check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar

Plains Tipi: Comfortably sleeps up to 4 people

Bedrooms Studio
Property type house

Pay with confidence

When you book through the HomeAway checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more




Victoria, Subd. A House Rental Photos and Description

There's something magical about a circular dwelling!

The tipi is perfect in any arrangement, whether you’re a couple, a family or group. The tipi comfortably sleeps up to 5 adults, with enough room for you and your backpacks!

Sitting around a wooden platform floor, the base diameter of the tipi is 16 feet. A hardy canvas covers 22-foot-long spruce poles, which were cut, skinned and smoothed by the draw knives of the Cabot Shores crew.

While sleeping on mats is recommended, twin and queen-size beds are available for “deluxe” comfort seekers (or for those of us with old or sore bones!)

There is a fire-pit just outside the door, facing the ocean, for cooking or bonfires. Bathrooms and showers are just around the corner at Whiff’s Lodge.

Domes, geodesic and a tree house dome are new shelters at Cabot Shores.

The domes, Big Red and the Tranquility domes, are each 16 feet in diameter. Circular, they have a bay window with great views, a side vent and extensive skylight portals offering you a view of the stars by night and the occasional eagle flying overhead by day.

The Lunar Dome is a Tree house built for two or possibly 3 or 4 with a wee one or two. It sits in the apple orchard with great views of St, Ann's Bay, the Atlantic and the Bird Islands...

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Dr. Paul
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2016
Call Manager

About Dr. Paul

With 55 acres for you to explore here at Cabot Shores, as well as directions to all of Cape Breton Island’s inexhaustible experiences, you can be sure you won’t have any lack of activities to complete, on your own or with the aid of local guides and experts. – Whether you are paddling or hiking, whale watching or enjoying concert, taking scenic drives or finding great photo opportunities, we have friendly and hospitable people to answer all of your questions and point you in the right direction!

Dr. Paul purchased this house in 2006

Why Dr. Paul chose Nova Scotia

The tipi at Cabot Shores is a versatile option to have in almost any situation: it is spacious, close to amenities while at the edge of the wilderness, and it can be arranged in order to suit all arrangements of people, gear and comfort.

Come and enjoy comfort and convenience with the lake, the ocean, the hills and the forest at your door-flap-step!

What makes this house unique

Our tipi is available for use from the Spring into the Fall; its construction offers resistance against the elements, for those who enjoy proximity to nature but also comforts close by.



Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Englishtown Ferry
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Highland Links
Nearest Motorway
Highway 312/the Cabot Trail
Nearest Restaurant
Cabot Shores Bistro
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
x-Country at Ski Tuonella; downhill at Cape Smokey
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Car: recommended

Cabot Shores is a 55-acre private Cape Breton Island sanctuary with breathtaking views, a 2000-foot ocean beachfront, a lakefront on Church Pond, a waterfall fed Indian Brook, and many modern conveniences–often powered by solar or wood.

Year-round, you can choose from a wealth of activities including outdoor sports, nature awareness expeditions, and native cultural experiences. Canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, bird and whale watching, massages and acupuncture, and many other activities are available in Cabot Shores. You can create your own program at your own rhythm, or sign up for one of our all-inclusive adventures and retreats.

Cabot Shores is also a local hot spot for evening entertainment. Join us in Whiff's Lodge for cabaret-dinners, ceilidhs, concerts and dances to celebrate and learn about Cape Breton's culture and heritage!

Easily accessible and less than an hour drive from Sydney's airport, Cabot Shores is the ideal year-round destination - inside or out.

Other Activities: concerts, art gallery, dinner theater

Golf: Cabot Shores is midway between two of the best rated golf courses in Canada, Highland Links in Ingonish and Bell Bay in Baddeck (see Golf digest)


Rates & Availability

Victoria, Subd. A House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10
Tax Rate 15.0%

You are able to use our lodge for wifi, our Bistro, coin op laundry and games room with pool and ping pong table. There is swimming in 3 bodies of water. Canoes, kayaks and yolo boards are available for rent or can be included in a package. Range of pricing on lodging is $95-145 plus tax, depending on number of people and beds...

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Victoria, Subd. A House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • River
  • Rural
  • Ski in/Ski out
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , one near meditation house and cottages/chalets
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , near 'Dolly's house on campers' deck; inside shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , inside lower level of lodge
  • Bathrooms are downstairs in the Lodge, with sink, toilet and shower available. Other locations include along a separate shower and bathroom with toilet and sink at Dolly's as well as a shower and separate bathroom with toilet and sink near the meditation house.
  • Studio, Sleeps 5
  • Has a double bed and a twin with optional mattress for 4th person or 5th person
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Many guests use Cabot Shores as home base for exploring the Cabot Trail of Cape Breton, for doing hikes right out the door. Also, there is live music often in the lodge and twice weekly during July and August at a Ceilidh, 2km from here. Boat tours such as puffin and whale tours can be arranged. Kayaks, canoes, yolo (stand up paddleboards) are available for rental or to be made part of a package. Our Bistro is open to guests and to the public. Discounted meal plans for an all you can eat healthy breakfast buffet and 3 course dinners are available if ordered in advance. Mindfulness meditation, qi gong, and yoga are offered often daily and in scheduled retreats. Group, family and organization events can be done at Cabot Shores--ranging from family and friend reunions, weddings, retreats personal and organizational.

Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties