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Lovely Oceanside Cottage with Spectacular Views

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 860 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps up to 4

This stunning oceanside cottage is located five minutes from the Cabot Trail on a 150-acre property and has been featured in Canadian House and Home and Victoria Magazines.

If your dates happen to be booked, you can also check our other oceanside cottages Eagles Pass #277105, TumbleSea #4265347. The Cape #382569, or Deep Blue Sea #3490361, are a little further back from the ocean, but offer spectacular views, and are out of sight of each other.

You’ll love the clean air and sound of waves rolling in on the rocks below SeaSky. It's only two minutes to the beach itself. This architect-designed cottage is built on a bluff over the ocean and was designed to recall the best aspects of Maritime tradition, but to modernize them with an open-concept interior. It has a summer-y feeling, with a high ceiling, boarded walls and fresh white paint. Sunsets will knock your socks off. This design is best suited for couples, or couples with one or two children. There's a large deck with a BBQ and amazing views. The ocean and beach views are breathtaking! As you relax back at the cottage in the evening, you’ll be reassured by the steady cadence of the Margaree Island lighthouse.

SeaSky cottage is also close to the acclaimed new Cabot Cliffs and Cabot Links golf courses by the sea, which are only 20 minutes away and offer a unique golfing experience in Inverness. The National Park is 30 minutes away, the Cabot Trail five minutes away.

American visitors should know that they are now getting approximately 25% off our published Canadian rate due to the value of the dollar.)

There is a rich, strong culture here, historically and musically, and life unwinds at its own special pace. Although a three-day visit to the Island is not uncommon, a week is more what it takes to really get a sense of the rhythms and charm of Cape Breton.

Fishermen haul their lobster traps each year out in front of our cottage. Moose, eagles, deer and foxes are regulars. It's easy to meet people here, and the daily pace here is slower than in most cities. It's nice to be in a place where you don't need air-conditioning; Cape Breton summers are warm-to-hot in the day, but perfect in the evening, and at the shore there are ocean breezes to keep any bugs at bay. Chimney Corner beach is one of the finest on the island, but because it is not visible from the road, it's usually unoccupied during the week– in addition to the fine beaches and swimming, there are interesting rock formations to explore nearby. Cape Breton is a spectacular place, and you'll find the scenery on this stretch of coast particularly striking.

More Details

Property Manager
Stewart
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017

About Stewart

Bell and I built the cottage in 1994 as a summer house when we hadn't yet settled permanently in Cape Breton. We are both artists, and when we decided to live here all year 'round, in 1997, we needed more room–we built another building to contain studio and production space and commuted between the buildings every day. Eventually, over the years, we migrated to the larger building permanently, and used the cottage for studio space and for guests. So, the cottage is a special place for us, and we laboured for years to make it right.

Stewart purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Stewart chose Nova Scotia

Cape Breton is a spectacular place, and the scenery on this stretch of coast is particularly striking; it can also be dramatic, with 130 kph winds at many points of the year. One must keep a clean yard in such conditions! There is such a rich culture here, historically and musically, and life unwinds at its own special pace. We see some of the most dramatic sunsets anywhere, watch whales play in our front yard, and fishermen haul their lobster traps every year. There are the gorgeous rolling hills of Mabou, and the town of Inverness, which offers music, pubs and food; the acclaimed new Cabot Links golf course (rated #42 in the world by Golf Digest) by the sea, which is only 20 minutes away and offers a unique golfing experience in Inverness. Moose, eagles, deer and foxes are regulars. It's easy to meet people, and the daily rhythm here is slower than in most cities; we visit neighbors and friends whenever we can, as we are busy in the summer months. It's also nice to be in a place where you don't need air-conditioning; Cape Breton summers are warm-to-hot in the day, but perfect in the evening, and at the shore there are breezes to keep any bugs at bay. Chimney Corner beach is one of the finest on the island, but because it is not visible from the road, it's usually unoccupied during the week– we love to take our dog Ryder there for a good run.

What makes this cottage unique

Chimney Corner beach is one of the finest on the island, and it's mostly unoccupied during the week– in addition to the fine beach and swimming, there are interesting rock formations to explore nearby. Cape Breton is a spectacular place, and you'll find the scenery on this stretch of coastline particularly striking.

There is no shortage of things to do in the area. In addition to Chimney Corner beach, there are other great beaches to check out nearby: Whale Cove (5 minutes away) at which you can explore a fabulous bluff by the sea, with great views north and south, Margaree Harbour (7 minutes away), with its beach and two lighthouses, the Broad Cove area, which offers a spectacular scenic drive, a great beach and a buffalo ranch. Cheticamp, about 20 minutes away, offers glimpses into Acadian culture. Only minutes from Cheticamp is Cape Breton Highlands National Park, with trails, lookoffs and waterfalls. There are the gorgeous rolling hills of Mabou, and the town of Inverness, which offers music, pubs and food; the acclaimed new Cabot Cliffs golf course by the sea, which is only 20 minutes away and offers a unique golfing experience in Inverness. There are also renowned crafters in the area; interesting pottery, quilting, rug hooking, and folk-art sculpture can all be found locally.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you SO much for all of your kindness and the guide to the island! We did go visit the Big Spruce brewery (just a tiny little place, a true "mircro" brew!) Ryan ended up with a growler of the Spruce Tip IPA, he said it was a good one. We absolutely loved our time here and the funniest part is we weren’t sure what to expect; yet everything fit us perfectly. We explored the Cabot Trail, we were able to see whales, seals, and bald eagles, made it to The Barn, visited many local artisan shoppes (Bell's work is lovely and we are excited to be bringing several pieces back to the states with us), had a great anniversary dinner at the Distillery, spent some time in Mabou, had a few lobster dinners from the Bistro and more then our share of wine!



