The Dunes Beach House is an eight room 2,500 sq. ft. ocean front beach home. The five bedroom house and property offers families, couples and executives a vacation or retreat experience they won’t soon forget.
Long walks on beaches, climbing dunes, kayaking, canoeing, bicycling, windsurfing, swimming, bird watching or just relaxing on the verandah on a porch bench or a chaise lounge are among the pleasures which await guests.
The house is next to McKay Pond, home to red and silver fox, bald eagles, blue heron and other shorebirds. The house also borders Penderosa Beach, one of the finest and most secluded private beaches on the island. Penderosa Beach was rated as one of the Top 10 beaches in Canada by Pure Canada.
Children of all ages will enjoy building sand castles, tumbling down the dunes, wading, beach combing for take home treasures and cooking marshmallows in the outdoor firepit.
The house features a large upstairs master bedroom suite with full bath, king size bed, walk in closet, flat screen satellite TV, sitting area and walk out balcony offering magnificent views of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the peaceful whisper of the marram grass on the dunes at the far end of the yard. Here is where you’ll want to catch unforgettable sunrises and sunsets. This is also an ideal hiding place to listen to favorite CD's, do some much deserved reading or just nap in the warm summer breeze.
Downstairs are three large guest bedrooms, each with a full closet (and one with ocean and pond views) - two of the bedrooms feature queen size beds and the third has a double bed. A fourth bedroom/study features a trundle bed and desk and also overlooks the pond.
There is a large, modern, fully equipped custom kitchen with dining and all the expected conveniences. See the amenities page for details on special dining and catering services. The kitchen / dining area has tall windows offering breath-taking views of the sunrise and orange and pink sunsets over the pond and the ocean.
From the kitchen enter the great room with plenty of comfortable seating for a perfect gathering place. This room overlooks the great dunes and the ocean beyond. For cool mornings or evenings, take the chill off and enjoy the cozy atmosphere around the gas stove. The great room is equipped with satellite TV, DVD player, VCR, stereo receiver and CD player complete with movies for your enjoyment. High speed Internet access is available to guests at no charge.
The main floor bathroom has a washer and dryer and a shower / tub for relaxing soaks after the day's adventures.
Back upstairs is a large, open family game and sitting room with a queen sofa bed. There is a second satellite TV-VCR and many toys, games and books. This is a fun place to gather and an ideal room to let the kids play, while the adults enjoy conversation or their own movies or games in the main floor great room.
Just off the dining room and great room is the wrap around verandah, complete with a large custom picnic table, for barbecuing and sunset meals. This is a private place for games, birdwatching or immersing yourself in the warmth of the ocean sunset from the porch benches or chaise lounges.
Watch and listen to the waterfowl on McKay Pond and in the fall of the year experience the amazing migration of the Canada goose. The pond is on the migration route and some evenings flock after flock arrive to rest, oftentimes covering the water by day break.
Every morning at 5-6 am you may catch a glimpse of our resident bald eagle sitting atop the dune, watching for his breakfast. If you're really lucky, you may see him dive to pick out a fresh fish from the pond.
From the verandah stroll down the steps and across the yard to a great and beautiful sand dune covered with marram grass and wild roses. Stop to pick some wild flowers or wild strawberries in the yard.
The beach is just beyond the dune and 200 feet from the house -- close enough to conveniently go back and forth to the beach all day as well as use the refreshing outdoor warm water shower to rinse off salt water. This beach is one of the most private on the island, known for its beauty, quietness and seclusion, and at low tide you can walk to distant farmland and red cliffs along the shore.
At the end of the day, take time to gather around the outdoor firepit for an evening fire, roast marshmallows and relive the events of the day. Evening fires are somewhat of an island tradition along the shoreline, and an ideal setting to enjoy company and catch evening shore birds, sea breezes and the silhouette of the dunes as the ripe sun sinks beyond the horizon. The perfect ending to the perfect day.