There are 2 kinds of Airbnb properties... those IKEA specials that feel sterile, cheap and host lots of traffic... and then there's our home: Everything here is a lot better.... high end linens, gourmet kitchen, new & empty fridge, locally made soaps in every washroom, tech friendly household (sound system, TV's, heating, etc., all by your iphone), new high end appliances, loads of pillows for each bedroom, super clean, character home on the lake & park in downtown Toronto. 100% baby proof!
Spotless, gorgeous and very warm.... loads of room to stretch out if you're more than one family. The Beaches neighbourhood is a highly sought after area of Toronto for successful couples who love the outdoors but appreciate the closeness of downtown. Our home backs right onto KEW GARDENS park & Lake Ontario and the views from the back bedrooms are beautiful. The salt water pool is the jewel of the home and every guest says the photos don't do it justice. Rare find. All shops, restos and cafes 1 block away including 24 hour transit.
Top master bedroom is like it's own apartment of privacy, outside decks both front & back, lots of natural light, breath taking views of the park, our pool and Lake Ontario.... and sometimes a local hockey game, at the outdoor rink in the park can be seen. Warm red wood floors throughout the house, heated floors in basement & 2nd floor washroom for such a cozy & comfortable feeling. All the bedrooms are very large with King Sized bed in master bedroom and Queen Beds in others. Sky lights throughout and new blinds all through the house. Gourmet kitchen with new fridge 2017, original art on all floors, 2 TV rooms, full cable, high speed wifi, etc. Our guests tend to return.. which is quite a compliment. And we love to host! That's a big difference out there, in the Airbhb landscape of choices.
We're locals so please let us know about restaurant recommendations needed, etc. If you need anything done in advance like grocery shopping, picking up a cake, ride from the airport... let us know. We're happy to help make your arrival and stay in our home, the most enjoyable and easy!
The BEACHES is definitely a sought after neighbourhood of professionals with families, in Toronto. Surrounded by parks and Lake Ontario, our boardwalk is busy all through the week with runners, walkers, etc. Beautiful views and of the CN Tower. Only 1 block from our home, best restaurants, cafes, shopping and more. Groceries, bakeries and pharmacy also on the same two blocks. Very handy area to just leave your car parked and walk.
24 hour transit is 1 block away, 2 car parking in our driveway, 30 minutes to the airport Pearson and 10 minutes to Porter Airlines airport, Billy Bishop. 10 minutes to Union Station
100% baby proof stairs with high quality baby gates, automatic locks on drawers, etc., and it's all easily de-activated when you're staying without little ones with you.
There are no renters in the basement or otherwise.. the entire home is for the staying guest(s).
Interaction with guests
Both my husband and I have our cell phones and can be accessed at anytime. We also have the technology connected from our house to our phones, in case of any wifi issues, heating/etc. Any issues can be address even before our guests are aware, and fixed immediately.
Other things to note
Great for families as it's situated on the park and past guests have loved paddle boarding on the lake, or just walking up the street to all the great restaurants Queen Street has to offer. Cafes, bakeries, local shops.... you're in great hands if you just want to leave your car at home. Queen Street has 24 hour transit service. 100% baby proof. Professionally installed gates and locks as well as easily deactivated, when you're not traveling with little ones.
No parties or screaming by pool-our neighbours peace & privacy are important to us. Any complaints will be dealt with immediately. Thank you.
From Dec 01, 2017 - Sep 30, 2018 the minimum stay is 3 nights.
I'm a computer graphics person who loves the outdoors and I visit my family cottage as often as I can, to spend time with my nephews and nieces. I'm a clean freak and welcome like-minded guests. I love to ski. I love eating sushi and healthy so if you need recommendations close by, I can highly recommend my favorite spots. Live life, be kind, honesty is always the best policy.