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Capestone Cottage, Private, Waterfront Vacation Home, Close to Baddeck

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 8 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)

Capestone Cottage is Cape Breton’s Home-away-from-Home! This beautiful traditional-style house with a partial wrap around veranda features panoramic views of the Bras d’Or Lakes.

While staying here, guests can relax in quiet comfort and enjoy the pristine beauty and peaceful atmosphere. We are located in the heart of Cape Breton as we are just minutes from the town of Baddeck, which is the beginning and end of the infamous Cabot Trail.

Accommodations close to Baddeck are not just convenient for local activities such as golfing, fishing, hiking, sailboat tours and attending ceilidhs, but also for exploring the entire nearby area.

Situated on the St. Patrick’s Channel, this waterfront property neighbors Castle Moffett and is the prime getaway, central to all the fun and adventure that awaits you on the island.

Capestone offers comfy accommodations and is available for minimum 1 week rentals. As the calendar fills up, there may be some weeks where 7 nights are not available. If this happens to be the case, it will be open to partial week rentals with minimum 4 nights stays. Please note that partial weeks are only offered if cleaner is available.

This 3-bedroom cottage sleeps 6 comfortably, but can provide lodging for up to 8 people if required. It has a one 4-piece bath and one 3-piece bath, laundry facilities, living room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen with propane stove top, wall oven, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, barbecue, patio set and covered veranda with deck chairs.

Enjoy a short stroll down a 300m path to access your own private pebble beach. Come experience the Capestone… it will be a vacation worth taking and remembering!

More Details

Sheri & Scott MacPhee
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 3, 2017

About Sheri & Scott MacPhee

My husband grew up in Baddeck so we travel to Cape Breton every year to visit with family and friends. We currently live in Alberta and recently had a child in May 2012, so this property will be used more and more as we travel to the east coast with our son!

Sheri & Scott MacPhee purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Sheri & Scott MacPhee chose Nova Scotia

We decided to purchase this vacation home in Bucklaw since it is just minutes from Baddeck and we absolutely love the location! It is so close to amenities and the scenery is breathtaking!

What makes this cottage unique

The spectacular views overlook the Bras d'Or Lake and since our property reaches right down to the water's edge, we have a private road to access our very own pebble beach!


Victoria, Subd. B Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master with large closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , Partially Finished
  • Queen size Beds (2) Twin size Beds (4) Playpen available upon request
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Capestone Cottage, Private, Waterfront Vacation Home, Close to Baddeck
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews

Nice quiet location with great views

  • 5 of 5

Terrific views and nice quiet location.

There was lots of room for us, with all of us having nice comfy beds and clean bedding. The place is well appointed with lots of dishes, beach towels, washer and dryer, comfortable living room furniture, etc. Being on vacation we were busy and the location allowed easy access to everything we wanted to do such as golf at Cabot Links/Cliffs and Highland Links, Cabot trail and even Louisbourg wasn't too much of a drive. Baddeck is close by to get groceries and other supplies as well as being a beautiful town.

Brian the local contact was friendly and helpful with suggestions of places to eat and see. The personalized candies on the pillows were a nice touch that our girls really liked.

The owners were very quick to answer any questions and gave some good helpful suggestions on places to see as well as making sure there was info in the cottage such as Nova Scotia tourism guides and pamphlets.

Overall it was a terrific vacation spot to see Cape Breton.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind remarks! We really do appreciate your feedback and we know other guests rely on your positive reviews to help them with their travel plans! We are happy to hear you had a wonderful experience at the Capestone... We will continue to offer as much as we can to make everyones stay both comfortable and enjoyable! We look forward to having you back if you are travelling to Cape Breton again in the near future!
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Burlington ON Canada

Absolutely fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at your charming cottage! Such a large, comfortable and well equipped home that was perfect for our vacation. Owners are fantastic and respond quickly to any questions. The views are breathtaking and perfect for watching wildlife -- we saw many birds, chipmunks and even a fox. We highly recommend staying here and plan to do so ourselves in the future!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your feedback! We are happy to hear you had a wonderful stay at the Capestone and that you were able to relax and enjoy the wildlife! We do see a lot of birds our way and even seals out in the lake! They are just as curious as us sometimes, so it's nice when your paths can meet! Glad you made it home safe and your trip went well! We appreciate your kind words and would love to have you back to our cottage again!
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Fantastic family getaway

