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.
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.
Beautiful drive on the way there, it's a remote area with a store just before the last road in (Co-Op). Great place to relax with an excellent view. The bed in the main bedroom is very comfortable as well. Kitchen well equipped for all your cooking needs.
great place to wake up to in the morning. It's close to the top of the cabot trail and very close to meat cove. The few people that live in Capstick are real nice and the house is comfortable with amazing views.
I read in a magazine several years ago that, when on the coast of Cape Breton Highlands, "Get used to saying 'wow' a lot. That was most certainly the case while staying at The End of the Earth...and Loving it. The rental and the entire area far exceeded our expectations? We truly loved it and left a part of our hearts there. My husband and I really enjoyed the comfort of the home, including a very comfortable bed, with nice linens and a handmade quilt; and the comfortable living room. We had everything we needed and more. We spent a lot of our time, while at home, just looking out the windows or sitting on the deck. We kept saying to each other, I can't believe we are here, looking at an ocean and mountain view. The pictures just can't do the view justice. It was so much more.
There is a lot to do in the area and we kept busy hiking and sight-seeing. We felt that this was a good location for traversing either side of the Cabot Trail. We hiked the Meat Cove Look-Out and The Grassy Trail in Meat Cove, both with great views. We also hiked several trails in the Highlands National Park, including Clyburn Valley Trail, which leads to an abandoned gold mine; Jack Pine Trail, with its woods and ocean views; and Green Cove, just a short walk to look out over the ocean. Also, in Dingwall, we visited the St. Paul's Lighthouse Museum. Be sure to Go out to White Point to the Tittles. Whale watching was incredible as we saw over 100 Pilot whales while on the tour. A whale watch tour also will show you a part of the shoreline that your probably would not be able to see except on the water. I could go on and on with all the wonderful experiences and sights... However, what really enhanced our trip were the friendly people.
We found the landlord to be very patient and cooperative with my questions. And we felt very prepared for our big adventure to The Ends of the Earth... Thank you for letting us experience such a wonderful and magical place, while staying in a much loved home. We loved it too.
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!
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.
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.
Access to many private hiking trails directly from the property, whale watching, hiking tours, berry picking, bird watching
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