Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great Host & Place
Shae is a very kind host and everything went fine. Little Italy is right down the street and there are plenty of things to see and do. There is a also a little Colombian restaurant in China Town that is really good. Try the buNuelos and the empanadas. Delish!
If you're a couple or traveling alone this place is simply perfect. It's close to everything. The owner was very, very helpful. It's terrific!
This is a charming little suite, it was perfect for my visit to Toronto.
This place is a great location, close to restaurants and transit. I had everything I needed here. Nicely decorated and very charming. Thanks for everything!
Cute little place in a great location
I had at great stay in Toronto at Shae’s Place. It’s a cute little basement suite in little Italy. Because it’s a basement suite it stayed nice and cool during this summer’s heatwave. If you are a tall person you may feel a bit cramped because of the low ceilings but this place is big enough to be comfortable. Shae is very organized and courteous. The place is clean and is well stocked with creature comforts such as tea, adult colouring books and art supplies. It’s close to many little restaurants and shops. College Street is nearby. Be sure to check out Bean And Baker Malt shop on Harbourd and Grace street for really delicious milkshakes and floats, as well as their famous butter tarts.
Great Studio Apartment
The place was super nice! The only thing that could be a negative is the ceiling height. I'm just under 5'5" (165 cm) and since it is essentially a basement apartment, the ceilings are right at maybe 6' (182 cm). If you're tall, you're going to feel cramped.
The place is perfect for a place to crash. There isn't room for entertaining, so don't expect to have people over. It's ideally suited for 1 or 2 people. They have all the little extras you will need (shampoo, soaps, cotton balls, q-tips, conditioner, laundry soap, etc.) and it is decorated really well.
I came to town for a convention and found it super easy to call Uber and the taxis from the convention hall knew right where to take me to get back to the house, which is great so I don't spend the whole time giving directions. The owner was responsive to any questions I had before I arrived and gave great directions on how to access the property when I got there. As a woman travelling alone, I felt completely safe. It's even equipped with an alarm if you would like to utilize it.
My only problems were the fact that there wasn't a top sheet (just the fitted sheet) on the bed, so I kind of felt weird about using the comforter, and I couldn't find a thermostat to adjust heat or air conditioning. Since I was here in March, I found it to be really cold (I'm from the southern US and totally incapable of surviving snowy cold days) and was only able to find a small portable heater that I didn't want to leave on overnight. Even with these two issues, I would have no problem staying here again.
I didn't use the kitchen or look into it too much, but it looked stocked well enough.
Little Italy, sometimes referred to as College Street West, is a district in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is known for its numerous Italian Canadian restaurants and businesses. There is also a significant Latin-Canadian and Portuguese-Canadian community in the area. The district is centred on a restaurant/bar/shopping strip along College Street, centred at the intersection of College and Grace Streets and the adjacent residential area, but spreading out between Ossington Avenue and Dufferin Street. The exact borders of the district are imprecise. The area south of College to Dundas Street is almost always considered part of Little Italy. The area north of Harbord Street is known as Palmerston-Little Italy or Bickford Park.