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Charming Garden Suite Steps From Historic Old Charlottetown

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,195 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet

Overview

About the property

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, Receiver Coffee, 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!

More Details

Owner
James Ormston
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2017

About James Ormston

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

Why James Ormston chose Prince Edward Island

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!

What makes this apartment unique

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!

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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Amenities

Charlottetown Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1195 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Charming Garden Suite Steps From Historic Old Charlottetown
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 18 reviews
5

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

My party of four stayed in Charlottetown recently for five days. The Blackhouse is truly magnificent. We found the home well appointed and centrally located. The home was perfect for four adults - we found the kitchen perfectly appointed. As well the location made touring central Charlottetown easy and served as a terrific base for our day trips across the island. The neighbourhood is colourful but not noisy. The neighbours were very respectful of our party. We loved it - had a great trip.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome !well maintained !

  • 5 of 5

Well ! Stayed on all levels. And found the garden suite best for my family ! Would have loved to stay forever ! Property is excellent, well maintained. Kitchen was well stocked for home cooking! The house is aesthetically done up, modern and it was a pleasure staying at the Black House !!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and very charming house

  • 5 of 5

When we saw the Black House on Home Away, we knew that it will be perfect for us. We were a party of 4 adults and 3 children planning to stay 1 week in Charlottetown, PEI, in August. When we arrived and saw the house, it was ``WOW`` for everyone! The house was exactly like in the pictures, beautifully decorated and very clean. The rooms are spacious enough, very cozy, and there was plenty of sunlight in the house because of the big windows. We found everything we needed and the kitchen is very well equipped. We just wish to have a couple of towel hangers in the powder room.

We particularly appreciated the special attentions from the owners when we arrived: there were 2 bottles of wine, jam and biscuits, grapes and cheese, bottles of water, milk and cream in the fridge. It was extras that we didn't expected!

The house is so comfortable and relaxing that even on a rainy day, it was pleasant to just stay home. The house is very close to Downtown Charlottetown and to all the shops and supermarkets so it's perfect if you want to stay close to the city. You can walk to Downtown. We also appreciated very much to have the pass to National Parks that we could use.

We had the chance to meet and talk to the owners, James and Steven. They are very nice.

We had a great vacation in PEI and we are sure that the Black House made it more enjoyable. We surely recommend this house to our friends and family. We will for sure come back to PEI in the future and will definitely consider to stay again at the Black House.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unbelievable! James went out of his way each day to ensure we had everything we needed!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family with two small kids and the suite was perfect! The backyard was the perfect space to relax and bbq and run around!

The kitchen was gorgeous! Well stocked with lots of special goodies - wines, fresh scones, fruit and cheese waiting for us when we arrived!

Honestly this was heaven!!!!

This was a nice location within walking distance to queen st shoppes and restaurants! And a playground close by. Plus a 2 min drive to the wharf for fish and chips! Sobeys was also just a 2 min drive away!

Perfect vacation destination!

Thanks James for making our trip wonderful!!!' We felt right at home!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The amazing BLACK HOUSE

  • 4 of 5

At first glance, I wasn't sure of this listing. The outside picture doesn't seem to capture the identity of the house. Once inside however, all the pleasures of home surround you. Well stocked kitchen and open area. Bedrooms and bathrooms were great as well. Proximity to the downtown was also very nice. Our travelling companions are already talking about booking it again, in the near future. Thanks James for making it home.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

The house is lovely and very centrally located. It was very easy to walk to everything in downtown Charlottetown. The owners seem to have thought of everything! There was even fresh scones and wine waiting upon arrival!

Thanks for everything. The house is gorgeous!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

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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Rates & Availability

Charlottetown Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter/Spring
Nov 21 2016 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,243
 
 
Summer/Fall
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,463
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$1,463
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $365.9
Tax Rate 15.0%

Please note that all bookings are on a Saturday arrival Saturday departure basis. Check In: 4PM, Check Out: 11AM.

CANCELLATION POLICY - we will be pleased to provide a full refund of your reservation amount with 30 days advance notice.

We are pleased to offer our guests an instalment payment option, upon request.

The Black House now welcomes guests throughout the year! Please check with us for payment details and availability!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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