2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 1-3
- english, french
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 43nd in the world, Cabot Cliffs, (even more spectacular- ranked #9 in the world by Golf Digest!) 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.
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. There's a lovely new restaurant opening this summer just a half-mile north of this cottage. 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 can all be found locally.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 9:30 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:3 (sleeps up to 3 adults)
inquire about cancellation policy- we do allow cancellation with notice/refund depending on time of season:
A ninety-day notice is required for cancellations on May-July reservations; a 120-day notice required for August-October reservations).
All bookings at this cottage are Friday to Friday only- by the week
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
We were lucky enough to find this property on HomeAway for our quick honeymoon in Cape Breton. The pictures on the listing are spectacular but they can’t even compare to how beautiful this places in real life. The house is fully stocked with everything you need, including beach chairs. The layout is beautiful and the heated bathroom floors made me jealous I didn’t have them at home. Stewart, the owner, also took the time to come over and sit with us and suggest how we plan our trip around CB given we were only there for three days. His suggestions were all perfect and we are glad we listened, including his suggestion of a hike at White Point and dinner at Woodroad. Our only complaint about the entire trip was that it was so short. We can’t wait to come back and spend more time in beautiful Cape Breton
We just returned from a week staying at Deep Blue Sea which was to say a unique experience. We arrived about 12 hours prior to Hurricane Dorian which swept through the area on Sept 7/8. It was both scary and thrilling at the same time. The cottage was an awesome viewing platform for the storm and we felt quite safe. Unforunately we lost power and water for 5 days. almost the entirety of our stay. This sounds bad but we had a very enjoyable time there. The woodstove kept us warm and we cooked our meals on it daily which worked out quite nicely. We ate dinner by candlelight and were able to get adequate supplies of water for drinking, bathes etc. Stewart was extremely helpful throughout. We were able to enjoy the area with very few visitors around. Overall wee very much enjoyed the stay although it was not the vacation we had planned it was very fun. Would definitely stay again if in the area. The views from the deck are incredible, the cottage was well supplied and Stewart kept us informed on where there was power on in the area. Highly recommended.
Our first visit to Cape Breton and certainly not our last. The views we're unbelievable and Stewart, our host, spent time with us pointing out the great places to visit and his advise made our vacation so enjoyable. The Cabot trail and White Point we're only 2 of the places that Stewart recommended and there were many more, including great restaurants and local music. We spent a day at our cottage due to a bad storm and we enjoyed every minute! The cottage is so cozy, with everything you could possibly need. We have already recommended Cape Breton and Deep Blue Sea to many of our friends. Thank you Stewart for your great advise and hospitality!
If you are looking for solitude look no further. Cozy modern cottage with fantastic views. Stewart is very friendly and knowledgeable and always at your disposal. Highly recommended.
This was one of the best rentals we have had. Our host, Stewart , was the best. He helped in many ways and was very accessible, The cottage was extremely cool. Million dollar view. All necessities present. Bed was comfortable. Location was remote and private, close to a lot of entertainment. For any oyster lovers, the Brook Village grocery had great oysters for great price. Many churches close by. Lots of live lobster and mussels. The bakery in Cheticamp is a must. Also, the dancing goat was outstanding. We visited Cape Breton Clay, and there were some really nice pieces of pottery which were irrestable. We can’t wait to come back. Will definitely rent again from Stewart. I cannot say enough good about our host and the property.
Nova Scotian Bliss
My family of three (mom, dad, and teenage son) highly recommend this cottage and our time in beautiful Nova Scotia. A former pottery studio, the cottage is unique, isolated (but not too), and comfortable. The views of the surrounding forest and Chimney Corner beach are incredible, and the cottage's location provides a perfect jumping off spot for all that Cape Breton Island has to offer, from the John Cabot Trail, hiking in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, and the culturally diverse local communities and great area restaurants and music. We really appreciated the owner's "orientation" the morning of our first day -- he pointed us to some great sites, music, and restaurant opportunities that we would have likely overlooked. How many owners take the time to meet with their renters to give them the lay of the land? We fell in love with Nova Scotia and hope to go back.
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.