Very Happy With Our Stay!
Spent a very enjoyable 3 days at this lovely house by the sea, while vacationing back to the Maritimes with our grown children. This restored farmhouse was almost perfect for our needs; "almost", because it is a ways to the far side of Charlottetown. That being said, we would never have been introduced to the charms of the area otherwise. The owner, Tim, is a gracious host, and responded immediately to the few concerns that we had on arrival. He was awesome. We couldn't have been more impressed with him! The house is lovely, but be aware that it is historic, although well-restored, with a new basement and furnace. We loved the quaint styling, the eclectic, but well-stocked kitchen (No need to bring a lobster pot! If you need a utensil, it is there.) The 3 bedrooms and 4 beds were perfect for our needs. The master bedroom has a walkout balcony; perfect for stargazing and listening to the seals/sea lions(?) calling eerily throughout the night. The 2 bicycles, kayaks, canoe and paddle board were lots of fun on the shallow, safe beach reached by a footpath in back of the house. There were lots of beach towels available. The washer/dryer in the basement were a welcome surprise, although elderly visitors may find the trapdoor and steep stairway a hazard. Although we were able to stay for only 3 days, one could easily have spent more time here, relaxing and exploring the surrounding area. I would recommend you explore The Old General Store in nearby Murray Harbour. The wifi was appreciated, although we never did turn on the TV. Several games are available, but feel encouraged to bring your own for evening time around the kitchen table. One warning. We had excellent directions from Tim's site to the house, but relied instead on our GPS. Beware! Our GPS on Google Maps took us to the wrong area/house some miles away, yet on iMaps it worked properly. Finally, when you arrive, be sure to look for the "Mouse by the Sea" hiding somewhere in the place. Don't worry; it's not real, but from the Old General Store. We left it there for you to find. You'll see when you get there and read the guestbook! ;)