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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 a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 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
  • 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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(13 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 13 reviews

An amazing house in a gorgeous place

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible stay at The Beach House. Karen is the most hospitable host we have had. She was in constant contact with us making sure we were having a memorable stay. She had a lovely welcome basket and note waiting for us when we arrived. I can't say enough about how much her personal touches enhanced our vacation.

The house itself is stunning. Everything is immaculate and extremely comfortable. The furnishings are top notch, and the kitchen is very well stocked. The house offers everything you could want - views, deck, firepit - along with an excellent location. You are minutes from the Highlands National Park, hiking/biking trails, downtown Cheticamp, and most importantly the Aucoin Boulangerie. You need to make daily trips to this bakery. It is outstanding. Go early, they sell out of many items by the afternoon. I highly recommend the triple chocolate brownies. Everything there is wonderful, you can't go wrong.

Secret bonus - the downstairs bedroom is really its own little suite. My teenage daughter immediately claimed this space.

On top of all of this, the people of Nova Scotia are incredibly welcoming and just plain nice!

We had a wonderful vacation and hope to return in the future.

Thank you, Karen and Dave, for a memorable vacation!!

  • Review Submitted: 22/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carol, you just made our day! We thoroughly enjoyed having you and your family as our guests and are so pleased that The Beach House made for a memorable vacation!!
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely enjoyed our stayed at the Beach House. So much that our entire family did not want to leave! The Beach House was beautifully decorated, very clean and warm and inviting. Like a home away from home. Breath taking views of the ocean and sunset. Close to town and great restaurants. Would definitely go back again!

  • Review Submitted: 19/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Beach House. The house is extremely clean and well cared for. The kitchen was stocked with essentials and there was plenty of room for 4 adults and 3 kids. The house is wonderful for relaxing and taking in the view, but also close enough to the Highlands National Park for hiking. The kids loved looking for sea glass on the rocky beach. I would absolutely recommend this home to anyone looking to stay in the Cheticamp area!!

  • Review Submitted: 19/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was lovely! The furnishings were plentiful and very comfortable making our stay wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with the house. The openness of the interior and the window locations helped us enjoy the absolutely gorgeous location of the property. The house is very well furnished. The beds were extremely comfortable. As someone who enjoys cooking, I appreciated the well equipped kitchen allowing us a couple lovely dinners in. We deeply appreciated the quiet surroundings. There were neighbors but we never heard anyone. The area truly makes you feel you have a piece of the ocean all to yourself. Delightful!! When not down by the water, our favorite place was the living room. We enjoyed watching the boats, listening to the surf and even saw whales from the couch!! Our young son thoroughly enjoyed that. If someone is looking for a quiet piece of heaven they don't want to miss staying here. The Wittig's made us feel extremely welcome and cared for. It was truly a vacation to never forget.

  • Review Submitted: 18/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and how fortunate to have seen whales from the couch!!! Sincerely, Karen and Dave
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Beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this home was perfect! There were awesome views of the ocean from every room. We enjoyed the close proximity to the Cabot Trail. The owners, Karen and David, were very pleasant to work with and quickly to respond to all of my inquiries. I highly recommend this house for your next Cape Breton getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 29/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay! Karen and Dave
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  • 5 of 5

Seven months later, we are still talking about the views of the ocean and the sunsets!!

The house is open and bright with lots of windows. The furnishings are tasteful and comfortable, with enough room for a family to spread out. When you walk in at the end of a day, the house feels like you are returning home. The property is very clean and well-maintained. Karen was extremely helpful before and during our trip (and very patient with all my questions)! The house is a short drive to the park, which we loved exploring. The town of Cheticamp has everything you need. We especially loved the Happy Clam and the Frog Pond Café! We are still dreaming of coming back!!

  • Review Submitted: 15/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed our stay. Dave and I were just talking today about how beautiful those sunsets as can just never capture the beauty with a camera. It must be seen to be enjoyed. We would love to have you and your family come back for a visit! Karen and Dave
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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 in Inverness, Subd. A

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2018
19 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
15 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2019
18 May 2019 - 22 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
23 Jun 2019 - 13 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2019
14 Sep 2019 - 26 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$307.67
Cleaning Fee AU$307.67

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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