SEPTEMBER AVAILABLE AT 'THE BEACH' AND 'THE BLUFF'!

Joy Gilbert

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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SEPTEMBER AVAILABLE AT 'THE BEACH' AND 'THE BLUFF'!

Toronto Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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

We are nearly booked up for the fall, but don't despair.....we have just opened another space......a ground floor unit in the trendy 'Beach' area of Toronto. We have two room in one of the Painted Lady townhomes at Woodbine and Queen. Travel downtown in minutes on the famous '501' streetcar. Note this is not a full house.....it is a 2-room unit with a queen bed, pull-out sofa, bar fridge, microwave, and parking. Handy to all The Beach has to offer.....the shops, restaurants, coffee shops, boardwalk, tennis courts, swimming pool, festivals, etc. Too much excitement to describe!

Meanwhile, our very popular Bluff Suite is also 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,

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Joy Gilbert (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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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
  • 1 of 6
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 27 traveler reviews

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September Available at 'The Beach' and 'The Bluff'!
average rating of 4.851852 based on 27 reviews
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September Available at 'The Beach' and 'The Bluff'!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p315042vb
(416) 888-1951 (Ontario, Canada)
Toronto Ontario
5

Toronto find

  • 5 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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September Available at 'The Beach' and 'The Bluff'!
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(416) 888-1951 (Ontario, Canada)
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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September Available at 'The Beach' and 'The Bluff'!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p315042vb
(416) 888-1951 (Ontario, Canada)
Toronto Ontario
5

Quiet retreat in the city

  • 5 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
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September Available at 'The Beach' and 'The Bluff'!
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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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September Available at 'The Beach' and 'The Bluff'!
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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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September Available at 'The Beach' and 'The Bluff'!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p315042vb
(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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Map

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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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Toronto Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
June 1 - Sept 30
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
C$198
From
C$225
Fri,Sat
C$1,295
C$4,800
 
 
October 1 - 31
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
C$170
From
C$225
Fri,Sat
C$1,100
C$4,000
 
 
Nov. - March 31
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$120
From
C$225
Fri,Sat
C$800
C$3,000
 
 
April 1 - May 31
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$175
From
C$225
Fri,Sat
C$1,050
C$3,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes 50% deposit via PayPal
Balance upon arrival
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Amenities

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:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Free Long Distance
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
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:
  • Books
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • live theater
  • health/beauty spa
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • freshwater fishing
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