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A Seaside Escape overlooking the Ocean on the Northumberland Strait

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights


About the property

Beautiful modern 2 bedroom unit.Sleeps 4-5

A beautiful rental on a majestic hillside overlooking the ocean, beaches and Port Hood Island.. It has Certified Nova Scotia Tourism Licence.

2015 Certified Canada Select Rating -4.5/5.Excellence. It is a supreme

tranquil setting on top of Marble Hill with a panoramic oceanfront view.

30 minute beautiful drive to Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs Golf Courses.

Full access to wicker patio set and outdoor furniture on private lower level.

Guests also have access to the spacious glass wrap around deck on the main level to enjoy a wonderful sunrise or sunset and for general relaxation and fun. It has a fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, 2 bedrooms,1 bathroom. Modern stainless steel appliances. Full washer/dryer and outside clothesline. Kitchen/cooking utensil and linens supplied, telephone for local calls and incoming long distance calls, satellite television, with DVD player .Free wifi. Outdoor grill. Apartment/lower level of home.

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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017


Port Hood Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • 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
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Full Bathroom with all in one unit shower/tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

A Seaside Escape overlooking the Ocean on the Northumberland Strait
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Even better than we anticipated and the view spectacular.

  • 5 of 5

Everything about Nance's place was perfect for our needs and Nance was fantastic to deal with. She even took the time to sit and visit with us and share a bit of the history of the area with us. We cannot say enough about the property or the owner other than we can't wait to come back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Kate's for six nights, and our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer! The accommodations were stylish and clean, the location was private and beautiful, and Kate was the perfect hostess. It's well over a thousand mile drive from our home, but it was so right for us that we have already booked for next year...bringing our kayaks next time!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Breathtaking Views!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great, relaxing time at Kate's place on Marble Hill! The views were simply amazing; every morning we got to wake up and see Port Hood Island and sparkling ocean waters when we looked out the window or sat on the deck. Everything was great, can't wait to book our next trip back!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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  • 5 of 5

My parents and I had a great time staying at Kates vacation rental overlooking port hood island. The views are great, the atmosphere is very laid back.

The place was very roomy and very nicely decorated, you can see the pride Kate takes in her home. There was a detailed list of everything in the walk out so there were really no questions.

The location is close to grocery stores, the beach , and a quick drive to Mabou and Inverness.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Idyll in Port Hood, Cape Breton N.S.

  • 5 of 5

We could not have found another temporary home more delightful than this one. The view from the porch was astoundingly beautiful. The effect of the light on the water and the islands to the west was arresting and moving. The rooms were appointed tastefully and every need was anticipated and met. All of the appliances were up to date and in perfect working order. Our beds were sufficient to give us the rest we needed to continue each day's exploration of this island. There were many restaurants and pubs within a half hour drive north or south that were first rate. For us the area and the excellent road system provided the perfect access to the musical offerings of KitchenFest in it's numerous venues and anchored by the Gaelic College in St. Anns. We would gladly come back every year and will -providing we win somebody's lottery. This is a five-star venue for a vacation in Cape Breton we would happily recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Gorgeous view!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just stayed in Kate's walk-out basement apartment for the first week of our honeymoon. We were looking for a "home base" where we could stay during our day trips through Cape Breton.

When we pulled up to Kate's house, we were absolutely blown away by the view - a stunning view of the ocean, Port Hood Island, and the town of Port Hood below. We originally had plans to be out and about everyday, but we ended up taking two afternoons out of our trip to simply enjoy that view with a bottle (or two) of wine. The apartment itself is wonderful. It did not feel like a basement at all - it has a ton of windows, so there is plenty of natural light. We had everything we needed - an open-concept kitchen with modern appliances, a dining table right beside the window where we could continue to enjoy the view, a cozy sitting area, two very nice bedrooms with ample closet space, a big bathroom, access to a washer and dryer, and a private deck right outside.

Port Hood itself is a very nice little town. It has restaurants, a great little grocery store, and a gorgeous beach with some of the warmest ocean water I've encountered in the Maritimes. It was the perfect location for us as a home base - we could easily access the Cabot Trail from there, and it was so nice to be able to stay in one place for the entire week.

Kate was a wonderful host. She gave us all the privacy in the world - it felt like we had the whole property to ourselves - but she made sure we knew she was around if we needed anything at all. When we asked Kate to have a drink with us one evening, she was extremely friendly and fun to talk to. She is very accommodating and eager to make sure you have everything you need.

When we travel to Cape Breton again, I sure hope Kate's place is available! We would stay there again in a heartbeat.

Thank you, Kate, for such an enjoyable week!!

Heather & Kyle

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Reaching Strides Equestrian Centre
Port Hood
Nearest Airport
174 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Clove Hitch Bar
Nearest Ferry
93 Miles
PEI ferry and Newfoundland ferry
Nearest Golf
23 Miles
Cabot Links Inverness
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
TransCanada Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Clove Hitch Bistro
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Port Hood Beach
Car: recommended

The local area has breathtaking scenery along the western coastline of Cape Breton island and is very rich in Celtic culture. It is a pristine coastline with many golden sandy beaches nearby and noted to have some of the warmest waters north of the Carolinas. The distance to the nearest sandy beach with lifeguard supervision is 0.5 mile by car or 15-20 minutes along a coastline hiking path. Beautiful Port Hood island is an extension of the community located just a mile offshore.

Route 19 along western Cape Breton island is also the Ceilidh Trail and is known for world renowned music and Scottish heritage. The Red Shoe Pub, owned by some of the infamous Rankin family is a must for live entertainment. The Glen Breton Distillery, North America’s 1st single malt whisky is nearby. It is 24 miles from the Cabot Links, a new world class golf course. Enjoy the adventure of hiking trails at Cape Mabou Highlands with beautiful vistas over the Gulf of St. Lawrence/Atlantic Ocean.Enjoy biking,hiking or running on a 1st class trail,Celtic Shores.Take a beautiful scenic drive along the many destinations of the Ceilidh Trail or a day trip around the world famous Cabot Trail.

Treat your senses…the views, the music, the saltwater air, the seafood fresh from the ocean daily…and so much more!


Rates & Availability

Port Hood Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Spring 2017
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
mid-summer 2017
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 6 2017
8 night minimum stay
Late summer
Aug 13 2017 - Sep 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer/Fall 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late fall 2017
Oct 30 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $220.35

Payment; I accept e interac bank transfer or a certifiedcheque. If your preference is to book with a credit card, the 3 % processing fee with apply. Refundable Damage Deposit is 300.00 per week booking in peak season of July/August. Off season damage deposit amount pending amount of nights booked.
In July and August. 2016. weekly rates only. Please view calendar , it is currently booked until August 28.16
August 28-September 3.16, it is available for a 3-5 minimal night booking.
September 4.16 -Oct 23.16. I am currently booking for 3 night bookings. If there is gap with a 2 night availability,then it can be booked for 2 nights. These changes are due to cleaning schedules.

Nightly rates available (min 2-3 nights) remaining time throughout the year. Please contact owner and I will be happy to assist you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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