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Open 1500 sq ft living space with includes living & dining room with kitchen

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Our home, Red Canoe Studio, is great for family and friends coming to Toronto. Whether it's to see your favourite teams play, artists, musicians, dancers, film festivals, theatre or shop, our beautifully spacious ground level loft is the perfect place to launch your visit. Our cleaning team, The Sunshine Girls, headed by Magdalena keep our home absolutely spotless and attractive for your arrival.

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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Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    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:

    There is absolutely no smoking on the property, inside or outside. We ask people to go offsite away from the buildings. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We love animals! Because we have a number of events and guests throughout the year, we try to provide a space where people with allergies to animals can be worry free. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    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

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    2 singles can easily be converted into a comfy king...moreless

  • We have a comfy pull-out couch that sleeps 2 in the living room along with an extra single cot/chair for those gatherings that require additional sleeping arrangements...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books:

    We have a small book case with everything from nature and art books to novels....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Plays DVDs....moreless

  • Games:

    Croquenot, Catch Phrase, Cards, Mexican Train, Rummikube, Pictionary, Qwirkle and more…...moreless

  • Music Library:

    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

  • Stereo:

    Our system although an old one can crank out a good sound....moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library:

    We have a variety of DVDs mostly for adults but some for children as well like Princess Bride, Winnie the Pooh, a complete set of Marty Stouffer's Wild America, and Blue Planet....moreless

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    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

  • Waterfront:

    Harbourfront is spectacular. Culture, water, food, great atmosphere rolled into one!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Oak table seats 10 and in a pinch we've added an extra place at each end for seating 12 in a pinch....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    We have fans in every room plus air conditioning in the living and dining areas....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    front loading Maytag...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant floor heat. Water on demand....moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi available....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Good linens and comforter for each each bed....moreless

  • Living Room:

    A large open concept space....moreless

  • Parking:

    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:

    We prefer people bring their own beach towels but if you forget we'll get you a beach towel, just ask....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    A front loading Maytag....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Cuisinart Classic 12-cup programmable coffeemaker. We also have 2 bodems with a coffee grinder....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Settings for 12...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Ours is unique because you don't have to bend down to load it. It's raised up and ergonomically right for all users!...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    We have a fully equipped kitchen with Ninja blender, Lots of different sized pots & pans, baking dishes, toaster, electric kettle, etc....moreless

  • Microwave:

    A brand new Breville, the "Quick Touch". A really brilliant microwave that helps take all the guessing out settings. ...moreless

  • Oven:

    Digital/convection oven. Back left burner not functioning....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    The pantry items vary from guest to guest but usually there are oils, vinegar, spices, rice, pasta, sugar, flour. Use whatever is there....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large with a pullout freezer drawer....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas stove great for cooking. Back left burner not functioning....moreless

  • Toaster:

    A Hamilton Beech toaster that can also toast bagels easily....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    A Europian type patio with chairs and a small table to eat and hang out around....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    We have a small garden at one end of the patio with ferns and hosts....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We have a small Weber that is an awesome barbecue....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Special
Nov 21 - Dec 14, 2016
3 night min stay
$207
$1,431 $5,120

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $38 per night, per additional guest

Holiday rate
Dec 15 - Jan 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$264
$1,657 $5,648

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $38 per night, per additional guest

Winter Special
Jan 6 - Feb 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$207
$1,431 $5,120

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $38 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$226
$1,468 $5,271

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $38 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $376.50
  • Cleaning $75.30
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

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.

HOUSE RULES

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.

OVERVIEW

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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Location

11 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Billy Bishop Airport; Pearson Intl. Airport
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Jimmy's
9 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Via Ferrydocks at 9 Queens Quay W, (416) 397-2628
9.5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Union Subway Station
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Gardner Expressway
6.2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Woodbine Beach - 1675 Lake Shore Blvd E. M4L 3W6

Car: Not Necessary

Check out - Toronto.com

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.

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

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Photos

  • Open 1500 sq ft living space with includes living & dining room with kitchen

    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

    One of our guests, Darnell C., took this pic. Other perspectives are fascinating

  • For those musical enthusiasts we've got percussion instruments .

    For those musical enthusiasts we've got percussion instruments .

  • Our galley kitchen with a large island to gather around or prepare food.

    Our galley kitchen with a large island to gather around or prepare food.

  • Sit around the island and hang out in the kitchen.

    Sit around the island and hang out in the kitchen.

  • 2nd Bathroom off of main living room. It has a shower.

    2nd Bathroom off of main living room. It has a shower.

  • Master Bathroom with double shower head, soaker tub, sink and bidet.

    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

    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.

    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.

    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?

    What would summer life be without the Weber cast iron grill barbecue?

  • The birds are awesome in our garden.

    The birds are awesome in our garden.

  • Bamboo floors and radiant floor heat in winter.

    Bamboo floors and radiant floor heat in winter.

  • Across the living room. Another Darnell shot.

    Across the living room. Another Darnell shot.

  • Games, books, TV (with an HDMI cable to hook up to your computer) plus DVDs.

    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!

    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

    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.

    Large master bedroom with a queen. Bathroom and laundry room are steps away.

  • Lots of room wherever you go.

    Lots of room wherever you go.

  • Laundry room off of master with extra cleaning supplies, iron and vacuum.

    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.

    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.

    Our garden is a site to behold with giant hostas and ferns.

  • Great place to sit,  sip your drink and eat barbecue.

    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

    Our landmark sign points the way up the driveway through the gates to the studio

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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