We, Maarten and Nelly, 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.
After running our B&B for 13 years with much joy we decided it was time for a change again. We sold our home in October 2019 and are now travelling in our 21ft class B Roadtrek Zion as long as we will enjoy this and hopefully explore as much as we can
Not at the moment.
Truro Nova Scotia
Roadtrek Zion 2018, 21 feet completely self-contained
They are honest, positive, interesting and refreshing to associate with. This is what makes boondocker hosting a pleasure. Happy trails to my Bakerschest friends.
This was their second visit and it was like seeing old friends, they are super easy guests and I enjoy visiting with them. I look forward to their next visit.
Enjoyed meeting and chatting with Bakerschest. Compared rig's and talked about when to say when to work! I'm on the edge!!! We are both headed east a week apart, it would be fun to cross paths again. Definitely welcome back!
Had a great visit with our new Canadian friends. We shared information on places to see in their travels in our area and we learned a lot about their home country and Canada. They’ll always be welcome here.
Really enjoyed our Canadian friends from Nova Scotia. Welcome back anytime
We were unfortunately quite busy during Bakerschest’s stay, but our interactions with them were warm and comfortable. We would love to have had more time with them. Happy travels Bakerschest. Come again!
We were pleased to be able to provide Bakerschest a safe, quiet spot for the night on our tiny corner of the planet. They willingly shared RV travel information in the Maritimes with us, and are a wealth of knowledge for all the years they have lived and traveled there as experienced travelers.
We found we share a love of paper maps, both of us recognizing the foibles of complete GPS dependency. All RVers likely have some tale of travel woe caused by errant GPS directions.
We recommend Bakerschest to any host. We wish safe and happy travels to them and hope our paths cross again.
Great couple willing to share very useful tips for travelling in a wonderful leisure RV . They are such peaceful and relaxed people to have and would host them again in a heart beat . Come back before you leave PEI!!!!
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.
Again we had a nice meeting and a good night sleep.
We are going home and we hope you are going to make beautiful trips and enjoy yourself.
Mia & Clemens
Delightful hosts, very helpful. Private parking spot ln a park like setting, close to town. A very positive experience.
Nelly came over to make sure we were comfortable and provided lots of information to us tourists. Truru is not only a beautiful town but also very friendly. A comfortable camping spot. Thank you.
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!
A very nice place to stay. Our hosts were very friendly and helpful. We are hoping to repay the favor at some time.
We had a wonderful night at Bakerschest. Maarten and Nelly were fabulous hosts. We even got to enjoy a swim in their pool.
Our first boondockers experience was wonderfull. Nice place, friendly people!
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!
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.
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. .
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