Cape Breton Island Accommodations

Cape Breton Island’s stunning landscape has helped rank it the best island to visit in North America by Travel and Leisure Magazine. Imagine looking out from your condo rental accommodation to see miles of precipitous, rocky coastline that seems to have weaved intricately along the ocean floor. Or imagine waking up in your angelic, vacation rental suite to the echoes of waves confronting the island’s walls.

Cape Breton was first inhabited by the Mi’kmaq Indians; nevertheless English and French peoples began settling on the island upon its discovery in 1497. For hundreds of years the island has been infused with Gaelic, First Nations, and French culture and because of this, the island is often celebrating its unique mosaic of cultural beauty. One of the largest cultural festivals, which takes place every October, is Celtic Colours. You will definitely want to book a vacation rental accommodation during this extraordinary 9 day exhibition. 33 communities on the island are involved with this event that features ambitious musical acts from around the Celtic world.

You must not leave Cape Breton Island before trekking through the Cabot Trail. This spectacular hiking trail is often referred to as Nova Scotia's masterpiece. The trail’s bold Highlands and towering ocean views have helped inaugurate the Cabot Trail into world-class status among avid global hikers. Spend the day outside of your lodging accommodations and experience the trail for yourself.

Many visitors to Cape Breton Island book their vacation rentals near the Cabot Trail in order to experience the fantastic golf facilities located on the trail. This Atlantic Maritime island boasts the best golfing in all of Canada and calls the Highlands Links, Bell Bay, Le Portage, and Dundee courses the “Fabulous Foursome”, because of their breathtaking seascape views and challenging holes.

The location of Cape Breton Island makes it a terrific spot to whale watch. Accommodations such as condo rentals and vacation rentals situated near the Cape Breton Highlands National Park are perfect for those travellers who want to experience marine life because most tours depart from this location. Companies like the Seaside Whale and Nature Cruises offer 2-3 hour tours that depart from Cheticamp 3 times daily from June to October.

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  • Modern Style Ocean Front

    Inverness: Executive style house
    • 2 BDR
    • 5 BA
    • Sleeps 8
    • #207140
    avg $286 CAD/night Paypal
    The house is located in the bay-front hills, 15 KM north of Inverness, Cape Breton, NS, Canada, and known in the neighborhood as “the red box on the hill.” It has a spacious open kitchen and living room on the first floor (135 square meters, around 1500 square feet) with a window glass front that provides for an unobstructed view over the bay. On the second floor are 2 bedrooms and two bathrooms (95 square meters around 1000 square feet). The master bathroom is equipped with a Whirlpool tub, a big walk-in Shower, and has a big window. The floors are finished with maple wood. The front deck offers a 180 degree ocean view with stunning sunsets. The other deck provides for breakfast in the morning sun, BBQ in the afternoon or evening. In the winter you have the cozy warmth of a wood stove and a heated floor. Inverness is within comfortable reach for grocery shopping or eating out in one of its restaurants with fresh sea food but far enough to give you the impression of being away from civilization.
  • 3 Acre Waterfront Property

    Dundee: Cottage
    • 2 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    • #201985
    avg $150 CAD/night Credit Card Paypal
    Waterfront cottage directly on the beautiful Bras d’Or Lake, just 2 km from Dundee Golf Course. Stunning sunsets! This is the first time this cottage has ever been offered to the public. The cottage was extensively renovated in 2010 - all new furniture, new bathroom, completely renovated kitchen (fully equipped), 2 queen bed bedrooms with new AC / heat units and all new linen. The gas fireplace guaranties cozy evenings. There are 2 lake view decks with patio furniture, one with BBQ. Enjoy watching all kinds of birds, including Hummingbirds, up close. Lake swimming on our gentle sloped beach is ideal for kids. All kinds of activities are just a 2 min. drive away – golfing, hiking trails, boat & bicycle rentals, inside & outside swimming pools, sauna & spa, diving centre and much more… Diverse restaurants are also just a 2 min. drive away at Dundee Resort and Dundee Marina. A convenient store is located at Dundee Marina. The property is magnificent as a starting point to explore wonderful Cape Breton Island!

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