Eagles Pass Cottage Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Eagles Pass Cottage – Nova Scotia, Canada | cabin rentals
  • Cottage
  • 1 BR
  • Sleeps 4
  • from $ 1985/wk
What we like about this property

We love a cottage by the sea, and this vacation home for rent in Nova Scotia is located in a place of spectacular beauty and privilege. Charming and private, you’ll have the  stunning beach largely to yourself from where you can watch the whales, wander the shores and the nearby trails, and take in the sunsets and starry night skies.

Description

Perched on a cliff overlooking Chimney Corner Beach and the Gulf of St. Lawrence, this vacation home for rent in Nova Scotia is situated near the renown Cabot Trail. Surrounded by wooded forest and windswept highlands, the house is very private, with spectacular west facing views.

The traditional coastal design mimics the maritime architecture of the region with shingle and clapboard construction that maintains the historical Cape Breton look. 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 interiors include lofty twenty two foot vaulted ceilings and tall windows that let in tons of natural light. The all-in-one living space includes a fireside seating and dining area and a fully equipped kitchen where you can cook up fresh salmon or trout from the nearby Margaree river or fresh caught lobster. Finished with raw, whitewashed pine beams and boards and a mix of rustic and modern decor and furnishings, the effect transports you to another time and place.

Created as a family retreat, the house sleeps four with a room designed specifically for kids. The large deck overlooking the ocean is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sunsets and night skies. 

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Broadband internet access, land line telephone, stereo and MP3 audio docking system, music library, books, games and local guide/maps. Weekly housekeeping and linen change included for stays longer than a week. Propane fireplace for early-spring and fall use only. 

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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Eagles Pass Cottage – Nova Scotia, Canada | cabin rentals
Eagles Pass Cottage – Nova Scotia, Canada | cabin rentals
Eagles Pass Cottage – Nova Scotia, Canada | cabin rentals
Eagles Pass Cottage – Nova Scotia, Canada | cabin rentals
Eagles Pass Cottage – Nova Scotia, Canada | cabin rentals
Eagles Pass Cottage – Nova Scotia, Canada | cabin rentals
Eagles Pass Cottage – Nova Scotia, Canada | cabin rentals
Eagles Pass Cottage – Nova Scotia, Canada | cabin rentals
Eagles Pass Cottage – Nova Scotia, Canada | cabin rentals
Eagles Pass Cottage – Nova Scotia, Canada | cabin rentals
Eagles Pass Cottage – Nova Scotia, Canada | cabin rentals
Eagles Pass Cottage – Nova Scotia, Canada | cabin rentals
Eagles Pass Cottage – Nova Scotia, Canada | cabin rentals
Eagles Pass Cottage – Nova Scotia, Canada | cabin rentals
Eagles Pass Cottage – Nova Scotia, Canada | cabin rentals
Eagles Pass Cottage – Nova Scotia, Canada | cabin rentals
Info & Rates
Bedrooms1 Bedroom
Bed Type1 Queen, 1 Twin (extra sleeping space meant for children only)
KitchenFully equipped
Bathrooms1 Bathroom
Accommodate4 Guests
InternetYes
Pet friendlyNo
RatesRates are $1985 per week in Canadian dollars plus 15% tax from May 20 - November 4, 2017
Minimum Stay1 Week
ViewOcean View
Notes

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

Rates must be paid in Canadian Dollars. Minimum stay 1 week. Cleaning Fee included for one week stay. 50% deposit required at the time of booking. Tax not included 15%. Non smoking only

 


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7 Reviews

  • ted giles, August 26, 2016

    Aug. 2016 My wife and I spent two glorious weeks in Cape Breton at Eagles Pass in Eagles Pass Cottage. The cottage was everything as it was described and more. The views were spectacular, the wildlife abundant and the weather was perfect. The location of Eagles Pass is perfect for access to Highlands National Park as well as the local communities where the music was occurring everyday at some venue. The cottage was clean, well appointed and the style was simple and sophisticated, everything you need and nothing more. Just the way we like it. Stewart and Bell gave us all the privacy we needed but were there to answer any questions or give any advice for a great place to eat or the best place to buy lobster. Stewart is a wealth of information on the area and assisted us in finding great hikes and little known gems to visit. We are already planning our return!

    ted giles

    northhampton, USA

  • Jeff, August 30, 2014

    You would be hard-pressed to find another cottage like this in Cape Breton Island. It was contemporary, yet maintained the historical Cape Breton look. Nearly every window boasted a view of the ocean. The property was very private and situated within a wooded area, high above a sandy cove. We recommend bringing binoculars as we had many opportunities to view whales, seals and bald eagles from the back deck. The night skies were stunning; stars and constellations literally twinkled over the water. The cottage was nicely situated near the renown ‘Cab Trail’ Highlands, where we went hiking and whale watching. There were some wonderful restaurants that had exquisite meals and great entertainment from the local fiddlers. This trip excited our senses and the cottage exceeded all expectations.

    Jeff

  • Lesley, August 20, 2014

    We had a wonderful week at Eagle’s Pass. The cottage itself was immaculate, comfortable, well equipped and very private….with a million dollar view of the Ocean. Little luxuries like a heated bathroom floor, music playing as we arrived, along with a welcome note and wine, made it all the more special. Close enough to the Park to get 4 full days of amazing hiking in without too much driving – The weather was on our side! Stewart and Bell were lovely (yet not intrusive) hosts and Stewart gave us lots of suggestions for our stay including some secrets off the beaten track. A wonderful cottage and beautiful place. We hope to be back soon to stay at this lovely retreat.

