About this listing
Hats, comfortable chairs to sit in, art on the walls. The pieces on the wall were done by John Heartfield in the 1930's.
The house is located on Euclid Avenue - the downtown edge of the Trinity Bellwoods neighbourhood - a lushly treed area that is a brief walk from the centre of the city. No need to have a car here.
The house is one of the older homes on the street - originally a store in the middle of a residential block. Built on the orchard lands of the old Gorevale estate, it is now situated right in the middle of the most popular and hip neighbourhoods of Toronto: West Queen Street West, Little Italy, Ossington, Kensington Market, Chinatown and Dundas to name a few.
The room is on the first floor where my son and I live. It is large, by Toronto standards, with a curved wall; a comfortable double bed; plush red chairs to sink into; and a desk. It is filled with artifacts from the changing neighbourhood and our lives. It is definitely not bland.
There is a guest spa washroom upstairs. There is also a guest living room, dining area, kitchen, and deck on the second floor. I also use those areas. The kitchen is fully equipped.
Public transit is only steps away, but you will be able to walk to most places. It would take you months to try all the restaurants which are a short walk away. There is internet access. Air conditioning when needed. We tend to be fairly quiet.
My son and I live downstairs and we are not partiers. We are looking for mutual respect. The rules are being developed as experience proves the need for them. Please excuse me for stating things which should be common sense.
* Please keep your belongings in your room including your bathroom toiletries.
* Shoes at the front door.
* The bathroom is predominately used by yourself and other guests. If you need the bathroom at specific times - i.e. early morning so you can be off to work - please tell me so I can inform the other guests.
* There are hooks in your room for your towel. Please use them and try not to use too many towels.
* We try to be quiet after 10:00 pm to allow people to sleep.
* During the day there is limited use of the private spa areas by myself and a few others. The third floor is available for your use only by request and is otherwise off limits.
* No pets.
* No outside guests in the house after 10:00 pm. Outside guests are only allowed on the second floor and front hallway. Please keep me informed about who might be visiting you.
* People who are not registered as guests are not allowed to stay overnight unless it is discussed with me. Noncompliance with this rule will result in additional charges and possibly the termination of your stay.
* Do not bring people to the house to engage in sex. It is not comfortable for me or the other guests and will result in the termination of your stay.
The basket above the bed was my neighbours' They brought all their belongs to the new world in it.
Wow, genuine and charismatic hosts do exist in Toronto! Caroline really is the kind of Host who cares and wants to ensure your style and desired Toronto experience for accommodation is perfect. She will look after any need. Mine was very minimal since I was working Pan Am and just required a quite and comfy place to sleep and decompress. Caroline ensured I was looked after.....thanks Caroline for everything!
It was great staying with Caroline, she is always willing to help you have the best time in Toronto. The place is located in a great area, transit acces 1 block away, fine restaurants and even downtown is at a walking distance. I stayed 3 weeks and it is a great experience, getting to meet people in the common areas is the best. Even hanging out with them at the Patio. The bathroom is shared with the other guests, but she arranged everything for me to be ontime for work everday. Thank you!
Caroline is a welcoming, caring, and insightful host. She takes pride in her home and in what she does. Her home is cozy, clean, comfortable, and artful. We had our best vacation as a couple in Toronto, mostly thanks to Caroline, her wonderful home, and her immense knowledge of the city. Caroline tends to attract guests who are respectful, kind, and clean. During our 8-night stay, we found the guests that rotated through to be really great. Please do not expect this to be a 5-star hotel experience, she is very forthcoming about what to expect in her description. If you follow the very reasonable house rules and you are considerate of others, you will have a magnificent experience while staying with Caroline. We highly recommend Caroline as a host.
Caroline es una anfitriona que le hace a uno sentirse bienvenido, que le importan sus huéspedes, y es llena de conocimiento. Ella hace lo que hace to brío y cuida mucho a su casa. Su hogar es acogedor, limpio, cómodo, y artístico. Tuvimos nuestras mejores vacaciones como pareja en Toronto, más que todo gracias a Caroline, su maravillosa casa, y su gran conocimiento de la ciudad. Caroline atrae huéspedes que son respetuosos, amables, y limpios. Durante nuestra estadía de 8 semanas, encontramos que los diferentes huéspedes que se alojaron ahí eran bastante buenos. Por favor no esperen una experiencia de un hotel de 5 estrellas, ella es muy honesta acerca de que puede uno esperar and su descripción. Si tú sigues las reglas de la casa, las cuales son lógicas, y tomas los demás en consideración, vas a tener una experiencia magnifica como huéspedes de Caroline. Altamente recomendamos a Caroline como una anfitriona.
Caroline ist ein einladendes, fürsorglich und verständnis Host. Sie ist stolz auf ihr Haus und in dem, was sie tut. Ihr Haus ist gemütlich, sauber, komfortabel und kunstvoll. Wir hatten unsere beste Urlaub als Paar in Toronto, vor allem dank Caroline, ihr wunderbares Zuhause, und ihre immense Kenntnis der Stadt. Caroline neigt dazu, Gäste, respektvoll, freundlich und sauber sind zu gewinnen. Während unserer 8-tägigen Aufenthalt, wir fanden die Gäste, die durch gedreht wirklich groß zu sein. Bitte erwarten Sie nicht, dass dies ein 5-Sterne-Hotel Erfahrung, sie ist sehr offen über das, was in ihrer Beschreibung erwarten. Wenn Sie die sehr günstigen Hausordnung zu folgen und Sie Rücksicht auf andere, werden Sie eine herrliche Erfahrung, während Sie mit Caroline. Wir empfehlen Caroline als Wirt.
everything was as described - a great place in a great neighborhood i'll definitely be visiting again!
Caroline was very kind and made sure I was very comfortable at her house. I definitely recommend staying at her place. Thank you!
I was in Toronto for 10 days as an exhibitor in a craft show and Caroline knew exactly what I needed. I just needed to rest and enjoy the kitchen to eat and cook when I was there. The house is great, all remodelled, everything was very clean...I loved the bath, shower, white clean towels... and I found everything I needed to cook, lots of space...:) I was very pleased :)
Caroline was very welcoming and friendly. It is a lovely warm place to stay in a fantastic neighbourhood. I especially appreciated the big kitchen.
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About the Host, Caroline
My teenage son and I live in downtown Toronto in a state of frugal luxury. I walk almost everywhere. He draws, works on the computer, wonders about ethics, and makes dry, wry comments when the mood hits him. He, and others, think that I am eccentric. To pin it down more distinctly, he describes it as me being very European. Luckily, he yearns to live in Europe. I am an autodidact, read a fair amount, and think copiously. My sense of humour seems to be in the ear of the beholder. Some people think that I am outrageously funny and start laughing before I even open my mouth. Others believe that I am the most serious person they meet. Frequently this split of opinion can happen within the same room.
Of course, we are kind... and helpful... and sincere... and everything else a heart and someone looking for a place to stay could desire. We are not partiers. Nor do we smoke or drink excessively.