About This Listing
The Executive Underground suite is a completely private apartment situated on the basement level of a private home in downtown Toronto.
A private, self-contained apartment for vacation or business in the heart of downtown Toronto's Garden District between the Village and Cabbagetown. Food provided for your self-catered breakfast. You have your own private entrance onto the street, your home away from home!
Reception / Office area
Kitchen with glass cooktop, microwave, coffee machine, double toaster, kettle; NO Oven.
Heating and air-conditioning are controlled in the apartment
52” HD TV, cable, PVR
BlueRay DVD player
Your own private phone with unlimited free phone calls to Canada, and 60 countries worldwide - list provided to guests.
Seasonal rate reductions Jan-Apr and Oct-Dec.
The apartment is accessed directly from the front of the house, down a short flight of steps. The front door lets directly into the apartment reception room and access is by means of an electronic door code lock. Your unique code is emailed to you a day or two before your arrival. If you require parking you will also receive the access code to the parking area, which is round the back of the house of a paved laneway with an electrically controlled gate. An information sheet is provided to guests that contains helpful information regarding the apartment, including the password to the Wifi network.
The apartment is entirely self-contained and you may come and go without entering the main house. Although, of course, we are delighted to see you any time that you wish!
The Executive Underground is only a few minutes walk from the heart of downtown, with all the tourist attractions, shopping and restaurants. We are a short walk from Toronto's famous gay village and also from the historic Cabbagetown area. The well-known St. Lawrence Market and Kensington Market are close by, as is the bustling Chinatown area. We really are in the middle of everything. At the same time, our street is quiet and residential.
Guests have a fully functioning self-contained apartment. Kitchen, living room with sofa-bed, separate bedroom, private bathroom, andccess to the laundry. Guests have their own phone number with free, unlimited long distance calls to all of North America and sixty countries world-wide.
Interaction with Guests
Host empties the garbage bins daily and cleans bathroom and kitchen as needed, will run the dishwasher if required, and will check/replace essential breakfast items. Usually this is done while the guest is out. Owner is available, friendly and willing to help guests with tourist directions and to answer any questions.
The location is one of the closest B&B locations to the downtown area. Almost everything is within walking distance. There are pleasant parks nearby, major shopping malls, charming diverse neighbourhoods, and wonderful restaurants.
Toronto is a transit city - the subway (underground train) can take you to any part of the city, the streetcar or bus is good for shorter distances and reaches more destinations. For downtown shopping or tourism. Walking is best.
Please note that for the comfort of all guests, the apartment is a strictly non-smoking environment in conformity with the Province of Ontario laws regarding smoke-free public places.
Our first airBnB experience and we've definitely been spoilt! Henry and Richard are especially welcoming and informative hosts. The apartment is just as described - with a super comfy bed to match! The free parking, wifi and free international calls are welcome bonuses too. The more than amply stocked fridge kept our bellies full and definitely saved us a some money.
My only downside being 6ft3 the shower was a little short for me - but I wouldn't let that stop me from staying again!
The toiletries were fab and the laundry facilities a defo plus as well.
If you want a super plush pad for time in Toronto this is DEFINITELY the place to stay. We hope to be back and stay again!
The suite was everything that was advertised. Large, comfortable, and luxurious. Everything provided. The beds were great, the kitchen stocked well for breakfast. We will use this location again.....walking distance to downtown, residential, quiet neighborhood. Thank you, Richard.
Although I really didn't spend a lot of time in the space, I enjoyed my stay and felt very safe as a single female guest. The location was extremely convenient for me and so was the parking availability. The fact that you had a supply of umbrellas available came in very handy one morning! Thanks Henry and Richard - I'll be back :-)
Richard and Henry made me feel at home. The space was beautiful and comfortable. It was centrally located in a great area of the city. Thank you so much for the wonderful hospitality.
This was such a comfortable and pleasant place to stay. The suite is exactly as described and pictured. It is centrally located to shopping, nightlife and the subway. Richard welcomed us at check-in and gave us a quick rundown of the place. Fridge was fully stocked with all you need for breakfast and snacking. The apartment itself is a tasteful mix of traditional and modern decor with all the conveniences of home. And complimentary parking to boot. You really can't ask for a better place right in the heart of the city!
Perfect place to stay in downtown Toronto. Everything you need is included. Even though we only spent our sleeping time in the suite, still we felt the kindness from Henry and Richard: fresh fruits on the table, washed dishes in the closet after we used them... those details were just so great. Especially the beds! When you sleep on the matress, it feels like you are sleeping on the cloud... If you want a perfect place to live in when you travel to Toronto, trust me, this in THE one!
This is the second long weekend we've spent at Richard and Henry's apartment. Quiet convenient location, free parking, very clean, welcoming hosts, well stocked kitchen - what more could you ask?
There is enough healthy options in the fridge and pantry to not only provide a lovely breakfast, but also sandwiches to take with us.
We travelled with our two daughters (10 & 6 yrs) and this is a perfect solution to a hotel where you have to essentially go to bed when your kids do... They sleep in the living room while we can lounge in the bedroom behind closed doors.
Beds are very comfortable. Free long distance calling and wifi. Love the bathroom!
Thanks and we'll see you again!
About the Host, Henry
Henry works in Medical Administration, and Richard is now retired. Together we own the Executive Underground suite in Toronto, Canada and the Napindan Castle in Manila, Philippines.
The Executive Underground is one unit - a high-end apartment in our newly renovated basement, with high ceilings and high-quality finishes. the aim is luxurious, independent accommodation for a couple or a small family.
Our other listing, Napindan Castle in Manila, has seven double rooms and guests may rent one room, one floor or the whole Castle! The aim is affordability and comfort - not absolute cheapness! Bedrooms are air-conditioned and breakfast is provided in the dining room. Star attraction is the rooftop patio with views over the lake to the south, mountains to the east and city skyline to the north.