Cape Cottage Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Cape Cottage, Nova Scotia, Canada | cabin rentals
  • Cottage
  • 2 BR
  • Sleeps 4
  • from $ 1585/wk
What we like about this property

We love a cottage by the sea, and this cabin rental in Nova Scotia is located in a place of spectacular beauty and privacy. Charming and full of character, it’s a welcoming and comfortable retreat within minutes of the famous Cabot Trail and all the natural beauty of Cape Breton Island.

Description

Perched on a cliff in complete seclusion overlooking the Gulf of St. Lawrence, this cabin rental in Nova Scotia is situated near the renown Cabot Trail surrounded by over one hundred and thirty acres of wooded forest and windswept highlands.

The traditional coastal design mimics the maritime architecture of the region with shingle and clapboard construction that maintains the historical Cape Breton style. Designed and built by artists and native Canadians, the house was a labor of love that reflects their appreciation for the area, its culture, history and traditions. Charming and comfortable, the open plan living space features vaulted beamed ceilings that lend it a bright and airy feel with a fully equipped kitchen and dining area for four all surrounded by windows for spectacular views. Decorated with both rustic and contemporary furnishings and decor, the house has a welcoming and homey feel with two cozy bedrooms that sleep up to four guests comfortably. 

The outside of the cottage is just as stunning as the inside with a large exterior deck positioned perfectly to spot lobster boats, eagles, moose, bobcats, and whales passing by most of the year, and from where you’ll catch dramatic sunsets and panoramic views. You can also fire up the grill for dining al fresco. 

A world of natural beauty is at your doorstep, from the warm sands of Chimney Corner beach, to the world-renowned Margaree river (great for salmon and trout fishing) to a mature hardwood forest to explore. 

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Broadband internet access, land line telephone, stereo and music library, books,  and local guide/maps, climate control (AC/heat). Weekly housekeeping and linen change included for stays longer than a week. 

AROUND

Located at the eastern end of Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island lies along the Gulf of St. Lawrence where the famous Cabot Trail roadway encircles the island. Passing through rugged coastline and forests and along the edges of Cape Breton Highlands National Park, the road takes you through spectacular scenic beauty. Less than thirty minutes north, the park has an extensive network of hiking trails including the Skyline Trail that overlooks the gulf, as well as dramatic waterfalls, rivers and highlands. Both the fabulous beach and bluffs of Whale Cove and the beaches and lighthouse of Margaree Harbor are within a few minutes drive, while the beach nearest the cottage is ideal for swimming in warm months. Head south down the dramatically beautiful Broad Cove Road on the way to the town of Inverness, with it’s great pubs and cafes as well as a local music and arts and crafts scene.  With its mix of Celtic, Acadian and Native cultures, the island has a rich history and unique traditions with various music and cultural festivals throughout the year.  A breeding ground for migratory whales, the area is also home to a diverse and abundant array of wildlife. 

LOCATION

Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Nearest Airport: J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Regional Airport (153km), Halifax International Airport (345km)

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Late Spring through Fall with the best weather during the summer months and spectacular Fall colors.

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Cape Cottage, Nova Scotia, Canada | cabin rentals
Cape Cottage, Nova Scotia, Canada | cabin rentals
Cape Cottage, Nova Scotia, Canada | cabin rentals
Cape Cottage, Nova Scotia, Canada | cabin rentals
Cape Cottage, Nova Scotia, Canada | cabin rentals
Cape Cottage, Nova Scotia, Canada | cabin rentals
Cape Cottage, Nova Scotia, Canada | cabin rentals
Cape Cottage, Nova Scotia, Canada | cabin rentals
Cape Cottage, Nova Scotia, Canada | cabin rentals
Cape Cottage, Nova Scotia, Canada | cabin rentals
Cape Cottage, Nova Scotia, Canada | cabin rentals
Info & Rates
Bedrooms2 Bedrooms
Bed Type1 Queen, 1 Twin, 1 IKEA Chair/bed
KitchenFully Equipped Kitchen
Bathrooms1 Bathroom
Accommodate4 Guests
InternetWifi
Pet friendlyNo pets
RatesFrom $1585CAN plus tax per week. See rates table.
Minimum Stay1 Week
ViewOcean views
Notes

 ***Minimum stay 1 week***    No exceptions.

50% deposit at time of booking by credit card. Balance due on card 60 days before arrival.

Full refund less $100 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 October dates.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Rate Table

Minimum stay is one week, no exceptions. Changeover Saturdays only. Add 15% Tax to rates below

Seasonal Dates 2017 Rates Per Week (In Canadian Currency)
May 19 - June 22 $1585
June 22 - September 7 $1885
September 8 - September 28  $1685
September 29 - October 19 $1885
October 20 - November 3 $1585

 


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7 Reviews

  • mary maclachlan, August 18, 2016

    We returned to the Cape Cottage this summer after missing last year’s visit due to illness; it was like coming home again! The whole family (kids ages 7 and 2) loves it: the spectacular view (especially at sunset), the awesome kid-friendly Chimney Corner beach just 3 minutes away, the home-like comfort of the cottage, and the peacefulness. It is THE perfect spot to spend a Cape Breton summer vacation. We are already looking forward to next year!

    mary maclachlan

    oslo, Norway

  • Katie L., July 18, 2014

    I would HIGHLY recommend you stay at the Cape Cottage (or one of the Stewart’s other properties) during your trip to Cape Breton. We just returned from a week’s stay and can’t say enough wonderful things about it. The cottage itself is perfectly appointed and well decorated. It’s a very private setting, but the cottage feels open, airy and bright with stunning views and dramatic sunsets. The photos provided on this page are absolutely accurate–it really is that beautiful! Stewart is a fantastic and gracious host. He truly made sure we had everything we needed and spent some time helping us get familiar with the area and made terrific suggestions for our trip. He even brought us a telescope so we could further enjoy watching lobster boats and bald eagles from our cottage!

