Beachfront, Comfortable Cottages Your Family, Friends & Pet Will Love.

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Last updated: 07/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The cottages are designed to free you to drink in the panorama of sky and sea, field and trees that surround them. Bay Cottage (built for rentals in 2009) contains two discrete 2-bedroom (1 queen, 2 twin beds), 1 (shower) bathroom units, separated but adjoined inside by a middle bedroom; it is uniquely designed to accommodate both small numbers or large groups of family or friends, whichever you choose. Beach Cottage (purchased for family vacations in 1988, expanded over the years, and rented since 2003) has 3 bedrooms (1 queen, 1 double, 2 twin beds) and 1 (shower) bathroom. Weekly(or daily: 2 nights min.) rates vary depending on how many bedrooms in the cottage selected, and the season: low or high. Go to the owners' website: to find rates, more photos, and much more info.
Both cottages contain hide-a-bed sofas suitable for 2 extra people. Both cottages are fully equipped for as much housekeeping as you'd like to do. All kitchen utensils, dishes, cutlery and pots and pans are provided, as are outdoor BBQ's, all bed linens and blankets, towels and bathroom/kitchen paper supplies. Electricity (standard North American 110/120) powers the stoves and refrigerators, microwave ovens, ceiling and/or floor fans, baseboard heaters (controlled by thermostats in each room), CD/MP3/radio players, satellite TV (English and French-language channels) and DVD players, coffee makers, electric kettles, hair dryers and landline telephones. Best of all, free Wi-Fi is provided in our cottages for your cell phones and other electronic devices.
Outside, Bay Cottage, overlooking the beach from its wild-strawberry-and-blueberry field perch, has a cottage-length deck and a central screened-in porch ideal for outdoor lounging or dining. Beach Cottage boasts a deck and stairs to the beach, steps away across the lawn. Both cottages have plenty of lounge and deck chairs, as well as several beach umbrellas and a selection of children's beach toys, and outdoor games. Both cottages have long outdoor clotheslines and interior drying racks; washer, or washer-and-dryer service, is available next door at our house. Ample windows admit the spectacular light and views into all the cottages' rooms. Ample parking space is provided for your car, with room for short-term visitors. Hop on your bikes and bike near the cottages, on the highway and byways, or on the nearby Confederation Trail.
We, the owners, live next to you, and are just a stroll or a call away should you have any questions.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2334 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Beach access is easy and safe; the beach is sandy & the water is shallow at low tide especially (great sand bars!), and with a smooth sandy bottom. Perfect for strolling, sea-glass and shell-collecting, or soaking up the sun. Ideal for kayaking. Beach toys are provided. Dogs are permitted on the beach as long as they can be leashed if necessary....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking inside the cottages; smoking permitted outside, away from the buildings....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Maximum 2 dogs are allowed; a $15 per dog pet fee is charged. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 10-14

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 1: 2 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 2 double


  • Bay Cottage, which can be rented in 2, 3 or 5 bedroom format, has 2 bedrooms with queen beds, 1 bedroom with a double bed, and 2 bedrooms with twin beds. Each of the 2 living rooms has a 2-person sofa-bed for a daily extra guest charge (max. 4 extra people). Beach Cottage has 3 bedrooms: 1 with queen bed, 1with double bed, and 1 with twin beds. A queen-size sofa bed is available in the sunroom for a daily extra guest charge (max. 2 additional guests). Sheets, pillows and blankets are provided; the beds will be made up when you arrive. A high chair and crib/playpen are available in each cottage....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • Bay Cottage has 2 bathrooms, one in each autonomous but adjacent 2-bedroom unit. Beach Cottage has 1 bathroom. All have shower, toilet, sink with vanity, and outlets for razors and hair dryers (dryers provided). Towels, bath mats, toilet paper, tissues, liquid hand soap and bar soap are provided....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The setting of our cottages is stunning, with panoramic sea and sky views, all-day sunshine, a benign and secluded beach, spectacular sunsets and thickly starred nights. The cottages are simply designed but contain all the necessary comforts for a relaxing stay. They are absolutely ideal for families with young children, multi-generational family stays, or retired people with time to come earlier (in June) or to stay on into September. Tuna-fishing charter groups are frequent guests in September. We have low season rates in June and September. Local festivals, local dining-out and deep-sea fishing expeditions with knowledgeable local fisherman are activities that our renters seem to enjoy the best out of all the activities available. We are 8K. west of Basin Head beach, an endless beach of 'singing sands' rated one of the top - 10 beaches in Canada. As at 'our' beach, great swimming and walking are features of Basin Head. An excellent eco-tour also takes place at Basin Head....moreless


