Stewart

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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CLASSIC COTTAGE BY THE OCEAN

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2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4

(Although June-July-August bookings are filled in Eagles Pass, please check our other two cottages at Homeaway #382569 and #3490361; both have spectacular views and lots of privacy!)

Eagles Pass is a gorgeous coastal cottage on a 7-acre property five minutes from the Cabot Trail. There’s ocean, a huge beach nearby and breathtaking panoramas because Eagles Pass has windows everywhere, along with a cathedral ceiling, pine beams, and walls finished with white boards inside and cedar shingles outside, in classic Cape Breton style. The kitchen is modern and well equipped, and there is a large deck and BBQ with stunning views of the ocean and beach. Lobster boats haul traps in front, eagles perch nearby, moose, bobcats and foxes make appearances, and whales pass by most of the year; you will wake up to these views each morning and enjoy them all day. You will enjoy seclusion and incredible views in one of the most spectacular parts of Cape Breton. As day turns to evening in technicolor, relax, listen to music or catch up on things you don't have time for at home.

If this cottage is booked for your dates, we also have a cottage identical, more or less, to Eagles Pass, The Cape Cottage #382569, which is available until late October. You could also check our Deep Blue Sea cottage #3490361, which is new for 2013, or #203860 which has the same spectacular views on an adjacent property.

About us...: Bell grew up in Margaree Valley, about twenty minutes from here, while I grew up in Toronto; we both love it here, so being here makes a lot of sense. We opened Cape Breton Clay, our pottery business in 1996 and we've been busy here ever since. Bell is also a painter and I am a photographer and filmmaker. I built this cottage by myself, integrating everything I have learned about building in the last fifteen years. The result is a cottage that has all of the charm of our SeaSky original cottage, but with excellent new amenities, and lots of privacy in a spectacular location right beside the ocean.

Special place....: There is a rich, strong culture here, historically and musically, and life unwinds at its own special pace. Although a three-day visit to the Island is not uncommon, a week is what it takes to really get a sense of the rhythms and charm of Cape Breton. Fishermen haul their lobster traps each year out in front of our cottage. Moose, eagles, deer, bobcats and foxes are regulars. It's easy to meet people here, and the daily pace here is slower than in most cities. It's nice to be in a place where you don't need air-conditioning; Cape Breton summers are warm-to-hot in the day, but perfect in the evening, and at the shore there are ocean breezes to keep any bugs at bay. Chimney Corner beach is one of the finest on the island, and it's mostly unoccupied during the week– in addition to the fine beach and swimming, there are interesting rock formations to explore nearby. Cape Breton is a spectacular place, and you'll find the scenery on this stretch of coastline particularly striking.

Other things to do:: There is no shortage of things to do in the area. In addition to Chimney Corner beach, there are other great beaches to check out nearby: Whale Cove (5 minutes away) at which you can explore a fabulous bluff by the sea, with great views north and south, Margaree Harbour (7 minutes away), with its beach and two lighthouses, the Broad Cove area, which offers a spectacular scenic drive, a great beach and a buffalo ranch. Cheticamp, about 20 minutes away, offers glimpses into Acadian culture. Only minutes from Cheticamp is Cape Breton Highlands National Park, with trails, lookoffs and waterfalls. TThere are the gorgeous rolling hills of Mabou, and the town of Inverness, which offers music, pubs and food; the acclaimed new Cabot Links golf course by the sea, which is only 20 minutes away and offers a unique golfing experience in Inverness. There are also renowned crafters in the area; interesting pottery, quilting, rug hooking, and folk-art sculpture can all be found locally.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Stewart

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I built the cottage because I always thought it would be an interesting challenge to build something from the ground up, all by myself. There was a lovely underused spot on the oceanfront property with spectacular views, and after settling on the perfect spot, I started in July of 2009 and worked through the winter and spring to finish. It was more work than I anticipated, but there were also great rewards. It was spectacular to look up from framing a wall to see a bald eagle passing overhead, or a wild hare go by on the new deck as I worked inside. There were also good times with friends and family, as they helped when there was need for more than two hands.

