recommend it. Robert teached me how to sail with those small Trimarans - which was a lot of fun, thanks again! You can also use a kayak and go kayaking, for example to a small island (called Bamboo Island) not too far from the house: And I will guarantee that you see one of those sweet Seals who are watching you and following you during the kayak trip. The place is perfect for relaxing and get away from the workaday life, I hope I will be back one day!
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The house we rented, yellow nose, had everything we needed for perfect family vacation. It had all the amenities one would expect in the house, but it also had miles and miles of untouched nature for adventures. We explored some of the little islands in the bay with the kayaks, went swimming, sailing, fishing, biking. I think the best thing about this place was that the owners had all the equipment for an amazingly fun time!
One of the things my family will never forget is seeing a doe and her fawn while we were picking wild raspberries in the forest. I would highly recommend taking a walk around the bay, either at sunrise or at sunset, as the views are amazing- you would feel as if you didn't have a care in the world...
The only thing I regret not trying was the sailing kayaks, only because we didn't have enough time. But hopefully next time!
Thank you so much Robert, we will definitely be back soon!


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Hello there,
We only got back from Boston yesterday, hence my slow response. We really did enjoy the holiday. The house, the site and the general atmosphere were a revelation: it was a superb, and welcome, change from sitting in an office all year.
I have some photos - including one of the local Bald Eagle sitting on a tree 15m from the house - which I will send them on as soon as we have time.
Cliff



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