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#4 Bud's Chalet in Margaree, Nova Scotia

Uncle Bud spent his younger days working in the forests of Margaree, and his older days entertaining it's residents. This 2 person chalet named for him is perfect for a couples getaway! Nestled amongst the hardwoods, it features a two person jet tub, situated below a 6 foot electric fireplace. Kitchen & King Bed The kitchen and dining room in Bud’s Chalet includes a refrigerator, four burner range, cooking essentials, coffee maker, microwave & dishwasher. The dining space also includes a table for two, an electric fireplace, satellite SMART TV and free Wifi. Whirlpool Tub Chalet 4 comes with it’s very own 6 jet whirlpool tub.

$154 per night
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  2. Inverness
Adorable Studio Guesthouse Steps from the Ocean

Our studio guesthouse is located minutes from Chimney Corner Beach and the world famous Cabot Trail. We are located just 20 minutes from the town of Inverness, where you can enjoy a round of golf at our world class golf courses as well as enjoy many great restaurants and shops. The studio guesthouse is quaint and comfortable and comes with everything you may need for a relaxing getaway. We look forward to having you stay:)

$82 per night
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  2. Cheticamp
Oceanfront Cottage with Panoramic View

Charming oceanfront cottage on the Cabot Trail with wrap around deck and panoramic views. Two bedrooms, one and a half baths with fully equipped kitchen. Conveniently located on walking path minutes away from beaches, cafes and restaurants.

$194 per night

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Stay near Cape Breton Island's top sights

Photo of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site29 locals recommend
Photo of The Big Fiddle
The Big Fiddle9 locals recommend
Photo of Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Cape Breton Highlands National Park11 locals recommend

Cape Breton Island cottage rentals

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  2. Grand River
Sable Point Cottage(7p.HotTub&Outdr.Shower)
$216 per night
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  2. Inverness
5 Modern Ocean View Cottages with Hot tubs (#2)
$294 per night
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  2. Petit Étang
Le p'tit blanc -- on the Cabot Trail
$202 per night
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  2. Ingonish Beach
CHRISTIE'S SMOKEY MOUNTAIN COTTAGE
$209 per night
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Bayview Chalets - Anchors Away - #17
$233 per night
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Oceanfront Cottage (LeBlanc Chalet)
$264 per night
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  2. Dingwall
Tally’s Cottage
$78 per night
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Whiskey Mountain Cottage
$179 per night
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  2. Inverness
Oceanfront Cliffside Cottage - Cabot Coast
$184 per night
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  2. Margaree Centre
Swallow Bank Cottage 5, two bedroom on the River
$128 per night
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  2. Inverness
Lakeland Cottages 1 Bedroom Cottage
$142 per night
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  2. Grand Étang
Oceanfront 2 Bedroom Cottage Zen Retreat
$190 per night

Cape Breton Island house rentals

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  2. Pleasant Bay
Private 89-acre Oceanfront Retreat - Cabot Trail
$271 per night
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  2. Englishtown
Cabot Trail Cottage - Ocean View - Hottub, Hiking!
$139 per night
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  2. Chéticamp
Seaside Shanty
$123 per night
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  2. North Sydney
Country living on the edge of town (single)
$32 per night
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Pantagruel Log Home by Sea B&B
$92 per night
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  2. New Campbellton
1 bedroom waterfront home Bras D'or/Atlantic
$87 per night
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  2. Point Cross
Old Cabot Trail Beach House
$329 per night
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  2. Saint Joseph du Moine
Tiny House on Wheels - Farm House
$136 per night
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Tiny House on Wheels - Boat House
$136 per night
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Riverside House. 364 Bourgeois Rd. Cheticamp.
$111 per night
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  2. Petit Étang
R&D Retreat
$116 per night
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Log House By Sea. Room # 3 Ocean side & BREAKFAST
$111 per night

Cape Breton Island oceanfront vacation rentals

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Luxury Lakeside Dome With Hot Tub
$227 per night
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The Captain's Quarters - Cottage on Bras d'Or Lake
$151 per night
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  2. Englishtown
The ZzzzMoose 2.0 Luxury Camping Cabin
$69 per night
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  2. Cheticamp
Seaside Sun Chaser
$123 per night
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Bayview Chalets - Ocean Breeze #23
$233 per night
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Seaside Shack
$135 per night
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Seaside Nook
$129 per night
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  2. Port Hood
Family friendly sandy beach front cottage
$272 per night
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  2. Chéticamp
The most wanted place to stay in Cheticamp
$209 per night
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Rose's Apt. @ Salty Rose's and the Periwinkle Café
$165 per night
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  2. Ingonish
Beluga Bunkie
$167 per night
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  2. Ingonish Beach
Luxury couples ocean front cottage private hot tub
$209 per night

Your guide to Cape Breton Island

All About Cape Breton Island

Located in the turbulent Atlantic waters off the eastern shores of Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island is known for its rolling forested hills, fishing villages, the expansive and brackish Bras d’Or Lake, and rugged, dramatic coastlines. The remote island has attracted generations of hikers, flyfishers, and kayakers to its vast hinterlands and sprawling seaboards — wild landscapes that shelter enormous populations of moose, black bears, and seasonal migratory whales. Cape Breton’s human residents cluster in several dozen communities scattered across the island, Sydney being the largest.

Museums and art galleries keep the island’s cultural scene current, and several heritage sites invite visitors to learn about the Mi’kmaq people and other Indigenous communities. The island is also famous for its seafood, and you’ll find many restaurants serving up lobster and other locally caught shellfish. As Cape Breton connects easily to the mainland via the Canso Causeway, the broader offerings of Nova Scotia are within reach.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Cape Breton Island?

Eastern Canada and the North Atlantic waters around Cape Breton Island are subject to a varied climate, with drastic swings in conditions between the seasons. Summers are warm and pleasant, with regular rain showers that create lush, vibrant landscapes. These months are great for hiking, exploring the inland areas, and enjoying the cultural offerings of the local communities. Winters bring frigid temperatures that often fall well below freezing, with heavy snowfall accumulating from November through March. These colder months can still be excellent times to book vacation rentals on Cape Breton Island, as there are plenty of opportunities for cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and nestling up in a cozy cottage in front of a fire.

Most of the island’s festivities and events occur during the summer, when it is comfortable to be outside. All summer long, the Patio Lanterns Festival sees makeshift stages pop up throughout Nova Scotia for free live music and food on patios lit with twinkling lights.


What are the top things to do in Cape Breton Island?

Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

This 25-acre historic site in the town of Baddeck perches above the Atlantic waters; its angular architecture and expansive glass walls merit a visit alone. Inside, the museum showcases artifacts, re-creations of historic aircraft, underwater submersibles, the world’s first patented telephone, and other achievements from the life of the famed inventor.

The Big Fiddle

This 60-foot statue honors Nova Scotia’s strong Celtic community and its proud musical traditions. It stands in front of the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion in Sydney, which hosts concerts throughout the year. The Port Sydney area offers plenty of options for shopping and dining, as well as a waterfront promenade that provides expansive ocean vistas.

Cape Breton Highlands National Park

This expansive national park and recreation area sits amid Cape Breton’s northern highlands, coniferous forests, and rugged coasts. Miles of hiking trails through the undulating hills bring travelers to the tops of towering peaks, along winding creeks, and to the beaches of secluded mountain lakes. Flyfishing is one of the park’s popular activities, in addition to spotting eagles, moose, and whales in the wild.