Enjoy the breathtaking harbour and mountain views, peace and tranquility and nature at its best with this one of a kind Cabot Trail retreat. This charming 4+ bedroom home sits on a 4 acre lot with its very own pond and fire pit with no close neighbours to disturb you, and a beach just 5 minutes away. You can't get better than that! The original island School House can be used to socialize or party in proper Acadian style with ample room to provide extra sleeping accommodations. Detached garage with BBQ, full sized refrigerator, and private patio off the house. Full laundry facilities on site, eat-in kitchen, separate dining room, and cozy living room with lots of windows throughout to enjoy the awe inspiring views. Full bathroom on main level with 2 piece bathroom upstairs. Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher. Small den has been converted into a 5th bedroom. The house provides a private retreat for couples, or an incredible family vacation that is sure to provide fond memories for all. Pet friendly. Non-smoking in buildings.
- House120 m²
- Half Baths2
- Min Stay1 - 7 nights
5 BR, 1 BA + 2 HF BA, Eat-in kitchen, Living/Dining Room, Sleeps 11+
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug. 23, 2018
About Lorna Deveau
Retired back to Cheticamp in 2016 after living away for 35 years. Bought this summer home February 2012. I hope you love staying in my home as much as my family loved being here every summer.
Lorna Deveau purchased this House in 2012
Why Lorna Deveau chose Chéticamp
I consider this a piece of paradise especially since my family and I live in the area... so good for the soul to enjoy the beauty and calm of this place.
What makes this House unique
My family and I grew up looking at this home across the bay, and love everything about it from the private pond, the old School House, and the peaceful setting. I'll never get tired of looking out at the incredible scenery. I'm very proud to offer you the experience of staying in my home and our village... this will be a vacation destination you will most definitely want to return to.
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Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Beautiful location and scenery! Loved the town, loved the beach, close to the park, yet private across the water. The house fit us perfectly and had every comfort we needed. Wonderful holiday.
Thank you so very much for your 5 star review - it was a pleasure having you and your family in my home and it's truly wonderful to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your time in Cheticamp. I certainly hope you will return here again.
Nice in the main house but would not recommend the barn at all.
The main house is nice. Everything needed was there. Rooms are adequate. Bathrooms were very clean. Overall was impeccably clean.
School house is in bad shape. Would not sleep there. So five rooms really available.
Very complicated with HomeAway. Bad service. Had to finalize payment through Paypal with the owner instead of HomeAway. Would recommend Air BNB instead.
Lorna Deveau (the owner) is very pleasant and accommodating. She is quick to answer phone calls but not emails or texts.
Thank you for writing a review, Michel. My apologies over the hassle with HomeAway but happy you and I were able to finalize all details. The School House is used for kitchen parties and as a social place, not necessarily as bedrooms although some people are very comfortable in there I've been told. It was rented out for a wedding reception this summer and all worked out extremely well. Hope to have you and your guests back again sometime.
Amazing location -- super comfortable home!
Two families from Brooklyn came to this little corner of the world. Four adults and five kids had a fantastic time. Lorna and family were incredibly friendly and helpful, and the home was equipped with everything we could possibly need. Kids loved staying in their own house -- the schoolhouse right next door, s'mores out in the campfire, playing in the huge yard, parents loved the views, the deck, and the island as a whole. The views are amazing here: sunsets, cliffs on the other side of the island and views of the village and the highlands beyond, the birds, flowers and butterflies in the meadow. A truly unique and fantastic place to stay!!!
Thank you so much for the wonderful review - it truly warms my heart to hear that your family loved my home. It certainly is a magical place to unwind, enjoy the stars and be one with nature... the incredible ocean breeze is good for the soul!
I hope to see you back this way someday again - enjoy the rest of your summer!
Great property. Great view. Great time.
First of all, what a lovely spot . The property is just across a little used dirt road from the harbor. Picturesque views of Cheticamp and the mountains behind. We had bonfires all but one night. I am a regular visitor to the area and usually stay in town. I found that I really enjoyed the privacy of this property. I felt more relaxed than staying in town. We would definitely stay at this property again.
Thank you so much for taking the time to comment and review you stay. We love our little piece of paradise and look forward to showcasing it to the world. It will be our pleasure to host you and yours again.
Wonderful week spent at idyllic location
We were a large group entertaining family from Scotland who spent a wonderful week at Jackie and Lorna's Cheticamp Island home. Could not have had more of an idyllic setting....absolutely stunning views of the village of Cheticamp across the water. Everything is provide...Ada their property manager met us shortly after we had arrived to give a run down and contact information. I cannot say enough for the provisions available right down to lobster pot!! We had bonfires wood provided....swam at local beach, Margaree Harbour Beach spent a day at the quarry (not to be missed), Saturday afternoon at the Doryman....lots of fun and laughs. We thoroughly enjoyed the accomodations and would not hesitate to recommend. The schoolhouse is a little run down and roof has leak....did lot spend much time there. Thanks again for a wonderful week. Hope to rebook at future time.
Thanks for the Great review. We are so proud to say we grew up in Cheticamp and happy to showcase it to the World.
Quiet and peaceful - a true getaway
We had an amazing time staying here. We were a group of 16 (8 adults, 8 kids) and the property accommodated us comfortably. We stuck the kids in the school house and had the adults sleeping in the main house. Everyone was happy with this arrangement! The large yard was a huge benefit and gave the kids (and adults) lots of room to run around and play games. The close proximity to the beach was also nice (although the weather really wasn't beachy for much of the time). We hiked through the bush to the other side of the island numerous times and were awed and astounded by the views and remoteness that could be found just a 20 min. hike away. The town of Cheticamp had everything we needed - the CO-OP grocery store, pubs, restaurants, tourist shops, whale watching tours, etc. I would highly recommend this property to others visiting Cape Breton Island.
Picturesque waterfront retreat located on beautiful Cheticamp Island overlooking the village and mountain range. This peaceful four acre property includes a main house, detached garage and original island School House beside a lovely private pond. Close to Cape Breton Highlands National Park and historic Cabot Trail. Visit the village of Cheticamp to enjoy this historic Acadian settlement with its unique music, cuisine, and customs. Within walking distance to the Cheticamp Island Beach (Plage St. Pierre) on one side, or the Lighthouse on the other end of the island looking out at the Gulf of St. Laurence. Enjoy a wonderful family vacation taking in all the sites and sounds, festivals, and numerous amenities this incredible rental property has to offer... you will want to return time and time again.
Additional information about rental rates
The first payment is non-refundable within 60 days of check-in and final payment is non-refundable.