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Beach Paradise! Unmatchable Sunsets, Air Con, Luxurious Ocean View Hot Tub!

Albany, PE, Canada
  • Cottage4500 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms5
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

Beautiful 5 star luxury home a stone's throw from the beach

From luxury ensuite bathrooms (which no one has to share) to impressive views, each room at the Blue Heron retreat is loaded with features to help make your stay on Prince Edward Island your favorite vacation ever. More than big enough to host two families or several couples, the Blue Heron Retreat goes the extra mile at every turn.

The Blue Heron Retreat is a stately home whose origin extends over 140 years. It has recently undergone complete reconstruction and renovation to include modern amenities and appointments throughout. The building was renovated and remodelled to operate as a five star B&B from 2007 to 2013. It has become a fully modern and luxurious 5 star retreat from the stress and daily concerns of a busy world to the easy pace of life and the sanctuary of The Gentle Island - Prince Edward Island.

Maybe your favorite experience will be relaxing in the outdoor hot tub overlooking the Confederation Bridge. Or it could be exploring the tidal pools on the red sand beach. Perhaps you will fall in love with watching the sunset over the ocean. Your favorite part may be coming home to the super comfortable beds and cozy bathrobes at the end of a long day exploring Prince Edward Island. Everyone who visits the Blue Heron Retreat discovers their own favorite experience during their stay.

- If you like to cook you'll love the 3 ovens (including one steam oven),

- If you like adventure you’ll love exploring the shoreline in one of the two included ocean kayaks,

- If you like to relax you'll love the double person Jacuzzi and beautiful hand-tiled shower in the master suite,

- If you're looking to reconnect with your partner you'll enjoy the Loft bedroom on the third floor with skylights, beautiful ocean views and private dance floor area,

- If you are looking to make new memories to last a lifetime you’ll love the Blue Heron Retreat.


Leon Sutherland

Member Since 2014
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Calendar last updated:
Feb 20, 2018
About Leon Sutherland

We are the twins Leon and Arlo Sutherland. We grew up just 'across the field' and enjoyed many amazing summers on the beach below the Blue Heron Retreat. Though we eventually had to move away from PEI for school and work, a large part of our hearts remain on the Island. Our parents, Lorne and Kathy, still live in the old farmhouse where we grew up and are excited to be your hosts at the Blue Heron Retreat!

Leon Sutherland purchased this Cottage in 2014

Why Leon Sutherland chose Lot 28

Our family has a long history in the area; our great-grandmother ran several businesses in the area and our grandmother was raised almost next door! Prior to our purchase in 2014, the Blue Heron Retreat was lovingly restored in 2007 and operated as one of only a few five star B&Bs on the island. Our family is excited to share this property with yours!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • The Master
        1 queen
      • OceanView 1
        1 queen
      • OceanView 2
        1 queen
      • The Singles
        2 twin/ single, Singles can be pushed together to make comfy king
      • The Loft
        1 king, Huge private bedroom with skylights and views of the ocean
      • All bedrooms feature bathrobes and memory foam mattresses. Den has pullout bed available.


      • 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • The Loft Ensuite
        toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub
      • OceanView Room 1 Ensuite
        toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub
      • OceanView Room 2 Ensuite
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom #5
        toilet, shower, Located near hot tub for quick rinses after beach / hot tub
      • Bathroom #6
      • Master Room Ensuite
        toilet, shower, jetted tub, Double Person Jacuzzi with ocean views. Huge walk-in shower

        Location Type

          • Beach View
          • Near The Ocean
          • Ocean View
          • Water View
            Beautiful Cape Traverse Beach and Cape Traverse River only 100m away


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Central air conditioning throughout house
                      • Fireplace
                        Double sided fireplace in living room/ dining area
                      • Garage
                        Oversized double car garage
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        In floor heating throughout house
                      • Internet
                        High Speed wired and WiFi internet
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                        Parking for 3 vehicles on paved driveway. Additional parking next door.
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                        Towels provided. Beach towels also provided
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Coffee Maker
                            Drip Style. Filter included.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Pots & pans
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            Modern kitchen featuring cork floor, 3 sinks, and 2 kitchen islands
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                            3 ovens including a steam oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            No food provided. You may find salt & pepper and some basic spices.
                          • Refrigerator
                            Over-sized refrigerator and freezer. 'Beer fridge' located near hot tub
                          • Stove
                            Propane stove-top
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                              • Dining Room
                              • comfy seating for 12 people


