AUGUST! 8 NIGHTS LEFT - $150 PER NIGHT 'COUNTRY-IN-THE-CITY' RETREAT!

Joy Gilbert

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Joy Gilbert

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AUGUST! 8 NIGHTS LEFT - $150 PER NIGHT 'COUNTRY-IN-THE-CITY' RETREAT!

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

Aaahhh....relaxation - just a stone’s throw from downtown Toronto and the trendy Beach. This 1000 square foot lovely unit, overlooking 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,

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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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Joy Gilbert

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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

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!

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!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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4.8
based on 24 traveler reviews

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AUGUST! 8 nights left - $150 per night 'Country-in-the-City' Retreat!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 24 reviews
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AUGUST! 8 nights left - $150 per night 'Country-in-the-City' Retreat!
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(416) 888-1951 (Ontario, Canada)
Toronto Ontario
Wasco, California
5

MUST VISIT AGAIN

  • 5 of 5
The pictures of this house do not do the actual place any justice! This place was amazingly breathtaking. We had the most relaxing time in the backyard jacuzzi overlooking a huuuge calming lake with the moon glaring over. The inside was very spacious and super comfortable. This place is also perfect if you want to stay in and cook. Joy has about EVERY cooking utensil, pan, and pot you could think of! We were super thankful for that. The restrooms were very nice and spacious as well. There's even a washer and dryer.

No doubt, Joy has gone out of her way to make vacation seem like you're right at home but even BETTER!
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hello Sue and All.....I was THRILLED to read your enthusiastic review! Thankyou very much! That "huuuge calming lake" is Lake Ontario.....believe it or not, guests have actually asked whether it's "the ocean"! On the 4th of July, it was dazzling to look across to the other side and see fireworks in the sky from so many locations in the USA! Amazing!

Glad you liked the kitchen ... Toronto is a city of restaurants but sometimes people just want to relax and stay in. Nice to have the option.

Please visit again soon! JOY
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AUGUST! 8 nights left - $150 per night 'Country-in-the-City' Retreat!
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(416) 888-1951 (Ontario, Canada)
Toronto Ontario
Thornbury, ON.
5

THIS IS PARADISE!

  • 5 of 5
This is one of the nicest, most relaxing places you could possibly find in Toronto. It's a very short distance from the hub-bub of Kingston Road in the east end but you feel like you're back in the peace & quiet of the 1950s.
The unit is well & interestingly furnished & Joy & her husband do everything they can to make your stay a success...there's even a "starter package" of eggs, coffee, etc. in the fridge when you arrive.
The location on top of the bluff is gorgeous & there's a little veranda off the hall where you can bask in the sun & have your breakfast or lunch while watching the sailboats out on the lake.
I cannot recommend Joy & her place enough. And, it's very reasonably priced!
Book it for your next trip....it's way better than a motel or hotel.

You won't regret it!
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hello Bill and Dorothy - Great to hear from you! So glad that our Bluff Suite was suitable for getting all your family in the same part of town for the birthday party! I got a kick out of Dorothy saying the suite was like a "treasure trove"! Come back next year......there are plans underway for the suite becoming "bigger and better"! Thanks, JOY
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AUGUST! 8 nights left - $150 per night 'Country-in-the-City' Retreat!
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(416) 888-1951 (Ontario, Canada)
Toronto Ontario
Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada
5

ABSOLUTELY WANT TO GO BACK THERE!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Joy's not for recreational purposes but to attend series of appointments at Sunnybrook. The view and the atmosphere was incredible - extremely peaceful and relaxing and very therapeutic for my mother in law. The suite was very clean and we all instantly felt at home. It's amazing how you can drive a couple of side streets, turn a corner and you are in the city! Joy was very accommodating and welcoming, yet at the same time respected our privacy.

I will certainly be telling my friends about this place and hope that at some point we can get back there again. Wonderful! Thank you, Joy.
  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Cristy! Thanks for your lovely remarks! I hope your mother-in-law is doing well and next time, you come for "recreational" purposes! Thanks for the gorgeous photos which you shot at dawn! What an eye! JOY
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AUGUST! 8 nights left - $150 per night 'Country-in-the-City' Retreat!
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(416) 888-1951 (Ontario, Canada)
Toronto Ontario
5

THE STAY THAT ALMOST WAS.....!

