Larger Home - Ideal for Family Reunions and Weddings and with Salt-Water Pool

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View away from the water with the Swimming Pool on the left


Last updated: 09/07/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Drift away lodge will accommodate 18 in 5 bedrooms and 2 pull out sofa-beds. There are 3 bathrooms and 2 kitchens. A large, wraparound deck offers sunny sitting throughout the day and casual views over the pool and hot tub areas and highbank views of new London bay and the ocean and Cavendish dunes beyond. In the heart of Anne of Green Gables country, Cavendish beach is really close. Local holiday attractions in Cavendish are supplemented by close access to a number of golf courses.

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Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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

    We ask adult supervision of children in the swimming pool and hot tub. Otherwise children do well here with lots of room to roam safely....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Our Lower floor is visitable with kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms and lounge on this floor. But the Bathroom is not wheelchair usable....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 18

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    On the Top Floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    On Top Floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master Bedroom on Main Floor. Bathroom directly adjacent...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen, 2 bunk bed

    On Lower Floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen, 2 bunk bed

    On Lower Floor...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bidet

    The Main Bathroom is adjacent to the Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    This bathroom is on the Top Floor adjacent to the 2 bedrooms...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Located on the Lower Floor...moreless

Other Amenities

  • We often see early morning visitors like a family of foxes. Eagles and other marine birds at any time. There are Island style Ceilidhs nearby (just over half a kilometre) and the local fishermen offer superb lobster in season....moreless


  • Books:

    A (really rather weird) collection of books. Let's just say to suit (almost) any taste!...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Certainly enough games to keep you occupied evenings and the odd inclement day...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games:

    Wii player with games...moreless

  • Video Library:

    We have a modest library of children's films in VHS format with a VHS player available...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    A distant view of the Ocean beyond the Cavendish Dunes...moreless

  • Rural
  • Water View:

    The water's edge of New London Bay is aomething like 150 feet away....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    High Bank waterfront with a way down to a beach...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    There is a Dining area adjacent to the both Main and Lower Floor Kitchens....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 18 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    1 each on the Main and Lower Floors...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    2 separate forced air heating systems with independent thermostats, supported by air to air heat exchangers....moreless

  • Internet:

    Reasoinable band-width by WiFi router....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens are provided throughout and changed weekly...moreless

  • Living Room:

    There are 3 Living Rooms - one on each floor...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking is immediately available for up to 5 cars....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    A full complement of face cloths, hand towels, Bath Sheets, Bathing Towels and bathroom floor mats is provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    1 each on the Main and Lower Floors...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    We have a Keurig with a re-usable filter (for the environmentally conscious) and the fitting for the single cup packages....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    We have crockery, flatware, cookware and utensils sufficient for a full complement of 18 guests (and more)...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Standard dishwashers in both Kitchens...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchens on the Main and Lower floors (independent). Main Kitchen is gourmet style with excellent equipment. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Standard microwaves in both Kitchens...moreless

  • Oven:

    modern convection double oven with digital controls...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Main - New French Door refrigerator / freezer with 2 drawer freezer under and ice and water dispenser in the 'fridge door. Second - Side by side fridge/freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    Main - electric powered ceramic top, countertop stove with 6 burners and a range-top mounted extractor fan. Second - standard, residential style 4 burner electric stove....moreless

  • Toaster:

    4-slice wide mouth....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    The large deck wraps aroung the South, East and West sides and provides casual supervision of the swimming pool and hot tub - as well as superb views out over the water....moreless

  • Golf:

    We are close to a few of the Island's 36 golf courses and can help arrange rounds. We have also had Guests practice wedge shots in the adjacent open space....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    We have an extensive grassed garden area. But, adjacent is a huge public open space about the size of a soccer pitch. A slight slope but good for football, baseball ......moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    larger propane fired BBQ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    We have 2 life jacket style buoyancy aids for small children and small toys used in the swimming pool...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    A new, 6-person hot tub with LED lighting....moreless

  • Private Pool:

    Our swimming pool tops out at 16 users and is heated and treated - a salt generator keeps the treatment level easily and the water feels really lovely - no harsh chlorine....moreless



Write a review 3.3
from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring - Low Season 2017
May 13 - Jun 16, 2017
7 night min stay

Summer - High Season 2017
Jun 17 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

Autumn - Low Season, 2017
Sep 2 - Sep 23, 2017
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $759.60
  • Tax Rate 15%


A Security Deposit of $ 1,000.00 is payable with Payment of the Balance. It will be returned when the Lodge is returned to us in pre-Rental condition.

