#0428: Canada, Ontario

home exchange #0428: Canada, OntarioTower House in Stratford, Ontario.
home exchange #0428: Canada, OntarioMaster bedroom.
home exchange #0428: Canada, OntarioLiving room with a view.
home exchange #0428: Canada, OntarioFruit plate constructed for breakfast.
home exchange #0428: Canada, OntarioRelax, enjoy a martini...
home exchange #0428: Canada, OntarioDining room...
home exchange #0428: Canada, OntarioLocated downtown, walk everywhere...
home exchange #0428: Canada, OntarioLiving room with fireplace.
home exchange #0428: Canada, OntarioProfessional kitchen.
home exchange #0428: Canada, OntarioLooking up...
home exchange #0428: Canada, OntarioHigh in the sky...
home exchange #0428: Canada, OntarioRamp leading to/from master bedroom.
home exchange #0428: Canada, OntarioLooking into kitchen area...
home exchange #0428: Canada, OntarioMaster bathroom.
home exchange #0428: Canada, OntarioYour hosts: James & Richard.
home exchange #0428: Canada, OntarioStratford Festival, main theatre.
home exchange #0428: Canada, OntarioDay trip to Lake Huron...
home exchange #0428: Canada, OntarioDay trip to Niagara Falls...
home exchange #0428: Canada, OntarioRundles Restaurant located next door...
home exchange #0428: Canada, Ontario
home exchange #0428: Canada, Ontario
home exchange #0428: Canada, Ontario

    Description

    The Tower House functions as a deluxe two bedroom suite, with a living room, den bedroom, master bedroom and two bathrooms en suite, as well as a third 'powder room' bathroom off the foyer.

    It has a fireplace in the living room, and wonderful views of the Avon River. Queen size beds, both with down comforters and pillows are in the bedrooms. Modern European and North American furniture is featured. Seasonal, healthy breakfasts, consisting of local organic products are served daily. Rundles is located next door (http://www.rundlesrestaurant.com/), and is considered one of the best modern restaurants in Canada. Rundles luncheon and dinner menus can also be served in the house, during restaurant hours.

    *Prime Time offer or 7+ night stay, we will provide complimentary airport chauffeur service to and from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ). The above offer is for a maximum of 4 guests. Please ask for more details.

    The Tower House was designed by the respected young Canadian architectural firm Shim-Sutcliffe, and was chosen as a "Record House" by Architectural Record in April 2002. (http://archrecord.construction.com/projects/residential/archives/0204Tower.asp)

    Location

    Car needed no
    Car useful no
    Car available BMW 328i, 1998
    Extra credits for car 5

    "Life moves at a stately pace in the farm town of 30,000, less than two hours from Toronto. Stay a couple of days to rent pedal boats, feed swans, and stroll through verdant gardens, stopping to picnic by the water, and saunter through galleries and antique stores. By night, explore Stratford's culinary and theatrical offerings. This Stratford, like its British namesake, is famed for its theater festival. Running May through October, the festival keeps things delightfully dramatic in this sleepy Ontario town." [Out Traveler Magazine: 2009.]

    Cultural highlights in Stratford include:

    Stratford Shakespeare Festival (http://www.stratford-festival.on.ca/), Stratford Summer Music (http://www.stratfordsummermusic.ca/), Gallery Stratford (http://www.gallerystratford.on.ca/), Savour Stratford Culinary Festival (http://www.savourstratford.com/), and Stratford Chefs School (http://stratfordchef.com/).

    Other solid restaurants in town to visit include Bijou (http://www.bijourestaurant.com/), Down the Street (http://www.downthestreet.ca/), The Prune (http://theprune.com/), Mercer Hall Bistro (http://www.mercerhall.com/), and Pazzo (http://www.pazzo.ca/).

    For more information about Stratford, and the surrounding region, please visit the Stratford Tourism Alliance webpage (http://www.welcometostratford.com/).

    Excellent half-day and full day trips from Stratford, include visits to St. Jacobs, Elora Gorge, and Fergus; Bayfield, Goderich, Grand Bend, and the Pinery Provincial Park; and of course, Niagara Falls, Niagara wineries (www.winesofontario.org), and the Shaw Festival in scenic Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario (http://www.shawfest.com/).

