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Heart's Desire Bed and Breakfast

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686 Main St P.O. Box 470, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia B0J 2E0 Canada
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#3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Mahone Bay
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A classic four square house built in the early 1900's overlooking the waters of beautiful Mahone Bay. Located steps away from the delightful shops, restaurants and cafes of Mahone Bay.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
Special diet menus
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
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Shared lounge / TV area
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Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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zootout wrote a review Aug. 2019
Hobart, Australia71 contributions34 helpful votes
Heart’s Desire is a fabulous place to stay. It was my favourite accommodation in my 4 weeks traveling Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. I stayed here for 4 nights (8-12 July) in the Bay Room. As the name suggests this room has a terrific view of Mahone Bay. I loved this room. The bed was very comfortable.The bathroom is huge and well appointed and is across the hall which for me was no problem as bathrobes are supplied. (Other rooms do have en-suite’s) John and Denise are wonderful hosts. I enjoyed their company immensely. Nothing is too much trouble. Breakfast was spot on everyday. The house itself is delightful and spotlessly clean. I loved the veranda. It was a great place to catch up with other guests at the end of the day. Heart’s Desire is in a great location in beautiful Mahone Bay. I enjoyed spending time in this lovely town. There is plenty to do and see. There are lots of nice restaurants and cafes too. Go and stay in Mahone Bay at Heart’s Desire. You will love it like I do.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from HeartsDesireBB, Owner at Heart's Desire Bed and Breakfast
Responded Aug. 25, 2019
Thank you for a great review. We are so glad you enjoy your stay and hope maybe to see you again in the future!
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jennyh wrote a review Jul. 2019
Port Elgin, Canada87 contributions11 helpful votes
The B and B was nice and clean. We had room the queen size and twin bed- perfect for 2 friends travelling together. Linens clean and plenty of options if you are a cold sleeper or warm sleeper. Bed comfy and lots of pillows. Bathroom is large and is private, but is across hall from your room. Bathrobes are provided and very nice towels. They hosts were very accommodating and gave great directions and information on places to go. We kept windows open as it was warm and upstairs gets warm. Of note, there is a lot of traffic one the main street that the B&B is on and it is noisy when traffics starts around 6:30 /7 AM. Trucks must hit a bump in front of house as they made loud noise when passing. I am not a really light sleeper, but was not able to sleep past 7:15 AM. The bedroom with window more towards back may have been quieter. Breakfast was superb- homemade jams and jellies, breads, and very tasty quiche.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded Aug. 5, 2019
Thank you, we appreciate you taking the time to write a review.
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FreedomsFinallyMine wrote a review Jul. 2019
Ajax, Canada19 contributions3 helpful votes
This B&B is right at the end of all the shops on the Main Street which makes it right across from the bay with a lovely view of all the sail boats. We sat on the front porch both morning and evening enjoying the view. Everything in town is walkable & there is a pub very close by. Our room was very clean and comfortable with a private en-suite. We had everything we needed. Coffee was served in the morning at 7am in the sitting area outside our room. Breakfast was served each morning in the dining room. John and Denise are just delightful. They are so nice and friendly and funny and helpful! If we ever happen upon Mahone Bay again we will definitely stay at Hearts Desire. Thank you John and Denise!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from HeartsDesireBB, Owner at Heart's Desire Bed and Breakfast
Responded Jul. 9, 2019
Thank you for posting this great review! We do really hope you happen by this way again! John & Denise
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Meredith S wrote a review Jul. 2019
Paris, Ontario41 contributions26 helpful votes
John and Denise are the perfect bed and breakfast hosts. They provided witty, informative banter (that's the John part) and delicious home baked goodies for breakfast (that's the Denise part). Our room was well equipped and comfortable with an ensuite bathroom. The location, in spite of being on the main road of Mahone Bay, is convenient and quiet. We were there when it was cool and rainy but the large porch would be an enticing place to relax on a warm night. I would definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Responded Jul. 7, 2019
Thank you for such a great review, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay - in spite of the weather! We hope to see you again, perhaps when the weather is warmer so you can enjoy our porch. Regards, John & Denise
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Minniesota77 wrote a review Jul. 2019
Zimmerman, Minnesota, USA5 contributions
The hosts could not have been more friendly, helpful and welcoming! Accommodations were very clean, airy and bright. Breakfast was delicious. Great location on the bay with a porch to enjoy it. Easy walk to restaurants and shops.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded Jul. 7, 2019
Thank you for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay, come back soon! Best wishes, John & Denise
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PRICE RANGE
US$111 - US$118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CanadaNova ScotiaSouthwest Nova ScotiaMahone Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Heart's Desire Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Heart's Desire Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Amos Pewter (0.4 km), Mahone Bay Museum (0.4 km), and Northern Sun Gallery & Gifts (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Heart's Desire Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Heart's Desire Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Heart's Desire Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Heart's Desire Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Biscuit Eater Cafe & Books, Rebecca's Restaurant, and Oh My Cod.
Is Heart's Desire Bed and Breakfast located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Mahone Bay.
Are there any historical sites close to Heart's Desire Bed and Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St. James' Anglican Church (0.6 km).