The Bras d’Or Lakehouse is located in remarkably beautiful countryside, right on the shore of the Bras d’Or Lake, on beautiful Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. Our home nestles peacefully in 4 acres of birch and spruce forest, with fantastic views of the lake that sits only 75m from the front door. Come and experience the private lake front at your leisure.
We can comfortably accommodate up to six adult guests in our lovingly-kept cabin, giving plenty of room for families and small groups to settle down and make themselves at home. We also have two fold-out beds and space for a crib for slightly larger parties that include slightly smaller people.
You can simply sit on the terrace and take in nature, letting the majestic views of the lake wash over you in perfect tranquility. Or, you can take advantage of the stunning countryside, with fishing, hiking, canoeing, walking and other outdoor pursuits right on your doorstep. Bring some binoculars or a camera, as simply watching the local wildlife will easily fill your day as well.
You could travel a few short miles north, and pick up the spectactular Cabot Trail, considered to be one of the world's most scenic destinations: stunning ocean vistas, old-growth forests, prehistoric glacier-scarred rock. Or strike out and further explore the mysterious Cape Breton Highlands. Go in search of festivals, ceilidhs, and the undoubted gastronomic delights of the local waters.
Conclude your day with an evening around the bonfire – recounting your stories and making memories that will last a lifetime. And, when the time has come to leave, don’t leave with sadness – take those beautiful memories with you, and come back to visit our home soon!
The closest shopping facilities can be found in Port Hawksbury or St. Peters, both approximately a 30-minute drive. Here you’ll find supermarkets, hardware stores, gas stations, restaurants, doctors, and more - just about any amenity you would wish for.
No matter which direction you travel, the Atlantic Ocean is never more than 30 minutes away. East of St. Peters, near Point Michaud, a long sandy beach invites you to swim or surf.
The Bras d’Or is a salt-water, ‘inland sea’ that measures roughly 100 km (60 miles) long by 50 km (30 miles) wide, with three passages to the Atlantic Ocean. It is terrific for all activities on and by the water. It is particularly suited to fishing, either from the shore (perhaps right in front of the house!) or from a boat in one of the nearby bays.
The Bras d’Or Lakehouse is a truly special place. We searched for a very long time, across oceans and continents, to find this, our dream house. We would love to share this magical island, this sanctuary, this true enclave of paradise with you.
For a few more years, family and work bind us to our lives in Germany. While we wait to make this perfect spot our forever home, then, we’re happy to offer you the opportunity to share our dreams, and to spend your vacation in our special getaway.
We would love for you to come and relax and make yourselves feel at home.
Come and experience Cape Breton's natural beauty and amazing scenery – however serene and beautiful you expect it to be, we assure you that it’s even lovelier in reality than you could ever imagine it to be!