The Birches Housekeeping Cottages
Executive Cottages
The Birches - Housekeeping Cottages

Location, location, location!

Come stay on our Island at one of our 8 cottages, 6 standard ★★★1/2 , and 2 executive ★★★★. Centrally located on 8.5 acres in the rural community of beautiful Alexandra, just seven minutes from Charlottetown. Enjoy the properties' stunning view of the Northumberland Straight, and the peaceful quiet among the beautiful birch trees.

Our cottages are close to basically everything you need to enjoy your vacation to the fullest. Shopping, theatre, lobster suppers, many fine restaurants, ceilidhs, world class golfing, and of course our gorgeous beaches, including Tea Hill Provincial Park, which is just a mile down the road.

Perfect setting for families, couples, wedding groups, golfing groups, or just friends wanting to enjoy summer on the island together. All cottages have a screened in patio deck with lawn chairs and a gas BBQ , for making the most of the long lazy summer days. All the kitchens come fully equipped. Laundry facilities on premises, as well as books and games to borrow. Sorry no pets allowed and no smoking inside the cottages.

Amenities include:

- Wireless Internet

- Bedding

- Cable TV

- DVD player

- Hair dryer

We hope your stay with us brings treasured memories and that you will want to return again and again.

Your Hosts,

Liz & Randy Harding  

Booking a Cottage.

Bookings are confirmed with a $100 deposit, payable by Visa, MasterCard or Interact E-Transfer.


Mail: The Birches Housekeeping Cottages
1517 Pownal Road
Alexandra Rte 26
PE C1B 0P7

  • Balance is due on arrival. Your deposit is refunded if cancellation is received three weeks before your scheduled arrival.

  • Weekly rentals commence at 2 p.m. of your arrival date (you are NOT restricted to a Saturday to Saturday stay). Daily rentals are occasionally available -- Please call and check.

  • Our standard cottages have been awarded 3½ stars by Canada Select.

  • Our cottages are open for the season from May 1-October 31. Standard cottages' weekly rates during peak season are $660 for two and $30 per additional person. Daily rates are $110 for two, $5 per additional person. Off-season rates per week are $550 for two, and $30 per additional person. Daily rates are $89. Off season rates are available before June 15 and after Labour Day. Taxes not included.

Booking a cottage

Call us at (902) 940-3915 or toll free at 1 (800) 463-4293 to discuss your visit to Prince Edward Island and to reserve one of our cottages for your stay.

Once you arrive on the Island, here's how to find us:

If you're coming from the Charlottetown direction, cross the Hillsborough Bridge and go straight through two sets of lights, and watch for Route 26 halfway up the hill. Turn right then sharp left to go East on Route 26 for two minutes, arriving at the top of Tea Hill (you can see the Northumberland Strait on your right). We are 1/2 kilometre from the bottom of the hill, on your right.

 If you've arrived by ferry, turn left from the Wood Islands terminal and drive along Highway 1 toward Charlottetown, turning left onto Rte 26 (in the community of Mount Mellick). We're about 5 kilometres down that road, on your left.

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Introducing the family to P.E.I. lobster and other Island specialties is an unforgettable experience. Of course linens, china, silverware are provided. It's your own home, after all, even if only for a week! Invite neighbours over for a drink and cards, and ask about the nicest nearby beach, or best golf course.
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The cottages are very well maintained, and you'll appreciate the comfort of electric heating, good furniture, and a tasteful living environment. Bedrooms are a good size, and the beds have firm mattresses.
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When you have a spacious cottage, it's easier to give each child a little special time alone with you, perhaps in the living room, perhaps out in the yard. This is one of the nicest spots around - ample privacy, water and greenery, and yet it's just seven minutes from the heart of Charlottetown.
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Here are two more views of our surroundings. Bill McCormick, of Belleville ON, took both with a video camera. One shows the Island's famous Blue Herons, who dropped by at breakfast time one morning. Cows visit a stream you can see from your cottage window.

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