OVERLOOKING BRAS D'OR LAKES FABULOUS RENOVATED OLD SCHOOL HOUSE

Richard Smith

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
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Minimum Stay 4 nights
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OVERLOOKING BRAS D'OR LAKES FABULOUS RENOVATED OLD SCHOOL HOUSE

Bras D'or Lake Cottage Rental Photos and Description

One bedroom and large loft, bathroom w separate shower/tub, sleeps 6, 1200 SF

Open concept newly renovated 100 year old school house!

Enjoy your holiday in central location of Cape Dauphin (20 minute drive to Baddeck) at the base of Kelly's Mountain, in a school house that is newly renovated, over 1200 square feet, cathedral ceilings, original hardwood floors and wainscoting throughout, open concept kitchen and living area, bedroom on main level and a very large loft area on the second level which has two single beds and a queen bed, half bathroom and separate shower/tub room on the main level, large wrap around deck, bright and private with great views of the Bras D'or Lakes, nice breeze from ocean. There is a lovely sandy beach sometimes rocky spots depending on the years tidal action, just a 5 to 10 min walk (down a path, across a dirt road and down a driveway). For those who have trouble walking you can drive. There is a fire tub on the beach so you can collect wood along the beach and have a fire if you desire (of course weather permitting ). Very private and secluded. Pets are welcome (we charge a pet fee).

We also have two other properties with potential availability in the same area that could be booked if there is a gathering of families.

Restaurants and grocery store: There are a few restaurants close by. The cottage is approximately a 15 min drive down a dirt road (good condition) to the Trans Canada Highway. There are two good restaurants 10 min from the TransCanada Highway.

Cedar House Family Restaurant and Bakery

Fitzgeralds Family Restaurant and Bakery

The grocery store is 20 min drive to North Sydney or a 20 min drive to Baddeck.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Wonderful holiday spot. Molly (dog) and Noofer (dog) loved the yard and the sniffies.

We loved the cottage and C.B.!

We planned off-season for the peace and quiet. Weather was perfect.Couple days of rain to ensure we took a home day. Brilliant sun and warm the rest of the time. Colours were intense a must-get-in Pie from the Jam market just before north sydney. Also Bread and Buns on the cabot trail. The dancing moose cafe has some home made goodies, a nice cat and incredible views.Meat Cove and Bay St. Lawrence are worth the trip. Gorgeous!

Inverness Beach one of the best in the world. Egypt Falls ( barely on the map) by upper mar agree is a vertical climb for the very fit. Glenora Distillery pour your own single malt from a cask. Town of Louisbourg is very pretty take the side trip to the lighthouse. Keep pets and kids in the car !! cliffs are unforgiving- waves are awesome beaches everywhere EXPLORE!!
Oct 2012
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Richard Smith

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Speaks english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Reviews

Overlooking Bras D'or Lakes Fabulous Renovated Old School House
average rating of 3.5 based on 2 reviews
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Bras D'or Lake Cape Breton Island
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NOT WHAT THEY SAID.

  • 2 of 5
We rented the schoolhouse and in-laws rented the farmhouse property for a family reunion. The sandy beach was not a 5 minute walk as stated in the description, it was a drive down the road and then a walk down a steep path (not suitable walk for elderly grandfather or toddler niece). The beach across the street was a rocky beach below the owner's family property. We paid the additional $ for our dog, yet no $ was deducted for the 2 mice that were running through our cottage. I informed the owner, and traps were brought to us 3 days later. By then I had already purchased my own traps and caught the mice myself. There were not enough towels, no soap and no toilet tissue upon arrival. We had to ask the owner for these items as well- very inconvenient after a long drive from Toronto. I had spoken to the owner prior to renting to see how far the two properties (schoolhouse and farmhouse) we were interested in renting were from each other, as we wanted to be very close to family. I was told that they were next to each other and a very short walk. This was not true. The schoolhouse was a ten minute walk to the farmhouse down an unlit dirt road, not exactly next door, and certainly not safe for our kids to go back and forth to visit cousins. Also, the trees had grown in substantially from the time when the photos were posted, so the view is limited to small sections of the deck.

I feel that the owners have misrepresented the property, and I would not recommend this property to anyone. Not good value for your $.
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: In response to the attached review for the school house, the beach is sandy and rocky depending on the tidal action and look exactly like the pictures and is a 5 mi walk or you can take you vehicle and make it a 30sec walk.Eight towels are provided and extra ones available on request. I do apologize for the lack of toilet paper and was an over site when the unit was cleaned.We do not supply soap.As far as a couple of mice there is no excuse and i do apologize, we do not use any sprays or poison because of sm children and pets.Again I apologize we have had nothing but good responses for the school house.
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Overlooking Bras D'or Lakes Fabulous Renovated Old School House
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Bras D'or Lake Cape Breton Island
Miami, FL
5

WONDERFUL PROPERTY

  • 5 of 5
We just finished our two week stay at the old school house and had a great time. There is a spacious living area which was perfect for our party of 5. It's quiet, private and very relaxing! We felt at home the moment we walked in. Thank you, we'll be back.
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Sydney airport, 60 minute drive
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
NL Ferry
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Trans Canada
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Baddeck
Nearest Restaurant
12 Kilometres
cedar house
Car: recommended

We are located on the New Campbellton Road in the community of Cape Dauphin (population 15 full time residents).

Take a 5 minute walk and you are n a private sandy beach, you can walk for miles and not see anybody. From Cape Dauphin you can do all your day trips around the island. Down the road there is Kelly's wharf where you can fish mackerel, buy fresh lobster, join in with the cottagers for a bonfire. Close by there is Bird Island boat tours, boat charters and whale watching, world-class golf course (Bell Bay), Highlands National Park, hiking trails, Alexander Graham Bell Museum and historic fortress of Louisbourg. It is 50 minutes from Sydney, 30 minutes to shopping area in North Sydney, 25 minutes to the tourist town of Baddeck.

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Availability & Rates

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Bras D'or Lake Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
C$100
From
C$200
Fri,Sat
C$895
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$14 per night, per additional guest
 
Celtic Colours
Oct 10 2014 - Oct 16 2014
7 night minimum stay
C$1,350
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
C$107
From
C$250
Fri,Sat
C$1,035
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$14 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$100
Notes Rates are quoted for up to four persons.
Extra person charges of $100 per person per week (pro-rated for less than 7 nights).
Pet fee of $100 per stay.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Bras D'or Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Linens Provided
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Towels Provided
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Alarm Clock
  • Water Cooler
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Sofabed in living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 (loft) - 2 twin/ single , 1 queen
  • Main level - bedroom with Queen bed Second level (loft) - two single beds and one queen bed Living room - one double sofabed The full bathroom is on the main level NO PHONE OR INTERNET (there is public access internet 12km from school house)
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • paddle boating
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
Notes:
The main level has one bedroom with a queen bed and the second level (loft area open to below) has two single beds and a queen bed. The living room has a sofabed. The full bathroom is on the main level. No smoking inside.
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