About the Homestay
We are very friendly hosts who make our guests feel right at home. Our Colonial style house has beautiful gardens and is located just one block from the lake in the serene and safe neighborhood of Longbranch; just a 15 minute drive to downtown Toronto. Marie Curtis park, the waterfront trail and a beach are just a few minutes walk. Guests have a clean, private place to stay in the basement level. It is equipped with a bathroom, laundry room, Queen size comfy bed, and kitchenette (including a mini fridge and microwave - NOTE there is no stove or kitchen sink). The unit has a separate entrance so it's private. Guests have access to a beautiful backyard with a gorgeous garden to relax in and BBQ if they wish. It's the best of both worlds... Lakeside living near the city.
Public transit: five minute walk to streetcar which takes you downtown in approx 50 mins. 15 min walk to the GO Train which takes you downtown in 20 mins.
Free parking for one vehicle.
Tablet or computer available for use during your stay upon request.
Pickup and drop off to/from the airport: $40 each way.
Deanne also offers English lessons at a cost of $50 an hour for travellers who want to improve their English skills. She has experience both mentoring and teaching English to new Canadians and travellers. You can also book yoga and Wellness Coaching sessions.
Cleaning of room if requested during stay: $50
Costs are in Canadian dollars. Payment for the accommodation and any optional additional services are to be paid directly to the host upon arrival in cash or bank transfer.
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Non Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located one block from the lake in quaint Longbranch. There are beautiful waterfront trails and greenspace surrounding us. We are a 5 minute walk to lakeshore where there are cafés, restaurants, amenities and public transit which takes you downtown in approx 40 Mins. We are a 15 minute drive to down Toronto. Below is an excellent trip planner for the TTC.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Water sports
- Health club
- Bus Stop
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
Cancelation policy: three days notice required to receive a refund (minus administration fee of $75).
No additional guests. Please do not bring strangers into our home.
Please respect our home as you would your own. We want you to feel comfortable. No loud noise.
Please keep quiet after 10pm.
50% of booking payment due 3 days prior to arrival (Guest can pay in full if they prefer). Remaining 50% due on arrival. Payment to be made in cash or e-transfer.
Failure to abide by the rules noted above may result in having to leave our home.
Smoking is not allowed.
Deanne was a great Hostess. The unit in the Basement was tastefully decorated and had everything you might need. A seperate kitchenette was included with microwave & fridge. There was also an array of Travel books etc. The unit was a short walk to the Lake. I will be back.
A wonderful little room with a large comfortable bed, full bath and kitchenette was all we needed for our week in Toronto. The park along the lake is within walking distance which we enjoyed an evening walk almost every night as the sun set. Deanna was also very helpful answering questions about the are.
The host cancelled the booking 9 days before the arrival date.
Deanne is a great host and this is the second time I stayed in this very peaceful abode. A bonus is the short walk to the lake.
Wonderful place, amazing host, everything really perfect! Thanks for all!
I enjoyed my stay in Deanne' s house, which is close to the Lake and walkable distance to train, busses, shops and restaurants. You can also sit on the terrace in the backyardgarden. Deanne is very kind and takes good care for the guest. I recommend this place. Thanks a lot again for my nice stay.
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Deanne and Dave are fantastic host and a lovely place to stay. They are willing to assist with any issue you have . Thanks again
Cozy and complete
Lovely stay at Deanne's place. Exactly as described. Deanne kindly collected me from the local train station and dropped me to the airport for a very reasonable fee.
The studio basement appartment was very comfortable. The house is in a really nice neighbourhood.
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 250 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
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.