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New Log Home with Gorgeous Ocean View in Historic Acadian Village

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath, Sleeps 9, Kitchen, Great Room, ping pong room, 1600 sq.feet

L’Ardoise and surrounding towns abound in wild berries – strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, dewberries – even cranberries and foxberries. Free clam digging is available within five miles. Concerts and Ceilidhs are available in many locations throughout Cape Breton, some featuring the unique brand of Cape Breton fiddle music. Fortress Louisbourg is a world class historic re-enactment of a French Acadian fortress town. The beach in L’Ardoise, in the hamlet of Point Michaud, is 1.5 miles long, considered to be world class in quality. Fishing from shore is available in the 300 meter canal connecting the Atlantic with the Bras d’Or Lakes, about 7 miles from our house. We have a 120 degree view of the Atlantic and the harbour.

Property Manager
Jonathan Tetherly
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, Japanese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 3, 2017

About Jonathan Tetherly

This home is owned by Jonathan and Katsuyo Tetherly. We live in Chicopee, Massachusetts. I am the protestant chaplain at the Hampden Correctional Center in Ludlow, Massachusetts, in my 29th year there, and Kay retired as a director at the Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, after working there for 33 years, in December, 2013. I grew up in Laconia, New Hampshire and she in Yamagata City, Japan. I have degrees from the University of New Hampshire, University of Minnesota, and Andover Newton Theological School in Newton, Massachusetts. Kay has a degree from Elms College in Chicopee.We have two adult daughters and two grandchildren. We built this house in 2005-06, but have owned the property since 1980, when there was a small house on it. We enjoy Cape Breton's variety of berries to pick, fishing, clamming, music, golf, running and more. Neighbors are friendly and helpful. We generally come down twice a year. We do our best to keep the house in good condition in and out. It is so wonderful to get away from the hurried pace of our lives in the urban Lower Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts and just go at whatever pace we feel like in Cape Breton.We try to advise our guests as to attractions they might like, so that they may get to love Cape Breton as much as we do.

Jonathan Tetherly purchased this house in 2006

Why Jonathan Tetherly chose Nova Scotia

After we bought the land with a small house on it in 1980, we bought contiguous land in 1983. We loved to come here for two weeks in the summer to fish and pick berries and listen to great Cape Breton music. In 2005-06 we tore down the old house and built a new one at the top of the hill, with the main living area on the second floor, for a better view. The area is beautiful Nova Scotia seacoast, but not designed by the tourist trade. It's just a place to live close to nature and in your own way for awhile.

What makes this house unique

The view of the village, the harbour, and the Atlantic beyond is gorgeous. It is shockingly beautiful on a sunny day; on the other hand, you can see the progress of storms on the Atlantic long before they arrive. There is a beautiful calm all around on a sunny evening.The knotty pine interior of the house is very cheerful.


Nearest Airport
240 Miles
Sydney - 80; Halifax
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
St. Peters
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Dundee Resort on the Bras D'Or Lakes
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nova Scotia 247
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
St. Peters
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Ben Eoin on Route 4 toward Sydney
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Point Michaud
Car: necessary

The property is at the highest elevation in the hamlet of West L'Ardoise, the site of the annual Acadian Festival, normally held in late July, celebrating Acadian culture. Our access highway is part of the Fleur-de-Lis Trail of Nova Scotia, traversing the Acadian East coast of Cape Breton Island. Our house is on the Atlantic Ocean, with a 1 1/2 mile long beach about six miles from us. In the opposite direction, we are about six miles from the Bras d'Or Lakes, an inland sea in the central part of Cape Breton Island. Our two-acre property has dewberries, blackberries, and a few blueberries, cranberries and red raspberries, which our guests are welcome to pick.

Other Activities: berry picking, clamming, live music

Golf: At Dundee Resort, about 35 minutes from us. A spectacular course.

Ski: There is a new ski area at Ben Eoin, about 45 minutes from us.


