Verified Review icon 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 svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Deep Blue Sea Cottage with Incredible Views

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 605 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 1-3

Deep Blue Sea Cottage is a gorgeous coastal cottage on a 130-acre property five minutes from the Cabot Trail. There’s ocean, a huge beach nearby and breathtaking panoramas. This cottage books Fridays to Fridays, when you are choosing your dates; it has features you'll love: a veranda with wall-to-wall, eight-foot-high windows, an open structure, contemporary yet rustic furnishings, walls finished with white boards inside, and cedar shingles outside, in classic Cape Breton style. From the spacious deck or from the veranda, you can see lobster boats, eagles perch nearby, moose, bobcats; foxes make appearances, and whales pass by most of the year; you will wake up to these views each morning and enjoy them all day.

Without exaggerating, sunsets will take your breath away. You will enjoy complete seclusion and memorable views in one of the most spectacular parts of Cape Breton, but you won't be without conveniences like wi-fi and high speed, a fully-equipped kitchen and other comforts, like a bright bathroom with heated floors and a fully-tiled shower. There is a lovely, mature hardwood forest to explore, and as day turns to evening with a knockout sunset, relax, listen to music or catch up on things you don't have time for at home.

If this cottage happens to be booked for your dates, check The Cape Cottage #382569, Eagles Pass #277105 Sea & Sky #203860 or TumbleSea #4265347 for reviews; these other cottages are located on adjacent properties, out of sight. (American visitors should know that they are now getting at least 25% off our published Canadian rate due to the value of the dollar.)

I designed this cottage to have all of the charm of a real coastal cottage, with excellent amenities, and lots of privacy in a spectacular setting with fantastic views of the ocean. Many folks rent out their seasonal homes in Cape Breton, but the Deep Blue Sea Cottage is designed specifically for visitors' pleasure and needs.

There is a rich, strong culture here, historically and musically, and life unwinds at its own special pace. Although a three-day visit to the Island is not uncommon, a week is what it takes to really get a sense of the rhythms and charm of Cape Breton. It's easy to meet people here, and the daily pace here is slower than in most cities. It's 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 ocean breezes to keep any bugs at bay.

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 safe swimming for children, there are interesting rock formations to explore nearby. Fossils abound. World-class golf at the renowned Cabot Links and the new Cabot Cliffs (rated #19 in the world by Golf Digest) is a short-drive. Cape Breton is a spectacular place, and you'll find the scenery on this stretch of coastline particularly striking.

Other things to do: 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 itself, which offers music, pubs with local music and food; the new Cabot Cliffs golf course by the sea, which has already received rave reviews from across North America, is beckoning for you to come for a unique golfing experience in Inverness. There are also renowned crafters in the area; beautiful pottery, quilting, rug hooking, and folk-art sculpture can all be found locally.

More Details

Property Manager
Stewart
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 3, 2017

About Stewart

I built the the cottage originally as a third small gallery for our pottery business. It was eventually closed when we opened at another location, and I was determined subsequently to find a good use for this classic building. There was a lovely spot on the property with spectacular views. I moved the building in November of 2011, and started the additions to the Deep Blue Sea Cottage throughout 2012. It is a lovely location with with old-growth hardwood forests behind, and awesome unobstructed views of the ocean. These views of the ocean, Chimney Corner Beach, and Sea Wolf/Margaree Island are simply amazing. There is also all of the privacy one could want. This building has an interesting history, and makes a perfect getaway for a couple, with complete privacy and solitude.

Stewart purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Stewart 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! We see some of the most dramatic sunsets anywhere, watch whales play in our front yard, and fishermen haul their lobster traps every year. Moose, eagles, deer and foxes are regulars. You are also close to the Cabot Trail (5 minutes), the National Park (25 minutes), and other towns and villages (5-15 minutes). If you are a golfer, you are not far from Cabot Links in Inverness, which offers one of the great and unique golf experiences in North America; now ranked 42nd in the world, this course was developed by Ben Cowan-Dewar and Mike Keiser, who developed Bandon Dunes in Oregon. The acclaim so far is pretty much unanimous-from the New York Times to Golf Digest. And come 2015, Cabot Cliffs, a new (even more spectacular) course will open to the public.

