About This Listing
Great value, city living and amenities all in a private space of your own in a safe and comfortable home!
PRIVATE TORONTO GUEST APARTMENT
A modern yet cozy open space with a separate kitchen and private bathroom, a quality queen sized bed, WiFi, TV and dining table. It’s a private apartment where you can meditate, sleep, chill or recover from a busy schedule or cook up a storm in the petite galley kitchen – it has happened!
Note - If you would prefer a unique romantic place to stay, we also offer our Romantic Chalet-like Loft --
Our home is 20 minutes drive from Pearson Airport, or 45 minutes via public transit (bus and subway/metro).
Our home is a 1 minute walk to the bus direct to subway/metro to Runnymede station, just 5 stops on the bus, and the subway is 20 minutes directly to downtown Toronto.
Ours is a safe, family-oriented neighbourhood that is very walkable with many conveniences nearby. Restaurants and take-out foods at a variety of price points, coffee shops to suit nearly everyone`s taste with an easy casual vibe.
Two villages are literally within walking distance. Toronto is known for its many ethnic and smaller communities. Our home is a 5 minute walk to the now trendy Junction which has many restaurants from Thai to raw, as well as affordable and delicious family style and organic eateries and bars serving many locally brewed beers and wines.
Bloor West Village is a 15 minute walk south or a 2 minute bus ride. It is known for its Polish and Ukrainian delis, great restaurants and pubs, as well as fabulous fresh and inexpensive fresh fruit and vegetable markets that are open year-round.
Our neighbourhood has a walkability score of 82 out of 100. This means that it`s a great place to be! But then we knew that and that`s why we chose to live here too.
Green space, natural parks and bicycle paths abound within easy walking distance or bicycling distance of our home. These parks and green spaces are some of our greatest sources of relaxation and exercise in our neighbourhood. Dogs are welcome, check park signage and website for off-leash regulations.
WHAT MAKES THIS APARTMENT SO SPECIAL?
Our guests like to come back to this apartment. It`s a separate, quiet oasis in the house and in the city. Toronto is made up of small unique communities. Each street and each home has a story that sets it apart, and ours has a history and a story too. For modern times it is clean, comfortable and convenient with plenty of character.
There is a certain quiet in this suite that is soothing and comforting that adds to the privacy. Let us know what you think when you visit?
We provide a starter continental breakfast in this suite for guests staying 1 to 3 days, consisting of:
•Coffee or tea
For guests staying longer, there are convenient grocery and fresh markets nearby to suit your tastes.
BABYSITTING/NANNY SERVICE - available for a separate fee. Our neighbourhood has a wide variety of experienced caregivers of all ages.
LAUNDRY – $7.00 CAD per load, detergent & dryer sheets provided.
PARKING - Sometimes free in our driveway as available. Otherwise there is overnight street parking which can be arranged for additional fee through the city of Toronto. Daytime street parking is free.
•$9.48 for 24 hours (tax included)
•$14.23 for 48 hours (tax included)
•$22.22 per week (tax included)
AIRPORT DROP OFF - As schedules permit we would be happy to drive you to the airport for a nominal fee of $25.00.
GROCERIES AND CONVENIENCES - A grocery store is at one end of our street, others are nearby Specialty stores and pharmacies are also within easy walking distance.
CAR RENTALS – Three major and budget car rental offices are within easy walking distance from our home.
KELLEY & FAMILY
We are a family of three women with a good sized Toronto home that is 3-1/2 stories high where we welcome family and friends as they travel. One of my nieces and I usually work from home so one of us is available nearly all the time to handle anything that may arise.
We enjoy entertaining and meeting new people and love our city and know it well including surrounding regions so we're good at letting visitors know where the best value may be for their adventures.
Two friendly cats live with our family, Carly and the very large baby Kikko. You will have a secure space to keep the kitties out, or open the door if you want a cat fix .
This apartment is in our nicely furnished basement, and we also have a beautiful loft space that shares our 2nd floor washroom.
We love animals! Dogs, cats and other pets are best suited to the Private Apartment rather than our loft; please inquire about exceptions as we’ve had some wonderful canine guests too! Please bring a carrier. Our cats love dogs but it may not be reciprocated ; >
After placing your booking we will email a Welcome Package that provides you with maps and directions to get to our home, as well as information on public transportation, parking, local amenities and some fun and interesting things in our neighbourhood including where to find food and shops!
