Stay and eat breakfast daily in one of two private bedrooms on the second floor of my comfy house. Rooms are nicely set up for study or work with access to free Wifi. You and the other guest share a 3 piece bathroom. Close to downtown and the beach.
Each second floor bedroom is simple, clean and comfortable. There is one person allowed in one/each room. I rarely use the second floor except to clean the bathroom and staircase or to retrieve items from the off-limits third bedroom. My shared main floor is cozy and warm. Feel free to use my TV and DVD player. I have Netflix and Apple TV. I also have some DVD's which you are welcome to watch while here. In the summer, there is a lovely, deep back yard to sit out in. The neighbourhood is safe and within walking distance to cafes, a grocery store, a gym and a 20 minute walk to the beach.
Once here, feel free to share my dining room, living room and kitchen with me and the other guest. Please note, that there are negotiable cooking privileges but feel free to use the toaster, microwave, toaster oven and fridge whenever you like. There isn't any access to the basement. Please don't use the back door during the colder months. There are three, locked bedrooms upstairs, you will have access to one of the three. The third bedroom is a private room that I still use, the other is for another guest.
Interaction with guests
While here, I'll be happy to answer any questions you have about Toronto and the whereabouts of places and events. I used to be a city tour guide and a host to International Students for 15 years, so feel free to ask away!
Other things to note
You are welcome to eat any bread products, cold cereals, deli meats and cheeses, fruit, jams and spreads that you see in the fridge and specified cupboard. There is coffee and a variety of teas available for you too. Make sure you wash your own dishes and leave them in the dish rack to dry. I will put them away.
Provide your own toiletries except hand soap, toilet paper, hand towel, face cloth and personal bath towel. Of course, I provide linens and pillows too.
Please keep the outside door locked at all times (when you leave and when you arrive) and don't let Merlin the cat out.
My house floors are creaky so if you enter after I've gone to bed, please be mindful of the noise.
Accidents happen, so please let me know if something breaks while you're still here, so we can talk about what to do about it.
Other basic rules are:
adults only 19+
only one adult per room
smoking permitted outside
no partying in the house
no outside guests allowed
conserve energy and turn off all lights
no streaming or downloading of illegal web sites
leave your shoes at the door upon entry
clean up after yourself including washing and drying your own dishes
street parking is available but with limited access; please observe the signage or you will get a ticket
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Hi! My name is Deanna and I have hosted many English as a Second Language students from around the world for the past 12 years so I have loads of experience welcoming people into my home. I have a big fat friendly cat named Merlin. I enjoy cooking, eating, entertaining, individual sports, knitting, reading, watching movies, going to concerts and speaking French. It is my greatest wish to make you feel cozy and comfortable. Bienvenue!