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Peaceful riverside cottage fabulous for nature lovers, writers, readers, fishers

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 1-4

Our Baddeck Riverside cottage provides a cozy country “home away from home,” which overlooks the Cape Breton Highland Mountains. We are a short 10-minute drive from the town of Baddeck and the Cabot Trail; close enough, but away from the crowd. The cottage has two sleeping areas, and a cot on the screen porch, where you can listen to the sounds of water and wildlife on warm summer nights. From the dining and main bedroom area, you face a wall of windows which look out on the river, with nothing between you and the Highlands in the distance. It’s a stunning vista! The kitchen area has everything you will need to make yourself at home.

You can canoe or kayak in the river, or sit back and enjoy the tranquility. The river area is home to beavers, bald eagles, geese, muskrats, ducks, trout and more! From the cottage, you can observe the Bentick Farm meadow where one of Alexander Graham Bell's planes took flight, carrying the first woman ever to fly. This is a great place to unwind.

More Details

Laverne MacRae
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2017


Car: necessary

Our cottage is located 10 minutes outside of Baddeck which is home to the Alexander Bell Museum, sailboat and kayaking adventures, the beautiful Uisege Ban Falls and hiking trails, a variety of restaurants, (casual to fancy dining), a weekly farmer's market featuring locally produced food, utensils and art, 2 golf courses. Baddeck is also centrally located, and right on the Cabot Trail, making it a great base to do day trips from to Louisbourg (largest historical recreation in north America), whale watching on the coast, or hiking in the National Park.

The GPS Coordinates to our Cape Breton cottage on the Baddeck River are N46 06.127 W60 49.394.

Take exit 9 off the Highway 105, follow Old Margaree Rd. (approx. 3km), take left onto Big Farm Rd. Travel approx. 3km to driveway #672.


Baddeck Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Main bed area faces wall of windows with spectacular views over river, and Highlands.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
TV for DVD player only. canoes and rowboat on premises. Queen sized bed and double bed. Wireless internet available .


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Peaceful riverside cottage fabulous for nature lovers, writers, readers, fishers
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Peace and Quiet

  • 4 of 5

Great spot to relaxe @unwind. Stunning view from river side if cottage . Minutes to town , hi way , canoes , row boat to use. Well stocked for cooking needs . Hosts are awesome people , friendly to say the least . Wifi worked excellent ( we have a teenager ) !! Clean , well ventilated so cooled off nice at night . ( best sleep this yr) . There was a humming bird feeder so daily bird show, fish jumping and one fly bye from a bald eagle . Only negative , not a great swimming hole . Would stay here again in a second

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Escape!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay and didn't want to leave! The weather was perfect for our lovely day trips,but it was always so enjoyable to come "home" to Riverside Cottage.No noise,peaceful and relaxing.Waking up to a beautiful view,birds singing,so nice and comfortable.Laverne is a sweetheart and we couldn't have asked for more! We will certainly come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and secluded cottage on river minutes from Baddck!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was spotless and well equipped with all possible amenities. Felt like home away from home! There was plenty of space to sit and enjoy the surroundings both inside and outside the cottage. Our host, Laverne, made us feel welcome and our visit much appreciated. The location was perfect for exploring Baddeck, the Cabot Trail and the Bras d'Or Lake scenic drive. We highly recommend the Riverside Cottage as a getaway location for visitors seeking a cottage atmosphere.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and restful

  • 5 of 5

This house is located in a very beautiful and secluded spot along a lovely flowing river, which has all sorts of birds during the day. It is a short drive to Baddeck, which has a lot to offer. Yet at night you can go back to a relaxing home away from home. Laverne is a wonderful host. We enjoyed our stay there very much . Dave & June S.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best in Baddeck

  • 5 of 5

This cottage offers the best of all possible for vacation. Very quiet and out in the country, directly on the river with easy access via canoe and rowboat, but within a 5 minute drive to Baddeck for groceries & restaurants. Great home base for traveling to all points on Cape Breton; we toured the national park one day and went to Louisburg another day. Since we had some rain we thoroughly enjoyed having a wood stove, and thanks to newly-installed satellite enjoyed both wifi and watching the Olympics. Laverne and Gordon are wonderful hosts, met us the day we arrived with a tractor to help with luggage and a fire going in the wood stove. Cottage is located at the bottom of a small hill so I would not recommend for anyone with mobility concerns.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice little paradise

  • 5 of 5

Very well equipped cottage offering an amazing view on the river, with birds of many species, chipmunks varieties of aquatic life. We loved the silence, the untouched landscape, the somewhat rustic and cozy comfort.

Close to Baddeck, very good as a base to explore the immediate region and Cape Breton Island in general. Perfect WiFi connection. Nice screened room for quiet reading and meditation.

Laverne and Gordon offered a warm welcoming, some good tips and a smile. We would recommend without hesitation!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $19.43

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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