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Boutique hotel feel in the grand yet funky foyer with original 1857 stairs. Gorgeous light filled rooms, beautifully decorated, with comfort in mind.
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Incredible Luxury and Location!

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Carol

Incredible Luxury and Location!

4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
Sparkling clean
16 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Carol is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.

Historically designated, elegant 1857 brownstone in Sydenham Ward! Five minutes to downtown core, fabulous restaurants and shops, Queen's U., KGH, Hotel Dieu, Leon Centre, The Grand Theatre, Market Square, waterfront and parks. Adult accommodation only. Discerning travellers can expect exceptional luxury, modern amenities and historic charm in an exclusive, private residential building, providing a quiet environment for relaxation. Experience the downtown lifestyle in a stylish Pied a Terre!

Amenities

Wireless Internet
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Heating
Air Conditioning
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

House Rules

Not safe or suitable for children (0-12) and pets
No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 9PM and check out out by 11AM

Availability

24 Reviews

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Sheila User Profile
Sheila
August 2018
Great place
Ruti User Profile
Ruti
November 2018
This is a very comfortable and beautiful apartment. Location is ideal for downtown. Spotless with many stylish touches. Bathroom is especially remarkable!
Heather User Profile
Heather
November 2018
A beautifully renovated and spacious apartment in a lovely historic home. Great location, wonderful and welcoming host. Hope to return soon!
Carol User Profile
Response from Carol:
Thank you, we look forward to seeing you again.
November 2018
Linda User Profile
Linda
November 2018
So before I rented Carol's place I had made sure to read all the reviews. She had fantastic reviews but our experience with her was far from that. I was looking for a place to rent for my husband who was do a tiling job in the Kingston area. Before checking in Carol had expressed…
Carol User Profile
Response from Carol:
Linda is correct about the booking process. She assured me that I would not have to worry about her husband and his co-worker bringing any tiling mess into my apartment. Upon arrival, I went over the apartment details with Tu, his partner spoke no English, so I asked that the info be relayed to him. That evening before bed, I checked the foyer door to ensure it was locked, it was ajar. The following morning after the guests left for work, I discovered that the foyer door, although properly closed, had been manually unlocked. I sent Tu a text asking if they had slept well and found the apartment meeting their needs. I also mentioned how I had found the door on both occasions and the importance of it remaining locked. The response I received was positive on the apartment and struck me as flippant on the door issue. As a host, having a sense of trust in your clients is very important and knowing that they will respect and take proper care of your property is as important. I did not get that feeling and therefore checked on the apartment, which I normally do not do. I was shocked to find feces splattered on the bathroom wall in several places. I called Airbnb to ask what my options were with this client. They immediately got a mediator involved and recommended all communication go through the Airbnb thread. That is when Linda got involved, first reacting with shock, denial and hostility and that is how she continued. The mediator spoke to both myself and the client separately. I told the guest to let me know when he arrived that evening and I went over the door operation with him again and showed him the bathroom wall. Again I was met with hostility and denial and refusal to clean or maintain my apartment until just before check out. What people seem to forget is that they are paying for the privilege to stay in your place; they do not own it and are not at liberty to mistreat it at their whim. The mediator told the guest he was responsible to clean daily, especially when there were accidents, and that I had the right to enter the apartment daily to check as a result of their behaviour and attitude. Again, people don't seem to realize, hosts are putting everything on the line and have a right to stop property damage and misuse. I was assured by the mediator that they would comply. I did not speak to or see the guest over the next days, as they left early, (7:00 am), and returned late, (7:00-8:30 pm). The door was left ajar two more times. I said nothing. I sent a text to Tu at 8:30 pm one full day before check out asking at what time that would be. I received no reply. To keep record of communication, I emailed through the Airbnb thread, remarking on the door again and asking for a response for check out. Again, I was subjected to Linda's verbal belligerence and personal attacks. This is business, people need to book places that are appropriate to their needs and lifestyle. My listing is a high-end, luxurious, private apartment in a historical district. I have had consistent five star reviews and have met and surpassed Airbnb's Superhost criteria. I do not judge my guests by occupation or nationality, and find it appalling and slanderous to be accused of such. If I felt that way, I would not have accepted many bookings, including this one. To conclude, Tu and his co-worker left the kitchen a complete mess, every surface covered in grease and food debris, many dishes, pots and pans returned to drawers filthy and wet. Needless to say, this required much more time and thoroughness to clean. And Linda is correct, this was a horrible experience for me. The disrespect and disregard of property and security, the hostility and belligerence, and general attitude of righteousness about misusing someone else's property exemplifies poor behaviour and describes the type of people I dealt with.
November 2018
Richard User Profile
Richard
October 2018
Carol’s place is a joy to stay in. Wonderfully appointed with comfortable, cozy and luxurious appointments and furnishings. Carol is a gracious host who made the check in and check out process simple and easy. She was always available if we had any questions . Highly recommen…
Carol User Profile
Response from Carol:
Thank you for your review Richard. As soon as I saw you, I knew it would be an issue, my ex was 6'3" and he had the same problem, but he loved that bed! I am sorry, being an antique, it wasn't designed for very tall people!
October 2018
Will & Steve User Profile
Will & Steve
August 2018
Close to shops and restaurants. Ideally located for travel to surrounding towns.
Carol User Profile
Response from Carol:
I feel it necessary to make this review public as I will not recommend Will and particularly Steve to other hosts. First of all, to make claims that you would leave my apartment cleaner than you found it, site unseen, is a terrible assumption to make, but I took it with a grain of salt and a sense of humour, indicating your cleanliness. I run a 5 star apartment for people looking for something special, with an attention to detail and a personal touch. You were receptive to all my recommendations and you were very impressed with the apartment. I informed you that I would text you after your first night to make sure that your needs were met, this is standard. Your response to my first text was very positive and when you spoke to my partner, you again mentioned how impressed you were with what we offer. I texted you a second time before your check out and said that if you wished to leave earlier than 11:00am to please let me know what the time that would be. You did not respond, then you texted as you were heading out the door, hardly considerate. To collect the key, check that you hadn't left any belongings and to make sure that my apartment is as it should be, is hardly over bearing. Steve's outburst of rudeness was uncalled for and ridiculous at best. You mentioned that you usually go camping, perhaps you should stick to that, or a hotel where no one is concerned about your coming or going.
August 2018
Glen User Profile
Glen
August 2018
Expect a sparkling clean upscale apartment within a short walking distance of all the shops & sights of downtown Kingston.
Carol User Profile
Response from Carol:
Glen, I provide a radio, for local info, a tv and HDMI cable., (the house description states that I do not offer cable). You are one of the very few who travel without a lap top and the first not to have texting as a means of communication. I am catering to the majority and basic cable for the very few would be an unnecessary cost. I decided to invest in my building instead.
August 2018

Hosted by Carol

Kingston, CanadaJoined in January 2018
Carol User Profile
24 Reviews
Carol is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
My passion is art and design. I love to cook, garden, travel and do yoga. Italy, St. Lucia and Manhattan are some of my favourite destinations and Japan is on my bucket list.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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