BEACHFRONT, COMFORTABLE COTTAGES YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS & PET WILL LOVE.

Jill and Douglas Rollins

Speaks french, english
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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Jill and Douglas Rollins

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BEACHFRONT, COMFORTABLE COTTAGES YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS & PET WILL LOVE.

Souris Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Beach Cottage, Bay Cottage: on the beach, stunning views.

The cottages are designed to free you to drink in the panorama of sky and sea, field and trees that surround them. Beach Cottage (purchased for family vacations in 1988, expanded over the years, and rented since 2003) has 3 bedrooms (1 queen, 1 double, 2 twin beds) and 1 (shower) bathroom. Bay Cottage (built for rentals in 2009) contains two discrete 2-bedroom (1 queen, 2 twin beds), 1 (shower) bathroom units, separated but adjoined inside by a middle bedroom; it is uniquely designed to accommodate both small numbers or large groups of family or friends, whichever you choose. Both cottages contain hide-a-bed sofas suitable for 2 extra people. Both cottages are fully equipped for as much housekeeping as you'd like to do. All kitchen utensils, dishes, cutlery and pots and pans are provided, as are outdoor BBQ's, all bed linens and blankets, towels and bathroom/kitchen paper supplies. Electricity (standard North American 110/120) powers the stoves and refrigerators, microwave ovens, ceiling and/or floor fans, baseboard heaters (controlled by thermostats in each room), CD/MP3/radio players, satellite TV (English and French-language channels) and DVD players, coffee makers, electric kettles and landline telephones. Best of all, Free Wi-Fi is provided in our cottages for your cell phones and other electronic devices.

Outside, Beach Cottage boasts a deck and stairs to the beach; Bay Cottage, overlooking the beach from its wild-strawberry-and-blueberry field perch, has a cottage-length deck and a central screened-in porch ideal for outdoor dining. Both cottages boast plenty of lounge and deck chairs, as well as several beach umbrellas and a selection of children's beach toys, and outdoor games. Both cottages have long outdoor clotheslines and interior drying racks; washer, or washer-and-dryer service, is available next door. Ample windows admit the spectacular light and views into all the cottages' rooms. Hop on your bikes and bike near the cottages, on the highway and byways, or on the nearby Confederation Trail.

We, the owners, live next to you, and are just a stroll or a call away should you have any questions.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Jill and Douglas Rollins (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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Speaks french, english

About Jill and Douglas Rollins

My husband Doug and I (Jill) are Montrealers born and bred, and have lived and worked here (we're both teachers) almost all our lives. Nous pouvons vous parler en francais! In 1987, we took a family summer vacation to PEI, where I had stayed with my parents (and which I loved) in the 1960's. On a family jaunt to East Point, we happened upon our first cottage, sitting fully furnished and for sale in its glorious locale on the beach in Chepstow Bay. We fell in love on the spot, especially when a school of dolphins came by to play!. Every summer after that, we've gone back to spend a few warm months, and we've never tired of it; actually, we seem to enjoy it more and more each year, as do the legions of family, friends and welcome strangers that like to visit and/or rent. Once our children were almost grown, and when we contemplated a 3-year absence for work in Singapore, we began to rent out Beach Cottage to friends and colleagues, so they could treasure and enjoy our beautiful place. Once returned, we bought our own new cottage (which was moved, intact and furnished, from nearby Rollo Bay!) in 2004, placing it on the arm of the bay overlooking our first cottage; in 2008-09, we savoured the fun and challenges of building Bay Cottage next door to us. We've made both rental cottages the way we like them: simply but fully equipped, comfortable, and welcoming. The prices are right, too. Now, we are a formally licensed and inspected Tourism PEI operation.

Jill and Douglas Rollins purchased this cottage in 1988

Why Jill and Douglas Rollins chose Souris

Besides the beautiful scenery (which is green, red-earthed,and benign), we love the history of PEI. Many of our Souris neighbors (to whom we'll always be 'from away', though they welcome us 'Home' each summer!) are families who have lived on the same plots they were granted in 1769, victims of the Scottish Enclosure Acts. Despite their hard lives as modern-day fishermen and farmers, and now watching as their families must leave to work the oil fields in Alberta, the resourceful Islanders we know love their place, are cheerful, friendly. . .and musical down to their toes. For us, from our extremely cosmopolitan city, it's a big and restful change to see the same surname on mailboxes along the highways and bi-ways of eastern PEI. Acadian and Scottish (with a dash of Irish) history shape this small corner of the world. Our little piece of it is the place where our hearts are, and we love to share it.

What makes this cottage unique

Our first cottage had us on first view: sitting sturdily at the water's edge, below a sweep of woods and field, with the huge panorama of sky and water spread out around it. Walking the beach and finding shells, and seeing a dolphin playing in the waves, helped us make up our minds on the spot: we had to have it. A hare hopping along the grass in front of the cottage captured our children. Though we love the different design, scenic perspectives and characters of our subsequent cottages, the first view that first vacation day was all we needed. Our paradise.

