About this listing
Cozy & comfortable, our 1BR private suite includes a double bed, kitchenette, 3-piece bathroom, onsite laundry and parking, and a private entrance. Close to the subway. Friendly pets welcome. Read on, the best stays always come from a well-read ad!
A private suite in the basement of our home.
The space is set up for sleeping, lounging, and simple meal prep. There is a kitchenette with a bar frig, freezer, microwave, toaster oven, kettle, crockpot and coffee maker. Most of our guests stay for a month or more and are happy with these amenities.
•super-comfortable double bed
•private 3 piece bathroom
•lounge/TV room (includes cable)
bar frig, microwave, kettle, coffee maker, toaster oven, crockpot
•on-site parking (for a small fee)
•walking distance to subway
Whether you're in town for business or pleasure, our space is the perfect launching or landing pad. But we'll warn you in advance, if you're taller than 6' (180cm), the ceiling may be too low for you.
We are close to Greektown, The Beach, Little India and our neighbourhood has great cafes, bakeries, pizza, and Thai food. The best Ethiopian restaurants in the city are one subway stop or a 20 minute walk at Coxwell & Danforth.
Before hopping on the subway for a long day of touring T.O. you can grab some of the best croissants in the city at Celena's Bakery, and across the street, Caketown has GF options.
Our neighbourhood is buzzing with new development but still one of the friendliest neighbourhoods in the city. But don't take our word for it. Come stay with us and experience life with us 'locals' before you head out for an awesome visit in the T-Dot.
You will have access to our basement and our laundry room. When the weather is nice you're welcome to lounge in our hammock and use our BBQ in the backyard.
Interaction with Guests
We always like to meet our guests when they arrive to say hello and show you around the place. After that we like to offer as much privacy or company as you need! But we're always up to take our guests for drinks at Relish.
We love our neighbourhood for its friendliness and spirit. And while the development keeps coming, the down to earth, small town feel of East York hasn't changed.
Subway is a 10-12 minute walk to Woodbine Stn.
The 62 Mortimer bus is a 2 minute walk, and it will take you west to Broadview Stn and east to Main Stn.
Downtown is 20-25 minutes away on the TTC, depending on the time of day.
Other Things to Note
We don't keep a lot of food and beverages in stock, because we find that peoples' tastes vary enough that things we would provide wouldn't always get used up before going stale. We're close to a couple of grocery stores so we let our guests stock up with their favourites to prevent food going to waste!
The space has been waterproofed and is clean and dry. One guest said that there was a flood, but that wasn't the case. These tenants alerted us to some water inside during a particularly bad winter. When I came home to help, the space was dry. They had cleaned up a bit of water with paper towels. I cleared snow from the end of the sump pump and the space was completely dry from then on.
Who do we want to have as guest? Anyone who is friendly, respectful, and a good AirBNB community member! That means you get that AirBNB is about belonging and will respect that the space is our home, not a hotel. There will be no drug use, no unreasonably demanding people, and no creeps or you'll find yourself hitting the road.
1. Let us know what time you're arriving so that we can plan to meet you on your first night here. We like to meet our guests when they arrive to show them around.
2. No smoking indoors, smoking is permitted in backyard.
3. While you're staying with us, please respect our need for relaxation and a quiet environment.
4. Paying guests may enjoy our yard, additional guests are not permitted.
5. We like to conserve energy by using cold water for laundry.
6. For safety reasons, we don't permit cooking on an open burner in our space.
Andrew and Paula's apartment was exactly as described. I liked that it was cozy and had character, despite being in the basement. Since I visited in the summer, it was nice and cool inside. They had all of the essentials required to make a meal which was extremely helpful in making food affordable in the Toronto area. They are located 10 minutes from produce vendors who offer better items than the grocery store at better prices so that you can have fresh produce daily if desired. The Woodbine subway station, Dollarama, Sobey's, banks, among other amenities are equally as close by. The neighbourhood is very family-oriented and quiet so that it can easily be enjoyed by anyone. I recommend staying here even for just a night if you plan on going to the city.
