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Jen, Owner/Property Manager

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Garden View - Steps to College Street's Little Italy

14 Reviews
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Toronto House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

THE LOCATION:

Dovercourt Road & College Street - One of Toronto’s most vibrant residential neighborhoods, steps from College Street's Little Italy, Ossington Avenue’s trendy new restaurants and bars, and West Queen West’s shopping, galleries and entertainment. The city amenities are all within a few minutes walk; including gym, drycleaners, groceries, beer & liquor stores. Easy access to public transit will take you to the rest of your Toronto destinations.

'Walk Score' measure of walkability based on distances to nearby restaurants, grocery stores and other amenities, plus other analysis of pedestrian friendliness.: 95 'Walker's Paradise'

'Transit Score' measure of how well a location is served by public transit based on the number of nearby routes and the frequency, type of route (rail, bus, etc.), and distance to the nearest stop for each: 93 'Rider's Paradise'

THE PROPERTY:

This main floor space includes a bedroom with a queen-size bed and floor to ceiling windows facing onto the lush back garden. The large living room has a gas fireplace, exposed brick, desk, and a flat screen TV. The newly-renovated kitchen features stainless steel appliances, with a dishwasher, refrigerator, stove and microwave. The formal dining area has seating for 6. A folding cot is available if needed.

There is also another 1-bedroom rental unit on the property - see: VRBO Listing #224805

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More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jen, Owner/Property Manager (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About Jen, Owner/Property Manager

We are Jen and Dave.

Jen, Owner/Property Manager purchased this house in 2008

Why Jen, Owner/Property Manager chose Toronto

We've lived in this Toronto west end neighbourhood for several years. Follow College St. east or head down Ossington Ave and maybe end up at Queen St. West a few blocks south. All of these local areas are well known for some of the best restaurants, art galleries and nightlife in Toronto. Also a great area for kids - Dufferin Grove park within a few minutes walk (playground and splash pad in summer/ice rink in winter and year round farmers market).

With transit only a few steps from the property, it is a convenient commute to University of Toronto or the downtown business core.

Reviews

4.9
based on 14 traveler reviews

Garden View - Steps to College Street's Little Italy
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews
Halifax
5

Four nights in the Garden View apartment

  • 5 of 5

Earlier this month, my wife and I spent a relaxed and enjoyable four nights in this apartment. It is clean, spacious, and well-appointed. Jen was great to deal with; she replied promptly and showed lots of flexibility. The payment process ( a bank transfer) was extremely easy. Access instructions and house rules were clear and simple.

In addition to being a lovely pied-à-terre, it is situated in a fascinating part of Toronto. It is a short taxi ride from the Bloor stop on the UP Express from Pearson. There are lots of interesting shops and restaurants along College, Dundas, and Ossington, and it has good TTC links within a short walk.

Overall, this apartment is great value for money, especially when compared to hotel accommodation.

Just as an example of what's nearby: we had a great dinner at Enoteca Sociale, 1288 Dundas St West, which is about a 10 minute walk from the apartment.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Super Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a brief visit to Toronto. We loved the garden view accommodation and it felt like our home away from home. This rental was clean, modern and very cozy. Close to some great restaurants and public transportation. Jen was a great host and very accommodating and we would certainly recommend this to others and certainly rent again if back in Toronto.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location

  • 4 of 5

Had the pleasure of staying here for 3 days this week. Great location and beautiful area. We felt very comfortable and safe in this area. Apartment had everything you needed.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Canada
5

Fantastic retreat for a month in the city.

  • 5 of 5

I spent a month in the Garden View apartment and was incredibly pleased with my time there. It is a lovely apartment tastefully furnished and felt like a home. The owners Jen and Dave are amazing hosts and are available without being intrusive. The apartment is in a fantastic location just off College and very easy to get anywhere by public transit. The apartment is very close to the YMCA so if you need to hit the gym it is right there. I will definitely be renting this place again the next time I am in Toronto and have recommended Jen and Dave's apartments to others.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous place run by brilliant hosts.

  • 5 of 5

1st time in 1st floor apartment. Fantastically clean with great amenities. Photographs are lovely but the apartment is even better. Dave and Jen are the greatest hosts, They are available if needed but not intrusive. Transit available within 2 mins walk, short tram journey into city where there is everything.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Australia
5

Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a month in the garden view apartment and were very, very happy - it felt like home. The apartment is spotlessly clean and larger than it appears in the photos- quite spacious - and very tastefully decorated too. It was great to have laundry facilities and a proper, well-equipped kitchen. As we were there in winter it was also good to have the fireplace. It also has a fantastic bathtub - great for a long soak. There is also a desk and wifi which was great as we were there for work. The owners, Jen and Dave, were very responsive and helpful when needed. Location is fantastic - despite being a 2 minute walk to the tram the apartment was really quiet as it is on a side street off the main street (College). Very easy to get everywhere on foot or by tram, bus, or subway. Close to a huge selection of restaurants, two grocery stores, numerous coffee shops, a cinema and the Y (where they had a free 2 week membership deal). We were a bit concerned when booking as the reviews on VRBO weren't recent but perhaps this is because the owners don't ask for reviews to be written - as we've experienced in other rentals. We have rented vacation apartments in a number of cities and can honestly say this is the nicest - and cleanest - we've rented! We will definitely stay again and have no hesitation in recommending the apartment.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Toronto House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
May - September
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$127
$728
$1,917
 
 
October - April
Nov 1 2016 - May 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$104
$613
$1,687
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$104
$613
$1,687
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

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Amenities

Toronto House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Twin size folding cot also available
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

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