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Lovely Oceanside Cottage with Spectacular Views

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 860 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps up to 4

This stunning oceanside cottage is located five minutes from the Cabot Trail on a 150-acre property and has been featured in Canadian House and Home and Victoria Magazines.

Although SeaSky is now completely booked from June to August, if your dates happen to be booked, you can also check our other oceanside cottages Eagles Pass #277105, TumbleSea #4265347. The Cape #382569, or Deep Blue Sea #3490361, are a little further back from the ocean, but offer spectacular views, and are out of sight of each other.

You’ll love the clean air and sound of waves rolling in on the rocks below SeaSky. It's only two minutes to the beach itself. This architect-designed cottage is built on a bluff over the ocean and was designed to recall the best aspects of Maritime tradition, but to modernize them with an open-concept interior. It has a summer-y feeling, with a high ceiling, boarded walls and fresh white paint. Sunsets will knock your socks off. This design is best suited for couples, or couples with one or two children. There's a large deck with a BBQ and amazing views. The ocean and beach views are breathtaking! As you relax back at the cottage in the evening, you’ll be reassured by the steady cadence of the Margaree Island lighthouse.

On the main floor, there's an incredibly comfortable leather couch, which is long enough to stretch out on comfortably (and snooze on).The second-floor bed area offers two Queen beds on either side of the loft. This area is accessed by regular stairway with a landing. There's a sturdy wood stove on the main floor which is great to have on a chilly Spring or Fall evening. For rainy days, there's a well-stocked library, and games for the kids. The roomy deck outside offers a BBQ and incredible views of the ocean, beach, island and horizon. You'll have a tough time leaving the cottage!

SeaSky cottage is also close to the acclaimed new Cabot Cliffs and Cabot Links golf courses by the sea, which are only 20 minutes away and offer a unique golfing experience in Inverness. The National Park is 30 minutes away, the Cabot Trail five minutes away.

Fishermen haul their lobster traps each year out in front of our cottage. Moose, eagles, deer and foxes are regulars. It's easy to meet people here, and the daily pace here is slower than in most cities. It's nice to be in a place where you don't need air-conditioning; Cape Breton summers are warm-to-hot in the day, but perfect in the evening, and at the shore there are ocean breezes to keep any bugs at bay. Chimney Corner beach is one of the finest on the island, but because it is not visible from the road, it's usually unoccupied during the week– in addition to the fine beaches and swimming, there are interesting rock formations to explore nearby. Cape Breton is a spectacular place, and you'll find the scenery on this stretch of coast particularly striking.

There is a rich, strong culture here, historically and musically, and life unwinds at its own special pace. Although a three-day visit to the Island is not uncommon, a week is more what it takes to really get a sense of the rhythms and charm of Cape Breton.

American visitors should know that they are now getting approximately 25% off our published Canadian rate due to the value of the dollar.)

More Details

Property Manager
Stewart
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018

About Stewart

Bell and I built the cottage in 1994 as a summer house when we hadn't yet settled permanently in Cape Breton. We are both artists, and when we decided to live here all year 'round, in 1997, we needed more room–we built another building to contain studio and production space and commuted between the buildings every day. Eventually, over the years, we migrated to the larger building permanently, and used the cottage for studio space and for guests. So, the cottage is a special place for us, and we laboured for years to make it right.

Stewart purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Stewart chose Chimney Corner

Cape Breton is a spectacular place, and the scenery on this stretch of coast is particularly striking; it can also be dramatic, with 130 kph winds at many points of the year. One must keep a clean yard in such conditions! There is such a rich culture here, historically and musically, and life unwinds at its own special pace. We see some of the most dramatic sunsets anywhere, watch whales play in our front yard, and fishermen haul their lobster traps every year. There are the gorgeous rolling hills of Mabou, and the town of Inverness, which offers music, pubs and food; the acclaimed new Cabot Links golf course (rated #43 in the world by Golf Digest) by the sea, which is only 20 minutes away and offers a unique golfing experience in Inverness. Moose, eagles, deer and foxes are regulars. It's easy to meet people, and the daily rhythm here is slower than in most cities; we visit neighbors and friends whenever we can, as we are busy in the summer months. It's also nice to be in a place where you don't need air-conditioning; Cape Breton summers are warm-to-hot in the day, but perfect in the evening, and at the shore there are breezes to keep any bugs at bay. Chimney Corner beach is one of the finest on the island, but because it is not visible from the road, it's usually unoccupied during the week– we love to take our dog Ryder there for a good run.

What makes this cottage unique

Chimney Corner beach is one of the finest on the island, and it's mostly unoccupied during the week– in addition to the fine beach and swimming, there are interesting rock formations to explore nearby. Cape Breton is a spectacular place, and you'll find the scenery on this stretch of coastline particularly striking.