                                  • Game Room
                                    Antique pin ball machine!
                                  • Games
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Cable TV
                                  • Stereo
                                    Kitchen and living room are wired with surround sound
                                  • Television
                                    Large flatscreen TV in den/ games room and individual flatscreen TVs in Loft, Master, and OceanView 1 rooms
                                  • Video Library
                                    NetFlix Available


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Including relaxing deck chairs/ loungers. Beautiful view of the ocean and the Confederation Bridge.
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        Two sea Kayaks available for use (waiver must be signed)
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Over 1 acre to play on (we own the property next door as well and keep it vacant)
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Hot Tub
                                                Arctic Spa Hot-tub, Kodiac 8' model. Not available October to May.

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • boating
                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • photography
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • shelling
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • whale watching
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • paragliding
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • snorkeling
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • wind-surfing


                                                              • We would love to work with you to help plan your stay and suggest hidden gems, culinary delights, and fun day trips to make the most of your PEI experience. National Park Pass included with rental for you to enjoy all the natural beauty PEI has to offer! We have staff minutes down the road who are more than willing to help you out with any planning you need. They can recommend concerts and plays in the area, scenic walks, antique shops, restaurants, and even places to get fresh seafood right off the boat.

                                                                23 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Incredible place

                                                                Sherry M.

                                                                Nothing but great things to say about the Blue Heron property. It was home away from home, even better.

                                                                A beautiful home base to explore PEI.

                                                                Joanne C.

                                                                Clean, spacious, elegant. Would highly recommend.

                                                                Much better than expected

                                                                Margaret W.

                                                                We were a group of 9 adults and 1 child. We throughly enjoyed our stay and really appreciated the idea of having a bedroom with attached bathroom available for each couple. There was easy access to the beach which we walked everyday at low tide. One couple actually went swimming one day ...amazing for Sept. The kitchen was well layed out for multiple cooks and very well equiped.

                                                                This is thr 3rd cottage that I have rented for a family vacations and this one is by far the best todate.

                                                                Lorne and Cathy were quick to respond to all of our questions/concerns and were very helpful.

                                                                Thanks once agian Cathy for the Homemade Wild Blueberry Pie and Ice Cream. What a lovely touch!

                                                                Marg, Cobourg,On

                                                                Fantastic family vacation

                                                                sandra l.

                                                                We were a group of 13 - four families celebrating a 50 th wedding anniversary.The group ranged in age from 20 months to 75 years. The home easily accommodated all of us. The location is perfect with a lovely beach literally across the street. All the amenities you could want and Kathy was the perfect hostess. The peach cobbler was awesome! Thank you. The only suggestion would be perhaps a picnic table or such for eating outside during the day. Hope to return again, thank you so much!!!

                                                                Everything we needed

                                                                Shawna S.

                                                                The Blue Heron retreat has all we needed and more for 6 adults and 4 children. It was our second summer there. The kids love crab hunting in the low tide pools! The Island has so much to do you're going to want to stay longer!

                                                                Absolutely splendid!

                                                                Elizabeth N.

                                                                What a treasure! This home is beautiful, well-appointed, modern, clean and spacious. We were three generations (6 adults and 1 toddler) staying for a week and there was plenty of room for everyone. The location is a peaceful haven, with spectacular views and a stone's throw from the beach. Fun to wander out at low-tide! The hot tub, kites, bike, kayaks, pinball machine and sand toys all helped to make our week extra fun. Can't say enough about how wonderful it was and also how great Kathy, the caretaker is about ensuring you have everything you need. The week went by far too quickly, hopefully we can return someday!


                                                                Albany, PE, Canada

                                                                The Blue Heron Retreat is a short and scenic country drive from Victoria by the Sea, Charlottetown and Summerside. We are located within a short drive from golf courses, deep sea fishing charters, restaurants and so much more. Within five minutes of Gateway Village, a bright and interesting collection of shopping experiences at the PEI end of The Confederation Bridge. The red soft sanded beach below the Blue Heron Retreat offers tidal pool exploration, beach combing and is an ideal spot for picnics. It features warm water for both river and ocean swimming.

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                                                                23 Reviews
                                                                Wonderful 4.9/5
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