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Rundles Restaurant (left), and Rundles Morris House next door (tower).

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Last updated: 09/30/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Architects: Shim-Sutcliffe.

The house is in the centre of a charming Victorian/Edwardian city, overlooking Lake Victoria and the Stratford parklands for the best view in town.

INTRODUCTION:
Tadao Ando was the inspiration for the architecture. The aesthetic is modernist through and through; and materials are poured-in-place concrete, steel, wood (mainly cedar and Douglas fir), cement board, and glass. Completion was in 2001.

The beautifully-appointed living room has a wood-burning fireplace; throughout the house are the finest examples of modernist furniture and lighting. In the master bedroom, you get the first light of the day; and the view from the living room offers the perfect sunsets.

ACCOMMODATION:
There are two bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom, and there is a powder room on the main level. Each bedroom has a queen-sized bed, which sleeps two. There is a large, semi-industrial kitchen; a dining room that seats up to nine, and a living room that comfortably seats eight.

At the back of the house there is a water-lily pond, and a small, romantic garden. The house is across the street from an extensive park system.

There is parking for two cars. Breakfast service is included, and daily housekeeping is provided. Room service is available from Rundles when the restaurant is open for business. Picnic baskets are available for guests, with advance notice.

The house does not have an elevator, and therefore is not suitable for anyone who cannot climb stairs.

LOCAL AREA:
Stratford, Ontario is on a human scale, which makes it a walkers’ paradise. The House is in the centre of town, and everything is nearby.

Visitors to Stratford attend the Stratford Festival, North America’s largest classical repertory theatre.

*Remaining weekends available in 2016, when shows are still on stage at Stratford Festival:

October:
21st + 22nd
28th + 29th

November:
4th + 5th
11th + 12th
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WEDDINGS / ANNIVERSARIES / BIRTHDAYS / BUSINESS MEETINGS:
The Rundles Morris House is available for private functions for small groups of 4 to 15 guests. Please get in touch with us, as we would be happy to help you plan your private party. (Larger events can be booked next door at Rundles Restaurant.)
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RUNDLES RESTAURANT:
(*Rundles Restaurant is now closed for the season.)
Neil Baxter, chef de cuisine at Rundles since 1981.
The Rundles Dinner Menu is served Tuesday through Sunday.
Menu Prices: $99.50 to $149.50 per person.
(Wine, service, and tax are extra.)
Reservation required.

Review of Rundles Restaurant:
'On the bank of the River Avon, Rundles is an idyllic spot for pre-theatre dining in Stratford. The room, all grey cement and pale wood, feels like a Mies van der Rohe–designed spa. Chef Neil Baxter, who’s been head chef since 1981, has a flair for the dramatic, in a good way. The tender poached lobster with salmon roe, cubed cucumber, yuzu jelly and dill oil sparkles like a mosaic of multicoloured sea glass and tastes bright and clean. Flawless panfried rib-eye showcases classic training and finesse. At the end of the meal, the server suggests “the famous lemon tart.” The brûléed concoction, studded with toasted pistachios and sided with smooth orange sorbet, lives up to its recommendation.' (Toronto Life.)
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CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS IN STRATFORD:
Gallery Stratford. (Year-round.)
Stratford Festival. (April through October.)
Stratford Summer Music. (July-August.)
Slow Food Perth Co. Market. (Sunday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Stratford Farmers Market. (Saturday: 7 a.m. to 12 noon.)
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RECOMMENDED DAY TRIPS FROM STRATFORD:
Lake Huron: Bayfield, Grand Bend and Pinery Provincial Park.
St. Marys, and Wildwood Conservation Area.
Niagara-on-the-Lake, and Niagara Falls.
St. Jacobs, Elora and Elora Gorge, and Fergus.
Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge.
Toronto.

FURTHER AFIELD, BEFORE/AFTER STRATFORD:
Buffalo, and the Finger Lakes, New York.
Point Pelee National Park, Ontario.
Detroit, and Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Muskoka, and Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario.
Tobermory, and Bruce Peninsula National Park, Ontario.
Prince Edward Co., Ontario.
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TRANSPORT LINKS:
Rental car, limousine, and airport shuttle services provide the fastest transportation between Toronto Pearson International Airport, and Stratford. Via Rail links Stratford to Toronto (where Amtrak services are available to New York City). During the Stratford Festival theatre season, the ‘Stratford Direct’ bus service is available to and from Toronto.

