Double bed, fresh linens, dresser, desk/chair, bookshelf, bar fridge, shared bathroom, full use of kitchen, living room and yard. Backs onto public park, quiet residential street. Wifi, laundry, parking included. Non-smoking. Two rooms available.
A quiet, safe and relaxed residential neighbourhood that is only 2.5 km away from downtown, Queen's University, Hotel Dieu Hospital and Kingston General Hospital. Large park with playground and soccer field directly behind the home = privacy and play space. Professionally cleaned each week. Strictly non-smoking.
Wifi, shared bathroom, full 24-hour access to all kitchen equipment and amenities. Parking and laundry on site. Help yourself to coffee, tea, condiments and spices. Natural gas BBQ in the back yard. Make yourself comfortable as we want you to feel at home. Come and go as you please.
Interaction with Guests
Variable. Dependent on work schedules and our own holiday plans. Whenever we are home, you are more than welcome to join us for a drink and general chit chat, but your privacy will never be disrupted.
We live in a post-war residential housing area. Homes are generally small bungalows and modest. This is not a pretentious neighbourhood; this is a working class area with many retirees and veterans and a growing number of young families. It is safe, friendly and people take pride in the homes that they work hard for.
Convenient access to various bus routes, around the corner from a local taxi business, feel free to borrow one of our bicycles, comfortable walking distance to downtown and waterfront if you enjoy walking.
Other Things to Note
We are LGBT friendly. We welcome families and extremely well-behaved pets that you will be responsible to clean up after. (Pet only accepted on a case-by-case basis) We are not wheelchair accessible due to the age of the home (narrower doors and hallways, steps into the home and into the basement for laundry use). Laurie is fluent in American Sign Language. Basic French and Spanish is spoken by John.
We are laid back and friendly and want to see you come and go as you please as you enjoy your time in our home. Smoking is a definite no-no. We are generally quiet, with occasional social evenings with friends and family.
Although we didn't meet Laurie, we met her son Matt who showed us the room and talked with us. Very nice and open minded guy. The room is perfectly fine and Kingston is actually a lot nicer than we expected! Definitely worth to spend more than one night as we did. Good stay!
booking was prompt and easy - Laurie keeps on top of things and made arrival easy by providing the key code (no key required). The house is clean in a quiet neighbourhood and was centrally located for our needs. We really did come and go as we pleased. And the bed was comfortable.
Great hosts! Matt and Laurie are incredibly helpful, and were most welcoming at their lovely home... Perfect place to stay if you're going to be in the city, and also very close to the main transit terminal...
It was a very quiet and zen-like environment. The house was clean and tidy. Matt provided fresh towels and we spent a very good night sleep. Thank you Matt, Laurie and John!
Un bon thé à notre arrivé,un logement agréable comme chez soi.Nous remercions matt de son accueil et de sa disponibilité. Nous avons pu échange avec d'autres hôtes Jay et Vivian très sympa .
En somme une pause des plus agréables.
Very clean and spacious room. Comfortable bed as well. Overall, very good experience!
We really had a nice stay at Matts place! He is a very nice guy and the communication was just perfect.
The house is easy to find and the neighborhood is great. It only takes 20 minutes by walk from the coach terminal or $7 for a taxi.
The bus ride to downtown is $2.75 each and it only takes 15 min. Matt helped us out with some change :)!! Thank you!
The rooms was exactly how you can see it. Also you will find a little frigde which is pretty convenient.
I am sure you will like it also!
Hi Mandy. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Matt is a pretty great guy- we are proud of what a good job he does welcoming people and making them feel at home. He's lived in a family that hosted international students throughout his childhood, so he's pretty used to it. If you are ever in the area again, let us know. We'd be happy to host you at our little condo too! Cheers!
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Laurie is a teacher (Kindergarten/Deaf children) and John holds a PhD in Public Health and Bioethics from the University of Toronto. He is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (Humanitarian Aid Ethics and McGill University) and works for Doctors Without Borders. Matt is Laurie and John's son and is a student of Behavioural Sciences at St. Lawrence College. We are a friendly, laid back family that is always coming and going from our Kingston home. We have an old and well-trained dog who loves visitors and lives part-time in Kingston and part-time with Laurie and John in Belleville. We enjoy camping and the outdoors in general and all of us enjoy travelling around the world. Laurie is fluent in ASL. John has basic fluency in French and Spanish. We are vegetarian, but we do not expect our guests to be!
We have welcomed Queen's international students into our home since 2002 and began hosting AirBnb guests and families since April 2014. During our time as hosts, we have made lovely friendships, especially with those who have stayed with us for longer periods of time. Some previous guests later return as friends, others have made our home their base for work and play. Whether you stay with us once, or choose to revisit, we promise that we will make you comfortable in a clean, safe and relaxed home environment.