Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon

Capestone Cottage, Private, Waterfront Vacation Home, Close to Baddeck

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 8 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)

Capestone Cottage is Cape Breton’s Home-away-from-Home! This beautiful traditional-style house with a partial wrap around veranda features panoramic views of the Bras d’Or Lakes.

While staying here, guests can relax in quiet comfort and enjoy the pristine beauty and peaceful atmosphere. We are located in the heart of Cape Breton as we are just minutes from the town of Baddeck, which is the beginning and end of the infamous Cabot Trail.

Accommodations close to Baddeck are not just convenient for local activities such as golfing, fishing, hiking, sailboat tours and attending ceilidhs, but also for exploring the entire nearby area.

Situated on the St. Patrick’s Channel, this waterfront property neighbors Castle Moffett and is the prime getaway, central to all the fun and adventure that awaits you on the island.

Capestone offers comfy accommodations and is available for minimum 1 week rentals. As the calendar fills up, there may be some weeks where 7 nights are not available. If this happens to be the case, it will be open to partial week rentals with minimum 4 nights stays. Please note that partial weeks are only offered if cleaner is available.

This 3-bedroom cottage sleeps 6 comfortably, but can provide lodging for up to 8 people if required. It has a one 4-piece bath and one 3-piece bath, laundry facilities, living room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen with propane stove top, wall oven, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, barbecue, patio set and covered veranda with deck chairs.

Enjoy a short stroll down a 300m path to access your own private pebble beach. Come experience the Capestone… it will be a vacation worth taking and remembering!

More Details

Sheri & Scott MacPhee
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 15, 2018

About Sheri & Scott MacPhee

My husband grew up in Baddeck so we travel to Cape Breton every year to visit with family and friends. We currently live in Alberta and recently had a child in May 2012, so this property will be used more and more as we travel to the east coast with our son!

Sheri & Scott MacPhee purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Sheri & Scott MacPhee chose Victoria, Subd. B

We decided to purchase this vacation home in Bucklaw since it is just minutes from Baddeck and we absolutely love the location! It is so close to amenities and the scenery is breathtaking!

What makes this cottage unique

The spectacular views overlook the Bras d'Or Lake and since our property reaches right down to the water's edge, we have a private road to access our very own pebble beach!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Victoria, Subd. B

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master with large closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , Partially Finished
  • Queen size Beds (2) Twin size Beds (4) Playpen available upon request
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

68% Complete
31% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Capestone Cottage, Private, Waterfront Vacation Home, Close to Baddeck
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 19 reviews

Fantastic Views in a Fantastic Home

  • 5 of 5

This was our family's first trip to Cape Breton, and our stay at Capestone Cottage provided us with everything we needed and more to enjoy our getaway. The home is spacious and well-appointed, and the views of the lake are spectacular. The beds and furniture were comfortable, providing us with the perfect backdrop for relaxation. The location of Capestone is ideal, as it's a very quick trip into Baddeck and a great starting point for so many of the trips we had on our itinerary.

It was clear that the owners pay great attention to detail - when we arrived at the cottage we found a thoughtful welcome basket filled with games, water, treats, and other goodies. What a lovely way to welcome guests! The home was also so clean and tidy, and there were numerous brochures and maps available to help us in planning our excursions.

If we are able to visit Cape Breton again, we definitely want to stay at this property again, and we encourage anyone making plans to visit Cape Breton/Baddeck to stay at Capestone Cottage!

  • Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Charming and Nice Location

  • 4 of 5

We were two couples that rented Capestone Cottage for the first week in September. It was a convenient location, yet very private. The neighbors next door were our hosts and were great! They shared lots of information on sites, restaurants, etc. I ended up leaving my coat there and when I called, they were gracious enough to mail it back to me. Beth

  • Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Nice quiet location with great views

  • 5 of 5

Terrific views and nice quiet location.

There was lots of room for us, with all of us having nice comfy beds and clean bedding. The place is well appointed with lots of dishes, beach towels, washer and dryer, comfortable living room furniture, etc. Being on vacation we were busy and the location allowed easy access to everything we wanted to do such as golf at Cabot Links/Cliffs and Highland Links, Cabot trail and even Louisbourg wasn't too much of a drive. Baddeck is close by to get groceries and other supplies as well as being a beautiful town.

