CAPESTONE COTTAGE, PRIVATE, WATERFRONT VACATION HOME, CLOSE TO BADDECK

Sheri or Scott MacPhee

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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CAPESTONE COTTAGE, PRIVATE, WATERFRONT VACATION HOME, CLOSE TO BADDECK

Bras D'or Lake Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)

Capestone Cottage is Cape Breton’s Home-away-from-Home! This beautiful traditional-style house with a partial wrap around veranda features panoramic views of the Bras d’Or Lakes.

While staying here, guests can relax in quiet comfort and enjoy the pristine beauty and peaceful atmosphere. We are located in the heart of Cape Breton as we are just minutes from the town of Baddeck, which is the beginning and end of the infamous Cabot Trail.

Accommodations close to Baddeck are not just convenient for local activities such as golfing, fishing, hiking, sailboat tours and attending ceilidhs, but also for exploring the entire nearby area.

Situated on the St. Patrick’s Channel, this waterfront property neighbors Castle Moffett and is the prime getaway, central to all the fun and adventure that awaits you on the island.

Capestone offers comfy accommodations and is available for minimum 1 week rentals. As the calendar fills up, there may be some weeks where 7 nights are not available. If this happens to be the case, it will be open to partial week rentals with minimum 4 nights stays. Please note that partial weeks are only offered if cleaner is available.

This 3-bedroom cottage sleeps 6 comfortably, but can provide lodging for up to 8 people if required. It has a one 4-piece bath and one 3-piece bath, laundry facilities, living room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen with propane stove top, wall oven, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, barbecue, patio set and covered veranda with deck chairs.

Enjoy a short stroll down a 300m path to access your own private pebble beach. Come experience the Capestone… it will be a vacation worth taking and remembering!

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Sheri or Scott MacPhee (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012

About Sheri or Scott MacPhee

My husband grew up in Baddeck so we travel to Cape Breton every year to visit with family and friends. We currently live in Alberta and recently had a child in May 2012, so this property will be used more and more as we travel to the east coast with our son!

Sheri or Scott MacPhee purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Sheri or Scott MacPhee chose Bras D'or Lake

We decided to purchase this vacation home in Bucklaw since it is just minutes from Baddeck and we absolutely love the location! It is so close to amenities and the scenery is breathtaking!

What makes this cottage unique

The spectacular views overlook the Bras d'Or Lake and since our property reaches right down to the water's edge, we have a private road to access our very own pebble beach!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Capestone Cottage, Private, Waterfront Vacation Home, Close to Baddeck
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews
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Capestone Cottage, Private, Waterfront Vacation Home, Close to Baddeck
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Bras D'or Lake Cape Breton Island
Edmonton Alberta
5

A Family getaway

  • 5 of 5
Entering Capestone cottage was like being right at home. Spacious and comfortable, clean, a personal welcome basket and a beautiful view. We found this to be a perfect area as our home base to do our sightseeing. I have and will recommend to friends that this is the place to stay.
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Capestone Cottage, Private, Waterfront Vacation Home, Close to Baddeck
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Bras D'or Lake Cape Breton Island
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
5

Peaceful and charming!

  • 5 of 5
My fiance and I stayed at the Capestone Cottage with friends (8 in total) and our stay was fantastic! Apart from being a very well maintained cottage and well located, the view is absolutely beautiful! We enjoyed swimming and having a fire by the beach. The owners are amazing and we highly recommend staying at the Capestone Cottage :)
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Bras D'or Lake Cape Breton Island
Washington, D.C.
4

Recommend: lovely home, good for kids, gracious hosts; a bit far from Baddeck and water, no wireless

  • 4 of 5
We recommend this home and the hosts without a doubt. It's important to note that there is no wireless internet, which was limiting because we wanted to research activities. That said, the hosts did a great job providing activity recommendations. In fact, they were professional from beginning to end and went out of their way to make the stay cozy. It felt like a B&B, but we had privacy. The view is lovely, but it's a long walk to the lake and then there isn't much of a beach - it was also really buggy when were there in the summer. Otherwise,the kitchen, baths, shared spaces and bedrooms were all in great condition. The hosts made it really easy to travel with our toddler since they had a toddler themselves. It's a good 20 minute drive to Baddeck, which is the closest place to find any amenities...which is no big deal, but just be sure you know you'll be driving.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review... We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and felt taken care of! We apologize for not offering free wifi as we know a lot of travellers appreciate that in this day and age. We are located though where you can get signal for the use of the internet, but it is not free wifi. There are many places in Baddeck such as the Tourist Info Center, library or various cafe's that do offer free wifi for your convenience. Also, it is true that we are about 15-20 minutes in either direction to Whycocomagh or Baddeck for groceries, etc. so you will need to drive to town. We are not within walking distance to a town's vicinity, so people need to plan ahead. We also have a long path to the pebble beach (about 10 minute walk), but if you prefer you can drive your vehicle down the road as well! It's great to hear your overall stay with your toddler was pleasant and we hope to have you back again some day! :)
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Bras D'or Lake Cape Breton Island
Ottawa, Ontario
4

Our stay at Capestone Cottage

  • 4 of 5
My family and I recently enjoyed a lovely vacation at Capestone Cottage. The home is very spacious and immaculate. The owners go out of their way to ensure the house is equipped to meet the needs of their guests.

