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Beautiful Summer Cottage, with Ocean Front View.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 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 with 2 queen beds and 4 single beds.

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 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

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 Port Hood

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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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average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Great beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

Love this home! Location was outstanding, just across the road from the beautiful beach. House was really well equipped. Had everything you might need for your stay. Joe, the owner, was super helpful with area information and very responsive to any last minute needs. We would definitely stay again should we find ourselves in this beautiful part of of the world.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review. Its always nice when someone from away gets to experience my home cape breton.
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A lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 8 friends staying in Port Hood during Celtic Colors. The cottage was very comfortable for the 8 of us and had everything stocked to make our stay enjoyable. We were close to many Celtic Color events and being located on the beach it also allowed for morning beach walks. Joe was very accommodating and we would all highly recommend this property to others.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review.
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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: June 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: July 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: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Red Shoe Pub
Cabot Trail
pack a lunch and hiking shoes for a great experience .....a National geographic ten best pla...
Dancing Goat Cafe & Bakery
A French speaking village with lots of shops
Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
a must for the family trip or the historian buff.
Friends of Whale Watch Cape Breton
Glenora Inn & Distillery
only single malt distillery in north America....and the food is awesome..bring your wallet
Cabot Links Golf Course
ranked in the top ten links golf courses in the world....and if you just want to go for a hi...
Canso Causeway
great fishing
Neils Harbour
beautiful great for lunch
a great day trip for the whole family
Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market
Celtic Music Centre
live music and great sandwitch
Reaching Strides Equestrian Centre
horseback riding
Port Hawkesbury
larger town with larger food stores and commercial restaurants.
Cabot Trail- Sightseeing, Golf, Fishing, Hiking, Music, Adventures
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.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $390.26
Tax Rate 15.0%

The $1400.00 weekly rate includes all taxes and cleaning fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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