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Russ Doucette

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Large family friendly ocean front home near National Park

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Inverness, Subd. A House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bed,2 Bath,2 Kit,Liv Rm,TV Rm,Game Rm, Mt. views on Ocean

Water front home on the Cabot Trail (Acadian fishing village) with over 200 private acres nearby to hike, ATV or snowmobile. 5 min. to Cheticamp, 10 min. to National Park, 4 Bedrooms (sleeps 9), 2 Baths with washer/dryer, 2 kitchens, Living room, TV room with large screen, game room w/ping pong table, awesome sunsets, walk to lake (trout fish), walk to ocean (great rock hounding) or to the mountains (see moose), bald eagles on front lawn. Travel up the road to whale watch, Cheticamp Island to see seals and bird rookery. Golf on 3 of the best area courses. Horse back ride on trails/ocean or visit our two museums. Lots of local music and theater. Home of renowned hookers and fiddlers (As In Rugs and Music).

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Russ Doucette (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)
Large family friendly ocean front home near National Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful Views. Perfect Location For Exploring Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed here for two nights and loved it. House sits right across from the ocean. Stunning sunsets. Beach access is right up road. Home is very comfortable. Has all the amenities you need for your stay. Enjoy views from the porch or living room. We enjoyed nightly ping-pong tournaments in the finished basement. Peaceful and quiet. Entrance to Cape Breton Park - and arguably the most scenic section of the Cabot Trail - just 10 minutes away. Good selection of restaurants and co-op a few minutes away. Perfect home for families.

Nearby stops - Mr. Chicken soft serve ice cream is delicious.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great hidden gem for the whole family.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four adults stayed at this wonderful vacation house, just off the main Cabot Trail on Old Cabot Trail Road overlooking the ocean. Germaine came by to greet us and was full of helpful information for exploring the local area. We loved the location overlooking the Bay of St. Lawrence, and accommodations were clean and well maintained. There were more bedrooms than we could use. The basement bedroom and living area had recently been renovated, including a beautiful wall mural of the local area which wrapped around us as we sat in the comfy chairs watching late night movies. Interesting works of art are found throughout the house.

The main first floor living area is perfectly situated with large roll out casement windows [which catch the lovely breezes], to watch the lobster and fishing boats complete their morning runs. Each night we would sit in the same grand theater to watch the spectacular sunsets.

The house is close to many hikes on Cabot Trail: The Bog, Skyline, Buttereau, and many more. We were very close to Cheticamp and enjoyed exploring the area. The beach is a short walk from the house and we also walked over to the two lakes, Petite and Grand Lakes across Cabot Trail toward the mountains. We enjoyed fresh seafood at one of our favorite restaurants, Seafood Stop Restaurant and Fish Market.

We hope to come back and stay here again.

The Alderfers from Pennsylvania

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Very comfortable family home in a marvelous location

  • 5 of 5

We were so pleased that we booked this place. It was lots larger than we needed, but of course that is not a problem. The house is well equipped and full of locally gathered mementoes like stone and driftwood. The bald eagle who enjoys a favorite perch just across the lawn is pretty astonishing. We enjoyed the lovely sunsets, the nice decks with comfortable furniture, and the good beds. The location is excellent--near enough to restaurants and other services, but very quiet. The enormous National Park which covers much of the northern Cape is an easy drive away. If they're available, don't miss buying snow crabs from the Seafood Place. The owners will really make you feel at home in this rental.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We are 8 lady friends whom stayed at your home in

  • 5 of 5

We are 8 lady friends whom stayed at your home in Grand Etang,it was an awesome stay. your home is wonderful and fully equipped and every thing we could ask for . we enjoyed the beautiful sunset in the evenings ,and also enjoyed our walks along the trail road , we would greatly suggest this home to our family and friends .

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Stunning ocean view, peaceful, clean and cozy.

  • 5 of 5

We had the most beautiful week at Russ and Joan's cottage. We enjoyed Germaine and Roland's visits to check that we had what we needed. The cottage was so much more than we expected. Every night we witnessed a stunning sunset from the front porch. We enjoyed walks along the beach choosing the best stones and driftwood to collect. The bald eagles perched at the pier would often fly by in front of our eyes. The people of Cape Breten are the warmest and friendliest. The music in the pubs was so enjoyable. This was the best part of our Nova Scotia vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Perfect get away without seeming isolated.

  • 5 of 5

Three lady friends and myself rented this house for a week in September. This property has beautiful views of the water. The house has a lot of space, we each had our own bedroom, and is very clean and well appointed. The manager, Germaine, was a delight and very helpful giving us the history of the community and suggesting things to do. The stars seemed so close at night it felt like you could reach up and touch them.

The town of Cheticamp is 5 to 10 minutes from this location. Lots of restaurants, quaint shopping, local music and a few museums. Cape Breton Highlands National Park is just north of Cheticamp with beautiful views, walking and hiking trails.

We would recommend spending a day in Baddeck, about one hour from Cheticamp, visiting the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site and strolling the wharf.

We felt very much at home in this property and truly enjoyed the locals. We definitely would recommend this site to friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
200 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.05 Miles
Cabot Trail
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
130 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary

Located on the ocean with the mountains to our back. In a small fishing village and within walking distance to 2 lakes. It is a short drive to the national park (rated by National Geographic as the #1 island in North America) we have 200 hundred private acres nearby to hike. Great ATV trails.


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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Property Damage Protection $59

Above 6 persons there is an extra charge of $20.00 per person per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Inverness, Subd. A House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom green - 1 queen
    Bedroom yellow - 1 queen
    Bedroom purple - 1 double
    Bedroom white - 1 double
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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