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The Welcome Home Place/ Short or Long Stays

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

This property has been conditioned to have everything a person needs to live in

"Mi casa es su casa" applies to our place. It is a beautiful and cozy place, where you will be able to relax in the amazing deck, or just take your car and visit many of the attractions that Kingston offers. Our place is close to conservation areas, parks, Queen's University, shopping centers, public libraries, bus and train Stations, St. Lawrence College, Kingston Airport, public transport. You’ll love it here because of the location, the coziness, and the people, especially our hospitality.

This is a modern house, comfortable in every aspect. The master bedroom has its own walking closet. You can have breakfast inside or decide to eat in the wooden deck, overlooking the back yard. Free off road parking in the garage or driveway. There is also a study room with access to the finest literature, or just to work if you coming to Kingston for business. The other bedroom is huge and has its own bathroom too.

This neighborhood is one of the best ones in Kingston. It is not downtown, but on bus route. We have shopping malls, public libraries, Queen's and St. Lawrence College within 10 minutes drive, conservation areas within 10 minutes too. It is a safe and friendly and peaceful neighborhood, so you can relax, run or walk on the streets or near by parks, without any concerns. You can also enjoy shopping in the near by malls, or go for bicycle rides, or the movies which is two minutes away.

When you come to our house you are welcome to use any of the facilities here. You are welcome anywhere in the house. If you are coming to Kingston for business, you can use the studio room too, for writing reports, use of laptop, etc.

If you need a ride home you can always call and make arrangements for me to pick you up. My own home is close to the train and bus stations, and to the airport. I am a certified chef so breakfast can be arranged and catered to your dietary needs and wants (for an extra fee, of course). I can also advise you the best things to do in Kingston, or respond to any of your questions so that you won't lose time during your holiday finding out about the best places to eat, or the best things to do here. Your host love entertaining people, I have traveled all over the world so I know what a tourist needs are. My partner and I, are just a phone call away. We will meet you when you arrive to welcome you, and greet you goodbye "come back another time", when ever possible.

Getting around is no problem at all, from taxis to public transportation. I can offer also, when ever possible, to drive you where you have to go.

There is high speed internet in the house, Netflix available, and other important information is at the house.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, spanish, Dutch (understands a little)
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Susana

As a traveler myself I have been hosted by many amazing people in the world, who like me enjoy meeting new people. At the same time, I know how important is it to give people enough space so that you can feel at home. I love going to the movies with my daughter, cooking meals for others, and my favorite destination are the cruise ships no matter where they go as long as there is "exploring" involved. I am a photographer, interpreter, translator, teacher, chef, and a published author (of course, in Spanish, which is my first language). I hope to welcome you soon here, in Kingston!

Susana purchased this house in 2014

Why Susana chose Kingston

Three years ago, when my daughter came to study at Queens University, I decided to look for a property that could be convenient for her to live in. In my daughter's words:" I have had the most happy three years of my life in this home". It's size is very convenient, not too big, not too small. It has all the amenities necessary to have a good live. My daughter is now for work reasons living somewhere else, and I have decided that this home could be ideal for Graduate students coming to Kingston to do a Masters Degree, or a PHD, or International Exchange Students. I also believe it is ideal for visitors to Kingston, because of its location. It is not downtown but besides it.

What makes this house unique

The house itself is besides and in front of a park. It is in a very quiet neighborhood so that is you are coming to Kingston to study makes it ideal. It's easy access to grocery stores, cafes, and libraries, or if you like nature, with conservation areas, makes it a place that you will not find downtown. In the summer a bicycle can be rented or bring your own, and to ride it everywhere is beautiful. The house is cozy, and it has a touch of good taste everywhere. The deck in the back makes it ideal to seat down and enjoy your meals in the outside table. There is a living room with wonderful movies, and also high speed internet in case you have access to Netflix. Bedrooms have carpet, and everything is new as it was just renovated.


