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Speaks: english, french, german

Luxury property with its own Salmon Pool on The Margaree River

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Cape Breton Island House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms: King size, Queen, Double, Singles, 2 1/2 Bathrooms, Accommodates 8

Located right on the Margaree River, famous for it's trout- and salmon fishing, this lovely Cabot Trail property with a magnificent vista, overlooks the entire Margaree Valley and the majestic mountains of the Highlands and beyond. It is just 7 minutes from a choice of ocean beaches for swimming & ocean cruises, 30 minutes to whale watching tours, 40 minutes to the Cape Breton Highlands National Park for picnics and hiking & only 5 minutes to shopping for all your vacation needs. All the small communities nearby host festivals all summer and suppers and ceilidhs (music & dancing) all year long. There are 3 Top Golf Courses located in the area " Cabot Links" "Cabot Cliffs" 25 min drive, also "La Portage" located In Cheticamp a 30 min drive ,as well as excellent seafood dining 5 min drive. The "Dancing Goat" is known for it's lovely soups & sandwiches & breakfast ,12 min drive from the "Margaree River Guest House".

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Michael (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french, german


based on 9 traveler reviews

Luxury property with its own Salmon Pool on The Margaree River
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

It is truly my home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

I have been staying here for one or two weeks a year since 2009 during salmon season on the Margaree River. The owner became an immediate friend to our little group and was welcoming, informative and straight forward from the start. The house is clean, very comfortable and complete with all of the conveniences the modern traveler might expect. Nova Scotians are friendly to a fault and some of the local eateries are superb. I cannot wait for my next trip and I just arrived back home from my most recent trip there yesterday!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Arbroath Scotland.

A delightful house

  • 5 of 5

Many things make a good holiday-- The people,the area, the weather and not least the accommodation. Michael's house was a pleasure to stay in. It is well presented , very well equipped and exceedingly comfortable. Michael is very welcoming. We used it as a base to explore the beautiful area and it was always lovely to return to such superb accommodation after a day out. We can only recommend it highly. Thanks Michael for providing such a great retreat.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Never felt more at home on vacation!

  • 5 of 5

As first comers to Cape Breton Island, we could not have picked a better place to stay. The Margaree River Guest House was well-stocked, very clean, and organized. The house was just absolutely beautiful, we especially loved the kitchen and the bench to eat meals at. The deck out back, was also very beautiful. Enjoying the beauty of nature, while barbequing our meals was everything we could have asked for. The house in general is a first-class rental property. Michael was a very good host, and made you feel right at home. Any questions we had, he was there to help, as he lives right next door. The house is about a 5 minute drive to some beautiful beaches, and some delicious restaurants. I highly recommend checking out The Dancing Goat Bakery, as they have some delicious desserts. We highly recommend this property.

We hope to return in the near future.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful serene guest house

  • 5 of 5

The Margaree River Guest House was wonderful for our family of six but could have accommodated eight comfortably. The house had all the amenities our group needed. It was clean, organized, tastefully decorated, well stocked and up-to-date. We loved the beautiful green plants throughout the house. Michael and Ilka were the perfect host and hostess as they live next door to assist as needed. The reservation process and all questions regarding the rental were answered in a prompt and professional manner. Michael's friendliness and enthusiasm added to the pleasure of our trip. It was peaceful to sit, read, eat or barbeque on the large well appointed back deck and view the serene beauty of the valley and hillsides. The grounds were well manicured, including blooming potted plants and a majestic tree by the driveway. The park-like stroll to the Margaree River with it's own salmon pool was as peaceful as it gets with benches, chairs, a stone fire pit, wind chimes and an anglers shed beside a mountain brook. We were thankful this property was available.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed some wonderful holidays in this great house in Margaree. The house is very well equipped and very clean. You'll find there everything you need, the garden can be used as golf course, soccer field or whatever. It is a perfect place for a family and a good if you want discover Cape Breton. Even the weather could have been better we had a wonderful time there. Thank you Michael and Ilka, hope to see, meet you once again.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

The Margaree River Guest House is not only the nicest rental in the area, it is probably the nicest home.

The house is beautiful and the owner, Michael keeps it immaculate. The kitchen is outfitted with everything a cook could ask for.

The short walk to the river behind the house is spectacular. Michael keeps the grounds in park like condition. His friends actually tease him that the place looks like a golf course.

The flying deck is so comfortable you will want to live outside.

My husband and I have stayed a total of 7 weeks in the last 2 years and cannot wait to return.

I hesitated to write a review because I selfishly wanted to keep this place as much to ourselves as I could. But this wonderful property deserves every star and compliment I can give it.

The 80 or more people who signed Michael's guest book must feel the same way. If every one of them wrote a review on this site, this property would never be available .

Michael, Ilka and Gizzi we miss you.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
98 Kilometres
Sydney, Nova Scotia
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Island Sunset Restaurant
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Cabot Links,Cabot Cliffs , La Portage 30 min drive
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Margaree Forks
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Island Sunset 7 min drive
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
There are 3 sandy beaches within a 10 min drive.
Car: recommended

Designated as the top island in North America to visit, this is the perfect vacation home from which to explore the unspoiled and protected wilderness and rocky bluffs on one of the world's most scenic drives. At home, in the Margarees, either fish for salmon or trout, bathe in the warm waters of the Gulf stream ocean, or just relax. The Celtic and Acadian music and hospitality will warm your heart. The fresh lobster & crab dinners will nourish your body and the countless magical moments during fossil hunting or beachcombing or just puttering about will allow your spirit to soar with the eagles.

Other Activities: live harness racing, ocean fishing & cruises, celtic music, eagle spotting, fossil hunting


Rates & Availability

Margarees House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016
Jun 12 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall 2016
Sep 4 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2016 Celtic Colours
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Total Price: 1600 to 1800 Cdn Funds Per Week.
Total Price: 1600 to 1800 Cdn Funds Per Week.

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Cape Breton Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Half Bathroom - toilet
  • Completely newly renovated bathrooms with tiled showers and floors. In house towels and bath sheets provided with beach towels provided for outdoors.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • All linen provided, towels,beach towels
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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