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Bras d'Or Cottage on 37 acres with Waterfront Access on Baddeck Bay

Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 BR (one on 1st floor - office/bedroom) 2 full bathrooms + outdoor shower

Welcome to our farmhouse on Baddeck Bay- giving you an easy 4 minute drive to the village of Baddeck, Bell Bay Golf course, and entrance to The Cabot Trail Or.....just RELAX and enjoy sitting on our porch in the middle of a 15 acre expansive quiet meadow view and "watch the world go by". This quaint house is located on 37 acres of rolling countryside near the town of Baddeck, Nova Scotia. Wireless internet and Cable w/HD TV allows for 24/7 connectedness- when YOU want it- and only IF you want it! Our family rental guidebook contains local information about restaurants, beaches, hiking trails and more.

WATERFRONT ACCESS- for kayaks, canoes, bathing. Scenic views overlooking the Beinn Bhreagh hillside. Perfect area for casual picnics , bathing and relaxing-just a 3-4 minute drive away...on the way to or from town.

CENTRAL LOCATION: Baddeck is a northern Canadian resort village on the shores of the world renowned Cape Breton Island adjacent to the Bras d'Or Lakes.

Explore all that Cape Breton has to offer. Our cottage is just 2 miles from town along the Bay Waterfront. It is a great place to use as 'home base' on the Cabot Trail - which is considered 'the Beginning and the End' of one of the most scenic drives in North America.

FISHING, RECREATION:Trout and salmon fishing are one hour away. Permits are available in Baddeck. Close to many fine beaches, trails for hiking, the Alexander Graham Bell Historic Site, Fort Louisburg and the Gaelic College.

GOLF:Numerous enjoyable golf courses are minutes away: Choose Bell Bay Golf Course- only minutes by car, or the new Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs in Inverness, which are less than 1 hour's drive. Consider another nearby course- Highland Links at the beautiful and prestigious Keltic Lodge at Ingonish Beach.

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Jan Blynn
Member since: 2001
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2018

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.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation farmhouse rental in Baddeck, Nova Scotia

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • restaurant dining guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outside - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 1st floor office -Full futon
  • sleeps 6-8 with option of adding more in a separate 4 bed bunk house
  • Books
  • books adult
  • books kids
  • Games
  • games kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Wireless internet, cable TV, and newly added 2nd bathroom on second floor. Easy access to private beach area on Bras D'or Lake. 1 queen, 2 fulls, 2 twins. Separate bunkhouse for kids, hiking trails, and easy access (5 min) to town.


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Bras d'Or Cottage on 37 acres with Waterfront Access on Baddeck Bay
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

A nice location with a lot of Cape Breton charm

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable and private

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: 28-Oct-2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely farmhouse and ideal location

  • 4 of 5

If you are planning a week in Cape Breton and want to stay in one place this is the ideal location for you. Centrally located, it is a short drive to the highway (but very private and quiet). The farm house is exactly as pictured. Baddeck is close by for groceries and fresh sea food on the wharf. The owners are wonderful to deal with. The cottage is well stocked with books, games and a binder the owners have put together of recommended restaurants and activities.

  • Submitted: 3-Oct-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bridgewater, CT

Wonderful Week in Baddeck

  • 5 of 5

We decided to vacation in Nova Scotia this October - Cape Breton Island, specifically.

Three couples, (I should mention that 3 of the 6 of us are originally from Edinburgh, Scotland) and we wanted to see “New Scotland” firsthand. And the timing of our stay with the Celtic Colours Festival couldn't have been planned any better.

We chose Baddeck because of its central location and by chance found the Green Gables rental property and could not have been happier with our decision. From start to finish, the owner and the local property management person could not have been more accommodating. The house was exactly as stated (and portrayed in the photos). It was quaint, yet well equipped, clean and well maintained. And, while in a very pleasant quiet country setting, the house was only a few minutes to town or to a major roadway.

We would recommend, if you visit, to stay in centrally located Baddeck . And we would highly recommend the Green Gables property. The Cabot Trail is a must see (just like the Highlands of Scotland); the Alexander Graham Bell museum (he was Scottish, too); lunch or dinner at The Red Shoe Pub in Mabou; or lunch at The Chowder House on the Cabot Trail in Neil’s Harbor. The Gaelic College in St Ann’s is worth a visit as is the Glenora Distillery in Glenville, just to mention a few.

From the morning coffee on the front porch to the crackle of the logs in the fireplace after a day of sightseeing, our first trip to Cape Breton will be one that we’ll remember and cherish, always.

We’re already planning next year’s visit.

Matt, Southbury CT

  • Submitted: 2-Dec-2011
  • Stayed: October 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay for a two families!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cottage. We had a large group visiting family members on different parts of Cape Breton. This was a perfect central location for our travels.

There was ample space for three adults and four kids. The house was clean and well-stocked. Felt like we were staying with family.

We did have small kids (twins 18months, plus a 3yr old and a 7yr old) so we had to hide a few valuables during our stay. If the kids were a bit older we would not have worried.

Private beach was wonderful for the kids. Very short drive to the town. Lots of bugs but the owners graciously made sure enough spray was available.

Owners were very nice and promptly dealt with our questions. Nice guide in the house to local attractions and restaurants.

  • Submitted: 23-Sep-2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Silver Spring, MD USA

Charming and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Nicely furnished, tastefully decorated, comfortable amenities, peaceful setting, ideally situated. This quiet and lovely property incorporates all that is the essence of Cape Breton. There is nothing more to ask for in a "home away from home".

In addition, the owners were professional and personable to work with making the transaction a very pleasant experience.

Highly highly recommend this property to those looking for a real taste of Cape Breton.

  • Submitted: 15-Jul-2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Sydney, Nova Scotia
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
St Anne's Bay
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Bell Bay Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
wonderful choices in village of Baddeck
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Cape Smokey
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
rental has own dock or Baddeck village beach
Car: necessary

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


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation farmhouse rental in Baddeck, Nova Scotia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer-Peak I
Jun 16 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer- Peak II
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer Finale
Jul 28 2018 - Sep 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 2 2018 - Sep 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
Fall & Celtic Colours
Sep 30 2018 - Oct 20 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$150
Cleaning C$100
Refundable Damage Deposit C$500

No smoking

Rates and terms are subject to change without notice

Rates are based on 6 guests.

Security deposit required/ cleaning fee

Saturday to Saturday rental preferred

CAD dollars or US dollars are accepted

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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