This lovely downtown Arts and Crafts gem offers two floors of spacious comfort. It is 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!
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