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

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

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.

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Leon Sutherland
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

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 Canada

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!


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Beach Paradise! Unmatchable Sunsets, Air Con, Luxurious Ocean View Hot Tub!
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

Wonderful place! We had a terrific time. Would recommend to anyone with a large family or group.

  • 5 of 5

Great place and great time had by all. The caretaker's are superb!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Everything promised and more...

  • 5 of 5

My extended family and I thoroughly enjoyed our PEI experience and the Blue Heron Retreat played an integral part, being our home while on vacation. This place is very well appointed and extremely welcoming and confortable, the little touches like a mini wooden boat with soaps and toiletries, the sand toys in the garage to the Meile Steamer Oven in the kitchen and all the other tools to enjoy a perfect lobster feast of our own.

Many Thanks from the extended Michaelis Family

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Amazing large family vacation!

  • 4 of 5

We were 6 adults and 4 kids ages 6 and under and there was enough space and things to do for everyone! The home is spacious and well laid out so that we all had our own space- the fact that each room has an ensuite is big bonus. We loved watching the tides come in and out and gathering shells. The bathrobes were a nice touch to lounge in and for the hot tub. The location of the house is perfect for day tripping to cities around the island and amenities are close by. Kathy and Lorne were wonderful hosts, and full of information (and goodies). Gorgeous scenery and a great time was had by all.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Incredibly cozy, luxurious, functional property

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at the Blue Heron's Retreat. We used the kayaks, the kites, the hot tub and everything was sparkling clean and in great condition. We were a party of 9 (ranging from 4 - 39) and had more than enough room to fully enjoy the accommodations. We even played several games of hide and go seek! The view of the ocean from the porch and our rooms made it so relaxing and so did our numerous walks at low tide on the beach, which was at walking distance (2 minutes).

The local general store is a 10-minute car ride from the house with everything you would needed and well priced.

Kathy welcomed us and took time to give us a tour and go over some details as well as suggest various attractions and activities to do on the island. What made her hospitality exceptional is the awesome chocolate-caramel 3-layer cake she baked for us. Our little one had forgotten her blankie and Kathy was nice enough to send it back with a hand-written note and a little surprise for our child.

We would recommend this home to anyone who would like to create wonderful life time memories and we will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

This property is amazing. It was spacious for our party of 9 and well suitable for our kids ages ranging from 8-14. We utilized the kayaks, pin ball machine and hot tub on a daily basis. It was so nice to be walking distance to the beach where the kids were entertained for hours by the hermit crabs and snails. The owners were so nice and brought by the most delicious scones on our last day. The house was clean and had all the amenities you could think of. Really we couldn't have asked for more.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Fantastic property, fantastic family, amazing kitchen. Lots to do without even leaving the property.

  • 5 of 5

We had 15 family members stay (ranging from 23 - 70 something yrs) very comfortably for a week. Leon, Lorne and Kathy were amazing at making sure we had beds for everyone (provided a couple of air mattresses for us) and were very quick with repairs (lightening struck which created a couple of electrical issues). We were able to get everyone in the kayaks at least once(which Kathy made sure at least one of us was an experienced paddler before bringing over the life jackets), the hot tub was our place to congregate in the evening and the 20 year olds had a pinball tournament happening! Great people, very welcoming (even baked a delicious cake for us all), helpful with what to see and do. Would go back in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Charlottetown Airport
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
World class golf courses within 30 to 40min drive
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Cape Traverse Beach

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.


Rates & Availability

Albany Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 23 2018 - Sep 8 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 15.0%

Additional discounts available if paying by e-transfer.

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Albany Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 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 - toilet
    Master Room Ensuite - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Double Person Jacuzzi with ocean views. Huge walk-in shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • The Loft - 1 king
    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
  • All bedrooms feature bathrobes and memory foam mattresses. Den has pullout bed available.
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • 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.

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