The owner of this property requires a 50% down payment to reserve and full payment 30 days before check-in.
My wife (who awesomely found and secured the rental) and I and 2 of our children (teenagers) drove to Nova Scotia from our home in Wisconsin, seeing many things on a busy trip out, while also looking forward to the expected peacefulness of Saltbrook. We weren’t disappointed! Saltbrook and it’s beach were exactly what was represented by the owners. In fact, in my mind, the owners went above and beyond, as there were wildfires in the region of the cottage, which Maria notified my wife of shortly before we left, She even kept us updated while we were on the road, in case of closures or a need to possibly make an alternate arrangement. Thankfully, there were no issues. We relaxed at the house for 3 of the days of our stay, reading and relaxing at the edge of the “beach” and watching a few seals and eagles, and the amazing tide – flowing by hundreds of feet higher and lower on the beach as it went in and out of the Bay of Fundy. It must be seen to be fully appreciated. The lantern lit graveyard tour at Ft Anne is not to be missed, and we were lucky enough to experience a whale watching excursion from Westport – beyond Digby – on what we were told was one of the best excursions of their season, with humpback whales next to the boat! Annapolis Royal was fun to explore, and our son discovered the wonders of the Canadian “delicacy” of poutin” during our stay. A most excellent time was had by all!
Thank you so much for the use of your lovely house – just perfect! Love all the sea-side knick knacks – especially the birds on the stairs. Enjoyed watching the fabulous sunsets most nights and toasting marshmallows on the fire. Walked the trail at Delaps Cove – saw some harbor porpoises. Great views from Fort Anne and lovely dinner at Bistro East in Annapolis Royal – went to Kejimkujik National Park – lovely walks and canoe trip. Enjoyed Sandy Cove Beach and dinner in the WheelHouse. Enjoyed the Historic Gardens in Annapolis Royal and cake in the German Bakehaus – highly recommend. Boys enjoyed the log flume at Clements Park and the go-Karts. _highlights so far was the whale watch trip with Ocean Explorations at Tiverton especially since it was so foggy and we thought it would be cancelled. Turns out Tom lives in the house next door! Saw about a dozen humpbacks – so close up and a minke, puffins, seals, etc. Brilliant. Takes about 1 1/2 hours to get there from here. Also went to Balancing Rock and did the Fundy Trail.
We had an amazing time this week! The tide here is actually so beautiful to watch come in. It’s amazing to actually walk on the ocean floor and find beach glass in the rocks. I recommend taking a trip into Digby to go whale watching The wheelhouse restaurant in Digby has some of the best food in the area. Their lobster chowder is phenomenal. Dress warmly for whale watching tours, as it’s cold and windy on the open ocean regardless of how warm it is on land. We were on the Mariner Cruises and the whales came right up to the boat to look at us This week has been spectacular and we’ll never forget it!
We had a lovely and very relaxing stay. Our top five: 1)Whale watching (Petite Passage) on Digby Neck 2)Burncoat Head Park at low tide 3)Halifax waterfront – tall ships 4)Peggy’s Cove and Lunnenburg (but quite crowded) 5)Spend time here at the cottage, exploring the each, playing games, picking blackberries, going to Annapolis Royal.