The beach is a bit of a walk but the water is clear with nice sand.

The owners were very professional and quick to respond. We only had positive experiences and would recommend Capestone Cottage to anyone looking for a quiet location with a breathtaking view.
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your post... We appreciate your feedback and are glad to hear your trip went well! As most guests know, we are situated on a channel of the Bras d'Or Lakes, which is a body of salt water that feeds into the Atlantic Ocean. So you will find all sorts of sea life, such as jellyfish, crabs, shells, etc. The water levels do change with the tide, but for the most part it is quite clear and shallow. Most people find the water even more clear to the right, so feel free to walk along the shore line and explore. We do equip the cottage with everything you need and if there is anything missing, we are sure to purchase it for the next set of guests! Our home is your home... so we are happy that you make yourselves at home while you are on vacation! We love to hear that our guests had a comfortable stay and appreciated the personal touches that we provide... so thank you! All the best to you with your future travels...
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Bras D'or Lake Cape Breton Island
Franklin, NC USA
5

Absolutely Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful time my sisters and I had at this amazing home! The accommodations were so comfortable and the home well-stocked with everything for an enjoyable time. The owners made sure we had literature about the surrounding area and recommended places of interest. The location was great! Everything was super clean. We also enjoyed seeing eagles and Canada geese around the property. Truly a great place to stay on Cape Breton.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to provide a review! We are happy to hear you all had a wonderful time and enjoyed the comforts and scenery at Capestone Cottage... It's great the geese and eagles stopped in for a visit too! Glad to hear you found the cottage to be very clean and in the perfect location as well. It definitely helps when there is so much to do and see and it's convenient to get to the local attractions from our cottage. Hope you were able to make it to many of the known places of interest! Travel guides and brochures are available for all of our guests to use at the cottage, so all upcoming travellers are free to use this information when planning their day trips and adventures!
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Bras D'or Lake Cape Breton Island
Mississauga, Ontario
4

Celtic Colours Festival Stay

  • 4 of 5
The location and setting are perfect for anyone attending the festival. Plenty of space for 5 adults; however, you need to be in good shape to climb the stairs, have good eyesight to spot the driveway at night and be 'happy' the mainfloor 'shower' whick was a 'trickle'.

In other words, the setting is awesome, but I wouldn't recommend the accommodation to those of us over 65 who need the convenience of accessible, working bathroom facilties, TVs that work with simple remotes and a landline telephone with a 1-800 number so that you can contact the owner who lives 2,000 miles away.

The festival is very popular, consequently property owners can name their own price, but under normal holiday circumstances it was far too expensive for what we were promised.
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
Owner's Response: Thank you for submitting a review on the Capestone Cottage... We do appreciate everyone's feedback so we can ensure all of our guests have a pleasant stay! Yes, we do not reside in Nova Scotia as we use our property as a vacation home when visiting family, but we do have our neighbours and other locals assisting with the maintenance and general upkeep of our cottage. So, we do have contacts in place to help out with any immediate issues. We apologize for the complexity of the TV remotes and have since added instructions to our welcome binder in hopes to avoid any confusion for our future guests. As for the bathroom facilities, they are in working order with the main shower and bath located on the second floor. Our shower on the main floor is not used often, so it may just need an adjustment to the shower head to control the water pressure. In any case, we have addressed your concerns and respect your opinion. Thanks again for your suggestions and glad to hear you enjoyed the setting of the cottage and the Celtic Colours Festival!
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Sydney
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Bell Bay
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Availability & Rates

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Bras D'or Lake 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
 
Base Rate
7 night minimum stay
C$1,050
 
 
Low Season
Sep 1 - Nov 30
7 night minimum stay
C$1,050
 
 
Off Season
Apr 1 - May 31
7 night minimum stay
C$875
 
 
Peak Season
Jun 1 - Aug 31
7 night minimum stay
C$1,400
 
 
Celtic Colours Music Festival
Oct 10 2014 - Oct 18 2014
9 night minimum stay
C$1,800
Flat fee
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes $150 CDN Cleaning Fee/wk

15% Harmonized Sales Tax added to total costs

These rates are based up to a 6 person occupancy - Additional fees and taxes will apply to extra guests.
Notes Note: The dates for the Celtic Colours International Music Festival change every year, so please note that these dates in October are quoted at the Peak Season event rates. (For 2014, the Celtic Colours are Oct 10th-18th)
Non-Refundble Deposit of $250 CDN is required to reserve booking (Payment is accepted via e-Trfr or PayPal)

Remainder owing plus Security Deposit of $350 CDN is due 30 days prior to arrival.
(Note: Security Deposit will be refunded upon departure if no damages occur to property)

Cancellation Policy: No refund if cancelled less than 30 days to arrival date!
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Amenities

Amenities

Bras D'or Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master with large closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , Partially Finished
  • Queen size Beds (2) Twin size Beds (4) Playpen available upon request
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Games
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
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