Destination guide

Island living in Stanley Bridge

Set among green pastures, gabled farmhouses and windswept seaside villages, Stanley Bridge is a tightknit community that serves as a gateway to Prince Edward Island. From relaxing on sandy beaches to hiking atop sandstone bluffs, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the fresh Atlantic air. Stanley Bridge vacation rentals put you at the heart of the island, which means you can spend your days discovering Canadian literature, visiting rugged lighthouses and devouring freshly-caught seafood.

Things to do

Relive Anne of Green Gables in Stanley Bridge

Literature lovers will jump at the chance to visit Green Gables Heritage Place. Located in Cavendish, the 19th-century farm inspired the beloved Anne of Green Gables novel. Want to stay in your own slice of Green Gables? From waterfront cottages to rural farmhouses, Stanley Bridge vacation rentals showcase the landscape that captured the imagination of Lucy Maud Montgomery. Closer to home is the quirky Stanley Bridge Marine Aquarium. As well as colorful touch tanks, the museum also showcases North America's biggest private collection of taxidermy birds and butterflies.


Fish for trophy-sized tuna in Stanley Bridge

On Prince Edward Island, there's a big focus on experiential tourism. You'll find opportunities to visit local farms, attend craft workshops, tour horse stables and more. For golfers, Prince Edward Island is a dream come true. It puts you within striking distance of over 25 courses, each with its own unique set of challenges. With lush fairways and sweeping ocean views, Green Gables Golf Course is a local institution. Prince Edward Island is famous for its seafood, so why not cast a line on a deep-sea fishing charter? After reeling in a trophy-sized tuna, Stanley Bridge vacation rentals make it easy to serve up your "catch of the day."


Sun-drenched summers in Stanley Bridge

Lobster season kicks off in May and marks the beginning of high season on Prince Edward Island. Stanley Bridge enjoys long days, warm weather and lashings of sunshine. Planning a summer escape? With spacious sun decks, outdoor firepits and picturesque waterfront settings, Stanley Bridge vacation rentals provide an ideal setting for family getaways. Fall can be a beautiful time to visit, when the island's sugar maples explode in a sea of reds, yellows and golds. You'll also catch PEI's prime harvest season. A dusting of snow transforms the island into an outdoor winter playground, with the chance to snowmobile, cross-country ski and more.

Natural features

Explore the great outdoors from your Stanley Bridge base

Set in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, Prince Edward Island is one of Canada's windswept Maritime provinces. It's known for its red sandy beaches, rolling farmland and rugged coastal scenery. Prince Edward Island National Park sits on the north shore and occupies a 65-kilometer stretch of coastline. It's laced with scenic hiking trails that showcase pristine beaches, fiery sandstone cliffs, undulating dunes and lush wetlands. Wildlife watchers should look out for red foxes, coyotes and endangered piping plovers.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Stanley Bridge

Fly into Charlottetown, PEI (YYG), the closest airport, located 18.7 mi (30.1 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Stanley Bridge?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 275 vacation rentals near Stanley Bridge. From 81 Cottages to 81 Bungalows, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Stanley Bridge for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Stanley Bridge?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Stanley Bridge. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cavendish Beach: 482 vacation rentals
  • Jurassic Bart's Dinosaur Museum and Petting Farm: 528 vacation rentals
  • Stanley Bridge Hall: 555 vacation rentals
  • Sandspit Cavendish Beach: 488 vacation rentals
  • Prince Edward Island National Park: 571 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Stanley Bridge listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Stanley Bridge?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 81 Cottages in Stanley Bridge. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Stanley Bridge include:

  • Bungalows: 81 rentals available
  • Houses: 137 rentals available
  • Cabins: 81 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Stanley Bridge?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 87 vacation rentals with pool available in Stanley Bridge. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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