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Lovely And Brand New Cottage...A Stone's Throw From Stunning Thunder Cove Beach

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Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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New 3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Cottage, Private, Close To Amenities And Beach

Footprints in the Sand is a brand new 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage that will sleep 7. The cozy cottage is ideally located on the beautiful north shore of Prince Edward Island, home to many of the Island's most treasured beaches.

In the master bedroom you will find a queen size bed, the other main bedroom contains two twin beds, while the third and smallest bedroom contains a twin daybed. In the living room, there is a brand new high quality couch that converts to a pull-out bed. Each bed comes with fresh bed linens and all bedrooms are equipped with alarm clocks. Also available is a playpen for those needing to accommodate babies/toddlers.

In the bathroom, you will find a full size shower/tub, with removable shower nozzle to make showering kids easy. Fresh towels and facecloths are supplied and are located under the bathroom sink.

The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you will need to make yourself at home, including fridge, glass top stove, dishwasher and microwave, pots/pans, bakeware, utensils, dinnerware, coffee maker, toaster, etc. While in the laundry room you find a washer and dryer. Also, some staples are provided such as toilet paper, paper towel coffee, tea, sugar, etc.

As frequent travellers ourselves, we know the benefits of travelling as light as possible and so we have aimed to equip the cottage as best as possible for arriving guests. Beach towels, beach chairs, beach blankets, beach toys, children's books, lego, puzzles and marshmallow roasting sticks are some of the things you will find. We have also supplied a large pot, great for cooking the Island's famous lobsters, and BBQ.

Outside a spacious yard awaits. Spend some time relaxing on the front or back deck, or take in some time at the firepit in the backyard. Summer vacation is simply not complete without some roasted marshmallows.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Michelle and Chris Bridges
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2016

About Michelle and Chris Bridges

Originally from PEI and Nova Scotia, we are a military family currently posted to Petawawa, Ontario. We have long dreamed about having own piece of PEI and are fortunate to have been able to recently make this a reality. We are most at home on a beach and have passed this love to our young children. So, when the opportunity arose to locate a cottage on the doorstep of Thunder Cove beach, it was an opportunity too good to pass up.

Unfortunately, because of our location in Ontario, we are limited in our use of the cottage right now, but are hopeful that we can have others fall in love with PEI during a stay at Footprints in the Sand. It is hard not to see the beauty and experience the tranquility of our Island home.

Michelle and Chris Bridges purchased this cottage in 2014


based on 5 traveler reviews

Lovely And Brand New Cottage...A Stone's Throw From Stunning Thunder Cove Beach
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews

Super spot!

  • 5 of 5

We have loved this cottage so much (we are still here, leaving in 2 days). The listing is very accurate, and the property was very clean, modern and spacious. The owner was very easy to contact and prompt at responding to any questions. The beach is my favourite on the island that we saw (we've been to over 15 on this trip). It's got the nicest dunes, white sand, red sand, and the classic beautiful red cliffs every traveler is dying to see. We came with our 10 month old and the cottage was pretty easy to baby proof too. Out of the 3 cottages we rented on our stay, this was our favourite. Although you do have to drive to the beach (or a 10 minute walk, which is not great with a baby), the drive is down a dirt road, so you don't really need to buckly up because the speed limit is 15km/hour. It's a very romantic little drive, and I loved doing it every time. There is also a little parking spot reserved just for cottage renters, which was great.

LOVED this cottage and will be coming back!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Michelle and Chris Bridges' rental cottage

  • 4 of 5

We recently stayed at Michelle and Chris' cottage in Darnley, PEI. The cottage was beautiful, clean and had everything you would need away from home. All we needed to bring was our personal belongings. The beautiful sandy beach is only a short walk away. In fact you can hear the waves from the cottage. A nice place to stay for a quiet, relaxing vacation. We would certainly rent this cottage again. Michelle and Chris gave us very clear directions and information about the cottage before our stay.

Doris & Keith

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nice cottage - but construction going on next door

  • 3 of 5

The cottage is clean and has all the amenities and is by wonderful Thundercove beach. Unfortunately, for our last two days there we were awoken to construction of another cottage right beside us at 8am. This went on for our last two full days we were there - til 5pm each day. This was a complete surprise to us and meant no sleeping in past 8am, no hanging out on the deck for meals or anything else, and no afternoon naps - because of the hammering, the circular sawing, the nail guns and the crew radio. The owners said they were not aware of construction set to happen and that's about all they said or did about the situation. We only have one week's vacation per year and paid 1200.00 for the week. To spend the last third of it feeling trapped inside the cottage with the windows and doors shut or to leave the cottage until after the construction crew left for the day was a shame. I would certainly check on the construction situation before renting this cottage because other than that, it is a good place to stay in a great location.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Owner's Response: We take a great deal of pride in our cottage and what we offer to our guests who choose to stay with us. Because of this we are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy the final two days of your week-long stay. Builders are not required to provide notification of when they are going to start construction and we also live out of province and are not constantly at the cottage. Therefore, we had no idea that a new cottage was under construction until you advised us. We regret that it was so bothersome to you, but because it is not our property or construction there was nothing we could do to change the circumstances for you. The Island is a wonderful place with so much to offer. We hope that your stay with us doesn't discourage you from returning to the Island someday to explore everything that it provides and hope that if you do return that you will be able to find accommodations that better suit your needs and lifestyle. Michelle & Chris
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  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable accommodations for our family of 6. Absolutely everything has been thought of to make staying there comfortable. Especially liked having a full size washer and dryer! Enjoyed the back deck for BBQing. Michelle was an amazing person to deal with, answered all our questions and made long distance arrangements painless! Will definitely check for availability at Footprints in the Sand when we return to PEI.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very warm and cozy. It was clean and well equipped. The decoration was very tasteful and we really enjoyed our stay. The beach is close by and really is a hidden treasure. We truly had a very pleasant stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Nearest Airport
62 Kilometres
Charlottetown Airport
Nearest Ferry
119 Kilometres
Wood Islands Ferry - PEI to Nova Scotia
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Eagles Glenn,Green Gables,Andersons Creek,Darnley
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Malpeque Oyster Barn, The Home Place
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Thunder Cove Beach
Car: necessary

