Please take a look through what our previous guests have said about their stay.

“Perfect! Best place to stay.”

Yahn, Quebec – January 2016

“Thank you for sharing your piece of heaven with us!”

Trent & Sarah, USA – November 2015

“Beautiful!! Can’t wait to come back!!”

Angie, Amherst – November 2015

“Delightful hosts, delicious breakfast, beautiful home. Thank you”

Bruce & Linda, Ontario – October 2015

“Thank you for your warm hospitality. It is hard to leave but makes us want to return.”

Cheryl & Alan, New Brunswick – October 2015


Sandra & Ian, British Columbia – October 2015

“Came through town without a place to stay, found this fabulous spot! John and Denise are so kind and helpful, can’t wait to return.”

Doug & Gwen, USA – September 2015

“Thank you, our first B&B, wonderful experience.”

Mike & Gail Saskatchewan, September 2015

“Can’t imagine a better way to start our vacation! Fabulous stay Denise & John are the perfect hosts.”

Lynn & Tom, British Columbia – September 2015

“A delightful place to drop anchor and spend a few days. Thank you.”

Doug & Ruth, England – August 2015

“Wish we were staying longer.”

Mark & Betsy, USA – August 2015

“So good we came back for more! Hope to see you again.”

Sue & Chris, Australia – August 2015

“Best B&B experience ever! You both are awesome! Thank you so much.”

Lark, Ontario – July 2015

“You have a beautiful & welcoming home! Loved the front porch and Mahone Bay.”

Jody & Dean, Ontario – July 2015

“Stayed in the Queen Room and have been treated like royalty. It has been fantastic!”

Cath & Dennis, England – July 2015

“Excellent advice on great trips. Appreciated the British humour and the Nova Scotia friendliness.”

Catherine & Richard, Ontario July 2015

“Beautiful little cottage! So romantic & cosy. Loved our stay here…. we’ll be back.”

Stephanie & Riley, Nova Scotia – June 2015

“So so so amazing. Enjoyed your awesome hospitality – will be back.”

Kayla & John, Alberta – June 2015

“Beautiful place, unbelievable hospitality. One of the best B&Bs we have stayed in.”

Gilbert & Marclaisse, New Brunswick – May 2015

“Thank you so much for your hospitality! We enjoyed every little bit of our stay.”

Brianne & Trevor, Manitoba – May 2015

“Beautiful B&B and the service was above and beyond.”

Cathy & Gary, Prince Edward Island – April 2015

“Wonderful place. I love the pampering. They can’t seem to do enough.”

Carmine & Diane, Charlestown, New Hampshire, USA – July 2014

“We felt ‘at home’ here and extremely well cared for. Thank you so very much.”

Elphie & Jungar, Vancouver Island, British Colombia – July 2014

“Thank you for a lovely breakfast & wonderful conversation & accommodation. Lovely little spot.”

Darlene & Lorine, Ontario – July 2014

“Mahone Bay at it’s best! Thanks for a great stay.”

Gerry & Louise, Shawingan Sud, Quebec – July 2014

“Love the cup of coffee upstairs starting my day! Thank you for tending us. Treats of tea in the evening,bringing up our bags, so many small but significant touches. Great ambassadors of Mahone Bay.”

Heidi, Halifax, Nova Scotia – June 2014


Nan – St. Andrews, New Brunswick – June 2014

“Certainly the nicest & friendliest place on our trip.”

Golden, CO – June 2014

“Wonderful hosts, beautiful setting & lots to do. Excellent accommodation.”

Deborah & Peter, London, UK – June 2014

“What a wonderful stay we’ve had – gracious hosts, lovely sights to see – an oasis in our journey.”

Joyce & Kate, Prince George, British Colombia – May 2014

“Wonderful hospitality! We loved the accommodation and your advice! You have a very special B&B and we’ll recommend you to all!”

Myra & Richard, Israel – May 2014

“Lovely home, lovely couple, lovely stay. Thank you for sharing!”

