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Beautiful Summer Cottage, with Ocean Front View.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 9-11)

Beautiful 3 bedroom/1 bath cottage with ocean front view, located just steps away from a life guarded beach. Cottage sleeps 8 but with 2 twin mats can accommodate 10.

A private outdoor shower with hot and cold running water is great after a day at the beach.

Enjoy memorable sun sets, or sunrises on the wrap around deck.

Tour the captivating scenic Ceilidh Trail. Or take a walk on the near by board walk.

For a night out, try the Red Shoe with live entertainment.

Or visit the Glen Breton Distillery, the home of the Glen Breton Rare, North Americas 1st single malt whiskey.

most of all enjoy the relaxing and fun time with family.

Keywords: Beach house

More Details

Joe Visser
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2017

About Joe Visser

I'm married for 28 years with a wife and 3 adult children. I'm a firefighter in the Boston Ma area for 18 years and retired from the U.S. Air force after 23 years of service

Joe Visser purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Joe Visser chose Cape Breton Island

Port Hood is one of the nicest area's to visit right in the heart of cape Breton....I'm just lucky to have my family settle this area almost 150 years ago..

What makes this cottage unique

Port Hood area is just a unique area to let your family experience. The Ocean waters are some of the warmest in the Atlantic and very safe


Port Hood Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • 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
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 full bath inside and a Private outdoor Shower with hot/cold water
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (5)
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Private outdoor shower with hot and cold running water.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Summer Cottage, with Ocean Front View.
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Beachfront Bliss!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 had an amazing 4 night, Fall stay at this cottage. We enjoyed walking across the street to the beach, looking out the window and watching the waves, using it as a base for the Cabot Trail, and walking into the small town of Port Hood to the Fishermen's CoOp, tavern, and grocery store. The real highlight for our family was walking to the Sports Center for a Cape Breton West Islanders game (just stop in at the center and ask if any games are scheduled) and then walking home from it on the beach. This place feels immediately like home. Access to the home and owner communication were easy! Great place! Stay here!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property in the perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property from September 1st-5th and it was absolutely perfect. Our family had a wonderful time soaking up the sun on the stunning beach that is across the street from the home. There is a nice little canteen with ice cream and treats directly across the street (my 3 year old loved going there). The house was stacked with everything you could possibly need for a vacation-they really thought of everything. It was so easy to bring my family there (Myself my husband our 3 year old and 5 month old) because we had everything we needed at our finger tips. The outdoor shower is fantastic as we were full of sand from the beach. The huge deck, bbq, board games etc made it easy to entertain the relatives that came to visit. This property is spotless and very comfortable.

Joe was amazing from the moment we spoke on the phone and during our stay. He is very informative and made sure we were having a good time. I would highly recommend this property and I plan on booking again next summer.

A big thanks to Joe and his wife for allowing us to rent this home- we created some pretty wonderful memories for our children.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Week in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had one of the best weeks vacation at Joe &Lisa 's summer home.The house has everything you would ever need in the line of kitchen utensils, beach equipment, very comfortable beds,plenty of towels.I can not think of anything that we were in need of while we were there.

Joe was wonderful to us from the time of the booking to the return of damage deposit.We are hoping to return next year.

We highly recommend this rental to anyone looking for a stress free ,relaxing vacation.

Bernadette & Michael

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Cape Breton Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We could not have had a better time at the Vissers' cottage in lovely Port Hood. In fact, the description did not do it justice. Our extended family of eight had absolutely everything we needed for a great vacation; from comfortable beds to ample kitchen supplies to the nice convenient outside shower. Here are just some of the highlights:

* great beach days on the beach ... right across the road!

* kayaking to Port Hood Island

* hiking to the lookout in Mabou Mines

* dinner and terrific music at the Red Shoe

* long runs on the amazing nearby rail trails

* late dinners on the deck watching the sunsets and lobster boats

* fireworks from the pier on Canada Day

* a day trip to whale watch in Cheticamp with a stop to tour the Glenora distillery

* sighting of multiple eagles and a large black bear around Mabou

* games played around the big table in the evenings

We would all (four adults and four teens) highly recommend this cottage for any family/group looking for an amazing place to stay in Nova Scotia.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and cozy, great spot for a family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cottage with all the amenities you would need for a great family vacation in Port Hood. Very easy access to the beach, and a great view. Would definitely recommend this cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beach House Port Hood

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 7 retired adults thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay in this well-appointed beach house. The cottage was fully equipped with everything we needed. The location was excellent for our cycling trip on the Celtic Trail. It is about halfway along the 92 kilometer trail which fit perfectly with our plans. The nearby beach is appealing and the view is most satisfying. We were blessed with perfect weather ---- fresh and cool! An added feature to our trip was the timing which coincided with the music festival, Celtic Colours! We really appreciated the information on the VRBO site regarding local services and amenities. Joe was most helpful and approachable regarding any questions. We will be recommending this property to our families, friends, and cycling colleagues! Thank you to Joe and Lisa!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Barb...I'm happy things worked out. Take care Joe
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Nearest Airport
300 Kilometres
halifax international
Car: recommended

My house is located on Port Hood beach which is a safe beach because it is well protected by land. Water temperatures vary between 22 and 24 degrees C. The supervised area of Port Hood beach is normally about 200 meters wide beginning at the breakwater on the left side of the beach and extending about 100 meters to the right of the chair. The supervised swimming area is marked by red and yellow flags on either side of the beach. The water is very shallow, allowing the water to heat up early in the season and stay warm.


Rates & Availability

Port Hood Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2 night min
Jun 9 2017 - Jul 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Jul 3 2017 - Jul 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
2 night min
Jul 8 2017 - Dec 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $365.9
Tax Rate 15.0%

The $1400.00 weekly rate includes all taxes and cleaning fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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