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Katy Hughes

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Cape Breton Cottage, Off the Beaten Path... Spectacular Ocean/Mountain Views!

11 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Bay Saint Lawrence Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 4

If you are looking for something off the beaten path, you have found it! Out at the northern tip of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, the cottage is located at St. Margaret's village, in Bay St. Lawrence. From the 8x28 foot front deck you have a panoramic, unobstructed, undeveloped view as the sun sets into the ocean. In season, you can enjoy the local lobster or snow crab caught in the bay in front of you.

Not far off the Cabot Trail, the cottage is a good base for golf at Highland Links in Ingonish (one of the top-rated courses in the world), whale watching or deep sea fishing from the nearby fisherman's wharf or the Hike the Highlands Festival. Cape Breton Highlands National Park is just 10 miles away where there are hiking trails and other activities in the summer. Our family spots at least one moose and one bear at this park every year! It is a thrill for the kids!

Right in the village is a friendly community center with internet access (as well as ping pong for the kids and a basketball hoop). There is a local grocery with all the basics. Right near the community center is an ice cream stand that is great for a quick dinner as well.

It is a birdwatchers paradise. Watch the eagles soar, the guillemots fly in and out of the cliffs below, or the gannets dive into the ocean from the cottage. You might even see the occasional pod of whales in the bay while you sit relaxing or reading on the deck.

See the links at the bottom of this page for more tourist information on Cape Breton.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Katy Hughes (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

A very comfortable cottage, well equipped and beautifully situated beside the ocean (and closer to the sea than is apparent from the photo). A wonderful place both to relax and to enjoy the mix of easy and more challenging walks in the vicinity; and the weather was warmer and drier here than in England! Very grateful to the most helpful owner, prompt and obliging in every respect.
Sep 2012
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5
based on 11 traveler reviews

Cape Breton Cottage, Off the Beaten Path... Spectacular Ocean/Mountain Views!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

Cape Breton Gem

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at this little cottage on the tip of Cape Breton. The cottage itself has all the basics and is charming. As others have said, it's the front deck and ocean view that makes the more remote location worthwhile. If you enjoy the outdoors--hiking, whale watching, kayaking--this is a great location. There's plenty of great hiking both in and outside of the national park. You can also easily spend a day wandering through all the little towns in the area and finding the out of the way beaches. We would definitely suggest purchasing your park pass for the week on the way up so that you don't have to do any long drives before you can start hiking. The cottage is a great place to come home to at the end of each daily adventure. The only things we would recommend would be investing in a couple of nice comfy Adirondack/Muskoka style chairs for the deck and a small outdoor gas grill for quick meals.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, Betty Ann! And thanks for your suggestions - we're in the process of trying to find some more comfy chairs for the deck... we have limited storage, so we're weighing all our options. :) And we don't have a gas grill for liability reasons, but we do have the charcoal mini Weber that usually heats up pretty quickly when using the RapidFire starter tool. Again, thanks so much for your feedback and we're so glad you enjoyed your stay!!
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5

Beautiful, well equipped cabin in a fantastic location.

  • 5 of 5

If you're happy to sit on the deck and spend endless hours watching the ever-changing ocean, this place is for you. Extraordinarily diverse flora and fauna.We ate freshly caught (by me!) fish most days and the cabin was clean and comfortable. Thank you for sharing this little patch of paradise with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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WOW!!! One of the most beautiful spots I've been!

  • 5 of 5

Words and pictures just can't capture how beautiful and spectacular the views are from this cottage. Very clean and well maintained cottage. Just be prepared for your breath to be taken away as you approach this cabin. Great little places to eat near by. Very friendly and nice people at the Hut and Oshan whale tours. I can't say enough great thinks about the surrounding communities, the people, the cottage and it's beautiful scenery. Spectacular hiking trails near by. Great communication with Katy(owner) as well. I'm looking forward to booking our next week.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a gem!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this wonderful little cottage - it was everything we could have hoped for, and more! The house was well maintained, clean and absolutely perfect. The view off the back deck was unbelievably awesome. Bay St Lawrence is a charmer of a town - and really great hiking is easily accessible in the area. The hosts were also great - communicative, responsive and detailed with the instructions and directions. We would absolutely recommend this place without hesitation to anyone looking for an amazing Cape Breton get away.

PS - for those Canadians - we saw mention of no cell service in an earlier review but we had full LTE on both Telus and Bell networks, FYI.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Unplug and refresh with a panoramic view!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late at night and were not able to truly take in the wonder of this location until the next morning and despite the heavy winds and fog that set in that morning, we were amazed by the natural beauty that surrounded us! The following days were much more clear. We awoke to the sight of lobsterman hauling and the waves crashing - our 22 month old son loved watching the boats 😊. We ventured around the area to beaches, trails and other points of interest. We even had plenty of room around the cottage to run around with our son and burn off his extra energy! We enjoyed starting and ending our day on the porch, taking it all in! The accommodations were as promised; clean and welcoming, as were the locals. This was our first trip to NS/cape Breton and we have fallen in love! We can't wait for our next trip and without question would look to book this cottage again!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing week spent at this lovely cottage. Description very accurate, cottage was everything described and more! Owner was very helpful, provided information for everything we could imagine, giving perfect directions, suggestions for wonderful places to eat. Clean, well maintained. Loved "The Hut," food was great and the service was even better. Bought lobster at the buying station...again wonderful service. Lots of fabulous hiking close by. Loved sitting on deck ( took our own lounge chairs). Saw a few whales, many Bald Eagles...right from the deck. Fabulous sunsets. Sunset around 9pm and rose around 5am when we were there. We heard fishing boats every morning between 4-5am, but we purposely left window open with hopes of hearing whales. Our teenagers loved our week on Cape Breton Island. Full disclosure here... I was looking forward to no internet, no cell service, and no wifi. Our 14 year old was able to lean out her window and pick up faint wifi signal from the 4 room motel on next property. Canadian Coast Guard helicopter landed next door when they were working in lighthouse repairs. Was a treat to watch them work! Well worth the 3 day drive to get there! A vacation of a lifetime! Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
130 Miles
Sydney Airport (YQY)
Nearest Golf
38 Miles
Highland Links
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
Cabot Trail/Bay St. Lawrence Rd. in Cape North
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Black Brook Beach in Cape Breton Highlands Park
Car: necessary

Great location to stay for the Hike the Highlands Festival or Celtic Colours! Just 25 minutes off the Cabot Trail!

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Rates & Availability

Bay Saint Lawrence Cottage Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $200

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Amenities

Bay Saint Lawrence Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

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