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Spectacular Downtown Loft

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Master Bedroom plus guest room, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 in luxury

April special offer 50% discount. Stay min 10 days. Luxury downtown living. 1400 sq ft. Executive Suite located within walking distance of shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Welcome meal evening of arrival included. 2 level loft features 20' ceilings: Upper mezzanine with master bedroom and en-suite jacuzzi bath and private roof terrace. Main floor sunny 25'x45' room features livingroom, fully equipped kitchen and 900 sq ft private terrace. Separate guest room with double bed and full bath. Indoor heated parking. Laundry and exercise room in building. Located in a neighborhood with stately Victorian homes and towering elm trees. Confederation Centre of the Arts is 4 blocks away. Property is part of a YMCA converted into 18 contemporary loft condominiums. Suitable for romantic stay in stylish surroundings.

There is a great kitchen and our dining table made of an old bowling alley seats up to 12.

Land and Building Architectural Tour: The owners are architect/landscape architect and will be happy to help you evaluate properties or land that you may be considering for purchase.

More Details

Property Manager
Ole Hammarlund and Karen Lips
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, danish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Ole Hammarlund and Karen Lips

We are architect(Ole)/landscape architects(Karen) with an interest in revitalizing the downtown. Ole is from Denmark and Karen is from Ottawa. We came to PEI 35 years ago and loved it here.

Ole Hammarlund and Karen Lips purchased this condo in 2006

Why Ole Hammarlund and Karen Lips chose Charlottetown

The Old YMCA attracted us by its lofty ceilings, grand spaces and the many hardwood floors. We love ballroom dancing and immediately imagined ourselves here. The Y was a much loved building used by almost every Islander some times in their life, but had closed down and sat empty for 2 years before we bought it and started to renovate it.

What makes this condo unique

We love to cook and entertain, so we offer a welcome meal where we get to tell our guests what PEI has to offer. Our loft is in the western end of the old gym and still has the original hardwood floors. The dining table and kitchen table as well as the stairs are made of the bowling alley that used to be in the basement, which is now the indoor parking garage. There are 18 lofts in all, each one unique and different.


Queens Square Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Mezzanine Bedroom - 1 queen
    Main floor bedroom - 1 double
  • Master Bedroom is located on upper mezzanine overlooking the huge living/dining /kitchen below. The en-suite bathroom features a Jaccuzzi bath/shower with a skylight. Access to a private roof terrace on the next level, perfect for summer night romance or intimate company. A main floor guest bed room has a separate bath and a double bed .
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The Y loft is one of Charlottetown's foremost stylish locations. We can arrange events where you can meet the locals in the area of your interests. We are architects/landscape architects with an aspiring chef son, and are interested in sustainable and historic architecture, good food, cultural events especially music, dance and art and would love to help you connect with the local life. Consider this an opportunity for a really interesting stay in Charlottetown. We will be happy to arrange tours of the Island, and if you are planning to take residence here to comment and advise on the choices. The whY condos that you are staying in are developed by ourselves, and we will be happy to show you other available Lofts. Our weekly rate includes a welcome meal prepared by us on site on the night of your arrival. We can fill you in on what is happening in town. We live right down the street. Our optional services include catering suited to your needs.


Good! 3.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Spectacular Downtown Loft
average rating of 3.9230769 based on 13 reviews

I would give this property a 3.5 - 3.75 rating.

  • 3 of 5

If you are looking for that modern bohemian experience, this is the place for you. We enjoyed our stay and hosted some dinner parties out on the patio. The place was well equipped for entertaining, good kitchen/dining area layout, big/open space and lots of dishware. We loved the artwork and sat around drinking wine and interpreting it on several evenings. The property does not have in suite laundry, but there were facilities up the stairs and down the hallway. There isn't a tv, but we enjoyed reading and talking instead - what a novel concept. The owners offer you something different here, a recycled building that retained some of its' existing floor and wall finishes while marrying it with modern elements. If you are up for the experience then this is the place for you.

Mary, September 2016

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Virginia

summer days in a fun city!

