We had a relaxing time at the Smileys' place. The small apt. in the back was perfect for us traveling with our son. David makes delicious bread and yogurt and stocks the frig. and pantry so you can cook as much as you want. They are there to help you if you need anything. There were 2 bikes and a canoe that we used. Our son biked all over. There are no stores, but the Rectory and the Island Cafe are right there and are good if you don't want to cook a meal. The ferry only takes about 10 min and is only 6.50 rt, so you could even go to Toronto Harbourfront to eat, shop, tour, or see some of the great free concerts near the ferry terminal. After 3 days of touring central Toronto, this was a perfect relaxing way to finish up our trip.