Our home and loft offers a wonderful combination of city living with great local amenities all in a private space of your own in a safe and comfortable home.
ROMANTIC CHALET-LIKE LOFT
A super cozy traditional loft space with sloped pine walls and skylights – for that romantic, yet airy feeling. This private 3rd story space has a lovely ambiance accompanied by a comfortable double bed, easy sitting area with TV. Skylights offer natural lighting with the marine side wall lamps giving indirect and optional direct ambient lighting. A guest-controlled air conditioner keeps the loft nice and cool even on the hottest Toronto summer day.
The loft is truly a quiet respite in the city. The washroom is on the 2nd floor shared with your hosts, us.
This space is not suitable for anyone with mobility issues as the stairs are steep with a single hand rail. My father-in-law takes his time when visiting.
The ceiling height is just over 6 feet - a good thing depending on whether or not you are the tall person who may need to "just sit" at times.... LOL, or not...
The loft is available year-round and is definitely romantic with the timber sloped walls and natural lighting. It is also conjures up images of a ski chalet without the snow!
Note - If you would prefer more space with your own kitchen and washroom, we also offer our Private Guest Apartment --
Our home is just 20 minutes drive from Pearson Airport, or 45 minutes via public transit (bus and subway/metro).
Our home is just 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.
It 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 newly revitalized Junction which has many restaurants from Thai to raw, as well as affordable and delicious family style and organic eateries, trendy bars serving craft beers, and small art and photographic galleries.
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 walkability score is 82, which 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 OUR HOME AND LOFT SO SPECIAL?
Our guests like to stay in the loft because they say it’s nice, relaxing and comfortable. It is also a quiet oasis in the house and in the city.
Toronto is made up of small unique communities, apparently much like Melbourne Australia which we MUST visit!
Each street and each home in our area, and most of Toronto 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 neighbourhood with plenty of character. Our home was built in 1918, the loft was added about 18 years ago by the previous owner.
In our loft there is a peacefulness and sense of being away from the world up on the 3rd floor that that adds to the privacy. Let us know what you think when you visit?
We provide a continental breakfast consisting of:
• Fresh fruit
• Cereal, cold and hot
Feel free to put some snacks in the kitchen refrigerator.
LAUNDRY – $8.00 CAD per load, detergent & dryer sheets provided.
Thanks in advance for doing your laundry in the evening when electricity rates are lowest, with exceptions; we want you to look your best too!
PARKING - Overnight street parking at our home is available and 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 $20.00.
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.
Three major and budget car rental offices are within easy walking distance from our home.
KELLEY & BRIAN
We are a professional couple with a good sized Toronto home that is 3-1/2 stories high where we welcome family and friends as they travel. We sometimes work from home and have varying hours; however 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.
Brian and I have 2 friendly cats, Carly and Kikko. You will have a secure space to keep the kitties out if you choose.
We also have a welcoming and nicely furnished basement apartment with a private washroom. Yoga guests and families enjoy it very much!
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 ; >
DIRECTIONS AND INFORMATION/WELCOME PACKAGE
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!
My husband Brian and I are friendly and hospitable people. Some neighbours and guests call us Canadian-Canadians which is a compliment, we think... as our families date back several generations in Canada and the United States. We also love to travel using Airbnb too, and Brian and I look forward to meeting you!
A lovely private side patio with smoking allowed - an ash tray, table and chair for dining or relaxing and candles.
Interaction with Guests
We enjoy meeting our guests and knowing where you are from. We work outside of our home and at home. We know you're busy too with tourism, family and friends but we're here for you when and as you need us! Interaction is as much or as little as you would like as we're very proud of our city and country and enjoy sharing our home.
Thanks for choosing to stay with us, Kelley & Family
We live in a wonderfully walkable neighbourhood close to public transportation including the subway/metro.
The Junction is considered a trendy neighbourhood that is emerging meaning that it's safe with plenty of stores, places to eat in all price points, art and cultural events, yet this area is still interesting with a wee bit of an edge that keeps it from being generic.
A 15 minute walk of our home, or a 5 minute bus ride is the lovely Bloor West Village still known for its Ukrainian and Polish delicatessens, cultural festivals, bakeries and coffee shops and great pubs too!
