About this listing
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!
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, 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.
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.
A 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. As members of the Community Museum Association, we offer guided tours of the House to the public when vacant. 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 (phone number hidden) 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 it's face did not light up and speak out it’s 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.
Interaction with Guests
24 hour staffing available.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (Canadian Dollar) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
Strictly non-smoking & no pets, no additional guests property. No exceptions.
This was our first Airbnb experience and it was amazing! Tom is a very gracious host and the property is exactly how Tom has described it on the listing. When we arrived in Charlottetown, Tom met us at the house and gave us a thorough tour and highlighted many of its historical features. He also recommended many attractions in Charlottetown and marked all the locations on a map for us...very helpful! The location is great; it is a short walk to down town but the street that the house is on is very quiet. We enjoyed sitting in the back yard after a long day of site-seeing and the house was fully equipped with everything we needed to make simple meals. We are a family of four and we highly recommend this property to anyone staying in the Charlottetown area.
Thanks Tom...we hope to be back soon!
Great house close to downtown. Quiet and comfortable. Tom our host was very nice and accommodating. Will stay again when we are on the Island.
Two retired women friends and I spent four days at the School Street House last week. We found the beds very comfortable with plenty of sleeping space, lots of hot water, and the kitchen is very well equipped. The house is charming with many items of memorabilia that we all recognized and provoked stories of the past.
The house was an easy walk for us to the harbor-side as we enjoyed restaurants, shops, and of course ice cream. Leaving town for other adventures was also an easy commute as the house has an easy access to major routes.
Tom is a terrific host, not in a hurry, and happy to answer any and all inquiries. School Street House is a delightful place to stay on Prince Edward Island.
Great location for access to Charlottetown and the rest of PEI. The house is comfortable and the host is very accommodating.
This house was the coolest place to stay! All of the amenities -- all retro -- worked, even though they were originals from 60s or before (radios, clocks, lamps, stove, fridge, etc). There is a lot of history here all well documented and shared by Tom. He and his wife have done a fantastic job recreating the retro house! It's close walking distance to downtown, too.
About the Host, Tom
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 in 2014!