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Lovingly Restored Cape Breton Farmhouse with Panoramic Views of St. Ann's Bay.

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Last updated: 04/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

4BR/1BA/Sleeps 6

Description ~ A lovingly restored Cape Breton farmhouse with panoramic views of St. Ann's Bay. Fully and traditionally furnished, this warm, cozy home has 4 bedrooms, living and dining rooms, a completely equipped cook’s kitchen, and a full bath (interior photos available; please inquire). Includes washer, dryer, Wi-Fi, telephone, CD player, TV/VCR/DVD, and views that provide you with far more than any electronic device ever possibly could. • Sits 40 yards from the water in a serene fishing village of 140 people • A secluded, majestic beach is less than three minutes away • Just five minutes to the Cabot Trail and eight to the fabled Gaelic College • Get lobster and fish fresh straight from the boats • Watch eagles soar over the house • Enjoy the magic of the townspeople and their music at the waterfront Community Hall • In short, decompress in a setting guaranteed to restore your spirit. Note: Pets welcome for a small additional fee (varies based on type and size of critter).

Local Activities: There is wonderful golf nearby, with equally serene and breathtaking views, as well as trails for the most modest or expert hiker or mountain biker. The beaches can go on for miles with hardly another person in sight.

Guest Comments: 'Paradise in Cape Breton! What a wonderful home. Beyond our expectations. We felt as if it were our own.'
The Macdonalds, Ottawa.

'Thank you for sharing your charming home. You told us the place is magical, and you are right.'
J. Kirkton and L. King, Missouri.

'We were overjoyed and overwhelmed by the warmth and coziness of this beautiful home, and its amazing setting. The house generates the feelings of warmth those living here in the past must have felt. Thanks for a beautiful holiday.'
Norm and Jane, Ontario.

'Your home is beautifully restored and it was such a treat to stay here. The setting is just exquisite!'
The Fitzgeralds, New York

'Thank you for our stay at 'In the Gloaming.' The house is beautiful and the setting gorgeous. It's exactly what we were looking for.'
Jeff, Susan, and Benny (the Beagle), New Hampshire

'We've fallen in love with your house and this lovely island. We will return without a doubt.'
Grant & Victoria, West Sussex, England
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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/18/2017

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    great views of the bay...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    great views of the back meadow...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

    great views of the back meadow...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 twin/ single


  • Wonderful views and breezes of St. Ann's Bay

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $100
  • Cleaning $80
  • Taxes Not included


$1350.00 per week.

Rentals are Saturday to Saturday. Rates are in U.S dollars. Rates will be adjusted according to then-current conversion rates for guests wishing to use other currencies. There is a standard cleaning charge of $80.00 for all rentals. There is a $150.00 per person, per week charge for parties larger than four (maximum of six people total) and a $100.00 per week fee for each pet. Please inquire about rates for off-season rentals.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 04/18/2017
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50 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Sydney Nova Scotia
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

Our house, a wonderful Cape Breton 'Century House,' is the place you go if you're looking for breathtaking natural beauty, old world friendliness and tranquility, soaring eagles, true Celtic music, and serenity, all far, far away from the nearest shopping mall.

You can walk miles of unspoiled beaches, hike or bike the Cabot Trail, dine in the 'city' of Baddeck, enjoy some of the most famous salmon fishing in the world, play golf on highland links courses, canoe or kayak, or simply mark the passing days by the number of eagles spotted soaring overhead.


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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/18/2017

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  • The setting

    The setting

  • Your morning view

    Your morning view

  • The back yard

    The back yard

  • From the back yard (to the east)

    From the back yard (to the east)

  • A local walk

    A local walk

  • An aerial view of the "neighborhood."

    An aerial view of the "neighborhood."

  • Our house as you come up the drive

    Our house as you come up the drive

  • The beach...a short stroll away

    The beach...a short stroll away

  • From the front porch (to the west)

    From the front porch (to the west)

  • Another perspective

    Another perspective

  • Buy lobster and fish fresh from the boats (a five-minute walk!)

    Buy lobster and fish fresh from the boats (a five-minute walk!)

  • The ineffably beautiful St. Ann's autumn...

    The ineffably beautiful St. Ann's autumn...

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