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The Bottle Houses

6891, Route 11 | North Cape Coastal Drive, Cap-Egmont, Wellington, Prince Edward Island C0B 2E0, Canada
902-854-2987
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Wellington
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Three fantasy-like buildings made up of approximately 30 000 recycled glass bottles of various colors and sizes, surrounded by beautiful flower... more » Owner description: Three fantasy-like buildings made up of approximately 30 000 recycled glass bottles of various colors and sizes, surrounded by beautiful flower gardens. A haven for nature lovers, recyclers and photographers. The late Edouard Arsenault built the structures in the early 80's, spending the last four years of his life in this amazing project - family-run for over twenty-five years. Featured in "Ripley's Believe It or Not" and "1000 Places to see before you die". « less
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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Recommended by the tourist office, so on a cloudy day we made our way to see the Bottle Houses en route to the Potato Museum. This is a must see. A clever way to create a sensation with discarded bottles! Situated on a beautiful stretch of coastline, the gardens were just gorgeous. The gift shop was very extensive. Clearly a... More

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Trenton, Canada
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53 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a small but unique place to check out if you’re in the area. It’s not very far from Summerside. The gardens are just lovely and there are 3 bottle buildings, a chapel, a tavern and a house! You’ll probably never see anything like it elsewhere, so why not do a little detour and enjoy the coastal scenery while... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We found this wonderful attraction at the end of our North Coastal Drive. Not only are the buildings unique but the gardens are wonderful. One building contains scrapbooks (English and French) that explain the story of the structures including the required reconstruction due to harsh Canadian winters. There is a wonderful gift shop as well that has a wide variety... More

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Montreal, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

The bottle houses are very interesting to see, they are set in picturesque gardens and are quite unique. At $6.50 for adults it's not too pricey, you will probably spend less than and hour here. I found the shop interesting to brows - a lot of ornaments, wall decorations etc that I have not seen in other places. Worth a... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The Bottle Houses are a great place to visit. It's a small attraction, but well worth it. There's a small gift shop with BEAUTIFUL wind chimes and gifts. The Bottle Houses are full of history with different uses for each one. Lovely gardens as well. Make sure to bring your bug spray though!

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Top Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I thought this was unique and beautiful. Have a very inexpensive way to spend an hour. Not only for the three houses stunning. With the light coming through them everything was bright. The little chapel was extraordinary as were the Take your time there is a little swing in the garden where you can sit and watch the lighthouse and... More

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Toronto
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27 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Really enjoyed this spot.....it's a cool concept......the gardens are beautiful and the houses are unique. I am glad we saw this place...it's worth seeing it:)

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Rhode Island, USA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Three buildings made entirely of bottles set into concrete. If you like outsider art, you'll enjoy this attraction. Pretty gardens, too. There's an admission charge.

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Titusville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We stopped at the Bottle Houses on our way to the North Shore. We wanted to see the beautiful Catholic Cathedral on the same road as it made going out of our way more beneficial. We visited this same attraction six years ago on the same route....same weather too. rain. Not only are there three very unique small buildings made... More

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White Rock, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Really enjoyed the grounds, gardens, etc however the 3 'bottle' building were repetitive and built for show only. We have seen other 'bottle' buildings that are actual habitable homes. As well as thought $6.75 was expensive for what you saw.

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