quote from our guestbook
If you are looking for an adventure to awaken your soul, look no further! Marcus and Stephanie have lovingly restored the enchantment of John Beardman’s former art studio and opened the house to allow people a glimpse of his inspiration – the ocean, the landscape, the beauty and the people invite you to experience a holiday of a lifetime! We loved everything! Arriving late at night Stephanie had generously and kindly managed to find us provisions for breakfast, including a gluten free loaf of bread! Marcus’s smile is as broad as the ocean and their hospitality and warmth will warm your heart even in the start of Fall! The house is spectacularly situated on the cliff tops so that you can fall asleep to the sounds of the ocean breaking on the shores. Outside you meet with enchanting gardens and glimpse eternity in the serenity of the skylines. Inside the house Beardman’s art is beautifully positioned, the colors of his work tastefully complimented by the simplicity and taste in furnishings, and the house is comfortable and private for your own use. Cape Breton Island was wonderful to be in during the Celtic Colors, and Marcus had an added gesture of welcome for us - his espresso machine! Next time Marcus we will take you up on the offer of those cups of coffee!
We had a wonderful time and most certainly recommend this wonderful oasis as a place to stay – get in there quickly, this was their first season and I am sure the carefully kept secret will very soon get out that this is THE place to stay on Cape Breton. Make this top of your vacation list for 2019 and beyond!
Thank you for all you do! And see you again soon!
Cath and Liz, Vancouver BC
Dear Stef, dear Marcus,
the time we spent in your extraordinary beautiful house, was a memorable time for sure and went by way too fast. That is how you imagine your vacation home. If it wouldn't be on the other side of the Atlantic ocean (for us), we would be regular guests for sure! The kids were also very impressed with their stay at the Beardmans. We wish you the best of luck and success with this amazing place.
Peter, Julia, Anton, Carla, Florian
"...there is nothing to improve, nothing better, except you in the Now and Here and the House at the Sea." (based on the lyrics from "Fanta 4")
Dear Marcus, dear Stefanie,
thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful rental home! The house was renovated and arranged with lots of love to every detail. We also love the fact, that the former owner John Beardman is present in the whole house with his paintings and pottery. Our arrival shortly before midnight wasn't an issue. We were even presented with a breakfast for the next morning. The owners are always available and very hospitable. We received many useful tips and implemented them. The access to the beach is perfect and the beach is just beautiful. Our kids enjoyed their time at and in the water and had a blast. The vacation home is surely one of a kind and absolutely recommendable.
Kind regards from
Simone und Reimar with Katharina, Sophie, Jakob und Lisa