This apartment is licensed and recommended by the Department of tourism.
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.
Please note that we are happy to welcome children, but we are not child-proof. We do charge for infants and children, no matter what age.
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 is one parking space. We do welcome children, but please notice that there are stairs, and that some of the furnishings are of the kind that must be treated gently, or are easily stained. Please help us keep this house lovely.
We ask you to be aware of the following:
PEI is very conscientious about waste disposal. This has everything to do with concerns for the environment, so please do follow the guidelines. The bins are at the end of the driveway, and you can find a full explanation at (URL HIDDEN)
In case the food gets out of hand, it might help to know that the rugs are washable. Taking care of spills immediately helps keep the rugs from being stained and ruined. Also, if you need it, you’ll find a vacuum cleaner in the common hall closet near the front door.
There are beach towels on the bottom shelf of the bathroom cabinet, and there are beach blankets in the mudroom on the shelf over the coat rack.
If you are feeding children on the sofas please feel free to spread the beach blankets as sofa covers. We appreciate your help.
Please also help us by hooking the shower curtain into the splash guard. This prevents leaks to the floor below.
Please keep the windows closed when you are running the air conditioners. Of course it’s fine to leave the windows open if you are just running on “fan.”
You’ll find that the washing machine door needs to be slightly lifted in order to close properly. Slamming it will break it, and render it inoperable. The machine requires HE detergent, which you’ll find on the shelf.
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.