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PEI Beach House on 14 acres

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Private Beach, Amazing Sunsets, Red Capes

The Reilly House is a strong part of the Irish History on PEI. This land was settled in the mid 1800's and this house was the second home built for the family. It sits on 14 acres and has easy beach access. Every effort has been made to keep the home as authentic as possible and with the exception of the bathroom & deck everything is very much as it was intended to be.

The first thing about the Reilly House is it's location. It's truly a get away from it all kind of place. The meandering path to the beach, the private cove, a babbling brook, and stunning sunsets make this a place of peace and contentment. The beach is ideal for beach fires, gatherings and star gazing. You won't want to miss all the sky has to offer both day and night.

Charlottetown is a day trip. Two hours from Cape Wolfe and while the maps say its less the drive is so scenic you will need to plan for lots of breaks. But if local is your thing you can take a drive up to North Cape along the shore. This drive has been voted one of the 10 best drives in Canada. You can take in Skinner's Pond, Nail Pond, Sea Cow Pond, North Cape just to name a few of the most breath taking views. Local produce and fish is abundant. The fish truck comes into O'Leary a couple of days a week and roadside stands offer up fresh produce. (You must try the Irish Cobbler Potatoes). There is also a fishing cove near the house where you can buy fresh scallops and lobsters depending on the season. If your lucky enough to find a fisherman who bottles his own bar clams never pass them up!

The kitchen in the Reilly House is the gathering place and has an updated wood stove as well as an electric range. The kitchen is fully equipped and you are invited to use the spices and staples provided. Cooking local fair is a passion and meals are to be enjoyed. Couches are provided in the Kitchen because it seems the natural thing to do after dining.

There is a large deck off the porch and an outdoor bbq. There is also an out building that has a lobster cooker and all the fixings for a feed are provided. You can buy your fresh lobster right from the boat to your pot to enjoy (season permitting). Of course there are Oysters. If Oysters are your thing let us know when your booking and we will arrange a meeting with one of the local growers.

Mill River Golf course is nearby and it's a beautiful course. The area also has a lighthouse you can tour, a potato museum, and weekly Ceilidhs at St Mark's Hall down the road in Burton. There are lots of beaches for combing and sea glass to be collected. Tell us your interests when you book and we'll do our best to connect you. After all, we want you to love PEI as much as we do.

More Details

Marcy Berg
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

About Marcy Berg

I live in Toronto but both my parents are from this area of Prince Edward Island. My mother was one of the Howards from Howard's Cove. As kids we summered every year in Cape Wolfe and not surprisingly we are related to almost the entire population in one way or another. My parents restored this house stick by stick and nurtured it for the next generation. It is now my turn to take care of it and hand it on to those who will come after me. Until retirement it is my desire to share and show off this amazing part of PEI.

Marcy Berg purchased this house in 1968

Why Marcy Berg chose Cape Wolfe

The Reilly House has been part of my family story since the first settlers landed from Ireland in the 1800's. The place and all around it is steeped in history and folklore. My attachment to the place and people runs deep. This is my favorite place in the world. The place I come to be with relatives, break bread and rejuvenate.

What makes this house unique

The privacy of the beach is first thing I'm certain you will come to love. That and the serenity. The Atlantic breezes blow through the house and the sound of the waves from bed are so relaxing. Long walks await you both on and off the beach.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cape Wolfe in Prince County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom has a tub with a shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Beds are twin XL size and can be pushed together to 1 King
  • Two of the bedrooms have brand new queen size beds. The third bedroom has two twin beds and suitable for children. Can be put together to make one King Size bed.
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

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PEI Beach House on 14 acres
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

We loved our stay in the Reilly house, and the beach is a treasure.

  • 4 of 5

My family and I spent 6 nights at the Reilly house and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there. We spent hours swimming and exploring the beach, collecting sea glass, and enjoying beach fires in the evenings. The Potato Museum in nearby O'Leary, as well as the beach and Lighthouse at West Point, and the Wind Energy displays and hiking at North Point were all great and close day trips.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Chris. Come back to PEI again soon. There are so may beautiful places to explore.
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Great house but busy beach with campers

  • 3 of 5

Overall we had a very pleasant stay. Upon arrival, the property manager failed to greet us, however, we were able to get in touch with the owner right away and were given access to the property.

The house is lovely, well maintained, and well stocked. The beds were comfy, the kitchen plentiful, the bathroom functional, and having a washing machine available was great! We made use of the supplied lobster cooker and bought lobsters off the boat less than five minutes away. I would give the house four, maybe even five stars, except...

We booked this rental with the explicit desire for a private beach. The description said the beach was private and secluded. Upon arrival, there were campers with two tents on the beach, and remained there throughout the week. Several other groups came by for day use during the week, some parking on what seems to be the backyard of the property, driving and/or walking beside the house. Some brought dogs and didn't clean up after them. One evening we found a hole dug on our section of beach filled with used toilet paper. Because of this issue with the beach, I am afraid I must give this rental property a three star rating.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I heard about the campers on the beach and it's the first time that has ever happened. Not only is it illegal but it's dangerous. I am very sorry for this experience and had I known I would have made arrangements to have it investigated. I am not sure why people walked beside the house or parked on the property and I wish you had notified the property manager. I will discuss this with him and make sure this doesn't happen in the future. I am sorry this was your experience. I was in the Reilly House the week after you and I never saw a soul on the beech all week. A note to future guests - if this happens please contact either myself or my property manager. As for the property manager not greeting you - that is a good point. One of the attractions for using VRBO is the back end gives instructions on how to enter the property. In the future we will ask guests if they require someone to be there in person to greet them. Your feedback is appreciated and I take your comments very seriously. This will be thoroughly investigated and we will make improvements to ensure people know they can contact myself or the property manager if this ever happens again. I wish I would have known. I will contact you personally to discuss compensation.
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Total relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our two weeks at the Reilly House. A wonderfully peaceful setting in Western PEI. A meadow, flowers, the sound of the waves, melodious wind chimes, a beautiful beach to explore: what could be better! The house was also perfect: clean, comfortable, remarkably and thoughtfully equipped. The beds were oh so comfortable! We experienced many gorgeous sunsets and enjoyed several campfires on the beach.

