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Jan Blynn

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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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3 Bedrooms with loft, 2 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms, easily sleeps 6

This charming getaway is located within walking distance of the village of Baddeck, and .3 miles from the Bell Bay Golf course and an easy drive to and from the new Cabot Links golf course!

World class views of the Bras d'Or Lakes are seen from every door and window. A private Cape Breton beach and dock are just steps away from the cottage.

Enjoy sightseeing and easy living- many local activities: golfing, sailing, swimming, kayaking, hiking, and relaxing! The property is absolutely beautiful and well maintained. It is spacious, lined with hedges,trees, gardens and a tall fence making it totally private and peaceful. The waterfront porch is an excellent place from which to view the morning and evening sunscapes and the restful mountainside across the lake.

This property offers a modern kitchen, cozy living area with original stone fireplace, large dining room, master bedroom with king size bed, upstairs loft bedroom with twin beds, a full size bed, and half bath. Also, a separate guest cottage: king bed, sitting area, and full bath with shower

Local Interests and Activities: This property is just a few miles from The Cabot Trail and easy access to daily Cape Breton Island sightseeing. Take a look at this link to view Cape Breton:


Baddeck is a major tourist destination: home of the Alexander Graham Bell Museum, as well as numerous restaurants, shops,The Bras d'Or Yacht Club, a government wharf with tour boats, and Bell Bay Golf course (rated the best new golf course in Canada)

There are many ways to be part of these activities-rent a kayak, sail off the wharf, charter a boat, or take a ferry over to Kidston's Island Beach for a local swim!

TV provided-use for DVD movies...if needed, on an occasional rainy day!

Wireless internet included

Sailors and Seaworthy Crew: Sailors and those nautically inclined, will feel right at home watching colorful spinnakers on boats sailing down the Baddeck Bay along with kayaks, paddle boats and windsurfers- all able to be enjoyed from our waterfront covered porch!

Choose from:

1) Sailboat and motor boat tours in Baddeck at the Government Wharf

2) Charter vessels for the day or week from local villagers and businesses

3) Rent kayaks, canoes, and paddleboats in the village center by the Government Wharf

4) Other nearby cruise options include Whale watching and Puffin bird watching tours

Celtic Colours October Festival: October features the Celtic Colours Music Festival. In Cape Breton, you'll also find interesting highland dancing and music all over the island. In cafes and restaurants, in concert halls, and churches, as well as on quaint street corners.

The change of seasons and beginning of the fall weather welcome visitors to experience all that the area has to offer!

When you've finished for the day, come back to our cozy cottage for a bit of quiet relaxation and beautiful waterfront views.

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  • pets considered
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only

Jan Blynn

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Our family has been vacationing and enjoying Nova Scotia for over 20 years. We love the location, the sights, sounds and people of Cape Breton. Our extended family is here and we invite friends and relatives to visit this special spot as well!

This very special spot is located right near the Cabot Trail as well as the village of Baddeck. It makes for easy touring, golfing hiking and exploring Cape Breton by day- where ever you might plan travel- then returning to a welcoming cottage location in the afternoon or evening, with all the comforts and luxuries you need to relax while on vacation, enjoying the waterfront views across the Bras d'Or Lakes.

Consider staying on the premises for a day and take advantage of a 'day off' spent reading on the picturesque porch or down on the renovated dock area for a swim, kayak or sail! Water crafts can be rented in town for the day or the week.

