About the Homestay
Me and my partner live in our own house in the east end of Toronto and we love hosting people from all over the world.
Our home is located in a quiet neighbourhood, 10-12 min walk (or 2 bus stops) to Woodbine subway station, less then 30 min to downtown by public transit, and steps away from a big ravine park.
We are 30 min away from ILAC and Access, 38min from LSI, and 40 min from Kaplan language schools.
We host 4 people at our house at all times - mostly international students and young professionals. Our guests have access to a full guest kitchen (with dishes, pots, pans, coffee makers and everything you need for cooking), living/dining area and a shower. Everyone gets their own space in the fridge, a kitchen cabinet and a space in the bathroom to store their stuff. A professional cleaner comes once a week to clean common areas.
I'm graphic designer and illustrator, Jordan is an IT guy, both working from home (but you won't see us much unless you need us).
We love travelling, photography, people and authentic conversations. Apart and together we've travelled China, Japan, Thailand, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, France, Belgium, UK, Holland, Spain, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Canada, US, Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Argentina.
Originally from Russia, I moved to Canada as an international student 12 years ago, now happy to host a new generation of foreign students myself!
Jordan hosted over 60 couch-surfers in his previous apartment!
Booking: we require 25% deposit at the time of booking.
Check-in time: 11AM (yes, you can leave your luggage till the evening if necessary)
Check-out: after 3PM (if you arrive earlier - let us know, we may be able to check you in before if the room is free)
- Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our home is located in a quiet neighbourhood 10-12min walk to Woodbine Subway station, under 30 min to downtown, short drive to the Beach, beautiful park nearby.
Local Area Facilities
- Bus Stop
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Use of Kitchen
- Quiet time after 11pm on the weekdays and after 1am on the weekend
- No guests
- No pets
- No candles
- Check-in time between 3pm and 11pm
- Check-out 11am
Do not block the driveway at any time. We are sharing a driveway with the neighbour and if there are any cars, bikes or bicycles it prevents them from getting out. If you need to unload - please let us know in advance.
Keep the common areas clean. Don’t leave any unwashed dishes or food in the kitchen or common areas. Do not leave clothes in washer, dryer or laundry room. A professional cleaner comes once a week to clean the common areas but you are responsible for the cleanliness of your room.
Please separate garbage from compost and recycling.
Because the kitchen is shared with other guests we ask not to cook highly aromatic foods (e.g. fried fish, seafood, curries).
Quiet time is between 11pm and 9am on week days and 1am and 10:00am on Friday/Saturday or Holidays. During quiet time there should be no music, loud conversation or other noise that may disturb the other occupants of the house.
Please only use only fridge space and kitchen/bathroom storage assigned to you. You may not leave your personal belongings in the common areas except for in designated storage areas. If you need more space, please talk to the hosts first.
Please limit the time in the shower to 30 min.
No smoking of any substance including vape or e-cigarettes in the house.
If you smoke outside, you must use the ash tray provided
No candles, incense or any other source of combustion.
The room is equipped with a lock, and the premises will remain locked at all times. The host is not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged personal items.
Host is allowed to enter the room only with permission or in case of emergency
The outside doors must remain locked at all times.
Smoking is not allowed.
Both Kat and Jordan are kind, accommodating and attentive. The house is nicely tucked in a quiet neighborhood. My room is great, modern and true to the ad. Highly recommended!
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 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) and a 25% deposit using a choice of payments: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal. The deposit is collected in advance on behalf of the host to protect against no show or late cancellations (within 7 days of arrival). You then pay your host the balance due on arrival. The 25% deposit payment is made to the host 2 business days after your scheduled arrival date. This deposit payment will only be refunded if you cancel the booking at least 7 full days prior to arrival.
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.