Excellent accommodations! Sandra's directions were bang on and the house was exactly what we needed. Bed was so comfy I could have slept all day. Parking was easy and pass very inexpensive. Will definitely stay again when in Toronto. Thanks Sandra for your hospitality.
Fantastic suite that lives up to its photos and billing, with an extremely warm and welcoming host. What sets it apart from the rest? All the little details, such as: actual art on the walls, complimentary coffee, tea, spices, sugar, oil and vinegar, soaps, paper towels, tissues etc.; a surprisingly diverse library of books and films; many guide books, maps, restaurant guides and general info about Toronto; washer/dryer, iron and ironing board, and a hair dryer; a local phone for the renter's exclusive use; plus a comprehensive binder of information specific to the suite and its immediate locale. The only drawback was the low ducting in two places in the bedroom, which my husband (not quite 6') found cramped his style. Otherwise, it was a charming, spacious, and beautifully well-appointed flat.
What an amazing apartment! My partner and I spent 3 days/nights at Sandra's basement apartment and we loved it. It is very spacious, cosy and has everything that you could require. The decor of the apartment is lovely and the artwork makes it feel homely and special all at the same time.
Sandra was always very helpful and always responded quickly to our queries regarding the apartment. She was also happy to give us information on the local area when we needed it.
We would definitely recommend in terms of both apartment and host!
The apartment was impeccable, well appointed and exactly what we needed for our (mostly) business trip to the city. Location was excellent for our needs and Sandra was very responsive whenever we had a question or need. Would love to stay at Sandra's again.
Sandra is a delightful host, always easy to communicate with, and she goes out of her way to attend to the little details - right down to putting your name beside the doorbell at the front of the house!
We recently spent 5 weeks in Sandra's apartment and couldn't
have picked a better spot to stay for such a long time. We felt so comfortable and "at home" in this great apartment. It is so spacious and light. We were warm and cosy here despite being in Toronto for the ice storm and severe winter conditions! It is well equipped with a great kitchen (we cooked Christmas turkey dinner here!). The location is great. Only a few minutes walk from the subway, and from Dufferin Mall for our shopping needs.
Sandra was a wonderful host. Very friendly and accommodating. Thank you Sandra and Aaron! We will most certainly stay here again on any return trips to Toronto.
My family and I quite enjoyed our stay at Sandra's place. The suite came as advertised with a full kitchen and lounge, including pull-out sofa, basement with large bed and bathroom and backyard. It was the little touches and attention to detail that made this suite memorable. Sandra keeps an up-to-date binder with restaurant suggestions, taxi numbers, maps, cinema listings and other useful information. There were also plenty of towels and linens, and best of all a range of kids toys for the young ones. Sandra was extremely accommodating to our group, supplying us with a crib for our infant and an inflatable air mattress for myself. The only slight issue we had was that the water in the shower was not terribly hot, but as we were only there for a short trip, it wasn't a major problem.
The house is within a 5-6 minute walk of the subway station and a further 10 minute subway ride to downtown, which is very reasonable. The area itself isn't brimming with nearby shops and restaurants, but areas such as Roncesvalles, Ossington and Little Italy are closeby. Dufferin Mall is also within walking distance, which has a Walmart, No Frills and other convenient shops.
Overall, we would highly recommend this place and the extremely professional hosts. It's ideal for anyone wanting spacious accommodations within a close subway ride to downtown.
Sandra's place is amazingly welcoming. We loved our experience! The apartment is sunny, comfortable, and very well equipped. Plenty of books and magazines on the well hidden treasures of toronto, movies, informations on close restaurants and delivery's options are details that show how much Sandra cares about the details. The location is great, the place is very clean and Sandra and her husband are super friendly. We would definitely come back here.
We had a great time staying here. The flat was much bigger than expected and very close walk to the subway. It was a bit further out from the city centre than we had realized, but it was no problem as the subway was so easy and came every few minutes.
Sandra was great to deal with. She was called away for an emergency while we stayed, but she made sure we were all set before she left, and we had no problems at all. Everything was exactly as she explained with great info in the flat, which was also spotless. Thanks Sandra!
The main floor contains a gorgeous, full kitchen. I wish I was around longer (or planned differently) to take advantage of it. The basement portion of the unit is what you'd expect in the basement. It's colder, the ceilings are lower, there's not a ton of light. If you've ever lived in a basement unit, you know exactly what it's like - the good thing is you will spend most of your non-sleeping non-bathing time upstairs, which is lovely.
Sandra was helpful, sociable, accessible, easy going. The whole experience was easy and very successful.