LOVELY OCEANSIDE COTTAGE WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS

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Stewart

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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LOVELY OCEANSIDE COTTAGE WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS

Margarees Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4

(Although many of our July-August bookings are filled in SeaSky, please check our other two cottages at Homeaway #382569 and #3490361 if you find your weeks booked; both have spectacular views and lots of privacy!)

This stunning oceanside cottage is located five minutes from the Cabot Trail on a 150-acre property and has been featured in Canadian House and Home and Victoria Magazines. You’ll love the clean air and sound of waves rolling in on the rocks below SeaSky. It's only two minutes to the beach itself. This architect-designed cottage is built on a bluff over the ocean and was designed to recall the best aspects of Maritime tradition, but to modernize them with an open-concept interior. It has a summer-y feeling, with a high ceiling, boarded walls and fresh white paint. Sunsets will knock your socks off. This design is best suited for couples, or couples with one or two children. There's a large deck with a BBQ and amazing views. The ocean and beach views are breathtaking! As you relax back at the cottage in the evening, you’ll be reassured by the steady cadence of the Margaree Island lighthouse. If your dates are already booked, you could also check #3490361, the Deep Blue Sea cottage, which is new for 2013-check listing; there is also #277105 or #382569 which are on nearby properties, equally spectacular and out of sight of each other.

About us...: Bell grew up in Margaree Valley, about twenty minutes from here, while I grew up in Toronto; we both love it here, so being here makes a lot of sense for us. We opened Cape Breton Clay, our pottery business in 1996 and we've been busy here ever since. Bell is also a painter and I am a photographer and filmmaker. We built this cottage in 1994 as a summer house when we hadn't yet settled permanently in Cape Breton. There is a rich, strong culture here, historically and musically, and life unwinds at its own special pace. Although a three-day visit to the Island is not uncommon, a week is more what it takes to really get a sense of the rhythms and charm of Cape Breton.

Local residents...: Fishermen haul their lobster traps each year out in front of our cottage. Moose, eagles, deer and foxes are regulars. It's easy to meet people here, and the daily pace here is slower than in most cities. It's nice to be in a place where you don't need air-conditioning; Cape Breton summers are warm-to-hot in the day, but perfect in the evening, and at the shore there are ocean breezes to keep any bugs at bay. Chimney Corner beach is one of the finest on the island, but because it is not visible from the road, it's usually unoccupied during the week– in addition to the fine beach and swimming, there are interesting rock formations to explore nearby. Cape Breton is a spectacular place, and you'll find the scenery on this stretch of coast particularly striking.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Stewart

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Bell and I built the cottage in 1994 as a summer house when we hadn't yet settled permanently in Cape Breton. We are both artists, and when we decided to live here all year 'round, in 1997, we needed more room–we built another building to contain studio and production space and commuted between the buildings every day. Eventually, over the years, we migrated to the larger building permanently, and used the cottage for studio space and for guests. So, the cottage is a special place for us, and we laboured for years to make it right.

Stewart purchased this cottage in 1994

Cape Breton is a spectacular place, and the scenery on this stretch of coast is particularly striking; it can also be dramatic, with 130 kph winds at many points of the year. One must keep a clean yard in such conditions! There is such a rich culture here, historically and musically, and life unwinds at its own special pace. We see some of the most dramatic sunsets anywhere, watch whales play in our front yard, and fishermen haul their lobster traps every year. There are the gorgeous rolling hills of Mabou, and the town of Inverness, which offers music, pubs and food; the acclaimed new Cabot Links golf course (rated #42 in the world by Golf Digest) by the sea, which is only 20 minutes away and offers a unique golfing experience in Inverness. Moose, eagles, deer and foxes are regulars. It's easy to meet people, and the daily rhythm here is slower than in most cities; we visit neighbors and friends whenever we can, as we are busy in the summer months. It's also nice to be in a place where you don't need air-conditioning; Cape Breton summers are warm-to-hot in the day, but perfect in the evening, and at the shore there are breezes to keep any bugs at bay. Chimney Corner beach is one of the finest on the island, but because it is not visible from the road, it's usually unoccupied during the week– we love to take our dog Ryder there for a good run.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Lovely Oceanside Cottage with Spectacular Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews
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Margarees Cape Breton Island
5

