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Guest Comments about Shore Haven Vacation Rental

Unsolicited testimonials by some of our visitors

"We are just thrilled to be coming back to our "beach heaven" at Shore Haven for our fourth perfect family holiday. How we have all missed the beach, the peace, the views, the house, and everything. Can’t wait to return."

Dr. A. and family, Ontario.

"All of us came home with the most wonderful memories of "the best family vacation yet" (and we've been doing it for more than 15 years!).The house and the scenery were wonderful...We loved the small nearby communities...people were incredibly friendly and helpful. The lighthouses (especially Walton, thanks to Gloria’s information) were so interesting. Adventures on the beach at different tide times was so unusual and fascinating. All of it was so special. And thanks so much for supplying the ping-pong table...we did have quite a tournament where we all participated. The croquet, badminton and the wonderful space for our kite flying added to our enjoyment. Also, we all thoroughly enjoyed both the fossil walk at Rainey Cove and the very spectacular tidal bore rafting experience."

Three generations of the C. Family, Texas, California and Massachusetts.

"A lovely week, the beach is literally breath-taking. To be out there at low tide when the sun sets is just magical. The house was so comfortable. Really all you could want for peace and relaxation. Be sure to check out the unbelievable starry nights."

PG, Ontario

"The privacy here is exactly what a "get-a-away" embodies. Here, you can find the rhythm of the soul dance with nature. I cannot recall being so-------at peace."

GD, Pennsylvannia, USA

"Shore Haven been the absolutely perfect family vacation, exactly what we were looking for, none of us wants to leave. The kids are already asking, when can we come back? They have loved the beach, the swimming, the fields, the freedom, the wildlife such as deers, eagles, rabbits. We have all loved the peace and the privacy and being in our own delightful world here so far away from the hustle and bustle. There is really no way to describe the beauty of the scenery, the water, the roar of the tides, you just have to see for yourself. I am sure that before long I will have to book several years in advance in order to stay here. The hosts have thought of everything, the house is also just perfect. We enjoyed our day trips, such as the fossil tours, going to Lunenburg etc, but could all hardly wait to get back 'home'."


This family joined us again in 2005 and 2007 at what the children call Shore Heaven!!

"Thanks for sharing your paradise with us. Lucky us....we had 7 glorious days of beach-combing up and down the Minas Basin coastline. Every beach was different but the highlights were: Our beach for seashells and the massiveness of the tidal fluctuation, Burntcoat has beautiful flower pots and sandstone and Rainy Cover for fossils. The tidal bore in Truro was amazing for people watching. Having the run of the property for my parent’s 50th Anniversary party, including our puppy, was truly awesome. The only dining out that we did was Sunday Brunch at the Avon Emporium in Summerville, which was GREAT....especially the fresh baked breads and muffins."

The extended B family, Vancouver to Maine

"First, the house is wonderful, everything in for a perfect time. Fantastic view, wonderful tide clock. Very comfortable. Surroundings couldn’t be better - how wonderful to be near and see the water all the time. The tides are magnificent for speed. The geology fascinating. Most fun at a lighthouse was Burncoat. Halifax Citadel is brilliant and the atmosphere is wonderful for a big city. We’re so glad we took the time to travel all this way. We love Nova Scotia, thanks for converting us."

R & N, extended family, Wales and Toronto

"What a wonderful holiday we have had! The house is so comfortable and the surroundings so beautiful. We’ve been swimming every day, collected too many shells, been entertained by the deer and humming birds, it has been delightfully relaxing. For a little excitement Halifax was a nice day trip. The drive to Lunenburg was well worth it, the town breath-taking and the whale watching was fantastic. The Minas View Golf club, 15 minutes west of here was well equipped too. We’ll treasure our memories of our wonderful holiday here at Shore Haven forever."

The G. family, Ottawa, Ontario

"We thoroughly enjoyed spending the last few days as a family. Exploring the beach at low tide and contrasting that with high tide is a must. Playing soccer, talking walks and grasshopper hunting is also highly recommended. Day trips to Tiverton/Digby (whale watching), Five Islands, Wolfville, Balancing Rock and Tidal Bore rafting also brought great fun. Thank you for the hospitality and all the best to you in the future."

TB and family, Michigan.

"What a beautiful place to stay, so relaxing. The house is so well-equipped - the view fantastic. We enjoyed the day trips to Halifax, Grand Pre wineries, Avon Emporium etc. Thanks for everything. We enjoyed our stay here and the Nova Scotia hospitality. Hope to return one day soon!"

GB, Edmonton.

"What a wonderful time we had, what a great place. Extremely thoughtfully equipped. Great sunsets, wonderful property."

CS, Ontario.

"We very much enjoyed our two weeks at Shore Haven. It is so peaceful and the view is restorative. I very much appreciated the very well equipped kitchen. We all went for wonderful long walks on the shore."

MB, Washington, DC.

"Are you sure we have to go—this place is heaven, we are ready to move in and leave the busy world behind. We didn’t venture far, as the farm and the shore are so wonderful."

KC, Virginia.

"This has been the perfect holiday for our young families, the children can explore in safety, the house is wonderful, we will definitely be back."

MN, Toronto.

"Wonderful people, amazing views, gorgeous place, excellent food, peace and tranquility, what an amazing place and what a spiritual experience. We don’t want to leave, please just tell all of your guests for the rest of the summer that we are staying on!"


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