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AVAILABLE BY-THE-MONTH!! JAN, FEB, MAR, APRIL, MAY

Joy Gilbert

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Joy Gilbert

Advertiser since: 2010
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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AVAILABLE BY-THE-MONTH!! JAN, FEB, MAR, APRIL, MAY

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Toronto Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, den, 2 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 6)

Looking for a wonderful home on a short term basis over the winter Our gorgeous Bluff Suite is the perfect solution if you're in Toronto for a short term contract, renovating your home, or if you need a temporary residence between 'selling' and 'buying'! This suite is just a stone’s throw from downtown Toronto and the trendy Beach. This 1000 square foot, second floor lovely unit, overlooks Lake Ontario, includes both period furniture and modern amenities. You may choose between having 2 ( 1 king + 1 queen) or 3 spacious bedrooms 2 kings & a queen), each with generous closet space. The living room (15' x 20') features a stocked book nook (for trading!), an electric fireplace and a reclining love seat. Other amenities include flat screen cable TV, a DVD player, and broadband-based WiFi. Imagine cooking while looking at the lake from our fully-equipped kitchen - all utensils and appliances: toaster, coffee maker, electric kettle, stove, fridge/freezer and microwave. Groceries can be purchased at one of the nearby major food chains. The four-piece bath has a skylight and another lake view. Of course, no home-away-from-home would be complete without laundry - there is a washer and dryer right in the apartment!

Our suite provides about 20 feet of viewing over the backyard with Lake Ontario immediately beyond. Sorry, no fishing or boating as we are on a 350 foot bluff! This is perfect for watching the sunrise, storms, and rainbows. The moon rising from the lake on full-moon nights is simply indescribable and must be experienced.

The Bluff Suite is more, however, than creature comforts and a phenomenal view. We are very proud of our cottage-in-the-city environment, just fifteen minutes drive from downtown Toronto. Feel the peace and serenity offered by our secluded paradise - flowers, the gentle lake breezes and the quiet community atmosphere. While joggers and dog-walkers make good use of the neighborhood streets, often the loudest noise to be heard is the birdsong – Canada geese, blue jays, cardinals, and sometimes baltimore orioles. Raccoons regularly peek in the 2nd floor windows and sometimes deer and foxes are spotted in the backyard.

We are located a few minutes drive from Bluffer's Park Marina where you can enjoy a wonderful meal or pub fare while the boats go in and out of the marina. In season, you may want to charter a boat and captain and enjoy fishing for salmon or lake trout. You will enjoy exploring the trendy Beaches neighborhood with it’s Boardwalk, beach volleyball, walking & cycling trails, off-leash area for dogs, fine dining, shops, & spas...amenities abound! Enjoy walking, hiking or cycling along the scenic lakefront, stroll in the park, drop into a sidewalk café, catch some rays, explore the quaint homes in the neighborhood, or simply people-watch.

Your lovely apartment includes use of our spacious deck, hot tub, 2 bicycles and helmets, the daily newspaper, and free parking.

Our suite is great for travelers, corporate or wedding guests, the bridal party, people who are escaping their own home renovations, locals who want a vacation without leaving town, people who are relocating, and others.

Keywords: idyllic, waterfront, bluff, lakefront,

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Joy Gilbert (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
40%
Calendar last updated:
November 25, 2014

About Joy Gilbert

I am a 6th generation Canadian and my ancestors settled in small-town Ontario. As a military brat and in the process of becoming educated, I have resided in various parts of Canada, the USA, France, and Australia. My world travels have taken me to fascinating places and I've met wonderful people along the way. In finding this location, a peaceful 'country' setting so close to downtown, we are 'home at last.' You, too, are welcome to come “home” to The Bluff - stay for a week, a month, or as long as you like, and your dog is welcome, too!

Joy Gilbert purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Joy Gilbert chose Toronto

On-the-Bluff is your 'gateway to downtown Toronto' and beyond! By car, it will take you 15 minutes to get downtown and the subway is close at hand, too. Toronto boasts a diverse array of culture, entertainment, world class and local shopping and food. Our friendly 'city of neighborhoods' includes Little India, Chinatown, Little Italy, Greektown, Leslieville, Yorkville, the Gay Village, the Annex, Little Portugal, Koreatown and more. Other attractions include the Hockey Hall of Fame, the CN Tower, the St. Lawrence Market, the Toronto Islands, the Art Gallery of Ontario (famously renovated by Frank Geary), and the Royal Ontario Museum with it’s controversial “Lee-Chin Crystal” addition. Who wouldn't want to purchase a home in this amazing city!

What makes this apartment unique

Venturing just outside the city limits is Canada's Wonderland, the new spectacular Hindu temple, and our world-class zoo. Outside of Toronto there are many year-round attractions, including everyone’s must-see, Niagara Falls, Algonquin Park, and Casino Rama. Consider On-The-Bluff your home base!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for the lovely note, Jim and Janet......It was great to see you and the grandkids having so much fun riding the streetcar, the subway, and Go Train! They did pretty well with finding the hidden face in the tree! JOY



"We've had a wonderful week here - we would definitely like to come back to The Bluff Suite - it's awesome! Thankyou for the cash for the kids - they all bought treats at the zoo. It was great to meet you both - I'm sure we'll be in touch again soon.

