This place is a jewel in the rural crown of Nova Scotia. After visiting the tourist spots. Diamond in the rough was always there as an antidote tourist frenzy.  I found it harder to leave the deck or longing to get back to it. Thank you Michelle and Blair for the opportunity to stay here. Will highly recommend it.


Thank you to Michelle and Blair for discovering this jewel and welcoming me each summer.


Have traveled the world but nothing beats a diamond in the rough. Truly a hidden gem, absolutely loved the place, quietness and hospitality of Michelle and Blair.
Just a shame we couldn’t go fishing, but will do it next time.
Thanks we will be back.


According to the calendar I will be at your place and my place in 25 more sleeps…Ontario does not have ocean waves and it doesn’t have you so I guess I will have to fly again. Can hardly wait.


We had a wonderful 4 weeks. It Has been relaxing comfortable a real home from home. You have both been kind helpful and we intend to return.


This week was amazing, the sun the sand. The sunsets were awesome. The cottage felt like home and your welcoming ways made us feel like a part of the setting…the week was a memorable one and it all went by too fast.
Your suggestions for place to go and things to see were spot on, we look forward to be able to returning again soon and living the dream once more.


Magical wonderful and amazing this is a little snip of heaven in our back pocket.
To be able to have family over and share the space and have an amazing time was fabulous.


What can we say?  Best place to stay in Nova Scotia; best views; best beaches, trails, wineries and the VERY BEST HOSTS!  Wonderful 47th anniversary dinner and a spectacular cruise on our last full day.  Don’t know how you managed to deliver perfect weather, but what a bonus!  We will all have wonderful memories of this lovely holiday at Seaside Pride, not to mention a few thousand photos!  All the best,

Lois and David 
Don and Stella (Ontario)

This was the best place to be on our 2 week visit to the East Coast.  This cottage truly is a gem stone hidden amongst the beautiful landscape & water.  Hope to visit again. Thank you sooo much for giving us the opportunity to stay here.

Kelly & Cindy (Saskatchewan)

What a holiday!  Starting with fresh caught mackerel (thank you Blair) for our anniversary dinner (50 years), the many beautiful beaches recommended by Michelle  – they were awesome!  We particularly enjoyed Carters Beach.  Michelle- your sunny disposition was always appreciated and enjoyed. And Blair- now we have a real “Shark Tale” to tell our grandkids about- what an experience that must have been for you!  Again, to you both, thank you for making our stay at this beautiful cottage most memorable. 

Lynn & Don (Ontario)

Thank you for a wonderful week.  We just love the cottage and its beautiful surroundings.  We hope we can rent again next summer.  A wonderful change from condo life in the summer.

Pat & Tom

It’s hard to believe our 7 days at Seaside Pride has come to an end.  It truly has been a vacation to remember.  The cottage felt like home.  Your care and concern to detail were not missed.  Thanks to Michelle for the wonderful ideas for our day trips – a truly authentic East Coast Experience.  A highlight of our trip was our boat ride and fishing experience, something the kids will remember always – thank you to both you and Blair for making us feel so welcome.  This is not Goodbye, it is see you soon.

Trevor, Rayna, Samuel and Avery

The cottage is in her words, “just simply beautiful” and now they are mine as well.  Michelle & Blair are 2 of the most kindest gracious people who put their heart and soul into this beautiful piece of heaven.  It’s breathtaking really.  So peaceful and serene.  Just what the doctor ordered. 

Kim & Vella (Nova Scotia)

We loved our week at Seaside Pride.  Thank you for all of your suggestions about things to do.  The week went by all too quickly.  We plan to come back one day.  We really enjoyed the boat ride and fishing trip.  You “East Coasters” certainly know how to make people feel welcome!

Lesley & Marley (Ontario)

Thank you so much for another amazing vacation!  Hard to believe this is our 3rd year at Seaside Pride.  The tour around Mahone Bay topped off a wonderful week.  It was great to see the otters back in the cove (and the ducks, geese, cormorants…) The new wharf looks great and really is the spot to watch the sunset from.  As always you kindness always will be remembered. 

Joe & Donna

What a glorious week this has been — weather-wise, setting-wise, and hospitality-wise.  We’re so glad we found out about your place.  It’s been a real pleasure, too, to meet you both.

Bill & Margot (Ontario)

What a wonderful place!  Thanks Michelle and Blair for everything.  Such a cozy, welcoming cottage with everything one needs!  The flowers inside and out were such a treat.  You made us feel so welcome.  We will surely miss this place, but it will hold a special place in our memories and hearts.  You never know, we may be back sometime down the line.  Take care.

John & Roberta

Thank you so much for the wonderful place and the extraordinary hospitality you’ve shown us.  We felt like family!  We have a head full of memories and a heart full of warmth!

Claude & John

Michelle, such a generous and caring host, we love how you bring the outdoors in by all the flowers on the decks and walk-ways.  The cottage decor and design/layout truly tie us to this beautiful place!  Michelle and Blair, you are so generous, may we always be friends and hopefully see you every two years!

Linda & Terry

Thank you for your hospitality again!  Everything was so beautiful, we love the scenery, birds and hour garden.  We have wonderful memories of Hirtle’s Beach, Carter’s Beach, White Point and our hike to Kejimkukik Seaside Park.  The Chester Farm Market was a hit!  Lots of cool things to buy from local farms and artisans.  See you again!

Alex & Melissa

Our third visit!  Spectacular views!  Immaculate well-equipped cabin!  Gracious and generous hosts!

Barry & Betsy

Seaside Pride is a little bit of Paradise.  The cottage is so very well equipped and comfortable and the location— special, for sure.  We enjoyed the calm, the birds– so many and so joyful– the sunsets, and the walks.  Thanks for your recommendation of Keji Seaside – a fantastic place, and thanks also for the mackerel which we enjoyed.  East Coast hospitality is well-known and deservedly so.   We had a great week here.  Thanks again!

Jennifer (Ontario)