Cosy Historical Cabbagetown Cottage
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Toronto house description
Our lovely historical victorian home is a 3-bedroom 2 level cosy suite. We are situated on a quiet dead-end tree-lined street. Newly renovated kitchen/living room and beautiful hardwood floors, electric stove, microwave, built in dishwasher, 2nd floor laundry, and all the equipment and amenities needed for elegant dining.
The living room has 12 foot Victorian-height ceiling, a sofa-couch, perfect for cosy evenings curled up watching a movie on NETFLIX or searching the internet for entertainment.
The bright high-ceilinged 2nd/3rd floor area has 3 bedrooms: -1 king suite and 1 large queen bedroom, and one small single-bed room, a 4 piece bath on the 2nd floor, shower bath on the 3rd floor, roof deck, and washing machine in the kitchen.
The elegant 3rd floor is a king bed/living room suite, slanted raised ceilings, ensuite 3 piece bath (shower), cosy living room area with desk and TV area, electric fire, and large glass-fenced roof deck for morning relaxing or evening entertaining.
We live walking distance to downtown, but in a quaint historically protected neighbourhood with bike trails and great city and country walks at your doorstep. Superb location, in the heart of downtown, but feels like a small village, with an actual working farm down the street, bike trails in the valley, forest trails, waterfront just a few minutes to the south. Walking around our neighbourhood is a lovely holiday in itself :)
This is a quiet city get-away, for a peaceful escapes in the city. Suitable for small social gatherings.
Keywords:sleeps 6+2, 3 bedroom, quaint, elegant, casa, haus, maison, medina, city cottage, Toronto, downtown, holiday cottage, guesthouse, couples
- 2000 sq. ft.
- 3 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Non Smoking Only:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Clothing Optional/Nude Sunbathing Nearby
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 2-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- 2 bathrooms: one has jacuzzi tub, one has shower.
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available:
- Child's Highchair
- Parking Off Street:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Washing Machine:
- Linens Provided:
- Iron & Board
- Air Conditioning
- Towels Provided
- Living Room seats 6
- Hair Dryer
- Riverdale Farm, just around the corner... For the early bird, fresh farm eggs can be purchased each morning. Organic food market on Tuesdays during the summer months, 3pm-7pm. Don Valley Trails are at the end of the street -great for long hikes and interesting views of the city. Distillery District is 10 minutes away, -Historical walking district with Artist's studios and restaurants to see! *Basement and back of our home is not included. Cancellation 10% until 1 month before, after that, 100% booking fee....moreless
- Computer Available
- Free Long Distance
Pool & Spa
- Hot Tub:
- Communal Pool:
- Heated Pool
- Tourist Attractions
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Car Not Necessary
- Water Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Ice Skating
- Cross Country Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Rock Climbing
- Fitness Center
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Recreation Center
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Horseback Riding
- Bird Watching
- Our 2-apartment home is located within a protected Historical Victorian Village (the only one remaining in North America), full of beautiful homes and gardens, walking trails, and biking trails. We are superbly located 15 minutes from the heart of downtown, but the neighbourhood feels like a small quiet village in the country! There is even a farm just 2 minutes walk from our home, with organic produce and fresh eggs! Toronto has over 200,000 restaurants, and all the cuisine of the world is represented here! Street events in summer, and winter festivals are always a treat , and Harbourfront and Lake Ontario are superb places to plan water outings nearby. Why not rent a canoe or go for a harbour cruise, or take a winter walk in the quiet streets or take the ferry over to Toronto Island. We're close to everything, without the cold impersonal hotel environment. Our home offers luxury travel, with the freedom to still do home baking ! The Distillery District is another historical area, just down Parliament Street, -20 minutes walk. -Visit an old Distillery with cobbled brick streets and pedestrian shopping area. Great local arts and crafts and holiday markets available there! ...moreless
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What a disappointment We came from france for a stay of 10 days in toronto and surroundings. We were two adults and two teenagers We have felt cramped in this house ! One of the bedroom was small as a closet of 5 m2! We can't open the windows or with lot of difficulties . Just in front of the kitchen, there are two hives (for which the owner did not warned us) There is no cable or satellite the television is not usable. Pictures on internet are very misleading The appartment of the owner is on the ground floor and there is no privacy .no door entrance for the appartement we occuped. This was not mentioned in advance No prior information on waste sorting system, we keep food waste in the kitchen for a week! The owner was not there for our arrival or for departure day, we do not have the feeling of being expected,,,, there was only one roll of toilet paper in the toilet. In short, the cost of the stay is not justified I do not advise this house The City of Toronto and the neighborhood are very nice. Very nice neighbors. The only disappointment was really home
- Guest PF (LILLE,FRANCE)
- Date of stay 08/10/13
- Review Submitted 08/28/13
