Becky Carr, the owner of Cave View Cottages, has turned her love for the area of St. Martins, New Brunswick into a full-time mission to help tourists experience the uniqueness of this picturesque coastal region in a warm and inviting environment.
Becky grew up in Sussex NB. She was a registered nurse for 5 years before moving into teaching elementary school, where she has worked teaching grade 5 for the last 16 years.
Her first experience with the St. Martins area was visiting her great aunt and uncle at their seaside cottage as a child. Her love of the area grew when she began camping there with her late husband and her son in their tent trailer at local campsites.
In 2013 she became a seasonal camper in the area after the sudden death of her husband left her seeking out more opportunities to be surrounded by the tranquillity of the ocean and the realization that life is too short not to follow the things that bring you joy.
In the spring of 2019, an opportunity came where Becky was able to purchase her first cottage property, a quaint seaside home built in 1880 that she restored and transformed into an ocean view oasis for tourists to rent on Airbnb, known as the “Sea Breeze Cottage”.
In the spring of 2021, a second cottage opportunity found her, and she was able to purchase the neighbouring home and almost 3 acres of land directly beside her current cottage.
The acreages attached are in the process of being transformed into a series of mini cottages in the next few years with land preparation beginning this summer.
Becky’s passion for the area and her connection to the community and its residents are evident in the care and detail she puts into her rental spaces, where she aims to create a quality experience for tourists coming to the area.
Some of her fondest memories are in the picturesque ocean town, and she simply wishes to provide her guests with the comfort they need to form some amazing memories of their own while they visit.
Eventually, Becky would like to ease out of teaching full time and invest further in her growing business of being an entrepreneur and host to those seeking a seaside retreat.
In the short term, she will be busy creating her cabin areas and accompanying amenities. After that, she is open to whatever next great opportunity washes up on the shore for her to find!