The SpaceImagine exiting a major city artery, driving a short distance up a hillside street, then turning into what appears to be a country lane with overarching trees and surrounding forest . . . Welcome to "the other side of busy."
Our charmingly furnished guest apartment offers 2 bedrooms (one with queen-sized bed and the other with 2 single beds), a 3-piece bathroom, living room, fully equipped kitchen, separate dining room.
Visitors are generally surprised at how spacious and comfortable our guest apartment is (approximately 1000 sq. ft.). The rooms are well-appointed with an eclectic mix of vintage and modern furnishings. The home has central forced-air natural gas heating and air conditioning.
Kitchen - For guests who love to cook, the kitchen is stocked with an assortment of cooking and dishware including crock-pot (slow cooker), and rice cooker, to name a few extras.
Laundry - A shared laundry room is available for convenience. Guest AccessOur guest apartment is completely self-contained and dedicated for our guests. The apartment is in our home and private by virtue of its own entrance.
The outdoor amenities include fireplace, BBQ, a covered terrace so you can hide from the sun or stay outside when it rains, and an open terrace overlooking the garden, and privacy.
Tuck away and read on the patio, terrace, or in the garden. Take a stroll around the neighborhood. We are situated in a park-like setting on 3/4 acre serene natural treed setting.
There is plenty of parking. Interaction with GuestsWe're always available to our guests. If there is something our guests need and we don't have it in the guest apartment, we will do our best to accommodate reasonable requests.
We really enjoy meeting people! We take our cue from our guests in terms of our hosting style... we can be involved or as separate as our guests prefer. We hope our guests enjoy their stay with us. Your enjoyment is a priority to us. The NeighborhoodGuests tell us they really relax here which is why we say, "Discover the other side of busy!" Our home really is an in-town retreat, on a quiet residential street but when you are here you would not really know you're in the city. Quite often you'll see deer, rabbits, lots of birds, owls, chipmunks, and occasionally wild turkeys.
Do you enjoy the outdoors? Are you a fitness enthusiast? We are steps from beautiful Springbank Park, ideal for walking, hiking, cycling, and jogging! If you enjoy the outdoors, this is the place for you! Getting AroundVery convenient!!
Just a short drive (15 minutes) to the University of Western Ontario (Western), and London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), particularly Victoria hospital (15 minutes)
We are also convenient to Hwys 401 and 402.
Minutes to downtown, shopping, theatre, and many fine restaurants.
It is a 5 minute drive to a thriving Byron Village which has many features including art & design, specialty food and drink, bars and restaurants, retail shops, health and beauty, supermarket, wine store, banking, medical clinic, pharmacies, and auto service, to name a few.
You'll find us on the Springbank #5 transit line but most of our guests have their own vehicles. Other Things to NoteWe have been providing extended guest accommodation for 23+ years.
Larry works from home. He is a retired college administrator and a recognized regional artist. Tammy works from home and enjoys her career as an administrator for a non-profit organization as well as private consulting work as a career, business and life transition coach.
Longer-term stays, past 3 months, may qualify for a discounted rate. We have hosted individuals and families for as little as 1 week and as long as 12 months (ie. sabbaticals), and everything in between.
"Thank you for opening your hearts and home to our family and friends. It has been a charming and peaceful place to recuperate after the hospital. It has been a pleasure getting to know you both." - Laurie, Alison, Dale, Harry and Marlene, June/July 2016
"Tammy and Larry are gracious hosts that welcome you to their home but also respect your privacy. We have been returning to stay at their place for over 3 years now and have always enjoyed our time and experience there. Access to downtown, parks, and shopping couldn't be better. Five stars for value and piece of mind!!" - Mike P. and family, June 2016
"We arrived late at night and Tammy and Larry waited up and extended a warm welcome. Every detail, and more, was provided for our comfort. It was a home away from home with all amenities available. Long-term stay is recommended. Well-favoured were the contemplative garden, incredibly stocked library and heartwarming fireplace. Location is ideal, especially if a rented car is available and a morning walk in the park is desireable." - Robyn and family, August 2015
"Such serenity and peace and quiet in this place! Loved the garden, and the beautiful nature surrounding us. Tammy and Larry were great hosts and were always available if we needed them. We had everything we needed for a great week's stay. Would definitely recommend this to anyone!" - Jane, August 2014
"We really liked the stay and would recommend it to anyone. The location was ideal especially given it being in a forested surroundings. The amenities were plentiful. As well the décor was interesting as it was charming. The well appointed kitchen served us well. The place itself was a delight for its peace and tranquility. Our thanks for a wonderful holiday stay from the Constantineau family from Sudbury" July 2014
"Dear Tammy and Larry - Thank you for your kindness for a year. We really appreciate you. We were enjoyed ourselves for Canadian life. We lived in London safely and comfortably." - Etsuko and Osamu Aoyagi, 1997