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Bay Vista has been serving cavendish area for more than 40 years. Our beautiful grounds,  excellent location and stunning view has been attracting families and friends all over the world. 

Our goal is to make your family feel both welcome and relaxed during your stay with us on Prince Edward Island. Over the years we have hosted weddings, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, Senior Olympics, school and team groups, as well as corporate golf groups.


Arnold and his mother (Dorothy) started working at the motel in 1974; mum in the office and Arnold working in the restaurant and lounge called the Fiddles n’ Vittles.


In May of 1977 mum and dad (Dorothy and George Smith) were approached to see if they wanted to purchase the motel, they declined, but Arnold, his sister Vivian and her husband Fulton decided to buy the motel. So on the first day of August 1977, the motel became a Smith-Younker adventure.


They had come a long way since then when the rooms had double beds, black and white televisions, and an unheated outdoor pool!  Over the years they have been constantly renovating, upgrading, and enlarging our rooms to offer more services and amenities. For those of the guests who have been coming for years you just have to take a glance across the property to see the many expansions, new buildings and upgrades since 1977 which have earned us a 3.5 star rating.


Their family has grown up here and many of the returning guests have become friends of the family and remember Tammy and Pamela as children helping out at the Bay Vista on their summer vacations. Today Tammy is assists with running the family business while working towards her BA in Psychology and Pamela is a Registered Massage Therapist.


From 2015, their family sold the Motel to Great Bay Vista Inc. The new owner love to work here and offer more service and amenities.


If you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Christina as she ensures the rooms are clean and ready or Cathy, often found in the breakfast room, please do so. We love getting to know our guests and answering any questions they might have. We have great staff on site as well, and if you need anything just let one of us know!


We appreciate your choice to stay with our Motel while your family vacations on PEI. Whether you are visiting on your own or a family of six, the Bay Vista is your home away from home!


"The room was definitely higher quality than what I would expect it to be especially for the price. It has an outdoor pool that is heated which was fantastic. Property is close to all main attractions. Couldn't have asked for a better stay, beautiful clean room, had a great sleep, beds were comfortable and room was quiet. Will deinitrly be returning next time we visit PEI"


/ Miramichi, Canada

Great Family Motel near very beautiful beach!

"This was a wonderful location to stay. Staffs are warm and helpful to all the guests. I would highly recommend this quaint motel right near the ocean and quite near to one of the most beautiful Federal Parks in the region."


/ From Orlando, FL, US


“Simple, clean, nice view, a really cool ambiance. A MUST in Cavendish. Don't be fooled its a NICE place tout stay in couple or with the kids.”

/ Fred 

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