Serenity by the Sea cottage is located 7-8 minutes from downtown St. Andrews. The cottage feels a million miles away but is only minutes from extraordinary restaurants, a lively arts scene, great cafes, grocery stores, a world-class golf course, and amazing outdoor adventure opportunities including sea kayaking, hiking, scuba diving, and whale watching.
The cottage has a private beach (both sandy and rocky areas) a 4-5 minute walk from the cottage down a gorgeous country lane that passes through meadows and small wooded areas and ends at the water. The cottage is surrounded by rose bushes, beautiful forests, and fields full of lupins and is a sanctuary for anyone looking for a quiet family or romantic getaway.
If you have your own kayaks, there are often porpoises in the bay and there is little that is more fun than spending a morning chasing them! Alternately, Eastern Outdoors rents kayaks and offers brilliant guided tours.
If you prefer hiking, we are happy to offer information on gorgeous local trails, many of which are wonderfully beautiful and some are short and / or easy enough to be a good option for even the youngest of hikers. We recommend Simpson Hill hiking area and the Caught Taylor Nature Preserve.
Note for stargazers and photographers: This is an amazing place to see the night skies as there is little light pollution and even the milky way can be seen with the naked eye.
New for 2017: We are installing a fire pit and a round of Adirondack chairs for those who love to relax by the fire at the end of the day.
New for 2017! We are installing an outdoor fire and Adirondack chairs - perfect fire anyone who loves to relax with friends and family by the fire at the end of the day!
Note: While we do not have kayaks on-site, Eastern Outdoors (based in St. Andrews) offers wonderful tours and rents kayaks and wetsuits and are sometimes able to deliver both on request.
If you have any questions about what is available on-site or locally, please do not hesitate to ask.
This reservation has a Firm cancellation policy - refunds will be issued up to 60 days prior to the check in date.
A 100% refund is provided for travellers cancelling at least 60 days before check-in. A 50% refund is provided for travellers cancelling from 30 to 59 days before check-in. No refunds are provided for travellers cancelling less than 30 days prior to check-in. CanadaStays Booking Fees are non-refundable.
Our house rules: primary renter must be 25 or older, no smoking, no parties or events, no pets.
(1) No smoking
(2) No pets
(3) While we realize that all of our guests are on vacation, we ask that you avoid loud and rambunctious parties as others live on and near the property. This is a serene environment and we ask those who stay here to respect that reality.
(4) Please drive slowly on the property as people, young and old, walk the roads and trails day and night (is a perfect place to view the stars!)
(5) Please keep beach fires small and at least 50 metres from the nearest cabin.
(6) As much as possible, please leave the cottage the way you found it.