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Inverness Oceanfront House: June - October

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Banks Road VHR oceanfront/beachfront house was built in 2004. The house was built with an open, bright, happy concept to accommodate up to six people comfortably.

The living/dining room combo has a 20 foot cathedral style pine tongue and groove ceiling with huge windows looking out onto a beautiful view of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. It also has a wonderful wood fireplace.

There are maple hardwood floors throughout the house. The kitchen features butcher block counter tops and a refinished antique farmhouse sink with the Gulf view.

There is a huge deck that has three separate entrances and includes an outdoor shower.

The first floor bedroom has two twin antique wrought iron beds. Next to that bedroom is a full bathroom with shower. The laundry area is located in the hallway adjacent to the bedroom and bathroom.

The second floor is fabulous! This is an open loft style bedroom with a king size antique wrought iron bed and a futon bunk bed with a double bed on the bottom and a twin on top. This is one big loft area and the beds are all in the same room together. Great for adults or kids. Great ocean views from the many windows too.

There is a large bathroom with a tiled steam shower. On a rainy day after a hike, run or ride, this steam is wonderful!

Our house sits 300 feet in from the road on 17 acres. Very private. There is a hiking path (about 15-20 minute hike; 600 meters/1800 feet) to our beautiful beach. Depending on your physical capabilities, it can be considered easy or difficult. The access to the beach is via a shallow brook that is often dry in the summer. It is a sloping, 20 foot climb up or down to the beach. There is a rope to assist, but it may be difficult for some people. Please use caution.

Banks Road is just one mile from the town of Inverness which has shopping, restaurants, a public beach with cafe and the Cabot Links Golf Course, Golf Digest's “World's 100 Greatest Golf Courses” (#42) and Cabot Cliffs (#19).

Travel & Leisure Magazine's World's Best Awards, for the fourth time, ranks Cape Breton Island as the #1 island to visit in Continental US & Canada and #3 in the world! National Geographic Traveler calls it one of '50 places of a lifetime', and Conde Nast Traveler says it's the most scenic island in the world.

Celtic Colours International Festival is October 6-14, 2017!!

This is a very special place. It is our dream home. We hope you love it as much as we do!!

Please email with any questions or concerns.

*This property is fully licensed as 'Banks Road Vacation Home Rental' with Nova Scotia Tourism, Culture and Heritage. The house received a 4 star rating through Canada Select.

*Fully insured


No Smoking Inside Please.

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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About The Owner

I am a visual artist and my husband is an electrician. We live in Pennsylvania. The property has been in my family since 1952. We first visited Cape Breton in 1988 and fell in love with it. We built this house in 2004. We cherish every minute we are lucky enough to be there! This home and property is our beloved nature place! We are happy to share it with others and hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why The Owner chose Cape Breton Island

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What makes this house unique

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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Inverness Oceanfront House: June - October
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews

The Perfect Beach House

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful way to spend a week. This house is both elegant and cozy. Everything you would ever need is at your fingertips and it is incredibly well appointed. Very private, peaceful and tranquil. You can watch the whales from the very large deck or take a stroll down the path to the private beach to get a closer look. At night, start a fire in the fireplace or take advantage of the darkness to watch the night sky. Beautiful decor with a great sound system for listening throughout the entire house and even outside. This house can accommodate a large group but is equally appealing for just two. Pre rental instructions and directions were excellent and very helpful. This property is close to Inverness and all it has to offer. It's just a short drive to the Cabot Trail and a great base location for exploring all the wonders of Cape Breton. A week here is worth two weeks anywhere else.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing family vacation property

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week at Banks Road while visiting Cape Breton for a family wedding this summer. We stayed for a week with our 3 kids aged 14, 12, and 9. The house is immaculate, cozy, comfortable and well-equipped for everything. We hosted four generations of our family pre-wedding for dinner one night and felt as if we were cooking in our own kitchen! The house has a great family feel, tons of natural light from the big windows, inspiring views and artwork to match. The ready to light fire in the fireplace was a nice touch and took the chill off the cooler evenings. We enjoyed sunny afternoons on the deck looking over the Gulf and hiked down to the rugged beach through the magical path that winds its way through the forest. There is so much to do in Inverness - the beach, Cabot Links/Cliffs resort (amazing food and golf - my husband played 5 rounds in the week we were there) and the Incredible hiking on the Cabot trail in Cape Breton Highlands national park. But you could easily spend the entire time relaxing and enjoying some downtime in this lovely house with the fabulous views and never even leave the property! We would come back in a minute. Thanks for sharing your beautiful piece of heaven with us - we are already thinking about our next trip to Cape Breton Island! Magical!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cape Breton Idyll

