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Historic Arts and Crafts Gem built in 1913

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Last updated: 12/02/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This lovely downtown Arts and Crafts gem offers two floors of luxury, the perfect alternative for families, friends, and business travelers who appreciate a peaceful hideaway in an atmosphere of art, culture and history. With its own private entrance, this 1350 sq. ft. rental provides absolute privacy and a charming English-style courtyard for your exclusive use. High speed wireless internet, cable and Netflix.

This historically designated Arts and Crafts style home, circa 1913 is situated in the safe upscale community of Cabbagetown located in the heart of Toronto. This vacation rental includes two floors (main and garden level) of absolute privacy in an apartment with a separate entrance, approx. 1350 square feet, with an outdoor deck and private walled in courtyard for your exclusive use.

This fully private and furnished self-catering unit is a perfect alternative for vacationers or business travelers who appreciate a peaceful hideaway in an atmosphere of culture and history; in fact you wouldn't know you were in the middle of Canada’s largest city! This home provides what a hotel room cannot, space for friends and family traveling together to enjoy a beautiful common space to relax and dine in an affordable way.

The area is perfect for architecture buffs (the New York Times described it as the largest enclave of restored Victorian homes in North America) and this century home on a quiet, beautiful tree-lined street features an old-fashioned front porch shaded by wisteria and a gingko tree ( Frank Lloyd Wright’s favourite combination). The gardens are designed with authentic arts and crafts principles inspired by British garden designer Gertrude Jekyll.

The rental space includes a fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel fridge and dishwasher, a microwave, a gas stove and wall oven. There are two bedrooms, one with a queen size mattress, dresser and a built in closet with mirrored doors. The other bedroom with the twin set does not have a door; a thick curtain separates it from a large open space with a mirrored dresser, closet and seating area. There is a bathroom with a shower, marble vanity and deep soaker tub.

Many original features are intact such as Southern Georgia pine floors, high baseboards, historic mouldings, a pocket door and a wood burning fireplace in a spacious and comfortable living room and separate dining room. There are beautiful botanical dishes and a fully equipped kitchen to create delicious gourmet meals. The property owner is a fine artist whose original paintings you will find throughout the apartment; in fact you may find yourself feeling you are staying in an art gallery!

You can walk most everywhere, a car is unnecessary but if you need a car, the Green P lot across the street has Car2Go, Autoshare, and Zipcar rentals. Parking is available at a Green P lot just a few steps away, OR I can order you a temporary parking pass from the City of Toronto. A weekly pass is $25 in total. There are streetcar and bus routes just around the corner and within a few short blocks you will find every amenity you will need for a comfortable stay.

There are coffee shops (Starbucks, Jet Fuel, and Tim Hortons at the corner), gourmet delis (Daniel et Daniel, the best pain chocolat, The Scullery, the best ginger scones in TO and the Epicure for deli meats and cheeses), award-winning restaurants (F’Amelia and the House on Parliament), liquor and beer stores, No Frills and organic grocery stores, and even a few rare breeds at Riverdale arm a few blocks away!
I'm the owner and I live upstairs so will be here to greet you upon arrival, and am around to offer suggestions for whatever you may require to make your stay a memorable one.

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Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, some French
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/02/2016

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 1350 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    One person in the party must be at least 21years of age...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    The twin beds can be pushed together....moreless

  • The apartment within the house is located on two levels, the main floor and the lower level. Because the bedrooms and bath are located on the lower floor they are unsuitable for small children and those with mobility issues.There are two bedrooms, one with a queen size mattress, dresser and a built in closet with mirrored doors. The other bedroom with the twin set does not have a door. A curtain separates it from an open space with a mirrored dresser, closet and seating area. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

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  • The vanity has a marble top and there is a deep soaker tub, along with a professional hairdryer....moreless

