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Cape Breton Highland Retreat

Clifftop cottage from offshore
4 reviews
Clifftop cottage from offshore
Sunsets over the water
Neighbourhood road with lupines
Bedroom, queen bed
Lobsterboats below the cliff
Kitchen/dining room
Bald Eagle cruising the clifftops
Every sunset unique
Summer boat parade
Pleasant Bay Harbour
Pollets Cove, wilderness destination 6 mile hike
Red River Beach
Red River Falls
Kerr's Point
Stupa of Enlightenment along the road, part of Gampo Abbey (Buddhist monastery)
Rope down to the neighborhood beach
Whale watching
Young bull moose in the yard
Down the shore
Snow Crab July & August
Cabot Trail, Corney Brook, CB Highlands National Park
Foxy neighbour
Otter Brook cliffs, 1 hour hike from the cabin
Settlement of Red River
Lookout before sunset
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Pleasant Bay, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
The rustic off-grid lifestyle here isn't for everyone though it's mighty cosy and a perfect getaway for self-reliant singles and couples. But make no mistake, there's no flush toilet, electricity, TV, or cell service, and the nearest WiFi hotspot is a 5-mile drive. There is an outhouse and an outdoor on-demand hot shower and an outdoor clawfoot tub with a sunset view, but if you depend on a fully modern bathroom you won't be happy here. If you want to get away from the modern zoom zoom zoom then you'll have found paradise. There's a landline for emergencies, but let go of all that — tune in to the eagles, moose, and whales cruising by, and listen to the babble of the brook or the waves crashing on the rocks below.

The lookout cabin sits atop an 85 foot cliff overlooking the warm summer waters of the Gulf of St Law...
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About the Owner, phillip a
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 90 days ago
Listed since : Apr 2014
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 4 reviews and 1 property
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1 review
Reviewed 14 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

I wasn't able to stay at Phillip's cabin due to last minute unforeseen circumstances - but Phillip was great at answering all questions/concerns I had, leading up to my anticipated stay. He spoke on the phone with me when I felt that would be easier communication than e-mailing. He spent a great deal of time thoroughly explaining things and offering...

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Thank you for your kind words Cassandra! I hope you have a great summer!


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Reviewed 22 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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The location is stunning and the stay is rustic but still comfortable. The outdoor shower overlooking the bay is, by itself, worth the stay. The cottage was well equipped. We saw beautiful wildlife nearby (whales, moose, owls, eagles) and the sunsets were indeed spectacular. We had rain so I reacquainted myself with solitaire, we read and even did a puzzle....

Julie E
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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The house was exactly as advertised, and all of the tips given to us by Phillip made us feel like we had a locals insight into the best things to do and see! The location of the house was magnificent; the house itself simplistic and charming, with everything needed to comfortably enjoy our week long stay. This was a trip...

  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Smoking is okay outside so long as you don't use the yard as an ash tray. Pets are okay w/ additional $250 security deposit. Please keep in mind that with children/toddlers there...
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About the neighbourhood
The Lower End neighborhood is a 2 mile gravel road on the edge of the Pollets Cove wilderness area. There is a scattering of homes and cabins as well as the Tibetan Buddhist monastery called Gampo Abbey which is open for tours in the summer months. The road ends where the Pollets Cove wilderness trail begins.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Halifax: 450.0 km
From the causeway onto the island stay on the Transcanada to Baddeck then turn east at the Red Barn to follow the Margaree River valley down to Margaree Harbour. Or alternatively, from the causeway take the coast road (Ceilidh Trail) to Margaree Harbour and join the Cabot Trail there. Continue NE through Cheticamp (last gas, groceries, and cell coverage) where you enter Cape Breton Highlands National Park. For the next 25 miles you'll enjoy some of the most breathtaking coastal scenery on the east coast. When you exit the Nat'l Park and come to the crossroads of Pleasant Bay, turn off the Cabot Trail and continue on the coast road NE to Red River and the Lower End neighbourhood.
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 3.0 km.
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