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Beachfront Solitude in an Updated Farmhouse on 17 Acres!

Bedrooms 3
Space 950 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom Shingled Cottage With 1 Bathroom (Sleeps 5)

Small, comfortable fully decked-out shingled farmhouse cottage.....on 17 seaside acres! Three bedrooms - sleeps six. One bathroom with shower. Home is decorated with antiques, which must be cared for by renters. Books, games, security system, high speed wireless & digital smart TV. Lots of privacy & access to great swimming, long walks, Provincial beaches Harbourview Restaurant and 5 Café in Murray Harbour.

Just so there is no confusion when renting, we have 3 upstairs bedrooms and one downstairs bathroom. Maximum rental capacity is 6 persons - no exceptions.

**Availability on our VRBO schedule is current & is immediately updated with each confirmed booking. Rental bookings can only be made by credit card, through VRBO's secure online portal. We hope that you find this convenient.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

About Tim

I work for a commercial builder and I have worked pretty much throughout Canada. I fell in love with PEI a lot of years ago. A few years back, we bought a 'family farm' on PEI to share with my family - and we have thoroughly enjoyed our experience in southeast PEI. When this fantastic cottage on 17 seaside acres was available, there was no resistance! We want to share the PEI experience with those who will respect the island and the fantastic islanders, alike.

Tim purchased this farmhouse in 2013

Why Tim chose Murray Harbour North

It's cozy, comfortable & it evokes the whole culture of PEI! Beautiful interior, exterior & yard - with simple perennial gardens and apple trees near the cottage - and crops from the 'yard' to the edge of the sea. Gorgeous views abound!

What makes this farmhouse unique

This is the best that PEI has to offer, in terms of oceanfront cottage living! Privacy, quiet, views, full digital TV & wireless, vintage antique furniture, oceanfront solitude, water activities (canoe, kayak and paddle board are available for renter's uses), proximity to attractions.

Guestbook comments from the owner

These guests were a pleasure to have stay in our cottage! So happy you were charmed by our little cottage over in Southeastern PEI!

We will hope to host you back here again sometime - until then, please keep well!
Aug 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Murray Harbour North in Lot 63

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No smoking indoors. Clean up butts, if smoking on the property. No exceptions, please.
  • We take pride in our cottage. Please also take pride in your use of it by not creating any damage or mess.
  • Please keep the island clean and respect the locals and their kind, friendly, generous ways!
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Small 3-piece (sink, toilet, shower) bathroom.
  • Small, nicely-appointed and sufficiently comfortable 3-piece (sink, toilet, shower) bathroom. Bathroom is on main floor - bedrooms are on upper floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Double bedroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , Double bedroom.
  • Bedrooms are comfortable and roomy in spite of small upper floor plan. Furnishings are antique - with new, comfortable mattresses, pillows and bedding. Bathroom is on main floor.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
If you've always wondered about where to 'get away from it all' on PEI - to experience some laid-back Maritime it is! Yet, there is enough (lots of!) comfort to be thrilled that you're not camping :)


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average rating of 4.7058825 based on 18 reviews

Great location, charming house.

  • 5 of 5

Very quiet and very private yard. Our first trip to PEI, we will definitely be back. Great seafood (of course), and it was so nice to be able to just pick up fresh shellfish nearby at the wharf, veggies at the store and be able to have a "home away from home" to cook and live. Tried my hand at clam digging on the beach, only managed to find one small one. When eating out nearby, a must try is the chowder at the Harbourview restaurant in Murray Harbour.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Eric and Deb, So very happy that you enjoyed everything we love about the island, too! You will always be our welcome cottage guests - thank you for adding the thoughtful begonias to our garden! Ah, those elusive clams!! There are lots of them down there - but they move incredibly quick! I also agree with the vote in favour of Harbourview's chowder! Tim
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Adorable Quaint house

  • 4 of 5

This is an extraordinary old house. Do not stay here if you can't do stairs as all the bedrooms are upstairs and the washroom is on the main floor. I loved the way they have kept many things "original" and well decorated. The most comfortable beds in two of the three rooms! Third bed would be good for smaller children. The hidden mouse was a delight as well. The view is okay - it is about a 4 minute walk to the beach and it is a lovely beach as well. The mosquitos and horseflies were very hungry so bring bug spray! We didn't use the kayak or the canoe because of the bugs and the work required to get them to the ocean, but mostly because of the mosquitos. No mosquitos at the beach area though so that is nice. This place was well equipped with spices, fans, updated bathroom, lovely real silver cutlery, dinnerware, pots and pans. Plenty of linens were provided as well. Great location close to lighthouses and other beaches. It is a beautiful part of the country! We would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello. Thank you for the kind review of our property! Aside from this year's unusual invasion of mosquitoes and flies, I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our cottage. Wishing you a great remainder of the year! Tim
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Lovely vacation spot for the whole family.

  • 5 of 5

My family spent one week at this lovingly restored, very well cared for, farmhouse at Murray Harbour North. It is a beautiful old house but with modern touches such as a new bathroom and very comfy mattresses and furnished with beautiful antiques. There was nothing we needed apart from our groceries. My husband and I especially enjoyed sleeping at night in our spacious bedroom and watching the full moon rise over the harbour where we could hear the seals barking or whatever it is seals do at night, the night birds singing and basking in the lovely cool salt sea air breezes wafting through the room. We visited the nearby beaches and traveled to Charlottetown as well as Stanhope Beach where we had the best fish and chips ever, at Richard's Seafood there and believe me, we know our fish and chips! The kids loved jumping off the bridge at Basin Head Beach and playing at the nearby King's Castle Provincial Park. All in all a lovely time was had by all.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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10 Stars - look no further. This restored victorian cottage is perfectly charming & efficient.