    Lesley

  • Jill, August 30, 2013

    We thoroughly enjoyed our week at the Eagles Pass cottage. Our expectations of the cottage were very high, and they were greatly exceeded! The cottage is perched on a cliff overlooking the ocean. It is surrounded by pine trees and is very private. The deck overlooking the ocean is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the spectacular view. The cottage is very clean, well stocked, and has a rustic yet modern decor. Our two girls (14 and 12) loved the cottage and fit nicely in the 2nd bedroom. The views from the cottage and deck are really spectacular. We had a perfect view overlooking the ocean and we could frequently watch eagles perched on rocks at the nearby beach. The beach near the cottage was perfect for swimming. The water was very clear and not too cold. Using our masks, we enjoyed watching lobsters and schools of fish swim by.

    We really liked the location of the cottage as well. We were close to two very nice towns (Cheticamp and Inverness), and we were also close to Cape Breton National Park. We went on two amazing hikes; our favorite was probably Skyline Hike. The views seemed to come right from the Cape Breton brochures. Stewart gave us great advice on what not to miss on the island. We enjoyed many wonderful meals including one at the Red Shoe Pub and one at the Glenora Distillery. We really liked the Dancing Goat bakery for lunch sandwiches and cookies. Stewart also recommended the music at the Barn and that experience was truly a highlight of our stay in Cape Breton.

    Jill

  • Sarah C., August 20, 2012

    We were lucky enough to stumble on a listing for this cottage while planning our honeymoon, and we couldn’t have asked for anything better! The location of the cottage is stunning, and so is the design — my husband and I kept having to pinch ourselves the entire time we were there.

    Stewart is a wonderful host. When we were looking into booking the cottage back in the spring, he helped us plan our itinerary to get up there (we had a few extra days in Halifax). Once we arrived at the cottage, he came over and talked us through the various options of what to do there, including giving us a contact for fly fishing! We also were pointed in the right direction of the best lobster in town and a fantastic local farmers’ market thanks to Stewart.

    And, as another reviewer mentioned, Stewart and Bell are around if you need something, but otherwise we never saw another soul.

    The cottage itself is beautiful and cleanly designed in a way that incorporates the views into the decor. The kitchen was well stocked, and we ended up taking advantage of the delicious lobster, scallops, oyster and mussels and cooking in most nights. Our favorite time on the trip was eating these dinners on the front porch — it’s just as scenic as the photos, it felt unreal.

    We also spent a good deal of time on the beach below the cottage, which was never very crowded. We were surprised at how warm the water was, and even spotted several lobsters and crabs while swimming.

    After a week of exploring the island, I think we both agreed the location near Margaree Harbour was our favorite on the Cabot Trail.

    All in all, it was a wonderful place to stay. Thank you, Stewart!

    Sarah C.

  • Debra W., August 12, 2012

    My husband and I stayed at Eagles pass cottage for one week at the beginning of July. Stewart is an engaging, available-when-you-need-him, and informative host. (We didn’t happen to meet Bell on this visit.) Everything he recommended for us to do, we thoroughly enjoyed. It’s possible to experience the entire island from this cottage. We preferred to stay within a 45-minute drive in any direction, though, and had plenty to do. We especially enjoyed exploring the beach that you can see at a distance from the cottage’s deck (a five-minute drive to get there); the “beach glass beach” in Inverness (so much fun collecting the beach glass and the beach itself is pristene); the new Cabot Links golf course that runs between that beach and the town (a challenging and fair course for any player, even for a high handicapper); an evening cocktail in the welcoming Cabot Links restaurant and bar; the dramatically beautiful scenery on Broad Cove Road on the way to Inverness; a tasty dinner of Margaree Snow Crab at the Island Sunset Restaurant in Margaree Harbor and the picture-perfect panorama that greeted us just before crossing the bridge to get there; and the fabulous music at The Normaway Inn; and the Glenora distillery (scotch) restaurant for dinner, which was pricey but top-notch — even for my vegetarian (no meat, no fish) husband. As for the cottage itself, the sunset photo you see in Stewart’s rental posting is a spot-on example of the breathtaking sunsets you will see from the deck. He has added a deck railing and built-in seating, and the interior is even cozier than the photos might suggest. The queen bed is delightfully comfortable; the towels are top-qualtiy; and there is everything one could reasonably need in the kitchen to cook up a fantastic meal and then store the leftovers in the decently-sized fridge. The location of this cottage is well off the main road (you can’t even see it), in a private, rustic, tranquil setting, but just 15-20 minutes away from sights, golf, stores and beaches. We would go back in a heartbeat. Don’t forget your binoculars!

    Debra W.

  • Kathryn L., July 24, 2011

    “Enchanted Shore Cottage on Cape Breton”
    We couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful cottage and locale for our first visit to Cape Breton. After a week of exploring the island, hiking, and relaxing on the beautiful deck that overlooks Chimney Corner Cove we are certain we’ll return again.

    Eagles Pass cottage offered a warm and comfortable “home base” from which to explore all corners of the island. We appreciated the open floor plan, the attention to architectural detail and décor. Stewart’s photography was particularly striking. We also appreciated that as much care was put into crafting the shower and bathroom as other living spaces. While preparing breakfast or dinner, we had marvelous views of the Atlantic sunset. We also were grateful for the numerous windows with screens, which we were able to open and naturally cool the house after returning from a day’s adventures.

    Don’t miss an opportunity to visit Bell’s pottery and paintings and Stewart’s photography in one of their two studios on the island. Other favorites for us were hikes in the park and a long hike to Potter’s Cove, a drive through the north tip of the island to Money Point and Meat Cove, as well as a watching the sunset from nearby Whale Cove and Broad Cove Road.

    We were grateful that the cottage was situated well off a lesser traveled road and was incredibly quiet. Its centrality to many of Cape Breton’s wonderful sites made it an ideal location.

    Kathryn L.

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