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Thomas Upson

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Gorgeous 4-Star, 6-Bedroom Home with Ocean View

12 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Kensington House Rental Photos and Description

House, 6 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 11-12)

A 1915 island home, purchased by current owners in 2004, completely renovated in 2006, with compatible additions which doubled the size of the house for a total of 4200 square feet of living space. Hardwood floors throughout, with all modern conveniences. Comfortable furniture, four living rooms, master bedroom suite on first floor, large deck with ocean view, plus 2nd floor deck with ocean view. Wrap-around veranda in front with view of golf course and French River.

On six level and private acres, with gorgeous, unobstructed views of ocean, farm fields, and golf course. Has large, crushed macadam parking area, and outdoor electric hookup for up to two RVs.

This house has a 4-star rating from Canada Select.

Four lovely beaches within 10 minutes away, several golf courses nearby. Amusements, historical sites, Anne of Green Gables attractions all nearby, though house is in a private, quiet location.

We have four bicycles at the house (new) for the enjoyment of our renters.

Keywords: Luxury, four-season home

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
Thomas Upson (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About Thomas Upson

We fell in love with Prince Edward Island on our honeymoon in 1996, returned in 2001, and haven't missed a year since. PEI reminds us of how Martha's Vineyard used to be. When we bought Cape Tryon House in 2004, we wanted to preserve the island character of the house while completely updating, renovating, and adding extensive living space. We love the people of PEI; down-to-earth, hard-working, and very talented. We are both choral singers, and love the music, theatre, and visual arts of PEI. We have a large extended family, and we love to share our home on PEI with them.

Thomas Upson purchased this house in 2004

Why Thomas Upson chose Canada

There are many attractions nearby, such as beaches, amusement parks, historic sites, art galleries, restaurants, and shopping; but the house is in a peaceful area on the north shore, overlooking farm fields and the Gulf of St Lawrence.

What makes this house unique

We love the walks to nearby lighthouses (Cape Tryon and New London Lights). We also enjoy gardening in our well-established private garden (thanks to the previous owner). Our friends love having a golf course across the road. The kids love flying kites in our field, and our beagle loves walking the property with us. We have spotted whales in the Gulf from our deck, and often see bald eagles flying overhead.

Reviews

5
based on 12 traveler reviews

Gorgeous 4-Star, 6-Bedroom Home with Ocean View
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

A Perfect Place for Family Unions, Re-unions and general Get Togethers

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I decided to marry this August and to bring our respective families together for the first time. To extend this family time together we selected Cape Tryon House as our base for this family "union" for the two weeks following the wedding. We could not have chosen a better place for our needs for our five adult children, their spouses and our grandchildren. We found the house exceptionally well equipped with everything we would need from cooking and glassware and condiments for large group meals to several common spaces for visiting and playing games and relaxing. All situated on at least three acres of well maintained grounds where we enjoyed croquet, kite flying, and general running around during the day and "smores" and more by the fire pit in the evening. There was even satellite TV for the sports minded among us to follow the Rio Olympics. We had no issues at all but Dwight, the manager had introduced himself to us our first evening to make sure we knew we could contact him with any problems.

The views from the decks on two levels, the easy access to the Yankee Hill beach and others, the toys and bicycles supplied all made our time at Cape Tyron very relaxing and enjoyable.

Our children all live in western Canada and some had never been to PEI before. All of them left with fond memories and a true appreciation for the quiet and peaceful ways of this beautiful island and their stay at Cape Tryon House.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have finally arrived home after 8 weeks away. However, the highlight of our trip was staying at Cape Tryon House. Our family had a fabulous time as the house had everything and more than we needed. Our great nieces, nephews and grandson had so much fun running around on the grass in front of the house and playing with the play box equipment. Meanwhile our nieces,nephews and children had a wonderful time catching up with each other around the fire pit and deck at night. We very much appreciated the master bedroom as a place for us to retreat, just every now and then.

You have certainly thought of everything which was appreciated by all. Your manager also gave us a very thorough orientation to the house and surrounding areas.

We did spend time at Cousins Shore which was beautiful, thank you for the recommendation.

Our family kept saying all week that the house was just perfect and we agree.

Thank you so much for opening your home to us.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. That is just what we like to hear; that a family has enjoyed the house and beautiful PEI to the hilt, just as we do.
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North Kingstown Rhode Island
5

Our new friend....

  • 5 of 5

We would like to thank the owners of this dear Cape Tryon House for donating a week to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as a fundraiser with sincere and deep gratitude.

