I love beach cottages and while searching for a family get away I found the lovely Lac de La Mer on Prince Edward Island in Canada! I immediately wanted to see more when the listing read "See Lac de la Mer in Country Living Magazine in July 2009." No need to wait until July; let's have a peek inside.
'Lac de La Mer ('Lake in the Sea') is a charming island beach house situated on beautiful private salt water lake on the southeastern ocean shore of Northumberland Strait in Canada. The main house has 5 bedrooms with water views, 3 1/2 baths , 2 fireplaces, 3 porches, designer bed linens, and time worn antiques.
I like the red, white and blue color scheme. Very beachy, but not too kitschy. Classic black windsor chairs flank the farmhouse style table. Notice the red buffet chest - This is a great way to spice up a flea market find and make it a focal point.
Another view shows the fireplace. Sisal rugs on floor add texture. I also really like the addition of the white twig rocker in the left corner.
Interesting birch bed, a perfect choice for this little cottage by sea.
In the upper bedroom the two twins beds are birch as well. I know my children would enjoy this loft like room with tree house feeling. This photo also gives you a good view of the pine flooring. Look at the antique stained glass panels incorporated into the stairway design. Clever!
I really like the red touches in each room. Here the red printed toile throw and cotton curtains carry the red scheme and help the rooms all flow together.
The first of two screen porches. Here painted twig furniture in the adirondack style creates a wonderful retreat for a leisurely nap or crossword puzzle.
The second porch has more traditional twig furniture. You can see the lake just through the trees.
This private island location on beautiful South Lake is close to the white sandy beaches of the ocean which is warmed by the Gulf Stream. Nearby is the East Point Light House, Basin Head, the North Lake Harbor, and seal and whale watching. More information can be found at HomeAway.
Very rarely do you find a rental property that such a warm and lovely decor - that feel as if an old friend of the family just left you the keys for the weekend.
No wonder Country Living was interested!!