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Cozy Cape Breton Getaway!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

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Willey B House

Our summer home is a 1000 sq foot retreat nestled in the French seaside fishing village of L'Ardoise. Three cozy bedrooms, queen, double and two singles. One full bath with oversize antique clawfoot tub. Living/sitting area with a bounty of books, puzzles, movies and old vinyls with mint condition 1960's portable record player!! Plenty of patio furniture as well as Adirondack chairs to lounge on a lazy summers day. The house is situated on approx 3/4 of an acre with my relatives Scottish Highland cattle grazing just shy of the kitchen window! Kitchen contains frig,stove,microwave, Keurig, toaster, Belgian waffle maker, right down to the obvious kitchen Cape Breton essential ...... a tea pot! Make no mistake about it, we are serious about our tea time!!! Fully stocked linens, towels, bathroom sundries, dish soap,clothing detergent, first aid supplies, Tylenol,Ibuprofen, allergy medication!!! All you really need is your toothbrush!!!

Less than five miles to Cape Breton's surfing mecca Point Michaud! Rockdale beach less than 3 miles away with hiking access to St.Peters Island at low tide. Numerous breathtaking views from various Bluff points within a few miles. One of my absolute favourites and location for our wedding photos in 2014 is Grande Greve beach. There is nothing quite like sitting on the Grande Greve bluff with a bottle of Lucketts Phone Box Red from the Gaspereau Valley and enjoying a Cape Breton sunset. Visit the Alexander Graham Bell museum, tour the Fortress of Louisbourg or drive the world renown Cabot Trail with all her breathtaking views!

Approximately 3 miles from the house is 'Lobsters R Us' where the staff will be more than happy to sell you the best selection of delectable Cape Breton lobster and snow crab! The seaside village of St.Peters is not more than 8 miles away with the historic St.Peters canal, one of the rarest lock systems known in the world accommodating boats traveling from the Atlantic Ocean into the famed Bras D'or Lakes. The lock operator, a St.Peters native, will be happy to entertain any questions you may have regarding the locks and their history. Join us in July for 'Swim the canal!'

One of the few places left, shy of Scotland where you can experience authentic Gaelic culture, music and tradition! Visit the Gaelic College of St.Anns, where my Mum first learned to play the bagpipes before her Pipe band The MacDonald 100 marched across the Canso Causeway upon its opening some 60 odd years ago. Experience Highland dancing, Gaelic music and immerse yourself in true Scottish history at the Highland museum in Malagawatch!

If you're longing for an idyllic East coast seaside getaway then Cape Breton is the place for you!! The ocean breeze tantalizing your skin, refreshing salt air, cool calm evenings and the graciousness and friendliness of the locals is unparalled. Come join us 'Cead mile failte' One hundred thousand welcomes and you'll leave your heart in Cape Breton!!

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Jeff and Darlene Willey
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2018

About Jeff and Darlene Willey

My husband Jeff and I reside in upstate New York. Jeff is a native of Bristol Vt. and I am a Canadian military brat who spent her summers in St.Peters, Cape Breton visiting my grandfather. Much to my joy my handsome husband fell in love with Cape Breton the moment he inhaled her salty air and laid foot upon her rugged shores! We have returned every year since bringing my two wonderful stepsons, Logan and Tyler as well as my loving in-laws! This particular photo was taken on our wedding day at Grande Greve beach not 5 miles from the house! Beautiful views! We look forward making many memories for years to come in our summer home and hope you'll join us in doing the same!!

Jeff and Darlene Willey purchased this cottage in 2016


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Richmond, Subd. B in Richmond County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Damage of any amount small or large to be reported immediately to us so that we may ensure the house is in suitable condition for subsequent guests.
  • Food only in compost. All paper garbage products to be burnt in fire pit prior to departure. Remaining garbage to be brought to bin at base of drive.
  • NO wearing shoes please in the house!!! In Cape Breton it is our gracious custom to remove our shoes ANY time we visit someones home!
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Rustic - 1 Large Double Bed
    Impressionist blue - 1 Double Bed
    Mermaids and Seahorses - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


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average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home - especially enjoyed the beach a short drive away!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ruth! So happy you enjoyed our little cottage! Cheers Darlene and Jeff
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  • 4 of 5

It was a perfect location for us as we have lots of relatives in the area. Darlene had left lots of games for our grand children to play with, and also boogie boards for them to play with at the beach. The weather even co-operated and it was a lovely holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review!!!!
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Very sweet and comfortable cottage near St. Peters, NS

  • 5 of 5

Jeff and Darlene were great hosts, very communicative and easy to deal with, and the house is cozy and nicely set up for a family of four.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Reagan!!! So happy you enjoyed your stay! Safe travels 😁 Cheers, Jeff & Darlene
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  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable, beautiful, clean cottage. Helpful, friendly and kind host. Would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brooke! You are a lovely guest and it would be our pleasure for you to come visit again! More friend than guest!!!! Lol😊�
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perfect get away

  • 5 of 5

so darn cute..extremely comfortable...loved it....highly recommend this home....close to beach...very scenic...can't wait to go back

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Sydney, Cape Breton, N.S.
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
MacBouch Tavern
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
Dundee Gold Resort
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
MacBouch Tavern, Louie's Cozy Corner
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Ben Eoin
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Point Michaud
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £186.77

No pets

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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