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

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Pictou Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Ron Arnold
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2016
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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.


based on 7 traveler reviews

Perfect Base To Explore Nova Scotia And PEI Or Just to Loiter.
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews

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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September Wk 1 Cunard House

  • 5 of 5

Stayed 3 nights at the Cunard house. Based here and traveled to Cape Breton.

House is well equipped, clean and very comfortable.

Pictou is charming. Loved Sharon's place for breakfast.

Ron and Ginny are the perfect host!!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks, Jim and Kathy. We hope to see you again. Ron Arnold
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Wonderful Getaway!

  • 4 of 5

We had a very relaxing stay at Cundard House and Ron was very helpful. The house is spacious, very clean and fully equipped with all the amenities you need. Extra touches included free wi-fi, satellite TV, laundry facilities with detergent and even loaner beach towels for the kids! The town of Pictou is very quaint with plenty of restaurants to choose from. The price was reasonable and the location was central to many areas including PEI which we did a day trip excursion to.

Ron seemed genuinely interested in the feedback to make the house better and even brought us a teapot based on someone else’s suggestion. We definitely recommend a stay at Cundard House.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tammy; Many thanks for your review. It is very helpful to know what works well and what still needs doing. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Pictou. Ron Arnold
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Nearest Airport
135 Kilometres
Halifax (YHZ)
Nearest Barpub
60 Metres
The Press Room
Nearest Ferry
11 Kilometres
Northumberland Ferries (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
Caribou Island
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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Each 7 night stay includes a free night at the daily rate($150) for six nights.
There are no cleaning fees or taxes.

Deposit of 1/3 of rental at the time of booking. Cancellation up until 2 weeks before rental starts. Balance due at start of rental.

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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Pictou Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
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
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 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
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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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