Gorgeous Riverdale 1 Bdrm with Private Entrance - Free Wifi
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
The apartment is the lower level of our Victorian home in the heart of Riverdale. We completely renovated our home in 2010 - gutted right back to the exterior brick wall! Everything is new and gorgeous. The apartment has cherry floors, pot lights, good natural light and heated floors.
With a separate and private entrance at the side, access is easy with your own code, no keys required. The spacious kitchen is fully equipped with IKEA cabinets, butcher block countertops, stainless steel appliances, as well as a coffee maker & grinder, microwave, toaster oven, pots, pans, dishes...
The sitting room has a flat screen television with cable and a built-in DVD player. The comfortable pull- out sofa has a queen size mattress.
The bedroom has a queen size bed, with quality linens, and a full wall of closets. With a nice deep soaker tub and a rain shower the bathroom is sumptuous with a heated, porcelain floor. We also provide a hair dryer, an iron and a small table top ironing board.
For extra convenience you also have your own stackable washer and dryer. There is a small outdoor sitting area but we are a one minute walk to one of the largest parks in the city, complete with swimming pool, tennis courts, skating rink, hiking trails and an awesome tobogganing hill!
Keywords: Riverdale, flat, private, quiet, renovated, convenient, downtown
- 800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Size
Bathrooms: 1 Bathrooms
- Full size, deep soaker tub and heated porcelain floor.
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room seats 4
- Iron & Board
- Air Conditioning
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Wireless Internet
Location & View
- Car Not Necessary
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Ice Skating
- Fitness Center
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
- Recreation Center
- Health/Beauty Spa
ReviewsWrite a review
Very pleasant stay in Toronto
Very pleasant stay in Toronto
This was our first time renting an apartment on VRBO, and we could not have been more satisfied with our experience. We had a wonderful stay in Toronto and especially enjoyed this neighborhood. The description and photos of the apartment are exactly as described. The rental was more than adequate for three people, and very clean and well-maintained. I was concerned that since it's a basement apartment, it would feel dark, but it didn't bother us at all. It had everything we could possibly need to cook our own meals, and Sandra provided many useful maps and suggestions on things to do in the area. The street is very charming and family-friendly, filled with lots of gorgeous homes and it was a joy to walk around. As the description states, there is a lovely park just steps away that is perfect for watching the sunset. Don't miss the coffee shop around the corner (the almond croissant in particular). It was an easy drive to downtown Toronto, and parking was never a problem. We stayed with our three-year-old and had no issues. I would definitely recommend to family and friends and would stay here again.
- Guest Joyce
- Date of stay 05/01/13
- Review Submitted 05/05/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Hi Joyce, so glad that you all enjoyed your stay at our home. We have lived on this street for almost 20 years and we love it. We hope to see you again one day soon. Thank you very much for posting a review. Best, Sandra
Loved Our Stay in Riverdale!Guest comment entered by owner
Loved Our Stay in Riverdale!
Sandra, We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. You've put a lot of thought into creating a nice living space. We were glad to call your apartment our home for a month.
- Guest Jamie & Liz, Toronto
- Date of stay 04/24/13
- Review Submitted 04/25/13
Reluctantly departingGuest comment entered by owner
Reluctantly departing after a two month stay. We have loved our time here and found it the perfect retreat after spending time with grandchildren. We had comfort and everything we needed. We felt very much at home... We will return! Thanks for everything.
- Guest Shirley & Bill (Taranaki, NZ)
- Date of stay 10/31/12
- Review Submitted 10/31/12
We've not been disappointed in a VRBO stay yet, and this one was no exception. The flat was exactly as represented in the pictures and well appointed with all of the basics. This is definitely a 'neighborhood' setting with people walking their dogs, kids headed off to play dates, and markets/restaurants supported by the people who live here...not tourists. We appreciate that, but this is not the heart of the city, if that's what you're looking for. The good news is that it takes only a 15-30min (depending on time of day) streetcar ride without transfers to reach the hussle & bustle. Sandra was great to work with, and I expecially appreciated having a parking pass waiting for me when I arrived with no effort or additional cost to me.
- Guest WI ladies
- Date of stay 06/12/12
- Review Submitted 06/28/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Thanks so much for your review, perhaps we'll see you again some time!
Exceeded our ExpectationsGuest comment entered by owner
Exceeded our Expectations
Riverdale exceeded our expectations. We were ready to stay another few weeks but reality set in. Wonderful suite - so comfortable and fabulous location. Loved the surrounding 'hoods. We hope to do this again.
- Guest Isabel & Bob
- Date of stay 05/13/12
- Review Submitted 05/14/12
Great stay!Guest comment entered by owner
What a wonderful time in Toronto, complimented by our stay in Riverdale. Sandra, thank you for the easy transaction and for the extra hour!
- Guest Dylan & Lisa
- Date of stay 04/28/12
- Review Submitted 05/14/12
Fine location!Guest comment entered by owner
"Fine location in a great city! We could not have wished for a better place. Thanks to the excellent bed we enjoyed every minute of our walking around."
