My family of three (mom, dad, and teenage son) highly recommend this cottage and our time in beautiful Nova Scotia. A former pottery studio, the cottage is unique, isolated (but not too isolated) and comfortable. The views of the surrounding forest and Chimney Corner beach are incredible, and the cottage's location provides a perfect jumping-off spot for all that Cape Breton Island has to offer, from the Cabot Trail, hiking in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, and the culturally diverse local communities and great area restaurants and music. We really appreciated the owner's "orientation" the morning of our first day -- he pointed us to some great sites, music, and restaurant opportunities that we would have likely overlooked. How many owners take the time to meet with their renters to give them the lay of the land? We fell in love with Nova Scotia and hope to go back. Robert E. 2019
This was one of the best rentals we have had. Our host, Stewart, was the best. He helped in many ways and was very accessible, The cottage was extremely cool. Million-dollar view. All necessities present. Bed was comfortable. Location was remote and private, close to a lot of entertainment. For oyster lovers, the Brook Village Grocery had great oysters for great price. Lots of lobster and mussels... We visited Cape Breton Clay, and there were some really nice pieces of pottery which were irresistible. We can’t wait to come back...I cannot say enough good about our host and the property.
We just returned from a week staying at Deep Blue Sea which was a unique experience. We arrived about 12 hours prior to Hurricane Dorian which swept through the area on Sept. 7/8. It was both scary and thrilling at the same time. The cottage was an awesome viewing platform for the storm and we felt quite safe. Unforunately we lost power and water for 5 days, almost the entirety of our stay. This sounds bad but we had a very enjoyable time there. The woodstove kept us warm and we cooked our meals on it daily which worked out quite nicely. We ate dinner by candlelight and were able to get adequate supplies of water for drinking, bathes etc. Stewart was extremely helpful throughout. We were able to enjoy the area with very few visitors around. Overall we very much enjoyed the stay although it was not the vacation we had planned it was a lot of fun–would definitely stay again if in the area. The views from the deck are incredible, the cottage was well supplied and Stewart kept us informed on where there was power on in the area. Highly recommended. Scott H., 2019
"My husband and I visited Cape Breton for the first time in July. The trip exceeded our expectations, with the DeepBlueSea cottage being the highlight of the trip. The magnificent view was ever-changing, and the constant debate was whether to leave and explore or stay put on the deck and watch. The cottage is cozy and very well thought out, and the decor perfectly reflects Stewart and Bell's aesthetic. The house, including the kitchen, was furnished with everything we needed and then some; Stewart also came to meet us in person and generously spent time with us, annotating a map of the island's highlights." ANDREA M. NC
"Waking up to that gorgeous view and having my first coffee on the deck started every day off right! The house was extremely well equipped, had lots of skylights, heated bathroom floors, was cozy and felt like home. " ELAINE W.
"The view from this house is stunning. It was hard to leave the deck each day especially with bald eagles and whales visiting the cove below. But we couldn't let Stewart's extensive list of things to see go to waste, so we managed to drag ourselves away each day. His suggestions were spot on. LINDA C.
"Our stay at this cottage was one of the best vacation stays we have ever had. The cottage itself is clean and well furnished. Everything works and is aesthetically pleasing. The views are indeed incredible. The cottage has a wonderful deck that ensures complete enjoyment of the vista. My wife, my son and I felt not only at home there but...blessed - there is no other word." CHRISTINE M.
"Our week here at DeepBlueSea was amazing. We came to Cape Breton for our honeymoon and were excited to be staying in a secluded tiny house that overlooked the ocean. It was the perfect home base for day trips." JANET M.
"We made sure we we arrived back at the cottage every evening in time to sit on the deck and witness the most beautiful sunsets we've ever seen. The hiking was fantastic in the National Park. It was one of the best weeks of our lives and we would definitely return. JEFF AND SUE, FL.