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Deep Blue Sea Cottage with Incredible Views


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Speaks: english, french
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Deep Blue Sea Cottage with Incredible Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Margarees Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 1-3

Deep Blue Sea Cottage is a gorgeous coastal cottage on a 130-acre property five minutes from the Cabot Trail. There’s ocean, a huge beach nearby and breathtaking panoramas. This cottage has features you'll love: a veranda with wall-to-wall, eight-foot-high windows, an open structure, contemporary yet rustic furnishings, walls finished with white boards inside, and cedar shingles outside, in classic Cape Breton style. From the spacious deck or from the veranda, you can see lobster boats, eagles perch nearby, moose, bobcats; 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. Without exaggerating, sunsets will take your breath away. You will enjoy complete seclusion and memorable views in one of the most spectacular parts of Cape Breton, but you won't be without conveniences like wi-fi and high speed, a fully-equipped kitchen and other comforts, like a bright bathroom with heated floors and a fully-tiled shower. There is a lovely, mature hardwood forest to explore, and as day turns to evening with a knockout sunset, relax, listen to music or catch up on things you don't have time for at home. If this cottage happens to be booked for your dates, check The Cape Cottage #382569, Eagles Pass #277105 or Sea & Sky #203860 for reviews; these other cottages are located on adjacent properties, out of sight. (American visitors should know that they are now getting approximately 20% off our published Canadian rate due to the value of the dollar.)

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. We have designed this cottage to have all of the charm of a real coastal cottage, with excellent amenities, and lots of privacy in a spectacular setting with fantastic views of the ocean. Many folks rent out their seasonal homes in Cape Breton, but the Deep Blue Sea Cottage is designed specifically for visitors' pleasure and needs.

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. 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 safe swimming for children, there are interesting rock formations to explore nearby. Fossils abound. World-class golf at the renowned Cabot Links (rated #42 in the world by Golf Digest) is a short-drive. 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. There are the gorgeous rolling hills of Mabou, and the town itself, which offers music, pubs with local music and food; the new Cabot Links golf course by the sea, which has already received rave reviews from across North America, is beckoning for you to come for a unique golfing experience in Inverness. There are also renowned crafters in the area; beautiful pottery, quilting, rug hooking, and folk-art sculpture can all be found locally.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Stewart (Property Manager)
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About Stewart

I built the the cottage originally as a third small gallery for our pottery business. It was eventually closed when we opened at another location, and I was determined subsequently to find a good use for this classic building. There was a lovely spot on the property with spectacular views. I moved the building in November of 2011, and started the additions to the Deep Blue Sea Cottage throughout 2012. It is a lovely location with with old-growth hardwood forests behind, and awesome unobstructed views of the ocean. These views of the ocean, Chimney Corner Beach, and Sea Wolf/Margaree Island are simply amazing. There is also all of the privacy one could want. This building has an interesting history, and makes a perfect getaway for a couple, with complete privacy and solitude.

Stewart purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Stewart chose Margarees

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! We see some of the most dramatic sunsets anywhere, watch whales play in our front yard, and fishermen haul their lobster traps every year. Moose, eagles, deer and foxes are regulars. You are also close to the Cabot Trail (5 minutes), the National Park (25 minutes), and other towns and villages (5-15 minutes). If you are a golfer, you are not far from Cabot Links in Inverness, which offers one of the great and unique golf experiences in North America; now ranked 42nd in the world, this course was developed by Ben Cowan-Dewar and Mike Keiser, who developed Bandon Dunes in Oregon. The acclaim so far is pretty much unanimous-from the New York Times to Golf Digest. And come 2015, Cabot Cliffs, a new (even more spectacular) course will open to the public.

What makes this cottage unique

There's just nothing like this cottage; it has all of the comforts of our other cottages, yet has an interesting history, and this shows in both the structure of the building and in the new additions. There's a real sense of romance and intimacy here, as well as a veranda which is stunning- what an incredible panorama stretching out before you! Not to mention unlimited walks through a gorgeous old-growth hardwood forest! You will have a woods-surrounded road to yourself for walks, and views everywhere.

