About the Homestay

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  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

Our home is very centrally located; it is 5 minutes from the Coxwell Subway so getting anywhere is very easy. Toronto can be hard to get around, but from here, it is very easy. I am within 5 minutes drive of both major highways too!

The house was recently beautifully renovated; it is spectacular, super clean, and very comfortable!

I currently have a beautiful bedroom, The Gardenview, which has a 3/4 sized bed and a pull-out couch with a mini fridge and a beautiful view of the backyard garden. I also sometimes offer the Reconciliation Room, which has a very comfortable double bed.

I own this house and live here. I can offer advice on places to see and where shops, theatres, and other amenities are.

I have a large collection of vintage DVDs and CDs as well as musical instruments including a grand piano, banjo, guitar, tongue drum, and many other wind instruments. I also have thousands of novels, books on history, art, music, and philosophy.

The house has a fully stocked kitchen and you are welcome to cook there and use the living room and dining area, as well as the outdoor patio (weather permitting). There is also a sitting area in the front of the house with a table and comfortable outdoor chairs. There is one parking spot for your use at the back of the property. It is entirely NON-SMOKING. LGBTQ+ positive

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm
  • Air Conditioning

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 2 nights

Maximum stay is for 29 nights

Check-in date must be before 23 May 2024

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.

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Reconciliation Room
From $34 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This is a large room with a double bed. It is decorated in the Canadian Indigenous style (I am a First Nations person and I am happy to share my culture with you). It is not available for long stays as it is also my son's bedroom when he stays with me.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Mirror
  • Radio
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$35
$55
Weekly Price
$240
$340
Garden view room
From $35 per night
Twin Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Single, 1 Pull-Out Sofa Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Large room on 2nd floor decorated in Tuscan style, huge window overlooking garden, bar fridge, Lock for privacy, built-in closet, & clothes storage, pull-out desk & comfy chair, pull-out couch comfy as bed and couch, washroom outside the door

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$40
$60
Weekly Price
$250
$350
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About the Area

Our house is located in a quiet neighborhood filled with actors and musicians. There are four grand pianos within a one block radius, and the community is very vibrant and fun. Many young families live here. It is very close to the Coxwell subway, and so it is a short distance on transit to the train station, the bus station, and the airport(s). It is also close to two major arteries (the Gardiner and the Don Valley Parkway. Tons of great restaurants of every imaginable kind of cuisine, a gym steps away, shopping everywhere (on the Danforth), a hospital a few blocks away. And it is 15 minutes drive from downtown

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Beach
  • Shopping Centre
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital

Meals

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

IMPORTANT: There is an added, one-time $40 cleaning fee added to your fee, payable upon arrival.

HOW TO PAY: You can pay by cash, email transfer, or Paypal. Payment is requested upon arrival.

CHECK OUT TIME: Please clean up after yourself. Checkout by noon please, unless previously agreed upon. Otherwise, enjoy!

SMOKING: Please do not smoke in the house.

Smoking Rules

Your host is a non-smoker.

Smoking is not allowed.

45 Reviews

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    France
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    January 2024

    Alexander est un hôte charmant et prévenant .. Nous avons passé un très bon séjour dans sa jolie maison .Bien située et très cosy . Merci encore pour toutes vos attentions .

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    Canada
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    December 2023

    Alexander was very kind and helpful and makes you feel comfortable. His home is clean and close to amenities and transit

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    Germany
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    December 2023

    Alexander is such a great, kind and lovely person! I loved to talk to him and felt like home from the first second on. It was a pleasure to stay there, got to know him and his artist-life - would highly recommend this to y‘all for sure!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Alexander in ,

    Thanks Katharina. It was a great pleasure having you stay with me as well. I hope you had a wonderful visit with your sister.

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    France
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    November 2023

    Un séjour très agréable : Alexander a été accueillant, à l’écoute et a su répondre à mes questions sur Toronto et ses alentours. la chambre est confortable et a été bien propre dès mon arrivée, les draps et serviettes de bain sont disponibles et à disposition.
    En ce qui concerne la maison, elle est dans son ensemble très propre et rangée et l’est resté pendant toute la durée de mon séjour. La maison se situe à 8min à pied de la station de métro coxwell (ligne 2 - verte), de l’avenue Danforth très fréquenté et de plusieurs supermarchés.

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    France
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    October 2023

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    United States
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    September 2023

    We had the best time ever. Alexander is our friend for always. We love him a lot. Best experience ever

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    India
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    September 2023

    Absolutely loved the space and the atmosphere. Alexander was always helpful and will be available whenever you need him. You’ll also get to hear his occasional symphony on piano. Will definitely recommend booking this space as it’s close to various stores, subway and downtown

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    France
    Age 45 - 54

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    August 2023

    The host cancelled the booking 61 days before the arrival date.

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    Chile
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    July 2023

    Alexander fue muy buen anfitrión, amable, atento a lo que se necesitaba, agradezco mucho la buena estadía, lo recomiendo totalmente, fue muy bueno estar en su casa.

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    New Zealand
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    July 2023

    Alexander is super friendly, chill and hospitable. His home is clean, relaxed and not far from subway station.

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?

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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.

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