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La Maison Exquisite Spacious Waterfront August 23th and 30th Available

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Last updated: 07/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
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  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Cheticamp Island, off the coast of a small Acadian fishing village, is on the Cabot Trail, at the base of the Cape Breton National Forest. Relax on the comfortable 40' wrap-around deck and see whales, seals, bald eagles, sunrises and sunsets. Swim in the warm Gulf Stream waters just before they merge with the Atlantic. Kayak in gentle coves or in the sea where whales have been known to glide next to you. This extraordinary new house of soft yellow walls and white filmy sea-blown curtains is filled with every amenity for your relaxation and enjoyment. Thirty-six hundred sq ft in three roomy ocean front floors spaciously accommodates ten people or romances two in front of the fire. The living room, eat-in-kitchen and all bedrooms look out on the water. There are four Kohler designer bathrooms and an outside shower. Snuggle under down comforters and listen to lapping waves. From this luxurious comfort, travel thru all of Cape Breton Island, happy to return home

Cabot Trail: Cheticamp is on the Cabot Trail at the entrance to the National Forest. Driving North you overlook the spectacular Gulf of St. Lawrence where the warm Gulf Tides join the Atlantic Ocean. There are groomed hiking trails, nature walks, camping, kayaking, moose, eagles and bear. As you round the top crest, there is Gampo Abbey, the famous Buddhist Monastery; the most remote village Meat Cove and delicious Morrison's restaurant. Starting south along the Atlantic, you can whale watch on a sailing schooner, dine at the elegant Fairmont (Canadian Pacific) Keltic Lodge, and poke around numerous coastal villages. You'll come to St. Ann's Gallic College wonderful gift shop; Baddeck, the Sailing Capital of the World and Alexander Graham Bell's excellent museum; on to the Normaway Inn for dinner and fiddling, maybe even Buddy or Natalie McMasters . Now drive through the gorgeous Margaree Valley. And another day go to Louisbourg, the magnificent restored Eighteenth Century French Fort. We have heard it said the Cabot Trail is considered to be the eleventh wonder of the world!


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Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen


  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen


  • Bedroom: 4 twin/ single

    King and two Singles...moreless

  • LOFT: 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Double Futon, Single...moreless

  • There are two master bedroom suites, on the main floor, each with queen bed and full bath. The spacious loft has double futon and single bed. The floor that goes out to the beach has a king bed and two single beds....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower


  • The first of the two master baths has a luxurious Kohler Greek Seeping Tub with a hand shower and sits overlooking the water. The second master bath has a large tiled shower with a window in the shower opening to the water. Both were designed to give the feeling of bathing in the natural elements. For convenience there is a half bath in the 30' x 40' loft. The beach floor bath is very spacious with a 6' tile shower and pedestal sink. The outside hot shower is great for showering under the stars and removing beach sand....moreless

Other Amenities

  • We also have a laundry room with washer/dryer.


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Golf Course View:

    We are half an hour from the new Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs. Cheticamp Golf Course is in town and a drive over the Cabot Trail will get you to Keltic Lodge Golf in Inverness....moreless

  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront:

    Almost all windows look out over the water where the Gulf of St. Lawrence meets the Atlantic. Occasionally we are lucky enough to see a whale. In the summer we hear sounds of whales communicating....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Golf Clubs
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.8
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 - Oct 15, 2015
7 night min stay

2016 Season
Jun 1 - Oct 31, 2016
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning $350
  • Taxes Not included


American and Canadian Currency Accepted.

Home can be rented per diem when available. Please contact owner for more information.

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Last updated: 07/27/2015
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120 Miles
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Town of Cheticamp
80 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Cheticamp Golf, Cabot Links, Cabot Cliffs
120 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Cabot Trail, Route 19
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Town of Cheticamp

Car: Necessary

Cheticamp is at the Base of the National Park on the Cabot Trail. It is an highly active small town with about twenty restaurants, hiking, shopping and an excellent Base Lodge with history and information about the area, slide shows and movies about wild life and an up-todate store for you hiking and kayaking needs. into the National Park. Cape Breton Island is the setting for Longfellow's compelling story, EVANGELINE, about the deportation of the French Acadians in the eighteenth century. The story continued for the people of Cheticamp when they bartered with their prison guards in the Channel Islands to be returned to their land for fifty years of indentured servitude. History is lived here, not only that of the Acadians and MicMac First Nation People, but also the French, Scotts and Irish, whose ships found the land and whose people stayed. Enjoy nature. Whales and eagles have been seen from the deck. Have fun dancing 'till three in the morning. Listen to the best fiddling, and eat fine food. Play golf and tennis. Tour museums and elegant Canadian Pacific hotels. Take a day at the Spa. Hike and swim and kayak and come home to relaxing luxury and dinner on the deck overlooking the water. Stay up for the beautiful northern sky and get up for a Cape Breton sunrise. Welcome to Heaven! Enjoy!

