=Named one of the "TOP 10 Best" Places to Stay on Tripadvisor
=Well located to visit Toronto's major sights
=Ideal for business travelers
=Quiet, light, airy bedroom
=Friendly relaxed atmosphere
Our house is situated downtown, in the beautiful, historic area called Cabbagetown, which is known as "a small town in the heart of a big city".
The BEDROOM is light, airy and quiet. It has a queen sized bed, with a comfy pillow-top mattress.
The BATHROOM is next to the bedroom, and may be shared with one other single room.
Our pretty street is only a 4 min walk to busy Parliament street, with its excellent pubs, restaurants and coffee shops, and the streetcar/bus which connects to the subway.
The view from your window is of the historical 'back lanes' of Toronto. The room has a flat screen TV and a small fridge.
Fresh bed linen, bath towels, shampoo, cond and hairdryer are provided.
We let out 2 other bedrooms in the house.
Distances to Attractions -
Gorgeous Eaton Shopping Center is a 25 min
walk or subway
Gay village.....15 min walk/bus
St Lawrence Market - voted the worlds best indoor market in 2014.....20 min bus/subway
Trendy Distillery district with art galleries, etc - 10 minute bus
PUBLIC Transport to Attractions-------
ROM-(Royal Ontario Museum).....15 min
AGO - Art Gallery of Ontario......15 min
CN Tower - 20 mins bus/subway
Hip Kensington Market - a vibrant outdoor area frozen in the 70's.....25 min tram ride C$3.00
***PARKING can be arranged @ $10 per day - please request BEFORE arrival
***FREE hi-speed wifi
***LAUNDRY facilities are one block away
***No children under 14 yrs
Bedroom, livingroom, diningroom, front garden.
Interaction with Guests
You are completely independent. You receive your own front door code before you arrive, and are then free to come and go as you please. I live in the basement apartment, and am always available to give help and advice.
Complimentary tea, coffee and hot chocolate are available at all times.
Please take your shoes off in the house - to minimize noise on the staircase, and not disturb other guests.
It is a non-smoking house.
My recent stay with Gailo & James was perfect, 10/10! I have stayed here several times and it now feels like home! The hosts are warm and welcoming! The house is spotless and I felt like I was staying in a 5 star hotel in the Normandy Suite! I can't wait to return again. Love the location and it is easily accessible as it is close to transit and walking distance to great restaurants and shopping. This is the only place I want to stay when I visit the city!
I had a very nice stay at Gailo's house.
Gailo is welcoming and very helpful should you need any information about the city. The rooms are nicely decorated, very clean and the bed in the Provence bedroom amazingly comfortable. The only blemish is that it may be disturbing to hear every single noise made in the shared bathroom, wedged between two bedrooms.
Otherwise, the house is very quiet and nestled in a very nice part of Cabbagetown, and I would stay there again with pleasure.
Gailo and her husband are so nice. We arrived so late, but she still waited for us and gave a warm welcome. I love everything in her house, and her room is pretty tidy and decorated. Recommend to you!
Gailo was a wonderful host and her place was excellent. I had an extended stay here and it was both a wonderful location and a pleasant, clean experience. I will remember this place in the future.
My wife and me came to visit Toronto at our first time on that weekend. Our staying was very comfort at that hearty home of Gailo and James. The old style home is clean and very cosy. High ceiling and a lot of fresh air.
From the very beginning Gailo took a great care of us starting from helping with my Airbnb account issue treatment to detailed and clear instructions on how to reach their house in the best way - we were going to arrive at Toronto Union Station by rail at 9 PM and did not know the city at all. Very caring and thoughtful hosting from instructions on how to get to home and the room at after-hour (night) time to the perfectly prepared brochure with accommodation details - "on-board" wifi settings, nearest groceries, cafes and restaurants, tourist attractions and vouchers. Gailo has three beautiful cats which are not annoying but rather bringing special cosiness to the home, they are like the other members of family. You will love them if they even allow you to see them. ;)
Thank you so much indeed, Gailo! Our best wishes and warm regards to James and all your family members.
Gailo and her husband were fantastic! They were friendly and always open for conversation. The rooms were as pretty as they look on the pictures and we had a really great time staying in Toronto.
Gailo and her husband was totally 100% welcoming. My room and their house was full of charm, warmth and character and is in a very pretty part of Toronto.
I didn't spend much time in room as working but the bed was soooooo comfy and I slept really well.
A very thoughtful and friendly host and I had a super pleasant stay. Will return!
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Originally from South Africa - now Canadian
My husband and I love travelling, mainly to Europe, but work tends to get in the way!. I adore animals, and entertaining.
Enjoy reading mysteries and biographies, knitting, and have 2 wonderful married children living in Toronto.
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