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Famous Port Hood Sunsets in front of Ocean Front Home with Private Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Beautiful & Private Ocean Front 3 Bed 2 Bath Home

Hello. How are you? I do respond to your inquiries within 24 hours. Step onto this deck and in three seconds....unwind, rejuvenate and relax. Very private three bedroom that sleeps eight. Two kings and two queens. Maple hardwood floors throughout, 4 stainless steel appliances along with w/d in main floor bathroom. Refrigerator has filtered water ice maker for your convenience. 66 inch cast iron claw foot tub with hand held shower in one bathroom and spa shower in other. Enjoy the breath taking sunsets from the 500 square foot deck that is partly covered and latched child proof gates on both sides for the young ones or watch from your private beach below. You can even watch the sunset while taking a wonderful bubble bath in the extra long tub. Fully equipped kitchen and all linens. Includes Bbq, Wifi and HD TV with HD DVD Blue Ray player with Netflix capability . Wood burning stove for cooler fall evenings. Literally walk up the driveway and the Coop grocery store is right next door with very friendly local staff to serve you. Availability for Celtic Colors Festival in October. Provided outdoor lobster pot for outdoor cooking only to prevent the lingering fragrance indoors into the next reservation. Will send contract by email after your dates are accepted and booked. All the best! Thank you!

Laura Surch
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2018

About Laura Surch

Was away for most of the fall and winter this year. Just opened up calendar this April 25th, 2018

Laura Surch purchased this house in 2011

Why Laura Surch chose Port Hood

As you can see my previous guests really enjoyed the privacy of this home and surroundings but yet so close to everything that one would want for their well deserved vacation.

What makes this house unique

This is the only private ocean front rental home in Port Hood with a private beach for your enjoyment with the warmest ocean waters in all of Canada. Enjoy!!!


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , 66 inch cast iron claw foot tub has hand held shower
  • shower is supplied with shampoo and conditioner, hand soap in both bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 king , upper 2nd bedroom has two king in cub den
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 3rd bedrooms downstairs with private 2nd bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms in total...2 on upper floor and one on main floor. 2nd bedroom has two kings.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Famous Port Hood Sunsets in front of Ocean Front Home with Private Beach
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

Simply Amazing

  • 5 of 5

I have to agree with all the previous reviews. I love Port Hood and am originally from Cape Breton, but took the opportunity to have a get away with my family and host student from Turkey. The house is immaculate and the view spectacular. Just to sit and have a coffee on the wrap around deck was luxury for me. Laura was simply amazing to deal with, so friendly and attentive to every need. Thank you Laura for a fantastic stay!

Kim Samson

  • Submitted: 11-Sep-2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kim! I am so pleased that you enjoyed your time away and that you chose to enjoy your coffee on my deck. I just love it when guests appreciate the house and the view as much as I do. It was a pleasure having you and your loved ones. Come again any time! All the best! P.S. Brenda walked in the house after you left and was so grateful how well you looked after it. XO Laura
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Grove City, OH

Close to Cabot Trail. Great Home base for Nova Scotia.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house, well appointed, with a few quirks! We spent several evenings on the porch looking out at the beautiful Port Hood Island and remarkable sunsets. The kitchen was well-appointed, beds were very comfortable, bathrooms top-notch, all spotless.

  • Submitted: 8-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful for So Many Reasons

  • 5 of 5

This is a special place. It's special because of the home itself, Laura the owner, the view, the people we met, and so many other things. For us it was an ideal location to arrive at after driving from Ontario over the previous couple of days.

The town of Port Hood is off the beaten path (Cabot Trail) which is saying something because the Cabot Trail is not really a busy route as it is, relative to other tourist destinations.

The home is located across from the Fishermen's Co-op and two minutes’ walk from the Port Hood Food Co-op. You couldn’t ask for better shopping convenience. A highlight was ordering lobster from the Fishermen's Co-op, which they cooked for us. I've never done take-out lobster before but eating our dinner on the deck overlooking the water and watching the sunset ranks as one of my best dining experiences.

There are many other reasons I would go back which are too numerous to list. Let’s put it this way, I wouldn’t change a thing about the home if it was mine. That kind of sums it up. It felt like home the moment we arrived.

While there we hiked part of the Celtic Shores coastal trail which is accessible a few minutes from the home. It's a great walking, biking, running trail that runs for 92 kms. On the part we hiked we followed a path that led to the water. We were the only people on the entire stretch of the beach.

If you're looking for an authentic, relaxing, beautiful, one-of-a-kind experience then come here. We stayed for two nights but as we left we agreed that it would have been a great place to stay for a week as a home base for day trips. Next time I hope.

  • Submitted: 3-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this home. It is spotless clean and had everything we needed. The back deck with gorgeous views of water and sunset made it special. A long soak in the claw foot tub at the end of a day on the Cabot Trail was soothing. The Clove and Hitch restaurant nearby was great. We also made it to the Red Shoe Pub, just a few miles down the road. Everyone so friendly and helpful. The homeowner, Laura, couldn't be more welcoming and responsive. I want to go back and stay longer!!

  • Submitted: 1-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular view!!!

  • 4 of 5

The view was spectacular!!! The house was clean, kitchen had everything we needed and the beds were comfortable.

  • Submitted: 1-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis, MO

Wonderful waterfront!

  • 5 of 5

Laura's home was just perfect for 5 retirees to relax and enjoy the views, the beach, the sunsets, and the wonderful Irish, Scottish and French music in the Port Hood area!

We were there for 4 nights and took full advantage of all the amenities, including the outdoor lobster cooking area under the deck. The washer and dryer were great for getting things clean before we headed on to our next location.

We highly recommend this lovely home to anyone looking for a perfect location for day trips on the Cabot Trail, visits to the local pubs or checking out the local museums and interpretive centers!

Laura was easy to reach and always responded immediately. By the end of our stay it felt like we were friends.

  • Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
280 Kilometres
Halifax International Airport
Nearest Golf
36 Kilometres
Cabot Links Golf Resort
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Hwy 19
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Port Hood
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 3 2018 - Sep 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2018 - Oct 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$500

100% refund if able to rebook your dates. $125.00 house cleaning fee is included. There will be an extra cleaning fee of $125.00 including HST for two people to clean suite if needed. Note that standard of cleaning and sanitizing is of the highest. Have only had to charge one past reservation of two adults that left it like there were 20 people that needed two people to clean suite. All other reservations of even eight guests left suite in perfect normal condition and did not need to charge for extra time to clean suite. Light house keeping is required. Now taking reservations as of April 2018. Cancellation policy is full refund within 60 days of reservation....50% if within 30 days Will refund 100% if able to rebook dates. Any guests after 6 people will be charged an additional $25.00 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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