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Perfect Base To Explore Nova Scotia And PEI Or Just to Loiter.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

The ground floor of the building on the waterfront has 1300 sq ft, two bedroom, free wi-fi, sleeps 4 (bedroom one is a queen, bedroom two is twin beds), full kitchen (range, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, dishes, cutlery and small appliances) air conditioned, 5 piece bath, high def. TV, radio/CD/stereo, dining room and large living room. Deck/veranda with table chairs and BBQ. Off street parking, no tax.

Ron Arnold
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Ron Arnold

A retired school principal and his teacher wife-and-former-sweetheart spent the last 8 years renovating this 1832 office building built by Samuel Cunard, the founder of Cunard Steamship Lines. Before that we worked in schools in three provinces, one territory and two countries.

Ron Arnold purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Ron Arnold chose Nova Scotia

One side of my family descended from Ship Hector settlers. We were looking for a retirement project in the Maritimes and this building needed some work, was located on the harbour and was empty. Kind of a no brainer!

What makes this apartment unique

Cunardhouse is a piece of classic Maritime architecture and turned out to be a piece of history as well. Looking onto the harbour on the second floor are three crooked windows that make it stand out in all the old photos of the waterfront. They present a unique 'face' and we think we know their story.


Pictou Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Cancellation with full refund until 14 days before rental starts.
  • Rate of $150 CAD per day with every 7th day free.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Town ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • toilet, tub, separate shower, bidet, sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Perfect Base To Explore Nova Scotia And PEI Or Just to Loiter.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews
Ottawa, Ontario

Absolute Comfort/Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We did utilize this central location and made daily trips. With an early start and an evening drive back, you can access PEI, Cape Breton's Cabot Trail, and popular spots within Nova Scotia (Halifax, Peggy's Cove, Bay of Fundy, etc.) Locally, you are within blocks of the local shops and restaurants (Eat at Sharon's one block away). Sobey's is a 10 minute drive at most. Friendly small town atmosphere.

Here's the point form version...

- Warm welcome with a briefing tour

- Informative "House Binder" with both house & local information (ie" grocery location, nearby restaurants, etc.)

- Lots of pamphlets encompassing many East Coast attractions

- Historic home lovingly restored has all of the original charm, yet updated with all of the modern conveniences

- Clean, clean, clean

-Comfortable bed, extra bedding and plenty of nice towels

- Essentials within, so no need to pack (ie: laundry/dish soap, salt & pepper, coffee, sugar)

-Outside, you can gloat as both locals and fellow tourists walk by, seeing you relaxing on the porch among Ginny's beautiful gardens with a view of the harbour.

Heartfelt Thanks to Ron & Ginny for providing us a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pictou real....not Disney

  • 5 of 5

Cunard House beautifully remodeled and Jenn has done an exquisite job of decorating. A view of the water AND a lovely garden.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming little ocean view spot.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this spot, well equipped and clean. Was very quaint and charming. There were plenty of things to do and see around town while still relaxing without all the hustle and bustle. Lots of restaurants and good food/prices. It was also close enough to visit nearby vacation spots. also enjoyed that there were lots of brochures and maps available and well written notes about the property itself and any instructions .

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many Thanks. I'm glad everything went well. I appreciate your taking the time to write your review.
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Cunard House Pictou, NS, Canada

  • 4 of 5

Great location within walking distance of all the town has to offer. Lovely to be so near the water and feel the sea breezes. The place has been meticulously renovated and is comfortable, and we especially loved the fluffy towels and beautiful bathroom.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many Thanks. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Safe journey.
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WONDERFUL! Wish we had planned to stay longer!

  • 5 of 5

My sister, brother, mother and I spend 3 days in Pictou as part of a NB/PEI/NB road trip to celebrate my sister's 50th birthday. We only planned 3 days in Pictou and we all agree we could have stayed longer. The home is wonderful and spacious. The water pressure and shower --- AMAZING. My brother was actually looking as the mattress labels on the queen bed because it was so comfortable he wanted to buy one. He has us all try laying on it! The location is great for exploring Cape Breton and PEI. Ron was wonderful with communication throughout and helpful when we arrived......late. LOL!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Sharon. We enjoyed having you here with us. Ron Arnold
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Great position

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation was very good the facilities were excellent. There could be a non stick pan for those who cook but every thing was clean and well presented. The weather was not at its best but that is not anyone's fault. All in all it was a great stay

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks, Marie. Non-stick pan going in today. Hope you enjoy the Island. Ron Arnold
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Nearest Airport
135 Kilometres
Halifax (YHZ)
Nearest Barpub
60 Metres
The Press Room
Nearest Ferry
11 Kilometres
(to Prince Edward Island)
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
75 Kilometres
Truro, NS
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
40 Metres
Sharon's Place
Nearest Ski
75 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Hector Heritage Quay and 18th century ship Hector are 60 metres away and are part of the view.

Northumberland Fisheries Museum across the street

Adopt a lobster at the lobster hatchery across the street.

See Scottish architecture buildings.


Rates & Availability

Pictou Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rate of $150 per night with every seventh night free.
There are no cleaning fees or taxes.

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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