Plan on staying here at least a week and look forward to memories that will ask you to return again..and again!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Property Reviews

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Waterfront Cottage and Guest House in Baddeck with Own Private Dock
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Waterfront Cottage and Guest House in Baddeck with Own Private Dock
+1 6106881589
Baddeck Cape Breton Island
Halifax, NS, Canada

Perfect home for a large family or 3 couples to stay on vacation or enjoy Celtic Colous

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Three couples stayed at Kildare during the 17th Annual Celtic Colours International Festival and we all agreed it was like moving into someone's fantastic summer home for the week.
The property description is very accurate and the pictures do not due the views from the porch justice - a perfect pace for morning coffee or a quiet read. The unobstructed views of Baddeck Bay and the Bras D'Or Lakes is one of the features that make this property very special. The driving instructions were excellent as were the booking arrangements. The Owners are very responsive to emails and are genuinely concerned that your stay meets your expectations. The village of Baddeck is a short 2 km away and can look after all your needs re groceries, bakery, restaurants, liquor, drug , hardware stores , service station, etc. We had concert tickets in Louisbourg, Judique, St. Peters, Sydney Mines, Sydney River, etc. and used Kildare as home base.
The large, modern kitchen had everything - we all have stayed in vacation rentals previously but Kildare's kitchen topped them all with modern appliances, dishes, glasses, flatware to feed an army and everything needed to cook a big family meal or look after your own breakfast or late night snack. The large island had bar stools for five and lots on counter space as well as the dishwasher.
The recycle chores were also made simple with very clearly labelled separate bins for garbage, glass, plastics, paper, compost, etc. There is a comfortable living room with books, games,TV, stereo, DVD player and the fireplace for cooler mornings and evenings or a for a nice place to read. The wifi worked flawlessly.
The large separate dining room has a large table that seats 8+ and also has a fantastic view of the lake.
There is lots of bedding, towels, etc. and a stacked washer/dryer in the kitchen. Everyone slept well. Bathrooms are all modern, bright and shiny. Soap and shampo
The separate cottage with a king size bed and full bath works well with 3 couples sharing the property. While the loft has no shower it has a half bath and access to the other two showers/tub did not seem to be a problem.
Parking is adequate for at least 2 vehicles with only a few steps to the kitchen door, loft or cottage.
For a summer rental the lawn leads down to the edge of the lake with the dock for swimming and the outside shower after a swim.
Staying at Kildare made the Celtic Colours experience very special - no surprises only great memories.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 4/4
Waterfront Cottage and Guest House in Baddeck with Own Private Dock
+1 6106881589
Baddeck Cape Breton Island

Heaven's gates aren't "pearly"...they're green!

Heaven's gates aren't "pearly"...they're green!
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
It is impossible to overstate the beauty and charm of Kildare Cottage. When we stepped through the green gate, our first view of the property was magical. It literally took our breath away. As others have said, as pretty as the photos are, they don't do it justice. My husband and I desperately needed a few quiet days away to decompress, unwind, and rest. Kildare was everything we'd hoped for and more. Our usual style on trips is to race from one attraction to another to make sure we don't miss anything. At Kildare we had very little interest in the outside world. We did manage to drive the Cabot Trail, take a sail on the Amoeba, and visit the Bell Museum for a couple of rainy hours, but mostly we just wanted to hang out at the cottage. Kildare itself became the main attraction and we didn't want to miss an inch of it. We spent hours exploring every nook and cranny both inside and out, marveling at the attention to detail throughout. It's not possible to create such an amazing atmosphere by accident. Jan and her family have outdone themselves. It's truly a special place.

As wonderful as the rest of the property is, there's something magnetic about the porch and the view of lake. We repeatedly found ourselves out on the porch, drawn to the beauty of the lake with Beinn Bhreagh in the distance. We had morning coffee out there. We ate meals out there. We read out there. We sat and talked and did nothing at all out there. We had no desire for televisions, computers, or telephones. For the first time ever, I came home from a vacation feeling like I'd had an actual break and feeling restored by it. I can honestly say that Kildare taught me the value of doing "nothing" and that sometimes "nothing" is everything.

