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Old-fashioned Summer at School Street House


Last updated: 07/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Take a trip down memory lane when you come stay in this nostalgic vacation home nestled in historic downtown Charlottetown. With all the comforts of home, School Street House provides a genuine one-of-a-kind holiday experience that you just can’t get anywhere else. Happily situated in Canada’s loveliest little province of Prince Edward Island, School Street House feels just like your favourite Aunt’s place!

Night at the Museum: School Street House is not only a guest house, it is a living museum filled with stories, historic photographs and artifacts. Some vintage treasures for music enthusiasts include a 1936 model Hammond BC organ with a Leslie 125, an 1880’s Thomas pump organ and a 1940’s record player. The furnishings and floorings date between 1900-1960 and antique china displays adorn period cabinets. School Street House is an honest to goodness old-time dwelling steeped in history and preserved since the turn of the last century.

School Street House is a House with a Heart as Mark Twain spoke of his beloved home in 1896, ' 'We never came home from an absence that its face did not light up and speak out its eloquent welcome -- and we could not enter it unmoved.'

Like a Message in a Bottle: Children's signatures discovered on an old plaster wall behind a hundred years of paint and wallpaper revealed that School Street House was the 1904 birthplace and childhood home of world renowned marine botanist, Dr. Constance Ida MacFarlane. Dr. MacFarlane is credited with putting PEI on the map as the “Irish Moss capital of the world.” Irish moss, a form of seaweed, is a major source of carrageenan, commonly used as a thickener and stabilizer in processed foods and products, including ice cream, beer, wine and toothpaste.

Comforts of Home & More!: Having your very own centrally located three bedroom vacation house is perfect for folks who prefer their own special spot. Fully equipped and serviced, School Street House has all the necessities plus high-speed internet connection, free local telephone calls & messaging system, cooking/dining utensils, linens/blankets/towels, main floor laundry washer & dryer, iron and ironing board, old-fashioned outdoor clothes line, tv/dvd, stereo, record player, barbeque, picnic table, lawn chairs, private treed yard, off-street parking, house/groundskeeping service and 24 hour staffing as required.

Strictly non-smoking & no pets property. Sorry, no exceptions possible.

Check-in time is after 3:00pm (to be arranged with housekeeper)
Check-out time is 10:00am.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 3: 1 double


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Comfy beds with good quality linens. Vintage floors feature 1930's linoleum rug edged by Island pine planking with old-fashioned shellac finish and 1957 Rexoleum flooring featured in the Master Bedroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub

    Antique Clawfoot Bathtub...moreless

  • Enjoy a luxurious soak in a traditional claw foot bathtub. Cotton towels are provided with complementary Lord & Mayfair shampoo, soap, moisturizing lotion and shower cap. In addition to on-site laundry facilities, there's an old-fashioned clothes line in the back yard for fresh wind blown garments and towels. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Strictly non-smoking property. Sorry no pets. No exceptions possible....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Old-fashioned board games....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    With dvd player....moreless

  • VCR


  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Located in the historic area known as the Charlottetown Commons....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Five minute walk to Charlottetown Harbour....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Communication / Internet

  • Fax


  • Dining:

    1920s style Dining room. Seats six. ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    And fans too....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    High-speed ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Includes a 1936 Hammond BC Organ with trusty Leslie speaker....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Off Street plus additional Free on-street...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    One spot off street....moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    Free local calls....moreless

  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    1953 push-button Findlay electric stove....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    Rentals are a 5 minute walk away....moreless

  • Boat:

    Within walking distance to harbour front offering boat cruises....moreless

  • Golf:

    PEI is famous for its world-class golf course....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Vintage patio lanterns and picnic table. Old-fashioned clothes line for fresh laundry drying....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas BBQ....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    A short trip to Brookvale Provincial Ski Park....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Close to world-class courts at Victoria Park....moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard

Pool / Spa

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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from 10 traveler reviews
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Jun 1 - Dec 31, 2015
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest

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  • Refundable Damage Deposit C$200
  • Taxes Not included


Rates are based on 1-4 guests only. Extra charges for additional guests will apply.

