Baddeck Bay: Lakeside Boathouse Cottage with Dock

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Sun loungers, beach towels
Sun loungers, beach towels
Sun loungers, beach towels
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Overview of Baddeck Bay: Lakeside Boathouse Cottage with Dock

Entire home

Baddeck Bay: Lakeside Boathouse Cottage with Dock

4.8/5 Exceptional

Entire home

5 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 8

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill
Baddeck, Nova Scotia

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationAlexander Graham Bell National Historic Site9 min drive
  • Popular LocationBell Bay Golf Course10 min drive
  • Popular LocationBell Bay Golf Club10 min drive

Space details

5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
    Bathtub/shower combo

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Baddeck Bay: Lakeside Boathouse Cottage with Dock

Lakefront cottage with kitchen and patio
This vacation cottage is located on the Bras d'Or Lakes on a secluded Bay -only 5 minute drive to Baddeck, golf courses and the Cabot Trail entrance. This family spot features a small beach area, and a multi-purpose dock, hammock and swimming area. The water is not cold- 70 degrees +. Fun for everyone!

Wireless internet is included for 24/7 connection to 'your world' as needed - yet unplug when YOU want to relax, and enjoy this peaceful waterfront location.

Convenient drive- 5 minutes to Baddeck. Central location for sight seeing, hiking, fishing and beach afternoons. Less than a mile- get onto the Cabot Trail for touring the island of Cape Breton and all that it has to offer!

The Bell Bay Golf Club and The Alexander Graham Bell Historic Site are only a 5 minute drive away- with many fine beaches, trails, and hikes nearby!

Golfers will want to drive less than an hour away, to Bandon Dunes' two true links courses in Inverness: 'Cabot Links' AND- 'Cabot Cliffs'

Plan a trip to the Sydney area and tour Fort Louisbourg- enjoy the history.

For musicians - make sure to visit the Gaelic College or local restaurants and pubs that feature wonderful island artists.

Return to the Boat Cottage - A wonderful place to gather at the end of a busy day. Relax and watch the sun set over the Bay. Plan your next vacation now!
Guest accommodations at this cottage offer fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils.

Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Jan Blynn



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Beach towels
  • Beach sun loungers


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Car recommended


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Coffee grinder
  • Toaster
  • Paper towels
  • Lobster/crab pot
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 5 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Shampoo
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Dock


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near laundromat


  • No pets allowed


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • On the waterfront
  • Near a hospital
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Golf privileges
  • Marina nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 8

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed
Note from host: $150 to cover pet cleaning

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession).
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Property Registration Number RYA-2021-07290922394187061-260

We should mention

A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Lakeside Boat Cottage Dock Baddeck Bay
Lakeside Boat Cottage Dock
Lakeside Boat Dock Baddeck Bay
Cottage Lakeside Boat Cottage With Dock on Baddeck Bay Baddeck
Baddeck Lakeside Boat Cottage With Dock on Baddeck Bay Cottage
Cottage Lakeside Boat Cottage With Dock on Baddeck Bay
Lakeside Boat Cottage With Dock on Baddeck Bay Baddeck
Lakeside Boat Dock
Lakeside Boat Dock Baddeck Bay

About this area

Beinn Bhreagh

Located in Beinn Bhreagh, this cottage is on the waterfront. Kidston Island Lighthouse and Gilbert H. Grosvenor Hall are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at MacAulays Hill Nature Reserve and Mary Harper Nature Reserve. Windsurfing and sailing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking and cycling nearby.

What's nearby

  • Kidston Island Lighthouse - 9 min drive
  • Bras d'Or Lakes and Watershed Interpretive Centre - 9 min drive
  • Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site - 9 min drive
  • Bell Bay Golf Course - 10 min drive
  • Bell Bay Golf Club - 10 min drive


  • Bell Buoy Restaurant - 9 min drive
  • Yellow Cello Cafe - 9 min drive
  • Bean There Cafe - 9 min drive
  • The Freight Shed - 9 min drive
  • Highwheeler Cafe - 9 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Is Baddeck Bay: Lakeside Boathouse Cottage with Dock pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

What time is check-in at Baddeck Bay: Lakeside Boathouse Cottage with Dock ?

Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.

What time is check-out at Baddeck Bay: Lakeside Boathouse Cottage with Dock ?

Check-out is at 10:00 AM.

Where is Baddeck Bay: Lakeside Boathouse Cottage with Dock located?

