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Charlottetown, PE, Canada
  • House1500 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay2 nights

Provincially Licensed: Downtown: 3 Bedrooms

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.

Property Manager

Thomas Barnes

Member Since 2009
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 12, 2018
About Thomas Barnes

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 soon!

Thomas Barnes purchased this House in 2005

Why Thomas Barnes 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.

What makes this House unique

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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double
      • Bedroom 3
        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.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, Antique Clawfoot Bathtub
      • Take a shower or 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.

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          Located in the historic area known as the Charlottetown Commons.
        • Near The Ocean
          Five minute walk to Charlottetown Harbour.


            • Adventure
            • Historic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Local Maps
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Free Local Calls
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      High-speed wireless.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Linens Provided
                      Made in the U.S.A.
                    • Living Room
                      Includes a 1936 Hammond BC Organ with trusty Leslie speaker.
                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Air Conditioning
                      And fans too.
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                      Off Street plus additional Free on-street
                    • Parking Off Street
                      One spot off street.
                    • Parking On Street
                    • Shampoo
                    • Telephone
                      Free local calls.
                    • Telescope
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet
                    • fax


                        • Kitchen
                          Everything you need.
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Freezer
                        • Grill
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Blender
                        • Kitchenette
                        • Microwave
                        • Mini Refrigerator
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                          Full size.
                        • Stove
                          1953 push-button Findlay electric stove.
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              1920s style Dining room. Seats six.
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Games for Kids
                                • Audio Tape Player
                                • Books for Adults
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Old-fashioned board games.
                                • Books
                                • Piano
                                • Radio
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  With dvd player.
                                • VCR


                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Gas BBQ.
                                    • Barbecue
                                    • Bicycles
                                      Rentals are a 5 minute walk away.
                                    • Boat
                                      Within walking distance to harbour front offering boat cruises.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Old-fashioned picnic table. Lawn chairs too.
                                    • Golf
                                      PEI is famous for its world-class golf course.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Vintage patio lanterns and picnic table. Old-fashioned clothes line for fresh laundry drying.
                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Patio
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      A short trip to Brookvale Provincial Ski Park.
                                    • Tennis
                                      Close to world-class courts at Victoria Park.
                                    • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                    • Yard


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              Five minute drive.

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Concierge
                                                • Housekeeper
                                                • Staff


                                                    • marina
                                                    • autumn foliage
                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • forests
                                                    • library
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • bay/sound
                                                    • museums
                                                    • playground
                                                    • pond
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • theme parks
                                                    • water parks

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • gambling casinos
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • sledding
                                                        • walking

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • roller blading
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • ice skating
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • water tubing
                                                                • wind-surfing


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

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      15 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      5 days of pure bliss

                                                                      Karine M.

                                                                      This place was really spacial to stay in. It really felt like we were living parts of PEI's rich history. Loved the host explaining all different aspects of the house upon our arrival. Charlottetown is charming and located about 20 minutes away from all main attractions. Wished we would haved stayed a whole week.

                                                                      Fantastic stay! Wonderful hosts and house rich in history. Thanks again for the roses, Tom & Diane.

                                                                      Jerry B.

                                                                      Fantastic stay! Wonderful hosts and house rich in history. Thanks again for the roses, Tom & Diane.

                                                                      Very pleasant!

                                                                      Sébastien C.

                                                                      A great place to stay in PEI! Very comfortable.

                                                                      School Street House is a True Gem


                                                                      Situated only a few blocks from the core of down town makes everything so neatly accessible..from the hip coffee houses, arts and cultural events etc. Big exhale and lowering of the shoulders upon stepping into School Street House. I slept in every day ...can't remember the last time that happened. Maybe it was the relaxing soaker tub that I couldn't get enough of or the comfortable bed and linens. School Street House is stocked with everything you need and then some. Very clean and well maintained! The native birds in the back yard were a bonus too! I am already planning a summer stay this year. Can't wait to go back.

                                                                      Best experience!

                                                                      Darlene M.

                                                                      Very clean and well kept! The owners were amazing! Would highly recommend staying at School Street House while visiting Charlottetown!

                                                                      5 stars!!

                                                                      Transported back in time

                                                                      Dee C.

                                                                      Loved this place! Very comfortable and extremely well maintained. Steeped in history and Island heritage. Lovely antique clawfoot bathtub made for a luxurious bath. Perfect central location. Friendly helpful innkeepers.


                                                                      Charlottetown, PE, Canada

                                                                      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.

                                                                      Rates & Availability

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Additional Guest Fee
                                                                      Damage Deposit

                                                                      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.

                                                                      15 Reviews
                                                                      Wonderful 4.8/5
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                                                                      For booking assistance, call 888-829-7076

                                                                      Property # 201278ha