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Private, Seagrass Oceanfront Retreat, near PEI National Park

Bedrooms 2
Space 960 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Beautiful, cottage located on a ten-acre, waterfront lot with water access

Beautiful, rustic, and bright cottage with cathedral ceiling and lots of natural light. Enjoy quiet, relaxation, and complete privacy on this ten-acre lot with 260 ft. of oceanfront with water access.

Upon your arrival, you will be welcomed by a gift-basket full of local, artisanal confections and a guest book with the owner's recommendations of where to eat and what to do while you are here.

As the owner is a real foodie and gastronome, the kitchen is well-stocked with all the basics you will need to whip up a delicious meal. Also, enjoy freshly-ground local, free-trade coffee on the house.

Enjoy the stunning view of Tracadie Bay and PEI's famous sand dunes. Head out in a kayak or canoe (provided) to explore the bay or see the mussel boats coming and going from the fishing pier in the Bay. Or take a quick drive over to PEI National Park where you can enjoy the beach or walk the trails.

This cottages boasts a large, screened-in porch where you can play games, eat dinner, and sit out at dusk.

Two bedrooms with a loft can accommodate up to six people. This is the perfect retreat for a couple or a family with children.

Located centrally on PEI's North Shore, this cottage is just a quick trip away from some of the Island's best beaches, golf courses, restaurants, and entertainment venues.

More Details

Alexandra Shaw
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

About Alexandra Shaw

Alexandra is a transplant to PEI who quickly fell in love with the Island, and decided she is here to stay. Summer or winter, she loves spending time outdoors, whether it is reading a book on sandy beaches followed by a swim in the warm ocean water, or snowshoeing in the forest in mid-winter.

In her day job, Alexandra is a Communications professional who enjoys the outdoors, good food, travelling, and taking the time to stop and smell the roses. As an avid traveller, Alexandra understands the importance of a home away from home: she makes every effort to make you feel comfortable, and tries to anticipate any of the needs you might have. She is also a real 'people-person', and enjoys meeting her guests and doing all she can to make their vacation a success.

Alexandra Shaw purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Alexandra Shaw chose Prince Edward Island

Since childhood, Alexandra has loved everything about the ocean. After moving to PEI, she dreamed of finding the perfect oceanside getaway. In February 2014, Alexandra snowshoed up to this cottage and it was love at first sight. She loved the private, ten-acre lot on the ocean in beautiful Tracadie Bay, the view of PEI's famous sand dunes, and the sole sound of wind in the trees.

What makes this cottage unique

This cottage boasts a huge screened-in porch that looks out onto the ocean, and where you can lounge morning, noon, and night.


Grand Tracadie Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Upstairs loft with queen futon sofa
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , *Can be arranged with two single beds OR one king
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • swimming


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Private, Seagrass Oceanfront Retreat, near PEI National Park
average rating of 4.6 based on 15 reviews

Peace and relaxation in PEI

  • 5 of 5

There are so many great things to say about this property! Firstly, Alexa is a SUPER hostess. She was always prompt to respond during our booking process and met us at the property when we arrived. When we had questions during our stay she was always very quick to respond.

This cottage is so relaxing. The view of the water with the sand dunes in the distance forces you to relax once you walk in the door. The screened in porch is a wonderful place to spend your time eating all of your meals, playing board games and watching the fireflies after dark. The location is simply perfect! So close to PEI national park with it's miles and miles of gorgeous white sand beaches, Charlottetown is 20 minutes away and it is a great place to start many day trips to explore the island from.

The access to the kayak and canoe were an added bonus which allowed us to explore the MASSIVE dunes across the bay. They are simply a must see when you stay here. Yes, there are mosquitoes, but Alexa has done everything she possibly can to minimize them by way of clearing brush etc. so we did not let them stop us from enjoying evenings by the fire pit at the back of the property. The sunsets were stunning from here. We have rented a lot of properties through VRBO and this is one of our absolute favourites! It was hard to leave. Thank you for sharing your piece of heaven with us. Cheers from Vancouver!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location with all amenities. Highly recommend it.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cottage overlooking picturesque bay. Secluded and quiet.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Comfortable cottage with beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

This is a clean, comfortable, well equipped cottage with spectacular views of Tracadie Bay. Alexa (the owner) is attentive and helpful and ensures you have the information you need for your stay. The cottage is only a short drive from a National Park and miles of sand beaches, and is only 20 minutes from Charlottetown. The downside of the property is the mosquitoes, but a spacious, screened-in back porch offers a place to have meals and see the sunsets. The cottage has an open-concept layout and offers plenty of room for making your own meals, playing board games, lounging and chatting, and generally relaxing. We would recommend this cottage to our friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Place - Highly Recommend

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our two dogs absolutely loved staying at the Seagrass Retreat. We enjoyed the quiet setting, wonderful sunrises and walks along the beach. The glow of the sunset on the dunes while we ate dinner will be a lasting memory. Alexa was a wonderful host and the house was comfy and just perfect. We will certainly be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, nice cottage

  • 4 of 5

Amazing location! Lovely grass area leading to sea grass bay w/ kayak/canoe to take you to the dunes 15 min away, w/ a fishing harbor providing color to the view. Herons and ospreys flying all around. Natl park beaches in biking distance. Proximate to Charlottetown. Really felt like an ideal location and super peaceful and quiet, with no other houses around or in view. The cottage itself is nice enough, especially the screened in porch which is crucial. Very clean and feels new. Kitchen is decently furnished though very small and with some quirks. Loft is great for kids or other people who don't need a lot of noise privacy. Two bedrooms are small but functional. Alexandra was a conscientious host and always available to sort out small issues and questions.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful & Comfortable, Centrally Located Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Very private secluded location but convenient to town. The cottage was comfortable and homey. Alexa was a wonderful hostess who went out of her way to find answers to all of our questions about things we wanted to do on the island. With Alexa's help we found some good spots to fish near by. We really appreciated Alexa's gift bag with a sampling of local products. The restaurants she recommended were so incredible. Wish we would have had time to try them all!!! Mosquitoes weren't bad but it was nice to have the screened porch to relax on. We brought our golden retriever and except for a run-in with a visiting skunk, it was a great place for pets, esp one that likes to swim. We liked that we could keep her on the screened porch to dry off. We had a wonderful relaxing stay and hope to get back to PEI next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Kilometres
YYG - Charlottetown
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Wood Islands PEI Ferry
Nearest Golf
9 Kilometres
Stanhope Golf & Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Kilometres
Route 6
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Dalvay by the Sea
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Tracadie Beach
Car: necessary

Located on PEI's beautiful North Shore, this cottage is smack in the middle of all the Island has to offer. Located on a ten-acre lot, enjoy full privacy on beautiful Tracadie Bay, with a million-dollar ocean view and ocean access. Explore the nearby National Park or take off in a kayak or canoe to explore the bay and dunes!

Drive west a few minutes to enter the National Park at Dalvay, and continue on to Stanhope, Brackley Beach, Cavendish etc. Head east to Crowbush, Lakehead, Greenwich Park, Souris, etc. Or, drive 20 minutes to the Trailside Inn for the hippest music venue east of Montreal, or to Charlottetown to take in one of the many shows playing through the summer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $407.2

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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