About this listing
Our room is sunny and cozy with a double (54") bed that serves as a couch during the day. There is a private bath with a rainforest shower head. Hang out in our cool living, dining and kitchen loft or walk downtown, just two blocks away.
While the room is small, our loft is a grand place, full of sunlight, plants and art. Our loft is the west end of the gym of the old Charlottetown YMCA that we developed into condos. We liked the 20' ceilings and the hardwood floors. The old bowling alleys that used to be in the basement are now table tops and stair treads.
We rent for a minimum of 3 days and we include breakfast as well as dinner on arrival. More meals can be arranged or cook your own. We are foodies, and our son is a chef, so we have a well equipped kitchen, fun to hang out in.
We can lend you a bike if needed, and if it is a good beach day you may be able to get a ride there as well.
While we have no TV, we do have a DVD projector and screen as well as a CD player, WI-FI internet and lots of books.
During the high season, we rent the entire space, guest and master bedroom for $1700 per week.
Use the living/dining/kitchen during day and evening. Gym and laundry in the building. We have a commercial espresso machine for coffee affectationados..
Interaction with Guests
We are usually ready to sit down to chat over a cup of coffee or to share a meal or a drink. Occasionally there are events such as dinner parties or book launches to which the guest may be invited. We always like to share our knowledge of the Island. We prepare a nice welcome meal on the night of your arrival.
To one side we have an old Victorian neighborhood with stately homes and huge trees. To the other side is the downtown with shops, cafes, restaurants and entertainment. City park and the marina/waterfront is 15 minutes walk away. We feel safe walking around any time of day and night.
We are on a bus stop and the central connecting point is 10 min walk away. Cabs are inexpensive. There is a bike available if requested.
Our balcony bedroom overlooks the living quarters, so we typically expect our guest to stay in their room and bathroom area between midnight and 8am. Breakfast would typically be around 9 and we have a commercial espresso machine! We do not wear shoes inside and please smoke outside.
About the Host, Ole
I am an architect with special interest in sustainable buildings. I am also interested in movies, books, dancing, music, cityscapes, environment, politics and cooking and eating good food in good company. I was born in Denmark, got my degree at MIT and have been living on PEI since 1977. My latest hobby is coffee. I just installed a commercial espresso machine and I am practicing making the perfect cappuccino. My wife Karen is a landscape architect and in addition to sharing my interests she has a passion for travelling, the PEI beaches and landscapes. Karen also speaks french. We have hosted with Homeaway for years and have also hosted "salon style" numerous art shows, fundraisers, dances, dinners, book openings, CD launches and even 2 weddings and one memorial.