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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Port Hood cottage description
Vacation rentals for the 2014 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. Your well-behaved dog is welcome.
Keywords: Cottage Home, Beach House
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- 1 full ceramic bath, 1 enclosed hot/cold outdoor shower.
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Linens Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Iron & Board
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Computer Available:
Pool & Spa
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Beach View
- Pier Fishing
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Eco Tourism
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
ReviewsWrite a review
All you'll ever want in a vacation!
All you'll ever want in a vacation!
We've just returned from our third stay at this lovely cottage and, like the first two times, we didn't want to leave! The cabin delivers on all promises and then some. The layout is ideal and all amenities are available in this clean modern house. The location is spectacular - be prepared to take advantage of meals on the spacious deck - we especially enjoyed breakfast in the warm sunshine, greeting friendly neighbours as they walked along the quiet road and watching the bald eagles soar overhead. The beach is just moments away and has a wonderful 'sand bar' section where young ones especially can play in the warm waves. The beach is never crowded, always lots of room to spread out. As noted in the description and other reviews, there are numerous cultural, social and physical activities to enjoy along route 19, within short driving distances and, of course, the spectacular Highlands National Park is only an hour away. (Our vehicle was often seen at the ice cream barn just a few Ks from the cottage!) You will not be disappointed - it's a comfy cottage in a gorgeous quiet setting with many options for entertainment and eating out nearby. Already looking forward to our next stay! Thank you Peg!
- Guest Kevin C (Timberlea, Nova Scotia)
- Date of stay 08/10/13
- Review Submitted 08/22/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, adventure seekers, girls getaway.
Owner response: Besides being uncrowded, what I like most about the beach is the breakwater. On the North side, deep water and "serious" swimming; on the South at low tide, "serious" splashing and warm water for kids. (and adults!)
DEAR PEG, Thank you so much for the use of your beautiful cottage again .We had a wonderful week enjoying the beautiful weather and the outstanding view from your deck. The cottage was very comfortable and spotless . Everything you would need to prepare meals was there.The beds were very comfortable . My 91 year old mother said she had the best sleep in years. The beach in front of the cottage is fabulous. The sun setting over Port Hood Island each evening was breathtaking. We hope to return again next year. BMM
- Guest Bernadette M.
- Date of stay 07/13/13
- Review Submitted 07/23/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thanks for the nice review. We're looking forward to welcoming you next year!
Heaven On Earth
Heaven On Earth
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 upstairs.......it 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!!!
- Guest David (Sydney Nova Scotia)
- Date of stay 08/18/12
- Review Submitted 08/26/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children.
Owner 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!
Why stay at hotels!
Why stay at hotels!
Wow! To stay at your own cottage, not having to deal with typical tourist scenarios, and being able to immerse yourself in the local flavor of a small quaint community was enchanting. Going down to the fisherman's pier, buying lobster right off the boat, and bringing it back to cook yourself was a memory that will stay with us! Now to the cottage. Comfortable, clean, beautiful sunsets and a great view added to our relaxation. The feeling of warmth was welcoming every morning when we awoke and again in the evening when we returned from our travels. There is a Co-op close by, neat little restaurants, great music at the Red Shoe Pub and the Celtic Music Centre, and don't forget the Sunday Farmers Market in Mabou! Take the Cabot Trail, see the Highland Center in Iona, and get in a whale watch and Puffin tour. Beautiful and relaxing. Cape Breton rocks!
- Guest Elliott (Martinsville Va)
- Date of stay 06/18/11
- Review Submitted 07/06/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing.
Owner response: A wonderful place for families or...explorers, honeymooners,dancers, best friends. Nice review. thank you!
Port Hood Perfection
Port Hood Perfection
We can't recommend this property enough. What a beautiful location and a warm and welcoming house to come home to after a busy day exploring all of the interesting sights on Cape Breton Island. We travelled with our two young children and felt like we were at home- the beach in front of the cottage is perfect, especially for little ones, as the water is very shallow and warm. Our kids played in the water for hours. The house is very clean and beautifully decorated, with everything you need (kites, cd-players, dvd player, beach chairs, camping chairs...) for a wonderful holiday. We really hope to be able to come again!
- Guest Jennifer (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
- Date of stay 07/17/10
- Review Submitted 07/27/10
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.
Owner response: Low tide in front of the cottage is great for the whole family-especially kids! On the North side of the breakwater, the water is deeper and a little cooler- for the more serious swimmers in your family!
This cottage is indeed FABULOUS as advertized. Its location is amazing - you truly can enjoy a breath taking sunset over the water every evening just sitting on the deck. The house is clean and new with lots of windows to catch the constant Cape Breton ocean breezes. If you are into Celtic music you are right in the midst of the Ceilidh Trail and will find something nearby every day. Pick up lobsters at the local fisherman's COOP and boil them yourself in the pot provided in the well-equipped kitchen. At first we considered the lack of decent TV reception and no DVD player connection a negative - but in the end we appreciated not wasting our time in front of the TV and instead enjoying one-another's company, playing games, and taking in the beautiful beach surroundings. My daughter just couldn't wait to get back to the house each evening and take a swim in the warm water at sunset. Ms. McFarland was very easy to work with...overall it was a great stay!!
- Guest Richard Curzi (Belmont MA)
- Date of stay 09/02/09
- Review Submitted 09/02/09
Low weekly rate is June 14 - 28th and all dates from between August 30 - Sept 27, 2014. Low weeks $950/week. (5 night minimum) Celtic Colours rate:$1000/wk. A deposit of $250 is required to hold your time $250 will also be a damage deposit to be returned after your departure. Summer season is June 28-August 30. $1350/week, 7 night minimum. A 2nd dog will be $100/non refundable. NO PAYPAL ACCEPTED .
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Year Purchased: 1997
Why the Owner 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.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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)
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Wrap around deck, St. George's Bay with Port Hood Island in the distance
From the deck (happens every night!)
comfortable living area
View from the loft
Kitchen view, beautiful alder cabinets
Bayberries and breakwater
Beauty and the Beach
Our vacation home
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loft bedroom, kitchen
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