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Lovely Oceanside Cottage with Spectacular Views

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Last updated: 10/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Chimney Corner cottage description

(Although many of our July-Sept. bookings are filled in SeaSky, please check our other three cottages at Homeaway#277105, #382569 and #3490361 for Sept. bookings; all have spectacular views and lots of privacy!)


This stunning oceanside cottage is located five minutes from the Cabot Trail on a 150-acre property and has been featured in Canadian House and Home and Victoria Magazines. You’ll love the clean air and sound of waves rolling in on the rocks below SeaSky. It's only two minutes to the beach itself. This architect-designed cottage is built on a bluff over the ocean and was designed to recall the best aspects of Maritime tradition, but to modernize them with an open-concept interior. It has a summer-y feeling, with a high ceiling, boarded walls and fresh white paint. Sunsets will knock your socks off. This design is best suited for couples, or couples with one or two children. There's a large deck with a BBQ and amazing views. The ocean and beach views are breathtaking! As you relax back at the cottage in the evening, you’ll be reassured by the steady cadence of the Margaree Island lighthouse. If your dates are already booked, you could also check #3490361, the Deep Blue Sea cottage, which is new for 2013-check listing; there is also #277105 or #382569 which are on nearby properties, equally spectacular and out of sight of each other.


About us...: Bell grew up in Margaree Valley, about twenty minutes from here, while I grew up in Toronto; we both love it here, so being here makes a lot of sense for us. We opened Cape Breton Clay, our pottery business in 1996 and we've been busy here ever since. Bell is also a painter and I am a photographer and filmmaker. We built this cottage in 1994 as a summer house when we hadn't yet settled permanently in Cape Breton. There is a rich, strong culture here, historically and musically, and life unwinds at its own special pace. Although a three-day visit to the Island is not uncommon, a week is more what it takes to really get a sense of the rhythms and charm of Cape Breton.

Local residents...: Fishermen haul their lobster traps each year out in front of our cottage. Moose, eagles, deer and foxes are regulars. It's easy to meet people here, and the daily pace here is slower than in most cities. It's nice to be in a place where you don't need air-conditioning; Cape Breton summers are warm-to-hot in the day, but perfect in the evening, and at the shore there are ocean breezes to keep any bugs at bay. Chimney Corner beach is one of the finest on the island, but because it is not visible from the road, it's usually unoccupied during the week– in addition to the fine beach and swimming, there are interesting rock formations to explore nearby. Cape Breton is a spectacular place, and you'll find the scenery on this stretch of coast particularly striking.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 860 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Younger kids only-adult couple travelling with 2 two kids, the kids would have to share a bed....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4

              • Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 double

                ...moreless

              • Sleeps maximum 4. Bedroom area on the second floor, with decent separation from the main floor living area/kitchen. Main bed area - Queen bed, secondary bed area double futon bed/frame. Skylights, windows and ceiling fans give excellent ventilation. All linens provided...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                tiled floor shower with floor heat...moreless

              • I bathroom with vanity, toilet and shower. Quaint and modern, with heated tile floors and roomy tiled shower. Towels provided....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Large deck with fabulous views. Excellent water quality, with mountain fed source and new filtration system (UV, sediment) for peace of mind....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults
                  • CD Player
                  • Music Library:

                    CD's and mini-stereo system supplied....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All

                  Attractions

                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Churches
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Forests
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Pond
                  • Restaurants
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Beach View:

                    visible directly across the water- no obstacles....moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    Mountains about 1000 feet behind cottage....moreless

                  • Oceanfront:

                    incredible panoramic views of ocean, beach and island...moreless

                  • Rural
                  • Waterfront:

                    Located on the ocean- Gulf of St. Lawrence...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Skiing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 4 people

                  General

                  • Activities Guide
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Filtered Water
                  • Firewood
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Internet
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Telephone:

                    but bring cell phone...moreless

                  • Tiled Stove
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    wi-fi included...moreless

                  • Wood Stove:

                    -also electric baseboards and efficient/quiet oil heater...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Full equipment....moreless

                  • Freezer
                  • Grill
                  • Kitchen:

                    New stainless Frigidaire refridgerator and stove...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator:

                    Frigidaire stainless...moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Barbecue
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Large new deck added this spring-offers privacy and lots of space....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Wood Deck

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Celtic colours
                          Oct 4 - Oct 24, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          C$1,950

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Late Fall 2014
                          Oct 25 - Dec 5, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          C$1,800

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Spring 2015
                          May 16 - May 29, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          C$1,850

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          summer-fall 2015
                          May 30 - Oct 24, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          C$1,950

                          Changeover Day: Saturday


                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Tax Rate 15%

                          Notes:

