|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Enter the calming, open-concept oasis of 12 Stanley Avenue and find yourself surrounded by bright, natural light from the oversized south-facing windows and splashes of color from the mix of mid-century and contemporary furnishings and eclectic art. Gleaming white oak floors flow throughout the space and the combination living-dining room features an Italian marble-top table, perfect for formal dinners or spreading out the newspaper for a casual weekend brunch.
The fully stocked galley kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances is the central hub of the main floor and leads to a cozy nook for relaxing in front of the TV with full cable access. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open to an enclosed deck bathed in afternoon sun.
Upstairs the luxurious surroundings continue, with the exquisite bathroom retreat, complete with heated floors and deep, soaker tub lit from above by an antique crystal candelabra chandelier for the ultimate bubble bath escape. The glass-surround shower stall and its rain-head fixture ensure an invigorating start to the day or a relaxing unwinding at day’s end.
The bathroom leads to an upper deck, shaded on one side by mature trees and offering a western view of spectacular sunsets on the other. Both bedrooms feature inviting, comfortable beds and luxurious linens: a king-sized in the master with windows overlooking Stanley Park, and a queen in the tranquil second bedroom.
An alcove office provides a zen-like private workspace and the basement surprises with its efficient washer-dryer combo and another full-size bathroom with its own soaker tub.
Other added touches you’ll appreciate at 12 Stanley include:
* Thick combed-cotton robes and slippers for your use during your stay.
* The use of an iPhone and charger for local Toronto-area calls. No need to worry about roaming fees!
* Breakfast on us: a gift card for Nadège, one of the area’s best bakeries. (Can also be used for a midday sandwich or for their mouth-watering macarons.)
* Green, 100% biodegradable bath products from a local salon.
Travelling with small children? Leave all the cumbersome gear behind -- we've got you covered!
Our family-friendly house comes complete with:
*Child-proof safety gate for the stairs
*Regulation highchair and booster seat
*Pack-n-play playpen/crib combination
*Games and puzzles inside and a neighbourhood park across the street, complete with playground, ping pong table, outdoor pool and splash pad!
We love kids -- so much so they stay for free (12 and under).
Your hosts John and Nelson have combined their expertise in real estate and set design and their shared love of travel, architecture and “the finer things in life,” to bring you a truly luxurious home-away-from-home. They live a few blocks away, and are always happy to help with anything during your stay. (Fully bilingual, Nelson can be of assistance en francais, too!) The couple have meticulously designed this house to be a sanctuary, and have made every effort to ensure their guests feel pampered from the moment step over the threshold.
“We created a home that we’d love to stay in when traveling – and that’s setting the bar high indeed.” –John
John purchased this house in 2010
*Walkscore of 95 out of 100
*Transit Score of 100 out of 100
*Thompson Hotel with 24 hour dinning 8 minute walk
*Queen ST W and Ossington (Restaurant Row) 10 min walk
*10 min to Fashion District (Spadina and Queen St W)
15 Min Fort York, Lake Ontario Lakeshore
*20 min walk Liberty Village and Allan A. Lamport Stadium,
*20 min.walk to Financial District
*25 Min walk to CN Tower/Convention Center/Ripleys Aquarium/Ferry to Toronto Islands, Roger Sky Dome
*25 min to Entertainment District Roy Thompson Hall, Royal Alexander Theatre
*25 min walk to Kensington Market, China Town
*30 min walk to Billy Bishop Airport
*30 Min walk AGO
*20 Min transit to Royal Ontario Museum, Yorkville, Bloor St.
10 min drive to Filmport Studios
Children under 12 travel for free, no extra charge. We love families! Our house comes equipped with stair gate, high chair, pack/play, bed side rails, booster chair. We also have games and puzzles, ping pong rackets and balls, there is a concrete table in park next to house. This park also boasts a kid play area, tennis court, and public outdoor pool in the summer.
