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Modern, luxurious rental home in downtown Stratford, Ontario.

James Morris

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house

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James Morris

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Calendar last updated:
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Modern, luxurious rental home in downtown Stratford, Ontario.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house

Overview

Special Offer! Dinner next door at Rundles Restaurant, is on us this May! May 1 - May 31

Stratford House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

The Rundles Morris House, designed by the Canadian architectural firm Shim-Sutcliffe Architects, is available for rent. The house functions as a fully-serviced, deluxe two-bedroom suite. A spacious living room with a fireplace affords views of the Avon River and surrounding parkland. Throughout the property, one will find only the best in designer modernist furniture and lighting fixtures. Both the master and guest bedrooms feature queen-size beds with down comforters and pillows, top quality linens sourced from Ireland, bathroom amenities from Portugal, and so forth. Both bedrooms are private, and have bathrooms en suite. The house does not have an elevator, and therefore is not suitable for anyone who cannot climb stairs.

Seasonal, healthy continental breakfast is served in-house. (A reduced rental rate is available for guests not requiring breakfast. Please inquire at time of booking.) Housekeeping is included, as well as mineral waters, Nespresso, a selection of premium loose leaf teas, newspapers, wireless internet, and parking for two vehicles on site. The Rundles Dinner Menu may be served in the house during restaurant hours. Picnic baskets are available for guests, with advance notice.

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WEDDINGS / ANNIVERSARIES / BIRTHDAYS / BUSINESS MEETINGS:

The Rundles Morris House is available for private functions for small groups of 4 to 11 guests. Please get in touch with us, as we would be happy to help you plan your private party. (Larger events can be booked next door at Rundles Restaurant.)

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Please note:

RUNDLES RESTAURANT IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.

39th Restaurant Season: Friday, May 22, through Saturday, September 19, 2015.

The Rundles Dinner Menu is served Tuesday through Sunday.

Menu Prices: $79.50 / $89.50 / $99.50 / $119.50 per person.

Wine, service, and tax are extra.

Reservation is required.

Review of Rundles Restaurant:

'On the bank of the River Avon, Rundles is an idyllic spot for pre-theatre dining in Stratford. The room, all grey cement and pale wood, feels like a Mies van der Rohe–designed spa. Chef Neil Baxter, who’s been head chef since 1981, has a flair for the dramatic, in a good way. The tender poached lobster with salmon roe, cubed cucumber, yuzu jelly and dill oil sparkles like a mosaic of multicoloured sea glass and tastes bright and clean. Flawless panfried rib-eye showcases classic training and finesse. At the end of the meal, the server suggests “the famous lemon tart.” The brûléed concoction, studded with toasted pistachios and sided with smooth orange sorbet, lives up to its recommendation.' (TorontoLife.com)

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CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS IN STRATFORD:

Gallery Stratford.

Stratford Festival.

Stratford Summer Music.

Slow Food Sunday Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Stratford Farmers' Market (Saturday), 7 a.m. to 12 noon.

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RECOMMENDED DAY TRIPS FROM STRATFORD:

Lake Huron: Bayfield, and Pinery Provincial Park.

St. Marys, and Wildwood Conservation Area.

Niagara-on-the-Lake, and Niagara Falls.

St. Jacobs, Elora Gorge, and Fergus.

Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge.

Toronto.

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CLOSEST MAJOR AIRPORTS:

Toronto, Ontario (YYZ).

Detroit, Michigan (DTW).

Buffalo, New York (BUF).

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REGIONAL AIRPORTS:

London, Ontario (YXU).

Waterloo, Ontario (YKF).

Hamilton, Ontario (YHM).

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Small to medium-sized private jets can land at Stratford Municipal Airport (CYSA).

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APPROXIMATE DRIVING TIMES TO STRATFORD, FROM:

Toronto = 2 hours.

Ottawa = 6 hours.

Detroit = 3 hours.

Buffalo = 3 hours.

Chicago = 8 hours.

New York City = 8 hours.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
James Morris (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2015

About James Morris

Details, details, details.

James Morris purchased this house in 2000

Why James Morris chose Stratford

Stratford is on very a human scale, which makes it a walkers’ paradise. Rundles Morris House is right in the centre of town, and everything is within easy walking distance. If you are looking for a quiet getaway, Stratford is one of the best small towns in Canada to retreat to. What makes it unique is that, although it is a quiet country town, it has culinary and theatrical offerings one would expect to find in only much larger places. Stratford is located less than two hours’ drive from Toronto, and three hours from both Detroit or Buffalo. Also, with international airports located all around us, one can easily fly to almost anywhere in the world.

We like the peace and quiet, and the beauty of the town itself. Moreover, Stratford has some of the sophistication of a city without the inevitable rat-race that accompanies it. Gastronomy in Stratford and area is unparalleled. There are many farmers and producers of note located just outside the city limits. Stratford, as a food destination, ranks as one of the best in Canada.

