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“Zen Retreat”
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waterfront log cottage, just above the beach, private and scenic boathouse cottage on inlet
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waterfront log cottage 2
waterfront log cottage, just above the beach, private and scenic
boathouse cottage on inlet
boathouse view dusk.JPG
livingroom Boathouse cottage
beach near boathouse
kitchen log cottage
livingroom log cottage
log cottage bedroom
down at the beach of the log cottages
view from log cottage
Campfire down at the beach
Kayaking around the Island
Protected inlet for safe kayaking
lighthouse kayaking near cottages
St.Peters Canal connecting
the Lake with the Ocean
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
St. Peter's, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

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MLPNYC
New York City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Zen Retreat”
Reviewed 28 January 2015 for a stay in August 2014

Eberhard built this fair tale like wood cottage in the woods and about 50 yards from the private beach. We had dinners, wines and tea on the porch with the full view of the Bras d'Or Lake; and hamming birds zipping over the dining table. The everything in the cottage is spotless clean. All kitchen and bathroom supplies are well-stocked, and water and electronic equipment is perfectly functioning. Each room is fitted and decorated with comfort and taste in mind.

The view around the cottage is beautiful beyond words ( see a few samples of my pictures).

The host Eberhard always responses our emails within a day. He is extremely kind and friendly. Eberhard is very knowledgable about the areas and provides guidances when consulted. Like other guests said, Eberhard is always there when he is needed and absent when you enjoy the Lake and Island. He is an expert of Kayaking. Eberhard took my family kayaking in the Lake while eagles soaring above the blue sky. Eberhard has zen-like approach toward the material side of everything, and we feel totally relaxed just being around him.

We had best summer vacation ever. Thank you, Eberhard, for everything! We definitely will come back!

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Liked best: The location of the cottage and the owner Eberhard
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
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Andrea_02...
St. John's, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Great Cabin Getaway”
Reviewed 23 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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We rented one of the two log cabins on the lake. It was charming and cozy with a bit of an 'old world' touch. The cottage was well equipped with kitchen supplies. Sleeping and bathroom facilities (includes a shower) were comfortable and functional. Lots of seating indoor and out. Lovely natural surroundings and directly above the lake. The lake access was the chief draw for us. We spent a lot of time on the pebble beach swimming, fishing, having fires. Great for families, groups of friends. Huge deserted beach. Incredibly peaceful and beautiful. We also kayaked from the owners dock up the road. Very enjoyable. The owner is very nice.
I would recommend that the property owner improve the beach access - the home made stone and wood steps are a bit precarious and eventually someone is going to fall there.

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Liked best: Location, beach
Liked least: Stairs to beach
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Jul 2015
The steps down to the beach have meanwhile been improved upon
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Downers Grove, Illinois
Reviewed 29 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Matthew W
Denver, Colorado
1 review
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“Provided the Honey in our honeymoon!”
Reviewed 22 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
3
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The first leg of our honeymoon could not have been more perfect! We were greeted warmly by our lovely German host, Eberhard. His hospitality made us feel at home from the very beginning. He made it very easy for us to make the most of our time in Cape Breton by informing us of all there was to do in the area. We also were able to share wine and a delightful conversation with him! Cabin 1 was just as welcoming with its rustic and serene characteristics it is literally right in the middle of the woods right in view of the Bras d'or lake which was breathtaking every single time. Our second night there we witnessed, quite possibly, the most breathtaking sunset my wife and I had ever seen. No one else was around and the pebble beach was indescribable. We were surprised to learn that many of the attractions were at least 30 minutes-2 hours away but this was perfect when we wanted a nice relaxing drive. The scenery during each drive was unmatchable. Eberhard is an excellent Kayak instructor and a highlight for us was the morning spent on the lake behind his property kayaking, and witnessing the wildlife while gliding through the crisp and clear water. We built a fire, got to get our drinking water from a fresh spring, enjoyed nature, and explored Cape Breton. A fully excellent stay with sweet memories. We could not have asked for a better start to our marriage and honeymoon!

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Liked best: The view!
Liked least: can not think of anything
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Families with young children Large groups
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Iryna M
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Perfect place for relaxing vacation!”
Reviewed 18 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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We stayed for a week in a cottage #1. It's a beautiful place right on a beach (50 meters). Our host Eberhard was very friendly and helpful, he gave us good advice on what to visit. Cottage was clean and very well kept. We knew that there was a cottage #2 close by, but cottages are hidden, so you don't see anyone around, just birds. It's also has a good location if you want to explore Cape Breton. We visited Ile Madame, Louisbourg, and made Cabot trail in two days. And on top of everything it's difficult to beat the price!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: No internet
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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