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Charming Cape Breton Artist Retreat

handmade staircase to the upstairs rooms and bathroom
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 5
Inverness, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
A rustic artist/owner built home in a picturesque setting overlooking beautiful Lake Ainslie, amidst stands of spruce and meadowlands. The house is bursting with character, and has evolved through numerous expansions and renovations over its storied 25-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 an elegant handmade spiral staircase made from trees cut from the yard. A wood burning, glass-front 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 pullout 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 a shower...
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Listing #FKN2176710
About the Owner
kenneth l
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:August 2013
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Medford, Massachusetts
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile


Reviewed 2 October 2015

It was a perfect getaway for us. Ken, the owner made us feel very welcome in his cottage rental. It was well equipped. He even had a wood burning fire going for us to take the chill off in late September. We visited his artist...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2015

Comfortable space to relax and unplug filled with an eclectic collection of original art. Gorgeous view of Lake Ainsley in a charming older cottage close to many trails, nature hikes and beaches. It was a beautiful way to enjoy this part of Cape Breton. It...More

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  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Stereo System
  • Toaster
  • Washer
  • Water Views
House rules
    Ask about kids
    Pets allowed
    Ask about smoking
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
    2 Full baths
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About the neighbourhood
I am located on Cape Breton Island mid way between the towns of Inverness on the Northumberland straight and Whycocomagh on the trans canada highway. It is about twenty minutes to the ocean in the first direction and fifteen to the Brador lakes in the other. The house overlooks lake Ainslie the largest freshwater lake in Nova Scotia.
The nearest aiort is at Sydney a one and a half hour drive
Sights and entertainments are too numerous to describe herein but should you be interested I could supply you such information in greater detail.
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Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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