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Captain's Rest of Darnley/Thunder Cove

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

The Captain's Rest is a beautiful 1100 sqft single story 3 bedroom cottage

The Captain's Rest is a beautiful well maintained 1100 sqft single story 3 bedroom cottage in Darnely, Prince Edward Island. Inspected and licenced by Tourism PEI

Enjoy breath taking sunsets and a fantastic ocean view from the wrap around covered deck. All bedrooms have queen size beds. Open the master bedroom's patio door and be caressed by a gentle ocean breeze. The fully equipped cottage is located on a large lot with no side or front neighbours. Just 300 feet from the shores of the Darnley Basin, and a mere 2 minutes to the most beautiful sandy beach on Prince Edward Island (Thunder Cove). Darnley Greens Golf course is 2 minutes away, and just 30 minutes to Charlottetown, 20 minutes to Summerside, 15 minutes to Cavendish, and 10 minutes to Kensington. The cottage has high definition tv with full satellite dish programming, dvd, patio chairs, fire pit, washer and dryer, BBQ, outdoor lobster cooker, bedding, towels, and cutlery. The cottage also has a water softener and a UV light for water safety. Sit on the covered deck and watch the fishing boats in Darnley Basin harvest fresh PEI mussels. Peaceful relaxing environment await you.

Come stay on the island and enjoy fresh Atlantic lobster, clams, quahogs, oysters, and many more Maritime delicacies. There are so many things to do from swimming, golf, scenic drives, festivals, deep sea fishing, and live theater, but most visitors simply love the peaceful relaxing atmosphere of Prince Edward Island.

We are often booked a year in advance so please book your stay early.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2018

About Pete

Pete, Karla and the kids. We are a family that enjoys spending as much time together as we can. I am a retired helicopter pilot from the RCAF and Karla is a homemaker. We have 2 great kids who love spending time with mom and dad.

Pete purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Pete chose Darnley

We bought this property because we have been spending time in Darnley almost every year for 10 years. It had always been our dream to one day own our own little piece of tranquility. The Darnley and Thunder Cove area is close to amenities and tourist attractions without being surrounded by tourists. A nice quiet location with a great view to enjoy some much needed alone time or even family time.


Darnley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • All bedrooms have queen size beds.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Captain's Rest of Darnley/Thunder Cove
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

Thunder Cove's perfect get away

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here the first week of September. It is a quiet and lovely location. There is no noise from any traffic along Route 20. The view onto the Darnley Basin is wonderful. The sunset from the front porch is breathtaking. It is a well equipped cottage with all the necessary items. The beds were very comfortable. It is an easy 5 minute car drive to Thunder Cove beach. There is nothing to say except "can't wait to come back".

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and well appointed. Everything you need. Great location. We'd go back!

  • 5 of 5

A very nice cottage. We've been to PEI a few times and we'd rent this cottage again. Nothing bad to say.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great central location but remote enough to totally relax.

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week in mid September at the Captain's Rest. The home itself was awesome. The kitchen had everything we needed, even a food processor! During a couple of rainy afternoons we took advantage of the video library. Several times we had a fire in the fire ring in the yard. The yard was big enough and the area remote enough that our dogs were able to roam around. We were able to find a place a block away where we could launch our kayaks for a nice kayak around Darnley basin. Kennsington and Summerside were close enough to go for groceries, etc. The cottage was centrally located enough that one day we drove to the far western tip and another day we drove to the far eastern tip. The roads are not bicycle friendly so we drove our bikes to the Confederation Train in Kennsington and rode from there. Thanks for thinking of everything - even newspaper, an ax and wood for the fire!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This cottage has everything you need to relax. Close to the beach, clean, all amenities. Great.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Definetly a place to rest and unwind

  • 5 of 5

view-excellent inlet bay, sunsets, breeze, neighbors

Cottage- excellent, fully stocked, comfortable, clean and washer dryer.

Beach- 2 minute drive and definitely amazing.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Captain's Rest for our Honeymoon and it was the perfect spot. Beautiful location, the cabin has all the amenities you could possibly want including internet, cable, fire pit, laundry, large kitchen and living room etc. The beach was a two minute drive down the road, location is just outside town so you were close to just about everything you could need/want. Also close to all kinds of little places to visit and see and not far from Cavendish, Charlottetown and Summerside. Particularly enjoyed the Haunted Mansion in Kensington. The area was quiet and the view is spectacular and had a nice big yard. Property manager was excellent the only time we needed to contact him was when we used up all the gas in the bbq tank and next morning there was a fresh tank and a bottle of wine on the step :) Property is well maintained and was clean upon arrival. Thouroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend to anyone looking to get away and enjoy the Island! We had a great time and didnt' want to come back home would love to go back again next Summer!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Stacey and Dave.
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Malpeque Oyster Barn
Nearest Ferry
128 Kilometres
Wood Island - Caribou ferry terminal
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Darnley Greens
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Malpeque Oyster Barn
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Thunder Cove Beach and Cabot Beach
Car: necessary

Thunder Cove beach is 2-3 minutes from the cottage. Cabot Beach Provincial park is approximately 4-6 minutes. Cavendish area and attractions are just 22 mins away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $225.84
Cleaning Fee $86.57
Pet Fee $37.64

Refunds are 100% refundable less $100 administrative fee if cancellation is more than 30 days from arrival date

Prices are subject to change without notice.

Check-in time at 4:00 pm, Check-out time at 11:00 am. Sat - Sat

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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