Guestbook comments from the manager

From our guests who had problems entering review online:

"The cottage was exactly what we expected and more. Stewart was the perfect host. He gave us good info on things to do and places to eat. The cottage was well equipped and "over the top".

A perfect place to be near the Cabot Trail. We highly recommend."
Sep 2013
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Deep Blue Sea Cottage with Incredible Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

The most perfect honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stumbled upon this cottage on while it was still being built. Immediately, we emailed Stewart and chose to book it for our 2 week honeymoon...before we even chose our wedding date! There was something that drew us to this place and it couldn't have been more true when we finally stepped foot here in person some months later. We immediately fell in love, not only with the cottage, but the entire area.

The cottage: Even up to our very last night, we would arrive back to the cottage after a day at the beach or exploring the nearby sights, and just say, "Wow". The view never gets old and it is truly spectacular. The cottage itself is also bright, clean, and spacious for it's intimate coziness. Absolutely perfect for a couple, although there is a small bedroom with a twin bed that would accommodate a child perfectly. It is also secluded high up on the hill allowing you to truly "get away". The deck was one of our favorite parts, enjoying a glass of wine or a beer and watching the sunsets never got old. There is also a grill and you couldn't ask for a more beautiful spot to barbecue!

The area: In 2 weeks, we never felt like we didn't have anything to do. This place offers the perfect blend of relaxation and action. The Chimney Corner beach, which is about 1/2 a mile down the road, is one of the prettiest beaches we have ever seen. We could have been perfectly happy spending every day there! We were also so surprised to find how warm the water is! On days we didn't go to the beach we explored the Cabot Trail, went whale watching, saw giant moose, fly-fished on the Margaree River, and attended a fiddle concert and square dance, plus lots more! Not to mention all the delicious places to eat out and the breathtaking views that surround the entire area. Each view is more amazing than the next!

The hosts: Stewart and Bell are two of the most welcoming and kind people you could ever meet. They are so much more than hosts, they are true ambassadors of Cape Breton. On our first night Stewart gave us a very detailed account of everything to do around. We took all his advice and couldn't have been happier with everything! Both he and Bell made us feel so comfortable and truly helped make our experience up here so positive.

In summary, this cottage and Cape Breton are worth the trek. We had an incredible vacation here and are already planning our return trip here next summer :)

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
on a horse farmeast of Rockland, Ont

second stay at Deep Blue Sea!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying at the cottage and I was just as pleased the second time around. Quite a different view in the fall but just as wonderful. We came for the Celtic Colours Festival and the festival and the colours (trees) were fantastic. The cottage was cosy and warm and we wouldn't hesitate to come again!!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

What a special place ~ both Cape Breton Island and the Deep Blue Sea Cottage. Even with the spectacular scenery on the Cabot Trail and all of Stewart’s fine recommendations, we could not wait each night to get back to the cottage to relax on the deck taking in the awesome sunsets.

Perched high on a hill overlooking quaint Chimney Corner beach, it was very private and artfully decorated. Cozy, romantic and immaculate, you could not ask for a better combination. Exactly what we were looking for!

Stewart and Bell pay attention to detail and are special hosts of the island. Honestly, it is worth every penny just based on all the “local” spots Stewart directed us to!

If you are looking for the “total experience” of Cape Breton Island, do not hesitate. Now what seemed like “our little secret” is out for all to enjoy. Thank you again for the hundredth time for a wonderful experience as we hope to visit again!!

Keith and Kimberly

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Philadelphia, PA

Amazing Sunsets to go with an Amazing Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was our second summer in Chimney Corner and won't be our last. What an incredibly relaxing time at the Deep Blue Sea Cottage. Before I get to the amazing location, the cottage itself is perfectly suited for a couple to get away. Cozy and comfortable but not cramped with all the amenities you'd need. Stewart and Bell did a great job incorporating the rustic feel of their old pottery studio into a functioning living space. As nice as the inside is, face it, you come for the views and they are spectacular. The bay is endless and the western facing deck provides night after night of perfect sunsets over the water. Set high up the mountain, you feel very secluded, yet not disconnected from civilization (the wireless worked perfectly). Beyond the property, Chimney Corner is a great spot to enjoy Cape Breton. Centrally located, it's an easy ride to the national park to the north and Inverness to the south. There is also a beach below that never gets crowded during the day or at night when you want to get a fire going and enjoy the sunset from a different perspective. Stewart and Bell do a wonderful job hosting as well. If a need arises they are quick to address it. They also do a great job making sure you get the full experience of Cape Breton with suggestions and ideas of places to visit and things to do. Couldn't recommend it more highly.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Breathtaking sunsets on the Gulf of St. Lawrence

