Unique 3 Bedroom Home Close to Beach, Easy Access to Downtown(27 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
A uniquely spacious family home, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms close to lake & park
It was once a cider mill back in the 1800's when the neighborhood was an apple orchard. You feel like your in Italy sitting on the European style patio. Everyone who has stayed in our 2500 square foot warehouse conversion home in Toronto's east-end has commented on what a rare jewel our home is tucked away in the middle of a city. For sure, when we first discovered it, we knew we had found something truly "unique."
There is radiant floor heat throughout used in the late fall and winter, 14 foot ceilings, bamboo floors in the main space and polished dyed concrete, Italian style, in the bedrooms with throw rugs. There are three bedrooms; one queen master bedroom has an en suite with soaker tub, bidet and 2 person shower. Off of the bedroom is a walk in laundry room with sink and ironing board; one bedroom with a queen; one bedroom with two twins/ or a king. Our home sleeps six in the bedrooms but it will accommodate 8 altogether with a pull-out double in the living room and a cot as well. The second bathroom with a shower is off the living room. There is an upright piano for the musically inclined in the open concept living/kitchen/dinning area that is 1500 sq ft and a 10 person beautiful oak dinning table. There is parking for two cars and we are steps to all of Toronto's modes of public transportation, subway, streetcar and bus. Docking station for your music, internet and TV (and HDMI cable for your computer to get Netflix, etc if you wish) with DVD collection. We still have them!
Outside from spring to fall is our lush garden filled with ferns and hostas and other beauties. At your finger tips, outside the front door, is basil and mint for your cooking use as well. At the other end is our easy to use Weber barbie with a cast iron grill.
When you come to Red Canoe Studio you don't need to worry about a thing. Shampoo, conditioner, body soap, towels, wash clothes and quality sheets are provided. We'll get you a toothbrush if you forget yours.
Also know that we have a massage therapist/yoga teacher who is willing to come to Red Canoe Studio (upon availability of your visit) to help keep you tuned up and healthy. You just need to ask and we can help hook you up.
We are a smoke free and pet free space, friendly for environmentally sensitive folks and wheelchair friendly.
ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES
Generally arrivals are from 3 pm on and departures at 10 am but we are flexible and if we can accommodate our guests schedules we will try.
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Member since: 2015
- 2500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
We appreciate that parents, grandparent and children can have a family holiday together. Guests with young toddlers have to be mindful of the delicate sculptural artwork in the main living room that can be vulnerable to rough play. We don't childproof our home however with a bit of creativity to block the one sculpture area with chairs, along with a watchful eye, young ones don't feel limited....moreless
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed:
Although our home is ground floor home there are a two 4" curbs that wheelchairs have to negotiate: in the entrance to the living room and the large master bathroom shower area. Some people who have disabilities have found the building workable. ...moreless
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- DVD Player:
Hook up your i-pod to our connector or play CDs from Aretha Franklin, Willie Nelson, women who sing the blues, Sting, Beatles, to Keith Jarrett, Bruce Cockburn, Bonnie Raitt, Joe Cocker or Joni M....moreless
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Sight Seeing
Soak up lakeside atmosphere, come for picnics or some beach volleyball, or or take a dip. Walk straight south from our place 15-20 min. & you'll hit water or it's 6 min drive. Either way it's close....moreless
Golf Course Front:
Dentonia Park Course is a great little course with rolling hills, some challenging to climb but otherwise a lot of fun to play - 18 holes .781 Victoria Park Ave. Toronto, Ontario M4C5S8 416392255...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Roller Blading
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
We have room for 2 vehicles plus ours. To switch cars we simply text or call one another. The It's important to know that parking on our street at night without a permit will get you a ticket...moreless
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 6 - Feb 15, 2017
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $37 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $37 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $374.85
- Cleaning $74.97
- Tax Rate 13%
INTERACTION WITH GUESTS
We will meet with you to give you the keys and show you the space when you arrive, and will also meet you to pick up the keys. You will have our number, and email, and can reach out to us anytime by email, phone or text, if you need us or want tourist tips, directions etc. The check in check out time can be flexible upon arrangement.
There is absolutely no smoking in our home, no pets, and a cleaning charge of $100 will be charged. We always make sure that the unit is clean and in order, and ask our guests to treat the place with respect, and leave the place in a clean state. We ask our guests to be respectful of our neighbors by keeping noise to a minimum. Respect all furnishings in the unit, and keep it clean. Damage to any art or furniture may be deducted from any deposits.
