About this listing
A holiday hideaway on the South Saskatchewan river, my cosy basement suite and garden is a retreat in the middle of the city. Close to downtown, Broadway, Prairieland Park-- and the river is steps from your back door. Often there's home baking!
I have a cozy basement suite with a private bedroom (queen-sized bed), three-piece bath, den and living area. The suite is comfortably furnished with a mix of new and antique furniture, original art, funky lamps and a large library and DVD collection. It has own coffee maker/french press, kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge and dishes. A self-serve breakfast of coffee, tea, fruit, granola is provided on arrival, and you are likely to get homemade cornbread or scones as well during your stay!
You also have WiFi, cable TV, shared washer-dryer and off street parking (with winter plug-in). Summer guests are welcome to enjoy the garden, deck and spare bicycle. Guest access is through the shared back entrance and there is a french door to the suite for added privacy.
My home is on a quiet tree-lined street in the Exhibition area on the Eastside of Saskatoon, 1/2 block from the Meewasin Valley river trails, where you can encounter a variety of wild life (fox, geese, deer, many species of birds) as well as other humans walking, canoing or cycling along the fantastic South Saskatchewan River. Prairieland Park, Marquis Downs horse racing, Diefenbaker Park and the Western Development Museum are a ten minute walk away. Queen's House of Retreats is just five houses down the block. You are also with easy access by car, bike or walking to Broadway shopping district and downtown.
Downtown is 5 minutes away by car, or a 30 minute walk along the river and the mansions of Sask Crescent. The city bus stop less than a block away.
Other things to note
Delicious home-cooked meals can be negotiated--I love to cook! I also have two friendly cats who welcome visitors.
Check in time is 2:00 pm. Check-out time 11:00 am. Non-smokers only.
No parties and no unregistered guests or visitors unless by express permission. Quiet after 11:00 pm.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
Hello everyone, I'm an author/poet,science writer, nature lover, gardener, traveller and interdisciplinary adventurer in the second year of a PhD program at the University of Saskatchewan, studying how new media is changing our brains and what that has to do with reflection and empathy. When not reading or writing, I love to cook, cycle, dance, explore and wander the back roads of this fabulous province. I've encountered a timber wolf, come between a black bear and her cub, and met several critters along the river trails near my home. Although I love the "wilderness," I love the culture and buzz of the big city--lived in Toronto and Vancouver for many years. My favourite city in the world would be a toss up between Paris and New York. My motto-- "do what you love and your dream will follow."