Paula and Andrew are amazing ! They make you feel at home and they were always here when we needed help (ex : when a bulb light shut down, Paula replaced it 2 minutes after we told her). The apartment is very cozy, well decorated and very confortable. We stayed there for 1 month and we could have stayed more. The subway station is 5 minutes away and the neighbourhood is very quiet and safe. When the weather was warm, we enjoyed relaxing in the backyard and having a chat with Paula and Andrew. The pictures on the website give you a perfect idea of the place. Paula and Andrew were very benevolent with us (and with our 2 cats lol), they we very concerned about our needs. Go there with no doubt, you will love your stay !
Paula et Andrew sont des gens incroyables ! Ils vous font sentir chez vous, et surtout ils sont toujours là lorsque vous avez besoin d'eux (ex : une ampoule du salon a sauté, et Paula l'a remplacée 2 minutes chrono après que nous lui ayons signalé). L'appartement est douillet, bien décoré et confortable. Nous y sommes restés un mois, mais nous aurions pu y rester davantage. La station de métro est à 5 minutes et le quartier est tranquille et sûr. Quand le temps l'a permis, nous avons adoré nous relaxer dans leur jardin et profiter de ce moment pour discuter avec eux. Les photos sont correspondent parfaitement à la réalité. Paula et Andrew ont été très bienveillants avec nous (et avec nos chats lol) et se montraient concernés par nos besoins. Allez-y les yeux fermés, vous allez adoré l'endroit !
Ett prisvärt trevligt boende nära kommunikationer och affärer.
Också nära till naturen, Taylor creek park.
Lägenheten är en mysig källarvåning som har det man behöver.
Sängen var fantastiskt skön, vi sov väldigt gott!!
Paula var mycket noga med att skicka sms/mail om det uppstod några problem eller om tips för oss som turister.
Vi kan varmt rekommendera detta boende!
Karin och Johan
The listing was very accurate and the space was perfect for what I and my dog needed for a week while home searching here in Toronto. It felt a little way out of 'the down town core' but this is because the traffic on the Danforth is insane at the times I was travelling. Typically it would take me about 25 minutes to get to Young and College area.
The place itself is perfect though, very cute and quiet and Andrew and Paula both seem very lovely. There is very little interaction with them but when you have a question or need something they seem very willing to help.
Not only do we seem lovely, we are lovely! ;). We chatted with Ben quite a bit when he was around, but since he was understandably getting reacquainted with friends in the city, we didn't see him a whole lot. Like our ad says we like to give people their privacy if they want it.
I stayed here for exactly a month. If you want to feel like home this is the place. The host are a really nice and friendly couple. The basement is in mint condition and has everything you need.
Communication is mainly through email unless you requiere something specific. By this, I mean you have 100% privacy.
Really easy to connect to downtown. You have either a bus 3 minutes walking away to connect with TTC subway o a subway station 10 minutes walking.
Le logement est comme sur les photos, proche metro/bus. Le quartier est sécurisé et il y a plusieurs supermarchés autour. Il y a également un parc pas loin pour balader son chien ce qui est pratique.
Paula & Andrew ont été très accueillants et je me suis sentie chez moi durant les 40 jours où je suis restée la bas.
Paula réponds très rapidement pour toutes questions/informations.
L'appartement a une entrée indépendante.
Merci pour tout !!!
Paula and Andrew were very accommodating of our changing schedule and were extremely responsive to any questions we had. Emails were returned promptly and questions were addressed quickly too.
The location was very handy for us and the space was clean and well appointed for our needs. The location is also good if you're new to the area and looking to have fairly quick access to local transit and other services/shopping.
The bed was comfy and the fact that they are dog-friendly was wonderful! Our pup was comfy too. :)
About the Host, Andrew & Paula
Andrew and I are currently living/working in Toronto. I am a digital communications professional, Andrew is a writer, we both love music and we have two friendly cats.