About the Homestay

Nature Cosy
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

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, equipped with a separate kitchenette (including a mini fridge - no stove), bathroom and laundry facilities. 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: $30 for pickup and $25 for drop off.

Deanne also offers English lessons at a cost of $40 an hour for travellers who want to learn or improve their English skills. She has experience both mentoring and teaching English to new Canadians and travellers.

Cleaning of room if requested during stay: $30

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.

House Facilities
  • Non Smoking

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 2 nights

Maximum stay is for 60 nights

Available for given dates

Long stay? If you have a reoccuring schedule where days in the week do not require accommodation, you can unselect those days below. This will inform the host and reduce the price of your stay.

bright spacious basement studio
From $56 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

The basement suite is bright, spacious and very clean. It has a comfortable new Queen size bed. It also includes a private bathroom, laundry facilities and kitchenette. Appliances: microwave, mini refrigerator, and hair dryer.

  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
  • Radio
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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
  • Park
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Shopping Centre
  • Water sports
  • Health club
  • Restaurant
  • Airport
  • Bus Stop
  • Hospital


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

House Rules

Cancelation policy: three days notice required to receive a refund (minus administration fee of $75).
No pets.
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.
No candles/incense/etc.
Payment to be made in cash or e-transfer prior to or upon arrival.
Failure to abide by the rules noted above may result in having to leave our home.

Smoking is not allowed.

16 Reviews

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    November 2021

    This guest awarded the host 5 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Deanne in ,

    Thanks Madhura! It was such a pleasure hosting you. All the best.

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    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    August 2018

    Deanne and Dave are fantastic host and a lovely place to stay. They are willing to assist with any issue you have . Thanks again

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    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    November 2017

    Cozy and complete

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    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    October 2017

    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.
    Thanks Deanne!

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    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    August 2017

    The house is quiet and clean, and hostess provides much help in giving ride, even pick up at airport at very late time of our flight. We also like the lake side view near the house. Thanks.

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    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    August 2017

    This guest awarded the host 5 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

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    Age 65 - 74

    5 hearts
    August 2017

    Deanne und Dave sind sehr entgegenkommende, hilfsbereite Gastgeber. Deanne schaut umsichtig, ob der Gast gut versorgt ist. Sie waren auch so freundlich , mich vom Bahnhof
    abzuholen. Gegen eine Pauschale wurde ich auch zum Flughafen gebracht, was bei meinem
    schweren Gepäck sehr hilfreich war. Ich habe mich dort in der ruhigen Umgebung zum
    Lake Ontario sehr wohl gefühlt, Spazierengehen und Schwimmen war sehr erholsam nach
    anstrengenden Sightseeing Touren in Downtown Toronto.
    Das Quartier ist sauber und bequem - sehr zu empfehlen.

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    5 hearts
    July 2017

    Un hébergement à recommander.
    Des hôtes super, un lieu magnifique, une prestation sans reproche.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Deanne in ,

    Thank you Pascal! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Dave and I really enjoyed meeting you and Sylvie and hope to see you again in future travels.

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    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    July 2017

    They were great hosts. They were very helpful with any questions that I had about public transport, local place's to eat. The Roos were clean and the bed was the best I have ever slept in. Their accommodation was in a great location and easily accessible to public transport. They were also willing to pick up and drop off from the airport for a reasonable fee.
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    United States
    Age 75+

    5 hearts
    July 2017

    Deanne and Dave were super hosts, the location was great.Everything was easy to get to ,they were beyond home stay or any bandb .. didn't want to leave!!! "5" Hearts

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