  • 5 of 5

This charming cottage exceeded all of our expectations. It has been beautifully restored. In addition to the quaint charm this home has top working appliances, new windows, new bathroom, new screens on the screened-in porch...etc. Every detail has been either restored or brought up to high standards.

The house was very clean. The bed comfortable and linens piled high and cozy. We loved the deck off the bedroom.

The location was great for exploring eastern PEI - it was a quick trip into Charlottetown. We played golf at Dundarave, Brudenell & Crowbush...easy driving (there were few cars on the road).

Pictures cannot convey what it is really like to stay in this cottage. The view from the cottage is breathtaking - so peaceful. After we met the farmer next door there were waves and greetings when our paths crossed.

We stayed only 5 days. Our next visit will be much longer. This cottage is perfect.

Tim - Thank you. Our stay was exceptional.

Ron & Diana

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Ron and Diana, Thank you so much for your glowing review! I am very happy that you enjoyed your time on PEI! We take a lot of pride in serving our rental guests and receiving your kind comments is what motivates us, every season! We look forward to hosting you again in the future! Best wishes for your health, safety and success, over coming years! Tim
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Very Happy With Our Stay!

  • 4 of 5

Spent a very enjoyable 3 days at this lovely house by the sea, while vacationing back to the Maritimes with our grown children. This restored farmhouse was almost perfect for our needs; "almost", because it is a ways to the far side of Charlottetown. That being said, we would never have been introduced to the charms of the area otherwise. The owner, Tim, is a gracious host, and responded immediately to the few concerns that we had on arrival. He was awesome. We couldn't have been more impressed with him! The house is lovely, but be aware that it is historic, although well-restored, with a new basement and furnace. We loved the quaint styling, the eclectic, but well-stocked kitchen (No need to bring a lobster pot! If you need a utensil, it is there.) The 3 bedrooms and 4 beds were perfect for our needs. The master bedroom has a walkout balcony; perfect for stargazing and listening to the seals/sea lions(?) calling eerily throughout the night. The 2 bicycles, kayaks, canoe and paddle board were lots of fun on the shallow, safe beach reached by a footpath in back of the house. There were lots of beach towels available. The washer/dryer in the basement were a welcome surprise, although elderly visitors may find the trapdoor and steep stairway a hazard. Although we were able to stay for only 3 days, one could easily have spent more time here, relaxing and exploring the surrounding area. I would recommend you explore The Old General Store in nearby Murray Harbour. The wifi was appreciated, although we never did turn on the TV. Several games are available, but feel encouraged to bring your own for evening time around the kitchen table.

One warning. We had excellent directions from Tim's site to the house, but relied instead on our GPS. Beware! Our GPS on Google Maps took us to the wrong area/house some miles away, yet on iMaps it worked properly.

Finally, when you arrive, be sure to look for the "Mouse by the Sea" hiding somewhere in the place. Don't worry; it's not real, but from the Old General Store. We left it there for you to find. You'll see when you get there and read the guestbook! ;)

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Retreat & Relaxing Experience

  • 5 of 5

We so loved our time at the Vintage Comfort Cottage. Excellent family time in a spacious yet cozy authentic farm house was just amazing. We were looking for a place to unwind and relax and we have found it. We took the opportunity to paddle board and sea kayak with the seals and our family of 5 had one of the best experiences ever on the water in a quiet tranquil bay. Everything worked very well and we had no issues with anything. Our kids really enjoyed staying in a home that had all the bells and whistles like a trap door to the basement and laundry chute! We cannot wait for our next visit to vintage comfort and we do not hesitate to recommend it to anyone. If you get a chance to go you will be truly rewarded and blessed.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Panmure Island Beach (restaurant/ pub)
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Wood Islands Ferry - to Nova Scotia
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Eagle's View Murray River; Rodd Brudenell nearby
Nearest Restaurant
18 Kilometres
Harbourview Restaurant
Nearest Beach
On property (others nearby)

If you love the outdoors, you will find it here....or nearby!

We have a kayak and a paddle board, for use with this rental and we also have a selection of indoor and outdoor games.....of the old-fashioned & interactive variety! The property is served with security system, high speed wireless internet, smart TV and phone.

The nearby communities of Murray River and Murray Harbour have interesting shops and restaurants serving great food & drink. Montague is also very nearby - with full services, a wider selection of food & drink and a vibrant harbour.

Panmure Island Provincial Beach is fantastic! The beach sand is white, the ocean is warm and all of this beauty lies hidden from the road/ parking lot by gorgeous sand dunes. They have lifeguards, a small restaurant c/w ice cream and a liquor license. It is located about 6 - 7 minutes drive away.

Basin Head Beach, also a Provincial Park, is about a 40 minute drive away - but we find it worth driving to at least once a week during summer! This is home of the 'singing sands' and the 'jumping bridge' - visit to discover details, for yourself!

This location is a lovely drive from Cavendish's tourist attractions such as Ripley's Museum, Anne of Green Gables, et cetera. These attractions are about a 1.5 hour drive NW of our property - so they are convenient to visit.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Murray Harbour North, Canada

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
27 May 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
16 Sep 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £28.55

We hope that you will find this property as wonderfully enjoyable as we do! We also hope & trust that you will come back to PEI whenever you need peace, clean air & open space.

We reserve the right to charge a cleaning fee and/ or a damage fee if the property is left unreasonably unkempt - although our wish is to never have circumstance to have to enforce this right.

Rental access information will be shared just prior to your stay at our cottage. We will also provide a handy document to advise of what is interesting and close, which you may wish to consider during your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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