Idealy located to explore Historic Halifax, Peggy's Cove & the scenic South Shore

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Alicia Stayed February 2016
“Perfect Valentines Day Getaway!” 5 of 5 stars
My boyfriend and I had a perfect stay at By the Bay. Cathie is a hospitable and accommodating hostess! She makes the best scrambled eggs around too! The B&B overlooks a beautiful ocean bay and there is a nice yard to take a walk in. It close to Peggy's Cove and beautiful rural NS but also not too far away from the city. Perfect for a weekend get away. We stayed in the Nora & Laurie Fraser room. It has everything you need plus a jacuzzi, fire place, and balcony. (And all for an amazing price.) I was impressed with the details that went into everything and it was so clean! It was so cozy and I felt right at home, I didn't want to leave. Waking up in the morning was amazing with the sun shining through the curtains and the ocean breeze blowing in. We had a wonderful stay and will definitely visit again :)
Sue and Eric Stayed September 2015
We spent four nights with Cathie after driving from montreal, quebec. Our room was so well-equipped, comfortable bed, screen doors that opened towards the water, and a private entrance. Cathie's breakfasts were superb, lots of fruit, homemade bread, delicious egg reciPes. Cathie had maps for us and gave us easy directions into Lunenberg, halifax and area restaurants. Her warm and generous hospitality made us impatient to return...soon we hope.
Guests from Ontario Posted on BBCanada Aug 31st 2015
My family of 4 stayed with Cathie for 1 night in August while travelling through Nova Scotia. I really wish we could have stayed longer as this was our favourite B&B during our stay in Nova Scotia!
The room was lovely (hand made soap smelled great!), the bed was extremely comfortable and the view off the balcony was wonderful.

Cathie went out of her way to make us feel welcome, even asking my kids to join her and her friends in watching the Sound of Music on Cathie's newly installed TV in her living area.

Appreciated the good food and warm, welcoming atmosphere. Would most certainly stay here again and would highly recommend Cathie's B&B to others.
Sally O - posted on Trip Advisor
By the Bay Bed and Breakfast is wonderful. Cathy Watson is genuinely interested in making sure you have everything you need for your "home away from home" stay. She is very accommodating. The beds are perfect, the breakfasts are delightful, and of course Cathy is a lovely and an excellent B&B hostess. It is a treat for me to come back yet again - in fact though I stay here when I am attending workshops, I would stay any time I get a chance. It is very much like coming home. It is a great location for exploring the South Shore of Nova Scotia or even attending an event in Halifax. It has the charm of being away from the hustle and bustle of the city (but still close enough to be a doable drive). Also, I am always impressed with the welcoming ambiance. Thanks Cathy - it was my pleasure to visit with you again.

Stayed July 2015, travelled on business
Trixie Norman - Calgary July 20, 2015
By the Bay B&B is a warm and inviting B&B with tranquil views of the ocean, stimulating conversation and mouth watering breakfasts made with locally grown foods. The homemade granola, organic yogourt and fresh NS strawberries were enough on their own but were followed by oatmeal blueberry pancakes and local maple sausage.... Yummy! Rooms are very clean and nicely appointed with all the little extras you appreciate when away from home such as locally made soap, makeup remover pads, chocolate(!), etc. During our stay we met other guests who were visiting this B&B from Florida for the third time! Highly recommend you contacting Cathie to book your stay here... you wont regret it. :)
From Trip Advisor JUNE 22ND 2015
“Wonderful B & B”
5 of 5 stars. Flew into Halifax and drove straight to this B&B. Cathie very welcoming and helpful. Beautiful, spacious home. Excellent room, well appointed and spotlessly clean, soft towels and crisp linen. Breakfast was delicious with home made bread, jam etc. Cathie gave good recommendations on where to eat and shop. Can't fault this B&B. It'll be hard for anyone to better this!
Charlene and Fred Duffy, from Prince Edward Island, Canada
A wonderful Bed and Breakfast! Beautiful rooms, fantastic views and hospitailty in abundance. Cathy, your hostess, provides an abundance of hominess, from her healthy breakfasts to her hot homemade breads. Thoroughly enjoyed the conversations and the atmosphere. My husband and I would certainly reccommend staying at this "piece of heaven" and will definately be revisiting on our next Peggy"s Cove holiday!
Andrea und Robert Mayer, from Mietingen , Germany
Wir waren auf unserer Rundreise sehr glücklich dieses nette und heimelige B&B zu finden. Die Hausherrin beglückte uns mit einen Super Frühstück und tollen Zimmern! Wir fühlten uns fast wie im Himmel! Sehr gerne kommen wir mal wieder und sehen uns genauer diese wunderschöne Gegend an! Liebe Grüße aus Deutschland Andrea und Robert Mayer
(Approx. Translation)
We were very lucky to find this new and welcoming B&B on our tour around Nova Scotia. The hostess provided us with a super breakfast and wonderful rooms. We felt that we were almost in heaven. We would love to come again and take a better look at this amazingly beautiful area.

Greetings from Germany.

Andrea and Robert Mayer
Joan and Steve, from Pictou County, Nova Scotia
Lovely B and B, lovely location, wonderful hostess - thoroughly enjoyed our stay
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We spend 3 nights in this wonderful B&B and really enjoyed it. Cathie is extremely nice and helpful and we just felt like beeing at home. We can recommend this place to everybody and will hopefully come back some day.

Katrin Seeland, from Mainz, Germany
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