PEI Cottage Description
Beautiful! Oceanfront beach house in Prince Edward Island, Canada is available for vacation rentals. Launching-by-the-Sea is a 1.5 story beach house with a 3rd story lookout offering 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The beach house is fully equipped with everything you'll need for your PEI vacation. This beach house comfortably sleeps six and offers over 1500 square feet of living space and an additional 1000 square feet of decks and covered porches. It is uniquely situated at the beginning of a sandspit/island, which partially separates the ocean from McPherson's Cove.
You will enjoy an open concept on the first level providing a large great room with a propane fireplace in the living room and a dining room / kitchen with all appliances both offering fantastic views. The first floor also has one bedroom with a queen bed and a full bathroom. The second floor has another bathroom and two bedrooms, one with 2 single beds and the master with a queen bed. The master bedroom has a great deck for early morning coffee and breath taking sunrise views. Between the bedrooms is a sitting area, which has another deck to enjoy the magnificent views or to relax after a day of touring Prince Edward Island. The crowning of the beach house
a spiral staircase leads you to a third story lookout with 360° lighthouse views!
Do you like fresh seafood? Well Prince Edward Island is where you should come for your vacation. A five minute drive brings you to Launching Harbour where you can buy fresh lobsters off the boats in May and June, or kayak over to Annandale Harbour to buy your lobsters there (bring a bucket to carry your dinner home, they are a little feisty!). PEI is also home of the www.fallflavours.ca, an island wide culinary festival! The island offers fresh seafood, vegetables and much more to make your island cuisine perfect! Cooking at Launching-by-the-Sea will be a treat with its beautiful kitchen. It includes stainless steel appliances, plenty of counter space with a center island, and all the gadgets and cookware needed to make fabulous island meals (especially when accompanied by a nice island wine and the glorious views). Another cooking option is the gas grill on the covered porch!
The wrap around porch and second story decks are great places to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner! Enjoy a cool drink from any of the decks/porches while gazing at the water after a day of exploring our unique Island or relax and catch some sun with your favourite book. Often times you might see seals basking in the sun on sandbars in the cove or a Bald Eagle soaring overhead. The area is also home to a wide variety of other water fowl including Great Blue Herons, Canada Geese, Cormorants, Sandpipers and many of the other 333 species of birds that are home to Prince Edward Island.
Of course we can't forget to mention the beach right down the short path in front of the cottage! It is great for swimming, walking, gathering sand dollars, digging for a feed of clams, picking up oysters, mussels, or finding that rare piece of sea glass. It is also a great spot to launch our kayaks for a tour of MacPherson Cove and up Boughton River. Picturesque Annandale Harbour with its fishing boats and lighthouse is situated at the end of the sand spit/island across the channel.
There are lots of sandy shores to take a break from paddling and enjoy a picnic lunch. From the house, the sand spit beach stretches northward toward Annandale Harbour, the cove beach follows Boughton River to the west, and in the southerly direction is yet another beach called Honey Bee, which eventually leads all the way to Launching Harbor. Down a bit further and you will find Boughton Island, a designated wild life sanctuary, which also offers lots of beach for walking, swimming or clam digging. The outdoor shower is another favourite when you return from the beach.
Launching-by-the-Sea beach house is centrally located for your Eastern PEI vacation. The town of Cardigan is approximately 15 minutes away with two restaurants, a couple of convenience stores/gas stations, a liquor store, a marina, a farmers market, a tourist information center, and the smallest public library in Canada! The towns of Georgetown, Montague, and Souris are within 30 minutes away with more amenities such as grocery stores, artisan shops, playhouses, and restaurants. There are three top rated golf courses (Crowbush, Dundarave, and Brudenell) within a 35 minute drive. Lots to do!
In the eastern region of PEI we have a drive that is called Points East Coastal Drive which has lots of activities that go on during the seasons. There are schedules of what is happening in this area as well as of all Prince Edward Island at the house for you to plan your PEI tours.
As one guest wrote in the guest book:
Relax, kick back, take a breath
Rejuvenate, be free
Take a trip to P.E.I.
See you soon!
Ocean front Beach House
3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6
Fully equipped kitchen with a view
Stove, fridge, dishwasher, microwave
Washer / Dryer /Iron & Board
Master Bedroom with ocean view deck
For larger view click on photos
Upstairs sitting area with ocean view deck
Spiral staircase to third story look-out
Propane BBQ (propane provided)
Linens, towels, beach towels provided
Wrap around porch on three sides plus
... open top decks
Satellite TV / Surround sound stereo / DVD
Highchair & Pack N Play
Telephone / answering Machine
Kayaks(2 singles & 2 tandem)