Classic Cottage by the Ocean(48 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 3
If your dates happen to be booked our other oceanside cottages may be available: SeaSky #203860 is also on the ocean, as is TumbleSea 4265347. You can also check The Cape #382569, or Deep Blue Sea #3490361, which are a little further back from the ocean, but offer spectacular views.
The kitchen is modern and well equipped, and there is a large deck and BBQ with stunning views of the ocean and beach. Lobster boats haul traps in front, eagles perch nearby, moose, bobcats and 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. You will enjoy seclusion and incredible views in one of the most spectacular parts of Cape Breton. As day turns to evening in technicolor, relax, listen to music or catch up on things you don't have time for at home.
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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. I built this cottage by myself, integrating everything I have learned about building in the last fifteen years. The result is a cottage that has all of the charm of our SeaSky original cottage, but with excellent new amenities, and lots of privacy in a spectacular location right beside the ocean.
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. Fishermen haul their lobster traps each year out in front of our cottage. Moose, eagles, deer, bobcats 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, 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.
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 of Inverness, which offers music, pubs and food; the acclaimed new Cabot Links 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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Member since: 2008
- 768 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 3
There is a second bedroom, with a single bed and an IKEA chair bed which can be extended (to cot size) for a second child. In this configuration, there is not much extra space for 'playtime' in the bedroom....moreless
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- There is an open living area with a 22-foot ceiling, pine beams and ceiling fans. There are opening windows everywhere, and also good ventilation. Kitchen has all equipment necessary for good cooking. For those staying at the cottage more than one week, there is a housekeeper who cleans changes linens etc. once/week. Propane fireplace for early-spring and fall use only. Very private location which couldn't be any closer to the ocean....moreless
- Books For Adults
- Games For Kids
- MP3 Dock
- Music Library:
- Away From It All
- Autumn Foliage
- Coin Laundry
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Surf Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Activities Guide
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access:
- Ceiling Fans
- Filtered Water
- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Wireless Internet:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Pantry Items
- Beach Towels
- Deck / Patio:
- Deck Furniture
Cabot Links, acclaimed Scottish-style links course, available in Inverness, 20 minutes away; Cabot Cliffs, opening in Spring 2015 has been lauded by Golf Digest; also great golf in Cheticamp (30 min)...moreless
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Large Cooler
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Wood Deck
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Spring/ summer/ fall 2017
May 20 - Nov 3, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 15%
WEEKLY BOOKINGS ONLY (UP TO 2 OR 3 WEEKS), SATURDAYS TO SATURDAYS- CHANGEOVERS SATURDAYS ONLY
50% due on booking; Balance 50% due 60 days before arrival date.
If the cottage is booked on dates you desire, please check Homeaway #203860, 382569, 3490361
Manager's cancellation policy:
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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 (rated #42 in the world by Golf Digest) is a short-drive. 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 Colors 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.
Other Activities: world-class salmon fishing, beachcombing,
About: I built the cottage because I always thought it would be an interesting challenge to build something from the ground up, all by myself. There was a lovely underused spot on the oceanfront property with spectacular views, and after settling on the perfect spot, I started in July of 2009 and worked through the winter and spring to finish. It was more work than I anticipated, but there were also great rewards. It was spectacular to look up from framing a wall to see a bald eagle passing overhead, or a wild hare go by on the new deck as I worked inside. There were also good times with friends and family, as they helped when there was need for more than two hands.
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 new Cabot Links golf course by the sea is only 20 minutes away (rated #42 in the world by Golf Digest) and offers a unique golfing experience. 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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classic Cape Breton shingled cottage overlooking ocean and Chimney Corner Point
stainless appliances, gas range and all the cooking equipment you will need
Sun-drenched afternoons on our roomy deck, watching whales and eagles pass by.
Late afternoon sun on beautiful oceanside days
handmade birch table, great light and views toward the ocean and sunsets.
lots of bald eagle sightings- see two every morning on Chimney Corner point.
by moonlight- very clear nights, with moonlight across the water; photo: C. Kou
handstands at the beach, with gradual drop-off in water, which is safe for kids
bright, modern bathroom with large, open, tiled shower and heated-tile floor
Dramatic western Cape Breton coastline
moost antler on step
cottage overlooking beach, point and ocean- and west toward fabulous sunsets
gorgeous ocean views and sounds from comfortable queen bed in master bedroom
Twilight on the deck.
view of ocean out front windows, with awesome sunsets, whales, eagles most days
cozy corner, fireplace, work area
second bedroom perfect for kids
Sand and warmest water on the east coast at Chimney Corner beach, moments away.
pantry, hallway to second bedroom
Salmon fishing in the Margarees- within 10 minutes of the cottage
Secluded cottage on ocean
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017
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