Magic in Margaree

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
To say that this little cottage is charming, welcoming, and perfectly placed in the quiet heart of Margaree would be an understatement. My brother and I had the privilege of spending a week here this past summer, and I can honestly say I have never had a more enjoyable, more perfect vacation experience. The cottage itself, tucked away on a quiet hilltop, exceeded our expectations. It was warm and inviting - giving us a sense of home despite our being 3,000 miles away. The upstairs loft provided the perfect place for restful, peaceful nights beneath the stars, and cozy naps during the day. I love to cook, and the kitchen proved to be more than up to the task of a little Texas cooking. It's obvious that the owners, Stewart and Bell, have made it a priority to maintain this property, and I have to say, they do a brilliant job of it. In addition, I say with great certainty that you will not find two more gracious, more welcoming, and more kind hosts than Stewart and Bell. Stewart made it a point to welcome us, and make us feel at home. He was incredibly understanding and accommodating - two features that were an absolute blessing. I highly recommend that you let him walk you through the map of the island. After listening to live music and eating excellent food at the Red Shoe Pub, or grabbing lunch and a pastry at the local Dancing Goat, you won't regret this decision at all! For those wishing for a little quiet and relaxation, the true gem of staying at Chimney Corner is the beautiful beach located just down the road. My brother and I spent every day down on the quiet stretch of sand in our little cove. It's a short two minute drive to the entrance, or in my brother's case, the perfect end point on the return from his morning run. You'll love the cool, crystal clear water, climbing the rocks up the hill, and the abundance of crustaceans you'll find scurrying along the ocean floor. If I haven't expressed my enjoyment enough at this point, allow me to say this - You won't find a sweeter, more intimate and peaceful vacation spot than this. An absolute gem in the heart of Margaree Harbor, and perhaps one of my favorite places on earth. Once you walk up to the top of that hill and overlook the ocean below, you'll realize this place is worth every penny. And if you listen hard enough, you might just hear Stewart at the top of that same hill saying, "Welcome home."
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
A beautifully appointed cabin nestled on the ocean. The listing was just as described with incredible views of the ocean and privacy. The cabin is contemporary and very comfortable. The wood burning stove heated the cabin perfectly (additional heating units were available when needed). Two beds are located in the spacious loft and both are very comfortable. Furnishings are perfect for the cabin with a large library of music and books.

The owners, Belle and Stuart, were very helpful and friendly. Located on the property, Stuart took time to show me the ins and outs of the cabin and identified "must see" locations on a map of the Cape. From the onset of planning my trip to leaving the property, Stuart was always attentive and helpful.

I would most definitely recommend this property (or Stuart and Belle's other properties) for those traveling to Cape Breton. This was a magnificent stay!
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Wonderful SeaSky Cottage

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
This past summer my husband and I had the pleasure of spending the first week of July at Sea and Sky cottage. It was truly amazing and exactly as advertised on the web and in other reviews. In fact it was better! We pretty much lived on the deck overlooking the ocean. We couldn't get enough of the spectacular view! We enjoyed watching the whales, lobster boats and of course the beautiful sunsets! The cottage was well equipped and quite comfortable. We liked the eclectic music selection. My husband was especially impressed by the number of John Prine CD's. It was also a great location for day trips and Stewart provided us with excellent advice of where to go and what to see. We certainly plan a return visit in the near future!
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Fit us Perfectly

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Thank you SO much for all of your kindness and the guide to the island! We did go visit the Big Spruce brewery (just a tiny little place, a true "mircro" brew!) Ryan ended up with a growler of the Spruce Tip IPA, he said it was a good one. We absolutely loved our time here and the funniest part is we weren’t sure what to expect; yet everything fit us perfectly. We explored the Cabot Trail, we were able to see whales, seals, and bald eagles, made it to The Barn, visited many local artisan shoppes (Bell's work is lovely and we are excited to be bringing several pieces back to the states with us), had a great anniversary dinner at the Distillery, spent some time in Mabou, had a few lobster dinners from the Bistro and more then our share of wine!