- Guest Marijme & Grieke
- Date of stay 10/06/11
- Review Submitted 10/12/11
Art and Judy's review
Art and Judy's review
We recently spent 9 nights in Sandra's fabulous apartment. The apartment was spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated. It would be difficult to think of a single ammenity that she did not provide. Sandra was incredibly helpful while affording us complete privacy. I cannot think of a more perfect place to stay in Toronto. Public transportation is close by and runs frequently throughtout the day and night. Sandra provided us with the names of some wonderful restaurants both in walking distance and near the Toronto Film Festival, which we were attending. Sandra's place is a gem! Art and Judy
- Guest Art and Judy
- Date of stay 09/05/11
- Review Submitted 09/18/11
Owner response: Thank you for your wonderful review. I'm so glad that your stay was comfortable and that I could be helpful with restaurant suggestions as well. See you again sometime. Sandra
"A Peaceful Respite...Guest comment entered by owner
"A Peaceful Respite...
from the hubbub of city center and tourist sites. Within walking distance of Greek Town and a delightful French restaurant on Gerrard amongst Chinese and Vietnamese restaurants. Here during workmen upgrading the entryway from the street to the well equipped home away from home. We can tell Sandra is constantly making improvements in an already confortable vacation getaway."
- Guest Douglas, Lynn & Stephanie
- Date of stay 08/18/11
- Review Submitted 08/26/11
Guest comment entered by owner
"Words cannot express how much we enjoyed Toronto! The city and the people have been wonderful and truly beautiful. Your suite was an inviting place to relax after a busy day spent exploring. It was stocked with everything we could have ever needed. Thank you for sharing your place with us!"
- Guest Ashley, Jenn & Tammy
- Date of stay 08/11/11
- Review Submitted 08/15/11
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3 night min stay
|Spring, Summer and Fall
Mar 1 - Oct 31
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
I require a damage deposit upon booking. The amount varies from $200-$500 depending on length of stay. 50% of the total rental rate is due upon booking or 60 days in advance, with the balance due 2 weeks before arrival date.
Additional Fees and Taxes:
These rates are all inclusive of taxes and a street parking permit, if required.
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- Nearest Airport: Toronto City Centre at 5 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Toronto Island Ferry at 3 Miles
- Nearest Train: Union Station at 3 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Don Valley Parkway at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Kew Beach at 5 Miles
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: We have lived on this street for 15 years and absolutely love it. It is a nicely treed street and a quiet area and yet we are 10 minutes to Yonge & Bloor. It is beyond convenient to a million facilities. We are 10 doors from 2 streetcar routes to go downtown - the Eaton Centre (10 mins), U of T (20 mins), Royal Ontario Museum (15 mins), The Art Gallery (20 mins), the Financial District (15 mins)... An 8 minute walk will take you to the Danforth where you'll find tons of lovely shops, excellent restaurants and pubs and the subway. Every August we have 'The Taste of the Danforth' where over a million people come to sample the varied cuisine of the neighbourhood. A 5 minute walk south and you'll find yourself in the heart of Chinatown east, with excellent grocery stores and restaurants with food from China, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. A 15 minute walk south will take you to all of the trendy haunts of Queen East comprising Riverside, South Riverdale and Leslieville. There you'll also find a 24 hour streetcar to take you east to the Beach or west to downtown and Queen West. We are also 2 minutes to the main north-south highway - the Don Valley Parkway, which takes you to the 401 or TransCanada as well as the major east-west route along the Gardiner Expressway leading to the Airport, Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake. We also live right beside one of the largest parks and ravine systems in the city, where you can walk or cycle for miles enjoying the Don Valley and the river. It's hard to find a more convenient location yet still be in a peaceful location. You'll love it!
Why the Owner Chose Toronto:
This home is close to everything and yet we're out of the hustle and bustle and noise. We can walk up to the Danforth in 10 mins where you'll find the subway, tons of shops, restaurants and pubs. A 5 minute walk south of us will take you to East Chinatown where you can dine in some of the best Cantonese, Szechuan and Vietnamese restaurants. If you keep walking south, within 15 minutes you'll find yourself on Queen Street East, also known as South Riverdale, Riverside or Leslieville. Here too, there is an amazing array of shops, cafes and pubs. We are also 15 - 20 minutes by transit to Yonge & Bloor, Yorkville, Church/Wellesley Village, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery, University of Toronto, the Beach, the Science Centre, Ontario Place, Toronto Islands, Harbourfront, the CN Tower, Rogers Centre, the Air Canada Centre, the Hockey Hall of Fame... We can get to the island airport in 15 minutes or Pearson Airport in 30 minutes as we are conveniently located near the Don Valley Parkway and the Gardiner Expressway allowing us to travel easily in any direction.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
This suite was completely renovated in 2008. It has it's own independent heating system (lovely and warm in-floor heating), new windows with good light, a very nice bathroom with a deep soaker tub and rain shower, gorgeous cherry flooring, a spacious kitchen with good cooking space and new stainless steel appliances, private laundry, a very comfortable queen bed and pull-out couch with queen mattress, excellent closet space, pot lights and complete privacy to come and go as you please. Although it is the lower level of our home, you'll be impressed by how comfortable it is.
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A small view of the park and city view in the background, just 10 doors away
Fully equipped, full size kitchen
Cafe around the corner - just a sampling of many great cafes in the 'hood
Exterior of our Victorian home, early spring
Queen size bed and lots of closet space
Complete bath, with extra deep soaker tub
Private side entrance
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