The renovation and birth of Highland View House

Watch as Paul and I (with lots of help!) transform this house on the Cabot Trail in rural Cape Breton into a vacation rental retreat for visitors to the island.

View from above the house, looking west

Vacation Rental 1 “The Fiddler’s Den Log Cabin”

Here is the listing on AirBNB for the Fiddler’s Den Cabin Suite in HIghland View House.  It is a full house inside a house!

Log Cabin Suite Master Bedroom


Log Cabin Suite Master Bedroom


Hi, we’re Paul and Sarah. Paul is a fiddler, retired-lighthousekeeper, composer and publisher of traditional Cape Breton fiddle music books. Sarah is a potter and artist, also a fiddler, nutritional health system coach and lover of the outdoors.

That’s Louis. He’s pretty much pure sweetness and takes his job as a cuddlebug, snuggle machine and lover of walks quite seriously.

Sarah’s websites:
Pottery –
Buttons and Prints –
Book Page Prints –


Celtic Music Website –


The Doors

I was gazing at the beautiful pine ceiling on the new side of the house and suddenly I realised that when you enter the house you should be able to see the whole sweep of the boards, down the hall out into the living room. The satisfaction of this view was blocked by a doorway that had no good …

Contact and Location

Contact Sarah or Paul
home: 902-929-2391
text: 902-322-4255