Oceanfront, Thunder Cove Beach Cottage on 8 Km Beach

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Last updated: 03/10/2014

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  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This beach location is part of the reason why “Travel and Leisure” magazine named Prince Edward Island the best island getaway in North America and 5th best island in the world for 2013!

Holiday in a 30 x 32 foot, open plan, beautifully-equipped, 3-bedroom cottage on one of Canada’s best beaches. Enjoy the large living/dining/kitchen area where you cook, eat and play games together. Fridge, stove, dishwasher, micro, toaster, coffee maker etc., Langostino pots, lobster pot, Blue Willow dishes and a large oak table. Electric baseboard heat.

Listen to the waves in bed at night. Sleeps 6. The Master Bedroom is downstairs off a full, 4-piece bathroom with washer and dryer. Hot water shower and long clothesline outside. The two upstairs bedrooms (one Queen/one double, four-poster bed) have roof windows and ocean views. All rooms have large closets, large dressers, quality mattresses and linens.

Sit in the shade on the north deck or in full sun on the east deck with a stunning views to MacKay Pond and “Grandfather Dune” on the beach. Lots of quality patio furniture with loungers for tanning.

Walk along the shore after dinner with a glass in your hand. Enjoy the sun setting over the water and the off-shore islands to the west. Watch the sun and moon rise over the water. Deeply relax in a barefoot life. Salt breezes and sea gulls make your day a memorable one. Gather shells.

With casual, elegant comfort, this spacious cottage is where memories are made. Relax with a movie or concert on DVD. Listen to a large collection of folk, jazz, rock and classical music on CD. Read in peace and quiet. Comfortable beds and furniture

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Calendar last updated: 03/10/2014

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Downstairs Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Upstairs Bedroom with water view ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Upstairs Bedroom with Water View...moreless

  • Master bedroom downstairs off full bathroom with Tempur-Pedic mattress, four-poster, Shaker, oak bed. Two full closets, large dresser, full length mirror, two lamps, room darkening drapes. 2 large windows with water views. Bedroom #2 Upstairs Queen bed in a comfortable room with a south window, roof window and a view to the beach. Large dresser, large closet, three lamps, shelves, rocking chair and side tables. Fall asleep to the sound of waves. Bedroom #3 Upstairs, double, four-poster, cannon ball bed in pine. Two lamps, side table, shelves with books, roof window with sound of waves and view to dunes....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Full-size four piece bathroom with full washer and dryer. All new fixtures and taps. Large vanity and counter space with lots of storage. Luxury towels and a large west window with water view. Iron and ironing board and long clothesline with wood pins. Outdoor, hot water shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • There are lots of museums, water parks, lighthouses, historic churches and red clay roads to discover. Please see our website for a very thorough description of things to do. ...moreless


  • Books:

    Large collection of novels and non-fiction in hardcover and paperback. Childrens' books...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Large collection of movies and music concerts for your viewing pleasure...moreless

  • Games:

    Boardgames and Crokinole...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Large collection of folk, jazz, rock and classical music on CD...moreless

  • Stereo:

    CD player ...moreless

  • Television:

    36 inch,flat-screen, Sony TV hooked to DVD player...moreless

  • Video Library:

    DVD collection of movies and music concerts...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

    100 feet to 8 km long, world-class sand beach, the western extension of the PEI National Park beaches. Tall dunes, red sandstone cliffs and coves, stunning birdlife, dawns, sunsets and star-gazing....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Large oak, pedastal table with 4 pine chairs and 4 oak chairs spread throughout the cottage. Outdoor deck has 4 cedar chairs, picnic table, patio table and 4 chairs and two loungers for eating too....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full-sized dryer with long clothesline outside to meet the neighbours....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric baseboard heating in cottage with thermostats in every room....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless, high-speed ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Cotton sheets, blankets, bedspreads, etc. Kitchen has tea towels and dishcloths...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Open-plan living room/kitchen/dining room. Cathedral ceiling with stunning sky views. Comfortable large couch & chair and 4 armchairs, wool carpet, side tables and lamps. Original, local artwork....moreless

  • Parking:

    Lots of parking in front....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cordless phone in kitchen and regular phone upstairs in a bedroom. Local calls. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Top loading, full-sized....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Large, thermos style...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Blue Willow dishes, lots of glassware, Langostina stainless steel pots, quality knives, cutlery, serving dishes, linens and platters. Oyster knives and lobster pot. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Large, open plan kitchen with large counter spaces and an oak dining table with views to the pond and beach. Fully-equipped with lots of dishes and good pots. View to beach from sink! Pine cupboards....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Full fridge...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric, four burner stove...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Four slice toaster, or as we like to call it - the 'toasting station' Great for big breakfasts!...moreless


  • Boat:

    Deep-sea fishing nearby, seadoo and parasailing rentals...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large wrap-around deck on north and east side with view to water. Lots of quality outdoor furniture...moreless



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65 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
24 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
122 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Wood Islands
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Darnley Greens 9 Hole
155 Kilometres
Nearest Train
24 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Nearest Beach
Thunder Cove Beach, Darnley

Car: Necessary

Find a lighthouse or historic church for a sunset walk. Go deep-sea fishing with fishermen who make their living on the water. Take in some theatre in North Rustico, Summerside, Charlottetown, Victoria, Georgetown and Hunter River. Country hall concerts feature some of the Island’s best musicians.

