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One of the most sought after waterfront rental properties in PEI

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Oceanfront, stunning views, paddle boards, kayaks, 4 Bedroom, 3 Baths, sleeps 12

Carnoustie Cottage

Managed by PEI Summer Rental Cottages

Carnoustie Cottage is on a quiet oceanfront point on Rustico Bay, looking out over the sand dunes of Prince Edward Island National Park, Rustico Bay, and the ocean. The view is spectacular in all directions. Easy access to the lovely red clay low bank to the natural beach which is shallow and ideal for small kids to play and splash, or for walks. As the bay is shallow, the only boats you will see are the mussel fishermen, kayakers, windsurfers and kite-surfers.

A short walk down the beach is an estuary filled with herons, eagles and other abundant wildlife. If you get up early enough you will be rewarded with an incredible sunrise and a glimpse of the bald eagles who perch on the bank for early morning fishing. Sitting on the wrap around porch looking at the views in all directions is the highlight of the property. A five minute bike ride or kayak, (or two minutes by car) down our road, and a short walk through the dunes and seagrass leads you to one of Prince Edward Island’s best kept secrets – an amazing ‘secret’ beach that only the locals know about. It has spectacular pinky white sand and fantastic views – and dogs are welcome too. The beach is great for body surfing on windy days, but generally the waves aren’t too big. There are natural tidal pools that form on the beach as the tide goes out, creating warm pools for smaller kids to play in and catch crabs.

This is just a few of the things you can enjoy without evening getting into your car. Carnoustie is without a doubt one of the nicest cottages on the island. It is a custom built, cedar shingle sided, Nantucket style cottage, built with superior craftsmanship. There is ample space for more than one family, if you are looking to share with friends or relatives. The basement bedroom and recreation area is the ‘kids retreat’ ( sleeps four) – it also opens into our huge double garage which doubles as the sports centre on rainy days and evenings. Any one who has loud, active kids will be thanking the owner profusely for having this space! The main floor has a large living central room , a small screened-in porch perfect for stealing a quiet moment or reading, (or sleeping if its warm) a dining area surrounded by windows looking out on the Bay, and a TV room with sofa and flat screen TV, off the kitchen. This could also serve as a sleeping area if you need to fit in an extra person.

No matter how many people might be there, you can always find a quiet place to relax, read or nap. The wrap around porch also ensures that no matter what time of day, you can choose your view. The main floor bedroom has French doors that open to the porch, with a lovely view over towards the estuary. The two bedrooms upstairs both have vaulted ceilings and fantastic views. The master Bedroom looks out to the ocean, and when the wind picks up you can hear the waves crashing over the sandbar.

This cottage is designed and furnished for people who expect and appreciate quality. This really is the greatest place to relax and revitalize, whether as a family vacation or looking for the ultimate golf and lobster escape. Carnoustie Cottage offers a truly unforgettable ‘PEI Experience”. Carnoustie is a hidden treasure waiting for you to discover.

More Details

Property Manager
Dean Smith
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2018


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in North Rustico

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Lower level bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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One of the most sought after waterfront rental properties in PEI
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Peter, Doreen & Josua the dog.

  • 5 of 5

This will be the fifth year that we have rented Carnoustie, - each time for a minimum of one month, - just us two & the dog, - although we have had the odd visitors for a few days each. Delightful location with eagles, heron etc. Mostly we rent in June-July, although in 2016 we were there for five weeks in June, and back again in September, - even though we live in Chicago! A very well-equipped house, - the new owner is in the food-service business so there is an abundance of of high quality pots & pans. We cook at home a lot - great Island beef, buy lobsters off the boat at around US$5.00/lb, mussels from the processing plant at just over $1.00/lb and oysters from the oyster farm, - but there are some first class restaurants on the Island. The house now has not only kayaks & bicycles, but also wind-surf boards. The dog loves the easy access to the water. Dean, the property manager is very responsive to any & all requests, service is his motto!! I highly recommend Carnoustie Cottage, - as we are only two people it is relatively expensive for us, - but for a group of eight, - Carnoustie represents great value. A car is absolutely essential. Exercise classes are available at the Lions Club in North Rustico, - about a mile away - an easy bike ride.

  • Submitted: 13-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love welcoming you to Carnoustie Cottage each year! Thanks for the great review Peter, Doreen and of course Josua the dog (but don't tell Josua he's a dog...he would be devastated!). See you all in a few months!
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Ottawa, Ontario

PEI home/cottage

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house and the setting! House was very well equipped. We didn't have the best weather, but the house was so spacious that it was enjoyable to spend time there and everyone could find a quiet place if they wanted to.....porch.......bedrooms.........screened in room........basement with ping pong table was a hit with my teens.

  • Submitted: 7-Aug-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fall River Nova Scotia


  • 5 of 5

Carnoustie cottage was one of our best family vacations ever. The cottage was so well appointed it made my 'job' easy with regards to planning and organizing for all of our needs. We just bought food and moved in.

I would also like to take a minute to instill confidence in others minds about booking on line with this company....everything went as expected, no surprises, very professional. As a matter of fact we had a little trouble with the fridge freezer door while we were there, I sent an email to Dean, and a repair man was out the next day! Excellent service! We will book through them again, with confidence!

  • Submitted: 6-Aug-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had the best week.The house is beautiful,extremely comfortable,even the beds are top.I am very fussy about that.And the view ! You cannot find any better!

Thank you.

  • Submitted: 29-Jul-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review. Carnoustie Cottage is always a great place for families to spend time with each other in a beautiful setting.
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Nearest Airport
27 Kilometres
Charlottetown Airport
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Wood Islands
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Fisherman's Wharf
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in North Rustico

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2018 Spring/Early Summer
May 5 2018 - Jun 29 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2018 Late Summer/Fall
Sep 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

AccidentDamageProtection C$60 + Tax

There is a contract to be signed to confirm bookings.
* $60 Accidental Damage Protection Fee replaces traditional damage deposit and will provide guests the assurance that any accidental damage that occurs during their stay will be covered up to $1000. **Accidental damage only**

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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