Fun, clean, and bright house in a quiet hood near Queen st W. Steps from a park and community centre with a gym, arena, pool, fitness classes and kid’s programming. Blocks from public transit arteries and shops, restaurants, and grocery stores.
Our home is a perfect rental for a family OR a single person/couple looking for a quiet, comfortable retreat. The space comfortably accommodates two adults, and there are two children's rooms available as well (one of which has bunk beds). There is also a pull out couch in the play room which can be closed off for privacy. The house is situated on a quiet, one-way street with ample street parking and an available garage. A park, playground, wading pool (summer only), arena, and community centre are steps away. The community centre offers a low-cost gym, a variety of drop-in adult and children's programming including summer day camps, and a heated, indoor therapy pool. We're just blocks away from Toronto's hip Queen West/ Parkdale neighbourhood, some funky farmer's markets, and most other conveniences such as banks, grocery stores, etc.
Guests will enjoy our entire house and back patio with BBQ. There is one upstairs bathroom with bathtub/shower, a fully appointed kitchen, and a bright play room/sun room featuring a fun themed climbing wall, a costume box, and other toys geared for kids age 2-7. Wireless internet is included.
During the rental period, we will be away traveling as a family. Our neighbours are approachable and emergency contact numbers will be made available.
Our house is not air conditioned, and Toronto can be hot in the height of summer. Guests will be provided with fans for each bedroom which we find is all we need. Guests should also know that we do not have a television or microwave. Guests with unique mobility needs should be aware that there are two steps on the main floor and steps leading up to the front porch/front door, and the bathroom is located upstairs.
The house has a basement suite which is occasionally rented out. When both units are occupied, sound travels between the floors, and both parties must be mutually respectful of each others' need for peace and quiet! We'll be sure to let you know if there is someone renting below. A rental of BOTH units at the same time is sometimes available for larger groups.
Our good relations with our wonderful neighbours are very important to us, and we expect guests to maintain them. Guests must refrain from smoking on the property and we do not allow pets (sorry!).
I am a college professor and my husband Colin is a photo journalist and high school teacher. We have a 4 and a half yr old girl and a 2 year old boy who keep us on the run. We love our home and our neighbourhood, and spend a lot of time pushing our two kids on the swings in our local park, riding our bikes, and enjoying a pint in one of the many great restaurants or pubs.