We would look forward to welcoming you to come stay in the basement apartment of our home! The neighbourhood is quiet & friendly and near the best of Kitchener (farmers' market, downtown, art gallery, museum, library, theatres, stadium & more!).
We would look forward to welcoming you to come stay in the basement apartment of our home.
We are professors and so we usually rent the apartment to graduate students during the academic year. But we have decided to give AirBnB a try for the coming months.
The apartment would best suit one or two people, but in a pinch it can sleep up to four people (two in the bedroom, two on the futon couch).
Apartment layout and amenities:
- basement apartment; 722 square feet
- separate entrance
- washer and dryer
- bathroom with shower (no bathtub)
- eat-in kitchen with full-sized fridge and range, plus microwave, coffee maker, toaster, kettle and most kitchen things you'll need (if you are missing something you need, please just ask)
- one (small) bedroom with double bed
- living room (with futon couch)
- professionally cleaned prior to each visit, with fresh linen provided
We are happy to share our large back deck with BBQ during your stay.
Interaction with Guests
We respect the privacy of guests but we are always happy to chat if you'd like advice on things to do and see. We do our best to make sure everyone is comfortable.
We live in a very quiet neighbourhood close to all good things in Kitchener. We are 2 blocks from the amazing Kitchener Farmers' Market and very close to the downtown's Centre in the Square, the Aud, Kichener Public Library's beautifully renovated Main Branch, Victoria Park, the Iron Horse Trail, the GO and Via Train Stations, and many other sites and restaurants. Waterloo's downtown (5 km away) and St. Jacob's (11 km away) are also fairly close by.
We provide a detailed guidebook of all the local amenities, restaurants, cafes, and things to do (theatres, parks, markets, etc.).
Location: the nearest major intersection is Frederick Street & Lancaster Street East in Kitchener.
Our address is rated as "very walkable" on the Walk Score (it gets an 79%).
We are close to the GO and Via train station. Bus stops of major routes (the #7 and #8) are nearby as well.
We are also very close to a great dedicated bike route, the Iron Horse trail system.
No smoking, no pets. We appreciate quiet from 10pm until 7am.
My parents stayed at Angela&Johns for a few nights. They liked it very much! The hosts were friendly and helpful, the place was clean and cosy and the location was perfect! We really can recommend the stay here!
John was very helpful, giving us extra blanket during the cold spell in July. Angela was out of town, during our stay, so never met her.
Wish knew the futon was on floor.
We stayed here for 4 days in July and found that the apartment had everything we needed. For the price is was a great deal and John was a great host. The location is in a nice quiet neighbourhood as well. Our last evening there we sat on the patio and enjoyed the scenery. A great way to end our visit to this wonderful city.
Stayed here for the weekend, and quite liked it. Great location in the downtown area of Kitchener. Lots of shopping and attractions in the area. The hosts are very nice, and easygoing, although unfortunately we didn't get to meet in person as they were away. I would definitely stay here again, and absolutely recommend it to anyone visiting the Kitchener-Waterloo area. Great place!
What fabulous hosts. Thank you so much for a wonderful place to stay. Loads of room for a couple and an extra person on the futon. Sleeps three quite comfortably. You have your own private entrance, bathroom and super large kitchen space. Ten minute walk to the Farmer's Market and Kitchener's main street. Bus stop just around the corner. We had no trouble getting around without a car. You will not be disappointed by booking this lovely space. Loads of information provided for you about the surrounding area and things to do.
Angela and John were fantastic hosts! I felt so welcomed and comfortable during my two week stay. The apartment was just as advertised- very clean and well kept and walking distance from everything! I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and would recommend this apartment to everyone!
This was a great place to stay for a week in Kitchener! John and Angela were extremely accommodating and made several nice dinner recommendations.
John is from the prairies and Angela grew up on the coast of Newfoundland. We are both university professors (John works on labour and globalization; Angela on energy and environmental policy).
We have really enjoyed using Air B&B while traveling in Western Europe, the US, Quebec and Ontario. And now that we have a home with an apartment, we also host other travellers.