CLASSIC COTTAGE BY THE OCEAN

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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CLASSIC COTTAGE BY THE OCEAN

Special Offer! 25% off this Spectacular Cottage August 30 - September 6

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2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4

(Although June-July-August bookings are filled in Eagles Pass, please check our other two cottages at Homeaway #382569 and #3490361; both have spectacular views and lots of privacy!)

Eagles Pass is a gorgeous coastal cottage on a 7-acre property five minutes from the Cabot Trail. There’s ocean, a huge beach nearby and breathtaking panoramas because Eagles Pass has windows everywhere, along with a cathedral ceiling, pine beams, and walls finished with white boards inside and cedar shingles outside, in classic Cape Breton style. The kitchen is modern and well equipped, and there is a large deck and BBQ with stunning views of the ocean and beach. Lobster boats haul traps in front, eagles perch nearby, moose, bobcats and foxes make appearances, and whales pass by most of the year; you will wake up to these views each morning and enjoy them all day. You will enjoy seclusion and incredible views in one of the most spectacular parts of Cape Breton. As day turns to evening in technicolor, relax, listen to music or catch up on things you don't have time for at home.

If this cottage is booked for your dates, we also have a cottage identical, more or less, to Eagles Pass, The Cape Cottage #382569, which is available until late October. You could also check our Deep Blue Sea cottage #3490361, which is new for 2013, or #203860 which has the same spectacular views on an adjacent property.

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. 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. I built this cottage by myself, integrating everything I have learned about building in the last fifteen years. The result is a cottage that has all of the charm of our SeaSky original cottage, but with excellent new amenities, and lots of privacy in a spectacular location right beside the ocean.

Special place....: 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 what it takes to really get a sense of the rhythms and charm of Cape Breton. Fishermen haul their lobster traps each year out in front of our cottage. Moose, eagles, deer, bobcats 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, and it's mostly 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 coastline particularly striking.

Other things to do:: There is no shortage of things to do in the area. In addition to Chimney Corner beach, there are other great beaches to check out nearby: Whale Cove (5 minutes away) at which you can explore a fabulous bluff by the sea, with great views north and south, Margaree Harbour (7 minutes away), with its beach and two lighthouses, the Broad Cove area, which offers a spectacular scenic drive, a great beach and a buffalo ranch. Cheticamp, about 20 minutes away, offers glimpses into Acadian culture. Only minutes from Cheticamp is Cape Breton Highlands National Park, with trails, lookoffs and waterfalls. TThere 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 by the sea, which is only 20 minutes away and offers a unique golfing experience in Inverness. There are also renowned crafters in the area; interesting pottery, quilting, rug hooking, and folk-art sculpture can all be found locally.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Stewart

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I built the cottage because I always thought it would be an interesting challenge to build something from the ground up, all by myself. There was a lovely underused spot on the oceanfront property with spectacular views, and after settling on the perfect spot, I started in July of 2009 and worked through the winter and spring to finish. It was more work than I anticipated, but there were also great rewards. It was spectacular to look up from framing a wall to see a bald eagle passing overhead, or a wild hare go by on the new deck as I worked inside. There were also good times with friends and family, as they helped when there was need for more than two hands.

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 new Cabot Links golf course by the sea is only 20 minutes away (rated #42 in the world by Golf Digest) and offers a unique golfing experience. 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 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Classic Cottage by the Ocean
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Classic Cottage by the Ocean
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p277105
902 235-2467
Margarees Cape Breton Island
Baden, PA
5

We loved our stay at the Cottage!

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our week at the Eagles Pass cottage. Our expectations of the cottage were very high, and they were greatly exceeded! The cottage is perched on a cliff overlooking the ocean. It is surrounded by pine trees and is very private. The deck overlooking the ocean is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the spectacular view. The cottage is very clean, well stocked, and has a rustic yet modern decor. Our two girls (14 and 12) loved the cottage and fit nicely in the 2nd bedroom. The views from the cottage and deck are really spectacular. We had a perfect view overlooking the ocean and we could frequently watch eagles perched on rocks at the nearby beach. The beach near the cottage was perfect for swimming. The water was very clear and not too cold. Using our masks, we enjoyed watching lobsters and schools of fish swim by.

