Coming to enjoy and explore Toronto? Here on business? Tired of hotels? Planning a family trip and want to save on accommodation and dining?
This might just be exactly what you have been looking for...
Welcome to our Scandinavian-style house, conveniently located in the heart of trendy Queen St West: only steps away from parks, shops, entertainment, the best cafes in town, major attractions, the Lakeshore, spas, hospitals, and the financial district.
HOUSE: Just call it your home. Find everything that you need for a short or longer stay.
The house has 3 bedrooms on the second floor. Each of them includes an individua...l closet. Front master bedroom is on a sunrise side (sun blackout curtains are on for those who wants to sleep in). At night, enjoy the lights of the city and the view of the CN Tower right from your bed. The middle room is modeled as a children's room and - here is where kids squeal with delight - has a built-in bunk bed. The crib is also available for a child under 8 years old. If you are traveling with kids, help yourself to all the baby essentials, toys, etc. The third bedroom is smaller in size and has a queen-size luxury foldout sofa-bed. The room is overlooking the backyard.
The bathroom on the second floor has a walk-in rain shower and is child hot water proof. The second bathroom, Washer & Dryer are in the basement. If you want to treat yourself to an at-home spa experience, soak in the vintage claw foot tub on the lower floor.
Open concept main floor combines dining area, living room and stylish kitchen with a breakfast bar. Living room has a 47-inch flat screen TV, surround sound system through the house (Don't miss when Crosby scores a goal even in the washroom!), blue-ray DVD player, XBox 360, Kinect, vinyl record player, an extensive music collection both on vinyl and CDs. You are welcome to enjoy them.
Netflix is available through Xbox.
The dining area has a big table that easily seats 6-8 people. Great for a hearty family dinner or a games' night. (Choose from a big variety of board games on the shelf next to the table)
The kitchen is where things happen in this house! Enjoy modern appliances (gas stove, oven, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, stovetop kettle, blender, etc) and lots of space to cook. A few things you won’t find elsewhere: professional espresso machine, manual juice-maker, gas BBQ grill on the backyard.
Backyard is a sunny privately enclosed space for you to relax and unwind. BBQ, sun tan, take a shower! (outside hot/cold water shower),gaze at the stars at night to the crackling of the fire... For those travelling with kids, it is safe to leave them there to play while you are making dinner, as it is walled off from other properties and there is no back exit.
ECO-FRIENDLY: Cleaning products, detergent are made from natural ingredients. For the same reason there is no A/C in the house, however every room has a ceiling fan.
PARKING: Street parking is available upon request.
TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM AIRPORT: Taxi-Service from/to Pearson Airport is $65 plus tip.
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Everything is within walking distance, yet streetcars and buses run in all directions. The widest range of boutique restaurants are only steps away. Satisfy your taste buds and discover new flavours at Indian, Middle Eastern, Southern Italian, Thai, Japanese, Vietnamese, Chinese, French, Philippine, or Mexican kitchens. Most, if not all, offer take-out. Need to grab a quick bite? Burger and sandwich places, ice cream parlours, exquisite pastry shops, and bakeries are dotted all over the neighbourhood and all within a 5-minute walk. Lots of brunch options, too. Coffee shops are at every corner. If you are into cooking, famous Kensington market offers a huge range of local produce, meat, poultry, fish and dairy products. Check out their Global Cheese shop – sample the variety and don’t leave empty-handed. Chinatown is also within 15 minutes from the place. Loblaws and Shoppers are only a 5-minte walk away.
CN Tower, ACC, Rogers Centre, Hockey Hall of Fame, Art Gallery, ROM, Scotiabank movie theatre, Body Blitz Spa, Eaton Centre, Bowling alley, are all within walking distance.
Harbourfront, Casa Loma, Go-Karts, Sailing clubs are all accessible by public transit and within a short ride away.
Trinity-Bellwoods park is a block west from the house. It’s a vibrant family-friendly place to have a picnic, go for a run or just to wander around. It has a community centre that offers a bunch of drop-in programs, including tot & adult pools.
If you need any advice on where to go, what to do, or figure out how things work around here, it will be my pleasure to help. If you know what you want to see and do, I might be able to suggest the best time to visit a place for a better value.Read more
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City vacations, Waterfront
Last updated on April 06, 2014
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Feb 4 - May 15, 2014
May 16 - Dec 14, 2014
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Cleaning fee | $91 per stay
Damage deposit | $454
Additional notes from the owner
Self-catering house - it is expected of the guests to maintain the dwelling in clean and tidy order during their stay.
Security Deposit will be withheld if any appliance, piece of furniture, and other belongings of the property are partially damaged or broken.
Left on 02/03/2014 for a stay in July 2013 | Brian
This is long overdue. We stayed at this cottage last summer when my wife was attending a conference in to.
Perfect location, the house had everything we needed and more. An amazing alternative to a hotel, especially if you are traveling with kids. We had our 20 month old son with us. He just started walking and we were worried about his safety while there. Turned out the house was 100% baby proof with all the amenities and entertainment for the kids.
We even had a stroller available for our disposal.
We loved the backyard: We used a bbq and an outdoor shower - something you would not be able to do at a hotel! It is fully fenced off and gives you all the privacy you need!
The owner was an amazing host. She was very thoughtful and treated us amazingly. There were a few extras like a welcome basket and nice towels, sheets etc.
We just booked a week in July for my wife's conference this year! Beware Toronto, here we come again!
Left on 02/03/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | Jess & Mark
Stayed here with my partner this past weekend. Were here to attend a Leafs game at aCC.
The house is amazingly cozy. Loved the open concept main floor. The backyard has a fire pit - had a blast roasting marshmallows in downtown T.O. The neighborhood is vibrant yet quiet as the house sits on a small street right off Queen W.
There is an abundant choice of resto and cafes from fancy to family-run take-out option.
Loved the proximity to everything. Initially thought of taking a streetcar to the venue, but decided to walk. Took only 25 min to aCC.
The host was fantastic! All the little extras like wine and chocolates plus nice Bodyshop toilettries and extra soft towels made the stay so much more special.
The only regret was that we were there only for 2 nights.
Definitely coming back soon!
Left on 05/06/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | DTo
It was so clean, warm, spacious and inviting. I felt like a real Torontonian, not just visiting.
It is close to all I needed for my stay, quiet neighbourhood, but not far from the busy downtown life.
I loved it, cant wait to visit Toronto again and stay at this home away from home!
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