Maplehurst Properties was designed and built by the Leftwich family from the United States. The family first visited Prince Edward Island on a summer holiday in 1996 while touring the Atlantic provinces. After falling in love with the old-world charm, peaceful rural settings and quaint communities, they decided to make the Island the family's summer retreat from the South Florida summertime heat.
The family began construction on the cottage in 1998 and it was completed by the following spring. During the summer of 1999, the family planted an 18 tree apple and cherry orchard. Bob and Marsha's son Charles then began designing what would become the center of the estate. From his interest in architecture and research of classical design, he completed the design for the 13-room Georgian-style manor. With the assistance of a local architect, the final plans were drawn and by the fall of 1999 construction on the house began.
Under the master craftsmanship of Murray Hill and the Island's well-known Laningan family, construction was completed in the fall of 2000. Throughout this time, the family made frequent trips to the Island ensuring no detail was overlooked. In addition, the family began the task of acquiring Island-made and English antiques dating from as early as 1780 to furnish the manor.
The manor was fully completed in the summer of 2001 and to celebrate the realization of their dream, the family hosted a gathering on the 4th of July.
After 19 memorable summers, in June 2017 the Leftwich family sold the properties to Mahmood Nanji and Rachele Dabraio fulfilling their dream of a unique quiet waterfront property on the Island. They remain deeply committed to maintaining the wonderful legacy of the Leftwich family by ensuring the elegance and superior condition of the properties and offering a memorable experience for their guests.
The manor (duly named Maplehurst for the native maple trees scattered throughout the estate) operates as a bed & breakfast for guests so that they may experience the same serenity, breathtaking sunsets, and scenic beauty of Atlantic Canada's island jewel.
It features four individually appointed, luxury guest rooms with private baths designed to appreciate the traditions of the past with modern conveniences. Furnishings include fine artwork, unique period antiques, guest amenities, with attention to detail and your comfort. Guests may experience an unforgettable family holiday or weekend getaway.
Each guest room includes a queen-sized or king-sized bed with designer linens, fine antiques and private ensuite bathroom. In addition, we provide his and her bathrobes with slippers, steam iron and ironing board. The rooms also include TVs, access to the internet and telephone. We supply guests with ample amenities such as hairdryer, bathing salts, body lotion, soap and towels to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
The Library Both woodland view suites are adjacent to the manor's inviting library, which is open to all guests. Ideal for an afternoon or evening escape, the library has bright picture windows and a plush leather sofa and chair for ultimate relaxation. Read your favourite novel, choose one of your favourites, or pen your own at our antique spinet desk.
The Living Room & Sunroom Furnished with fine period English and Island antiques, guests will find ultimate relaxation throughout the manor's common rooms, which are open to all guests. In our Sunroom, guests will enjoy our spectacular view of Cardigan Bay or select your favourite movie from our video library to watch on our downstairs television and VCR/DVD.
The Dining Room Guests will savor our delicious healthy hot breakfast served in our Dining Room. Please inform us at time of reservation and we will make every attempt to accommodate special dietary needs. If you should require an early check-out prior to breakfast, we will gladly prepare traveling breakfast meals for you. Complimentary sodas, cookies, and cakes available in butler's pantry off the Dining Room until 10 pm.