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Green Gables Cottage & Sun Deck on Baddeck Bay

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


Baddeck House Rental Photos and Description

4 BR (one on 1st floor) 2 full bathrooms + outdoor shower + 4 bunk kids' cottage

Welcome to the ultimate getaway with your own private sundeck just a short walk away on the Bras d'Or Lakes! A convenient and easy drive- only 5 minutes away- to the village of Baddeck, Bell Bay Golf course,and entrance to The Cabot Trail.

Sit on our porch in the middle of a 15 acre meadow and watch the world go by. Lake access is via your own sun deck which is an easy stroll down the road-almost within sight from the driveway. This quaint house is located on 37 acres of rolling countryside near the town of Baddeck, Nova Scotia. Baddeck is a resort village on the shores of the world-renowned Bras d'Or Lakes on Cape Breton Island. The property is a great place to get away and forget about the world. Newly added 2nd full bathroom. Wireless internet has been added to allow for 24/7 connectedness- when YOU want it- and only IF you want it! Our family rental guidebook contains local information about restaurants, beaches, hiking trails and more.This farmhouse cottage is situated in the middle of a 15 acre hillside meadow and yet it is' just minutes' to the village of Baddeck, numerous golf courses, and exploring all that Cape Breton has to offer. It is a great place to use as ' home base' on the Cabot Trail-It is considered 'the beginning and the end' of one of the most scenic drives in North America.

There is a 4 bunk kids sleeping cottage on site for use- if requested, for an additional fee.

Nearby attractions; you have your own sun deck on the lake- a 5 minute walk from the house- shallow water"s edge- but good for kayaks and enjoying the summer lake views and sun! Bell Bay Golf Course is only five minutes by car, Also an easy 3 miles in Baddeck village-kayaking, boating and swimming and shopping. Trout and salmon fishing are one hour away (guides can by hired in Baddeck). Close to many fine beaches, trails for hiking,the Alexander Graham Bell Historic Site ,the Cabot Trail, Fort Louisburg and the Gaelic College.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Jan Blynn
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2016
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Green Gables Cottage & Sun Deck on Baddeck Bay
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Clean, comfortable and private

  • 5 of 5

Green Gables was everything promised and more. The home was comfortable, very clean and situated in a quiet, intimate setting, so near to all the bustle of tourism. It allowed us to relax after well filled days of touring the Cabot Trail, golfing, visiting historic sites, enjoying Celtic music and of course fine dining. Our hosts were warm and hospitable folks, who were a pleasure to meet. I would recommend Green Gables to any travelers to beautiful Cape Breton!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Lovely farmhouse and ideal location

  • 4 of 5

If you are planning a week in Cape Breton and want to stay in one place this is the ideal location for you. Centrally located, it is a short drive to the highway (but very private and quiet). The farm house is exactly as pictured. Baddeck is close by for groceries and fresh sea food on the wharf. The owners are wonderful to deal with. The cottage is well stocked with books, games and a binder the owners have put together of recommended restaurants and activities.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bridgewater, CT

Wonderful Week in Baddeck

  • 5 of 5

We decided to vacation in Nova Scotia this October - Cape Breton Island, specifically.

Three couples, (I should mention that 3 of the 6 of us are originally from Edinburgh, Scotland) and we wanted to see “New Scotland” firsthand. And the timing of our stay with the Celtic Colours Festival couldn't have been planned any better.

We chose Baddeck because of its central location and by chance found the Green Gables rental property and could not have been happier with our decision. From start to finish, the owner and the local property management person could not have been more accommodating. The house was exactly as stated (and portrayed in the photos). It was quaint, yet well equipped, clean and well maintained. And, while in a very pleasant quiet country setting, the house was only a few minutes to town or to a major roadway.

We would recommend, if you visit, to stay in centrally located Baddeck . And we would highly recommend the Green Gables property. The Cabot Trail is a must see (just like the Highlands of Scotland); the Alexander Graham Bell museum (he was Scottish, too); lunch or dinner at The Red Shoe Pub in Mabou; or lunch at The Chowder House on the Cabot Trail in Neil’s Harbor. The Gaelic College in St Ann’s is worth a visit as is the Glenora Distillery in Glenville, just to mention a few.

From the morning coffee on the front porch to the crackle of the logs in the fireplace after a day of sightseeing, our first trip to Cape Breton will be one that we’ll remember and cherish, always.

We’re already planning next year’s visit.

Matt, Southbury CT

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
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Great stay for a two families!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cottage. We had a large group visiting family members on different parts of Cape Breton. This was a perfect central location for our travels.

There was ample space for three adults and four kids. The house was clean and well-stocked. Felt like we were staying with family.

We did have small kids (twins 18months, plus a 3yr old and a 7yr old) so we had to hide a few valuables during our stay. If the kids were a bit older we would not have worried.

Private beach was wonderful for the kids. Very short drive to the town. Lots of bugs but the owners graciously made sure enough spray was available.

Owners were very nice and promptly dealt with our questions. Nice guide in the house to local attractions and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Silver Spring, MD USA

Charming and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Nicely furnished, tastefully decorated, comfortable amenities, peaceful setting, ideally situated. This quiet and lovely property incorporates all that is the essence of Cape Breton. There is nothing more to ask for in a "home away from home".

In addition, the owners were professional and personable to work with making the transaction a very pleasant experience.

Highly highly recommend this property to those looking for a real taste of Cape Breton.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
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Wonderful Location

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, private, relaxing location. Close to Bras d'Or Lake, the Village of Baddeck, and grocery store. Nicely furnished with well-equipped kitchen and laundry facilities. Interior was very clean and neat.

We enjoyed visiting the Cabot Trail, Fortress of Louisbourg, Gaelic College, the Bell Museum, Highland Village Museum, the Glenora Distillery, hiking in the Cape Bretton Highlands National Park, and attended a Ceilidh in the village of Baddeck. A sunset at Mabou Beach is not to be missed!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Sydney, Nova Scotia
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
St Anne's Bay
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Bell Bay Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
wonderful choices in village of Baddeck
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Cape Smokey
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
rental has own dock or Baddeck village beach
Car: necessary

Fishing, sailing, swimming, boating, kayaking, hiking, biking, antique and craft shopping, Celtic art and music, numerous galleries, Bell Bay Golf Club, Alexander Graham Bell Historic Site , sail & power boat tours on the Bras d'Or Lakes

Rates & Availability

Baddeck House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer
May 6 2017 - Jun 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer-Peak I
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer- Peak II
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer Finale
Aug 5 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall & Celtic Colours
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 20 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Refundable damage deposit $376
Pet Fee $113

Rates and terms are subject to change without notice

Rates shown are in US dollars. Guests may pay in equivalent Canadian funds.

Rates are based on 6 guests.

Security deposit required/ cleaning fee
$1300-$2200 per week
Saturday to Saturday rental

US or CAD dollars accepted

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Baddeck House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outside - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 1st floor office -Full futon
  • sleeps 6-8 with option of adding more in a separate 4 bed bunk house
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Wireless internet and newly added 2nd bathroom on second floor Easy walk to private dock on Bras D'or Lake, 1 queen, 2 fulls, 2 twins. Separate bunkhouse for kids, hiking trails, and easy access (5 min) to town.

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