Designed by award-winning firm Donald Chong Studio (Dwell Magazine Top 100 Houses of the Decade, Canadian Architect, Azure Magazine, The Globe and Mail, CBC Radio, Wallpaper, Architectural Record, Architectural Review)
These guys were wonderful from beginning to end and I would highly recommend this beautiful house to anyone looking for a centrally located oasis. We were walking distance from everywhere we wanted to be, the house was clean and comfortable and our hosts were beyond helpful. This is "the" place to stay in Toronto!
Before we even arrived at the Stanley Avenue home I knew the experience was going to be a good one; I am still amazed at how quickly John always responded to everyone one of my inquiries and he always was positive and accommodating....thank you so much! Nelson was there to greet us when we arrived and made us feel at home as soon as I walked through the door.
Four of us stayed at the Stanley Avenue home for three nights. We were visiting Toronto for my youngest son's wedding and now Stanley Avenue is very much a part of many beautiful memories. It felt like we were at home. There was lots of room to gather in the living room and sit around the family table when other family members showed up to get ready for the wedding I cannot say enough positive things about our experience. The house is beautifully decorated (the pictures are exactly as it is), the kitchen is well equipped and both beds were super comfortable. The upstairs bathroom was large enough for a few of us to be putting on our makeup and doing our hair at the same time. The location doesn't get any better; the house is on a quiet residential street (we did not hear a sound on any of the three nights) but it was also close to everything; just walk around the corner and there are restaurants, stores.....everything you might need is within walking distance. My husband and I have stayed at quite a few vacation rental homes in Canada and Europe; it doesn't get any better than this! If you are looking for a place to stay in Toronto, look no further....it's a 10 out of 10!
I rented this amazing downtown location for four days as a home base for my daughter`s Toronto wedding. The home itself was beautifully decorated, clean, comfortable and was equipped beyond my expectations (additional towels, bedding and kitchen supplies)....basically, if we needed it, it was there for the taking. The home and its beautiful outdoor decks and special features provided a stunning backdrop for photographs .... as close to home as I could possibly imagine.
The hospitality of the owner is what made this truly a special experience. He was not only there to meet us with a full tour and a `breakfast on us`gift card from an exceptional, local bakery but he even parked my car in the convenient parking space directly behind the house. The real extent of the hospitality was when I had to contact him at 3am after locking ourselves out of the house after the wedding. Our host was beyond kind in accommodating us and making sure we were able to get in safe and sound. Talk about service above and beyond!
I would recommend this unique and lovely home to anyone wanting to visit the Toronto area. I guarantee, you will have no regrets.
We had an incredibly wonderful stay. The place was as gorgeous as the pictures were and John was so helpful. During our stay the house smelled a bit smokey but it seemed as if it was a neighbor. It truly was a perfect getaway.
We booked this house to host my family from Mexico as my partner and I got married this August. 12 Stanley became our home away from home, my family had a great time and it was a lovely place with beautiful details all over.
John was a fabulous host and we couldn't not have been happier with our stay.
We will definitely keep this property and host in mind for future events =)
great location, fantastic and generous owners, it was without a doubt, our favourite times of our 2016 family summer vacations.
I have recommended this place to all my friends and family and will certainly come back in the future.
Thanks to John for this unforgettable stay!
Isabelle and family
We spent three nights in this lovely home with our three young children. The location was fantastic- across the street from a park and an easy walk to public transportation. The kids loved playing at the park as we would return from our day. We had everything we needed at the house- including a pack and play and high chair for our youngest. John was a very attentive host who made sure we had everything we needed. The gift card for the French bakery was a lovely bonus. Their food was fantastic!
We will definitely seek out this home during our next Toronto stay. Thanks for everything!
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£304|
$25 Per Person Per Night Additional Fee After 2 Guests
50% Deposit for Cancellations less then 7 days before booking, 100% 48 hours before.
$75 pet fee
Cheif, Message , Dog Walker, Baby Sitter available by request.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.