CHARMING GARDEN SUITE STEPS FROM HISTORIC OLD CHARLOTTETOWN

James Ormston

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
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CHARMING GARDEN SUITE STEPS FROM HISTORIC OLD CHARLOTTETOWN

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Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Located centrally, just steps from the heart of old Charlottetown, our legal luxury triplex is a former traditional centre-hall shingled house (originally built circa 1880) nestled on a professionally designed recently landscaped lot gently shaded by a stately century-old white ash tree.

Lovingly renovated in 2012, our main-floor 'Garden Suite' has a secluded 'get-away-from-it-all' feel that's rare to find in proximity to downtown. Inside, our freshly re-imagined airy and open-concept space features it's own private marble-tiled entrance, private cedar decked garden, three comfortable bedrooms (our comfy and efficient home office easily converts to accommodate 1 or 2 additional persons) with one queen and two full beds, featuring fresh, quality linens) each with it's own access to full bath or water closet. The suite features an L-shaped Great Room with a handsomely furnished dining and living area featuring hand-hewn beams, wide-plank flooring, art work by noted island artists, and a light-filled vaulted ceiling with operable skylight. The fully-fitted and equipped contemporary kitchen has 4 quality stainless steel appliances and a butcher block island. There is a separate laundry/storage room, a two-piece and an indulgent four-piece washroom with rain shower and deep soaking tub.

The property is situated on Upper Hillsborough Street, and is a brief ten-minute walk to Charlottetown Harbour, and the shops and restaurants of Water Street, Peakes Quay, Queen Street and Victoria Row. It's a few blocks to historic Great George Street and Province House, and an easy stroll to the waterfront boardwalk of 100+ acre Victoria Park with it's walking trails, sport fields, tennis courts and outdoor swimming pool. And we can't resist recommending our favorite independent coffee location, Young Folk and the Kettle Black, on Water Street!

Care to read more about the transformation of our century-old island triplex? It's been an adventure! We'll be happy to send you the link to our engaging blog on the matter - send us a quick email!

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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
Having the comforts of home here in PEI were greatly appreciated... from the fluffy comforters to the coffee mugs to the washer and dryer! The location is spectacular, being so central to everything. I'm sure we'll be finding sand in our shoes + suits for months! :-)



We loved the beaches here and thanks for making our welcome so hospitable! We're sad to leave but go with happy hearts and a toddler that will forever be a beach bum! Thanks!
Jul 2014
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James Ormston

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I own Upper Hillsborough with my long-time friend and business associate, Steven. We're both Realtors with Bosley Real Estate Brokerage in Toronto, Ontario. Steven, who operates his urbaneer division, has been with Bosley for many years, and myself, many fewer! We've been fast and fabulous friends since meeting while attending the University of Victoria.

I'm originally from Summerland, British Columbia, having moved to Toronto in 1988 to pursue my education and my career as an orchestral musician. In the time since, I've performed with many of Canada's finest ensembles including the Toronto Symphony, the National Ballet of Canada and the Canadian Opera Company, and played music in places as far flung and varied as Charlottetown, Hong Kong, and Edinburgh.

Since 1999, I've been lucky enough to call Charlottetown home during the summer months thanks to my long involvement as a musician at the Charlottetown Festival.

James Ormston purchased this apartment in 2008

12 Upper Hillsborough at time of purchase in 2008 was a true diamond-in-the-rough: solid, tons of character, and well-situated to Old Charlottetown on a wonderful street shared with many fellow artists and artisans! We fell in love with it's quirkiness, it's history, and it's outstanding potential. The Black House boasts close proximity to all the things nearby that make Charlottetown a truly wonderful place to visit. It's our hope your stay with us will be one of your most memorable!

