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Spacious Waterfront Luxury House Booking for 2017

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Sleeps 10, 3600 square feet of spacious ocean front living

La Maison is on the tip of Cheticamp Island which is off the coast of a small Acadian fishing village on the Cabot Trail and at the base of Cape Breton National Forest. Relax on the comfortable 40' wrap-around deck and see whales, seals, bald eagles, sunrises and sunsets. Swim in the warm Gulf Stream waters just before they merge with the Atlantic. Golf at the famous Cabot Cliffs and Cabot, Highland Links and four other courses. Kayak in gentle coves or in the sea where whales have been known to glide next to you. This extraordinary new house with soft yellow walls and white filmy sea-blown curtains is filled with every amenity for your relaxation and enjoyment. Thirty-six hundred sq ft in three roomy ocean front floors spaciously accommodates ten people or romances two in front of the fire. The living room, eat-in-kitchen and all bedrooms look out on the water. There are four Kohler designer bathrooms and an outside shower. Snuggle under down comforters and listen to lapping waves. From this luxurious comfort, travel thru all of Cape Breton Island, happy to return home

Cabot Trail: Cheticamp is on the Cabot Trail at the entrance to the National Forest. Driving North you overlook the spectacular Gulf of St. Lawrence where the warm Gulf Tides join the Atlantic Ocean. There are groomed hiking trails, nature walks, camping, kayaking, moose, eagles and bear. As you round the top crest, there is Gampo Abbey, the famous Buddhist Monastery and the most remote village Meat Cove as well as Cabot's Landing. Starting south along the Atlantic, you can whale watch on a sailing schooner, dine at the elegant Fairmont (Canadian Pacific) Keltic Lodge, and poke around numerous coastal villages. You'll come to St. Ann's Gallic College wonderful gift shop; Baddeck, the Sailing Capital of the World and Alexander Graham Bell's excellent museum; on to the Normaway Inn for dinner and fiddling, maybe even Buddy or Natalie McMasters . Now drive through the gorgeous Margaree Valley. And another day go to Louisbourg, the magnificent restored Eighteenth Century French Fort. The Cabot Trail is considered to be the eleventh wonder of the world!

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Marianne and George Carroll
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About Marianne and George Carroll

George and I took a trip through the Atlantic Provences and Cheticamp was the one place we really wanted to return to. I told our family and friends we found a small French fishing village that reminded us of Ireland AND WE COULD DRIVE TO IT! We had the house built from 2004-2007 by local master builder Tommy Chaisson. The intention was to build small cottage, but two things changed that - the excavator could not do a crawl space so we got a whole level we had not planned on and then Tommy said the view from the upper floor was so fantastic he could not give us the low roof in our plans, so we got a third floor. The builders loved working on the upper level watching the whales come into the cove. We were in Vermont, and we came up to a quite a surprise. The interior is mostly wood - floors, ceilings and beams with an open spacious design that gives full view of the water. We share our time between Cheticamp and Vermont with our four children and four grandchildren. We started renting the house in 2007. We find the spaciousness of the house invites celebration. We host weddings, birthdays and family reunions as well as intimate quiet vacations and honeymoons. We get so much joy out of hearing the great times our guests have had and so many return. So, the idea of a small cottage grew to such proportions that it is shared with many others and this has surprisingly become a wonderful gift. We especially love the Cheticamp reunions. People born in Cheticamp booking the house for their family and siblings to come home to be with parents and relatives. We get several of these bookings a year. Then we get to know the people and their relatives and so much about the area. This summer we have two weddings, one 50th birthday party, and a 60th birthday party. It is such a joy to help plan these celebrations. I love it when George and I get to come up alone. It is like returning to Paradise. Just walking into the house takes my breath away.

Marianne and George Carroll purchased this house in 2003

Why Marianne and George Carroll chose Chéticamp

La Maison is at the end of Cheticamp Island attached to the mainland by a strip of land. It is quiet, peaceful, naturally raw and rugged. The house stands on a high piece of land surrounded by natural growth sloping to the cliffs above the water. Its architecture is open, spacious and elegant lending itself to an intimate vacation for two as well as a celebrations for family and friends. It is the perfect place to come and be alone and rest, read, kayak and hike and also the best place to gather with favorite people. Our children love being here. There are eight miles of hiking trails right on the island and so much wild life. One summer we had two eagles fishing for breakfast right outside the kitchen window every morning. Guests and carpenters have seen the whales from the house. We love to listen to them communicating at night Lobster and crab and mussels are caught and harvested off the island and wild berries are all over the island for picking in season. I love the sunrising over the Cape Breton Highlands and everyone loves to bring a blanket up the hill and watch the sun fall into the ocean at the end of the day. The night sky is phenomenal. It feels as if you can reach up and touch the stars... The sky is so dark and the stars so bright. This is why we love where the house is. It is just amaziing.

What makes this house unique

Whenever we walk into this house it takes our breath away| I guess its the expansive views when the front door opens to the high ceilings and light natural wood beams looking through to the glass back door viewing the large deck overlooking the water and rising moon over the Cape Breton Highlands. I would say and have heard guests say beside being so beautiful, the house is so spacious. One guest said that no matter how many people were in the house he could always find a quiet place to read. That meant a lot to me because that is what I wanted out of the design. The colors are neutral giving way to the outside. Nature is the star, the water, the mountains and wildlife.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Chéticamp, Nova Scotia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • soap
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • mobile phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • thermos flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • The first of the two master baths has a luxurious Kohler Greek Seeping Tub with a hand shower and sits overlooking the water. The second master bath has a large tiled shower with a window in the shower opening to the water. Both were designed to give the feeling of bathing in the natural elements. For convenience there is a half bath in the 30' x 40' loft. The beach floor bath is very spacious with a 6' tile shower and pedestal sink. The outside hot shower is great for showering under the stars and removing beach sand.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 large double bed , Queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 large double bed , Queen
    Bedroom - 4 single bed , King and two Singles
    LOFT - 1 single bed , 1 cot , 1 sofa bed/futon , Double Futon, Single
  • There are two master bedroom suites, on the main floor, each with queen bed and full bath. The spacious loft has double futon and single bed. The floor that goes out to the beach has a king bed and two single beds.
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Golf Clubs
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • wooden decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We also have a laundry room with washer/dryer.


