About this listing
Private, spacious 1bdrm with backyard (and hammock!) in great neighbourhood. Hardwood floors throughout, fully-stocked kitchen, high-speed internet, impeccably clean. Comfortably sleeps 4. Steps to subway, cafes, amazing selection of restaurants.
No additional charges (for cleaning or anything else).
We can sometimes accommodate stays of one night so don't hesitate to ask!
Beautiful and private one-bedroom apartment located on a leafy, quiet street minutes from the Bloor subway line (Dufferin Station). You’ll be staying in a safe and friendly neighbourhood with a huge variety of ethnic restaurants, amazing parks, independent grocers and bakeries. There is also a shopping mall with Walmart, groceries and other shops just a 5 minute walk away.
Walk to Dufferin subway (5 min) and the award-winning Dufferin Grove Park (30 seconds) -- the park has skating rinks, a fabulous playground, a weekly organic market, a wood-burning pizza oven and a community dinner every Friday night.
The house is also within walking distance of the restaurants, galleries and cafes of several of Toronto’s most interesting neighbourhoods (Ossington strip, Parkdale, Kensington Market, Chinatown, Queen West, the Annex, Little Italy). Walkability gives our location a perfect score of 100, calling it a “walker’s paradise”. It is truly an ideal place to stay for anyone visiting Toronto. Please read our reviews to find out what our guests have said.
The apartment includes the entire main floor and basement of a lovely 100-year old house, and has a fireplace (non-working), a large, private backyard, and hardwood floors throughout. The open concept main floor has a living room (fireplace, pull-out couch with queen-sized mattress, and flat-screen TV with Apple TV, Netflix, sports channels, etc), dining room (table seats 6 and also makes an excellent desk/work area), and a large kitchen stocked with everything needed to cook for yourself or for several guests.
The large bedroom has hardwood floors and a very comfortable queen-sized bed. The bathroom was recently renovated and has a tub and shower. Bedroom and bathroom linens are 100% cotton.
Full disclosure: basement ceiling height is about 6 feet, 4 inches with the exception of two areas that are 5,7 (a heating duct above the bed and a beam located at the bottom of the stairs).
There is a huge deck off of the kitchen, and the backyard is large and private with great trees and perennials, and great views of a family of red-tailed hawks that live nearby. We also have a hammock set up for serious relaxing!
- Free wireless internet -- fast and unlimited
- Free laundry with an ensuite washer and dryer
- Child friendly! Full-sized crib available for infants and toddlers.
- Plenty of guide books for Toronto and surrounding areas
- Large, private backyard with deck, exclusively yours
- Fully stocked kitchen...herbs/spices, pots/pans, microwave, blender, etc.
- Board games, books, stereo, Apple TV to make your stay more enjoyable
- Dufferin subway station, College St. streetcars, and Dufferin buses are minutes away
- Street parking available with permit issued by city ($9/day, $15/2 days; $23/week)
We are native Torontonians and live upstairs with our dog. I speak Portuguese (Brazilian) and conversational Spanish. We very much look forward to having you as our guest!
The apartment is private, completely self-contained and includes exclusive use of the backyard with a large deck.
There are laundry facilities (washer & dryer) in the apartment, a full-sized crib, a completely stocked kitchen and unlimited high-speed internet.
Interaction with Guests
We are always available and happy to help in whatever way possible, but we also honour your privacy.
Our neighbourhood is safe, friendly and you can get to almost anywhere downtown within about 20 minutes. Brimming with restaurants, bakeries and small independent grocers, you can find restaurants representing Ethiopia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Thailand, Sweden, India, Japan, Korea, Jamaica, Burma, Italy, Portugal...all within a few blocks of the house!
If you like the outdoors, the award-winning Dufferin Grove park is 30 seconds away and has an incredible playground, a weekly organic Farmers' Market and community dinners on Friday nights.
And there's even a shopping mall that you can walk to in 3 minutes that has a large grocery store, H&M, Walmart, The Gap, Marshalls's, Winners, the Body Shop, shoe stores, etc.
We are a quick 5 minute walk to the subway (Dufferin Station).
The College St. streetcar and Dufferin bus line are also a quick walk (5-10 min) from the house.
You can also walk to many of Toronto's great neighbourhoods in 20-40 minutes, including Little Italy, Kensington Market, Chinatown, the Ossington strip, University of Toronto, Parkdale and the Annex.
If you want to cycle but didn't bring your own bike, you can rent bikes from a local cycling store or try Bixi.
Check-out is 11 am, and check-in is 3 pm, but we do our best to accomodate other times. Please let us know in advance.
No smoking inside the apartment.
Absolutely no parties or large gatherings of people. Please ask if you have any doubts.
Maximum of 4 overnight guests unless young children -- pls. inquire in advance.
Great place, great location. Very close to one of Toronto’s best parks. Sandra and Aaron are great hosts - they are Airbnb pros. Lots of nice touches. Highly recommended!
INCRÍVEL! Recomendo a todos. Superou minha expectativa. Sandra pensa nos mínimos detalhes.
Sandra was awesome!!! She had a welcome package ready for us with tons of information on local restaurants and entertainment. The place was exactly like the picture. We had a great night sleep on the organic cotton mattress :) She had a beautiful backyard with a hammock that just beckons you. The neighbourhood was quiet and the place was conveniently located.
We absolutely loved our stay at Sandra's home in Dufferin Grove. The crib was especially nice as we got to leave the pack'n'play at home! Sandra was very accommodating and welcoming and gave us great tips and suggestions for the neighborhood. We will definitely stay here again!
We loved the apartment and everything in it. The kitchen, dining, living room area were amazing, and had everything we could possibly want, even great coffee. Nice deck and garden The location of the apartment was great--very quiet, yet close to shops, etc. Easy access to subway and streetcars. Nice restaurants in the area. Our host was awesome, and generally, we would love to come back again for a longer stay sometime.
The host made us feel welcome in every possible way:
1. Had our names on the bell.
2. Was friendly and informative without being intrusive.
3. Left us a clear and concise booklet answering all our questions about.
4. Was just plain super friendly and nice.
Superstar hosts ! Smiling, really great communicating, only good things to say, we're glad we've met them.
Concerning the apartment: spacious, beautiful, super functional, garden + terrace is magic.
Great location, we didn't know Toronto and it was so easy to reach every good sites of the city.
The neighbourhood is great too, calm, but also many restaurants, bars, shops.
Best place to stay in Toronto, Thank you Sandra & Aaron !