No TV, no radio, no phone—Dalvay by the sea is a place to slow down, stroll the beach at sunset, an enjoy a leisurely dinner in sumptuous fashion. The Tudor-style inn with signature high, green gables; curved, enclosed veranda built on stone; and painted clapboard siding is a PEI landmark nestled in the sand dunes next to a large pond within the National Park. Inside, the handcrafted wooden stairwell and varnished wooden walls harken back to a time of fine craftsman homes and resorts. Comfortable sitting areas are gathered around a couple of massive fireplaces. The guest rooms feature four poster beds and antiques, in keeping with the yesterday feel of the place. There are also 8 cottages on the property. They have no cooking facilities, but all are 3-bedroom units, half with 1 bathroom and half with 2 (there’s a 2-night minimum stay in the cottages). The MacMillan Dining Room is worthy of the setting, preparing local foods with flare and confidence; the menu changes regularly, but there’s always sticky date pudding with toffee sauce, once featured in Gourmet magazine.