|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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.
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.
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My husband and I spent the last two weeks of October at the little cottage on the cliff, and if you are looking for a peaceful retreat then this is the place for you. We were warm and cosy even as the tail end of 'Nicole' came through. The cottage is very comfortable and has all of the essentials for your stay. Out of season it is very quiet. One thing worth remembering is to bring any groceries that you couldn't live without because it is quite a distance to any large stores. After that, sit back, relax and enjoy all of the moods of the ocean!
There is nothing more that one could want in this tastefully decorated ,comfortable home in a spectacular location. The owner has thought
of everything that one would need..We appreciated the detailed information and instruction about the house and the area.
Thank you for making it available..I would like to add that the house was spotless,,that a small family would.be comfortable and the response from the owner was prompt and helpful .
We loved our stay in this cozy cottage in quiet and secluded Bay St-Lawrence. Unfortunately, we had to deal with no running water during our first night due to a technical issue with the water pump. But it turned out to be a positive since we got to meet the caretakers that came the very next day to repair what turned out to be a faulty pump switch. The cottage is basic but is well equipped, clean and private. But the highlight of this property is definitely the parcel of land it is situated on, which is simply breathtaking. A very justified 5 Star rating, it just doesn't get any better than this folks. Enjoy!
Very nice cabin.. perfect for 2 people... quiet and away from it all.. just what we wanted!!
The kitchen could be a bit better equipped (we love cooking at home!) and furniture could do with an update but ignoring this, very very nice place to be for a week!!
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.
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.
Great location to stay for the Hike the Highlands Festival or Celtic Colours! Just 25 minutes off the Cabot Trail!
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|