The Black House provides true comforts of home and the close proximity to all things nearby that make Charlottetown a truly wonderful place to visit. It's our hope your stay with us will be one of your most memorable!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Charming Garden Suite Steps From Historic Old Charlottetown
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Charlottetown Prince Edward Island
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Charlottetown up-scale

  • 5 of 5
Three of us came to PEI for a week long bicycling vacation.
First, there is a good bike shop, Outer-Limit Sports, nearby if you want to rent bikes, which we did for the week. Also, they will rent you a car rack. Charlottetown is good for poking around on a bike as there is not much traffic. The area by Victoria Park is especially appealing, and there are some good road rides throughout PEI, not even counting the Confederation Trail, which runs nearby. The house has a place to lock bikes up over night. In short, this house is a good base camp for a biking vacation, but you will have to drive out and bike from various locations if you really want to explore PEI.
This is the ground floor of a 3 level house and is within walking distance of the part of town you will want to explore (the old part),where there are many restaurants. We walked out to dinner every night, so can't say much about using the kitchen, but it appears to have everything you would need for eating at home. The refrigerator does keep beer cold. There is a nice grill outside, but we never used it.
The interior is very up-scale and you will be impressed. It all looks new. There were three of us, so we each took one bedroom. Two bedrooms share a half-bath (Jack and Jill) and the third has a full bath. The doors are situated so the full bath can be made en suite to the third bedroom, or kept separate. One of the two bedrooms is pretty small so I am not sure how this house would work for three couples; for three guys, it was fine.
There is an air conditioner in the living room/kitchen, which is one big room, but it does not quite reach into the bedrooms, but the temperature was such that sleeping was comfortable; two of the bedrooms had ceiling fans; can't remember about the third.
There is a full-size washer and dryer in the basement, which is accessed directly from the apartment.
The house has off-street parking that is very convenient for loading/unloading.
James, an owner, lives right upstairs for easy pestering if something does not work. However, the only things that happened were the wi-fi went out (power failure) so we had to re-boot the router and the AC broke, which James took care of in a day. There is a nice big TV if you can figure out the remote (we did, somewhat).
Both owners, James and Stephen, could not have been nicer, and James was jolly on the spot if we had any questions.
Our $500 damage deposit was promptly returned.
So enjoy your stay; we enjoyed ours.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely comments Peter!

James and I are happy you enjoyed your stay, and we appreciate you sharing your insights as a cyclist for other adventure seekers.

James is the more ardent cyclist than I, having explored the island with some significant journeys. If any of your friends express interest in cycling the 'Gentle Island', please have them contact James as he welcomes offering his experiences navigating all points east, west, north and south!

Sincerely,
Steve and James
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The Black House was a wonderful place to stay while exploring the delights of Prince Edward Island. The Garden Suite is beautifully designed and equipped. The owners really have thought about all the details that make a stay pleasant and memorable. And their advice on where to eat in Charlottetown was excellent. We loved PEI, especially coming home after a great day to the Black House.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely words.

James and I really appreciate it!

It was a delight to discover your passion for food, which is something we share with you. Whenever I fly in from Toronto for a breezy hiatus I indulge my appetite at Sims Corner Steakhouse and Oyster Bar or Terre Rouge, which are both on Queen Street, or at Lot 30 Restaurant on Kent Street. They're our top picks right now, and just a short stroll from the house!

And we thank you for recommending a trip to Point Prim Chowder House... we had an amazing meal there!

We would love you to return!
Sincerely and With Thanks
Steve and James
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this is really a great place to stay for my family. awesome design with sweet offerings from owner, my kids even asked not to go out as they love to stay at home instead! we enjoyed very much to have sun bathing at the pretty little garden. 1 of my friends who lived at charottletown coming to visit us at the black house, she said it is definitely a good place to stay for vacation on pei comparing with those hotels. actually we plan to go next year in summer again. wish owner can consider to offer us the discount if possible! haha!
highly recommend!!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: James and I are so grateful you and your family enjoyed your stay, especially as you traveled such a great distance from Hong Kong!

