Our charming, spotless seaside cottage melts away stress. It sits on a breathtaking 800 feet of private sandy beach with warm swimmable water. Many interesting Eastern PEI day trips are nearby if you can pull yourself away from the amazing views.
Beautiful & simple cottage on 800 feet of private sandy beach. This cottage is clean, charming and perfect for a family that wants to connect with nature and one another. One large open concept room with large dining table and full kitchen, separate bath and large screened in porch and living area with two new sleeping futons with fresh linens as well as a real bed in the loft area that sleeps two more. This cottage is all new construction, with brand new appliances, pine floors, and large wrap around deck with amazing ocean views.
Wooden stairs descend to the warm, safe waters of the Northumberland Straight where swimming, canoeing (canoe and paddles and life jackets are provided), clam digging, muscle hunting and beach lounging await. There are only a couple of other homes nearby and they are seldom used. Often the beach as far as the eye can see is all ours for days at a time. This cottage is NOT in a subdivision with many other cottages nearby. This is one of very few large wooded, oceanfront country lots, never farmed or subdivided. It is on an unusually large, private and scenic 10 acre oceanfront lot with 800 feet of beachfront.
The cottage interior is lovely, all new and simply decorated in a clean, cheery style. Two new futons in the main room fold out and sleep four. The sleeping loft above sleeps two in a double bed, to get to the loft you have to go up a ladder, so older people or those with little children might prefer to sleep on one of the two comfortable downstairs futons. Seating for five on the screened in porch. Outdoor shower with warm water. Huge panoramic ocean views. Hear the waves crash as you sleep.
No phone, no internet, no TV and you won’t miss it. Berry picking, clam digging, reading, story telling, canoeing, muscle hunting picnicking, bird and rabbit watching will fill your time. The cottage does have good cell phone reception.
Many Eastern PEI daytrips are also close at hand--Roma Three Rivers Historic Village, two golf courses, spa and beachfront horseback tours, Elmira Railway Provincial Museum, the famous white Singing Sand of Basin Head Beach (always voted PEI's best beach), and the Fisheries Museum are just some of the easy daytrips.
Ice cream and candy store, fish and chips shack and tourist information center (with free internet access) are only a five minute drive away. Also just down the road ( 2-3 minute drive) is a provincial park with laundry, playground, and small store. The Rossignol Winery and Vineyard is about a five minute drive away and the town of Montague and Murray Harbour are both about a 15 minute drive away. Here you'll find charming restaurants with homemade PEI food, community concerts and celeighs, harbor cruises, and historic sites. The bustling town of Charlottetown is 45 minutes away. Here you’ll find theatre, fine dining, big box shopping, farmers markets, and boutiques.
Guests have access to a canoe, paddles, two adult life jackets and two older children's life jackets. There are many outdoor toys, books and games that you are free to use as well.
Eastern PEI is our favorite part of the Island. We love the authenticity of the people, the activities, cultural venues and restaurants. There's a lot to do with a 20 minute drive of our cottage and Cavendish and Charlottetown are only about 45 minutes away. But, Eastern PEI has a distinctly more authentic feel than other parts of the Island in the summer. Brehaut's Restaurant is a local favourite--sit on the Adirondack chairs on the big front porch while waiting for a table and you'll find yourself chatting with many friendly local people. This restaurant serves homemade pies, chowder and great milkshakes and burgers.
Just a five minute drive from the cottage is an old-school candy and ice cream store located at the Wood Island's Visitor Centre, and just a few miles in the other direction is the Rossignol Winery with wine tastings, local art and award winning local wines for purchase. Two lighthouses are also nearby as well as one of PEI's most authentic ceilidh venues, the Murray Harbour Community Centre with family friendly evening concerts featuring local dancers and musicians of all ages.
Also nearby is the historic village of Roma Three Rivers, a Acadian cultural site with kid's camps and activities, a daily heritage lunch, Pioneer festival, garden tours, heritage trail hikes and interpretive tours of their beautiful and well preserved site.
Brudenell River Provincial Park is also a popular day trip from the cottage. Guided horseback trail rides are very popular here as are the daily interpretive programs, the on-site spa and the Brudenell River and PEI Dundarave Golf Courses.
Two new futons sleep four on the ground floor and a real bed in the loft sleeps two more.
Wonderful property! The cottage had an excellent view of the sea and was very private, as described. Hosts were responsive to all concerns. We were able to dig clams one afternoon which were delicious. Highly recommended!
The cottage was exactly as described and a detailed instruction manual was provided. The cottage was well equipped and we felt very welcome. The enclosed porch was especially great.
We found the sleeping loft a little hazardous even for able bodied adults at night and chose to use the futons with sleeping bags on the main floor.
The peace and quiet and lack of TV and phone made a welcome getaway.
The cottage is most definitely private - it was only after two days that we saw some others kayaking in the distance. The cabin is cozy, but our family of five never felt cramped. The kitchen is well-stocked with appliances and utensils. The McIntyre's were very helpful in addressing an issue we had with the stove one night, sending an electrician out the very next morning (and they arranged this while they themselves were on vacation).
The place was amazing. It was very private and right on the beach. The hosts helped us out with any questions we had right away. We have a three year old and he really loved all the toys that were there for him to play with and we really appreciated how all the locks were up high and out of his reach. We also loved how much wildlife was around us. On more than one occasion I was sitting on the deck drinking my morning coffee while rabbits were munching on grass and an eagle or blue heron would fly by. There is also a group of seals that life out in the bay. I took my little guy out kayaking and the seals would follow us around. He loved it. I highly recommend this cottage, it's everything in the description and more.
This place is simply marvellous. My family and I had an absolute blast. The cottage itself is perfect and there are many activities and games for children. The outdoor space and the beach are fantastic. John and Jordan are lovely hosts. This is a very special place and we would love to return someday.
We stayed at the cottage for 3 nights and it was really beautiful there, just as advised, it was very private and very close to the beach. The location is awesome! We really loved the Veranda and that we could use the bbq, it was also great to have a canoe (although we didn't use it).
The owners were also very nice, we had a few questions during our stay and they promptly answered them very friendly.
We would have stayed longer, if there had been availability and will definitely consider coming again!
We are available to help you with any questions you have about our lovely spot in Little Sands and PEI in general. We love getting out and exploring all the little villages of PEI and are happy to share our experiences with you!