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SPECTACULAR VIEW OF CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS PARK FROM QUIET ISLAND HOME

Gretchen Hull

Advertiser since: 2006
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks: english, some French...
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Calendar last updated:
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SPECTACULAR VIEW OF CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS PARK FROM QUIET ISLAND HOME

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Cheticamp House Rental Photos and Description

- 3 BR, 1 1/2 BA, Kitchen, Living Room, sleeps 7

This historic Acadian house on Cheticamp Island has fields down to the harbour and sunny views from every window. Peaceful privacy w. easy access to Cape Breton HIghlands National Park (10 minutes) and town of Cheticamp (7 minutes) with restaurants, shops, music, and whale cruises. Island is connected to mainland and Cabot Trail by a causeway running along a warm water sandy swimming beach. From house, trails lead to beach, high Capes on the Gulf of St Lawrence, and lighthouse at the tip of island. Enjoy a family vacation hiking in the Park, strolling paths on the island, swimming at the beach, paddling the harbour, playing horseshoes, picking blueberries, biking to the lighthouse, or taking turns lying in the hammock, admiring the fabulous views. Recently renovated house features wood stove, laundry, WiFi, cable, full fleet of bikes, small boats,and much more. Reserving for the fall and for summer 2011.

A house with a story!

Perched above the harbour that separates it from the town and the Highlands National Park , this simple Acadian style house was was originally located at Cap Rouge in Park. When the Park was established in 1940, it was removed (floated!) to Cheticamp Island. The house is fully renovated and equipped and is happily surrounded by acres and acres of hay fields and forest. The 'Queen' of Cheticamp Island!

This wonderful property is located on Island Light Road, a dirt road that runs along the harbour of Cheticamp Island, from the warm sand beach at the causeway that leads to the island, to Point Enrage and its lighthouse at the north end of the island. A good road for walking and for biking. Trails from the back of the house lead to the head land capes on the the 'back of the island'- 150 foot cliffs over the Gulf of St Lawrence. Many berries to pick on the way, and whales,seals, and eagles of several kinds to visit.

The house provides a private retreat for a couple, or a happy vacation for an entire family. We love children, and responsible dogs.....both can run free to their heart's content. The house is far back from the quiet road, well equipped with games, books and bikes. Rowboats.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Gretchen Hull (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english, some French...
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2014

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

5
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Spectacular view of Cape Breton Highlands park from quiet island home
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Cheticamp Cape Breton Island
Reston, VA
5

Family Vacation to Remember!

  • 5 of 5
My family stayed at this home for a week's vacation to Cape Breton from Virginia, USA. It was just perfect for the 5 of us. Lot's of room, a stocked kitchen, laundry, comfortable sitting areas, and a beautiful outdoor setting. We enjoyed walking in the woods behind the house and our dogs loved the open fields to run in! Since the house is situated on the island it was very quiet and a nice road to run or walk on.

The proximity of the house to Cape Breton National Park was perfect. We were able to hike, swim and explore the area, and then return home for dinner or to clean-up before dinner out at the wonderful restaurants in town. We absolutely loved this area of Nova Scotia and could have easily stayed for month, if not the whole summer!

Thank you Gretchen for a wonderful stay!
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cheticamp Cape Breton Island
5

Joyous Return to The Blue House

  • 5 of 5
We had stayed at the Blue House in 2010 and loved it, so we were all looking forward to another stay. And we were not disappointed. It was clean and even new-seeming, although the house itself is old; owner Gretchen has really fixed it up beautifully.
The house is cosy without being small, and is so well decorated that it makes you want to rush out and buy blue glass jugs and brown, shell-decorated scatter cushions just like Gretchen's. It has all the stuff you need for a good stay in the way of cooking, including all the paraphenalia needed to eat lobsters and crabs from the shell. Oh yum. Or anything else, actually, like a casserole.

We used the Blue House as our base for local activities such a whale watching and beach visiting--to far-away Inverness, closer Whale Cove and nearby St. Pierre.
My grand- kids loved it. Tallis, age almost 5, went into the water at all of them, as did Devon, age 10. So did my husband and son in law. My daughter sought sea glass at all of them and had quite a collection by the time we left.
Little Tallis thrilled herself and us by finding the only pale lavender glass, which is very rare. She also reached some kind of artistic bloom on this trip, perhaps because she saw pilot whales for the first time. She was soon drawing everything she saw, from flowers to pilot whales and all kind of sea life with her colored pens.