CLOSEST MAJOR AIRPORTS:
Toronto, Ontario (YYZ).
Detroit, Michigan (DTW).
Buffalo, New York (BUF).
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REGIONAL AIRPORTS:
London, Ontario (YXU).
Waterloo, Ontario (YKF).
Hamilton, Ontario (YHM).
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Small- to medium-sized private jets can land at Stratford Municipal Airport (CYSA).

APPROXIMATE DRIVING TIMES TO STRATFORD, FROM:
Toronto = 2 hours.
Ottawa = 6 hours.
Detroit = 3 hours.
Buffalo = 3 hours.
Chicago = 8 hours.
New York City = 8 hours.
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Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Master Bedroom.: 1 queen

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  • Guest Bedroom.: 1 queen

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  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • Queen size Beds (1) There are two bedrooms in the Rundles Morris House, both with queen-sized mattresses., Baby Cribs (1) We have a portable crib that can be assembled, if need be., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) We have a portable, inflatable luxury twin-sized air mattress that can turn into a nice bed for one extra guest (onetime assembly fee: $100.00 + tax)....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master Bathroom.: toilet, tub, shower

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  • Guest Bedroom Bathroom.: toilet, shower

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  • Powder Room.: toilet

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  • Claus Porto bath supplies imported from Portugal; Thomas Fergusons linen bathrobes from Northern Ireland, etc. High-powered hair dryers are in each bathroom. If you have any further questions, please call/email us for specific details....moreless

Other Amenities

  • PICNIC: Stratford's parks offer wonderful picnic spots to enjoy a lunch outdoors. We would be happy to pack a picnic, or, a meal 'to-go'. (Advance notice is required.)...moreless

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Rundles Morris House is located in the core of downtown Stratford. We recommend leaving your car parked during your stay, walking to all theatres, restaurants, shops, cafes, bars, parks, gardens, etc....moreless

  • Golf Course Front:

    Stratford Country Club is the best golf course in Stratford and area, located minutes away from Rundles Morris House....moreless

  • Lake:

    Rundles Morris House is located on Lake Victoria, in downtown Stratford....moreless

  • Lake View:

    The Rundles Morris House overlooks Lake Victoria and surrounding parklands, right in the centre of Stratford....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The Rundles Morris House is located on the waterfront, with spectacular views....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Seating for 11 people
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
FALL, 2016.
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$454 $530
Thu, Fri, Sat
$3,351 $13,338
WINTER, 2016-17.
Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2017
1 night min stay
$377 $454
Thu, Fri, Sat
$2,817 $10,670
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$454 $606
Thu, Fri, Sat
$3,579 $14,253
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

Breakfast, housekeeping, parking, high-speed internet, and many other amenities are included in our rates. 'Room only' and 'Half Board' rates are available, please inquire.

ALL BOOKINGS ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS ARE PERMITTED.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

98 Miles
Nearest Airport
Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ).
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Down the Street, and Foster's Inn.
108 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Sombra, Ontario.
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Stratford Country Club.
0.8 Miles
Nearest Train
Via Rail Station - Stratford, Ontario.
1.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 7/8, and 401.
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Rundles Restaurant (located next door).
97.4 Miles
Nearest Ski
Blue Mountains, Ontario.
45 Miles
Nearest Beach
Grand Bend, Ontario.

Car: Not Necessary

'This small Ontario city is home to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival (North America’s largest classical repertory theatre). However, design lovers will want to visit for the Rundles Morris House. A contemporary residence, designed by Shim-Sutcliffe Architects, it’s a sublime combination of materials, in this case concrete, cedar and Douglas fir. The property is spread over four levels, with a central atrium drenching the house in natural light.' [Wallpaper* City Guide Toronto.]

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: Details, details, details.

Why the Owner Chose Stratford, ON, Canada:
Stratford is on a very human scale, which makes it a walkers’ paradise. Rundles Morris House is right in the centre of town, and everything is within easy walking distance. If you are looking for a quiet getaway, Stratford is one of the best small towns in Canada to retreat to. What makes it unique is that, although it is a quiet country town, it has culinary and theatrical offerings one would expect to find in only much larger places. Stratford is located less than two hours’ drive from Toronto, and three hours from both Detroit or Buffalo. Also, with international airports located all around us, one can easily fly to almost anywhere in the world. We like the peace and quiet, and the beauty of the town itself. Moreover, Stratford has some of the sophistication of a city without the inevitable rat-race that accompanies it. Gastronomy in Stratford and area is unparalleled. There are many farmers and producers of note located just outside the city limits. Stratford, as a food destination, ranks as one of the best in Canada.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Rundles Morris House comes with a private chef and housekeeper, and personalized concierge service. You can leave your car parked during your stay, and walk everywhere in Stratford. Sleep at night with little or no noise. One of the best restaurants in Canada is located next door, Rundles Restaurant (opened in 1977).


