About Us

Windermere Cottages has a long history of providing family vacations in Stanhope.  We have a combination of one, two and three bedroom cottages located on a 3-acre site overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Our cottages are clean and well maintained.  The units have recently been updated and redecorated and contain everything you need for a comfortable stay next to the beach.  Our goal is to ensure that guests have a great famiy vacation where they can relax in a quiet setting, enjoy the beach, campfires, the National Park and surrounding attractions.


Do I need a reservation?

In peak season (July & August) reservations are strongly recommended.

Is a deposit necessary? Why?

  1. Yes. A deposit of 30% of your pre-tax rental amount is required to secure your reservation. The balance with taxes, is payable on arrival.
  2. PEI hosts in excess of 1,000,000 visitors in the April/October period. Vacancies in the busiest time of the season can be difficult to find.

What is your deposit refund policy?

Cancellation of a booking prior to May 1 will result in a full refund. After May 1, refunds are granted when the unit is re-booked and paid for. Any and all cancellations are subject to a forfeit of $50.00 from the deposit. Purchasing trip cancellation insurance should be considered.

Are you near the Ocean?

Our location is a mere 350 metres (380 yards) from the sea-shore and you can see the water from Windermere.

Are you easy to find?

The entrance to Windermere is located inside the National Park. We are situated in the Stanhope Beach area of the Park.

  • From Charlottetown, follow Route 15 to Brackley Beach, enter the Park and follow the Gulf Shore Parkway until you come to Ross Lane on the right hand side, East for about 6 km's (4 miles).

Do I have to pay the Park entry fee?

If you are a guest arriving at Windermere, the National Park will allow you to enter and leave without paying the Park fee. If you park your vehicle on National Park property, you are expected to have a paid-for pass so most guests leave their car at Windermere and make the short walk to the beach.

What should I bring to the cottage?

Other than food and drink, we try to supply most of your needs for your stay. Dishes, cutlery, pots & pans, toaster, coffee maker and propane barbecues are in all of the cottages. We provide linens, blankets, pillows and toweling for each guest. We do not supply beach towels.

Do you provide maid service?

No. Linens are supplied and are replaced weekly. If your visit extends beyond 7 days, we will refresh your cottage (by request).  We have new on-site coin laundry facilities.

Is the water safe to drink?

We have two wells on the property that are tested regularly for purity and bacteria. Approval for consumption has been awarded, year after year.

Are pets allowed?

No. We regret that we had to change our policy a number of years ago because of liability concerns, it became necessary to exclude pets.

Contact Us




162 Ross Lane

Stanhope, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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