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Summerhaven - Oceanfront Beach House on Warm Sandy Beach

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Bath, (Sleeps 7)

Summerhaven Beach House is a spectacular fully updated century home located oceanfront and overlooking miles of surf and sand; a vacation spot that is truly PEI. Breathtaking views in all directions - beach combing at your doorstep with new treasures to find each day. Relax on the oceanfront deck with views of both the sunset and sunrise.

Southern exposure makes this one of the warmest beaches on the Island. At low tide hundreds of acres of sand are exposed leaving shallow tide pools that are warmed by the sun. It is a perfect spot for swimming, walking, and exploring. The waters here are warm and inviting and perfect for families and young children.

Located within minutes of the charming village of Victoria-by-the-Sea there is theatre, fishing, kayaking, antiquing and restaurants nearby.

The living room and kitchen both overlook the beach and stunning blue ocean so when you aren’t sitting outside, you can still keep it in view from indoors.

Eight people can sleep comfortably at Summerhaven. There are three spacious bedrooms upstairs - each one with a big window to let in the fresh ocean breezes and a view of the ocean.

The history of Summerhaven is unique - Designed by Island architect C.B. Chappell and originally built for the PEI Railroad, it was home to Railroad Stationmasters since 1900. The house was recently fully restored and moved here to the ocean.

Your PEI vacation awaits!

Keywords: Beach House, Century Home, Ocean,

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

WE had a great time at Summerhaven. Our son loved building sand castles and jumping in tidal pools. The beach at low tide is magical. We hope that we can come back next summer for a longer stay. Thanks for all your hospitality.
Aug 2012
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Albany Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - New bathroom added in 2015
  • Newly renovated in 2013.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size pull out couch, new in 2012.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Summerhaven - Oceanfront Beach House on Warm Sandy Beach
average rating of 4.857143 based on 28 reviews

My heart home . . .

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Carol & Mike for sharing paradise. I wait all year for my escape to the island. The tides, red sand beach and Summerhaven! The details in every room make it feel like home to me. I know many times through the winter ahead I will close my eyes and feel myself sitting in front of the big picture window watching the ocean and it's changing faces. I always leave a piece of my heart at Summerhaven. I'll be back to look for it next year.* Cindy

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely property that made our vacation all the more special. It is right on the water, making for delightful views. The house is very well equipped and everything you need is there. At low tide there is plenty of beach to explore.

The location of the house makes for easy exploration of PEI, no matter which direction you go. Victoria by the Sea is close by with a number of great restaurants.

Lastly, dealing with VRBO and Carol, the owner, was very easy, and made for a worry free vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A truly amazing experience

  • 5 of 5

My family and I holidayed at Summerhaven for one week in June of 2016, it was a truly amazing experience! It was a real pleasure dealing with Carol; she was very responsive making our reservation and associated logistics a breeze. For a minor fee Carol accommodated our two well behaved but extremely “large” dogs allowing for the full family vacation experience. The location was simply brilliant, close to amenities, the extremely friendly neighbours and the house just simply charming. Truly a home away from home, the property balanced a classic cliff side home with every convenience including audio and visual systems with content to meet all tastes. Summerhaven delivered on everything it promised and our family will definitely return. I highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a family seaside getaway. Thanks Carol!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Piece of Paradise!

  • 4 of 5

This was not our first time on Prince Edward Island but it was our first time at Summerhaven, and on that part of the Island. It was clean and comfortable, and exactly as described. Although our time was short we enjoyed amazing views, gorgeous sunsets and at low tide the most beautiful beach. If you are thinking about visiting the Island and looking for a place to relax and unwind, away from city life, you should consider staying here. You won't be disappointed. We weren't!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, location, location

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful week at Summerhaven. Our sibling reunion wouldn't have been the same anywhere else. We enjoyed crisp mornings overlooking the ocean, long walks at low tide, amazing lobster dinners, bike rides along the country roads and much more. We were astonished everyday by the care the owners took to ensure everything we could need or want was there for us. This cottage has so much charm to enjoy on cool or rainy days, but on most days, the social spaces outside are perfect to gather everyone. The location was central enough that we were easily able to take in all the regions on the island. The pictures really don't do it justice... you will be pleasantly surprised.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location; house needs some TLC

  • 4 of 5

You can't beat the location of this place. Situated right on the ocean with a red sandy beach where the tide goes way out every morning, it was wonderful. The house/cottage was fine, but the pictures are strategically angled/selective so you don't get the whole picture. The sweet little house needs some TLC - walls cracked, paint peeling in the bedrooms. The house was tidy when we arrived, but not clean. I did mention this to the host but didn't hear back about it. There were cobwebs and dead flies around the house. It didn't exactly bother us as it is a cottage setting, but something that definitely should have been cleaned before we arrived. The beds, unfortunately, were not comfortable.

I know this sounds like a scathing review, but we did really enjoy ourselves - we just expected more from this property especially for the price. Again, you can't beat the location - it's simply breathtaking and peaceful, and accessible to other towns etc.

Carol was responsive and friendly to deal with. The bottle of wine upon our arrival was a nice touch.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Wood Islands-Caribou
Nearest Beach
Augustine Cove

Beachcombing for sand dollars starfish beach glass and shells , Ocean Kayaking, Skimboarding, Cycling on the Confederation Trail, Clam Digging


Rates & Availability

Albany 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
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
6 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $73.18
Refundable damage deposit $182.95
Pet Fee $73.18

Payment for summer bookings are Due May 15 2015. Deposit is refunded in full if week is re-booked (less a $50.00 admin fee). If property is not rebooked 50% of fee is refunable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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