The Lodge is generally not available outside of the Spring, Summer and Autumn Seasons described above. On enquiry, we may offer special week or weekend stays out of Season.

Booking Payment is 25% of the Full Amount not including Taxes.

Payment of the Balance including Taxes is required 12 weeks before the Start Date.

If we receive a Cancellation more than 12 weeks prior to the Start Date, we will refund your payment less a $ 200 administration charge. If we receive a later Cancellation, we will refund 75% of all Payments.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 09/07/2016
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35 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Island Stone Pub, Kensington
45 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Wood Islands To Pictou, Nova Scotia
250 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Moncton, New Brunswick
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Route 6
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Stanley Bridge (3)
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

Drift away is in the heart of historic Anne of green gable country. But most of all, it's in a very peaceful countryside setting with wonderful high-bank views of the sea.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: Janet and Keith sanders came to Pei in 2009 from Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories. We have operated Driftaway since the 2011 season and are building a base of repeat guest friends. We have made improvements and will continue to change our approach to an environmentally friendly footprint. We live in Kensington which is less than half an hour away and generally visit daily to service the hot tub and be available to guests.

Why the Owner Chose Seawood Estates (North Rustico, PE, Canada):
What differentiates Drift Away from other vacation homes? We struggled with that question a lot, trying to think of holiday activities that would make a memorable stay. Eventually we asked a guest who responded by simply sweeping her arm over the view. For those of you who will want to simply rest and soak up the views, Drift Away is homely and comfortable, convenient and easy to enjoy your holiday break. For those who want activities, it's in the Center of the island - you can easily reach both ends of the island in a day trip. There's deep sea fishing available nearby and para-sailing, kayaking and, of course, loads of golf!

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
Guests have said that everything they need for younger and older family is here. And there are lots of active things to do in reasonable proximity. While Driftaway is large and well-appointed, you should feel very comfortable with rooms and furniture that are homey rather than ultra sophisticated. In 2014, we had a rather unpleasant experience when the old above ground pool tore itself apart and left us with rather a significant mess to clear - and some disappointed Guests! Limited resources on the island left us unable to replace it speedily. Most of our affected Guests were very kindly understanding despite the fact that the temporary pool we brought in was less than equal to the job. Thankfully, we have a new pool which has been installed - of course, we have now a new filter and salt generator - all up to snuff now!

Contact us

Speaks: english, french



  • View away from the water with the Swimming Pool on the left

    View away from the water with the Swimming Pool on the left

  • Main Floor Kitchen with Lounge beyond

    Main Floor Kitchen with Lounge beyond

  • Main Floor Lounge

    Main Floor Lounge

  • Master Bed

    Master Bed

  • Main Floor Kitchen with Den beyond

    Main Floor Kitchen with Den beyond

  • View from the deck across the sqimming pool to New London Bay and beyond.

    View from the deck across the sqimming pool to New London Bay and beyond.

  • Main Floor Lounge with the Dining Room beyond.

    Main Floor Lounge with the Dining Room beyond.

  • Main Floor Dining Room with Kitchen on right

    Main Floor Dining Room with Kitchen on right

  • Upper Floor Lounge

    Upper Floor Lounge

  • Wake-up View form the Master Bed

    Wake-up View form the Master Bed

  • Evening view from the deck to Cavendish Dunes and the Ocean beyond

    Evening view from the deck to Cavendish Dunes and the Ocean beyond

VRBO #472279

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, September 24, 2016

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