"We stayed for a week in August 2016.
The cottage is very clean, with spacious rooms, 9-foot ceiling, well-equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, wonderful view, great BBQ. Very quiet and relaxing cottage. The two bathrooms each have two locking doors, so they could be used as private ensuite bathrooms for the bedrooms if desired. Nice art on the walls, high-quality building construction, lovely screened porch where we often enjoyed a quiet cup of tea or coffee in the early morning.
It has satellite TV but we only watched the Olympics on CBC so I don't know how many other channels are available. Lots of movies on DVD in the utility closet...probably 30 to 50. We had several iPads and smartphones, and the internet worked without any problems. Good cell phone coverage (we had Bell, Telus, Koodo and Rogers phones), plus there is a landline in the cottage.
Having a dishwasher and clothes washer & dryer was a nice extra for a cottage. No air conditioning, but it was not needed when we were there and would very rarely be needed on PEI.
I used the canoe several times. The lake is sheltered and calm most of the time, even on days when the ocean was choppy. We saw lots of birds in the area. I saw three eagles while canoeing on the lake. I was told by a local relative that the lake is great for trout fishing.
It is only about a 5-minute drive to Lakeside beach by car. We walked a couple of times and it is about a 40-minute walk to the beach on a very-light-traffic secondary road. I also biked to the beach and while I didn't time it I would guess it took about 12 to 15 minutes. Lakeside beach is fabulous, and not crowded.
Other reviewers have mentioned the many activities and amenities in the local area so I won't repeat them in my review.
Owner was easy to contact by email, phone and text, and he was quick to respond. We did not have any problems with any aspect of the rental."
Guest: Chris P.
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: August 24, 2016