Sorry to say this, but "stunning" is far from what this house is. The house is divided in three apartments. There is one on the ground level, one on the basement, where the tenants had TWO labradors, and the smell was very strong, and finally the apartment that is being reviewed. The add gives the impression that one is renting the whole house, but that is not accurate. Furthermore, the photos do not correspond to the furniture nor the decoration that you find. There are, for example, old bookcases on the maser bedroom that are very wobbly, and some of the beds have been changed too. Bedlinen and towels are both old, few and smelly.
The house itself sits almost in a corner of Queen Street East. It is close to the cable car and to the beach, but it is impossible to sleep with the noise from the cable car, the delivery or garbage trucks, all night long.
The house smells bad because of the dogs, it is very dark even on a bright sunny day, and very warm during Summer, with no air conditioning and just one heater/fan. We ended up buying a fan and left it at the house.
The add says that seven people can sleep in the house. Nevertheless, apart form the beds, we only found one old air mattress, but nothing to pump air into it, and no space where that could be placed either ( the living room is too small for it). So my wife and I had to stay somewhere else in order to accommodate our children.
The so called european bathroom is actually more like a bathroom inside a cupboard. And all bathroom sinks were clogged. Although it does seem that no one specifically lives there, there is a lot of old furniture and stuff piled up in corners or cupboards, creating a sense of neglect and gathering dust. The very first thing some of us had to do upon entering was actually take antiallergic medicine. Dust and dog´s fur were everywhere.
Due to Toronto's traffic, the location turns out to be a long, boring ride on the streetcar, so if you are many and decide to stay there, take our advice and rent yourselves a car.
But the worst was the filthy state of everything: floors, furniture, kitchen,terrace and especially the bathrooms. My wife found hair all over the mouldy shower, my daughter found used tissues under her bed, the shower curtains in both bathrooms were black with mould and, as already mentioned, everything was dusty.
True, once we complained, the curtains were changed and the house cleaned ( four days later, due to a public holiday). But all in all, it was a bad experience. No one from our whole family enjoyed to stay there.