2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 3
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 4 (sleeps up to 3 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
Cleaned with disinfectant
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Beautiful peaceful cottage on ocean
Beautiful clean cottage in a private location on cliff next to ocean. Chimney Corner is on the west coast of Cape Breton, NS close to Margaree Harbour. Owner has several cottages and lives on property in a separate house, so available if you need anything. He’s a good resource for what to do on the island. Cape Breton is a lovely island full of good Celtic / Acadian music and friendly people. Always sad when our week is up to leave the island and this peaceful cabin.
Absolutely perfect! A beautiful spot overlooking Chimney Corner beach, very private yet well-situated with more activities nearby than what we could get to in a week. Stewart is a great host, so helpful and informative. Highly recommended!
This First Trip to Cape Breton Will Not Be Our Last!
We spent the last week of our three-week Eastern Canada vacation at Eagles Pass Cottage, and could not have made a better selection! Having never been to Cape Breton before, we were somewhat dependent on recommendations from the cottage owner, Stewart Applegath. Not only did Stewart make great suggestions (both in person and by the info in the cottage) for restaurants, bakeries, pubs, live music, farmers markets, whale watching, hikes and beaches, but it seemed like everyone in the area knew him, and liked him too! He is a strong ambassador for Cape Breton, where the people are among the most friendly anywhere. The cottage is fantastic; perfect for a week or even a month. We had dinner there four times, just because we wanted to watch the sunset, view the eagle and ships through the telescope, and listen to the waves. Architecturally, the design is outstanding; more than enough room for us but also cozy. The view, the view, the view!!! We definitely plan to return!
April and Doug Konopka
A little piece of paradise!
Eagles Pass is one of the most wonderful vacation rental homes we've ever stayed in. The cottage was roomy, bright, very comfortable and immaculate. I definitely picked the perfect cottage and location for my husband's birthday. The ocean view and the beach itself were astounding. I actually saw two eagles pass right by the deck and you can see them sitting on the rocks by the beach most mornings. We spent far less time exploring away from the cottage than we thought we would because we just wanted to absorb the majesty of the views the cottage offered. Stewart was super responsive in the planning and reservation stages, and met us at the cottage to explain how everything worked and all the must sees in Cape Breton. Location was perfect and a great base for exploring Cape Breton. Eagles Pass was a fantastic place to stay and we hope our travels will take us there again, hopefully next year. Our thanks to Stewart and Bell for allowing us a week in their gorgeous cottage. Thank you!
We had a great week at Eagle Pass! It was perfect for our family of 4. Highlights were being able to zip down to Chimney Corner beach each day and watching the eagles from the back porch. Would also definitely recommend a whale watching tour - we did ours in Cheticamp.
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 (rated #43 in the world by Golf Digest) and Cabot Cliffs (#9 in world) is a short-drive. 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 Colors 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 splendor.
Other Activities: world-class salmon fishing, beachcombing. fossil searches
About Stewart Applegath
I built the cottage because I always thought it would be an interesting challenge to build something from the ground up, all by myself. There was a lovely underused spot on the oceanfront property with spectacular views, and after settling on the perfect spot, I started in July of 2009 and worked through the winter and spring to finish. It was more work than I anticipated, but there were also great rewards. It was spectacular to look up from framing a wall to see a bald eagle passing overhead, or a wild hare go by on the new deck as I worked inside. There were also good times with friends and family, as they helped when there was need for more than two hands.
Why Stewart Applegath chose Chimney Corner
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 new Cabot Links golf course by the sea is only 20 minutes away (rated #43 in the world by Golf Digest) and Cabot Cliffs (#9 in the world) and offers a unique golfing experience. 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.
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 can all be found locally.