PEACEFUL RIVERSIDE COTTAGE FABULOUS FOR NATURE LOVERS, WRITERS, READERS, FISHERS

Laverne MacRae

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
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PEACEFUL RIVERSIDE COTTAGE FABULOUS FOR NATURE LOVERS, WRITERS, READERS, FISHERS

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2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 1-6

Our Baddeck Riverside cottage provides a cozy country “home away from home,” which overlooks the Cape Breton Highland Mountains. We are a short 10-minute drive from the town of Baddeck and the Cabot Trail; close enough, but away from the crowd. The cottage has two sleeping areas, and a cot on the screen porch, where you can listen to the sounds of water and wildlife on warm summer nights. From the dining and main bedroom area, you face a wall of windows which look out on the river, with nothing between you and the Highlands in the distance. It’s a stunning vista! The kitchen area has everything you will need to make yourself at home.

You can canoe or kayak in the river, or sit back and enjoy the tranquility. The river area is home to beavers, bald eagles, geese, muskrats, ducks, trout and more! From the cottage, you can observe the Bentick Farm meadow where one of Alexander Graham Bell's planes took flight, carrying the first woman ever to fly. This is a great place to unwind.

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

Laverne MacRae

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Speaks english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Peaceful riverside cottage fabulous for nature lovers, writers, readers, fishers
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Peaceful riverside cottage fabulous for nature lovers, writers, readers, fishers
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p332361
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Baddeck Cape Breton Island
5

PEACE, PERFECT PEACE.

  • 5 of 5
The booking process was easy and the communication with Laverne was friendly and we had looked forward to staying in the riverside cottage and to meeting her and Gordon. We were not disappointed on both counts. The cottage is spacious, clean and well equipped. It is appropriately furnished for a place in the country, with lots of exposed wood and plenty of windows to look out onto the beautiful surroundings. The view from the main bed has to be seen to be believed, with a marvellous vista across the river towards the hills and no other dwellings in sight. You get a feeling of peace and tranquillity but you don’t feel totally isolated as there are neighbours not too far away and Laverne and Gordon have a B&B just a short distance away. This is the sort of place where people don’t lock their doors and is reminiscent of a simpler by-gone time where you can slow down, relax and appreciate the bounty of Nature. There are beavers in the river and bald eagles flying around and sitting in the trees. Canoeing down the river was a joy, as was sitting by the campfire afterwards and having a cold beer and listening to… well, nothing really – it’s a very rare thing these days to have silence. After dark, the stars were amazing too – no light pollution here.

You’ll not be watching the TV and you might not have a phone signal or a Wi-Fi connection but none of that matters as you will have plenty to do just enjoying being there and watching the wildlife. If you can’t get them in the cottage, you can pick up Wi-Fi and phone signal in Baddeck, which is just a few minutes’ drive away, if you need to occasionally reconnect with the modern world. We managed to get a signal on the radio with a couple of local stations and then sat by the woodstove and read under the lamplights.

And if all of this doesn’t convince you, then there’s Laverne and Gordon, two of the nicest, friendliest people you will ever meet – very warm and welcoming and on hand if you need anything. The cottage makes the perfect base to explore this beautiful area and don’t miss the Cabot Trail, especially in Autumn when it’s truly breathtaking.
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: David I am so glad you felt the beauty and tranquility of this special place we are privileged to live in the universe. Thank you for your glowing descriptive remarks of your experience here.
I would love to come stay in your holiday cottage in Wales someday, meeting you and Yvonne again and to tour your public Bromeigan Gardens. We meet such lovely people from all over who come to our cottage, it is a great perk. Our wifi was not receiving by the end of summer as possibly the trees grew too high. I will look into it by next summer. Thankyou for the reminder of that.
All the best,
Laverne and Gordon
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Peaceful riverside cottage fabulous for nature lovers, writers, readers, fishers
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Baddeck Cape Breton Island
Cambridge
5

NATURE WALKING BY OUR PICTURE WINDOW

  • 5 of 5
This cottage sits overlooking a beautiful river, and the master bedroom has windows spanning the whole length of the room. My wife and I watched golden eyed ducks and many other birds from the comfort of this bedroom, while sipping on tea and reading from the well stocked library.

Anyone who wants to get away from the city and enjoy the beauty of Cape Breton will love this cottage.

Make sure to use the canoe and paddle up or down the river to complete the experiance.
  • Submitted: May 31, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I love to take awhile and sit there myself when my cleaning is done wondering what my next guests will see. Thank you for the gift of the beautiful bird book to add to our library..
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Peaceful riverside cottage fabulous for nature lovers, writers, readers, fishers
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Baddeck Cape Breton Island
Dartmouth NS
5

LOVE THIS COTTAGE!!!

  • 5 of 5
Our family has stayed at Riverside Cottage on many vacations and love it!! We kayak, go fishing, hiking. Baddeck has wonderful shopping and cafes. This is a great family vacation spot.
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Looking forward to your return in 2011. We are blessed to live in such natural surroundings.
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Baddeck Cape Breton Island
Abbotsford, BC
5

THE BEST PLACE ON EARTH!

  • 5 of 5
When we first caught a glimpse of the Riverside Cottage, we were amazed at the beauty and serenity of the place and the breathtaking view of the river, fields and mountains. The colours were gorgeous and the air so very fresh. It was so quiet and peaceful. The cottage was furnished with everything we needed, it was so cosy and comfortable, and the best part was getting to know Laverne and Gordon, the wonderfully hospitable and welcoming owners who could not do enough for us! We are heading back this year! We would recommend this place wholeheartedly!
  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Vivienne. We look so forward to your return this fall 2012. Just in time for Celtic Colors Music Festival

Map

Car: necessary

Our cottage is located 10 minutes outside of Baddeck which is home to the Alexander Bell Museum, sailboat and kayaking adventures, the beautiful Uisege Ban Falls and hiking trails, a variety of restaurants, (casual to fancy dining), a weekly farmer's market featuring locally produced food, utensils and art, 2 golf courses. Baddeck is also centrally located, and right on the Cabot Trail, making it a great base to do day trips from to Louisbourg (largest historical recreation in north America), whale watching on the coast, or hiking in the National Park.

The GPS Coordinates to our Cape Breton cottage on the Baddeck River are N46 06.127 W60 49.394.

Take exit 9 off the Highway 105, follow Old Margaree Rd. (approx. 3km), take left onto Big Farm Rd. Travel approx. 3km to driveway #672.

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Baddeck Cottage Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 800.0%

Notes

  • Please Contact Owner For Rental Rate Information.
  • Rate is $800/ week, no taxes applicable.
    Our cottage rents by the week only, with changeovers on Saturdays.

    Deposit is 50% payable by money order on booking; balance is payable by money order, to arrive in Baddeck by 30 days before booking commnences.

Amenities

Baddeck Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • River
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Wood Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Main bed area faces wall of windows with spectacular views over river, and Highlands.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Games for Kids
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Canoe
  • Boat Dock
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Kayak / Canoe
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • forests
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • skiing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
TV for DVD player only. canoes and rowboat on premises. Queen sized bed and double bed. Wireless internet available only up at our home on the porch and in your car close to our home.