Other Activities: Hike the many trails off the Cabot Trail in the National Forest. The Skyline trail with boardwalk pathways down to the ocean is our favorite. We have seen mother and baby moose munching on branches fifty feet from us. Go whale watching on the Zodiac where you can almost touch the whales or on one of the whale cruises out of Cheticamp or Pleasant Bay. Ocean and Bay kayaking right outside the house. Listen to the best fiddlling at the Kinsman, Doreyman, Normaway Inn, Parkside , Le Gabriel and more . Walk to the beach. Swim in the warm gulf stream and soak up the strong northern sun.

Golf: LePortage Gulf Club is in Cheticamp.

Brand New Links Club in Inverness

Keltic Lodge (Canadian Pacific) Club Ingonish


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: George and I took a trip through all of the Atlantic Provences and Cheticamp was the one place we really wanted to return to. I told our family and friends we found a small French fishing village that reminded us of Ireland BUT WE COULD DRIVE TO IT! We had the house built from 2004-2007 by local master builder Tommy Chaisson. The intention was to build small house, but two things changed that - the excavator could not do a crawl space so we got a whole level we had not planned on and then Tommy said the view from the upper floor was so fantastic he could not give us the low roof in our plans, so we got a third floor. The builders loved working on the upper level watching for and seeing the whales come into the cove. We were in Vermont, and we came up to a quite a surprise. The interior is mostly wood - floors, ceilings and beams with an open spacious design that gives full view of the water. We share our time between Cheticamp and Vermont with our four children and four grandchildren. We started renting the house in 2007. The bigness of the house is so celebratory, we guest weddings, birthdays and family celebrations as well as intimate quiet vacations and honeymoons. We get so much joy out of hearing the great times our guests have had and so many return. So, the idea of a small cottage grew to such a proportion that it is shared with many others and this has surprisingly become a delight. We especially love the Cheticamp reunions. People born in Cheticamp booking the house for their family and siblings to come home to be with parents and relatives. We get at least one of these bookings a year. And then we get to know the people and their relatives and so much about the area. This summer we have two weddings, one 50th birthday party, and a 60th birthday party. Such celebrations are a joy to share in. I love it when George and I get to come up alone. It is like returning to Paradise. Just walking into the house takes my breath away.

Why the Owner Chose Cheticamp:
La Maison is at the end of Cheticamp Island attached to the mainland by a strip of land. It is quiet, peaceful, naturally raw and rugged. The house stands on a high piece of land surrounded by natural growth sloping to the cliffs above the water. Its architecture is open, spacious and elegant lending itself to an intimate vacation for two as well as a celebrations for family and friends. It is the perfect place to come and be alone and rest, read, kayak and hike and also the best place to gather with favorite people. Our children love being here. There are eight miles of hiking trails right on the island and so much wild life. One summer we had two eagles fishing for breakfast right outside the kitchen window every morning. Guests and carpenters have seen the whales from the house. We love to listen to them communicating at night Lobster and crab and mussels are caught and harvested off the island and wild berries are all over the island for picking in season. I love the sunrising over the Cape Breton Highlands and everyone loves to bring a blanket up the hill and watch the sun fall into the ocean at the end of the day. The night sky is phenomenal. It feels as if you can reach up and touch the stars... The sky is so dark and the stars so bright. This is why we love where the house is. It is just amaziing.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Whenever we walk into this house it takes our breath away| I guess its the expansive views when the glass front door opens to the high ceilings and light natural wood beams looking through to the glass back door viewing the large deck overlooking the water and rising moon over the Cape Breton Highlands. I would say and have heard guests say beside being so beautiful, the house is so spacious. One guest said that no matter how many people were in the house he could always find a quiet place to read. That meant a lot to me because that is how we tried to design the house. The colors are neutral giving way to nature outside. She is the star. The water, the mountains and wildlife.

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  • Welcome!


  • Morning Breeze.

    Morning Breeze.

  • Living Room Views

    Living Room Views

  • Loft


  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Forty Foot Wrap Around Deck Safe for Children

    Forty Foot Wrap Around Deck Safe for Children

  • 2 Ocean-Going Kayaks Available  on request.

    2 Ocean-Going Kayaks Available on request.

  • Coming In Off the Ocean

    Coming In Off the Ocean

  • Rising Moon

    Rising Moon

  • Fields of Flowers

    Fields of Flowers

  • Night View From Harbor

    Night View From Harbor

  • Dining for Ten

    Dining for Ten

  • La Maison Sur La Mer

    La Maison Sur La Mer

  • A house full of friends and music!

    A house full of friends and music!

  • Upper Room

    Upper Room

  • Lulled by lapping waves.

    Lulled by lapping waves.

  • Full Gourmet Kitchen

    Full Gourmet Kitchen

  • Quiet, peaceful and seculded.

    Quiet, peaceful and seculded.

  • Stormy Ski from the Deck

    Stormy Ski from the Deck

  • Day Is Done

    Day Is Done

  • Ready for Breakfast

    Ready for Breakfast

  • Sleep Tight

    Sleep Tight

  • Would you think you were in Ireland or maybe Heaven?

    Would you think you were in Ireland or maybe Heaven?

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