We think our home is ideally suited to access two wonderful villages and still be 20 minutes drive from the airport and 30-40 minutes from the core of downtown Toronto. How lucky are we???
Convenient public transit is available within 1 minute walk, we can provide details.
Parking is sometimes free, one spot, ask us about it. Otherwise city of Toronto pay parking overnight on the street is available.
Upon booking we send out a Welcome Package document that details directions to our home via taxi including rates, public transportation and car including snap shot maps.
Other Things to Note
Smaller pets are welcome in the loft and older children for their safety and comfort.
For additional guests we provide a queen sized double height air bed or an adult sized sturdy camp cot. After 2 guests an additional fee applies as noted above. All bedding and towels are of course provided for all guests and breakfast too!
The bathroom is shared with with your hosts, us, on the 2nd floor -- the loft is on the 3rd floor.
No red wine or dining in the loft, it is carpeted and some guests are not as considerate as others with the white furniture. Remember, this is our home and our families stay here too.
Only breakfast is shared in the kitchen otherwise there is no cooking in the main kitchen -- thank you for understanding. With our erratic schedules making meals for ourselves can be a chore at the best of times.
If the bathroom door is open it's yours!
Please feel free to clear space in the fridge for your snacks and perishables, we want you to stay healthy too!
When the Welcome Package document is sent, a code for the door will also be in the email. The electronic keypad is great!
Please no smoking in the house. There is an outdoor side patio area where you are welcome to smoke.
Please never let the cats out of the house, they are beautiful with no built-in GPS, and because they are super friendly, well you know the rest...
When leaving, remove and pile your used bed linens and used towels together. Everyone wants to protect the environment!
Thank you advance for your consideration, Kelley & Family
We had a fantastic time at Kelley's place. It was cozy, spacious and warm and Kelley was an incredibly generous and welcoming host. There are two cats that live in this house that I wanted to kidnap. It's heaven for cat lovers! Location is also good with great food places in the Junction within walking distance. Overall, we had a very positive experience and highly recommend this spot for people looking for a comfortable and welcoming place to stay.
I 'm really sorry I write it down too late .Honestly Kelley is so welcoming! I love her house very much ,it's so warm and comfortable ! And if you go there with your sweetheart ,it's a best place to live ! Because her house is so beautiful and romantic！Her cats is so cute , they act like a spoiled child to me when I came her room.I highly recommend Kelley !
Kelley made us feel being at home, perhaps even better:) There are something more than staying in the hotel, such as homemade cookies and handwritten card. The room is exactly the same as in the picture. I'm personally picky about bed, but this one with down is definitely comfy. The neighborhood is quite and guarantees a good sleep. Although it's a bit far from downtown, it's close to subway station which can take you to anywhere.
Definitely will recommend Kelley's place for friends.
The loft was nice and cozy, it was even nicer than we had expected. It was clean and we had easy access to the bathroom on the second floor which was also spick and span! Kelley was super nice and comfortable to be around, she seems to live a full, active life so you don't feel like you are intruding or imposing. The cats were beautiful, the place was beautiful and so was the city- which is super easy to get to using public transport from Kelley's house. Thanks so much, Kelley!
Nos gusto mucho quedarnos en la casa de Kelley ya que el Barrio es tranquilo y residencial. Como viajamos con un auto alquilado nos era accesible disfrutar de todos los atractivos. La ubicación es entre el aeropuerto internacional y el centro.
La casa es muy agradable y es tal cual se ve en las fotos. Kelley nos hizo sentir a muy gusto, nos permitió utilizar su cocina también por la noche.
Sus gatos Nikko y Carly son super cariñosos y amigables. Nosotros tenemos una gata por eso nos encantan.
Gracias por recibirnos Kelley y ser tan amable con nosotros!
Recomendamos la casa de Kelley para alojarse en Toronto.
We felt really at home in the super-cozy loft, and the whole process of checking in and out was a breeze. Kelley was a really relaxed host, and her big cats are pretty adorable! Would definitely stay again and recommend to others.
Très bon séjour chez Kelley.
La chambre est spacieuse comme sur les photos. Propre.
Parking personnel de Kelley gratuit ce qui est très appréciable dans Toronto.
Centre ville de Toronto à 30 min en transport en commun.
Enfin Kelley est pleine de bon plan pour visiter la ville ou s'y repérer.
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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!