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A B&B on Bay, Acrylic Dreams

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66 Bay St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 4K6 Canada
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#11 of 76 B&Bs / Inns in Stratford
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Enjoy a feast for the senses and warm hospitality in an art inspired 1879 B&B in the heart of Stratford. Celebrate in style! Dream the night away in one of 4 unique and romantic guest bedrooms all with ensuites, free WiFi, bar fridge, wine glasses and corkscrews, TV. Wake to festive, gourmet breakfasts. A welcoming sanctuary surrounded by gardens for theatre, travel, and art aficionados since 1987. Relax with our onsite spa amenities available including blissful reflexology and hands on nurturing and soothing chair massage. You may never want to leave...
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Free parking
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Patio
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Outdoor furniture
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Patricia wrote a review Sep. 2022
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Karen and Jack are very gracious hosts and have a wealth of knowledge about Stratford and the plays. Have been staying here for over years. It never disappoints. Rooms are lovely and tastefully decorated. The place is very clean. Beds and linens are perfect! We enjoy the short walk downtown for dinner and the two playhouses- Tom Patterson and Studio. It is a short drive to the Festival Playhouse.. The bonus to all is THE yummy breakfasts!! Pat and Mack
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Date of stay: August 2022
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fulleryoung120 wrote a review Sep. 2022
South Burlington, Vermont4 contributions
I have been going to Karen and Jack's B&B on Bay for 15 plus years. They are terrific hosts who know all about the Festival, the town, the history of the town and people. The breakfasts' are works of art and I always get a chair massage and reflexology from Karen. The location is perfect...we walk everywhere easily. The home is charming and comfortable When I get to A B&B on Bay it is like coming home.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Linda W wrote a review Aug. 2022
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Karen and Jack are the perfect hosts and made our trip very special. Their sweet little cottage is centrally located and a very comfortable place to stay. We started each day with a delicious breakfast and fun conversations with our hosts who are full of inside information about Stratford, the plays, the actors, the best restaurants, and more. You won’t be disappointed!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Erna A wrote a review Aug. 2022
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada1 contribution
My husband and I spent two nights at Acrylic Dreams (our first visit) and were totally impressed with the welcoming atmosphere of this charming and eclectic home, full of interesting collections and Jack's art. Our room was beautiful, spotless and had all the amenities we needed, including a small wine fridge. Our hosts, Karen and Jack, were warm and friendly and full of helpful and interesting information about Stratford. The breakfasts were delicious and beautifully presented. The B&B is within a short drive of downtown and all the theatres . . . so handy. We would highly recommend Acrylic Dreams to anyone visiting Stratford and will definitely stay here again on our next visit.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Bernita B wrote a review Jul. 2022
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We have been coming to Acrylic Dreams for 14 years and we have never been disappointed. Jack makes the best breakfasts. He and Karen have great advice for dinner in Stratford and which plays they have enjoyed the most for that season. Karen does the best reflexology and I have never missed a year enjoying that experience. It feels like going home when my friend and I arrive as they are both so welcoming . Will be back next year for sure.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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I336BYkatherinem wrote a review Jul. 2022
Toronto, Canada11 contributions3 helpful votes
My theatre-going friend and I stay at Acrylic Dreams every time we come to Stratford. It's an adorable B&B that's within walking distance to all theatres, shops and restaurants. Quiet, clean and comfortable, the hosts Jack and Karen have decorated the house in an eclectic style full of artwork and unique accessories that makes our stay feel like the "dream" part of "Acrylic Dreams." The breakfasts are always delish and healthy. Best of all we get recommendations not only to great restaurants but direction on which plays to see. And they're never wrong! Karen provides reflexology that we take advantage of and I highly recommend to make your stay a pleasure for body and soul.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Marie-Lou B wrote a review Jun. 2022
Toronto, Canada9 contributions
My husband and I recently spent five nights with one of our sons at this wonderful B&B in Stratford, Ontario where we had come see some of the incredible plays at the Festival. We would strongly recommend Acrylic Dreams to any couple or small family looking to spend time in and around Stratford. Jack and Karen, owners of the B&B and our hosts, were so friendly and helpful! Breakfast every morning—made by Jack and served with a smile by Karen—was yummy and always something new and interesting. Generous portions and lots of fresh fruit! There are two eating areas and we got to enjoy our breakfasts in a cozy room with a bookshelf full of cookbooks; my husband was in heaven! Jack and Karen are very familiar with the many dining options in Stratford and were able to steer us towards some great suppers too. Our room, which in a hotel would probably be called "a suite", on the top floor was very comfortable and had its own bathroom. There was also a small fridge, drip coffee maker and sink. There was a rattan couch and TV in the area with the single bed for our son. He spent many relaxed hours sitting on the couch and playing his guitar. I should mention also the chair massage and reflexology treatments each of us scheduled with Karen. This combo, very reasonably prices, was described by her as a "pampering package" and rightly so; we all felt great after!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Karen and Jack Zamaria and McDonald, Owner at A B&B on Bay, Acrylic Dreams
Responded Jun. 25, 2022
Thank you for your positive, appreciative and detailed review letting others to know what to expect in our room #1 and a stay at A B&B on Bay, Acrylic Dreams. Your positivity was infectious and we so enjoyed sharing time with you and we were even treated to a guitar concert by your son on your last night's stay. We look forward to welcoming you back with open arms!