Richmond, Subd. B House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Cooler
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Half Bathroom - toilet , Upstairs, off master bedroom
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , downstairs; seat in shower
  • half bathroom is upstairs off master bedroom; full bathroom is downstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Japanese futon, sleeping 2, may be placed anywhere
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , cot may be placed here.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom #1 is upstairs; other two are downstairs.Futon (a Japanese floor bed, not a sofa) sleeps 2.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My family lives in the area, and my wife and I needed a place to retreat back to in the evenings and unwind from the hectic days that the holiday season brings.

We had so much fun playing on the ping pong table. We enjoyed the privacy as well as the peace and quiet.

The house has such an incredible view to sit and enjoy your morning coffee at the table and watch the beautiful sunrise in the picture window. It's absolutely breath-taking.

The entire house is way bigger than expected. And the bathroom upstairs and downstairs is very convenient. It also takes no time to heat (which is a plus in the winter).

This entire experience was fantastic, memorable, and very easy thanks to Johnathan the property manager. He is an absolute treat to communicate with and is very quick with responding. He seems to be an all around genuine, great guy.

I would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family rented this amazing house over the Thanksgiving weekend and found it to be even better than we had hoped for. Sarah, the person near site , is very friendly and approachable, but not in the least intrusive.. The house is spacious, well equipped and has remarkable ocean and village views as it sits literally on top of the hill. The community is completely peaceful and traditional but best of all is the very well used ping pong table! I would return in a heart beat!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place in a very quaint Nova Scotia village

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I were visiting relatives in L'Ardoise and found this great place. When we arrived we were struck by the spaciousness of the place - it's quite large and would be amazing for a large family. The location is pretty great too. It's located on top of a hill that overlooks the town and the ocean. I'm quite sure it's the highest point so the morning view is pretty awesome. The owner has naturalized the property so there are wild flowers, black and blue berry bushes all around the property and smells wonderful. The house is well stocked with items you will need for a home away vacation. Lots to do in the area. St. Peter's is only 15 minutes away and Point Michaud (beach) is about 10 minutes away. A great place to go. They rent wet suits, surfing boards, etc.

Overall we really enjoyed our stay and would consider coming back again for our next family visit!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved it , the house is a home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

Loved it from the time we spotted the house from the road until we left. It is everything you want as a vacation spot that is away from home but you feel at home. Would recommend this home away from home to anyone, and we have. :)

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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L'Ardoise, Nova Scotia

Comfortable house with wonderful view

  • 5 of 5

We live in the area and rented this house for family members to stay in while visiting us. The arrangement worked out wonderfully, and our visitors really enjoyed their stay at the house. The house was clean and comfortable and the view is spectacular. They enjoyed exploring the property and picking blackberries. Making the rental arrangements with the owner was straightforward and the rental rates are very reasonable. The caretaker that provided the key and a tour of the house was very nice and the house was clean and tidy. Overall, the experience was excellent and we would recommend this property to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wedding Head Quarters

  • 5 of 5

We rented this beautiful home for ourselves and a few friends. We were being married at the Church down the road on 8/28/2010 (the arrival date wouldn't let me pick this far back). This house was not only our head quarters but was where 8 ladies had room to get ready! It was clean and maintained well. The owner was easy to communicate with and all information was laid out nicely, including Nova Scotia's stringent rules on garbage disposal!

I returned to this site today in hopes of booking the house for our next vacation in L'Ardoise. Unfortunately it is not available, however I felt it necessary to leave a review. We would highly recommend this property.

It's perfect for a family or a few couples that want to experience a beautiful and peaceful get away. Thank you for providing the perfect "head quarters" any Bride would want. Many friends came to view the house during our stay and were highly impressed as well.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Refundable damage deposit $118.79

US dollar accepted at par; but rebate given after checkout to reconcile with Canadian dollar.
10% discount for members of any union. 15% discount for members of United Church of Christ or United Church of Canada
There is an extra nightly charge for groups of more than four persons: $10 for adults, $5 for children age 2-13, adults counted first, for the fifth and subsequent person(s).

Security deposit, fully refundable minus damage, will hold reservation. Rent is normally due one month in advance, but exceptions are made for late arrivals.Pay is normally by cheque or money order paid to owner.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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