  • Books:

    Books for children, young adults and adults are provided. There is a public library in Souris as well....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    These are provided with each TV...moreless

  • Games:

    We provide board and card games and jigsaw puzzles suitable for both children and adults....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Shaw service provides ample TV channels and radio staions in English and French....moreless

  • Television:

    26' satellite TV in each living room....moreless

  • Toys:

    A number of beach and interior toys are provided....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    The cottages face south/southeast on Chepstow Bay, in the Northumberland Strait. The safe, quiet sandy beach is a kilometer wide....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The dining area adjoins the kitchen area in each cottage. Each table seats 6 (and extra folding chairs are provided)....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Available from the owner....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Individually thermostat-controlled electric baseboard heaters are located in every room....moreless

  • Internet:

    Our cottages are equipped with free wi-fi....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bedsheets, pillows, pillow protectors and pillow cases, blankets are provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Each living room area is spacious and seats up to six on a couch and chairs. A 26' satellite TV, a DVD player and radio/MP3 player are located in each living room....moreless

  • Parking:

    Each cottage has a parking pad for one or two vehicles; owners must give permission to park an extra vehicle....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Landline telephone is provided in each cottage. Long distance calling is available inexpensively through a special service. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath, beach and kitchen towels are provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Available from the owner. Cottages have outdoor clotheslines, clothespins, and interior drying racks....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    These are automatic drip coffee makers designed to brew ground coffee. We provide creamer and sugar bowl sets, and sugar....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    More than enough pots and pans, dishes, glasses, wine glasses and cutlery are provided for each cottage's maximum number of occupants. Some plastic dishes & cups are provided for small children....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    All cottages have full kitchens. Besides stoves with ovens and refrigerators with freezers, the kitchens are equipped with microwave ovens, coffee makers, toasters and kettles. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Kitchens are stocked with spices, some condiments, dish detergent, paper towels, paper serviettes, dishtowels, oven mitts, waste and recycling bins and bags, sugar, salt and pepper....moreless


  • Bicycles:

    We can provide one 3-speed bicycle. Otherwise, guests can bring their own bikes and helmets, or rent bikes and helmets from local bike rental businesses. Bikes can be stored inside....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Each cottage has its own deck; Bay Cottage has a screened-in porch area on the deck....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Bring your own kayaks. Wonderful kayaking in Chepstow Bay and in other areas in the Northumberland Strait....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The cottages are set on very large rural grounds, with large expanses of mowed lawn immediately surrounding the cottages. Containers of flowers are included....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Each cottage has a propane BBQ....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Bring your own snorkeling equipment....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High season
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$756 $2,337

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest

Low season September
Sep 1 - Oct 1, 2016
2 night min stay
$453 $1,395

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

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

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $11.63
  • Taxes Not included


No refund of rental if occupancy terminated before rental period ends (medical emergencies excepted).

Deposit required upon reservation; balance in full payable by one week before occupancy begins.

US renters paying in US dollars will have exchange returned in Canadian dollars, minus 10% for handling.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 07/20/2016
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78 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Charlottetown Airport
4 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Black Rafter Lounge
70 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Wood Islands
7 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Rollo Bay Greens
200 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Halifax, Nova Scotia
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Sheltered Harbour
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
Chepstow Bay

Car: Necessary

You're in a photographer's paradise. From the secluded bay, our cottages offer a panoramic view of the Northumberland Strait, an arm of the Atlantic Ocean.

