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Apartment - Entire home/apt · Saint Patrick Street, Toronto, ON M5T 2W5, Canada
Ben

A great homebase in the middle of the city where you can walk to everything and enjoy staying in as much as going out!

Your host, Ben
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A great homebase in the middle of the city where you can walk to everything and enjoy staying in as much as going out!

The Space

Welcome to bright, beautiful, downtown living! I think it's great in so many ways and hopefully you'll agree!

It's a one-bedroom apartment located right in the heart of downtown Toronto. It’s a safe neighbourhood with everything you need and want at your fingertips. Located right next to the Art Gallery of Ontario and just steps away from Queen West shopping, King West clubs, Chinatown, Kensington Market, TIFF Bell Lightbox, the Eaton Centre, all kinds of restaurants, bars, theatres & concert venues, subways & public transit and so much more.

The apartment is on the 8th floor and has a fantastic balcony overlooking a quiet courtyard that seems to take you away from the bustle of the city. Westward sunset views are incredible or look south to Toronto's iconic CN tower. It has light hardwood floors, stylish décor, open concept living, dining and kitchen area, a bedroom with double bed and ensuite bathroom, and a balcony with a sitting area. Basically it's an amazing space that is suited perfectly for a short Toronto visit or even an extended stay in the city!

Other features always included:
- wireless high-speed wi-fi internet
- 32” Smart HDTV with hundreds of cable TV channels & Netflix
- guest controlled central heating & air conditioning
- fresh linens & towels
- hair dryer, iron & ironing board
- well equipped kitchen including microwave, coffee maker, kettle, and lots of kitchenware
- gym facilities available 7am - 9pm, including a sauna
- amazing outdoor pool available from June-September
- pay-per-use laundry available in the basement of the building
- public parking available under the building, approximately $14 daily

Guest Access

All my guests have use of the whole apartment! Everything listed is always included. I also supply coffee and tea for you :)

Interaction with Guests

I try to meet my guests at the apartment when they arrive. Sometimes I'm unable to meet personally, but I'm always available by phone or email to answer any questions or address any concerns. I'll offer as many or as little suggestions as desired for places to eat, things to see, or how to enjoy the neighbourhood and the city.

The Neighborhood

I have lived in the neighbourhood personally for 6 years and I have no desire to move since it's such a great place. It's so central in the city that you can walk to anything you need and find different flavours of city living all around.

Getting around

It couldn't be easier to get around the area and beyond as there are two subway stations within a five minute walk. There are also major east/west streetcar lines super close to the apartment. But you may never even need transit as walking around the area you will find everything at your fingertips.
Also..
- If you like to ride a bike there are Toronto's Bixi bike rental stations all around
- Walk outside and catch a taxi within minutes
- Car share stations for members of Autoshare, Car2go and ZipCar all close by
- Only a ten minute walk to the downtown bus terminal

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $739 /week
Monthly Price: $2303 /month
Cleaning Fee: $58
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Cancellation: Moderate
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  • Ben's apartment was excellent. Very clean and well laid out with everything you would need. As others have said, the location is really good and makes getting to all parts of downtown Toronto quick and easy. My wife particularly liked being able to lie in bed and watch the light show on the CN Tower each night. The bed was comfortable, laundry facilities in the basement were easy to use, shower/bath worked well and the apartment building was nice and quiet. The location of the apartment building is easy to find and in a safe-looking neighborhood. We had a couple of small questions about how things worked in the apartment which were answered by email almost immediately. We stayed in various hotels around Canada in the 2nd week of our holiday and none matched up to our stay in the apartment. We highly recommend staying at Ben's place.

    June 2014
  • Ben was great! He met us when we arrived, showed us around the apartment and the facility (which has a pool and a gym), and gave us some recommendations on places to visit. The apartment itself was clean and well-taken care of, comfortable, and had nice views of the city. Its location was also very convenient, being very close to Queen Street shops, restaurants, and so forth. Would definitely recommend this place for an individual or couple traveling to or through Toronto.

    June 2014
  • Stayed here for 4 nights with my mom. It was clean and spacious for a 1 bedroom condo downtown!

    June 2014
  • Everything about our experience staying at Ben's place was great. The location was just about perfect: very close to subway and two major streetcar lines, and an easy walk to lots of restaurants, attractions and interesting neighborhoods. The unit itself was small but needed nothing---pretty much every amenity was on hand. Noise from the neighborhood or other units in the building wasn't even noticeable.

    As a host, I couldn't have asked for a better experience from Ben. He responded promptly to my inquiry and was proactive about sending directions and instructions to get access to the apartment, and made himself available for more help if we needed it.

    Overall I thought this was an excellent experience and an excellent value. 5/5 for sure.

    May 2014
  • We were in Toronto for a week. Ben was the perfect host, willingly meeting us late at night and checking all was OK after a day or so (and it certainly was!). The apartment was spotless, well and tastefully appointed and warm, with double-glazed windows and a nice balcony with views. The location is brilliant - very central to all areas of the city centre but in a quiet safe street. The complex has lifts; a fitness centre and a big laundry.
    This is a '10 out of 10 for value' apartment.

    May 2014
  • We had an awesome stay at Ben's apartment. The place is modern and tidy, with ample space. We stayed 10 nights and were happy to see there's some basic kitchen equipment and condiments to use. The location is fantastic, right between the downtown and Chinatown, with a view of the CN tower. Ben and his girlfriend were both super friendly, responding very quickly to all our questions. He also very generously offered compensation when the building decided to do some last minute maintenance which required entry into the apartment during our stay - very much appreciated! Definitely recommend this apartment and would be happy to stay here again.

    May 2014
  • everything about my stay at ben's condo was perfect. as there are many choices when booking a stay in toronto, if clean, attractive, centrally located and fully equipped are what you are looking for, i would look no further than here.
    i would not hesitate to stay on my next trip to toronto, which will be soon.
    ask ben to suggest his favorite asian restaurants. and do not miss out eating at khao san road if exquisitely flavored thai food appeals to you.
    EVERYTHING is within walking distance, including public trasit if it is not.

    four stars out of four!
    oops, five stars out of five.
    and ten out of ten!

    May 2014
  • Ben's apartment was the perfect home base for our stay in Toronto. It's a beautiful, clean, stylish space in the heart of the city with a really great view which we enjoyed from the balcony. We were able to walk almost everywhere we wanted to go. Although we didn't meet Ben in person, his communication with us before and during our stay was more than enough...I could tell that he really cares about his guests. I highly recommend this apartment.

    April 2014
  • My mother and I rented Ben's condo for 3 nights and it was lovely! Ashley (Ben's GF) was sooo nice and accomodating. The condo is in a perfect location, great view of the CN Tower from the balcony and very close to everything including public transit and the Eaton Center. The suite was very clean and quaint with some interesting books and magazines to read and a great little kitchen to cook in.

    The only negatives (although small) were the lack of a coffee table (we just pulled the end table over) and the tricky (but functional) shower faucet. We were also used to a much softer mattress but I understand everyone has their preferences :) Overall, everything was great and we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly! I would definitely recommend this place.
    Thanks Ben and Ashley.

    April 2014
    Ben
    Response from Ben:

    Thanks for mentioning the desire for a coffee table Shannon- you're not the first to bring this up.. so by popular demand, we are adding a coffee table! And sorry about the mattress firmness, perhaps we also look for a pillow topper to add a softer option. Thanks Shannon!

    April 2014
  • Great stay! Ben's apartment was perfect, and he was a top host.

    April 2014
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