Frequently Asked Questions – PEI Dream Cottages

Where are you located?

We have 5 properties located in Stanley Bridge, Cavendish Resort Area off Route 6 in Seawood Estates and 1 property located in North Rustico.

Is there a beach or pool?

There is a pebble stone beach across the road in front of our private summer homes in Stanley Bridge. The property is North rustico is a short walk to the PEI National Park.

What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellations must be received by April 1. If you cancel outside of our cancellation policy and we can rent the private summer home during those dates, we will refund your deposit minus a $75 admin fee.

You may wonder why we have this policy and it is not similar to that of a hotel? Cottage bookings are very different. By holding the cottage for you for months or even weeks in advance, we have turned down many opportunities for bookings. Unlike a hotel, cottages are booked in advance for the most part and when you cancel it is often very difficult for us to rebook the cottage.

To protect you against unforeseen circumstances we highly recommend vacation rental cancellation insurance. No one plans for unforeseen circumstances so this is the best way to ensure peace of mind when the unexpected happens.

Do you allow pets?

We love pets and understand a family vacation includes your pet! Pets are welcome but we do ask you to follow our pet friendly policies. There will be an additional $20 cleaning fee charged per pet, per day. We ask pets not to be left unattended in a cottage or barking which causes disturbances to other guests. We also ask that pets are leashed at all times on the grounds and if left in your unit while you are gone, please utilize your kennel as our staff will be entering to provide your daily housekeeping. It is also expected that you clean up after your pet. Please do not allow pets on the furniture.

Is there a minimum stay required?

A 1 week minimum stay is required during July and August. Spring & Fall specials- Before July 1 and after Sept 3 we will accept 4 day stays.

What is the deposit required to book?

We require a 30% deposit at time of booking. The balance is due 30 days prior to your arrival.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Cash & Cheque and e-transfers.

What can I expect upon arrival?

Prior to your arrival, we will email you a key code to gain access into your private summer home. Upon arrival to your private summer home you will be set up with all of the amenities of home including cooking utensils, linens and towels, BBQ, outdoor lobster cooker and washer/dryer.

What is your check in and check out times?

Check in is typically 4:00pm on the day of arrival however please call us in advance and if your rental is available earlier, we will be happy to check you in early. Check out is at 10:00am on the day of departure. Late departures are only provided based on availability and number of check-ins.

What is your noise/damage policy?

We ask our guests to be respectful of their neighbours. Excessive noise is not tolerated and if we receive any complaints from other guests, a warning will be given. If excessive noise continues and a second warning is given, a disturbance fee may be applied to your credit card. The same policy is in place if the cottage has incurred any damage during your stay with us and a damage fee will be applied to your credit card. No stag or stagette parties accepted. Please respect quiet times from 11pm to 8am.

When is the Cavendish Beach Music Festival?

July 10 – 12, 2020. Cavendish Beach Music Festival policies

  • 7 night minimum stay required
  • A non-refundable 30% deposit required at time of booking
  • A surcharge of $125 per stay during the weekend will apply.
  • A $500 noise & damage authorization will be required upon check in. A credit card is required at check in for pre- authorization.
  • Guests will be provided with bracelets and must be worn for the duration of the stay.
  • No parties or large groups allowed, quiet time is 10:00pm, zero tolerance for excessive noise or disturbance.

What should I bring?

You can purchase groceries and beverages at Cavendish Tourist Mart, a 10 minute drive from your private summer home. We recommend bringing lawn chairs for the campfire and beach towels.

What are the dates of operation?

We operate from June – October.

Where can I watch the sunset?

Prince Edward Island has beautiful sunsets which you can view from your private summer home deck or drive to the beach.

What is the tax rate on PEI?

Prince Edward Island has a harmonized sales tax of 15%.

What will the weather be like?

Spring is comfortable. Late May and early June are alive with colour and temperatures usually range from 8 to 22 degrees C (46 to 71 degrees F). Summer is hot, but rarely humid. We wear short sleeves. Daytime temperatures are usually in the 20s (70s) and can go as high as 32 degrees C (90 degrees F). Autumn is clear and bright. September afternoons can be quite warm, evenings cool. Temperatures range from 8 to 22 degrees C (46 to 71 degrees F). Winter is crisp and clean. Temperatures usually range from -3 to -11 degrees C (26 to 11 degrees F).

Is there wireless internet on site?

Yes, we have wireless internet access.

How do I get around?

There are a number of car rental services, some available at the Charlottetown Airport, to rent a car for your vacation. We highly recommend a car as there are limited transportation options available.

Is PEI Dream Cottages smoke-free?

We are a smoke free establishment.