About this listing
A cozy little place in a wonderful neighbourhood that's close to everything you'll need. Quick access to 2 highways, it's easy to get to anywhere you need to go. Public transport is fast. It's a one bedroom with an additional single bed.
A cozy little place in a wonderful neighbourhood that's close to everything you'll need.
This cozy apartment has been fully newly renovated. It is fully furnished with a queen bed, single bed, a couch, mini fridge and freezer, burners, bathroom with shower and a small kitchen. An extra bed is available upon request. A separate entrance (there are stairs) from the backyard takes you to your cozy cove. Internet and wi-fi are included. No smoking in or on the property.
Just a short walking distance away is a neighbourhood mall that has a 24 hour grocery, a drug store, public library, health food store and more. Also within walking distance is a plaza with another grocery store, drug store as well as a public library and a laundromat There are a number of parks with playgrounds nearby. We will provide you with a map and a list of places of interest upon booking.
The York Mills bus runs frequently and takes you to the subway station, providing you access to the downtown within 30 minutes. Our home is central to many amenities and places.
We hope you will come and stay with us in the comfort of our home and enjoy your visit to our great city of Toronto.
Feel free to email if you have any questions.
We always are available for advice about where to go and what to see.
Use of deck and backyard, by request. Car can be parked in the driveway. (There is space for up to 2 cars)
Interaction with Guests
We always are available for advice about where to go and what to see. We can be contacted through our email, phone or in person.
The neighbourhood is lovely. There are plenty of places to walk to for food, supplies, and entertainment. The people are warm and friendly.
Being so close to a major intersection, you have access to a wide variety of buses and the metro stations are within a 15 minute bus ride.
The two main highways, 401 and 404 can take you to places like Vaughan Mills and downtown.
Other Things to Note
For your convenience, there is a coin-operated laundromat, with a wash-and-fold service, that is walking distance from the apartment.
No one else other than individuals accounted for in the booking are allowed.
Lewelyn and Michael were very communicative, ensuring contact at the right times leading up to our visit and our arrival day. This made everything so easy as they went above and beyond and made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed.
They are a young family just like us so they had pretty much everything we needed!
Welcome package of basics like milk, eggs and bread was highly appreciated.
Location was very convenient to highways Don Valley Parkway and the 401 so getting around all over TO was easy as long as there was no traffic jam :)
Do be aware that it is a basement suite and they are living upstairs. If you are noise sensitive, it might be something to think about. It can get quite cool in the basement as well.
Overall, friendly hosts, quiet and easy to get to neighbourhood, clean and spacious suite!
A great place for a great price. Spacious, accommodating, and well equipped. The hosts are helpful but non intrusive. Easily accessible separate entrance and convenient parking and transit access.
The family was wonderful and friendly - left out a welcome pack on arrival and was there to greet us. The neighbourhood was safe with lots of conviences - great for visiting family living in the area. We love our natural light so found that basements aren't for us. The flat is beautifully decorated - so much care attention and artistry had clearly gone into it!!
We stayed a month here and felt at home. The apartment is comfy and had all of the amenities to make us feel at home. We were a bit worried that the place would be too small, but the apartment had plenty of room.
The hosts are some of the nicest people ever. They were so helpful with everything.
The landlord prepares the bread and milk for us which welcomes us comfortably. Michael is a very good guy and I shall recommend my friends to stay there in the future visit to Toronto.
Michael and Lewelyn provide a very nice basement suite which is clean and stylish. Lots of bedding, towels and a fridge stocked with basics. You might even have freshly baked goodies delivered to your door as I was! Thanks guys, for making me feel welcome. If you are smokers, or have concerns about the occasional sounds coming from the children upstairs, it's advised that you speak with Michael. He was very gracious, and these were issues easily dealt with. This is good value overall, and would recommend this place to most anyone.
First thing to note is that I had carefully read all of the glowing reviews of Michael and Lewelyn as hosts, as well as descriptions of their airbnb accommodations, before making the decision to choose their place from the many other options in the Toronto area.
After staying there, I am delighted to add my own praise and recommendation for others who are reading these reviews about these fine folks in order to help make your own decision about where to stay in and around Toronto.
Much that should be said is already written in the many other accurate reviews here, so I will simply add my own observations:
As others have declared, Lewelyn and Michael are extraordinarily conscientious and caring hosts. Lewelyn described to me how their own travels and overseas experiences staying at airbnb lodgings influenced their approach to being airbnb hosts themselves.
Their basement apartment – again, as others are writing here – was more than clean, it was ‘spotless’ and this sense of attention to details adds to the impression of warmth and hospitality that can be felt when first settling in there.
And their ‘welcome pack’ of basic amenities such as a selection of teas, coffee, and some arrival snacks brought a smile to my face, not only for the tummy, but also more evidence of how they treat their guests like VIPs.
Let me repeat one word that appears here several times: “cozy.”
The furniture, the colours, the wall hangings – the way they have prepared these lodgings are calming and comfortable. And quiet! It’s a suburban neighbourhood and the peace & quiet is most conducive to a restful stay.
If you have a vehicle, their place is five minutes away from the on/off-ramp for the Don Valley Parkway – a major north/south metropolitan artery -- for getting pretty much anywhere such as downtown, or to major shopping malls, the airport, etc. And without a vehicle, a nearby bus stop takes you to the subway station.
And I should add for the web-addicted: fast, solid and reliable WiFi…
I could go on and on, but I will finish this review by saying that Lewelyn and Michael are special people in the way they focus attention on making sure that their airbnb guests enjoy their stay. Their standard of quality is a benchmark.
So from my own experience, thank you “L&M” for being such super airbnb hosts!
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About the Host, Lewelyn
Mom of two kids, 6 and 3 years, lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband. Both elementary school teachers who love to travel and eat their way around the world.