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Cheerful Inner-City Cottage

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

A Break From The Big City But Close To Everything You Need!

YOUR OWN SPACE, YOUR OWN TIMELINE

Play and Chill is a cheerful, freshly furnished inner-city cottage nestled in a popular community. A scenic five minute walk along the Avon River connects you to quaint shops, flavorful cafes and restaurants, world class theater and bustling pubs.

At your home away from home, enjoy your own private parking, two bedrooms with en-suites and smart TVs, a third room with sectional pullout sofa and 1/2 bath. Should you want to cook, the kitchen is well equipped with what you will need including a gas range. Relax in the living/dining area warmed by a gas fireplace. On warm summer nights, lounge on the front porch or outside garden patio.


Owner
Bruce Whitaker
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Bruce Whitaker

We are a family of five who moved to Stratford from Toronto in 2010. After living in big cities from Oslo to Accra to NYC, we needed a break from the noise and smell of the big city. At times, we miss the city but we do love the benefits of a small place including easy access to beaches.

Bruce Whitaker purchased this house in 2014

Why Bruce Whitaker chose Ontario

Stratford provides visitors an oasis from the big city while offering many of the comforts of a big city - great restaurants, music and live theatre. Play and Chill, a five minute stroll to the action, is cozy like a cottage while offering a jacuzzi tub, expresso machine, smart t.v, gas stove, gas fireplace, air conditioning, BBQ and many other comforts. You can either shut the door and stay inside, play in the city or head out mountain biking or to the beach. Even better, take advantage of all three.

What makes this house unique

Parking is easy, the house is large enough to accommodate a full family, the location is perfect - close to downtown, the conservation area, the Shakespearan Gardens, a river for fishing and a sports field and running track.

Amenities

Stratford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Jacuzzi tub.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Smart television + en-suite full bathroom with jacuzzi tub.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Smart television + en-suite bathroom and shower.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedrooms come with high quality sheets and a full set of towels.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.8717947 based on 39 reviews
5

So many reasons to stay here....

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable beds? Check. Plenty of spaces to relax? Check (indoors and outdoors!) Fully equipped kitchen? Check. Clean and in good repair? Check. Location in a wonderful neighborhood within walking distance of historic houses, theaters, cafes, gardens, and swans? Check. Cozy stoves, good sound system, pretty gardens, comfortable smart furnishings? Check. Feeling like you made a great choice? Check.

Will we recommend to friends and return ourselves? Check.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Comfortable, beautifully designed place to stay in Stratford

  • 5 of 5

A couple friends and I rented out Bruce's place while we were in Stratford seeing a few plays. The interiors are beautifully designed and clearly recently remodeled. The furniture and beds are very comfortable, and the living room with its little red fireplace is especially cozy. The kitchen is equipped with a good range of dishware, pots, pans, toaster, coffee machine, etc, and we used it frequently to make meals throughout our stay. We appreciated that each bedroom had it's own adjacent bathroom, including the room downstairs with the pull out couch.

My one little suggestion to the owner: there isn't really anywhere to plug electronics in near the beds without unplugging existing lights, and this could be easily fixed by just adding a power bar. It would make it easier for people who use their cellphone as alarms and wish to charge them overnight.

On the whole we had a great stay. I would definitely recommend this place to my friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely spot in Stratford

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place - cozy - comfortable - all you could wish for. Only one caveat that DID NOT effect us. The cottage is very vertical - my dad who is 83 and did not stay with us (he was at a hotel) was daunted by the stairs. If you are 83 and use a cane heavily - this is not the spot for you.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

We had a lovely stay in Stratford

  • 4 of 5

Thanks so much for sharing your property with us. We enjoyed the location being within walking distance to town, the house had several amenities and was very clean. The back yard provided us a pretty and quiet place to enjoy our coffee in the morning and wine at the end of the day!

The only changes I would recommend is adding a box of Kleenex and a shelf for personal belongings in each ensuite bath. otherwise everything was wonderful!

Thank you

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay in this lovely home away from home. We loved it so much last year that we scheduled our theater tickets around Bruce's calendar this year. We hope to do it again next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely house, great location.

  • 5 of 5

This is a very well-appointed house with friendly owners right next door. It was everything we'd hoped for, and more!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Down the Street
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Stratford Railroad Station
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Pazzos Pizzeria
Nearest Beach
73 Kilometres
Goderich, Bayfield,

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Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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