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3 bedrooms, lakefront, oceanview, boat across lake, sleeps 8
Plovers Nest is on Saint Peters Lake in a small community near Lakeside. You can canoe/kayak across lake to miles of unspoiled sand dunes and white sand beaches or drive 5 minutes to the beach. It is 5 minutes to the famous Links at Crowbush Cove Golf Course and Lakeside beach; 5 minutes to the town of Morell which has groceries, restaurants, liquor store, tourism office, and bike and boat rental; and 30 minutes from Charlottetown airport.
There is fishing and bird watching on the lake with a boat ramp for your canoe, kayak or small fishing boat. Or use our canoe or kayaks. Two minutes to hiking or biking on the Confederation Trail. You can bike to everything you need (bring your own or rent in Morell).
House is large 1700 sq ft, enough for the family to play chess, cards, and jigsaw puzzles all at the same time. Enjoy high-speed wireless Internet and Satellite TV. See the waves before leaving the house. Pick blueberries for breakfast
House is only open Summer and Fall. Summer: Golf, Biking, Beaches, Canoeing, Lake or Ocean Kayaking, Blueberry picking. Swim in warm water beaches. You can bike to the grocery store and to all parts of the Island.
Fall: Bike, Hike, Golf, Canoe. Hike or bike through beautiful autumnal foliage. Walk deserted beaches.
Bigger than a Cottage: The House has three large bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, and very large common room with kitchen and island to accommodate a large group. The House is in a small community of 7 cottages. Closest house is 90 feet away, next house is 150 feet away.
Set in a.small grouping of cottage lots, the cottage is fairly new and very comfortably furnished. The neighbouring cottages are fairly close by, however, there weren't many other vacationers there the week we stayed so it was quiet and peaceful.
The view across the lake was lovely. I wished there was a comfortable seating or dining area on the deck as it's the most unique feature of the cottage.
Otherwise there are good amusements for the kids both inside - boardgames, tv/vcr- and outdoors - kayaks, canoe. The North shore beach itself - we drove once and kayaked another day - is stunning. Very dramatic dunes and the inlet that joins the beach to the lake is fun to explore. There were few visitors when we were there which made it even more magical.
King's County is one of the less touristy areas on the island which has its upsides and downsides depending on the kind of holiday you're looking for. It's very peaceful and quiet - at least when we were there - but with fewer restaurant and amusement options to choose from.
We really enjoyed cycling the Confederation Trail. One of the most popular legs on the trail is the Morell-St Peter's Bay section (11 km one way) which starts about 4 km away in Morell, as it is one of the rare waterside trails. It's a great trail for cycling - well maintained, signposted and even.
The ladies at the Morell Information Centre - where you can also rent bikes and watercraft - were so friendly and helpful.
This property was perfect for our family of four. Clean, comfortable, and spacious. It was wonderful to have the kayaks available to us, and we put them to good use! :-) Morell is a nice town to stay in -- we drove to Charlottetown, Cavendish and the Points East Coastal Drive. Rented bikes right in Morell too. We all said we'd stay in this cottage again in a heartbeat!
Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
Stayed: Aug 2014
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had a good time. Hope to see you again!
This house has a nice combination of whimsical personal touches and modern conveniences. The common area is spacious and flexible. The views are beautiful, yet you can bring in young children without the fear they will fall off a cliff.
Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
Stayed: Aug 2013
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Flexible is the name of the game since we accommodate so many generations of family in the house when we are there. We have four different gaming groups at any time in the common room. Checkers anyone?
My trip to the Plovers Nest was incredible.The cottage is an idyllic setting the skyscapes,sunrises and sunsets are incredible. The Kayaking is superb St.Peters Lake is right out your door paddling to the gap in the dunes brings you to the most beautiful unspoiled beaches I've ever been to. The Morell River just minutes away is a fantastic place to paddle going upstream you are almost sure to see bald eagles and wildlife galore and that just sets the table to paddle out in St.Peters Bay to the working fishing harbor at Red Harbor as picturesque as any in all of the Maritimes.
I also enjoyed such sites as the National Historic village at Roma,East Point,NorthLake and the Greenwich Dunes. Shopping at the Morell Co-Op is a pleasure there is a wonderful farm stand a few kilometers away .It was a pleasure to sit on the deck eating dinner watching the glorious sunsets Bob Sohm
Very roomy, beautiful cottage. Perfect for family!
4 of 5
Plovers Nest is a lovely cottage and we really enjoyed our stay in this location. It's about 40 minutes from Charlottetown and about 1 hour away from the tourist activities in Cavendish. It's also a perfect jumping off point for the Points East Coastal drive which has quite a few sights to see including the town of St. Peter's, the Elmira Railway Museum, the East Point Lighthouse and Basin Head Provincial Park (possibly one of the best beaches on the island!)
The cottage itself is larger than it appears in the photos. The open concept kitchen-dining-living room is huge with lots of space for a large family. We were 5 but you could easily fit more people. It is kept very neat and tidy with every possible kitchen and bedding amenity you could need. Also there are quite a few toys and board games which our kids really enjoyed.
The kayaks and canoe are also great - we only wish we hadn't waited until our last day to take them out! We kayaked to the sandy beach which is on the ocean at the other side of the lake (about a 20 minute paddle).
The cottage is not on the ocean but it does have an interesting placement - the view on one side is the sunsets over St. Peter's lake and on the other side there are rolling farm fields. There are a few neighbours but while we were there they were very quiet, they seem to be weekend cottages mostly.There are blackflies and mosquitoes in the evening so we mostly stayed indoors at night.
In the surrounding area I'd recommend visiting Avonlea Village (our kids 10 & 5 loved it!), the Brackley Beach drive-in (also a hit with the kids) and of course, all of the beaches (there are so many). Greenwich national park is nice although there is an entry fee, however the provincial parks do not seem to charge fees. There are also some very close free public beaches without facilities. We were always surprised at how FEW people there were on the beaches, it's like having a bit of paradise all to yourself.
We could easily have spent another week at this cottage exploring the island and we hope to come back some time.
Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
Stayed: Jul 2012
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and glad you enjoyed your stay!
PEI is called 'The Garden of the Gulf.' It is famous for lobster, mussels, golf, strawberries, blueberries, lupins, and as the setting for all of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables books. What makes PEI unique of the Canadian Maritime Provinces is that an arm of the gulf stream swings back into the North Shore of PEI and warms the water. The water on the beaches near the house is usually in the 70s and is generally within 5 degrees of the Delaware beaches, although many people insist it is as warm as North Carolina beaches. The air is clean, and the province is many shades of green. The North Shore has white sand dunes and beaches.