Welcome to our cottages. Margate Riverview Cottages opened for business in 2000. But first a little bit about us.
After a work career that took us to 8 different locations in 12 years throughout the Atlantic Provinces, we made a life changing decision to start over and move to PEI. In the summer of 1999, we came upon this piece of paradise and made it our home. Later that same year, two vacant lots beside us went on the market and without hesitation we decided to start up our cottage business. Over the last 17 years, it has truly become our passion. We thoroughly enjoy welcoming guests to our cottages. We take great pleasure in helping our guests get the most our of their time here. It's just the two of us, and we both have day jobs too. We have been married for 30 years. Bernard is from nearby Kinkora while Cheryl is from New Brunswick.
We started our first year with a single cottage, Cozy Nook. Business was steady for us so three years later we added a second cottage. In an effort to make our guests stay as enjoyable as possible, in 2005 we added our pool which has proven to be very popular. Our accomodations now include 3 kayaks, a paddleboard, horseshoe pits, campfire pits, among other features.
Two years ago, an adjacent lot went on the market and we added a third property to our cottage business. This time we had the opportunity to construct a new cottage and based on inquiries over recent years, we constructed a 3 bedroom fully mobile accessible deluxe cottage. We have been overwelmed by the popularity of this cottage, Lorna's Loft. So much so that this winter we are busy at work replacing one of our original cottages with another new construction to debut in 2017, Kristen's Kabin. As with Lorna's Loft, Kristen's Kabin will be a 3 bedroom cottage designated full mobile accessible, air-conditioned with king-size bed, 2 full bathrooms, with a roll-in shower and many other luxuries.
Our property is truly one of the most scenic areas on PEI. It's quiet here, away from the hustle and bustle of the big tourist areas. There are 10 quality golf courses within a 20 minute drive. The nearest town, Kensington is 10 minutes away and has a grocery store, pharmacy, liquor store and many other amenities. Cavendish and Summerside are only a 15 minute drive and Charlottetown is 35 minutes away.
At Margate Riverview Cottages, we live right here next to the cottages, and are available at all times to help make your stay as enjoyable as possible. We have always accepted pets, as we feel they are part of the family. We accept stays by the night, by the week or whenever, and your stay can start on any day.