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Beach Paradise! Unmatchable Sunsets, Air Con, Luxurious Ocean View Hot Tub!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful 5 star luxury home a stone's throw from the beach

From luxury ensuite bathrooms (which no one has to share) to impressive views, each room at the Blue Heron retreat is loaded with features to help make your stay on Prince Edward Island your favorite vacation ever. More than big enough to host two families or several couples, the Blue Heron Retreat goes the extra mile at every turn.

The Blue Heron Retreat is a stately home whose origin extends over 140 years. It has recently undergone complete reconstruction and renovation to include modern amenities and appointments throughout. The building was renovated and remodelled to operate as a five star B&B from 2007 to 2013. It has become a fully modern and luxurious 5 star retreat from the stress and daily concerns of a busy world to the easy pace of life and the sanctuary of The Gentle Island - Prince Edward Island.

Maybe your favorite experience will be relaxing in the outdoor hot tub overlooking the Confederation Bridge. Or it could be exploring the tidal pools on the red sand beach. Perhaps you will fall in love with watching the sunset over the ocean. Your favorite part may be coming home to the super comfortable beds and cozy bathrobes at the end of a long day exploring Prince Edward Island. Everyone who visits the Blue Heron Retreat discovers their own favorite experience during their stay.

- If you like to cook you'll love the 3 ovens (including one steam oven),

- If you like adventure you’ll love exploring the shoreline in one of the two included ocean kayaks,

- If you like to relax you'll love the double person Jacuzzi and beautiful hand-tiled shower in the master suite,

- If you're looking to reconnect with your partner you'll enjoy the Loft bedroom on the third floor with skylights, beautiful ocean views and private dance floor area,

- If you are looking to make new memories to last a lifetime you’ll love the Blue Heron Retreat.

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Leon Sutherland
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2018

About Leon Sutherland

We are the twins Leon and Arlo Sutherland. We grew up just 'across the field' and enjoyed many amazing summers on the beach below the Blue Heron Retreat. Though we eventually had to move away from PEI for school and work, a large part of our hearts remain on the Island. Our parents, Lorne and Kathy, still live in the old farmhouse where we grew up and are excited to be your hosts at the Blue Heron Retreat!

Leon Sutherland purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Leon Sutherland chose Albany

Our family has a long history in the area; our great-grandmother ran several businesses in the area and our grandmother was raised almost next door! Prior to our purchase in 2014, the Blue Heron Retreat was lovingly restored in 2007 and operated as one of only a few five star B&Bs on the island. Our family is excited to share this property with yours!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Albany

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • The Loft Ensuite - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    OceanView Room 1 Ensuite - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    OceanView Room 2 Ensuite - toilet , shower
    Bathroom #5 - toilet , shower , Located near hot tub for quick rinses after beach / hot tub
    Bathroom #6 - toilet
    Master Room Ensuite - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Double Person Jacuzzi with ocean views. Huge walk-in shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • The Master - 1 queen
    OceanView 1 - 1 queen
    OceanView 2 - 1 queen
    The Singles - 2 twin/ single , Singles can be pushed together to make comfy king
    The Loft - 1 king , Huge private bedroom with skylights and views of the ocean
  • All bedrooms feature bathrobes and memory foam mattresses. Den has pullout bed available.
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We would love to work with you to help plan your stay and suggest hidden gems, culinary delights, and fun day trips to make the most of your PEI experience. National Park Pass included with rental for you to enjoy all the natural beauty PEI has to offer! We have staff minutes down the road who are more than willing to help you out with any planning you need. They can recommend concerts and plays in the area, scenic walks, antique shops, restaurants, and even places to get fresh seafood right off the boat.


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Beach Paradise! Unmatchable Sunsets, Air Con, Luxurious Ocean View Hot Tub!
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Incredible place

  • 5 of 5

Nothing but great things to say about the Blue Heron property. It was home away from home, even better.

  • Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful home base to explore PEI.

  • 5 of 5

Clean, spacious, elegant. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Much better than expected

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 9 adults and 1 child. We throughly enjoyed our stay and really appreciated the idea of having a bedroom with attached bathroom available for each couple. There was easy access to the beach which we walked everyday at low tide. One couple actually went swimming one day ...amazing for Sept. The kitchen was well layed out for multiple cooks and very well equiped.

This is thr 3rd cottage that I have rented for a family vacations and this one is by far the best todate.

Lorne and Cathy were quick to respond to all of our questions/concerns and were very helpful.

Thanks once agian Cathy for the Homemade Wild Blueberry Pie and Ice Cream. What a lovely touch!

Marg, Cobourg,On

  • Submitted: 21-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 13 - four families celebrating a 50 th wedding anniversary.The group ranged in age from 20 months to 75 years. The home easily accommodated all of us. The location is perfect with a lovely beach literally across the street. All the amenities you could want and Kathy was the perfect hostess. The peach cobbler was awesome! Thank you. The only suggestion would be perhaps a picnic table or such for eating outside during the day. Hope to return again, thank you so much!!!

  • Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

The Blue Heron retreat has all we needed and more for 6 adults and 4 children. It was our second summer there. The kids love crab hunting in the low tide pools! The Island has so much to do you're going to want to stay longer!

  • Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely splendid!

  • 5 of 5

What a treasure! This home is beautiful, well-appointed, modern, clean and spacious. We were three generations (6 adults and 1 toddler) staying for a week and there was plenty of room for everyone. The location is a peaceful haven, with spectacular views and a stone's throw from the beach. Fun to wander out at low-tide! The hot tub, kites, bike, kayaks, pinball machine and sand toys all helped to make our week extra fun. Can't say enough about how wonderful it was and also how great Kathy, the caretaker is about ensuring you have everything you need. The week went by far too quickly, hopefully we can return someday!

  • Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Charlottetown Airport
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
World class golf courses within 30 to 40min drive
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Cape Traverse Beach

The Blue Heron Retreat is a short and scenic country drive from Victoria by the Sea, Charlottetown and Summerside. We are located within a short drive from golf courses, deep sea fishing charters, restaurants and so much more. Within five minutes of Gateway Village, a bright and interesting collection of shopping experiences at the PEI end of The Confederation Bridge.

The red soft sanded beach below the Blue Heron Retreat offers tidal pool exploration, beach combing and is an ideal spot for picnics. It features warm water for both river and ocean swimming.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Albany

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2018
Jun 23 2018 - Sep 1 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Additional discounts available if paying by e-transfer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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