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1 / 12 Front entrance of he Bay Window B&B & Bicycles, summer 2014.

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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedroom 1 / Bathroom 1 / Sleeps 3 / B&B
Bedroom: 1  Bathroom: 1  Sleeps: 3  Type: B&B
Toronto Island B&B&B 15 min by ferry from downtown
TripAdvisor property ID 3842982

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Book this 1 bedroom b and b in Toronto today! A total of 3 people can sleep here comfortably.

Guests can enjoy a deck, air conditioning, and internet access among other amenities offered by this rental.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4.5/5 thanks to an average of 15 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $753 to as high as $893, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 85% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Jul 26, 2017.

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About the owner

About the owner

Inese G.
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Calendar last updated:
26 Jul 2017
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Languages spoken: English



Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Toronto Attractions




  • Central heating
  • Clothes dryer
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Wireless Internet

Property Features

  • Waterfront


  • Fridge
  • Kettle


  • Bicycles available
  • Deck
  • Shared garden
  • Tennis court (shared)


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


Reviews (15)

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“The best relaxed 24hrs, away from the the city..”

Reviewed 19 Jul 2014

It was our wedding anniversary & since our busy life in Toronto could not allow us for greater escapes, visiting & remaining to Ward's Island, was the best idea! We had a quick access from the city, walking distance to the house & a small paradise would await for us. Inese's house is beautiful, renovated & well kept. The photos where the same with reality only with more flowers! The room was on a more private site, stylish, clean & super organized for it's space. We had a very private staying, quite & relaxing as we wanted. The island is a compact of a paradise. We dinned at the Rectory Cafe, which is an amazing restaurant by the lake. We saw the sunset by the beach & took photos & we had a lovely awaking with sounds of the birds the next morning. In the morning after our check out we went for breakfast at the Island Cafe where homegrown & homemade delights where awaiting. It's within the same building from all the communities of so many years & you can get a look inside for a wonderful photographic documentation. We had such a good time, where taking the ferry back to the city, was the most disappointing part. We are definitely going back to Inese, soon enough. We would definitely recommended & we shared our experiences with our friends so they can visit as well. Thank you for sharing your unique space with the rest of the world Inese. :)

“Your warmth & hospitality made our stay more memorable”

Reviewed 13 Nov 2011

Dear Inese, We just wanted to express how much we enjoyed our short stay with you back in September.  Your warmth & hospitality made our stay more memorable.  Really appreciated your words of advice & encouragement regarding life on the island. It has renewed my hope, being on the list since 2001, I honestly thought it was never going to happen. So hopefully in the next few years, we will be part of the island community.    Have a wonderful Christmas and we hope to come again next summer.

“I'll be back...”

Reviewed 5 Oct 2011

One hates to start off the review with a title composed of the words spoken by a Republican movie star, but's true. I stayed at this great little B&B; during my time working at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2011 for almost two weeks. This being my first time in Toronto I welcomed the 15 minute ferry crossings for fantastic views of the cityscape (day, but especially night). By the time I'd hit day three of work (as a journalist and researcher) I welcomed the tranquillity and respite of the Island even more (the city swells by some 500,000 people more during tiff). Not only was this a busy time for me but I was fairly exhausted with work, so the space and grace to chat and interact with the hosts when I chose to was warmly appreciated. Getting to know both Inese and her mother Ruta over breakfast some mornings was an added bonus - what warm, friendly, and intelligent people. I plan on returning to Toronto for sure at some point in the future - when my daughter is up to the flight all the way from Scotland - as I missed the chance to take in Niagara Falls. It's the skyline-view ferry experience, comfort, cleanliness, and mean maple syrup pancakes for breakfast that'll make me choose this venue once more. Perhaps more than that though I'll certainly be looking forward to catching up with Inese and Ruta in the future, and can't wait to have my little one explore the lush green islands.

“A friendly, comfortable, beautifully located B & B in Toronto”

Reviewed 13 Mar 2011

Toronto Island is an oasis of parkland in Toronto Harbour, and Bay Window B & B is my favourite place, by far, to stay there. The room, bed, and in-room bathroom are comfortable, artistically furnished and decorated, and spotless. There is a private entrance for post-city-visit entry, which is convenient. The breakfast part of the B & B is superb and flexible, and the owner/manager, Inese Gravlejs, is friendly, clever, articulate and sensitive to varying needs for talk or privacy, depending on the guest. Toronto Island itself is a 5 kilometre long park with two sections of private housing, all about 3 kms from the downtown of Toronto. The island is beautiful to explore, to swim from the several beaches, bike along paths, eat at the excellent restaurant which is a five minute walk from the B & B, or to simply take breaks from the urban bliss that is only 15 minutes away by relatively-cheap-and-easy ferry. This is a wonderful place, run by wonderful people; make a point of staying here.

“City Gettaway”

Reviewed 4 Mar 2011

Best kept secret in the city. I hesitate to promote but too many people are missing out on this rare opportunity to escape from the city while being 20 min away. The room was beautiful and bright. The bathroom was brand new and the eating area was personal and quaint. Inese took great care of us and helped us get organized so we could live (briefly) like true islanders. Come prepared with plenty of food/drink and book early for a special meal at the Rectory. Stroll from island to island without needing to constantly check the time and the ferry schedule. Evenings are quiet and so beautiful with the city laid out before you. This will be an annual affair for sure. Thanks, Inese!!

“Best Kept Secret in Toronto”

Reviewed 3 Mar 2011

Imagine a quiet B&B; in a magical bikes-only community a quick 15 minutes away by Ferry boat from the hustle and bustle of downtown Toronto. Toronto Island is one of the treasures of the City, and being able to spend a few nights there was a real treat. Accomodations at the Bay Window B&B; are simple but comfortable, and the breakfasts were delicious. But the highlights were long strolls along the boardwalk in the morning, bike rides throughout Toronto's nicest park system, and lunch and dinner at the local cafes. We will be back again next summer -- though this time we will bring a few frisbees so we can enjoy the 18 hole frisbee-olf course near CentreIsland !!

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