About this listing
Nice and cozy basement apartment. Convenient to Kitchener Waterloo International Airport, downtown, with shopping nearby. Grocery store within walking distance. Across the street from a community center with indoor pool and sauna. 10 minute walk to the river and the river trail system - great for walkers and runners.
If you're moving to Canada, please consider renting for 4 weeks. It's very difficult to find housing and we may not be able to extend your stay.
Entire apartment with all the privacy with separate bedroom, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, dining and living room, sofa bed, and laundry. Private yard for your use. Parking provided on our driveway.
For business travellers, both wifi and wired internet are available. If you need more desk space we have a folding table you can use.
You have the entire apartment with private entry. You have access to a side yard with outdoor furniture. You can have access to the back yard by arrangement - we need to make sure that the gate is closed so our dog doesn't go exploring. Our dog is friendly, loves greeting guests.
Interaction with guests
We live upstairs. Anything you need, just ask. We share the laundry room but we have no need to ever enter the apartment.
We like to give our guests a welcome basket. As we have visitors from many places and cultures, please let us know if you have any cultural or dietary rules or restrictions you follow. And let us know if you're adventurous; we may include treats from places you've never seen. :)
Grocery store within walking distance, shopping and restaurants nearby. Like most of this area, there are great local shops and ethnic restaurants nearby. Check out our guidebook.
Great walking and trail running opportunities - ten minute walk to the community trail system along Grand River and woods. The trail is well maintained and goes on for many kilometres. There are great parks and access to the Great Lakes within an hour's drive.
We're not much for nightlife, so if you find a good local hangout please drop us a line so we can add it to our guidebook.
We are very close to bus route 204. Downtown is 14 minutes by bus. The Kitchener airport is 15 minutes by taxi. The Via train is 18 minutes by bus.
Both Uber and City Cabs will come to our house to pick you up. Airways Transit runs a door-to-door limo shuttle to Toronto Airport.
If you plan to get a rental car at the Kitchener Airport you must reserve it ahead of time, otherwise they may not have one for you. Both Enterprise and Hertz have representatives there.
Other things to note
There is a shelf with books and games. Please feel free to swap books and games.
We will normally try to give you advanced notice via SMS, email, or phone if we need to enter the apartment. We reserve the right to enter the apartment without notice in an emergency, if we suspect you're causing damage, or if we suspect you may have had a health issue.
We can stock the kitchen with food on request. Contact us for choices and details.
If you need anything, ask.
Please respect the checkin and checkout times. If you need flexibility, ask before you book.
No food in the bedroom and especially the bed. We will assess a $100 fee if we need to replace bedding. Nobody likes to smell your curried mutton.
The outside stairs are for emergency use or for airing out the apartment. We need to keep the stair drain clean.
Shared laundry is available for your use. Detergent is provided. Laundry is for registered guests only; no you can't do the laundry for your hockey team.
No shoes in the apartment. We provide slippers for your indoor use. Please don't take the slippers outside.
Please leave your wet or muddy stuff on the white racks in the common area.
No parties. Seriously. For parties please check out the Grand River Community Centre across the street.
Absolutely no smoking of any kind or substance; that includes vaping, anywhere on the property, including the yard.
We're a professional couple. We travel a lot and enjoy seeing new places. We moved to Kitchener recently and want to share our experience with you.