Cancellation is subject to $100.CAD service charge. Should you cancel less than 8 weeks prior to your arrival your deposit will not be reimbursed unless the house is re-booked, in which case your deposit will be refunded less a $100.CAD service charge.

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Last updated: 07/29/2015
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3 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Wood Island
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
100 Miles
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cedars Eatery
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Tea Hill

Car: Not Necessary

With its handy location, School Street House is just a skip away from everything including theatres, galleries, historic sites, churches, repertoire cinema, shops, restaurants, seafood pound, farmer's market, parks, harbour and trails yet it's only a 5 minute hop in the car to the golf course, 15 minutes to the beach and 25 minutes to Anne of Green Gables House! Being based in the Province's capital makes for easy day trips to all parts of the beautiful Province of Prince Edward Island.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Hi! I design and install sound, light and projection systems throughout Prince Edward Island. I'm also a boom mic operator and recordist for tv & film productions. My love of preservation and restoration projects has led to the operation of my historic guesthouse. Hope to see you here in 2015!

Why the Owner Chose Charlottetown:
'I love this place already. I always heard that Prince Edward Island was the most beautiful place in Canada, and I used to imagine I was living here. This is the first dream that has ever come true for me.' Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island is the most perfect city in Canada. It's small and has everything you could ever imagine. Being downtown means that shops, restaurants, theatres, cinema and the waterfront are all within walking distance. Charlottetown is a central location and makes for handy day trips to all the other great spots on this amazing Island.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
For people who want a one-of-a-kind experience when they visit PEI, School Street House takes you back to yesteryear in the comfort of today. We know its history dating back to 1874 and give guided tours when the House is vacant. Guided tours are complementary for guests and are available upon request. School Street House is a member of the Community Museums Association of PEI.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Old-fashioned Summer at School Street House

    Old-fashioned Summer at School Street House

  • Private Treed Yard with lovely wild flowers, picnic table, lawn chairs & gas BBQ

    Private Treed Yard with lovely wild flowers, picnic table, lawn chairs & gas BBQ

  • 'The Wellington' desk in front foyer from the old Wellington Train Station

    'The Wellington' desk in front foyer from the old Wellington Train Station

  • Original wood-graining on the door & staircase which appears throughout

    Original wood-graining on the door & staircase which appears throughout

  • 'The Doctor' is in!  1936 Hammond BC

    'The Doctor' is in! 1936 Hammond BC

  • Unique Island architecture

    Unique Island architecture

  • Breakfast time circa 1960s

    Breakfast time circa 1960s

  • Pump Organ from LM Montgomery's Cavendish

    Pump Organ from LM Montgomery's Cavendish

  • A short spin to world-class Beaches

    A short spin to world-class Beaches

  • Gorgeous White Sand of PEI

    Gorgeous White Sand of PEI

  • Film shoot location

    Film shoot location

  • Christmas at School Street House 1938

    Christmas at School Street House 1938

  • A Very Cool Spot!

    A Very Cool Spot!

  • The Wild Garden

    The Wild Garden

  • Formal Dining 1920s style

    Formal Dining 1920s style

  • Family Time for fun and music

    Family Time for fun and music

  • Warm and cozy

    Warm and cozy

  • Original Antique clawfoot tub & fixtures

    Original Antique clawfoot tub & fixtures

  • 1953 Findlay Electric Stove

    1953 Findlay Electric Stove

  • 5 minute walk to Live Jazz on Victoria Row!

    5 minute walk to Live Jazz on Victoria Row!

  • Beautiful North shore

    Beautiful North shore

  • Film shoot location

    Film shoot location

  • School Street House Welcomes You!

    School Street House Welcomes You!

  • Christmas at School Street House

    Christmas at School Street House

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