Observatory Cottage

The  Observatory Cottage is an exposed post-and-beam construction with mortise and tenon joinery.

This octagon shaped cottage is a barrier free design and wheelchair friendly. Full length windows on two sides provide a panoramic view of the Gulf. There is a full kitchen with dining area, a large living room, one large bedroom with a split-king bed, a three piece bath with roll-in-shower, (no tub), private hot tub,  a circular stair leading to the observation tower.

It is furnished with an electric fireplace, sofa, two comfortable chairs, rocking chair, coffee table, satellite TV, DVD player, and kitchen table and chairs. The observation tower has a bench type table with two high barstools.

The living room and bedroom floors are locally grown larch wood with ceramic tile in the bathroom and congoleum in the kitchen. There is a wrap-around deck on five sides of the building, as well as a separate deck on the cliff’s edge overlooking Chimney Corner Beach and Margaree Island. Wireless internet service provided.

Onsite wood fired “Sea Side Sauna” is now available to include in your package. Please inquire for further details.

There is new wood stove. No outside firewood is permitted. Seasoned hardwood is available at the Chalet.


wheelchair friendly

One of the unique features of this cottage is its wheelchair friendly design. The open concept between the kitchen, dining area, and living room allows for full wheelchair mobility.

The single floor design and wide hallway provide easy access from the bedroom to all ground floor living spaces. All light switches are specified height from the floor, as is the bedroom thermostat for the electric heat.

Please Note: This is a one bedroom unit suitable for a single or couple only. There are no provisions for extra sleeping arrangements. While the kitchen stove has controls in the front for wheelchair access, the kitchen counters and sink are the standard 36″ height and design. The thermostats in the bathroom and living room are also standard height.

The bedroom has a hardwood floor and ample space for maneuverability. The king size bed can be split into twin long beds to accommodate the needs of a guest in a wheelchair.

The ensuite bathroom features a roll-in shower with ceramic tile floor. The vanity features lever controls and has a tilting vanity mirror. The shower is designed to facilitate easy transfer to a portable seat. Shower controls are at the appropriate height, with a hand held shower attachment. The clearances, height, and grab-bars for the toilet and vanity meet the barrier-free specifications. A pocket door affords privacy and also ease of access for a wheelchair. There is an exterior ramp to the deck.

Dimensions: Eight sides, each 14′ wide by 10’6″ high opening to cathedral type ceiling with exposed beam work. Diagonal distance 36’9″. Total floor area: 1100sq. ft. Attached deck area: 508 sq. ft. Cliff deck, 200 sq. ft.

Main Season Rates: $330/night, $2150/week (plus 15% HST tax). One night minimum. Off-Season rates are by reservation only. 50% non-refundable deposit payable upon confirmation of your reservation.

Off Season Rates: Off-season rates (Nov 1 – June 14) are 15% off main season rates.

Cancellation Policy: 2 weeks. We will retain the 50% deposit.

Cottage Protocol:

All cottages are full housekeeping units. We do not service the cottages during your occupancy. We provide linens and towels and will exchange them at your request. Free laundry facilities are located on the property. Everything is provided for multi- night stays. You only need to provide your food and your favourite books. The first bottle of wine is with our compliments. Sorry, no pets.

TV/DVD player (no satellite service)