We (4 adults) stayed here for a week over the Christmas Holiday. The apartment is one flight up from a flower shop, on The Danforth, 3 minutes from the Woodbine TTC subway station. The Value Mart grocery store, bakery, banks are all just across the street. Parking is behind the building. There is also a great deck which must be wonderful in the summer. There is access to the car in the back via the deck and back steps (watch the steps in the winter, they were very icy the day we left).
The 2 bedrooms are a good size; there is a "den" with a Murphy bed. The kitchen, dining and living room areas are sufficient. We loved the fact that there was a washer and dryer.
The kitchen is sufficiently equipped; I brought a couple of aluminum pans - just in case - and they proved to be helpful (for the turkey dinner at Christmas).
The only challenge in the nice kitchen is the toaster.... only three of the slots work and the temperature settings were not reliable: we had quite a few pieces of burnt toast in the beginning . The breakfast bar was very convenient. We mostly had our laptops there and we enjoyed sitting on the high chairs.
The heat works, the water was always hot (watch it if you have little kids).
WiFi is included and always worked. The place was very clean.
Sandy, the owner, was very responsive. Examples: there were no wash clothes upon our arrival; we called Sandy and she brought some over within a couple of hours. When we could not find a broom, Sandy brought over a vacuum cleaner the same day.
We highly recommend this to anyone who wants to stay in Toronto, but wants to feel like you are in a small town with all the shops around you.
One caveat: if you have a hard time walking or climbing stairs, this place is not for you since the steps are very steep (~15 steps to the first apartment, another ~15 to the second) and narrow.
We had a wonderful stay and would love to go back one day. Sandy, thanks for everything. :-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxurious and spacious 1086 sq ft, 2 Bedroom Suites with Den are available for short term let. One queen size bed, double bed in the second bedroom and a double bed in the den. 'My Urban Oasis' is tastefully furnished and takes travel and comfort to another level with the added convenience of ensuite laundry, kitchen, bath & bed linens, dining and cook ware, and more. Enjoy the extras including INTERNET hook up, CABLE TV service and local TELEPHONE calling. This home away from home amid 9 ft ceilings, hardwood flooring and a large walk out furnished deck is fabulous for both the tourist and the corporate client. RENTAL CAR NOT NECESSARY! Restaurants, banks, grocery stores,dry cleaners, medical clinics, churches are all in our immediate area . Whether you are touring the Greater Toronto Area, on a temporary job assignment, convention or relocating. This great location is in the Upper Toronto Beach area. Only steps to subway and fifteen minutes to downtown. Great for families. ... more less