  • 3 of 5

Our experience was a little unusual and this review reflects the integrity of Karen and Ole, the owners of the loft apartment and architects of the modern revamp of the old YMCA building. After having spent 1 night, my 3 friends and I ventured to Brackley Beach and Provencal Park area recommended in the writeup provided by the hosts. It was a beautiful area and had we not gone, would have missed out on one of PEI's jewels. We were contacted by Ole via text message that another apartment in the building had caught fire, such that by the time we returned to Charlottetown, the entire block was sectioned off to traffic and the fire department was putting out the blazes. After much ado, Ole and Karen helped persuade firefighters to let us back into our undamaged apartment to gather our belongings. Homeowners were prohibited to return to the building for 24 hours, so our 3 day stay was cut short by 2. Ole stayed in communication the entire time and promptly arranged a full refund for the remaining 2 nights.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best YMCA ever

  • 5 of 5

Awesome. Our hosts were outstanding, the accommodations were luxurious, the kitchen especially was great....there's a Sobeys within walking distance, and the airport GA folks were beyond nice. Return? No brainer. Yes.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, unique loft

  • 4 of 5

The space was well represented in photographs. The owners were responsive and helpful. They made a welcome dinner which was awesome and were available for questions throughout our stay. The location is perfect and the loft is wonderfully decorated and appointed. My sister and I especially liked the heated bathroom floors. Would stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything we expected plus more

  • 5 of 5

Ole greeted us after arriving from our flight in to Charlottetown with a glass of wine and appetizers. A great way to begin our vacation. The home was everything that was described plus more. The location was perfect, the home was completely equipped with everything we needed, and a unique experience we won't forget. A totally enjoyable stay in an extremely beautiful condo! We would not hesitate in returning for our next vacation to PEI.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightful Condo in the heart of Charlottetown!

  • 4 of 5

We spent a wonderful 10 days in this beautiful, spacious two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo!

Our visit started with a delicious dinner prepared for us by the owners, Ole and Karen, over which we had an opportunity to relax after a long car ride and to learn all about Charlottetown and about the apartment itself. I spent much of that first evening (as well of much of the rest of my visit) admiring the beautiful artwork and the architectural features of the building and the apartment itself! A lovely evening to begin our lovely stay!

The beautiful, chef's kitchen was a little wasted on me, as part of my vacation was not cooking too much. However, it would be perfect for chefs and aspiring chefs who want to practice their gourmet cooking, and the place itself is perfect for entertaining. And I did make good use of the professional espresso maker (after Ole gave me a lesson ;-) and had homemade, delicious lattes every morning.

Our hosts left us on our own to relax, unless we had a question or they had an idea that they thought would interest us, and then they were quick to answer and give us whatever help we needed. For example, there is a projector in the condo (no TV, but there is a supply of movies and an HDMI connection, so it's possible to watch movies on the giant screen and stream content if you bring a laptop). When we were being shown how it worked, my husband discovered that there was a problem with it. The next day a replacement appeared at the condo and all was well.

The building itself is really beautiful and there are several outdoor areas to hang out on - a lovely little patio and a rooftop oasis. It is within a 5-10 minute walk of the water, shops, theatres, pubs, etc. I love to walk, and my husband loves to relax and read - so this place was ideal for us!

We would definitely recommend this place for couples or families wanting have a fun, relaxing stay in Charlottetown. Looking forward to when we can visit again!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Wood Island
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
130 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Transcanada Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Brackley Beach
Car: not necessary

Although a small City, Charlottetown has special prominence as the birthplace of Canada and home town for the Anne of Green Gables show, a summer feature at the national Confederation Centre of the Arts. As a result there is a lot happening within walking distance: Numerous shows, festivals, live music and lots of good restaurants staffed by graduated of the local Culinary Institute. Most activities can be reached with an easy walk. Explore the picturesque country side and endless beaches in car or on bikes on the rails to trails covering the entire Island.


Rates & Availability

Queens Square Condo Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $73.18

For multi week stay deposit is for one week and remainder to be paid a month before arrival

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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