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Beachfront Cottage in Broad Cove Marsh

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Located along the picturesque Ceilidh Trail on the western side of Cape Breton Island, “The Cabin” is the ideal spot for your vacation get-away.

Nestled between two cliffs, the property boasts 3 bedrooms, eat-in kitchen with 4 appliances, washroom with shower stall, washer & dryer, satellite TV, WiFi, large family room, two-level deck with barbecue, and an awesome outdoor shower.

The Cabin is a stone’s throw from Broad Cove beach. From the deck you can watch your children play in the freshwater brook and on the beach. Sit back and relax on the deck taking in spectacular sunsets and star gazing at night. When it’s time to call it a day, let the sound of the rolling waves lull you to sleep.

There is much to see and experience in the historic Town of Inverness. Spend the day at its 4.6-km/2.9-mi sandy beach with boardwalk, the heritage-designated railway station now serving as the Miners’ Museum, the Inverness Raceway established in 1926 where harness races are held twice weekly between May and October, and quaint harbour. Book a tee time at the world-renowned golf destination of Cabot Links, North America's only true links golf course, or its sister course Cabot Cliffs both ranked among the top 100 courses by Golf Digest. Did we mention you can see the signature 16th hole of Cabot Cliffs from the beach at Broad Cove? And, if you time it right, enjoy a toe-tapping experience at the annual Broad Cove Concert featuring local and international musicians.

The adventures continue with horseback riding through Gillis Mountain Trail Rides, whale and seal watching tours, kayaking, hiking trails, and salmon fishing on the Margaree River. If, after a long day’s activity, you don’t have the energy to cook, the are a number of local watering holes offering an array of dining experiences.

Other nearby attractions include:

- Cape Breton Highlands National Park and the internationally-famous Cabot Trail, named one of “World’s 10 Most Beautiful Highways” by FoxNews.com

- Village of Baddeck on the Bras d’Or Lake where Alexander Graham Bell had his summer estate Beinn Bhreagh

- Highland Village at Iona honouring the Gaelic settlement in Nova Scotia

- Glenora Distillery famous for producing the first single malt whisky in North America

- Celtic Colours International Music Festival

Further information can be found at the local Visitor Information Centre or by visiting cbisland.com.

So, if you’re looking for a vacation experience unlike any other, choose The Cabin … you won’t be able to drag yourself away!

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Inverness, Subd. A in Inverness County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Outdoor Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkelling
  • swimming


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(4 traveller reviews)

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Beachfront Cottage in Broad Cove Marsh
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

CApe Breton's beautiful West Coast

  • 4 of 5

We arrived at the Cabin on Aug 5 for a 2-week stay to sunshine, calm waters and 27C. Our host met us and showed us around the roomy 3 bedroom cottage that has pretty well everything you need. Great decks and the outdoor shower is heavenly. The beach is 70 feet away and the water warm. The property is quite private with neighbours a distance behind or off in the distance on Gillis Mountain. While our driveway serves as a right of way for locals who like to come along to the beach, they were no bother and prefer to walk to the far side of the beach and not in front of the cottage. We were even serenaded by a piper one evening when folks came down for a a bonfire. Just above the property, Gillis Road takes you around the mountain with spectacular views - great walking. Inverness is just 3 km away with all the amenities. Biking trails from the village are well groomed and part of the Trans Canada Trail network. The only thing to keep in mind is that the surf can be very rough in August - making swimming risky on certain days. On days when the surf was up - we just checked with lifeguarding services at Inverness Beach and judged accordingly. A final note would be that the sunsets are spectacular. We would definitely go again.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Clean and comfortable cottage with everything you would possibly need. Had a wonderful week. Hope to book again for next year

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Oceanside Cottage With Great Location and Warm Cape Breton Welcome!

  • 5 of 5

We were four guys on a golf outing, staying 3 nights at this lovely ocean side cottage at the beginning of June. Despite a late arrival, Ann was there to greet us and was very responsive to any subsequent questions we had. The cottage itself was everything we were looking for and more. It was clean, very well looked after and the property has an interesting history. The 3 bedrooms and a futon bed in the living room worked well for us and the kitchen had everything we were looking for to make breakfasts/dinners. The big screen satellite tv was great to watch the Stanley Cup playoffs in the evenings. Wifi was a bit finicky but worked fine in the end with a little tlc given to the wireless router. There is just one bathroom indoors but try the outdoor shower...quite an experience! The location is special...we enjoyed barbequing (with thanks for the specially cut steaks from the local co-op) on the deck overlooking the ocean and were treated to a spectacular sunset on the second night. For golfers, it's just a few minutes down the road from Cabot Links, with a beautiful view of the signature16th at Cabot Cliffs from their beachfront.

We made stops at both the Red Shoe Pub and the Glenora Inn and Distillery in nearby Mabou...both very enjoyable with live music most evenings.

We were the first to book this property (we understand another couple ended up staying just before us) but would highly recommend it to others who are golfing, hiking, fishing or just wanting to experience some of that warm Cape Breton hospitality. Many thanks Ann!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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unique spot on the north coast

  • 5 of 5

We were the first renters and host Anne did everything to make sure we were comfortable, acquainted with the area, and keep herself acccessible by text and phone. So convenient to Mabou, Lake Ainslie and the cabot trail and national park. the ocean is literally your front yard. well heated. well stocked kitchen/cooking utensils, etc. would love to go back. plenty of solitude and great deck if you like.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £167.71

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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