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Cape cottage

Views of coast, quiet, starry skies at night. The cottage is open and bright, set on a hillside overlooking the coast below. Private and quiet, an excellent getaway. Many local places to visit and explore for hiking, biking, dinners out. We enjoyed live music of the region and nearby Highlands National Park for hiking. Knowledgeable and helpful host.

Mary Beth P. 2023


A little slice of paradise. The Cape cottage is simply lovely. Sits up on a hill overlooking the water. Sunsets out your window. The house itself has been tastefully decorated and has everything you’d want for a week. It’s a drive to get anywhere but that’s the nature of Cape Breton. Sitting on that beautiful coast gives you access to wonderful beaches, the national park, hiking and music. The host meets you on day one and lays out a map and list of things to do and see, where to eat and where not to eat. He was spot-on with his recommendations. Kerri H. 2023

The host were welcoming, made us feel like we were home, the stay was exactly what we needed to disconnect from our day-to-day life. Area is a jewel and isolated.

 JS,  2023


"The Cape Cottage is tastefully decorated and lovingly cared for. Stewart, the host, met with us on arrival and made several suggestions about interesting things to do in the area. Thanks Stewart! We took many of his suggestions and had an absolutely wonderful vacation. The cottage felt like a cozy home, greeting us almost every night with an incredible sunset over the ocean. We would love to return!"

Vickie W. 2022

"Stewart’s cottage is the most perfect place to be. Surrounded by incredible nature and sunsets that I will never forget. It is truly a magical and rare place and you can feel the love that went into the space. It was such a wonderful experience I am going back in the fall for another magical week."

Marla P. 2022


"What a magical week. Stewart's cottage is everything you need and nothing that you don't. A stunning location, easily accessible to so many treasures; beautiful beaches with crystal clear water, well maintained hikes and trails, one-of-a-kind food shops with real character, music and more.We're excited to return and to send people we know to experience the beauty and bounty of Cape Breton."

Taylor C. 2022

"This cottage is beautiful and comfortably appointed with all the things you need for an amazing stay in Cape Breton. The view is absolutely spectacular with the most amazing sun sets. The location is excellent for exploring all that Cape Breton has to offer and Stewart's a great host with lots of tips about the area. We had a fantastic week enjoying this spot and hope to return in the future. Five Stars!!!!!"

Lynnette R., 2021

"This place is paradise. We had the most wonderful stay at Stewart’s Cape Cottage. His properties are all so beautiful but the vista from this one was particularly glorious. Stewart was the perfect host - he helped plan our entire stay with his wonderful and easy to follow recommendations/directions. We are already dreaming of booking again next summer. Don’t hesitate to stay here, or at any of his other cottages!!"

Sarah L. 2021

"We can’t wait to come back and stay at this beautiful VRBO. My family had an amazing week stay at simply the best place to call home for bit. Location- Vast ocean views with the nicest sunsets seen anywhere.Close to amazing beaches for swimming and relaxing. So many places to see or just sit back and enjoy the peace. The cottage is located in the perfect location for a day around the Famous Cabot a trail or a quick drive to Inverness for golf, beach or eateries.The host Stewart is the nicest host I’ve encountered. He really cared about our stay and ensured we had everything at our finger tips. Super knowledgeable and has fantastic recommendations to ensure the best possible experience possible."

 Jason V. 2021

"The “Cape” was a lovely spot to tuck into for a offered beautiful sunsets and easy access to beaches, amenities and the National Park. The place had everything one might need - a well supplied kitchen, books, music, games, beach towels, a comfy bed and an excellent shower. The host made himself available and provided useful tips and advice for the cottage and the area. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a comfy base from which to explore this part of Cape Breton."

Monique L. 2021

"Such a wonderful week at such a beautiful property. Sun, rain, cloudy, whatever the weather, such an amazing view to wake up to everyday. A perfect location for exploring the west coast of Cape Breton, a two-minute drive to a beautiful beach, close to the National Park, and short easy drives to nearby communities. A very attentive host who was easy to communicate with and is keen to share information about his beautiful part of the province. We could not have been happier with our week at this property."

Katherine Q. 2021

"Absolutely stunning location overlooking the Gulf of St Lawrence with amazing sunset views. Chimney corner beach is one of the most perfect beaches in NS and a short 2-min. drive from the property. The property has a cool ‘cottage’ aesthetic and is very clean and modern as pictures depict. Would stay there again."

