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cottage overlooking beach, point and ocean- and west toward fabulous sunsets

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Last updated: 08/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Although most of July-August bookings are filled in Eagles Pass, please check our other cottages. If the dates you are interested in happen to be booked, get in touch with me, as I will have a spectacular new cottage beside the ocean available by that time, which offers the same privacy and spectacular views available at Eagles Pass. SeaSky #203860 is also on the ocean. 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.

Eagles Pass is a gorgeous coastal cottage on a 7-acre property five minutes from the Cabot Trail. There’s ocean, a huge beach nearby and breathtaking panoramas because Eagles Pass has windows everywhere, along with a cathedral ceiling, pine beams, and walls finished with white boards inside and cedar shingles outside, in classic Cape Breton style. 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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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 768 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    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
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    for one or two adults...moreless

  • kids bedroom: 1 twin/ single, 1 child bed

    for one adult or 2 kids...moreless

  • Master bedroom located on ground floor facing ocean right beside bathroom. Open ceilings but cozy feel. Close enough to the ocean to hear ocean sounds. Spectacular ocean views from the bedroom. Extra/room small bedroom meant for one adult or up to two children only....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Room 1: toilet, shower

    pedestal sink...moreless

  • Quaint, modern bathroom with amenities like heated floor, and large tiled shower and pedestal sink. Lots of natural light with a sun tunnel and frosted-pane french door. Easy access for bedroom and for living area....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library:

    iPod and good speaker system provided for cottage....moreless

  • Radio
  • Stereo:

    high-quality ipod dock powered speakers...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Overlooks Chimney Corner Beach....moreless

  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    wi-fi...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    lovely decorative (Vermont Castings-style) propane stove....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Vermont Castings style....moreless

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

    private...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Private Road....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    for emergency use- cell phone for most calls...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:

    wi-fi in cottage, approx. 1.5-2.2 MB/sec.; fastest available in this (rural) area....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    fully outfitted and essentials provided...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen, stainless appliances with cooking equipment, gas range....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless, full size....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    Large deck with spectacular views/ facing ocean. Deck chairs provided + BBQ...moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf:

    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:

    Outfitter available in Inverness, 20 minutes away...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
SUMMER-2016
Jun 18 - Oct 27, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,525
late fall 2016
Oct 29 - Nov 19, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,274
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,525

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 15%

Notes:

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.

Full refund less $275CAD for cancellation up to 12 weeks prior to arrival dates in june-july. 120-day notice required for May and August-October dates.

If the cottage is booked on dates you desire, please check Homeaway #203860, 382569, 3490361


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Last updated: 08/26/2016
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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Cabot Links, Canada's only Links course, Inverness

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 (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,

 

Manager info

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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Photos

  • cottage overlooking beach, point and ocean- and west toward fabulous sunsets

    cottage overlooking beach, point and ocean- and west toward fabulous sunsets

  • stainless appliances, gas range and all the cooking equipment you will need

    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.

    Sun-drenched afternoons on our roomy deck, watching whales and eagles pass by.

  • Late afternoon sun on beautiful oceanside days

    Late afternoon sun on beautiful oceanside days

  • handmade birch table, great light and views toward the ocean and sunsets.

    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.

    lots of bald eagle sightings- see two every morning on Chimney Corner point.

  • second bedroom

    second bedroom

  •  by moonlight- very clear nights, with moonlight across the water; photo: C. Kou

    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

    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

    bright, modern bathroom with large, open, tiled shower and heated-tile floor

  • Dramatic western Cape Breton coastline

    Dramatic western Cape Breton coastline

  • moost antler on step

    moost antler on step

  • classic cape breton shingled cottage with lots of privacy and character

    classic cape breton shingled cottage with lots of privacy and character

  • gorgeous ocean views and sounds from comfortable queen bed in master bedroom

    gorgeous ocean views and sounds from comfortable queen bed in master bedroom

  • Twilight on the deck.

    Twilight on the deck.

  • view of ocean out front windows, with awesome sunsets, whales, eagles most days

    view of ocean out front windows, with awesome sunsets, whales, eagles most days

  • cozy corner, fireplace, work area

    cozy corner, fireplace, work area

  • second bedroom perfect for kids

    second bedroom perfect for kids

  • pantry, hallway to second bedroom

    pantry, hallway to second bedroom

  • Sand and warmest water on the east coast at Chimney Corner beach, moments away.

    Sand and warmest water on the east coast at Chimney Corner beach, moments away.

  • summer garden

    summer garden

  • local visitor

    local visitor

  • Salmon fishing in the Margarees- within 10 minutes of the cottage

    Salmon fishing in the Margarees- within 10 minutes of the cottage

  • Secluded cottage on ocean

    Secluded cottage on ocean

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Friday, August 26, 2016

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