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, game room w/ping pong table, awesome sunsets, walk to lake with private access to swim, put in canoe/kayak or other watercraft to fish or water ski. 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).
4 Bed,2 Bath,2 Kit,Liv Rm, Game Rm, Mt. views on Ocean
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Property is exactly as advertised.
We had a wonderful stay at Russ's place in Grand Etang. We enjoyed all the house had to offer, especially in light of some fantastic weather which kept us indoors, but at the windows enjoying. Russ is a magnificent host, and kindly took us on an ATV excursion on his vast property, and looked after our every need. Ping pong and chess tournaments produced some great indoor family time to compliment the beautiful surroundings.
Wonderful Home and location
Very comfortable and well appointed Home on a quiet road with an incredible view of the sunset. Great location right off the Cabot Trail
We wished we had more time here. The views were breathtaking and the house had everything we needed to enjoy our time there. Everyone had a cozy bedroom and the baby (my granddaughter) slept so well in hers. We enjoyed the ping-pong table and the classic chess set, the big front yard and wide porch. It felt like home.
Just like home only with a view.
We two couples loved this welcoming home.The house had everything imaginable for our cooking needs, the beds were comfy and the location took our breaths away. Our first night we were treated with a stunning sunset. Germaine visited with us making us feel at home with her stories of growing up on Cape Breton. A very personal touch.
Great for two couples or families with children. So much space.
Good times in Cheticamp
House was clean, beautifully located on the water. Loved the bald eagles who make the place home. All the people we met were friendly, engaging, giving us lots of information about life in Cape Breton. Germaine, of course, was a delight.
Location, location. location. A fairly simple house with basic amenities and a perfect location. Convenient to the Cabot trail we enjoyed two nights here. Priced a little high for the house itself but worth the price for the location.
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 own 200 hundred private acres nearby to hike. Great ATV trails.• The Cape Breton Highlands National Park is located just 15 minutes away from the house. It is just beyond Cheticamp as you travel the Cabot Trail. There are so many great hikes. A few of our favorites are the Skyline & the hike down to Fishing Cove. There are some great short ones, too - such as The Bog, and Lone Sheiling. They have maps of all the hikes at the Visitor Center
• Gampo Abbey, a Buddhist monastery in the Shambhala tradition, is not too far. Pema Chodron is the principle teacher there. It is located in Pleasant Bay, which is a town in the middle of the National Park. It takes about 45-60 minutes to get there from the house. There may or may not be tours going on (I believe they end at the end of August), but you can walk all around the grounds & visit the Stupa. There are some fun hikes on the property, the view is amazing, and in general it is just a pretty amazing place
• There are some great restaurants/cafes in the area. The All Aboard Restaurant and The Frog Pond Café in Cheticamp are two of our favorites. If you are travelling through Mabou - the Red Shoe Pub is a great spot. The Doryman Pub in Cheticamp has lots of great music (fiddling, great traditional music, etc). If you travel to Baddeck (about an hour away on the Cabot Trail) - check out the Herring Choker, a great little café & bakery. There is also the first brewery in Cape Breton there - the Big Spruce Brewing Company (beautiful spot). In Margaree (about a 30 minute drive) is a great cafe called the Dancing Goat (and across the street is a great local artisan shop called Two Macs)
• Beaches are wonderful! If you walk from the house just down our dirt road (heading in the direction of Cheticamp) in a few minutes you will get to some large boulders on the left & here is a path down to the beach. It is a rocky beach - but the rocks are incredibly beautiful & often you will find you are the only one there. One of our favorite beaches is Margaree Harbour beach (about a 20 minute drive). There is also the Cheticamp Island Beach (just 5 or so minutes away).
It is such a slow & simple place. Sunsets are beautiful from the porch. There are often bald eagles on the cliff in front of the house. There is a sweet little museum down at the harbor at the end of our road that teaches about the mi-careme (or mid-lent) festival celebrated in Cheticamp and by many Acadian communities. Le Trois Pignon is a cultural center in Cheticamp that has a wonderful display of hooked rugs & explains the history of hooking in the area.
Enjoy & let me know if you have any questions.