Bye for now, Janet, Jim, Tessa, Lucas, and Nolan.
Jul 2014
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Reviews

4.9
based on 30 traveler reviews

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average rating of 4.866667 based on 36 reviews
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Toronto Ontario

Eli Peltz

  • of 5
Fabulous! Enjoyed the house, had everything we needed for our family of 5(4 adults one 10 yr old) . close to public transportation, quick drive to downtown, good food nearby. What a lovely view of the sunrise we had. Thanks again. I highly recommend this lovely home!
  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Eli - What a nice surprise to receive your very positive review of our Bluff Suite! You touched on a very important issue for our guests....that of our "location".....this is one of our main questions! Thankyou for pointing out that we are BOTH close to public transportation and a short drive to downtown! Glad you enjoyed the suite and so help me..I have to get up earlier to catch those sunrises! I hope we'll see you on your next visit to Toronto!
JOY
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London UK
5

I miss it already.

  • 5 of 5
We rented Joy's home for a trip to Toronto to meet a whole bunch of family and introduce our youngest of two boys to a slew of aunt's, uncle's and grandparents who hadn't met him yet.

While it was technically a vacation, it was a pretty hectic and busy time meeting with people scattered all over the area. It was so great to come home to this lovely place, look out over the lake, see the trees swaying in the wind and to have the only sound be the leaves rustling. You could actually feel the decompression in your shoulders.

But that's only part of the greatness.

The other part is Joy. She is aptly named, for a lovelier host you could not ask for. It would be easy for someone to get annoyed as a result of having two young children suffering from jet lag up at all times of the night but Joy was amazing. Our older son Akira will never forget Joy's kindness and warmth.

As a previous reviewer noted, this place is a perfect paradise and an oasis of calm in an otherwise bustling Toronto.

We will definitely be back when we make a return visit.
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hello Adam and all.....Glad you hear you arrived safely back in London! Thankyou for such a wonderful review! Made me blush! It was lovely that things worked out so well for your visit in Toronto .....I know you especially enjoyed the "sunrises" over the lake....due to the jetlag, coming from the UK, I guess! Akira left his beanie baby here, but "Bruno" is in good hands until you return on another occasion! You are always welcome! Joy
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Calgary, Alberta
5

Perfect little paradise!

  • 5 of 5
My mom and I rented Joy's upstairs suite for our stay in Toronto, over Thanksgiving. We were thrilled with ALL of it! The location! (spot on for visits with my sister who lives in The Beaches area) The accommodation! The suite! The views! The amenities! Everything and anything one would require was on hand already- and then some! Had no problem fixing up our Thanksgiving dinner there and what a spot to enjoy that at! Though Joy was out of town during our stay, I had absolutely no problem contacting her if needed as well as she provided names and numbers of folks nearby if we ran into a problem. (Didn't!) Without a doubt, I will be back next time I visit the T.O area. An incredible spot to just relax at, after a day in the city- yet, without major commute times! Oh, did I mention the sunrises? The full moon over the lake? Sigh....Thanks for everything, Joy!
  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thankyou for such a wonderful review of The Bluff Suite! It sounds so great that I think I should move upstairs for a while and try it out for myself! Sorry I was not in Toronto while you were, but hopefully we will meet on your next visit! If you come across anyone looking for a "winter" vacation in wonderland, put in a good word for us! Thankyou very much for your lovely remarks! JOY
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Toronto find

  • of 5
This property was perfect for our family.. joy was a great help and resource. Great location and price
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dana - With all you needed to do with your lovely family, I couldn't believe how beautifully you left the suite! And you even found time to post a review! Wonder Woman! Thankyou.
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Toronto Ontario
France
5

Most beautiful scenery

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 5 had an excellent stay at the Bluffs Suite. Lodging on 2nd floor was very spacious with well equipped kitchen. We had access to the beautiful garden and the relaxing hot tub. We regret not being at home more to enjoy the wonderful and peaceful surrounding, including the most beautiful sunrise, sunset, and the gorgeous full moon over the lake. The only thing I did not like was the loud creaking bed in the master bedroom and the creaking wooden floors which made us more worried for the owner who lives downstairs. Otherwise, I highly recommend this place. As it was our first stay using VRBO and house rental in general, we were reassured at every step of the rental by the owner who promptly answered all our questions.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Bonjour! Greetings to you five over there in Lyon! Merci for the nice review. I am glad you enjoyed your Bluff stay so much! Creaking bed and floors? First time I've "heard" of this from anyone....don't worry about me - from my suite, I wasn't aware of any noise! The main thing is that you had a good time in Toronto! A bientot! Joy
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Toronto Ontario

Quiet retreat in the city

  • of 5
This is a spectacular place to stay if you want to be close to the hustle and bustle of the city, and ye feel a million miles away. The subway is about a mile away and you are in downtown in just a few stops. The house has awesome views of Lake Ontario. Almost every room in the house has this view. Joy is very accomodating and even left some fruit, eggs, coffee and tea for us to enjoy. The hot tub was great way to relax after a busy day in the city!
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you were able to meet up with your lovely sons here at our Bluff Suite! When your son came by yesterday to pick up his special mug, he looked absolutely smashing! Trust his presentation at the U of Toronto was successful. Pleasure having you here...come back soon! JOY

Map

Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Island Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Feathers
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Cederbrae, Scarborough Golf Club
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Scarborough Go Train
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Hwy 401, Lakeshore, Gardiner Expressway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Vi Vetha, Vi Pei
Nearest Ski
75 Kilometres
Lakeridge
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Kew Beach, Bluffer's Park, Rouge River Beach
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

From C$120 Per night

Toronto Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Nov. - March 31
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$120
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Fri,Sat
C$800
C$3,000
 
 
April 1 - May 31
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$175
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Fri,Sat
C$1,050
C$3,600
 

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Amenities

Toronto Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Two beautiful bathrooms.......one four-piece which will remind you of the spaaaaaaaaaaaah....the beautiful new 3-piece has a fireplace and features our rock collection.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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