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Urban Cottage Oasis, awesome location, fully renovated and self contained

Bedrooms 2
Space 69 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5

This newly renovated 1910 century home is located just minutes from the heart of downtown in one of the most charming and quiet areas of Calgary. Walk, ride or train to any of Calgary's attractions easily from this centrally located cottage. The two bedrooms are well appointed luxurious spaces that can comfortably sleep 4. The bathroom has heated floors and a rain shower. The kitchen is a chefs dream with stainless steel appliances, gas stove, dishwasher, washer/dryer and fridge with ice maker for those happy hour drinks on the deck while watching the local commuters ride or walk home from work. Everything is new in this lovely home. The front yard is fenced and private with a great deck with BBQ for entertaining or relaxing. Groceries, liquor, and baking are available from either local/organic shops or large chains only a block away. The bright living/dining area has large SMART TV, stereo, bar and dining for 6-8 people.

Cathy Thoms
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2018

About Cathy Thoms

Homeowners are long time Calgarians and proud Sunnyside residents who live next door to this rental property. We waited 20 years to purchase this home and turn it into the charming rental cottage we knew it could be. The transformation of this home has been very rewarding and we look forward to sharing this lovely home and our neighborhood with people from all over the world. We love to travel as well and have tried to make this a place we would love to rent when visiting another city. We hope you love it as much as we do.

Cathy Thoms purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Cathy Thoms chose Sunnyside

This property is on the same block as our home and needed some loving. We have lived here for 20 years and think this is the best neighborhood in Calgary. This property is fully upgraded without loosing its old charm which was our goal.

What makes this cottage unique

Location, location, location!!!!! It ammenities and of course its unbelievable charm....

Guestbook comments from the owner

Marcia and family were great guests. Thanks for leaving it so clean and tidy.
Nov 2014
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Sunnyside, Alberta

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 69 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , heated floors, rainshower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , cot is also available for extra bed
  • great bed, large closet
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
You just have to stay here to see for yourself!!!


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Urban Cottage Oasis, awesome location, fully renovated and self contained
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 30 reviews
Saskatoon, SK Canada

Perfect accommodation in quiet neighbourhood where we have family.

  • 4 of 5

Clean, quiet and cozy with all the amenities we needed. Walking distance to coffee shops, restaurants and variety of shopping, as well as C train.

We will definitely book at the cottage again.

  • Submitted: 17-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having you again, anytime!
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Charming Calgary

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing stay at this charming and cozy getaway in Calgary. Cathy & Tim were incredibly hospitable and thoughtful. We fell in love with the central location in Sunnyside. Walking distance to downtown, parks, bike trails, McHugh Bluff off-leash dog park, shops, grocery stores, the Kensington neighborhood, and our new favorite coffee and brunch spot, Vendome Cafe. The kitchen was exceptionally well-equipped, the bedrooms luxurious, the home well-maintained and quiet, and meticulously clean. I can't say enough about this spot!

  • Submitted: 19-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bill, so glad you enjoyed your stay. It really is a perfect little spot for you guys.
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Quathiaski Cove, Quadra Island

Great little home in a beautiful neighbourhood.

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I really enjoyed Cathy's wonderful home. Our dog loved it too, as the front yard was fenced in, and we could enjoy watching the people walking by. The neighbourhood is great; close to Kensington, Vendome, and downtown. Everything in the house worked as it should, and the bedding was amazing. The only tiny downside was that the basement is used for an office during the weekdays, and it was a bit noisy.

  • Submitted: 4-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute place with a great location

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I stayed here for a weekend in September. The house is beautifully updated & very cozy. We felt right at home as soon as we walked in the door. Cupboards were stocked with coffee & tea & pantry was well stocked as well.

The location is fantastic! The neighborhood is fairly busy but not noisy and we loved that we were within walking distance of the river trails and downtown.

The only negative is that th basement is used as the owners office and their comings and goings woke us up quite early on the first morning. Not an issue if you are an early riser, I suppose!

Overall we loved this little house and would definitely stay here again.

Thanks so much Cathy and Tim for sharing this sweet little house with us!

  • Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indian Wells, CA

Truly an Urban Oasis!

  • 5 of 5

It was a lovely summer in Calgary and during our one month stay in this beautiful little Sunnyside home we enjoyed everything the inner city had to offer, including warm evenings watching the world go by in the front veranda. Our hosts were fantastic, we had everything we needed. We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, convenient and quiet cottage

  • 5 of 5

My sister-in-law and I stayed for two days and this was the perfect place for us. Because it was on a corner, I worried a bit about street noise, but this is a pretty quiet little neighborhood and very convenient to the grocery store, restaurants, public transportation and lovely river walking. We had beautiful weather, so that was wonderful, too. We drove from the airport and just parked our car for the two days we were there, walking to restaurants or taking the light rail downtown and to the Stampede. We did not cook, so I can't comment on the kitchen, but it looked like everything I might have needed was there. The beds were comfortable, the bath and shower great and the porch was so lovely to relax on that we didn't sit inside much, though the inside couches were inviting. Really, it was so clean, comfortable and couldn't have worked out better for us.

  • Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Calgary International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
FATS, Midtown, Yardhouse, Original Joes, Sam's
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Inglewood, Shaganappi
Nearest Train
100 Metres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Transcanada hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Bow River

Sunnyside is located only minutes from downtown by foot, bike or train. Located on the north side of the Bow River this lovely lush urban community has old charm and character and is located just minutes from the zoo, the peace bridge, downtown, schools and the renowned social area called Kensington. Just footsteps from your deck is excellent dining, movies, shopping and sightseeing.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Sunnyside, Alberta

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$75 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee C$100
Pet Fee C$100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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