4 BR (one on 1st floor - office/bedroom) 2 full bathrooms + outdoor shower
About Jan Blynn
Although we spend most of our time living in the States, we have canadian roots and love to return to Baddeck with family and friends to enjoy sailing, biking, golf, fishing, kayaking, hiking and more. We hope you will discover and connect with this special place and come back often.
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We really enjoyed our relaxing four days at the Green Gables Farmhouse by Baddeck Bay. The six of us had been moving along, sleeping in a different town every night and so were very happy to stay still for a few days here. What a relaxing location! Lovely old home, much loved, nicely set up for us, perfect accommodation for us.
Heaven on Earth
My husband and I and our three daughters (aged 16, 19 and 23) spent a week at this lovely rental in August. We all felt instantly at home. The property itself is large, private, quiet, and offers beautiful pastoral views from every angle. As soon as we unpacked we gathered in the late afternoon on the front porch overlooking the huge, abundant hydrangea bushes and began what would become the most relaxing week our family has ever spent together. We all loved the charming old farmhouse—the downstairs rooms were all tastefully decorated with sturdy antiques and cozy furniture, and the upstairs bedrooms were light, airy and peaceful. The beds were all very comfortable and fitted with nice all-cotton sheets. The outdoor shower was to die for; we barely used the ones indoors after trying it out. The location is excellent due to its proximity to Baddeck (the Cape Breton town with the most to offer), the spectacular Cabot Trail, and the beautiful beaches (our favorite was West Mabou). Many books about Cape Breton lined the bookshelves. This, in addition to the comprehensive binder of information left for us in the kitchen, proved very helpful when planning our days. Jan, the owner, is such a generous host—she really could not have been nicer or more gracious. I would not hesitate to recommend this property to others. (In fact I already have!)
What more can we say than our stay at the Farmhouse was PERFECT!! We loved the house from the minute we walked through the door. I was an ideal, central location for our group of 7. Peaceful and serene, quiet and private yet still close to town for whatever we might need. The house was spotless when we arrived and had everything you could possibly need on hand. An ideal get away. We were sad to leave and can't wait to go back!
Lovely house, great location
We had a wonderful week in Green Gables. The house is exactly as it's pictured. It is old, but very solid. The stairs don't creak, the plumbing is excellent, and it is impeccably clean and tidy. We have stayed in many places that are only a few years old and many of them lack any kind of character at all. This place has loads of character and everything works like a charm. The setting great. It is secluded without feeling like you are completely cut off from the world. There are neighbours across the road at the end of the long driveway, and Baddeck is a short drive away. There are great beaches both nearby and a little further afield. We loved both Big Pond beach on Bras D'or and the one at West Mabou. Kidston beach, also very nice, is a short ferry ride from the town dock, but dogs are not allowed on the ferry or on the island. There are many things to see and do in Baddeck if you decide to explore the town. The Alexander Graham Bell museum is awesome, there is a theatre company, ceilidhs are held in a few locations and archery a few nights a week at the curling club. Our kids loved the archery. Our fifteen year old said that the key to a good vacation for him is good WiFi. Green Gables has it, and he used it - a lot!
A nice location with a lot of Cape Breton charm
We enjoyed our nine day stay in this old farmhouse, which was built around 1900. The house has wood slat floors that slope a little due to age, but this just adds to its character and quaintness. It brought back memories of when I used to visit Cape Breton with my grandmother when I was a kid in the 1960's. It was very clean when we checked in and was well stocked with everything you need for an extended stay. The beds were quite comfortable. The land around the house is picturesque and quiet, which makes for a very relaxing setting, and it's a pleasant drive of only 5-10 minutes to Baddeck for restaurants and shopping. Wifi connection was excellent. Two modern conveniences missing were a dishwasher and television; we didn't miss a dishwasher that much, but for the price I think the house should have a TV. In summary, I recommend this place; it was so much nicer than staying in a hotel.
Clean, comfortable and private
Green Gables was everything promised and more. The home was comfortable, very clean and situated in a quiet, intimate setting, so near to all the bustle of tourism. It allowed us to relax after well filled days of touring the Cabot Trail, golfing, visiting historic sites, enjoying Celtic music and of course fine dining. Our hosts were warm and hospitable folks, who were a pleasure to meet. I would recommend Green Gables to any travelers to beautiful Cape Breton!
Fishing, sailing, swimming, boating, kayaking, hiking, biking, antique and craft shopping, Celtic art and music, numerous galleries, Bell Bay Golf Club, Alexander Graham Bell Historic Site , sail & power boat tours on the Bras d'Or Lakes