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Quaint Coastal Cottage in Quiet Setting overlooking Baddeck Bay

1 Review
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Baddeck Cottage Rental Photos and Description offer each rm. UpGradable to 3td queen wall bed in living room

The BayCroft Cottage is a quaint cozy cottage situated along the shore of the Bras d`or Lake on three private acres offering great water view and water access at bottom of driveway. Being just 2.3 m. east of the village of Baddeck. BayCroft allows guest to enjoy the quiet of a scenic retreat yet be a minute or two from the amenities of a popular tourist destination. Fully self -contained BayCroft offers suitable setting for family retreat or a romantic getaway. Relax on the deck, weather from your own private hot tub on the deck or campfire in the fire pit , stroll to the village or simply just chill. This story and half is a modern reproduction of the ever popular family bungalow and being built appx. 15 years ago, it is clean and fresh. Wild flowers and wild life can be viewed while enjoying your visit as eagles perch on the high rising tree line of BayCroft property while fishing in the lake below.New this season 2016 we have added laundry facilities,high speed wifi. Large flat screen. Features open concept living room and kitchen, patio doors lead to a relaxing deck to watch shooting stars reflect over the Bay during the moon lit evenings.

ABOUT US: .Our property is situated in the village of Baddeck along the Baddeck Bay. We are a 2.3 mile walk/drive/bike/swim to the center of the village. Which allows one to partake of the village`s many amenities yet escape from it`s summer bustle. Our property offers a central location for all adventures Cape Breton Island has to offer within easy access by foot or car. We are located on the World Famous Cabot Trail. The cottage has a simple bright and airy feel at a easy budget. The full kitchen allows even the most budget minded to save hundreds in restaurant costs yet in a quaint ,quiet setting. Our property is a historic one, overlooking the estate of Alexander Graham Bell and the bay his historic flight took place on. Our property was owned by his assistant, companion (McCurdy) and one of the founders of the National Geographic Society (George Kennan). Other deeded owners were Samual Cunard of the steamship fame.The Myers of the Bell family ,they liked it here I expect you will too

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only

John Pino
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, Gealic
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2016
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1 traveler review

Quaint Coastal Cottage in Quiet Setting overlooking Baddeck Bay
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

Good view from barebones but functional cottage

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed in BayCroft Cottage for a week. The photos on VRBO are mostly accurate (Since they were taken, a hot tub replaced two of the Adirondack chairs on the deck. And the dining table we had seated 4.). The view of the water is good and as pictured.

This cottage was plenty roomy for us. Sleep quality was excellent as the location is very quiet and the mattress on the larger bed is very good. The shower was nice, too.

There is nothing fancy about this cottage at all. Everything is clean and functional, but totally low-end in terms of cost, e.g. Linoleum, countertops, refrigerator, microwave. In fact the microwave is so low-end that it is only 550 watts, which makes it only marginally useful.

The one big deficit in this cottage is the lack of decent pots and pans and other kitchen supplies. There were two frying pans -- one very small and one that was truly wrecked and terminally greasy. Only two real mugs. No pot holders. Really, I rated this property as a "4" rather than a "5" based primarily on the furnishing of the kitchen. Beware if it is your intention to cook real meals in this kitchen.

You should also know that the lake access at the bottom of the driveway (and across the road) does not include a dock. You simply have to scramble over some small boulders to get to the water.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Bell Bay
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Trans Canada 105
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Ingonish 50 , Kidston Island 2 , Margaree 45
Car: necessary

BayCroft Cottage is located on Cape Breton Island 2 miles east of the village of Baddeck on the Cabot Trail. The Island is known as the Celtic Heart of Canada. Our property in particular is located so travel to any and many venues offered by our island are from walking distance to a easy day trip from your front door. The full kitchen and home base scenario offers visitors ease and savings due to the fact that avoiding restaurant costs and frequent moving through out the island are eliminated. We are a family operation so requests are dealt with quickly and efficiently . This is a relative new building (15yrs) . Clean and fresh ,private ,at your own speed.New this year is a private Hot Tub on the deck for refreshing/calming end to the daily adventures

Other Activities: Gealic College , sailing BYC, Golf Bell Bay,Cabot Trail


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Sep 29 2016 - Oct 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

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Tax Rate 17.0%

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Baddeck Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • three pc, bath with glass shower stall
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Master queen upstairs adjacent to the washroom. Second queen bedroom downstairs. Third option queen Murphy Bed
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
BayCroft offers a family setting ,yet is a popular couples getaway. Pets are welcome with prior notice . It is our commitment to ensure allergy safety . BayCroft is fully equipped for self catering, phone onsite and WiFi is free . Maid service is to grab refuse .Extra service is available.$ Fire pit off front deck subject to fire rules at time of season.Water access at bottom of driveway is across quiet secondary roadway to the village. Kayaks are available with prior request $. Golf ,whale watching, fly fishing ,deep sea,boat tours and sailing lessons packages available with prior request. No Smoking in building with restricted outdoor smoking area designated .

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