About the property
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- Minimum Stay7 nights
5 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms + outdoor shower+ wireless internet
This vacation cottage is located on the Bras d'Or Lakes on a secluded Bay -only 5 minutes drive to Baddeck, golf courses and the Cabot Trail entrance. This family spot features a small beach area, and a multi-purpose dock and swimming area. The water is not cold- 70 degrees +. Fun for everyone!
Wireless internet is now included for 24/7 connection to 'your world' as needed - yet unplug when YOU want to relax, and enjoy this peaceful waterfront location.
Convenient drive- 5 minutes to Baddeck. Central location for sight seeing, hiking, fishing and beach afternoons. Less than a mile- get onto the Cabot Trail for touring the island of Cape Breton and all that it has to offer!
The Bell Bay Golf Club and The Alexander Graham Bell Historic Site are only a 5 minute drive away- with many fine beaches, trails, and hikes nearby!
Golfers will want to drive less than an hour away, to Bandon Dunes' two true links courses in Inverness: 'Cabot Links' AND- 'Cabot Cliffs'!
Plan a trip to the Sydney area and tour Fort Louisbourg- enjoy the history.
For musicians - make sure to visit the Gaelic College or local restaurants and pubs that feature wonderful island artists.
Return to the Boat Cottage - A wonderful place to gather at the end of a busy day. Relax and watch the sun set over the Bay. Plan your next vacation now!
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
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Wonderful base for a family celebration!
Our three-generation family celebrated our 50th anniversary at the Lakeside Boat Cottage, and it was a wonderfully comfortable place for all of us to relax in the cushioned wicker furniture and window seats, cook in the well-equipped kitchen, eat together at a table accommodating us all, and sleep in beautifully furnished and comfortable bedrooms. It was also a conveniently central location to the various activities we wanted to take in, from the western side of the Cabot Trail to Ft. Louisbourg in the east. It is beautifully situated with great views of the lake and made a lovely setting for our family photo shoot. We also swam from the dock and the pebble beach and enjoyed the hammock and outdoor chairs.
Since I, Grandma, did the booking, I was delighted when our children thanked me for finding such a great place! They loved the outdoor views upon arrival, and they commented on how the interior decor and presence of family photos made us all feel like we were sharing a much-loved family home rather than a generic place furnished from the big box stores. Jan, my contact person, was extremely helpful from the start, quickly answering all my questions, sending me a map of Cape Breton and activity brochures, and providing porta-cribs and an activity saucer for our 14 month old and 8 month old grandsons. They along with our 3 year old grandson all enjoyed the wonderful array of toys available. The mothers of these little boys were especially grateful for the washer and dryer in the cottage, which they used daily.
The housekeeper was available for any questions we had upon arrival, and she responded quickly and helpfully while giving us our privacy. One of the owners was living in the house next-door, and he also greeted us and was helpful but in no way intrusive. He shared a little of the history of the cottage in their family, which added to our sense of a family-friendly atmosphere. We felt well supported by those with local knowledge throughout our stay.
I would not hesitate to highly recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a quiet but accessible base for their Cape Breton visit. I'm sure you will find it delightfully comfortable and enjoyable, as we did.
We are so glad you all explored our island and found our cottage comfortable for your family stay! Let us add our congrats for a 50th anniversary! Please return anytime .
We loved this cottage in Baddeck! Tons of room for the 8 of us and so well equipped right down to the great games selection. Rustic in the most beautiful sense. Lovely location on the lake. Jan was wonderful to deal with all respects with very prompt response and great tips on things to do. We would highly recommend this cottage and hope to be back before long.
Great location and so comfortable
We chose this for a 50th anniversary get-together with family members, and what a wise choice. Sleeping areas are quite private, but there is plenty of common space without anyone feeling crowded, even room to do a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle and not be in the way of anyone else's activity. We appreciated the abundance of towels and kitchen equipment. The resident hare didn't seem to mind our presence.
What a joy to wake up in the morning with that view!
Would love to return!
We are so glad you enjoyed Cape Breton and stayed in Baddeck at our Boathouse!
Have a great rest of the summer!
Great Cottage Week
We stayed here for just under a week. Great set up and much larger than advertised. Easily accomodated our group of 4 adults and 3 kids. Fantastic views from all the rooms and very close to Baddeck. Good fishing off the dock where we caught striped Bass every night. This is an easy referral to give.
Brilliant week away
Great location just out of Baddeck. Kids first impression as drove done track was ' Brilliant' and within 5 minutes they were swimming off deck. For them the swimming included seeing starfish, crabs and fish and catching a few before throwing them back. Property lovely inside and well maintained. Setting was such that there was little need to head out in the evenings rather we sat and watched the sunset over the lake. Great location to travel throughout the Cape. Fortress of Luisburg, Skytrail and Ingenosh were all within 90 minutes. Luisburg was fantastic as was the trip to Bird Island from Englishtown. Another highlight was the bald eagles being fed from the boat! Baddeck was easily accessible and while we didn't venture out much in evenings the Bell Buoy restaurant was good and there is a nightly Ceilidh. Caretaker was easy to access and wifi great. Would recommend this cottage as a great central location to roam far and wide across Cape Breton.
Wonderful cottage, wonderful location
We spent a week at this cottage in late June and it was wonderful. Everything was as promised in the description. The cottage was clean and spacious and the location was great. It was wonderful to be on the lake for fishing and to be centrally located for all of the interesting sights to be enjoyed on Cape Breton. Highly recommended!
Fishing, sailing, swimming, power boating, hiking, biking, antique and craft shopping, Celtic art and music, numerous art galleries, Bell Bay Golf Club, Alexander Graham Bell Museum, sail & power boat tours on the Bras D'Or Lakes
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Rates and terms are subject to change without notice. Guests may pay in Canadian or US dollars. Payment can be through InterAc transfer to Royal Bank or Venmo transaction Notes:To hold the reservation we require a $500.00 refundable deposit that also is held as a damage deposit. The fee does not count towards the rent.It will be returned within 10 days upon inspection of the property after the cottage has been vacated