Lovely Stay
As two travelers from Alberta on our first trip to the east coast we weren't disappointed with out stay at the Drift In cottage. It was a very nice reprieve from Halifax and in my opinion a better view into what true east coast life is all about. The cottage itself was in a fantastic location for exploring the coast, I would definitely recommend you have a car as there are a ton of little fishing communities to explore as soon as you get on the highway. And this is where seafood lovers find fresh and delicious lobster and other ocean treats! There's a restaurant about a five minute drive from the cottage where you can get a fresh lobster dinner - Debbie and Derrick were good enough to include information for this and other local restaurants in the info binder you see as soon as you arrive. We took a trip to Peggy's Cove one day, neat spot but I suggest you eat before you go! The food available there is limited and expensive (tour buses arrive constantly and dump the people off at the one restaurant by the lighthouse). And for the love of Pete, STAY OFF OF THE BLACK ROCKS THERE!! Apparently people die semi regularly getting too close to the ocean for selfies. Drift in Cottage was well appointed with everything you need to stay, I was impressed as I've been to other VRBO locations where sugar, coffee filters and toilet paper were either not supplied or very limited. If you like to spice up your food I'd suggest getting some seasoning salt or hot sauce to cook with as the spices there were a bit limited (but I was happy there was any). One thing we had trouble with was the shower, we tried positioning the head a few different ways but could not keep water from going all over the floor. The tub itself may need some TLC prior to the next guests but the cottage was clean and everything else worked well. The fire pit outside was handy in the evenings to enjoy the sounds of the ocean and just relax, Debbie came by on our second day to bring out the kindling and paper for us to get it started - so nice of her! The wood that was stacked up beside the pit was wet and wouldn't burn so we had to go foraging for more. It would have been good to have been provided the first bundle of firewood (aside from the kindling) with directions to the nearest location to buy more if needed. I definitely suggest you stay at Drift In as it was the perfect relaxing end to our first east coast adventure. Debbie and Derrick were both fantastic hosts!!

September 2016
Drift in Cottage - Just Drift in and relax
Drift in Cottage - Just Drift in and relax
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