About the Homestay
I have a large 5 bedroom, 2 bath home to share. My adult son has an apartment in the basement. We have 2 bedrooms and a full 4 PC bath (SHARED between the 2 bedrooms) on the main floor and 3 large bedrooms and 4 PC bath on the upper floor. Rooms are freshly painted and are furnished with new beds, a dresser, nightstand, clock, lamp, desk & chair, linen and bedding, soap & toilet paper and all the necessities to make your stay comfortable. High speed internet and cable in every room and a separate tv room on the main floor. Laundry facilities are available. The house has central heat and air conditioning. Outdoor space available. Our home is a three minute walk to public transit and a short walk to shopping and sports fields. Smoking is permitted Outside.
PLEASE...no strong perfumes due to allergies.
We have 2 dogs that are kept secure when we are not home.
Healthy meals can be provided at an extra cost.
Feel free to contact me for any further information via the Homestay.com messaging system.
Sorry, ABSOLUTELY NO CHILDREN!
Parking is available in the rear church parking lot
Check out time is 10AM.
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Smoke alarm on each floor
- Carbon monoxide detector
- Non Smoking
- Allow Smoking
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Located in a quiet, safe neighbourhood in east Toronto. Out the back gate and a 1 minute walk to public transportation.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Amusement Park
- Sports arena
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Board
- Packed lunch
Keep noise to a minimum. Loud voices / TV / music is not necessary.
Lock the door when entering and leaving the house.
Clean up bathroom and kitchen after use
Enjoy your stay and treat our house as you would your own home.
Bottom line: Be respectful of others
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
House smelled bad (mix of unwashed dog, mustiness, old cigarettes, and other things I’ve never smelled in my life), I had to buy air freshener and two odour absorbers, my room was freezing, I couldn’t cook because the kitchen wasn’t clean enough, I lived on take out and ate in my car. I didn’t feel comfortable with so many men in the house, too many rules and reprimands from the host about lights, locks, and shining the washroom taps. The two weeks I stayed there seemed like a lifetime and I moved out two days before my stay actually ended.
I spent 5 months is Karla’s house. She was kind to me and extremely helpful. Thank you, Karla! There are Walmart and No Frills supermarkets nearby if you want some groceries. The bus stop is only 5 min walk. I like this district - it's safe and very green in the spring.
I spent a really good time as Karla's house. I found a family here. Karla is very welcoming, kind and friendly. Everything is done to make your stay pleasant and comfortable. I wish you all the best and thank you again Karla!! I hope we'll keep in touch.
Karla is a great host, very friendly and helpful, easy to have a conversation with. The location is easily accessible to downtown by public transit. I would highly recommend Karla's residence to anyone considering visiting Toronto.
My stay at Karla's house has been amazing. Karla helped me a lot, right from picking me up at the airport to helping me find the best route to wherever I want to go in Toronto and even in day to day life she helps and guides me in the best way. In our conversations I get to learn a lot of things about Canada and the culture here. She cooks delicious meals, cakes and desserts and I feel like I'm eating at my own home. My experience has been so good that I didn't feel homesick even for a single day. Thank you Karla.
Having a great time staying with Karla. She is a lovely host, very kind, helpful and a great cook. Nice neighbourhood with easy access to public transport.
Karla is an amazing host. Very helpful, systematic and generous.....Karla took care of things that I had overlooked....Thanks Karla..
Karla is very kind-hearted and a good chef. Having a wonderful experience of living in her house.
The stay at Karla's house is great. She is like a mother. Always helping to improve the language with fun conversations. Definitely the best choice in Toronto !!!
Many thanks for the hospitality.
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