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Cape Breton Island is connected via the Canso Causeway to Nova Scotia and belongs to the East-Canadian Maritimes. What you can read on the driving plates describes exactly what you can find in this part of Canada: „Canada’s Ocean Playground“!

Light in Nova Scotia is much stronger than elsewhere, colors are more brilliant and the fog is sometimes the thickest we have ever seen. Lay back and let Nova Scotia enchant you. The coastline is deeply indented by fiords and numerous bays. Cape Breton Island in the north east has a huge lake (Bras d’Or Lake) with crystal clear water and terrific fishing possibilities. People here are still very tight to their traditions: there is always an occasion to play Scottish bagpipes and Irish fiddle music and when you are here you can choose among different Scottish events and step classes. In the French Acadian, their inhabitants, although english speaking, enjoy being greeted with a „bon jour“.
Nova Scotia is different, peculiar, very lovable and lovely at the same time. Many people find that the landscape here is very similar to Scandinavia: narrow mountains, huge green areas, lakes and large forests with moose, bears and lynxes. But, thanks to Nova Scotia’s latitude (45th latitude - the same as in France) summer is mostly warm with pleasant winds and temperatures between 25°C and 30°C.
Don’t forget to take a sweater/sailing jacket as the weather can quickly change also in summer. This is what we love in Nova Scotia: it is never boring.
Enjoy our vacations homes.
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The Bluenose House next door with panoramic view from the patio facing the deep blue glittering ocean is the #1 spot for perfect holidays. Two generations, couples and nature lovers enjoy privacy and water sports.
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The Yellownose House with huge private beach. It is very easy to pull the big family canoe from the sandy point into the River Inhabitants and enjoy fishing your own dinner. Particular for kids the bay offers perfect swimming.
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The Tiny Heaven and Tiny Nest houses are placed on one of the most magical places we have found in 16 years traveling around the world in our boat. They sit in a lovely green field with apple trees surrounded by mountains. Facing north east, it has an ocean view, where a brook ends up as a waterfall on the private sandy beach. This is the perfect shower after swimming in the ocean. It really is a heaven with unspoiled quiet that helps you to experience life with new eyes and to feel the energy for new ideas: back to basics.
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Tiny Nest read here…
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The River Denys Lodge is located at the mouth of the River Inhabitants to the famous Bras d`Or Lakes. It offers kayaking and many events on the lake. more here…
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This private Sailor`s Rest House sits on the cliffs at the end of the quaint fishing village of Samson’s Cove (35 min drive from the other houses). Recently been fully renovated it now offers air-condition, bright furniture and handcrafted driftwood beach art. Hear, smell and taste the surf.
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In 2004, Cape Breton Island was voted over all other vacation spots in Canada as the second most beautiful travel destination in the world by over 200 internationally renowned travel agents. Read more.....
In 2011, the well-known travel magazine „Travel & Leisure“ chose Cape Breton Island as the Number 1 Island in the Continental U.S. and Canda and the Number 3 world best Island.
In 2014 voted Cape Breton one of 10 romantic islands worldwide you'll fall in love with.
In fact, along the stunning costal area you can easily admire seals, pilot wales, dolphins, eagles, hummingbirds, loons and puffins.
People in Nova Scotia have a very strong relationship to the sea as their main income comes from fishing lobsters. Life on land is very quiet and slow. People here have time, are open and extremely friendly to sailors, as they rarely see some.
Choose a location
Tiny Heaven
Port Ban, Inverness, Nova Scotia
46.202097, -61.369371
Lake Ainslie Camp
West Lake Ainslie Rd, Nova Scotia
46.149648, -61.228897
Bluenose & Yellownose House
523 Walkerville Rd, Cleveland, B0E1J0 Nova Scotia
Sailor`s Rest House
83 Samsons Cove Rd. Sampsons Cove, B0E3C0 NS
45.502780, -60.935763
Page last updated 04.05.19