There is no shortage of things to do in the area. In addition to Chimney Corner beach, there are other great beaches to check out nearby: Whale Cove (5 minutes away) at which you can explore a fabulous bluff by the sea, with great views north and south, Margaree Harbour (7 minutes away), with its beach and two lighthouses, the Broad Cove area, which offers a spectacular scenic drive, a great beach and a buffalo ranch. Cheticamp, about 20 minutes away, offers glimpses into Acadian culture. Only minutes from Cheticamp is Cape Breton Highlands National Park, with trails, lookoffs and waterfalls. There are the gorgeous rolling hills of Mabou, and the town of Inverness, which offers music, pubs and food; the acclaimed new Cabot Cliffs golf course by the sea (#9 in the world in Golf Digest), offers a unique golfing experience in Inverness. There are also renowned crafters in the area; interesting pottery, quilting, rug hooking, and folk art can all be found locally.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you SO much for all of your kindness and the guide to the island! We did go visit the Big Spruce brewery (just a tiny little place, a true "mircro" brew!) Ryan ended up with a growler of the Spruce Tip IPA, he said it was a good one. We absolutely loved our time here and the funniest part is we weren’t sure what to expect; yet everything fit us perfectly. We explored the Cabot Trail, we were able to see whales, seals, and bald eagles, made it to The Barn, visited many local artisan shoppes (Bell's work is lovely and we are excited to be bringing several pieces back to the states with us), had a great anniversary dinner at the Distillery, spent some time in Mabou, had a few lobster dinners from the Bistro and more then our share of wine!



However, far and away the cottage was the highlight - I think we will miss that most. The views are breathtaking and the low key pace here allowed us to make the most of it. This 10 year trip for us turned out to be everything we wanted.
Jul 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Chimney Corner around the Inverness, Subd. A

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 860 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Inquire about cancellation policy. We allow cancellations with notice/ refunds depending on time of year
  • 90 day notice required for cancellations May to July reservations; 120 days notice required for Aug-Oct. reservations.
  • All bookings at this cottage are by the week, Saturday to Saturday only.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • rural
  • waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Lift
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , tiled floor shower with floor heat
  • I bathroom with vanity, toilet and shower. Quaint and modern, with heated tile floors and roomy tiled shower. Towels provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 2 Large Double Bed
  • Sleeps maximum 4. Bedroom area on the second floor, with decent separation from the main floor living area/kitchen. Main bed area - 2 Queen beds, but no divider between beds- on opposite sides of loft area.. Skylights, windows and ceiling fans give excellent ventilation. All linens provided
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Decking
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Large deck with fabulous views. Excellent water quality, with mountain fed source and filtration system (UV, sediment) for peace of mind.

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average rating of 5.0 based on 65 reviews
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Magic in Margaree

  • 5 of 5

To say that this little cottage is charming, welcoming, and perfectly placed in the quiet heart of Margaree would be an understatement. My brother and I had the privilege of spending a week here this past summer, and I can honestly say I have never had a more enjoyable, more perfect vacation experience. The cottage itself, tucked away on a quiet hilltop, exceeded our expectations. It was warm and inviting - giving us a sense of home despite our being 3,000 miles away. The upstairs loft provided the perfect place for restful, peaceful nights beneath the stars, and cozy naps during the day. I love to cook, and the kitchen proved to be more than up to the task of a little Texas cooking. It's obvious that the owners, Stewart and Bell, have made it a priority to maintain this property, and I have to say, they do a brilliant job of it. In addition, I say with great certainty that you will not find two more gracious, more welcoming, and more kind hosts than Stewart and Bell. Stewart made it a point to welcome us, and make us feel at home. He was incredibly understanding and accommodating - two features that were an absolute blessing. I highly recommend that you let him walk you through the map of the island. After listening to live music and eating excellent food at the Red Shoe Pub, or grabbing lunch and a pastry at the local Dancing Goat, you won't regret this decision at all! For those wishing for a little quiet and relaxation, the true gem of staying at Chimney Corner is the beautiful beach located just down the road. My brother and I spent every day down on the quiet stretch of sand in our little cove. It's a short two minute drive to the entrance, or in my brother's case, the perfect end point on the return from his morning run. You'll love the cool, crystal clear water, climbing the rocks up the hill, and the abundance of crustaceans you'll find scurrying along the ocean floor. If I haven't expressed my enjoyment enough at this point, allow me to say this - You won't find a sweeter, more intimate and peaceful vacation spot than this. An absolute gem in the heart of Margaree Harbor, and perhaps one of my favorite places on earth. Once you walk up to the top of that hill and overlook the ocean below, you'll realize this place is worth every penny. And if you listen hard enough, you might just hear Stewart at the top of that same hill saying, "Welcome home."

