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'Maggie's' - a Charming Country Farmhouse Lovingly Restored

  • 3 BR,
  • 1 BA,
  • 1 HF BA,
  • Sleeps 8
12 Reviews

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'Maggie's' - a Charming Country Farmhouse Lovingly Restored
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p397471
+1 -902 929 2222
Skir Dhu Cape Breton Island
5

"Down North" Charm

"Down North" Charm
  • 5 of 5
Reviewed alot of VRBO rentals before selecting "Maggie's". Loved the charming old farmhouse in the pictures which looked like it "belonged", and was not disappointed when I saw it in person. The pictures do it justice, beautiful shady yard, open deck, comfortable, lived-in, interior. On arrival our hosts had a homemade blueberry (from local wild blueberries!) waiting on us, and a handwritten note on the back of a piece of dried birch bark bidding us welcome to Cape Breton. (Disclaimer is that you have to make sure you arrive in peak blueberry season if you want the berry pie!)
We covered alot of territory on our week long trip, mostly on Cape Breton, and Maggie's is a good location from which to venture out in all directions; close to the entrance of Cape Breton Highlands National Park and the gorgeous hikes and views along the Cabot Trail, and an easy day trip to the Fortress at Louisburg to name a few . At the end of each full day we looked forward to returning to the relaxing surroundings at Maggie's.
The house and property are clean and well maintained. The hosts could not be more generous and welcoming, and full of information about the area. A couple of the local delicacies we enjoyed (aside from the blueberry pie!) was the seafood chower at Neil's Chowder House in Neil's Cove, and the every present Scotsburn icecream, lots of flavors to choose from!
Would definitely recommend a trip to Cape Breton, and a welcoming stay at Maggie's!
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'Maggie's' - a Charming Country Farmhouse Lovingly Restored
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p397471
+1 -902 929 2222
Skir Dhu Cape Breton Island
5

Picture perfect spot in peaceful Cape Breton!

  • 5 of 5
"Maggie's" is truly a unique home. We booked based on the lovely pictures online, but the actual place FAR exceeds what you see on screen. If you want real Cape Breton heritage, look no further. The house itself is full of character, while also fully outfitted with all the contemporary comforts you'd need (fast wifi, great washer/dryer, dishwasher, etc.) Each bedroom has its own sweet style, and the upstairs loft is great for late night lounging. The kitchen is wonderful for cooking in, although we spent most of our time using the BBQ....
We didn't know the lay of the land before arriving in Cape Breton, so we were happy to discover that Skirdu (where Maggie's is) is the less developed side of the Cabot Trail - fewer tourists, more of a local feel. We got to know some fishermen at the Little River docks (and enjoyed the local beach there), hiked local trails and went swimming in nearby ponds. Provisions are best picked up in Baddeck (or Ingonish), which are a bit of a drive, but Wreck Cove General Store - a quick jaunt up the road - often sufficed.
Uli and Cathy (Cathy is a born and bred CB'er!) were amazing, excellent, exceedingly warm hosts. They went above and beyond in welcoming us to the island. An apple pie awaited us when we arrived, and Uli thoughtful arranged for some lobster since the season was ending just as we started our stay. He also introduced my husband and baby to some long hikes behind the house and was always available on the rare occasion when we needed to be in touch.
We used Maggie's as a home base for exploring the Cabot Trail and Cape North during our three week stay, and were always so happy to return "home" each night. I'll never forget driving up to the house that first day as the sun started to set - it was like a picture in a children's book.
Don't miss: the short hike to "the gill", Little River beach, Wreck Cove General Store, the Dancing Moose, the Clucking Hen, and further away - Warren Lake, the Coastal Trail, Cabot Landing beach, and all of Cape North....

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