We had read the reviews of the inn before going and thought it couldn't be that bad. Well, now we know to always believe the reviews that we read and go with our instincts. We were very pleased with the location of the inn. It is very close to the beach and lighthouse, just a very short walk. It is also across the street from a closely-mowed field, good for croquet or badmitton. Our room was quite lovely and how we expected it, but the ceilings were very low. In part of the room, my husband's head (6'1) brushed the ceiling. The best part of our stay was the ocean view from our room, which is why we chose the inn and because of the size of our room. While we did have an ocean view and enjoyed having a deck to view it from, the deck was not private as promised. The "privacy" of the deck was that it was seperated from the area belonging to the next room by a bench placed in between the two areas. We were pleased that there was an internet connection available and a large video and cd library available for use in our rooms.
The downside to our stay was certainly our hostess. We fully agree with the previous reviews that it feels like they did not choose innkeeping as a lifestyle but as a way to earn income. The hostess was very chilly and uninterested in interacting with any of her guests. Recommendations for anything were like pulling hen's teeth. The common areas of the inn were not very common. We were unwelcome in most of the first floor and the lights were kept turned off. There was no definition between private and public space either. On the first floor, the owners belongings were everywhere (mail, laundry, tons of shoes, clutter). You entered and exited through the kitchen, which was overflowing with personal items and especially shoes.
Even more disappointing than the attitude of the hostess was the breakfast. We stayed at the inn for five days and only one morning did we receive the advertised gourmet breakfast (dutch pancake with fruit). The other mornings we had eggs and bread (not even toast, just bread, and we had to ask for jam, and our only option was cheap grape jelly). We were so completely disappointed in the breakfast. We will not stay here again and would never recommend it to anyone looking to stay on PEI, unless they like to spend their time alone and don't like breakfast.