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Oceanfront Cottage on Cabot Trail w/Spectacular Views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, sleeps 7

One-of-A-Kind Coastal Escape

If waking up to an ocean breeze in a stunning seaside farmhouse is on your vacation wish list, this house delivers in a spectacular way. Expect gorgeous coastal vistas, spacious grounds, and a friendly welcome from the locals. The property is situated on Cabot Trail – one of most sought-after destinations in Nova Scotia. With panoramic views, convenient access to local attractions, and room enough for six, this vacation destination is sure to please.

Whether you’re snapping photos of the rocky coast from the wrap around deck, searing a local catch on the new grill, or stargazing with friends, you have the makings of a wonderful vacation.

The house was tastefully updated in 2010. The first floor features an inviting open floor plan where a well-equipped modern kitchen (dishwasher included), dining area and sitting room provide the perfect backdrop for comfortable living and entertaining. A full bath and washer/dryer complete the ground floor. The second-floor sleeping quarters include three bedrooms—two with ocean views—and a half bath. The house has wi-fi internet access throughout.

Our vacation property is located in Cape Breton between the quaint fishing village of Cheticamp and the world renowned Margaree River Valley. Those who have stayed here aren't surprised that Travel and Leisure Magazine named Cape Breton the third best island to visit in the world, and the number one island to visit in the continental United States and Canada.

Alexander Graham Bell said it best, “I have travelled the globe. I have seen the Canadian and American Rockies, the Andes and the Alps and the highlands of Scotland, but for simple beauty, Cape Breton out-rivals them all.”

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Paul LeBlanc
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 9, 2017

Why Paul LeBlanc chose Nova Scotia

As a native of Cape Breton, my family and I return to the island whenever possible. We stumbled upon this property about 25 years ago and fell in love at first sight. The views cant be beat and the location is convenient to the area's attractions. A few years back, we fully renovated the house, and it now features a new kitchen, two new bathrooms and hardwood floors throughout. We've spent countless hours lounging outside enjoying the breathtaking ocean scenery. It never gets old and I'm sure you'll love it too.


Inverness, Subd. A House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront Cottage on Cabot Trail w/Spectacular Views
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews

Perfect place for a Cape Breton vacation

  • 5 of 5

We are soooooo happy to have selected this spot for our stay on Cape Breton! The house is wonderful --- it is EXACTLY as pictured, with multiple decks, open plan kitchen-dining-living room, comfortable and cozy bedrooms upstairs. The views from the property are absolutely spectacular, even better than the pictures show. I still regularly find myself picturing those views of the Gulf of St. Lawrence --- amazing. The house is in a nicely private location just off the Cabot Trail. The kitchen has everything that you can possibly need. I fell in love with a wood block cutting board that they had, only to find that the factory outlet that sells them is just down the road. What luck for me! The location is perfect for exploring the region --- we went on a different hike every day. The owner, Paul, was very helpful and responsive. Short drive to restaurants in Cheticamp, but see below...

P.S. Be sure to make at LEAST one dinner of the homemade, traditional meat pie+gravy available from Geraldine AuCoin a couple of houses up the road. Look for the "meat pies" sign.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Claire, and thank you so much for the great review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. We've spent (and still spend) hours just looking at the scenery when we're there. It never gets boring. Thanks again, and if your travels should ever take you back to Cape Breton, please keep us in mind. Regards, Paul
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Lovely house, great location, incredible views

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the LeBlanc's home for five nights during our first (not to be last) visit to Cape Breton. The house is very clean, cozy and well equipped, and all of the information we needed to know about it, and some of the local restaurants and attractions, was waiting for us when we arrived. We particularly enjoyed the amazing view of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and sunsets over it, from both the front porch and the "water-side" sitting area. The house's location on the island is excellent, with close and easy access to the National Park, Inverness Beach, and a number of lovely little towns. We did some beautiful hikes in the park, went whale watching (Captain Mark's Whale Watching was great!), and my husband and his friend golfed at Cabot Cliffs while I enjoyed Inverness Beach. A visit to Les Trois Pignons, as recommended by the LeBlanc's in their welcome package, is also very worthwhile and we enjoyed a relaxed and delicious dinner at the All Aboard Restaurant in Cheticamp. Lunch at The Dancing Goat is also a must if you have the time and opportunity! The entire island is lovely, and the drive through the park on the Cabot Trail is spectacular, however, after touring around, we felt that we were staying in THE best place and we wouldn't hesitate to return to the LeBlanc's :)

