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Panoramic View of Acadian Village from Picturesque Island Property

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

5 BR, 1 BA + 2 HF BA, Eat-in kitchen, Living/Dining Room, Sleeps 11+

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.

Property Manager
Lorna Deveau
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

About Lorna Deveau

Just retired back to Cheticamp 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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

It is my greatest pleasure to write a review for this property.

I rented this house for the period August16-August23, 2015 for my family members that were traveling from all parts of Canada and NY, to Cape Breton for my daughter's wedding.

My initial request, October 2014, for information on this property was met with a quick, efficient and friendly response. Following that many more questions ensued to establish this property would meet our needs. I was delighted that the owners left no stone unturned in providing me top notch service to the point a great relationship was formed between them and I.

I was granted viewings of the premises twice. The caretakers were wonderful and did everything possible to accommodate my schedule. They were the perfect example of Cape Breton warmth and hospitality.

The house and property are immaculate. The grounds are well groomed and manicured. The house is well stocked with linens and towels and the kitchen is also well supplied with dishes, pots and utensils.

This location was perfect for our needs. We had more that enough room for approximately 50 people to come and attend in a pre-wedding BBQ and Buffet gathering. Let's not forget to mention this property has a "man cave" with its own fridge that the gentlemen folk LOVED.

It was absolutely a wonderful week. I would recommend this location to any and all who wish to experience a great Home Away from home experience.

Many thanks to Jackie and Lorna.
Aug 2015
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Chéticamp, Nova Scotia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • soaps basic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 3 (School House) - toilet , 2 piece
    Bathroom 1 (main floor) - toilet , combination tub/shower , 4 piece
    Bathroom 2 (2nd floor) - toilet , 2 piece
  • 4 piece bathroom located on main level and 2 piece upstairs in main house. Another 2 piece bathroom is located in the School House.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2nd level
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2nd level
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2nd level
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , main level
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd level
    School House - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This building sleeps 3 in beds but has the capacity for more
    Den - 1 twin/ single , main level
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • books adult
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • games kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • deck wood
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • long term renters welcome
  • Singles
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Panoramic View of Acadian Village from Picturesque Island Property
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 10 reviews

Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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. Lorna
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Amazing location -- super comfortable home!

  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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Great property. Great view. Great time.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: 9-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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. Jackie D.
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Wonderful week spent at idyllic location

  • 5 of 5

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.

Cathy MacNeil

  • Submitted: 12-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the Great review. We are so proud to say we grew up in Cheticamp and happy to showcase it to the World.
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Quiet and peaceful - a true getaway

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: 17-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family/friends getaway

  • 5 of 5

The space is perfect if you're looking to have a big family reunion or friends reunion. Right ON the water, lots of privacy, lots of space and on the cabot trail near beautiful margaree... huge kitchen and a separate dorm style space thats fitted with all kinds of cots and air mattresses. We went for a family reunion and we cooked and hung out at the house all day and our parents slept there while we took the late night party into the school house, can't believe it was such a perfect setting!

PS: The owners are great and helpful, there's EVERYTHING In the cottage you would need, and the supervisors are excellent too, they'll come by for anything you need and are super polite.

Can't say I've never found a more perfect place for a big group.

  • Submitted: 29-Oct-2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review. It warms our hearts to know that others love it too.
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Nearest Airport
160 Kilometres
Sydney (Regional)...Halifax (Itnl) 370 KMs
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
172 Kilometres
North Sydney (ferry to Nfld)
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Le Portage (18 holes)
Nearest Train
320 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Cabot Trail
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Cape Smokey
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Cheticamp Island Beach
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Chéticamp, Nova Scotia

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
SUMMER (2018)
May 27 2018 - Sep 22 2018
7 night minimum stay
AUTUMN (2018)
Sep 23 2018 - Nov 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
WINTER (2018)
Nov 4 2018 - Apr 27 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$250
Pet Fee C$75

The first payment is non-refundable within 60 days of check-in and final payment is non-refundable.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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