About the Homestay
The bedroom also includes a private bathroom, outside of the room in the hallway, for YOUR USE only. The bedroom looks out onto the garden and the bathroom features a skylight. The bedroom includes a fridge, microwave, toaster oven and Keurig coffeemaker AND also includes free weekly laundry service and soap.
Our home is located in the heart of the city in a safe, historic neighbourhood called "Cabbagetown". We are one block from a Bus Stop and a 5 minute walk to the Subway Station.
I have two sons, ages 18 and 20, who enjoy playing basketball, sailing and skiing. We are a quiet home as the boys use their "buds" if they listen to music, watch Netflix in their bedrooms or attend to their university studies.
We also have a farm in our downtown neighbourhood located just 3 blocks away. It's free to walk through the barns filled with chickens, sheep, cows, horses, and goats! The farmhouse sells freshly baked cookies and there are some lovely paths to stroll through. It's a charming site in the heart of the city.
- Non Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our home is located downtown, in the historic neighbourhood of "Cabbagetown". A bus stop is 1 block from our house and the Castlefrank subway station is a 5 minute walk away. One block away are shops which include a lovely bakery, restaurants, fast food and a Starbucks.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- 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
Must be able to provide proof of a double vaccination. And I, along with my children, would be happy to show our Covid-19 vaccination history.
A 500 dollar damage deposit is required, which will be returned to you when you depart.
Smoking is not allowed.
Christine was very welcoming which was a good start to my new life here in Toronto. The house is in a very convenient location and Cabbagetown is a very pretty area. The room is comfortable and compact with food making facilities and fridge. Thank you for a nice stay.
It has been a great 2.5 months. Couldn't have found a better host. Everyone in the house was really friendly, I really enjoyed it.
Christine is amazing! I could not recommend her enough, her place is very neat and clean and comfortable, the breakfast was good too. She went out of her way to make sure I was comfortable. I suffer from sciatica and she made sure I had a cold pack available every time to help with the pain, she took such good care of me. She is also such a pleasure be around and a delight to talk to. Thank you so much Christine for being so wonderful. Would love to come and stay again when I am around :)
Christine is a lovely and generous person! I felt welcome at any time! She has always been nice and helpful with me. She talked to me and suggested me a lot of beautiful places to visit. Her house is in a good position, the neighborhood is very nice and quiet and not far from downtown. Is close to bus stops and subway. The house is nice and clean. It was a perfect and lovely stay! :)
I would definitely go back to her!
I miss Christine and Toronto so much !!
The stay was lovely except for the kettle incident which posed a potential hazard but was handled well. I would have given 5 hearts otherwise. Again, the stay was lovely and I would come again.
It was a wonderful house, I felt welcome from the moment I stepped through the door. Christine is a generous host and she will ensure that your stay with her is the best it can be. She knows the area around her home well, and offers interesting places to go explore during your time in the city. I would come and stay again. Thank you for a fantastic time!
I stayed in Christine’s home for 6 months while attending school. It was great! Her sons are nice and the house is comfortable. Everything is nearby. The subway is around the corner and there’s a grocery store a block away. And while the house is right downtown, it’s within a quiet “Victorian village-type neighbourhood” that has many take outs, restaurants and coffee shops.
Simply put - I loved staying there!
I enjoyed the stay at Christine’s place a lot. It’s a cute, nicely decorated house in a quite neighbourhood not far from downtown (10 mins bus drive or 25 mins walk to Yorge Street). Christine and her son are very welcoming and helpful and Christine offers a great breakfast. The bed has a thin mattress but the bedroom is nicely decorated and equipped with everything you need (drawer, cupboard, desk, fridge, microwave, kettle, coffee machine). You can feel at home :-)
Christines place is just great. The perfect place to stay for vacation, business trip or if you just like to spend some time in this awesome City. I felt welcome the minute I walked in. Her beautiful townhouse is close to bus stops, Tim Hortons and a 10 minutes walk to subway line 2 . Christine is the perfect host, funny, open minded, kind, helpful and her teenage kids are great. The neighborhood is quiet , nice, clean and save, but still close to Shops and Cafés . I would definitely stay again !
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.