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Sunny Artist's Residence

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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About this listing

Spacious, sunny, artists' home in the heart of Toronto. Stay with us for easy access to Toronto events. Just up the street - public transport, bike paths, and plenty of Queen Street restaurants to sample. Available parking spot in the alley way behind the house (You must request it in advance). A beautiful place to stay.

The space

Welcome to our artist home! We appreciate art and are very fortunate to live in downtown Toronto. Your bedroom comes with fresh sheets and towels and a lock on your door. We will do our best to accommodate your every request.

Guest access

Guests are welcome in all of the common areas of the house.

Other things to note

Who lives here?
-Sweety is a 2 year old Jack Russell-Chihuahua mix. She is a part time visitor in summer months.
-Heidi Burkhardt, the artist and home owner, takes many summer painting trips up north with Sweety.
-There is also a larger bedroom rented through Air BNB in the house. (All bedrooms have their own locks - not because it needed but for comfort of guests)


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 2.5
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: 22 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: 45
Weekly Discount: 25%
Weekend Price: 95 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

Quiet at a reasonable hour.
We ask that our guests ask permission, before inviting non- Airbnb guests into the house. Non-smoking house hold - smoking must be outside.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

8 Reviews

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Jane User Profile
July 2017
My husband and I really enjoyed our stay. We found the transportation very accessible. the bed was comfortable and the environment lovely. There is a great bakery on Queen Street that has delicious Indian lunches at a very reasonable price. The bakery goods are fresh and delicious. The house is located on a quiet street. There are some historic things close by on Queen, and a small market for quick shopping.

Paul User Profile
July 2017
A great place to stay!

Brianne User Profile
July 2017
When we booked this rental, we thought we were staying in a house with Hannah, a 30-year-old like-minded professional. When we arrived, we found out that Hannah and her husband moved out a few months ago and we were staying with her mother, Heidi, and Hannah's brother. Heidi has random members of her family and strangers passing through often, making it hard to discern whether or not they are welcome in the house or a threat. Any advance notice of this would have been great as we were often the only ones in the house. We were only ever told if the cleaning lady was coming. Heidi is not a fan of planning and would sometimes stay out days longer at her family cottage, leaving us with no one in the home to handle any emergencies. When we DID have an emergency (the other airbnb guest was locked out at 1am), the guest had to come to US to call Hannah, for whom we felt awful calling as she was going in and out of the hospital at the time. Heidi also decided to do her laundry an hour before she left for her family's cottage, making it our responsibility to hang up her laundry. She also used our eggs without asking to make crepes for the OTHER guests - not even asking us the day before or that morning if we would like to join. And while she replaced the eggs, she just assumed that it was fine to take them and she would replace them before we got up. Turns out, that we had planned to make breakfast two hours before she got back and she made crepes for us in apology, which we of course couldn't turn down. She also decided to add on to that apology by offering to teach us how to make cherry perogies, which we were supposed to pick a mutual available night to do so. She surprised us with this activity after a long day of sightseeing, without asking us if we were available or too tired. Instead we got "there you are, finally!" Furthermore, she walked out WHILE making the meal to walk the dog, only to come back and say we cooked the cherries too long and to do it AGAIN. No one is necessarily a bad person, and the house was safe, quiet, and in a great location, but there was a lack of information on the profile that didn't let us know of the boarding situation and a lack of follow-through during the stay. The lack of communication and respect for our schedules stayed consistent during the three ways of our stay, which was unfortunate.
Hannah User ProfileHannah is a superhost.
Response from Hannah:
I just want to thank these guests for coming to stay with us. Having them both has been a most hilarious hosting experience from my 5 years of doing this. Who could have known that borrowing a single egg could lead to a two hour discussion of “breakfast sabotage” or that being asked to hang two pillow cases would cause traumatic memories lasting up until now. I wish I could have even imagined that my 12-year-old niece who lives next door or my mom’s senior friends would be perceived as a threat - I might have been able to mitigate some of the fear. I regret that they misunderstood the profile (which indicated that there were multiple hostesses and multiple bedrooms) to mean that only one person would be living in the house. It’s a shame that they understood private room to mean private house, (I suppose that’s why they felt entitled to walk around in in their underwear?) We were surprised to receive demands for silence in shared spaces of the house and when my mom left for the cottage to get out of their way, it was STILL the wrong thing to do. While on the one hand they seem to have felt responsible for the house on the other hand they left the empty house with an unlocked door upon their departure instead of dropping the keys through the door's mail slot like I had requested. I have never, in my life, met people so hard done by free gourmet crepes and cherry perogies. One can only laugh at the absurdity! They might have saved great discomfort on both sides by taking the refund offered to them should they leave. It’s too bad but they have furnished us with some very humorous stories we shan't forget. So thank you!
July 2017

Archana User Profile
June 2017
It was a great time spend with Heidi and good conversation with Hannah. Their house is just the perfect in all aspects connectivity with downtown (just 10 min) and subway station, restaurants and grocery stores are just walk able and above all the homely environment still you have your privacy. I will recommend 10/10. Thanks, wish to keep in touch.

Nerea User Profile
May 2017
I recommend this accommodation without any doubt. It is well located (20 min walking from Downtown and you have the public transport around the corner). The room is clean,big and you have all the things you need. Hannah, Said and Heidi are so friendly. They always try to help you in all. The little dog is so cute. I have enjoyed a lot during the 3 months that I have been there. I hope repeat in the future. Thank you for all!

Mathieu User Profile
February 2017
Very nice people, the neighbourhood is great. Many really cool restaurants and bars litterally around the corner. Yet, the place is quiet and cozy for a good night's sleep. Very welcoming and helpful people. They shared cake and answered my numerous questions about the city and the neighbourhood. Would recommend 10/10.

Arsh User Profile
February 2017
Had a very nice and comfortable stay! Hannah and Said are great people - enjoyed my time with them.

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Hannah User ProfileHannah is a superhost.

I am an English Literature Graduate and ESL teacher. I love traveling. I love hosting travellers. I teach Yoga and give tours.

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