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Last updated: 04/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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!
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, portuguese
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 9
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Deep long bath tub for maximum relaxation ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2

    Toilet + sink = Powder room...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Water View

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The kitchen seats 4-6 people. The dining room seats 9 people....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 9 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Outdoor clothesline....moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Comfortable bedding and duvets....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Free wi-fi in the quiet room. Grand piano....moreless

  • Parking:

    Maximum 4 cars. No RV'S. No Tents....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Quality bath towels. Also beach towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Cold water only....moreless

  • Free Wifi


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles
  • Golf:

    Nearby (30 min - Inverness)...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden

Pool / Spa



from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 2 - Oct 28, 2017
5 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $365.90


Refundable Security Deposit is $500.00 .

Regular total price is $2500 per week.

Minimum Stay 5 Nights.

If you really need only 4 days term the price charged will be as the same as the 5 nights minimum.

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

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/23/2017
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171 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Halifax (YHZ) 3 hours - Sydney YQY/CYQY (2 hours)
171 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1961

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Port Hood, NS, Canada:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english, portuguese
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

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  • The Stone House

    The Stone House

  • The Master Bedroom

    The Master Bedroom

  • Double Bedroom

    Double Bedroom

  • Family Room/ Dining Room

    Family Room/ Dining Room

  • Kitchen


  • Bathroom View

    Bathroom View

  • Take long walks on the warm and sandy beach.

    Take long walks on the warm and sandy beach.

  • Lobster Dinners

    Lobster Dinners

  • Oystering with 'Captain' Nishi of Mabou Oysters

    Oystering with 'Captain' Nishi of Mabou Oysters

  • Take a boat ride and picnic to Port Hood Island.

    Take a boat ride and picnic to Port Hood Island.

  • Explore our many cliffs and beaches.

    Explore our many cliffs and beaches.

  • Fall is Celtic Colours Music Festival time!

    Fall is Celtic Colours Music Festival time!

  • The Quiet Room

    The Quiet Room

  • Double Bedroom

    Double Bedroom

  • Triple bedroom

    Triple bedroom

  • Dining room/ Family room

    Dining room/ Family room

  • Upstairs Full Bathroom

    Upstairs Full Bathroom

  • Grand Piano

    Grand Piano

  • Port Hood Boardwalk

    Port Hood Boardwalk

  • Fresh from the Wharf!

    Fresh from the Wharf!

  • The Back Garden.

    The Back Garden.

  • Welcome to Port Hood!

    Welcome to Port Hood!

  • Ahh…it is Fall...

    Ahh…it is Fall...

  • Glorious sunsets!

    Glorious sunsets!

VRBO #480746

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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