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Ton Megens

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german, dutch

A modern, cosy, ocean-front, beach (rock) acces Cottage

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Victoria, Subd. A Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms (sleeps 5), modern bath, wood stove, private beach access

The Sleeping Moose Cottage is located on the North Shore of Cape Breton Island, 8 km south of Cape Smokey, between the Cape Breton Highlands National Park (25 km) and the town of Baddeck (65 km) on the Bras d'Or Lakes.

The North Shore, originally settled by Scots in the early 1800s, is now home to lots of moose, a crab and lobster fishery (May - July), as well as many fine artisans and crafters.

From the deck of the Sleeping Moose Cottage you might see whales and seals, for sure ocean birds, and 'our' Bald Eagle who does a 'fly-by' a couple of times a day. Walk to our pebble beach and enjoy the beautiful view and sometimes-loud silence of the waves hitting the pebbles.

There are lots of hiking and snowshoeing trails in and outside the National Park, and if you like golf... Highland Links is a beautiful 25-minute drive away.

The Sleeping Moose is a housekeeping cottage with a full kitchen, but it is conveniently located on the same property as the Dancing Moose Cafe. It serves unusual breakfasts and lunches bilt around Dutch Pannekoeken (stuffed pancakes), Belgian waffles, a daily soup, and baked treats, all made from scratch in our own kitchen.

We are an all-season accommodation. Start your day watching the sun rise over the ocean. Then, spend a lazy summer's eve on your private deck watching the stars come out. Light a cosy fire in your wood stove on chilly evenings, or in winter when snow has changed the landscape. On rainy days, enjoy a free movie or a bit of surfing with our free wireless Internet.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Ton Megens (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german, dutch


based on 5 traveler reviews

A modern, cosy, ocean-front, beach (rock) acces Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Beautiful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is perfect for nature lovers. The property is steps away from the water, and is secluded. The owner was very accommodating and very pleasant to deal with. The cottage was clean and had everything we needed. I would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay on the east coast of Cape Breton, just south of Cape Smokey (about 20-25 minutes to the park entrance). Two rooms (cool bunk bed in one can sleep three, two in the small queen in the other room), functional kitchen, nice bathroom, living room with a view, wifi that is there most of the time. Good eats at the adjacent Dancing Moose. The owner is very friendly and helpful.

There is only one mirror, a cosmetic one in the bathroom, so it could use another mirror somewhere.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Perfect Place to Stay in Cape Breton

  • 5 of 5

Our family recently spent six nights at the Sleeping Moose Cottage and absolutely loved it. It was the perfect location for exploring Cape Breton. The cottage had everything we needed for our stay, the kitchen was equipped with everything we needed to make meals, our kids loved the bunk beds in the second bedroom and the beds were comfortable. The cottage is so clean, and the pictures/description on Home Away don't do it justice as it's even better :). The view was amazing, and we spent most evenings down on the beach at the fire pit. Our kids really liked watching the chickens roaming. The owners Ton & Yvonne were so nice and accomodating. We only ate breakfast one morning at their Cafe, but it was the best breakfast we had! We only wish we had more time to spend, but will definitely stay here again if we are fortunate enough to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great little cottage by the ocean!

  • 5 of 5

We selected this cottage for our first week of holidays in Cape Breton because of its ideal location; right off the Cabot Trail with an amazing ocean view. We were pleased with the cottage, as it was clean, well maintained and supplied just as described on the website. All appliances were in excellent condition. The owner, friendly and helpful, provided storage for our bikes—which we greatly appreciated. The cottage was far enough from the road that no noise was heard during the night, a perfect place to unwind and relax. We had coffee at the picnic table by the ocean most mornings—what a treat! We had breakfast at the Dancing Moose Café and enjoyed Dutch pancakes prepared by the owner (also owner of cottage)—very delicious and definitely a must whether or not you rent this cottage! We certainly recommend this cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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very comfortable home with beautiful ocean view

  • 5 of 5

Recently we stayed for two weeks in this new, clean and comfortable house. It really felt as a home and there was good privacy. The beds were excellent and also was the shower. The kitchen was well equipped and we loved the big fridge so we were able to buy a lot groceries and bread on our way to the house ( which is smart to do because the large supermarkets are more than an hour drive away). The nice hospitable couple that runs the place was working very hard to make the terrain a beautiful place. They did everything to make us feel comfortable; if there is anything: just tell or ask them!

There is one point of attention in the house: don't forget to put on the cooker hood when you cook or use the oven or the toaster: We forgot this sometimes and the fire-alarms made a lot of noise ( the owners know the problem and are working on it)

We had a beautiful view from our window on the ocean and the nice fresh ocean-breeze was always present. We loved that very much. 'Our private' pebble-beach was just a 150 feet from the house. The waves were to dangerous (and the water was to cold) to swim. But many times we enjoyed to sit on the bench seat near the beach and just look and relax. (There is a nice quiet sandy beach just a few miles away . We went there to have a sunbath and a little walk in the water.)

The nature of Cape Breton is marvelous, It is very pure and we made a lot of impressive hikes. We saw bold eagles above the beach, mooses in the forest, a deer in our garden and once we were really lucky : we looked from our window and saw a family of whales traveling from north to south. We enjoyed our stay very much and hope to be back next year!!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Yvonne and Rene, Thank you for your very nice review. We loved having you and are more than welcome to return, any time! You enjoyed Cape Breton for the fullest! and where so enthusiastic about the trails you walked. So nice to listen to you story's. Lots more to discover next time. Enough beautiful hikes to last you several vacations The fire alarm is a "pain" we know and are looking for solutions (within the code). Also thanks for being understanding that the landscaping is "work in progress". Hope to see you back next year! Cheers, Yvonne & Ton If you have a change, If you like winter activities, come back in the winter. It is so beautiful here when everything is snow covered. And in the evenings, glass off whine in front off the wood stove..........Think we are going to move in there ouself :)
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Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Sydney NS
Nearest Barpub
25 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
85 Kilometres
Newfoundland Ferry in North Sydney
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Highland Links, Ingonish
Nearest Train
290 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Trans Canada HWY 105, Exit 11 or 12 (24-hr ferry)
Nearest Restaurant
40 Metres
The Dancing Moose Cafe
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Ski Cape Smokey
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Little River Beach
Car: necessary

Located on the Cabot Trail, south of Cape Smokey. Close to the only road into the Highlands from the eastern side of the Island. For the golf enthusiast, the Sleeping Moose is located between the Bell Bay Golf Course in Baddeck (Best Value Course in Canada 2001) and The Highland Links in Ingonish Beach (#1 Golf Course in Canada 2000). We're less than a half hour from some of the finest fresh and salt water fishing in Eastern Canada. Cape Breton Highlands National Park is just a scenic 25-km drive away, and hiking trails are plenty. Cape Breton is a beautiful island in all seasons of the year, and the Sleeping Moose is available year-round, fully insulated and equipped with electric heat and your own wood stove.


Rates & Availability

Victoria, Subd. A Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jun 20 2016 - Oct 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
off season
Oct 24 2016 - Jun 18 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $19 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

$700.00 to $900.00 week

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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Victoria, Subd. A Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk bed
  • Bedroom 2 is a 'bunk bed' with a double base and twin upper.
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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