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Lovely Oceanside Cottage with Spectacular Views

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Last updated: 01/16/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps up to 4

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.

If the dates you are interested in (for July-October 2016) happen to be booked, I will have a spectacular new cottage beside the ocean available by that time. This will look like SeaSky, offers the same spectacular views, and is also on the ocean. You can also check Eagles Pass #277105, the Cape #382569, or Deep Blue Sea #3490361, which are a little further back from the ocean, but offer spectacular views.

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; there is also #277105 or #382569 which are on nearby properties, equally spectacular and out of sight of each other.

American visitors should know that they are now getting approximately 25% off our published Canadian rate due to the value of the dollar.)

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.
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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/16/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 860 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

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, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom: 2 queen

    ...moreless

  • Sleeps maximum 4. Bedroom area on the second floor, with decent separation from the main floor living area/kitchen. Main bed area - 2 Queen beds, but no divider between beds- on opposite sides of loft area.. 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
  • Games

Theme

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

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
  • 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
  • Heating:

    electric and wood...moreless

  • Internet:

    wifi ...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    private parking...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    private parking area...moreless

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

    wi-fi included...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    drip, french press...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Full equipment....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of dishes and cooking equipment...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    New stainless Frigidaire refridgerator and stove...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

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

  • Golf:

    Cabot Links, Cabot Cliffs- acclaimed Scottish-style links courses, available in Inverness, 20 minutes away; has been lauded by Golf Digest; also great golf in Cheticamp....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    gas BBQ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
spring 2017
May 13 - Jun 16, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,263

Changeover Day: Saturday

Summer/fall 2017
Jun 17 - Oct 20, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,520

Changeover Day: Saturday

late fall 2017
Oct 21 - Nov 11, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,263

Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,520

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 15%

Notes:

American visitors should know that they are now getting approximately 20% off our published Canadian rate due to the value of the dollar.

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 $275CAD 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, NS, Canada:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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 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 coastline particularly striking. 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 of Inverness, which offers music, pubs and food; the acclaimed new Cabot Cliffs golf course by the sea, which is only 20 minutes away and offers a unique golfing experience in Inverness. There are also renowned crafters in the area; interesting pottery, quilting, rug hooking, and folk-art sculpture can all be found locally.


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Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/16/2017

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Photos

  • lovely cottage by the ocean

    lovely cottage by the ocean

  • incredible sunsets off deck, with SeaWolf Island, whales, and bald eagles

    incredible sunsets off deck, with SeaWolf Island, whales, and bald eagles

  • overhead view of living area

    overhead view of living area

  • kitchen beside living area- fully equipped with stainless appliances

    kitchen beside living area- fully equipped with stainless appliances

  • lobster boats out front

    lobster boats out front

  • main queen bed in loft

    main queen bed in loft

  • Lots of space, light and spectacular ocean views

    Lots of space, light and spectacular ocean views

  • beautiful coastline

    beautiful coastline

  • local visitor

    local visitor

  • Lobster boat out front, late afternoon.

    Lobster boat out front, late afternoon.

  • Cottage at twilight

    Cottage at twilight

  • Paddleboard at Chimney Corner beach

    Paddleboard at Chimney Corner beach

  • Ocean breezes with great views of Chimney Corner beach and island

    Ocean breezes with great views of Chimney Corner beach and island

  • Beautifully simple and elegant- working wood stove and library

    Beautifully simple and elegant- working wood stove and library

  • overhead view

    overhead view

  • well-equipped kitchen

    well-equipped kitchen

  • 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.

  • second queen bed in loft

    second queen bed in loft

  • nice details

    nice details

  • deck

    deck

  • dramatic ocean and skies

    dramatic ocean and skies

  • deck and late afternoon sun

    deck and late afternoon sun

  • plenty of bald eagle sightings...

    plenty of bald eagle sightings...

  • big twilight, chimney corner

    big twilight, chimney corner

VRBO #197014

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Monday, January 16, 2017

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