Yes! We have a few properties that allow 2–3-night stays throughout the year. Many of our suites allow these short stays.
After Labour Day through late June, homes are available for 2-night minimums.
Unfortunately, we do not represent any properties that allow 1-night stays. You must book a minimum of 2 nights.
- High season is late June/Canada Day through early September/Labour Day.
- Mid-season (Fall) is after Labour day to before Thanksgiving.
- Quiet season is after Thanksgiving to before May long weekend.
- Mid-season (Spring) is after May long weekend to before high season.
Due to Covid-19, we have changed our check-in and check-out times to give our cleaners more time to disinfect and sanitize.
Check-in is 5:00pm.
Check-out is 11:00am.
During the summer months, we do not allow any early check-ins or late check-outs.
Mid & Quiet Season, we may be able to accommodate this. Please reach out via email a week prior to your stay, and we can let you know.
Yes, all properties charge 13% HST provincial tax.
As of February 1, 2021, Prince Edward County implemented a 4% Municipal Accommodation Tax. This tax is charged on the accommodation portion of all short-term, roofed accommodation reservations in Prince Edward County (e.g., motels, hotels, inns, B&Bs, vacation rentals, etc.)
Some properties may charge a cleaning fee and/or a pet fee (if it is a pet-friendly property.)
A damage deposit is pre-authorized on the credit card you provide as security in the event of damages, excessive mess, or when the terms or conditions of the Short-term Rental Agreement are not followed. Upon departure, you are requested to leave the property tidy and free of trash and have the furniture returned to its original place. If the property is not left in reasonable condition, or if a violation of the Short-term Rental Agreement takes place, then you will be charged a portion of the damage deposit up to the full amount.
The damage deposit is provided to Sandbanks Vacations via credit card preauthorization at the time of booking. In some cases, we will require the refundable damage deposit to be paid upfront. Fourteen (14) days after you check out, the damage deposit can no longer be processed and expires. This gives us time to resolve any claims to the satisfaction of all parties. If damage or a violation has been identified, we will notify the Renter within 72 hours, although this may take longer if your check-out falls on a Friday or Saturday. Property owner teams check properties after guest check-out and before new check-in, but sometimes it takes a few days for notifications to reach us.
If you have overnight guests, this needs to be shown on your rental agreement. If it is a last-minute decision, you MUST contact Sandbanks Vacations to confirm you are allowed.
As of 2020, there are new Prince Edward County short-term accommodation (STA) bylaws, and exceeding property maximums could result in fines or extra charges. Please note the maximum occupancy guidelines in each property listing and ask if you have any questions.
Many cottages offer a fire pit, but not all. Before starting an outdoor fire, The County requires you to call the Permit Department to notify them of each fire planned. You will need to ensure there is no “burn ban” on, and this information should be relayed when you call the Permit office. Often you will find the permit in the guest guidebook at the property or on the fridge. You will be asked to provide the permit number and fire route address (usually the 911 address).
For those who wish to bring a fire pit, you must okay this with us, and the Owner must arrange a fire permit with the Permit Department before your stay.
Please use care when building a fire. Never leave the fire unattended and have several buckets of water on hand before building a fire.
Renters may be charged additional costs if the property is left in an unreasonable condition or damage is found.
This information can be found in your Welcome Package email (emailed out approximately four (4) weeks prior to your arrival). Please make sure to add email@example.com to your contact list so that essential communications do not filter into your Junk/Spam Mailbox.
If you have questions or concerns, we encourage you to contact the “Owner Contact” in your Welcome Package. If they have not responded within a couple of hours, you may contact Sandbanks Vacations. Our emergency number can be found in the Welcome Package email for after-hours emergencies when the Property Owner cannot be reached or in case of emergency.
Where properties are pet-free, we respectfully ask that no guests bring pets even for a short visit as Owners can be highly allergic.
Prince Edward County features over 40 unique boutique wineries. Our coordinator will pick a variety of wineries for the tour to ensure a well-rounded experience. Itineraries are put together 2 – 3 weeks before your tour, depending on your group size.
We have a range of vehicles to accommodate a variety of groups sizes:
- 4 Passenger ½ Ton Pickup
- 5 Passenger Ford Flex (x2)
- 7 Passenger Executive Van
- 9 Passenger Transit Bus (x2)
- 11 Passenger Transit Bus
- 22 Passenger Luxury Mini Coach
If your group is larger than 22 people, we have access to several luxury coach buses and will have one of our guides step on to give you the insider’s tour. We can NOT guarantee a specific vehicle for your group unless you have secured a private tour.
As of 2021, we are offering a new option for our Private Tours. Please go to our Tour Page and check out the pricing and options for the Private Tour.
We require a 50% deposit of the total tour cost to secure your booking. The remaining balance is due 2 weeks prior to your tour date. If your tour is scheduled 30 days or less from the time of booking the entire amount is due at time of booking.
We accept payment by Visa or MasterCard. We also accept email bank transfers sent to our email.
Bookings cancelled between 7-14 days will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee. Tours cancelled within one week of the tour date are non-refundable. Please see the tour cancellation policy in full at the bottom of your booking receipt.
If you are making lunch or dinner reservations, please let us know at the time of booking so we can schedule your times accordingly.
You’re welcome to bring a snack and bottled water for your group to enjoy during the tour.