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A modern, cosy, ocean-front, beach

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
4 nights minimum
Cottage
The Sleeping Moose Cottage is located on the North Shore of Cape Breton Island, 8 km south of Cape Smokey, between the Cape Breton Highlands National Park (25 km) and the town of Baddeck (65 km) on the Bras d'Or Lakes. The North Shore, originally settled by Scots in the early 1800s, is now home to lots of moose, a crab and lobster fishery (May - July), as well as many fine artisans and crafters. From the deck of the Sleeping Moose Cottage you might see whales and seals, for sure ocean birds, and 'our' Bald Eagle who does a 'fly-by' a couple of times a day. Walk to our pebble beach and enjoy the beautiful view and sometimes-loud silence of the waves hitting the pebbles. There are lots of hiking and snowshoeing trails in and outside the National Park, and if you like golf... Highland Link...The Sleeping Moose Cottage is located on the North Shore of Cape Breton Island, 8 km south of Cape Smokey, between the Cape Breton Highlands National Park (25 km) and the town of Baddeck (65 km) on the Bras d'Or Lakes. The North Shore, originally settled by Scots in the early 1800s, is now home to lots of moose, a crab and lobster fishery (May - July), as well as many fine artisans and crafters. From the deck of the Sleeping Moose Cottage you might see whales and seals, for sure ocean birds, and 'our' Bald Eagle who does a 'fly-by' a couple of times a day. Walk to our pebble beach and enjoy the beautiful view and sometimes-loud silence of the waves hitting the pebbles. There are lots of hiking and snowshoeing trails in and outside the National Park, and if you like golf... Highland Links is a beautiful 25-minute drive away. The Sleeping Moose is a housekeeping cottage with a full kitchen, but it is conveniently located on the same property as the Dancing Moose Cafe. It serves unusual breakfasts and lunches bilt around Dutch Pannekoeken (stuffed pancakes), Belgian waffles, a daily soup, and baked treats, all made from scratch in our own kitchen. We are an all-season accommodation. Start your day watching the sun rise over the ocean. Then, spend a lazy summer's eve on your private deck watching the stars come out. Light a cosy fire in your wood stove on chilly evenings, or in winter when snow has changed the landscape. On rainy days, enjoy a free movie or a bit of surfing with our free wireless Internet.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Ton M
Languages spoken:German, English, Dutch
Response Rate:80%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:September 2015
Write a reviewReviews (4)
Reviewed June 18, 2019

Beautiful area within a quick drive to some amazing hikes! You will be visited by squirrels, bunnies, kitties and CHICKENS! The bed was comfy, the surf was soothing, the scenery amazing! If you are planning on making your own coffee or meals I recommend you...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Brdautremont
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Stayed 5 nights in this cabin. Indeed modern and cozy, complete kitchen, propane BBQ. Cabin is located next to cafe/restaurant where breakfast and lunch are served (very nice Dutch pancakes!). Private area with firepit and seaview. Ton is very friendly host and can give you...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank 365win
Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

I booked the Sleeping Moose cottage for my boyfriends birthday. It was our second time staying. It is perfect. Very cozy and comfortable lots of privacy. We snowshoeed two days and really enjoyed ourselves. Ton is wonderful and so accommodating. I didn't see any Moose...More

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank Bernadette S
Management response:Responded February 10, 2017

Hi Bernadette, Thanks for this great review and looking for wart to your next stay! Next time I will "order in" the Moose... ;) Cheers, Ton

Reviewed February 2, 2017

Can't say enough great things about this place! We stayed at this lovely wooden cabin for a few days and enjoyed every minute there. It is a quintessentially Canadian experience - the forest, the sea, the big blue skies, and the wildlife. We saw eagles...More

Date of stay: January 2017
Thank Swallow73
Management response:Responded February 4, 2017

Thanks for this really nice review, Cat and All. Hope to see you back in the (near?) future! Cheers, Ton PS my revieuw off you... Perfect guests, we had very nice conversations, good humor and they left the Cottage in a near perfect condition. Thanks!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Alarm Clock
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Parking
Private Yard
Stove
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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The Sleeping Moose Cottage: 2 bedrooms (sleeps 5), modern bath, wood stove, private beach access' The Sleeping Moose Cottage is located on the North Shore of Cape Breton Island, 8 km south of Cape Smokey, between the Cape Breton Highlands National Park (25 km) and the town of Baddeck (65 km) on the Bras d'Or Lakes. The North Shore, originally settled by Scots in the early 1800s, is now home to lots of moose, a crab and lobster fishery (May - July), as well as many fine artisans and crafters. From the deck of the Sleeping Moose Cottage you might see whales and seals, for sure ocean birds, and 'our' Bald Eagle who does a 'fly-by' a couple of times a day. Walk to our pebble beach and enjoy the beautiful view and sometimes-loud silence of the waves hitting the pebbles. There are lots of hi...
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