We are a friendly family, who love to travel and look forward to meeting you!
Car parking as available, check with us when you are booking to confirm that the spot is not booked.
A lovely side patio that is more charming and comfortable in the spring, summer and fall than the winter.
Free cat petting, Carly and Kikko are always eager for pets and back scratches.
WiFi of course.
The cats must remain indoors. The backyard is our private space, thanks for appreciating this.
Interaction with Guests
We all enjoy meeting and chatting with our guests. And we do appreciate that you have places to go and things to do so never feel obligated to stop and talk. We also have our work, chores and family events so we'll see you coming and going. Always feel free to ask us questions, for directions or advice, that is one of the nicest features of Airbnb for all of us!
Ours is a safe, family-friendly neighbourhood situated conveniently near two city villages. Nearly everything you would want is walking distance along tree-lined streets with older-homes for Canada that is, and easy access to public transit.
Public transit is a one-minute walk from our home and runs often until 1 AM.
Please don't eat greasy or oily foods in bed as it stains the bedding and sheets permanently as do silicone-based personal products. It's icky to see those stains for all of us...
At the end of your stay please remove the unused bedding and pile in the centre of the bed with the unused towels so we know which ones are dirty. We all want to protect the environment!
No smoking in the house. There is a side outdoor patio area where you are welcome to smoke and enjoy the gardens or snow banks depending on time of year.
Please never let the cats out of the house, they won't find their way back. They do not have a built-in GPS, and because they are super friendly, well you know the rest...
Kelley was a considerate, friendly and accommodating host. The apartment was comfortable, and the convenient location - ready access to beautiful parks, handy to the airport - was ideal for us. Our five night stay was greatly enjoyed, and Kelley's warm and welcoming hospitality just added to our delightful visit to a fabulous city!
Appartement au sous sol, correct dans l'ensemble. mais les informations fournies dans l'annonce ne sont plus à jour.
Kelley - très sympathique - a fait son possible pour nous renseigner.
My family and I stayed with Kelley for 5 weeks while our house was being renovated. She could not have been more welcoming! Kelley made sure we had everything we needed and we felt totally comfortable. In fact she went out of her way to ensure we felt at home. Kelley's house is lovely and we had enough room for our family of four and a dog. Thank you Kelley!
The location was perfect for me since I'm a Toronto west end guy! I was hoping to see your cats but apparently they both were on vacation as well! Brilliant! The place is cozy... Unfortunately cable wasn't working at the time (in the basement) but the common area TV was available, a necessity in the sub-zero weather in February! Ha ... Btw: fabulous feather bed - I now want one! Cheers!
I am a repeat visitor and, as always, Kelley is a most welcoming and helpful host! The photos and descriptions of the location and the neighbourhood are spot-on and this is a great neighbourhood from which to conduct your visit to Toronto!
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About the Host, Kelley
We are your hosts, Kelley with nieces Jessi and Laura. As experienced travellers who have lived and worked in other countries around the world, we take great pride and joy in being Airbnb Hosts. And we travel using Airbnb too!
We have been Airbnb hosts for more than 3 years and are proud to say that we have the best guests in the world. Our guests say nice things about us and our home and kitty cats too. We like to know a little bit about our guests before they arrive because this is a family home where we live and work and garden. We enjoy getting to know our guests, but like all guests including our own families, we respect their privacy and expect everyone to come and go from the house and do what you came here to Toronto to do.
Ours can be a busy household as we truly do live in a friendly neighbourhood, therefore neighbours and friends stop in and visit, and our families all live in different parts of Canada and all over the world, and they visit us as well.
We are a happy, relaxed and casual family who enjoy meeting people, having a few laughs and helping guests get to know our city whether visiting or settling into the region.
Some things that the 3 of us are passionate about in life include:
. Our kitty cats
. Travel -- we want to see the world!
. Our families, wherever they are and we are, we are close in our hearts
. Oceans, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, ponds and the sea!
. Good books, movies and music, and art!
Life motto: If there's no blood and and the cats are safe we're happy!