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Cape Breton Island cottage rentals

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La Cabane by The Sea

Renovated and newly furnished cottage near national park. Ideally for a couple but can sleep 4+. Bedroom plus open loft off bedroom with 2 twin beds (twin beds are not private). Note: new stairs to second floor are slightly steeper than normal- so would probably not be the right fit for elderly or anyone with mobility issues. Near pub and restaurants. Pebble beach within 5 min walk. Owner lives away, managed by local hotel manager (Albert's Motel ) No smoking and no pets please (strict).

$125 per night
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  2. Grand River
Sable Point Cottage(7p.HotTub&Outdr.Shower)

Discover what Sable Point Cottage has to offer: a timeless experience in nature that combines comfort, minimalism & luxury within one location. The simple, yet upscale layout, is comforting on the eyes & mind. Its adventurous setting, fitted with its unparalleled views, will conjure up excitement when you arrive. A boulder-studded wall rises up towards a stone walkway, which is fitted with an integrated fire pit. The outdoor hot tub & seasonal outdoor shower are located next to the cottage deck.

$178 per night
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MacToimin Cottage (Private Hot Tub)

Our Cottage is located on The Cabot Trail Surrounded by The Highlands National Park,where you can explore all the hiking trails and breathtaking scenery,walking distance to the ocean and beautiful Sunsets Wake up to the Sunrise over Roberts Mountain There is a small BBQ on the deck for those who would like to BBQ We offer our guests a private hot Tub :) Great for couples .

$120 per night

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Cape Breton Island vacation rentals

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  2. Sydney
Affordable one bedroom with free parking
$22 per night
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  2. Englishtown
The ZzzzMoose 2.0 Luxury Camping Cabin
$69 per night
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  2. Baddeck
The Worn Doorstep - Guest Suite in great location!
$85 per night
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  2. Margaree Valley
#4 Bud's Chalet in Margaree, Nova Scotia
$154 per night
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  2. Chéticamp
THE SHORELINE SHED
$77 per night
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  2. Chéticamp
Pantagruel Log Home by Sea B&B
$92 per night
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  2. Pleasant Bay
The Trailhead Guest Cottage
$119 per night
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  1. Camper/RV
  2. Cheticamp
Seaside Sun Chaser
$126 per night
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  2. Baddeck
The Captain's Quarters - Cottage on Bras d'Or Lake
$136 per night
  1. Private room
  2. North Sydney
Country living on the edge of town (single)
$27 per night
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  2. Inverness
Lakeland Cottages 1 Bedroom Cottage
$119 per night
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  2. Mulgrave
Quiet 1 bedroom mins to Cape Breton Island
$55 per night

Cape Breton Island house rentals

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Riverside House. 364 Bourgeois Rd. Cheticamp.
$101 per night
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  2. Chéticamp
Seaside Shanty
$123 per night
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  2. Sydney
Nice and quiet Room
$45 per night
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  2. Chéticamp
Log House By Sea. Room # 3 Ocean side & BREAKFAST
$109 per night
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  2. Saint Joseph du Moine
Tiny House on Wheels - Boat House
$136 per night
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  2. Englishtown
🌞Ocean View Cottage on the Cabot Trail🔹
$125 per night
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  2. Port Hawkesbury
Home By The Sea
$86 per night
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  2. Mulgrave
3Bd Entire Home-Priv HOT TUB! Near CB, Luxurious
$136 per night
  1. Private room
  2. North Sydney
Quiet country living at the edge of town (double)
$35 per night
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  2. Inverness, Subd. A
Home on family farm
$81 per night
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  2. North Sydney
Modern Cottage-For One Party of 1 to 4 guests
$108 per night
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  2. Petit Étang
R&D Retreat
$117 per night

Cape Breton Island cabin rentals

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  2. Birch Plain, NS
The ZzzzMoose Luxury Camping Cabins
$62 per night
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  2. Petit Étang
La Petite Cabane
$133 per night
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  2. New Harris
MacLeod Cove
$94 per night
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  2. Beaver Cove
Beaver Cove Beach House
$152 per night
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  2. Ingonish Beach
Christies cabin overlooking ingonish harbour
$147 per night
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  2. Nova Scotia
The Shackteau
$78 per night
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  2. The Points West Bay
House with panoramic view
$68 per night
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  2. Cape North
Sunrise Wilderness Cabin, Cabot Trail
$113 per night
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  2. Inverness
Lakeland Cottages 2 Bedroom A-Frame
$186 per night
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  2. Main-a-dieu
Main-a-Dieu Cottage
$76 per night
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  2. Ingonish Beach
Aurora Cottage At The Spruces
$129 per night
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  2. Inverness, Subd. A
Brookside Cottage
$125 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.


How do I get around Cape Breton Island?

Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) is less than three hours’ drive from the island, or you can take a connecting flight to JA Douglas McCurdy Airport (YQY) on the island, just twenty minutes outside Sydney. If you’re flying into Halifax, renting a vehicle is the only viable way to reach Cape Breton Island. Once on the island, you’ll find several options for buses, shuttles, and taxi services. However, the best way to get around is with a personal or rental vehicle — available at both airports — as many of the island’s attractions and communities lie quite far from each other.


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.