I spent a week here with my 20 year old son. We both loved the house and loved Cape Breton. This home is a perfect home base for exploring the western side of Cape Breton as well as Cape Breton Highlands Park, which is a ten minute drive from the house. I would highly recommend spending 2-3 days in the park. Have your camera ready when you drive through the park as the vistas from the main road are stunning. My son and I also did several of the recommended hikes in CBHP including the popular Skyline trail. The town of Chet camp (just a short drive north from the house) is home to a large French Acadian community and is worth a visit. (One local told me that 90-95% of the town’s residents speak French). Make sure to visit Baddeck which is about 1 ¼ hour drive from the Cheticamp area. Baddeck is home to the Alexander Graham Bell Museum and is a neat little town located on the shores of beautiful Bras D’Or Lake.
The house was perfect for us. There is a kitchen and dining area downstairs, with a cozy adjoining sitting area. The sitting area had a couch, a couple of comfortable chairs, a TV and a good collection of movie CDs. Upstairs were three small bedrooms. Everything was as-advertised. Everything worked, everything was clean and neat.
The view from outside the house is absolutely incredible. The house is located on a small bluff so when you go onto the front porch you get an unimpeded panoramic view of the ocean as well as views of the beautiful cliffs and beach to the south. One morning I also saw both a red fox and a bald eagle from the front porch while enjoying my morning caffeine.
The home’s owner, Paul, was a pleasure to deal with. He answered all of my emails promptly and comprehensively and I generally found him to be very responsive to questions and concerns. I would very much like to return to Cape Breton in the next year and would like to stay at Paul’s home again. I would encourage any other potential visitors to Cape Breton to consider staying here as well.