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review. It is deeply appreciated. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you stay with us again, if your travels take you back to Cape Breton.
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  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home is the perfect place to spend a relaxing vacation. The scenery is magnificent, and the house itself is full of charm and personality. The owners have thought of everything! Paul is very pleasant to deal with, and the entire process was very easy. Look no further! This is the place. We hope to return. Thank you, Paul!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kirsten for a great review. We're very happy you enjoyed staying at our home while vacationing in Cape Breton, and we look forward to accommodating you on your next visit. Best regards, Paul
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Great Home Base on Cabot Trail with Spectacular Ocean View

  • 5 of 5

The LeBlanc's home is well equipped with everything needed for a visit to Cape Breton Island and exploring the Cabot Trail. My husband and I spent four days at the home for our honeymoon trip to Nova Scotia. We were welcomed with a gift basket and congratulatory flowers, and full instructions about the house and suggested places to sightsee, shop, and dine. The home is on a little bluff overlooking the water. We spent mornings having coffee by the water and in the evening shared a glass of wine and enjoyed the beautiful scenery. There is a fully-equipped kitchen, a small pellet fireplace, an outdoor firepit and grill, and outdoor seating for at least 5-7 people, comfortably. The 3 bedrooms could easily have 2 people each. The home is also very close (15 min.) to Cheticamp (dining, shopping, whale watching, and entrance to Cape Breton National Park) heading north and Margaree (15 min) to the south. We would stay here again in a heartbeat, and plan to when we return to Cape Breton Island someday! Thanks so much to the LeBlancs for making our trip so comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your great review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to your future visit to Cape Breton.
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Loved our Cape Breton Stay

  • 4 of 5

We absolutely loved the location of this home. The views are fantastic. So relaxing to sit and watch the sunset each evening.

While making our reservation I happened to mention in passing that it was a special trip for our anniversary. We were surprised by, and truly appreciated, the thoughtfulness of the owner in leaving a beautiful bouquet of flowers and anniversary wishes to welcome us.

We chose to experience the local cuisine by eating at the various restaurants in the area so we did not actually cook in the home but the kitchen seemed to be well equipped with everything needed to be able to make your own meals with ease, for both indoor cooking or outdoor barbecuing.

The area is quiet but not isolated. The home is exactly as pictured in the photos. It is clean and well maintained.

It's a very good location if you're planning on doing the Cabot trail or day trips around Cape Breton. Grocery stores and restaurants are just a short 10-15 min drive away in Cheticamp. We highly recommend the Harbour and All Aboard restaurants.

As well, it's an easy drive over to Baddeck (our favourite shop there was Our Seaside Home Decor - a nautically themed decor shop in the old post office building there).

If you're looking for a cottage with a "Cape Breton feel" and love sunsets this is the place to stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your excellent review. Glad you enjoyed your visit to Cape Breton.
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Incredible sunsets. The perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

If your plan is to enjoy Cape Breton Highlands National Park this Cottage is the perfect location. With incredible sunsets and an open fire the nights were memorable. The cottage is quite comfortable and well equipped. As we tend to travel a bit offseason the indoor fire place was a treasure each evening. Mr. LeBlanc's advise to drive up Rte. 19 was most appreciated as the towns were quaint and the autumn colors were spectacular. We drove throughout Cape Breton and both agreed that this cottage was a perfect home base. If you have the opportunity to drive to Baddeck and dine at the Bite House I would highly recommend but you must make reservations months in advance. A most enjoyable autumn trip with hiking in the park and enjoying the evenings cooking in the outdoor fire pit with the spectacular sunsets at this oceanfront cottage.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for a great review. We truly appreciate this. Best regards, Paul
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Sydney Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
400 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
LePortage Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
Cabot Trail
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Island Sunset
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Cheticamp Beach
Car: recommended

Ocean front location on the scenic Cabot Trail situated between the charming fishing village of Cheticamp and the world renowned Margaree River Valley.


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