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Skir Dhu Vacation Rentals with Fireplace(3)

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$176 - $264
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6 night minimum stay
  • 4 BR,
  • 2 BA,
  • 1 HF BA,
  • Sleeps 8
6 night minimum stay
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  • 3 BR,
  • 3 BA,
  • 1 HF BA,
  • Sleeps 8
7 night minimum stay
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  • 1 BA,
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Recent Skir Dhu Reviews

A Very Special Cape Breton Home

5 of 5
Maggie’s is a charming and historical farmhouse located on the Cabot Trail near Cape Breton Highlands National Park. On arrival we were made to feel very comfortable and welcome by Uli and Cathy, quickly noting the warmth, cleanliness, and rustic beauty of the house and area. We particularly liked the wood-burning fireplace in the kitchen which heated the whole house and produced a cosy feeling throughout. But Maggie’s is also equipped with modern conveniences such as fast WiFi, a washer and dryer, a dishwasher, and a coffee-maker. Throughout the house are books and magazines with both current and historical information about Maggie’s and the local area, not to mention period photographs on some of the walls. It is obvious that much care, good taste, and love were given to produce a special place for visitors to Cape Breton, a home away from home. We arrived at Maggie’s in mid-October during the highly popular Celtic Colours festival amidst brilliant autumn foliage and unseasonably warm temperatures, ideal for hiking as well as exploring the Cabot Trail. On a rare rainy afternoon, we drove to Baddeck and visited the Alexander Graham Bell museum which is highly recommended. Uli took us for a walk to a nearby beach area known as the gill with his friendly dog Tomo, and also provided information about other local walks/hikes from Maggie’s and along the Cabot Trail. Both he and Cathy are very knowledgeable about the area and obviously enjoy sharing information when asked. The local seafood was delicious, especially lobster rolls and various types of seafood chowder. It was late in the season, but we managed to have chowder at Neil’s Chowder House at Neil’s Harbour on the last day it was open. It was so good we bought two more portions to take away for another meal. Otherwise, there are grocery stores in Baddeck and Ingonish providing everything needed for home cooking. We are already looking forward to returning to Maggie’s and Cape Breton in future and are very appreciative of the helpfulness and generosity provided by Cathy and Uli.
  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014

Outstanding Cottage in Beautiful Location

5 of 5
I have found that 5 stars are too often given so that the rating starts to lose its meaning. This truly is a 5 star property. It is beautifully designed and built with pine- planked inside walls that lend such charm and interest. Each bedroom has its own bathroom, a rarity and yet so helpful with a larger family or couples traveling together. There's plenty of space for privacy and also for interaction. The furniture is very nice and actually comfortable...as is the King bed (didn't try the others.) We ate all breakfasts and dinners there so really appreciated the high-end appliances (especially the Jenn-Aire duel fuel stove/oven) and the gas grill. And then there's the magnificent view from the house, from the porch, and from the firepit with chairs area right by the water. And the sound of the waves to lull you to sleep. And then there's the porch. since the photos on this site were taken, beautiful, high quality couch, chairs and tables are now present...we practically lived on that porch. This truly is one listing that is even better then its photos and write-up. As for the practical matters, Tonia was so easy to work with and very responsive. She provides lots of information about what to do, best places to eat, shop, etc. ahead of time and kindly and quickly answered some additional questions we thought of. The house was immaculate and the linens were of excellent quality. Nothing was missing. And our refundable security deposit check was waiting for us when we got home.
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014

Absoutely Wonderful

5 of 5
Our visit was absolutely wonderful! The location was very serene and romantic. Easy access to the ocean. Entrance to Cape Breton National Park just down the road. Jewel By The Sea felt like home the minute we walked in the door and plopped down our things and put our feet up out on the deck facing the ocean. Huge windows fill the rooms with sunlight and the view of the ocean is positively stunning. We cooked several meals in the well-stocked kitchen, spent hours in the living room, reading, engaging in intimate conversations and soaking in the spectacular views. On several mornings we sat on the back porch and watched a group of seals playing and soaking up the sun just offshore, watched Eagles soar thru the skies. We even had a Bull Moose stop by for a visit one evening. Tremendous! The location of the house is rural -- There is a large grocery store about an hour and half away or stop at the coop in Baddeck (about 30-45 minutes) before you arrive because restaurant offerings are scarce. -- but if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, this is the place to go. Also, spend $25 for a book of ferry tickets. Trust me, you'll save a lot of money doing so. House is exactly as pictured and is well stocked, only thing you need is your clothes and groceries....everything else is provided. Great kitchen. Beautiful views from everywhere in the house. We are all in love with Cape Breton, but I am sure that we don't have to tell you that. Although this was our first trip to Nova Scotia, it will not be our last. Thank you for letting us share your home, we truely enjoyed our 2 weeks there and hope to return soon. Recommended for: Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway, any Age that enjoys nature and peaceful surroundings.
  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011