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Reviewed 8 September 2012

My husband and I stayed at Gray Gables BnB, in the Mermaid Room, late August 2012. We were greeted warmly by Dave, who swiftly showed us around. He was also kind enough to provide us with a map of the local area, and upon our request gave us some suggestions for dining.

The Mermaid room is the only suite on the main floor and spans along the one side of the house from front to back. It is spacious, and tastefully decorated. Jacqui has left nothing out - there were chocolates on our pillows, and a little snack basket containing 2 bottles of water, and 2 little snack bags (and more mini chocolates). This room also contained a HUGE closet (for those staying a little longer and wanting to hang items).

Breakfast was our choice of one of three items - we had the french toast, parfait one morning, and then a traditional eggs and bacon the other morning. The breakfasts were plentiful, all homemade by Jacqui each morning and were simply delicious!

The grounds are expansive on the property - built into the top of a hill overlooking Graves Island Provincial Park. We were awestruck at the views we had all day long - right from our room. The rest of the house is also very tastefully decorated and we enjoyed sipping a glass of wine in the main livingroom. There is also a hot tub on the property which we were able to enjoy one evening - which was very romantic as it was just the two of us.

Dave & Jacqui both were very patient with all of our questions (as we were vacationing from Ontario - and had many questions about the local area, etc.). Jacqui was inquisitive about our days events each morning and very pleasant to chat with.

We can't forget to mention Rocky (the little Jack Russel) - who was a joy to watch running around the yard and play a little catch with.

We thank Dave & Jacqui for making our stay such a memorable one, and would go back in a heartbeat. Terri & Jeff

Room Tip: The Mermaid room has the best views of the ocean and Graves Island. It is the most spacious - and located on the main floor (only bedroom on the main floor)
  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Terri C
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Reviewed 31 August 2012

My wife and I, with a second couple stayed for two nights in August 2012. Defeninatly the cleanest B&B I have ever stayed in. Great breakfast, great host withoutstanding view. We will be back. Many thanks . Jim and Sara.

Room Tip: All rooms have water view. Very Quite location.
  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank James S
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

My husband and I spent 2 nights in this beautiful home. Jacqui's decorating is superb!!! Our room was charming and immaculate!!
We were treated to a delicious breakfast on the sunny balcony, which has a wonderful view of the ocean, it doesn't get any better than that!!!!!
Thank you Jacqui for helping make our 1st visit to Nova Scotia memorable!!!!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank LuckyD_13
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Reviewed 18 August 2012

A great place to stay. The setting is almost idyllic, located high on the shore of the inlet near Chester, NS. Even on a foggy morning, of which we had a couple, it is simply beautiful. Jacqui and Dave are excellent hosts, very friendly and helpful. The first thing I noticed was how clean the place was. With only three rooms, it is also intimate and quiet. Jacqui cooks a mean breakfast too. We will definitely return on our next visit to Chester.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank whcowley
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Reviewed 10 August 2012

This B&B property is in a stunning location with a fabulous ocean view and is spotlessly clean and comfortable. The hosts are genuine, friendly and helpful and the breakfast choices, food quality and presentation were excellent. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Thank ldoherty
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