We really liked the location of the cottage as well. We were close to two very nice towns (Cheticamp and Inverness), and we were also close to Cape Breton National Park. We went on two amazing hikes; our favorite was probably Skyline Hike. The views seemed to come right from the Cape Breton brochures. Stewart gave us great advice on what not to miss on the island. We enjoyed many wonderful meals including one at the Red Shoe Pub and one at the Glenora Distillery. We really liked the Dancing Goat bakery for lunch sandwiches and cookies. Stewart also recommended the music at the Barn and that experience was truly a highlight of our stay in Cape Breton.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Classic Cottage by the Ocean
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p277105
902 235-2467
Margarees Cape Breton Island
5

Exceptional yet again

  • 5 of 5
This was the second stay for my family at Eagles Pass Cottage and it once again exceeded our expectations. We feel a level of comfort and a feeling of home from the moment we pull into the driveway. The cottage is pristine, unique and so welcoming. The views from the open, airy cottage are spectacular and ever-changing with the weather. My teenage sons spend there time exploring the property and take full advantage of the most amazing beach just moments away. Last year we decided to stay in the Deep Blue Cottage situated high on the hill and, while it had its own unique charm and stunning views, we felt it was a bit too cozy for four of us! Eagles Pass fits us just perfectly and we will be back again next year. We look forward to catching up with Stuart, Bell and Ryder who are lovely hosts.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Classic Cottage by the Ocean
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p277105
902 235-2467
Margarees Cape Breton Island
Edmonton AB
5

Cape Breton's Great Escape

Cape Breton's Great Escape
  • 5 of 5
My wife and I spend a magical week at Eagles Pass cottage. Perched 25 meters above the ocean, sitting on the cottage deck was a feast for the senses. The sound of the waves crashing on the rocks below, the view of Chimney Corner beach with the Gulf of St Lawrence beyond and the smell of the pine trees surrounding the cottage mingled with the salt air delivers the most relaxing environment imaginable.

Here is why we think this is an ideal place to "get away" for a week (or two!):

- the location is very private. A long driveway through the Cape Breton forest and no neighbours to be seen or heard
- the cottage itself is spectacular. Interior decor is hip and modern, yet true to the cottage feel without being dated or kitschy. Unique light fixtures, art, authentic pine plank floors and a very solidly designed wood dining table complement the open wall construction of the cottage. The open walls and ceiling reveal what I expect were painstaking efforts to build a structure that will withstand the storms and high winds that occasionally strike the island. Cross bracing of the walls and collar ties that enhance the load bearing ability of the roof add both structural strength and character to the cottage
- very comfortable bed with the sound of the ocean waves to lull you to sleep
- our host dropped by on the evening of our arrival to share his knowledge of the area: where to dine, where to swim, where to listen and dance to live music - all jotted down on a map of the area for easy future reference. His recommendations were spot on.
- Chimney Corner beach, a 2 minute drive from the cottage. Beautiful sand, never crowded, shallow and warm enough to swim
- away from the traffic associated with the Cabot Trail, but close enough (under 10 minutes) so that most of Cape Breton's attractions are easily accessible by car.

When not swimming at the beach or enjoying the view from the cottage deck, we spent most of our time exploring the area around Chimney Corner and Inverness on our bikes. There are numerous local roads with very little traffic; the Celtic Shores Trail that stretches from Inverness to Port Hood is a superb way to tour the area on a very well maintained "rails to trails" route that takes you through several historic towns on the west coast of Cape Breton.

Eagles Pass is truly a great escape. We can't wait to return!
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Classic Cottage by the Ocean
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Margarees Cape Breton Island
Simsbury, CT
5

Met all expectations and then some!

  • 5 of 5
The listing is spot on for accuracy of what to expect. The cozy cottage is well kept; as a family of four (2-8 year olds and 2-adults) the space was perfect for a week stay with plenty of space for both kids in the second bedroom. We have stayed at many houses in different regions using Homeaway and this is by far the best experience with a property owner.

Upon arrival Stewart supplies enough information to hit everything that Cape Breton has to offer including sights that would have otherwise gone untraveled including side roads with must see coast line and local restaurants. As a family that likes to take in the local culture and sights this experience was wonderful.

