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This Is It Cottage-Cardigan Bay-Private-Pet friendly

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Minimum Stay
5 nights


Cardigan Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Bunk-house, 2 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 6-10)

oceanfront, walking trail, decks, gardens,1350 sq.ft. inside cottage space, dog friendly, open concept fully-equipped kitchen, BBQ, games, relax on the deck either at the shore or cottage, enjoy the sunrise and sunsets, farm animals, buy fresh lobster at Launching Wharf in season, stroll the beaches, hike to Boughton Island Nature Conservancy at low tide, live theatre and movies at the King's County Playhouse, Points East Coastal Drive has lots to offer you on your vacation, meander the shores for some beachcombing, sea glass collecting, clam digging, sunbathing, swimming, bird watching

Keywords: Country Cottage, Bunkhouse, oceanfront, walking trail, seaside deck, pet friendly, 1352 sq.ft., two bathrooms, can sleep up to 10 persons, open kitchen, Vermont Casting BBQ, summer gardens, winter ski/snowshoe, wood stove, same sex partners welcome,

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 1, 2016
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Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

This Is It Cottage-Cardigan Bay-Private-Pet friendly
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 6 reviews

Wonderfully vacation cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cottage. It was clean and comfortable, well stocked .we loved everything about our stay. The owners are wonderful host .always quick to answer any questions we had. Our children loved the beach ,and the animals. We would highly recommend this is it cottage. Thanks for making our time at the cottage so wonderfull.😊

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: If there was a list of great guest your names would be at the top! Wonderful children, amazing parents! Thank You for booking with us.
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5 Star Location......2.5 Star Experience

  • 2 of 5

You can't beat being on the ocean and having an entire beach to yourself. Great for playing, exploring and just decompressing. Close drive to major attractions and activities. Definitely a 5 Star.

However, the cottage and amenities is where it goes downhill, as they do not live up to the expectations of the web site. The cottage is tired, hard to find a comfortable chair to sit in or a comfortable mattress. Furniture on the deck was fine, but once inside, you wonder, why are they keeping this furniture? We were surprised to find the bedrooms in the basement (not identified on the website) and the pillows , mattresses covered with plastic.

The outside fire pit (chiminea's) are surrounded with chairs from an elementary school, only good if you are 5 years old, or weigh 50 lbs. Other lawn chairs barely pass and would have been a good garage sale find, ten years ago.

The owner is very attentive and informative. However, we were surprised when she attempted to charge us more for our pre arranged family that stayed overnight. Plus, when she was unable to complete our ETF, she showed up at our door at 6:30 and conveniently blocked our cars in the driveway with her two barking dogs in her truck,. NOT COOL!

We enjoyed our time in PEI, the ocean, the food, the people and just relaxing with family. Very disappointed with the cottage and the owners attitude.

Considering the expectations of the website and the money we paid, we were short changed.

By all means go to PEI....but skip this place, or just lower your expectations.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You and your two extra families for choosing to stay a full week at This Is It Cottage. Our cottage is licensed and inspected by Tourism PEI annually. The Department of Tourism may be able to provide you with the rules and regulations that are a requirement for operators to follow. My husband and I are grateful we were able to finalize payment for the week's rental minutes before your very early morning departure. Please do visit our lovel Island again.
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Beautiful area and great view.

  • 3 of 5

The cottage is a short walk to the shared access to the beach. (Shared by the very friendly neighbour). The grounds are beautiful and the owner was there almost every day of our stay tending the gardens. This is good but it did have an impact on privacy. The owner is very dedicated and eager to answer any questions and provide anything you might need during your stay. The drive to Basin Head was well worth it. The beach was beautiful.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just lovely

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at this property. It is spacious, quiet, away from it all, yet close enough to everything you may want to see or do on the island. No need to stay in "tourist central" if you don't want to! Sharon and Roy put a lot of work in to their property and it shows (among other things, the flower/vegetable gardens are impressive). They are very warm, friendly and helpful too...we bought fresh lobster to cook and realized we had no appropriate pot for cooking them - one quick call and Sharon ran her stock pot over to us faster than I could blink! I could list many more ways they were helpful as well.

Thinking of local attractions, the Cardigan Lobster supper was some of the best food we've ever had, and the Cape Light was terrific too. Other highlights we enjoyed nearby were hiking to Boughton Island, golfing at Brudenell/Dundarave, the beautiful hike at Greenwich Dunes (be prepared and take your beach gear - both beaches are spectacular and it's $20 for a day pass), the beach at Basin Head (GORGEOUS), the drive (stop at the Bluefin in Souris for the best mussels on the Island) up the the East Point Lighthouse. If you want take-home fresh seafood, the vendor at St. Peter's Bay Landing was wonderful and they pack it well for travel so no worries. Further afield, all of the coastal drives are do-able and beautiful and lots to see/do along the way - we especially enjoyed the drive to Cavendish (enjoy Cow's Creamery ice cream once there- it really is the best). Golfing at Crowbush we highly recommend. If you would like to take in a world class ceilidh, go see the Richard Wood Trio on a Saturday night at Stanley Bridge (it means a bit of a long, late drive back to the cottage, but absolutely worth it).

There is so much to see and do on PEI that two weeks wasn't even enough time. We would love to visit the Island again some day. Definitely recommend This Is It Cottage as the place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Susan and Frank

  • 5 of 5

The owners of this cottage were delightful. Very friendly and helpful. And when we left a traveling bag, they arranged for friends to bring it to us!

The cottage itself was clean and had every pot needed for cooking and 3 sets of dishes - very unusual in our long experience of renting. And the owners invited us to use their vegetable garden which meant we had daily fresh greens.

The bank of the river was too steep to take our kayaks down but there were spots to put-in close by. Or you could use the owner's kayak. The table and chairs on the wharf were ideal for dinners.

We recommend this cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa, Ontario

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time at this clean,bright and well maintained cottage/home. The owners lived close by and were so hospitable and warm we felt right at home. The scenery was beautiful and there was lots to do for the kids. The beach was a short walk down a soft pathway. We would gladly go back and tell all our friends about "this is it cottage"!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
10 min, Cape Light Pub
Nearest Ferry
55 Kilometres
Wood Island
Nearest Golf
22 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
15 Kilometres
Cape Light / Cardigan Lobster Supper
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Car: necessary

Hike to Boughton Island at low tide, clam digging, South DeGros Marsh Beach, walk or swim, Launching Point Beach, Morrison's Beach, Brudenell River Horseback riding, Panmure Island Provincial Park, Cruise Manada Seal Watching (Montague), Bird Watching on site.


Rates & Availability

Cardigan Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $152 + Tax
Pet Fee $76 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.0%

reservation deposit required $250. (non refundable)

to be paid in full upon arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Cardigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , sin
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bunk Area - 1 double , 3 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , air mattress for 2 extra people to be set up on floor
  • Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep air mattress (1), Bunk-house Beds (3) singles (1) double.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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