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Clean & Spacious Family Friendly Cape Breton Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Recently Renovated, Fresh Country Cottage With Lovely Screened Porch.


Clean and Spacious recently renovated , one level , 2 bedroom cottage , with a screened porch, in a rural country setting. with local beaches nearby. We are very centrally located for visiting many of the locations Cape Breton Island we are world famous for:

- 5 minutes drive to local store and restaurant (take-out or eat in)

- 20 minutes drive to the town of North Sydney (grocery, liquor, restaurants, banking, gas, hospital)

- 25 minutes drive to Sydney (full services)

- 20 minutes drive to Iona (Highland Village)

- 45 minutes drive to the beautiful village of Baddeck (shopping, restaurants, sailing golfing at the Bell Buoy Golf Resort, Alexander Graham Bell Museum, famous Baddeck Lobster Suppers with all you can eat mussels and chowder! sand much more),

- 45 minute drive to the Gaelic College in beautiful St. Anne's

- 50 minutes to Louisbourg and the Fortress of Louisbourg ( Historic Site),

- 40 minute drive to the beginning of the famous Cabot Trail

- 45 minutes drive to the town of Mabou "Home of The Rankins" and The Red Shoe Pub!

-50 minutes drive to Inverness and the famous Cabot Links and Cabot Cliff gold courses.

Water access: to the beautiful Bras D<or Lake: Access to local public beach with parking is approximately 2km drive ,

Private Beach is approximately a 5 minute walk from the cottage

Heating and Cooling: the cottage has a newly installed heat pump to keep you comfortable in all temperatures.

No Smoking inside of the cottage or on the porch. Smoking permitted outside.

Pets may be considered, please contact us .


2 Bedrooms: each with 1 Queen size beds,

Portable folding cot available.

Dining area: kitchen dining, seats 4, dining area dining seats 4 outdoor veranda dining seats 4, high chair available

TV with Bell Express view satellite for your viewing pleasure, & DVD player and DVD movies provided

We have a well outfitted kitchen which includes : Large fridge, , Range with oven, microwave, coffeemaker, kettle, ,dishwasher, toaster, dishes , cutlery, cooking utensils, cutting boards, pots and pans, fry pans, electric mixer, and more.

Propane Gas BBQ, with all the necessary BBQ tools for your grilling pleasure.

1 Full Bathroom with corner Shower, newly renovated, hair dryer included,


More Details

Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 28, 2018

About Deborah

We are local owners , born and raised on beautiful Cape Breton Island who have had the privilege of spending our summers on the beautiful Bras d'or Lakes.We have several properties on the lake and take pride in offering a lovely clean and well outfitted cottage for those who choose to come and visit.

Deborah purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Deborah chose Boisdale

A great place to stay while visiting Cape Breton! Whether you are native son or daughter, or a 'come from away' you will enjoy sunny days at the beach swimming in crystal clear water, observe bald eagles soaring high on the mountain or skimming the shoreline, enjoy some good fishing holes and bubbling brooks nearby, and many other relaxing and enjoyable experiences. We have had guests who have come to attend family reunions and weddings, guests from overseas who attend the famous' Celtic Colours Festival' held here every October, as well as folks 'Coming Home' for summer vacation. All enjoyed their stay with us.

What makes this cottage unique

A lovely country setting located a short distance to many of our fabulous places to visit, such as 'Bell Museum' and ' Bell Bay Golf Club', Baddeck, 40minutes drive, The 'Highland Village' Iona ,20 minute drive, 'Fortress Louisbourg', Louisbourg. The town of North Sydney and City of Sydney are both only a 20 minute drive and offer many amenities, such as groceries, liquor stores, restaurants, shopping, hair dressing services, medical clinics, and much more. There are many world renowned golf courses to visit too!, 'The Lakes' East Bay , 20 minute drive, 'Seaview Golf Course' , North Sydney, , 10 minutes, or a little further drive will take you to the famous 'Highland Links Golf Course'in Ingonish Beach, or 'The Cabot Links' and opened just the is year "The Cabot Cliffs" golf course in Inverness on the west side of the island. As well there is always a variety of wonderful concerts and festivals taking place on the Island every summer and into the fall . Come and enjoy our rich Celtic Culture!


Boisdale Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Recently totally renovated with a large vanity, corner shower, toilet. All towels , facecloths, floor mats , toilet tissue , tissues,, cleaning supplies toilet bowl brush, plunger, and a hair dryer are provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Each bedroom has a queen size beds, one dresser, nightstand , alarm clock radio, and all bedroom linens are supplied,
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Clean & Spacious Family Friendly Cape Breton Cottage
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Relaxing stay at nice and well equipped cottage with romantic touch

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very well kept, clean and comfortable. Deborah provided us with everything we needed, she is a great host and made us feel very welcome.

A short pleasant walk to the lake. We used either the well equipped kitchen or the BBQ outside. The cottage is a good location to go to the world famous Cabot trail, the Alexander Bell Museum in Baddock, the fortress of Louisbourg, the Atlantic beaches (Dominion is great!) or just to enjoy nature and the Bras d´Or Lake.