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
78 Kilometres
Charlottetown Airport
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Wood Islands
Nearest Train
200 Kilometres
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
#16
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Chepstow Bay
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Black Rafter Lounge
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Rollo Bay Greens
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Sheltered Harbour
Car: necessary

You're in a photographer's paradise. From the secluded bay, our cottages offer a panoramic view of the Northumberland Strait, an arm of the Atlantic Ocean. The Strait is home to lobster and deep-sea fishermen, oyster cultivators, seabirds, seals, hummingbirds, resident bald eagle, hawks, herons, and occasional dolphins and whales. From your cottage decks or interiors, you can watch the Souris--Iles-de-la-Madeleine ferry glide by twice a day; catch sight of Nova Scotia's beautiful Cape Breton across the water; watch dramatic sunrises and sunsets; gaze at the moon and star-packed skies at night, especially when sitting by your beach fire. You can stroll the beach, enjoy a swim or a float in the refreshing seawater; kayak the bay (BYOK); or simply relax and soak up the sun. Hungry? Bring home local lobster, Colville Bay oysters and other seafood and fish fresh from the ocean.

Keen to explore? Follow the only highway east, to miles of 'singing sand' beaches to walk, lighthouses to explore, and North Lake, a postcard-perfect fishing hamlet where you can charter deep-sea fishing and seal-watching expeditions, and, from mid-August through September, world-famous bluefin tuna charter fishing trips. Bike or hike the Confederation Trail, which begins near Souris and covers the entire Island, 'Tip-to-Tip'. Venture 25K. west to picturesque mussel-cultivating St. Peter's Bay, and magnificent Greenwich National Park with its sand dunes, river, woods and marsh walks, and access to the endless beaches of the the Gulf of St. Lawrence coast. A little farther west lies Crowbush, a superb golf course on the world circuit (Brudenell course lies south). The nearby village of Morell, on the beautiful Morell River, offers self-conducted kayaking excursions. Charlottetown, the Cradle of Confederation and capital city, offers Province House (where Canada was born), theater, markets, shops, fine dining and a superbly walk-able location on Charlottetown Harbour. World-renowned Green Gables, home of Anne and her creator, are a scenic drive from Souris to the west and north respectively. And if you are looking for a day-long jaunt, explore the unique Acadian part of PEI on the Island's west side.

But no need to wander far. Souris (pop.1,200) boasts two grocery stores, a bank, a credit union, a post office, a small hospital, two pharmacies, and six restaurants ranging from fast food, to gourmet dining overlooking bustling, picturesque Souris Harbour, marina, and ferry terminal. Twelve K. west of Souris is the Inn at Bay Fortune, where you'll find 5-star dining (Where to Eat in Canada) in another idyllic water-side location. Friday is local produce market day in Souris, and fresh-caught fish and seafood is readily available daily. Tourism's Visitor Information Centre in 'downtown' Souris offers ample tourism literature and personal help for planning any other activities you might want to do. Weekly ceilidhs ('cay-lees') in the area will acquaint you with the rich local fiddling tradition and even allow you to kick up your heels. And more and more popular are September's chartered tuna fishing (catch-and-release) expeditions from North Lake (12 miles east of Souris), truly a 'tuna capitol of the world'. Experience the thrill of playing a 1,000-pound bluefin by day and relaxing at our tranquil cottages by night, where you can embroider your fish tales and upload your photos via our free wi-fi.

So you can be as lazy or as active as you wish.

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Availability & Rates

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Souris Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low season September
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
C$130
C$620
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$15
Notes No refund of rental balance if occupancy terminated before rental period ends (medical emergencies excepted).
Owners accept cheques or money orders in Canadian dollars, to D. or J. Rollins; Interac e-transfers (Canada);
Weekly reservations: Deposit of $100.00 per week due at time of reservation. Daily reservation deposit negotiable with owner. Balance due one week before arrival. Cancellation: deposit returnable July 1 or 30 days prior to occupancy, whichever first.
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Amenities

Amenities

Souris Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2334 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
  • Toaster ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Oven
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Beach Cottage has 1 bathroom; Bay Cottage has 2 bathrooms. All have shower, toilet, sink with vanity, and outlets for razors and hair dryers. Toilet paper, tissues, liquid hand soap and bar soap are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
  • Beach Cottage has 3 bedrooms: 1 with queen bed, 1with double bed, and 1 with twin beds. A queen-size sofa bed is available in the sunroom for a daily extra guest charge (max. 2 additional guests). Bay Cottage, which can be rented in 2, 3 or 5 bedroom format, has 2 bedrooms with queen beds, 1 bedroom with a double bed, and 2 bedrooms with twin beds. Each of the 2 living rooms has a 2-person sofa-bed for a daily extra guest charge. Sheets, pillows and blankets are provided; the beds will be made up when you arrive.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sound/bay fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • freshwater fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • parasailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • fishing
Notes:
The setting of our cottages is stunning, with panoramic sea and sky views, all-day sunshine, a benign and secluded beach, spectacular sunsets and thickly starred nights. The cottages are simply designed but contain all the necessary comforts for a relaxing stay. They are absolutely ideal for families with young children, multi-generational family stays, or retired people with time to come earlier (in June) or to stay on into September. We have low season rates in June and September. Local festivals, and deep-sea fishing expeditions with knowledgeable local fisherman are two activities that our renters seem to enjoy the best out of all the activities available.
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