The Strait is home to lobster and deep-sea fishermen, oyster cultivators, seabirds, seals, hummingbirds, resident bald eagle, hawks, herons, and occasional dolphins and whales. From your cottage decks or interiors, you can watch the Souris--Iles-de-la-Madeleine ferry glide by twice a day; catch sight of Nova Scotia's beautiful Cape Breton across the water; watch dramatic sunrises and sunsets; gaze at the moon and star-packed skies at night, especially when sitting by your beach fire. You can stroll the beach, enjoy a swim or a float in the refreshing seawater; kayak the bay (BYOK); or simply relax and soak up the sun. Hungry? Bring home local lobster, Colville Bay oysters and other seafood and fish fresh from the ocean.

Keen to explore? Follow the only highway east, to miles of 'singing sand' beaches to walk (especially at renowned Basin Head), lighthouses to explore, and North Lake, a postcard-perfect fishing hamlet where you can charter deep-sea fishing and seal-watching expeditions, and, from mid-August through September, world-famous bluefin tuna charter fishing trips. Bike or hike the Confederation Trail, which begins near Souris and covers the entire Island, 'Tip-to-Tip'. Venture 25K. west to picturesque mussel-cultivating St. Peter's Bay, and magnificent Greenwich National Park with its sand dunes, river, woods and marsh walks, and access to the endless beaches of the Gulf of St. Lawrence coast. A little farther west lies Crowbush, a superb golf course on the world circuit (Brudenell course lies south). The nearby village of Morell, on the beautiful Morell River, offers self-conducted kayaking excursions. Charlottetown, the Cradle of Confederation and capital city, offers Province House (where Canada was born), theater, markets, shops, fine dining and a superbly walk-able location on Charlottetown Harbour. World-renowned Green Gables, home of Anne and her creator, are a scenic drive from Souris to the west and north. And if you are looking for a day-long jaunt, explore the unique Acadian part of PEI on the Island's west side.

But no need to wander far. Souris (pop.1,200) boasts two grocery stores, a bank, a credit union, a post office, a small hospital, two pharmacies, and six restaurants ranging from fast food to gourmet dining, overlooking bustling, picturesque Souris Harbour, marina, and ferry terminal. Eight miles/12 K. west of Souris is the Inn at Bay Fortune, where you'll find 5-star dining (Where to Eat in Canada) in another idyllic water-side location. Owner/Chef Michael Smith (yes, that tall chef on the Food Network) inaugurated his daily Feast in 2015, a superb culinary experience not to be missed. Best birthday dinner I ever had! And on the boardwalk at Souris' wide public beach, you can dig for clams, watch the daily ferry arrive and depart, and enjoy an outdoor lunch of lobster dishes or Johnny Flynn's Colville Bay oysters, literally right out of the water.

Friday is local produce market day in Souris, and fresh-caught fish and seafood is readily available daily. You are also close to two vineyards, producing some excellent wines, and two distilleries offering their own unique (and potent!) spirits. Blueberry vodka, anyone?

Tourism's Visitor Information Centre in 'downtown' Souris offers ample tourism literature and personal help for planning any other activities you might want to do. Weekly ceilidhs ('cay-lees') in the area will acquaint you with the rich local fiddling tradition and even allow you to kick up your heels. And more and more popular are September's chartered tuna fishing (catch-and-release) expeditions from North Lake (12 miles/20K. east of Souris), truly a 'tuna capitol of the world'. Experience the thrill of playing a 1,000-pound bluefin by day and relaxing at our tranquil cottages by night, where you can embroider your fish tales and upload your photos via our free wi-fi.

So you can be as lazy or as active as you wish in a scenic area that is second to none.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1988

About the owner: My husband Doug and I (Jill) are Montrealers born and bred, and have lived and worked here (we're both teachers) almost all our lives. Nous pouvons vous parler en francais! In 1987, we took a family summer vacation to PEI, where I had stayed with my parents (and which I loved) in the 1960's. On a family jaunt to East Point, we happened upon our first cottage, sitting fully furnished and for sale in its glorious locale on the beach in Chepstow Bay. We fell in love on the spot, especially when a school of dolphins came by to play! Every summer after that, we've gone back to spend a few warm months, and we've never tired of it; actually, we seem to enjoy it more and more each year, as do the legions of family, friends and welcome strangers that like to visit and/or rent. Once our children were almost grown, and when we contemplated a 3-year absence for work in Singapore, we began to rent out Beach Cottage to friends and colleagues, so they could treasure and enjoy our beautiful place. Once returned, we bought our own new cottage (which was moved, intact and furnished, from nearby Rollo Bay!) in 2004, placing it on the arm of the bay overlooking our first cottage; in 2008-09, we savoured the fun and challenges of building Bay Cottage, a new rental property, next door to us. We've made both rental cottages the way we like them: simply but fully equipped, comfortable, and welcoming. The prices are right, too. Now, we are a formally licensed and inspected Tourism PEI operation.

