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Deep Blue Sea Cottage with Incredible Views

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classic oceanside cottage with stunning views over ocean, beach and island.

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Last updated: 10/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Chimney Corner cottage description

Deep Blue Sea Cottage is a gorgeous coastal cottage on a 130-acre property five minutes from the Cabot Trail. There’s ocean, a huge beach nearby and breathtaking panoramas. This cottage has features you'll love: a veranda with wall-to-wall, eight-foot-high windows, an open structure, contemporary yet rustic furnishings, walls finished with white boards inside, and cedar shingles outside, in classic Cape Breton style. From the spacious deck or from the veranda, you can see lobster boats, eagles perch nearby, moose, bobcats; foxes make appearances, and whales pass by most of the year; you will wake up to these views each morning and enjoy them all day. Without exaggerating, sunsets will take your breath away. You will enjoy complete seclusion and memorable views in one of the most spectacular parts of Cape Breton, but you won't be without conveniences like wi-fi and high speed, a fully-equipped kitchen and other comforts, like a bright bathroom with heated floors and a fully-tiled shower. There is a lovely, mature hardwood forest to explore, and as day turns to evening with a knockout sunset, relax, listen to music or catch up on things you don't have time for at home. If this cottage happens to be booked for your dates, check The Cape Cottage #382569, Eagles Pass #277105 or Sea & Sky #203860 for reviews; these other cottages are located on adjacent properties, out of sight.

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. 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 have designed this cottage to have all of the charm of a real coastal cottage, with excellent amenities, and lots of privacy in a spectacular setting with fantastic views of the ocean. Many folks rent out their seasonal homes in Cape Breton, but the Deep Blue Sea Cottage is designed specifically for visitors' pleasure and needs.

Special Place....: 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 what it takes to really get a sense of the rhythms and charm of Cape Breton. 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, and it's mostly unoccupied during the week– in addition to the fine beach and safe swimming for children, there are interesting rock formations to explore nearby. Fossils abound. World-class golf at the renowned Cabot Links (rated #42 in the world by Golf Digest) is a short-drive. Cape Breton is a spectacular place, and you'll find the scenery on this stretch of coastline particularly striking.

Other things to do: There is no shortage of things to do in the area. In addition to Chimney Corner beach, there are other great beaches to check out nearby: Whale Cove (5 minutes away) at which you can explore a fabulous bluff by the sea, with great views north and south, Margaree Harbour (7 minutes away), with its beach and two lighthouses, the Broad Cove area, which offers a spectacular scenic drive, a great beach and a buffalo ranch. Cheticamp, about 20 minutes away, offers glimpses into Acadian culture. Only minutes from Cheticamp is Cape Breton Highlands National Park, with trails, lookoffs and waterfalls. There are the gorgeous rolling hills of Mabou, and the town itself, which offers music, pubs with local music and food; the new Cabot Links golf course by the sea, which has already received rave reviews from across North America, is beckoning for you to come for a unique golfing experience in Inverness. There are also renowned crafters in the area; beautiful pottery, quilting, rug hooking, and folk-art sculpture can all be found locally.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 605 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            22 years old if no other adult...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

          • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single

            small bedroom for child/young adult. ...moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            lovely bedroom / loft area with lots of light...moreless

          • Cozy, main bedroom area in cottage loft, with lovely queen bed and great views; lots of light....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            skylight, heated floor, tiled shower, good fixtures...moreless

          • Tiled bathroom and shower with heated floors and lots of natural light....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Deck overlooking ocean, with chairs and BBQ. There is a working wood stove in the living area for heat on cool spring or autumn days. A stereo with iPod is provided. Enjoy a morning coffee as you savour incredible views in the comfortable veranda or on the spacious deck, taking in whales, eagles and unlimited ocean views. Lots of privacy at cottage, with beautiful hardwood forests behind cottage, country roads to explore without any traffic to worry about- great for family walks. Moments from Chimney Corner and Whale Cove beaches which are two of the finest on Cape Breton. Laundry available within 5 minutes or at Inverness and Cheticamp (15-20 minutes). Good restaurants and services within 5-15 minutes. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Music Library:

                provided on ipod/ self-powered speakers...moreless

              • Stereo:

                ipod+ ipod dock on good self-powered speakers...moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Rustic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Bay/Sound
              • Churches
              • Coin Laundry
              • Festivals
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Pond
              • Restaurants
              • Waterfalls
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Beach View:

