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Spectacular Views of Ocean, Highlands, and the Famous Cabot Trail Can Be Yours!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful 4 Bedroom Executive Home on the Ocean and minutes from the Cabot Trail

Leave your worries behind as you breath in salt air, feel the refreshing ocean breezes, and stop to enjoy the views - ocean vistas complete with an island and lighthouse, and the famous Cape Breton Highland National Park all from the comfort of this well appointed Beach House. The home features 4 bedrooms (3 on main and 1 in lower level) and comfortably sleeps 8. The gourmet kitchen is well appointed with stainless steel appliances and all of the cooking utensils you might need including a lobster/crab pot and propane burner to cook the delicious lobster caught fresh in the waters off of the house. Enjoy cocktails, relax and share stories about your day on the deck while watching the stunning sunsets before lighting a fire in your own fire pit near the beach front.

The Beach House is located 5 m from Cape Breton Highlands National Park world renowned for its incredible scenic vistas and wild life and is minutes from an authentic Acadian fishing village, Cheticamp, where you can listen to live fiddle music in numerous venues, and dine on the local catch of the day. Take a day and travel the Cabot Trail and return to the Beach House to relax, enjoy a cocktail, prepare a feast for family and friends, and be wowed by nature's gift of a fiery sunset on the deck!

More Details

Property Manager
Karen and David Shearing-Wittig
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
25 September, 2018

About Karen and David Shearing-Wittig

Dave and I hope to make Cape Breton and this home our "forever place" but until we can we thought others should be able to enjoy what it and this area have to offer.

Karen and David Shearing-Wittig purchased this house in 2010

Why Karen and David Shearing-Wittig chose Inverness, Subd. A

Dave and I have shared a love of Cape Breton and the natural beauty that it offers for many years and in 2010 decided we wanted to have the chance to spend more time here. Our work lives are busy and we travel constantly. The Beach House is our place to relax, slow down, unwind and enjoy the enchanting kindness of the people from this island.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Inverness, Subd. A

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Main level
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Main level with ensuite 5 piece bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , Main level
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , Lower level
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming


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(20 traveller reviews)

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Spectacular Views of Ocean, Highlands, and the Famous Cabot Trail Can Be Yours!
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

An Ideal Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

The Beach House provided an ideal setting for our August vacation for two couples. It is clean and well maintained,; views all around are astonishingly beautiful; from the yard there are stairs to a beach of colorful, patterned smooth rocks - owners provide beach shoes for walking, wading or swimming,; the kitchen is well stocked for cooking; the inside and deck dining areas are lovely; comfortable beach chairs are provided for enjoying a fire circle overlooking the sea, The owners provide engaging books and videos for quiet times. They responded quickly to our inquires and our interactions have been so pleasant. I would not hesitate to recommend the property to friends.

The house is also ideally located. It offers privacy, yet is walking distance to the seaside town center of Cheticamp, Though small, the town has a well stocked grocery and pharmacy as well as a health food store, opportunities to listen to enjoyable foot tapping fiddling music, an outstanding bakery, fresh seafood and delicious local cider, a yoga studio, and a 100+ year old majestic cathedral that guests are invited to visit. Le Portage, an18-hole golf course, is challenging and well laid out, and only about a half mile from the property. We also enjoyed hikes in the nearby National Park where there are options for all abilities.

This property is a special find for guests who are looking for a relaxing vacation in a beautiful place with lots of great opportunities for enjoying nature, local music, and exercise.

  • Review Submitted: 21/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lucile, we loved having you as our guest and so appreciated the photos you shared of the bald eagle. We have posted the photo of the young eagle on the VRBO/HomeAway website so others can enjoy!
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A little piece of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Beach House for one week in August and absolutely loved it! Our group was made up of six adults and two young children. The house itself is beautiful. The kitchen is fantastic. Very well equipped. I had brought some things from home but I needn't have bothered. Karen and Dave have thought of everything. There is a large island in the kitchen as well as a big dining table but most of our meals were taken out on the deck where we could see the water and the mountains of the Cape Breton Highlands. The views are amazing and the house is set up to take advantage of all of them. There is a lovely large bay window on both the main and lower level - perfect for sitting and watching the water. While we didn't have a sunset every night the ones we did have were spectacular.

Everything was very clean and beautifully decorated. The bedrooms were very comfortable. My husband and I had the master bedroom and it was a real treat to go to sleep to the sound of the water and wake up to such a fantastic view. There is a lovely sitting area with cozy couches to watch movies or read or just stare out the window. There are toys and games provided for the little ones as well as some games and entertainment for the not so little ones. We enjoyed going down to the beach and the kids loved having marshmallows down at the firepit. The Beach House is located very close to Cheticamp where you can get groceries and other supplies. Not far from the Beach House is the Aucoin Bakery- everything there is delicious! It is also close to western gate to Cape Breton Highlands National Park where the Cabot Trail winds its way through some of the most beautiful scenery on earth. My husband is originally from Cape Breton and we have been coming every year for decades- when our kids were little and now with our adult kids and grandkids. Cape Breton is a special place to us- we have so many great memories from all our trips. We have stayed in many different locations around the island. I think this is my favourite. I would definitely recommend the Beach House to friends and relatives even though I am tempted to keep it a secret. I almost hate to share it! It was such a wonderful week, we truly hated to leave.

