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Charming 3-bedroom cottage close to the best beach in PEI (with WiFi)

Bedrooms 3
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms (2 queens and 2 twins), 1 full bath, sleeps 6 comfortably

Your perfect PEI getaway awaits in this restful cottage close to the sea. Endless Sands cottage overlooks Thunder Cove beach, famous for its soft singing sands, huge sand dunes and dramatic red cliffs. This charming 3-bedroom cottage was completely updated with new furniture and linens in 2012. It has 3 large bedrooms (2 queens and 2 twins), open concept main-level with huge windows and comfortable furniture, washer/dryer, fully-equipped kitchen, a 2-level deck with stunning sunset and ocean views, and a spacious yard for outdoor activities. Endless Sands is in the perfect location, minutes from golf courses, deep-sea fishing, Cavendish attractions and fine/casual dining. If you are looking for the perfect PEI cottage for your summer getaway, look no further than Endless Sands at Thunder Cove.

Your perfect PEI getaway awaits in this restful cottage close to the sea. Endless Sands cottage overlooks Thunder Cove beach, famous for its soft singing sands, huge sand dunes and dramatic red cliffs. This stunning beach stretches for miles and is the perfect spot for a romantic stroll or a dip in the warm, ocean waters. The beach is an eight minute walk from the cottage or you can park at our private parking spot right at the beach.

This charming 3-bedroom cottage was completely updated with new furniture and linens in 2012. Its 3 large bedrooms have 2 queen beds and 2 twin beds, and full-sized dressers and closets in each room. Fresh, white linens, duvet covers and fluffy, white towels are provided for each guest. The main-level is open concept with huge windows and comfortable furniture - throw open the windows, relax and enjoy the sweet-smelling ocean breeze!

The new 2-level deck provides stunning sunset and ocean views, and boasts lots of room for entertaining. The spacious yard is perfect for outdoor games or an evening marshmallow roast in the fire pit. The kitchen is fully-equipped with fridge, stove, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, kettle, pots/pans including a huge lobster pot, and lots of dishes and linens. Other amenities include washer/dryer, large TV, cable, DVD player (and movies), iPod dock/radio, telephone, BBQ, games and books for all ages.

In the perfect location, Endless Sands is located minutes from golf courses, deep-sea fishing, Cavendish attractions and fine/casual dining. Anne of Green Gables makes her spirit felt everywhere on the island – don’t miss one of her attractions! Buy lobsters and other fresh seafood at the fisherman's dock just minutes away. For delicious seafood dinners, Ship to Shore (5 minutes from the cottage) has fish & chips and mussels, and highly recommended are the lobster suppers at Fisherman’s Wharf in North Rustico (well worth the 35 minute drive)!


PETS ARE WELCOME (with conditions).

Please note that pets are welcome at Endless Sands, but with the following conditions: 1. if allowed on beds, remove and store our comforters and use your comforters from home; 2. cover couch and chair with your sheets brought from home; 3. all hair swept from floor before you leave.

More Details

Troy or Robin
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2017

About Troy or Robin

We live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with our 2 teenagers. We have visited Troy's family in PEI every summer for the last 15 years, and decided it's about time to invest in a place of our own to stay.

Troy or Robin purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Troy or Robin chose Prince Edward Island

We LOVE Thunder Cove beach! It's our favourite beach and it was important to us to find a cottage on or near Thunder Cove. We feel so lucky to have found such a beautiful cottage. It is perfect for our family, and we hope your family loves it too!


Darnley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 6 white bath towels, 4 beach towels and 6 washclothes are freshly laundered for each new visitor. Also provided are toilet paper (sufficient for your stay), soap and a small shampoo.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Crisp, white sheets, pillowcases and duvet covers are freshly laundered for each new visitor. Mattress and boxsprings, mattress protectors and blankets are brand new. All bedrooms include end tables, lamps, clock radios, full dressers and closets. Kids room includes a toy chest full of treasures to enjoy during your stay.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
This is strictly a non-smoking cottage. Includes water softener and a ceiling fan in every room.


5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Charming 3-bedroom cottage close to the best beach in PEI (with WiFi)
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Endless Sands is a fantastic cottage rental! Troy and Robin have a great setup here. Not only is it located in a gorgeous spot, but the cottage is adorable and cozy, clean, and equipped with everything we needed and more. Our dogs loved running around in the big yard and loved our daily beach walks. The beds were comfy and there is really nothing we could think of that wasn't available right there at the cottage. Thanks troy and Robin for a great relaxing vacation!!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review! We are so pleased that the cottage met your expectations, and that you had everything you needed. We strive to make Endless Sands your home-away-from-home during your stay, so you can spend your time making wonderful memories. We agree... the yard and the beach are a dog's dream. Thanks again! Sincerely, Troy and Robin Lyon
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Paradise on PEI!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at Endless Sands the day after school ended,completely worn out - we left a week later, refreshed, dazzled, and completely in love with this beautiful place! The accommodations were absolutely perfect, from an incredible location just down the road from gorgeous Thunder Cove Beach, to extremely comfortable furniture and beds, to inviting touches like homemade bread and preserves waiting for us on arrival! We couldn't have asked for more. The cottage fit out family of four with room to spare and we enjoyed our days on the beach, playing in the huge yard, reading on the front porch, riding bikes around the community, and visiting many attractions, all very close by. We can't recommend Endless Sands and Troy and Robin and their family enough - it was a perfect vacation and we will be repeat visitors for sure!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Cottage & amazing beach

