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Panoramic View of Acadian Village from Picturesque Island Property

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

5 BR, 1 BA + 2 HF BA, Eat-in kitchen, Living/Dining Room, Sleeps 11+

Enjoy the breathtaking harbour and mountain views, peace and tranquility and nature at its best with this one of a kind Cabot Trail retreat. This charming 4+ bedroom home sits on a 4 acre lot with its very own pond and fire pit with no close neighbours to disturb you, and a beach just 5 minutes away. You can't get better than that! The original island School House can be used to socialize or party in proper Acadian style with ample room to provide extra sleeping accommodations. Detached garage with BBQ, full sized refrigerator, and private patio off the house. Full laundry facilities on site, eat-in kitchen, separate dining room, and cozy living room with lots of windows throughout to enjoy the awe inspiring views. Full bathroom on main level with 2 piece bathroom upstairs. Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher. Small den has been converted into a 5th bedroom. The house provides a private retreat for couples, or an incredible family vacation that is sure to provide fond memories for all. Pet friendly. Non-smoking in buildings.

Lorna Deveau
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

About Lorna Deveau

We grew up in Cheticamp, married in the beautiful Church that you will see from our property and plan to retire there in 2017. We were so happy to buy this home in February 2012. As a military family we currently live in Cold Lake, AB, but look forward to visiting Cheticamp each summer. We hope you love staying in our home as much as we do.

Lorna Deveau purchased this house in 2012

Why Lorna Deveau chose Cape Breton Island

We consider this a piece of paradise especially since our family still lives in the area... it's coming home to us each time we visit it. We cannot wait to retire back home!

What makes this house unique

We grew up looking at this home across the bay and can't believe that we now own it. We love everything from the private pond, the old School House, and the peaceful setting of our home. We will never get tired of looking out at the incredible scenery. We're very proud to offer you the experience of staying in our home and our village... this will be a vacation destination you will most definitely want to return to.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It is my greatest pleasure to write a review for this property.

I rented this house for the period August16-August23, 2015 for my family members that were traveling from all parts of Canada and NY, to Cape Breton for my daughter's wedding.

My initial request, October 2014, for information on this property was met with a quick, efficient and friendly response. Following that many more questions ensued to establish this property would meet our needs. I was delighted that the owners left no stone unturned in providing me top notch service to the point a great relationship was formed between them and I.

I was granted viewings of the premises twice. The caretakers were wonderful and did everything possible to accommodate my schedule. They were the perfect example of Cape Breton warmth and hospitality.

The house and property are immaculate. The grounds are well groomed and manicured. The house is well stocked with linens and towels and the kitchen is also well supplied with dishes, pots and utensils.

This location was perfect for our needs. We had more that enough room for approximately 50 people to come and attend in a pre-wedding BBQ and Buffet gathering. Let's not forget to mention this property has a "man cave" with its own fridge that the gentlemen folk LOVED.

It was absolutely a wonderful week. I would recommend this location to any and all who wish to experience a great Home Away from home experience.

Many thanks to Jackie and Lorna.
Aug 2015
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Chéticamp House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 3 (School House) - toilet , 2 piece
    Bathroom 1 (main floor) - toilet , combination tub/shower , 4 piece
    Bathroom 2 (2nd floor) - toilet , 2 piece
  • 4 piece bathroom located on main level and 2 piece upstairs in main house. Another 2 piece bathroom is located in the School House.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2nd level
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2nd level
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2nd level
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , main level
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd level
    School House - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This building sleeps 3 in beds but has the capacity for more
    Den - 1 twin/ single , main level
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • 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
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Panoramic View of Acadian Village from Picturesque Island Property
average rating of 4.714286 based on 8 reviews

Great property. Great view. Great time.

  • 5 of 5

First of all, what a lovely spot . The property is just across a little used dirt road from the harbor. Picturesque views of Cheticamp and the mountains behind. We had bonfires all but one night. I am a regular visitor to the area and usually stay in town. I found that I really enjoyed the privacy of this property. I felt more relaxed than staying in town. We would definitely stay at this property again.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to comment and review you stay. We love our little piece of paradise and look forward to showcasing it to the world. It will be our pleasure to host you and yours again. Jackie D.
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Wonderful week spent at idyllic location

  • 5 of 5

We were a large group entertaining family from Scotland who spent a wonderful week at Jackie and Lorna's Cheticamp Island home. Could not have had more of an idyllic setting....absolutely stunning views of the village of Cheticamp across the water. Everything is provide...Ada their property manager met us shortly after we had arrived to give a run down and contact information. I cannot say enough for the provisions available right down to lobster pot!! We had bonfires wood provided....swam at local beach, Margaree Harbour Beach spent a day at the quarry (not to be missed), Saturday afternoon at the Doryman....lots of fun and laughs. We thoroughly enjoyed the accomodations and would not hesitate to recommend. The schoolhouse is a little run down and roof has leak....did lot spend much time there. Thanks again for a wonderful week. Hope to rebook at future time.

