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Cozy Cottage in the City! Close to downtown, trendy neighbourhood

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


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 & 1/2 Baths, sleeps 4-5

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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, danish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 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 Wychwood

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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Wychwood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • 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
  • 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


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Cozy Cottage in the City! Close to downtown, trendy neighbourhood
average rating of 4.75 based on 31 reviews

Cozy and Inviting

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here! The home is cozy and inviting; it felt like home right away. Everything we needed was right at hand. The backyard was especially great for my two kids. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Artsy, clean and spacious - really stayed quiet at night even though it was in the city.

  • 4 of 5

My family of 6 had a nice time at this quirky, artsy home. We walked everywhere, except for a couple of short trips to a bigger grocery down Bathurst. Plenty of restaurants and subway access within a 20 min walk. Casa Loma was a longer walk, but doable. It's amazing! We have 4 kids and did have to bring an extra air mattress for our little one who couldn't share a bed in the basement (she needed to be closer to parents in the loft). But if you have older kids the basement is perfect! Feels very rustic and secluded even though you're in a relatively busy area. Quiet at night. Thankful for all of the books and the piano! Kitchen was awesome. Thank you for a great place to stay! Be aware only full shower/bath is in basement (half bath on main level), but we made it work and the hot water never struggled, even with all the people using it! If you're an artsy type you will love this house!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightfully private, great access to all transportation and a kitschy area.

  • 5 of 5

Backyard was cozy, little overgrown, raccoons were a surprise! Enjoyed having access to homemade meals, and a pantry that we could top up with what we were missing. Thank you very much for the opportunity to enjoy Toronto, in air conditioned comfort.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eccentric, yet practical!

  • 4 of 5

We grew to love this little house as well as the neighborhood in which it sits. The house is full of interesting architectural additions and features- not to mention loads of books and art! Easy access to transportation options and many, many businesses in walking distance. Too bad we had so few days to stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, Ohio, USA

Cozy, artsy hideout in nice neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

This cozy cottage is an art major's dream vacation house. The back room opens up with a huge window onto the back patio, inviting nature into the setting. Books and artworks line the walls. Located near Christie & St Clair, the location is easy to access via public transportation: we didn't have to start the car for 4 days. An ample kitchen, two washrooms, and plenty of seating make this Home Away the best deal in Toronto.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: October 2016
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organic market, ethnic foods, Casa Loma, walking distance to interesting neighbourhoods, near subway


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $62.63
Refundable damage deposit $78.28

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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