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Sand dunes, endless beaches, swimming, walking, relaxing, and dreaming.

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Last updated: 07/11/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Dunes is a modern beach house built on a peninsula that stretches along the north shore of PEI between the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Darnley Basin. The beach house is perfect for couples or families and is ideal for four to six people. The 956 square foot home features a knotty pine interior with open vaulted ceilings in the living room, dining room and kitchen. The open living area looks out over a large deck to Darnley Basin through two sliding patio doors. It boasts a modern well-equipped kitchen with a ceramic cook-top stove, side by side refrigerator (ice and water), built-in dishwasher, and microwave oven.


Shopping & Services: A convenience store is a half km away at Twin Shores campground. It has a dairy bar, take-out restaurant and coffee shop. The best place for groceries is The Independent in Kensington. It’s open on Sundays. Kent and Castle are the two main hardware stores in Kensington. There are two service stations in Kensington along with a Scotiabank, Credit Union, Car Wash, a Video Store, Bakery, Gift Shops, Government Liquor Store and the Island Stone Pub.

Dining Out: Restaurants and tourist attractions can be found in several of the towns along the north shore. The Sou'west in New London and Carr’s Oyster Bar in Stanley Bridge are great waterfront restaurants. Some of the finest dining on the island can be found at The Dalvay near Stanhope and The Olde Mill Restaurant in New Glasgow. When leaving Lower Darnley Road, turn left onto Highway 20 and follow the scenic route to French River, Seaview, Stanley Bridge and New London. It is a beautiful drive along the gulf coast. Fine dining is found five minutes north of Kensington, in Margate at The Shipwright's Cafe. The Island Stone Pub in Kensington is a must as is the Frosty Treat dairy bar.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 956 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome:

    The bunk beds easily sleep up to three children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please no smoking inside the cottage....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    The cottage is elevated and accessed by stairs - once inside, the entire cottage and deck are on one level....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 5-7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    TV & Closet...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Lower double bunk with single upper bunk & large closet...moreless

  • Master Bedroom has a Queen sleigh bed with a chest of drawers, night stand, vanity, clock radio, TV, DVD, VCR, closet and two windows. The second bedroom has bunk beds with a double lower and single upper bunk, drawers beneath, rocking chair, side table, closet and window. The sofa sectional in the Living Room converts into a comfortable double bed for two....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • This modern bathroom has a one-piece fiberglass shower and bath tub with a curved shower rod, toilet, sink and vanity cabinet with plenty of storage, ceramic tile floor and a ceiling fan. Hand and bath soaps as well as a hair dryer, paper products and towels are provided....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Rustic barn-style hinges and door hardware add to the charm of the beach house. The kitchen, foyer, bathroom and laundry room have ceramic tile flooring. The bedrooms and open-concept living area have dark barn board laminate flooring. There is a shed where our 'beach wagon' and lobster pot are stored - the beach wagon is stocked with all the essentials for a day at the beach - chairs, toys, beach blanket, cooler, and beach towels. Its balloon tires and large cargo space make walks to the beach easier and much more fun. Pets are not permitted....moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    There are a few novels and hardcover books in the second bedroom. ...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    One in the living room, one in the bedroom....moreless

  • Games:

    Games and puzzles can be found inside the coffee table....moreless

  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library:

    There are CDs in the living room if you didn't bring any of your own....moreless

  • Radio
  • Stereo:

    There is a DVD player and a Bluetooth speaker for your music....moreless

  • Television:

    There is a flat screen TV with digital antenna for local news. There is also a TV in the master bedroom with a DVD player....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Pleanty of movies and DVDs in case it rains....moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    From casual to romantic, you will be able to prepare great meals at The Dunes....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Electric clothes dryer and fabric softener sheets are provided. There is also a clothes line....moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric baseboard heat with controls in each room....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Spare linens can be found in the closets or in the vanity of the master bedroom...moreless

  • Living Room:

