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Large family friendly ocean front home near National Park

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Bed,2 Bath,2 Kit,Liv Rm, Game Rm, Mt. views on Ocean

Water front home on the Cabot Trail (Acadian fishing village) with over 200 private acres nearby to hike, ATV or snowmobile. 5 min. to Cheticamp, 10 min. to National Park, 4 Bedrooms (sleeps 9), 2 Baths with washer/dryer, 2 kitchens, Living room, game room w/ping pong table, awesome sunsets, walk to lake with private access to swim, put in canoe/kayak or other watercraft to fish or water ski. Walk to ocean (great rock hounding) or to the mountains (see moose), bald eagles on front lawn. Travel up the road to whale watch, Cheticamp Island to see seals and bird rookery. Golf on 3 of the best area courses. Horse back ride on trails/ocean or visit our two museums. Lots of local music and theater. Home of renowned hookers and fiddlers (As In Rugs and Music).

Russ Doucette
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2018


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Grand Étang

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom green - 1 queen
    Bedroom yellow - 1 queen
    Bedroom purple - 1 double
    Bedroom white - 1 double
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • 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
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(14 traveler reviews)

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Large family friendly ocean front home near National Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Just like home only with a view.

  • 5 of 5

We two couples loved this welcoming home.The house had everything imaginable for our cooking needs, the beds were comfy and the location took our breaths away. Our first night we were treated with a stunning sunset. Germaine visited with us making us feel at home with her stories of growing up on Cape Breton. A very personal touch.

Great for two couples or families with children. So much space.

  • Submitted: 16-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good times in Cheticamp

  • 5 of 5

House was clean, beautifully located on the water. Loved the bald eagles who make the place home. All the people we met were friendly, engaging, giving us lots of information about life in Cape Breton. Germaine, of course, was a delight.

  • Submitted: 22-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing location

  • 5 of 5

Location, location. location. A fairly simple house with basic amenities and a perfect location. Convenient to the Cabot trail we enjoyed two nights here. Priced a little high for the house itself but worth the price for the location.

  • Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location! Wonderful host

  • 5 of 5

Wow. We loved our stay at this cottage. It's off of a dirt road in between two small towns. The ocean is across the road. We actually saw a Minkie Whale from the front porch, with binoculars. The sunsets are spectacular. The host Germaine, was wonderful. We drove the Cabot Trail, went whale watching, hiked the Skyline Trail, and watched fishermen unload snow crab in Grand Etang. What a wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Lovely Home in a Beautiful Spot

  • 5 of 5

We stayed three nights in this lovely home. First impression was the view from the front porch and the sunset every evening. Inside were four comfortable bedrooms which were very clean. Two bathrooms and a nice size living area. The kitchen had everything you might need for meal prep, however, we only ate breakfast in. Germaine, who manages the property visited us one evening and was full of information about the area. But, what most impressed us was how warm and friendly she was. We found that with all the people we encountered on Cape Breton.

This property is well cared for and a delight to stay in.

  • Submitted: 7-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at this wonderful home. Booking was seamless- info provided by the owner was timely and very useful. Germaine - the local contact - was a pure joy to meet and made us feel at home and was a phone call away for any questions or concerns. The home is spacious and was very clean with all amenities. Home is well cared for both inside and out. What a view! Spectacular sunsets, watching the lobster boats drop their lobster pots, the eagle we saw fly by numerous times, the green mountain in the backyard - loved every minute! Loved our walks down to the beach - the rocky shore is beautiful. Right on the Cabot Trail and the Natuional Park was beautiful. (Make sure you do the Skyline hike). Hope to get back there again....

  • Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
200 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.05 Miles
Cabot Trail
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
130 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary

Located on the ocean with the mountains to our back. In a small fishing village and within walking distance to 2 lakes. It is a short drive to the national park (rated by National Geographic as the #1 island in North America) we own 200 hundred private acres nearby to hike. Great ATV trails.• The Cape Breton Highlands National Park is located just 15 minutes away from the house. It is just beyond Cheticamp as you travel the Cabot Trail. There are so many great hikes. A few of our favorites are the Skyline & the hike down to Fishing Cove. There are some great short ones, too - such as The Bog, and Lone Sheiling. They have maps of all the hikes at the Visitor Center

• Gampo Abbey, a Buddhist monastery in the Shambhala tradition, is not too far. Pema Chodron is the principle teacher there. It is located in Pleasant Bay, which is a town in the middle of the National Park. It takes about 45-60 minutes to get there from the house. There may or may not be tours going on (I believe they end at the end of August), but you can walk all around the grounds & visit the Stupa. There are some fun hikes on the property, the view is amazing, and in general it is just a pretty amazing place

• There are some great restaurants/cafes in the area. The All Aboard Restaurant and The Frog Pond Café in Cheticamp are two of our favorites. If you are travelling through Mabou - the Red Shoe Pub is a great spot. The Doryman Pub in Cheticamp has lots of great music (fiddling, great traditional music, etc). If you travel to Baddeck (about an hour away on the Cabot Trail) - check out the Herring Choker, a great little café & bakery. There is also the first brewery in Cape Breton there - the Big Spruce Brewing Company (beautiful spot). In Margaree (about a 30 minute drive) is a great cafe called the Dancing Goat (and across the street is a great local artisan shop called Two Macs)

• Beaches are wonderful! If you walk from the house just down our dirt road (heading in the direction of Cheticamp) in a few minutes you will get to some large boulders on the left & here is a path down to the beach. It is a rocky beach - but the rocks are incredibly beautiful & often you will find you are the only one there. One of our favorite beaches is Margaree Harbour beach (about a 20 minute drive). There is also the Cheticamp Island Beach (just 5 or so minutes away).

It is such a slow & simple place. Sunsets are beautiful from the porch. There are often bald eagles on the cliff in front of the house. There is a sweet little museum down at the harbor at the end of our road that teaches about the mi-careme (or mid-lent) festival celebrated in Cheticamp and by many Acadian communities. Le Trois Pignon is a cultural center in Cheticamp that has a wonderful display of hooked rugs & explains the history of hooking in the area.

Enjoy & let me know if you have any questions.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Grand Étang

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$32.86
Property Damage Insurance C$77.56

Above 6 persons there is an extra charge of $20.00 per person per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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