About this listing
Enjoy your own floor with private bedroom / living room, kitchenette & bathroom. We would love to have you stay in our renovated, 100 yr old home in the heart of Riverdale, ideally located walking distance from the Danforth & vibrant Leslieville.
Your private kitchenette stocked with coffee, different teas, sugar etc. There is your own fridge, microwave, coffee maker, kettle & toaster.
Enjoy the entire lower floor of our home, complete with your own private living room area, kitchenette & bath. It has an incredibly comfortable queen size bed with quality linens. The sitting area has a comfortable sofa & chair equipped with a flat screen TV (Cable, Apple TV & Netflix). The fully equipped kitchenette includes a dining table & chairs, fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee maker and is fully stocked with dishes etc. Your private washroom has a walk in shower with great water pressure and is stocked with linens, bath products and a hair dryer.
We also provide a large wardrobe, an iron & ironing board, and kitchenette basics (coffee, tea, sugar etc.). For extra convenience there is free Wi-Fi, laundry is available, and parking is right outside that we are happy to help arrange (there is a nominal fee from the City).
Feel free to relax in the main floor living room or enjoy our backyard with barbecue, dining tables & chairs and an outdoor living space. You are also welcome to use the main kitchen to cook any meals that cannot be prepared in the suite's kitchenette.
We have discovered that it can be a challenge traveling with young children and hope to make your life easier. The suite can accommodate one and potentially two young children/infants depending on age. For those without kids do not worry, ours is in daycare most days and asleep by 7:30. Also important to note is that the playroom is on the second floor, providing a solid buffer!
Check in/out Times
Check-in time is 3:00pm and check-out time is 11:00am. You can drop your luggage at any time on check-in day or leave them on the main floor on check-out day.
Interaction with Guests
As much or little as you like. We will follow your lead on this. We are here to talk to or provide information on any questions you have about your visit to Toronto and Canada. We are available in person during your visit and are happy to help via email or messages before you arrive.
The home is in a quiet residential neighbourhood with tree lined streets, walking distance from Danforth & Queen Street in Leslieville where you can find fantastic restaurants, shops, cafes, bars, markets etc. We are a short walk from one of the largest parks in the city, complete with swimming pool, tennis courts, skating rink, hiking trails and an awesome tobogganing hill. We are happy to share some of our favourite places.
We have close and convenient access to local buses, streetcar & subway. We are 4km from the Toronto Eaton Centre and a 15 min streetcar ride to the downtown core. Information about nearby attractions and directions is provided.
Other Things to Note
The basement is a typical Riverdale basement and has 6.5 ft ceilings.
Please also note that we only accept single night stays either within a week of the visit or if there is a single night gap in our calendar as we found they often resulted in vacancies on either side of the bookings. Thanks!
If you will be having someone visit who is not on the reservation please let us know in advance.
Make yourself at home and enjoy your visit!
The main floor living room. You can relax here anytime. You can get a glimpse of the backyard through the windows.
Staying with Stephanie and John was an excellent experience. They were incredibly welcoming and accommodating to us when we arrived on a Sunday as they were in the midst of a birthday party. Their home was immaculate, cozy, and nestled in a cute neighborhood with great restaurants and parks. Stephanie was very friendly, provided coffee, good conversation, and suggested excellent locations for us to visit in Toronto. We would absolutely stay with them again if we are in Toronto.
L'appartement était encore mieux situé qu'on le pensait. A deux pas de Danforth mais aussi à quelques minutes du centre-ville. Il était très bien équipé, confortable et impeccable.
Stéphanie et Jonathan nous ont bien accueillis et leurs suggestions ont fait que notre séjour a été mémorable. Nous serions restés plus longtemps pour tout découvrir.
Magnifique quartier et facilité aussi pour se stationner avec vignette, c'est certain que nous y retournerons.
Une belle famille accueillante comme on en voit rarement.
Very nice and helpful host. It's a clean and bright house, convenient location, and nice suburb. Close to supermarket and streetcar to downtown.
Very beautiful and well decorated, in a very quiet neighborhood close to restaurants and parks. Definitely worth the price
a great experience! the room is as shown in the photographs. we just were arriving very late every night but sometimes I saw Jonathan and Stephanie were very friendly, always willing to help with any questions we had about the city or on the transport. The neighborhood, a quiet and friendly people, about 15 minutes or less from downtown by subway. Their recommendations of where to eat or drink very good, also I recommended! Especially that of the Rooster coffee shop, plus a large coffee can have a great view of the city!
Stephanie and Jonathan were lovely host. They gave me some great reccommendations for places to go and Stephanie was great at pointing me in the right directions. The space feels really home-ey and was just perfect! Although I spent most of my time out, the Apple TV and Netflix, provided some great night time entertainment that helped me drift off to sleep. The wifi was fast (faster than mine at home) and the little kitchnette was just perfect for what you would need. Oh and the coffee maker brewed very quickly, which is a plus.
We loved this spot. A beautiful neighbourhood and easy location to get around the city. Stephanie was very helpful and provided fresh ground coffee which was awesome. We would definitely stay here again!!!
About the Host, Stephanie & Jonathan
We have lived in this neighbourhood for years and it is truly home. We have traveled extensively and love collecting experiences and meeting new people along the way. I work in marketing and Jonathan is a lawyer (a nice & fun one!). We love to explore the different neighbourhoods in the city, discover new restaurants, parks and experience the many fantastic events that Toronto hosts. There is always something interesting to do here and we would be pleased to offer insight on great ways to experience Toronto.