Artists Beach House Testimonials

June 28 – July 6, 2008

Celebration!!!

July 1st, July 4th and a week at the artist’s Cottage.

We would like to thank you for making your home available to us. We could not ask for a better location, better weather or better scenery. Each guest had a special feature they enjoyed the most. The roads for walking, the kayaks for boating, the water for swimming, the deck for sunning and reading and the fireplace for drinking and socializing.

A lasting vacation,

Thank you

Colleen (Zilles), New York

July 12 – 20, 2008

This place is a piece of heaven on earth. For me it could not have been better from the comfort of your home. The wonderful art in every area of the house and the breathtaking outdoors.

Thank you so much for letting us vacation there and thank you to my daughter in law for finding it.

R. Mattice, Stomford, Ct. USA

August 3 – 10

What a lovely spot! Loved the art work and pieces. We saw 4 herons, a pileated woodpecker and a bald eagle. A piece of paradise. We’re sad to leave.

Kevin Bowman, Martha Collyer and family, Kitchener, Ontario

August 19, 2008

Dear Tiiu

From my first contact with you I knew this was going to be the perfect situation for taking care of the most delicate situation of housing people for Amanda’s and Dave’s wedding. You were so warm and understanding; helpful and kind throughout all our contacts regarding the Artist’s Cottage. The space, beauty, coziness and majestic land and seascape brought together people from Britain, Wales, The Netherlands, France, USA and Canada all in one amazing place that we grew to think of as a home base for the week. If it hadn’t been for you and your willingness to share your home and all that includes with us, I dare say we would not have had such an amazingly wonderful time.

August 27, 2008

The ten days I have spent in Nova Scotia have given me the East coast bug. We shared good food (including fish), good wine, good cross province travels and most importantly good company. We shared many laughs that will be remembered for a life time. Thank you Tiiu (and Dana) for your amazing hospitality, it will never be forgotten. And who knows, in three months I may become a squatter living underneath your deck.

Stephanie Barton

May 4 2009

Dear Tiiu

Your place could not have been more perfect – a little piece of paradise.

From the warm welcome and fresh flowers to the beautiful location, lovely furnishings, friendly animals – we could not have asked for more!

Than you for sharing your idyllic little spot!

The Frasers of Winnipeg, Manitoba

May 24 2009

What a wonderful place to gather….our first family vacation with everyone – all three generations! The sun and the sea air made for lovely afternoon naps and deep sleeps in the cozy beds. Long beach walks and many kayaking adventures leave us with many stories to tell. Thank you so much for such a lovely place to make lasting memories!

Caitlin, Mark, Lachlan & Cohen Hawes – Halifax, NS
Anne & Adrian Hawes, Perth Ontario
Jason, Mary and Jonah Hawes, London Ont.
Cari Minogue – Halifax, NS

June 17, 2009

Thank you so much for letting us stay in your lovely house. We enjoyed exploring the great outdoors of Nova Scotia but it was wonderful to have a special place to come back to for relaxation and quiet. We will not soon forget our visit here and our first taste of lobster. It was very good. Thank you for sharing it as well as your home.

Hal, Kim, Jack and Mattie Shilligstead,
Inver Grove Heights, MN, USA

June 25, 2009

Art and I have stayed in many homes during our travels but yours has been our favourite. The waterfront location was wonderful …watching loons and feeding chipmunks. The moment we stepped into the house we felt “at home”. The beautiful décor helped us feel so comfortable on days when rain kept us in side and your friendliness and welcoming spirit made it so easy to fit right in. We felt that we had been here forever. We will be returning to Antigonish again and we hope to stay here every time. Thank you,

Art and Marianne Bowen

July 12, 2009

We absolutely love Nova Scotia! This trip has provided us with beautiful sight seeing, fabulous restaurants and the most wonderful place to relax and renew. As much as I have enjoyed getting out and experiencing what Nova Scotia has to offer, I have equally enjoyed sitting on the deck with a book or losing myself watching the water. Than you for letting us stay in your home while we enjoyed our Nova Scotia visit.

The Halnon family,
Salisbury Vermont

July 17, 2009

Tiiu – Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home with us for the past few days. Everything was great! We motorcycled for 3 days and we did a lot of exploring of Nova Scotia. A beautiful area with many things to see and do.

Many thanks,

Mary & John Schlanser
Betty and Mike Gugerson
Laura and Steve Van Klic
Minneapolis MN

August 1, 2009

We had a wonderful family vacation at your beautiful home. We loved everything about this house and gardens and the ocean.

It was a pleasure meeting you and we thank you for sharing your home with us.

The Mullins family from Montreal and Vancouver

August 9, 2009

I so enjoyed my stay at your beautiful house, the warm H20 was heavenly and kayaking was great fun.

Louise Campbell

August 10, 2009

This is our second vacation at the Artist’s Cottage and it has been as fabulous as the first – good times with family and friends, a warm and welcoming home, spectacular scenery. Most of all it was so incredibly relaxing. When the most stressful part of the day is deciding whether to read on the deck, swim, kayak, canoe or sleep in the hammock, all the tension of work quickly fades.

Than you for sharing your home with us! We can’t wait to return again!

Karen Oliveto and Robin Ridenour, San Francisco, CA

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