What makes this house unique

The Rundles Morris House comes with a private chef and housekeeper, and personalized concierge service. You can leave your car parked during your stay, and walk everywhere in Stratford. Sleep at night with little or no noise. One of the best restaurants in Canada is located next door, Rundles Restaurant (opened in 1977).

Guestbook comments from the owner

Is this the most eccentric weird place I’ve ever stayed in? Yes. Is the food fabulous and the welcome its equal? Yes. Would I come here again? I’ll leave my phone number. Thanks!
Jun 2011
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
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Modern, luxurious rental home in downtown Stratford, Ontario.
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Our perfect stay in Stratford Ontario

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing experience to find a beautifully designed home in a perfect location, and be hosted by such charming hosts. It made our trip to the Festival even more memorable and we can't wait for next season.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Helen: Thank you for staying with us, and we look forward to hosting you in 2015! Sincerely yours, James & Richard
Toronto, ON, Canada
5

Wonderful family stay

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful rental in Stratford is just the thing to do if you are attending the festival with family or friends! What a delight our hosts were. The place was magnificent, wonderful design and comfortable for all. I would definitely come back again and again...

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Amy, We were very happy you could stay with us, and we look forward to hosting you again in future. Sincerely yours, James & Richard
5

Fabulous stay

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful accommodation, fabulous restaurant and perfect location. If you can imagine having a spacious and well-appointed house (amazing kitchen, great entertainment area, 2 fantastic bedrooms) next door to a restaurant with a superb menu and excellent wine list all in a perfect setting of Stratford to enjoy theatre, local shops and a very enjoyable walk along the river. Plenty of little touches that make this a very special ‘getaway’. A real treat!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Suzie, We were very happy you could stay with us, and we look forward to hosting you again in future. Sincerely yours, James & Richard

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Rundles Restaurant
"Our fine dining establishment located next door to Rundles Morris House. 39th Season of Run..."
Balzac's Coffee Roastery
"Nice European-styled cafe to visit for good quality French filter coffee, Mariage Frères Thé..."
Stratford Summer Music Festival
"One of the top music festivals in North America, featuring primarily the best Canadian music..."
Gallery Stratford
"Lovely little gallery to visit, featuring short and sweet exhibitions throughout the year. ..."
The Prune
"Like Rundles, this is a nice place to visit for a formal dinner. Also, be sure to inquire a..."
Shakespearean Gardens
"Lovely gardens to stroll through..."
Stratford Shakespeare Festival
"STRATFORD FESTIVAL 2013 Playbill Festival Theatre: -Romeo and Juliet -Fiddler on the Roo..."
Tom Patterson Theatre
"Walk from Rundles Morris House, to Tom Patterson Theatre = 5 minutes."
Stratford Festival Theatre
"Walk from Rundles Morris House, to Stratford Festival Theatre = 15 minutes."
Avon Theatre
"Walk from Rundles Morris House, to Avon Theatre = 6 minutes. "
Studio Theatre
"Walk from Rundles Morris House, to Studio Theatre = 6 minutes."
Monforte on Wellington
"Monforte Dairy's osteria, a nice addition to Stratford's dining scene. They have a rustic p..."
Bijou Restaurant
"Another solid restaurant in Stratford, open pretty much year round."
Mercer Hall Inn
"Mercer Hall Bistro is located around the block from Rundles Morris House. Front patio is at..."
Foster's Inn
"Another of Stratford's best bars with a nice patio."
Revel Caffe
"Like Balzac's, this is a lovely spot for the best coffee, espresso, tea, etc., with a lovely..."
County Food Co The
"One of the best take-out options in Stratford, featuring homemade items; or, one can choose ..."
Down the Street Bar & Restaurant
"One of Stratford's best bars, located just down the street from Rundles Morris House. Try t..."
The Milky Whey Fine Cheese Shop
"Stratford's best cheese shop, a few minutes walk from Rundles Morris House."
Family & Company
"Excellent toy store for all ages. Fun shop to stroll through."
Totally Spoke'D
"Guests can rent bicycles from Totally Spoke'D, located just around the corner from Rundles M..."
Gregory Connor Antiques
"Fine antiques shop in downtown Stratford.  Located on York Street, just around the corner fr..."
Slave to the Grind
"Stratford's only espresso bar, located just around the corner from Rundles Morris House."
Gallery Indigena Inc
"Place to find high quality Amerindian art in Stratford."
Stratford Thai Cuisine
"Solid Thai joint (in the context of Stratford, Perth Co.) to visit for lunch/dinner/take-out."
Quesada
"Only Mexican restaurant in town; very good option for take-out."
Tealeaves Tea Tasting Bar
"Excellent tea shop in Stratford. Contact Karen Hartwick (Tea Sommelier), to arrange an appo..."
Antiques In Time
"High quality clock shop on York Street, located around the corner from Rundles Morris House."
THE GREEN ROOM
"Quirky, off-beat shop. Located around the corner from Rundles Morris House."
Rob Bob's Hot Dogs
"Best dogs in town..."
Bradshaws
"Excellent shop to find gifts. Great kitchen section, too."
Watson's Chelsea Bazaar
"Bric-à-brac like no other in Stratford..."
Small Mart
"Nice little shop to find off-beat art, clothes, etc."
Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa
"Recommended fine dining experience outside of Stratford, convenient for lunch/dinner, to/fro..."
An Artist's Cottage
"Working artist/craftman’s studio. Hand made books printed on 1882 English printing press. ..."
Gentle Rain The
"Excellent natural food/grocery store in downtown Stratford. 8 minutes walk from Rundles Mor..."
Your Local Market Co-operative
"Another solid natural food/grocery store in downtown Stratford. Good bread selection, plus,..."
Red Pump Restaurant & Inn
"Nice place to stay along Lake Huron, in a pretty cottage town called Bayfield. Located on t..."
Downie Street Bake House
"Good quality bakery, esp., baguette. Open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. (Also, available..."
The Barkery
"Bakery for your special pooch!"
Jonnys Antiques
"High quality antique shop in Shakespeare, just outside of Stratford. Good stop on the way t..."
Jonnys Antiques LTD
"A most charming little antique shop to visit in Bayfield."
Stratford Fairgrounds & Farmer's Market
"Open every Saturday (year-round), 7:00 a.m. until 12 noon."
T.J. Dolan Natural Area
"Great place to walk or run."
Pinery Provincial Park
"Excellent beaches, and a favourite spot to hold a picnic. Also, great trails for walking/ru..."
Stratford Country Club
"Best golf course in Stratford, located very close to Rundles Morris House. 18 holes. Dress..."
Body Moves Fitness Studio
"Fitness studio owned by Joan Maloney, a certified personal trainer. By appointment only. T..."
Book Stage
"Excellent book store in Stratford. Across the street from the Stratford Festival's Studio T..."
Fanfare Books
"Another excellent book shop in downtown Stratford. Located on main street."
Stratford Tennis Club
"The club offers a variety of recreational and competitive play for both adult and junior pla..."
Slow Food Perth County
"(Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) Indoor Market: mid-October through mid-April, at Falstaff ..."
Nearest Airport
98 Miles
Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ).
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Down the Street, and Foster's Inn.
Nearest Ferry
108 Miles
Sombra, Ontario.
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Stratford Country Club.
Nearest Train
0.8 Miles
Via Rail Station - Stratford, Ontario.
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
Highway 7/8, and 401.
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Rundles, and Sophisto-Bistro (located next door).
Nearest Ski
97.4 Miles
Blue Mountains, Ontario.
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Grand Bend, Ontario.
Car: not necessary

