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Only Known
Cliff-side B&B
in Nova Scotia

Guest Comments

"One of the best B & B's we have ever stayed at and we have traveled to all seven continents"
from "Seattle, Washington"

"I've stayed in excellent B & B's in England, Wales & Scotland, including one shown by Rick Steves on a television travel show. The hospitality and accommodations at A` La Maison D'amitie meet or beat all others, and the scenery is in a class by itself !!"
from "Chicago, Ill"

"This is much more than a 4 star! We give you 5+"
from "Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia"

"One of the best B&B's (if not the best) we've stayed in"
"Great food, Spectacular view! Wonderful hosts! Who could ask for more?"
from "Wisconsin, USA"

"A comfortable bed, two good reading lamps, a small radio, an ensuite bathroom are the amenities that make this a good B & B. Returning to the " House of Friendship " after a day of exploring Cape St. Mary, Mavillette beach etc. we were greeted with a cheery " Hello" and welcomed to share the warmth of the fire while watching a spectacular sunset. Being able to see a sky full of stars while snuggled under a cozy duvet, then lulled to sleep by the gentle lapping of the waves on the rocky shore - those are the extras that make " La Maison D'amitie an EXCELLENT B & B"
from "Cambridge, Nova Scotia"

"Breathtaking vistas from everywhere in the house and property. Fresh air, salt spray, a wonderful way to recharge."
from "Richmond Hill, Ontario"

"Wonderful, you made us feel so welcome.  Thank you for sharing your beautiful home and land. We'll be back!"
from "New Jersey, USA"

"Excellent! I think you folks set the standard. -- Thank you for a beautiful B & B experience. Your hospitality and graciousness were unsurpassed! We recommend it highly! Thanks so much Carol and Bill"
from "New Hampshire, USA"

"Your home, location and view are second to none. Your hospitality was great. We enjoyed our conversations and the way you made us feel so welcome. We will be back to see you in the future and will be telling friends about you." 
from "Wellington, Nova Scotia"

"Sea cliff nature trail just outside the door was a high point of our stay ----
Carol is a great chef - the best dinner we've had in Nova Scotia! ----
Excellent B & B rates/value, especially with dinner package ----
What a treat for city dwellers to have fresh ocean air, glorious sunsets and go to sleep to the sound of waves! Hunting for sea glass on Mavillette Beach was relaxing and fun ( I even found some! )
We felt right at home as welcomed guests in Carol & Bill's House of Friendship"
from "Ontario, Canada"

"A` La Maison D'amitie', while new will no longer be a well kept secret as the news will spread as to how wonderful it is as a place for rest, awesome views and gentile hosts.... Well worth a return visit, regardless of your distance to travel"
from "Zionsville, Indiana USA"

"We would recommend your beautiful place to all of our friends/relatives and to anyone who is seeking a harmonious stay in the midst of ocean, cliffs, nature and the beauty of gracious hospitable people."
from "Lunenburg, Massachusetts USA"

"A stunning masterpiece of a luxury home.Beautifully appointed with spacious rooms, gorgeous wood and warm atmosphere.  The aroma of home baking greeted us and even at our late-hour arrival we were offered tea and cupcakes right out of the oven, made to feel at home at the kitchen table.  Awesome breathtaking views during breakfast of light-as-a-feather blueberry buttermilk pancakes or homemade cinnamon bread French toast with four choices of syrup.  Great attention to detail and comfort as our host brought out lounge chairs and blankets while we watched the sunset over the ocean while sipping wine.  How lucky to have found this place!   Many blessings to you carol & Bill and to your lovely family."
from "New Symrna Beach, Florida USA"

"There are many places in the world that God created for only a small percentage of people to see and this is one.  May he continue to bless your business and enrich your lives with others as you share a slice of heaven.   We love it here. You get beyond ratings. * * * * * *   The two of you have went beyond your duty to make this feel special for Kevin and I.  We really feel like we were suppose to be here."
from "Bridgeport, West Virginia USA"

"I was impressed with the cleanliness of the B & B, but the best part, other than the view, was the warmth and sincerity of Carol & Bill.  We like B & B's because we learn about the area and see and experience things others wouldn't.  The lumber museum and dinner at Chez Christophe's were perfect examples. Thanks for making these last 2 days a great memory for myself and my 2 boys.  They loved it!"
from "Uxbridge, Ontario"

"Carol and Bill have raised B & B to a whole new level!"
from "Tecumseh, Ontario"

"Excellent everything ( 5 Star ) , we will do a week next time.  Take care, I can tell you are wonderful people with kind,caring hearts.  Not to mention the best view on earth.  I truly mean that !"
from "Four Oaks, North Carolina USA"

she says ........"We have not had many experiences with B & B's, but one other in St. Catherines.  Your home and graciousness is beautiful! Thank you for being an oasis in the night, after a lone and dreary day.  You were wonderful and much appreciated." he says........"We did not know what to expect, but somehow Carol knew we were all tired and worn out.  This all disappeared the moment the door opened and Carol came out and gave me a big hug, felt like home - THANKS""
from "Seckirk, Manitoba"

"I am not sure which was better - the hospitality & graciousness of Bill and Carol or the view, which is one of the best in Nova Scotia -- Had a  wonderful time"
from "Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey USA

"A B & B from a dream !  Fantastic  - a peaceful, pristine, natural environment - to just be !  WOW   You have been absolutely fabulous with support and kindness in sharing your beautiful home.  I feel incredibly refreshed.
from "Boutilier's Point,Nova Scotia"

"A diamond in the rough!  More than could have expected on a dark and dreary evening!"
from "South Kingston, Rhode Island USA

"A true meaning of "friendship" Bill and Carol really supply an experience for the heart and soul."
from "Orlando, Florida USA

"Wonderful hosts --- energetic and interesting and love their work! Beautiful surroundings and top hospitality.  Thanks so much for the fun restaurant/music reservations."
from "Manhattan Beach, California USA"

"Thank you for the most memorable part of our journey."
from "Barrie, Ontario"

"Carol and Bill are the consummate hosts.  We felt welcomed like family and were treated like royalty!"
from "Eliot, Maine USA"

"Of all the B & B's we have stayed at, we found the most pleasant hospitality at yours --- Thank you for a wonderful stay!"

"We have stayed in many places in this country ( and others ) this was by far the most beautiful, welcoming and comfortable.  Thank you for letting us enjoy your home. I hope we get the opportunity again."
from "Halifax, Nova Scotia"

"Keep doing what you do and do it well.  The excellent and consistent service, warm hospitality and beautiful facilities will ensure that this B & B remains a winner."
from "Mississauga, Ontario"

"This treasure of a home and imagination are a dream come true.  Your hospitality and friendship are above the norm and excellent.  I felt guided to your home and awareness."
from "Bath, Pennsylvania USA"

"Wonderful -- so tempting just to curl up in our sock feet and go no further   Thanks so much."
from "New Orleans, LA USA"

"We truly enjoyed the beauty  of your property and of the light that shines from both of you as you made us feel so welcome and warm in your home.  God Bless."
from "St. Catherine's, Ontario"

"We felt like this was home but even better!!!  Great value for price."
from "Riva, Maryland USA"

"Thank you --- we had a fabulous stay here -- wish it was longer -- thanks for the restaurant recommendation and for making reservations for us --- Great ending to our honeymoon!  We loved it!!"
from "Mt. Kisco, New York USA"

"This place and the welcome you extended are as close to perfect as we’ve ever found. We can’t find words to express the depth of our gratitude for you help and kindness. Nothing is more important than good people "
from "Brooklyn, New York"

"“ We very much enjoyed our stay. The scenery/view is incredible. We never felt like a customer, but truly like a houseguest. Thank you. "
from "Houston, Texas"

"The bed is heavenly, the place is like home on a cliff. Bill and Carol are a pleasure and immediately welcomed us "home""
from "Ottawa, Ontario"

