We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Gemstow Bed & Breakfast

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Professional photos
Gemstow Bed & Breakfast
Add a photo
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

14 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 14: English reviews
Leeds
Reviewed 4 September 2016

B&B have a delightful little dog (Casey) and two cats. My wife is allergic to cats/dogs but they don't go in guest rooms and this wasn't a problem for us - just good to be aware if you have allergies. Comfy bed, stunning location and fantastic views. Jerry and Judy are very welcoming hosts and made us a beautiful breakfast,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Yayhelen
lexminute
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Gerry and Judy are the most kind and generous hosts! They treated us like friends who stayed over at their beautiful home. We enjoyed everything they provided at Gemstow, the hospitality, the thoughtfully prepared delicious breakfast, the beautiful yard with the amazing humming birds... I am very grateful for the wonderful B&B experience Gerry and Judy brought to me and...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank lexminute
Abbotsford, Canada
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Located in Five islands right on Hwy 2 headed towards Cape d'Or. It is an older house originally built in the 1850's. It has been nicely renovated and is now a very comfortable B&B. Judy and Jerry are very hospitable hosts. Our room was nicely furnished and comfortable, the bathroom was small, but the shower worked well with plenty of...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Paul B
Switzerland
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Judy and Gerry are very kind hosts offering a comfortable stay with delicious breakfast. We stayed there at the end of the summer season (SEP 2015) and were worried as there was no new post on trip advisor for this bed and breakfast since 2014. But we can assure everybody, that it is still very nice to stay there and...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank 2015_Che
Ava, ny
Reviewed 6 October 2014

The Gemstow is a wonderful little B&B within sight of Five Islands Provincial Park in Colchester, Nova Scotia. It is run by Gerry and Judy Roberts who are two of the friendliest host/hostesses it has ever been my pleasure to stay with. I felt immediately at home there in their warm comfortable home. There just is not room here to...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank avatheps
Portrush, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2014

Judy & Gerry are wonderful hosts who provide their guests with a first class bed & breakfast experience. Their house is welcoming and comfortable, our en-suite bedroom was cosy and comfortable and the breakfasts were delicious! I can only say a very big thank you to Judy & Gerry for a wonderful stay.

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank John M
North Carolina
Reviewed 8 July 2014

I can't say enough about Judy and Gerry! They were wonderful hosts and made us feel right at home. We stayed with them during hurricane Arthur - no power for thousands in Nova Scotia? No problem - we'll just make some sandwiches for dinner (since no restaurants were open) and then we'll play a marathon game of dominoes in the...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank karemmmm
Georgetown, Maine, United States
Reviewed 30 September 2013

We feel so very fortunate to have found this B&B--and Judy and Gerry too--and the cats. We're from the coast of Maine and found this to be so very wonderful. The hosts couldn't have been nicer or more considerate; they made us feel like family. I would go back there in a heartbeat if possible and highly recommend this place...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank Marjorie B
GerryGem, Owner at Gemstow Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words, Marjorie. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us.

somerset england
Reviewed 17 September 2013

I visited this establishment on a visit to Canada and found the bed and breakfast excellent. home made bread, jams, mayonnaise etc. the hosts, Gerry and judy made me very welcome and treated me like one of the family. there is a very intimate atmosphere there and wonderful views of the bay. highly recommended

 Report
Helpful?
Thank bartslade
Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Reviewed 22 January 2013

The owners of this b and b were very helpful and the breakfast was lovely! Around the porch a lot of hummingbirds (30 at some point!!) flew on and off. The only downside was the busy road, but the view made more than up for it.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank AnnetGroningen

8 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (8)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Five Islands
0.0 km away
The Parrsboro Mansion Inn
The Parrsboro Mansion Inn
#1 of 7 in Parrsboro
118 reviews
0.0 km away
The Maple Inn
The Maple Inn
#2 of 7 in Parrsboro
138 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi

Additional Information about Gemstow Bed & Breakfast

Address: Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Five Islands
Price Range: $112 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Gemstow Bed & Breakfast reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Gemstow Bed & Breakfast Five Islands, Nova Scotia
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Gemstow Bed & Breakfast staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Only two rooms are available, both excellent choices.”
  • Gemstow Bedroom
 of 5 bubbles avatheps, 6 Oct 2014 | Read review
“There are only 2 rooms... I can't imagine you could go wrong.”
 of 5 bubbles theBigBucketList, 29 Jun 2012 | Read review
2 of 2
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay