Private room on Queen by the beach!

Apartment - Private room · Queen Street East, Toronto, ON M4E 1G2, Canada
Rod

This is the main room with your host in a smaller bedroom. You'll have a bay window, two stories over looking Queen St. E. and a block from the beach. There is a double futon, dark wooden blinds, a TV, stereo, guitars, dresser and bar in the room.

Your host, Rod
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This is the main room with your host in a smaller bedroom. You'll have a bay window, two stories over looking Queen St. E. and a block from the beach. There is a double futon, dark wooden blinds, a TV, stereo, guitars, dresser and bar in the room.

The Space

We have a furnished apartment, one block from the beach and beautiful boardwalk, in one of the most fun and safe neighbourhoods in Toronto. 24 hour public transit, 30 mins to downtown. Street parking by permit is available. Taxis rove the area all the time. We have bike trails, cafes, boutiques, spas, pubs, restaurants, walk-in clinics, pharmacies, organics stores, Belgian chocolate makers, bakeries, home made ice cream shops, massage therapy, you-do or they-do laundry right down stairs, top Toronto coffee roastery with Wi-Fi also right down stairs, sustainable farming butcher, vegetarian options, two theatres, big library, free public skating in the winter, off-leash dog zone on the beach, bookstores, parks and mature tree lined streets.

We are up 35 indoor stairs. The main room with a double futon, as well as a full kitchen, bathroom and small private safe deck, are all yours to use with your host. Wi-Fi, yes. Hardwood floors, yes. 40" flat screen with blue-ray and VCR, yes. Cable and phone, no. Helpful host for whatever you'll need. We have two small tabby cats. Tobacco smoking outside only, in our 4 unit historic building.

This is not a new condo. Our entrance way is a small unassuming door on (website hidden). E. The stairs could use lick of paint, but don't let that be your guide. Check out the pictures. This place is really cool. We're on the second floor. The style in "The Beach" community is primarily homes from the 1900's, originally used as cottages, by downtowners. The Beach maintains a village vibe, despite being so close to the downtown core. If you don't know Toronto well, you'll luck out by choosing this area. Even one neighbourhood away, the vibe is far different.

There is a fully stocked kitchen with a new floating wood floor, a new bathroom enclosure with hotel style shower curtain for extra room, and an enclosed deck/sun room off the kitchen. The deck has been enclosed with chicken wire and then clear plastic to essentially create a racoon proof greenhouse. There is ventilation so you can tan naked, go for a smoke or sweat it out, when the sun is shining. In the evening it is a wind resistant, rain proof, racoon proof space to chill.

24 hour streetcar line at your doorstep, to the heart of downtown, through colourful Toronto neighbourhoods. City-wide famous coffee/espresso shop downstairs. Solar powered laundromat next door. Natural foods store on the corner. Nearby fish and chips, Chinese food, Indian food, chicken wings, pubs, patios and convenience stores. The beach and boardwalk are one block away. Bike racks are downstairs on Queen St. E and around the corner.

Your host, Erin lives here, along with tabby twins Sidney and Victoria, and she is available for assistance with directions, keys, difficulties etc.

Guest Access

Large living room/bedroom, bathroom, full kitchen and enclosed deck.

Interaction with Guests

You are free to keep to yourself, with a stereo in the main room, or share your play-list for the stereo in the kitchen.

The Neighborhood

I have lived in The Beach neighbourhood since 1976! Yes, I was a youngster, and the vibe here keeps drawing me back. The apartment is over an historic theatre and everything you could possible want, is here on Queen St.

Getting around

24 hour public transit and taxis rove the area at all hours. Street parking is available, and permits are available for longer stays.

Other Things to Note

Cute twin sister tabby cats live here.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Futon
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $338 /week
Monthly Price: $1303 /month
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Cancellation: Flexible

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  • We had a truly great time at Rod's place. The location is simply amazing, anything you need is in the vicinity and the beach of course is awesome (just a short walk from the house). Rod's apartment is charming, our room was clean and the kitchen perfectly equipped. Rod's roomate took the best care of us and she was very helpful in everything we needed as newcomers to Toronto. We could not have wished for a better start. E-mail communication with Rod was fast and smooth. I would definitely recommend this place for your stay in Toronto.

    July 2014
  • Rod and Kristina's home was such a lovely, accessible place for us to stay while in Toronto, and their location could not have been more awesome for out-of-towners looking to walk quaint streets and wander in and out of shops and cafes. Great restaurants and coffee shops within the block and wonderful accommodations in their own kitchen.

    Not only is their apartment awesome, but the hosts themselves were fantastic: available whenever we needed anything, helpful, sweet, and reliable. It felt like we had friends in town!

    The only unexpected part of their lovely home was that the bathroom did not have a door, only a curtain. Some might find this lack of privacy a bit problematic.

    Other than that, a wonderful abode hosted by absolutely lovely folks. We would rent from them again in a heartbeat.

    November 2013
  • Great location, great hosts!

    October 2013
  • Rod's place was perfectly located for all the things I wanted to do in Toronto. I walked everywhere and spent many lovely hours down by the beaches. The kitchen was welll stocked with all the things I needed and the hosts were very attentive and gracious. I really felt their concern that my stay be enjoyable and that is always appreciated. Plenty of towels and lots of room to spare for several people. I am already planning my next trip back to his place. A great value in a vibrant neighborhood.

    September 2013
  • Rod's apartment was located in such a cute neighborhood. Parking was easy with coffee shops and restaurants in all walking distance. The beach was literally right across the street! Rod's well equipped kitchen with a back porch attached made it easy to cook a meal and relax. Would definitely stay here again next time I'm in Toronto!

    September 2013
  • What a gem Rod's apartment was in busy Toronto. The Beach location was so unique and an awesome area to explore. Although we never met Rod, he kept in touch by email and his neighbour was super helpful when we did need anything. Highly recommend staying here, especially if you want to see more of what Toronto has to offer other then downtown.

    August 2013
  • The Rod's home is located (email hidden) of Toronto, near beaches. The apartment was cleaned and comfortable.

    August 2013
  • Great location, easy to deal with et welcoming.

    August 2013
  • Rod's place was perfect! Very clean and exactly as described. He was so helpful getting us situated and we loved the chocolate he left for us! The apartment is perfectly located near the beach and right above one of Toronto's finest movie theaters! The area was very clean and safe. When we come back to Toronto we will be sure to stay with Rod again! FIVE STARS!

    August 2013
  • This was an awesome find! Amazing neighborhood, amazing host and we had an amazing (email hidden) to spend a weekend in Toronto. Rod was informative and friendly. We would give him 6 stars if we could! We highly recommend this place if you are looking for all of the amenities of home, in a cute and very friendly Toronto setting. The coffee shop 2 doors down has great coffee and muffins as well :) You are less than a block away from a supermarket, restaurants and a corner store. You could honestly stay within a half a km of the front door and still have a great time!

    July 2013
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Malvern Collegiate Institute, McMaster University
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Canadian Red Cross - Advanced Emergency Medical Responder Instructor
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Canadian traveling on and off. Health care and business administrator. Love the boardwalk and beach and bike trails. While traveling I try to sail or SCUBA dive.
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