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Frequently AskedQuestions


Is smoking permitted?

There is no smoking allowed inside the Evening Sail or on any of the decks and balconies. Smoking is permitted outside in the garden.


What is the policy for cancellations?

Generally, 48 hours notice is required to avoid cancellation penalties equal to the cost of all reserved rooms which fall within that 48 hours. Two weeks notice may apply to special events, extended stays and large block reservations.  There is a $10.00 per room administrative fee for all cancellations.


Will I receive a written confirmation?

Written confirmation of your reservation will be sent to you via e-mail. Please bring this confirmation with you as it will contain driving directions and check-in information. An e-mail confirmation (which will include a cancellation number) will also be sent for cancellations.


What time is check-In?

Check-in is generally between 4pm and 6pm. We ask that you call us toll free at 1-866-214-2669 if you expect to arrive at another time. We do not, generally, accept check-ins after 9pm. Check out is 10am.


Do I need to bring a hair dryer?

There are hair dryers in every guest room. (Also alarm clocks)


Is breakfast included?

Continental breakfast is available every morning from 8am to 9am with a hot breakfast served at 8:30 am. It is included with every night's accommodation, unless you have chosen our Just the Bed pricing option. For more information regarding breakfast click here.


How far is the Evening Sail from P.E.I ferry terminal?

The ferry terminal is about 6 minutes by car from our front door (6.5 minutes if it's rush hour).


What if I have to make a phone call?

There is a cordless phone for our guests' use located in the living room. Local, calling card and toll free calls are free of charge.


Are pets allowed?

Pets are not allowed in any of our guest rooms except Max's Landing. There is a $35.00 per visit cleaning fee and several restrictions apply so please call us toll free at 1-866-214-2669 to confirm availability and details.


Is there a pet on property?

Yes, we do have a small dog...a Yorkshire Terrier named Zoe. Actually, she's a really big Yorkie...she weighs at least 10 pounds! She is not, however, allowed in any of the guest rooms, mainly because she likes to steal (and shred) toilet paper! We can say, with absolutely no objectivity whatsoever, that she's the sweetest dog in the world and for those of you missing your own "children" back home, we try to schedule a little pet therapy after breakfast is served in the morning.


Is there parking available?

We have two parking areas, both of which are off the street.


What does "ensuite bath" mean?

An ensuite bath is one that is in your room. A private bathroom would be one that is strictly for your use (not-shared) but across the hall or immediately next door to your room. All rooms and suites at the Evening Sail have ensuite baths.


What methods of payment do you accept?

We accept VISA, Mastercard and Debit cards. We also accept cash and travelers cheques (Canadian and U.S. funds). All deposits must be made with a credit card, however, the full amount of which can then be credited to your account should you prefer to pay with cash upon arrival.


Is a deposit required to make a reservation?

We now require a deposit equal to the cost of one night's stay per room reserved. This deposit is fully refundable with adequate notice but there is a $10.00 per room administrative fee for all cancellations.


Is there wireless internet access?

Wireless high speed internet access is available free of charge in all of our guest rooms in the main house ....and probably out in the garden, as well. 


Is there computer access?

For those of you traveling without a laptop, there is a guest-use computer available in the library of the main house.


Can we see the water from our room?

All of our guest rooms, except the Pebble have decks or balconies. The view from each room is dependent, primarily, on the time of year. In the winter, we have a decentt view of the harbour, but as the season progresses, the sight-line becomes increasingly obscured by several massive oaks in the back yard.  Please note that we are not directly on the water, but are about half a block up the hill from Pictou Harbour.


Evening Sail B&B - P.O. Box 209, 279 Denoon St., Pictou, Nova Scotia, B0K 1H0 - Phone: 1 (902) 485-5069 / 1 (866) 214-2669 -
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