  • 5 of 5

This place was great and I would not hesitate to recommend it to friends. Location is central to everything there is to do in Cape Breton. Within 30 minutes of beautiful beaches at Inverness, Mabou and Port Hood. About 1.5 hours drive to Sydney, Glace Bay and Louisbourg. Short drive to Cabot Trail. House is clean, large and comfortable... ample space for our family of 5 (three young children). Living area with beautiful view of the lake. Large kitchen open to the living room area equipped with everything you could need. All 3 bedrooms were very comfortable... bonus loft in the attic with two extra beds that the kids enjoyed. Owner and caretaker were friendly, attentive and easy to deal with. Hope to be able to stay here again on our next trip to Cape Breton.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for writing a review on our property! We are happy that you and your family had a pleasant stay at the Capestone and made yourselves at home! A vacation just isn't the same if you can't feel relaxed and comfortable, so we are glad that our cottage could provide just that for you! It sure is great to enjoy all that Cape Breton has to offer... it's nice you were able to get around and visit many of the beautiful beaches, etc. You are always welcome to come back to explore the many more adventures awaiting you in this area! :)
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  • 4 of 5

Superbe cottage avec accès direct sur le lac.equipement du cottage parfait pour une famille de 6 a 8personnes.situation parfaite par rapport a Baddeck.dommage qu'on entende la high way assez fort au reveil.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing the Capestone... We are glad that you had a wonderful stay in our vacation home! We love to hear that our guests enjoyed themselves and are happy to know that our cottage was the perfect fit for your needs! The location of our place is definitely convenient for anyone doing day trips around the island! Hope to have you back again in the near future!
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Celtic colors with friends in a glorious setting!

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous location and very well equipped house. Lovely grounds going down to the lake. Close to Baddeck and close to the highway for access but not too noisy. Perfect for family or friends....very comfortable beds and a lovely bright sitting room. We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay for Celtic colors! We are happy to hear you were comfortable in our cottage and enjoyed your time in Cape Breton during the fall season! It is definitely a perfect location for the festival, as you can drive in either direction to take in the festivities going on around the island! Hope to have you back again in the near future! :)
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Sudbury, Ontario

Linda & Doug, Sudbury, Ontario

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our weeks stay at Capestone. We were delighted to see the welcome basket full of goodies awaiting us along with other treats and surprises. The cottage was beautiful with a lovely view of the lake. The roomy kitchen was well equipped and the washer and dryer was an added bonus to us travelers. Every room was tastefully decorated. The location was perfect for sightseeing around Cape Breton and we enjoyed the privacy of the cottage. There were many good restaurants and shops close by to enjoy. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking a few minutes to write a review of your stay! It's great to hear you had a wonderful time and enjoyed all the amenities! Definitely beats staying in a small hotel room with little to no space to move around! Thank you for your comments about the decorating as well... We want our guests to feel right at home in a modern setting, rather than feeling outdated and old. Although this cottage was built many years ago, it has been renovated and has some character still left in it! We hope to have you visit us again some day and wish you all the best with your future travels!
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Bell Bay


Rates & Availability

Victoria, Subd. B Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Celtic Colours Music Festival
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 13 2017
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $146.36
Refundable damage deposit $256.13

*EARLY BOOKING PROMO*: Book by May 31, 2017 and receive 10% off the base rates (excludes Celtic Color festival)

SERVICE FEES: If you book online using your credit card, service fees will apply. However, if you choose to book directly with the owner, you can make payments by bank e-transfers or PayPal, which are both secure methods for sending transactions.

NO TAXES: HST is not applicable on this property, as it's a seasonal rental and the rates are already priced reasonably low! Therefore, we are passing on more savings to our future guests, so you can enjoy our property knowing you got the best price guaranteed!

SPECIAL EVENTS: The dates for Celtic Colours International Music Festival changes every year, so please note that these dates in October are quoted at the Event rates for 9 days/8 nights. For 2017, the Celtic Colours are Oct 6th-14th.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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