Humble Home in Little Portugal

House - Entire home/apt · Ossington Avenue, Toronto, ON M6J 3A6, Canada

EVENTS ~ (website hidden)?/festivals/06

NXNE = June 13-22
TD JAZZ Fest = June 19-28
World PRIDE 2014 = June 20-29
Toronto Fringe Festival = July 2-13
Taste of Toronto = July 24-27
CARIBANA = July 8-Aug.3
TIFF = Sept 4-14

Your host, Helena
24 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
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EVENTS ~ (website hidden)?/festivals/06

NXNE = June 13-22
TD JAZZ Fest = June 19-28
World PRIDE 2014 = June 20-29
Toronto Fringe Festival = July 2-13
Taste of Toronto = July 24-27
CARIBANA = July 8-Aug.3
TIFF = Sept 4-14

The Space

SINGLE RATE = $60./Night
DOUBLE RATE = $80./Night
WKND RATE = $75./95.

* Tempurpedic Queen Mattress

* Fully Equipped Kitchen

* small 3pc. Washroom w/ Bathtub/Shower

* Fresh Cotton Linens & Towels

* Central Heating & Air Conditioning & Fan

* Hardwood & Ceramic Floors throughout

* Hi-Speed WIFI Internet

* Flatscreen Cable TV

Guest Access

Open-Concept Main Flr. Apt.

Interaction with Guests

You can always reach us by text, email or phone.
Guests' Privacy totally respected. If you need anything just ask! Glad to help :)

The Neighborhood

* Centrally-located, Trendy & Vibrant ~~
Family Friendly, Convenient & Safe in the Multicultural Heart of Toronto!

* 24hrs. Metro Grocery & Pharmacy, Laundry Mats, YMCA, Yoga Space, Library, Dufferin Mall, Organic Farmer's Market, LCBO, Zipcars Depot, Parks (baseball & soccer fields, tennis & volleyball courts, pool)

* Variety of restaurants, cafes, bars, vintage shops, live music venues, galleries, bakeries, ice-cream parlours, cheese shops, butcher, brewery, wine bars, etc.

* Easy Public Transit Access to all Tourist Attractions, Entertainment, Theatre, Fashion & Financial Districts, U of T & Colleges, Cinemas, TIFF Lightbox, etc.

Getting around

* 24 hr. Ossington #63 Bus stop across the street
* 10 mins ride to subway
* 15 mins. easy access to Downtown
* 2 min. walk to 24-hr. College streetcar (#506)

* My location has a walk score of 95/100 = Walker’s Paradise ~ Daily errands do not require a car. (website hidden)

* No parking on premises but you can obtain a street parking permit or use 2 parking lots in area.

Other Things to Note

**Area Hot Spots**
Portugal Village (Dundas & Ossington) =
Tha Dakota Tavern, Lakeview Lunch, Bunda Lounge, The Painted Lady, Libretto Pizzeria, Foxley, Reposado, Ideal Coffee, Communist's Daughter, Get Well, Fountain, Garrison, The Black Hoof, Porchetta & Co.

Little Italy (College & Ossington) = Boom Breakfast, Aziza Brunch Cafe, The Brass Taps, Caledonian, Emmet Ray, Habits Gastropub, Bar Isabel, Revival Bar, The Mod Club, Sicillian Ice Cream, Smoke's Poutinerie, Bar Italia, Bairrada Churrasqueira Grill, Kalendar Cafe & Food, Woodlot, Touche Martini Bar, Orbit Room
... even Starbucks & Tim Hortons!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $19 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $336 /week
Monthly Price: $1151 /month
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Beautiful house, beautiful yard, great neighborhood. Highly reccomended!

    July 2014
  • Great little apartment, in a really good location. Just a few minutes walk from the streetcar and across the street from a bus-stop that takes you to the subway (and hence the airport). Nicely specced out, all things considered, and had all the comforts of home.
    I never actually met Helena, but she was in constant contact via email with neighbourhood tips.

    I'm slightly reluctant to leave such a glowing review as I want to be able to book it again when I go back to Toronto!

    June 2014
  • My husband and I had a very good experience at Helena's home. She was very easy to contact and got back to us quickly. The space is the first floor of a triplex. It was not fancy but had everything we needed (especially a very good bed) for a comfortable stay. The location is ideal for Little Portugal or Little Italy. It is right on a bus route to the subway system. I think it was great value.

    June 2014
  • We were given a recommendation to stay in the Little Portugal area from a local friend as it is very close to all types of shops, restaurants and night life. That was absolutely correct. There were too many places to count within walking distance (high end and other). We were able to eat at some awesome restaurants (Bar Isabel, Bestellen, Libretto Pizza, Federal, Grand Electric, Bellwoods Brewery to name a few).

    Helena was an excellent host. She was there to meet us when we checked in (she worked around our arrival). She was super responsive to any questions we had. The property was great. The bed was comfy and the space was comfortable. Our only note would be about the bedroom. Please understand this is purely a personal preference not a knock on the property. We love our bedroom to be a little darker. There was street noise but it wasn't a bother.

    Awesome experience with the property and with Helena. Would highly recommend this property.

    June 2014
  • Very nice and courteous. Everything was perfect. Location was great, parking was easy for the weekend. Would definitely come back.

    May 2014
  • Helena was the best! She spolied me with portuguese treats and tea/hot chocolate/coookies/mango. The place is in a perfect central location, I walked everywhere! Thanks Helena!! x

    May 2014
  • The apartment and Helena were both fantastic. The place was clean, comfortable and in a great area - on Ossington between Dundas and College. Helena couldn't be nicer and would frequently leave things outside our door like a selection of flavoured teas or sweets from the Portuguese bakery. We didn't actually get to meet in person but I hope to stay there again so maybe next time.

    May 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 8 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    June 2013
  • The reservation was canceled 51 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    June 2013
  • We stayed in this apartment for 4 nights while visiting our son in Toronto. The location was great, within walking distance of both College and Dundas. The Ossington bus stops are virtually right at your door which was very convenient for taking you to Ossington Station on the subway line. The apartment was nice and relatively clean and Helena was a very friendly and lovely host. The only possible drawback is that the bedroom is right on Ossington which is a fairly busy street. So if you are a very light sleeper this may bother you. The apartment also has hot air heat, which was very warm and very dry, so if you have sinus problems this may affect you as well.

    April 2013
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We are a couple living w/ our cat Phyllis. Between us we've travelled to Portugal, Spain, France, England, Holland, parts of Africa, Mexico, Cuba, Costa Rica and plan to discover more Earth, including our very own Canada. We are friendly but also respect Guest Privacy. We're happy to facilitate your stay and provide any info. about our diverse city. LGBT Positive. We love art, music, good food & laughter :) Happy Travels !!
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