Thank you Karen and Dave for sharing it with us.

Lynne MacInnis

  • Review Submitted: 13/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lynne, Dave and I thank you for your wonderful review. We agree that Cape Breton, Cheticamp and area are indeed a "little peace of heaven". We enjoyed having you as our guests!
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A Perfect Place To Unwind

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Beach House for a week in July, and had a marvelous time. The house was spotless and equipped for every eventuality. A huge bay window provided wonderful views of Cheticamp Island and its lighthouse on one side, and the Cape Breton Highlands on the other. The crab fishermen seemed to start work around 4:00 am, and continued until sunset. How pleasant it was to sit in that window, watching them , and forgetting completely about the rest of the world.

Karen and Dave were so easy to communicate with, and answered all our.

questions immediately.

When we could tear ourselves away from watching the ocean we managed to do some beach combing, visited some rug hookers, heard some Acadian

music, visited three funky art galleries, made a daily trip to the bakery, drove the Cabot trail, and saw a large pod of pilot whales on a trip out of Pleasant Bay.

And then there was the food! Perhaps the meat dishes in Cheticamp were good. I don't know. All we ate was seafood from one of the many excellent restaurants.

it was a great holiday!

Just one word of warning: Don't get too comfortable. You might want to stay forever.

B, K & A

  • Review Submitted: 03/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review!
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Perfect location, beautiful home.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week with extended family at the Beach House and it was heaven. The house is equipped for home cooked meals and barbecues and we had many a great meal. The bedrooms were welcoming for afternoon naps and sleeping late. The deck provides a sunny location for reading with a morning coffee or an afternoon glass of wine. The fire pit was put to use and s’mores were enjoyed and songs were sung. Cape Breton Highlands National Park is stunning. Walk the skyline trail and see vistas you could only imagine! We whale watched in Pleasant Bay (unfortunately only saw one) and ate at the Rusty Anchor (food was fantastic). Took an afternoon trip to the Glenora Distillery and saw a young quartet of local talent. Hated to leave the house and the island. One of the most relaxing vacations ever and not soon to be forgotten.

  • Review Submitted: 18/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sherry, we are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your time at The Beach House and that you were able to enjoy the many different wonderful pleasures that Cape Breton has to offer!
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Beautiful Home in a Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We rented the beach house for a vacation with our adult children in Cape Breton.We arrived to a very clean and beautifully decorated home. A very nice welcome basket was waiting for us with a special note from the owners. The owners are great, responding to all our questions quickly.

The location is perfect. Cheticamp is close by for groceries, resturants and supplies. The Highlands National Park is just down the road with it's beautiful driving and hiking trails.

The home is lovely and made our vacation extra special with gorgeous views out every window .It was great watching the lobster boats and spectacular sunsets from the deck or living room . Even doing dishes offers a fantastic view of the highlands.

Thank you Karen and David for sharing your beach house

  • Review Submitted: 15/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely house and beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Beach House for a family vacation, which included 8 of us for several days and 6 of us for the remaining days. The setting is spectacular, and the many windows of the house enhance the beautiful view of the sea and the mountains. We made a number of trips into the National Park to tour and hike, and we also spent enjoyable hours on the beach and at the firepit on the lawn near the cliff edge. We also sat on the deck, having a cookout and watching the sun set. The house has all that you could want in a rental home, and it exudes comfort and thoughtfulness. All is new and clean and tastefully decorated. Visitors should know that the house has only two full bathrooms, and those in the group who sleep in the lovely secluded bedroom on the first floor looking out on the sea have quite a trek through a cellar area to reach the bathroom on the second floor. No one in our group minded, however. Communication with the owners Karen and David was easy and helpful. My wife and I have planned some half dozen family vacations at homes in Italy, Scotland, and throughout the U.S., and this home and setting rank very near, if not at, the top. It has our enthusiastic recommendation.

  • Review Submitted: 18/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you and your guests enjoyed your stay at The Beach House and very much appreciate your thoughtful review. You were wonderful guests!
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Nearest Airport
180 Kilometres
JA Douglas McCurdy Airport (YQY) Sydney, NS
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Le Portage Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
The Happy Clam
Car: necessary

Essential stops along the Cabot Trail


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house around the Inverness, Subd. A

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2018
15 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2019
4 May 2019 - 22 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
23 Jun 2019 - 14 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2019
15 Sep 2019 - 26 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$319.39
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$319.39

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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