'This small Ontario city is home to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival (North America’s largest classical repertory theatre). However, design lovers will want to visit for the Rundles Morris House. A contemporary residence, designed by Shim-Sutcliffe Architects, it’s a sublime combination of materials, in this case concrete, cedar and Douglas fir. The property is spread over four levels, with a central atrium drenching the house in natural light.' [Wallpaper* City Guide Toronto: 2012.]

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Rates & Availability

From C$595 Per night

Stratford House Rental Rates

Special Offer! Dinner next door at Rundles Restaurant, is on us this May!

Special Offer From:
Dates May 1, 2015 to May 31, 2015

Enjoy a dinner at Rundles Restaurant on us when you book the Rundles Morris House this May, 2015!

2-nights of accommodation:

1 Guest = $995 + tax

2 Guests = $1195 + tax

3 Guests = $1395 + tax

4 Guests = $1595 + tax

*Dinner at Rundles Restaurant on 1 evening (pre-theatre or late dinner service, Tuesday through Sunday). Wine, service and taxes are extra.

*MENTION OFFER AT TIME OF BOOKING!

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit C$295
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes New Rates for 2015-2016:

1 to 2 guests:
$495/night + tax. (Room only.)
$595/night + tax. (Continental breakfast.)
$695/night + tax. (Full breakfast.)

3 to 4 guests:
$595/night + tax. (Room only.)
$695/night + tax. (Continental breakfast.)
$795/night + tax. (Full breakfast.)

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Amenities

Stratford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom. - toilet , tub , shower
    Guest Bedroom Bathroom. - toilet , shower
    Powder Room. - toilet
  • Claus Porto bath supplies imported from Portugal; Thomas Fergusons linen bathrobes from Northern Ireland, etc. High-powered hair dryers are in each bathroom. If you have any further questions, please call/email us for specific details.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom. - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom. - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1) There are two bedrooms in the Rundles Morris House, both with queen-sized mattresses., Baby Cribs (1) We have a portable crib that can be assembled, if need be., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) We have a portable, inflatable luxury twin-sized air mattress that can turn into a nice bed for one extra guest.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
PICNIC: Stratford's parks offer wonderful picnic spots to enjoy a lunch outdoors. We would be happy to pack a picnic, or, a meal 'to-go'. (Advance notice is required.)

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