This executive Brackley Bay waterfront vacation home is an ideal base for all that PEI has to offer. It is located on the favored north shore, only fifteen minutes from the airport and twenty minutes from Charlottetown. Almost an acre of natural waterfront provides glorious views across Brackley Bay to the sand dunes of the National Provincial Park. The house has four large bedrooms that comfortably sleep up to eight, two full bathrooms including an en suite to the master bedroom, and two half-baths – one is en suite to the loft, and the second is on the ground floor. Somerset House also provides a comfortable lounge, separate formal dining area, fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher plus eating area, separate laundry room and a wraparound covered deck with screened-in area where you can watch the sunset over a glass of wine while food cooks on the gas barbecue. The nearest beach is five minutes by car, and ten golf courses are within a five to thirty-minute drive. Our vacation home is furnished throughout with stylish and comfortable furniture and fittings to make a memorable vacation for families and couples.
Golf: It is no small feat when Canada’s smallest province becomes Canada’s Number One Golf Destination, and PEI has earned the distinction twice in a row. For new and experienced golfers alike, Prince Edward Island offers a golfing experience not to be missed with more than thirty courses to fit every skill level – from scenic 9-hole courses, to those rated among the Top 10 in Canada!
A five-minutes drive from Somerset House is Stanhope, a professionally maintained and mature 18 holes consisting of satisfying Par 3s, long Par 4s and Par 5s where birdies are possible. Playing alongside the scenic Covehead Bay, the ocean breezes can contribute to an unforgettable round.
Check out the PEI golf map and you will find a further ten courses within a ten to twenty-minute drive; close enough to have a round in the morning, and pop home for lunch before moving on to another course in the afternoon.
Beaches: Prince Edward Island is blessed with 800 kms (500 miles) of the warmest beaches north of the Carolinas. Every one of the ninety sandy strips of Heaven is unique. Some spill into the ocean with characteristic red sand. Others sparkle white and pink. On some beaches, the sand is so fine that it makes a squeaking noise when you step on it, which is why Islanders often refer to it as ‘singing sands’.
The nearest beaches are Brackley Beach and Stanhope (complimentary pass provided) – even in high season there is so much space that you will have no trouble laying down your towel or putting up your beach chairs. Children will enjoy the clear waters and making sand castles or sand walls at the water’s edge to hold back the waves, while adults will enjoy walking for hours in bare feet, watching the birds, and tracking the tides. Or everyone can simply enjoy the sheer pleasure of jumping waves. And at the end of the day, there is no finer place to watch the sunset or gaze up at the stars.