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special winter discount! Cozy Cottage in the City! Close to downtown

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 & 1/2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Artistically designed and renovated, detached home, originally a farmhouse, and feels like a country cottage in the heart of Toronto. Open concept, loft bedroom, south facing wall of windows looking out onto professionally landscaped garden with teahouse and deck. Beautiful colours and details throughout.

Quiet street, great location. Steps to streetcar and subway, in trendy St. Clair West village, Close to everything -cafes, shopping, organic market. Parking space available. Furnished.

Keywords: detached house, downtown, beautiful backyard, artist and architect designed, quiet

More Details

Sheree Rasmussen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, danish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 29, 2017

About Sheree Rasmussen

I am a textile artist and garden designer, and spend most of my time on my country property, where I have my art studio, enjoy nature and have a massive garden.

Sheree Rasmussen purchased this house in 2001

Why Sheree Rasmussen chose Toronto

I love the city house, but don't need to be in Toronto as often anymore. We bought the house because of it's charm, and history, as well as the neighbourhood. It's over 100 years, old, and the street was once a market garden area, never industrial. We put a lot of work into renovating the house, while keeping it's unique charm.

What makes this house unique

The house is over 100 years old, feels more like a cottage, and was originally part of a farm. It's a wonderful place to spend time in the midst of a big city. It's very quiet, yet right in the middle of an interesting neighbourhood, and close to downtown.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a great secret place you have in the middle of the big city... an oasis of quiet and ingenuity. We had a grand time.
Jun 2012
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Midtown Toronto House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

special winter discount! Cozy Cottage in the City! Close to downtown
average rating of 4.818182 based on 25 reviews

House was as described! It had a cottage feel in the city. Vibrant and warm!

  • 4 of 5

The house was clean and comfortable. We all enjoyed taking in the art and character of this quaint cottage. Home was accessible to unique shops and convenient shopping. It was equipped with everything to enjoy a relaxing stay. Very welcoming!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Langley, BC

Cottage like home in the City

  • 4 of 5

This is a very nice cottage like home in the city. The house is 114 years old and is decorated with Sheree's artwork throughout which adds an art gallery feel to the home. Kitchen is well appointed with all the tools you need to cook your meals if needed. Fabulous park like back yard. Great quiet neighborhood with many dining choices within walking distance including Starbucks, other casual and ethnics foods and a couple of pubs. 3 minute walk to public transit which is very reasonably priced and easy to navigate. Fenced in parking off the alley is a bonus.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique gem in great location!

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic find in the city! We love to stay in neighborhoods instead of the tourist areas, and this did not disappoint. There is a commercial area with many restaurants and an amazing urban grocery store a few blocks away. There are also many parks in which my son would run daily. The subway is easily accessible, but we did not use that as much as we thought we would be because it was so easy to walk everywhere. The house is extremely charming with an incredible collection of art and books. The kids loved to have their own "hangout/sleeping" area downstairs. We would definitely recommend this property for anyone who really wants to experience Toronto and it's wonderful neighborhoods.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 (three kids 8, 10 and 12) had a great stay at the Cozy Cottage. It is close to St. Clair with a huge selection of restaurants- we especially enjoyed Vannis for pizza! The streetcar on St. Clair was not running due to construction, but is was only a few blocks to walk to the subway. We never used our car once we got to the city. The subway and streetcars got us to all the great sites of Toronto. It is only about a 20 minute walk to Casa Loma. The house is great with all the comforts of home! There are plenty of places to sleep and room to spread out, there was wifi in the house (we did not have cell phone coverage in Canada so this was great) the kitchen was great (we were out exploring so we only used it for breakfast, but looked to have all you would need). We would definitely stay here again if we make it back to Toronto. The owner responded promptly to any questions I had before we arrived. Thanks for sharing your home!!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation!

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 4 enjoyed our stay here! Great property within walking distance to shops, restaraunts and public transportation station. I would highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Neat House/Location

  • 5 of 5

We travelled to Toronto for a few Blue Jays games. We really enjoyed our stay at this house. Really neat decor with all the different art. The location was wonderful as we were able to walk to the subway and take that downtown. Also, great little restaurants within walking distance. Sherri was incredibly helpful giving information in emails and the response time was very good to the questions we had. There was also an information package for us to look at for the area when we arrived. If we travelled to Toronto again we would try and stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted that you had a good time- thanks for the great review- please come again! Sheree
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organic market, ethnic foods, Casa Loma, walking distance to interesting neighbourhoods, near subway


Rates & Availability

Midtown Toronto House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $73.18
cleaning fee $58.54

There is an C$80.00 cleaning fee and $100 damage deposit required, refundable within 1 week of departure, rates apply to 2 people, there is an additional $30.00/ night / per person for more people, or $20.00/ night / per child

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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