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Gorgeous sunset with elevated views of the ocean and SeaWolf island

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Last updated: 07/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Cape Cottage is a gorgeous coastal cottage on a 130-acre property five minutes from the Cabot Trail. If your summer dates are booked, you can check Homeaway 203860 and 3490361 for vacancies in the summer.

There’s ocean, a huge beach nearby and breathtaking panoramas because The Cape has windows everywhere, along with a cathedral ceiling, lovely beams, and walls finished with white boards inside and cedar shingles outside, in classic Cape Breton style. From the deck, you can see Lobster boats, 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 complete seclusion and incredible views in one of the most spectacular parts of Cape Breton. There is a lovely, mature hardwood forest to explore, and as day turns to evening in technicolor, relax, listen to music or catch up on things you don't have time for at home.

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. 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 have designed this cottage to have all of the charm of a real coastal cottage, with excellent amenities, and lots of privacy in a spectacular setting with fantastic views of the ocean. Many folks rent out their seasonal homes in Cape Breton, but The Cape Cottage was designed specifically for visitors' pleasure and needs.

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. 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 safe swimming for children, there are interesting rock formations to explore nearby. Fossils abound. 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 (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. There are also renowned crafters in the area; beautiful pottery, quilting, rug hooking, and folk-art sculpture can all be found locally.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 760 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    new Queen bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    2nd bed is New IKEA chair-bed...moreless

  • Master bedroom faces west and south with great views of ocean. Bathroom situated right beside Master. Electric heat in both bedrooms. Second smaller bedroom perfect for single adult or, one or two children. Where there are two children, IKEA chair pulls out into second bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    large tiled shower...moreless

  • Lovely heated-tile bathroom beside Master bedroom with large (3x5 foot) tiled shower. Bright, with frosted glass door and sun-tunnel, which keeps it bright even when no light on....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Generous deck overlooking ocean, with chairs and BBQ. There is a decorative gas stove in the living area for heat on cool spring or autumn days. A stereo for iPods is provided. Unlimited privacy at cottage, with beautiful hardwood forests behind cottage, country roads to explore without any traffic to worry about- Great for family walks....moreless

Entertainment

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

    ipod provided...moreless

  • Radio
  • Stereo:

    high-quality ipod dock powered speakers...moreless

  • Toys

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • 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
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    Decorative Vermont Castings-style propane fireplace...moreless

  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    propane + electric...moreless

  • Internet:

    wi-fi, approx. 1.5-2.2 MB/sec. fastest service available in this rural area...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:

    wifi...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Lovely outfitted kitchen, with stainless appliances and equipment you'll need for enjoying meals at the cottage...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    new, stainless...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

    roomy deck with spectacular views of ocean...moreless

  • 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 nearby...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas BBQ on deck...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Jun 10 - Sep 8, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,418

Changeover Day: Friday

Fall 2016
Sep 9 - Sep 29, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,266

Changeover Day: Friday

Celtic colours
Sep 30 - Oct 20, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,399

Changeover Day: Friday

late fall 2016
Oct 21 - Nov 4, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,021

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. BOOKINGS IN ONE WEEK BLOCKS ONLY; UP TO TWO OR THREE WEEKS- CHANGEOVERS ON FRIDAYS 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 in June.

No refund if canceling within 90 days of arrival date after June. 120 days notice required to cancel August -October dates.


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Location

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 close by, whale watching, and swimming. There’s also salmon and trout fishing on the world-renowned Margaree River, just minutes away. World-class golf at the renowned Cabot Links is a short-drive. 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

About: I built the cottage in 2011 because there was a lovely underused spot on the property with spectacular views. I started in April of 2011 and finished the same summer. It is a lovely location with with old-growth hardwood forests behind, and an awesome unobstructed view of the ocean. There is all the privacy one could want.

Why Margaree, 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. 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

  • Gorgeous sunset with elevated views of the ocean and SeaWolf island

    Gorgeous sunset with elevated views of the ocean and SeaWolf island

  • relax, with amazing sunsets on the deck. watch for whales and bald eagles

    relax, with amazing sunsets on the deck. watch for whales and bald eagles

  • well-appointed cottage, beautiful handmade birch table, space and amenities

    well-appointed cottage, beautiful handmade birch table, space and amenities

  • leather couch, beautiful artwork, lots of light, space, ventilation and breezes

    leather couch, beautiful artwork, lots of light, space, ventilation and breezes

  • Master bedroom with ocean views- comfortable queen bed, lovely artwork

    Master bedroom with ocean views- comfortable queen bed, lovely artwork

  • Another incredible sunset out front over Sea Wolf Island

    Another incredible sunset out front over Sea Wolf Island

  • Lots of room on Chimney Corner beach, good swimming for kids

    Lots of room on Chimney Corner beach, good swimming for kids

  • cozy work area and fireplace

    cozy work area and fireplace

  • Heated floors, large tiled shower, lots of natural light

    Heated floors, large tiled shower, lots of natural light

  • oceanside cottage with incredible views, beautiful trees and complete privacy

    oceanside cottage with incredible views, beautiful trees and complete privacy

  • plenty of Bald Eagle sightings

    plenty of Bald Eagle sightings

  • Paddleboard at Chimney Corner beach- safe swimming for kids with gradual dropoff

    Paddleboard at Chimney Corner beach- safe swimming for kids with gradual dropoff

  • Classic shingled cottage with privacy, ocean views and beautiful woodlands

    Classic shingled cottage with privacy, ocean views and beautiful woodlands

  • dramatic skies...classic Cape Breto-style cedar shingle cottage

    dramatic skies...classic Cape Breto-style cedar shingle cottage

  • spacious architecture, beautiful contemporary decor

    spacious architecture, beautiful contemporary decor

  • Stainless appliances, gas stove, lots of extras and equipment for cooking

    Stainless appliances, gas stove, lots of extras and equipment for cooking

  • gorgeous twilight; after exploring Cape Breton, return for relaxing evening

    gorgeous twilight; after exploring Cape Breton, return for relaxing evening

  • days watching eagles or whales pass by; foxes, deer and moose make appearances

    days watching eagles or whales pass by; foxes, deer and moose make appearances

  • Lobster boats in front

    Lobster boats in front

  • second bedroom perfect for kids with extra pull-out chair bed

    second bedroom perfect for kids with extra pull-out chair bed

  • nice details

    nice details

  • Incredible starry sky and Milky Way.

    Incredible starry sky and Milky Way.

  • Local visitor

    Local visitor

  • Lovely sand dunes at dusk at Chimney Corner beach

    Lovely sand dunes at dusk at Chimney Corner beach

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Friday, July 22, 2016

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