EaglesPass cottage

This is by far one of the most relaxing, tranquil and beautiful vacations we have ever had in the Maritimes. Eagles Pass was beyond stunning, with breathtaking views of the ocean and hidden gem Chimney Corner beach. Stewart the host welcomed us like old friends, helped us map out our sightseeing adventures and customized a map of some of the Cabot Trail's secret spots. We will absolutely return next year! Eagles Pass should be on your Top 5 places to see in Nova Scotia!

Danika B. 2020

Going to Cape Breton? You need to stay here! Our stay at Eagle's Pass was incredible. Loved sitting in the cottage watching the sunset through the huge windows in the cabin overlooking the cove. View was beautiful. The cottage was private, clean, and well appointed. Great selection of music on the iPod/speaker system (nice touch!). Stewart was great to deal with and gave us lots of helpful tips on where to eat and what to see while we were on the Island. Loved the unique style of the cabin. Would definitely stay here again!

Kyle S. 2020

Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful view. Peaceful location with an adorable cottage. Stewart and Bell went out of their way to be accommodating. Hoping we will make it back some time in the future!

Tony M. 2020


My family and I spent a week at Eagles Pass this summer and it was a fantastic spot. It was private, tranquil, rustic and near a very beautiful, quiet beach. Stewart was great and was very welcoming and helpful with excellent recommendations for day trips, hikes and places to eat! We would love to go back there again some day!

Jennifer J.2020

Eagles Pass is one of the most wonderful vacation rental homes we've ever stayed in. The cottage was roomy, bright, very comfortable and immaculate. I definitely picked the perfect cottage and location for my husband's birthday. The ocean view and the beach itself were astounding. I actually saw two eagles pass right by the deck and you can see them sitting on the rocks by the beach most mornings. We spent far less time exploring away from the cottage than we thought we would because we just wanted to absorb the majesty of the views the cottage offered. Stewart was super responsive in the planning and reservation stages, and met us at the cottage to explain how everything worked and all the must sees in Cape Breton. Location was perfect and a great base for exploring Cape Breton. Eagles Pass was a fantastic place to stay and we hope our travels will take us there again, hopefully next year. Our thanks to Stewart and Bell for allowing us a week in their gorgeous cottage. Thank you! Lori H. 2019


We spent the last week of our three-week Eastern Canada vacation at Eagles Pass Cottage, and could not have made a better selection! Having never been to Cape Breton before, we were somewhat dependent on recommendations from the cottage owner, Stewart Applegath. Not only did Stewart make great suggestions (both in person and by the info in the cottage) for restaurants, bakeries, pubs, live music, farmers markets, whale watching, hikes and beaches, but it seemed like everyone in the area knew him, and liked him too! He is a strong ambassador for Cape Breton, where the people are among the most friendly anywhere. The cottage is fantastic; perfect for a week or even a month. We had dinner there four times, just because we wanted to watch the sunset, view the eagle and ships through the telescope, and listen to the waves. Architecturally, the design is outstanding; more than enough room for us but also cozy. The view, the view, the view!!! We definitely plan to return!

April and Doug K. 2019


"This place was dreamy! The dramatic setting, well-designed cottage, as well as Stewart's incredibly helpful list of area highlights made our week at Eagles Pass a super pleasant and enjoyable experience. Highly recommended for anyone looking for quiet and relaxation in an unbeatable location." PAUL K. 2018


"My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful week at Eagles Pass a couple of weeks ago. It was amazing!! I’ll never forget seeing the beautiful cottage for the first time after arriving in the dark in a rain storm. It was so cozy and welcoming with a light on, music playing softly and hearing the ocean waves outside. Stewart came by the next morning and went over local highlights - many of which we visited and enjoyed...The whole area is stunningly beautiful. The cottage itself was lovely and well stocked. We enjoyed having BBQs and sitting outside watching the gorgeous sunsets. We were lucky to have a ‘herd’ of seals visit us for 3 days and saw a couple of pilot whales once and eagles outside our window! We fit in some shopping including some beautiful pottery from Cape Breton Clay. The whole process in booking was very smooth and it was a pleasure working through everything with Stewart. It was a very special vacation and we can’t wait to return next summer!" JULIE H. 2018


