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Lovely Historic Stone House - Book Now for 2017!!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9

The Stone House is situated in an acre of lush old fashioned gardens overlooking the road and hill down to the beach just minutes away.

The house sleeps nine people. We offer four clean comfortably furnished spacious bedrooms. Three rooms have double beds (no queen or king size beds) and the fourth has three twin spool beds.

Upstairs is a shared full bath with shower and toilet.

The main floor features “The Quiet Room”, a lovely sunny living room for reading, free WiFi, and a very early beautiful satinwood grand piano. The dining room seats nine people and the views look out to the ocean sunsets and Port Hood Island.

A television DVD player is provided with a small selection of films for all ages. (no cable)

A fully equipped kitchen with stove, fridge, dishwasher and microwave catches the morning light. There is also a “powder room” (sink and toilet ) on the main floor.

As well as one of the warmest and most beautiful beaches in Cape Breton we have many nature walks and trails nearby, as well as boat tours to Port Hood Island (one mile from shore) We also have a kayak and surf-sailor for those who know how to use them.

The downstairs servants quarters, now a small apartment, is for the private use of the owners. It has a private back Entrance.

One of the owners may occasionally be on site throughout summer. Gillian McCulloch is a Nova Scotian artist and when visiting may be quietly working away on her paintings.

Come and make this your home base to explore Cape Breton. Enjoy a friendly and unique summer holiday!

More Details

Owner Gillian McCulloch
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2017

About Owner Gillian McCulloch

The Stone House was bought by our parents Commander Paul and Joyce McCulloch in 1961. Our family spent many happy summer holidays over the next fifty years as Paul and Joyce lovingly restored the house, room by room. Now owned by sisters, Sarah and Gillian McCulloch and Debora Bastos, the tradition of welcoming visitors to this beautiful place continues.

Owner Gillian McCulloch purchased this house in 1961

Why Owner Gillian McCulloch chose Cape Breton Island

The Stone House is a Cape Breton landmark Heritage Home. This unique house was built in 1860 by The Honourable Peter Smyth. Three generations of Smyths lived here until 1961 when the last Smyth (Eleanor) moved to Hollywood, California. Maintaining this wonderful house for everyone to enjoy was our parents' wish.

What makes this house unique

Whether coming in summer for the beach and to golf or in fall to photograph the spectacular fall colours and to enjoy the International Celtic Colours music festival you are welcome to make The Stone House your home base.Look forward to peace and quiet in lovely surroundings, fresh air and fire-flies, lobster and oysters, nature walks and friendly local culture.


5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Lovely Historic Stone House - Book Now for 2017!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Roseville, ontario, canada


  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in July of 2014. It was amazing! We will definitely come back. The house easily fit our two families. Great beach and local food.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! It was wonderful to have you all! Cheers, Gillian
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A touch of heritage with all the necessary facilities.

  • 5 of 5

Built in 1860, one of only 2 stone houses with the character of old Scotland in Cape Breton. Located in a village on the sea with very good restaurants and with grocery supplies within walking distance. Magnificent beaches both within walking distance and world class golf within 1/2 hours. The owner was most helpful in getting us settled and comfortable and was always available when needed,

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. It was a pleasure having you both! Cheers, Gill McCulloch
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Martha's Vineyard U.S. and Halifax Canada

A perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted to stay in this beautiful, historic house. The rooms were lovely and immaculate.The gracious hostess was so helpful in planning our sightseeing. It was an absolutely perfect vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure having people here who appreciate this unique house, our beach and local activities. We look forward to seeing you again this summer!
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Braeside, Ontario


  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the beautiful stone house. It was clean, comfortable and so close to many great things to do. The beach is fantasic and so close. Watching the sun set on the front steps became one of our favourite things to do every evening. Highly recommend the stone house and Port Hood!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
171 Kilometres
Halifax (YHZ) 3 hours - Sydney YQY/CYQY (2 hours)
Nearest Ferry
171 Kilometres
Sydney - NewFoundland Ferry (2 hours)
Car: necessary

Port Hood is a quiet little village on the sunset side of Cape Breton.Our sandy Port Hood beach has the warmest waters in eastern Canada. We enjoy boat tours to Port Hood Island, little shops and restaurants nearby, fresh lobster from the wharf, fresh oysters, hiking nature trails, and Celtic music,dances, and village festivals all summer long.


Rates & Availability

Port Hood House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $375

Refundable Security Deposit is $500.00 .
Regular total price is $2500 per week.
Minimum Stay 4 Nights.
If you really need only three days term the price charged will be as the same as the four night minimum.

Full payment must be received by April,01 2017 to reserve and confirm your dates of travel!

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.
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Port Hood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 9 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Deep long bath tub for maximum relaxation
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet + sink = Powder room
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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