Owner response: As you promised, you have posted a negative review because i had to charge you for dropping the air conditioner out of the 3rd floor window. This is unfortunate, but that is why we home owners have a samage protection deposit. I'm sorry you didn't feel the cottage was what you were expecting. ...I see by your comments that you didn't know that the house was divided, and that both separate units are available for larger group rentals if you felt you needed more space. - (although we've had groups as large as 8 in the upper unit so I'm sorry you feel it didn't fit your needs.) The main front entrance IS your private entrance though, since the lower unit only uses the rear entrance -no one else has access to your upper house while you're there. There is also a safe provided if you feel the need to lock up any valuables during your stay. The windows certainly do all open though. with the humidity they wrre a bit sticky but I could have helped you if you'd asked me about this while you were here! I live in 2 places since I have 2 properties that I rent so I'm am often not there for arrivals. That is normal with house rentals, however. It's not a hotel where you have to check in. Most people prefer the private feeling of not having me there, so they can feel like it's their 'home away from home' while they are in Toronto, and not feel that 'the owner' is checking up on them. Yes, there are raccoons in our area, and yes, in Canada we recycle, which was all detailed in your renters agreement, so I'm sorry you found this to be a challenge. Garbage bins are available outside for guests use. As you say, it's a great neighbourhood, and it's a home, not a hotel, so guests can feel as if they 'live' in the city at our cottage. Thanks for your feedback, -it's always useful to have people's reactions, and helps to improve our home for future guests! Hilary
Lovely quiet Cabbagetown House
Lovely quiet Cabbagetown House
If you would like to stay in a cool quiet clean oasis close to Downtown Toronto this is an ideal location. We had two good sized bedrooms, one small but adequate bedroom, two bathrooms, and an eat-in kitchen. there was an additional seating area in the top bedroom leading to the deck. There are parks nearby, one with a Tuesday Famers Market and lots of shops etc on Parliament. There is easily accessible public transport across the city and to downtown. The owner is a very friendly pleasant lady who will do her best to assist without intruding.
- Guest Anne M. (Buxton)
- Date of stay 07/28/13
- Review Submitted 08/14/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thanks so much for posting a nice review! We enjoyed having you here, and I'm so glad you had a lovely stay last week. It was nice to meet you and your lovely family, and we look forward to having you come back in the future! Hilary
cozy and comfortable
cozy and comfortable
We had a wonderful trip to Toronto and loved having this charming and comfortable home to come back to at the end of a busy day! Parking was a bit inconvenient, but otherwise it was lovely.
- Guest Marci R.
- Date of stay 07/22/13
- Review Submitted 07/28/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers.
Owner response: So glad you enjoyed your stay, and thanks for the nice review! We'd love to have you visit again next time you're passing through Toronto! Enjoy the rest of your summer! Hilary
Comfortable Victorian Home in delightful Cabbagetown
Comfortable Victorian Home in delightful Cabbagetown
We stayed here as a family of four for our daughters wedding in Toronto. The house is located in a quiet cul-de-sac in Cabbagetown and is roomy and comfortable with plenty of character. It was clean and well presented on our arrival and the owner was readily available to answer any questions that we had and to help make our stay more comfortable. Cabbagetown is a quiet and friendly community in Toronto. It was an absolute pleasure to stay here and we enjoyed walking around the area and viewing the beautiful Victiorian homes. There are plenty of shops within a few minutes walk on Parliament Street, from supermarkets and chemists to coffee shops and delis. Jamestown Deli was a favourite destination for breakfast for us. We also ate at the House on Parliament which served great food in a pub like environment. But better still, just around the corner in Amelia Street, we found the Italian restaurant F'Amelia, which served amazing food in a delightful conservatory setting. Public transport was also a few minutes away on Parliament Street, which meant that we could access most parts of the city with a little planning. However, on a number of occasions we walked into Downtown Toronto and it only took us 30 mins or so. Taxi cabs were readily available for all other journeys with the benefit of a house phone to book in advance. We would recommend this property to people who would want to use it as a base for viewing Toronto. It perfect for a group of adults, but it probably wouldn't be so suitable for a young family as there were two sets of stairs to negotiate in the apartment. Similarly it may not suit more elderly people.
- Guest Mother of Bride (West Sussex, England)
- Date of stay 07/12/13
- Review Submitted 07/26/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thanks for posting a great review of our home! We enjoyed having you stay and were glad to hear you enjoyed our lovely little corner of the world. Cabbagetown is one of the best kept secrets of Toronto, but once you've been here, it's hard not to love it :) Hope to see you again one day! Hilary
We stayed here for a family reunion of three families and it was able to fit 6 adults and 2 kids. For a hot summer time, the house was reasonably cool as you could use the A/C or just let the breeze in. The house was spotless and well kept. The kitchen layout was a little confusing with the extra high cupboards and possibly not as many utensils as possibly needed to do a lot of eat-in meals. A BBQ would have been nice. The living area was smaller than expected for that many people to hang out but the location was convenient to the public transit and we were able to get to the Waterfront and St. Lawrence Market easily. Sorting out parking permits was not that easy as the allotment for the surrounding area was all gone by the time we tried to get them online. But, I called City Hall directly and the permit office was able to override the restriction but we had to do it in person. The owner was friendly and easy to communicate with during the booking process.
- Guest TravelingGirl (Napier, New Zealand)
- Date of stay 08/30/12
- Review Submitted 10/17/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thanks for your review, Adrienne! Yes, the city permit issue can be a problem when it's high season and the streets get booked up. Cabbagetown is a popular destination for holidayers! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope you had a lovely summer trip through Canada! Thanks, Hilary
Great VRBO in Toronto...
