Age: 45-55

Member since September 2018

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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.

Bakerschest's Pets

Not at the moment.

Bakerschest's Hometown

Truro Nova Scotia

Bakerschest's Guest Details

Bakerschest's Rig

Rig Type: Class B

21 feet long

Roadtrek Zion 2018, 21 feet completely self-contained

Bakerschest Has 1 Host Location

At the Bakerschest

Truro, NS, CA
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Bakerschest's References (29)

References from Hosts (17)


February 2019

Our Pleasure!

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!


February 2019

nice people.......

enjoyed chatting, learning about diff. cultures
safe travels back home


February 2019

The Bakerschest

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.


February 2019

Nice couple

This was their second stay and I enjoyed hosting them both times. I am sure you too will enjoy being host to this couple.


January 2019

Nice couple

It was my pleasure to host this couple. They are welcome back and I'm sure you will enjoy hosting them.


January 2019

Wonderful Boondockers

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...


December 2018

Great couple

They are welcome back anytime. Perfect boondockers.


December 2018

Very Nice

Good guests. We hope they stop back again. Always welcome.


December 2018

Perfect Guests

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?


December 2018

Glad we met

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.


December 2018

Awesome guests

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


December 2018

Our First!

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!


December 2018

Great Boondockers

Lovely people whom we wish could have stayed longer. They were a super friendly and interesting couple and are welcome back anytime.


November 2018

Great visit

So nice to meet sociable people from all parts of the world. Hope to see you again on your return trip north.


November 2018

Charming and adventurous couple!

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!!


November 2018

Brave winter visit

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!


Endless Journey

October 2018

Excellent Guests

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.

References from Guests (12)


September 2019

Welcoming hosts, relaxing location!

Although our hosts were expecting a full house at their B & B, they took the time to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. They have a gorgeous new Class B and we have a vintage 1984 Class C with a bunch on bells and whistles added as part of the restoration so we had a great time comparing notes on our two rv's! Hoping to stay with them on our way back west and to visiting with them when they come to western Canada!
Thanx The Bakerschest duo from the CosyMosey crew!


August 2019

A great place to stay!

A very nice place to stay. Our hosts were very friendly and helpful. We are hoping to repay the favor at some time.


August 2019


We had a wonderful night at Bakerschest. Maarten and Nelly were fabulous hosts. We even got to enjoy a swim in their pool.


July 2019

Nice place

Our first boondockers experience was wonderfull. Nice place, friendly people!


July 2019


Of course my RV's flat tire blowout had nothing to do w this wonderful host & location.
But after that bad Highway experience, their location was nearby &
it looked like a wonderful mirage.
Honestly, the Bakerschest's are wonderful hosts w experience in the Hospitality field.
And their location is convenient, quiet & almost private.
Yes! I would stay there again!


July 2019


The rain did not dampen our spirits of this lovely place run by some great folks. They were busy with their B & B but took time out to come and socialize with us. We enjoyed Our secluded backyard that we shared with another Boondocker. We hope to return someday.


July 2019

A Warm Welcome.

Our hosts were very welcoming and concerned for our comfort. The large, level parking space is beautiful, completely off the road and enclosed by a lovely garden and hedge. This was our first 'boondocker's welcome' experience and it ensures there will be others. Thanks so much for the great stay. .


July 2019

Beautiful spot, lovely hosts

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!


June 2019

Nice spot

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.


June 2019

Wonderful hosts!

Very welcoming and generous. Our hosts gave us valuable tips on interesting places to visit. Lovely boondocking site.


May 2019

Wonderful hosts

And a wonderful place to stay. Right in tow. But quiet and private. Great kind friendly hosts
Thanks so much

La Strada

May 2019

Nice spot and very friendly people

Both on arrival and departure we talked with each other about traveling and living in Canada.
It was enjoyable meeting them.
Mia & Clemens