Bring your passport and enjoy an international vacation destination! Windsor, Ontario, is this area's best-kept secret. Located directly across the river from Detroit, it enjoys all the amenities (culture, sports and entertainment) that Detroit has to offer, while keeping the feeling of a smaller town.
Come and enjoy our beautiful vintage home with award-winning gardens within steps of Coventry Garden waterfront park, the Detroit River and Peace Fountain. Enjoy our safe, quiet tree-lined boulevard and your spacious private room with cloud-like queen size bed with luxury bedding and private bath. Room has a sitting area with breakfast station, microwave and a small fridge for your convenience. Free wifi, and on street parking available.
In the morning, watch the ships pass by on the Detroit River while you enjoy a bottomless cup of coffee (I did say my relatives are American, didn't I?) on our beautiful verandah. We are close to public transportation and minutes from the Detroit-Windsor tunnel. Head to Detroit to enjoy the Detroit Institute of Arts, housing many renowned masterpieces. Attend sporting events at Comerica Park, Ford Field or Joe Louis Arena. Only a bus ride away, Detroit is so close that it is recognized as our "home" teams. Come and cheer for the Lions, Tigers and Red Wings!
Every January, car enthusiasts flock to Detroit for the much-anticipated Detroit International Auto Show . You haven't seen anything until you have seen it in the Motor City!
If you are a runner, the Detroit Marathon held in October is unique, crossing the border twice, running over the Ambassador Bridge and through the Detroit-Windsor tunnel.
Every November, the Windsor International Film Festival (WIFF) attracts visitors from near and far for screenings of the most talk-about films of the year. Now in its eleventh year, this festival has grown to a major event in our area! Come be part of it!
Stay on this side of the border and tour the Hiram Walker Distillery (the home of Canadian Club), attend world class entertainment at Caesars Windsor, visit the chic new restaurants in Walkerville. or attend one of the many festivals at our Festival Plaza on the waterfront. This is a great place for foodies and locavores! Do some day-tripping and "Explore the Shore", visiting the many award-winning wineries in the region, and enjoy our local produce. You can even follow the route of the Underground Railroad! We can provide you with a guidebook and map of the region and give you our suggestions for "must sees" in our area. Take a picnic (we will provide the picnic basket and blanket) and enjoy the sunset on the Detroit River
Come back and relax in our hot tub (especially if you have been running, sight-seeing or sitting outside in the stands!) or sit under our wisteria-covered pergola, have a barbeque, and watch the fireflies in summer. You will have a wonderful time!
This is my home, and for clarity, I am on site when I have guests (to be compliant with city (URL HIDDEN) also gives the neighbours peace of mind). Although I am retired, I have a busy life, and am often out and about. However, I am always available by phone or text, and will help with suggestions for activities or restaurants, or the history of the area if you need it. I love this area, and want you to experience all it has to offer!
We believe all people using AirBnB are fundamentally good people so a trust system is in place at our home... Please respect our home as you would yours. Please also remember that this is a heritage home (almost a hundred years old!), not a hotel. People using Airbnb do so at their own risk. While normal safety precautions are put in place, we assume no responsibility for personal injury while on the property.
For security reasons, you will be asked to show proper photo identification (passport, driver's licence) on arrival.
PLEASE NO SMOKING, PLEASE NO SMOKERS:We are non-smokers, and we appreciate that you also want a smoke-free environment.
PLEASE NO PETS: We know that pet owners are wonderful people (our children all have pets!), but for the comfort of all, we do not allow them here. We will help to find you a reliable kennel to board your pet.
KITCHEN- Our kitchen is fully stocked (an understatement!) and everything is available for guests to use including condiments, towels, plates, cups, mugs, cookware, pots, pans, utensils, and silverware. There is a gas barbecue also available for your use.
Please note: Use any of our products, foods etc., with caution if you have allergies.
BEDROOM(S) AND BATHROOM- Clean and fresh bedding (we even wash the bedspread between guests...better than a hotel!) and towels will be provided along with a variety of toiletries and a hair dryer to use during your stay. We only rent to one party at time, so the bathroom is private and will only be used by you and those in your party (if you are renting our second bedroom). An iron and ironing board are also available. Let us know if you need anything. Chances are we have it!
HOT TUB- You are welcome to use the hot tub, but use caution and use it at your own risk. We keep it cooler in the summer, and hotter in the winter, so that we can stay outside longer, but can adjust the temperature for your comfort.
PARKING- There is ample street parking available at no charge. This is generally a safe and quiet neighbourhood, but also an upscale one, and can be a target for thieves. Please lock your car.
We are also just a few minutes from the train station.
Please help us to keep the house clean and neat, for the enjoyment of all. The telephone number to our house is (phone number hidden), and my cell phone number is (phone number hidden))
* Most of all. ENJOY YOUR STAY. We will do all that we can to ensure that you do!
Happily retired from a career in education, I enjoy travelling and adventure, and now have more time for both. I have visited several countries in Europe and plan to go back (an extended stay in Italy is still on the list!) and have hiked through the rainforests of Costa Rica and stayed in remote villages.
I am a native Windsorite; I moved to Toronto for five years in the 80s and came back because I missed the amenities offered here in our international location. Since most of my family is located in the U.S., I have travelled seamlessly between the two countries my entire life. I enjoy everything that the unique Windsor-Detroit area has to offer, and will help you to find the best places to go on both sides of the border, for arts, culture, food or entertainment.
Having travelled much for business and pleasure, I hope to make your stay here comfortable and enjoyable. I love to meet people and I am looking forward to meeting you!