THE END OF THE EARTH... AND LOVING IT

Darrell Williams

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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THE END OF THE EARTH... AND LOVING IT

Ingonish House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

This amazing and private property is nestled snuggly on the most Northern tip of Cape Breton Island. Relax on the deck with one of the books from the private library as you listen to the whales playing in the Atlantic, or travel the short distance to the wharf for fresh seafood and take in some of the local entertainment: you, too, will want to dance a jig to the fiddler's tune.

This well loved and immaculately kept home makes a perfect artist's retreat, or family get getaway, or impossibly romantic honeymoon: it has something for everyone. Roast marshmallows in the fire pit after a fantastic hike or share a glass of wine on the balcony off the master bedroom.

Owned by a local, fifth generation fisherman with his wife and daughters who want to share the joy (and maybe a moose or two) with you and your loved ones. Enjoy an authentic Cape Breton retreat now: the friendliest people, the most splendid panoramic view, and the harmony of nature are waiting for you.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Darrell Williams

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
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We are Cape Bretoners, a fisherman and an English professor, who cherish our first home but presently live across the country with our two daughters.

Darrell Williams purchased this house in 2000

We simply want to share our family home with those whom will also love it and allow people to experience a special area with rich heritage which is too often missed in trips around the Cabot Trail.

It is the only place one can fully relax, without distractions. It encompasses the best of everything: 129 acres of fields and mountains and ocean view. Its pristine, natural setting is a rare commodity and inevitably brings peace and enjoyment.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
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4.9
based on 9 traveler reviews

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The End of the Earth... and Loving it
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The End of the Earth... and Loving it
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Ingonish Cape Breton Island
Prince George
4

A REMOTE GETAWAY

  • 4 of 5
Although the weather did not cooperate (we were in rain and white blanket of fog for the majority of our visit) my partner and I enjoyed our two night stay at "the End of the Earth".
The accommodation was bright, clean, and cozy. If the fog had lifted we are sure the views would have been spectacular.

For those travelling here for the first time - do pay attention to the name of this place as it is quite accurate. It is a great vacation rental for outdoor enthusiasts - especially hikers. And it is a terrific place for anyone who wants to get away from it all. However it is not the place for everyone. My 75 year old father found the accommodation to be too remote. And the trails near the place were too wild, wet and slippery for his hiking ability. And although we gave him the master bedroom with the large bed (my partner and I slept together on the bottom bunk of the twin beds in the spare room), he remained uncomfortable with the remoteness.

A recommendation for the owners - consider replacing the twin beds with a double bed (the roll away can help for families). And do consider adding some utensils for eating lobster!
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Ingonish Cape Breton Island
Brantford,ON
5

HONEYMOON SWEET!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I went to Capstick for our honeymoon and had a wonderful time. We only stayed for a couple of days on our east coast tour, but it was the perfect getaway we needed. There is no cellphone reception which was wonderful! The owner's family was so kind to check in with us to make sure we had everything we needed. The view is spectacular. We did not get too much hiking in as the weather was not great, but we made sure to take a drive down to Meat Cove and explore the coast.
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Ingonish Cape Breton Island
Halifax
5

UNFORGETTABLE SOJOURN IN A DIFFERENT WORLD

  • 5 of 5
It is difficult, if not impossible, to find the words that can convey the joy, tranquility, and the wonder of communion with nature that we experienced during our stay at ‘The End of the Earth”. Amidst the symphony of wind and waves, whale calls, and occasional rain murmur, we discovered the freedom to live as we dreamed.

The hiking trails in the area are many and varied. Some of them, such as White Point Trail, allow you to experience alpine tundra and meadow a mere 100 feet above sea level. Others, such as Sugarloaf Mountain Trail, can get you “from sea to sky” in less than an hour of energetic walking. You will find majestic old-growth hardwood forests along the trail to Cape St. Lawrence. Even the shortest trails, such as Little Grassy near Meat Cove or Kauzmann off of Road 6014, are gems in their own right, offering breathtaking views of the coast and the highlands. Your chances of encountering another human being on any of these trails are slim, but you will be likely to meet various wild denizens. We have been fortunate to see moose almost every day.

After daily hikes, we would go to the local “club” – the wharf at Bay St. Lawrence – to fish for mackerel and chat with the folks from the village who came to fish as well. They would gladly share their love of the place and a few fishing tricks with us. (For the guests who would like to have this experience but have brought no fishing gear with them, there are two places in Ingonish where it could be purchased: Home Hardware and Outdoor Store.)

The cottage itself is a delight to be in. The owners’ family photos give it a unique charm: as soon as you arrive, you find yourself in a space filled with love, where you feel like a welcomed guest, like a friend. Darrell and Jocelyn, we owe you a very special debt of gratitude for making us feel at home in your world.

