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Eileen MacLean

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Delightful Cottage in Centre of Baddeck

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 9 nights

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Baddeck Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Full Bath, Sleeps 6

This delightful bright, newly decorated, fully furnished cottage in the centre of Baddeck offers 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, large front and back gardens, complete with an outdoor BBQ and new patio set with umbrella . It has a fully equipped kitchen and all bedding and towels are included. The cottage is within a short walking distance of grocery and liquor stores, library and churches. Walk down to the waterfront and enjoy a sail on the Amoeba Sailing Tours around Baddeck Bay. Also within walking distance are the Alexander Graham Bell Museum and the Bras D’Or Lakes Interpretive Centre, all overlooked by the Bell homestead, Beinn Bhreagh. Listen to local Gaelic music nightly. Baddeck offers a wide variety of dining establishments from family oriented to fine dining. Visit the boutiques and eat in the sidewalk cafes. Baddeck is home to Bell Bay Golf Club, one of the top rated golf courses in Canada.

Baddeck is close to the Highland Village, a glimpse into the Cape Breton of days gone by. The new Cabot Links Golf course in Inverness is only 30 mins drive. The stunning Highland Links golf course is located on the world famous Cabot Trail, and the Englishtown Bus Cafe, which is an authentic 1960's English Double Decker Bus where you can sit have lunch as well as purchase local artisan's work at the gift shop, are both located at the start of the extraordinary Cabot Trail in Englishtown. Drive or cycle to the magnificent Cape Breton Highlands National park to view the rugged magnificence of unspoilt pristine land.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Eileen MacLean (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Why Eileen MacLean chose Cape Breton Island

Centrally located to all amenities in Baddeck, the beginning and the end of the Cabot Trail. (Please see photos)


Awe-inspiring…Dramatic...Magnificent! Lonely Planet named it one of the best road trips in the world. How would you describe it? One of the most famous drives in Canada, the Cabot Trail is a spectacular highway carved into the cliffs of the Cape Breton Highlands, with views that defy description and gravity. But that’s only part of your journey in the place we call Cape Breton Island, the place Travel + Leisure magazine named the number one island destination in all of North America. But we knew that already.

What makes this cottage unique

Enjoy the peace and privacy of your own home away from home, for the cost of a hotel room. Have a culinary flair? Create some wonderful meals from local fresh seafood and produce. Fancy a steak? Grab some beautiful steaks from the Co-Op (no finer cuts anywhere) and fire up the BBQ. Eat in or eat out at any one of the many fine and casual dining restaurants the village of Baddeck has to offer. Stroll the lovely shops and boutiques on Chebucto Street. Explore super natural Kidston Island with it's famous lighthouse and beaches. Walk to the grocery store, Liquor, beer & wine store and to any one of the local churches.

For lovers of the great outdoors, enjoy a day on the links at one of the areas spectacular golf courses or go fly fishing on one of the regions scenic rivers. Fishing licences may be purchased locally in Baddeck. If you enjoy water sports, Baddeck is on the Bras D' Or lakes, Canada,s inland sea, a series of tidal lakes accessible from the Atlantic ocean at Big Bras D' Or or at St. Peters Canal. For those who like to hunt, check out the Department of Natural Resources website for species and seasons.

If you are a budding or professional photographer, painter, naturalist, hiker or skier you have come to one of the premier destinations anywhere. Add a heaping portion of Cape Breton's world famous hospitality and you will enjoy the vacation of a lifetime.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Eileen,

Thank you for letting us rent your cottage. We enjoyed our stay in and around Baddeck. The weather was perfect. This is a beautiful place and we hope to be back again.

We picked up around the cabin, but it still needs some tidying. We left a few things in the fridge and on top of the stove that you might be able to use including some greens, garlic flowers, and a chicken. All were bought fresh on Wednesday at the farmer's market. I hope you can enjoy them.

Thank you for help and hospitality. We really enjoyed our stay and the cottage was perfect!

Warm Regards- Beth & Mark
Jul 2015
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Delightful Cottage in Centre of Baddeck
average rating of 4.0 based on 7 reviews