Book your stay at Kildare. You won't be sorry.
Helpful votes: 2/2
Waterfront Cottage and Guest House in Baddeck with Own Private Dock
+1 6106881589
Baddeck Cape Breton Island
St. Louis Missouri


  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
I can affirm all of the previous reviewers' comments. Kildare is even more lovely than pictures can convey, immaculately clean and well-maintained. The large modern kitchen is completely equipped and the washer/dryer are right there. Four could eat breakfast at the kitchen island, but we never did since the views from the porch are breathtaking. The dining room has a table that seats eight but we preferred the picnic table on the porch, except one evening that was too windy.The porch also has large, comfy adirondeck chairs, perfect for curling up with a good book. The living room has a very cozy feel with a sofa, comfortable chairs and many helpful travel books. The guest house and the upstairs loft with separate entrance gave everyone in our group of five adults the "space" they needed.
Jan was very helpful in answering questions before the trip, and Norma, the caretaker, called us after we arrived to make sure everything was fine.
Baddeck is a charming town, within walking distance, with a grocery store, bank, post office, liquor store and of course gift shops and restaurants. It is a good home base for driving the Cabot Trail and seeing the many attractions of Cape Breton. We went on an amazing whale-watching cruise in Cheticamp, hiked the skyland trail in Cape Breton National Park, visited the Alexander Graham Bell museum in Baddeck, attended a ceilidh at the Gaelic College (they also have a ceilidh every night in Baddeck) and watched the full moon rise while sitting around a campfire on the beach.
I wholeheartedly recommend a Kildare vacation, but caution you that you will never want to leave.
Helpful votes: 2/2
Waterfront Cottage and Guest House in Baddeck with Own Private Dock
+1 6106881589
Baddeck Cape Breton Island

Outstanding Home Away From Home!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
A true home-away-from-home is the best way I can describe what Kildare was for me during the week I had the pleasure to stay there. The property exudes warmth and uniqueness on every level and you can feel it the moment you enter the green gate that runs along the border of it. I literally gasped at the beauty of the place when I walked through that gate—from the setting directly on the lake, to the big sky over head, to all the greenery and plantings, to the distinctive cottage architecture—it didn’t end and I wasn’t even inside the house yet!

And the wonder and delight of Kildare just continued as I made my way into the main cottage. The house is spacious, flows well, and each room has interesting details including obvious ones like the gorgeous stone fireplace and wall of books in the living room, to more subtle ones like the diagonal latticework in the windows of the master bedroom or the tree trunk beams that are used on the ceiling of the deck. Whether large or small, attention to craftsmanship and quality have been paid to everything in the home. On top of all of that, Kildare is immaculately clean and tidy. It is obvious that a great deal of love has gone into both the building of the home and the maintenance of it.

In terms of functionality, Kildare is top notch. The kitchen is so large and has everything you could possibly want in it to make big meals for a big family. The washer and dryer are new and work great. The windows and doors are easy to open and shut so bringing the air and sounds of the outdoor world in is a breeze. There is a beautiful deep tub in the master bathroom that is pure luxury, but I can say hands-down that Kildare’s outdoor shower is the best one I have ever been in. The setting, water pressure, spaciousness, and cleanliness make it absolutely perfect.

And finally, in addition to all of the outstanding features of the home, a special note must be made about the deck that runs along the entire length of the cottage. There are different areas on it for doing different things—tables for dining, chairs for lounging, a bench for reading, a grill for cooking—but whatever the activity, the space is so inviting and allows one to truly take in the amazing beauty of the Bras D’Or that is steps away. On my final day at Kildare, over the lake I saw three amazing sights—a rising sun, a giant rainbow and a rising nearly full moon. Heaven and earth are available at Kildare. Go now.
Helpful votes: 1/1
Waterfront Cottage and Guest House in Baddeck with Own Private Dock
+1 6106881589
Baddeck Cape Breton Island

"Kildare" is a Out of This World!

