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Your home away from home close to McMaster University, bus and bike rentals

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Academics, Fellows, home buyers, and vacationers will love this beautiful home

Just opened December 2016! Experienced hosts are opening a second home! Located in a residential area of Westdale, part of Hamilton West, this home sleeps 6 guests. By special request we can accomodate up to two additional guests, with a small extra nightly charge per extra guest ($40 per night per extra guest). Bedrooms include two queens upstairs and two twins (or a king) downstairs. The living room holds a queen sofa bed and there is a single (twin XL) foam bed that can be set up in the family room for an extra guest.. Two full bathrooms, new kitchen, spacious back deck and enclosed backyard. Everything is included; parking, laundry, wi-fi, cable/smart tv, A/C, linens and towels. Walk to downtown Westdale and jump on a bus downtown or to McMaster University.

SoBi bike rentals are just blocks away.

Walk down the street to Valentino's Restaurant or to Food Basics Grocery Store.

If this house is booked or if you want to read more reviews about our top-rated service, please check out our other VRBO listing in Dundas, VRBO # 717471. Please note we have a strict no parties rule and we ask you respect the neighbours by keeping the outdoor noise quiet after ten pm.

More Details

Bettie VanGils Kloet
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, french, dutch, small amount of German and Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

About Bettie VanGils Kloet

We are a cycling family with three adult children and we love this area. We have lived here for 25 years and love to share our passion for Hamilton and area with our guests. We love the ArtCrawls, SuperCrawl, the many hiking trails and waterfalls, the waterfront, and the many awesome cycling trails and roads. When we travel we stay in VRBO homes, and we know what works, so we make sure our rental home has everything you need. We are responsive when you need us, but give you your privacy as well.

Bettie VanGils Kloet purchased this house in 2016

Why Bettie VanGils Kloet chose Dundas

We fell in love with this cute house because it is perfectly set up for short stays. It is open and light and tastefully decorated. It also happens to be around the corner from our home, so we can maintain it well and respond to your requests immediately. We loved the seating area on the back deck and of course the neighbourhood is the best in the city!

What makes this house unique

Open concept, excellent heat and AC, walk or bike or bus to everything.

We love the closeness to the bayfront trail where you can walk, rollerblade or bike along the waterfront, and we love to hike the Royal Botonical Gardens trails, which begin a few blocks away.l

Spacious lower level provides a great family room for a second seating area and another TV viewing area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The home was very clean and well furnished. The kitchen and bathrooms were in great shape and must have been recently remodeled. Bettie was very accommodating and it was terrific that she provided a crib for the baby to sleep in as well as a nice stroller for us to use. Very convenient location near stores, restaurants and shops. We will certainly be staying here again in the future.

(Note this comment is also taken from our other VRBO house #717471 but it gives you a flavour of how we treat our guests.)
Jul 2016
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Dundas

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Beautifully tiled, upstairs between two bedrooms
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Brand new, located in basement near bedroom and family room
  • The upstairs bathroom is newly tiled and renovated, and the downstairs bathroom features a new walk in shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , The beds can used as two twins or one King
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pull out sofa bed in lower level family room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • swimming
This is your perfect getaway home if you are planning visits to Toronto and Niagara Falls - we are less than an hour from each. If you are coming to work in Hamilton, you will be happy to be in one of the best neighbourhoods. This area offers the best of both worlds with access to all the amenities you could need while still having a small-town family atmosphere. Just a short walk from McMaster University/Hospital and just a few blocks from the Westdale shopping district with its boutiques, restaurants, coffee shops, public library and traditional movie theater. And just down the road is the Royal Botonical Gardens with miles of conservation walking trails, the Children's Teaching Garden, Friends of the Aviary, soccer fields, baseball pitches, cricket pitches and even a fantastic kids' play area with a new splash pad.


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Your home away from home close to McMaster University, bus and bike rentals
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Home away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

We are thrilled with our stay in this immaculate and cozy house that has quickly come to feel like home. We need a place to call home during the renovation of our house and this house has fit the bill perfectly. We love the neighbourhood immensely with easy access to walking trails, Princess Point, tons of shops and great restaurants. And, we can't say enough about how easy Bettie and Rob have made it for us with a fully furnished house, kitchen stocked with all the amenities, lovely cozy decor, and amazing linens in every room. They are so responsive to our needs, we feel so cared for! I am truly grateful to have this gem of a home for my family and I during this time of renovation. When everything else get stressful, coming home to our rental feels so easy, relaxed and peaceful.

  • Submitted: 26-Feb-2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Maria, It is such a pleasure to know that our efforts have made you feel at home! We hope that your stay continues to be restful during your home renovation.
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Family visit

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house for my family (7 people) to stay while they were visiting me in the area. What a great option! The house is cozy, comfortable, and very clean. My family really appreciated how well set up everything was: a fully equipped kitchen, morning necessities like coffee, tea, and cream, 2 TVs with Netflix. Even umbrellas in the front hallway, which they put to good use! I'll use it again when we have a gang visiting.

  • Submitted: 28-Dec-2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Katie! It was a pleasure having your family stay in the house and they are most welcome back anytime!
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Ruim huis, met ruime tuin, van vele extra's voorzien. Alles pas gerenoveerd.

  • 5 of 5

Dichtbij snelweg en centrum. Goede uitvalsbasis om Toronto en Niagara Falls te bezoeken. Maar ook om te gaan wandelen in Dundas Valley. Gastvrouw Bettie zowel vóór als tijdens ons verblijf erg behulpzaam.

  • Submitted: 6-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
The Bean Bar
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Chedoke Golf Course
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Go Train to Toronto and Niagara Falls
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
403 to QEW/401
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Valentino's Restaurant
Nearest Ski
1 Kilometres
Cross Country ski at Churchill Park
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Burlington Beach
Car: recommended

Walk a few blocks to the outdoor pool at Coronation Arena. In the winter enjoy family skate time at the same arena. The waterfront trail begins a few blocks away and provides an awesome paved pathway for walking, rollerblading or cycling along the Bay. This house is very close to McMaster University and its teaching hospital. Only a 45 minute drive to Toronto or to Niagara Falls.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Dundas

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$750
One time cleaning fee C$125

If you would like us to add linens for additional guests, we would be pleased to do so. You can choose to use the sofabed or use a twin foam mattress on the floor in the basement family room. Cost is $40 per night per extra guest beyond six.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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