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!
Situated on the second level, with its original centre hall private entrance opening formally to the street, our 'Sailor's Suite' retains authentic vintage detail dating back to the late 1880s when the house was originally constructed. With the patina of old wood floors, wide baseboards, original mill-work window surrounds, beadboard trim and hand-crafted panel doors, this suite has been thoughtfully and sensitively renovated to respect the integrity of the beloved family home it once was, while offering all manner of contemporary comforts including luxury appointments and furnishings.
From the gracious foyer up the vintage staircase, the suite’s rooms radiate off the centre hall. Having a split bedroom plan, each sleeping sanctuary offers ample proportions and high ceilings, with the rear bedroom opening to a covered porch which overlooks the landscaped garden. The separate living room can be converted into a third bedroom as required, and the enchanting newly renovated kitchen with bistro table boasts a sun-drenched balcony perfect for morning coffee or barbecuing. This endearing suite has that special patina unique to a well-loved vintage home, with all the laid-back comfort of a country-escape. That it’s within steps to the heart of Old Charlottetown makes it magical!
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!
Please note we have a 7 night minimum stay policy in place. As airbnb does not provide an option to add tax at point of sale, our rates include Prince Edward Island's Harmonized Sales Tax. There are no additional charges beyond the refundable security deposit. Thanks!
Well, guests have access to the second floor suite. Everything you need is there - a great kitchen, two cozy bedrooms, a great living room, a spacious bath with laundry, and two decks to enjoy - one off the second bedroom, and the other accessed from the kitchen itself - it's all set up and ready for you to BBQ!
Interaction with guests
Above all, we like to respect our guests privacy. Which means you may not hear from us beyond a quick email asking how you're settling in. But please know we're here for you if there's anything at all you need! Just send us a note or give a quick call, and we'll be sure you have the attention you require!
Other things to note
Please note our posted airbnb rates include PEI's Harmonized Sales Tax of 15%.
There are two other furnished suites in the building. Guests are expected to respect the other tenants. Pets are not allowed. The property is non-smoking. Events or Parties will be considered on a case by case basis - we welcome your enquiries!
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
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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.
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 street shared with many fellow artists and artisans! We fell in love with it's quirkiness, it's history, it's outstanding potential and it's 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!