HISTORIC 100+ YEAR OLD COTTAGE, ON THE CABOT TRAIL. BOOK IN FEBRUARY, $75 OFF!

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Darren Maginley

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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HISTORIC 100+ YEAR OLD COTTAGE, ON THE CABOT TRAIL. BOOK IN FEBRUARY, $75 OFF!

Ingonish Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Two story, 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, sleeps six.

Just three minutes off the world famous Cabot Trail, this delightful heritage cottage nestled in a small fishing village offers beautiful views of the rolling Atlantic Ocean. This quiet home includes: a large master bedroom with a breathtaking Ocean view, a second bedroom that comfortably sleeps two, as well as a full bath, open dining area, kitchen and a living room that can accommodate two additional guests.

Our large front deck offers a quiet place to curl up with a tea or coffee while immersing yourself in the relaxing East Coast lifestyle.

After a day exploring the island, cuddle up in the evening with a TV/DVD player and selection of DVD titles for the whole family, or take advantage of wifi and complimentary Netflix membership.

The cottage is located minutes from the Cape Breton Highlands National Park and offers quick access to beaches, hiking trails, sea kayaking, tennis courts, as well as whale and puffin boat tours. Also near by are a grocery store, hospital, and police station.

Across the harbour is a small fishing dock/outlet that sell freshly caught fish, crab and lobster.

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Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Darren Maginley

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Our familes purchased the cottage several years ago as a place to get away from the city, traffic, commute times, overflowing schedules and chaos. Time spent at the cottage helps us connect as a family and reminds us what's really important.

Darren Maginley purchased this cottage in 2009

We chose this cottage because we couldn't find anything else like it. As one of the original houses in Neil's Harbour/New Haven, this home/cottage oozes unique charm.

After two or three days back at the cottage all the stresses that overwhelmed us at work melt away. After the fourth day we always seem to do the math trying to find a way to early retirement so we never have to go back home.

We're thrilled to be able to share our cottage with other families, retired couples and guests from around the world.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Historic 100+ year old cottage, on the Cabot Trail. Book in February, $75 off!
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 12 reviews
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Historic 100+ year old cottage, on the Cabot Trail. Book in February, $75 off!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p294825
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Ingonish Cape Breton Island
5

Got back to basics but with a little Netflix

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Hi guys,

Sorry to be late with the review.

As we discussed last fall I wanted to tell you and everyone interested how wonderful we found our stay. The cottage was perfect, a balance of rustic charm but with good speed wifi to allow my guilty pleasure of action movies over Netflix, I think it's wonderful you threw that in, we weren't expecting it and am glad I brought my tablet.

As much as we loved the cottage, the area was truly a wonderful experience. As you may recall I took my camera gear and watercolours and found myself lost in time standing atop cliffs overlooking breathtaking views and in the Provincial Park exploring nature.

I found it a bit windy on a couple days to paint, but my camera did the trick of capturing the images that I've somewhat been able to recreate. I have a painting here I would like to send you for the cottage if you wish. I think it would be very meaningful for me to contribute to the enjoyment of future guests.

I would also like to find out about exploring during other times of the year, perhaps latter in the season when some of the tour season slows. Could you please tell me your rates for Octoberand January of nest year?

With sincere thanks,
K&k
Owner's Response: Outstanding! Yes, we'd love to have your work in our cottage! Perhaps you could hang it yourself on your next visit. I will be in touch about getting you a great return rate this fall, however the cottage is closed during the winter months.

Warm regards
Helpful votes: 0/1
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Historic 100+ year old cottage, on the Cabot Trail. Book in February, $75 off!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p294825
+1 905 903-2187
Ingonish Cape Breton Island
5

Lovely home away from home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
What a sweet little home away from home. We really appreciated the ability to walk a few minutes to the grocery store and were quite suprised to find a drug store in this little town. The local caretaker was very helpful finding our way up to the whale watching and some advice for local art galleries on the Cabot Trail. I purchased a lovely fine art print taken by a local photographer.

We even walked along the beach and I collected shells, something I haven't been able to do since before I was married! We would like to truely thank you for this wonderful experience that we'll remember for a long time.
Owner's Response: We're very happy to hear about your wonderful experiences. There are numerous artists in the area offering their work and it's so nice to be able to take home something of value, rather than just cheap plastic tourist novelties. Your fine art print sounds like a great find and will not only be a constant reminder of your time out east, but it will probably go up in value!

