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

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 540 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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.

Accommodations

• 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

Owner
John McKenzie
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 11, 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.

Amenities

Lot 40 Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bath/dressing room with large walk-in glass shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Bedroom is a sleeping alcove. Alternate setup: 2 Twin beds.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
5

Jewel in St. Peter's Bay

  • 5 of 5

Ok, if you like the picture, you'll love this loft above the home owners garage. Everything was top notch. This loft was so comfortable, it really has all the modern conveniences of home located on St. Peter's Bay. We enjoyed watching all the water fowl and our little fox buddy that would sometimes roam the open glassland close to the cottage (very elusive and more scare of us) We enjoyed Rick's fish and chips in St. Peter's and the fresh lobster roll and fresh oysters in Souris at the lobster shack.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Had an awesome week in your immaculately kept loft

  • 5 of 5

The loft was everything you promised. We enjoyed our daily trips about the area immensely, knowing our comfy home base was waiting ,fully equipped at days end. Shelley wanted to take the king bed home but I was sure you may have noticed.. it was a welcome retreat after full days of beach glassing, combing and sight seeing. Your property was very relaxing and peaceful. We welcomed your input to Island places and things to see and also appreciated the privacy provided to us. YOU ARE VERY GOOD HOSTS..THANK YOU. I am sure your future guests will always be more than pleased with the loft and surrounding property. Glad you found the ONE beer I left and even happier it created a bit of a stir over who got it...must be the Scot in me that likes to stir the pot a bit! Thanks again, take care, Shelley and Paul

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best part of our East Coast Trip was staying at McFolly

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the McFolly loft for four days, at the tail end of our two-week East Coast vacation. If I could give this rental ten stars I would! Everything was perfect, especially the hosts John and Beverly, who gave us our space but were there when we had questions about PEI or the loft. They made wonderful recommendations on nearby beaches, places to eat or buy groceries and seafood. If there was anything missing they wanted us to let them know - but they thought of everything in advance. The loft was equipped with the highest quality items in the kitchen and throughout the loft, in excellent shape, and spotless. It was so comfortable and beautifully decorated. The king sized bed was unbelievably comfortable. Air conditioning is available, but we never had to use it as there was a great cross-breeze with all the windows open at night. Such a restful sleep - it was soooo quiet there - heavenly! Bike and kayak rentals are available in nearby Morrell and St. Peter's Bay, and the most picturesque part of the Confederation Trail is about 200 meters from the property. We spent an afternoon walking to Morrell (not for the faint-hearted, it is 7.5 km each way). I would have liked to try a walk to the town of St. Peter's Bay (only 4 kms) but sadly we ran out of time at McFolly. We would love to return to McFolly for another stay next year, and would definitely recommend it to friends and family. Thanks so much John and Bev.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Unforgettable views, unforgettable hosts

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed 4 days in this beautiful loft on the edge of St. Peter's Bay and the only negative thing I can say about our experience is "why didn't I stay longer?"

The hosts John and Beverly are friendly who love the Island and are eager to share the beauty of PEI through their loving attention to the loft, their guests and in their recommendations. They are definitely "kindred spirits" and make the loft an even more enjoyable experience. Bev especially helped me with a wedding dress emergency and did a wonderful job! Thanks Bev!

The loft itself is sun-filled due to the many windows everywhere. Every window has a gorgeous pastoral or water view and private. I enjoyed opening the windows and feeling the delightful breezes and smells of PEI. I especially loved the big window in the bathroom- I could take a shower with a view! The best view is from the balcony looking through the trees over St. Peter's Bay and seeing the white church in the background- unforgettable!

The kitchen had everything you could possibly need for vacation cooking. The bed was firm and comfy-the linens were soft and I slept so well! I especially appreciated the reading lights. Everything was well thought out and placed perfectly. You can tell a lot of time and thought went into organizing this loft!

I loved the privacy of this loft. I loved that I felt remote, but was actually very close to some great eateries like Rick's- THE BEST FISH N CHIPS EVER- make sure you get the haddock when in season- it literally melts in your mouth- no chewing required! We also ate at The Inn of Bay Fortune for their evening meal and it was well worth the money! A great experience! Also close to the confederation trail (which we didn't have time for this time!) and Greenwich National Park which is a must! After touring all over the Green Gables Shore, Charlottetown- I would com back to this part of the island and definitely to this loft.

I have already recommended this property twice to friends since our return and they will be booking for next year soon. This is a wonderful, magical place!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Charlottetown
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!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Payment
In Canadian (CAD) currency or equivalent US currency to "John McKenzie" using Interac e-transfer (in Canada) to: mckfolly@gmail.com 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)

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