Darnley, PEI


Up to 6 (4 comfortably)




Within 15 Minutes

16km (Kensington)

33km (Sommerside)


Groceries & Supplies

For general grocery needs, we recommend the Save Easy in Kensington – a well stocked grocery store. For bread and desserts, we highly recommend Mary’s Bakery in Kensington. Everything is delicious and her pies are worth the trip to PEI alone. For fast and immediate requirements, the General Store at Twin shores is good for very basic items (milk, eggs etc.). Sometimes they also have great BBQ meats. They also have a nice soft ice cream bar that the kids will enjoy, and pizza for those days that you just don’t feel like cooking.


Eating Out

For good basic home cooking and fresh off-the-boat seafood at a reasonable price, we recommend the Ship to Shore restaurant (right on #20, 2 minutes down the road). This is the closest restaurant to our beach house.

If you turn left on #20, about 10 minutes drive down the road, you will come to New London. The restaurant here is also very good – a well varied menu with great seafood and desserts.

About a 15 minute drive on #20 in Stanley Bridge, Carr’s Restaurant is excellent for lobster and seafood. With fresh seafood, a great oyster bar, this is a reliably good mid-range place to eat.

For a high-end dining experience or special occasions, we recommend the Dalvay (about a 45 minute drive along the coast near Stanhope). This gracious and beautiful old inn is set on a stunning waterside location and well worth
the drive.

You will find brochures with additional details at the cottage with maps and directions to all attractions.


Pet Friendly

You will find a dog dish, ball, and scoop bags in the front entrance. Given the miles of beaches around the peninsula, there is lots of room for dogs to run. We only ask that you keep pets off the furniture.



The house has 2 flat screen TVs with built-in DVD players. We recommend that you bring a supply of movies with you for rainy days/evenings, or you can pick these up at the Kensington Save Easy as well (selection is not extensive here). You may also want to bring along any favorite family games, books etc. depending on what your kids prefer. The house also has satellite TV.


Family Activity Recommendations

Our favorites: deep sea fishing at the New London wharf (886-2647), golfing at the Darnley Greens 9 hole course (walking distance – 836-4355), and sea kayaking in Malpeque Bay (432-0111).

Cavendish features a number of theme/fun parks such as Sandspit and the Shining Waters Water Park. For Anne of Green Gables aficionados, many of the Anne-related sites are within a 15-minute drive of the cottage.

For active families, there are bicycle rental and hiking options. For arts and cultural activities, Charlottetown is less than an hour’s drive and Summerside is only 20 minutes away.



PEI has very eco-friendly requirements for recycling and garbage. Bags are provided for you to separate plastics, glass, and paper items. There is a compost bin under the sink for leftover food items. For any questions, let local care-takers, Kevin and Sherry Champion, know. Their phone numbers are programmed into the cottage telephone.



PEI’s beautiful coastline

White sandy beaches

Convenience store

Access to a large playground

Golf courses


Seafood markets

Deep sea fishing

Craft & pottery shops

Sea kayak tours

Provincial Park Facilities