The SpaceWe have a bedroom in our older quaint home. We are centrally located near the downtown and within a 10 minute walk to UWO campus.
We are a small family - myself and my 10 year old daughter in our little home full of art and music and tea and board games :)
Our home is small and a little older but lots of space for guests. We have 3 floors in total, your bedroom is on the second floor up a private staircase with a door at the bottom of the stairs. Bedroom has a futon with a memory foam top (extremely comfortable), bookshelves full of books, valet and shelving for clothing. The floor is an attic floor so the ceilings are sloped and the rooms are snug but more than enough room for a short or long term stay. We do live in a busy neighbourhood and on the high road so if you are not used to city noises it may be an adjustment, especially if the window is open. But the late evenings are quiet and we provide all our guests with complimentary ear plugs in case they find the street noise distracting. Main floor has our bedrooms, living room with 52" TV with PS2&3, Netflix, large dining room that seats up to 8, kitchen and full shared bathroom. Basement is mostly for storage at this time but you have full access to laundry - only available for those staying more than two weeks.
We have a full backyard and deck for relaxing in the summer, as well as parking available for up to two vehicles if necessary.
If you reserve for longer than a week and plan on using kitchen facilities, please request this in advance so we can clear out a small space in the fridge and pantry for your things. We ask that you do not store ANY food in your room and to please bring back any dishes etc you may bring up to your room. You are welcome to eat in your room, just return food and dishes when done. You are able to use some of our kitchen basics if needed. Just please be reasonable with your usage and inquire first.
We can also, if requested, accommodate more than 2 guests with notice and for shorter stays only - no longer than a week unless pre-arranged/special circumstances. The rate changes as listed for each additional guest. Guest AccessKitchen, Bath, Living Room, Study/Game Room, Parking, Backyard, Wifi, Laundry, Netflix Interaction with GuestsWe are very friendly and love meeting new people. We have hosted many students, professors, visiting doctors and others. The NeighborhoodThere are several amenities nearby including restaurants, late night grocery, mall, pharmacy, LCBO, library, fast food, coffee shops etc. The transit is right outside the door - drops off in front of the house. We are a 15 minute walk to the top of Richmond Row or take the bus directly outside our door and you are there in less than 5 minutes!
We are a short walk to the lovely Blackfriars neighbourhood and the historic footbridge that brings you right downtown along the Thames River. Once downtown, you can enjoy the local parks (Victoria, Harris, Riverside, Gibbons, Ivey, Thames), take in a show at one of the many live theatres or concert venues downtown, enjoy world class food at many restaurants or enjoy the Convent Garden farmers market and bring home something to eat later. Getting AroundThere are several city buses that stop directly outside the house or within a 5 min walk and take you directly to almost anywhere in the city or can connect you to another bus line.
Buses include the #2. 17, 20 and many more. (airbnb won't let me put that many consecutive numbers in my ad - it thinks its a phone) check the map of the neighbourhood and you can get an idea of the area - we have approximately 10 buses that are either right outside the house or within a 5-10 walk.
There are may taxi services in London but our Übers are cheaper and faster and safer. It is advised to download the Über app when you arrive. If you don't have one yet, I can provide a referral and you will get your first ride for free :) Other Things to NoteFor guests staying less than two weeks we provide shampoo, conditioner, body wash (for men and for women), toothpaste and mouthwash. You are welcome to bring your own but all is provided for short term stays. If you are here longer than 2 weeks, we ask that you purchase your own toiletries.
Breakfast is included with costs for those staying less than two weeks and you have full use of our kitchen and supplies therein. We do not cook breakfast for our guests but we do provide whatever type of breakfast you would like for you to prepare yourself. Let us know about any dietary needs - allergies or food sensitivities or vegan/vegetarians so that we may have your choice available for you upon your arrival. If you are staying longer than two weeks you will need to start providing your own breakfasts after that time.
Our check in/out times are flexible but please let us know in advance. If we do not hear from you about a specific time, we will assume you will be here at our check in time we provide and therefore we may not be available to let you in later or earlier. Just let us know so we can work it out before hand. Same for check out times. You are welcome to leave your things packed up in the house if you are checking out later, we just request if a new guest is coming in you have the room empty by check out so that we are able to clean and prepare the room :)