Devon loved the whales, and enjoyed one afternoon of Gretchen's marine biology course for teenagers, claiming with excitement that she actually touched a fish. She also came home with buttons to stick on her jacket, with sea creature pictures she had drawn, which Gretchen had taught her to make into wearable art.

At night, we sang songs around the firepit, roasted marshmallows and sipped hot chocolate, while looking up at the vast sky available to be seen above the house. The lights across the bay glittered like gems. And in the house, the wind blew sweetly through the windows, soothing us to sleep when we finally climbed up to bed.
Thanks Gretchen; you are a most accomodating hostess. And you have an awesome house!
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cheticamp Cape Breton Island
Peterborough, Ontario
5

Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 5 stayed here in July and it was a perfect family spot. Gretchen was a very helpful host and the house supplied everything that we needed. The location was great to drive to whale watching in Pleasant Bay and to visit the National Park for hiking. The golf course (Cabot Links) was close and a very beautiful course. The house is located near all amenities and comes with bikes/beach chairs/kayak/bbq/lawn games and a beautiful view of Cheticamp. I would highly recommend this home and we hope to be back again in the future!
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Cheticamp Cape Breton Island
Glenside, Pennsylvania
5

Spectacular Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5
Me and my family had a wonderful time. It was the 6 of us; me, my husband, my mother in law and my 3 kids and there was plenty of room for all of us. The home felt very comfortable and Gretchen was most graceful!! We enjoyed Cheticamp village and all it had to offer including a whale watch boat tour, we didn't see any whales but we did see many dolphins, and of course we saw the Cabot trail. We also went to the miners museum, which was a short drive away, as well as the puffin boat tour. Gretchen really went out of her way to see that her guests are comfortable, you won't be disappointed. We spent a week and really need more time to enjoy every thing. Oh and by the way, the scenery is truly breathtaking!!
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cheticamp Cape Breton Island
Sarasota, Florida, USA
5

Quiet R&R with a great view and much to do!

Quiet R&R with a great view and much to do!
  • 5 of 5
The house and location more than met our expectations. We had almost forgotten what silence was like, but the hiking, biking and kayaking were a great diversion. We enjoyed our meals with a fabulous view, but equally loved the Bakeries and shops in Cheticamp, not to mention the close proximity to the Park and the most scenic part of the whole Cabot trail. We would love to experience this again with our friends.
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Spectacular view of Cape Breton Highlands park from quiet island home
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+1 -207 596 4003
Cheticamp Cape Breton Island
5

House has it all!

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful location with beautiful views of the harbor, ever possible thing you would need on vacation, from beach chairs to kayak, to bikes, are included. A quiet location, close to town and the park. Wifi included which helps! would stay here again in a heartbeat! The owner was wonderful and went out of her way to make sure we had everything.
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Sydney (or Halifax)
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Cheticamp
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Cheticamp
Nearest Train
200 Miles
Truro
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Cheticamp
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Cheticamp Island
Car: necessary

The fishing village of Cheticamp is located on the Cabot Trail at the western entrance to the spectacular Highlands National Park, and is the heart of Acadian culture on Cape Breton. Cheticamp Island is connected to the mainland by a beach/causeway and offers quiiet privacy yet easy access to many fine restaurants, shops, local music and whale watching tours in town. Choose to hike the many trails in the Park or to explore the paths on the island. Walk to to the cliffs on the Gulf of St Lawrence, to the lighthouse, or to the long warm-water sand beach. Watch whales feeding off the point, row across the harbour to town for lunch, and come home to enjoy the view.

Other Activities: whale watching

Golf: A fine Golf course with views of the Highlands located 10 minutes a way

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Rates & Availability

Cheticamp House Rental Rates

Notes

  • multiple week rate available
  • A 50% deposit is required to hold a reservation The remainder of the rent is due upon arrival. Additional charge of $50 per person beyond six people.
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Amenities

Cheticamp House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , plus cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , (double futon)
  • Three comfortable bedrooms upstairs, and a double futon in living room. A roll away cot located in single bedroom.. A crib is available.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Three bedrooms upstairs with full bath, living room and eat-in kitchen downstairs

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