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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  • One of Two Homes with Private Sandy Beach and Dock

    One of Two Homes with

    Walkerville: Cottage
    • 3 BDR
    • 1 Loft
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    • #232211
    $128 to $215 CAD/night Credit Card Paypal
    River Inhabitants Basin and the breathtaking panoramic view from the patio facing the deep blue glittering ocean is the #1 spot for perfect holidays, kayaking, hiking, swimming and relaxing. As Nova Scotia offers a lot of water sports adventure we offer sailing tours, kayaking and fishing. One home is located at a long private beach with marvelous views to the whale cove and ocean. It is very easy to pull the big canoe from the sandy point into the River Inhabitants and enjoy fishing your own dinner. Particular for kids the bay offers perfect swimming and "Ocean`s Playground“. If you are looking for another home nearby, please see ID 232322!
  • Lovely House on the Cliffs of Acadian Community Petit de Grat Isle Madame

    Lovely House on the Cliffs

    Samsons Cove: Beach style house
    • 2 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    • #232214
    $168 to $168 CAD/night Credit Card Paypal
    The house sits on the cliffs at the end of the quaint fishing village of Samson’s Cove (35 min drive from the other houses). Recently been fully renovated it now offers air-condition, bright furniture and handcrafted driftwood beach art. Hear, smell and taste the surf. Originally built by the first settlers in the mid-1800’s, it has recently been fully renovated and now offers air-conditioning, comfortable rooms equipped with bright furniture and handcrafted driftwood beach art. Here you can enjoy two cozy rooms with twin beds on the first floor or watch the sunset from an extendable queen size bed all with memory foam mattress even in the living room. There, under the platform, you can pull out a comfortable queen size bed with a 6“ foam mattress and enjoy the sky and the milky way in the evening Our lovely old fisherman’s house sits on the rocks at the end of the quaint fishing village of Samson’s Cove next to Little Anse and is surrounded by the ocean. Here you can enjoy a stunning and endless view in any direction. Heavenly. You will immediately enjoy the L-shape deck, located on a 35,514 sq. Ft. Property, bordering the stunning rocks and one of the 7 sand and pebble beaches with lots of privacy. Enjoy on of the most stunning places in Eastern Canada!
  • Tiny House with Private Sandy Beach Waterfall near Inverness Cabot Links Golf

    Tiny House with Private

    Mabou: Cabin
    • 1 Loft
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 3
    • #232215
    $98 to $98 CAD/night Credit Card Paypal
    Living Small in a Tiny House is Really About Living Big Tiny houses aren’t just for hipsters and millennials anymore. As Americans and Canadians have taken an interest in tidying up, downsizing their belongings and living more efficiently, the tiny house movement has gone mainstream, and it’s inspiring people of all ages to embrace small spaces. Our home is placed on one of the most magical places we have found in many years traveling around the world in our boat. It sits in a lovely green field full of apple trees, surrounded by mountains. Facing northeast is an ocean view, where a babbling brook ends as a waterfall on a private sandy beach. The perfect shower after an ocean swim. And its unspoilt quiet will help you to experience life with open eyes and a new energy. It is back to basics. It is heaven on earth. Everything you need is here: the brook supplies you with clear mountain water for your unique original wine barrel indoor shower; a propane stove for cooking; a sofa that looks out to an incredible view that opens into a single bed; and a loft with a comfortable king sized bed and four screened windows. In 2014 this tiny house was chosen to be one of the coolest 17 AirBnB listings in Canada The idea of living in a tiny house in the middle of nowhere, in a paradise, is even more: it is a way to be free and independent, gifted by mother nature with all the basics you need for happiness: solar power, water and warmth. A so called tiny house is built like a solid well insulated big house, but it needs only a small portion of the energy of a big house, thanks to high tech appliances and small rooms. Nothing is wasted, even the compost generated by the toilet can be used for gardening. Reduction makes us happy. This is the way of living we practiced for many years on the ocean in our sailboat. It has finally reached maturity in a new vision, on land. We want to share the vision, in a world of "too much", of wastefulness and of restlessness. Positive reviews proof that people appreciate this experience.
  • House with Huge Sandy Beach and Sheltered Cove for Families with Kids

    House with Huge Sandy

    Walkerville: Cottage
    • 3 BDR
    • 1 Loft
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    • #232322
    $128 to $215 CAD/night Credit Card Paypal
    It is very easy to pull the big family canoe from the sandy point into the River Inhabitants and enjoy fishing your own dinner. Particular for kids the bay offers perfect swimming and easy access to protected water. It is also good to know the hospital just 6 minutes distant. If you are looking for another home nearby, please see ID 232211!
  • 3 Acre Waterfront Property - Privacy with Relaxing Activities Nearby- Reasonable

    3 Acre Waterfront Property

    Dundee: Cottage
    • 2 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    • #201985
    $150 to $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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