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A Contemporary Suite On Lake Ontario - See Video

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Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Long Branch - Lakefront Retreat

A modern waterfront one bedroom suite just 15 minutes from downtown by car.

Our guest reviews are our best advertising. 'You can't describe how beautiful it is ... you just have to see it to believe it - a place that is close to every thing but also a place to enjoy the quiet peaceful side of Toronto...... if you want a place to sit by the lake, take a walk in the park, and enjoy your time with your mate or just by yourself...this is the place to stay", is what a recent guest posted in our reviews. We have many other guest review and encourage you review them.

The suite has ultra modern furnishings in the living room and bedroom. The suite has absolutely everything to ensure a great stay in Toronto.


The suite is equipped with wireless internet for your convenience.

The suite is 700 square square feet. You are only steps to our beach and two decks. Take a walk on the breath taking waterfront trail with one postcard view after another. Lake Promenade is an integral part of the Toronto waterfront trail. Bike or walk for hours.

The 14' X 18' living room features leather furniture, gas fireplace, 60" TV and stunning lake view.

The suite was completely renovated in the spring of 2014 including a sparkling new bathroom.

Our property is one of only 100 houses on Lake Ontario in the city of Toronto.

Experience waterfront living and come stay with us. We offer the best value in Toronto.

Our complimentary services:complimentary phone with free long distance, complimentary Wifi, complimentary fruit bowl, complimentary breakfast starter package including, water, orange juice and assorted cereals, Complimentary parking and complimentary use of two bicycles.

Buffy, our beautiful Labrador Retriever will greet you.

Check out the video on this website. Be sure to watch the video.

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Gary Notar
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2016
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About Gary Notar

I am a very avid golfer and enjoy sailing.

Gary Notar purchased this apartment in 1979

Why Gary Notar chose Toronto

I couldn't believe a waterfront property could be located just a few miles from downtown. We live in the former historic village of Long Branch. Long Branch was amalgamated into the city of Etobicoke, and recently amalgamated into the city of Toronto. Long Branch was originally the cottage community. At the turn of the last century , the wealthy in the city traveled to their cottages in Long Branch by streetcar pulled by horses.

Lake Promenade, our street, is an integral part of the Toronto Waterfront Trail. Thousands of people meander on the street on the weekends. They enjoy fresh air and peaceful stroll on the Promenade.

We were from a small town and always around water in the summer. We fell in love with our home when saw the views - absolutely spectacular.

What makes this apartment unique

The views are absolutely beautiful. Nothing compares to relaxing on a waterfront deck. The cool breezes will refresh you - even on the hottest day.


based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

A Contemporary Suite On Lake Ontario - See Video
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Thoroughly recommended

  • 5 of 5

The lakeside is as beautiful as the pictures show and a great place for sitting out with a cup of coffee or a book. The apartment is also beautiful and spacious and Gary and Donna are very welcoming and helpful. We also enjoyed the wildlife in the garden (different to the wildlife we see in England). The location is good. You can walk to various restaurants on Lake Shore Boulevard - we particularly liked the 850 Degrees pizza/pasta restaurant - but you are also not far from the highway to take you elsewhere. The first day Toronto traffic was a bit alarming but I'd got the hang of it by the end of the week! There is plenty to do in Toronto but it is also easy to go further afield. We went to Niagara Falls and The Royal Botanic Gardens (which are lovely and extensive) which are both easy to reach. Thoroughly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We needed a 'home away from home' for a few weeks after surgery at a Toronto hospital, and this suite was perfect when my husband was healthy, but not really up for many hours of car travel. The location is calm and quiet, and sitting by the water watching the sailboats and the swans was the perfect environment for recuperation. Gary and Donna couldn't have been more helpful or accommodating, and we were so appreciate of the many things that they did to make us welcome and comfortable. Thank you very much!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous location! You couldn't be nearer the lake! It's also possible to ride straight into Toronto on the tram (about40-45 minutes). It is also situated on the Waterfront Trail which give loads of opportunity for cycling/walking. Gary was an excellent host and we took advantage of the offer of airport pick up/drop off and the bikes. Overall, we had an excellent time and the accommodation was as described and very roomy.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

From April 20th to May 3rd my husband and I stayed at this wonderful suite on the shore of Lake Ontario. Gary Notar and his wife, Donna, were very friendly and hospitable. Gary was a generous host in that he provided extras when asked. My husband was treated to some early morning outings. We were there mainly for the birth of our grandchild so did not do as much sightseeing as on other visits. Despite the cool temperature we enjoyed sitting by the lake and seeing the opening of the marina close by. We would definitly recommend this property to anyone. Thank you Gary. The restaurant we visited the most often was Mildred's Kitchen in Liberty Village.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal Setting

  • 5 of 5

Our stay of three days turned into five. Gary is an excellent host and made sure we had everything we needed. The apartment is in a lovely setting on Lake Ontario. The two available bikes came in handy to ride the Waterfront Trail, and we enjoyed our walks in the adjacent park. Our drive to downtown Toronto was about 20-25 minutes and was a smooth drive. We especially appreciated the breakfast starter kit...plenty to get our engines running in the morning. We would definitely choose to stay here again when we return to Toronto.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

When I was planning a four-day escape to Toronto, a city I had never visited before, I originally thought I should find a spot downtown. But then I ran across this listing and decided to give the lakefront ambiance a shot. Best decision I could have made. Gary's apartment (essentially a "mother-in-law" suite, located a level below his main house) is well appointed and attractive, with a great sitting area, a well-supplied kitchen, and a bed that I have to admit is better than what I've got at home. But the true draw is the backyard and deck area, accessible directly from the apartment walk-out. The lake is peaceful, the ever-present sailboats calming, and the wildlife abundant. Minks pranced across the patio, and swans and other water birds drifted just off the deck that is built right up over the shoreline. If I'd done nothing else but sit on that deck looking across Lake Ontario from sunup to sundown, that would have been enough for a great vacation. But Toronto is just minutes away via the Gardiner Expressway-- I did some shopping and took in a Blue Jays game (thanks, Gary!) The Col. Samuel Smith park is less than a half a block from the apartment and offers excellent strolling at any time of day, but the nighttime view of Toronto from the park is nothing short of spectacular. And Gary is the consummate host. If you're going to visit Toronto, do not pass up this opportunity for a truly unique accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Toronto Pearson
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Lakeview Golf Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Go train
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Gardiner Expressway
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Greek Texan
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Car: recommended

Lakefront Retreat is located in the historic village of Long Branch. Long Branch was cottage country in the early 20th century.

There are less than 100 homes on the water n Toronto. Lakefront Retreat is one of those homes.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Long Branch, Ontario

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
14 Oct 2016 - 18 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
19 May 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Long Branch, Ontario

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Three piece bath
  • All new three piece bathroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Large bedroom king bed, dresser and 60" TV.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • Kayaking

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