We were also able to visit a good part of central and western PEI from our home base.

The nearest shopping is in O'Leary a 15 minute ride away. There are several friendly and good restaurants within a 10 to 30 minute drive. We took advantage of some of these, but really enjoyed cooking and eating at the Reilly House while watching day turn into evening.

We would definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nothing is more rewarding than hearing someone loved The Reilly House as much as we do.
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Cobourg, ON Canada

Great place to unwind!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has rented Reilly house several times. Two adults three children, lots of room for everyone. The cottage has a great deck to enjoy while having a morning coffee or cooking dinner on the BBQ, a large yard for the kids to run around and play. There is a secluded beach to enjoy and a creek running into the ocean that keeps the kids entertained for hours, adults also. The beach is also great for a bonfire after dinner. The town on O'Leary is only 15 minutes away for a quick shop or Summerside is a great fishing town for an afternoon of shopping. There are many attractions nearby for a day trip. Our family love this location and the family that owns it. We cannot wait to be back on the deck watching the beautiful sunset.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My Western PEI stay at Reilly House

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at Reilly House many times. I have to make sure I get there every year at least once. This year I had the privilege to have two stays. One in July and one in September. Both of those times had it's magical moments.

The part that is so special is how pristine the property and the Cottage is. It's kept with the utmost respect of it's heritage in mind and it hasn't taken that farmhouse charm totally away. It sits on a glorious cliff facing the North Humberland Strait, where you can see the sun melt into the water and create some of the most incredible sunsets and skies you'd ever see, while ships pass by way over on the horizon. Or early in the morning you can watch the fishing boats heading out at sunrise, for their catch of the day and watch them return to the harbour at the end of the day, just to the left of the Reilly House property. You can watch all this from a beautiful sunny deck, or from the rocking chair by the Elmira Woodstove or just walk literally minutes down to the most secluded beach, where you can see for miles and miles and meditate, do your private yoga moves or exercises, read, take a favourite beverage, have a snooze, swim, take long beach walks around the cliffs, collect the drift wood for the evenings bonfire, walk endlessly looking for sea glass, or special rocks or for me anything that has a resemblance of a heart or just watch the action of the ocean and the horizon.

You can plan your day around going to the wharf to buy some of the days catch for supper or order some of the best Oysters anywhere in the maritimes. You are only a few minutes by car away from a local market where you can get just what you need, along with fresh produce and fish.

There's this feeling of family when you stay at Reilly House as you know that the owners have family and close family friends keeping a very close watch on this special property, because they know too that this is a very special haven for every reason why you would want to get away from the complicated and relax with simplicity.

It's real and fresh and exciting, whether the weather is perfect or if it decides to acts up. Watching a thunder and lightning storm out on the horizon or the crazy skies, sunsets or sunrises are equally tremendous.

I will be be back again and again as long as I am able too. The drive is worth it. Make sure you travel during the daylight hours to get there, for the magical and beautiful drive.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mississauga Ontario Canada

A piece of PEI Heaven !

  • 5 of 5

A gorgeous 3 bedroom cottage on a large private lot , has access to its own red sand PEI beach .If your like me and Love seafood well PEI is world renowned for that and your local fisherman's warfe is a mere 4 kms away you can actually see it on your right from the beach ! Live lobsters if your there in lobster season .O'Leary is where your closest shopping is a mere 15 minutes drive will get you there . I can't even begin to describe the sunsets from that deck , nothing beats having a fresh lobster dinner with some white wine while watching the sunset and listening to the chime! You have everything you need washing machine , phone and even wifi ! Never had time for TV but it's there .Fishing charters are not too far away at Alberton if you like deep sea fishing . My favorite was taking in the fresh sea air and taking pictures of the stunning sunsets . While your there remember to visit the potatoe museum in O'Leary and try their PEI French fries .And what better dessert than Their award winning PEI ice cream served at the Dairy ice cream parlors through the area . PEI is very proud of its dairy products wither it be cheese , cream or ice cream and you will see why , it's how it used to be made elsewhere 40 years ago.I really enjoyed my stay at this cottage ( can you tell ? Lol) and you would have to experience it for yourself .

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Mill River
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Catch West Point
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
walking distance
Car: necessary

The nearest town is O'Leary and they have a grocery store, liquor store and drugstore. The nearest resort is Mill River and it offers fine dining and golf.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Cape Wolfe, Canada

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5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £85.77
Refundable Damage Deposit £171.54

Full refund given if 3 weeks notice given. Up to 100% will be given if the property can be rented on the dates you cancel lees an admin fee of $300. Use of property is at the risk of the renters and the owner does not accept responsibility for any injuries sustained during your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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