CLASSIC COTTAGE BY THE OCEAN

 
 
Margarees cottage rental - Cottage overlooking beach, point and ocean
Cottage overlooking beach, point and ocean
 
  • Per week C$ 1,700 - C$ 1,950
AUD Conversion (ESTIMATED)
Per week (AUD) AU$ 1,643 - AU$ 1,885
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • 1 Bathroom
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Photos and Description of this Margarees holiday cottage
2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4

(Although most 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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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.

Nearest Golf : Cabot Links, Canada's only Links course, Inverness at 15 Miles
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

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring 2014
10 May 2014 - 30 May 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
C$ 1,700
7 nights
 
 
Summer-Fall 2014
31 May 2014 - 7 Nov 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
C$ 1,950
7 nights
 

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

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:
  • Oceanfront
  • Beach View ...
  • Rural
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided
  • 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
  • Parking Off Street ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
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:
  • Deck Furniture
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • wooden decking
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • walking
  • horse riding
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • antique hunting
  • photography
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • surfing
  • hunting
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.

Reviews for this holiday cottage rental in Margarees, Nova Scotia

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Classic Cottage by the Ocean
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
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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
  • Review Submitted: 02/09/2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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.
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
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
  • Review Submitted: 20/10/2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
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.
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
business
Classic Cottage by the Ocean
http://www.homeaway.com.au/holiday-rental/p277105
902 235-2467
Margarees Cape Breton Island
5

Perfect location for discovering Cape Breton.

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 25/09/2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
As soon as you crest the hill and see the cottage overlooking the ocean, you know you've found the perfect location for discovering Cape Breton -- in the privacy of a beautiful home with amazing views and all the comforts you need.
Stewart kindly stopped by one day to annotate our map with highlights and insider tips on good food, music venues and scenic hikes. It's a bit tattered but served its purpose well, so we've kept it as a souvenir of our incredible week on the island.
At the end of each day, we always made it back in time to watch the glorious sunset on the deck before making a relaxing dinner or heading out to one of the local restaurants.
We only wish we could have stayed to enjoy the fall foliage and Celtic Colours Festival in October.
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Classic Cottage by the Ocean
http://www.homeaway.com.au/holiday-rental/p277105
902 235-2467
Margarees Cape Breton Island
5

The best place to stay on Cape Breton

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 03/09/2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
15 years ago we visited Nova Scotia and knew we had to return to more fully explore the gorgeous landscapes on Cape Breton Island.

We chose Eagle's Pass Cottage because the photos looked so appealing and the location seemed just right. We were not disappointed. The cottage is beautifully situated overlooking the bay. There are sweeping views from inside and from the porch.

One of my favorite afternoons was spent basking in the sun on the porch while waiting to catch glimpses of whales and dolphins in the distance. One day the lobster boats pulled in their traps right below us. How fantastic to watch the lobstermen at work. On another day we witnessed an enormous flock of gannets diving and feeding right in the waters below. Amazing!

Stewart is charming and helpful, the cottage is immaculately maintained, and the tastefully designed and furnished rooms all contributed to a memorable stay.

If you can tear yourself away from the cottage, check out the traditional music and amazing food at Glenora distillery, explore the docks in Cheticamp, see moose on the Cabot Trail, and hike the gorgeous trails in the Highlands Park.
business
Classic Cottage by the Ocean
http://www.homeaway.com.au/holiday-rental/p277105
902 235-2467
Margarees Cape Breton Island
Atlanta, Ga
5

Heaven's Door

Heaven's Door
  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 22/08/2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
The Eagles Pass cottage is everything and more than the breathtaking photos depict. The view is stunning, the sunsets are an event, the accommodations a rustic blend of simplicity and comfort. It was a perfect beachhead to explore an island with countless attractions and a local population eager to share their culture and food.

Part of our trip included 2 rounds of golf at the spectacular Cabot Links golf course a short 20 minute ride from the cottage. It is a "true" links adventure and already is ranked in the top 100 courses worldwide after opening less than two years ago. The cottage is ideal for a couple who want all the advantages of cottage living and easy access to resort golf without the space limitation of the resort's hotel room.

We have vacationed many years selecting our accommodations from photos and reviews and we can say without question that Eagles Pass exceeded our high expectations. Our visit to Cape Breton and the Chimney Corners area is now at the top of the list.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

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