  • 5 of 5

I had 2 adults & 2 children (5 & age 2). The cottage was perfect with 2 BR upstairs & 1 down. The beds were comfortable. The kitchen was fully stocked other than lobster crackers (I couldn't find) but I borrowed some from the nice neighbor. WE enjoyed the porch and the kids the yard & toys provided. There was a nice basket of homemade goodies when we arrived which added to the joy of entering the cottage. There were several spices which always help with the cooking. There wasn't a dishwasher so paper plates would be helpful (that's if you hate doing dishes-haha). The kitchen and den are open to each other with a nice large screen TV, DVD, & cable. There are shades & lovely window curtains to block light and when too warm, could leave windows open & breeze flowed nicely through the house. The décor was perfect & the place was "cute as a button". The beach was beautiful and one of our favorites on the north shore. With the age of my kids, we drove to the beach (2 min) & there is parking for cottages right at the dunes. The beach was never too crowded & the sunsets there are ridiculously beautiful reminding one to thank God for the beautiful earth he made us. There aren't many restaurants super close but Malpeque Oyster Bar rocks. I've eaten there 4 times & gotten "to go". It is only 7-10 min. All others are in Kensington 15-20 min or Cavendish 20 min drive. There is a great fish market for fresh fish, lobsters, etc. on the way to Cavendish. Our kids loved the Shining Waters park & I thought well worth the money. The owners were kind & gracious. We appreciate them sharing their home with us. I definitely recommend this cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Relaxing Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had such an enjoyable week in this house, we didn’t want to leave! Everything was exactly as it said in the description! The house was clean, the beds were comfortable and we had all the amenities that we would need for the week. We especially loved the welcome basket of goodies. Yummy!

There were so many wonderful touches around the house. Our three girls loved the games and books that were supplied and especially the toy chest. The sand toys and bocce ball set were well-utilized during our week here. We enjoyed the fire pit and the grill and being able to enjoy the quiet mornings on the deck.

One of the best perks of the house was the access to the semi-private beach. We spent time on that beach every day, taking walks, swimming, flying kites and having campfires. The walk to the beach was not long at all, the sand was soft and the water was warm!

We loved the location of the house. It was in a quiet area, but within easy travel of all of the “Anne of Green Gables” activities. It was the best of both worlds for our family. We fell in love with Prince Edward Island - the people, the landscape and the relaxed pace of the island.

At the end of the week, our 10-year-old burst into tears because she didn’t want to leave the house and we all felt the same way! We definitely want to come back to the island and we definitely want to come back to Endless Sands! Thanks, Troy and Robin (and the rest of the family!) for a wonderful week!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments! We love to hear our guests say that they felt comfortable at the cottage and enjoyed all the little extras. Our goal it to provide you with everything you need for a week at the beach so that you can create wonderful lasting memories with your loved ones. PEI is truly a magical place,and we are so glad your family loved it. Anytime you want to come back to the island, we would love to have you!
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Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had the best vacation here in Darnley PEI. The cottage was just perfect for our family of 5 - so beautiful and comfortable! We walked to the beach every day and rodes our bikes all over. We visited several beaches during our stay and the beach at Thunder Cove really is the best! The kids enjoyed the island and all the games, books & movies in the house. The dog loved lying on the deck all day and running in the yard. Neighbours were so friendly as well. We must highly recommend this cottage to anyone planning a vacation here.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is lovely to hear that your family of five had a wonderful time at Endless Sands, and that your dog had a relaxing vacation as well! We strive to make the cottage a home away from home for every member of your family. Thunder Cove beach is also our favourite ... we're glad you enjoyed it too! We would love to have you back again some day soon.
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Charlottetown Airport
Nearest Ferry
125 Kilometres
Wood Islands Ferry to Nova Scotia
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Red Sands, Anderson Creek, Green Gables courses
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Malpeque Oyster Barn
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Thunder Cove
Car: necessary

Endless Sands is just 20 minutes from Cavendish, where you will find the famous Cavendish Boardwalk, Anne of Green Gables, Avonlea Village, Shining Waters Fun Park, Sandspit Amusement Park, Cow's Ice Cream, and many casual and fine dining restaurants.

In nearby Stanley Bridge, you will find many craft and pottery shops, daily deep sea fishing excursions and seafood markets,

For traditional island music, dance and stories, do not miss the Malpeque Ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee) occuring every Wednesday evening from 7:30 to 9:30 pm and located just minutes from the cottage in Malpeque.

Golf courses are plentiful on the island, and are impeccably maintained. Closest to the cottage are: Darnley Greens (small par-3) less than 1km, Red Sands (9-hole) 23 km (25 mins), Anderson Creek/Eagles Glenn/Green Gables (par-72) 29 km (30 mins), and The Links at Crowbush Cove (championship) 63 km (1 hour).

Tim Hortons, gas stations, groceries, banks, fast food and other restaurants are less than 10 minutes away in Kensington. In addition to the above, Walmart, Zellers, Canadian Superstore (grocery) and Canadian Tire are 20 minutes away in Summerside.


Rates & Availability

Darnley Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2014
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 14.0%

A 60 day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations that are made within 60 days prior to arrival will NOT incur a penalty and deposit will be returned immediately.

Full cancellations (or changes that result in a shorter stay) that are not made within 60 days forfeit full advance payment (unless we can re-rent it ... in which case we will refund 100% deposit).

Booking Deposit: due at time of booking.

For July and August, deposit is $600 and $400 for other months. Remaining total + taxes are due 60 days prior to check-in .

Bookings for multiple weeks can get a discount.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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