One of the consistent - and delightful - comments we receive is how comfortable The Black House is, and how once a family is ensconced in their suite they (including their kids!) are quite delighted to stay in.

Although the suites are different in layout and character, they each have their own personality and patina which invite respite and repose. We consciously designed the property so there are 'zones for living', meaning there are spaces to gather collectively and bond + there are places to curl up alone with your favourite book for a little solitude. I guess it's because - as best friends who share The Black House as our own get-away - James and I are constantly navigating our introverted and extroverted sides. We like having our private spaces yet appreciate gathering with our friends and family.

We're thrilled you enjoyed your stay at The Black House in Charlottetown, PEI!

Sincerely
Steve and James
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Enjoying Summer Holiday in Charlottetown

  • 5 of 5
If you stay in Black House, you will feel like back to home. I stayed in Black House for 2 weeks with my family; it's such a wonderful experience. You got everything you need in the house with very good facilities. The house is very nice and my kids enjoyed very much to play outdoor in the private garden. If you want to enjoy a wonderful holiday in Charlottetown, "Black House" is your first and only choice.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: How fantastic that you came from Hong Kong for 2 weeks to explore PEI and your family felt at home in The Black House!
One of our most memorable moments to date at The Black House was hearing your children playing in the garden. Very little compares to the joy in children's laughter. It breathed some new life into our newly renovated house, bringing it one step closer to embodying the charm of a well-loved Home.
It was a pleasure knowing your family were enjoying themselves leading an everyday life on a summer's day. Thank you for staying at The Black House, and please know we'd love to welcome you and your family again!
Steven and James
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The Black House will not disappoint

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the Black House for our recent family summer holiday in PEI. The house is absolutely charming and equipped with top of the line appliances and fixtures. The location was perfect and within close walking distance of many of the great restaurants and attractions in Charlottetown. The owners were wonderful to rent from and were available whenever needed and responded to requests promptly. They even had lovely welcome items ready for use upon our arrival specific to our family. Would highly recommend staying here.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words!
James and I take great pride in offering a standard of excellence - plus thoughtful attention to detail - in each of our accommodations.
With The Black House serving as our own 'Home away from Home' throughout the year (we're just a two hour flight from Toronto though James lives in residence during the Summer while playing in the Charlottetown Festival), the property is maintained and presented to a level commensurate to our own levels of comfort and cleanliness. It's also our commitment to our guests.
We're pleased you enjoyed your stay!
Sincerely
Steve and James
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This character 1880's traditional shingled house is located steps from the heart of the Old Town of Charlottetown. Charlottetown Harbour, Victoria Park, Government House, Great George Street, historic Province House and many of our island's finest restaurants are all within a short ten-minute walk!

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Refundable damage deposit C$500
Tax Rate 14.0%
Notes Please note that all bookings are on a Saturday arrival Saturday departure basis. Check In: 4PM, Check Out: 11AM.

The Black House welcomes guests from June 1 through to September 1 each year. Please check with us for payment details and availability!

Cancellation Policy - we will be pleased to provide a full refund of your reservation amount with one month's advance notice.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Charlottetown Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1195 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - water closet, shared between bedrooms 2 and 3
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , queen bed, luxe bed linens, ensuite full bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , double bed, luxe bed linens, ensuite shared water closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , double bed, luxe bed linens, ensuite shared water closet
  • queen beds (1) luxe bed linens, double beds (2) luxe bed linens
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • whale watching
  • horseshoes
  • wildlife viewing
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • ice skating
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • hot air ballooning
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • basketball court
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water tubing
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • cross country skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
Notes:
It would be our pleasure to make your stay more enjoyable! For a modest fee we offer stocking the fridge, pantry and bar with local foods, produce and libations, or with your own favourite items. Our island friends can also prepare a romantic picnic for you and yours, a beach outing for the whole family, or guide you to the island's most cherished, popular and enchanting destinations.
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