Ivy’s Room


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“The Ivy” is named for Ivy Dowling who, with her husband Thomas Dowling, built this historic family home in 1908.

Imagine Ivy walking up Parker Street, passing beneath the gorgeous pink cherry blossoms in the Spring and opening the beautiful door with the antique bell and oval window. As she enters the foyer she turns up the stairs, past the piano window and original stained glass to what may have been her room at the front of the house on the second floor. She could have taken her tea out to her own private area on the balcony and sipped it while gazing out at the north shore mountains, the city as it would have been in 1908 and onward, and the boats plying their trade on the harbour. I wonder if she ever took the time to count the 30 panes of glass in her bay window! The Ivy Room is the largest of the rooms on the second floor, has king size bed that can convert to two extra long twin beds, a gas fireplace with remote control & honed limestone hearth, antique washstand with marble top, and features stained glass arched windows into the ensuite bathroom. The heated tiles on the bathroom floor coordinate charmingly with the bedroom fireplace hearth, and the deep soaker tub/shower combo invites guests to relax and be pampered.