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John Carmichael

Member since: 2010
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Speaks english, french

New Beachfront Post+beam Cottage, Amazing Sunsets and Just Off Cabot Trail

17 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Cape Breton Island holiday cottage

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 8

Structure has energy efficient ICF foam/concrete walls,natural cedar shingles weathered from sea air,Post+beam enterior. 1 minute off legendary Cabot Trail. With lots of activities for kids, the family can enjoy a wonderful beach getaway . We're just minutes from the heritage rich Acadian village of Cheticamp, where the family can learn a little bit about Acadian culture. You can walk out the front door & across the field onto the beach, it’s a stone beach directly in front of the cottage, but approx. 400 meters down the beach it changes to a beautiful sandy beach that is very child safe and has a family-friendly atmosphere.

Owner Description: : Jyl and I live in Margaree Valley on my family's homestead property. We have 7 children, from 22 right down to 2. I drive a school bus and own a small well drilling company, Jyl is a physiotherapist.

Why the Owner Chose Cheticamp: : It started as a beach house for the family ,we all enjoy the ocean . The location was perfect because it was only 1/2 hour from our home in Margaree and close to Jyl's work.

The Unique Benefits of this Cottage: : Our cottage is located on a strip of land on the beach,with magnificent sunsets and island views toward the front ,with Cheticamp harbour, full of birds and plants with a mountain back drop to the rear. The site offers a panoramic view of the ocean,island,harbour,wild life and mountains. We're one minute off the Cabot Trail and five minutes to Cheticamp with the Cape Breton Highlands National Park about 10 minutes away.

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
John Carmichael (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks english, french

Reviews

4.9
based on 17 traveller reviews

New Beachfront Post+beam Cottage, Amazing Sunsets and Just Off Cabot Trail
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
5

Wonderful cottage in an idyllic location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful vacation in this comfortable cottage with perfect views. We both agreed we wished we could stay longer. The cottage is in close proximity to the Cape Breton Highlands National Park where we went on daily hikes. A bald eagle visited us on our last morning there. We miss being there already!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Memories of Cheticamp

  • 5 of 5

There isn't much to add to the other glowing reviews of this home. If you seek peace and beauty, it's all you hope for and more. It's clean as a whistle and roomy enough for a family without being too big for a couple. We had the garage door open every day to listen to the waves and enjoy the breeze. As for the area, in a word, it's unspoiled. Cheticamp is a small town with a handful of homey restaurants, a co-op grocery store, and a couple of tiny shops. We went twice to the lounge at Le Gabriel to listen to an amazing guitar duo. (If the entertainment schedule there features Nicole Leblanc and Glen Roache during your stay, don't miss them!) The house is right near the most spectacular portion of the Cape Breton National Park. The Rusty Anchor restaurant, about 25 km. into the park, is terrific. We visited them twice as well and enjoyed everything we ordered. You don't need to purchase a park pass to go there. Lastly, when the breathtaking sunset falls beneath the waves and night descends, don't forget to look up! Nova Scotia is famous for their dark sky. The few lights from Cheticamp did little to obscure The Milky Way. It's both breathtaking and restorative. Many thanks to John and family for sharing this magical place with us.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

FANTASTIC COTTAGE, PEACEFUL LUXURY.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic cottage, close to everything yet private and secluded, peaceful and tranquil ! Did not expect it to be as nice as in the pictures and it was even better. Looks like a feature home in a lifestyles magazine!

The owner has thought of everything you could ever want . Fully equipped is an understatement. Bring your clothes and some steaks for the bbq and kick back and enjoy the spectacular views from anywhere in the cottage. Big windows all around and the centre roll up door is a great touch! Walk down the garden trail and you are on your own beach. There was even a neatly stacked box of firewood at the cottage if we wanted to have a beach campfire. Location is just minutes from town of Cheticamp and all the amenities, restaurants, grocery store e.t.c.. and Highlands national park and fantastic hiking trails. A cottage experience yet with all the luxury comforts of home and more. On a rainy day it was a treat just to hang out , soak in the scenery and listen to the waves. We have stayed all around Cape Breton over the last few years and all were great places to stay but this spot has that extra charm thats difficult to quantify in pictures alone.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding cottage and owner. Even better then described! Ocean on one side, mountains on the other. Great location, close to town and Cape Breton National Park. Very peaceful. Breakfast outside every day by the cottage or on the beach. Cottage itself is a wonder. Beautiful design opens onto the outside. Do not miss the abbey at the North end of the park .

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Can't say enough good things about this place!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful, spacious cottage with an amazing view. Peaceful, practical, and comfortable. It had everything we needed/wanted and nothing that we didn't. Close to the fishing village of Cheticamp and Cape Breton Highlands National Park. John (owner) was a great resource. WiFi worked great. We want to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolutely magical-stunning!

  • 5 of 5

The house is really amazing. Beautiful design, clean, open and contains all the amenities needed. The 8 ft sliding garage door was incredible for ocean views and enjoying our great weather. We enjoyed the privacy of the house, access to the water and a pretty view as well its proximity to Cheticamp and the entrance of Cape Breton National Park. Near great restaurants, the whale boat tours and a fresh fish market that we bought fresh fish from several times during our trip. We hope to return again.

Kathleen, Plymouth Michigan

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Sydney
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Doryman
Nearest Ferry
76 Miles
English Town
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Le Portage
Nearest Train
211 Miles
Truro
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Cabot Trail
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Fish Stop
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Smokey
Nearest Beach
75 Metres
at cottage
Car: necessary

Our cottage was built on a piece of land beautifully placed in between the ocean and the highland mountains. We're only 5 minutes away from Cheticamp, a quaint little village rich in Acadian culture. And 1 minute of the legendary Cabot Trail.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Shelling, Horseshoes, Miniature Golf,18 Hole Golf Course,Whale Watching

Golf: CABOT LINKS 18 hole Inverness 45 minutes

Golf: LE PORTAGE 18 hole golf 6 km

Ski: Smokey 80 miles

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Cheticamp, Nova Scotia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
mid summer
4 Jul 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
A$2,425
 
 
fall
3 Sep 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
A$1,920
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
A$2,425
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$203 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

50% deposit required at booking. Balance Due on Card 90 Days Before Arrival. Cleaning charge

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Hydronic Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , barrier free shower
  • Large Bathroom with 3' Door, Heated natural Slate Floor, Vanity, Toilet and Large Barrier Free Shower,
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , X-Large Room with ocean and mountain view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 2 double bed , X-Large Room, View of ocean and mountains
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Tennis ...
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Bathroom is wheelchair accessible and includes a barrier-free shower. 'Lobster pot', ' Campfire wood', 'Beach toys'. 'Campfire roasting sticks', 'cooler', 'Binoculars', 'Beach Chairs', 'beach shoes', and 'Beach Towels.Flies are not usually a problem since were right on the beach and there is usually a breeze.

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