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Year-round Vacation Rental - Fly Fishing, Golf, Beaches, Cabot Trail & More

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Fully winterized, 3 bdrm, 1 bath open-concept home overlooking Margaree Harbour

Located on the Western Coast of Cape Breton, Margaree Harbour Guest House is a fully winterized, open concept, 3-bedroom, 1-bath home that overlooks picturesque Margaree Harbour with easterly views to the Acadian village of Cheticamp & the Cape Breton Highlands. Margaree Harbour village is a leisurely 10-minute stroll, which includes the Calvin United Church, Laurence’s General Store & Post Office and, most importantly, a wonderful, sandy, underserved, beach.

Amenities - Margaree Harbour Guest House has been equipped to allow guests to cook, entertain and relax as though they were at home. All linens and towels are high thread count and quality with spares available. Washer & dryer, microwave, stove, oven and dishwasher are all available. Proper cutlery, table and stemware are also provided. The house has wireless internet, dvd player and flat-screen TV and a BBQ on the upper deck for year-round use, located off of the kitchen.

The Margaree is a world famous Atlantic Salmon river, with runs commencing in early June to the season’s close on October 31st. Trout season generally commences on April 15 – Sept 30th.

Fly Fishing - If you are new to the river or Atlantic Salmon fishing, we recommend hiring a local guide to get acquainted and increase the likely hood of success. Moreover, many local outfitters can also supply all required fishing gear to their sports.

Golf - Only 300m off the Cabot Trail, our Guest House is perfectly situated between the famed Cabot Links (30km West) and Le Portage (28km East) golf courses, while the first Atlantic Salmon holding pools, on the Mighty Margaree River, are only 8km away.

Beaches - The Northumberland Strait & Gulf of St. Lawrence offer Canada's warmest sea waters and the warmest north of Virginia, with water temperatures exceeding 23C (74F). The Margaree Harbour Beach is a ten minute walk and the most convenient to the Guest House. Whale Cove Beach is just a shot venture 3 km to the west on the Shore Rd, while the often secluded Chimney Corner beach is also 8 km to the west. To the east, the popular Plage St. Pierre and Cheticamp Island beaches are 28km away.

While staying at the Guest House, there are endless opportunities to pursue. Live Music, Ceilidh & Square Dancing at the Normaway Inn. whale watching tours from Cheitcamp, folk art and regional art exhibits throughout the Cabot Trail, scenic drives on the Trail and, if visiting in Autumn, the Celtic Colours Festival to name but a few.

More Details

Property Manager
James Surrette
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

Why James Surrette chose Nova Scotia

As a repeat visitor to the area, primarily to salmon fish on the famous Margaree River, I have had the pleasure of renting a number of cottages over the past several years, including this one. When the opportunity was presented to own and share this with friends, family and other avid fisherman, hunters and those simply looking for a relaxing seaside getaway, I couldn't pass it up!

Amenities

Margaree Harbour House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Twin Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pull-out sofa in Living Room for overflow
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Year-round Vacation Rental - Fly Fishing, Golf, Beaches, Cabot Trail & More
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews
5

An absolute gem

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with my parents and my children. Loved the view and the porch. Loved the living space. Preparing our own meals was important to us. Dishwasher made the vacation. We got scallops from the Lobster pound across the bridge (Island Sunset), and fresh salmon at the Margaree co-op. The co-op also has alcohol available. We liked the nearby craft shops - two Mac pottery mugs and more), Cape Breton Clay (pottery trays and serving dishes, delicately painted, check out Bell's depiction of fiddleheads). There is a good selection of wool and hand knit sweaters at the craft and ice cream place. We went up to The Barn at Normaway Inn to hear fiddlers. They were a treat. Place was spotless and there is laundry (washer, dryer) on site. Wild blueberries for the picking behind the litte church. There is a small grocery store near the light house. Prices are good, and they have second hand books too.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal Cabot Trail location and property

