One Bedroom Apartment Across the Beach and Outdoor Public Swiming Pool
Katya and Eugenia Tchoubar
- english, Russian, Uktrainian
Check-in: 1:00 pm
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great location, a few minor issues
The hosts were wonderful and had extra bed set up so that my kids didn't have to sleep in same bed which was awesome. The area is fantastic with massive beach, free community pool, beach volleyball, basketball, etc all within a couple of blocks. The separation of spaces was fine, (watch the video in photos to get clear understanding of the stairway that goes up the middle) as other reviews have pointed out the other tenants were quiet aside from squeaky floor, (though it did feel strange to leave shoes downstairs by the front door in common area). Access to home and use of the garage was fabulous.
For us, the unit could be greatly improved with a little more cleaning - the fridge wasn't wiped out, the exhaust fan in ceiling of bathroom was furry, the 'catch net' in the bathroom sink was icky and the bathtub drained slowly so you stood in a bit of dirty water as you showered (a pet peeve). While there are a few dishes which was great, a little bottle of dish soap to wash them with would be helpful (as it made us wonder what they were washed with last time). It really depends on how picky you are - my sister wouldn't have noticed any of it, we're more particular, so just want to put it out there.
Also, as the A/C is set for the whole building, when it shut off with the cool nights, the bedroom got very stuffy with the door closed, and without blackout curtains in the bedroom the morning sun turned the bedroom very warm. (thankfully we had a box fan in the vehicle that we brought up) There were no top sheets on the beds, so you slept directly under comforter which felt a bit less than hygienic, and if you didn't want to sleep in open air, you couldn't take off when the room got warm. Owners suggested opening window when it cooled down at night, but it was more the middle of the night when it warmed up (when whole system shut off because it cooled off downstairs where thermostat is) and the street is noisy so not a great solution. Adding blackout curtains/top sheets to beds would help I think as temp was fine during the day in the unit. If you aren't bothered by a warm bedroom, none would be an issue.
Again, the location almost made up for the cleanliness/stuffy aspect so it really depends on what you're looking for, just want to put our thoughts out there so people can judge for themselves.
Property owner was amazing! Very sweet and friendly. Lots of stairs in this place. Only disappointment was the 2 rooms were divided by a public staircase. Only one bathroom so you had to leave one room go across to the other to use the bathroom. Wifi was sketchy.
Warm and inviting.. a clean, modern and welcoming apartment with a friendly host.
Spacious, clean and felt like a home away from home.
Young couple who spent a little under a week in Toronto on a holiday. The accommodation was incredibly clean and well-maintained, with all the amenities you could need for a week/fortnight's stay. The bed was comfortable and the bedroom was spacious, with a beautiful large window that let in lots of natural light during the day and plenty of wardrobe space/shelving if you wish to unpack properly.
The small kitchenette/bathroom was easy to use and the perfect size for a travelling couple, larger groups might find living quarters a bit tight. The living room was spacious and had a large television, desk space, a sofa and additional daybed under another light-filled window. We found ourselves spending a lot of time relaxing in front of the tv when not out exploring the area.
While it felt a little far away from Toronto CBD at first (we didn't have a car), the main road/intersection had regular public transport options and the closest subway station was only a few minutes away. It was surprisingly convenient and quick to get in and out of the CBD, along with simply getting around the local area.
Plenty of cute little restaurants, cafes and pubs along the main road, along with services like a small cinema and laundromat if you wish to do some clothes washing.
We visited late Dec/early Jan, and while it was quite cold outside, the heating in the accommodation kept the interior at a comfortable, warm temperature 24/7. We did occasionally experience some noise from the tenant upstairs, but was never a bother.
The owners were very accommodating of our early check-in request, and were prompt, informative and friendly in the lead-up to our visit and day of arrival. This accommodation is perfect for a couple, or a small family. Would definitely recommend!
Location is amazing!
We enjoyed being so close to everything and would return, however the apartment is a bit split up and we were really not prepared for the stairway running in the middle (affecting our privacy) and not a full kitchen. For elderly folks, such as us, with luggage it's a bit tricky getting up and down the stairs, we needed to be very careful. Overall, Eugenia was a gracious host and we enjoyed our stay.
Thank you for the feed back. I am glad that you enjoyed your experience over all. Regarding all those things you mentioned - I wrote it all in the description of the place and provided a lot of pictures to clearly describe the apartment.
For people who are reading the feedbacks, we are all renting our private properties where we live in and they are all very different. Please, read the description carefully and ask questions.
Wishing you the best,
Great location, close to shops and restaurants. Comfortable, clean and owner very accommodating.
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