Cape Breton is a spectacular place, and the scenery on this stretch of coast is particularly striking; it can also be dramatic, with 130 kph winds at many points of the year. One must keep a clean yard in such conditions! There is such a rich culture here, historically and musically, and life unwinds at its own special pace. We see some of the most dramatic sunsets anywhere, watch whales play in our front yard, and fishermen haul their lobster traps every year. There are the gorgeous rolling hills of Mabou, and the town of Inverness, which offers music, pubs and food; the new Cabot Links golf course by the sea is only 20 minutes away (rated #42 in the world by Golf Digest) and offers a unique golfing experience. Moose, eagles, deer and foxes are regulars. It's easy to meet people, and the daily rhythm here is slower than in most cities; we visit neighbors and friends whenever we can, as we are busy in the summer months. It's also nice to be in a place where you don't need air-conditioning; Cape Breton summers are warm-to-hot in the day, but perfect in the evening, and at the shore there are breezes to keep any bugs at bay. Chimney Corner beach is one of the finest on the island, but because it is not visible from the road, it's usually unoccupied during the week– we love to take our dog Ryder there for a good run.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Classic Cottage by the Ocean
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Classic Cottage by the Ocean
http://www.homeaway.com.au/holiday-rental/p277105
902 235-2467
Margarees Cape Breton Island
Baden, PA
5

WE LOVED OUR STAY AT THE COTTAGE!

  • 5 out of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our week at the Eagles Pass cottage. Our expectations of the cottage were very high, and they were greatly exceeded! The cottage is perched on a cliff overlooking the ocean. It is surrounded by pine trees and is very private. The deck overlooking the ocean is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the spectacular view. The cottage is very clean, well stocked, and has a rustic yet modern decor. Our two girls (14 and 12) loved the cottage and fit nicely in the 2nd bedroom. The views from the cottage and deck are really spectacular. We had a perfect view overlooking the ocean and we could frequently watch eagles perched on rocks at the nearby beach. The beach near the cottage was perfect for swimming. The water was very clear and not too cold. Using our masks, we enjoyed watching lobsters and schools of fish swim by.

We really liked the location of the cottage as well. We were close to two very nice towns (Cheticamp and Inverness), and we were also close to Cape Breton National Park. We went on two amazing hikes; our favorite was probably Skyline Hike. The views seemed to come right from the Cape Breton brochures. Stewart gave us great advice on what not to miss on the island. We enjoyed many wonderful meals including one at the Red Shoe Pub and one at the Glenora Distillery. We really liked the Dancing Goat bakery for lunch sandwiches and cookies. Stewart also recommended the music at the Barn and that experience was truly a highlight of our stay in Cape Breton.
  • Review Submitted: 02/09/2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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Classic Cottage by the Ocean
http://www.homeaway.com.au/holiday-rental/p277105
902 235-2467
Margarees Cape Breton Island
Simsbury, CT
5

MET ALL EXPECTATIONS AND THEN SOME!

  • 5 out of 5
The listing is spot on for accuracy of what to expect. The cozy cottage is well kept; as a family of four (2-8 year olds and 2-adults) the space was perfect for a week stay with plenty of space for both kids in the second bedroom. We have stayed at many houses in different regions using Homeaway and this is by far the best experience with a property owner.

Upon arrival Stewart supplies enough information to hit everything that Cape Breton has to offer including sights that would have otherwise gone untraveled including side roads with must see coast line and local restaurants. As a family that likes to take in the local culture and sights this experience was wonderful.

The location of the Cottage is perfect for day trippers such as ourselves for day hikes in the park, to beach combing at Chimney Cnr and Inverness to the special Barn night all within a few minutes to a few hour drives. One thing to note for those with special dietary restrictions is to hit up the superstore in Antigonish on your way to the cottage since the local Coop groceries are limited in quantity and quality. A special find was a great organic store in Cheticamp (Can't recall name) that sells frozen local meats and poultry including many GF items.

Our family favorites for the area had to be white point, skyline (2 moose spotted), Bistro lobster dinner, Barn music and meeting Stewart and visiting Belle at her studio. The view and deck can't be beat withe perfect sunsets to end each day. We finished our vacation in Digby, which was a complete different experience and in our opinion Cape Breton was the highlight of our two weeks. I would highly recommend staying at any of these properties.
  • Review Submitted: 20/07/2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Classic Cottage by the Ocean
http://www.homeaway.com.au/holiday-rental/p277105
902 235-2467
Margarees Cape Breton Island
5

WONDERFUL, RELAXING STAY IN THIS BEAUTIFUL COTTAGE

  • 5 out of 5
My husband, mum and I stayed in this wonderful cottage for a week (end of June-early July) and we had an amazing time. The cottage was even nicer than we had envisioned (if that's possible) and had absolutely everything we could possibly want/need. It was extremely clean and well-maintained and exactly how it was described in the listing. We had never been to the western side of Cape Breton and we were really in for a treat! Stewart gave us great tips on places to see and where to eat/go during our stay. We discovered Inverness and Mabou and had a beer at the Red Shoe; we had a delicious brunch at the Duck Cove Inn; we visited Cheticamp and hiked the old cap rouge road; we relaxed on the beach; we had an amazing dinner at Glenora and ate lobster (twice!) from the Bistro; and we discovered Margaree valley and went to see Stewart and Bell's fantastic pottery store. But best of all we got to relax on the beautiful deck overlooking the ocean with a coffee in the morning and a beer in the afternoon. We had such an amazing time and would absolutely recommend this place to anyone looking for a quiet/relaxing getaway in Cape Breton! We will definitely go back!
  • Review Submitted: 18/07/2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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Classic Cottage by the Ocean
http://www.homeaway.com.au/holiday-rental/p277105
902 235-2467
Margarees Cape Breton Island
5

BEAUTIFUL HOUSE IN AN AMAZING LOCATION.

