We travelled from Manitoba to enjoy the fall colours and some seafood. Sandy Cove Cottage could not have been more perfect. Located on an acreage and directly at the seashore, it offers privacy, solitude and is perfectly situated for day trips to Mahone Bay (shopping, restaurants), Lunenburg (much more shopping and a maritime museum + the Bluenose II), Digby (did someone say "scallops"?), Peggy's Cove (lighthouse) and Halifax (Titanic museum). There is so much to see and do in the area, our one week was far too short. The cottage is beautifully appointed with all the amenities for a self-contained stay. The kitchen was well equipped and everything works. What other rental includes fabric softened sheets in the laundry? And the beds are super comfortable. Communications with Jane, the owner, were like with family (the kind you get along with). I know a review is supposed to contain both positive and negative for balance. Well, ok, there isn't a stick of new furniture in the place. It's all old stuff. Old antique tables, old antique chests, old antique lamps, old antique armoires, old antique rocking chairs. Knotty pine paneling everywhere. I want to go again - soon and longer. If you are looking for nightlife, excitement and a light show, wait 'til you see the stars.