Why the Owner Chose Souris, PE, Canada:
Besides the beautiful scenery (which is green, red-earthed, and benign), we love the history of PEI. Many of our Souris neighbors (to whom we'll always be 'from away', though they welcome us 'Home' each summer!) are families who have lived on the same plots they were granted in 1769, victims of the Scottish Enclosure Acts. Despite their hard lives as modern-day fishermen and farmers, and now watching as their families must leave to work the oil fields in Alberta, the resourceful Islanders we know love their place, are cheerful, friendly. . .and musical down to their toes. For us, from our extremely cosmopolitan city, it's a big and restful change to see the same surname on mailboxes along the highways and bi-ways of eastern PEI. Acadian and Scottish (with a dash of Irish) history shape this small corner of the world. Our little piece of it is the place where our hearts are, and we love to share it.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Our first cottage had us on first view: sitting sturdily at the water's edge, below a sweep of woods and field, with the huge panorama of sky and water spread out around it. Walking the beach and finding shells, and seeing a dolphin playing in the waves, helped us make up our minds on the spot: we had to have it. A hare hopping along the grass in front of the cottage captured our children. Though we love the different design, scenic perspectives and characters of our subsequent neighbouring cottages, the first view that first vacation day was all we needed. Our paradise.

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  • Your tranquil, sandy beach

    Your tranquil, sandy beach

  • Step out of Beach Cottage and enjoy the view.

    Step out of Beach Cottage and enjoy the view.

  • Sky, earth and sea

    Sky, earth and sea

  • A slice of the 180 degree view from Bay Cottage deck

    A slice of the 180 degree view from Bay Cottage deck

  • Bright living/dining/kitchen

    Bright living/dining/kitchen

  • Queen bedroom

    Queen bedroom

  • Bay North living room. Left door opens to screen porch and huge deck (see photo 7)

    Bay North living room. Left door opens to screen porch and huge deck (see photo 7)

  • Local fishing boat in the bay at sunset

    Local fishing boat in the bay at sunset

  • Fiery sunsets are a frequent treat

    Fiery sunsets are a frequent treat

  • Setting sail to catch a mackeral, cod or a tuna, North Lake

    Setting sail to catch a mackeral, cod or a tuna, North Lake

  • Souris Harbour from atop Souris Lighthouse

    Souris Harbour from atop Souris Lighthouse

  • Moonlight over Chepstow Bay, your home away from home.

    Moonlight over Chepstow Bay, your home away from home.

  • Early summer on the beach

    Early summer on the beach

  • Beach from Bay Cottage

    Beach from Bay Cottage

  • Bay Cottage sits in wild strawberry fields!

    Bay Cottage sits in wild strawberry fields!

  • Bay Cottage partial interior

    Bay Cottage partial interior

  • Shower, toilet, vanity with sink. Razor outlet. Hair dryer.

    Shower, toilet, vanity with sink. Razor outlet. Hair dryer.

  • Double bedroom

    Double bedroom

  • Living room/sunroom view, Beach Cottage.

    Living room/sunroom view, Beach Cottage.

  • Savouring the sunset

    Savouring the sunset

  • Seals bask in Rollo Bay

    Seals bask in Rollo Bay

  • Our renter and his 900 pound catch-and-release tuna. What a thrill! We can connect you to tuna charter captains close to us.

    Our renter and his 900 pound catch-and-release tuna. What a thrill! We can connect you to tuna charter captains close to us.

  • We are the pot of gold at the ends of the rainbows!

    We are the pot of gold at the ends of the rainbows!

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