We are in the Beach Hill neighborhood, walking distance to the best beaches in Toronto and the trendy shops of Queen St East. 'Little India' is a 15 minute walk and on a summer evening the whole street is alive with color reminiscent of New Deli, BBQ’d corn and fresh squeezed cane juice can be had as you walk along the street, fabulous food, festive atmosphere and great shopping. The Bandit espresso bar around the corner has wireless where you can hang with the locals. Or a few block further west the Corner Pub has awesome locally sourced hamburgers, We are artist/musicians and often host events, concerts, poetry readings and story telling, in this very large living room.
Minutes away are two farmers markets on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3-7pm. Or, you could walk 15 minutes south to Queen St, with great restaurants catering to just about any taste from Mexico to Japan, Middle East to Italian, as well as boutique shopping. Another block south and there are many kilometers of boardwalk along lake Ontario to walk, a sandy beach and swimming on a hot day.
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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Car: Not Necessary
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You want to explore the Beach area. We've lived here for years and there's great restaurants on Queen Street and lovely parks. Greek town is minutes away west on Danforth. Little India is a 20 minute walk or 6 minute car ride.
Take in a Blue Jay's game at Rogers Centre -
Or go to the Toronto Islands for a family picnic. It's so easy to toddle around on the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) for everything. Close to our home you can catch a bus, street car or subway.
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: KIM BRODEY has a multifaceted background that has included working as a singer/actor, midwife, childbirth educator, and educational change workshop leader (in areas of conflict resolution, and cultural inclusivity). Kim has been an authorized Continuum Movement teacher since 1991 mentored by Emilie Conrad and Susan Harper. She has over 35 years of experience mentoring and working with groups, couples and individuals in traditional and non-traditional ways, see Discoveries in Movement. With Red Canoe Families Kim and Jerry work together using an integrative approach to conscious parenting. Kim and Jerry have been married since 1983. They have two children, three grandchildren, and many God children. JERRY BRODEY is an arts educator, mentor, workshop leader and performing artist. His passion is to advocate for youth, social justice and peace issues. In 1994 Jerry co-founded Community Builders Youth Leadership, a non-profit organization that trains young people to be leaders and activists. Kim and Jerry have been presenting workshops for educators and performing for students for over 30 years. They’ve received two Juno nominations, an Action for Children's Television award and three American Library awards. In 1995 Jerry worked with Ojibway elder John Agounie while offering a rites of passage program for boys. This launched him into writing and performing his first play, Solo: A Boy's Journey. Boys and men’s issues are at the forefront of his work. On November 24th, 2012 Jerry released Acres of HeartLand, a fundraising CD for Planting Seeds of Hope school. Jerry continues to work with Community Builders and manage Red Canoe Studio.
Why the Owner Chose Beach Hill, Toronto, ON, Canada:
We love being near the beach and in 2005 we found this unusual property which is a 20-minute walk to the beach and an old fashioned boardwalk. Back in the 1800's this neighborhood an apple orchard and our home was the old cider mill. In those days, cider mills were often the gathering places where on cold winter evenings the fiddles would come out and an evening of stories and songs would be enjoyed. We bought the property so we could offer a variety arts events, workshops and special gatherings that we could never have in our previous house. It was a dream come true.
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Open 1500 sq ft living space with includes living & dining room with kitchen
One of our guests, Darnell C., took this pic. Other perspectives are fascinating
For those musical enthusiasts we've got percussion instruments .
Our galley kitchen with a large island to gather around or prepare food.
Sit around the island and hang out in the kitchen.
2nd Bathroom off of main living room. It has a shower.
Master Bathroom with double shower head, soaker tub, sink and bidet.
A large soaker tub, epsom salts in the laundry room and with plenty of towels
No.2 bedroom has a queen and ample room for sitting with tons of closet space.
The entrance to our home and patio. Basil and mint on either side of the door.
What would summer life be without the Weber cast iron grill barbecue?
The birds are awesome in our garden.
Bamboo floors and radiant floor heat in winter.
Across the living room. Another Darnell shot.
Games, books, TV (with an HDMI cable to hook up to your computer) plus DVDs.
No more bending down. We raised the dishwasher higher to make it easy to load!
Oak table fits 10 comfortably. You can easily add another setting at each end
Large master bedroom with a queen. Bathroom and laundry room are steps away.
Lots of room wherever you go.
Laundry room off of master with extra cleaning supplies, iron and vacuum.
Number 3 bedroom with twins that can easily be made into a king.
Our garden is a site to behold with giant hostas and ferns.
Great place to sit, sip your drink and eat barbecue.
Our landmark sign points the way up the driveway through the gates to the studio
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Thursday, January 19, 2017
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