This is a private room in a shared home in the trendy Ossington/Little Italy area of Toronto, one of the most interesting and diverse neighbourhoods in the world! The room has a comfortable double bed. You will share a large 4 piece bathroom. There is lots of storage in this room in the form of a dresser and a night table/cabinet, but there is no desk in the room!
I live in a large, Century home in one of Toronto's most vibrant and diverse neighbourhoods, Little Italy. We are steps from the trendy Ossington Avenue, with easy access to streetcars and the subway. We have 3 indoor cats so you should at least tolerate cats! We live in a beautiful older home that is centrally located. It can be dusty despite my best efforts, but the bathrooms are clean and modern, we have lightening fast internet, and the location cannot be beat.
Guests will have access to the common living area as well as to the kitchen where you are welcome to use the microwave for reheating, a Verissmo espresso machine and free coffee pods, and a dishwasher. Simple breakfast foods are provided. We also have a large back garden with deck for outdoor eating and sitting space. There are 2 shared bathrooms in the house: one is very large and features a beautiful claw foot tub as well as a modern marble-tiled shower. The second bathroom is a small powder room on the main floor.
We are long time Toronto residents and happy to share tips and knowledge about the city, but only as much as our guests would like.
The house is old and full of character, and we love it! I would describe our decorating style as "eclectic" with lots of antiques, an old piano, hardwood floors throughout, and exposed brick. It is a beautiful older home and the location cannot be beat!
A few things to note about this house! There are 6 bedrooms: 1 in the basement is a kind of spare room/rec room where my grown children sometimes stay when they are visiting Toronto, 3 on the second floor, and two on the third floor of the house.
That means that 4 bedrooms are usually occupied by air bnb guests, usually short term stays. This means there can be from 5 - 6 people in the house at any given time. I find the house to be very spacious and generally quiet, but If you are looking for something very private or very quiet, this is probably not for you!
To note about this room: it is on the second floor, right beside the washroom. It can therefore be noisy when people take a shower in the morning. For this reason the price on this room is discounted compared to the other three rooms in the house, and I would stress again that the primary value of my home is not that it is anything like a hotel: you are paying for the incredible convenience and value of this location. However, unlike the other two rooms, this room looks out over the back garden and gets tons of morning light!
There is no smoking in the house! We do get the house professionally cleaned, but we would ask that guests clean up after themselves in the common areas :)