3 Bedrooms with loft, 2 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms, easily sleeps 6
About Jan Blynn
Our family has been vacationing and enjoying Nova Scotia for over 40 years. We love the location, the sights, sounds and people of Cape Breton. Our extended family is here and we invite friends and relatives to visit this special spot as well!
What makes this Cottage unique
This very special spot is located right near the Cabot Trail as well as the village of Baddeck. It makes for easy touring, golfing hiking and exploring Cape Breton by day- where ever you might plan travel- then returning to a welcoming cottage location in the afternoon or evening, with all the comforts and luxuries you need to relax while on vacation, enjoying the waterfront views across the Bras d'Or Lakes. Consider staying on the premises for a day and take advantage of a 'day off' spent reading on the picturesque porch or down on the renovated dock area for a swim, kayak or sail! Water crafts can be rented in town for the day or the week. Plan on staying here at least a week and look forward to memories that will ask you to return again..and again!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Maybe the best place we've ever stayed!
Jan's property was all that we wanted and much more. Although we were in Baddeck for only one week, we felt as if we were at home there. For a reader/writer, what can be better than walking into a lovely living room with one whole wall of books that are obviously well-read? And then the view! We were able to meet Jan personally, which was a lovely touch to a perfect vacation! I can't give this home enough accolades.
Fabulous location, well equipped, everything you could ask for. Janet was very helpful in satisfying all our needs. We had a wonderful time at Kildare cottage.
Well Worth the Trip!
We booked the house almost six months in advance for a two week stay. During the time between booking and arrival, the owners, Jan and Reid were in regular contact with us, providing lots of information and answering our questions regarding what we were wanting to do while there. We sailed our boat over prior to the start of our stay. Jan and Reid were extremely helpful in directing us to good facilities and even to assist in securing a mooring for the boat.
Regarding the house, we arrived to an immaculately clean, tastefully decorated and well appointed residence and cottage. All I can say is that, upon walking in, it did not disappoint. Consideration to family travelers were obvious, as there were numerous board and card games, binoculars for wildlife, books, picnic table, hammock... the list goes on and on. Very helpful was a notebook that provided detailed information on restaurants, shopping, things to do, etc.
We spent most every morning and evening on the porch looking out at an amazing view that encompassed the lake, hillsides and fields, and the marina. The view is also visible from the master bedrooms in the residence and the cottage.
This place would certainly be at the top of our list if we come up with family again.
An amazing spot!
We spent a week in Baddeck. The owner (Jan) and the property was fantastic. The pictures don't do it justice. The house has lots of character and is very well taken care of. If you like to cook the kitchen is well stocked. We were lucky enough to have hot weather. The covered porch and the master bedroom had the nicest cross breeze so it was never uncomfortably warm. Baddeck itself is a cute town. There were some good restaurants, and we enjoyed visiting the different artisan galleries on the Cabot Trail. The lake and surrounding scenery is gorgeous. Would definitely recommend.
Look no further - You will love this home!
You will read in the other reviews exactly what our experience was at this Baddeck cottage. Seven friends shared the main cottage and guest house for a week, and from the moment we walked in we knew we would probably never find a better rental anywhere. The rooms are all exceptionally clean, spacious, and well-equipped for whatever you want to do - games, books, CDs, a kitchen with abundant cookware -every detail has been thought of. The property is large and well-tended with an outstanding view of the water and the Beinn Bhreagh lands. The owner provided lots of additional information that made our trip that much better and was always thinking ahead of what else we might need.
Baddeck has plenty of restaurants, shops, the fascinating Alexander Graham Bell museum, and is also a great location from which to make day trips anywhere around Cape Breton Island. However, it is tempting to spend every day soaking up the charms of this property!
Fabulous! We did not want to leave!!
It is a delight to write a review about Kildare cottage at Baddeck. Our holiday to Nova Scotia was 16 days, with the last week spent at Kildare. We were thrilled on our arrival - the cottage is so amazing! The owners, the Blynns, have thought of everything (and more!) that a person would need. From our first contact with Jan to our arrival and stay at the cottage, we received helpful, thoughtful information every step of the way.
The setting of the cottage is stunning. We felt relaxed the minute we walked through the gate. Beautifully kept grounds and flower beds. I sat on the deck each morning with my coffee and just absorbed the beauty and tranquility of the location. We spent many hours on the deck enjoying the view of the lake, sailboats, and the start of the fall colours.
The cottage is simply beautiful. Obviously very well cared for and loved. It is charming, cozy, yet roomy. The separate guest cottage is lovely and worked so nicely for our party of two couples. The kitchen is huge and extremely well equipped. We loved preparing meals here - comfortable for everyone to sit, enjoy cocktails and discuss the day's adventures.
The information book with the history of the home, along with information on all of the local restaurants and attractions - was invaluable. We really enjoyed the books about the local history too.
It is the perfect location for exploring Cape Breton Island. We plan to return in the next couple of years and stay longer at Kildare. It is a very special place.
Golf: This location lends itself to golf vacations for 2-3 couples experiencing a variety of Cape Breton Golf Courses.
1) Bell Bay GC just .3 miles from our waterfront cottage location.
Easy access and fun to return to any time- a 5 minute drive.
2) Cape Breton Highlands GC is just over 1 hour- an easy, scenic drive
3) Keltic Lodge-located north of Baddeck adjacent to the Cape Breton Highlands National Park
4) Cabot Links (NEW)- in Inverness-......Bandon Dunes of Oregon has developed a spectacular 'destination' golf course in a waterscape setting of unforgettable greens, golf and views. Travel distance is 30-40 minutes from our properties. A MUST!!!