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“Quiet and scenic setting with clean and comfortable accommodations.”
Review of Anchors Gate B&B

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Anchors Gate B&B
Ranked #1 of 1 Bayside B&B and Inns
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Quiet and scenic setting with clean and comfortable accommodations.”
Reviewed 3 October 2013

Nancy and George were perfect hosts for our stay in the Bayside area. We were there for three nights in September, 2013 and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our "Forequarter" room was bright, clean, comfortable and offered a great view of the bay across the road. Room furnishings were functional and decorated in a maritime theme. The morning sunrises were spectacular! George provided detailed guidance for our daily excursions into Halifax and down the coast. And our breakfast conversations with George and Nancy gave us a much better understanding of the local history as well as present day life in maritime Canada. George has some "work-in-progress" projects with around the property, but nothing that dampened the enjoyment of our stay. The Anchors Gate is a perfect base for touring Halifax (30 minutes away) and Peggy's Cove (15 minutes away). Further exploring down the coast toward Lunenburg is an easy drive as well.

Room Tip: The Forequarter room is great for bay views and morning sunrises.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 October 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights in October 2012 and cannot recommend the place highly enough. The room was spotlessly clean and had a superb view of the water and even had a balcony so we could enjoy the fresh air in the morning. Breakfast was fantastic and George and Nancy were perfect hosts. Thank you for a lovely, relaxing stay and hope to see you again

Room Tip: Forequarter is the room of you love a view
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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gillard44, Owner at Anchors Gate B&B, responded to this review, 27 October 2012
thanks for the positive comments, it is the only room you can lie in bed and see the stars, We appreciate the review and look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Nancy & George
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Mount Forest, Canada
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Reviewed 15 September 2012

We enjoyed staying here. We had an excellent view of the ocean from our room. Breakfast was good and filling. Nancy and George were very helpful and kind. The location was perfect for exploring the area along the coast. Easy distance from peggy's cove and Halifax.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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gillard44, Owner at Anchors Gate B&B, responded to this review, 17 September 2012
thank you for taking time to write such a positive review of our home. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again in the near future.
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Guelph, Canada
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Reviewed 25 June 2012

This place was recommended to me by my brother who stayed with George and Nancy last year. My mom and I stayed in the Crow’s Nest room with 2 beds. The room was somewhat basic but somehow just perfect for this place. The room and bathroom were very clean. There is a small fridge in the room and coffee and tea making supplies, which were wonderful. The place is located perfectly between Halifax and Peggy’s Cove. The hosts were amazing. Having breakfast while sitting at the table with George and Nancy made us feel like being part of the family. What was also fantastic, were the tips from both of them where to go and what to see. The hand drawn map of Halifax made by George will find itself in a great spot in my scrapbook. Over all, I cannot say enough great things about this place - some of the best hosts I have ever met. I would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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, Owner at Anchors Gate B&B, responded to this review, 27 June 2012
Thank you very much for the great review Agnes and Janina. We really enjoyed having you stay with us and we hope that you will come back to visit again, Hope you had a good trip home with no tail gating! Please give our regards to your family and have a wonderful summer. Nancy and George
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Singhampton, Canada
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Reviewed 8 July 2011

We had a great stay with George and Nancy. Would highly reccommend this B&B to everyone. Loved the views for all rooms.
Thanks to Nancy and George....

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Cambridge, Canada
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Reviewed 4 July 2011

it was beautiful and clean the food was awesome and so were the owners ... thank you so much George and Nancy,, we will be back

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed 23 July 2010

There were six of us, in 3 bedrooms, spending 3 nights. 2 of the rooms had coffee makers, for those early morning coffee drinkers. Nicely decorated rooms. Free wi-fi. Beautiful views. Great location between Halifax and parts of the South Shore. We were visiting family in Shad Bay, so this was a perfect location for us. Wonderful hosts. We enjoyed the breakfast conversation with them. Did I mention breakfast? It was delicious. We were traveling for 10 days in Canada and the Anchors Gate was the best value of all the places we stayed. I would stay here again. Hopefully sooner, rather than later.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Anchors Gate B&B

Property: Anchors Gate B&B
Address: 4281 Prospect Rd | Bayside, Nova Scotia, Bayside, Nova Scotia B3Z 1L4, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Region > Bayside
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Bayside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Anchors Gate, overlooking Shad bay, decorated in a "nautical theme" is the perfect location for day trips in Nova Scotia. We are 20 minutes from Halifax and Peggys cove and within an hour from most attractions in the province. We feature a one bedroom apartment for the longer stays fully equiped including washer and dryer, and 3 first class rooms with private baths, entrances/patio, internet access, fridges, coffee and tea supplies, fans and great ocean view. Our 3 day special- stay 2 days get the 3rd day at 1/2 price and for the midship quarter room,pay for 6 days get 7th free. Home cooked breakfasts feature home made jams, can cater to specialied diets. ... more   less 

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