Kingston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Leave shoes at the door. NO FOOD or DRINKS in bedrooms or common areas except the dinning area. No additional guests once the reservation is made.
  • Please respect and leave space rented as you found it. NO noise after 10:00 PM. This is a quiet neighborhood. NO alcohol consumption on premises.
  • If you having visitors please inform your host. If
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Towels, soap and shampoo is provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Rooms are a very good size. They have been fully renovated. Common areas are nice and cozy. We prefer to have three people but in some instances we accept 4 or 5 for an extra fee. This house is not child prove, but families with young children who do not mind stairs have stayed here already, with no problem.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Kingston is home to the Thousand Islands National Park. Come and visit us, is an incredible city located between three major centers: Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal


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The Welcome Home Place/ Short or Long Stays
average rating of 4.0 based on 3 reviews

Great house in Kingston

  • 4 of 5

The house seems fairly new, was super clean, in a nice quiet residential neighbourhood. Check in and check out were easy. Susana was easy to communicate with and very responsive. A washer/drier in the house would be a nice addition to support longer term stays. Another minor inconvenience was that the central heat/Air conditioning thermostat was in a lock box. The owner was very accommodating about asking us if we thought the temperature was ok on arrival, or if we thought it would need to be adjusted and that she would come right over. Some type of more convenient setup would be something to consider.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Bill. Just for clarification there is a washer and dryer for longer stays, in the basement of the house. It is available for stays of two weeks or more. And as for the air conditioner, as an owner it is my prerrogative to protect my property. The thermostat in combination with the air conditioner works better setting them up steady at one temperature. I am sorry that you did not wanted me setting it up after I asked you several times during your 5 nights stay. In an overall, I really hope you had a good and relax stay, as I truly work very hard to ensure that my guests are comfortable and happy. Best regards and all the best to you and your family always.
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Clean and comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

Perfect for what we needed. We all had a much nicer time then trying to hang out in two separate hotel rooms. House is clean and well kept. It was also less than even lower end hotel rates. Great deal!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from home!

  • 4 of 5

Susana did a wonderful job accomodating my family! Her house was so comfortable and homey! Nice and close to downtown and main attractions! Susana went above and beyond to make our stay pleasant. Would definitely stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Holly, It was pleasure to have you , your sister and parents at the property. I am glad everything was to your expectations and that you had a great time here. Thanks for taking good care of everything in the house. Come back again anytime !
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Kingston Norman Rogers Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Wolf Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Several in the whole area
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Kingston Via Train Station
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Minos Restaurant
Nearest Ski
89 Kilometres
Calabogie Picks
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Picton SandBanks Provincial Park
Car: recommended

Our house is in the middle of everything in town. From parks for children and conservation areas, to cinemas, shopping malls, libraries, supermarkets, bowling, skate arenas, restaurants, and Queens University and St. Lawrence College. There are the Thousand Islands tourist attraction, to international bridges crossing to the states. Visit Museums, and downtown Kingston. In the summer the Buskers come to town and a big festival takes place. Also the Tall Ships shows, and other important competitions like sailing, etc.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $765.64
cleaning-every two weeks $45.94

For long term stays these are other rental conditions:
1) There is a sample of a Short Term Rental Agreement in this listing, which has to be reviewed by the guest before booking. If the guests agrees with this Standard Agreement, the reservation can proceed. Once the reservation is done the contract, with all its details filled in, will be sent through electronic mail to be signed. This agreement is mainly for longer stays.
There will be a security deposit of 1000 dollars per month which is completely refundable by VRBO when you leave and after inspecting the house and see that nothing is broken, damaged or not functioning.
2) Upon your arrival an inventory of the whole house will be given. Everything will be in good standing.
3) Grass needs to be cut or snow removed. Therefore sometimes me or my partner will be around doing so.
4) There will be a need for a cleaning service to come to the house from 4 to 6 hours twice a month to clean the house. This service will have to be paid by you, the guest. 4 hours is 60 Canadian Dollars.
5) Absolutely there cannot be any parties or noise after 10 pm., except for the regular noise of talking, or a TV, etc. This is a residential area, and you would not want to disrupt the neighbors.
6) The whole house has been renovated. Therefore, shoes have to stay at the entrance of the house. There cannot be any food or drinks except for water, in any of the bedrooms or the basement. There cannot be pets or extra people staying there.
6)Garbage must be disposed of in the cans in the garage, and once a week taken out.
Please leave the place as good as you found it. Be respectful. Thanks.
7) Lost keys have to be replaced and paid by guest who lost them
8) In long term stays, electricity is included, and so is High Speed Internet, hot tank rental, gas and water. House cleaning fees are not included per month, except for the first month. Basic Satellite TV is included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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