However, far and away the cottage was the highlight - I think we will miss that most. The views are breathtaking and the low key pace here allowed us to make the most of it. This 10 year trip for us turned out to be everything we wanted.
Jul 2013
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Amenities

Chimney Corner Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 860 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , tiled floor shower with floor heat
  • I bathroom with vanity, toilet and shower. Quaint and modern, with heated tile floors and roomy tiled shower. Towels provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 2 queen
  • Sleeps maximum 4. Bedroom area on the second floor, with decent separation from the main floor living area/kitchen. Main bed area - 2 Queen beds, but no divider between beds- on opposite sides of loft area.. Skylights, windows and ceiling fans give excellent ventilation. All linens provided
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Large deck with fabulous views. Excellent water quality, with mountain fed source and new filtration system (UV, sediment) for peace of mind.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

Lovely Oceanside Cottage with Spectacular Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 51 reviews
5

Magic in Margaree

  • 5 of 5

To say that this little cottage is charming, welcoming, and perfectly placed in the quiet heart of Margaree would be an understatement. My brother and I had the privilege of spending a week here this past summer, and I can honestly say I have never had a more enjoyable, more perfect vacation experience. The cottage itself, tucked away on a quiet hilltop, exceeded our expectations. It was warm and inviting - giving us a sense of home despite our being 3,000 miles away. The upstairs loft provided the perfect place for restful, peaceful nights beneath the stars, and cozy naps during the day. I love to cook, and the kitchen proved to be more than up to the task of a little Texas cooking. It's obvious that the owners, Stewart and Bell, have made it a priority to maintain this property, and I have to say, they do a brilliant job of it. In addition, I say with great certainty that you will not find two more gracious, more welcoming, and more kind hosts than Stewart and Bell. Stewart made it a point to welcome us, and make us feel at home. He was incredibly understanding and accommodating - two features that were an absolute blessing. I highly recommend that you let him walk you through the map of the island. After listening to live music and eating excellent food at the Red Shoe Pub, or grabbing lunch and a pastry at the local Dancing Goat, you won't regret this decision at all! For those wishing for a little quiet and relaxation, the true gem of staying at Chimney Corner is the beautiful beach located just down the road. My brother and I spent every day down on the quiet stretch of sand in our little cove. It's a short two minute drive to the entrance, or in my brother's case, the perfect end point on the return from his morning run. You'll love the cool, crystal clear water, climbing the rocks up the hill, and the abundance of crustaceans you'll find scurrying along the ocean floor. If I haven't expressed my enjoyment enough at this point, allow me to say this - You won't find a sweeter, more intimate and peaceful vacation spot than this. An absolute gem in the heart of Margaree Harbor, and perhaps one of my favorite places on earth. Once you walk up to the top of that hill and overlook the ocean below, you'll realize this place is worth every penny. And if you listen hard enough, you might just hear Stewart at the top of that same hill saying, "Welcome home."

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely!

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I spent a lovely week at Sea Sky. After a rather long day of traveling, Stewart came by to welcome us and give us some great ideas for touring the area…but first, I must say how beautiful our spot was...an aerie with incredible views of Cape Breton...we saw an eagle several times at eye level...it was so hard to tear ourselves away from this charming cottage (which is rustic, but delightfully so...the beds are very comfortable and the view is spectacular.) We managed to find the Cabot Trail a few miles down the road, and from there, the lobster pound in Cape Margaree...yumm. Along the Trail we found hikes, fabulous views comparable to Big Sur, Pleasant Bay with Captain Mark's Whale Watch zodiac tours (we saw pods of whales, seals, eagles...it was delightful.) We drove to Inverness and walked along the boardwalk that ran between the sea and Cabot Links golf course...wonderful, and then happened to catch fiddlers playing in front of a local store. Went to the Normaway Inn for a ceilidh. We loved everything about Chimney Corner and environs and we loved the people we met.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Sea Sky Cottage in Chimney Corner, Cape Breton

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I truly enjoyed our week stay in the Sea Sky cottage. The sunsets, location and views were magnificent. The house was great. We had all the amenities that we could need. The space was very comfortable. The radiant heat on the bathroom floor made stepping out of the shower very comfortable. Standing at the kitchen sink, looking out at the ocean and the beach was spectacular.