We will be missing this place a lot, and hope to come again.
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

JUST WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR

  • 5 of 5
Dear Darrell and Jocelyn,
My stay in Capstick has just come to an end and I want you both to know how much I appreciated spending time in your beautiful home and community. It was also an unexpected pleasure visiting with Sonny and hearing about his life in Capstick and both he and Dale were very helpful when my car decided to misbehave itself.

I'm so glad I had the opportunity to visit this beautiful and remote part of Cape Breton. The weather was absolutely perfect until my last day when the sea was all roiled up - a most dramatic send-off. On my final full day, a pair of bald eagles circled overhead, while a mother moose and her 2 calves boldly walked into the garden and stood right in front of the deck. By this time, I had gotten used to the idea of always having my camera by my side for spontaneous photo taking. I most loved being able to sit out on the balcony and read for hours on end, with the sound of the waves providing a soothing acoustic backdrop and taking frequent breaks to gaze upon the scenery. The 6 short days that I was there allowed me time to breathe and and clear my mind - desperately needed over the past year.

As for your home (which Dale referred to as "the cabin"!), it was equipped with everything I could have wished for and more without feeling in the least bit cluttered. And I appreciated the beautiful photos of your daughters (taken by someone with a good eye) which added a wonderful personal touch to the place. Thank you for sharing your lovely home with those of us fortunate enough to experience the natural beauty of Capstick. I hope to have the opportunity to return before long.

Warmest Regards,
Flora Lim
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Ingonish Cape Breton Island
Canada
5

AMAZING!!!!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I could not have picked a more beautiful place to visit! This cottage has everything you could need and with a view you won't find anywhere else!
We enjoyed hiking in the area and the quick access to both sides of the Cabot trail. We spend many hours simply enjoying the two decks with their ever-changing views.
Don't pass this one up!
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ingonish Cape Breton Island
West Lafayette, IN/USA
5

WHERE TO BEGIN?

  • 5 of 5
Our first trip to Cape Breton, in 2000, included a bicycle excursion to Meat Cove. Ever since then we had tried unsuccessfully to return for an extended period of time to the northern Cape Breton--that is, until we contacted Darrell upon seeing his VRBO listing of his Capstick home. From our first conversation, we had a good feeling about what we would encounter on arrival. And throughout our successive exchanges with Darrell--who was the epitome of calm, kindness, and unflappable patience--our enthusiasm grew.

And we were by no means disappointed by what we found. Not only was the house a comfortable and functional "base camp" from which to explore the northern and eastern expanses of the island, it had all of the amenities required to serve as an ideal seasonal home and refuge. On many days we were totally content to stay within easy hiking distance from the residence or else plant ourselves on the deck (binoculars in tow) gazing out on Bay St. Lawrence in one of its myriad colors and moods; on calmer, more sultry summer days, we might even be fortunate enough to spot a harbor seal or a pod of pilot whales off shore.

When we did venture farther afield, we were rewarded with some amazing hiking and climbing excursions (complete with up close moose encounters), from White Point, Glasgow Lakes, and the Coastal Trail to an amazing guided trek/scramble over Money Point followed by a view of the same rock formations, shipwreck sites, and coastal caves from the off shore perspective of the Oshan whale watching tour. And of course, no stay on Cape Breton would be complete without some extended beach time, which we found in abundance on some spectacular (and remarkably unpopulated) coastlines, among them North Bay Ingonish, Cabot's Landing, and (maybe best of all) South Harbour Beach (where the coastal panorama defining Aspy Bay stretches from White Point to Money Point, and the endangered Piping Plover population thrives on its protected nesting grounds.

But the best part of the experience was our encounters with the extraordinarily warm, open, and generous folks who reside year round in Northern Cape Breton, from the vendors at the Cape North farmers market to the staff at the Bay St. Lawrence and Meat Cove community centers. In this regard, we want to extend a special "thank you" to Darrell's brother, Dale, and father, Sonny, for extending their hospitality to and sharing their time, experiences, and local knowledge with us.
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
99 Kilometres
Sydney, Nova Scotia
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
North Sydney
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Cabot Trail
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Capstick Beach
Nearest Barpub
37 Kilometres
Coastal Waters, Ingonish
Nearest Ski
51 Kilometres
Ingonish
Nearest Golf
47 Kilometres
Cape Breton Highlands Links
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Bay St. Lawrence Community Centre
Car: necessary

Access to many private hiking trails directly from the property, whale watching, hiking tours, berry picking, bird watching

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Ingonish House Rental Rates

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Notes For stays less than 1 week we charge a $50 cleaning fee.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Ingonish House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • shelling
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rock climbing
  • kayaking
  • cross country skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • surfing
  • hunting
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
Notes:
Fire Pit, Library
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