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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

On our honeymoon and we booked a one night stay at this beautiful place. Cathie was gracious and very welcoming. Her home was cozy and felt like home away from home. She went the extra mile to have a note and small champagne for our honeymoon stay. She went over all we needed to know as soon as we got... More 

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York, Maine
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

The room was roomy with a very comfortable bed. We stayed on first floor and had sliding doors with access to a a porch where we could sit. The bathroom on this floor is roomy & handicap accessible. The hostess is very friendly and helpful. We were invited to join them in family area and evening tea was provided. Hostess... More 

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Schaumburg, IL
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23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

Loved this place!!! We had the room on the first floor. Great view of the bay and a lovely deck right out side our room. The room was perfect though no TV, there is one in the family room which also has great views of the bay. Lovely shower and lots of room in the bath. Desk for notes and... More 

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Cathie W, Owner at By the Bay Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your thoughtful and complimentary review, I really appreciate your taking the time to write one. I hope that you enjoyed the rest of your trip and I also hope to see you on a return trip to NS in the future. Thanks again. Cathie Watson owner/operator of By the Bay Bed and Breakfast. More 

Montreal, Canada
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Cathy is the perfect hostess at the By the Bay Bed & Breakfast (the breakfast being delicious and freshly prepared every morning). We had the smaller Glen Margaret room, which has an attached toilet, but the shower is just outside. We were travelling with our 18 month old, and as well as making her breakfast each morning, Cathie also had... More 

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Cathie W, Owner at By the Bay Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the thoughtful and complimentary review. The house actually does have central air conditioning with a heat pump. However, you are correct that it wasn't on. I sometimes turn it on during the afternoon to cool down the upstairs rooms but turn it off in the evening as the evenings here usually cool down enough that... More 

Radium Hot Springs, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

By the Bay was a wonderful stop for us. We stayed 2 nights and then came back for a 3rd. We had a great second storey room looking out at the Bay with it's calm reflecting waters and bright red sunsets. The staff, Cathie and Shoel(?) were excellent hostesses. It also was a great opportunity to interchange with other travellers.... More 

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Cathie W, Owner at By the Bay Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you Dexter for the thoughtful and complimentary review. We also enjoyed your company and the lively breakfast conversations. I am glad you were able to return for a third night. Thanks again. Cathie Watson More 

Cartwright, Canada
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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We just spent four nights with Miss Cathie! The place is beautiful & immaculate, with ridiculously comfy beds! She accommodated my necessity for gluten free eating, and the breakfasts were all delicious! I would happily stay here again. I wish she'd had room for us for all six nights! I especially loved the back veranda, and Kitty and I hung... More 

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Cathie W, Owner at By the Bay Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the lovely review Tina. We enjoyed having you and your family visit and are glad that you enjoyed your gluten free breakfasts. I am happy to accommodate dietary restrictions and appreciated that you let me know in advance. I hope that the rest of your stay in Nova Scotia was also enjoyable and that the... More 

Toronto, Canada
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 July 2016

We arrived at about 4sh and Cathy gracefully accepted us to check in early. She has clearly laid out places to visit for new comers including suggesting places to eat / visit.The place is conveniently located, very clean, well kept home, comfortable bed and superb bathroom. I am a clean freak and this place of Cathy's beats B & B... More 

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BytheBayBnB, Owner at By the Bay Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for the thoughtful and complimentary review. I know that these reviews make a difference when travelers are searching for accommodation. I also appreciate your comments on the cleanliness. We work hard to maintain these standards. All the best and I hope to see you and your family back again sometime. Cathie Watson owner/operator By the Bay Bed and... More 

Abbotsford
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Our room was quiet and opened onto a veranda and looked down to the bay. Cathie was most gracious and accommodating and her breakfasts excellent! We enjoyed visiting in her living room and enjoyed meeting the other guests. This was our favourite stay in Nova Scotia.

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nsbandb, Owner at By the Bay Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your thoughtful and complimentary review. Certainly one of the best things about staying in a B and B is being able to meet the other guests. We have some very interesting conversations in the family room and at the breakfast table. I hope to see you again some day. Cathie Watson owner/operator of By the... More 

St. Albert, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 14 June 2016

We had a beautifully appointed, clean, comfortable spacious room on the second floor with a lovely view of Long Cove on St Margaret's Bay . Our hostess was welcoming and informative about the area and very thoughtful with extra touches in honour of our anniversary. Breakfast was delicious with a nice variety of hot and cold. Cathie was flexible with... More 

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nsbandb, Owner at By the Bay Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your thoughtful review, I hope you will return for a future anniversary trip...maybe your 50th? Cathie Watson owner operator of By the Bay B and B More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Our stay here was incredible. After a long day of visiting around Peggy's Cove, staying here felt like coming home, except the bed was more comfy! The house was beautiful and had a huge yard that extended to the water. The hostess was warm and welcoming, offering all we needed and more! Her culinary skills went beyond anything we were... More 

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nsbandb, Owner at By the Bay Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Hello Stephanie, Thank you very much for your complimentary and thoughtful review. I really appreciate when guests take the time to write and post a review. It was lovely to meet the two of you. Good luck with your studies and I hope you will return to Nova Scotia and the Peggy's Cove area sometime in the future. Cathie Owner/operator... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This well appointed, comfortable Bed and Breakfast has been in operation since August 2011. Situated on the waters of St Margaret's Bay there is an amazing view which can be enjoyed from each room or from the wrap around verandah. Awake to the aroma of fresh baked bread and locally roasted Fair Trade coffee and enjoy a full hot breakfast. Relax on the verandah or by the water. It is a retreat half way between Tantallon and Peggy's Cove only 40 minutes from Halifax and minutes from famous Peggy's Cove. ... more   less 

Additional Information about By the Bay Bed and Breakfast

Address: 10502 Peggys Cove Rd, Glen Margaret, Nova Scotia B3Z 3G8, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Region > Glen Margaret
Price Range: RM374 - RM378 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Ist floor room is very accessible”
 of 5 bubbles SK20142014, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The large first floor room has a spectacular view”
 of 5 bubbles teacherandteacher, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Nora & Laurie Fraser room - excellent, balcony, view of the Bay”
 of 5 bubbles DexterL759, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask Cathie to make her special scrambled eggs for breakfast!”
 of 5 bubbles 538aliciah, 21 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the bay side have a view and one was very large with fireplace.”
 of 5 bubbles dgw10, 27 Aug 2015 | Read review
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