                Cottage overlooks Chimney Corner Beach...moreless

              • Mountain View
              • Near The Ocean:

                Spectacular elevated ocean views, views of Sea Wolf Island and the coast south toward Dunvegan and Inverness....moreless

              • Ocean View:

                spectacular ocean views west, for great sunsets, and south...moreless

              • Rural:

                Lovely old-growth hardwood forests behind/beside cottage- nice for walks and hikes...moreless

              • Water View:

                Ocean views west and south...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Snorkeling
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Water Tubing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 3 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Cape Breton evenings are cool for the most part, but use this for the hottest nights if you like....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                electric and wood stove...moreless

              • Internet:

                wi-fi hi speed approx. 1.2-2.3 Mb./sec, standard for rural area...moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                new linens...moreless

              • Living Room:

                fabulous veranda with wall-to-wall windows, comfortable leather couch/ reading chair and unbelievable views over ocean, beach and island.....moreless

              • Parking:

                private, beside cottage...moreless

              • Telephone:

                bring cell phone- have decent coverage in cottage...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                new good-quality towels...moreless

              • Wood Stove:

                cute Vermont Castings stove, hearth area, firewood and kindling provided....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Kitchen:

                Fully equipped kitchen allows easy cooking of all kinds....moreless

              • Microwave:

                brand new, full size...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                various pots, pans, baking/mixing items, lobster utensils...moreless

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio:

                large wrap-around deck beside cottage with incredible ocean views...moreless

              • Golf:

                World-famous Cabot Links golf at Inverness, with club rental, great restaurant, Cabot Public House and Dancing Goat restaurants nearby....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                beautiful old-growth forests surround cottage-great for walks...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Gas BBQ...moreless

              • Porch / Veranda:

                all-glass veranda, with leather couch, comfortable furniture...moreless

              Forms Of Payment

                  • Accept Credit Card
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Celtic colours
                  Oct 3 - Oct 30, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  C$1,850

                  Changeover Day: Friday

                  Late Fall 2014
                  Oct 31 - Nov 7, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  C$1,750

                  Changeover Day: Friday

                  Spring 2015
                  May 15 - May 28, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  C$1,750

                  Changeover Day: Friday

                  Summer 2015
                  May 29 - Sep 3, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  C$1,875

                  Changeover Day: Friday

                  early Fall 2015
                  Sep 4 - Oct 1, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  C$1,750
                  Celtic Colours 2015
                  Oct 2 - Oct 30, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  C$1,850

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Tax Rate 15%

                  Notes:

                  WEEKLY BOOKINGS ONLY (UP TO 2 OR 3 WEEKS) CHANGEOVER DAY FRIDAYS 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 in June.

                  120 days notice required to cancel Aug. to October dates.

                  If the cottage is booked on dates you desire, check Homeaway #203860, 382569, 277105


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 10/15/2014
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                  Location

                  100 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Sydney, NS
                  7 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Belle Cote
                  80 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  North Sydney
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Cabot Links, Inverness
                  40 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  highway 105
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Duck Cover Inn
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Chimney Corner Beach

                  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 close by, whale watching, and swimming. World-class golf at the renowned Cabot Links is a short-drive; this course is ranked 82nd in the world as of 2013! 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: 2002

                  About: I built the the cottage originally as a third small gallery for our pottery business. It was eventually closed when we opened at another location, and I was determined subsequently to find a good use for this classic building. There was a lovely spot on the property with spectacular views. I moved the building in November of 2011, and started the additions to the Deep Blue Sea Cottage throughout 2012. It is a lovely location with with old-growth hardwood forests behind, and awesome unobstructed views of the ocean. These views of the ocean, Chimney Corner Beach, and Sea Wolf/Margaree Island are simply amazing. There is also all of the privacy one could want. This building has an interesting history, and makes a perfect getaway for a couple, with complete privacy and solitude.

