The Perfect Vacation and Celebration in Prince Edward County Starts Here.

The Young House / Mercara Farmstead weekend vacation home cottage rental – Prince Edward County has great accommodation for groups, weekenders, weddings, couples, families with kids! The property consists of two self contained suites in this carefully restored historic house just 3 minutes from Sandbanks!

The Young Estate - Fire pitfirepit 1200-400

The house is fully equipped and ready for your enjoyment. We have included a complimentary beach pass with your rental so you can spend every day at the Sandbanks beach or enjoy the waterfront at the property. See our rates for the property. Reserve early. The property gets booked quickly early in the year.

Guest Review: The Young Estate was a great place for a group to stay! Our group of 5 adults was comfortable and the house was spacious. The property was large, unique and beautiful. Great proximity to beaches and wineries! The Property was an easy to contact and responsive host. I had no trouble with the house or our reservation. I would love to return with family or for a girl’s weekend in the future.” – (Kaitlin)

Outside, you will find two propane Barbeques, eight picnic tables spread out on the property, two patio sets that seat 8 each, lots of Adirondack chairs and three huge grassy play area, the size of four soccer fields, for the kids to burn lots of energy! Enjoy the shade of over 60 mature trees or bask in the sun at the waterfront or very private vegetable garden. Enjoy a BBQ followed by a campfire under the stars by the waterfront.

The family will love being just 3 minutes from the Sandbanks, the West Lake Water Park, West Lake Wakeboard School and horseback riding. Caddy Shack Mini-golf is 3 minutes drive, near the gates of the park. The Mustang Drive-in theatre is a 20 minute drive. Movies start in the summer at dusk; there is a play area and snack bar with Poutine. The adults can visit the quaint towns – Picton, Wellington and Bloomfield, wineries, a brewery, and distillery; lots of fine and casual dining; pubs with live music; theatre, golf courses, a public boat launch and shopping in town.

Weekly and short rentals

The property has two fully equipped and furnished private suites: the main suite (entire main floor consisting of 2 bedrooms and 1 bath) and the guest suite (entire second floor consisting of 4 bedrooms and 1 bath). Both floors contain fully equipped eat-in kitchens and spacious living spaces. Each suite features a 42″ flat screen Smart TV, period furniture, comfortable armchairs and couches. Both floors have a 4-piece bathroom.

Large groups: contact us to reserve the entire house. Discounts may apply for repeat guests. Rates change often. See our rates section for promotions and special offers!

The Young House Weekend Cottage Rental – Prince Edward County


Spacious eat-in kitchen

The main floor study includes a desk for the travelling professional and a comfortable sofa-bed for extra guests. You will also find lots of family games & a vast book collection throughout the house. The second floor suite has a separate entrance and features four well-appointed bedrooms- 4 Queen beds and 1 sofa bed for extra sleeping allowance, a living room and a large eat in kitchen. Contact us for special rates to book both suites for 6+ groups. 

The front driveway leads to the parking area behind the house which accommodates 8+ cars. The property is just 3.4 kilometers from the entrance of Sandbanks provincial park – a 10-minute walk or 5-minute drive. Enjoy a stroll by the waterfront, fish or dock your boat. This historic house is central to Prince Edward County’s amenities, wineries, main streets in Bloomfield, Picton and Wellington, cheese factories, the Sandbanks Provincial Parks, the Crystal Palace, festivals and all the ‘County’ has to offer. Complimentary services include Bed Linens, Towels, most Kitchenware, Digital TV with major networks, Netflix, YouTube and hundreds of other channels, a Sandbanks Provincial Park Beach Pass and High Speed Wifi Internet. Please bring beach towels.

The Sarah Young Bedroom
The Sarah Young Bedroom


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