                          WEEKLY BOOKINGS ONLY (UP TO 2 OR 3 WEEKS TOTAL) CHANGING ON SATURDAYS ONLY

                          50% deposit at time of booking by credit card. Balance due on card 60 days before arrival

                          Full refund less $100 for cancellation up to 90 days prior to arrival dates.. 120 day notice required for May, Aug-October dates

                          If this cottage is booked dates you desire, check Homeaway #277105, 382569 3490361


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                          Location

                          14 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Cabot Links, Inverness
                          7 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Island Sunset Resort
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Chimney Corner beach

                          Car: Necessary

                          Cape Breton has been acknowledged as one of the great islands in the world to visit; there's all sorts of oceanfront-related activities: fishing wharves, lots of beaches closeby, whale watching, and swimming. World-class golf at the renowned Cabot Links is a short-drive. Cabot has been listed at #87 on the top 100 courses in the world! There’s also salmon and trout fishing on the world-renowned Margaree River, just minutes away. This location will be a great base for other trips on the Island, and for checking out local music, entertainment, museums, craft galleries, and good eating. October features the Celtic Colours Music Festival. In our area, you'll also find excellent hiking networks, and access to the National Park, one of the wonders of eastern Canada. When you've finished for the day, come back to comfort and oceanside splendor.

                           

                          Manager info

                          Year Purchased: 1994

                          About: Bell and I built the cottage in 1994 as a summer house when we hadn't yet settled permanently in Cape Breton. We are both artists, and when we decided to live here all year 'round, in 1997, we needed more room–we built another building to contain studio and production space and commuted between the buildings every day. Eventually, over the years, we migrated to the larger building permanently, and used the cottage for studio space and for guests. So, the cottage is a special place for us, and we laboured for years to make it right.

                          Why Chimney Corner:
                          Cape Breton is a spectacular place, and the scenery on this stretch of coast is particularly striking; it can also be dramatic, with 130 kph winds at many points of the year. One must keep a clean yard in such conditions! There is such a rich culture here, historically and musically, and life unwinds at its own special pace. We see some of the most dramatic sunsets anywhere, watch whales play in our front yard, and fishermen haul their lobster traps every year. There are the gorgeous rolling hills of Mabou, and the town of Inverness, which offers music, pubs and food; the acclaimed new Cabot Links golf course (rated #42 in the world by Golf Digest) by the sea, which is only 20 minutes away and offers a unique golfing experience in Inverness. Moose, eagles, deer and foxes are regulars. It's easy to meet people, and the daily rhythm here is slower than in most cities; we visit neighbors and friends whenever we can, as we are busy in the summer months. It's also nice to be in a place where you don't need air-conditioning; Cape Breton summers are warm-to-hot in the day, but perfect in the evening, and at the shore there are breezes to keep any bugs at bay. Chimney Corner beach is one of the finest on the island, but because it is not visible from the road, it's usually unoccupied during the week– we love to take our dog Ryder there for a good run.


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                          • Lovely Cottage by the Ocean

                            Lovely Cottage by the Ocean

                          • Ocean breezes with great views

                            Ocean breezes with great views

                          • Beautifully simple and elegant

                            Beautifully simple and elegant

                          • Overhead view of living area

                            Overhead view of living area

                          • Lobster boat out front

                            Lobster boat out front

                          • Comfortable main bed

                            Comfortable main bed

                          • Relax and enjoy the sunset.

                            Relax and enjoy the sunset.

                          • Beautiful highlights

                            Beautiful highlights

                          • plenty of Bald eagle sightings

                            plenty of Bald eagle sightings

                          • Lovely sand dunes and beach a 2-minute drive

                            Lovely sand dunes and beach a 2-minute drive

                          • Big twilight, Chimney Corner.

                            Big twilight, Chimney Corner.

                          • Paddleboard at Chimney Corner beach

                            Paddleboard at Chimney Corner beach

                          • incredible sunsets off deck

                            incredible sunsets off deck

                          • Kitchen area

                            Kitchen area

                          • Well-equipped kitchen area

                            Well-equipped kitchen area

                          • Overhead view of living area

                            Overhead view of living area

                          • Lots of light and spectacular views

                            Lots of light and spectacular views

                          • Deck

                            Deck

                          • Comfortable second bed area

                            Comfortable second bed area

                          • Cottage at twilight

                            Cottage at twilight

                          • Chimney Corner beach, warmest water on west side and gradual dropoff for kids.

                            Chimney Corner beach, warmest water on west side and gradual dropoff for kids.

                          • Local visitor

                            Local visitor

                          • Lobster boat out front, late afternoon.

                            Lobster boat out front, late afternoon.

                          • Chimney Corner beach at sunset

                            Chimney Corner beach at sunset

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                          Date last modified - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

                          C$1,800 - C$1,950 per week (CAD)
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                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

                          View calendar: Updated 10/20/14
                          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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