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Spectacular Downtown Loft

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Master Bedroom plus guest room, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 in luxury

You will be welcomed by a meal prepared from local products to your own preferences. Over dinner we will discuss what we know about local beaches, restaurants and events. Enjoy luxury downtown living. 1400 sq ft. Executive Suite located within walking distance of shopping, restaurants and entertainment. 2 level loft features 20' ceilings and feels like a small country church hall: Upper mezzanine with master bedroom and en-suite jacuzzi bath and private roof terrace. Main floor sunny 25'x45' room features livingroom, fully equipped kitchen and 900 sq ft private terrace. The open kitchen is designed for our chef son and is fully equipped including spices and condiments. Perfect place to cook and entertain in front of your guests. Sit down in style at a large table seating up to 12 under a 10`magnificient chandelier. The Plants, art and books give you the feeling of a cozy home, not a hotel room. Separate guest room with double bed and full bath. Indoor heated parking. Laundry and exercise room in building. Located in a neighborhood with stately Victorian homes and towering elm trees. Confederation Centre of the Arts is 4 blocks away. Property is part of a YMCA converted into 18 contemporary loft condominiums. Suitable for romantic stay in stylish surroundings.

Land and Building Architectural Tour: The owners are architect/landscape architect and will be happy to help you evaluate properties or land that you may be considering for purchase.

More Details

Property Manager
Ole Hammarlund and Karen Lips
Member since: 2008
Speaks english, french, danish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2018

About Ole Hammarlund and Karen Lips

We are architect(Ole)/landscape architects(Karen) with an interest in revitalizing the downtown. Ole is from Denmark and Karen is from Ottawa. We came to PEI 35 years ago and loved it here.

Ole Hammarlund and Karen Lips purchased this condo in 2006

Why Ole Hammarlund and Karen Lips chose Queens Square

The Old YMCA attracted us by its lofty ceilings, grand spaces and the many hardwood floors. We love ballroom dancing and immediately imagined ourselves here. The Y was a much loved building used by almost every Islander some times in their life, but had closed down and sat empty for 2 years before we bought it and started to renovate it.

What makes this condo unique

We love to cook and entertain, so we offer a welcome meal where we get to tell our guests what PEI has to offer. Our loft is in the western end of the old gym and still has the original hardwood floors. The dining table and kitchen table as well as the stairs are made of the bowling alley that used to be in the basement, which is now the indoor parking garage. There are 18 lofts in all, each one unique and different.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation condo rental in Queens Square, Prince Edward Island

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • soaps basic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Mezzanine Bedroom - 1 queen
    Main floor bedroom - 1 double
  • Master Bedroom is located on upper mezzanine overlooking the huge living/dining /kitchen below. The en-suite bathroom features a Jaccuzzi bath/shower with a skylight. Access to a private roof terrace on the next level, perfect for summer night romance or intimate company. A main floor guest bed room has a separate bath and a double bed .
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio stone/concrete
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • deck wood
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • long term renters welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The Y loft is one of Charlottetown's foremost stylish locations. We can arrange events where you can meet the locals in the area of your interests. We are architects/landscape architects with an aspiring chef son, and are interested in sustainable and historic architecture, good food, cultural events especially music, dance and art and would love to help you connect with the local life. Consider this an opportunity for a really interesting stay in Charlottetown. We will be happy to arrange tours of the Island, and if you are planning to take residence here to comment and advise on the choices. The whY condos that you are staying in are developed by ourselves, and we will be happy to show you other available Lofts. Our weekly rate includes a welcome meal prepared by us on site on the night of your arrival. We can fill you in on what is happening in town. We live right down the street. Our optional services include catering suited to your needs.


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Spectacular Downtown Loft
average rating of 4.2 based on 20 reviews
Charleston, south carolina

As presented

  • 5 of 5

The loft was exactly as presented. The owners cooked a great meal for all of us the first night and this was the highlight of the trip. We drove around PEI and fell in love with the place and the people. We rented bikes and road the Confederation trail one day. Beautiful..don't hesitate..

We highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: 4-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic owners and loft

  • 5 of 5

Karen and Ole are the most generous and thoughtful owners, the loft is really superb, clean, modern and centrally located. Thank you guys. Will definitely come back again.

  • Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The loft was amazing! Great architecture, great hosts, great location!

  • 4 of 5

We loved the place. It was big, with comfortable beds and well equipped barhrooms. It was located right downtown Charlottetown which made it easy to walk to shops and restaurants. We appreciated the security of the garage for our var. we enjoyed the delicious welcome dinner Ole and Karen cooked for us and we loved chatting with them. Fascinating people! Only small thing is the lack of AC but with the fans nights were confortable, even in August!

  • Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved this property.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 3 nights in the middle of a two week tour of maritime Canada. Ole and Karen were charming hosts for dinner on our arrival night. The loft condo space was fun to live in, close to town activities and restaurants and very comfortable as home base for our discovery of PEI.

I have already shared pictures with friends. Wonderful.

  • Submitted: 2-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great stay at a great place

  • 4 of 5

The owners treated us to a welcome meal which we really appreciated. As others have commented this location was well described on the VRBO site.

  • Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location and apartment

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with the quality and location of this property. The owners met us on site the evening of our arrival with a lovely meal and provided an overview of everything we needed to know. The apartment is a very large space, although there are only two beds. One bedroom is downstairs in a nice room across

From full bath. The other bed is upstairs in a loft area with second bathroom. Our son slept on the sofa in the very large, open, lovely living room/kitchen area. It was a place full of character and fun to stay there. Also with a fantastic outdoor patio and rooftop terrace. The location was top notch, within easy walking distance of downtown and harbor areas. Would recommend and stay again!!

  • Submitted: 8-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Wood Island
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
130 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Transcanada Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Brackley Beach
Car: not necessary

Although a small City, Charlottetown has special prominence as the birthplace of Canada and home town for the Anne of Green Gables show, a summer feature at the national Confederation Centre of the Arts. As a result there is a lot happening within walking distance: Numerous shows, festivals, live music and lots of good restaurants staffed by graduated of the local Culinary Institute. Most activities can be reached with an easy walk. Explore the picturesque country side and endless beaches in car or on bikes on the rails to trails covering the entire Island.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation condo rental in Queens Square, Prince Edward Island

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Standard pricing
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$100
Additional Guest Fee C$50

For multi week stay deposit is for one week and remainder to be paid a month before arrival

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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