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Farm House by the Ocean, Sydney NS

CanadaNova ScotiaSouth Bar
Entire home/apt
8 Guests
4 Bedrooms
5 Beds
Per Night
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About this listing

Our renovated farm house situated in the peaceful neighborhood of South Bar is sure to sooth the soul. Enjoy walks along the rocky beach to pick up fresh lobsters at the pound, the gourmet kitchen awaits! And it's only a short drive to all amenities.

Kids planting food at the local Farmer's Market

Kids planting food at the local Farmer's Market

The Space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 5
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $39
Security Deposit: $785
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

Newly renovated turn of the century Farm House in the picturesque community of South Bar in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia…

The Farm House was originally built in 1911 and sits on over 7 acres of land stretching down to its own beach on Sydney Harbor. This property was in the same family since the 1700's when this area was first settled. The home was renovated in 2012, including a large Chef’s Kitchen with new appliances and large island.

Main floor - large dining room, living room, kitchen, bathroom and laundry room (with new laundry appliances). We have a flat screen TV in the living room and wireless high speed internet, we do not have Cable TV but have cables on site to hook up laptops and Ipads. There is also a DVD player. The kitchen really steals the show with its large island and all the things you need to create culinary magic!
Second floor - four bedrooms and large bathroom with huge soaker tub overlooking Sydney Harbor. Almost every room provides views of Sydney Harbor. There is one queen bed, two double beds and one bunk bed (sleeps 8 comfortably).
The basement and attic are currently undeveloped and locked off.

This home is conveniently located within 10/15 minutes of almost everything including the Airport, the University, Downtown Sydney and the Mall. It sits on a beautiful stretch of road that runs along the ocean front from Sydney to New Waterford. Our neighbors are very friendly and have lived in the area their whole lives, great people to talk to about the history of the area.

You can walk along the rocky beach when the tide is out to the lobster pound to pick up fresh lobster off the boats for dinner (during Lobster season). Or spend time picking raspberries and blueberries on the land.

This home is perfect for young families with children, older families who want to unplug, couples on a romantic getaway, bikers, events such as birthdays or reunions and professionals on work contracts. Kids can safely play in the meadows or walk down to the beach, picking berries along the way. It is a perfect base camp to discover Cape Breton.

Cape Breton is rich with history and culture and provides endless opportunities to explore historic sites, listen to local musicians, eat local food, shop at the local farmer's market, tour the coal mines in beautiful Glace Bay or tour the Cabot Trail, one of the most beautiful places on earth!

But the one thing that stands out over everything else when visiting the area are the people - they are truly some of the friendliest caring people you will meet, and they speak with a great accent all their own!

In terms of things to do, this area provides endless opportunities...

•Sydney's population is approximately 30,000, the area offers all the amenities.of any urban area, just a short drive away
•The Highlands - Canada's highest ranking golf course, ranked number 8 in the world.
•Fort Louisbourg - one of the oldest Forts in the Americas.
•Cabot Trail - rated as one of the most scenic drives on planet earth!.
•The village of Baddeck is about a 50 minute drive - it is a sailing mecca, with beautiful little shops, homes, cafes and music.
•Alexander Graham Bell's home, his family still lives here.
•Canada's only single malt scotch distillery. Glenora.
•There is even a small ski hill about 25 minutes away, with a great golf course attached.
•Cruise ships, the largest ones in the world, now dock in Sydney.
•The ferry port to Newfoundland is right across from our property.
•Many beautiful sandy beaches between 15mins and 1hr drive
•PEI is only about a 5hr drive, as is New Brunswick.
•The US is very accessible by plane or car.
•There are some new vineyards and wineries that have opened in the last several years - the climate here is surprisingly mild and the land fertile
•Lobsters, lots and lots of lobsters
•Mountain biking, hiking, dirt biking, running, motorbiking tours, climbing, skidooing, camping, hunting, sailing, historical land marks, farming - culinary potential and even bingo!
•The weekend Farmer's Market really highlights the local culture and is a great place to take kids
•Local music is endless
•There are some great new restaurants
•And lots of festivals and live music

This area is truly a hidden jewel and is welcoming for everyone; it is quickly becoming a travel destination as more and more people realize what Cape Breton has to offer, and at a fraction of the cost of some of the neighboring provinces.

Guest Access

Guests have access to the entire home but the attic and basement are locked off and only accessible by the housekeeper.

Interaction with Guests

All the facilities are included

The Neighborhood

All the facilities are included

Getting Around

Bicycles or a vehicle are the best way to get around. The roads and views make for incredible motorbiking as well.

Other Things to Note

Please strip the beds you use, place used towels in the bath tub and throw out any perishable food - this is greatly appreciated!

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House Rules
Check-in is after 4PM

All the facilities are included

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Fire Extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay
Fresh local honey at the Farmer's Market

Fresh local honey at the Farmer's Market

Your Host

Rick And Nadine

Rick And Nadine

Nova Scotia, Canada · Member since August 2012

Nadine and I enjoy spending time at the farm with our children, friends and family. We enjoy cooking and going on adventures which are a couple reasons we love this place. Walking down the beach to the lobster pound to get dinner is quite an awesome experience, especially finishing it up with some great Nova Scotian Wine. We both work in the industrial contracting sector and have managed to find time to spend on both coasts of Canada. We like to share our lives with others and enjoy meeting new people. We believe in a simple lifestyle where food is grown and eaten locally, neighbors are respected and cared for and our children can grow up in a positive and sustainable environment.

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