Must love cats:)
This beautiful apartment, 2 blocks from downtown Guelph is available at a reduced rate while I travel. It's reduced because it's only available to those who are happily and willingly able to care for my cat, Lily. She needs to be fed daily (she will often meow to be fed in the early morning and will want outside after she eats), have her litter changed and have daily attention... Lily is pretty easy to care for....having you around will be a comfort for her:) And perhaps you too:)
There is a comfy double bed in the bedroom.
The apartment is heated by water (email hidden)'s a nice heat I find. The bathroom floor is cold in the winter because it doesn't have a heat source near by....just fair warning:) I find the rest of the apartment is warm enough and comfortable...the heat turns down at night.
No air conditioning, but the apartment stays relatively cool and comfortable in the summer due to shade from nearby trees and being on the main floor. There are a few windows that can be opened to let in the cool night air.
No carpets for those concerned about allergens.
Close to public transit, lots of restaurants, night life, quiet, tree lined street.
Apartment has plenty of plants and a beautiful kitchen to prepare meals.
There is no T.V.
Free parking on street in front of the house...they don't ticket on the street I live...please be mindful of the fire hydrant and read parking signs if you don't park in front of the house.
This is a non-smoking, environmentally friendly house/home.
You may borrow my bike if you like. It's a "mens" style mountain bike with an adjustable seat.
I have a powerful blender and "Champion" juicer if you would like to use them. The kitchen is equipped with the basic kitchen supplies needed. There is a Bodum french press available that can be used to make coffee and loose leaf tea. There's also a couple of tea ball infusers to make tea. If you don't want to make your own, there is a Planet Bean two blocks away. I've heard from my friends that they make great coffee.
My friend/landlord lives in the main part of the house should you have any questions or concerns. His name is Jalen and he's a really kind, great guy.
The house is split into 3 separate sections; the main part of the house, my apartment and one apartment above mine, for a total of 6 people living on the property. It's a beautifully updated/renovated century home with wooden floors, high ceilings, and lots of bright light. The bedroom, if desired, can remain quite dark if you draw the curtain.
The internet only works well from the bedroom or if you have a phone plan on your cell, you can use your phone as a hotspot and use the internet anywhere in the apartment.
Bedding, towels, face cloths, soap, shampoo/conditioner are available for use.
Interaction with Guests
I only rent out my place while I'm travelling, so you will have the apartment to yourself. I will give you the easy instructions on how to get in to the apartment when you make a reservation. My housemates are often around and they're friendly. You can ask them for help if needed and I'll give you my landlord's phone # (he lives in the same house). I'll also be available by phone and email should you have any questions or concerns.
The nearest bus stop is about a 5 minute walk.
* Unfortunately, Other pets are not welcome because of the stress it would put on Lily.
* This is a shared household. Please be as mindful as possible that there are great people living above and to the side of the apartment (e.g. no parties)
* Please keep your clothing off the floor. Lily is well trained in using her litter box, but for some reason if there's clothing on the floor, she sometimes pees on it! You'll be just fine if you keep your things up high.
Mary Anne went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable. The neighborhood was very nice--and safe--and a short walk from downtown.
The bathroom--and the shower--is a bit small, but overall, the place is quite comfortable. The other residents in the building are very friendly and helpful, as well. Highly recommended!
A lovely peaceful place - classic old building with everything one could ask for (including a view of the church through the kitchen window).
Mary's apartment is lovely and very comfortable. Everything is very convenient inside. Moreover, you cannot feel lonely thanks to the cat, Lyly.
Mary is also a very kind person who helps me a lot when I arrived in Guelph.
Great place to stay!
Mary Anne is an excellent host. She called me prior to my stay to confirm key exchange and other such details. Everything was exactly as stated.
The apartment itself is beautiful. Tastefully decorated with a warm, welcoming feel. It was a comfortable and calming stay.
Lily is very friendly. She adorably loves belly rubs and loves to cuddle.
Mary Anne was a great host, and her apartment is excellently located, as well as super clean, tidy, and smells amazing! Communicating with Mary Anne was a breeze, from booking our stay to instructions on how to care for Lily. Which brings us to the real star of the show...Lily is a great cat, very independent and easy to care for, but also very friendly and cuddly! We really enjoyed our tranquil weekend getaway in Guelph, and would absolutely recommend Mary Anne's wonderful space!
I really enjoyed my stay at Mary Anne's apartment. Her description was spot on, and I especially loved all the natural light and open space. It was maybe a bit snug sharing a double bed with my mom, and there is only a loveseat, so keep that in mind. Mary Anne is super accommodating and personable, so booking/communicating was a breeze. Thanks a lot, Mary Anne! See you next summer :)
Here's a few things that I think will give a good idea as to what kind of person I am:
* I love being outdoors...kayaking, canoeing, camping, x-country skiing, rock climbing, biking, gardening etc.
* I'm athletic, but not overly competitive...except with rock throwing contests;)
* Downhill skiing is fun, but I'm getting to the point where I would like to hike up the hill and ski down to avoid being cold the whole time in the line and during the 30 second run. I think I would like the sense of accomplishment hiking up the hill.
* I'm adventurous. Saying that, I'll die happy even if I don't jump out of a plane and I like to be properly educated, informed and comfortable/practiced with what I'm doing/learning to avoid injury.
* Gardening makes me happy. I love observing and being in/working with nature. I would like to continually learn about permaculture and sustainable living.
* I love music and supporting local musicians by going to see live music. Reggae speaks to me, but I like a variety of music with the exception of heavy rock/metal...puts me in a bad mood! :) I like drumming circles, even though I'm kind of new to drumming. I just enjoy being around people and making music. I like the community feel of it.
*I really like rock climbing. I find it to be challenging, fun, social and a great way to stay healthy/strong.
* I don't have a t.v. by choice. I gave up t.v. watching when I was 13 after spending a summer watching too much of the "Price is right". I still cringe at the memory:) Movies are fine. They have an end;)
* My apartment is uncluttered, simple and filled with plants. I like earthy or bright/vibrant colours. Right now, there's a lot of orange and browns, greens and blues. I can handle a little mess, but I feel more at peace when my space is organized and uncluttered. I believe that too much unneeded stuff weighs us down.
* I either buy things used or good quality to support a healthy environment and to avoid straining our landfills.
* I consider malls like the "death zone" of Everest...if you choose to be there, you only have a certain amount of time before your oxygen and soul gets stripped away;)
* About Everest, I would love to hike around the Nepal region and I love to hike mountains and be around mountains in general. Saying that, I have no desire to hike something like Everest:) It's too risky for me...Just the risk of getting frost bite is too much for me...I would love to summit some of the mountains in the cdn. rockies though. They're a little more gentle.
Overall, I believe we're all interconnected. When we hurt others, we are inevitably hurting ourselves. When we destroy our environment, we're destroying our lifeline. It's this belief that governs my choices in life because I think we can all contribute to a healthy, happy world for all.