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Green Gate Cottage...charming oceanfront cottage with breathtaking views.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, 1 sleeper sofa, sleeps 8

The Green Gate Cottage welcomes it's guests to 3 secluded acres of wooded/oceanfront property right on the Cabot Trail. This beautiful home is located in one of the most spectacular places on earth with magnificent views right from the large covered porch. Mountains on one side , miles of shoreline on the other offer a magical getaway. Activities are endless, and at the end of the day the cottage provides a perfect haven after exploring all the Cabot Trail has to offer. Relax around the fire pit and listen to the mesmerizing sound of the surf as it hits the rocky beach.

What other's say:: * One of the world's best trips - Outside Magazine

* Earth's most beautiful island - Conde Nast Traveler

* Golf option on Highland Links-the top course in Canada - Golf Magazine

* Cape Breton Island #2 in US and Canada category of the World's Best Islands - Travel and Leisure Magazine

* Rated #2 in the world for unspoiled tourism destinations - National Geographic Traveler

More Details

Steve and Tonia Schluter
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018


Skir Dhu Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , access to deck with private full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Window seat with view of ocean, private full bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Window seat with view of ocean, private full bath
    Loft - 1 queen , sofa bed (recommended for children only)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Green Gate Cottage...charming oceanfront cottage with breathtaking views.
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Nice house, Beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I travel quite a bit and felt that this was the nicest house we have stayed at. It was just as advertised. We really enjoyed the deck and outdoor fire pit. Our favorite places to eat were the Dancing Moose for breakfast and Danena's (up north on the Cabot Trail just before Dingwall road) for seafood chowder. The CB Highlands National Park was everything we had hoped for. We hit peak foliage from Oct. 11-17. It's a long ways away but worth it if you are going to stay for a week or longer. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Asheville, NC & Venice FL

Outstanding Cottage in Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5

I have found that 5 stars are too often given so that the rating starts to lose its meaning. This truly is a 5 star property. It is beautifully designed and built with pine- planked inside walls that lend such charm and interest. Each bedroom has its own bathroom, a rarity and yet so helpful with a larger family or couples traveling together. There's plenty of space for privacy and also for interaction. The furniture is very nice and actually is the King bed (didn't try the others.) We ate all breakfasts and dinners there so really appreciated the high-end appliances (especially the Jenn-Aire duel fuel stove/oven) and the gas grill. And then there's the magnificent view from the house, from the porch, and from the firepit with chairs area right by the water. And the sound of the waves to lull you to sleep. And then there's the porch. since the photos on this site were taken, beautiful, high quality couch, chairs and tables are now present...we practically lived on that porch. This truly is one listing that is even better then its photos and write-up.

As for the practical matters, Tonia was so easy to work with and very responsive. She provides lots of information about what to do, best places to eat, shop, etc. ahead of time and kindly and quickly answered some additional questions we thought of. The house was immaculate and the linens were of excellent quality. Nothing was missing. And our refundable security deposit check was waiting for us when we got home.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week at Green Gate Cottage. The home is beautiful and immaculate. The owners were terrific to work with and Tonia provided some great suggestions of local activities and things to do in the park. I will and have already recommended this cottage to friends and may well be back for a second stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than I could have imagined

  • 5 of 5

Just finished our stay! I am at the Toronto Airport headed back to the US and I wanted to thank Steve and Tonia for a great visit! Nicely appointed close to the water, quiet, comfortable. Words cannot express our satisfaction. If you pass this one up, you will be sorry! We hope to come back in the future!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2010
  • Stayed: September 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ontario, Canada

EXCELLENT place to get away!

  • 5 of 5

I just spent a week at Green Gate Cottage and it was AMAZING! We went for our honeymoon and brought six friends with us; we had a fantastic time and can't wait to go back for a reunion trip! The house is absolutely beautiful and in the perfect location; it was great waking up to seals barking & the sun shining, campfires at night listening to the waves crashing and spending some time at the local shops and restaurants.

While we were there we drove the Cabot Trail and went into several shops along the way, hiked to Uisge Bahn Falls in Baddeck, went whale watching with Kinnon McKinnon from Keltic Express Zodiac Tours (EXCELLENT!), golfed at Highland Links and Bell Bay and checked out the miners museum in Glace Bay. So much more we wanted to do but we'll save those adventures for next time!

The care-takers were so friendly and helpful and the locals are so welcoming that it felt like home. Thank you so much for everything Tonia! It was more perfect than I could have imagined!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2010
  • Stayed: September 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Other Activities: Scenic drives, whale watching, tours to Bird Islands, kayaking, beautiful hiking trails, waterfalls, local music, Ceilidhs, and artisans...


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

50% required to reserve booking
balance plus $500(US) damage deposit due 30 days prior to arrival date

US - payable by check
CA - payable by check (US dollars) or e-transfer

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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