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Rundles Restaurant (left), and Rundles Morris House next door (tower).

    Rundles Restaurant (left), and Rundles Morris House next door (tower).

  • Living Room with Fireplace. Architecture: Shim-Sutcliffe.

    Living Room with Fireplace. Architecture: Shim-Sutcliffe.

  • Looking up from Living Room. Architecture: Shim-Sutcliffe.

    Looking up from Living Room. Architecture: Shim-Sutcliffe.

  • Light fills the space, on all levels. Architecture: Shim-Sutcliffe.

    Light fills the space, on all levels. Architecture: Shim-Sutcliffe.

  • Walkway to Master Bedroom. Architecture: Shim-Sutcliffe.

    Walkway to Master Bedroom. Architecture: Shim-Sutcliffe.

  • High in the sky! Architecture: Shim-Sutcliffe.

    High in the sky! Architecture: Shim-Sutcliffe.

  • A fresh fruit plate constructed for breakfast service at Rundles Morris House.

    A fresh fruit plate constructed for breakfast service at Rundles Morris House.

  • Main dining room at Rundles, located next door. One of Canada's top restaurants.

    Main dining room at Rundles, located next door. One of Canada's top restaurants.

  • Enjoy martinis at Rundles Restaurant, located next door to Rundles Morris House.

    Enjoy martinis at Rundles Restaurant, located next door to Rundles Morris House.

  • Gastronomy at Rundles Restaurant. Chef de Cuisine: Neil Baxter.

    Gastronomy at Rundles Restaurant. Chef de Cuisine: Neil Baxter.

  • Gastronomy at Rundles Restaurant. Chef de Cuisine: Neil Baxter.

    Gastronomy at Rundles Restaurant. Chef de Cuisine: Neil Baxter.

  • Gastronomy at Rundles Restaurant. Chef de Cuisine: Neil Baxter.

    Gastronomy at Rundles Restaurant. Chef de Cuisine: Neil Baxter.

  • Rundles, and Rundles Morris House at night. Luxury accommodation in Stratford.

    Rundles, and Rundles Morris House at night. Luxury accommodation in Stratford.

  • Looking into Foyer, from Living Room. Architecture: Shim-Sutcliffe.

    Looking into Foyer, from Living Room. Architecture: Shim-Sutcliffe.

  • Hanging stairs leading to dining room and kitchen. Architecture: Shim-Sutcliffe.

    Hanging stairs leading to dining room and kitchen. Architecture: Shim-Sutcliffe.

  • Minimal, professional kitchen. Architecture: Shim-Sutcliffe.

    Minimal, professional kitchen. Architecture: Shim-Sutcliffe.

  • Going upstairs to Guest Bedroom (guest bedroom). Architecture: Shim-Sutcliffe.

    Going upstairs to Guest Bedroom (guest bedroom). Architecture: Shim-Sutcliffe.

  • Walkway to and from Master Bedroom. Architecture: Shim-Sutcliffe.

    Walkway to and from Master Bedroom. Architecture: Shim-Sutcliffe.

  • Dining room at Rundles Morris House: Ideal for private functions.

    Dining room at Rundles Morris House: Ideal for private functions.

  • Gastronomy at Rundles Restaurant. Chef de Cuisine: Neil Baxter.

    Gastronomy at Rundles Restaurant. Chef de Cuisine: Neil Baxter.

  • Gastronomy at Rundles Restaurant. Chef de Cuisine: Neil Baxter.

    Gastronomy at Rundles Restaurant. Chef de Cuisine: Neil Baxter.

  • Gastronomy at Rundles Restaurant. Chef de Cuisine: Neil Baxter.

    Gastronomy at Rundles Restaurant. Chef de Cuisine: Neil Baxter.

  • Leave your vehicle parked, and walk everywhere in town...

    Leave your vehicle parked, and walk everywhere in town...

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Saturday, October 01, 2016

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