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Please note that this guide was last updated over ten years ago (2003), so there will no doubt be changes in rates and possibly ownership.

Gail and Joe Kern
8148 Argyle Shore Rd, RR1, Bonshaw, Prince Edward Island

Tel: + 1 902-675-4741/ Toll Free 1-877-675-4741
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Tel: + 1 902-675-2858

Easy-going, humorous and warmth-exuding, Gail and Joe are one of those couples that you can’t help but love. New Yorkers in a past life, they were seduced by the tranquillity of PEI one holiday and in 1978 bought 107 acres on the south shore.....

.... Joe, being a woodworker extraordinaire, then built the open post-and-beam house, made the furniture and even did some of the paintings that now hang on the walls. What a guy! The location is superb. Orchards, fields and their organic garden slope down towards the Northumberland Strait. In summer it’s swimming, walking and cycling; in winter cross-country skiing. When I visited it was harvest time, and the kitchen was overflowing with buckets of peppers and tomatoes from the garden, awaiting dispatch to island restaurants. Evidence of real life is everywhere you look; the profusion of dried flowers in the kitchen, the stacks of books, the vibrant hand-painted furniture. Colourful quilts and wooden floors make the sea-facing bedrooms equally homely and unpretentious. Breakfast is, well, pretty special. Gail, being half-Italian, really knows how to cook. Combine this with the fact that they previously owned PEI’s foremost natural health store for 25 years and you get the picture. Yum. This is somewhere to put on your straw hat, dig out your favourite book and head for the shade of an apple tree. (I)The new Summerhouse Cottage has its own private location with views from its two decks and screened porch onto the sea, woodland and cow-dotted pastures.(p)





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Symbols: No Smoking    Off-street Parking    Children Welcome    Meals Can Be Provided    Swimming in Pool/Sea/River    Good Hiking or Walking    
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Rooms: 3: 1 queens and 1 double and a single share 1 bathroom; 1 queen with private bathroom. Both bathrooms are bath and shower. All sea-facing. The Summerhouse Cottage has 3 bedrooms and a full bathroom.
Price: Please consult the owners for current prices.
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Meals: Full breakfast included.
Directions: FromCharlottetown take Trans-Canada highway west towards Summerside. After Bonshaw take next left to Argyle Shore. At T-junction here, turn right on Route 19. Summer Garden is 3.3 km on the right-hand side, opposite Argyle Shore Provincial Park.

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