Thank you again for taking the time to leave a review and share your experiences.
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Historic 100+ year old cottage, on the Cabot Trail. Book in February, $75 off!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p294825
+1 905 903-2187
Ingonish Cape Breton Island
4

East Coast Cottage

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
The cottage was well equipped and had a lot of character. The place was clean and well looked after. It provided for the two of us and our two grandchildren. The only real drawback to the cottage itself was the lack of tv. We were under the assumption that there would be satellite or cable for the kids to watch. Not sure if you ever figured that out? Not a big problem, but it would have been nice for the kids but we had a laptop with some movies on it. The other reason that we did not give a five star rating is the difficulty in finding the place. It would be nice to have a larger and better sign for the street name. Would be difficult to find after dark, especially since it is located back up on a hill. The location was nice and had a great view but you have to drive everywhere to buy groceries, go to the beaches or find a restaurant. Now having said that, we did want a quiet and peaceful place to stay and this place delivered. We are not big seafood lovers but we managed to find some restaurants that offered other foods as well. We would definitely recommend this place to others. We took the kids to several beaches and went on a whale watching tour. They enjoyed all of that despite the fact that we never saw any whales. Overall the trip was fun and memorable. We have lots of pictures to remind us of this vacation. Thank you for letting us stay there.
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Historic 100+ year old cottage, on the Cabot Trail. Book in February, $75 off!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p294825
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Ingonish Cape Breton Island
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Just what we needed...

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Thank you for the reminder. I meant to email your review, but got so busy!

Your cottage is absolutely wonderful! My husband and I had been to the island about 15 years ago and the drive up was almost like a drive home. The people in Nova Scotia are so friendly and welcoming. Although it did rain for two days, we still had a wonderful time laying in bed reading listening to the waves and rainfall.

We will be recommending your place to my wife’s parents who are travelling the Northeast early next year.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Historic 100+ year old cottage, on the Cabot Trail. Book in February, $75 off!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p294825
+1 905 903-2187
Ingonish Cape Breton Island
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
1

Very Disappointing

  • 1 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
The best aspect of this cottage is the fact that you can buy crab from the fish plant. It is cheap and delicious! The listing is accurately described as New Haven just outside of Neil's Harbour. The exterior of the cottage is shown accurately; however, the view is misrepresented. It doesn't show the debris and junk strewn in the neighbours' yards which is what you look at from the deck.The bedroom presents a problem. There is no railing on the stairs. The bathroom is downstairs.Instead of hearing the ocean at night, you hear the hum of the seafood processing plant which operates 24/7. We checked in to find that the cottage had not been cleaned. There were piles of ants and spiders...rugs had not been vacuumed and the kitchen sink was rusty. Many of the dishes had to be re-washed. There is no satellite t.v. I emailed the owner on day two of our stay asking about this but he did not get back to me. I would never recommend this property to anyone. I recommend a drive to Meat Cove, the Fiddlin' Whale Tours in Pleasant Bay, the Chowder House and the Seagull Restaurant.
Recommended for:  Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Hi Joyce, I'm sorry to hear that you chose to leave a negative review. As we stated several times by email and phone, we will not be bullied by blackmail. Our policy, as stated when you booked does not allow refunds. We suggest our guests get traveller's insurance. Medical or personal life changes if you choose to head home early do not warrant an exception. I'm sorry to see that you chose to take a disrespectful path and misrepresent your stay.

The fish plant can be seen across the harbour and we have never heard it ourselves when we've stayed in June-July, neither has our property manager who has lived in Neil's Harbour for many, many years. We've also not heard that from previous guests, so I can honestly say I am not sure why you would mention that. With a pair of binoculars you can see people working on the dock, but we're certainly not located in an industrial area.

In regards to the cleanliness of the cottage, it was stated that the check-in time is 3:00 pm to give our property manager enough time to clean the house and change the towels and bedding. You arrived early and I feel it was unfair to point out and exaggerate the dishes and 'piles of spiders' when we didn't have time to get everything ready in time for you. You were welcomed into the cottage early after your long drive, but the obvious exchange was that we wouldn't have it fully ready.

Because this is a cottage in a small fishing village, we're constrained to things like historic houses that don't have bathrooms on every floor, hot tubs or room service. Part of the charm of the cottage is to live a little more rustically than a four-star hotel and our guests usually understand that. There's countless wonderful views within 20 minutes in any direction and we encourage our guests to go explore them instead of moping around the house watching tv.
Helpful votes: 5/9
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Map

Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Sydney Airport
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Englishtown
Nearest Beach
19 Kilometres
Ingonish Beach
Nearest Golf
13 Kilometres
Cape Breton Highlands National Park Golf Course
Car: necessary

Just minutes off the World famous Cabot Trail, this delightful heritage cottage offers a wonderful place to immerse yourself in the local culture.

Located at the tip of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, this cottage offers quick access to beaches, hiking trails, scenic drives, sea kayaking, tennis courts as well as whale and puffin boat tours. Also nearby is a grocery store, hospital and local police.

Other Activities: Kayaking, photography

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Availability & Rates

Ingonish Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Peak Season
Jul 1 - Aug 31
C$ 945
7 nights
 
 
Non-Peak Season
Sep 1 - Oct 31
C$ 749
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
C$ 945
C$ 2,550
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$15.00
We accept credit card payments by phone. After confirming your stay, we will send you our standard rental agreement and call you for the deposit payment.

Two weeks before your stay we will charge the balance to your credit card.
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Amenities

Ingonish Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Beach ...
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
General:
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Sleeping room 3 - 1 queen , Pull out couch and/or Inflatable mattress available
  • Master bedroom has ocean view.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Wood Deck
  • Walkway to Water
  • Deck / Patio
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • museums
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • festivals
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • horseback riding
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Please no smoking indoors.
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