Great A-frame in the woods in central Cheticamp, on a private lane off Cabot Trail.
One upper level bedroom sleeps two, and one lower level Dutch bed sleeps one. An additional seven foot, feather stuffed couch could sleep a fourth person.
Two very friendly cats are in residence. Surrounded on three sides by woods you may see moose, deer, partridge, pheasant, rabbits and other woodland creatures. There is a nice sized vegetable garden, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and rhubarb about as well as an herb garden for your use. Hummingbirds are all around. Local CSA vegetable delivery can be arranged as well.
A stones throw from the Portage Golf Course, minutes to the Cape Breton Highland National Park as a well as many beaches, sand and stone. Stables nearby offer great outings.
This house marries the luxury of my past life in NYC with unique rustic charm in a great location.
Guests have access to everything they need to stay as though they are at home.
Most of the time I will be in the house next door. If not, for any questions I will be a call or text away.
The neighborhood is quiet and secluded. The house is at the end of a private lane, with neighbors that have lived on the lane since childhood, most unseen. We have cafe and grill only a five minute walk, and an outdoor cafe with European pastries within a five minute drive.
This house is connected to another home via a large laundry room pantry. The use of the laundry room is shared. Excepting the breezeway style laundry room it stands alone.
The house rules are not too tricky - I just ask that you treat my house, my cats and my things gently and as your own.
Smoking outside only, please.
Please help yourself to anything in the garden - there is a good sized herb garden and a vegetable garden, as well as strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, rhubarb, blackberries, wild blueberries and Saskatoon berries.
Harper's home was just what we had wanted in our first Air BnB experience. Her online description and photos were very accurate and she was fantastic at responding to emails/questions. The cats at this cottage were so entertaining, they really added to the charm and comfort of this home! Location wise, this home was close to everything in Cheticamp, and a 10 minute drive to the Cabot trail made hiking around the area very easy. I would definitely recommend others to stay in Harpers little cottage.
This was my first time using AirBnB and Harper and her cats definitely made me want to do it again! Her home was gorgeous and cozy. The cats were very sweet and I really want to take Ophelia home with me. If I ever make another trip up to Chéticamp I'll definitely be staying with her!
Everyone who has reviewed their experience on here has already said everything that needs to be said: everything about this place is absolutely perfect!!!!! Harper is the most kind and welcoming person you will ever meet and was always just a quick text away whenever we had any questions that needed answering! Ophelia and Sabella are the cutest and most friendliest cats I ever looked after and they will completely steal your hearts guaranteed. Harper's home is honestly wonderful and you will all leave wishing it was your own.
We loved staying here! Harper's place is cozy and darling (I actually wanted it to rain more so I could linger longer among all the good books!). It is perfectly located for a trip around the Cabot Trail and some great hikes. The resident cats are wonderful companions and I was sad to bid them adieu. Should we find ourselves back in that neck of the woods, we would certainly stay again. Thanks so much!
What a fantastic way to end our trip in Nova Scotia. Harper's little artsy home is indeed a pure delight. With 2 friendly cats and plenty of fresh vegetables in the garden and fridge as a bonus for cooking the special meal at night after a busy day. There were plenty of books to browse through and the overall experience was fantastic. The location is great for exploring The Cabot Trail and the National Park. A home away from home.
Wonderful home. Harper warmly welcomed us and gave us lots of ideas for what to do in the area. The house is cozy, functional and stylish. Perfect 5 minute walk to bars and restaurants and a short drive to the Cabot Trail. It was nice to have the cats as companions!
Harper, Sabella, and Ophelia are so welcoming and oh so kind! We had a wonderful stay at Harper's beautiful A-frame house. The decor inside is unbelievable. You will feel so at home and comfortable. Harper welcomes you to everything in her fridge and anything else. Kitchen is fully equipped with anything you could imagine! A+++++... highly recommended!
I am a local paramedic that likes to spend as much time as possible traveling. Currently Yorkshire, England has a hold on my heart, though having lived a bit in NYC I find myself in "the city" whenever rural living runs a bit long.
Denmark is next on my list of places to visit, especially after hearing a radio magazine described the country and culture's love and respect for the health of senior and challenged members.