We can certainly recommend this romantic cottage on Cape Breton Island.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As owners it is always so nice to hear such wonderful comments about our place! Thank you! We try very hard to meet the needs of our guests and of course want them to have a positive experience while visiting our beautiful Island.As we have had an unusually hot and humid summer we are so pleased to now feature a heat pump to provide comfortable temperatures. It's true, Cape Breton Island is wonderful place to come and spend time exploring and can be a very Romantic setting! The upcoming fall season is especially beautiful when the leaves provide a tapestry of colours and the Island Cultural Events are in full swing! and of course the blueberries are on every menu!
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Attractive, clean, spacious, thoughtfully appointed

  • 5 of 5

We found this cottage to be very comfortable, surprisingly spacious, attractively decorated, and very clean. The kitchen and bathroom are up-to-date, and the supplies provided are very well-thought-out. Deborah could not have been more kind and helpful, and we were delighted to find a welcoming vase of flowers on the table along with some very yummy snacks. The central location allowed us to make day trips to the things we wanted to see and do. All in all, we had a lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for posting your review .We very much appreciate your feedback and are so happy you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. We would love to have you return any time your are visiting our beautiful Cape Breton. Perhaps next time a fall stay . The Celtic Colours Festival is held in October every year and is an amazing event highlighting the Celtic Culture that abounds here! The whole Island is ablaze in colours and there is non stop activities and events to take in. Hope to see you again!
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Cozy, Clean, Quiet and Well-Appointed Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5

This rental exceeded our expectations. It was clean and spacious, and the owners provided many extras for our comfort, including coffee, tea, snacks, and even a vase of flowers. The best surprise was that this property has WiFi, which we didn't expect. It was a great gift that allowed us to stay in touch with family throughout our visit. The purpose of our visit was to attend The Celtic Colours International Music Festival and, while we were out and about most evenings at concerts, it was a quiet and relaxing refuge in the mornings when we were able to sleep in and enjoy the peace and quiet of the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We certainly appreciate the feedback. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage, and of course the fabulous Celtic Colours Festival, whose many venues give you an opportunity to take In many of the Islands cutural hot spots. We're happy you enjoyed the WiFi ,! A new addition for our guests! And we are very pleased to provide it in our rural area. The fall is such a beautiful time to visit , perhaps next time a summer stay to spend some great days on the nearby beaches! We welcome you any time you are down our way!
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Great Cottage and location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and really nice accomidations. Gary and Deborah could not of been more accommodating. The cottage was outstanding. Had everything we needed and more. Very clean and plenty of room. Had really great walks on two beaches. Would recommend to anyone who wants peace and privacy.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We were very happy to have you stay with us. If you visit the Island again, perhaps in the fall next the Celtic Colours Festival takes place and the leaves absolutely brilliant , we would love to have you! All the best in your future travels!
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Cosy nook in beautiful setting

  • 4 of 5

We were really comfortable at Deborah and Gary's beautifully secluded cottage by the lake. The bedrooms are a good size, the kitchen/diner large and well equipped, the living room very spacious and cosy. The cottage was immaculately clean.

A small raft ferry allowed access to a small beach which we were sadly unable to use due to blustery autumn weather conditions but on sunny days idyllic. A car is a must as the cottage is out of town and village and there is no wifi or washing machine so you must be prepared to wash by hand and use wifi in the local cafes There is a TV and DVD player.

All in all it was a lovely space to spend an autumn break close to many of the Celtic Colours folk music venues which was our main focus on Cape Breton Island. I'd have no hesitation in recommending the cottage to families and friends

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We very much appreciate your taking the time to provide us with a review, and were very happy to have you stay with us. We are so pleased you enjoyed the Celtic Colours Festival events, an exciting time to visit the Island for sure! The cottage is situated in a rural setting, located 20 minutes from the local towns and the city- so having a vehicle is good advice! Being centrally located, it is only a short drive form many of the the Island's main attractions. As advertised there is no washer/dryer on site for personal laundry , however we are pleased to provide all of our guests with laundry service for all bathroom, bedroom and kitchen linens mid week during their stay. We are also happy to report that Wi-Fi will be available to our guests in the upcoming 2017 season. Again it was a pleasure to meet you, and we hope you come and stay again, perhaps in the summer months when you can take full advantage of the beautiful beaches and sunny ,warm days!
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Quiet cottage in the heart of Cape Breton Island

  • 5 of 5

A comfortable, quiet cottage in a lovely setting on Lake Bras D'Or and near North Sydney. It's central location means it is easy to visit different places on Cape Breton, such as Baddeck and the Cabot Trail.

The facilities available matched the description on the website and the directions about getting to the cottage were accurate and detailed.

The owners were really friendly and helpful.

We would happily visit it again and recommend this cottage.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit to beautiful Cape Breton! The Island certainly is a great place for a fall visit,.The days are still relatively warm, and the leaves are beginning to take on their brilliant hue . Also the famous Celtic Colours Festival takes place in October, perhaps you might return someday for it! It was a pleasure to meet you,. You are always welcome! Cape Breton Island ~ Your Heart Will Never Leave
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $192.74

This is a seasonal rental property. It is not available from November 30, 2014 to May 2, 2015.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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