    The living room has comfortable leather club chairs and a sofa sectional that converts into a double bed....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    There is plenty of parking on the cottage lot....moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    There is a phone for making local calls....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    The linen closet is well-stocked with bath, beach and hand towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full-size washer and dryer in a separate laundry room. Laundry detergent is provided....moreless

  • Water Cooler

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    There is a coffee maker, plenty of filters and a coffee bean grinder....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Plenty of good quality pots and pans, including a propane-powered lobster pot....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Enough dishes and utensils for up to eight people. There are even paper plates and plastic utensils if you're planning a picnic....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Dishwasher pods are also included....moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    More appliances than most people have at home, including a slow cooker, bread maker, blender, griddle, kettle, coffee maker, toaster, and electric can opener....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Paper towels, aluminum foil and plastic are there to be used. There are spices in the spice drawer as well as paper plates, plastic cups and plastic utensils for picnics....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    With ice and filtered water dispenser....moreless

  • Stove:

    Four-burner ceramic cooktop with a large oven....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Golf Cart
  • Golf Clubs
  • Outdoor Grill:

    The huge outdoor grill with searing element and side burner can handle the largest appetites....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Summer 2016
Jun 25 - Sep 3, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,138

Changeover Day: Saturday

Off-Season
Sep 4 - Jun 24, 2017
7 night min stay

$759 $1,518

Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$759

Changeover Day: Saturday

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning/Housekeeping $113.82
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Rates include tax (14%)

Rates do not include Cleaning Fee - Cleaning is performed at the end of the visit and applied to the total visit (two weeks, one week, etc.). To be fair to those who rent for more than one week at a time it is separate from the weekly rental fee.

A 50% deposit is required to secure your booking - balance is due two weeks before your arrival. Payment can be by cheque or money order. Canadian customers may also make Interac email payments through their online banking service.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

58 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Charlottetown Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Island Stone Pub - Kensignton
119 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Wood Islands (to Nova Scotia)
27 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Anderson's Creek Golf Club
48 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Confederation Bridge
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Island Stone Pub - Kensignton
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
Darnley Basin

Car: Necessary

The Dunes is ideally located close to shops, restaurants, leisure activities, beaches, mountain biking, kayaking, whale watching and deep sea fishing. Great casual and fine dining is only a short drive along the magnificent north shore. The nearby town of Kensington has shopping, service stations, a bank and a medical centre. There is a flea market, haunted mansion, miniature golf, museum and more. Watch the signs for a strawberry or ice cream social or a Ceilidh, island favourites. Of course, the Anne of Green Gables Museum and other Anne attractions are not far away. Some of the island’s most popular world-class golf courses are within a 20-30 minute drive.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: I've always loved the water - I guess that's no surprise since I was born in a small town on Lake Huron, in Ontario. My best childhood memories are of time spent at the beach. I've lived in a number of places in Canada, including Alberta, British Columbia, and New Brunswick. While living in Dieppe, NB, I was fortunate enough to visit much of Atlantic Canada. I loved PEI so much that I bought The Dunes as my weekend getaway. Of course, it was simply referred to as "the cottage" at that time. In 2008, a job transfer to Toronto, where I currently live, left me with a decision to make regarding the cottage - keep it or sell it. I knew I just had to keep it and that's when I began renting it to summer guests and it officially became "The Dunes". The idea was to cover the cost of ownership while maintaining a place that I could still visit a couple of times a year. It was the right decision.

Why the Owner Chose Prince County, PE, Canada:
I looked at several different areas of the island before settling on Darnley Shores - there was something about being away from the main tourist areas that I liked. There was also that great beach on the North Shore that is just a short walk away. It reminded me of summers on Lake Huron. Since I was spending just about every weekend I could at the cottage, I outfitted it with the things that would make me comfortable while I was there. I had stayed at other cottages but they all seemed to be filled with the leftover items that were no longer needed, wanted or being used around peoples' houses - they seemed to be filled with things that were "good enough for the cottage". I wanted my place to literally be like a home away from home.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Unlike a lot of rental cottages, you'll find that The Dunes is very well-appointed with finer touches - nicely decorated with quality window coverings and linens, nicer wine glasses, dinnerware and flatware, plenty of small appliances and quality full-size appliances. You'll also find great outdoor furniture and an over-sized grill on the deck. I hope that it feels like home for my guests or at least feels like the type of getaway they would put together for themselves.