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average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews

Fantastic location/ wonderful house/ great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

This house is wonderful! The location is so beautiful and peaceful. There was a trail to explore right from the house and we picked wild blackberries and raspberries. We were 6 total (four adults and two kids) and the house was perfect. Everything was beautifully set up with a well equipped kitchen, convenient bedrooms (2 on the ground floor), and lots of light and air. The porch is so great to relax, take in the sea air and, view birds (sea gulls, crows, cormorants, eagles, herons, and kingfishers by my recollection). The location is also very close to the national park, which we visited daily.

Also, there was a booklet in the house that had a lot of useful information. Marianne was wonderful in answering my questions even before we arrived.

We want to thank Marianne and George for helping make our Nova Scotia vacation such a wonderful experience!

  • Review Submitted: 16/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a view!

  • 5 of 5

The view from the back deck was incredible. A lovely and comfortable vacation home for sure. We really enjoyed our visit and it was a great place to launch from to explore Cape Breton.

  • Review Submitted: 08/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect property for a relax vacation

  • 5 of 5

This property is a perfect: both inside and outside environment. We are families with kids - the kitchen, the bathroom and upstairs' living room give everyone a neat space. Everything are there when you needed. And the beach, the dock, the trails nearby are very close and peaceful to let you enjoy sunrise, sunset, fishing etc. The location is not far from the Cape Breton national park, you can easily drive to the skyline trail, the pleasant bay. Anyway, everyone of our group, from young to teen to adults enjoyed this house. Thank you Marianne!

  • Review Submitted: 26/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great week. Sad it's over.

  • 5 of 5

The house was everything we hoped for. Great location, scenic views. Saw bald eagles fly right past the deck twice. Enjoyed Cheticamp Island. Only one very minor complaint. Invest in a new coffee maker. The one you have takes about 35 minutes to brew a pot of coffeee. We had a great week. Thanks

  • Review Submitted: 08/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house is so beautiful, comfortable, and accommodating. The owner is always available by phone and will be there for any questions that may come up. The deck is so great and let's you enjoy the views from multiple directions. I can not say enough about this wonderful location on the end of the road that provides all the privacy and serenity you could wish for. All the bedrooms are decorated to be warm and inviting. The people of Cheticamp are gracious and welcoming. The house is not far from restaurants and other shops in the area. If you have a large family gathering or just a small group, you will find this house will accommodate all. I would highly recommend this property to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: 17/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The home and setting were even more beautiful than presented in the pictures.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful week in this beautiful home. The setting on the water was so relaxing. The spacious house easily accommodated our two sons, their wives and our two young grandchildren (6 adults and 2 children). We enjoyed dinner on the deck each night and walking the nearby trails at sunrise and sunset. The children enjoyed playing in the sand at the nearby beach. We stayed August 6 to August 13

The Damseaux Family

  • Review Submitted: 17/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Town of Cheticamp
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Cheticamp Golf, Cabot Links, Cabot Cliffs
Nearest Train
120 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Cabot Trail, Route 19
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Town of Cheticamp
Car: necessary

Cheticamp is at the Base of the National Park on the Cabot Trail. It is an highly active small town with about twenty restaurants, hiking, shopping and an excellent Base Lodge with history and information about the area, slide shows and movies about wild life and an up-todate store for you hiking and kayaking needs. into the National Park. Cape Breton Island is the setting for Longfellow's compelling story, EVANGELINE, about the deportation of the French Acadians in the eighteenth century. The story continued for the people of Cheticamp when they bartered with their prison guards in the Channel Islands to be returned to their land for fifty years of indentured servitude. History is lived here, not only that of the Acadians and MicMac First Nation People, but also the French, Scotts and Irish, whose ships found the land and whose people stayed. Enjoy nature. Whales and eagles have been seen from the deck. Have fun dancing 'till three in the morning. Listen to the best fiddling, and eat fine food. Play golf and tennis. Tour museums and elegant Canadian Pacific hotels. Take a day at the Spa. Hike and swim and kayak and come home to relaxing luxury and dinner on the deck overlooking the water. Stay up for the beautiful northern sky and get up for a Cape Breton sunrise. Welcome to Heaven! Enjoy!

Other Activities: Hike the many trails off the Cabot Trail in the National Forest. The Skyline trail with boardwalk pathways down to the ocean is our favorite. We have seen mother and baby moose munching on branches fifty feet from us. Go whale watching on the Zodiac where you can almost touch the whales or on one of the whale cruises out of Cheticamp or Pleasant Bay. Ocean and Bay kayaking right outside the house. Listen to the best fiddlling at the Kinsman, Doreyman, Normaway Inn, Parkside , Le Gabriel and more . Walk to the beach. Swim in the warm gulf stream and soak up the strong northern sun.

Golf: LePortage Gulf Club is in Cheticamp.

Brand New Links Club in Inverness

Keltic Lodge (Canadian Pacific) Club Ingonish


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$659.65
Damage Deposit AU$659.65

American and Canadian Currency Accepted.
Home can be rented per diem when available. Please contact owner for more information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.