About this listing
Located a short five minute walk from downtown, in the quiet, tree-lined neighbourhood of Woldfond Park.
The room available is one bedroom in a two bedroom house with a shared bathroom.
Fully furnished room in a 1875 historic yellow-brick two 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 in the living room.
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, dresser, and desk.
The shared bathroom includes a claw-foot tub and pine wainscoting.
The temperature is controlled by a NEST thermostat and is heated with a natural gas forced-air furnace and AC. 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.
Stovetop espresso, timed coffee machine, and an endless variety of teas are available for the morning.
Guests will have access to all of the common rooms on the main floor, the bedroom and shared bathroom upstairs.
Parking can be arranged on site in the two car driveway or 24 hour on street parking.
Interaction with Guests
Owners will be present during the guests' stay.
The amount of interaction is more up to the guests' preferences.
This was my second time staying with Nigel and Jamie. The place is in a great location (near downtown/a 20 minute walk to campus). The room and house are beautiful peaceful environments with a friendly chocolate lab included! Nigel was kind enough to drive me to campus one day as well as offer oats and canned peaches for breakfast! These guys are lovely hosts who know Guelph really well and will go above and beyond to make your stay a great one. Highly recommend these guys and their space!
Another lovely visit with Nigel & Jamie! They were very accommodating with arrival arrangements. House & street are very quiet with great access to downtown. Everything was clean and fresh. Beautiful backyard too! Thanks so much.
Nigel and Jamie were lovey hosts and we felt very welcome and comfortable in their beautiful home. Their home is filled with character and is very bright. It is located in a quiet residential area near to downtown. Which made it easy to get to the wedding we were going to and go for brunch. Their gardening, preserving, and granola making are inspiring!
Our family felt immediately at ease staying with Nigel and Jamie. Their place is warm and inviting, with and just a short walk from the downtown. Jamie and Nigel are thoughtful hosts, going out of their way to share activities for our family, favourite places to eat, creating extra space for our little one, and showing us around their beautiful and eclectic garden. They are the kind of people who left a special imprint on our lives.
It was easy to communicate with Nigel and Jamie, who are warm, engaging and excellent cooks! Their home is thoughtfully arranged and easy to feel comfortable in. There is a fantastic garden to sit in and soak up the summer days, the neighbourhood is eclectic and full of character, and it is convenient to catch the river path at Goldie Mill nearby, or enjoy the cafes and pubs downtown. Recommended.
This was my second time staying with Nigel and Jamie. The guys are great and the house is lovely, clean and easy to find. It's walking distance to downtown and enough off the beaten path to be quiet and peaceful. Lots of privacy and a beautiful friendly and gentle dog. It feels like home, and I'll stay there whenever I'm in Guelph.
Nigel and Jamie were very nice and welcoming. We loved the neighbourhood, and the place itself was clean, quiet and wonderfully decorated - bed was very comfortable too. The atmosphere was peaceful, and very pleasant - would recommend this to anyone coming into Guelph.
About the Host, Nigel And Jamie
Jamie and Nigel have also both worked and traveled internationally including places like Africa, China, Mexico, and Australia. They enjoy a healthy lifestyle, supporting local agriculture, gardening, cooking, participating in outdoor activities year round (hiking, canoeing, camping, x-country skiing), and spending time with their three year old chocolate lab Cedar.
Nigel works for a local conservation authority and in this position he prepares watershed studies and implements ecological restoration projects.
Jamie works for the City of Mississauga and he coordinates naturalization and restoration projects on City-owned land and engages local community groups to volunteer on these projects.