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Quiet Urban Chalet Right in the City Centre - Walk Everywhere!

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Last updated: 02/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Toronto townhome description

Unpack your bags and stay in style in our downtown oasis. Enjoy a comfortable and unique accommodation complete with a big screen TV, Netflix (US) on the Apple TV or play a game on the XBOX 360. Sip your coffee in your own private lounge area overlooking a private courtyard, hidden away from the noise of the city, yet easily stroll to the clubbing district, Dundas square or the Eaton Centre or the famous St.Lawrence market in just minutes.

WalkScore rates this location 93 out of 100.

Our home is a split two level townhouse with a mezzanine balcony overlooking a living room featuring a massive 26 foot cathedral ceiling facing a private and quiet courtyard. It is located about 10 minute walk away from the city's centre, Dundas Square where numerous concerts take place. We are also but 15 minute walk from the world famous St.Lawrence Market, voted best food market in the world by National Geographic Magazine 2012.

Our house is not perfect. It is a work in progress. We are still looking to renovate the downstairs bathroom now that we've finished renovating the upstairs one. Vanessa would like a new kitchen (and that's the point where I cross my arms and say no, sternly) however we've done the best we can with what we have. It's a labour of love, and we hope you enjoy it too as much as we do.

If you want to experience Toronto, there isn't a more perfect a place to do it from than your very own private and fully stocked adventure layer. Zoom to the club scene in minutes, climb up the CN tower, eat 5 lobsters in one sitting, see China town, drink in Italy town, argue in Greek town, wrestle a dolphin in Portugal town.. Actually the last one was just a test. We don't actually have dolphins in Toronto.

We can easily accommodate 4 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 5 children (that sounds stressful) or even 6 adults who don't mind being a bit cozy.

As Canadian cellphone plans are some of the most expensive in the developed world an optional smartphone (Google Nexus 4) can be made available, complete with unlimited data plan, GPS/Google maps and local calling/texting - for an extra 7$ per day. Tweet and upload photos to Facebook carefree. Alternatively, if your phone is compatible with our carrier, we can rent out the sim card for only 5$ per day. Please let us know when you book.

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Property Type

  • Townhome
  • On floor 2
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We require our renters to at least be a categorized as a multi-cell organism capable of osmosis or at the very least photosynthesis. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Except the Children of the Corn. They are not welcome....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Well one can smoke on the balcony, but one shouldn't really smoke. Naughty....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Small pets are ok but the owner must take full responsibility for ANY damage that may occur due to naughty pet behaviour. That includes damage to floors/walls/doors/couches/neighbours nerves....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Apologies, too many stairs involved....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Hello Kitty Bedroom: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • Loft: 1 queen

    Large room, can accomodate double air matress comfortably...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Downstairs bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    ...moreless

  • Upstairs bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    Newly renovated, large soaker tub....moreless

Other Amenities

  • An optional smartphone (Google Nexus 4) can be made available complete with data plan, GPS/Google maps and local calling/texting - for an extra 6$ per day. Please let us know when you book!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    XBOX 360 plays DvDs but we're in 2013. Who uses DVDs ? ...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Spotify....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Airplay speakers mounted on the living room walls - compatible with iPads and iPhones....moreless

  • Television:

    We have Apple TV with Netflix and Hulu+ premium subscription. LOTS of movies and shows. We don't believe in cable....moreless

  • Video Games:

    xbox 360 with games...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Shopping
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Golf

Dining

  • Dining:

    We usually eat at the bar in the kitchen or outside on the patio or on the living room coffee table. We've also been known to eat in front of the TV. Tsk tsk tsk. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    We have a mobile air conditioner we use for the upstairs bedroom as it gets quite hot in the summer. The downstairs is quite cool and usually doesn't need too much air conditioning....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Real wood fireplace! Please don't burn down our house! We can provide wood on request but you will have to prove you passed a wood safety course....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    We can provide access to a gym upon request. Its not located on our premises but just a block or two away....moreless

  • Garage:

    Underground parking for 1 car....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    We have über fast internets....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    There is a Nespresso cappucino maker upstairs and a drip coffee maker downstairs....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Alleluja! Toast for all....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    We have two balconies. One has a dining area that seats 4. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    There are free tennis courts just a 2 minute walk in Moss Park....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Panam Games
Jul 10 - Jul 26, 2015
6 night min stay
C$450
Panam Games 2015
Jul 10 - Jul 26, 2015
17 night min stay

C$6,499
flat fee
TIFF
Sep 4 - Sep 14, 2015
5 night min stay
C$399

Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
C$299

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee C$40
  • Refundable Damage Deposit C$500
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

We offer free underground parking for one vehicle with any booking.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

31 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Pearson Airport
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Union Station
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
DVP
3.8 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Cherry beach

We live in a developing neighbourhood, a departure from Toronto's posh west end. Because of its grittiness our neighbourhood is often the setting for many Hollywood movies. There are more homeless shelters on the east side of Toronto than on the west side, so if seeing homeless people makes you, dear guest, uncomfortable, you would be best to look for accommodation on the west side of Yonge St. Despite the delicate social challenges we Torontonians face, please be assured that Toronto is by far the safest metropolitan city in North America, and we encourage all our guests to explore the city by foot, as it is meant to be discovered.

