1BR/1BA Room/Share - Derry Street
Located a short 5 minute walk from downtown, in the quiet, tree-lined neighbourhood of Woldfond Park.
Fully furnished room in a 1875 historic yellow-brick 2 story single-detached house with a large yard complete with vegetable gardens, side porch, patio and garden beds.
The house is shared with two owners (working professionals) and a calm, sleepy dog named Cedar.
The house features a new kitchen, hardwood floors and a gas fireplace on the main floor.
The room available is located upstairs and features a new carpet, a built-in closet, newly painted and two large windows with wood blinds. Furniture includes a double bed, side tables, and dresser.
The shared bathroom includes a claw-foot tub and pine wainscoting.
The house is heated with a natural gas forced-air furnace and all former lead water pipes have been removed. Laundry facilities are located in the basement along with water softener, cold cellar and deep freezer.
The owners both work in the environmental field.
Fresh home baked maple-nut granola, wheat-free muffins, waffles and fruit are always in abundance.
Guests will have access to all of the common rooms on the main floor including kitchen, the bedroom and shared bathroom upstairs.
Parking can be arranged on site or 24-on street parking.
Owners will be present during the guests' stay.
The amount of interaction is more up to the guests' preferences.
My wife and I received great instructions in advance which was helpful for our somewhat late arrival.We stayed 2 nights with Nigel and Jamie and couldn't have been more pleased. Both hosts are charming and ready to chat and share experiences. They had great recommendations for dining and things available in the city. The home is neat & tidy and very nicely furnished with eclectic pieces that all have a story, Be sure to ask about the wall hanging in the living room. The room was nice and the bed was comfortable. One of the very best features of staying here was their chocolate lab Cedar.She is the most gentle and loving of dogs and a real charmer. Since we had left our Labradoodle (mother was a Chocolate Lab) at home, we were thrilled to have her around. We were extremely pleased to have chosen this location to stay and thoroughly enjoyed both the home and more importantly our hosts Nigel & Jamie. We wholeheartedly recommend the Parkside Century Homestead to anyone staying in Guelph.
To begin: I did not personally stay at Jamie and Nigel's, rather I arranged with them to host my parents while they were visiting me from another city. The below review is from my mother and father, however in so far as booking was concerned, Jamie and Nigel made it a breeze! :) So, from my parents:
"The Bed and Breakfast at Jamie and Nigel's home was great! They are very accommodating, friendly and interesting. They provided a comfortable room with closet space and a nice view out the large window. Lovely living room and great kitchen with eat-in dining area made our stay pleasant. We felt free and unencumbered, and appreciated that they allowed us to check-out very late in order to accommodate our visit with Monika. The evening we spent with Jamie and Nigel was lovely, chatting about various topics, backgrounds and opinions on current events. The temperature in the house was lowered for a good night's rest, which we really appreciated as we do the same at night. If and when we require a night's stay in Guelph in the future, we will definitely stay with Jamie and Nigel!"
My mother later added on the phone that the food provided for breakfast was delicious, and that she loved that it was organic and local.
A final note, as my parents are older, they can be a bit difficult to please, so thank you for being awesome hosts and for having them in your lovely home! :)