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, my sister and her husband, along with our black lab vacationed here in mid-September. The home is as beautiful as pictured, comfortably furnished and fully stocked with all the basic necessities. We were able to immediately unwind after our long drive from the States. The property is private and serene yet well-situated for our week of hiking, biking and beach combing. The owner and property manager are the most responsive we have interacted with in our years of VRBO rentals. Would rent this home again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this home for a week in July and it was a wonderful place to call home for that short time. The house is well equipped and offers all that the listing states. The views are spectacular and the sunsets beautiful. The trek down to the private beach was a little difficult so we stuck with the public beach in Inverness which is a short mile away. We would certainly come back to this home for our next visit to Cape Breton. Thank you, Vicki, for sharing your property with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Banks Road Beauty!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this lovely home for a week in August for our first trip to Cape Breton Island. From our first contact with Vicki, we knew this would be a special vacation and we were not disappointed. We were charmed from the moment we drove up to the house. It is a perfect setting in the middle of 17 acres with blooming plants on the front stoop and amazing views of the Gulf from the back of the home. The caretaker, George, lives across the road and was there to greet us soon after our arrival to show us around and answer any questions. He was available, but never intrusive. The home is such a happy place, full of light and charm. The kitchen is very well stocked. We enjoyed cooking several dinners on a new gas grill on the deck. The master bedroom in the loft area is very spacious with wonderful views of the Gulf in the daytime and the starry skies at night. There is much to do in the area. We especially enjoyed walking on Inverness Beach, (lots of sea glass) hiking the Skyline Trail where we came upon a moose cow and her two calves, driving the Cabot Trail, (plan for a long day) a visit to Cheticamp, dinner at the Red Shoe Pub in Mabou, and of course, golf My husband played both the Cabot Links and the new Cabot Cliffs courses and enjoyed them both. We enjoyed the peace and serenity of the setting and hurried home every night to sip an adult beverage on the spacious deck and watch the spectacular sunsets. For the couple of rainy days, we enjoyed listening to Sirius XM with a very nice sound system, curling up on a comfy sofa with a book, catching up on the news or emails with the free Wifi, or even working on the 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle! (Didn't finish it!) We were not ready to leave when our week ended, and we hope to return to this little piece of paradise again.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent & Relaxing Experience

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I selected this home for its Inverness location and because it was dog-friendly. We were not disappointed. The house is wonderful, photos don't do it justice. The first thing I noticed was the wonderful windows and the bright and open floor plan. The house was clean and in good condition and fully equipped. There are so many wonderful places to sit, relax and enjoy the sunset and see the view of the water. The nearby Inverness Beach was wonderful for taking our dog to play in the surf. We drove the Cabot Trail, hiked Skyline Trail, took a tour and dined at the distillery and enjoyed nearby restaurants (The Red Shoe Pub and The Dancing Goat Café & Bakery to mention a couple.) Vicki was so easy to work with and it was great to have George to show us all we needed to know about the property and we knew he was nearby in case we needed him. We appreciated the new Weber gas grill and used it when we didn't go out to eat, and we loved the house's artsy charm and reclaimed furnishings. We're so glad we got to stay here for our visit to Cape Breton. Thanks to you Vicki and your family for sharing this special place with us.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Cabot Links Golf Course one mile from house.


Rates & Availability

Inverness House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $190

Reservations accepted as of January 1 for the calendar year. 50% payment required upon reservation. 50% payment required within 12 weeks of arrival. Refunds available within 12 weeks of arrival less a $200 fee. Checks and Interac e-transfers accepted forms of payments. One rate all season from June-October.

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Inverness House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) first floor bedroom, Bunk Beds (1) double bed on bottom, (1) twin on top
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
HDTV/DVD, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Stereo with Sound System and Individual Volume Controls throughout house and deck, Steam Shower, (master bath shower converts to a steam room), outdoor shower

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