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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
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.

More Details

Leon Sutherland
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 12, 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!


Albany Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

Everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was perfect for a group of eight ladies on a golf vacation. Beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

We were made to feel very welcome by Leonand his mom, and they were in attendance to ensure that any little issues were remedied immediately. A welcoming tin of delicious cookies and provision of a yummy rhubarb crisp to complement one of our cook-in dinners were lovely surprises. The home is very modern, clean and spacious, fully equipped in the kitchen for meal prep. The hot tub was perfect for relaxing after golf. The only bed that wasn't comfortable was the pull out in the den, and I believe they are looking to improve that. I hope to return one day, and highly recommend this facility to anyone who wants a real home while visiting PEI. Thanks Leon and Kathy!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house, perfect location...just pack a suitcase and get to the Blue Heron!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredibly relaxing stay. This house has it all and was so clean. The owners are super friendly and helpful. We would stay again in a heartbeat!!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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