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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 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.


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(22 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Summer Cottage, with Ocean Front View.
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Fabulous vacation home in Cape Breton

  • 5 of 5

This is truly a very special location on the island and a wonderful summer home! The Vissers have made every aspect of the cottage and our stay perfect! Very well stocked, super comfortable beds and linens and the most amazing front porch you can imagine. A great base to travel the island and a beautiful place to watch the sunset every night!!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most amazing rental ever

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough to describe this beautiful place and the friendly owners and staff that look after their home. The house is beautiful and decorated so nicely and the views and small little town are breathtaking. The community is friendly and has just the right amount of amenities to keep it quaint but has everything you need. Thank you Joe and Lisa. You made our trip so memorable and fun. Would rent your place every time we visit and will share with all our family and friends. Lisa and Friends June 2017.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Week

  • 5 of 5

Joe and Lisa,

Thank you once again for the use of your beach house.

We had a great week just chilling out on your deck and on the beach.You provided everything to make for a very memorable vacation.

Hopefully we will be back again next summer.


  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very well appointed with everything you need, spotlessly clean and comfortable & very inviting

  • 5 of 5

The Vissers have created a little piece of heaven just steps away from one of the most beautiful beaches the MRitimes has to offer. Clean, comfortable with all the conveniences of home but at the beach. The decor gives you that beach feel which automatically makes you feel more relaxed, playful and ready to take on all that this beautiful area of Cape Breton has to offer. We will definitely be back.

Terry & Linda Bona

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $406.8

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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