$245 / night
Total guests, Nights

Cliff Waters Vacation Properties, Secluded – Home 3820608 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Cliff Waters Vacation Properties, Secluded – Home 3820608

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Trip Advisor says: “Can't imagine a better accommodation for a visit to Cape Breton”, “A trip to repeat!”, “ Lovely, well equipped cottage in a stunning location”,, “Relaxing, coupled with exceptional scenery”.

Cliff Waters Cottage in Pleasant Bay is very secluded, yet 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 secluded 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 and sunsets. 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 are a small homesteading family, who has moved from the city onto land that has been in our family for five generations and almost 100 years. 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. If you're here for a week, 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, or lobster from the sea - what ever is fresh and in season. If you're here for just a few days, we'll have you for coffee and homemade snack. Whatever the length of your stay, we'd like to meet. We enjoy meeting new people very much - it is a true joy for us. We have been fortunate enough to meet some of the most wonderful people from all around the world at our kitchen table.

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 horses to pasture there, 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 at the cottage.

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, for those who enjoy a rush. We recommend the older style fishing boats for those who enjoy the nostalgia of a day gone by. Either way, pick a clear day, and ask the operator to take you up the coast to Pollett's Cove if he can.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Full beds
  • 1 Full bath


  • Wireless Internet
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

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About the owner

Niki P.
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Calendar last updated:
13 May 2021
Years listed:
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Languages spoken: English





33 reviews

Very Good

“Breathtakingly beautiful cottage overlooking the sunset”

Reviewed 10 Aug 2020

Where to start! Entering this place was like entering a dream. We arrived on an overcast, foggy day, and still, the views of the cliffs and the ocean were breathtaking. The next night we cooked a meal… More

“Awesome cottage!”

Reviewed 17 Sep 2019

We had the best time exploring Cape Breton from our cozy hideaway in Pleasant Bay. Niki was extra accommodating about everything and even invited us to her house (just down the road) for a nice visit … More


Reviewed 20 Jul 2019

This was our 4th stay at Cliff Waters Vacation Properties and let me tell you we never get tired of staying here..this vacation home sits upon a mountain secluded from the rest of the world with an am… More


Reviewed 11 Jul 2019

My husband and I spent 4 wonderful nights in this cottage and it was truly perfect. We had every necessity that we needed in the cottage plus. We fell asleep every night looking at the beautiful o… More

“Can’t wait to return”

Reviewed 9 Oct 2018

We were delighted with our stay at Cliff Waters. The view of Pleasant Bay was jaw dropping. I spent one morning doing a painting of the beautiful ocean view while my husband and daughter hiked in Cape… More

Response from the owner Awesome Terry. We are so pleased that this was the highlight of your trip through the Maritimes. We very much enjoyed meeting your family, and having the pleasure of spending an evening together with you during your stay. We hope to see you again if you choose to revisit the area. Thank you for your kind words and your great review of the cottage. Take care, and have a great year, Jer and Niki

“Idyllic retreat”

Reviewed 26 Sep 2018

I cannot say enough wonderful things about Cliff Waters. It was the perfect retreat from our hectic lives. The coastal beauty, right outside the front of the cottage, is absolutely breathtaking. The… More

Response from the owner Thank you so much for your great review. We are very pleased that the cottage suited you and provided the needed respite from the chaos of life. Thank you very much for your compliment that this is one of the most memorable places that you have stayed. Knowing that we have made a positive impression upon someone through our work is very encouraging as we do try, and accomplishing that gives great meaning to our work!. We are so happy that you enjoyed yourself. Thank you for letting us and others know!

“Perfect cliffside cottage for relaxing in Cape Breton”

Reviewed 1 Aug 2018

This cottage is absolutely perfect for two people looking to relax and unwind, surrounded by acres and acres of privacy and natural beauty. I always find it hard to find the right cottage in Ontario f… More

Response from the owner Hi guys, It was really great to meet you both, and we are so glad to hear that you really enjoyed your time at Cliffwaters! We are thrilled at the prospect of your return and would love to have you back on an annual basis! We do have a discount for returning guests, should you decide you would like to stay with us again. We hope your summer is filled with fun, relaxation and joy! Kind regards, Jer,Niki and kids

“Sunsets and relaxation”

Reviewed 22 Jul 2018

This cozy cabin was a perfect home base with lots to do in close proximity, including a spectacular beach just down the road and great hiking, and the most beautiful sunsets we’ve ever seen. We … More

Response from the owner Lara, We are so glad to hear you enjoyed you stay and it was a pleasure to meet you all! We hope the rest of your summer is filled with fun and great weather and thanks again for choosing to spend part of your family vacation at Cliffwaters! Kind regards, Jer, Niki and Kids

“Little Paradise Gateway”

Reviewed 20 Jul 2018

My wife and stayed at Cliff Waters Cottage for three days. The cottage is perfect for a quiet getaway. Beautiful location overlooking the ocean with fantastic sunsets! The cottage had everything we n… More

Response from the owner Rodger and Lynn, So great to hear that you enjoyed you stay and thank you for your kind words-we do our best to make sure everyone who stays with us has everything the need and to make each stay a great experience! We hope you have a wonderful summer and thanks again for choosing to stay at Cliffwaters! Kind regards, Jer and Niki

“Best part of the trip”

Reviewed 14 Jul 2018

One of the very few places that I've been too that met exactly what I was looking for. If you're looking for a clean, quiet cottage to stay at while exploring northern Cape Breton, this shou… More

Response from the owner Wow Chris, thanks so much for your kind words and we are so thrilled that you found the cottage to be all that you were looking for! Kind regards, Jeremy and Niki

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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