We visited Nova Scotia a couple of times and that’s when we fell in love with the country and the people. We both’ wanted to do something completely different and having a B&B with a tearoom has always been a wish of us.
So in August 2006 we emigrated from the Netherlands to Nova Scotia to take over a Bed & Breakfast from a former Dutchman.
Maarten is the son of a Dutch baker and worked as a civil engineer for twenty years. During his study he helped his father in the bakery. Now more then twenty years later he goes back to his roots making bread and pastry for his guests to enjoy.
Nelly, the daughter of a Dutch father and a Hungarian mother, is Maarten’s high school sweetheart. First helping in the same bakery, than working in a pharmacy for a couple of years to start working at the same contractor as her husband Maarten after they got married.
Not at the moment.
Truro Nova Scotia
Roadtrek Zion 2018, 21 feet completely self-contained
Our first Boondocker guests stayed with us again on their way north. They were a delight to host again. We look forward to seeing you in Nova Soctia. Happy trails!
enjoyed chatting, learning about diff. cultures
safe travels back home
The Bakerschest were the perfect guest. We enjoyed our conversations with them... including Penny. They are always welcome here. Don't be surprised when you receive a guests request from us during our travels.
This was their second stay and I enjoyed hosting them both times. I am sure you too will enjoy being host to this couple.
It was my pleasure to host this couple. They are welcome back and I'm sure you will enjoy hosting them.
Maarten & Nelly were an absolute joy to have around. Wish we had longer to visit. Maybe later in Nova Scotia?. Ask them how and where to see their big YouTube debut...
Had a super nice time, lovely people, we ended up having an impromptu dinner party with everyone pitching in.... remind me what was in that amazing salad you made..... what flavor Balsamic?
Without even trying this couple is just naturally Down To Earth....that's what makes them special.
We invited them back and they probably will.
We really enjoyed Maarten and Nelly's stay with us. They are very friendly, interesting and a fun couple. We enjoyed a few meals together a couple games of Sequence and a nice visit. They got to see a few manatees in the local springs and enjoyed the peacefulness of the Suwannee river. We would welcome them to return.
Butch & Judy
We were most fortunate to have had them stay with us. We cannot think of a better couple to introduce us to Boondocker hosting. Do not let them get away. You will be taken by their conversation. Hope they return!
Lovely people whom we wish could have stayed longer. They were a super friendly and interesting couple and are welcome back anytime.
So nice to meet sociable people from all parts of the world. Hope to see you again on your return trip north.
Nelly and Maarten were a fun couple to have stay with us! We had plenty to chat about, and we admire their sense of adventure in setting off at this time of year in their new ride! Good luck, and safe travels!!
Well it’s not quite winter but felt like it as we all woke up to snow during their stay!
Excellent communication and friendly people! Recommend having them visit!
Excellent new "Boondockers Welcome" guests. We were lucky to be the first ones to host this lovely couple. Their RV is self contained and they are very friendly and easy going. So glad we had the time to share with Bakerschest. Enjoy your new adventures and hope to hear all about it when you get back to Nova Scotia.
We booked last minute to stay here for a night and the hosts at the Bakerschest were more than accommodating! Great spot for parking, we had a great night’s sleep. This would also be a great stop over if you’re looking for a comfy bed at a quaint b&b :)
Thanks for the stay!
Was a nice spot our host greeted us showed us where to park very friendly . Had a peaceful nite. Unfortunately the host we're very busy and we did not have time to visit much.
Very welcoming and generous. Our hosts gave us valuable tips on interesting places to visit. Lovely boondocking site.
And a wonderful place to stay. Right in tow. But quiet and private. Great kind friendly hosts
Thanks so much
Both on arrival and departure we talked with each other about traveling and living in Canada.
It was enjoyable meeting them.
Mia & Clemens