    Also, Cape Breton is quite large and we felt the Margaree Harbour area was the perfect home base. We’re cyclists and spent our days pedaling along the gorgeous and quiet roads in the Margaree Valley and along the coast. Then would head home for some afternoon beach time to cool off at Chimney Corner just minutes from the cottage (by far the best beach we found on our trip too!). The Cape Cottage is about a 30 minute drive to the Highlands National Park, which is also very convenient. If you are a cyclist, Cape Breton is a beautiful and challenging destination. The hills are tough but the views are breathtaking. The roads are easy to navigate and most are in great condition too.

    If you are someone who likes to cook, like we do, the cottage has everything you need to prepare great meals. We preferred to shop and cook for ourselves as no restaurant had a better view than our cottage in the evening. Like many of the other reviewers here, we couldn’t wait to get back to the cottage in the evenings to enjoy the sunset. You will be so happy you decided to stay in the Cape Cottage!

    Katie L.

  • K and J, June 15, 2014

    We traveled to Cape Breton and the Cape Cottage last week hoping that all the reviews were accurate, but you never know do you? It turns out everything was absolutely true and then some. The cottage is absolutely perfect. It is modern yet rustic, and in absolutely the perfect location. Stewart couldn’t have been more accommodating, spending plenty of time helping us get acquainted with the area. His expertise and guidance was invaluable.

    We spent a lot of time in the late afternoons at the cottage waiting for the sunset, which was always spectacular. The days were spent in Inverness hunting for sea glass, in the national park hiking and seeing moose and other wildlife, and exploring the local area and beaches.

    Cape Breton is spectacular, and this house is a gem. We can’t recommend it highly enough.

    K and J

    Roanoke, United States

  • Martin R, September 24, 2013

    We have visited Cape Breton every summer for the last few years to see my wife’s family, and since the Cape Cottage was built we have stayed there. The Cape Cottage offers a spectacular view of the ocean, Margaree Island, and the horizon, with magnificent sunsets. The cabin is tastefully decorated and you immediately feel at home. It is a very private spot, but you are not far from several beaches, Inverness, Margaree, The Dancing Goat (anything on their breakfast menu is higly recommended, as well as their lunch, cinnamon rolls, squares and cookies), several golf courses and the National Park.

    Cape Breton is known for its scenery, but what I love about it are the people: friendly, welcoming and polite. Stewart and Bell, the owners of the cottage, are prime examples of this.

    We will be back again next summer!

    Martin R

    Gjerdrum, Norway

  • Charlie and Tonya M., September 19, 2013

    There is always a chance for disappointment when choosing a place to stay while on vacation if you are relying on internet searches as opposed to word of mouth advice, however, we certainly got it right when we chose Stewart and Belle’s Cape Cottage for our Cape Breton week. My wife and I had been wanting to visit Cape Breton for a while and figured our 20th anniversary was the right excuse. The Cape Cottage turned out to be the perfect spot….and what a view. if you enjoy sunsets it doesn’t get any better. We did quite a bit of traveling on the Cabot trail and both agree that the west side of the island is the place to be. If we were out for a day we always found ourselves racing back to catch the sunset. The cottage was immaculate and cozy with a small wood stove style gas heater that was perfect to take the chill off on a couple of the cool mornings. Plenty to do close by and Stewart spent an hour or so with us the first day imparting local knowledge regarding things “not to miss” as well as some things that may not be worth our time……..very helpful. Whatever you do be sure to leave plenty of time for just “setting” and enjoying the view!

    Charlie and Tonya M.

  • Erin Johnson, June 20, 2013

    My husband and I had a fabulous time at Cape Cottage and highly recommend it! The location is unparalleled. It was super private and quiet with breathtaking views. The cottage itself was very updated and luxurious, with comfy beds and a heated bathroom floor! Stewart was a fantastic host. He was very attentive to our needs and had great recommendations for fabulous local events and restaurants. Overall, our stay here was one of the best vacations we’ve had and we are already planning our next trip back!

    Erin Johnson

    Columbia , USA

  • Ben J., August 27, 2012

    Our family had the best week in Cape Cottage last summer of our whole road trip from Bangor to Cape Breton. The location is truly magical, amazing views of the ocean and wildlife passing by. We saw a shoal of dolphins easily 50+ one morning and bald eagles overhead.Cape Cottage is very private surrounded by woodland and a beautiful meadow which the children adored. The cottage itself is immaculate, modern with rustic touches, perfect veranda for relaxing and star gazing in the evenings. It is safe for the children to roam freely in the cottage’s surroundings. Ours spent hours catching grasshoppers in the meadow in front of the cottage. Stewart was the perfect host – we had lots of questions as it was our first time in Cape Breton, he provided excellent advice and tips for making the most of our week- he couldn’t have been more helpful. There is so much to do and see nearby, and of course the most stunning beach- quiet, perfect for our small children and situated a few minutes down from the cottage.
    This place is a Gem. The combination of the gorgeous cottage,the local landscape and proximity to the beach plus hosts that go out of their way to make your stay memorable is unsurpassable in our opinion.We are extremely fortunate to be returning for another stay this summer and have been counting the days!!
    Thank you Stewart and Bell for making our holiday last year.

    Ben J.

    England

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