Cozy, convenient cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a compact, comfortable little cottage in a very convenient location. The kitchen is well equipped and clean, and the living room is furnished with comfortable sofas and chairs. The bedrooms are small but comfortable. The front rooms in the house get lovely morning light. It was nice to have the free wifi to plan the daytime trips. The cottage is within walking distance to a grocery store, several restaurants, banks, a bakery, the waterfront and even to the Alexander Graham Bell Museum. We are returning to this little cottage again this year.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guest, Thank you for your kind review! It is gratifying to receive all feedback as we are always trying to improve our guest's experience. It is particularly important to us when we get such positive comments. We appreciate your taking time to share your thoughts with us and your fellow travelers. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in October! Cheers and safe travels, Eileen MacLean
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Everything You Need in this Baddeck Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a charming, clean, comfortable and nicely-appointed place to stay in the heart of Baddeck Village, this cottage is a great choice. With two bedrooms, fully-equipped kitchen, tidy bathroom, fresh linens, laundry room, cheerful bright living room, and an outdoor backyard dining area and barbeque, our family really enjoyed our stay! This pleasant cottage is private and perfectly located as a home-base for walking access to local restaurants, shops, cafes and the Bras d’Or Lake waterfront, and easy day trips along the Cabot Trail, into Sydney or on to the Nova Scotia mainland. Hosts Eileen and Arnie are friendly and available to help meet your rental needs and make your stay just right. We look forward to our next visit because this Cozy Cottage has all that one needs to relax and take in the beauty that is Cape Breton.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We stayed in this cottage for 1 full week and were disappointed with the overall condition of the house. First of all it is 700 sq. feet and not 900 sq. feet as indicated in VRBO listing. It is located on the main road into Baddeck and has a noisy view of a garage. The inside was not very clean, no room to sit comfortable, certainly not 6 people around kitchen table, we were 4 and could not sit around table. Fireplace is non- working, just a facade,.bathroom extremely small and no room for towels, toiletries, etc. After notifying the owner about all the discreptiences and lack of cleanliness, it would have been a nice gesture if the owner would have offered a partial refund? Would not rent this house again nor would we recommend it to anyone...

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were surprised and disappointed to read the foregoing review, the first one of this nature. I visited these guests on their second day in the cottage and there was no mention of any issues, they seemed quite happy. It was only after they had completed their week and left that I received an email offering this review. This is a summer rental (fireplace?) It is a 2 BR cottage with a futon if there are extra guests. It is not on the main road into Baddeck but they stayed during Regatta Week, the busiest week of the year so there would have been more traffic than usual. The cottage is cleaned meticulously after each guest so I can't explain that one. Hard to offer any compensation after they have left! Apparently their whole vacation was a disaster and we were unfortunate enough to be their last stop. They have vowed never to return to Cape Breton as nothing here pleased them. We don't wish to sound insensitive to this review but we feel that it is inaccurate and unfair. The streets of Baddeck are alive every summer with happy, satisfied holidaymakers who enjoy what the village and elsewhere in Cape Breton has to offer. Very few, I would guess, echo these guests' sentiments.
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Nearest Airport
48 Miles
Sydney, Nova Scotia
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Thistledown Pub
Nearest Ferry
19 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Bell Bay Golf
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 105 Two Exits
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Several Close By
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Ben Eoin
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Kidston Landing
Car: recommended

The Village of Baddeck is at the beginning and end of the world famous Cabot Trail, one of the most scenic drives in the world. Baddeck is home to the Alexander Graham Bell Museum, a Parks Canada site. The museum houses many of Mr. Bell's life works and also the Silver Dart, the first manned aeroplane flown in the British Empire in February of 1909. The Bell's summer home 'Beinn Breagh' is located in Baddeck and is still owned by the Bell descendants today. Bell Bay Golf Club is located in Baddeck and is recognized as one of the top golf courses in Canada. Baddeck is also noted for it's many fine restaurants and local entertainment.

Baddeck is pretty much the geographical centre of Cape Breton and is an ideal launching point for daytrips and island exploration in general. You can take sail boat cruises from the town wharf in baddeck aboard the Amoeba with it's entertaining Captain John. Food and beverages are served onboard. There are beaches and walking trails on Kidston Island, accessible by a shuttle operated by one of the local service clubs.

Baddeck also has grocery stores, a liquor, wine and beer outlet, restaurants, pubs and fine dining establishments all within walking distance from the Blue House. Protestant and Roman Catholic churches are also only a short walk. Victoria County Memorial Hospital is located in Baddeck also.

There are nature trails and hiking trails for all fitness levels and ages. You can buy live lobster and fresh fish from any number of small fishing villages that dot the region.


Rates & Availability

Baddeck Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 26 2016 - Sep 10 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
Sep 11 2016 - Nov 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
Celtic Colours
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 15 2016
9 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

2014 Rates - Please email for more information

October Celtic Colours International Festival 2014 Festival dates 11th-19th October.
8 nights $1250

50% deposit at time of booking, balance upon arrival. 50% refund of deposit 4 weeks prior to booking date. Paypal can be used, or e-transfer as well as bankers draft or personal check with a min. of 1 month prior to stay for clearance purposes.

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Baddeck Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 730 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Village
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This property has a few steps up into the house, however is still on one level. Therefore anyone who needs assistance, can still access this property. The back garden has a propane BBQ, table, umbrella and chairs for 6 people.

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