  • 5 of 5
We had booked Joy's awesome property for a week - to have started last Saturday/Sunday.
Due to the sheer confusion in our dates at the last minute, we arrived to find a painter doing last minute touch ups in the bedroom. This would not be an issue for most people! However I am in the middle of a flare up with fibromylgia, and can not tolerate any smells! So, we had to tell Joy that we needed to bail on our reservation. She was absolutely gracious, and totally understood my situation. I can say that the pictures are spot on, and the view is amazing. The apartment is spotless. The loss is 100% ours. Joy even returned my deposit as the situation was not typical, and we hope to go back and take advantage of all that this property has to offer!
Thank you Joy for your support.
Cindy
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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AUGUST! 8 nights left - $150 per night 'Country-in-the-City' Retreat!
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Toronto Ontario
Kenora ON Canada
5

TWO WONDERFUL STAYS ...

  • 5 of 5
We have just completed our second stay at The Bluff Suite. On each visit we were warmly welcomed by Joy. We had not known that one could be situated in the City of Toronto yet also be in the country. We have relatives who live about 10 minutes away by car. We were able to host family dinners and even have our grandchildren visit for an overnight. The little ones think that it is our Toronto home and so it is. Our older grandson loves to look at the ocean, aka Lake Ontario! The neighbourhood is very attractive and pleasant for walking. We very much appreciated the welcome groceries as we arrived late and still could have breakfast "at home" the next morning. We have had a vehicle during both visits but one can manage well without one. We plan to return and hope that Joy will have a vacancy when we can next get back to Toronto.
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Hi Judy - Delighted to have received your review! I look forward to many more visits ..... all the way until the grandbabies become teenagers! And that's a long time! Thankyou for choosing The Bluff Suite. Joy
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AUGUST! 8 nights left - $150 per night 'Country-in-the-City' Retreat!
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(416) 888-1951 (Ontario, Canada)
Toronto Ontario
4

A PEACEFUL GETAWAY ON LAKE ONTARIO

  • 4 of 5
My family and I had the pleasure of spending the week here recently. We loved the place. It’s a peaceful quiet and very dog-friendly community. We loved the neighborhood, it was just a short drive to reach downtown Toronto each day.

The apartment had two king size bedrooms and one queen size bedroom. Everything in the apartment is maintained impeccably. The bathroom is huge and has a large tub for soaking. The eat-in-kitchen has all up-to-date appliances and made our stay very comfortable. The living room had two very comfortable couches that were perfect for just hanging out on during our lazy days. Joy was always available if we had any questions.

Because this property is pet-friendly we were able to bring our family dog along with us on the trip. The neighborhood is super pet-friendly and we met so many nice people just walking the dog each day. A short distance away from the property is a pet-friendly beach where the dog got his feet wet for the first time in Lake Ontario.

During our stay we also had the opportunity to explore some of many restaurants along nearby Queen St. There are so many great dining options within a reasonable driving distance from this property. Don’t miss out on Wimpy’s Diner just down the block too!

The backyard deck with a hot tub was the perfect end of the day for us. What a great way to relax. The views of Lake Ontario are amazing. The property is located adjacent to an informal campground of sorts so we were serenaded by bongo drums occasionally but the drums and singing ended promptly by 11pm.

We look forward to returning again one day to this property in the future! Thank you Joy.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Randy! You're welcome! I loved your reference to next door...."informal campground of sorts".....a long time ago, the roof of the house next door blew off in the middle of the next. Some months after, it was inhabited by local wildlife, such as raccoons and squirrels. The house was demolished. Now the family who own the property have bonfires or BBQs from time to time. Must be nice to have your own million-dollar recreation area! They're nice folks! And the music was nice that night, wasn't it! Joy
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Map

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

Rental Basis:
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June 1 - Sept 30
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
C$198
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C$1,295
C$4,800
 
 
October 1 - 31
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
C$170
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C$1,100
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Nov. - March 31
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C$120
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April 1 - May 31
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2 night minimum stay
C$175
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C$1,050
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50% deposit via PayPal
Balance upon arrival
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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
  • Waterfront
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Free Long Distance
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Catering Available
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • 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:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • churches
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • roller blading
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • sailing
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