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Reviewed July 3, 2018

The glowing reviews got us here, but nothing could bring us back. The beach that looks so pretty and wide and clear and sandy in their outdated photos is actually very narrow and was covered in seaweed and rocks with an offensive smell when we arrived in mid-June. Management excused it as due to storms but didn't explain why they didn't clean it up nor why they weren't upfront beforehand about what we could actually expect. Building sandcastles, if one brought children, was out of the question. The smallest cottage--our choice only because it was on the so-called beautiful beach and the larger one wasn't available even six months ahead--required lugging baggage over grass and gravel because no path for rolling them was provided. Inside was not what I'd call well-appointed--and we had come straight from a TRULY well-appointed vacation rental in Wedgeport with a thoughtful owner/host--providing no coffee (we had to drive some 6 to 8 kilometers to purchase some), no bedside clock, a bathroom so small that we had to use the kitchen counters for toiletries. On the positive side, the porch was nice and the bed was comfortable; that's all we had to console ourselves with till our three days were up.

  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
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Larinda, Manager at Larinda's Landing Oceanfront Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2018

Dear Lauren K,

First and foremost, thank you for your comments and feedback on TripAdvisor. We would like to let you know that we take each and every comment serious, positive as well as negative.

I am very sorry to read about your experience and wish you had addressed your concerns while staying with us in order to give us a chance to make your stay more enjoyable. We were not informed of any complaints prior to your check-out at which time you were offered to speak to a manager which you declined.

This review comes as a true surprise to us as the cottage you stayed in (Willow’s Meadow) is a favorite among many guests and has been completely renovated from top to bottom in 2016 with all furnishings and contents being new. On your request, we even purchased a sofa to replace the chairs that were originally in the cottage.

We would like to let you know that we take great pride in our property and the care of it as well as each cottage. Mother Nature sometimes causes seaweed to come in on the beach which is beyond our control and when this happens it is cleaned up immediately. We have a full maintenance man who tends to this daily. As far as the size of the beach. The beach size has never changed, and the size is obvious when viewing the website pictures.

Unfortunately, your first-choice cottage (#5) was already booked over 6 months in advance and no longer available for your requested dates. We have many frequent guests who enjoy staying with us and book far in advance to ensure they have their preferred cottage for their selected dates. This just underlines the popularity of our property and loyalty of many of our guest’s who do truly enjoy staying with us. The cottage of your stay (#7) is fully described on our website and even states the square footage of this unit to ensure people are not misunderstanding the size of the cottage. The cottage features enough space for two adults to enjoy their vacation. The bathroom is a sufficient size with a full tub and shower and a free-standing vanity with space on the counter as well as under the sink in the cupboard and in the drawers. We are sorry that this was not enough space for you.

We proudly confirm that the cottage is TRULY well-appointed with a fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a gas range stove and dishwasher. There is plenty of counter and storage space and all dishes, cutlery and all other utensils and knives are present to make a chef’s meal. Outside is a large modern BBQ with direct propane supply and comfortable patio furniture on a private deck. As mentioned earlier, the sofa has been brought in specially for your reservation and is only a couple of months old. I am sorry that the bedside clock went missing however it has been replaced when guests (after your stay) brought this to our attention. All cottages are self sufficient, and our guests are responsible to bring their own groceries.

This being said, we invite anyone considering this review to view the photos of this unit (Willow’s Meadow) on our website, which accurately depicts it. You will clearly see that the bathroom is sufficient in size and storage, the décor is lovely, fresh and new and our property is beautifully landscaped and maintained. We do appreciate your feedback however, after careful consideration of this review and the fact that you felt that our premier historical Museum (Maritime Museum of the Atlantic) was not worth the admission, and as you left in your review, was in quote “for the birds”. We cannot help but wonder if your expectations are much, much higher then the majority of travelers seeking a lovely cottage vacation and a typical maritime experience.

Once again, we are sorry that your stay with us did not live up to your expectations however, as always here at Larinda’s Landing, we strive after a high standard of comfort in all our cottages, the property and guest services. This is validated by our previous reviews as well as our certificates of excellence by TripAdvisor going back from 2014 to present. Unfortunately, your representation of the property as described above is far from accurate as you can read from many other testimonies on TripAdvisor, Facebook, Google reviews, Expedia, Airbnb and on our own website. I would like to point out that we are extremely proud of these testimonials from other previous guests.

Trusting the information and reply given above addresses your concerns. Once again, thank you for sharing your opinion.

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Reviewed June 19, 2018

Have stayed here several times now and it was amazing each visit. The first was with the whole family and we found it justout for a drive and apent a week there. Will definitly recommend it to others and I will stay again in the future.

Stayed: June 2018, travelled solo
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Reviewed June 11, 2018

Our cottage--Lucking's Meadow--sat on the beach overlooking the water, and provided a beautiful view, the cottage itself was spacious and comfortable, and the staff could not have been nicer and more helpful! Larinda's Landing has different cottages to meet the needs of family, couples, or individual vacationers. And, with no real light pollution, the night sky was the most beautiful we saw during our two-week tour of Nova Scotia. I highly recommend!

Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank annekaylor
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Reviewed June 8, 2018

Wonderful place has a nice small beach.
Property was very clean and our cottage crows nest we just loved it.
We had a nice fire pit for the evenings and we really enjoyed it there.
We plan on going back next year. Thank you...The girls Brenda, Donna, Audrey, Linda

Stayed: May 2018, travelled with friends
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Thank 80,717
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Reviewed September 29, 2017

Lovely cottages (housekeeping)! Very well equipped. Very current with paved driveways!
Marrianne and Wouter are very hospitable and work hard you keep you comfortable!
Central location...30 mins to Mahone Bay and Halifax. 45 mins to Lunenburg.
We stayed for a week and had s great time! Golfed three times in area. All in all......a great vacation. We would recommend this property!

Room Tip: Three cottages are on Bay and very nice location! Having said this..everyone has access to water front!
  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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