"You made our first night in Nova Scotia a very memorable experience. Beautiful home, Beautiful sunset, Delicious breakfast -- Thanks again for making supper outside more than just a take out pizza."
from "Canmore Alberta"

"Very pleasant stay and great birding!"
from "Saskatoon, Sk"

"Carol and Bill we couldn’t have asked for better accommodations, food, hostess or host. We will be back again! I will pass along all I can about the wonderful time, place and people here. Thank you again!"
from "Hephzibah, Georgia"

"Wonderful time! Your suggestions and guidance made the area interesting and informative. Sharing your home as if we were family made us feel VERY comfortable. Food was delicious and too plentiful. Many thanks for your gracious hospitality. P.S. Even the fog was interesting"
from "Madison Wisconsin"

"The grounds and paths are comforting. The beauty of the granite cliffs – God’s gift! Hospitality and service as if we have know you both forever. Thank you for sharing your home"
from "East Dubuque, IL"

"Beautiful location and the hosts could not be nicer or more hospitable. We hope to visit again one day. Thank you for making us feel so very welcome."
from "Port Howe, N. S."

"First, the view takes your breath away. Then, the gorgeous sunset. Waking up to a view of vast sea and sky was one thing but to then hang out in the beautiful country kitchen with you both and the other guests – a highlight. Feels like home. Thanks so much for a memorable and recommendable stay"
from "Williamsburg, Virginia"

"To an old fashioned Japanese, the room décor could be simpler – but it’s just a matter of personal taste. Now I have two # 1 B & B’s in my travel diary – your B & B and “: Ocean’s Edge “ on Vancouver Island"
from "E. Williston, New York"

"Felt “pampered“ truly. Thank you for making us feel so welcome."
from "Chesterfield, England"

"Terrific night stay! At the suggestion of Carol & Bill we brought our dinner back and watched the sunset – didn’t want to miss the event!"
from "Scotch Plains, New Jersey"

"A timeless place where you can feel your thoughts flow in your mind! A piece of paradise managed by two angels"
from "Milano, Italy"

"The tranquility, hospitality and beauty of the area, home and more importantly of Carol and Bill made our last night in Nova Scotia the most memorable. Many thanks to Carol & Bill, Brenda and Jennie for a most enjoyable stay"
from "Somerset, Ma"

"You have taken an amazing house and setting and made it into a beautiful home. I t was like just dropping in on old friends. Enjoyed our time talking around the table last night – great cake! We came for one night – next time it will be longer! Take care of each other. Praying that God will continue to bless you"
from "Uxbridge, Ontario"

"We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you for making us feel so comfortable. This was nicer than we anticipated. (which has probably spoiled us) Our 1st stay at a B & B what a great place to have found. Good luck on your “ new deck “ addition. I’m sure it will be as grand as your wonderful home. Smiles and hugs to you both"
from "New London, P.E.I."

"Loved it! We will tell others – the new deck I’m sure will be wonderful and the hot tub sounds like a great addition"
from "Boulton, Mass"

"Our paths may never cross again, but for one brief time they did, and we are so thankful for that. Both of you were so gracious to us. Thank you for such a delightful time."
from "Pocomoke, Maryland"

"Very, very enjoyable. The scenery is unsurpassed. The sunrise and sunsets magnificent."
from "Halifax, NS"

"You truly gave us a felling of friendship in your warm,gracious,spacious beautifully appointed home. Your breakfasts were huge and delicious. Thanks for all your helpful suggestions for the area and thanks for your hospitality. What a gorgeous location!"
from "S.Salem, New York"

"WOW – after a very long day of driving a big dose of Carol & Bill was just what we needed! After a night here, with the friendly atmosphere, breathtaking views and all the pampering we don’t want to leave --- you have gone over and above our expectations and provided us with a night that was our favorite of the whole trip. You are truly one of Nova Scotia’s gems."
from "Lake Orion, Michigan"

