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Cottage in the City

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
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Coming to enjoy and explore Toronto? Here on business? Tired of hotels? Planning a family trip and want to save on accommodation and dining? This might just be exactly what you have been looking for... Welcome to our Scandinavian-style house, conveniently located in the heart of trendy Queen St West: only steps away from parks, shops, entertainment, the best cafes in town, major attractions, the Lakeshore, spas, hospitals, and the financial district. HOUSE: Just call it your home. Find everything that you need for a short or longer stay. The house has 3 bedrooms on the second floor. Each of them includes an individual closet. Front master bedroom is on a sunrise side (sun blackout curtains are on for those who wants to sleep in). At night, enjoy the lights of the city and the view of...Coming to enjoy and explore Toronto? Here on business? Tired of hotels? Planning a family trip and want to save on accommodation and dining? This might just be exactly what you have been looking for... Welcome to our Scandinavian-style house, conveniently located in the heart of trendy Queen St West: only steps away from parks, shops, entertainment, the best cafes in town, major attractions, the Lakeshore, spas, hospitals, and the financial district. HOUSE: Just call it your home. Find everything that you need for a short or longer stay. The house has 3 bedrooms on the second floor. Each of them includes an individual closet. Front master bedroom is on a sunrise side (sun blackout curtains are on for those who wants to sleep in). At night, enjoy the lights of the city and the view of the CN Tower right from your bed. The middle room is modeled as a children's room and - here is where kids squeal with delight - has a built-in bunk bed. The crib is also available for a child under 8 years old. If you are traveling with kids, help yourself to all the baby essentials, toys, etc. The third bedroom is smaller in size and has a queen-size luxury foldout sofa-bed. The room is overlooking the backyard. The bathroom on the second floor has a walk-in rain shower and is child hot water proof. The second bathroom, Washer & Dryer are in the basement. If you want to treat yourself to an at-home spa experience, soak in the vintage claw foot tub on the lower floor. Open concept main floor combines dining area, living room and stylish kitchen with a breakfast bar. Living room has a 47-inch flat screen TV, surround sound system through the house (Don't miss when Crosby scores a goal even in the washroom!), blue-ray DVD player, XBox 360, Kinect, vinyl record player, an extensive music collection both on vinyl and CDs. You are welcome to enjoy them. Netflix is available through Xbox. The dining area has a big table that easily seats 6-8 people. Great for a hearty family dinner or a games' night. (Choose from a big variety of board games on the shelf next to the table) The kitchen is where things happen in this house! Enjoy modern appliances (gas stove, oven, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, stovetop kettle, blender, etc) and lots of space to cook. A few things you won’t find elsewhere: professional espresso machine, manual juice-maker, gas BBQ grill on the backyard. Backyard is a sunny privately enclosed space for you to relax and unwind. BBQ, sun tan, take a shower! (outside hot/cold water shower),gaze at the stars at night to the crackling of the fire... For those travelling with kids, it is safe to leave them there to play while you are making dinner, as it is walled off from other properties and there is no back exit. ECO-FRIENDLY: Cleaning products, detergent are made from natural ingredients. For the same reason there is no A/C in the house, however every room has a ceiling fan. PARKING: Street parking is available upon request. TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM AIRPORT: Taxi-Service from/to Pearson Airport is $65 plus tip. NEIGHBOURHOOD: Everything is within walking distance, yet streetcars and buses run in all directions. The widest range of boutique restaurants are only steps away. Satisfy your taste buds and discover new flavours at Indian, Middle Eastern, Southern Italian, Thai, Japanese, Vietnamese, Chinese, French, Philippine, or Mexican kitchens. Most, if not all, offer take-out. Need to grab a quick bite? Burger and sandwich places, ice cream parlours, exquisite pastry shops, and bakeries are dotted all over the neighbourhood and all within a 5-minute walk. Lots of brunch options, too. Coffee shops are at every corner. If you are into cooking, famous Kensington market offers a huge range of local produce, meat, poultry, fish and dairy products. Check out their Global Cheese shop – sample the variety and don’t leave empty-handed. Chinatown is also within 15 minutes from the place. Loblaws and Shoppers are only a 5-minte walk away. CN Tower, ACC, Rogers Centre, Hockey Hall of Fame, Art Gallery, ROM, Scotiabank movie theatre, Body Blitz Spa, Eaton Centre, Bowling alley, are all within walking distance. Harbourfront, Casa Loma, Go-Karts, Sailing clubs are all accessible by public transit and within a short ride away. Trinity-Bellwoods park is a block west from the house. It’s a vibrant family-friendly place to have a picnic, go for a run or just to wander around. It has a community centre that offers a bunch of drop-in programs, including tot & adult pools. If you need any advice on where to go, what to do, or figure out how things work around here, it will be my pleasure to help. If you know what you want to see and do, I might be able to suggest the best time to visit a place for a better value. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Kindly maintain the dwelling in a clean and tidy order during your stay SECURITY DEPOSIT Withheld if any appliance, piece of furniture, or other belongings of the property are partially damaged or broken SMOKING Strictly non-smoking property. Smoke detectors are present on the property. Fine - $3000US DAYTIME GUESTS Only registered guests are allowed to be present on the property due to insurance restrictions. Extra guests by prior approval of the property manager only. Fine - $5000USD
Bathrooms
2 Full baths
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About the Owner
Darya P
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:65%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2013
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

My family (husband, two toddlers and parents) stayed here on our recent visit to Toronto. It was really a perfect place for a family. The location is fantastic, just off Queen St. West, around the corner from wonderful restaurants, coffee shops and shopping, and a...More

Date of stay: July 2017
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Eco-friendlyCottage, VR Owner at Cottage in the City, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Katherine, Thank you for taking the time to review our home. You were a pleasure to have at our house and we'd welcome you back anytime.

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Washington
Reviewed 4 May 2014

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Date of stay: April 2014
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Victoria
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Date of stay: July 2013
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Ottawa
Reviewed 4 February 2014

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Date of stay: February 2014
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Bucharest
Reviewed 6 May 2013

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Date of stay: February 2013
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Patio
Porch
Private Garden
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
City Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
Trendy Queen Street West, all the posh and most savoured casual eateries of Toronto. Minutes away from all the major tourist attractions and sights. Lakeshore is a 30-minute walk away. Cozy and relaxing private setting with the luxury of being in the centre of the big city.
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Everything you need is within walking distance. However, you might choose to venture further afield on day trips.
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