Take in a concert at St. Mary’s Church in Indian River just 10 minutes away or the College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts in Summerside. Historic Charlottetown is an hour away with a huge selection of fine dining and performances of all kinds.


Green Gables, a world-class course, designed in 1940 as part of National Park

Eagles Glen

Glasgow Hills

Anderson Creek

Mill River

Links at Crowbush Cove (world-class)


Outdoor Adventure

Walk the beach from Darnley to Sea View’s standing rock

Walk west around the cliffs by wading in the water to Twin Shores Beach

Hike the Confederation Trail

Kayak tours at Malpeque and North Rustico

Parasailing and sea-dooing in Stanley Bridge

Deep sea fishing from Malpeque, New London, Stanley Bridge and North Rustico

North Rustico Harbour for boat parade and fireworks on Canada Day

Anne of Green Gables/Lucy Maud Montgomery Activities

Explore Green Gables House and walk the trails in Cavendish

See 'Anne of Green Gables, The Musical'

See 'Anne and Gilbert'

For an intimate theatrical experience, especially for families with young children, spend a day at Avonlea Village, Cavendish

Visit the Lucy Maud Montgomery Birthplace Museum, New London

Scenic Drives

Lots of people want to tour the Island traveling from the North Cape Lighthouse all the way to the East Point Lighthouse. Be sure to take in some of the clay Heritage Roads you find on the PEI Road Map.

North Cape Coastal Drive

Green Gables Drive, North Shore Central Island

Red Sands Shore Drive, Central South Shore

Points East Coastal Drive


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1993

About the owner: When we met, our shared life goal was to someday own a cottage on the North Shore of PEI. We designed this cottage and built it with 2 local carpenters and spent 20 years with our children at Thunder Cove Beach. Our family had the joy of life on a PEI North Shore beach and all their best memories are of the food, laughter and walks we shared here under the sun, moon and stars. We are Islanders. We are Acadians and our family heritage here runs back to 1720. There is nowhere in the world we would rather live - the landscape beauty keeps us here. The Island music scene inspires us. People are kind and want to get to know you. PEI is one of the last places in North America where civility is the norm.

Why the Owner Chose Darnley, PE, Canada:
Location, location, location. Lots of people rent a cottage and drive to a beach. Not here. Walk to a world-class beach that compares to those in the Caribbean. 'Travel and Leisure' magazine rated PEI the best Island getaway in North America and the 5th in the world in 2013! Our beach is an extension of the PEI National Park beaches which are the reason it is the second most visited park in Canada. Live on a beach and watch sunsets, moonrises, seabirds and listen to the waves as you lay in bed. With views to a pond and sand dunes, you will always remember life at Thunder Cove, a place where rainbows, eagles, blue herons, geese, lupins, roses and lighthouses are a part of everyday life. Come and be inspired by Nature and live barefoot. Our elegant, comfortable cottage will provide you with all the luxuries of home and then some. Watch the sun go down on a long walk with a glass in your hand. Breathe salt air. Relax in the quiet, knowing you are close to lots of activities down the shore. Our landscape is second to none. L.M. Montgomery made this landscape along the North Shore famous in her novels. It's still that same farming landscape framing the blue waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Live on a world-beach at Thunder Cove Beach Cottage.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Sit in the shade on the deck with a view to the beach and pond. Watch birds flying overhead through the tall, second floor window. See the moon rise over the beach and make the waters of MacKay Pond shimmer. With no ambient light you will see the stars at night, the constellations and the Milky Way. With your back to the dunes you face away from all your troubles, inspired by swimming and wave jumping. Walk this beach and you will never forget the peace you felt. Watching the wind move through the dune grass and birds flying overhead is the way to Nature.

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  • Thunder Cove Beach Cottage

    Thunder Cove Beach Cottage

  • Back yard

    Back yard

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Downstairs Master Bedroom

    Downstairs Master Bedroom

  • Upstairs bedroom with view to beach

    Upstairs bedroom with view to beach

  • Beach View from Upper Hall

    Beach View from Upper Hall

  • Lobster Boats at Work in June

    Lobster Boats at Work in June

  • Dunes at Thunder Cove Beach

    Dunes at Thunder Cove Beach

  • Sunset Walk

    Sunset Walk

  • Thunder Cove Beach

    Thunder Cove Beach

  • Relaxing on the beach

    Relaxing on the beach

  • Life's a beach!

    Life's a beach!

  • Home Sweet Home - Cottage

    Home Sweet Home - Cottage

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen


  • Upstairs bedroom

    Upstairs bedroom

  • Newly renovated bathroom

    Newly renovated bathroom

  • View of Beach out Kitchen Door

    View of Beach out Kitchen Door

  • Spring Rainbow over Thunder Cove

    Spring Rainbow over Thunder Cove

  • Standing Rock, Thunder Cove

    Standing Rock, Thunder Cove

  • Sunset Walk

    Sunset Walk

  • Moon over Thunder Cove Beach

    Moon over Thunder Cove Beach

  • World-class lobster, oysters, mussels, quahaugs and clams.

    World-class lobster, oysters, mussels, quahaugs and clams.

  • Location is everything.

    Location is everything.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, October 22, 2016

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