Point Michaud House Rental Photos and Description
3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath, Sleeps 9, Kitchen, Great Room, ping pong room, 1600 sq.feet
L’Ardoise and surrounding towns abound in wild berries – strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, dewberries – even cranberries and foxberries. Free clam digging is available within five miles. Concerts and Ceilidhs are available in many locations throughout Cape Breton, some featuring the unique brand of Cape Breton fiddle music. Fortress Louisbourg is a world class historic re-enactment of a French Acadian fortress town. The beach in L’Ardoise, in the hamlet of Point Michaud, is 1.5 miles long, considered to be world class in quality. Fishing from shore is available in the 300 yard canal connecting the Atlantic with the Bras d’Or Lakes, about 7 miles from our house. We have a 120 degree view of the Atlantic and the harbour.
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- pets considered
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
This home is owned by Jonathan and Katsuyo Tetherly. We live in Chicopee, Massachusetts. I am the protestant chaplain at the Hampden Correctional Center in Ludlow, Massachusetts, in my 27th year there, and Kay retired as a director at the Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, after working there for 33 years, in December, 2013. I grew up in Laconia, New Hampshire and she in Yamagata City, Japan. I have degrees from the University of New Hampshire, University of Minnesota, and Andover Newton Theological School in Newton, Massachusetts. Kay has a degree from Elms College in Chicopee.We have two adult daughters and two grandchildren. We built this house in 2005-06, but have owned the property since 1980, when there was a small house on it. We enjoy Cape Breton's variety of berries to pick, fishing, clamming, music, golf, running and more. Neighbors are friendly and helpful. We generally come down twice a year. We do our best to keep the house in good condition in and out. It is so wonderful to get away from the hurried pace of our lives in the urban Lower Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts and just go at whatever pace we feel like in Cape Breton.We try to advise our guests as to attractions they might like, so that they may get to love Cape Breton as much as we do.
We bought the land with a small house on it in 1980. We bought contiguous land in 1983. We loved to come here for two weeks in the summer to fish and pick berries and listen to great Cape Breton music. In 2005-06 we tore down the old house and built a new one at the top of the hill, with the mail living area on the second floor, for a better view. The area is beautiful Nova Scotia seacoast, but not designed by the tourist trade. It's just a place to live close to nature and in your own way for awhile.
The view of the village, the harbour, and the Atlantic beyond is gorgeous. It is shockingly beautiful on a sunny day; on the other hand, you can see the progress of storms on the Atlantic long before they arrive. The knotty pine interior of the house is very cheerful.