"Kildare" is a Out of This World!
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
It is hard to do justice to this property in words! Go through the green gate to “Kildare” and you enter a place of beauty and peace. This traditional log cottage has been lovingly maintained, restored and enlarged. It is right on the shore of Baddeck Bay, looking straight out to Bienn Bhreagh (Beautiful Mountain) where Alexander Graham Bell built his Baddeck home. A wonderful view in any weather! We stayed here for a week in September and enjoyed every minute. The well set-up kitchen, the view from the porch and the comfortable chairs and picnic table led to more meals on-site than we expected. Who wanted to drive out to find a restaurant when you could eat looking at a splendid view? The water continually changed, the sailing cruise boat Amoeba passed by several times a day, sailboats passed, seagulls soared overhead! At night, we slept with the sound of the whispering waves in our ears. We wanted never to leave! We were a couple on our own, for what amounted to a retreat from the world, but this property can accommodate a group in comfort. Because of the loft upstairs and the beautiful guest cottage it is well suited to a get together of friends; an extended family; or parents, children, and grandchildren. For children there is a big lawn, nooks and crannies to explore, and for everyone a wharf for swimming. The pretty town of Baddeck is great to explore. The location is convenient for scenic drives along the coast and into inland valleys.
The property is well maintained. The cottage is beautifully decorated and furnished. It is even nicer than it looks in the photos. Everything was sparkling clean. The linens are of high quality. It’s just like staying in someone’s well-loved home! Jan gave us lots of good advice before we arrived, and the caretakers were very helpful. Highly recommended.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Car: recommended

Golf: This location lends itself to golf vacations for 2-3 couples experiencing a variety of Cape Breton Golf Courses.

1) Bell Bay GC just .3 miles from our waterfront cottage location.

Easy access and fun to return to any time- a 5 minute drive.

2) Cape Breton Highlands GC is just over 1 hour- an easy, scenic drive

3) Keltic Lodge-located north of Baddeck adjacent to the Cape Breton Highlands National Park

4) Cabot Links (NEW)- in Inverness-......Bandon Dunes of Oregon has developed a spectacular 'destination' golf course in a waterscape setting of unforgettable greens, golf and views. Travel distance is 30-40 minutes from our properties. A MUST!!!

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Availability & Rates


Baddeck Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer
May 10 2014 - Jun 14 2014
7 night minimum stay
Summer-Peak I
Jun 15 2014 - Jul 12 2014
7 night minimum stay
Summer- Peak II
Jul 13 2014 - Aug 2 2014
7 night minimum stay
Fum in the Sun
Aug 3 2014 - Sep 6 2014
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 7 2014 - Oct 4 2014
7 night minimum stay
Celtic Colours
Oct 5 2014 - Oct 26 2014
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100.00
Pet Fee $75.00
Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Notes $1600-$2600
Payment is accepted in US dollars or Canadian currency- also accept money orders.

Additional charge for pets.

Rates and terms are subject to change without notice.

Security deposit required / cleaning fee
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Baddeck Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Lakefront
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Broadband Access
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Water Cooler
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest Cottage - toilet , shower
    House Powder - toilet
    Upper Loft Area - toilet
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • Powder Room/Half Bath off of kitchen
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king , with full bathroom
    Guest Cottage - 1 king , with full bathroom
    Upper Loft - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , with half bathroom
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master Bedroom Suite on first floor features a spectacular view out onto the lakes and contains a king size bed, tiled jacuzzi tub/shower bathroom, a large walk in closet. Upstairs loft area has its own outside stair entry into a private cozy nautical bedroom and half bath that can accommodate 3-4 people. Cozy living room sofa can be converted to an extra bed as needed. Separate Guest cottage has waterfront views from king size bed and sitting area.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • pets considered ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • forests
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • whale watching
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • fly fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • hunting
  • golf privileges optional
  • water tubing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
Special events throughout the summer-a tourist 'Welcome Cottage' features updated maps, events and helpful hints. Fourth of July Celebration Baddeck Regatta and Race Week in August 'Celtic Colours' entertainment and music fills the air all over Cape Breton Island-mid October A round of golf at Bell Bay GC- included upon advance request -email confirmation required
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