WATCH SEALS, WHALES, AND SEA BIRDS FROM A ROMANTIC OCEANFRONT HOME

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Speaks german, english, francais--un petit peu
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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WATCH SEALS, WHALES, AND SEA BIRDS FROM A ROMANTIC OCEANFRONT HOME

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2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 6

Fall asleep to the sound of the sea in a serene cottage at the end of a private road off the Cabot Trail, one of the most beautiful drives in the world and home to fishermen, artists, writers, and musicians.

A footpath leads through meadow to a secluded pebble beach. You can’t see any neighbors, but you can watch seals, cormorants, eagles, and the occasional whale, moose, or bear from inside or from the spacious veranda.

Take after-dinner strolls on a quiet 1 km loop. Pick wildflowers, wild strawberries, and raspberries in season. Or drive thirty minutes through spectacular scenery to Cape Breton National Park with beaches, hiking trails, restaurants, and golf. Forty minutes in the other direction is the quaint town of Baddeck and nightly ceilidhs, the Alexander Graham Bell museum, restaurants, golf courses, and shops. Five minutes away is the legendary Wreck Cove General Store offering coffee, ice cream, sundries, and local color.

Golf Details: The internationally known Highland Links golf course is a twenty minute drive away. The Bell Bay golf course is one of two golf courses in nearby Baddeck.

Cape Breton National Park: The Cape Breton National Park East entrance is a 20 minute drive. Inside the park are hiking trails of all levels, supervised beaches, and scenic spots for picnics. The town of Ingonish, near the park, offers restaurants, gift shops, and groceries.

Cape Breton Music: The Cabot Trail is as renowned for its music as it is for its spectacular scenery. Ceilidhs (kitchen parties) featuring Cape Breton fiddle music are offered in Baddeck, Ingonish, and, closest to the house, in Indian Brook.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

carole

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks german, english, francais--un petit peu

I was a garden writer who has now turned to crime. Dying for the Christmas Rose, my first garden mystery, was published in 2012. Murder Houose, a Cape Breton Mystery was published in summer, 2014.

carole purchased this house in 2003

This property, nicknamed 'Faraway' is utterly beautiful, peaceful, and far away from the rest of the world--a perfect place to write, read, and renew.

The sounds of the waves at night, the seals that swim by the house, the eagles that fly up and down the coast, the cormorants that dive for fish, the wild strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries in season, now and then the sight of a moose grazing or a whale swimming by.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Watch Seals, Whales, and Sea Birds from a Romantic Oceanfront Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Skir Dhu Cape Breton Island
5

VERY NICE HOUSE WITH A GREAT VIEW

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I enjoyed the house for a week in July 2014. House is clean and the view is very nice. The caretaker and his wife were very helpful. House includes everything you need for the stay. Cape Breton was beautiful. Be prepared for a lot of driving to sites and activities. The only negatives about the house were the driveway is very rough gravel. Make sure you have a car that is high off the ground. In addition, the beach is right there by the house but difficult to access. There is a very steep drop off and you need to walk through tall grass to get there. Overall loved the house and would stay again.
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is an accurate description of our place, but, in my opinion, the view is amazing.
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Skir Dhu Cape Breton Island
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TRULY A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE

  • 5 of 5
We wanted a private and secluded house with breathtaking views and that was exactly what we got. My wife and I rent about 10 vacation rentals a year and we have a big budget and this is absolutely the best house we have rented in years. I can't imagine finding a better waterfront house then this one on Cape Breton. We will be going back once my son is old enough to walk. Thank you Carole!
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Owner's Response: I am delighted that my guests enjoyed the house as much as I do.
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Skir Dhu Cape Breton Island
New Hampshire, USA
5

BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY WITH STUNNING VIEWS

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I rented this house as a base camp for the 2010 Celtic Colours music festival. Although I had high expectations for the trip, the house exceeded all of them. It was absolutely beautiful, inside and out.

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, flew kites in the backyard and spent hours in the living room, reading, writing and engaging in intimate conversations.

The location of the house is quite rural -- stock up on supplies at the coop in Baddeck 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.

Although this was our first trip to Nova Scotia, it will not be our last. And when we return, we hope to rent this lovely home again!
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Skir Dhu Cape Breton Island
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"FARAWAY" FROM THE WORLD

"Faraway" from the world
  • 5 of 5
Thank you for a delightful autumn getaway to Faraway! This gorgeous waterfront home could not have been neater, cleaner, or more well maintained. Zillions of windows and brightbrightbright - no vampires need apply! Kitchen set-up great for a gourmet cook, and living area great for those who want to yoga or exercise, or laze around and read or watch movies. Driveway is long and rutted, do not bring a delicate, low-slung vehicle. Only disappointment was that the Cape Breton Highlands National Park Pass had gone missing some time prior to our visit. This added some cost I didn't appreciate, though not much. Also, expensive for one person, ideal for three or more. More than four would be a little tight, unless the "more" are children. Loved being able to pick lettuce and herbs from the owner's own garden right outside the kitchen window. Would go back to Faraway tomorrow if I could get the time off from work!
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Skir Dhu Cape Breton Island
Westborough, MA, USA
5

SKIR DHU IN JUNE

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful, magical home you have. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and only wish that it was longer. The weather was beautiful, and the views from the house were mesmerizing. We experienced the entire Cabot trail, and found the vistas breathtaking and the people delightful. We saw quite a bit of wildlife, and were especially enchanted by the eagles that flew around the area each evening. Accomodations in the house were excellent. 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.
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The island of Cape Breton and the house are perfect for people who appreciate being in a spectacular natural setting.
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Sydney Nova Scotia airport
Nearest Ferry
14 Miles
Englishtown
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
beach
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: necessary

Within a short drive you can find: many places to hear Cape Breton's fabled music, restaurants, lakes in the mountains, the 'artisan's loop' where artists and craftsmen display their works, Cape Breton National Park with its beaches, golf, and trails, and, all around you, spectacular scenery.

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Skir Dhu House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Base Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,925
$6,000
 
Discounts: 14 nights or more: $225 Nightly
 
late season
Sep 1 - Oct 31
7 night minimum stay
$1,820
$5,700
 
Discounts: 14 nights or more: $240 Nightly
 
low season
May 1 - Jun 7
7 night minimum stay
$1,820
$5,700
 
Discounts: 14 nights or more: $240 Nightly

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Amenities

Skir Dhu House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Ocean View
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • ISDN Access
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , first floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , second floor
  • A third bathroom and bedroom on the lower leverl are not yet completed.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • The master bedroom has a queen bed and its own private deck. The upstairs bedroom has a double bed and overlooks the mountains. The den has a desk, futon, and its own high deck with a view of both mountains and the sea The living room opens onto a veranda that overlooks the ocean. It has a sleep sofa. The lower level with a third bedroom and full bath will be complete after July 15. This level opens onto the meadow and the ocean.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • marina
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • mountain biking
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • pier fishing
Notes:
Adjacent to the house is a small garden that provides herbs and, later in the season (hopefully!) lettuce and tomatoes. A short walk leads to the French River. It often forms its own wading pool.
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