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Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 BRM / 1 BATHROOM / w-d / 2000 sq/ft APARTMENT

This is one of Charlottetown's lovely historic buildings. Accurately dubbed, the Smiling House - with eighteen windows across the front of the building, when lit with candles at Christmas, looks like a smiling giant. The town house for rent is roughly two thousand square feet - has two very spacious bedrooms, a small room with bunk beds, and a huge living room with a fully equipped kitchen. Bathroom includes washer and dryer. Although the view is certainly worth it, be mindful of the stairs as it is three floors up.

- 3 Brm (King, double, bunk bed)

- Washer/Dryer

- Wifi

- Roku Tv

- Private balcony

- Full Kitchen stocked

- 2 min walk downtown

In choosing this location , you've placed yourself within the heart of the city center.

There are three flights of stairs, made for nimble folk.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, BAHASA
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018


My wife and I have been living in the Smiling house since it's purchase three years ago. We have slowly been bring it back to life, with many renovations.

We love PEI in the summer. It really is the best Canadian vacationing Province. We will be at the Marina if you ever want some sight seeing tips, or a helpful hand with anything.

JAMES HUGHES purchased this apartment in 2012

Why JAMES HUGHES chose Queens Square

This property offers a unique Historical experience, with all the comfort of modern times. A quick five five minute walk and you are at the door to many of the town's fabulous restaurants. Placing yourself properly for your vacation is key. Except the ten minute ride to the airport, you won't even need a cab.

What makes this apartment unique

The size of the apartment is something that you won't see often. The laundry facilities are also an added bonus. Lastly , we have everything in the kitchen to suit your culinary requirements, including new appliances. The 3rd floor patio offers an eagle's eye view of the fully-fenced backyard which, although 3 flights down, is equipped with a BBQ, and hammock for the designated Cooking Morale Coach.


Queens Square Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM / Check-out: 2:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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High river

Nice character house

  • 4 of 5

The tilting stairs and uneven floors add character to a beautiful older home. The beds were all comfortable, and the rooms spaciuos. It was a great alternative to hotel rooms when traveling with 2 young children. The towels and linens were mismatched, and obviously well used. House cleaning seemed to be lacking somewhat- we had to wash the dishes when we got there before using them, as many had been put away dirty, and it looks as though much hasn't been dusted recently. Screens on the windows would have been nice as well. We didn't want to leave them open to far with the kids awake. The air conditioner kept the living space cool, but the bedrooms got warm at night.

We'd certainly stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and a great location

  • 4 of 5

We had a great experience staying here! We got our workout everyday going up and down the stairs 😃 And the location was perfect, within walking distance to downtown and Victoria park! The kitchen could use some new cookware though.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Scottsdale, Arizona

Location is the plus

  • 3 of 5

We had booked a smaller unit but apparently it was double booked, so we were offered the Smiling House in its place. Funky chic after climbing 29 steep, slanted steps. We enjoyed being able to walk to restaurants and the theater. The king bed was very comfortable. All bedrooms were quite some distance from the one bath (which did not have a hair dryer!). Fortunately we had our own pillows to augment what was provided. Our "assigned" parking spot was sometimes taken. Wi-Fi seemed fine, but we could not get the TV to work. AC in living room was effective. Fan in bedroom window was needed.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Historic property downtown

  • 4 of 5

This is an older historic property in an excellent location close to downtown Charlottetown. There was everything we needed or expected when we arrived. The apartment was spacious and quiet.

Already talked about same location next year.

If you have problems with stairs ask for the first floor.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, great with kids

  • 4 of 5

Jim and Angela were very welcoming and quick to help with some minor issues that arose early in our stay. This large apartment is the top floor of an old historic home in Charlottetown. The location is ideal for access to the convention center and downtown amenities on foot as well as very close to Victoria Park and the Ocean-side boardwalk, which the kids loved. The kids also enjoyed playing in the fenced-inn backyard and multitude of smaller parks in the neighbourhood. Would happily stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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had a good time

  • 4 of 5

nice home in the heart of twn

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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