Vacation rental cottages in Cape Breton

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Pantagruel Log Home by Sea B&B

A beautiful log house located only 30 m from the ocean. The room is spacious and features a king size bed. Private full bathroom . Watch a beautiful sunset enjoying a bonfire on the beach. Only minutes drive to the downtown area ,tourist attractions (i.e., the beach, whale watching, golf course, restaurants).We have cats, allergies could be a problem You will receive full breakfast, You can cook your own lobster and you have the uses of a BBQ. The room also has a mini fridge

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Riverside House. 364 Bourgeois Rd. Cheticamp.

Our home is located on a secluded wooded 7 acre riverfront property located minutes from Cape Breton Highlands National Park & the picturesque town of Cheticamp. The house itself is a Lindell cedar home. The exterior is fully landscaped with several areas set up to sit & enjoy the beauty & serenity of the locale. The interior is tastefully decorated including an extensive collection of Inuit art & carvings collected over our extended career in the North as teachers & outfitters.

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Log House By Sea. Room # 3 Ocean side & BREAKFAST

Very large bedroom with private washroom and a spectacular view of ocean. I have 2 other rooms for rent if needed.

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Apartments in Cape Breton

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Seaside Shack
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Quiet 1 bedroom mins to Cape Breton Island
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Seaside Nook
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Sunset Haven
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Harbourview Suite
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Destination South Bar
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  2. North Shore, Cape Breton
WILDERNESS + OCEAN | OFF-GRID | Bald Eagle's Nest
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Tsuga Place
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The most wanted place to stay in Cheticamp
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Cabot Trail Getaway
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Beautiful 1 Bedroom Apartment in downtown Sydney
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Bright 1-BR BSMT Apartment near Hospital/Downtown

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Country living on the edge of town (single)
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3Bd Entire Home-Priv HOT TUB! Near CB, Lux Getaway
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Home By The Sea
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  2. Englishtown
🌞Ocean View Cottage on the Cabot Trail🔹
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R&D Retreat
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**Bata Oceanfront Cottage, Cabot Trail Retreat**
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"Our Little Paradise” Waterfront home on the Mira
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The Deckhouse
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Chez Marianne vacation home - Newly renovated.
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Quiet country living at the edge of town (double)
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The Bosun's Chair...Ocean Beach... Sailing Lessons
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Sunset & Water View Cheticamp Vacation Home-Unit 2

Houses with free parking

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Nice and quiet Room
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Modern Cottage-For One Party of 1 to 4 guests
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  2. Pleasant Bay
Private 89-acre Oceanfront Retreat - Cabot Trail
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  2. D'Escousse
What a View!
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Sea Glass Get Away • Hot Tub
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The Highland's Den - New listing August 2021
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Tiny House on Wheels - Red House
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Tiny House on Wheels - Farm House
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Bedroom 1 with one queen size bed with breakfast.
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Harbourview Haven
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Private Waterfront Luxury on the Bras D'Or Lake
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Quiet and nice bedroom

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.


How do I get around Cape Breton Island?

Regular direct flights arrive into the JA Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport (YQY), or visitors may opt to fly into Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) and hop on a short connecting flight to JA Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport. You can also come to the island by boat, taking one of the many ferries that shuttle passengers to and from the port. And if you are driving, the North American Highway System connects to the Trans Canada Highway and directly to Cape Breton. Once you are here, getting around is easy thanks to strong taxi and bus services.


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.

Unama’ki

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.