About This Listing
This house has it all! Located in a great neighbourhood (major intersection Bathurst & St. Clair) with great indie shops, located close to the metro and a great grocery store. Enjoy being close to downtown but away from the hustle and bustle.
Welcome to our home! We hope that we can make your stay an enjoyable one. We offer a quiet, cozy 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom house situated in a great neighbourhood. Both the master and the guest bedroom have double beds and plenty of storage space for your needs.
Located in Toronto’s west end, you are a 10-12 minute walk from the St. Clair West subway station (Yellow line) or a 5-minute bus ride with a bus stop located just steps from us. Approximately 30 minutes door- to-door to King and Yonge Street for those wishing to access the financial district or the Eaton Centre and other attractions.
Also nearby are a 24-hour grocery store, a pharmacy, and several shops/restaurants for all your traveling needs. For those with a car, we do have two free private parking spaces at the back of the house.
If you're interested in weekend Farmer's Markets, nearby is the Wychwood Barns Farmer's Market year-round on Saturdays from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Lots of great local produce and unique gift ideas.
* Fully equipped kitchen (oven, microwave, refrigerator, toaster, kettle, coffee maker, pots/pans, and cooking utensils)
* Manchurian hardwood throughout main level
* 2 private parking spaces
* Free Wi-Fi throughout the house
* Backyard with veggie garden (beets, lettuce, beans etc.)
* Access to a BBQ
* Within walking distance to Toronto’s famous Casa Loma
* Just a short walk to Forest Hill Village which has cute little retail and coffee shops
* 35-minute walk or 15-minute streetcar ride to Toronto’s infamous Yonge Street
* Close to highway 401 and a 20-minute drive from Toronto Pearson International Airport
We kindly ask no smoking or pets. Also, we keep our home in impeccable shape and we would ask you do similar when staying here.
If you are interested in a one, two or three month stay, we would be happy to accommodate
Being a native Torontonian, I am always keen to provide loads of fun things to do in the city be it sightseeing, dining-out, or touring Toronto’s great neighbourhoods.
Interaction with Guests
I'm committed to responding to my guests as quickly as possible and am always available for questions.
Located in a great neighbourhood and perfectly situated on the rejuvenated St. Clair Avenue West strip, the house has the convenience of a bus at your doorstep and access to an eclectic assortment of shops and trendy cafes; everything from Urban Thai to authentic Italian. Grocery shopping is a breeze with the popular Loblaw just a few short blocks away.
The ttc (metro) bus is just a hop outside the door which takes you straight to the St. Clair West subway station (5 minutes). From there, you are about a 15 min
Other Things to Note
I love my home very much and take great pride in hosting my guests. The house is comfortable and has all of the amenities you'll need for a great stay.
Please no smoking or pets on premise and do keep it clean!
Be kind and respectful to neighbours.
We stayed in Melissa's home for a month and had a great time! It is very cozy and well equipped, including BBQ, washer/dryer, DVD player, books and as a bonus a lovely back yard. Ideally located with several parks, grocery stores, coffee shops and restaurants within 10-15 minute walking distance. Bus stop right in front of the house! TTC takes you downtown within 20 minutes or so. Lovely (chic) neighbourhood to go for a walk. Plenty of things to do with your toddler (at least during summer...) like little pools in the parks and free entertainment at the public library.
What makes it extra pleasant is the enthusiastic and helpful guidance of Melissa. She happily provides you with information and tips and replies your email often within hours! Her dad Paul is also great, he flies in when needed to fix problems and even mows the lawn for you. Together they make your stay a pleasant and relaxed one. We highly recommend Melissa's place for your time in this lovely city!
What a wonderful stay! Melissa has done a wonderful job of making her place feel like a home away from home. We stayed for a month while between moving houses and have only great things to say about Melissa and her place.
The place is in a great location, conveniently located close to transit. As this was our old neighbourhood we loved revisiting all the lovely restaurants and cafes in the area as well as trying out some of the new additions to the neighbourhood. The lovely cedarvale ravine is only a short 5 minute walk and great for getting some outdoor space in the city.
Melissa is always available to answer any questions and deal with any issues that may arise. It is obvious how much she cares about your stay. Thank you for making our transition so easy!
Melissa is very wonderful and nice. We have been living in Toronto by a month and we had a good experience. She is very helpful, polite and smiling. The apartment is very cozy and equipped. All in all, I would highly recommend this place to anyone hoping to visit Toronto!
My boyfriend and I stayed at Melissa's beautiful house for the duration of one month. We have nothing but good things to say about our stay at Melissa's. The accommodation was beyond what we had hoped for. We really got to enjoy the neighborhood. There is lots of cute shops and restaurants within walking distance. Some of my favourites include:
Dutch Dreams- Best place to go for ice cream. They have huge selection of cones, and everything is topped off with fresh fruit and whipped cream. They also serve Dutch Pancakes, something I never got to try but they look amazing!
CocoaLatte- Fantastic specialty coffees, light lunches and dessert bar. The atmosphere is very cute and cozy.
Pizza e Pazzi- A great Italian place with delicious food and modern atmosphere. It can get pretty busy here on weekends.
We felt really comfortable staying at Melissa's house. She provided us with everything we could possibly need and was always reachable if we needed to contact her.
We also got to meet her dad during our stay, and he was also always available to help with anything we might need. We really enjoyed the few times we met him, he is a fun character and very pleasant to talk with.
I would love to stay at Melissa's place again and would recommend it to anyone looking for a place to stay in the heart of Toronto
Un merveilleux séjour ! La maison de Mélissa est charmante et très chaleureuse ! Idéalement située (l'arrêt de bus se trouve à la porte), a 5 min a pied de la station de métro saint clair west ! Mélissa est une fabuleuse hôte, toujours prête à donner des conseils sur ce qu'il est important, marrant, hors du commun à faire ! Nous avons également utilisé le bassement, qui est tout a fait charmant et idéal pour un couple avec une entrée privée ! Je n'ai qu'un seul conseil si vous voulez venir a toronto, résidez chez Mélissa ! Le prix est vraiment raisonnable par rapport aux prix exercé ici pour les locations !!!! Venez au Canada c'est un merveilleux pays, et toronto est une ville fabuleuse avec des plages, des forêts, un centre ville énorme ! Facilité pour ce déplacer ! Et si jamais il vous faut des cours d'anglais je ne vous conseil qu'une seule et unique école ILAC, nous y avons passé les meilleurs moments de notre vie, rencontré des gens du monde entier, et notre niveau d'anglais s'est amélioré à la vitesse de la lumière et pourtant nous n'avions que des base de l'école !!!! Venez nombreux !!!!!!
Melissa was fantastic! Her home was absolutely beautiful and I really enjoyed my stay. Melissa went out of her way to make sure that I was comfortable and gave me many suggestions as to what to do in Toronto! I am very lucky to have met such a wonderful person and look forward to coming back!
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