Owen S, 2020

"It’s hard to believe, but the view was even more magical than described in the listing. Our first night we opened a bottle of local wine and watched the sunset over the ocean. The cottage is modern and well-designed and comes with everything you need. A perfect getaway spot!"  James H, 2020

"We had an amazing vacation! Property is beautifully appointed. Views second to none.30 minutes to Cheticamp and (20 to) Inverness which boast great dining options. The cottage gives you an incredible sense of privacy–you feel very secluded. The design of the cottage is warm and inviting. We would highly recommend and would certainly return! Thanks so much Stewart and Bell!"

Tracey C. 2020

"Let me start by saying that immediately following a Facebook post highlighting our week-long stay in Chimney Corner, I had dozens of friends ask for the link to stay at Cape Cottage. The pictures don't lie. If you've never been to Cape Breton Island, put it on your bucket list, While the entire west coast of the island is absolutely stunning and definitely worth exploring, Chimney Corner beach, just a two-minute drive away from Cape Cottage, wins the prize. Literally, the warmest and clearest waters north of the Carolina's with powdery sand. Who knew? Don't waste your time searching for other properties. This is the one."

Daniel M., 2019

"If you want to visit the western coast of Cape Breton, this Cottage is the perfect place to stay. It is centrally located, peaceful and overlooking the ocean. The fully equipped kitchen made it easy to prepare meals. The owner was better than a tour guide! His generous advice allowed us to discover gems that we would have overlooked otherwise. Many thanks Stewart."

Johanne B. 2019

"The cabin was clean and very tastefully decorated and furnished. We enjoyed every second there. Evenings graced us with beautiful and magnificent sunsets over the ocean. It is a very peaceful and quiet place in the forest. Deer were frequent guests there and a little patience was rewarded with spotting whales in the ocean and eagles on a rocky outcrop above the water... Stewart, told us about many attractions and incredible places to eat we would totally miss otherwise (so do yourself a favor and check them out)"Wieslaw J., 2019

"Our family had the best week in Cape Cottage last summer of our whole road trip from Bangor to Cape Breton. The location is truly magical, amazing views of the ocean and wildlife passing by. We saw a shoal of dolphins easily 50+ one morning and bald eagles overhead. Cape Cottage is very private surrounded by woodlands and a beautiful meadow which the children adored. The cottage itself is immaculate, modern with rustic touches, and a perfect deck for relaxing and star gazing in the evenings."  BEN J., MANCHESTER

"We loved this cottage -- both inside and out. The views are gorgeous -- a perfect spot to watch the sunset. The interior is also lovely -- cozy yet roomy at the same time. Great design and great furnishings….Chimney Corner beach is as nice as you'll find in Cape Breton" SETH E. 2018

"For us, two of the most important aspects of a trip are the accommodation and view. We couldn't have done any better than the Cape Cottage. The interior is straight out of a design magazine; vaulted ceilings, big windows, natural materials, and attention to detail. The kitchen appliances are state of the art. There is gas burning stove in the main area and one of the most generous showers we've ever encountered. The overall impression was one of peaceful sanctuary. Outside, there is forest on 3 sides and the ocean in front. From the deck we filmed whales and amazing sunsets. At night, the stars were overwhelming. … We are still talking to friends and sharing pictures about our wonderful time in September." JOANNE F. 2018

"The views of the water, the cliffs dropping towards the Gulf, the offshore island, the spectacular, constantly changing horizon of blue skies, clouds and mist, and an endless parade of colors; all of this adorned the very special cabin that Stewart has built. We were immediately impressed by the design and workmanship of the cabin, and came to feel quite at home in a short period of time. The cabin was well equipped, clean, and just as represented on the internet. Stewart, the owner,  joined us early on to give us a very thorough tourist briefing, which we actually followed with great pleasure." ANON 



"The Cape Cottage turned out to be the perfect spot....and what a view! if you enjoy sunsets it doesn't get any better. We did quite a bit of traveling on the Cabot trail and both agree that the west side of the island is the place to be. If we were out for a day we always found ourselves racing back to catch the sunset."  CHARLIE AND TONYA M.



"If you are looking for a place far from the city where you can hear yourself think while looking at the sun setting on the ocean, this is the place for you! I need a place to look and feel good, and this cottage was exactly what I was looking for. The design was carefully chosen to be at the same time very contemporary while integrating elements of the nature. Still, it felt like home. The location was great too!"  CYNTHIA B.


"The cottage is perfect for a couple or family with one child." GARRETT USA   


"The panoramic view is staggering. Kathleen and I never tired of it during our week in the Cape Cottage. Whether you are inside looking out, or outside on the broad, open deck on the water side, the sense of sky, sea, and woods takes possession of you. Inside the cottage is smartly and comfortably furnished, not cluttered with years of accretions but equipped with everything we needed or wanted."  ALVIN L., HAMILTON

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