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  • Sand dunes, endless beaches, swimming, walking, relaxing, and dreaming.

    Sand dunes, endless beaches, swimming, walking, relaxing, and dreaming.

  • Sofa sectional sleeps 2, leather club chairs, TV, DVD, movie library and CDs.

    Sofa sectional sleeps 2, leather club chairs, TV, DVD, movie library and CDs.

  • Microwave, ceramic cooktop, dishwasher, side by side refrigerator, tile floor.

    Microwave, ceramic cooktop, dishwasher, side by side refrigerator, tile floor.

  • 2nd BDR - Double lower, twin upper, storage, rocking chair, and large closet.

    2nd BDR - Double lower, twin upper, storage, rocking chair, and large closet.

  • Ride the Confederation Trail - PEI's old railway is now a place to ride bikes.

    Ride the Confederation Trail - PEI's old railway is now a place to ride bikes.

  • Explore the nearby dunes, view sea birds, or hunt for the perfect sea shell.

    Explore the nearby dunes, view sea birds, or hunt for the perfect sea shell.

  • Historic wooden lighthouses dot the island's rugged cliffs and sandy coastline.

    Historic wooden lighthouses dot the island's rugged cliffs and sandy coastline.

  • A very well-appointed, modern kitchen with all the appliances you'd ever need.

    A very well-appointed, modern kitchen with all the appliances you'd ever need.

  • The beaches of the north shore seem endless when the breakers gently roll in.

    The beaches of the north shore seem endless when the breakers gently roll in.

  • Located on a narrow peninsula, there are two beaches to choose from.

    Located on a narrow peninsula, there are two beaches to choose from.

  • Red sand beach - great for bird watching, clam digging, swimming or walking.

    Red sand beach - great for bird watching, clam digging, swimming or walking.

  • View of Darnley Basin from the deck - Only steps to the beach at Darnley Basin.

    View of Darnley Basin from the deck - Only steps to the beach at Darnley Basin.

  • An adorable cottage with beach access and sunsets in a relaxing, quiet area.

    An adorable cottage with beach access and sunsets in a relaxing, quiet area.

  • Comfortable dining for 6 to 8 people. From casual to elegant, it's your choice.

    Comfortable dining for 6 to 8 people. From casual to elegant, it's your choice.

  • Master - Queen Sleigh Bed, Flat Screen TV, Vanity, and large closet.

    Master - Queen Sleigh Bed, Flat Screen TV, Vanity, and large closet.

  • The local train station is now a pub that serves up great food on a great patio.

    The local train station is now a pub that serves up great food on a great patio.

  • See amazing sunsets almost every night while sitting by the outdoor fireplace.

    See amazing sunsets almost every night while sitting by the outdoor fireplace.

  • Sea grass and sand dunes seem to stretch forever along the north shore beach.

    Sea grass and sand dunes seem to stretch forever along the north shore beach.

  • Welcome to The Dunes - I'm sure you're going to love it here. Check the reviews.

    Welcome to The Dunes - I'm sure you're going to love it here. Check the reviews.

  • Take a walk and check out the red rock formations on the North Shore beach.

    Take a walk and check out the red rock formations on the North Shore beach.

  • The dark red cliffs contrast the deep blue of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

    The dark red cliffs contrast the deep blue of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

  • Spacious deck, large stainless steel BBQ, propane lobster pot, and a great view.

    Spacious deck, large stainless steel BBQ, propane lobster pot, and a great view.

  • Outdoor fireplace - comes with a view of Darnley Basin and some amazing sunsets.

    Outdoor fireplace - comes with a view of Darnley Basin and some amazing sunsets.

  • The Anne of Green Gables Museum, attractions and golf courses are very close by.

    The Anne of Green Gables Museum, attractions and golf courses are very close by.

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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 07/11/2016

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