Kait & Joyce, Prince George, British Columbia -May 2014

“You are the most wonderful hosts. Made us feel completely at home, hope to be back soon.”

Paul & Marilyn, Montreal – September 2013

“Thank you for the best breakfast we had on our trip.”

Gild & Gerd, Hanover, Germany – September 2013

“Thank you so much – the room was lovely, clean & comfortable, breakfast delicious, hosts the best.”

Moses & Pam, Belville, Ontario – September 2013

“The Hideaway was comfortable & scenic. Host & hostess were tops & we enjoyed their hospitality and company. Great place to stay.”

Sylvia & Doug, Charlette Town, PEI – August 2013

“10 out of 10 for everything (great hospitality, extremely clean). Thanks a lot for everything. My 1st experience at a B&B … it will be hard to beat our stay at the Heart’s Desire.”

Barb & Luc, Fredricton, New Brunswick – August 2013

“Thank you for your warm welcome and so delightful breakfast.”

Patrick & Katherine, France – August 2013

“What a beautiful home and view you have. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. You made our short stay in Nova Scotia very special.”

Jim & Doris, Alberta – July 2013

“Best B&B yet, deserves a return visit, you guys are great, thanks for everything.”

John & Win, Oshawa, Ontario – July 2013

“A dream of a rest, very comfortable, what a lovely breakfast but most of all the hospitality and chatting.”

Gary & Josie, Alberta – June 2013

“God bless you and your home! Thank you for your awesome hospitality. It was a pleasure to stay here. We will be back.”

Eric & Gisela, Alberta – July 2012

“Thank you for an absolutely amazing stay in Mahone Bay. We look forward to visiting again.”

Julie & Fraser, Ontario – July 2012

“Maitland said I’m going to wear out the view taking so many pictures! Thank you for a very happy and special week – all round wonderful.”

Anita & Maitland, Ontario – July 2012

“Great hosts, wonderful breakfast and very clean room. Thanks so much.”

Eldi & Michelle, New Brunswick – August 2012

“Beautiful location! Comfortable accommodation and great breakfast. All this enhanced by our friendly, helpful hosts.”

Mike & Elaine, Ontario – August 2012

“What a wonderful find! This cosy cottage was exactly what we hope to find. We hope to return.”

Savannah & Todd, Prince Edward Island – August 2012

“Enjoyed the British humour! Great hospitality & location. Excellent all round.”

Chris,Jayne & Emma, Grimsby, England – September 2012

“What a lovely home. You were great hosts. The B&B is pretty, comfy bed, great breakfast.”

Shelly & John, Ontario – September 2012

“Best place we’ve stayed yet. Thank you so much, will return someday.”

Melody, British Columbia – September 2012

“The Perrys are awesome! Funny and delightful!”

Dennis & Roberta, Texas – September 2012

“Neat & comfortable. Our hosts could not have been more obliging and attentive. We enjoyed our stay very much and wish it could have been longer.”

Kate & Roger, UK – September 2012

“Always nice to have good hospitality.”

Raymond & Noella, New Brunswick – October 2012

“Great little Hideaway, comfy & quiet. Great hosts.”

Susan & Philip, Manitoba – October 2012

“We had a great time staying at your place – thanks.”

Marleen & An, Belgium – October 2012

“Thanks for the splendid hospitality and such sweet attention to details.The British humour is the cherry on the top of a great weekend.”

Antignish,NS – June 2012

“Thank you for a wonderful stay and the great hospitality.”

Ina & Tobi, Munich, Germany – July 2012

“Mahone Bay and this sweet B&B are among the sweetest places on earth!”

Patricia, Santa Fe, New Mexico – June 2012

“Wonderful hosts. We shall miss your lively banter John and Denise, we shall miss your tea & coffee. Have had a wonderful time. Beautiful B&B. All the best to you both. “

Jerry & Margaret, Queensland, Australia – June 2012

“Nice people and place to stay.”

Rudolf, Switzerland – June 2012

“We loved our time here. It was relaxing and fun. Thank you for introducing me to “Wasgig”!”

