We stayed 5 nights here. The cottage is spacious and was great for our family! (If you have very young kids just be aware that it has tall stairs and wide spacing on the railing. This was not an issue for us as our youngest is 4.)
The cottage was clean, which is a biggie for me. It also had the essentials, including a washer and dryer which we used more than expected.
Great location. 10 minutes from Chester and 10 minutes from Mahone Bay. Both of these have a grocery store. We really liked Mahone Bay. We also spent an afternoon in Lunenberg, 25 minutes away. It's a little farther from Halifax (which we didn't go to) and Peggy's Cove (worth the drive).
Communication with Darlene was excellent, both before and during our trip.