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Joanna and Chris were our wonderful hosts at this beautiful property. We stayed in the Suite #4 the First Mate that was in a 200 year old barn converted to rooms that consisted of a large bedroom area complete with a huge dresser, comfy bed and a big window overlooking Mahone Bay. There was a sitting room/TV room 2 steps from bedroom with a large balcony complete with chairs and a great view. There was even a crib board and cards in the common area! We had a delicious breakfast and interesting conversation about the area with our gracious hosts in the morning. We really enjoyed our stay and would love to go back again!

Exactly what we were looking for. Peace, quiet and relaxation. We got it all and more. We stayed in The Loft for 8 nights, gorgeous space, extremely clean and cared with love. The king size bed was supper comfy! The ocean view was exquisite from the deck, sunrise in the morning and sunset at night. Deer on the property roaming around. We got to have breakfast one morning which was cooked by Chris and served with much love by Joanne. It was served with great presentation and was well enjoyed for our anniversary. It was interesting to learn about the history of the property and we got to meet some beautiful people from all over the world. Joanne & Chris were like meeting family you haven’t seen in a long time. They constantly showed joy, knowledge of the area, excitement for the towns activities and more. You could tell that they love what they do and were more than happy to assist with anything in any way!! They are a lovely couple and we will remember our stay for years to come and hopefully, will be able to return again soon. Thank you for sharing your little piece of heaven with us!! The Gambles

We loved our stay at the Bayview Pines Country Inn. Plan to arrive earlier in the day so as to enjoy this scenic, peaceful local. Most rooms have a view of the bay, however because of our last minute booking our room was a little more "tucked away." However it was so cute and cozy we were still very pleased. The breakfast was hearty and delicious! I highly recommend this B&B.

The owners Jo and Chris are extremely friendly and welcoming. Carol, their new employee is just a sweetheart. She will bend over backwards to accommodate your needs. This B ‘n B overlooks the bay, however our room didn’t so we asked to be moved. Carol and Chris were very accommodating but the room we got had a shared bathroom. Luckily we never saw the other couple. Lol. The bed was adequate with a fan above the bed. The breakfast was poached eggs on an English muffin which my husband liked but I was hoping for a sweet bun or something with my coffee (I can’t do eggs and bacon in the morning!) my morning walk was lovely. All in all it was a pleasant stay.

This is a B & B in a very pretty location. It is a beautiful big house with a few cottages/barns owned by a British couple. The wife seemed pleasant and accommodating of my son’s anaphylaxis risks at breakfast, which was appreciated. We were happy to find it after substandard accommodations in a few Airbnb's. The room we were given was well done with access to a deck with a water view. There was a bit of an unpleasant smell, but only in the stairwell not the room itself. Overall, I would rate it quite highly and would have come back next year to rent the suite. Unfortunately, something improper happened at checkout which marred the experience. So instead of concluding with “We will certainly be back.” it is rather the case that we will never go again. When we were to leave, my disabled son’s attendant asked to go down to the water. I told her to go enjoy herself, saying I would pack up the car and get my son in. As I was bringing bags down to the car, I noticed what I took to be her cell phone left on the table in the entrance of our small building. As I thought we were the only ones staying there, I assumed it was hers and it certainly looked like the one I had seen in her hand. I laid the phone on her things in the open trunk of my car, next to my own bags including, I might add, my purse with my own cell phone in as well as my briefcase with my laptop..open and unguarded. I carried on bringing things to the car and didn’t give it another thought. When his attendant arrived and we prepared to drive off, I saw the husband in the parking lot so I rolled down the window to say thank you again and bye bye and to tell him that the key was in the door. He told me that I needed to go into the office to check out. I was surprised, as I had given my credit card information on the phone, but I was very tired after several nights of poor sleep in lousy Airbnb's so maybe I should have thought of that. But I went in to do whatever needed to be done. While she was processing my card, she said something like, “I heard you found a phone.” Thinking she must mean that my son’s attendant had perhaps found a lost phone on the beach or the parking lot and that this woman was just making conversation I said something like…”Oh, did she. That’s good. I hope it got back to the right owner” or somesuch, also just making conversation. But then she fixed me with an odd look at said something else I can’t remember that made no sense to me...so I said…”I”m sorry, I am not sure what it is you are saying… what do you mean?” Then she said quite sharply that "A cell phone disappeared and then it appeared in the trunk of your car!” I was surprised, but quickly realized the situation and guessed that perhaps it had been the cleaners phone or something. I explained my error...but she looked at me sideways and made some sort of humphing type noise and it was clear that she was not convinced. I thought this was ridiculous as if I were the sort of person to steal a cellphone, I don’t expect that I would have left it in full view, or left my own purse and belongings unattended either. It was especially annoying as I have found purses and wallets full of cash several times in my life and have always returned them. Likewise, I have lost my own by inadvertently putting it down and walking off and I have always had it returned. I believe it is better to assume innocence unless proven guilty. Anyway, the experience and her attitude left a very sour taste in my mouth after our nice breakfast and rather ruined the first part of our nice tour that morning until it finally faded from my mind.