Cathy MacNeil

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the Great review. We are so proud to say we grew up in Cheticamp and happy to showcase it to the World.
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Quiet and peaceful - a true getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time staying here. We were a group of 16 (8 adults, 8 kids) and the property accommodated us comfortably. We stuck the kids in the school house and had the adults sleeping in the main house. Everyone was happy with this arrangement! The large yard was a huge benefit and gave the kids (and adults) lots of room to run around and play games. The close proximity to the beach was also nice (although the weather really wasn't beachy for much of the time). We hiked through the bush to the other side of the island numerous times and were awed and astounded by the views and remoteness that could be found just a 20 min. hike away. The town of Cheticamp had everything we needed - the CO-OP grocery store, pubs, restaurants, tourist shops, whale watching tours, etc. I would highly recommend this property to others visiting Cape Breton Island.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family/friends getaway

  • 5 of 5

The space is perfect if you're looking to have a big family reunion or friends reunion. Right ON the water, lots of privacy, lots of space and on the cabot trail near beautiful margaree... huge kitchen and a separate dorm style space thats fitted with all kinds of cots and air mattresses. We went for a family reunion and we cooked and hung out at the house all day and our parents slept there while we took the late night party into the school house, can't believe it was such a perfect setting!

PS: The owners are great and helpful, there's EVERYTHING In the cottage you would need, and the supervisors are excellent too, they'll come by for anything you need and are super polite.

Can't say I've never found a more perfect place for a big group.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review. It warms our hearts to know that others love it too.
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LOVED IT!!!highly recommend it!!!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful home!!had everything we needed!!kids loved it!!beautiful scenery!!Only thing is I would not recommend washing clothing there as water stained a lot of our clothes!!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Thanks you for your comments. We were not aware of the water condition since it is a new well. We have since installed a water conditioner and the situation has been rectified. Thank-you again for your sincerity. Jackie and Lorna
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Home away from Home

  • 4 of 5

We decided to do the Cabot trail as a family getaway. We were 9 adults and 6 kids ( 2 toddlers & 4 babies). I searched for a perfect place that would accommodate our big group. I messaged this rental and got a very fast response which is appreciated. This is a perfect place to experience all that cape Breton and the Cabot trail has to offer. We were very comfortable and well received. It had everything that we needed for a good night stay. Very clean and very well maintain. The view absolutely fabulous. It's a truly a Gem. Very private and quiet. We would most definitely return without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
160 Kilometres
Sydney (Regional)...Halifax (Itnl) 370 KMs
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
172 Kilometres
North Sydney (ferry to Nfld)
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Le Portage (18 holes)
Nearest Train
320 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Cabot Trail
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Cape Smokey
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Cheticamp Island Beach
Car: necessary

Picturesque waterfront retreat located on beautiful Cheticamp Island overlooking the village and mountain range. This peaceful four acre property includes a main house, detached garage and original island School House beside a lovely private pond. Close to Cape Breton Highlands National Park and historic Cabot Trail. Visit the village of Cheticamp to enjoy this historic Acadian settlement with its unique music, cuisine, and customs. Within walking distance to the Cheticamp Island Beach (Plage St. Pierre) on one side, or the Lighthouse on the other end of the island looking out at the Gulf of St. Laurence. Enjoy a wonderful family vacation taking in all the sites and sounds, festivals, and numerous amenities this incredible rental property has to offer... you will want to return time and time again.


Rates & Availability

Chéticamp House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter (2016/17)
Nov 20 2016 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring (2017)
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer (2017)
May 27 2017 - Sep 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Autumn (2017)
Sep 24 2017 - Nov 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter (2017/18)
Nov 5 2017 - Apr 21 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $55.54 + Tax
Cleaning $148.12 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

The first payment is non-refundable within 60 days of check-in and final payment is non-refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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