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“A new B and B, charming stay”

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Heart's Desire Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #4 of 6 Mahone Bay B&B and Inns
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GODERICH
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44 reviews
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“A new B and B, charming stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2011

Lovely old house opposite Mahone Bay in a delightful little village.
John from Liverpool UK, has only been running it since May and doing a great job, wife Denise will join him soon. Very comfy large clean, quiet room with spacious adjoining bathroom. Lounge upsatirs to sit with laptop.
Delicious breakfast, no TV in rooms, but sat in downstairs room to watch the X Factor and John joined me ( I asked him too) we had
a good laugh, he has a wonderful sense of humour. Huge front porch to relax on with a glass on wine. We feel he will do very well with this new adventure.

Room Tip: So far, only one room with ensuite, that will change soon.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Prince George, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2011

A lovely b and b right across from the marina and harbour. Great host, good breakfast, comfy room. I'd definitely recommend it and will return!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2011

Wonderful little B&B. We stayed at the cottage suite. We are a family of 4 with 2 adults and 2 small children. Owner was fantastic, very helpful and put us at ease.

John, the owner is from the UK... he has a great sense of humor and a fantastic attitude. The view from the front porch is amazing and the breakfast was pretty darn yummy. Would go back there in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2011

A friendly and comfortable B & B in a picturesque setting, you will leave feeling completely relaxed and content.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2011

Heart's Desire is located directly across from the marina in Mahone Bay, giving this B&B the best view of any in town from its veranda. The rooms are large, comfortable and nicely appointed. There is even a cottage to rent. The full breakfast is quite nice, with a variety of food to choose from. Tea and coffee are available just about any time. Shops, galleries, restaurants, a pub, a market ... are but a very short walk away, The new Inn Keepers are lovely. Brilliant!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Fredericton, NB
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2011

The B&B is so beautiful, the bed was the most comfortable since we left home a week ago. I felt spoiled over the two days we spent in Mahone Bay. John had ice water in our room, coffee in the morning, and the breakfast was wonderfully done. Of all the B&B in Mahone Bay this has the best view of the harbour and right on main street so easy to walk everywhere in town. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Mahone Bay.

Room Tip: Clean and comfortable. Excellent value for your money
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Surrey, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2010

We were travelling with son and wife and stayed at the Heart's Desire. We had the two rooms upstairs that shared a bathroom (was okay because we were sharing with family) and had a perfect stay. The host were wonderful - hospitable but not overbearing and breakfast kept us going for most of the day. The Inn was spotlessly clean and the beds were very comfortable. We actually ended up staying two nights. Our plan was to stay one night and the other in Lunenburg - we loved Lunenburg but found it too commerical and way more expensive than Mahone Bay so we returned to the Hearts Desire. Another couple had rented our room but not unpacked so they offered to move them to the outside cabin (which they had really wanted but was too expensive) and let us have both our rooms back. We left and went for dinner and when they had the whole situation sorted out they actually came and found us to tell us all was okay and drop off our room keys. They could not have done more for us and we felt so very comfortable. Mahone Bay is a great spot to stay and do day trips from and The Hearts Desire is a perfect place to stay. We loved staying with them.

Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Heart's Desire Bed and Breakfast

Property: Heart's Desire Bed and Breakfast
Address: 686 Main St | P.O. Box 470, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia B0J 2E0, Canada
Region: 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 (Based on Average Rates): £
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 1900s overlooking beautiful Mahone Bay. Located steps away from the delightful shops, restaurants and cafes of Mahone Bay. ... more   less 
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