However, far and away the cottage was the highlight - I think we will miss that most. The views are breathtaking and the low key pace here allowed us to make the most of it. This 10 year trip for us turned out to be everything we wanted.
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Philadelphia, PA
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Spectacular Views is an Understatement

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Staying at this cottage was an amazingly enjoyable experience. My wife and I enjoyed one of the most relaxing weeks we've ever had while staying at Stewart and Bell's property. All of our expectations were either met or exceeded during our week. All of the pictures and descriptions were absolutely accurate.

The views at sunset were just breathtaking. Every night the sky was painted a different shade of purple and pink as the sun dropped below the horizon. We had a wonderful time sitting outside enjoy wine and cooking on the grill while we watched the bald eagles fly by, or looking down and seeing a whale or seal swim by (seriously - this is what you see). Even the one night we had some rain and wind, we still enjoyed watching the ocean waves churn up through the floor to ceiling windows while we stoked a fire in the wood burning stove.

The cottage location is perfect for enjoying Cape Breton. It was a short ride to the town of Inverness and an equally easy and scenic ride up to the national park where we did some great hikes. If hiking isn't your thing, the nearby beach is totally accessible and perfect for fires at night.

We couldn't have been more pleased with our experience. The cottage was clean and comfortable and the wireless worked perfect. Our hosts were friendly, helpful and accessible but not overbearing. Highly recommended.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
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Map

Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Chimney Corner beach
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Cabot Links, Inverness
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Island Sunset Resort
Car: necessary

Cape Breton has been acknowledged as one of the great islands in the world to visit; there's all sorts of oceanfront-related activities: fishing wharves, lots of beaches closeby, whale watching, and swimming. World-class golf at the renowned Cabot Links is a short-drive. Cabot has been listed at #87 on the top 100 courses in the world! There’s also salmon and trout fishing on the world-renowned Margaree River, just minutes away. This location will be a great base for other trips on the Island, and for checking out local music, entertainment, museums, craft galleries, and good eating. October features the Celtic Colours Music Festival. In our area, you'll also find excellent hiking networks, and access to the National Park, one of the wonders of eastern Canada. When you've finished for the day, come back to comfort and oceanside splendor.

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Availability & Rates

Margarees Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring 2014
May 3 2014 - Jun 13 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
C$ 1,650
7 nights
 
 
Summer 2014
Jun 14 2014 - Sep 5 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
C$ 1,900
7 nights
 
 
Early fall 2014
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 3 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
C$ 1,650
7 nights
 
 
Celtic colours
Oct 4 2014 - Oct 24 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
C$ 1,900
7 nights
 
 
Late Fall 2014
Oct 25 2014 - Dec 5 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
C$ 1,500
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes WEEKLY BOOKINGS ONLY (UP TO 2 OR 3 WEEKS TOTAL) CHANGING ON SATURDAYS ONLY
50% deposit at time of booking by credit card. Balance due on card 60 days before arrival
Full refund less $100 for cancellation up to 90 days prior to arrival dates.. 120 day notice required for May, Aug-October dates

If this cottage is booked dates you desire, check Homeaway #277105, 382569 3490361
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Amenities

Margarees Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 860 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Rural
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Beach View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Telephone ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Tiled Stove
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , tiled floor shower with floor heat
  • I bathroom with vanity, toilet and shower. Quaint and modern, with heated tile floors and roomy tiled shower. Towels provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 double
  • Sleeps maximum 4. Bedroom area on the second floor, with decent separation from the main floor living area/kitchen. Main bed area - Queen bed, secondary bed area double futon bed/frame. Skylights, windows and ceiling fans give excellent ventilation. All linens provided
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • antiquing
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • shelling
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • golf privileges optional
  • swimming
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hunting
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
Large deck with fabulous views. Excellent water quality, with mountain fed source and new filtration system (UV, sediment) for peace of mind.
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