"This was our second year in a row at Eagles Pass and it is a special experience that is hard to duplicate. The cottage is literally at ocean's edge and the privacy we had is great if you want to get off the grid for awhile. Each day we had bald eagles make one or two passes and usually we spotted seals down below so we were not completely alone. The cottage is very tasteful...and radiant heat in the bathroom was a plus. The owner, Stewart stopped by greet us and has a wealth of information to share about everything including sightseeing on the Cabot Trail to dining. was an awesome life experience for a couple of hackers. …Renting Eagles Pass for two years in a row speaks for itself why we consider it a little piece of heaven." HARRY M. 2018


"Absolutely LOVED our stay at Eagles Pass Cottage! The cottage is well appointed and very comfortable. Whether in the living room or on the spacious deck, the view of Chimney Corner Beach and the water is amazing. Sunsets over the water were a sight to behold. Our host Stewart met with us on the first night to share info and ideas on what to see and do in the area - he is a great ambassador for his community!… The cottage is in a secluded and quiet area, yet still conveniently situated to surrounding towns and attractions. We had a fabulous week on the island, totally enhanced by our stay at this lovely cottage. Would highly recommend this cottage!" MARIE-ANN E. 2018


"Ce fut un séjour mémorable! La vue était exceptionnelle! Le chalet convenait à tous les besoins d’une petite famille avec deux jeunes enfants. Les couchers de soleil étaient splendides! Nous avons vu des aigles à tête blanche et des lièvres. Les enfants ont adoré la plage et le petit ruisseau qui s’y écoulait! Ce fut tellement relaxant d’entendre le bruit des vagues et le chant des oiseaux. Le chalet est bien situé pour explorer la côte ouest de l’île du Cape Breton. Stewart, le propriétaire était charmant, disponible et attentif à nos besoins. Il nous a aidé à planifier notre semaine selon nos intérêts. Cela fut très apprécié! Un endroit enchanteur à ajouter à votre canet de voyage!" KARINE M. 2018


"This amazing cottage provided the perfect spot for the vacation of a lifetime. We are a family of four, parents and two kids. The cottage itself seems straight out of a Home magazine photo shoot with warm pine floors, airy ceilings, and comfortable and well-placed furniture. The bay of windows in the corner provides a majestic view of the ocean and brilliant sunsets. I could't help but smile and shake my head when I was out on the deck at the shear beauty of the setting. We'd look across the cove and the beach to see two bald eagles perched on the cliff. Wow! Stewart is an incredible host. He was there to welcome us on the day we arrived. He sat down and gave us insider's tips to enjoying our stay on the west side of Cape Breton. I would have been content enough to just hang out in the cottage, on the deck or the secluded beach, but we ended up doing something from Stewart's recommendations each day and we were well rewarded. We plan on returning!" AMBER H. 2018


"We just returned home from our stay at Eagles Pass in Chimney Corner and can't wait to go back next year. The cottage is in an absolutely stunning location with beautiful views. Stewart, the owner, came over on our first day to talk to us about the area and gave plenty of excellent suggestions on places to stop, eat and hike. The cottage itself was modern, well appointed, comfortable and private. We had no trouble exploring from the cottage and spent plenty of time on the gorgeous beaches that were very close. Can't wait to go back!" TAHEERA R. 2018


"This was the second stay for my family at EaglesPass Cottage and it once again exceeded our expectations. We feel a level of comfort and a feeling of home from the moment we pull into the driveway. The cottage is pristine, unique and so welcoming. The views from the open, airy cottage are spectacular and ever-changing with the weather. My teenage sons spend their time exploring the property and take full advantage of the most amazing beach just moments away."   -MONICA D.


"One of my favorite afternoons was spent basking in the sun on the porch while waiting to catch glimpses of whales and dolphins in the distance. One day the lobster boats pulled in their traps right below us. How fantastic to watch the lobstermen at work. Stewart is charming and helpful, the cottage is immaculately maintained, and the tastefully designed and furnished rooms all contributed to a memorable stay." DOMENICA G.


"The EaglesPass cottage is everything and more than the breathtaking photos depict. The view is stunning, the sunsets are an event, the accommodations a rustic blend of simplicity and comfort. It was a perfect beachhead to explore an island with countless attractions and a local population eager to share their culture and food."   -HB, MASSACHUSSETS


"There are simply not enough superlatives to describe the cottage and the spot it is built on. The house is tastefully furnished with an eye for the detail and a nice little 'library'. It is perfect for a couple who wants to leave the stress of life behind for a while." -DANIEL T.

"As many other reviewers have noted, Stewart's personal welcoming visit with each new arrival is a really helpful, informative bonus! He brought maps & brochures and sat down with us for nearly an hour on our first evening there to highlight sights and locations that would be of interest to us."     -SHARON W.,  PA