  • 4 of 5

On a detached lot, the property is walking distance from Cabot Trail and a beach, and about 10 minutes away from nearby restaurant and grocery store --- which makes it an ideal location to visit Cabot Trail, Cheticamp and surrounding areas. It's a quiet neighbourhood, which was perfect for our family of six, and we thoroughly enjoyed staying there during our visit. The barbecue on the upper deck was ideal for a sunset dinner and the large living and dining room is ideal for socializing. The single bathroom requires a bit of planning to accommodate 6 guests, but everything else was exactly what we were looking for. Our hosts kept the place in very good condition, and with plenty of windows, our stay in July was pleasant.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Faisal, Very glad you enjoyed the area and your stay! Best regards, Jamie
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5

Wonderful getaway

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my husband and parents and we were very impressed! The house is cozy, clean, and well-stocked! We wanted for nothing during our stay. The view is terrific and the beds are very comfortable. We had a minor issue with the BBQ and the property manager was prompt and helped solve the problem in no time! We truly appreciated the response, and on a Friday night, no less. The property entrance is a bit hard to find when coming from the Margaree Harbour bridge due to the trees (both cars drove past it upon arrival) but we had no issues afterwards. Our first impressions of the house were so great that within 30 minutes we were already planning to come back for a longer stay next summer! We didn't want to leave. Can't wait to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ashley, So glad you & your family enjoyed your stay in the Margaree. We look forward to your return. Best, Jamie
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5

Cape Breton Jewel

  • 5 of 5

Another Cape Breton jewel that is a wonderful experience. This comfortable, fully equipped property was just like being at home for a week. The cozy fireplace, and in floor heating made each and every cold and bluster day seem almost tropical. You enjoy the beautiful expansive calm and roaring ocean view of Margaree Harbour with all of its changing magnifigance daily. A wonderful place to get caught up on reading and relaxing !!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely stay up in beautiful Cape Breton

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay here earlier this fall. (So amazing that we extended the trip an extra day!) The house was extremely clean and had a well stocked kitchen and bathroom. Everything we needed to cook and clean was readily available. We loved the open living room/dining/kitchen area and the views from the deck were amazing. It was a little chilly outside, but I made a point to spend a little time out there with my coffee every morning. The Duck Cove restaurant around the corner also had a lovely and convenient breakfast. The home was extremely comfortable and a great place to unwind after a day of fishing and exploring. My husband was a huge fan of the location as it was close to all of the lower salmon pools on the beautiful Margaree River. It was also a quick ride to all of the places we wanted to visit as it is right off the Cabot Trail. It was truly one of the best vacations we have had in a very long time and we will definitely consider staying here again for future trips up to beautiful Cape Breton.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect spot for a fishing trip

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay in Margaree Harbour. Nice, clean and well maintained house. Great views too. The house is well stocked with lots of room. Close to all the lower salmon pools and an easy drive to the upstream spots when there's water in the river. Owner is on top of things and quickly responds to any questions. I'd recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
170 Kilometres
Sydney Airport (YQY)
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Cabot Links (West), Le Portage Golf Club (East)
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Margaree Harbour Beach, Whale Cove Beach
Car: necessary

Located on the Western Coast of Cape Breton, Margaree Harbour Guest House overlooks picturesque Margaree Harbour with easterly views to the Acadian village of Cheticamp & the Cape Breton Highlands. Margaree Harbour village is a leisurely 10-minute stroll, which includes the Calvin United Church, Laurence’s General Store & Post Office and, most importantly, a wonderful, sandy, underserved, beach.

Only 300m off the Cabot Trail, our Guest House is perfectly situated between the famed Cabot Links (30km West) and Le Portage (28km East) golf courses, while the first Atlantic Salmon holding pools, on the Mighty Margaree River, are only 8km away.

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Rates & Availability

Margaree Harbour House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 11 2017 - Sep 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$155
$1,085
 
 
Fall
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$139
$973
 
 
Late Fall
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$119
$834
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$119
 

Additional information about rental rates

We have a very short rental season in the Margaree. Your booking often results in turning away others.
We offer a full refund, less $100 for cancellation, if cancelled up to 12 weeks prior to arrival dates in June-October.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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