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Sandbanks Cottage Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Über-modern brand new home seconds from the Dunes & Sandbanks Park

Über-modern brand new home seconds from the Dunes & Sandbanks Provincial Park in the heart of Prince Edward County. Sleeps six (6). Bonfire pit, fireplace, water access, BBQ, minutes from wineries, beaches, surfing, craft breweries, restaurants and art galleries. Book it year-round Summer or Winter. This place is an unreal, peaceful escape from the hectic big city!

Located on Sheba's Island (just seconds from the Sandbanks Provincial Park on Westlake), this spacious 2,800 bungalow offers indoor/outdoor living on an acreage, accompanied by walk-in shower, walk-in closet, bath tub, a bonfire pit, board games galore* and access to sandy beach waterfront for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, SUP, surfing, and many more water sport activities. You'll be minutes from dozens of Canada's best wineries (Norman Hardy, Exultet, Closson Chase, et al) and spectacular world class beaches. You' ll fall in love with Prince Edward County living (P.E.C.). *board games and pass times include: -Netflix -DVD collection of hit TV series and movies -Monopoly -Clue -Trivial Pursuit -Cards Against Humanity -Catan (Classic) -Catan (Seafarers) -RISK -San Juan -Poker Chips -Cards (multiple decks) -Balderdash -Rook -Cranium -Big Boggle -Uno -Bridge -Chess -Backgammon -Checkers -Ring & Hook -Nerf -Twister -Rack-O -Star Trek -Tenzi -Jaberwocky -Puzzles -Bocce Ball -Hook & Ring -Comic Books -a selection of cooking books, magazines and books -Puzzles -Volleyball -Leather Football -Giant Jenga -Tennis rackets (x2) -Badmington rackets (x2) -Yoga Mats (x2) -Snow Shoes (x4)

Additional rules:

- No Animals

- No parties or loud music will be tolerated

- Guests violating the rules will be aske…+ More

-Check-in: Anytime after 4PM

-Check-out: 11AM (strict)

Guest access:

full acre of property, including the home and ample parking.

You must provide the exact number of tenants. Six (6) guests MAX!!!!

Neighbourhood overview:

It takes 24 minutes to drive to Mountain View Airport. It takes 51 minutes to drive to Belleville Airport. It takes 2 hours 15 minutes to drive to downtown Toronto. Quiet island life with super friendly neighbours... Please drive slowly on the island.

Getting around:

You will need a vehicle, motorcycle or a bike when exploring all the county has to offer from wineries to art galleries, antique shopping and micro-breweries, to farm fresh produce stands, world class golf courses, beaches and quaint county life.

Other things to note:

Water sport rentals can be accessed at the Westlake Wakeboard School (located 1 min drive from the house). Ben is the owner of the shop. He and his team will get you set up and treat you right!


Please note that while towels are provided for you use during your stay, they are 100% NOT FOR BEACH OR WATER SPORT USE and are not to leave the home. you are required to bring your own towels for any beach/water sport activities for all guests for the length of your stay. Should you lose or destroy a bath towel a $50.00 charge will apply per towel lost or destroyed. Sorry to take such a hard line on this, but if we don't, towels go missing or come back moldy and soiled beyond washing. Dish and hand towels are also provided in the suite.


Keep in mind that while you may be in a modern home, it is still county living and the water is on a well and septic. So please DO NOT FLUSH ANYTHING OTHER THAN HUMAN WASTE AND TOILET PAPER in the toilets. Sorry to mention this so prominently and in CAPS. Unfortunately, this has gone horribly wrong before and so needs to be said.


Network: Linksys 08384

Password: ek1jck6hgy

In the event the internet slows down or needs to be reset (following a storm or severe weather), please go to the barn door in the main hallway towards the breaker box. On the box flip the switch directly opposite the red tape for 10 seconds. Flip back on and wait one minute for internet to rev back up to speed. Keep in mind this is the county and internet access is through satellite only (6 mbps speeds), so will unfortunately not accommodate heavy streaming by multiple users at the same time. If you forget the password, it is located on the modem itself (in the white drawer next to the fireplace), as well in the drawer beneath the microwave (located on a slip of paper). In that same drawer, you will also find tourist guides for the PEC wine region and area.


Please, no smoking inside. As we cater to a variety of guests and healths, maintaining a smoke-free interior is very important.


If you are looking to cook-in, when using the pots & pans, please note that they are 100% metal and handles and lids will get hot when in use on the gas range. The hot mitt provided or a kitchen towel should be used when interacting with the handles, pans and lids.