  • 5 out of 5
We had a great time. The house is clean and well designed. The location is perfect for exploring C. Breton.
  • Review Submitted: 07/07/2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Classic Cottage by the Ocean
http://www.homeaway.com.au/holiday-rental/p277105
902 235-2467
Margarees Cape Breton Island
5

A FABULOUS, EXTRAORDINARY AND BEAUTIFUL PLACE

  • 5 out of 5
Discription is very accurate, house is clean and whole property well maintained. Lovely welcome on arrival, good tips/suggestions from Stewart.
Would recommend to friends anytime.
One of the Most beautiful places possible, spectacular view and sunsets.
  • Review Submitted: 27/06/2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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Classic Cottage by the Ocean
http://www.homeaway.com.au/holiday-rental/p277105
902 235-2467
Margarees Cape Breton Island
Greenwood, IN USA
5

COTTAGE ON OCEAN CLIFF WITH WOW FACTOR

  • 5 out of 5
We traveled 2,000 miles from the time we picked up our rental car in Halifax to the time we returned it. We drove all over Cape Breton Island for the Celtic Colors Festival. The music was great, the fall colors at their height, and everyone friendly. The island has many beautiful views, but you really never need to leave the cottage to see one of the prettiest, by just looking out the cottage windows. When we drove up to the cottage, we both said "WOW!" It is newly built in a traditional summer cottage manner with a private setting on a sea cliff looking out at Chimney Corner Beach and beautiful sunsets. Stewart, the owner, is also a gracious host. He welcomed us with a bottle of wine, a fire in the stove, and music playing. He wanted to make sure we knew all the best places to go and things to do. He then left us alone to enjoy the island. A great stay. We hope to return some day. Next time though, we will spend less time in our car and more time setting on the deck of this charming cottage enjoying the view.
  • Review Submitted: 20/10/2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Cabot Links, Canada's only Links course, Inverness
Car: necessary

Cape Breton has been acknowledged as one of the great islands in the world to visit; there's all sorts of oceanfront-related activities: fishing wharves, lots of beaches closeby, whale watching, and swimming. World-class golf at the renowned Cabot Links (rated #42 in the world by Golf Digest) is a short-drive. There’s also salmon and trout fishing on the world-renowned Margaree River, just minutes away. This location will be a great base for other trips on the Island, and for checking out local music, entertainment, museums, craft galleries, and good eating. October features the Celtic Colors Music Festival. In our area, you'll also find excellent hiking networks, and access to the National Park, one of the wonders of eastern Canada. When you've finished for the day, come back to comfort and oceanside splendor.

Other Activities: world-class salmon fishing, beachcombing,

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Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Margarees, Nova Scotia

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer-Fall 2014
31 May 2014 - 7 Nov 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
C$1,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes WEEKLY BOOKINGS ONLY (UP TO 2 OR 3 WEEKS), SATURDAYS TO SATURDAYS- CHANGEOVERS SATURDAYS ONLY
50% due on booking; Balance 50% due 60 days before arrival date.
Full refund less $100 for cancellation up to 12 weeks prior to arrival dates in june-july. 120-day notice required for May and August-October dates.
If the cottage is booked on dates you desire, please check Homeaway #203860, 382569, 3490361
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Margarees, Nova Scotia

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 768 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Beach View ...
  • Rural
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • local restaurant guide
  • soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Room 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , pedestal sink
  • Quaint, modern bathroom with amenities like heated floor, and large tiled shower and pedestal sink. Lots of natural light with a sun tunnel and frosted-pane french door. Easy access for bedroom and for living area.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , for one or two adults
    kids bedroom - 1 single bed , 1 child bed , for one adult or 2 kids
  • Master bedroom located on ground floor facing ocean right beside bathroom. Open ceilings but cozy feel. Close enough to the ocean to hear ocean sounds. Spectacular ocean views from the bedroom. Extra/room small bedroom meant for one adult or up to two children only.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • wooden decking
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • photography
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • hunting
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
There is open living area with a 22-foot ceiling, pine beams and ceiling fans. There are opening windows everywhere, and good ventilation. Kitchen has all equipment necessary for good cooking. For those staying more than one week, there is a housekeeper available for once/week cleaning. Propane fireplace for early-spring and fall use only. Very private location which couldn't be any closer to the ocean.
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