Our week at the lighthouse is certain to become a favourite family vacation memory.
Despite cool weather, we had an amazing holiday! The spacious retreat had enough room that our family of five could spread out but still had cozy gathering spaces where we could have family time together when desired. (In fact, this property would handle two families effortlessly, with many beds, multiple dining tables and lots of couches to curl up on.)
Most of all, the private and scenic beach was the perfect spot for exploring, clam digging and oyster hunting. Our kids (9, 14,16) enjoyed kayaking out to the breathtaking beaches of the islands just past the sandbar. We loved the magical changes of the shoreline as the tides turned and especially watching the oysters and mussels being harvested by fisherman right in front of the cottage.
This is not a Disney vacation; The seclusion might not be for everyone and it is definitely not a sandy Caribbean beach experience. But it is certainly an authentic holiday in the sea-side tradition, well worth the rental fee if you have curious kids with the spirit of adventure. I know that mine will never forget their lighthouse in PEI.
We have travelled to beaches all around the United States and have found this property to be top in its class for a private beachfront getaway. It is hard to beat the feeling of opulence that you get when you explore the miles of beaches connected to the property. We felt like the uber-rich who own their own private islands.
The owners at Hardy’s Channel were extremely friendly and helpful. We were wowed by the lighthouse which has been integrated into the home design. The house is very large and easily accommodated our party of 8 people. The house has every amenity of home and impressed us with the friendly natural light and amazing ocean views.
Tips to maximize the enjoyment of your stay:
1) Buy groceries - This property has everything you need to enjoy the comforts of home. Stock up on some groceries because you won’t want to waste time leaving the property in the middle of the day.
2) Spend a night sleeping in the lighthouse, because really, how often will you get that chance?
3) Take the time to explore the sand dunes at the property. They were our favourite outdoor activity.
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