What makes this cottage unique

There's just nothing like this cottage; it has all of the comforts of our other cottages, yet has an interesting history, and this shows in both the structure of the building and in the new additions. There's a real sense of romance and intimacy here, as well as a veranda which is stunning- what an incredible panorama stretching out before you! Not to mention unlimited walks through a gorgeous old-growth hardwood forest! You will have a woods-surrounded road to yourself for walks, and views everywhere.

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 sculpture can all be found locally.

Guestbook comments from the manager

From our guests who had problems entering review online:

"The cottage was exactly what we expected and more. Stewart was the perfect host. He gave us good info on things to do and places to eat. The cottage was well equipped and "over the top".

A perfect place to be near the Cabot Trail. We highly recommend."
Sep 2013
  • 1 of 1

Amenities

Chimney Corner Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 605 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , skylight, heated floor, tiled shower, good fixtures
  • Tiled bathroom and shower with heated floors and lots of natural light.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , small bedroom for child/young adult.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , lovely bedroom / loft area with lots of light
  • Cozy, main bedroom area in cottage loft, with lovely queen bed and great views; lots of light.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Deck overlooking ocean, with chairs and BBQ. There is a working wood stove in the living area for heat on cool spring or autumn days. A stereo with iPod is provided. Enjoy a morning coffee as you savour incredible views in the comfortable veranda or on the spacious deck, taking in whales, eagles and unlimited ocean views. Lots of privacy at cottage, with beautiful hardwood forests behind cottage, country roads to explore without any traffic to worry about- great for family walks. Moments from Chimney Corner and Whale Cove beaches which are two of the finest on Cape Breton. Laundry available within 5 minutes or at Inverness and Cheticamp (15-20 minutes). Good restaurants and services within 5-15 minutes.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Deep Blue Sea Cottage with Incredible Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews
Asheville, NC
5

Sweet home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I visited Cape Breton for the first time in July. The trip exceeded our expectations, with the Deep Blue Sea Cottage being the highlight of the trip. The magnificent view was ever changing, and the constant debate was whether to leave and explore or stay put on the deck and watch. The cottage is cozy and very well thought out, and the decor perfectly reflects the owners', Stewart and Bell's, esthetic. The house, including the kitchen, was furnished with everything we needed and then some; when we arrived, Stewart's fun and eclectic music selections were playing from an iPod Shuffle. Stewart also came to meet us in person and generously spent time with us, annotating a map of the island's highlights--from a local's perspective--that proved more valuable than any of the tour guides we brought with us. We would recommend a trip to Margaree Valley to visit Cape Breton Clay (Bell's studio--she's really talented!) and the Salmon Museum (quaint and unforgettable) and to eat breakfast or lunch at the Dancing Goat. Two of our favorite hikes were White Point and Skyline, the latter of which we walked twice, since our first attempt was in a deep fog but provided a sighting of a mother moose and her two calves. Thank you again, Stewart and Bell, for your hospitality and helpful tips. We had a hard time saying good-bye to Cape Breton and the Deep Blue Sea Cottage. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

My Cape Breton home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We just spent 9 days in the Deep Blue Sea Cottage and absolutely loved every minute of it!! Waking up to that gorgeous view and having my first coffee on the deck started everyday off right! The house was extremely well equipped, had lots of skylights, heated bathroom floors, was cozy and felt like home. Stewart, the owner, was very helpful spending time with us, marking up maps, informing us about the island, places not to miss, where to find things, where to hike and kayak and where to get the best food.....He made it very easy to immediately fall in love with Cape Breton!!! It was also an added bonus that the Cape Breton's fall colors were unbelievably brilliant and stunning that week! We will definitely be back and we have already recommended Stewart and Bell's houses to friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Incredible anniversary week

