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Extraordinary Loft Retreat Waterside on St. Peters Bay, Prince Edward Island

Bedrooms 1
Space 540 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps 2 in separate sleeping alcove. 1 Bathroom

McKfolly** Studio Loft

**McK·fol·ly, n. The McKenzie's - and - your whimsical and extravagant ... structure ... for diversion or amusement ... one's indulgence.

People from everywhere are attracted to Prince Edward Island, Canada. This special place is accessible, uncrowded and unhurried. What you seek is here - relaxed pace, fresh air and temperate climate, red country roads and endless shores, outdoor recreation opportunities, fresh seafood and farm-gate fare, artisans, music and song, dance and theatre.

If you are a couple, two friends, or an independent traveller on this Island, our McKfolly Studio Loft is where you’ll want to stay. Enjoy the polished style and creature comforts we offer while experiencing PEI's superb coastal life.

The McKfolly Studio Loft is a great place for one or two people to rest, have peace and quiet, to do creative work, explore nature and enjoy outdoor activities, or to seek out the Island's artisans, entertainment and dining venues. The daytime and moonlit views of the Bay, and starry night time skies, are outstanding from the loft and grounds. Situated waterside on the south shore of St. Peters Bay, there is on-site launching for your canoe or kayak, shore walking/combing and bird watching. (Note: on-site swimming is feasible but not ideal - shallow water, pebbly bottom. Outstanding white sand beaches suitable for swimming are just ten minutes away.) The rolled stone-dust Confederation Trail for walking, running or cycling, and birding, is at the top of the driveway. PEI National Park - Greenwich site, our superb North shore gulf and bay beaches, top-rated golf courses, and the retail services and entertainment you will want for pleasure and comfort are just minutes away.

When you stay at McKfolly, your independence and privacy is as important as ours. A stand of trees and forest garden separate the loft accommodation from our cottage home - we are nearby but far enough away. If you have questions or there's something you need in a pinch - we are available. We're happy to share whatever knowledge we have to make your stay all you want it to be. But above all, this is your holiday - your way.

Not yet convinced? Check out the details that follow, and then let us know you want to make McKfolly your 'home base' while here on holiday.


• Built in 2012, private second floor studio loft is in a separate building, completely independent from the Owner's home on the property.

• Accommodation has its own exterior stair access, with generous screened ground floor porch, open upper deck and landscaped grounds from which to enjoy the spectacular views.

• 50 m2 (540 sf) open plan, central air-conditioned space provides a living/eating/kitchen area, separate sleeping alcove for up to two people in king or twin (your choice) beds and a large bath/dressing room with generous walk-in shower, laundry (clothes washer and dryer, iron and board). Bed linens and bath towels are provided.

• Kitchen is fully equipped with premium stainless steel top mount refrigerator/bottom mount freezer, single dishwasher drawer, electric cook top and combination convection/microwave oven, along with an array of small appliances, cooking utensils, dish ware, cutlery and kitchen/dining linens.

• Wall-mount electric fireplace, as well as 81cm (32') flat screen TV with HD satellite service can be enjoyed from both the living and sleeping areas.

• Included land-line (use your own long distance telephone card or cell), wireless internet and a Bluetooth clock-radio-audio unit for iPod, iPhone, iPad and other blue-tooth enabled devices will meet your communication and media needs.

• Exterior furnishings include 2 porch chairs and side tables, 2 deck chairs and bench; and an electric BBQ. There is secure, weatherproof storage for bicycles, kayaks and golf clubs.

• Basic supplies are included: salt, pepper & olive oil for food preparation; kitchen, bath and laundry cleaning products; kitchen and bath paper products.

• McKfolly is smoke free, drug free and pet free accommodation.

More Details

John McKenzie
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About John McKenzie

Hi. Welcome from John and Bev to PEI and the McKfolly Studio Loft. We are retired Maritime Canadians who chose 'the Island' as home after living elsewhere in Canada during our working lives. We're here on St. Peters Bay for three seasons of the year, and in Charlottetown and off-island for the remainder. We continue to discover and enjoy the natural beauty, many charms and attractions of Prince Edward Island and its residents. At your request, we are happy to share with you what we have learned and enjoy here. Above all else, know this: PEI is a special place that is accessible, uncrowded and unhurried. What you seek is here. Make McKfolly your 'home base' when on the Island.


