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This Charming B&B was our prize for flying by the seat of our pants!

August 6, 2016

Yesterday, I had planned to review this lovely Bed and Breakfast we found in Saint Andrews-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick, Canada but I got a little sidetracked talking about the two amazing days we had before on the Bay of Fundy! If you want to catch up on those, you can read it here.

So, continuing…we neared the end of the business district of Saint Andrews, and we spied a little sign with an arrow pointing to the ocean that read, “Bed and Breakfast.” We decided to check it out. One house off the water and it is adorable! Yellow, quaint, and a “Vacancy” sign, it was the Sea Haven B&B!  We headed back to Main Sreet to check what Google said about it, and the prices. “Organic, spotless, friendly, delicious breakfast….”  It was a little more than we had planned to pay for the night but we decided to go for it!

 

Sea Haven Bed and Breakfast

Sea Haven Bed and Breakfast

As soon as we  graced the front door, Liz and Gary warmly greeted us. We chatted a bit, and they offered to show us the room. We, so far, were the only ones there for the evening.  They have two upstairs rooms they rent. They showed us the front room with a beautiful view of the harbor.

View of the harbor from our private deck

View of the harbor from our private deck

We said we would take it, and dropped our bags.  Liz left and came back with homemade humus, some yummy crackers, a freshly squeezed lemonade for my honey and lemon water for me.  Exactly what our parched bodies needed.  We sat on the little deck overlooking the harbor and enjoyed the view.

The room was beautiful with fresh flowers, lovely local paintings,, beautiful sea glass and shells decorating the surfaces, and everything was spotless. Liz let us know that she only cleans with organic products, and the sheets and duvet cover are dried on the clothes line! I was in heaven.  We asked for a dinner recommendation, and we were close enough to town to walk to Gables Restaurant. 

On the deck with extra blankets for warding off the chill.

On the deck with extra blankets for warding off the chill.

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View from our deck

View from our deck

After a delicious dinner and sunset, we snuggled on the deck and watched the boats come in for the evening.

The next morning, my honey went downstairs and came back with delicious coffee to have in our room before breakfast. At our arranged time, we headed downstairs for an amazing organic breakfast, and great conversation with Liz and Gary as they prepared our breakfast. The blue willow china made me feel very at home, there was a lit candle on the table..at breakfast, and the view was to die for.  Gary made me a perfect latte, and our cups overflowed with delicious coffee. The breakfast was more than I usually have but it was so good, I ate every bite. All the while, we chatted with our hosts. They were very willing to share information about the area, and we also willingly ventured into more personal conversations. They are very interesting people!  It felt like having breakfast in a friend’s home.

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Organic breakfast on blue willow

Organic breakfast on blue willow

Our breakfast view of the harbor

Our breakfast view of the harbor

After breakfast we took a short stroll down to the beach in front of the B&B as Liz mentioned you usually could find pottery shards washed in from sunken ships. I was all over that!  We spent about an hour scouring the beach and came away with some beautiful pieces.

IMG_1628 IMG_1629 IMG_1631IMG_1621We hated to leave the beach but it was time to check out and head home. There were some really nice beach rocks on display in the room and on the bureaus downstairs. They had been drilled out to hold a candle. Gary told us they are made by a local disabled veteran who wants to do something to support himself, and he sells these at the local farmer’s market. They were very plain but so nice. I love bringing something home from an adventure that was made by a local artist, and this seemed like the perfect thing.

Local artwork

Local artwork

signed

signed

We truly enjoyed our visit at the Sea Haven Bed and Breakfast, and we’re talking about making a winter trip back to experience Saint Andrews-by-the-Sea with snow.

Thank you, Liz and Gary for a very memorable visit!

Cheers!

Nanette and Warren

You can find me on Facebook, Nanette Faye Photography.

 

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  1. aandj8804 permalink
    August 18, 2016 12:24 pm

    That sounds like a lovely vacation. Your images make the B&B seem like a place out of a magazine! And I love the pottery shards you found on the beach! 🙂 I know you can’t wait for your return trip! 🙂

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