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linzzy wrote a review Jun. 2022
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This is probably our eighth at least stay at this B and B and we only hope each year that they have space for us. There are only superlatives to describe our experience with the wonderful hosts Jack and Karen. Our room with private bath is at the same time both spacious and cosy and the bed is a perfect firmness. Breakfasts are not just yummy but presented beautifully with the possibility of eating in the private dining area which seats 4 or in the larger dining/living room. There is a delightful garden area and front porch to relax in and amenities too many to mention. The B and B is an easy (15-20 minute) walk to all the theatres. Jack and Karen are long time residents of Stratford who themselves are avid theatre goers as well as having all the info you might need about the plays, actors, productions both past and present. Most importantly they are warm, welcoming hosts who care about providing an exceptional away from home experience.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Karen and Jack Zamaria and McDonald, Owner at A B&B on Bay, Acrylic Dreams
Responded Jun. 14, 2022
You and your partner are awesome guests and so kind and considerate. it makes us so happy when are guests are happy and appreciative. Thank you and we so look forward to your return! Thank you as well for introducing some new clients to our B&B. What a fun weekend it was hosting you all.
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rozanne g wrote a review Jun. 2022
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My partner and I have been going to Stratford for theatre for many years. We've stayed with Jack and Karen at their B&B for many of those years. Once we found them, we stayed and have taken friends and recommended them to friends! The accommodation is very comfortable, relaxed and so welcoming. Breakfasts are always yummy a la Jack's magic in the kitchen. Karen's reflexology and massage treatments are wonderful.. They are theatre people and full of knowledge about plays and actors, directors, etc . Relaxing in the garden is also a lovely part of the weekend. I couldn't recommend this B&B too highly. It feels like returning home this year after 2 years of the pandemic. Rozanne
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Karen and Jack Zamaria and McDonald, Owner at A B&B on Bay, Acrylic Dreams
Responded Jun. 14, 2022
We thank you for your return visit and your very kind words. It was a pleasure welcoming you back to your home away from home in Stratford and thank you for bringing all the treats. What a joy to share some time with you in the courtyard! So looking forward to your return in September! Enjoy the summer.
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Frances K wrote a review Jun. 2022
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recent trip to Stratford and stayed two nights at Acrylic Dreams - it was a perfect location, great hosts and lots of charm. our hosts couldn't do enough for us and had all the information we needed about the theatres, the plays, the local scene. The B&B is super clean and totally welcoming.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Karen and Jack Zamaria and McDonald, Owner at A B&B on Bay, Acrylic Dreams
Responded Jun. 12, 2022
Thank you for organizing your group of 9 childhood friends to stay with us at a B&B on Bay, Acrylic Dreams last weekend for your annual reunion and to take in a couple of productions. You were such a fun and spirited group and it was grand to see you all having such a good time. We hope that you will be able to return as many of the shows have still not opened for the 2022 season. Thank you for your kind comments!
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Frequently Asked Questions about A B&B on Bay, Acrylic Dreams
Which popular attractions are close to A B&B on Bay, Acrylic Dreams?
Nearby attractions include Stratford Festival (0.8 km), Avon Theater (0.7 km), and Rheo Thompson Candies (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at A B&B on Bay, Acrylic Dreams?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at A B&B on Bay, Acrylic Dreams?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a dining area.
What food & drink options are available at A B&B on Bay, Acrylic Dreams?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at A B&B on Bay, Acrylic Dreams?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to A B&B on Bay, Acrylic Dreams?
Conveniently located restaurants include Braai House, Sirkel Foods, and Romeos Corner Cafe.
Is A B&B on Bay, Acrylic Dreams located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Stratford.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at A B&B on Bay, Acrylic Dreams?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.