                  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! We see some of the most dramatic sunsets anywhere, watch whales play in our front yard, and fishermen haul their lobster traps every year. Moose, eagles, deer and foxes are regulars. You are also close to the Cabot Trail (5 minutes), the National Park (25 minutes), and other towns and villages (5-15 minutes). If you are a golfer, you are not far from Cabot Links in Inverness, which offers one of the great and unique golf experiences in North America; now ranked 42nd in the world, this course was developed by Ben Cowan-Dewar and Mike Keiser, who developed Bandon Dunes in Oregon. The acclaim so far is pretty much unanimous-from the New York Times to Golf Digest. And come 2015, Cabot Cliffs, a new (even more spectacular) course will open to the public.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  There's just nothing like this cottage; it has all of the comforts of our other cottages, yet has an interesting history, and this shows in both the structure of the building and in the new additions. There's a real sense of romance and intimacy here, as well as a veranda which is stunning- what an incredible panorama stretching out before you! Not to mention unlimited walks through a gorgeous old-growth hardwood forest! You will have a woods-surrounded road to yourself for walks, and views everywhere.


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                  Photos

                  • classic oceanside cottage with stunning views over ocean, beach and island.

                    classic oceanside cottage with stunning views over ocean, beach and island.

                  • sunset over the majestic Sea Wolf Island, directly out front.

                    sunset over the majestic Sea Wolf Island, directly out front.

                  • Fabulous panorama and ocean views

                    Fabulous panorama and ocean views

                  • Great colours in Fall!

                    Great colours in Fall!

                  • Another view of living area. French doors allow lots light and great ventilation

                    Another view of living area. French doors allow lots light and great ventilation

                  • Kitchen/ Living area; bright and airy,stainless stove, and great view to ocean.

                    Kitchen/ Living area; bright and airy,stainless stove, and great view to ocean.

                  • Classic cottage style.

                    Classic cottage style.

                  • another view of Veranda

                    another view of Veranda

                  • Second bedroom off main living area, converts to storage and study area.

                    Second bedroom off main living area, converts to storage and study area.

                  • Interesting local details, classic high window, lots light, whitewashed look.

                    Interesting local details, classic high window, lots light, whitewashed look.

                  • Part of the view southward, toward Dunvegan and, in the distance, Inverness

                    Part of the view southward, toward Dunvegan and, in the distance, Inverness

                  • Mellow out on Chimney Cormer beach, with privacy most days, and paths to explore

                    Mellow out on Chimney Cormer beach, with privacy most days, and paths to explore

                  • great sunsets over ocean, visible from comfortable veranda or large deck

                    great sunsets over ocean, visible from comfortable veranda or large deck

                  • Deep Blue was once our gallery, classic cedar-shingle Cape Breton style....

                    Deep Blue was once our gallery, classic cedar-shingle Cape Breton style....

                  • Spacious wrap-around deck with great views of ocean, beach, and island.

                    Spacious wrap-around deck with great views of ocean, beach, and island.

                  • Living area; working wood stove, contemporary decor, lots of light.

                    Living area; working wood stove, contemporary decor, lots of light.

                  • Main Entry; French doors and screen doors for maximum light, breezes and sound.

                    Main Entry; French doors and screen doors for maximum light, breezes and sound.

                  • Cozy, bright, well-ventilated bedroom with A/C and views of ocean and island.

                    Cozy, bright, well-ventilated bedroom with A/C and views of ocean and island.

                  • Relax on the Veranda with a good book, and views of the ocean, beach and island.

                    Relax on the Veranda with a good book, and views of the ocean, beach and island.

                  • Stunning sunsets on deck, with favourite drinks and BBQ.

                    Stunning sunsets on deck, with favourite drinks and BBQ.

                  • Bright, spacious bathroom with skylight, tiled shower and heated tile floors.

                    Bright, spacious bathroom with skylight, tiled shower and heated tile floors.

                  • Chimney Corner beach, one of the best beaches in Cape Breton, directly in front.

                    Chimney Corner beach, one of the best beaches in Cape Breton, directly in front.

                  • Part of the incredible view of ocean, Chimney Corner and Sea Wolf Island

                    Part of the incredible view of ocean, Chimney Corner and Sea Wolf Island

                  • Here, a bald eagle, swoops in low; eagles fly by regularly, and whales offshore

                    Here, a bald eagle, swoops in low; eagles fly by regularly, and whales offshore

                  C$1,750 - C$1,875 per week (CAD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 3

                  View calendar: Updated 10/15/14
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                  Speaks: english, french
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