The Maven Gypsy Bed & Breakfast and Cottages is an excellent base camp for exploring all Cape Breton Island has to offer. We are the last stop before Cape Smokey and a skip and a jump from the Highlands National Park.

The Maven Gypsy Cottages

The Maven Gypsy Cottages each include a fully equipped kitchenette – pots, pans, and cutlery too! They are 200 m from the beach. Each boasts a view of the surrounding hills from their decks. Guests are invited to use the picnic table available for each cottage. Cottage descriptions further down the page.

Guests can drive directly to their cottage where there is ample free parking. Small pets on request at time of booking (cleaning fee applies). Free toiletries stock the bathroom.

In July and August cottages must be booked for a 2 day minimum.

What to Expect:

• A cobble beach on the ocean is a quick and easy walk from the house across the Cabot Trail.

• We are located minutes from spectacular Cape Smokey and Highlands National Park.

• Golfers have but a short drive to the top-rated Highland Links Golf Course.

• Short distance from whale watching expeditions and kayaking adventures

• Great hiking trails in the Highlands National Park and Cape Smokey Provincial Park.

Good to Know:

• The Maven Gypsy Bed & Breakfast and Cottages are non-smoking.

• Guests in the house have use of a refrigerator, a kettle, cups and spoons.

• Cooking facilities are available in the cottages.

• Picnic tables are available for all guests

• A lobster cooking pot, propane outdoor burner plus eating utensils available

• Adirondack chairs located throughout the property

• We have a fire pit

• Handicap accessibility in Quilt Room and Cottage 4


Rates: all subject to 15% HST


Cottage 1: $148.00 CDN per night

Cottage 2: $158 CDN per night based on 3 people

Cottage 3: $148.00 CDN per night

Cottage 4: $148.00 CDN per night

Cottages rates  based on double occupancy (no breakfast provided)


Room 1 Green: $141.45 CDN per night

Room 2 Cute: $120.75 CDN per night

Room 4 Quilt: $141.45 CDN per night

Room rates based on double occupancy including full breakfast.

To book a room or cottage, please use our Contact Us form.

Check In/Check Out: Check in 3:00 PM – Check out 11:00 AM **Late check outs and early arrivals can be accommodated based on availability.

Cancellation: 30% deposit is required per reservation. Refund is forfeited if reservation is cancelled.

Seasonal Information: Open May 1 through to October 20.

For your enjoyment, some hikes and rainy day activities:

Easy Hikes

Moderate Hikes

Rainy Days

The Cottages

Cottage 1

Our first cottage as you drive up Sawmill Road on the property behind the house into the Glades. Two people will find it cozy and comfortable as it has a queen bed, a love seat, dinette, and kitchen. A window peaking into the woods towards the ocean adds to its ‘get away’ feeling. Morning sunlight streams through its east facing window while a window on the south keeps the cooling breezes flowing. 


plus 15% HST per night, breakfast available at $15 per person

Cottage 2

This cottage is made for three people with a double bed and a twin bed. Also offering a woods view it is located 200 meters from the main house. It has a bathroom, dinette and kitchen with windows on all sides. 


plus 15% HST per night, breakfast available at $15 per person

Cottage 3

Identical to cottage 1 but a little more removed from the main house with trees on three sides making it a perfect place to find privacy and peace. Windows make it bright and airy. This cottage sleeps 2 people in a queen size bed.


plus 15% HST per night, breakfast available at $15 per person

Cottage 4

Located at the end of the driveway from the house, this cottage has a queen bed and a sitting area tucked into an alcove. It has the largest bathroom set up for handicap guests. It is equipped with the same amenities as all the other cottages. Windows in the bedroom areas kitchen and dinette area frame the woods.


plus 15% HST per night, breakfast available at $15 per person


Open May 1 through to October 20


Weekdays or Weekends



Phone: +1 902 929 2246

Cell +1 902 317 1819


41682 Cabot Trail,
Wreck Cove,
Cape Breton Island,
Nova Scotia, B0C 1H0,