We stayed in the Barn Apartment for two weeks in June. It was perfect:- living room, kitchen diner, bedroom and bathroom with views across the bay from all our windows. Joanne and Chris were the perfect hosts, friendly and helpful but not intrusive. You felt you were part of the family. We really didn’t want to go home. The inn is just a five minute drive outside the town, just far enough to give you privacy but close enough to shops and restaurants. A great place for exploring the area.

We opted to stay at Bayview Pines on a nearly 2,000 mile road trip to Nova Scotia. We soon realized that we had chosen well. The grounds, the accommodations, the owners were absolutely stellar. Our rooms clean, neat and very comfortable. Breakfast in the main house was delicious and just the right amount of food. Harriet the pooch greeted us every morning for her special treat. Chris and Joanna were the perfect host and hostess. And to add to the perfection of our stay, we witnessed a most beautiful full moon, shining upon the bay waters. We highly recommend this country inn any time you want the perfect r&r from life.

The moment we arrived, we knew we had made a good choice. Chris welcomed us in, showed us to our room, suggested some dinner options, and told us about the Scarecrow Festival underway that weekend in Mahone Bay (which was a lot of fun, especially the Pumpkin Path at the local school). The room was comfortable and quiet, the property is beautiful, and the location is delightful for a quiet getaway. Breakfasts were large and delicious. We are still not sure how they knew we were coming both mornings, but as soon as we sat down, Joanna was there with a smile and the first course, offering coffee or tea, asking what we'd like for the main course. My wife is gluten-free, but that was no trouble--they had choices for her, just as appetizing as what I was offered. Tea came in a pot with a tea cosy, a luxury we appreciated all the more after our next inn, where morning tea consisted of lukewarm water in a mug. We would happily stay again at Bayview Pines and highly recommend it to anyone looking for comfort, quiet, and warm hospitality in a beautiful part of the world.

Driving back home from Ontario to Nova Scotia, I stopped for a night at Bayview Pines and so glad I did. The view of the ocean from the Captain's room in the refurbished Barn annex is as good as it gets. Ideal location for me with a supper down Oakland Road with friends before continuing on the next day to Port Medway for Thanksgiving. Jo is very kind and not intrusive, and a charming host along with her husband Chris. She makes a great pot of tea in the British way, steaming hot water in a tea-cozied pot - what could be a better way for a Brit to start breakfast? The only drawback was the hot water tank running out of hot water during the breakfast rush hour, and pillows that are rather too firm. But the warmth and welcome outweighed this minor discomfort. thanks for a great stay.

We stayed two nights. Inn was very nice. Hosts were informative and friendly. Breakfast was delicious Wild Blueberry pancakes were fantastic. Room was nice with private bathroom. Mahone Bay was outstanding.

678 Oakland Road Mahone Bay NS

Hotel highlights

  • Free English breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Bayview Pines Country Inn places you within a 10-minute drive of Mahone Bay Settlers Museum and Mahone Bay Swimming Pool. This 3-star bed & breakfast has 9 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, a private beach, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free English breakfast, served each morning from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM.


Rooms

Bayview Pines Country Inn's 9 rooms provide furnished balconies. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.


Property features

A local mainstay since 1900, Bayview Pines Country Inn offers free WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and a library. If you drive, put free parking to good use. Additional amenities include a terrace, a garden, and a picnic area.

Room options

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Ensuite, Bay View

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

The Loft Apartment

King 1 | Sleeps 2

The Barn Apartment

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

100.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 126 reviews

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