This family-friendly Beinn Bhreagh cottage is located on the waterfront, within 3 mi (5 km) of Bras d'Or Lake and MacAulays Hill Nature Reserve. Bras d'Or Lakes and Watershed Interpretive Centre and Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 14 out of 17 reviews
5 - Excellent 82%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 17 reviews
4 - Good 18%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 17 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 17 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 17 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Ally S.
Grandma's cherubs!
I traveled with a friend and 5 of my grand children. After covid shut down I thought it would be nice to connect. We picked this place because of its solitude. We toured the Cabot trail and had a wonderful swim in the ocean. Baddeck was 5 mins down the road so easy access to restaurants and unique stores! We fished at the cottage and released, but so enjoyed our time together. Went whale watching and enjoyed seeing them so much! The cottage it's self had very comfy beds and was well equipped. I would say we had a wonderful time and would love to rent again! 😊 Having 5 teens I would suggest maybe a paddle boat, kayak and canoe. Just for the down times and to let them explore. Hoping to return next year! Thank you Jan.
Stayed 7 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Shawn B.
Great setting for a family retreat
This lovely property is in a beautiful, serene, and quiet location only a few minute drive from Baddeck. The house has rustic charm and is well maintained and all details are carefully attended to. It's an uninsulated structure, so will get warm during a hot day, but even in July it cools off nicely at night. No AC but plenty of fans and operational windows. If you have your own boats/paddleboards/watercraft this would be a great property to rent. If you don't (we did not) it's just a beautiful setting to enjoy. In the middle of July there was little activity on the lake, and you can barely see the next house down the lake, so it feels like a completely private setting. There are lots of sleeping spaces and rooms with doors so its easy to have some privacy, along with a really great main gathering space with dining table and windows facing the lake. Kitchen is small but completely functional. There's even an outdoor shower! Jan, the host, was a pleasure to deal with and responsive via text and offered much helpful advice. Our family really enjoyed being in this home for our summer holiday.
Stayed 5 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stephen Y.
Fabulous lake cottage
Plenty of room, great views on the lake, good swimming in a cute town with good restaurants. Centrally located for cape breton activities. Jan is a great host and communicates well. Highly recommend. Our family loved it
Stayed 8 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Alison S.
Cozy cottage
We had 3 generations staying in this lovely cottage. It really felt like a home, not a generic rental. Beds and bedding were comfortable. Location is very convenient to Baddeck and points NE. Loved the dock, through the water was still too cold for us the first week of July. We just wanted to stay all summer!
Stayed 7 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

James K., Halifax, Canada
Wonderful spot for a summer stay near Baddeck
We stayed at Jan's spot for a week the end of June and had a wonderful time. A very comfy spot that is rustic (a nice tradtional cottage feel), but well stocked. Right on the lake for swimming and other activities. Jan is a wonderful host who made the booking experience easy and stayed in contact us during the trip.
Stayed 7 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Ryan C.
Beautiful cottage
We had a great stay, such a nice property! Would 100% stay there again
Stayed 5 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Sava K.
Great Stay on Lake side Boat
Very nice, great property with rustic look and feel. Great location, will come back again.
Stayed 7 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Shauna M.
Lovely property
We had a great experience at this property. The cottage is much larger than expected with more than enough room for 4 adults and 3 pre-teens. It was so convenient to have onsite laundry and we made use of the outdoor shower after spending time on the beach and lake. We didn’t need anything except our clothes and food! The location is fantastic - very private but minutes from Baddeck and the perfect location to start your day whether you’re doing the trail or going to Sydney. Hosts were great and responded quickly to any questions we had.
Stayed 5 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Leslie P.
Week at the Cottage
We had a fantastic time here - truly a family cottage stay. Located very close to Baddeck (on the same road on which Alexander Graham Bell lived!) means groceries, coffee shops, and places to eat etc are easy to access. We were also near many trails/waterfall hikes. The cottage itself has loads of space for our two families (including 4 teen boys)- two living room areas (with huge window seats and a view and one with a cozy fire place on cooler evenings), lots of beds (could accommodate two families of four and a set of grandparents comfortably), two baths with separate water heaters, and space to be together or separate, inside and out. The owners Jan and Reid were lovely, quickly responding to our few questions, and the caretakers are nearby if you need them (e.g. for more firewood!). Great location for paddleboarding (a schooner and a ferry wreck to spot!) and relaxing by the water or on the deck. We would recommend, and definitely come back. Thank you Jan and Reid!
Stayed 7 nights in Jul 2021

4/5 Good

Allison P.
Lovely lakeside location
Excellent communication with owner and caretaking staff. Cottage spacious and lovely, more rustic than expected, but great for a relaxing group vacation
Stayed 5 nights in Aug 2020