Stewart and Bell have made their cottage very comfortable and homey for their guest by providing linens, kitchen utensils, beach chairs and basic necessities of food prep.

Stewart provided us with a wonderful review of the area. He sat with us, for upon our arrival, to show us the great features of the area. He had maps and information that helped us enjoy the whole area for the week. We travelled from Judique, Marbou, Cheticamp and through the Cabot Trail to enjoy all the beauty Cape Breton has to offer. The Chimney Corner beach was just perfect. We sat on the beach in our chairs and thoroughly enjoyed the view, the water and the peacefulness. We enjoyed the Celtic music and the friendliness of people of the Island throughout the week.

We have shared with our family and friends the wonderful location of the Sea Sky cottage and how enjoyable and relaxing our stay was in Cape Breton. We hope to visit again. The cottage and location beckon us to return!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Storybook Holiday

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I didn't know where we wanted to go for vacation this fall, but when I found Stewart and Bell's cottages on the internet, I knew this was where I wanted to go. After reading reviews of the area

(i.e. fishing), my husband was on board also. Booking with Stewart was a breeze. The cottage was just as I hoped...and the view was phenomenal. The first morning I saw a fox scamper across the meadow, and my husband loved watching the bald eagles across the cove. Stewart's introduction to the island and the Margaree area made our time much more enjoyable because he told us about things we were interested in...and we may have missed them with out his input. We were also impressed with the friendliness of the "islanders"...they always asked us if we were going to come back. We certainly hope to...and want to stay in every one of Stewart and Bell's cottages.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Anything I can write here is an understatement.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at night and settled into our cottage. Our host Stewart, left us a note welcoming us and had Willie Nelson playing on the stereo. The warmth of the wood and soft lighting made us immediately feel at home and we agreed the next 7 days were going to be special.

In the morning we were astonished by the perspective of the wide endless horizon. The eastern sunrise and strategically placed westward facing wall of windows allows you to see the Gulf of St. Lawrence at first light and more impressively at sunset. Everyday we saw Eagles flying along the coast or perched on the rocks above the beach in sight. Bring binoculars!

Stewart makes a point to meet each and every guest and offer the history of his property and give general (and much appreciated) advice on your stay there.

We love to explore, so our days were mostly spent crisscrossing the Island by car, but every afternoon we made a point to return and revel in the beauty of the sunset on the deck (with wine!). The property is well maintained and privacy is respected throughout your stay, though we thoroughly enjoyed our chance meetings with Stewart and his dog.

If you want to get the full experience and really understand what life is like here I recommend you take Stewart's advice on the places to go and things to see. We were able to see much of the island, but made a point of leaving several things untouched for our future returns.

Cape Breton Island is a place that captures your soul and invites you to stay, slow down, and recognize what's missing in our fast paced, virtual lives. We highly recommend you stay here or at any of their cottages on the property and settle in, make yourself at home, and enjoy the Island the way you should. The property is breathtaking and you won't regret the experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Perfect Little Cottage

  • 5 of 5

I am convinced that Stewart's little cottage Cape Breton is the most beautiful and picturesque place that I've ever been. It is seriously even better than the pictures. Stewart was a caring and gracious host and showed us all the best places on the island to go to. But it really didn't matter whether we were going to see traditional Cape Breton music, eating out at a local pub, or staying in with a glass of wine, everything was absolutely perfect. I could not get enough of looking out of the cabin on all sides and seeing the ocean waves. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a beautiful getaway, but I'd just ask to please not book it when I'm planning to return, because it will definitely be soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Cabot Links, Inverness
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Island Sunset Resort
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Chimney Corner beach
Car: necessary

Cape Breton has been acknowledged as one of the great islands in the world to visit; there's all sorts of oceanfront-related activities: fishing wharves, lots of beaches closeby, whale watching, and swimming.

World-class golf at the renowned Cabot Links and the highly touted Cabot Cliffs is a short-drive. Cabot Cliffs has had many honours, including being listed at #19 on the top 100 courses in the world! There’s also salmon and trout fishing on the world-renowned Margaree River, just minutes away.

This location will be a great base for other trips on the Island, and for checking out local music, entertainment, museums, craft galleries, and good eating. October features the Celtic Colours Music Festival. In our area, you'll also find excellent hiking networks, and access to the National Park, one of the wonders of eastern Canada. When you've finished for the day, come back to comfort and oceanside splendour.

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Rates & Availability

Chimney Corner Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
spring 2017
May 13 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,160
 
 
Summer/fall 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Oct 20 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,453
 
 
late fall 2017
Oct 21 2017 - Nov 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,207
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,453
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 15.0%

American visitors should know that they are now getting approximately 20% off our published Canadian rate due to the value of the dollar.
WEEKLY BOOKINGS ONLY (UP TO 2 OR 3 WEEKS TOTAL) CHANGING ON SATURDAYS ONLY
50% deposit at time of booking by credit card. Balance due on card 60 days before arrival
If this cottage is booked dates you desire, check Homeaway #277105, 382569 3490361

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