Attention tourists and visitors! Here you get the best of both worlds! Whether you are single or a family with young children, our house in "the Beaches" lets you enjoy your visit in a relaxed, quaint community by the waterfront, in our part of town where the locals do everything they need to on foot, where you can keep entertained for days with outings to the Beach, festivals, shops, restaurants, bars and cafes galore. Then, in a matter of minutes you could be in the hustle and bustle of downtown Toronto, experiencing a cosmopolitain city, world class arts venues such as the Four Seasons Center for the Performing Arts (opera), restaurants and shopping for any taste and entertainment options that appreciate the diversity of our great City of Toronto!
Our charming beach cottage is situated in the heart of the Beaches. At your doorstep is bustling Queen Street East and the many shops, cafes, restaurants and bars it offers, the Beach, and public transit. Our cozy home is a great place to unwind daily! You are welcomed to our home by our large porch, with a sleek and stylish outdoor set of chairs and coffee table. Our front door is a 100 year old wooden door with a glass window - very charming! We have a mudroom, where you can neatly store shoes and coats. You enter our beautiful home with a foyer that has a large living room to the left and a dining room to the right. The stairs leading to the 2nd floor are straight ahead, with the kitchen to the right, and the laundry room adjacent. Our home has a very large garden in the backyard with a few oak trees that are over 200 years old to offer you summer sun coverage. We have a 400+ square foot deck that has a sectional outdoor couch and a dining set with umbrella to very comfortably seat 6 when dining. It is a mini oasis in the bustling city! Upstairs there are 2 large bedrooms, with one side room that is off limits (we keep our personal items stored here). One room has a queen sized bed, and windows; the other a double bed and windows. Our house has 1 powder room (toilet and sink, downstairs) and a full 3 piece washroom upstairs (bath&shower, sink and toilet). The basement is off limits - and not much to see down there as it is mainly storage. Our laundry room has a large washer and dryer.
SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS: For sleeping 6, we have 2 large bedrooms upstairs on the second floor. There is 2 QUEEN SIZE BED, comfortably sleeping 2 adults (note one picture shows a toddler bed; actual bed upon arrival will be a Queen Sized bed that comfortably sleeps 2 adults). This room also has a toddler bed. The second bedroom has a double bed that sleeps 2. The living room on the main floor is transformed into a bedroom at night by using the couch and drawing curtains to separate the room for privacy. This sofa can sleep 1 adult. For an additional 2 people, a blow up mattress can be inflated in the living room to sleep additional 2, for a total of 7 persons maximum in the house.
The kitchen has a fridge, gas stove, dishwasher, sink and the cupboards are stacked with cups, glasses, plates, utensils, pots, pans, spices, etc, to make a fabulous home cooked meal. If you run out of groceries, the nearest grocery stores are 1 block away, open to 8pm and 9pm, respectively, and only a 2 minute walk away by foot! Larger supermarkets are within 4 km of our house and can be accessed by car or public transportation.
Downtown Toronto is a short 10 minute cab ride away. If you prefer to take public transportation, hop on the street car at Queen and Lee (a block away), and you can watch the scenery and the changing neighbourhoods as you move westbound towards downtown Toronto, passing Leslieville, South Riverdale, Corktown, Moss Park, Old Town before arriving at the Eaton Centre and City Hall! You can continue further along Queen west to Queen West shops, Chinatown and then hip West Queen West! Note the nearest subway is Woodbine Station, which takes you to central Bloor/Yonge Station in 15 minutes!
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