Waterfront Retreat With Parking
Floor No.12(with elevator)
|Address||York St, M5J 2Y2 Toronto, Canada|
|Response time||A few hours|
This 2 bed, 2 bath condo by the water comfortably fits 4-6 and is great for families. Centrally located downtown with easy access to the Gardiner Expressway and public transit, plus parking for your convenience.
This lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit is on the 12th floor of a modern condo, steps from the waterfront.
The unit is comfortably furnished for your stay with a queen bed in the master bedroom, a double Murphy bed in the second bedroom and a cozy, sun-filled den area that is great as a reading nook. A double size air mattress is also available upon request for an additional 2 guests.
Sit back & relax in front of the TV with a glass of wine or spend some time with family & friends in the spacious living area.
The living room and kitchen are open concept and the kitchen is equipped with all appliances, cooking utensils and dishes that you need. Just fill the fridge with your groceries from the nearby supermarket and you're all set!
Guests will have access to all condo amenities such as free WiFi, TV, ensuite laundry, and fitness centre. All linens & towels are included in your stay.
As hosts we are available via phone or email for any issues or questions guests may have.
The Waterfront Community is a trendy & relaxing neighborhood with great views of Lake Ontario. If you are looking to explore the city, this is the perfect central location for you.
The area’s location is considered one of its finest assets: easy access to attractions such as Toronto Island, The Air Canada Centre, Rogers Centre, CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium, Union Station, the Financial District, waterfront paths and the Harbourfront Centre. A quick bike or TTC ride gets you to the trendy art, food & entertainment districts of Queen West, Kensington Market, the St. Lawrence Market & The Distillery District.
This location scored a fantastic 97% - A Walker's Paradise on Walkscore, and 100% - World Class Transit for transit accessibility.
This unit is a nine minute walk from Union Station which has all major Via Rail connections and the main TTC subway station.
Nearby coffee shops include La Prep, Starbucks and Baskin Robbins. There are 341 restaurants within a 15 minute walk including Pearl Harbourfront Restaurant, Boathouse Grill and Pumpernickels.
Experience life as a local by visiting the many unique cafes, food markets, restaurants and boutiques in the area.
Spend a day or two wandering around the bohemian sanctuary of Kensington Market and hunt for treasure in the many eclectic and vintage boutiques. Grab some delicious Chinese dumplings, Vietnamese pho or Korean bulgogi in Chinatown as you make your way down to the Fashion District of Toronto, Queen Street West. Go on a shopping adventure! Get a custom made shirt, a dress from a local designer, or those hot new shoes you've been coveting along the Queen West strip. Finish your night at a great dive bar, or concert venue or dance club or speakeasy... you get the picture!
You can't get much more "Toronto" than this!
A parking spot is included with your stay, however you can easily hop on public transit at nearby hub Union Station (subway & rail) or 4 bus routes steps from your door to get around; 509 Harbourfront; 6 Bay; 320 Yonge; 97 Yonge.
BIXI Bike sharing service is right outside your door for easy cycling around Toronto.
House rulesSecurity deposit 250$
- Do NOT visit the front desk, their services are not part of our agreement
- No smoking
- No pets
- Please empty all trash/recycling/compost during and at the end of your stay
- Please report any existing damages, etc. when you arrive, and any new damages as they happen
- No parties
- Keys must be returned to pickup location no later than 11am so the cleaner can get in.
- Treat the space as if you are staying with a friend.
|Check-in after||3 PM|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
|Check-out before||11 AM|
Reviews of this property
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The apartment is beautiful and modern, the space is cleverly organised so you don't have the feeling you're in a small apartment. The kitchen has everything you need to cook your own meals, the appliances are new and well taken care of. The instructions are clear and detailed, you should definitely read all the material they send you. But there a few problems... the floor was very very very dirty. A few steps bare foot, and our foot sole was literally black. On the positive side, that was the only thing dirty. The air condition system has two downsides in our opinion: it's apparently one for the hole house, so you can't chose a temperature that it's comfortable for you. And it was so cold inside! Although you can cover the air exits and it gets a bit better, this didn't work very well for us (and in the kitchen we didn't find anything to cover the exit, we were freezing in there). The second problem is the noise. You can hear the motor working loudly, and this is not constant. Meaning the motor goes on and off every few minutes, during day and night. The mattress is the kind with springs, for us not really comfortable, we ended up with back pain... Another downside is the floor, it's an old wood floor and very noisy, it reacts to every step. If you're staying with other people and need to use the bathroom during the night, you will wake them up. The last thing that bothered me a little but it's not a problem for sake, is that you don't really get in touch with the owners, it's a company that manages their property. When I asked about the possibility for a later check out, I received the answer "please read the instructions". It's ok not have the flexibility and I totally understand guests would arrive same day after me, but the answer could have been a bit more "warm" and "kind". Overall, it was ok, it's a good quality-price apartment.
The apartment on Crawford Street is absolutely lovely, with a very tasteful interior and state-of-the-art appliances (dishwasher, washer/dryer, etc).It is situated in a quiet, tree-shaded residential neighborhood, which nevertheless has quick access to downtown (it is exactly in the middle between the two streetcar lines on King and Queen Str), Lakeshore Boulevard is also quite close for access to highways and to the airport. Queen Str itself (this part is the Fashion District) is very lively, with lots of small coffee shops, boutiques and restaurants - as is Toronto itself, of course: I needed a couple of days to get used to it, after comparatively quiet Montreal, but then it was absolutely fascinating.
While I was there, the driveway was redone, so I couldn´t park my car - I had to get - and to pay extra - for a temporary parking permit, which was unexpected, but somebody named Tut informed me about this well in advance and provided me with a link where I could get it, so it eventually worked out well. Getting information and having questions answered, being provided with the lock code, all these things went extremely well, fast, without any hitches and in a very reliable way.
What I missed, however, was human contact. In all my other Wimdu stays, I had contact with the owners, conversations, in one case even walks taken together. Here the owner didn´t show any interest in this (I met the lady by chance in the street, though), and I see "Lisa & Monica" in the picture, but I don´t have any idea who they are - I would have appreciated a personal conversation very much: for me this is part of the "Wimdu-spirit" - if it exists (I hope it does).
Not having had any personal contact also, I would think, makes it difficult for them to write a review about me.
But all of the above should not spoil or lessen in any way my impression of the high quality and the very high level of comfort this apartment had/has. Should I come back to Toronto - and I think I will in the near future - I very much would like to stay in this place again - and maybe then I will even actually get to meet somebody in person - I´ll be looking forward to it.
We had a great experience sleeping at Lisa's and Monica's apartment. Very clean, tidy and modern, just like the pictures. Before arrival we received a clear description how to get there, and how everything worked. The parking space just around the corner was perfect.
We certainly will come back when we are in town again!
Thank you Lisa and Monica for having us :-)
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