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Large beach front cottage in beautiful Rocky Bay, Cape Breton Island, Canada

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

Large open concept, 4 Bedroom, 3 bathroom in beautiful Rocky Bay, Cape Breton

4400 sq. ft. cottage with a large 20 ft x 20 ft covered screened deck that overlooks the ocean. The master bedroom is 20 ft x 20 ft with a walk in closet and full ensuite with whirlpool tub. A large 800 sq. ft. loft and 2 - 12 ft x 14 ft bedrooms can easily accomodate 10 people. An exercise room and media room with high speed internet and satellite TV make this the complete vacation home. The large kitchen, dining and great room are combined with cathedral ceilings in an open concept with a wall of windows overlooking the ocean. Other features include a propane fireplace and double doors leading to the spacious screen deck.

The beach is only 100 feet away from the cottage where you can swim, kayak, snorkel and look for sea shells and is perfect for a late evening cook--out or beach party. From the deck you can watch eagles, hawks, hummingbirds and loons or simply be enchanted by the sounds and sights of the Atlantic Ocean.

Nestled in picturesque Rocky Bay, this cottage is close to hiking and biking trails with several surrounding villages to visit. The cottage is off the 'beaten path' but close to all amenities and is 10 minutes from the town of Arichat and 40 minutes from Port Hawkesbury and the Canso Causeway. The cottage is a 3-1/2 hour drive from Halifax International Airport and is 1-1/2 hours from Sydney Airport. The cottage is ideally located to take advantage of all that Cape Breton has to offer and ideal for day trips to Baddeck, the Highlands, the Fortress of Louisbourg, the Bras d'Or Lakes and several world class golf courses.

Rocky Bay is located on Isle Madame and has many bays, waterways and canal access to the Bras d'Or Lakes for boating enthusiasts

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
November 9, 2016

About The Owner

Kevin and Bea Pelley are the property owners and Bea grew up in Rocky Bay, just down the road. Kevin grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Bea and Kevin reside outside Halifax with their 2 sons.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2011

Why The Owner chose Nova Scotia

For years we vacationed in Rocky Bay starting with an RV and then a small cottage on a piece of land. When we decided to build our dream summer home, we were fortunate that a property with great beach front came up for sale.

Kevin grew up in Halifax and immediately fell in love with Rocky Bay. We spend our vacations and many weekends in Rocky Bay and love the things it has to offer. Beautiful scenery, the beach, the atlantic ocean, the fresh air, the calming sound of the waves and the peacefullness of the area.

The community is friendly and close knit and has events throughout the year. Walking and exploring on the beach or hiking or biking the trails, Rocky Bay has so much to offer and we absolutely love it.

What makes this cottage unique

You will never forget the smell of fresh ocean air and the sound of rolling waves when you go to sleep at night. Sitting at the campfire and star gazing while the ocean waves break in the background is something you will never forget and will never want to leave.

You wake up every day to a new experience as you see mother nature at its finest. Rocky Bay is truly a remarkable place that everyone should have the chance to visit.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great place, great area....wish we could have stayed longer.
Aug 2016
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Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Large beach front cottage in beautiful Rocky Bay, Cape Breton Island, Canada
average rating of 4.375 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough how much we all enjoyed this home. From the spectacular view to the comfortable furnishings, we settled in nicely and didn't want to leave when our two weeks were up. Thank you, thank you for allowing us to stay in your lovely home.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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WHat a place

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place....fantastic week.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Rocky Bay home& views

  • 5 of 5

Large home with beautiful vista and own beach. House is large with large spacious open living kitchen dining with views of ocean. It was spotless when we arrived and had many amenities. Screen porch was great for rainy days and relaxing. We loved our time here. Saw whales and bald eagles from living room windows. Quiet and relaxing island. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 4 of 5

The only problem we had was we couldn't get cable to work on flat screen tv but otherwise it was great!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a Spot

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our trip to Cape Breton and really loved Rocky Bay. The home is beautiful and the owners and caretaker very accommodating. We wanted to have a lobster boil and the caretaker arranged for us to the get the lobster and then dropped us a big pot. We had a small problem with the Wifi but contacted the owner and it was taken care of right away.

The beach and location is breathtaking and beautiful. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Times in Cape Breton!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented this property 3 times now and absolutely love it!

This oceanfront property is everything anyone could want and more. Being tastefully furnished and decorated shows that the owners are sensitive to the needs of those who wish to experience this wonderful home.

There is nothing finer than waking up to a beautiful ocean view from the master suite or roasting marshmallows and making smores' by a warming bonfire under the stars.

The caretaker(Theresa) lives nearby and dropped by with a fresh homemade lemon merengue pie. We even had a visit from Raven the dog and he was a pleasure to have around.

All in all we feel like we are part of that community and are made to feel very welcome.

We can't wait to come back again soon!

Nan & John and Family

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Sydney, Nova Scotia
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Newfoundland Ferry
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Highway 4
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Ben Eion


Rates & Availability

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4 night minimum stay

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Paypal, Cash, Visa paid in advance. Damage deposit equal to 25% of stay.

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Richmond, Subd. C Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Master Ensuite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Ensuite off Master with whirlpool tub 3 Piece besides lower bedrooms 2 Piece in common area Towels included
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom with Ensuite
    Bedroom 4 - 28' x 20' loft
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • 20' x 20' Master Bedroom with King bed, walk in closet and ensuite. 2- 12' x 13' Bedrooms with Double Beds 28' x 20' Loft with King bed Pull out sofa bed All linens included
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
Local excursions are available, fishing, whale watching, kayaking, etc.

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