Other Amenities

  • You can explore the Don Valley trails at the end of the street for long hikes and bike rides (city rental bikes are available close by) and the historical Distillery District is a 15-20 minute walk. It’s a quick transit or cab ride to the Eaton Centre, the Phoenix Concert Theatre, Massey Hall, the financial district, the high end shops of Yorkville, the Hockey Hall of Fame, the University of Toronto, Ryerson and George Brown College, world class hospitals, Queen’s Park, theatre, ballet, opera, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), St. Lawrence and Kensington Markets, Pride, the trendy Queen Street shops, the Cabbagetown Arts Festival and Tour of Homes, the Toronto waterfront, CN Tower, Air Canada Centre, Rogers Skydome and the new Ripley’s Aquarium. The Pan Am Games will be here in July so hail a taxi on Carlton or Parliament Streets and begin exploring!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games:

    Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble, Boggle and card games...moreless

  • Stereo:

    for Ipod & Iphone...moreless

  • Television:

    New flat-screen Smart TV with Bell Fibe TV and Netflix....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    In the heart of Toronto's most historic and coveted neighbourhood....moreless

  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free Wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    A lot closeby charges $13.50 daily. For onstreet parking, I can order a weekly pass for $25 total. A license plate # is required.Parking on the street is strictly enforced so kindly heed the signage....moreless

  • Telephone:

    There is a landline to call out onl for emergencies and local calls. It does not ring....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Full size high efficiency, uses 'he' detergent only...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Private walled English-style courtyard garden for your exclusive use....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    In summer a free city owned poll is about a 20 minute walk away. A new indoor pool complex with slide is approximately 10 blocks away....moreless

Building Type

  • House
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 High
May 19 - Oct 9, 2017
3 night min stay
$150 $169
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$135 $150
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150.40
  • Cleaning $56.40

Notes:

As guests you are invited to feel like you are at home and use everything in the apartment but to leave things as you find them, clean and tidy. There is absolutely no smoking allowed on the property. Pets may be considered under special circumstances. All cancellations are subject to a non refundable booking fee. Check in after 4 PM, check out before 11 AM unless prior arrangements are made.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

5.6 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Billy Bishop
50 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Starbucks
3.3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Toronto Island Ferry
3.8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Union Station
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Gardiner Expressway
75 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
The Scullery

Car: Not Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: I'm a fine artist (painter) and writer, and now an innkeeper, too!

Why the Owner Chose Cabbagetown, Toronto, ON, Canada:
Cabbagetown is a magical place. I'd wanted to live here all my life and 16 years ago my dream came true. Now I get to share this dream home with the global community.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Authentic Arts and Crafts home with original features, heritage protected by the City of Toronto.


Contact us

Speaks: english, some French
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/02/2016

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Photos

  • Historic Arts and Crafts Gem built in 1913

    Historic Arts and Crafts Gem built in 1913

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Alternate view of the living Room

    Alternate view of the living Room

  • Bathroom with deep soaker tub

    Bathroom with deep soaker tub

  • Alternate view of the twins room

    Alternate view of the twins room

  • Summer gathering of Aberdeen neighbours in the courtyard garden

    Summer gathering of Aberdeen neighbours in the courtyard garden

  • The front entrance with Arts and Crafts features

    The front entrance with Arts and Crafts features

  • Aberdeen Avenue in summer

    Aberdeen Avenue in summer

  • Feel free to help yourself to the herbs & vegetables in the community garden

    Feel free to help yourself to the herbs & vegetables in the community garden

  • Historic Arts and Crafts Gem built in 1913

    Historic Arts and Crafts Gem built in 1913

  • The living room

    The living room

  • Alternate view from dining room into kitchen

    Alternate view from dining room into kitchen

  • Bedroom with Queen

    Bedroom with Queen

  • Bedroom with twins

    Bedroom with twins

  • The courtyard garden in August

    The courtyard garden in August

  • The front porch in summer

    The front porch in summer

  • Front garden close up

    Front garden close up

  • Arts and Crafts Gem

    Arts and Crafts Gem

  • The courtyard garden in January

    The courtyard garden in January

  • Photo from top floor shows proximity to downtown (CN Tower on far right)

    Photo from top floor shows proximity to downtown (CN Tower on far right)

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Monday, December 05, 2016

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