Photo 1 of 7

The Old Salt Cottage, Pleasant Bay - Nova Scotia, Canada

#190637 · Cottage Rental in , ,

4 Bedrooms
7 guests
1 Full Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
Cottage Rental

Property Description

Trip Advisor says, 5 star rating, "You can't go wrong in staying here - this is likely the best house rental in Cape Breton. Niki and Jeremy had everything ready to go for us, the place was even nicer than advertised, and it was the perfect spot for your family or group of friends. Lots of sleeping space and a charming old house nestled in the hills of Pleasant Bay. This place is a true gem and we'll be staying there again, for sure."

Enjoy the Cape Breton Highlands from this four bedroom cottage centrally located to the scenic Cape Breton Highlands National Park and world famous Cabot Trail. Base yourself here to enjoy hiking trails, beaches, whale watching, and wildlife.

Very comfortable and affordable for your group of up to seven guests. Features full bath downstairs, half bath upstairs, 4 bedrooms (1 queen, 2 doubles, 1 single with new crib), dining and living room, large fully equipped kitchen, large sunny covered porch at front, quiet screened and glassed porch at back, wood flooring throughout. Washer, dryer, and clothesline, dishwasher. All linens supplied. Campfire pit, games, puzzles, BBQ. High speed internet and long distance to Canada and US phone included.

Area Information

There are more than 25 hiking trails in the area within a picturesque 5 - 45 minute drive of the cottage, such as the Skyline trail, and the world renowned Pollett's Cove Hiking Trail. You may tour Gampo Abbey Buddhist Monastery or the Whale Interpretive Centre, or take part in an exciting whale tour along the coast. The lobster season typically runs from June to mi- Jul, crab season from the end of July to mid-August. There are a handful of restaurants, and gift shops, a few places to get ice cream, a general store, and a post office. Services for groceries, alcohol, and gas are readily accessible in Cheticamp and Ingonish. We recommend that you pick up what you'll need on the way here, and then you can just settle in for the week and play!

Bedroom Description

4 bedrooms - queen, 2 double, one single with crib

Location Description

Pleasant Bay is a great place to base yourself if you want to explore the most popular part of the Cabot Trail - between Cheticamp and Ingonish (see map) - and be central to the National Park. Pleasant Bay is bordered by National Park at both entry points. It is arguably the best place to watch whales, and has four very different whales tours operating at the Pleasant Bay Harbour. Touring by boat is also a great way to explore the National Park and many miles of our uninhabited and wilderness protected areas. You may also tour the very unique Gampo Abbey Buddhist Monastery and Stupa of Enlightenment, which was built for westerners and has been host to thousands of students from all over the world and many life monastics.

+ More

House Rules

Check In Time: 16:00
Check Out Time: 10:00
Max occupancy: 7 guests

No smoking


Rate Name Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly
Default Rate
3 Nights Minimum
$249 CAD - $1400 CAD -
Off Season
02/13/18 - 06/15/18
3 Nights Minimum
$234 CAD - $1400 CAD -
High Season
06/16/18 - 10/12/18
3 Nights Minimum
$259 CAD - $1600 CAD -

Fee Name Tax Rate Fee Amount
Rental Tax Rate - 15%
of Rental Amount

Additional Rates & Fees Description

Damage deposit - $250 - Security Deposit



Stereo System
Internet Access
Board Games




Dishes / Utensils
Small Appliances


Deck / Patio
Patio Furniture
Fire Pit
BBQ / Grill
Parking Available

Availability Calendar


  • Unavailable
  • Check In Available
  • Check Out Available
Availability last updated Feb 25, 2018
Overall Rating

Owner Information

Niki P.

Member Since 2012