Lot 40 Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 540 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bath/dressing room with large walk-in glass shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Bedroom is a sleeping alcove. Alternate setup: 2 Twin beds.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Extraordinary Loft Retreat Waterside on St. Peters Bay, Prince Edward Island
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I decided to travel the east end of PEI, and after a bit of a search, landed an opening at McKfolly. Bev and John met us and ran through all the items at the loft that would help to make our stay more enjoyable. The loft was beautiful and spotless, and if it lacked anything, we couldn't name it. For cyclists, the roadway intersects the Confederation Trail .Sadly we didn't bring our kayaks (mistake) as there is an easy launch to the bay on their property.

Bev and John are pleasant, fun to talk to, and have lots of tips about the local highlights.

We had a peaceful and wonderful stay, and hope that if we travel here in the future, we'll be lucky enough to stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

The McFolly loft was beautiful, comfortable and the perfect setting for exploring Prince Edward Island. We loved the decorating, quality linens and well equipped kitchen. The owners were kind and helpful, offering great advice that made our stay perfect.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous accommodations and hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay at McFolly Loft was great. John and Bev are so friendly, and their recommendations about sites to see, places to eat, rent bikes and kayaks, etc. were very helpful. The loft looks brand new and is immaculate. We enjoyed our daily walks along the shore of St. Peter’s Bay and on The Confederation Trail, both just a few steps from the loft. Location was great for daily sightseeing trips from Malpeque to PEI National Park to points all along PEI east coast. We would definitely recommend this spot to friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stellar Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many cottages around the world and this was one of our favourites. The loft is beautifully decorated and well equipped, flooded with natural light and with wonderful views of the bay. The kitchen made it easy to prepare meals and my husband especially appreciated the ease of barbequing on the deck. Everyone agrees that the most beautiful stretch of the Confederation Trail is the section between Morell and St. Peters Bay: the cottage is ideally located for walking or cycling this portion. Nearby Greenwich Park offers good trails and sand beaches. There is easy access to many other points of interest, but it is also tempting to spend hours on the porch with a good book. John and Bev have thought of everything guests could need and we could not recommend this cottage more highly.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our week long retreat at the McKFolly Loft - such a treat!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous week! John and Bev were so welcoming and the loft is ideal for couples. It was such a treat to stay in a place that had a fully equipped kitchen! We were able to cook fabulous fresh seafood meals and enjoyed visiting the various nearby fish markets daily.The loft is close to the Confederation Trail so we often enjoyed an evening walk on the trail. It's also only a short drive to Grenwich National Park, our new favourite National Park. What a gem! We highly recommend the McKFolly Loft - whether you are wanting to relax and unwind or be busy exploring the island it is a perfect base. Many thanks John & Bev. Looking forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on PEI ready to discover its beauty and wonders. St Peters Bay does not disappoint, neither does the McKfolley Loft! John and Bev are so welcoming and ready to assist you in whatever you need. The loft is bright, clean, cheerful, and well equipped. They have thought of everything. We had no trouble touring the island from this location and were glad to return each evening to our comfortable loft! Hopefully we can return for another wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Wood Island Ferry to Pictou, NS
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Crowbush Links
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
No. 2 East
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
St. Peters Harbour
Car: necessary

Walking, Birding, Watching sunsets and moonlit skies, Stargazing, Dining out and pubbing, Attending live theater and ceilidhs and concerts, visiting artisans of all stripes at their sites.

Just about any activity you prefer can be enjoyed here!


Rates & Availability

Lot 40 Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 - June
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 - July & August
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 - September
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pre/post cleaning & tax $0

In Canadian (CAD) currency or equivalent US currency to "John McKenzie" using Interac e-transfer (in Canada) to: OR by personal check or bank draft to: McKfolly Studio Loft, ℅ John McKenzie, P.O. Box 178, MORELL, PE, C0A 1S0 Canada
• 25% non-refundable deposit due within 10 days of Confirmation.
• Final payment due 30 days prior to rental Check-in.

Other conditions
• Seventy-five percent (75%) of the total rental cost for a booking cancelled within 30 days of the check-in date is refundable in the event of illness or urgent situations requiring cancellation.
• The booking is non transferable. Consider purchasing cancellation insurance.
• Payment means you've read & accept the terms & conditions of rental (provided separately)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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