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Peaceful Pet Friendly Home

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A Lovely 2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Home On A Quiet 44 Acre Lot.

This home offers two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and one with a double bed. There is also a pull out double sofa so the house sleeps 6 people. The home is air conditioned and there is a washer and dryer in the basement. Outside on the front deck there is a BBQ and two adirondack chairs to watch the sunset in. The home comes fully equipped with all linens, towels, dishes, pots and pans, cutlery etc. Everything you need for a great vacation.

Scotty MacNeil
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2018

About Scotty MacNeil

My wife Jen and I were brought up in the small community of Mabou, NS and we now live in Halifax, NS about 3 hours away. We have two children, Carson who is 20 and attending The Royal military College in Kingston, Ontario and Olivia who is 14 and is attending highscool here in Halifax. Jen's parents live 500m away on their farm. We spend as much time in Cape Breton as possible during our free time. I am the owner of Breton Electric, a small electrical contracting company in Halifax and Jen works at The IWK Children's Hospital as a respiratory therapist.

Scotty MacNeil purchased this house in 2015

Why Scotty MacNeil chose Mabou

We purchased this property in the spring of 2015 and decided to offer it as a weekly rental property. The property is located just one farm over from Jen's parents farm and so when it went up for sale we were anxious to purchase the property. We love spending time in the area due to the combination of rich culture, scenery, and the local people.

What makes this house unique

This home is a very simple home with all the amenities a family will need for a great vacation. It is set in a beautiful location that is very private yet close to all the services in the village.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I was recently looking for a place to stay in the area while we attended a family gathering. My husband and I traveled from Ontario to Mabou and we were so happy that we had booked this newly renovated cottage.

We immediately felt like we were at home when we walked in the door.

The fully stocked cottage (comes with towels, bedding, and dishes) also had WiFi access. We stayed for 4 nights and we truly enjoyed our stay.

While a previous writer mentioned a busy country road, the cottage is several hundred yards off the road and you do not hear the traffic. The local village is about a 5 minute drive away. There are well maintained walking trails on the edge of the village, which we took advantage off and there are beautiful beaches approximately a 20 minute drive in either direction on Highway 19. There is a local pub, restaurant and bakery in the village if you do not feel like cooking your own meals.

I have already recommended the cottage to several acquaintances who are talking about vacations in the area later this year. I have also stored Scottie's contact information so that I book the cottage when we plan to return to the area in about 2 year's time.

May 2016
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Mabou

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Master Bedroom has a queen sized bed, a closet. a bureau and a bedside table. The second bedroom has a double bed, a closet, a bedside table and a bureau
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Peaceful Pet Friendly Home
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 12 reviews

We had an amazing week stay in NE Mabou!:)

  • 5 of 5

Very easy to checkin in and check out, the house was very clean and well stocked!

  • Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you guys enjoyed the house!
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A Great Find !

  • 5 of 5

We certainly enjoyed our vacation in Maboe ,Scott was helpful with any question the house was listed correctly . The fall colors were beautiful each time we visit Nova Scotia we start to plan our next vacation !Locally fantastic drives and hikes along the harbor ,our golden retriever Charlie swam almost everyday !

  • Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Steve, So glad you enjoyed the property. Please come and stay again in beautiful Mabou! Scotty
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Nice quiet cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We found our three days here very relaxing. The location is very convenient for Celtic Colours concerts and the Red Shoe Pub. The cottage is cozy and the kitchen well enough equipped. I do wish I had stopped at a large grocery with more choices that the small one in Mabou, but for 3 days of breakfasts and dinners it was fine. As this was part of a longer trip we found the laundry especially convenient.

  • Submitted: 14-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful and peacefull.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at your cottage. the area is so beautiful and peaceful. Mabou is an amazing little gem. we had many a good times there. Cant wait to see the little cottage next to it done to bring more family down next time. thank you. Geralyn.

  • Submitted: 7-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in a great location in Cape Breton!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this home. We found the location to be close to the things we wanted to see and do, but really enjoyed the peaceful location of the home. We enjoyed using the barbecue, and cooked from the home every night. We had all that we needed to fix our own meals, and there is a full grocery store nearby. The home itself is well taken care of, and decorated nicely. We appreciated it all and had a great stay!

  • Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thanks Scotty!

  • 5 of 5

Bright, clean and great location near Mabou. Would certainly go back .

  • Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Sydney NS
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
The Red Shoe Pub
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Cabot Links
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
The Mull Cafe and Deli
Nearest Ski
130 Kilometres
Ski Ben Eoin
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
West Mabou Beach
Car: necessary

Our home is located in the picturesque village of Mabou. Home to The Red Shoe Pub and close to the famous Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs golf courses. Mabou is a culturally vibrant community featuring many live music and cultural events throughout the year from family square dances to Ceilidhs.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Mabou

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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