  • 5 of 5

The Deep Blue Sea Cottage is a very cozy cottage, beautifully decorated, with all you need for a great stay.

We are a family from Germany ( our son is ten years old) and we booked the cottage for a week.

Stewart, our host, is amazing. He provided us with all the information necessary to explore the area and this is what we did! We were whale watching in Pleasant Bay, hiked on the Skyline Trail, drove along the Cabot Trail and went kayaking in Baddeck.

When we followed Stewart's recommendations, we met a lot of very nice and very friendly local people.

We spent the evenings (except for the one in "The Barn") on the deck and in the sunroom reading or playing cards.

We would definitely recommend the cottage for a couple or a family with one child who are looking for a quiet place with a breathtaking view of the ocean.

We have a lot of memories to take back to Germany. Thank you, Stewart and Bell.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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North Hero

A Peaceful, Beautiful, Hillside Ocean-View Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved our stay at Deep Blue Sea Cottage. The cottage itself is beautifully constructed and artfully equipped for a comfortable stay. Driving up to the road to the cottage you feel any stress exiting your body and once there, the view will go on forever. Sunsets are long and change from day to day. We enjoyed the constant breeze and the wildlife, particularly a resident hawk. We swam everyday, sometimes twice a day, at Chimney Corner Beach, which is within view and a very short drive away. We took Stewart's advice and frequented local bistros, pubs and music events. There was not enough time in a week to do everything we wanted to do, but everything we were able to do was awesome. LOVE this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Sydney, NS
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Belle Cote
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
North Sydney
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Cabot Links, Inverness
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
highway 105
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Duck Cover Inn
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Chimney Corner Beach

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 close by, whale watching, and swimming. World-class golf at the renowned Cabot Links is a short-drive; this course is ranked 82nd in the world as of 2013! Their new much-acclaimed course, Cabot Cliffs, opens 2015, and is already being grouped with Pebble Beach and the world's top courses.

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 Colours 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.


Rates & Availability

From C$1,675 Per week

Margarees Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2015
May 15 2015 - Jun 11 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2015
Jun 12 2015 - Sep 3 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
early Fall 2015
Sep 4 2015 - Oct 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
Celtic Colours 2015
Oct 2 2015 - Oct 30 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes American visitors should know that they are now getting approximately 20% off our published Canadian rate due to the value of the dollar.
50% deposit at time of booking by credit card. Balance due on card 60 days before arrival
Full refund less $275CAD for cancellation up to 90 days prior to arrival dates in June.
120 days notice required to cancel Aug. to October dates.
If the cottage is booked on dates you desire, check Homeaway #203860, 382569, 277105
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Margarees Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 605 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , skylight, heated floor, tiled shower, good fixtures
  • Tiled bathroom and shower with heated floors and lots of natural light.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , small bedroom for child/young adult.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , lovely bedroom / loft area with lots of light
  • Cozy, main bedroom area in cottage loft, with lovely queen bed and great views; lots of light.
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Deck overlooking ocean, with chairs and BBQ. There is a working wood stove in the living area for heat on cool spring or autumn days. A stereo with iPod is provided. Enjoy a morning coffee as you savour incredible views in the comfortable veranda or on the spacious deck, taking in whales, eagles and unlimited ocean views. Lots of privacy at cottage, with beautiful hardwood forests behind cottage, country roads to explore without any traffic to worry about- great for family walks. Moments from Chimney Corner and Whale Cove beaches which are two of the finest on Cape Breton. Laundry available within 5 minutes or at Inverness and Cheticamp (15-20 minutes). Good restaurants and services within 5-15 minutes.

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