DEEP BLUE SEA COTTAGE WITH INCREDIBLE VIEWS

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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DEEP BLUE SEA COTTAGE WITH INCREDIBLE VIEWS

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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.

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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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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"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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Stewart

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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

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.

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.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Margarees Cape Breton Island
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THE MOST PERFECT HONEYMOON

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stumbled upon this cottage on homeaway.com 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
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IDYLLIC COTTAGE FROM WHICH TO EXPLORE CAPE BRETON

  • 5 of 5
Deep Blue Sea is the perfect cottage to kick back and forget the humdrum (at least for a bit) of the everyday or if you can bear to tear yourself away - to explore the nearby towns, beaches and restaurants. The cottage is beautifully presented: Inside you'll find clean contemporary decor, wifi, a well appointed kitchen, power shower with plenty of hot water and an airy, light filled mezzanine bedroom.Bliss! Outside: Our absolute highlight being the wrap around deck with beautiful sunset views across the Gulf of St Lawrence with Chimneys Corner beach in the foreground. If you can tear yourself away we'd heartily recommend dinner and a Ceildh at The Red Shoe Pub in Mabou or a swim at one of the beaches a short drive away. Our favourite was the beach at Margaree Harbour where we took in the evening sun with a picnic of Lobster rolls from the lovely Dining Room cafe. Further afield we spent the day driving the Cabot Trail and hiking the Skyline trail in the Highlands National park. In between these excursions we simply relaxed, read and sunbathed on the deck, drinking in the wonderful views alongside the bottle of wine Stewart kindly welcomed us with on our first night! We really had a glorious week here and left with great memories. Stewart, thanks for making our stay so memorable and look forward to seeing you in a year or two with our baby in tow! Peter and Karen
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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PERFECT!!

  • 5 of 5
Our week at Deep Blue Sea cottage has sadly come to an end. We knew we'd enjoy our stay but a few things made it just that much better. To start, this cottage is so well done and as described. The location, perched high atop a hill, offers breathtaking views to constantly draw your eyes out to the ocean, the beach below, the eagles and fishing boats and sunsets - never a dull vista. The cottage was spotless and towels and linens smelled fresh and clean. It's very private and quiet, just what we we were looking for. Days were hot and sunny but every night cooled off comfortably. The fabulous deck and glassed in sunroom were our evening hangouts - learned a lot about Cape Breton's history by reading the short stories in Cape Breton Works - a book in the cottage 'library'.
Stewart was a wonderful host. He was available for any and all requests/ questions we had during our stay and was extremely prompt with responding. After our arrival, he spent time giving us the inside scoop on places to go and things to do on the island. A word of advice, take his suggestions! We did. And doing things like driving scenic coastal back roads, with views to rival some of those in the national park, was a real treat. An absolute must-do is the fiddle concert at The Barn - well that was the icing on the Cape Breton cake for me! Soooo much fun....relaxed, intimate and real! Make sure to stay for the square dancing afterwards if only to watch! Explore the beautiful Margaree Valley! Buy fresh boiled lobster at Belle Cote. Swim at one of 3 beautiful sandy beaches nearby. And do the regular touristy things too. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this location to anyone.
When we return to Cape Breton, this will surely be our home base again! Thanks Belle and Stewart
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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FALL COLOURS AT THE DEEP BLUE SEA COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
The Deep Blue Sea cottage was well worth the drive from Ontario. We arrived just in time to enjoy a breathtaking sunset. When we entered the cottage we were pleasantly surprised to find music playing and a bottle of wine in the kitchen. The cottage is equipped with everything you will need for your stay. The kitchen is compact and functional. The sunroom, with floor to ceiling windows, is the perfect place to read on a rainy day or to catch the magnificent sunsets. The loft is cozy and very comfortable. The skylights offer plenty of natural light during the day, and a lovely view of the stars at night.

Stewart was an excellent host. He met up with us on our first day and provided some great advice on what things we should do while in Cape Breton - his advice was spot on.

The location was excellent, nestled among trees with a fantastic view of the beach. The cottage is right off the Cabot trail with amazing views. We enjoyed staying in the Margaree area.

Our stay was comfortable and relaxing, we hope to stay at one of Stewart's cottages again! Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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LOVELY HONEYMOON

  • 5 of 5
The Deep Blue Sea Cottage was the perfect spot for our honeymoon. The most relaxing getaway. Stewart is very helpful and gives great suggestions on things to do along the island. There's plenty of beauty to be seen in the area. The cottage was light and airy and you'll be admiring the views for hours. Beautifully decorated, with everything you could possibly need. We had a great stay.
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!!!

  • 5 of 5
It was perfect!! From the bottle of wine and cookies left as a welcoming gift by the owner, to the perfect weather, beautiful sunsets, whales feeding in the ocean in the morning and the privacy. This cottage was exactly what I wanted. It is quite simple/rustic inside but the appliances were all new and the place was super clean and had everything we needed. I loved everything about this cottage and would recommend it for a couple or family with one child. We loved the location and spent a lot of time going between various Celeidhs. We ate at the Golf course in Inverness which was excellent, had a couple meals at the Red Shoe Pub in Mabou, loved the beaches in Inverness and Port Hood. We will definately go back!!!
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Map

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

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! 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.

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Margarees Cottage Rental Rates

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Summer 2014
Jun 13 2014 - Sep 4 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
C$1,850
 
 
Early fall 2014
Sep 5 2014 - Oct 2 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
C$1,750
 
 
Celtic colours
Oct 3 2014 - Oct 30 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
C$1,850
 
 
Late Fall 2014
Oct 31 2014 - Nov 7 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
C$1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes WEEKLY BOOKINGS ONLY (UP TO 2 OR 3 WEEKS) CHANGEOVER DAY FRIDAYS ONLY
50% deposit at time of booking by credit card. Balance due on card 60 days before arrival
Full refund less $100 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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Amenities

Margarees Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 605 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
  • Rustic
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • festivals
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • photography
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • surfing
  • hunting
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
Notes:
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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