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Cape Breton Island vacation rentals

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Chalet in Margaree Valley
#4 Bud's Chalet in Margaree, Nova Scotia
Uncle Bud spent his younger days working in the forests of Margaree, and his older days entertaining it's residents. This 2 person chalet named for him is perfect for a couples getaway! Nestled amongst the hardwoods, it features a two person jet tub, situated below a 6 foot electric fireplace. Kitchen & King Bed The kitchen and dining room in Bud’s Chalet includes a refrigerator, four burner range, cooking essentials, coffee maker, microwave & dishwasher. The dining space also includes a table for two, an electric fireplace, satellite SMART TV and free Wifi. Whirlpool Tub Chalet 4 comes with it’s very own 6 jet whirlpool tub.
Cottage in Grand River
Island View Cottage (waterfront) w/ Private HotTub
A stunning waterfront Cottage with an airy modern rustic interior design that will make you feel comfortable and cozy during your stay! Enjoy your very own private luxury hot tub attached to the large wrap around deck, unwind under the stars, have a cozy lakeside bonfire while roasting some marshmallows! We are so excited to host you! :) * If we have no availability during your selected dates, kindly send us a message & we'll do our best to locate another Airbnb Cottage on the same resort :)
Cottage in Petit Étang
Le p'tit blanc -- on the Cabot Trail
Located on the awe-inspiring Cabot Trail, Le P'tit Blanc sits on a quaint hill minutes from the entrance of the National Park. Surrounded by peaceful meadows and panoramic views of the highlands, guests are able to retreat and relax while being a short drive from the bars and restaurants of Chéticamp. Only 5 minutes to the beach! There's a General Store that carries everything from groceries to camping supplies (and much more) open late -- only a hop, skip and a jump away from the house.

Other great vacation rentals in Cape Breton Island

Cottage in Ingonish Beach
Luxury couples ocean front cottage private hot tub
Cabin in Petit Étang
Sunrise Cabin
Cottage in Dingwall
Whiskey Mountain Cottage
Cabin in Chéticamp
Beach, Beach, Beach - Cabaneaux 1
Cottage in Chéticamp
Enchanting private cottage, Cabot Trail
Cottage in Chéticamp
Oceanfront Cottage (LeBlanc Chalet)
Cabin in Cape North
Sunrise Wilderness Cabin, Cabot Trail
Guesthouse in Petit Étang
Guest House with Hot Tub & King Bed on Cabot Trail
Cabin in Victoria County
Eagles Nest (Tiny Cabin)
Cottage in St. Esprit
Waterfront Cottage Falcon-Hot Tub/Infrared Sauna
Dome in St. George's Channel
Lakeside Luxury Dome #3 With Hot Tub
Cottage in Cheticamp
Oceanfront Cottage with Panoramic View

Your guide to Cape Breton Island

All About Cape Breton Island

Perched on Nova Scotia’s Atlantic Coast, Cape Breton Island boasts miles of rugged coastline enveloping an interior of majestic scenery that’s home to Aboriginal, Gaelic, and Acadian cultures. Trek the scenic Cabot trail, snaking through the mist-tipped mountains of Cape Breton National Park. Learn to dance a ceilidh — a traditional Irish dance — before ending the evening in a cozy maritime pub sampling the local drink. Wildlife spotters will stay busy watching schools of humpback, fin, and minke whales as they make their way up the St. Lawrence to the ocean.

It’s worth carving out a day to explore characterful towns like Baddeck, with it’s old-world style fishing port, and Mabou, where the sounds of the Scottish fiddle are a perennial soundtrack. But most visitors spend their time here enshrouded in soul-stirring nature, with cozy evenings tucked up in a Cape Breton cottage, and nothing but coastline or forest for miles.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Cape Breton Island?

While Cape Breton features a stunning natural landscape, the frequent rainfall it experiences makes choosing a season to visit tricky. During the summer months, the weather is warmer and drier, a perfect time to get outdoors and explore along the coast or in the interior of the island. The autumn months are punctuated by the pop of color from fall foliage, and attracts nature lovers and photographers alike. But travelers should be sure to pack a sweater or jacket, as the weather can become quite cold. Winters on Cape Breton are bitter and harsh, and many of the tourist attractions will be closed until spring.

What are the top things to do in Cape Breton Island?

Cape Breton Highlands National Park

This massive national park spans nearly 1,000-square-kilometres of a wild peninsula from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. Choose your own adventure, be it backcountry hiking in a boreal forest thick with moose prints or a sunset drive along sheer red cliffs. Time your journey right and end up in La Bloc Beach at dinnertime for one of its famous lobster boils.


The Mi’kmaq people have lived on Cape Breton Island for over 10,000 years, and their culture continues to thrive. Pay a visit to Unama’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People, where you can learn traditional drum-making, take a dreamcatcher workshop, and go on a medicine walk with a Mi’kmaq leader.

Celtic Music Interpretive Centre

Cape Breton Island is sometimes referred to as Canada’s Musical Coast on account of its obsession with celtic music, which you’ll hear coming from parks, pubs, concert halls, and basically anywhere people gather. To learn more about the tradition, swing by the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre in Judique for a deep dive on the history and culture of the music, and attend a traditional ceilidh (Gaelic for “a gathering of people”), which includes fiddle music, dancing, and plenty to eat and drink.