|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
We really enjoyed our stay in the Garden Suite of The Black House. Four of us comfortably stayed in this house for a week and found it an ideal location for touring central Charlottetown and the rest of the island. The home has been thoroughly remodeled with great attention to detail, and the little touches provided by the owners and caretaker such as the fresh-baked biscuits and bottles of wine, extra fridge provisions, the beach bag loaded with towels and pails, etc, were very welcoming and much appreciated. The information and recommendations provided by James just prior to our arrival were also very useful. I'm sure we would have loved our time on the island no matter where we stayed, but The Black House was really the icing on the cake and we hope to return there sometime soon.
I needed to spend a week working on a project and booking the Captain's Quarters at the Black House was perfect. As soon as I walked in I was blown away by my surroundings. The attention to detail was inspiring. After making dinner on my first night I delved into the record collection (yes records!), just savouring those gems. I wrote on the deck, ate the best sea food of my life and was thoroughly inspired. If you need a get away from the everyday this is perfect. Your bathroom had such an effect on me, I went home and painted mine. Thank you James & Steve for your amazing hospitality.
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!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$379|
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!