About this listing
There’s an Island expression “Home from Away” that perfectly captures the feeling of this apartment. It is set up for easy-care comfort with a gracious mix of contemporary furniture, island antiques and fine photography, Cook in the well equipped kitchen, enjoy the Island's bounty on the wipe-clean dining table, relax on the comfortable living room sofas. Two upstairs bedrooms (one king and one queen) share a renovated bathroom.
Charlottetown, the capital of Prince Edward Island, was laid out according to the principals of the Enlightenment in the late 1700’s. The city planners established a rectangular grid of five hundred lots, which makes it very easy to find your way around town. These lots, including parks, waterfront, residential and commercial areas remain the core of the down town today, and 82 Sydney is in the midst of this culturally rich area. It is less than a five minute walk to the board walk, the waterfront park and the marina as well as the legislature, cinema, theaters, galleries, shops, dance classes, Victoria Row, the library, great book stores, a mall, most of the restaurants in the city, the Culinary Institute and a weekly Farmer’s Market. A ten minute walk brings you to the 100 acre amenity-filled Victoria Park, or the Charlottetown event grounds, and a half-hour drive brings you to some of the best beaches on the island. Rain or shine, there’s always something to do.
The core of the house @ 82 Sydney Street, framed with massive 5” thick vertical timbers, was built by a liquor merchant at about the time of Confederation. For some time the house belonged to a family with eleven children – all girls – so many islanders have memories of visiting, playing in the back yard, and pulling a home-made doughnut out of the crock in the pantry. Now three lovely apartments, it has been up-dated and added to over the years, but still retains many of its original features. The current owners, from Massachusetts, have been coming to the island for decades, and have chosen this as the perfect spot.
Please note: Rentals of over one month will be governed by a separate agreement using an amended IRAC lease form.
The most important thing is to enjoy your stay and smile at the neighbors. Please don't leave a fire unattended, and please leave your pets at home. There's a dog in the other apartment though.
There is one parking space.
The home is ideal for a family of 3 or 4 people and it comes with off street parking and a washer and dryer -- great for a family on vacation. It is in a great location next to a lot of restaurants and shops and Rebecca and Richard were really great giving us a lot of information for our first visit to PEI.
Great spot so close to downtown. The house was spotless, and well stocked. Just what we were looking for!!
The apartment was beautiful, clean, and equipped with everything anyone could need for a comfortable and relaxing stay in Charlottetown. It is right in the heart of the town, which served our needs perfectly - we were in walking distance of everything. Rebecca and Richard ensured that we had everything that we needed and responded to emails and texts very quickly. We also had the pleasure of meeting Cynthia, who helps with looking after the place; she was friendly and welcoming and was able to tell us all about the area. We had a wonderful stay and would definitely return again!
This apartment is in a fabulous location right in the heart of downtown, with many shops and restaurants within walking distance. We didn't get to meet Rebecca, but it wasn't necessary as all the details for check-in were provided (it was an easy process). The apartment is very cosy, inviting, and well appointed. Would definitely recommend!
It was a great location for us. Very comfortable with easy access to Charlottetown and surrounding areas. Clean and comfortable place to stay.
This was my first time using airbnb and my host provided me with clarity on the whole process. In addition, I was provided information on sights to see and things to do while on the island. I had no problems contacting my host for any additional questions. While staying here, you are within walking distance of restaurants, the ocean, pubs, shops, a convenience store, and parks. This property has all the comforts of home.
Perfect little home in a beautiful city. Literally steps away from the waterfront and all the little shops and taverns we like to frequent. We are 4 adults and 2 infants and had more than enough room. Never had the pleasure of meeting the hosts, but they made the whole process so easy it wasn't necessary. would definitely stay here again. Thanks so much!
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About the Host, Rebecca & Richard
Richard is an artist. I worked as a residential designer/builder for years, and now I write about it. I also consult with non-profit organizations about strategic planning,
We love to travel as well, and also have a home on Prince Edward Island in Canada. Where-ever we go, I like to cook and dance.