Great VRBO in Toronto...
Very nice home and neighborhood as well. Owner was very courtesy and accommodating to our late arrival. Very smooth transaction as well. Overall we enjoyed our Toronto experience and the home made it even better. Only one thing we would recommend and that is to get house details and does/don'ts prior to being in the house. We were new to the recycling habits in Toronto and would have done a better job if known prior to arrival. But no biggie house was awesome and would recommend to anyone with 4+ rather than hotel. Thanks again for everything!!!!!!
- Guest WD (Herndon Virginia)
- Date of stay 08/02/12
- Review Submitted 08/17/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thanks for your review and suggestions! I now send a letter with detailed information about the house, garbage, etc. so that clients are able to make the smooth transition into living here as soon as they arrive! Hope your summer is going well Thanks, Hilary
The cottage is lovely and well equipped. It is clean, well maintained, and easy to feel right at home from the moment you enter. The owner is most helpful and accommodating, easily available, and responsive. We were four mature ladies on a long, get-away weekend, and we especially appreciated each having our own bedroom (and multiple bathrooms!). The listing description is accurate as are the photos. What is not captured is the ambience of the house...and the neighborhood. Be prepared to do some serious walking (four+ blocks to public transportation)...but then be prepared to relax (once you return) in a warm, inviting atmosphere. The only drawback--if this is one--is the fact that there is no powder room/restroom on the first floor. If stairs are no problem and you're interested in staying in the historic district, this is the place for you. I highly recommend it.
- Guest Mrs. S. (Cincinnati, OH)
- Date of stay 06/19/12
- Review Submitted 07/18/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Thank you for your lovely assessment of our home, and I am so glad you enjoyed your stay! I am sorry I did not clarify that there is a local bus at the corner of Wellesley and Parliament -just 3 minutes walk from here -that takes you right to the TTC - Subway station. It would have made your stay much easier to have known that!
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2 night min stay
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2 night min stay
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Discounts: 3 nights or more: C$375 Nightly; 4 nights or more: C$300 Nightly
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning fee is $200.
Damage deposit is $500. (refundable)
- Refundable Damage Deposit: C$500
- Tax Rate 13%
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- Nearest Airport: Toronto Island Airport at 20 Kilometres
- Nearest Ferry: Toronto Island Ferry at 10 Kilometres
- Nearest Train: VIA -union station at 10 Kilometres
- Nearest Motorway: DVP to 401 at 5 Kilometres
- Nearest Beach: Cherry Beach at 5 Kilometres
- Nearest Barpub: Cranberries at 1 Kilometres
- Nearest Ski: Toronto small hills at 30 Kilometres
- Nearest Golf: Toronto Golf courses at 45 Kilometres
- Nearest Restaurant: Rashna -South Indian at 1 Kilometres
Year Purchased: 1995
About the owner: I am a single mother, and my teen son and I love to travel! We love the opportunity to have visitors come to our sweet suite when we are here in the city, or it's sometimes possible to rent the whole house when we are away ourselves. We enjoy sharing our city while we go travelling or to our cottage. I am an artist and a writer, and you will notice paintings around our home done by me. If you're interested in purchasing any, just contact me during or after your visit.
Why the Owner Chose Toronto:
Our home is in the most interesting and beautiful neighbourhood in the city. It's in the heart of a historically-protected Victorian village, located just 15 minutes walk from the centre of town! It's quiet and safe, with lovely gardens in the area, excellent walks, a farm, 2 cemeteries, trails, places to explore, and yet it's big enough to house the whole family for a quiet shared holiday get-away! Our little avenue is a dead end, and there are no cars parked on it, so it really does feel as if we've jumped back in time about 100 years. (Although inside we have all the modern conveniences, of course) We hope you enjoy visiting our peaceful city escape as much as we love living here.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Enjoy the quiet elegance of our historical street and walks around the lovely Victorian neighbourhood of Cabbagetown. Our home is cosy, with open bright rooms, a little fire for evening relaxing, jacuzzi jets in the 2nd floor bath tub, dimming chandeliers to add a little romance. The 3rd floor roof deck is private enough to sunbathe or sip a quiet glass of wine in the evenings, even though you're just 15 minutes walk from the centre of town!
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Quaint Quiet dead-end street!
Bright eat-in Kitchen, 2nd floor apartment
Couch /bed, 2nd floor room
Single room (2nd floor) with bamboo floors
3rd floor Master Suite and Lounge
TV area with exposed brick
couches, TV area, with roof deck
en suite bathroom, master suite, 3rd floor
Private 3rd floor roof deck (great for sunbathing or evening coctails)
Our Lovely Historical Home- correct view
Stairs to 2nd floor
2nd floor Master bedroom
Detail, 2nd floor master bedroom
2nd floor bathroom with shower/ jacuzzi tub
TV area with roof deck walk-out
King bed, 3rd floor
TV, VCR, DVD player, WIFI, free Long Distance- in Canada
Spring evenings on the roof deck
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