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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:
September 21, 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: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

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Perfect Base To Explore Nova Scotia And PEI Or Just to Loiter.
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 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
Owner's Response: Hi Maureen; Many thanks for your kind words. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to meet you and Richard. Ron Arnold
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Awesome place

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, large rooms, and the deck looking at the water was wonderful. Close to resturants and shops.Central so we could do day trips around Nova Scotia & PEI. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many Thanks for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay in Pictou. I hope all went well with your journey home. Thanks again, Ron Arnold
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Lakeland, FL

Wonderful stay at Conard House

  • 5 of 5

Very refreshing property. No complaints at all. Lovely restorations and decor. Would have loved to stay longer and just kick back, but so many things to do and see from this location. Thanks Ron.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Aurora Ontario

Spacious apartment in the heart of Pictou

  • 5 of 5

Morning coffee on the veranda, boats in the harbor across the street and friendly locals stopping to chat.....what's not to like about the location of Cunard House in Pictou. The beautifully restored home with high ceilings, well equipped kitchen and luxurious bathroom was everything we could have wanted in our home away from home. The gardens were lovely and we appreciated all the suggestions for things to do and see in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pictou, blue house

  • 5 of 5

I would thank you owners for excellent service and friendly atmosphere.

House is beautiful outside and inside!

Thanks for having us. Perfect location to see a Nova Scotia.

I would recommend this place to all people looking for luxury and location, perfect! I just forgot to mention that there are beautiful sand beaches as well. Water was good and warm for swimming. We had good time, nice port town! Close to ferry to see PEI and Cape Breton! Very good location!

Grace Rogowska

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Grace for your kind words. We are both delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us in Pictou and we were also very pleased to find roses on the table. Thanks again. Ron
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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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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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