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Katie Fagan

Member since: 2005
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Speaks english

Beautiful Private Cottages over looking Brasdor Lakes. Accept Canadian Funds

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Victoria, Subd. B holiday cottage

5 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 9. Huge sunny deck, great views, pastoral setting.

This Beautiful 200 acre secluded property overlooks the Brasdor lakes. You are just ten minutes from Baddeck, The Hub of the world famous Cabot Trail, and summer home of Alexander Graham Bell. There are three separate cottages with spectacular views. The main house includes a new full kitchen and dining area and sleeps five. The new adjoining cottage sleeps two with a full bathroom and a small kitchenette. The studio cottage is a large bedroom, perfect for an adult couple. It features a queen bed, a private deck and an outdoor shower.

Baddeck is the beginning and end of the Cabot Trail. There are numerous fine restaurants and specialty stores in the area. Envision your family and friends exploring Cape Breton Island and returning to this beautiful vacation home!

Golfers will love this location as it is half way beetween Cabot Links in Inverness and and Highland Links in Ingonish and just ten minutes from Bell Baye golf Club in Baddeck.

''Cabot Links'' aka ''Bandon Dunes East'' Was just ranked in the 'Top 100 Golf Courses in The World' by Golf Digest!

Bandon Dunes of Oregon has just developed the first true links course in Canada.This spectacular golf course is located in Inverness which is just 40 miles along The Cabot Trail from Baddeck.

Cape Breton Highlands Golf Course is ranked as one of the top 100 golf courses in the North America. Take the spectacular Cabot Trail and drive 58 beautiful miles to Ingonish to play this historic course.

The Bell Bay Golf Course is one of Canada's top golf course. It is located 7 miles from the house. Bell Bay offers spectacular views and outstanding championship golf. The views of The Brasdor Lakes are stunning and this course can prepare you for the two world class courses North and Southwest of Baddeck.

Brasdor Lakes 70 plus degrees in August: The Brasdor Lakes offer Sailing, Motorboating, and surprisingly warm swimming due to the Gulf Stream. Boats may be chartered in Baddeck and there are daily sailing cruises from the government wharf in Baddeck which is 15 minutes from our house. You can also swim just below the house adjacent to the old car ferry.

Spectacular Hiking and Wildlife: Guests can step right outside and hike throughout 200 acres of woods or go down to the shore. Cape Breton offers numerous trails for hiking along the Cabot Trail. Just 5 miles away is Donelda's Puffin Tour's in St. Ann's Bay. Donelda's refitted lobster boat will take you to Bird Island to see Puffins, Bald Eagles and Seals and much more.

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Katie Fagan (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks english

About Katie Fagan

Our descendants all come from Cape Breton and moved to Halifax and Boston in the early 1900's but Cape Breton is where our heart's are. Three generations of family come back each year to this very special part of the world that is so beautiful and a respite from the heat and pace of city life.

Katie Fagan purchased this cottage in 1968

Why Katie Fagan chose Nova Scotia

Our parents were avid sailors and The Brasdor lakes provide some of the best saling in the world. Our property is right on the water with spectacular views so they fell in love with the property on their cruises throughout the lakes back in the 50's.

What makes this cottage unique

This a two hundred acre property with two cottages. The main house offers a great family gathering place and the additional cottage offers great privacy. There is a brand new expansive deck that is wonderful for taking in the spectacular views and reading books.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family stayed at this property last summer, and though we are very

familiar with this part of Cape Breton, the house and surrounding land,

views and access to the water gave us a whole new appreciation of how

beautiful and peaceful the Bras Lakes are. The cottages are cosy, very

comfortable, tasteful and welcoming; the deck is fantastic on a hot summer

day just to laze around on. We had a fantastic holiday and this was very

much a result of staying at this beautiful property!
Aug 2012
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based on 8 traveller reviews

Beautiful Private Cottages over looking Brasdor Lakes. Accept Canadian Funds
average rating of 4.75 based on 9 reviews

Great Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

I have been meaning to write this review for some time to let others know about this wonderful vacation spot. My husband and I spent a week here in August, 2016 with two other couples and we found it the perfect base for exploring Cape Breton Island. The setting is very private and peaceful, with spectacular views of the lake. The cottages are beautiful and really comfortable; everything you need and more. The main cottage was a terrific gathering space with a well stocked kitchen and comfortable living room and dining room. It was also ideal for us to be able to spread out among the three cottages for a little privacy at nighttime or whenever. The deck is another great space to enjoy meals and relaxation, although we did have some problems with biting insects. The owners, Katie and Jamie, were great to work with, both during the booking process and while we were on Cape Breton. They were there the same week we were, in a separate cottage down the hill. They were friendly and had helpful suggestions on restaurants, puffin tours, etc., but were never intrusive. The town of Baddeck is a great base for exploring Cape Breton Island, with nice restaurants and shops and easy access to the rest of Cape Breton Island. We can recommend this property without hesitation!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful peaceful welcoming location!

  • 5 of 5

I was travelling with 7 other adults and this property couldn't have suited us better. All three cottages were clean and we felt right at home. Having the three separate living places everyone had their personal space. The view was breath taking. Katie and Jamie were wonderful to communicate with,response time was very quick. I would definitely rent their vacation rental again. 10 out of 10.

Thanks for the memories


  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stress just melts away!

