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Beautiful Cottage , wrap around deck overlooking ocean, sandy beach.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 full Bath, 1 enclosed outdoor shower (Sleeps 7)

Vacation rentals for the 2018 season will be taken beginning in January.

Lovely cottage, @1300 sq feet built in 2005, vaulted ceiling, . Bonus room with TV and DVD in loft area. White sandy beach is perfect for families. Very swimmable water, which at low tide creates warm pools and sand bars just made for water games and exploring. There is a life guarded beach 150 ft to the North.

There are 2 possible launching places for your boat. Big boats @ a mile to the north, small boats on the beach in front of the cottage. Plenty of space to park your boat at the cottage.

Summer is filled with 'Ceilidhs'-a Gaelic word that means to dance and party. Traditional fiddle music and Scottish step dancing are indigenous to this area.

There is a computer center in the Library just up the street, as well as a medical clinic in Port Hood. The cottage is rented for no less than a week during high season, and no fewer than 5 days during off season periods. One well-behaved dog is welcome. There is an extra $100 charge for a second dog.

Keywords: Cottage Home, Beach House

More Details

Margaret McFarland
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2018

Why Margaret McFarland chose Port Hood

The area reminded us of Cape Cod-40 years ago-except no traffic, uncrowded beaches and the Gaelic influence. Cape Breton Island has truly astounding scenery,(We are @ 1 1/2 hours to the Cabot Trail, with wonderful hiking trails and scenic drives everywhere in between.

What makes this cottage unique

We enjoy the beautiful sandy beach in front of the cottage, a place where if you're lucky, you might see bald eagles teaching their young. We love seeing the fishing boats heading home in the late afternoon. (We hope they're heavy with lobsters) Lobsters are available all summer, but the fishing season for them is June. (Reasonable and delicious!)


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Port Hood, Nova Scotia

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower
  • 1 full ceramic bath, 1 enclosed hot/cold outdoor shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Infant Beds (1) This is a pack 'n play with extra foam padding. (Useable as a crib)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Our property is @30 min drive from Cabot Links, a new world class golf course, It is also an easy drive to the Cabot Trail, hailed as one of the most scenic areas in the world. Only 20 minutes to The Red Shoe Pub, well known venue for regional Cape Breton musicians.


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Beautiful Cottage , wrap around deck overlooking ocean, sandy beach.
average rating of 4.5 based on 12 reviews
Sydney Nova Scotia

Heaven On Earth

  • 5 of 5

We just reluctantly returned home from Port Hood. Everything was perfect. The cabin offered you a perfect view of the sunset each night whether you watched from the patio outside or from the loft inside. The beach is great...... sandy with the warmest water you could want. The cabin has 2 bdrms downstairs with a loft was perfect for family and friends who stopped in for the day and wanted to spend the night. This is a perfect spot to spend a nice quiet week on the beach. The neighbors were quiet and very friendly.

We definitely plan to return to Port Hood beach again next year!!!

  • Submitted: 26-Aug-2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: August is a great time at Port Hood Beach. The water has warmed up and is wonderful for swimming. We added a wall in the loft this year, so there are 3 private bedrooms as well as a twin bed in the loft area. What a great review! Thank you, David. I'm glad you had a good week!
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Had fun

  • 3 of 5

Lovely spot. When we arrived a school of dolphins swam by to greet us!

  • Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved every minute!

  • 5 of 5

Darling cottage, beautiful beach.

  • Submitted: 11-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing vacation

  • 5 of 5

Had a great vacation at this lovely cottage. The beach was steps away and the deck was amazing with beautiful sunsets every night. The cottage is equipped with all the kitchen essentials for cooking and is very clean and spacious. The outdoor shower is very nice to rinse off after a day at the beach, and there's a washer, dryer and dishwasher also. It was so nice to find a place as nice as this cottage that allowed our dog to enjoy our vacation with us. Would definitely stay again and hope to next summer.

  • Submitted: 12-Aug-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking great care of our summer home. You are welcome back anytime!
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Wilbraham, MA

Loved It!

  • 5 of 5

Our second year at this charming cottage is even better than the first! We bring our best friend (our miniature Sheltie) who loves it even more than we do. It is such a joy for us to see her in a less confined environment. Her walks on the beach are fun for all of us.

The cottage is more than "clean and comfortable". Although modern and dramatic, it retains a feel of a traditional summer cottage. It has a spectacular view and location. We spent a lot of time relaxing on the deck just watching the lobster boats and the seabirds.

The beach in front of the cottage is beautiful as well. Sand and gentle waves-perfect for kids and Shelties!

Highly recommended, we'll be back.

Diane U. and Shel-sea

  • Submitted: 2-Aug-2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are always welcome back. I am glad you had a good vacation. (two AND 4-legged friends!)
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Dishonest people

  • 1 of 5

The cottage was not cleaned when we arrived. Comet left in the bathtub, toilet and sink for us to clean to clean ourselves. The floors were not swept and our sheets had to be washed before we could go to sleep because they were soiled and there was not an extra set to use. When we went to use the dishes there was food remnants on many of them so we had to wash them before we could serve dinner. Both chairs and ottoman in the livingroom area are stained and ripped, as well as most of the screens on the windows. Also the closets are a mess, there is a pile of junk in each one. The beds are like sleeping on wood blocks. The bed clothes are gross. Advertised satellite TV has less channels than basic cable and the BBQ is basically a pot with charcoal you can't cook more than 4 burgers at a time. Then to top it all off we read that the renter is responsible for cleaning the the bathroom, sweeping all the floors and washing the bed clothes before departing, among other general housekeeping duties. We left the cottage in better shape than we found it and we were told there were "several" issues with returning our damage deposit. Repair of a screen, scratches on a TV screen and paying the housekeeper for two hours because apparently we left the cottage a mess. All untrue accusations with no proof offered. I do not recommend staying here, although the location is perfection, these people are not honest people and do not deserve your money. If you are already booked to stay here. Take pictures of everything before you leave.

  • Submitted: 20-Jul-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A FINE WHINE Before I heard a report from my housekeeper detailing a damaged television screen, (over 20 scratches on the screen itself ) ripped window screen and the need to bring in EXTRA help in order to clean the cottage on time for the next guests, this renter had requested a week for NEXT summer. "We had a wonderful vacation..." This vitriolic is the result of having her security deposit docked $110. .................Canadian. These renters are not recommended. 0 Stars
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The nearby ice rink( 5 min walk) is available for skating, off season. In season, there is swimming (heated pool) and exercise equipment availalbe for public use. (small fee) The cottage is located @ 40 minutes from Cabot Links, a spectacular links golf course on the ocean in Inverness.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Port Hood, Nova Scotia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season (June)
Jun 16 2018 - Jul 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
Jul 2 2018 - Aug 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
Off Season (Fall 2018)
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 13 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$200

Keep in mind that this is not a motel. Minimal housekeeping will be required.

1st dog free, 2nd dog C$100
No cats

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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