About the property
- Apartment1195 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
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!
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- Apr 22, 2018
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 Charlottetown
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!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Classy and Comfortable
Attractive, very clean, modern, well appointed suite. The deck is accessible and roomy. Lots of chairs available. Kitchen had everything we needed. Bedrooms were a good size and the beds were comfortable. Extras such as wine and cheese, coffee, cookies, bath salts and soap were appreciated. We could easily walk to every place that we wanted to go in Charlottetown. I would stay here again.
A Great Find!
We loved the garden suite in the Black House! We were lucky enough to get the reservation at the last minute and it was everything we wanted. The suite was spotlessly clean, beautifully designed and decorated and equipped with everything we might need and more. We spent about half our time eating in (preparing dinner on a good quality grill) and the other half eating in great restaurants in the historic district of Charlottetown. The suite is in a great location--about a 10/15 minute walk to many great restaurants and the wharf area. A nice touch was discovering all the welcoming gifts when we arrived; cookies, wine, bottled water, cheese and fruit along with fresh flowers throughout the suite. We loved PEI and were so happy to experience the Black House.
We were very happy to stay at the garden suite at the Black House. It was a great place to unwind and relax after days of visiting the province.
One is the nicest rentals I've encountered.
Really clean, tasteful, with extremely helpful property manager. I felt so comfortable at Black House. I would recommend it highly. Great place to call homework base on PEI!
The Black House - All That It Promised To Be
The Black House is a 10 minute walk to downtown Charlottetown. This property is well designed maximizing space and giving great attention to detail. The use of indoor and outdoor space ensures that every member of your party has privacy and space to gather as a group. From the fresh cut flowers to the local sampling of treats this was a true 5 star experience. Thank-you to our hosts who also ensured that all our needs were met and were available at a moments notice.
The apartment is lovely. Remodeling done with great taste! Location is convenient to airport and Charlottetown. Highly recommend.
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!
Additional information about rental rates
Please note that all bookings are on a Saturday arrival Saturday departure basis, 7 night stay minimum. Check In: 4PM, Check Out: 11AM. Visits longer than 7 nights may check in or out any day of the week subject to availability. 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!