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* Brand-new 2014 * Spacious cottage close to the best beach in PEI (with WiFi)

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,070 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms (2 queens & 3 twins), crib, pull-out couch, sleeps 8 comfortably

Your perfect PEI getaway awaits in this restful cottage close to the sea. Tunes 'n Dunes 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 spacious 3-bedroom cottage was built in the fall of 2013, and completely equipped and ready for you. It has 3 large bedrooms (2 queens rooms and one room with 3 twins) and a crib in one of the queen rooms. All bedrooms had large dressers and full-sized closets. Fresh, white linens, duvet covers and fluffy, white towels are provided for each guest.

The kitchen/family room is large and open concept with peaked ceilings, huge windows and comfortable furniture including a pull-out queen couch and recliner loveseat. Throw open the windows, relax and enjoy the sweet-smelling ocean breeze! Also included are a large TV, cable, DVD player (and movies), iPod dock/radio, telephone, games and books for all ages.

The kitchen is fully-equipped with brand-new fridge, stove, hood-microwave and dishwasher, large kitchen table, and plenty of cupboard space. Included are a coffeemaker, toaster, kettle, pots/pans including a huge lobster pot, baking pans, and lots of dishes and linens.

The full-size bathroom has plenty of counter space for all your family's necessities, and a washer/dryer for your use.

The wrap-around deck is huge with stunning nature and sunset views, and lots of room for entertaining. Included are colourful deck chairs, BBQ, and bicycles/helmets for touring around the cottage. The spacious yard is perfect for outdoor games or an evening marshmallow roast in the fire pit.

In the perfect location, Tunes 'n Dunes 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, Malpeque Oyster Barn (10 minutes from the cottage) has fresh from the ocean oysters, mussels, fish & chips and chowder. Try it, you won't be disappointed!


PETS ARE WELCOME (with conditions).

Please note that pets are welcome at Tunes 'n Dunes, 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

Robin or Troy
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2017

About Robin or Troy

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.

Robin or Troy purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Robin or Troy 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. After buying our first beautiful cottage last year (Endless Sands), we are thrilled to have built another cottage right next door. We feel so lucky to have this beautiful cottage. It is perfect for our family, and we hope your family loves it too!


Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Charlottetown Airport
Nearest Ferry
125 Miles
Wood Islands Ferry to Nova Scotia
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Red Sands, Anderson Creek, Green Gables courses
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Malpeque Oyster Bar
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Thunder Cove
Car: necessary

Tunes 'n Dunes 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 (20 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 10 minutes away in Kensington. In addition to the above, Walmart, Zellers, Canadian Superstore (grocery) and Canadian Tire are 20 minutes away in Summerside.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Darnley in Prince County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1070 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 8 white bath towels, 4 beach towels and 8 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 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 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 bunk-beds and a single bed, with a toy chest full of treasures to enjoy during your stay.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • 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
  • hiking
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
This cottage is strictly NON-SMOKING. Also provided is an Activity Guide for your use during your stay. Included in the guide are restaurants, excursions, theme parks, Anne of Green Gables attractions, shopping, necessities, etc, etc. Enjoy! Additional amenities: lobster pot, ceiling fans in every room, radio/iPod dock, maps and attraction pamphlets, deck and beach chairs, BBQ, marshmallow roasting forks, bicycles and helmets.


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* Brand-new 2014 * Spacious cottage close to the best beach in PEI (with WiFi)
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Fabulous little cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 (2 adults, 4 children) loved our stay at this cottage. It had everything we could possibly need. It was in the perfect location for our short day trips. Almost every day we would drive a short distance and explore another beach. Thundercove beach was wonderful and we spent many evenings strolling along the beach collecting shells. The walk to the beach is not too far (our 7 year olds could easily do it) and if you go early-mid July you will love the walk with the abundance of colourful lupins along the side of the road - so pretty. Our dog had a blast running along the beach and it was so nice to be somewhere where dogs were welcome too!

The "manual" filled with tons of local information was very useful and we referred to it often. The board games were a huge hit and family game nights were a lot of fun. There was a tv and a large selection of movies but we were so busy with everything else that we never even turned it on.

Everything went smoothly and the owners were extremely easy to deal with and we had no concerns. We would not hesitate to rent here again. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay on the island and at the cottage. PEI truly is a family island... there is nothing like time spent together and there is so much for everyone to enjoy. We love our evening strolls on the beach as well... the sunsets are breathtaking! We would love to have you back anytime. Sincerely, Troy and Robin
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A week worth mentioning!

  • 4 of 5

Tunes n' dunes was a lovely spacious cottage that was both comfortable and charming. Troy and Robin went the extra mile and thought of everything to make us feel welcomed for our little week away.

The cottage was clean and well maintained with many extras around that were very useful for our week (cooking supplies, Books, games, bikes, movies and puzzles!).

Troy and Robin were amazingly quick to respond to any questions we had and were a pleasure to deal with.

As for recommending the cottage to friends and relatives we already have and are already planning our next years vacation.

Being a native islander I don't always go to attractions but we enjoyed many days walking on the very quiet beach and ate at my favourite dairy bar Scooters, in Misocuche. It's also fun to watch a ceilidh or concert from local artists.

We are also very happy that we were permitted to bring our Morkie puppy, Stanley, as not many good location cottages allow pets. We couldn't leave home without him and he was very much at home in Darnley.

Thanks Troy and Robin!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your week at our cottage. Please do not hesitate to let us know if there is anything we could have done to improve your stay. We hope to see you back in the future. Sincerely, Troy and Robin
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  • 5 of 5

Pictures are not good enough this Cottage is AWESOME! It is clean and fresh and lovely....we found it was equipped with everything we needed and much more! Comfortable and spacious....you feel like you are at home! Also the owners are amazing! We plan to return...My two daughter's plus my little granddaughter and I loved this cottage....it is a piece of heaven and so is the beach by it and the little village close by ....everyone we met in this area was helpful and very very friendly Also very close to Ann of Green Gables! Five stars are not enough a billion stars is my rating for it!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your lovely review! We are so pleased that the cottage and the island lived up to your expectations, and that you were able to create such wonderful memories with your family. We were blessed to have you stay with us, and we would welcome another visit from you in the years to come. Thanks again! Sincerely, Troy and Robin Lyon
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What a great vacation getaway

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay at Tunes N Dunes. Troy & Robin were so nice and the cottage had everything we needed. Clean and comfortable. With a short walk to the beach to see the amazing rock formations. An artists dream! Kensington Station was a short drive with a nice pub and the bakery...oh my!

We will definitely be back. Oh and Troy's Moms home baked bread was great, too!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Tunes 'n Dunes. It sounds like your family had a wonderful vacation on the island... it truly is a beautiful and magical place! It would be our pleasure to have you back again. Sincerely, Troy and Robin
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Darnley, Canada

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

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 $700 and $450 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 for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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