It gets super pretty in the County during the Winter months with all the snow. To that end, a snow shovel has been provided located inside the boot room as you enter the suite in case you are in need of a quick shovel to get to the car or wish to clear the front path or the patio, BBQ area, etc. There is also some rock salt provided if you feel some is needed for the BBQ area (as it can get quite slick on the concrete with the wind; the rock salt is located on the patio in a rubbermaid bin inside the BBQ). The driveway and front path to the door are gravel, so should not be slick at all. Just crunchy with snow. ;)

Otherwise, we have a snow plowing service who comes in once a week when it snows to do the driveways. In/around those times, you will be on your own for any snow you wish removed.


In Picton there is a Metro and a Sobey's.

In Wellington there is a Foodland.

I'd suggest going to Picton.


There are LCBO's in both Wellington and Picton. With the Picton location being the larger of the two with the better selection.

There are of course a complete host of wineries and craft breweries who will happily sample you some of their wines and provide you with off-sales.


Please leave these outside.


Please ensure to turn off the propane when not in use. Same goes for the BBQ and the natural gas line. Simply shut the valve to the off position (perpendicular to the pipe in a T position), when finished. In the Winter, please leave the patio screen doors open, as they risk being frozen shut if left in the closed position and that entrance is useless until it thaws, or forces someone to try forcing the screen open which usually ends up in bending the frame and knocking it off the tracks. So it's just easier for all involved if they are left open for the Winter months.


TheCounty Website

Taxi (Cronkie's Cab Company): no metres; flat rates only; inquire ahead about pricing between your destinations

All Emergencies: 911


Quinte Health Care PEC Memorial Hospital

403 Main St- Picton

Directions (approx 20 minutes):

Island road toward Winns Drive (turn right)

Left on County Road 12

Right onto County Road 32

Right onto Loyalist pkwy/ ON Rd 33

At the roundabout, take second rift exit continuing on Rd 33 and follow through town of Picton Rd 33 turns slightly right and becomes Picton Main Street/ County Road 49. Destination will be on the left.


Prince Edward Health Clinic

Monday-Friday 9am -5pm

35 Bridge St, Picton (20 minute drive)

Sandbanks Medical Clinic

Monday-Thursday 9am-430pm Friday 9am-4pm

12 Prince Edward Drive, Wellington (23 minute drive)


Please strip the linens from all the beds and pillows used during your stay;

Please take all garbage and recycling accumulated during your stay with you where possible (we ask this as garbage pick-up schedules in the County rarely coincide with guest check-outs and garbage left out will be destroyed by critters both domestic and the heavy winds on the island - most guests tend to drop the garbage at the gas station on their way home from the County, or do so intermittently throughout their stay. If this ends up being an issue for you, please call or message me so we can figure out a plan that works);

Double check to make sure all gas valves are in the OFF position (for the BBQ and Fire Pit);

Please close all the curtains when you are ready to check out;

Lock ALL the sliding doors to the outside and double check them to make sure they've locked properly (please leave all the screen doors in the open position);

Reset and return all board games, nerf darts and playing pieces to their respective boxes for the next guest's use;

Please wash all your dishes and replace them to their spots before you depart;

Turn off all lights (interior and exterior); and

Lock the front door and return the key to the lock box and reset the numbered dials to 0-0-0-0.

Double check to make sure the front door is locked (especially in the cold months, as it can feel like it is closed and locked when it has not properly latched with the deadbolt).

Then send in your 5 star review. ;)

I'm also open to any comments or suggestions you have, as we're always looking for ways to improve the offering. So please feel free to PM me with any feedback, positive or negative before posting so we can try to address it first.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
June 16, 2018

About David

Well-Dressed. Entrepreneur. Filmmaker. Father. Television Tastemaker.

David purchased this house in 2017


Picton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Walk-in accessible shower w/ luxurious rainsoaker overhead
    Main Washroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Walk-in closet w/ ensuite washroom and patio
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
water access from the property


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Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
Toronto Pearson Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Glenora Ferry
Nearest Golf
19 Kilometres
Picton Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
42 Kilometres
Belleville Train (VIA Rail)
Nearest Motorway
64 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Restauarnt on the Knoll
Nearest Ski
62 Kilometres
Batawa Ski Hill
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary

It takes 24 minutes to drive to Mountain View Airport.

It takes 51 minutes to drive to Belleville Airport.

It takes 2 hours 15 minutes to drive to downtown Toronto.

Quiet island life with super friendly neighbours...

Please drive slowly on the island.

Getting around

You will need a vehicle, motorcycle or a bike when exploring all the county has to offer from wineries to art galleries, antique shopping and micro-breweries, to farm fresh produce stands, world class golf courses, beaches and quaint county life.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $132.74
Damage Deposit $606.8

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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