Brian the local contact was friendly and helpful with suggestions of places to eat and see. The personalized candies on the pillows were a nice touch that our girls really liked.

The owners were very quick to answer any questions and gave some good helpful suggestions on places to see as well as making sure there was info in the cottage such as Nova Scotia tourism guides and pamphlets.

Overall it was a terrific vacation spot to see Cape Breton.

  • Submitted: 12-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind remarks! We really do appreciate your feedback and we know other guests rely on your positive reviews to help them with their travel plans! We are happy to hear you had a wonderful experience at the Capestone... We will continue to offer as much as we can to make everyones stay both comfortable and enjoyable! We look forward to having you back if you are travelling to Cape Breton again in the near future!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Burlington ON Canada

Absolutely fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at your charming cottage! Such a large, comfortable and well equipped home that was perfect for our vacation. Owners are fantastic and respond quickly to any questions. The views are breathtaking and perfect for watching wildlife -- we saw many birds, chipmunks and even a fox. We highly recommend staying here and plan to do so ourselves in the future!

  • Submitted: 25-Sep-2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your feedback! We are happy to hear you had a wonderful stay at the Capestone and that you were able to relax and enjoy the wildlife! We do see a lot of birds our way and even seals out in the lake! They are just as curious as us sometimes, so it's nice when your paths can meet! Glad you made it home safe and your trip went well! We appreciate your kind words and would love to have you back to our cottage again!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Fantastic family getaway

  • 5 of 5

This place was great and I would not hesitate to recommend it to friends. Location is central to everything there is to do in Cape Breton. Within 30 minutes of beautiful beaches at Inverness, Mabou and Port Hood. About 1.5 hours drive to Sydney, Glace Bay and Louisbourg. Short drive to Cabot Trail. House is clean, large and comfortable... ample space for our family of 5 (three young children). Living area with beautiful view of the lake. Large kitchen open to the living room area equipped with everything you could need. All 3 bedrooms were very comfortable... bonus loft in the attic with two extra beds that the kids enjoyed. Owner and caretaker were friendly, attentive and easy to deal with. Hope to be able to stay here again on our next trip to Cape Breton.

  • Submitted: 27-Aug-2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for writing a review on our property! We are happy that you and your family had a pleasant stay at the Capestone and made yourselves at home! A vacation just isn't the same if you can't feel relaxed and comfortable, so we are glad that our cottage could provide just that for you! It sure is great to enjoy all that Cape Breton has to offer... it's nice you were able to get around and visit many of the beautiful beaches, etc. You are always welcome to come back to explore the many more adventures awaiting you in this area! :)
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 4 of 5

Superbe cottage avec accès direct sur le lac.equipement du cottage parfait pour une famille de 6 a 8personnes.situation parfaite par rapport a Baddeck.dommage qu'on entende la high way assez fort au reveil.

  • Submitted: 21-Jul-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing the Capestone... We are glad that you had a wonderful stay in our vacation home! We love to hear that our guests enjoyed themselves and are happy to know that our cottage was the perfect fit for your needs! The location of our place is definitely convenient for anyone doing day trips around the island! Hope to have you back again in the near future!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Bell Bay


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Victoria, Subd. B

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Season
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Celtic Colours Music Festival
Oct 5 2018 - Oct 12 2018
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$350
Cleaning Fee C$200

*EARLY BOOKING PROMO*: Book by May 31, 2018 and receive 10% off the base rates on full weekly rentals (excludes Celtic Color festival).

SERVICE FEES: If you book online using your credit card, service fees will apply. However, if you choose to book directly with the owner, you can make payments by bank e-transfers or PayPal, which are both secure methods for sending transactions.

NO TAXES: HST is not applicable on this property, as it's a seasonal rental and the rates are already priced reasonably low! Therefore, we are passing on more savings to our future guests, so you can enjoy our property knowing you got the best price guaranteed!

SPECIAL EVENTS: The dates for Celtic Colours International Music Festival changes every year, so please note that these dates in October are quoted at the Event rates for 9 days/8 nights. For 2018, the Celtic Colours are Oct 5th-13th.

Owner'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.
Contact Owner

Other Vacation Properties