About this listing
Newly renovated suite, private entrance, walkout to deck & beautiful backyard.
Hardwood floors, 3 piece bath/ modern glass tile. Kitchenette with fridge, microwave, sink, kettle, coffeemaker, toaster.
Close to public transit (TTC)
The space is newly renovated, clean and cozy. We supply fresh linens, towels and bath products to make your stay a pampering one.
Queen size bed. Private entrance at back of house and full glass door for sunny exposure.
This is a basement suite and as such it is best enjoyed by individuals under 6 feet tall (that said, we have hosted our share of taller guests with ease).
The studio has free unlimited wifi access. Guests are also welcome to spend time on our deck or in the beautifully landscaped backyard. Have breakfast in the garden or simply spend some time reading a good book enjoying the sunshine.
Our goal is to make it quick and easy for guests to check in and out independently. Once a reservation is confirmed you will receive a unique access code that allows you to access the suite. This ensures that guests can check in and out regardless of late arrival or early morning departures.
PLEASE NOTE: Please let us know if you will have a vehicle with you. Street parking is available with a permit and we will send you a link to the city of Toronto parking website so that you can pay for and print a permit for your stay.
Interaction with Guests
We would love the opportunity to get to know our guests and make sure that you have all of the information you need about the city and our neighbourhood.
How much you see us is up to you! Your suite and entrance are private so feel free to cozy in and keep to yourself. If however, you have questions or concerns please feel free to let us know so that we can be of assistance.
Our goal is to make your stay a pleasant and stress-free one!
This is an up and coming west end neighbourhood. Close to Queen West village (Gladstone Hotel, The Drake), Bloor west village, Corso Italia (St Clair avenue) and the trendy Ossington strip. Short transit ride to High Park. Walking distance to Dufferin Grove Park (a super cool neighbourhood park with wood pizza oven, Friday night park dinner, Thursday organic market and option to reserve the fire pit for gatherings). Yorkdale Mall and Dufferin Mall close by on Dufferin Street.
The downtown city centre is easily accessible from The Bartlett with several transit options at your door step. 20 minutes to downtown by transit and a world of possibilities in this west end neighbourhood.
Several trendy coffee shops and restaurants nearby including:
Some of our favourite neighbourhood hot spots:
1. THE SOVEREIGN (espresso bar, just up the street)
1359 Davenport Rd.
The Sovereign offers free Wifi and is currently open Monday to Friday 7am to 9pm, Saturday 8am to 9pm and Sunday 9am to 9pm
2. DARK HORSE espresso bar
Dark Horse Espresso Bar, one of the original Toronto indie coffee brands, has expanded its empire with a fifth location, taking over what used to be an auto body shop on Geary Avenue in Dovercourt Village.
- along with fantastic coffee Dark Horse makes wicked pizza served up on Wednesdays and Thursdays
3. THE GEM Bar and Grill (less than a 10 minute walk, east along Davenport)
1159 Davenport Rd.
The Gem has been serving the Davenport and Ossington area for 25 years. This quaint restaurant is filled with quirky knick knacks and collectables - not to mention some of the city's best nachos. Their secret weapon is the chef's signature creamy dill sauce, which is a welcome alternative to sour cream. The homemade veggie bean dip is velvety, delicious, and adds a hint of sweet to the otherwise salty platter. ($7.95 small and $9.95 large)
4. RUSH HOUR (5 minutes by foot)
1438A Dufferin St.
Rush Hour is a relatively new addition on an unassuming corner in Davenport. A notch and a half up from homestyle cooking, they serve hearty and nutritious food in a casual atmosphere with a casual approach. It's not exactly fine dining, and prices reflect this. Dinner for four, with apps, entrees and wine comes in at around $40 per person taxes and tip in. Having had a great first meal there back in December, we figure it's worth another visit, and we bring friends.
$$$$ Italian, European
Kid Friendly, Romantic, BYOB, Outdoor Seating, Takes Reservations, Alcohol Serving, Take Out
Tuesday - Friday
5. NOVA ERA (Portuguese Bakery and cafe) 192 Geary Ave (just at the bottom of our street, less than 5 minutes by foot)
Nova Era has locations scattered across the city, but this one acts as a hub of activity on Geary Avenue as locals stop in for baked goods and coffee on a near constant basis. But perhaps the best part about Nova Era is the lunch counter where you can grab excellent toasta mista and other sandwiches. The sugar-coated doughnuts are to die for.
Hours of Operation:
Sunday – Thursday 6:00am – 11:00pm
Friday – Saturday 6:00am – 1:00am
Another close-by neighbourhood of note:
Bloorcourt is a Toronto neighbourhood on the rise. The area along Bloor between Christie Pits and Dufferin has seen new life in the past few years as galleries, restaurants and other businesses have flocked here in search of cheap(er) rents and access to the Bloor subway line. The mix of restaurants here reflect the diversity of the local community and include the Portuguese favourite Sardinha the King of BBQ Chicken, Ethiopian restaurants like African Palace and Lalibela and Indian mainstay Banjara. They've been joined by new favourities like Bakerbots, Drift Bar, Hogtown Vegan, The Common and Two Bite Saloon.
It is a short and pleasant walk to Dufferin subway station from the property (aprox 12 minutes).
The property is located near many transit routes including buses along Davenport, Dupont and Dufferin Streets.
The 127 Davenport bus Eastbound stops just at the top of our street and is a fantastic and quick route downtown. The 127 bus takes you to Dupont subway station in less than 10 minutes (the Yong/University/Spadina line). From here you can take the train North or South (to downtown).
The 127 Eastbound bus also drops you off at Spadina station in about 12 minutes. This is the heart of the Annex with lots of great restaurants and shops. From Spadina station you also have access to the Bloor subway line which will take you East and West.
The southbound Dufferin bus (29) will take you to Dufferin station, which gives you access to the Bloor subway line, heading both East and West.
Must have app:
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Other Things to Note
We have a two night booking minimum, if you need to stay only one night please send us a message and we will do our best to accommodate.
If you are celebrating a special occasion or have any special requests please do not hesitate to let us know. If it means making your stay special, you can count on us to do our part!
No smoking in the suite or on the property.
We are a young couple living in Toronto. We love to travel and are always looking for fabulous places to stay at reasonable prices. In keeping with this love, we decided to share a bit of our space with you.... a great spot for a great price!
We are looking forward to meeting travellers and assisting you to find what you are looking for in our fine city :)