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Come for the Games! Sleeps 8 - $2000 per week

Joy Gilbert

Member 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

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2015
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Come for the Games! Sleeps 8 - $2000 per week

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Toronto Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 6)

Our gorgeous Bluff Suite is the perfect location whilst you're visiting Toronto. Everyone loves it, as you can see from the reviews! During the winter you can rent for "months" 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 unit, overlooks Lake Ontario, and includes both period furniture and modern amenities. Our three bedrooms consist of a king, queen, and double bed and there is a pull-out sofa in the living room. 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. There are two bathrooms - one decorated in "spa" colours and the other having a "nature" theme. 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! Our vantage point 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 occasionally deer and foxes are spotted in the backyard.

We are just 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)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2015

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 The Bluff Suite 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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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.9
based on 34 traveler reviews

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Come for the Games! Sleeps 8 - $2000 per week
average rating of 4.852941 based on 40 reviews
5

Pefect

  • 5 of 5

My family and I decided to go North-East for Spring Break and debated on staying downtown in Toronto for the "Experience". Glad we opted for staying here instead. Joy greeted us and showed us around the property and even left a starter basket of breakfast foods to get us going. View of the lake was spectacular and the rental gave us plenty of room to relax. Uniquely decorated and well stocked with brochures and local info. Loved the reading nook and the easy access to the city. 15-20 minute drive depending on the traffic. Was able to find our way around quite easily even without GPS. WiFi access was great also. Would definitely consider returning and staying here again. Thanks Joy!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Keith, Debbie and girls.......Thankyou for the wonderful review! I could hardly believe that you saw a possum in the backyard! Since your visit, I've asked around and the neighbors tell me they've got two possum living across the road. Learn something new everyday! I've been watching, but haven't seen him yet! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay so much! Thanks, JOY
Ontario
4

Peaceful retreat on Scarborough Bluffs

  • 4 of 5

This was an excellent place to stay for writing, a quiet, private, and peaceful retreat in Toronto. The sunrises were spectacular! The apartment is well-appointed and set up for cooking and the fresh food basket including a can of dog food for my dachshund was especially nice to see upon arrival. I will return.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Edmonton AB
5

Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed my stay immensely! It was very comfortable, the furnishings are exquisite, the ambience so relaxing!! The best part was the comfy king size 4-poster bed. I felt like a queen amidst all the luxury, and what a treat to shower in the glass shower with 2 showerheads!! Wonderful and joyous!! Thankyou for the weekend on the bluff overlooking Lake Ontario. The moon shining upon the lake was memorable. I'm so fortunate to have experienced it. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rhoda - So happy to receive your glowing review. I loved the photos you took of the full moon and the path of moonlight on the water. If any of your Edmonton friends venture out to Toronto, they would be welcome on The Bluff! Thankyou!! JOY
5

Awesome property, convenient to downtown

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed here for a week while we attended the World Junior Hockey Championships in Toronto. We could not have made a better choice for our family of 5. The location was great - a peaceful getaway but only minutes from downtown. The property is lovely, and worked very well for our needs - including outdoor space for our 3 rambunctious boys to run around. Joy is incredibly hospitable and took care of everything we needed. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey, Hockey Fans!!! Thankyou so much for the wonderful review....you sure know how to make an old lady happy!! Your 3 lovely boys were delightful and I look forward to seeing them on TV, on the winning team, of course - in the future! JOY
5

Eli Peltz

  • 5 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
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
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

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$175 Per night

Toronto Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
April 1 - May 31
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$175
From
C$250
Fri,Sat
C$1,150
C$3,400
 
 
June 1 - Sept 30
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$235
From
C$250
Fri,Sat
C$1,475
C$4,900
 
 
Pan Am Games
Jul 6 2015 - Jul 23 2015
18 night minimum stay
C$5,000
Flat fee
 
 
Oct. 1 - Oct 31 2015
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$175
From
C$250
Fri,Sat
C$1,150
C$3,400
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 24 2015 - Dec 31 2015
8 night minimum stay
C$1,200
Flat fee
 

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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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