  • 5 of 5

The view from this house is stunning. It was hard to leave the deck each day especially with bald eagles and whales visiting the cove below. But we couldn't let Stewart's extensive list of things to see go to waste so managed to drag ourselves away each day. His suggestions were spot on. A few of our favorite excursions were fly fishing in the Margaree River with guide Jimmie Pedersen, sampling and shopping at the Mabou Farmer's Market, hiking in C.B. Highlands National Park, the Alexander Graham Bell museum, and of course driving the incredible Cabot Trail. Our best lunches were at the Dancing Goat, the Red Shoe Pub and the Coastal Restaurant in Ingonish. We prepared most of our dinners at the cottage so we wouldn't miss the amazing sunsets. With the wood stove blazing and music playing, we had a lot of fun cooking in the perfectly stocked little kitchen. And it was so easy to fall asleep in the comfy loft with hundreds of stars shining through the skylight. We would love to return to this romantic getaway. One week was not enough!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Truly Incredible - Exceeded our Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this cottage was one of the best vacation stays we have ever had. The cottage itself is clean and well furnished. Everything works and is aesthetically pleasing. The views are indeed incredible. The cottage has a wonderful deck that ensures complete enjoyment of the vista. My wife, my son and I felt not only at home there but...blessed - there is no other word.

Stewart the owner lives nearby and is very attentive. As a matter of fact, shortly after our arrival he spent time with us not only to explain the ins and outs of the cottage, but also to give us some great tips about spending our time on Cape Breton Island. He knows what he's talking about! We followed many of his suggestions and they did not disappoint.

This was our first trip to Cape Breton Island and we are sold on this gorgeous place and look forward to returning to Deep Blue Sea!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

A wonderful way to explore the Cabot Trail!

  • 5 of 5

This was our family's first visit to the East coast. We knew we wanted to explore the Cabot Trail, but have to admit we chose this location because of the photos we saw online of the 'Deep Blue Sea Cottage'. Well, we were not disappointed!! It was everything we hoped for and more. The cottage was beautiful, and fully equipped.

The owner, Stewart, went out of his way to greet us upon our arrival and spent over two hours familiarizing us with the immediate area and entire Cabot Trail. He pointed out the best beaches, boardwalks, restaurants and highlights not to be missed. The time spent with us made all the difference and enhanced our Cape Breton experience. We visited the Dancing Goat many times, walked the beach and boardwalk at Inverness and hiked the trail at White Point just to name a few.

Where ever the day took us, we were sure to be back at the cottage to enjoy the dramatic sunset each night from our oceanside deck.

It was the perfect balance of exploration and relaxation. Thank you Stewart and Bell for your hospitality and sharing your place with us.

Brenda, Michael & Adrian

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Feels like home

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Deep Blue Sea Cottage and it felt like coming home. We spent our days hiking and biking in the area and our evenings soaking up the amazing view from the patio that never gets old. Stewart, as always, was very helpful with suggestions on where to go and what to do. One week never seems like long enough!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Sydney, NS
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Belle Cote
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
North Sydney
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Cabot Links, Inverness
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
highway 105
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Duck Cover Inn
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Chimney Corner Beach

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 close by, whale watching, and swimming. World-class golf at the renowned Cabot Links is a short-drive; this course is ranked 82nd in the world as of 2013! Their new much-acclaimed course, Cabot Cliffs, opens 2015, and is already being grouped with Pebble Beach and the world's top courses.

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 Colours 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.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 15.0%

******ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON CANCELLATIONS*********

CANCELLATIONS - A ninety-day notice is required for cancellations on May-July reservations; a 120-day notice required for August-October reservations). Cancellations that are made more than 90 days (120 days for Aug.-Oct. reservations)  prior are charged $275. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, that are made within the  90 (or 120 days for Aug.-Oct dates) of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment. Cancellation within 60 days of arrival/ after balance paid will result if loss of payment. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit. Cancellation before or after arrival due to illness or family issues does not warrant any refund beyond what is mentioned above. (However, if possible, guest/ owner will try to “replace” guest by opening up week/time booked on cottage online calendar, and owner will offer some refund if it is rebooked in this way).



American visitors should know that they are now getting approximately 30% off our published Canadian rate due to the value of the dollar. Canadian visitors should check when they are making request whether rates are being quoted in US$ or Canadian funds.

BOOKINGS IN ONE WEEK BLOCKS ONLY; UP TO TWO OR THREE WEEKS- CHANGEOVERS ON FRIDAYS ONLY

50% deposit at time of booking by credit card. Balance due on card 60 days before arrival. If dates requested fall within 60 days of booking request, all funds will be payable at booking date.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

You might like these similar properties