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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It's as Spectacular as You Think It's Going to Be

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay at SeaSky Cottage was as good as it gets. The views from the deck are endless and the sunsets picture perfect. During the days we saw a half dozen pilot whales swim by one morning, a pack of seals the next afternoon and then there's always the bald eagles standing watch out on the point. Inside, the house is surprisingly spacious. Cooking wise, it has almost everything you need, we basically just brought food and beverages which was super convenient. The loft makes if very easy to settle in and comfortably cook and enjoy the views. Location wise, the beach is just a minute away. Beyond swimming, we had a great time setting up a fire at night and enjoying the sunset turn into a sky of endless stars. As city folk it's a great place for us to get away from the grind and unwind, but the wireless allowed us to plug in and stay connected when need be. SeaSky is centrally located and is an easy ride to the Cape Breton Highlands National Park to the north and Inverness to the south.

This is our fifth year in Chimney Corner staying with Stewart and Bell. We've stayed at three of their other houses and they are all charming in their own ways but they are consistently comfortable, stylish and have amazing views. What really tops it off though are the hosts. They are friendly and considerate and really make sure you have a good time and get the most out of your stay. Even after coming all these years, Stewart stopped by with a few new ideas of places to visit or where was new to eat nearby.

We brought my in-laws with us for the first time this year (they stayed at TumbleSea - which was cool because we had our own spaces, but they were just a 100 yards away through a path in the trees). Stewart made sure he personalized their experience as newbies to the Cape and a little slower in their older age. We really appreciated it.

We will definitely be back for our sixth visit next year.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

I could have happily sat on the deck watching the skyline, sunsets and stars all week. Though it was just as nice inside the cottage too - comfortable, cozy, clean and stylish. The beaches close by were also great.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful inside and out!

  • 5 of 5

I'm almost hesitant to rave about this property lest its popularity prevents me spending another week here in the future! The location of the cottage is absolutely stunning and Stewart's hospitality was incomparable. The cottage has everything you could possibly need for a week away from home (lovely linens, extra towels, every cooking item you could need, beach towels, beach chairs, etc.) plus lovely and interesting furnishings. I felt like I was staying at the house of a friend with great taste as opposed to a rental I found online. This is my second time staying in a Stewart and Bell rental and I'm already thinking of visiting again next year. Thanks again!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was exactly as we had hoped it would be - quiet, private, and with stunning views. We had everything we needed to make ourselves at home. The owners were easily reached if we had any questions and issues were quickly dealt with. The owners are respectful of their guests' privacy. We would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect, stunning getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent our honeymoon at this beautiful cottage and only regretted not staying for longer. There's too many complimentary sentiments to possibly articulate for the overall experience. The view is stunning, the accommodations impeccable, and the hospitality unparalleled. We considered refusing to leave until common sense peaked its ugly, city-bound head.

We will surely return to this wonderful place in the years to come. Can't thank Stewart and Bell enough. Looking forward to the next time.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Cabot Links, Inverness
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Island Sunset Resort
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Chimney Corner beach
Car: necessary

Cape Breton has been acknowledged as one of the great islands in the world to visit; there's all sorts of oceanfront-related activities: fishing wharves, lots of beaches closeby, whale watching, and swimming.

World-class golf at the renowned Cabot Links and the highly touted Cabot Cliffs is a short-drive. Cabot Cliffs has had many honours, including being listed at #19 on the top 100 courses in the world! There’s also salmon and trout fishing on the world-renowned Margaree River, just minutes away.

This location will be a great base for other trips on the Island, and for checking out local music, entertainment, museums, craft galleries, and good eating. October features the Celtic Colours Music Festival. In our area, you'll also find excellent hiking networks, and access to the National Park, one of the wonders of eastern Canada. When you've finished for the day, come back to comfort and oceanside splendour.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage around the Chimney Corner,

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
SUMMER-FALL 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,333
for 7 nights
£1,333
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,333
for 7 nights
£1,333
 

Additional pricing information

HST Government tax of 15% on all bookings





American visitors should know that they are now getting approximately 25-30% off our published Canadian rate due to the value of the dollar. Canadian visitors should check when they are making request whether rates are being quoted in US$ or Canadian funds.

BOOKINGS IN ONE WEEK BLOCKS ONLY; UP TO TWO OR THREE WEEKS- CHANGEOVERS ON SATURDAYS ONLY

50% deposit at time of booking by credit card or through Homeaway. Balance due on card 60 days before arrival. If dates requested fall within 60 days of booking request, all funds will be payable at booking date.

Although there is a statement "There is no refund on cancellation" this is not accurate; because our policy did not fit within the categories offered by Homeaway/VRBO, there is no option other than this statement, then adding this qualification: Guests CAN get refund if they give 90 days notice, minus fee of $275. We are fully booked each summer and cannot rebook easily when guests hold reservations for months then cancel close to arrival date. If cancellation within 60 days of arrival, owner will try to rebook cottage if at all possible; if he can rebook, he will refund what he gets, minus $275.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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