    Toronto is the closest major city, and makes for a great destination to stay before or after visiting Stratford. Further afield, we are close enough by car to Buffalo, New York, as well as, Detroit, Michigan. Stratford is well connected to Canada's national rail service, Via Rail (http://www.viarail.ca/en_index.html), with regular train service to and from Toronto; and the other direction, south to London, Ontario, where one can link to many other destinations in the Province. Lastly, small jets can land at Stratford Municipal Airport.

    Accomodation

    Bedrooms

    bedroom 1: 1 x queen double

    bedroom 2: 1 x queen double

    Living Room 3: 1 x sofa bed

    We have a luxurious, queen-sized air mattress bed that can be assembled if required.

    Bathrooms

    bathroom 1: bath with overhead shower, shower, toilet

    bathroom 2: bath with overhead shower, shower, toilet

    wc 3: toilet, 'Powder Room'

    Both bedroom bathrooms include soaps by Roger & Gallet; shampoo and skincare products by Aveda; bathrobes by Thomas Ferguson Irish Linen.

    Amenities

    General
    central heating air conditioning fireplace telephone
    fax machine internet access linen towels
    sofa bed baby high chair baby crib hair dryer
    disable friendly computer available wifi sauna / steam room
    gym indoor pool ceiling fans high speed internet
    home security gated community water view lift /elevator
    Kitchen
    oven hob / stove dishwasher washing machine
    clothes dryer fridge freezer microwave
    coffee maker toaster iron & ironing board condiments/essentials
    Entertainment
    tv vcr cd player/hi-fi dvd player
    cd library video library dvd library cable / satelite tv
    External
    parking garden / yard shared pool balcony/terrace
    outdoor grill private hot tub outdoor furniture private pool
    shared hot tub garage beach / water front canoe/cayak
    Services
    nanny /babysitting caretaker housekeeper cook
    gardener doorman    

    House rules

    Credits 56
    Cleaning included yes

    No Smoking inside

    Pets considered

    Not suitable for the elderly or infirm

    No wheelchair access

    The house does not have an elevator, and therefore is not suitable for anyone who cannot climb stairs.

    Services

    The tower house comes with a private chef and housekeeper.

    Activities

    Sports

    Swimming (3 minutes walk)

    Horse riding (10 minutes drive)

    Fishing (15 minutes drive)

    Downhillskiing (3 minutes walk)

    Golf

    Tennis (15 minutes drive)

    Sailing (35 minutes drive)

    Water skiing (10 minutes drive)

    Hiking / Walking

    Bicycling (3 minutes drive)

    Surfing (10 minutes walk)

    windsurfing (3 minutes walk)

    Cross country skiing (2 minutes walk)

    Other

    Shops

    Restaurants

    Culture

    Gym / Health Club (8 minutes walk)

    Amusement Parks

    Wildlife Viewing

    Beach (45 minutes drive)

    Galleries & Museums

    Town

    Stratford Country Club is the best golf course in Stratford and area. This challenging golf course is located minutes away from the house, making for an easy and relaxing drive along the river. (http://www.stratfordcountryclub.com/)

    Getting there

    Please contact us for detailed information and expert advice regarding how to get to and from your region to ours. Essentially, the closest international airport is located in Toronto. Also, one can easily fly to nearby cities like Detroit, Michigan, or, Buffalo, New York, and then drive to us in about three hours. (If you stay with us for seven nights or longer, we will provide complimentary chauffeur service from Toronto Pearson Intl. Airport, Toronto Island Airport, London Ontario Intl. Airport, Hamilton Intl. Airport, or, Region of Waterloo Intl. Airport, to Stratford and back.)

    Stratford is a very walkable small country town. Everything you need is within easy walking distance from our riverside and central location in downtown Stratford. Leave your vehicle parked!

    Guestbook

    Wonderful accommodation, fabulous restaurant and perfect location. If you can imagine having a spacious and well-appointed house (amazing kitchen, great entertainment area, 2 fantastic bedrooms) next door to a restaurant with a superb menu and excellent wine list all in a perfect setting of Stratford to enjoy theatre, local shops and a very enjoyable walk along the river. Plenty of little touches that make this a very special ‘getaway’. A real treat!

    Lawrence K (26 Feb 2013)

    Tower House in Stratford, Ontario.

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