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Private room in house hosted by Caroline
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 shared bath
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I have been hosting guests in my spacious home on Airbnb for over four years. A super host with over 430 reviews - 98% 4 and 5 stars. Four guest rooms spread out over 2000 sq. ft. One guest described my home as an international hostel for grown-ups and I like that description.

I live in the house and approach hosting from an ethical position of being kind and considerate. I am closer in spirit to couch surfing; I do not operate a ghost hotel.

The space
The house is located on Euclid Avenue - the downtown edge of the Trinity Bellwoods neighbourhood - a lushly treed area that is a brief walk from the centre of the city. No need to have a car here.

We designed and did a lot of the building of the space. The original house is well over 150 years old and there are many of the earlier details incorporated within the house. I decorated the rooms often with items that reflect the history of the neighborhood. We have particular fondness for the battered, chipped front door.

The house is a duplex - my main living area is on the first floor. The room is on the second floor - next to the bathroom. It is the only bedroom on that floor. There are three other rooms for guests in the house. One on the third floor and two on the first (one is only available on weekends). Besides the bedroom, the rest of the second floor is common area to be used by guests and myself. There is a living room, dining area, kitchen, and deck. The kitchen is fully equipped. There is wireless internet access. Air conditioning when needed. We tend to be fairly quiet.

Public transit is only steps away, but you will be able to walk to most places. According to the Walk Score site, the house has a 95 out of 100 rating for walking - they say it is a walker's paradise - and achieves a perfect 100 for transit (with 19 nearby routes.) We are a couple of minutes from the Dundas, Queen and Bathurst lines. There is a Bixi bike drop a couple minutes away from the house. (Bixi provides bikes for short term use.)

It would take you months - more likely a year - to try all the restaurants which are a short walk away.

The house is one of the older homes on the street - originally a store in the middle of a residential block. Built on the orchard lands of the old Gorevale estate, it is now situated right in the middle of the most popular and hip neighbourhoods of Toronto (with walk times in minutes): West Queen Street West (5), Little Italy (5), Ossington (15), Kensington Market (10), Chinatown (15), King (15) and Dundas (1) to name a few.

We are walking distance from the University of Toronto (25), OCAD (20), Toronto Western Hospital (5) and the shuttle to Toronto General, Sick Kids, Princess Margret (or you can walk slowly to those in thirty minutes). We are close to the Toronto Convention Centre (35), the Eaton's Centre (30), the financial district (30), TIFF (30), AGO (20), the major and most of the other theater spaces (varies but under a thirty minute walk for me).
I have been hosting guests in my spacious home on Airbnb for over four years. A super host with over 430 reviews - 98% 4 and 5 stars. Four guest rooms spread out over 2000 sq. ft. One guest described my home as an international hostel for grown-ups and I like that description.

I live in the house and approach hosting from an ethical position of being kind and considerate. I am closer in spirit to couch s…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Indoor fireplace
Wifi
Kitchen
Dedicated workspace
Iron
Hangers
Hair dryer
Essentials
Heating
Air conditioning

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Hosted by Caroline

Joined in June 2012
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My teenage son and I live in downtown Toronto in a state of frugal luxury. I walk almost everywhere. He draws, works on the computer, wonders about ethics, and makes dry, wry comments when the mood hits him. He, and others, think that I am eccentric. To pin it down more distinctly, he describes it as me being very European. Luckily, he yearns to live in Europe. I am an autodidact, read a fair amount, and think copiously. My sense of humour seems to be in the ear of the beholder. Some people think that I am outrageously funny and start laughing before I even open my mouth. Others believe that I am the most serious person they meet. Frequently this split of opinion can happen within the same room. Of course, we are kind... and helpful... and sincere... and everything else a heart and someone looking for a place to stay could desire. We are not partiers. Nor do we smoke or drink excessively.
My teenage son and I live in downtown Toronto in a state of frugal luxury. I walk almost everywhere. He draws, works on the computer, wonders about ethics, and makes dry, wry comme…
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House rules
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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