Kindred Spirits

Common Questions

Answers to questions which you may have regarding your vacation to Prince Edward Island.
  1. How many days should we spend on PEI?
  2. Is Cavendish central to all Island points?
  3. Is Kindred Spirits close to the Anne of Green Gables House?
  4. Is Kindred Spirits close to a golf course?
  5. Is Kindred Spirits close to the ocean?
  6. How far to Charlottetown?
  7. Are children welcome?
  8. What are the biggest attractions on PEI?
  9. Is Prince Edward Island safe?
  10. What languages are spoken on Prince Edward Island?
  11. Are there car rentals available on Prince Edward Island?
  12. Are there airports on Prince Edward Island?
  13. How far is Halifax from Prince Edward Island?
  14. What route would we take to Kindred Spirits from the Halifax Airport?
  15. Are there bike rentals in Cavendish?
  16. Are there trails to hike and bike in Cavendish?
  17. How far to Bangor, Maine and to Boston from Prince Edward Island?
  18. What is the weather like in the spring, summer, fall and winter?
  19. Is Kindred Spirits open in the winter?
  20. What golf services do you provide?
  21. What spa services do you provide?
1. How many days should we spend on PEI?
One can catch a brief look at Prince Edward Island in a 3-7 day stay. However, to really capture the life-style, to walk the beaches, to sit by a quiet inlet, to walk or bike through the meadows, to attend wonderful theatre and Ceilidhs, to eat the best of seafood, you can do this for weeks-or like we Islanders, do it forever.
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2. Is Cavendish central to all Island points?
Cavendish is the most central area to all points of our Island. It is approximately 2 hours drive to the Northern Point of North Cape and to the Eastern Point of East Point. It is very easy for our guests to take Day Trips to each of the major areas and then arrive back at Kindred Spirits for the evening and night.
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3. Is Kindred Spirits close to the Anne of Green Gables House?
Yes, we are right beside Green Gables House. It is approximately a 3 minute walk from our back door to Anne's back door.
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4. Is Kindred Spirits close to a golf course?
Yes, we are located beside the 18th fairway of the Green Gables Golf Course and within minutes of championship courses such as Glasgow Hills, The Eagles Glenn and Andersons Creek. In fact, we are only a short drive from all of Prince Edward Island's wonderful golf courses.
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5. Is Kindred Spirits close to the ocean?
Yes, we are approximately 800 metres from the sea. We are not ocean front but we do have a path which goes directly to the beach. It is approximately a 20 minute beautiful walk beside the Lake of Shining Waters to the ocean.
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6. How far to Charlottetown?
It is approximately 20 miles to Charlottetown from Kindred Spirits.
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7. Are children welcome?
Children are very welcome at Kindred Spirits. Our facilities are set up so that families can be very comfortable with lots of fun and yet those travelling without children can have their privacy.
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8. What are the biggest attractions on PEI?
Our scenery is our biggest commodity. The rolling landscapes of farmland that run into the sea capture the eye & camera at every turn in the road. The exceptional beauty of Prince Edward Island quickly lends our visiting folks peace and tranquility. However, we do have, in addition to our natural beauty, many man-made activities that are second to none. These include world-class golf courses, Canada's best summer musical theatre, world-famous restaurants, etc. etc. There is really something for everyone!
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9. Is Prince Edward Island safe?
Yes, we are very blessed to have a safe environment. One must always use "street sense" wherever there are human beings but usually the biggest thing to watch out for on a dark night are those little black and white creatures called skunks.
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10. What languages are spoken on Prince Edward Island?
English and French are our two official languages. We also have many services in Japanese.
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11. Are there car rentals available on Prince Edward Island?
All of the major car rental agencies are represented on Prince Edward Island. If you do wish to rent a car, you should book quite early through your local representative in your area.
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12. Are there airports on Prince Edward Island?
Yes, we do have an airport in Charlottetown which is connected to all major cities in Canada and thus to all major cities in the United States.
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13. How far is Halifax from Prince Edward Island?
Downtown Halifax is 3 1/2 hours from Kindred Spirits by way of Confederation Bridge. The Halifax Airport is 3 hours and 15 minutes from Kindred Spirits.
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14. What route would we take to Kindred Spirits from the Halifax Airport?
Take Route 102N to Truro
Then Route 104N to Aulac, NB
Then Route 16E to Cape Tormentine, NB and Confederation Bridge
Then Route 1 (Trans Canada) to Crapaud
Then Route 13N to Cavendish
Then Route 6W past the entrance to Green Gables to Memory Lane
Kindred Spirits is just down Memory Lane
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15. Are there bike rentals in Cavendish?
Yes, there are several bike rentals.
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16. Are there trails to hike and bike in Cavendish?
There are beautiful trails for both hiking and biking all over Cavendish. The two most famous walking trails are Lover's Lane and the Haunted Wood Trail at Green Gables. The Homestead trail in the National Park is also a wonderful trail and is divided into moderate and difficult biking and hiking sections. We also have miles of boardwalk which meanders past homes and tourist attractions.
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17. How far to Bangor, Maine and to Boston from Prince Edward Island?
It is a full day drive (approx. 8 hours) to Bangor and then another 6 hours to Boston.
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18. What is the weather like in the spring, summer, fall and winter?

Because we are an Island, we usually do have cooler springs due to ocean breezes. The colors in Spring, however, are breathtaking. The red of the freshly tilled soil blazes against the dozens of green colors (more than Ireland we are told). The vividness cannot really be described by word or camera.

Summer is just like you remember summer as a child. The days are moderately hot (mid 80oF is hot for PEI), the wind is usually blowing, wild flowers are everywhere and the ocean is -oh, so so blue! The nights magically cool down when God turns on His natural air-conditioning breezes from the ocean.

Fall has been created on PEI by the Best of Artists. Add the red & orange leaves of the Maples, to the yellow leaves of the Birches, to the amber grasses of the Dunes to the red, red soil and the blue, blue sea and this is Autumn on our Island.

Winter, with its glistening snow-covered fields, ice-tipped Pine branches, red barns of heritage farms, swirling snow birds against the blue sky is none other than an inspiration for Winter Solitude.

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19. Is Kindred Spirits open in the winter?
Kindred Spirits operates all of its units as a full Tourist Resort from mid May until late October. During the winter, the Land of Anne sleeps under a fluffy blanket of snow awaiting and anticipating the arrival of spring and all of our friends from around the world!
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20. What golf services do you provide?
In addition to our low season and mid season golf packages, we also offer a discount at all major PEI golf courses. Just let us know when we can book your tee time & if you get a 'hole in one', we will bake you a cake and party with you!
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21. What spa services do you provide?
We do not have spa services at Kindred Spirits, however we do make use of a wonderful mobile massage service. Setsuko comes highly recommended by our other guests and can provide many different types of massage directly in your room. To view her services and prices, visit her website. Reservations are required. For full service spas, please contact us for recommendations
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