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Hillside Executive Retreat With Panoramic Ocean Views - Sleeps Up To 10!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Large, Family Friendly Executive Home Overlooking The Ocean

New - high speed internet for no extra cost!

Note: If you are viewing this listing from VRBO, there has been some confusion to travellers as the rent in given in US dollars only. Our listing is Canadian 2850/week in high season, and Canadian 1800/week in the low season. Longer stays are welcome and lower rates can be discussed for such a stay. We'd be glad to rent by the month.

From this hillside executive home, enjoy panoramic views of the Gulf of St. Lawrence withMargaree Island visible to the South and Cheticamp Island and village to the North. Ocean views are seen from almost every room in the house and remain unimpeded from both the upper and lower wrap around decks due to the lovely glass railings.

The perfect, spacious accommodation for multiple families - this large executive home can sleep up to 10! With endless nearby attractions such as Whale Cove Beach found just across the street, world class golf courses within 20 minutes, whale watching, deep sea fishing & lovely restaurants (we recommend the Dancing Goat and Island Sunset) – the whole family will fall in love with this seaside paradise.

Inside the roughly 3600 sq.ft. home you will find hardwood flooring throughout with tile entryways and bathrooms. The upper floor has a 4 piece bathroom, 2 large bedrooms and the master suite. The front bedroom and the master suite have patio doors which lead out to the breathtaking upper deck. The master bedroom features a luxurious en-suite bath with glass shower and claw foot tub as well as a computer loft over the stairwell.

Entering the main floor of the home you come through a large foyer and into an open concept living area which has impressive views of the hillside and ocean. In the living room is a wood stove as well as a large flat screen TV. Two sets of patio doors lead out to the deck, one from the living area and the second from the kitchen / dining room. The hub of the main floor, the kitchen, has been beautifully designed for family living and entertaining. The kitchen features granite countertops, a large wet island with sit-up bar, ceramic tile backsplash, naturally finished cherry wood cabinetry and under cabinet lighting, a large apron front sink and stainless appliances. A generous powder room finishes off the main floor.

A completely finished walkout basement features a large bedroom, 4 piece bathroom, laundry room with built in cabinetry, utility room with side walk-up exit to the yard, and a rec-room with patio door walkout.

The home is heated by a geothermal heating / air conditioning system with forced air for heat and AC. There is also cozy in-floor radiant heat, for chilly Fall evenings.

This would be great for a family country Christmas!

More Details

Property Manager
Gaye MacDonald
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Gaye MacDonald

Entrepreneurial by spirit, Dave & Gaye acquired this property with the intent to market it as a vacation rental during warmer months - with equal intent to enjoy it as a private retreat in the cooler months! Both with Cape Breton roots, the pair is excited to show tourists and guests all the majestic beauty the island and this property has to offer.

Why Gaye MacDonald chose Margaree

Staying in this house is an amazing experience - from wildlife to ever changing panoramic views. It is reasonably priced with NO hidden fees - no fees for extra guests.

What makes this house unique

Traveling with friends and family? This spacious 3600 square foot home boasts four large bedrooms (plus a comfortable pull out couch), 3.5 baths & a spacious gourmet kitchen - making it the perfect accommodation for multiple families!


Margaree House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Ensuite Four Piece Bath with Claw Foot Tub & Glass Shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Powder room on main level
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Four piece bath on basement level.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Four Piece Bath on Top Level
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , On basement level with large bright window overlooking ocean
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Located upstairs with two twin beds.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Located upstairs with ensuite luxurious bath & door to deck.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Located upstairs with glass patio door leading to upper deck
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


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Hillside Executive Retreat With Panoramic Ocean Views - Sleeps Up To 10!
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Absolutely wonderful

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about Gaye and Dave, and the beautiful home we stayed in. We arrived Thanksgiving weekend, late at night. Dave met us, and because there were no grocery stores open the following day, he stocked the fridge for us for breakfast. He had pages of handwritten notes giving us ideas on restaurants and things to do in the area. The home is beautiful, lovely location with incredible views of the ocean - amazing sunsets! The kitchen was very well stocked with anything you might need.

