View of the Sea Cottages Guest Comments

View of the Sea Cottages Guest Comments

  • Planning to visit Cape Breton? (3) Mark and Gina

    Here is a great site for ideas on what to do while you are visiting our great island

  • the summer of 2016 in Cape Breton (0) Mark and Gina

    Summer is here and we still have a number of great weeks still available for this 2016 summer. If you are  thinking of staying with us this summer and your dates are not flexible, you may want to reserve your cottage soon. It only takes 50% of the rental rate as a deposit to reserve it.  Please remember to visit our live webcam to see the view.

    Give us a call at 902 565 8907 or drop us an email at




  • Would you like to see this view even longer? (0) Mark and Gina



    If you enjoy visiting the webcam and seeing the view of Kelly’s Mountain and the Bras d’Or

    Lake, you can enjoy it that much longer if you lived here. We are selling 

    2.25 acres overlooking the lake (more land also available).  If you are interest please contact us


    Mark and Gina


    The most common question we get asked is “when is it a good time to reserve a cottage for the summer?”  Well, often we have visitors that are staying with us one year book for the following year.   If you are interested in visiting Cape Breton next summer and would like to stay with us, you may want to inquire now what is available, especially if your vacation dates are not flexible. So to avoid disappointment, please drop us a line for availability.

    thanks and hope to hear from you soon,

    Mark and Gina

  • Welcome (1) Mark and Gina

    Welcome to the website of View of the Sea Cottages

    We encourage comments from current, past and future guests. Please leave one at the bottom of the page under ‘Leave a Reply’.


27 thoughts on “View of the Sea Cottages Guest Comments

  1. Loved our stay. Everything was perfect. Thanks again for making us feel welcome and comfortable. I look forward to our return next year. Missing the view, our new friends from cottage #2 and all the special visits from the 4 legged kids. It was hard to leave this morning.

    Jody & Kim

  2. Just spent six awesome nights at cottage three. All you really need to bring is some clothes and a toothbrush! Everything was way beyond expectations,Perfect. Mark and Gina are very hospitable, which is a genuine `down home` trait.The first day there, we asked Mark to book us ten days ,the first two weeks of June 2018.We are sure this is going to be an annual event for us. P.S .Hey Sam, I`m bringing my acoustic down next year.I`ll show you Barre Chords.

  3. Hey Mark and Gina,

    We stayed for 4 nights while I was in the area for work. Beautiful views and the cabins had everything we needed for our stay. Enjoyed our daily visits from the other dogs who seemed to enjoy visiting with our Molly. Was a good location for working in Sydney and I will hopefully be back again.

  4. Thanks Mark & Gina for a wonderful stay at your cottage the week of August 21-28. We have enjoyed numerous vacations at View of the Sea cottages, and it’s always hard to leave. We love this location and stunning view. My only concern is – since I’ve referred your cottages to friends, the word is out…and perhaps won’t be available when we want to rent again!
    Best regards,

  5. Great place!!!

    Central location on the island and Nice place to stay.
    Thank you so much for everything . Very friendly and helpfull owner, we appreciated Mark’s advice to visit the mines in Glace bay.

    To many things to visit and to do… We will need to come back!

    This is a great place for a family vacation or for a couple.
    Very quiet.

    Thanks again

    Danièle and Gilles

  6. Deanna Mckenzie

    Thanks Mark and Gina for your kindness and hospitality. We would also like to thank
    Gina’s dad and Mark for taking the time out of their busy schedule to reminisce
    about stories of the beautiful Lake and Kelly’s Mountain. We miss “Riley” and the
    view already. We were so happy to find somewhere that could accommodate all of us so
    that we could visi

  7. Hi Mark and Gina,
    Norm and I so thoroughly enjoyed our week with you (July 31-Aug 6), in cottage #2. You really thought of everything to make us feel at home. From the nice bottle of water in the fridge on arrival, to that coffee for the first pot before we got groceries, that kitchen was amazing. The quiet beautiful view kept us out on the deck from dawn til late into the starry nights. You truly are some of the great hearts of Cape Breton. We were so sad to leave, but thrilled to book with you for holidays next year. See you in June. Thoughts of cottage 2 will keep us warm through the snowy winter. Big hugs dear friends.

  8. We just spent the last week at View of the Sea cottages. We were most impressed with the cleanliness of the cottage and surrounding area. The owners are detailed oriented, there was a lovely little welcome basket in the bathroom and a case of water in the fridge. There was plenty of towels and linen for our week stay. There was plenty of wood and cardboard for a nightly fire. The scenery was breathtakingly beautiful. You can see the water from your cabin and the evening breeze was so refreshing. There is even a small but cute play area for children. Satellite TV was appreciated on rainy days…..a wonderful place that we highly recommend.

  9. As we near the end of another wonderful stay in cottage 3, we are already feeling sad to be leaving this beautiful spot. Our first stay here was in 1999 when the cottages were operated by Gina’s father and mother, Gerald (“Sam”) and Mary, and we’ve been back every year since – 18 visits and counting. How lucky are we! We never tire of the view of Cape Breton’s inland ocean – the Bras d’Or Lakes, Mark and Gina’s warm hospitality, or the immaculate well-equipped cottage and meticulously-kept grounds. We highly recommend View of the Sea Cottages and look forward to next year’s visit.

    Karen & Courtney

  10. Hello Mark & Gina,
    My brothers, sister and I thoroughly enjoyed the week we spent staying at your cottages. The view was spectacular! We were all impressed with how nice the cottages were and how apparent it was that they were well taken care of. We thoroughly also thoroughly enjoyed sitting outside soaking in the view from the very well groomed and maintained grounds and friendly atmosphere. It was a sheer pleasure watching Riley! Tell her I said hello back and look forward to seeing her again sometime in the future. I will definitely think of your cottages when I visit again and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a vacation spot there.

    p.s. Did you sell that 2.25 acres or is it stll for sale?

  11. Every year we look forward to our stay at View of the Sea cottages. These cottages are perfect. All amenities in them, extremely clean and beyond comfortable. Central to all of Cape Breton’s hot spots (if you dare leave the beauty of the this location!!!!) Mark and Gina are beyond accommodating and all around amazing people. When we come down the lane we feel like we are back “home”. We cannot stress enough to make these cottages your main stay when in Nova Scotia/Cape Breton! Beautiful cottages. Beautiful views. Beautiful people.

  12. Hi Mark and Gina
    Very excited Cottage looks like what we need
    If you have any info on what we can do around our location maybe email me would appreciate it Thanks

    Another email address is

  13. Have stayed in your cottages twice now with family. Always a great stay. Beautiful place. The owners are always present and friendly. Looking forward to return trips in years to come.

  14. My husband, mother, and I stayed at the cottages last year. What a lovely place. Mark and Gina are wonderful in addition to all the neighbors! It felt like home. We will be back!

    • Hi Ginny,
      We have people from all over the world spend their family vacation with us. It is great to meet them and show them the way of life we have here in Cape Breton. Also, almost every year we receive bookings for all 3 cottages for family reunions. Having all of the grounds to themselves and having all of the family together again, they have a great time.
      We hope that someday you will have a chance to visit.
      thanks for your comment and please look at our live webcam to see what is happening at the cottages,
      Mark and Gina

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