The Shore Road Residence

cape breton island, nova scotia
3 bedroom - 2 bath
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The price drops to $575 per day if the booking is for a week ($4000).
Travel dates:
$575 - $650 per night (USD)
excludes K&C fee and cleaning charges
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Perks for the Parents

Set on a hill overlooking the Cape Breton coastline, this outstanding 3-bedroom home has 360-degree views of the ocean, the coastline and the forest. It has been featured in the New York Times among other publications, and is on its own hill surrounded by fields and forest. Inside, the living area is open and comfortable and large enough for the whole family to very comfortably be together while cooking, eating, reading, playing, napping.

Why Kids Love it

The house has plenty of space to run and play inside and out, along with a bedroom with 4 twin beds, ideal for children. There is also a toy chest and plenty of children’s book at the house. WiFi and Sonos are throughout. For lazy days, there is a built-in day bed running the length of one of the walls. A half mile from the house there is a family-friendly fine sand beach, and there are a lot of activities nearby, from whale watching to hiking, moose viewing and kayaking.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 3 days. Discounted weekly rate is $4000 (without fees). The is a somewhat steep staircase to the second floor and there is no stair gate. The property does not have a TV. The area is reachable with flights into Sydney direct or via Halifax or Toronto from most major US cities. One option is to fly from Boston to Halifax; there is also a connecting flight at Newark. Sydney airport is a 2-hour drive from the property, while Halifax is a 3.5 hour drive away. The town of Inverness (15-20 minutes away) has a Co-op, bank, pharmacy, hospital, café, restaurants, beach with lifeguards and beach café, and a tourist information center.

About the Location

The residence is on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. It is deep country and quiet but there is so much to do! There is a family-friendly fine sand beach 1/2 miles from the house, plus biking, kayaking, fly fishing, golfing (including the Cabot Links Golf Resort). Acadian culture, lakes, hiking, the incredible Cabot Trail (driving, hiking, moose viewing, etc), whale watching, schooner riding, fiddle playing, square dancing, and more. It is truly spectacular. Car rental is essential.

Accommodation Details

This 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home is set over 2 levels. The kitchen/dining/living area is open plan, with a window on 3 sides and spectacular, breathtaking views. The master bedroom on this floor has a kingsize bed, and there is a bathroom with a claw foot tub and ocean views. On the second floor, there is a bedroom with a queensize bed; a large bedroom with 4 twin beds on wheels (they can be configured as you want); and a bathroom with a shower. A deck runs around three quarters of the house for eating and playing outside.

Style Notes

Coastal paradise. With incredible views of the Cape Breton coastline, ocean and hills, this house is bright, light, modern, designed but not precious. With white floors (they are tough, don't worry about marking them up), a wood counter, and subtle blues and greens throughout, colors reflect the natural surroundings. The furnishings are modern and many are custom. Benjamin Moore used the house in their advertisements. We love the location, the easy-going vibe and the fabulous picture windows.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
Bedding
SLEEPS 8
1 king
1 queen
4 twin / single
Crib
sleeps 1
1 baby crib
Medium
alexandra a.
Member since March 21, 2018
I am an Interior Designer based in New York and Portland, ME and I Love Cape Breton!

Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

Winding roads and rugged cliffs

The setting for an unforgettable family vacation, Cape Breton Island is wild and rugged, with cliffs, beaches and coastal adventures awaiting you. Take to the Cabot Trail, one of the most scenic drives on the planet, go whale watching, and enjoy finest lobsters and snow crab in the world for dinner.