The location of the Cottage is perfect for day trippers such as ourselves for day hikes in the park, to beach combing at Chimney Cnr and Inverness to the special Barn night all within a few minutes to a few hour drives. One thing to note for those with special dietary restrictions is to hit up the superstore in Antigonish on your way to the cottage since the local Coop groceries are limited in quantity and quality. A special find was a great organic store in Cheticamp (Can't recall name) that sells frozen local meats and poultry including many GF items.

Our family favorites for the area had to be white point, skyline (2 moose spotted), Bistro lobster dinner, Barn music and meeting Stewart and visiting Belle at her studio. The view and deck can't be beat withe perfect sunsets to end each day. We finished our vacation in Digby, which was a complete different experience and in our opinion Cape Breton was the highlight of our two weeks. I would highly recommend staying at any of these properties.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Classic Cottage by the Ocean
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p277105
902 235-2467
Margarees Cape Breton Island
5

Wonderful, relaxing stay in this beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5
My husband, mum and I stayed in this wonderful cottage for a week (end of June-early July) and we had an amazing time. The cottage was even nicer than we had envisioned (if that's possible) and had absolutely everything we could possibly want/need. It was extremely clean and well-maintained and exactly how it was described in the listing. We had never been to the western side of Cape Breton and we were really in for a treat! Stewart gave us great tips on places to see and where to eat/go during our stay. We discovered Inverness and Mabou and had a beer at the Red Shoe; we had a delicious brunch at the Duck Cove Inn; we visited Cheticamp and hiked the old cap rouge road; we relaxed on the beach; we had an amazing dinner at Glenora and ate lobster (twice!) from the Bistro; and we discovered Margaree valley and went to see Stewart and Bell's fantastic pottery store. But best of all we got to relax on the beautiful deck overlooking the ocean with a coffee in the morning and a beer in the afternoon. We had such an amazing time and would absolutely recommend this place to anyone looking for a quiet/relaxing getaway in Cape Breton! We will definitely go back!
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Classic Cottage by the Ocean
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902 235-2467
Margarees Cape Breton Island
5

beautiful house in an amazing location.

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time. The house is clean and well designed. The location is perfect for exploring C. Breton.
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Cabot Links, Canada's only Links course, Inverness
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 (rated #42 in the world by Golf Digest) is a short-drive. 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 Colors 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.

Other Activities: world-class salmon fishing, beachcombing,

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Margarees Cottage Rental Rates

Special Offer! 25% off this Spectacular Cottage

Special Offer From:
Dates Aug 30, 2014 to Sep 6, 2014

Week available in this gorgeous 2-bedroom Eagles Pass cottage, which overlooks a huge beach and dramatic coastline. There is lots of room, a lovely deck and BBQ, whales and seals passing by, in addition to the eagles that live in the area. This week usually covers some of the last 'summer-like' weather of the season. You will save almost $500 and see the best of Cape Breton.

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer-Fall 2014
May 31 2014 - Nov 7 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
C$1,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes WEEKLY BOOKINGS ONLY (UP TO 2 OR 3 WEEKS), SATURDAYS TO SATURDAYS- CHANGEOVERS SATURDAYS ONLY
50% due on booking; Balance 50% due 60 days before arrival date.
Full refund less $100 for cancellation up to 12 weeks prior to arrival dates in june-july. 120-day notice required for May and August-October dates.
If the cottage is booked on dates you desire, please check Homeaway #203860, 382569, 3490361
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Amenities

Amenities

Margarees Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 768 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Room 1 - toilet , shower , pedestal sink
  • Quaint, modern bathroom with amenities like heated floor, and large tiled shower and pedestal sink. Lots of natural light with a sun tunnel and frosted-pane french door. Easy access for bedroom and for living area.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , for one or two adults
    kids bedroom - 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , for one adult or 2 kids
  • Master bedroom located on ground floor facing ocean right beside bathroom. Open ceilings but cozy feel. Close enough to the ocean to hear ocean sounds. Spectacular ocean views from the bedroom. Extra/room small bedroom meant for one adult or up to two children only.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Furniture
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • whale watching
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • equestrian events
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • surfing
  • hunting
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
Notes:
There is open living area with a 22-foot ceiling, pine beams and ceiling fans. There are opening windows everywhere, and good ventilation. Kitchen has all equipment necessary for good cooking. For those staying more than one week, there is a housekeeper available for once/week cleaning. Propane fireplace for early-spring and fall use only. Very private location which couldn't be any closer to the ocean.

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