Stroll through one of the many parks and green spaces in a newly designated area in Toronto known as The Garden District. The district is located between Wellesley and Queen streets; Yonge and Sherbourne streets and encompasses many gardens and parks.

Our section of the Garden District is soon to be designated a Heritage Conservation District. HCDs are designated because the areas they protect are considered to be historically or culturally significant and require special care and attention in the planning process to ensure that they are preserved for future generations.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: I'm in my mid 30s and I love photography and delicious foods. I also love photographing delicious foods and eating delicious foods but not while being photographed myself eating delicious foods. I love love love travelling and meeting new people and experiencing new flavours and colours and sounds. I also hide from loud noises.

Why the Owner Chose Toronto:
You want to stay in our propriety because a) it is central b) it is quiet c) it is stunningly serene d) it makes baby pandas happy. Vanessa and I really like the gritty feel of the East end of Toronto. It very central and its relatively quiet compared to the posh west end. Not that we have anything against clubbing and party goers, its just that we're.. old now, so we appreciate peacefulness and birds and hikes rather than a alcohol fuelled bar hopping extravaganza.

The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
The happiness of our guests is very important. We started hosting in 2012 and we've have almost 100 guests during this time and each and every one was special and unique. We've never had a negative review because we truly care that everyone that passes our threshold has a positive experience.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish, romanian, serbian

 

Photos

  • All is square in love and war.

    All is square in love and war.

  • This is not a bowling alley.

    This is not a bowling alley.

  • The Hello Kitty room, two giant hearts, a TV, some coupons.

    The Hello Kitty room, two giant hearts, a TV, some coupons.

  • Wee, fun with decals! We kinda have a thing for blue.

    Wee, fun with decals! We kinda have a thing for blue.

  • Sprouty flowers! Where are they growing from ? Never mind. Its not important!

    Sprouty flowers! Where are they growing from ? Never mind. Its not important!

  • Ah, the court yard. What can't be said about it that hasn't been said before ?

    Ah, the court yard. What can't be said about it that hasn't been said before ?

  • The east balcony - some morning sun and also 12% less vampires.

    The east balcony - some morning sun and also 12% less vampires.

  • The downstairs bathroom motif is 'pre-renovation nouveau IKEA art'.

    The downstairs bathroom motif is 'pre-renovation nouveau IKEA art'.

  • Spot the winter bunnies! There are 10 in total. (Winter bunnies not included)

    Spot the winter bunnies! There are 10 in total. (Winter bunnies not included)

  • The St.Lawrence market is 1km away, across Moss Park and down on George St.

    The St.Lawrence market is 1km away, across Moss Park and down on George St.

  • The golden afternoon sun bathes the..ok, I'm not a poet. I'm more of a manager.

    The golden afternoon sun bathes the..ok, I'm not a poet. I'm more of a manager.

  • The real wood fireplace provides wonderful warmth in the cold winter months.

    The real wood fireplace provides wonderful warmth in the cold winter months.

  • A fully equipped kitchen. Lots of butter knives and stuff. I can't cook.

    A fully equipped kitchen. Lots of butter knives and stuff. I can't cook.

  • The triangular loft of triangularity.

    The triangular loft of triangularity.

  • Summer in the courtyard. See the butterflies and the Filipino nannies flutter.

    Summer in the courtyard. See the butterflies and the Filipino nannies flutter.

  • The upstairs lounge, looking towards the loft and some books and stuffs.

    The upstairs lounge, looking towards the loft and some books and stuffs.

  • The west balcony gets so much afternoon sun, its ridiculous. Seriously.

    The west balcony gets so much afternoon sun, its ridiculous. Seriously.

  • The upstairs lounge, early morning. See the sun not rising in the west.

    The upstairs lounge, early morning. See the sun not rising in the west.

  • The shusher lady sushes you to sleep. Shhhhh.

    The shusher lady sushes you to sleep. Shhhhh.

  • The Eaton Centre is 11 minutes walk away, via Shuter St.

    The Eaton Centre is 11 minutes walk away, via Shuter St.

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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    Townhome
  • Reviews
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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, romanian, serbian
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  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 02/23/2015
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