"It was a great stay and I appreciate the hospitality and the truck! The company and evening was great. Like MasterCard says ---
Tea and cake $ 9.50
One night’s accommodations $ 175.00
Two hours of conversation and laughter --- Priceless!"
from "From W. Orange New Jersey"

"Exquisite! Thank you so very much for the lovely visit! "
from "Ferndale, Michigan"

"A gem at the end of the road. Thank you for a most enjoyable stay and for sharing your home and hospitality with us. Hope to see you again."
from "Freeport, NS"

"Out stay here was more than a dream come true. Your amazing generosity and spectacular home and land on the water gave us memories we will always cherish. Thanks for all of the HUGH extras especially transportation and lending us your truck! You are so kind! "
from "Hinesburg, Vermont"

"Everything was excellent. We loved the welcome we had and the very good sense of humor you have. We really did feel “ la joie de vivre” in your B & B - One other thing, you should think to become a tourist guide, that was also really good to tell us all the good things around here. The view is marvelous!"
from "Quebec, Canada"

"The view is spectacular and the hospitality even better!"
from "Watertown, Mass"

"You’ve thought of everything – from the bathrobes and chilled water to the cozy blankets on the lawn for the sunset! We felt very pampered and will recommend you to many! Thank You!"
from "Dartmouth, NS"

"Fabulous visit once again. So great to have friends who open their home so welcomingly."
from "Boutilier’s Point, NS"

"An extraordinary stay – God given – with abundance and joyful pleasure to all the senses! With such gratefulness and appreciation – I felt very pampered! – Thanks!"
from "Truro, NS"

"Wonderful - Wonderful - Wonderful, we felt very much like home, that is a wonderful feeling but rare. God willing we will be back. Thanks with our love"
from "Truro, NS"

"Wonderful !!!! Every wish is fulfilled!"
from "Bethlehem, Pennsylvania"

"What more can we say? Excellent in every way!"
from "Red Deer, Alberta"

"Thank you for a lovely, lovely stay. Your warmth, humor, and hospitality made our first trip to your adopted country doubly special – regardless of the fog! Thanks for everything, and great good luck to you!"
from "Canton, Ma"

"Robes too fluffy to pack! - Information on what to see and where to eat excellent. It is difficult to get this detail info in Canada!"
from "Dallas, Texas"

"Congratulations! Well done! Hope business is growing. We’ll tell everyone we know about this place. EXCELLENT !!!!"
from "Beechville, NS"

"Don’t miss the extraordinary view accompanied by equally extraordinary hospitality! You every wish will be anticipated and far exceed your expectations."
from "Bethlehem, Pennsylvania"

"A truly magical place! Thank you Bill and Carol, for making our visit a very special one. It has been a treat to be able to see and enjoy the beauty of your paradise in Nova Scotia."
from "Raleigh, North Carolina and Greenwich, Conn"

"A welcoming relaxing get away. Beautiful spot. Perfect, no matter how far you have traveled."
from "Halifax, NS"

"We loved it and will encourage others to stay here. Great value for the breathtaking views and amenities. The hosts were superb and saw to our every need."
from "Plano, Texas"

"Great place – cannot wait to come back. The view alone is worth the trip. Carol and Bill seal the deal."
from "Dedham, Ma"

"What a treat for our anniversary! Something we’ll always remember! Thanks!"
from "Stowe, VT"

"The best beds, breakfast, and stories of our vacation! The food and view at the breakfast table make you want to stay in your chair the whole day. Thanks! “ P. S. From the instant of arrival we were welcome, not just customers but welcome visitors. We were entertained with local lore, fed wonderfully at breakfast, and treated in a considerate and cheerful way. There have been many happy experiences in Nova Scotia, but none to match this"
from "Whitefishbay, Wis"

"Next best thing to home "
from "Regina, Sask."

2007 Pineapple Award

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Carol with Mayann E. Francis
the Honorable Lieutenant Governor
of Nova Scotia

"One of the best B & B's we have ever stayed at and we have traveled to all seven continents"
from "Seattle, Washington"
9.4 Rated by guests