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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

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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


based on 21 traveller reviews

New Beachfront Post+beam Cottage, Amazing Sunsets and Just Off Cabot Trail
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews

Minimalist beauty and many windows bring the landscape, sea and sky indoors.

  • 5 of 5

Clean, well appointed, close to Cheticamp and Cabot Trail. A pleasure to stay there.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous location!

  • 4 of 5

A really neat house with a well furnished kitchen. It's a little inconvenient having the only bathroom on the first floor and the bedrooms on the second. That is more than made up for by the location. The sunsets were fantastic. The town has some good places to eat and proximity to the NP was wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cape Breton cottage

  • 4 of 5

Overall the property was enjoyable and perfect for what we wanted. It was clean and well-equipped and the garage door made it breezy and comfortable. The kitchen is well- stocked and the bathroom roomy and functional. The view of the ocean is great and it is a quick drive through Cheticamp to the national park. Because the bath is down a set of metal somewhat steep stairs from the bedrooms, if you are at all unsteady, older or a frequent nighttime visitor to the bathroom, this could be an issue. The window treatments in the bedroom let in light at the crack of dawn so if you are light sensitive I would recommend eyeshields to sleep with. Even with the windows cracked and the fan going, it is stuffy upstairs in the summer at night and we slept much better once we found the little fan under the sink in the kitchen - obviously no AC in NS. I would definitely recommend this place to those who don't mind the bathroom situation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredibly beautiful home! Perfect location, wonderful design, everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

The carmichaels are wonderful to share this impeccable home with us! My children had to actually say "goodbye" to the house because we loved it so much! Private rocky beach (sandy beach a stones throw), sunsets, cheticamp is a wonderful village - we didn't even have time to do everything there as we explored the whole island. Owners are easy and very kind. A million stars at night, a eagle family to enjoy your morning coffee with! The ocean breeze and sound of waves to sleep. It honestly is a magical place we hope to come back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
76 Miles
English Town
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Le Portage
Nearest Train
211 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Cabot Trail
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Fish Stop
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
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


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Chéticamp, Nova Scotia

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
3 Sep 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
1 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
early summer
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
mid summer
1 Jul 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$198 + 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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Chéticamp, Nova Scotia

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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,
  • 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
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Toys
  • 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
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • 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
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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