We were a group of 7 adults and had ample room.

I would highly recommend this home if you are travelling to Cape Breton.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was even nicer than it looks on the website!

  • 5 of 5

The view from the house is breath-taking! I really did not want to leave. The house was beautifully clean and very well stocked. It is about a 20 min walk down the hill to a wonderful beach with great swimming. You can also drive to the beach if you find the walk challenging. We were also short drives to the cabot trail, golfing, Cheticamp and lots of other activities. The owners were wonderfully helpful and full of good advice. We had a wonderful holiday and I can't recommend this location enough!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

incredible view, very well stocked kitchen, beautiful house, beach across street

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Incredible rental

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic rental property.

House is essentially new and was great for our extended family of 10.

Excellent location with access to beaches, golf and Cabot Trail.

Renter was great and provided everything we needed.

Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cabot Links Golf Course
"For the golf lovers!"
Le Portage Golf Club
Highlands Links Golf Course
Bell Bay Golf Club
Whale Cove Beach
Cabot Trail
Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
Skyline Trail
Dancing Goat Cafe & Bakery
Glenora Inn & Distillery
Island Sunset Resort & Seaside Restaurant
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Eagle Eye Outfitters
Nearest Airport
158 Kilometres
Sydney/J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport

Directions: At the causeway tun left towards Inverness. Travel straight through Inverness. In approx. 15 km turn left on to Shore Road. The house is 3182 Shore Road. When you pass through Chimney Corner, you are getting close. If you get to Whale Cove cottages, you have traveled too far. Turn around - it is very close. The number 3182 is on the garbage bin by the highway. Look up on a hill. It is the highest house on Shore road. The driveway is .66 km up a hill. It is on the left coming from Inverness. There is a house by the road, and an old house and barn - keep going past all that.

When you arrive you will be absolutely stunned by the view! Every window is a picture. You can do an easy walk down to Whale Cove Beach. Walk out on the bluff - waves crashing on the rocks below. Some guests have fished sea bass right across from the house!

One highlight is the world class golf courses in Inverness. Make sure you book your tee times early! There are also a lovely courses in Cheticamp and Baddeck.

If you prefer hiking a "must do" is the Skyline Trail - approx 40km from the house. It is a good 10 km hike. The highlands are beautiful and you might even see a moose or two!

There is great dining from May to October. You must dine at Island Sunset, the Dancing Goat, and the Glenora Distillery. Duck Cove Inn has a wonderful down home Sunday "all you can eat" brunch. These places are all in close vicinity.

There are many opportunities for shopping. Quaint little shops, with quilts, hooked rugs, pottery and many other items all along the Cabot Trail. Make sure you go to the Larchworks outlet in East Margaree.

You can easily drive the Cabot Trail in one day, or take your time. It is absolutely gorgeous. If you haven't done the trail, you need to. The trail is only 5 km from the house. If you are using a GPS, don't miss Cheticamp- many GPS's recommend a shorter route!

One of the main highlights in Cape Breton is the Fall Festival of Colors. There are so many activities - and the fall colors are absolutely breathtaking! It is a great time to do the trail - or drive through Lake Ainsley to Baddeck, or wander down to the Salmon camp in Big Interval.

We have never had disappointed guest, and many say we are the best VRBO they have ever stayed at. Our house is well equipped with spices, condiments, paper towel, toilet paper. Feel free to use anything in the cupboards from canned goods to baking goods. We want your stay to be special, and are here to provide you with a great stay. It is a perfect get away for a family holiday or romantic vacation for two! We can even provide a tour guide for a reasonable rate.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

All money is in Canadian dollars.

Special rates from Nov - May - $1800/ week. We would consider a monthly rate of $6000 from Nov. - April.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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