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Kitchen nook and dining area- the window overlooks the lake at the foot of the hill
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Charming Cape Breton Artist Retreat

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Charming Cape Breton Artist Retreat

4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
Indoor fireplace
This is one of a few places in the area that has this feature.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
Ken is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.

The space

A rustic artist/owner built home in a picturesque setting overlooking beautiful Lake Ainslie. The house is bursting with character, and has evolved through numerous expansions and renovations over its storied 30-year history.

The airy open-format main floor features a fully equipped kitchen with gas stove and full-size refrigerator. The main floor common area surrounds a handmade spiral staircase made from trees cut from the yard. A wood burning stove separates the kitchen from the central living space. A step through a curtain-door off the main area reveals a bright room with a futon couch, and a TV with an extensive VHS library. There is also an old piano, and guitar which are at your disposal, albeit a little out of tune. Attached to this room is a bathroom with unique homemade shower-stall featuring a hola-hoop. Through the bathroom, and also attached byway of a curtain to the main area, is a sunny dining room.


Indoor fireplace
Unavailable: Smoke detector
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide detector
The host hasn't reported smoke or carbon monoxide detectors on the property.

House Rules

No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM and check out by 1PM


142 Reviews

Hosted by Ken

Inverness, CanadaJoined in March 2012
Ken User Profile
146 Reviews
Ken is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
After living and working for many years as an artist in Toronto, my family and I moved from the big city to beautiful Cape Breton 25 years ago. We settled in Lake Ainslie and there I built an ever growing house for my ever-growing family. The kids are now grown and I find myself…
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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