About the Homestay
Please note that I accept only female international students registered in a Canadian school, college or university, or those doing their internships in Canada. Additionally, prospective female students who are renting the basement room, should know that the other room is being rented to a male IT professional who started renting it when he was a student in 2016. Please do not make a request if you do not satisfy these criteria. A government-issued ID will be required upon checking in.
My house is a 2-storey detached brick. There are 4 bedrooms being rented out, 2 full bathrooms, and a powder room on the main floor. I rent out two (2) rooms on the 2nd floor, and 2 rooms in the basement. The kitchen is bright and spacious with a breakfast area.
My home is in a quiet and safe residential area that is close to all amenities - shopping, entertainment, the bus terminal, central library, public and private schools, hospitals. Some schools that are close to the area are: Sheridan College Hazel McCallion Campus, Bronte College, Everest College, Mentor College, University of Toronto Mississauga, Applewood Heights Secondary School, Rick Hansen Secondary School, John Cabot Catholic Secondary School, John Fraser Secondary School, Heartland International English School.
As well, some of the major international businesses hold office in Mississauga, like BASF, Oracle, Continental Tires, Purolator, MSN, HP, Nokia Siemens, and are a bus ride (or bicycle ride) away.
I like to spend time in the garden and travel and enjoy the exchange of cultural nuances that comes from hosting international students.
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Carbon monoxide detector
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located on the west end of Toronto in a quiet and very safe suburb called Mississauga. Mississauga was rated as Canada's 11th best city to live in terms of prosperity according to MoneySense magazine.
We are right at the city centre - close to shopping, entertainment, libraries, public and private schools, and hospitals. Square One is the major shopping mall, and the Living Arts Centre is close by and offers performing and visual arts programs as well as corporate meeting facilities.
The airport is a 15- minute drive, while downtown Toronto is 30 minutes away.
The bus stop is a 2-minute walk from our home. From there, you can go to the main bus terminal in Square One and make a connection to anywhere, including Toronto. The name of public transit is Mississauga Transit or MiWay.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Sports arena
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
I will be providing and discussing a homestay guide which will give more details on these house rules:
Please keep our home secure and make sure the front door is locked when leaving and re-entering.
Please maintain cleanliness everywhere and at all times. Be respectful for other members of the household at all times. Be considerate of the next person who will use the common areas and clean up after each use. The kitchen is available for eating meals and snacks up to 10PM daily.
Please do not adjust the heat settings.
Please do not invite strangers into our home.
Please treat our house as you would your own home and enjoy your stay!
Non-smokers only. Smoking is STRICTLY PROHIBITED anywhere inside or outside the property.
Smoking is not allowed.
I stayed at Victorias house for 9 weeks. It's a clean and tidy house in a quiet residential area. Vicotria was a great host. I felt very welcome and she answered all my questions and helped me a lot in the beginning - thank you, Victoria!
Bus stops are within 10 minutes walking distance and it's only 5 minutes with the bus to Square One (the City Center of Mississauga).
Victoria was a great host and made me feel very welcome at her home. She has a beautiful house which is very close to the city centre.
Thank you for this pleasant time and for having me as your guest!
A wonderful place and a very nice hote :)
Lots of thank to Victoria
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) and a 25% deposit using a choice of payments: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal. The deposit is collected in advance on behalf of the host to protect against no show or late cancellations (within 7 days of arrival). You then pay your host the balance due on arrival. The 25% deposit payment is made to the host 2 business days after your scheduled arrival date. This deposit payment will only be refunded if you cancel the booking at least 7 full days prior to arrival.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.