Cliff Waters Vacation Properties, Nova Scotia

From $232 / night


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  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Cottage

Cliff Waters Cottage in Pleasant Bay is central to the best of Cape Breton - the Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, the Gulf of St. Lawrence, whale watching, Pollett's Cove, and Gampo Abbey Buddhist Monastery.

Just off the beaten track this oceanfront retreat on 89 acres of private land has a panoramic view of the ocean, mountains, sunsets, national park, whales, diving gannets, fishermen, stars, and community of Pleasant Bay. There is a sandy beach at the bottom of the hill with both river and ocean swimming. Hiking, sightseeing, whale watching, restaurants, shops, and local craftspeople are all within minutes of Cliff W...Read more

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Cliff Waters Vacation Properties, Nova Scotia
Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Cliff Waters Cottage in Pleasant Bay is central to the best of Cape Breton - the Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, the Gulf of St. Lawrence, whale watching, Pollett's Cove, and Gampo Abbey Buddhist Monastery.

Just off the beaten track this oceanfront retreat on 89 acres of private land has a panoramic view of the ocean, mountains, sunsets, national park, whales, diving gannets, fishermen, stars, and community of Pleasant Bay. There is a sandy beach at the bottom of the hill with both river and ocean swimming. Hiking, sightseeing, whale watching, restaurants, shops, and local craftspeople are all within minutes of Cliff Waters. The cottage is fully equipped, very clean, comfortable and relaxed with a large deck and large windows overlooking the ocean. The cottage has an open concept and is best suited to a couple, but is also great for a small family.

Pleasant Bay is a sleepy little fishing village nestled in the foothills of the Highlands National Park. Through winter there is a one-store-town of about 120 people. In summer, fishermen head out to sea and a handful of accommodation, shop, whale tour and restaurant owners open their doors for tourists travelling along the Cabot Trail. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and the locals are easy to talk to. We rely on communities outside of the park - mainly Cheticamp - for services such as groceries, gas, alcohol and banking.


About Us

We live past Gampo Abbey, about 3 kms from the cottage. We are here to help you have a great time and keep you informed on what to do and see while you're staying at Cliff Waters. While you're here, we'll have you down to the house for a meal made with fresh eggs from our chickens, and berries and vegetables from our organic garden. We enjoy meeting new people very much - we have met some of the most wonderful people from all around the world at our kitchen table, and we're still in touch with many of them today.


Waterfront Description & Nearby Activities

Just down the road is a Buddhist monastery. Around 25 people live, work and study at the Abbey year round. They meditate daily in a shrine overlooking the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and balance their study with a work period in the commune. It is not uncommon to travel the remote road and see nuns and monks walking, maroon robes dancing in the wind - quite a remarkable sight. There is a Stupa of Enlightenment on the Abbey grounds with slogans of wisdom engraved in stone. You can tour the Abbey daily in the afternoon throughout the summer for a small donation.

At the end of the dirt road, a footpath continues along the coast for roughly 9.5 kms to an abandoned settlement named Pollett's Cove. In the early 1900's, large families lived here with fishing and farming as a way of life. There was a school, a lobster canning factory, fishing shacks and houses. Large boats delivered staples such as sugar, tea and molasses in exchange for goods that the community produced. Today local farmers set their cows to pasture here, creating a very green, peaceful and fertile river valley - well worth the hike!

The Cape Breton Highlands National Park is accessible within minutes and the large Park offers a wealth of hiking trails, guided tours and sight seeing opportunities along the Cabot Trail. There is an information booth at both entry points into the Park in Cheticamp and Ingonish. We provide a Park pass free of charge for all guests staying a week or more.

Whale tours depart daily from the harbour. We highly recommend scheduling a tour as the vastness of the undeveloped landscape of our wilderness protected areas and our National Park can be seen in great detail by boat. Whales are extremely common in this area and sightings are guaranteed by most operators. You may travel by fishing boat or by zodiac. We recommend going by zodiac as you can cover so much water quickly. Pick a clear day, and ask the operator to take you up the coast to Pollett's Cove.

More About This Location

Beach or lakeside relaxation, Waterfront

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Rental fees

  • Damage deposit |
  • Fees for additional guests may apply.

Additional notes from the owner

The Best of Local:
Book your week long vacation at Cliff Waters Cottage and we'll provide you with a pass to the Cape Breton Highlands National Park for the length of your stay. We'll also have you down to our house for a brunch or dinner and feed you local folklore and tidbits of information that will make your stay oat Cliff Waters more enjoyable. Your time at Cliff Waters will be an amazing vacation to remember.

Amenities

General
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
Phone / Internet
  • Telephone
  • Internet Access
Property Features
  • Parking
  • Private Beach
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean or water views
Kitchen
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Stove or Oven
  • Blender
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Microwave
Entertainment
  • Books
  • Stereo or CD player
Outdoor
  • Deck
Suitability
  • Pet friendly - ask
  • Smoking allowed - no
  • Suitable for children - yes
  • Suitable for the elderly - yes
  • Wheelchair accessible - no
Living space
  • 1160 square feet

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