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week at this wonderful property in Big Harbour NS just outside of Baddeck. The views were magnificent and the cottages wonderful. Easy access to the town for supplies and within short driving distances of everything on the island you could want. Swam and fished each day. Weather was perfect for late summer.

Owners were very helpful in providing all information needed and more.

Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Place in Cape Breton

  • 5 of 5

This property turned out to be a perfect location for touring Cape Breton, very central and convenient with beautiful views of the lakes and just minutes to Baddeck when we needed a little "civilization." The four of us had way more than enough room, with two staying in the main house and two in the adjacent cottage, we didn't need the lower cottage but it too was very nice. The house is well-stocked with everything you need for cooking, trips to the beach and cleaning plus fun amenities like games and lots of books to fill the down times. The hammock on the deck got a lot of use too! The owners are very friendly and responsive and in fact were staying next door at their boat cottage while we were there. They really know the area and gave us plenty of tips for dining and things to do. The little town of Baddeck was great with several good restaurants, shopping, the excellent Alexander Graham Bell museum and several places to catch a performance of local, traditional music. Cape Breton is big and there are a ton of things to see and do, we hardly scratched the surface in our one week there, I guess we'll have to come back and stay in this amazing house again sometime soon!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A stylish & spacious house in beautiful setting

  • 4 of 5

The houses and location suited our extended family group, although an additional bathroom in the main house would have made it perfect! The setting is beautiful (but the flying insects sadly prevented us making full use of the great deck areas) and there is lots to see and do on CBI. Car essential! We recommend you visit Louisbourg (make sure you take a sweater as it will be foggy, then stop for dinner at the Black Spoon Bistro in North Sydney on the way back), the artists' studios around St Ann's bay, Acadian Cheticamp and its lovely beach Plage St Pierre (buy a lobster roll at the seafood stop on the way), the Highland Village Museum at Iona and of course Baddeck.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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  • 5 of 5

This vacation rental is perfect for families. The cottages have amazing views. These views were an excellent way to start your day. We used the main cottage for cooking and dinners. Great for all ages. Baddeck was a short distance with restaurants and small shops. National Park 1.5 hours approx. Worth the drive. Inverness had the most amazing beach. This was about an hour drive. Owners were very helpful.

A couple of things to keep in mind:

You do not have access to the water for swimming from rental units.

The bugs were very bad, which made it impossible to sit outside for any length of time. This was due to the late start of the season. The winter was long and hard this year and made July more like May/June. Bugs are not typically an issue in July. It did put a bit of a damper on the trip as the decks are so awesome at these properties. They call for gathering with friends and families. We would have liked to have used it more. Otherwise this spot is an excellent get away. I couldn't find the words to describe how beautiful Cape Brenton is.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
48 Miles
Sydney, Nova Scotia
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Bell Bay Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Car: necessary

Golfers will love this location! These cottages are half way between Cabot Links (Just developed by Bandon Dunes!) in Inverness and Highland Links in Ingonish and just 15 minutes from Bell Bay Golf Club and the town of Baddeck. This beautiful property can easily accommodate two foursomes.

Baddeck is the 'Hub of The Cabot Trail' which offers numerous restaurants, Afternoon sailing on The Amoeba and is home of the Alexander Graham Bell Museum.

Golf: Bandon Dunes of Oregon has just opened ''Cabot Links' in Inverness which is less than an hour away on the beautiful Cabot Trail via the Margaree Valley to the ocean. This is the only truly 'links' course in Canada. Be sure to stop in at the Red Shoe Pub to listen in on some of the best fiddlers in the world on your way back to Baddeck.

''Bell Bay Golf Course' is rated as one of Canada's top golf courses. It is located 10 miles from the house. Bell Bay offers spectacular views and outstanding championship golf.

Cape Breton Highlands Golf Course is ranked as one of the top 100 golf courses in the North America. It is approximately 60 mlles north on the Cabot Trail which is a spectacular drive.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Victoria, Subd. B, Nova Scotia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer
13 May 2017 - 17 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
18 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
Celtic Colours
7 Oct 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$131
Refundable Damage Deposit A$657

To hold the reservation we require 50% of the rental rate. In addition we ask for a $500.00 refundable damage deposit. The damage deposit does not count towards the rent. It will be returned in full upon inspection of the property to ensure that there is no damage or missing items. We accept Canadian funds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Victoria, Subd. B

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • mobile phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main House Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , Main House
    Adjacent Cottage Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , Adjacent Cottage
  • The two main bathrooms have been completely renovated within the past two years.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Main House Twin Bedroom - 2 single bed
    Main House Single bedroom - 1 single bed
    Main House master bedroom - 1 large double bed , Main House Master Bedroom sleeps 2
    Studio bedroom - 1 large double bed , This bedroom is a great hide-away for an adult couple.
    Adjacent Cottage - 1 large double bed , Adjacent Cottage: Large Bedroom with Kitchenette. Sleeps 2
  • There are three separate cottages. The main cottage is good for a young family as parents can sleep in one room and three children can sleep in the two other bedrooms. The second cottage is a beautiful spacious bedroom with a queen bed, full bath and a small kitchenette. This cottage is particularly good for a couple with physical limitations as the bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette are all on one floor. The third cottage is a converted art studio. It is a perfect place for an adult couple. It has a private deck, coffee maker and an outdoor shower. There are no bathroom facilities but there is an indoor sink.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • wooden decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing