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Algonquin Island 4 Dacotah AV, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2E5 Canada
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Located on Algonquin Island, one of the Toronto Islands, a 15 minute ferry ride from the foot of Bay Street in Toronto, we offer comfortable accommodation in a pastoral setting. There are 2 unique accommodations. The Studio Suite is a self contained apartment with a separate entrance at the rear of the building. Two double beds on different levels. We supply breakfast foods which you prepare and enjoy based on your own schedule. Bring your favorite foods for other meals. A BBQ is also available. CDN$317.68/night ( 2 adults + 2 children, tax included. Available June through September. Eric's Room is the second space. It has a double bed suitable for a single or couple. There is room for a baby's bed. Guests in this room will share the bathroom with Ellen & I and could breakfast with us or join friends renting the apartment if that was the situation. Cost is from CDN$125./night (tax included.) Eric's Room is available most nights in the year.
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Charlie wrote a review Aug. 2020
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My husband, our dog Charlie and I have been coming here for many years and absolutely adore it! We consider it like our second home for the summer. David, Ellen and Eric are wonderful, friendly and helpful hosts. They have become friends over the years. The place is comfortable, clean and quiet. We love the breakfast with fresh bread and yummy homemade jams. The garden is private, beautiful and relaxing. We love sitting there reading, listening to the sound of birds and enjoying a glass of Chardonnay. We are coming back next year, for sure! And the year after that...and more! Looking forward to it every time.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Elizabeth T wrote a review Jul. 2018
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I enjoyed a relaxing week in Eric's Room at Smiley's B&B on Algonquin Island. Staying in what are the family's quarters with them, I was actually in Eric's old room full of his books, TV, radio, and bed and sharing a bathroom with the family. This gave a sense of voyeristic intimacy, which while awkward at first was soon forgotten due to the genuine warmth of David, Ellen, and Eric. A fresh breakfast of David's homemade yogurt, bread, and jams (yum) were provided each morning along with fresh juice, tea, coffee, and seasonal fruit as well as smart conversation. As a guest, you experience the community feel of Toronto Island through David who will generously take you to his Tai Chi class or on a morning canoe trip to see a swan's nest. The location cannot be beat in terms of walking access to the ferry (10 min walk) , two restaurants (the Island Cafe which has the best food) and the Rectory (which has a more sports bar atmosphere), the Boardwalk, and at least Center Island. David is will to lend you bicycle if you want to go further afar to Hanlan's Island. NOTE: For those uncomfortable doing a "homestay" with the family, the Smiley's also have a self-contained studio which is bright.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Response from smileyerelda, Owner at Smiley's B&B
Responded Aug. 5, 2018
Thank you. It was a pleasure to meet you. I hope to host you again.
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Angela M wrote a review Jun. 2016
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My family and l have just spent 3nights for my nephews wedding at the Smileys B&B at 4 Dacotah Av,Toronto,On, M5J 2E5 on Torontos islands. 416.203.8599 We were 5 people and the suite at the back of the Smiley residence only takes four people or maybe a camper bed if a child bed is required. This meant l was lucky enough to share the personal space of our hosts who were so accommodating . Breakfast was excellent anything you needed David brought you including his homemade yoghurt and fresh fruits and homemade bread!! Delicious with the bacon and eggs ! We were able to use their canoe and several bikes they had, we also had a picnic bench outside which was great so the rest of the party of wedding guests could come visit us there too. We were able to use their canoe and their several bikes to explore the islands. We were in great proximatiy to the Island Cafewherre the reception was held in the rooms behind the cafe and also just across the bridge from the Rectory Cafe where we had a farewell meal the last night which was good too, as the catering of the wedding. We all had a wonderful stay and felt like friends had been made when we left, we can highly recommend this place for a short or longer stay on the islands.
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Date of stay: June 2016
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Natalieopreis wrote a review May 2013
Lyon, France3 contributions1 helpful vote
The room is comfortable and decorated with beautiful photos of snowy landscapes. It's quiet and cosy. The house is surrounded by trees and it's nice to hear all the birds singing. David and Ellen are very helpful. We had a great breakfast with yoghurt that David is making himself, as well as delicious pancakes with orange zest.It was great to be able to use the bikes to visit the island.We enjoyed the stay very much and hope to come back :)
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Date of stay: May 2013
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00Roland wrote a review Oct. 2011
London, United Kingdom5 contributions7 helpful votes
Tranquility and peace away from the hustle and bustle. This B&B/Studio is a 15minute stroll from the ferry through lovely trees. David and Ellen are helpful hosts and David will not only meet you from the ferry with your luggage but he will also lend you a bicycle or canoe so that once installed you can explore the islands on your own. We found David very willing to help and was keen to provide us with the breakfast that we liked - and the breadmaker makes a good loaf fresh for the morning. Timmie the dog will bark when someone arrives at the gate (that's his job) but we felt very safe there and it's a great thing to be able to say hello to people you meet. We were fortunate enough to be there when the Monarch butterflies were on their migration. Altogether a good trip.
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Date of stay: September 2011Trip type: Travelled
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LNLew wrote a review Jun. 2011
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We had a relaxing time at the Smileys' place. The small apt. in the back was perfect for us traveling with our son. David makes delicious bread and yogurt and stocks the frig. and pantry so you can cook as much as you want. They are there to help you if you need anything. There were 2 bikes and a canoe that we used. Our son biked all over. There are no stores, but the Rectory and the Island Cafe are right there and are good if you don't want to cook a meal. The ferry only takes about 10 min and is only 6.50 rt, so you could even go to Toronto Harbourfront to eat, shop, tour, or see some of the great free concerts near the ferry terminal. After 3 days of touring central Toronto, this was a perfect relaxing way to finish up our trip.
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Date of stay: June 2011
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CanadaOntarioTorontoDowntown West / Toronto Islands / Waterfront Communities-The Island / Old Toronto
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Frequently Asked Questions about Smiley's B&B
Which popular attractions are close to Smiley's B&B?
Nearby attractions include Ripley's Aquarium of Canada (2.7 km), CN Tower (2.8 km), and St. Lawrence Market (2.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Smiley's B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and kids activities.
What food & drink options are available at Smiley's B&B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Smiley's B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ed's Real Scoop, ALO RESTAURANT, and The Tilted Dog Pub & Kitchen.
Are pets allowed at Smiley's B&B?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Smiley's B&B?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre (3.3 km), Spadina Museum (7.0 km), and Casa Loma (6.9 km).