This home welcomed us into its great spacious rooms filled with warmth and comfort upon our arrival. There is no hotel room in the world that can replace the hospitality that we found here.

PEI has a terrific history and so much of it is represented through out the house.

There is beautiful artwork, carvings, mosaics, and trinkets everywhere. The furniture and rugs, lighting and wall colors all played together to make coming 'home' after a long day of fun a treat.

Our grandchildren loved the bedrooms on the third floor. The rooms were created with a lot of love and forethought, which was not lost on the kids. We adults enjoyed sitting below stairs to listen to their giggles and play.

We found that the kids enjoyed a fire in the fireplace in the mornings and so we all gathered there for breakfast and to plan the days adventures. We returned there at the end of the day to enjoy the extensive selection of books and music that we found tucked here and there in little corners.

Green grass and the ocean beyond is not only a fantastic view but a fabulous place for the kids and pup to burn off extra energy. A few kites, and a bat and ball did the trick!

We have already started to plan our next trip to this excellent place that is Prince Edward Island and to our new friend, The Cape Tryon House.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We did plan and build our house with children and grandchildren in mind. We love it when our guests enjoy our place and PEI to the hilt, as you and your family obviously did.
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Simsbury, CT
5

Explore PEI from this beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for one week at this beautiful home. This is a large home, with expansive views of rolling farmland and an unobstructed, view of the ocean. The home is very well maintained, comfortable and tastefully furnished. We enjoyed the local beaches (warm water), bike rides, great seafood and just relaxing in the perfect weather during our stay. The location is quiet and very private, although the the wireless internet also allowed us to stay connected. The landscape of PEI is spectacular and there is plenty to explore.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Central Florida
5

Great house in a nice spot

  • 5 of 5

A week here in July was delightful, happily accommodating the 8 of us, in the form of 4 couples. The setting is nice, with a good outside space even while being right on a low traffic country road. The shore is not readily accessible from the property but you can reach it with some adventuresome hiking.

The house itself is quite nice with a large private master suite while the other bedrooms are on the upper 2 floors. Bathroom facilities are good with an en suite in the master. The outside shower was great. The kitchen is very good and the second sink comes in handy.

The home allows for comfortable quiet space and one living area can handle a group.

I can easily recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We're so glad you enjoyed the house and lovely Prince Edward Island!
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New England
5

Gather the Clan

  • 5 of 5

This is a splendid retreat in a peaceful setting with an expansive view of the St. Lawrence Gulf. We walked to 2 lighthouses, played lawn games, and on a rainy day still had space for group activities (in addition to the family rooms there are two dining rooms) or found our own nooks for reading or naps. You are in the middle of the north shore with privacy but conveniently located for day tripping. We loved the experimental wind farm at North Cape, which is so today, as well as learning about confederation and early island life at museums in Charlottetown and easterly. No restaurant on our excursions stands out as much as the delight and conviviality we enjoyed back "home" fostered by the family throw downs involving everyone in turn sooner or later, the best usually having to do with the great seafood available locally. Pick your group and go; there's something for everyone, even a 30-amp. hook-up for that peripatetic cousin with an RV!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gemini Girl, Thanks so much for the great review. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Come back soon!
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Charlottetown, PEI
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Kensington
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Wood Islands
Nearest Golf
0.02 Miles
French River
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Kensington
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
New London
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Yankee Hill
Car: necessary

Ceilidhs, museums (three Anne of Green Gables museums nearby), art galleries, craft shops. Golf courses (7 nearby), deep-sea fishing.

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Rates & Availability

Kensington House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay
$2,151
 

Additional information about rental rates

All rentals are Saturday - Saturday.
Price includes housecleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Kensington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , In master bedroom suite, 1st floor
    Bathroom 2 guest bathroom - toilet , shower , 1st floor
    Bathroom 3 - 2nd floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - 3rd floor - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower - outdoor shower
  • 3.5+ outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , en suite full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 3rd Floor - 2 twin/ single , plus half bath
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (7), Sleep Sofa (1) Sleeper sofa in living room. Also cushioned window seat in living room could be used for adult or child.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • water sports
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
On six acres of land, with over 4200 sq ft, four living rooms, large library, island art, outside shower, enclosed garden, two lighthouses and beach within walking distance. Large lawns for outdoor games. Bicycles for children & adults with helmets, Board games. Outdoor electric for up to two RVs. Fire pit in enclosed garden.

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