A 15 minute drive from the village of Kensington, through the country side and past ocean vistas, you will find Footprints in the Sand. Located in Darnley and on the doorstep of Thunder Cove beach, Footprints in the Sand is perfectly situated to ensure a relaxing and tranquil holiday.

Thunder Cove beach, known to many locals, but not to many tourists, is a largely undiscovered gem. Here, against the backdrop of PEI's famous red cliffs and sand dunes, you will escape the crowds of other more well known beaches. Enjoy sunrise, sunset, or an entire day on the beach, beachcomb for shells and sea glass, play in the waves or walk the kilometers of beach that lies before you. Regardless of how you choose to spend your days, you are guaranteed to fall in love with the stunning beauty and tranquility of PEI.

A short distance from Footprints in the Sand, you will find a general store that stocks basic food staples and toiletries. A bit further down the road, in Kensington, you will find most everything you require, including a grocery store, gas station, drug store, bakery and Tim Horton's, Anne Gallant's art gallery and some restaurants. Also not to be missed while in Kensington is the Frosty Treat, serving some of the best soft served ice cream around.

Also located a convenient distance from Darnley is Cavendish, a tourist mecca on PEI. Here you will find souvenir shops, many restaurants, amusement/water parks (Sandspit and Shining Waters, to name a few) and the ever popular Cavendish boardwalk. If you are on the search for other beaches, Cavendish beach is always lovely, though more crowded than Thunder Cove.

PEI boasts two main cities, Summerside and Charlottetown. Summerside, approximately a 20 minute drive from Darnley, has several full sized grocery stores, chain stores, movie theatre and various restaurants. However, tourists will most definitely want to check out the boardwalk that runs along the length of the harbour, a wonderful place to watch a PEI sunset. At Spinnaker's Landing, also located along Summerside's waterfront, you will find several quaint shops and may be lucky enough to take in some evening entertainment. Summerside is also home to the College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada and during the summer months they put on regular performances which are not to be missed.

Charlottetown, PEI's largest city, is located about an hour from Darnley and has all the offerings of a typical city. Walk the quaint streets in downtown Charlottetown, dine on a sidewalk patio, wander the waterfront or take in a show at Confederation Centre. Confederation Centre is home to the long running musical Anne of Green Gables, which every summer delights audiences, young and old alike.

Of course, PEI's offerings don't end there. Head 'up west' and take in the windmill farm and watch the locals, along with their horses, harvest Irish Moss. Or, head 'down east' to visit the many tiny communities that dot the landscape.

For golfers, PEI is a haven with many world-class courses. Darnley is situated close to the beautiful and ever popular Green Gables course, as well as Eagles Glenn and Anderson's Creek. A little further away you will find courses such as Glasgow Hills, Dundarave and The Links at Crowbush Cove, all offering exceptional golfing experiences. Of course, PEI is filled with many other beautiful courses which will delight and challenge you. For those younger or less experienced golfers, about 2kms from the cottage you will find Darnley Greens, a little 9-hole par 3 course, as well as a terrific mini-putt that kids and adults alike will enjoy.

Around every corner on PEI, there is a delight just waiting to be found.....a secluded beach, a picturesque country road, stunning ocean vistas, rolling countryside and ceilidhs. Surrounded by water, you are never far from a beach and all of the water-based activities that go with an ocean playground.......deep-sea fishing, bar clamming, kayaking, boating, snorkeling. Not to mention the endless abundance of fresh and world-class seafood readily available at the Island's many wharves and harbours. PEI truly is one of the most beautiful and peaceful places you will find and it is all made more pleasurable by the friendliness and hospitality of the local 'Islanders'.


Rates & Availability

Darnley Cottage Rental Rates

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Fall Season
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

60 days notice is required for cancellation. If you need to cancel and do so within 60 days prior to arrival, your full deposit will be refunded. If cancellation is not made within 60 days you will forfeit the deposit unless the cottage can be re-rented. In that case, we will refund the entire deposit.

Discounts are available for those booking multiple weeks. Please inquire as we are flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1008 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full size shower and tub with removable shower nozzle, sink and bathroom linens to accommodate 8.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Furnished with alarm clocks, bedside lamps & tables, closet
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Furnished with alarm clocks, bedside lamp, closest
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Small bedroom with daybed that will sleep 1
  • All bedrooms come with freshly laundered bed linens and handmade quilts. Extra bed linens and throw blankets are available in the laundry room if needed. All mattresses are covered with a mattress protector and pillows come with pillow protectors. Playpen is also available.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • 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
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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