Janette & Robert, Melbourne, Australia – June 2012

“Delicious lemon curd & wonderful hospitality. Thank you for an absolutely amazing stay in Mahone Bay! We look forward to visiting again.”

Julia & Fraser, Emira, Ontario – July 2012

“Thank you both. Mahone Bay is beautiful.Best of the best B&B”

Bruce & Katherine, Port Sydney, Ontario – June 2012

“Very nice B&B and hospitality.”

Bob & Wendy, New Brunswick – July 2012

“Great hosts, great food. Thanks”

Gary & Hope, Ontario – July 2012

Above is a video that was created by our guests.

Stayed August 2011

“Thank you so much for a lovely visit”

Richard & Linda, Bella Vista, Arkansas, USA, May 2012

“So good we stayed 2 nights. Super hosts, thank you so much”

Bob & Nadine, Winnipeg, May 2012

“Wonderful place, Denise & John cannot do enough for you. What a lovely place, who could ask for more.Thank you.”

Sue & Ray, Doncaster, England, May 2012

“The most beautiful and relaxing place to stay in NS! The B&B is so beautiful, the bed was the most comfortable since we left home a week ago. I felt spoiled over the two days we spent in Mahone Bay. John had ice water in our room, coffee in the morning, and the breakfast was wonderfully done. Of all the B&B in Mahone Bay this has the best view of the harbour and right on main street so easy to walk everywhere in town. I wouldn’t stay anywhere else in Mahone Bay.”

Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple

“Great location, amenities, atmosphere and people! Heart’s Desire is located directly across from the marina in Mahone Bay, giving this B&B the best view of any in town from its veranda. The rooms are large, comfortable and nicely appointed. There is even a cottage to rent. The full breakfast is quite nice, with a variety of food to choose from. Tea and coffee are available just about any time. Shops, galleries, restaurants, a pub, a market … are but a very short walk away, The new Inn Keepers are lovely. Brilliant!”

Stayed July 2011, travelled solo

“A nice getaway trip to Nova Scotia. A friendly and comfortable B & B in a picturesque setting, you will leave feeling completely relaxed and content.”

Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple

“Great sleep & breakfast”

Tia & Nancy, Grand Manon, NB, August 2011

“Thank you so much, Sandy’s favourite stop – there was a guitar!”

Heather, Ian & Sandy, Ontario, August 2011

“Beautiful place, lovely hospitality”

Michelle & Mark, Halifax , NS August 2011

“A wonderful stay filled with warm hospitality”

Glen & Jane, Montreal, August 2011

“Wonderful & must be repeated”

Adriane & Angele, Quebec , August 2011

“Lovely B&B , great breakfast & excellent hosts”

Helen & Ben, UK August 2011

“Enjoyable visit, good food, gracious hospitality.”

Ron & Margaret, Abilene, KS, USA

“We will recommend your B&B enjoyed our stay, thank you”

Shelly & Diane, Wolfville, NS July 2011

“Comfortable, spacious room, fun & gracious hosts. Perfect!”

Nora, Virginia, USA, July 2011

“Thank you so much, we really enjoyed our visit & will be back”

Ted & Debbie, Ontario, June 2011

“What a lovely place & great hosts”

Leigh & Willem, Australia June 2011

» Our Rooms

The Garden Room

The Garden Room

Overlooking the gardens

The Bay Room

The Bay Room

With views of the bay

Vera's Room

Vera's Room

Quiet room, views of the garden

The Garden Hideaway

The Garden Hideaway

A cottage all to yourself

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» Recent News

Winter News

As another busy season draws to a close we would like to thank everybody who chose to stay with us and for the wonderful reviews they have written, both in our guest book and online.
With regards to the period 1st November 2019 to 15th May 2020 – if we are here we are open! However, we do need 48 hours notice to ensure your room is ready for your arrival.
We are, of course, taking bookings for next summer and suggest, especially if you are planning to travel July & August, that you book as soon as your plans are confirmed to avoid disappointment.
We hope everyone stays safe and warm this winter, kind regards John & Denise Perry.

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