Cozy 70's passive solar open concept with 12' vaulted ceilings and great energy in SE Edmonton, 15 min from the Int'l Airport, near fabulous outlet shopping in South Edmonton Common, recreation centers, walking/bike trails (bikes to lend) and the ring road to get you anywhere in Edmonton fast.
The open concept main floor has great flow with living, dining and kitchen space. The Kitchen has two skylights which flood the space with morning to evening light. In the summer one skylight opens with remote to draw out hot air and has a rain sensor to automatically shut even if you're out. It's fully stocked with everything you'll need to enjoy your stay with quartz counter tops, island eating bar, a 36" gas range/electric oven, downdraft, french door refrigerator, pantry, microwave, coffee maker, electric kettle, and an endless supply of coffee and tea (you'll need to supply your own fresh milk).
It offers four fabulous newly renovated bedrooms - two master suites with attached bathrooms and vaulted ceilings upstairs and two bedrooms that share a bathroom downstairs. The basement is currently not available to guests as it's a work in progress, but will have an additional double daybed and will have its own 3 piece bath with glass shower stall, sauna and laundry facility. The sauna will make for romantic evenings.
You can BBQ year round with the natural gas BBQ (guests are responsible for keeping it clean) and in the spring, summer and fall, the over sized 3-tier deck in the back yard is great for enjoying the outdoors. The flowering vines and lounge furniture on the front patio offer a wonderful oasis to enjoy breakfast, read a book or have a glass of wine.
The house is located on a quiet street in a mature neighbourhood. And even though the ring road is nearby, the noise cannot be heard inside the house.
Access is by push-button keypad lock. The code for which is unique for every guest and will be messaged to you prior to check-in. You must pull the door towards you tightly when unlocking/locking from outside. And push the door closed tightly when unlocking/locking from the inside. You can access all areas of the house except the basement which is under construction and the garage which is private. Please also respect any other areas marked private.
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I live outside of Canada but am home on occasion. I am always available to offer advice and help via the Airbnb app messaging system. When I'm not in Canada, I will not be able to interact with you personally. But I've arranged for a living person to assist you, if needed. My co-host works very hard to make your stay a pleasure. Please let me know if you have any special requests and how we can help to make your stay more comfortable and enjoyable.
Finding your way around:
Most of the streets and avenues in Edmonton are numbered, making it easy to find your way around if you have an addresses. Avenues run east-west, and Streets run north-south., with the downtown core (geographical center of the city) at the intersection of 100 Street and 100 Avenue. Street numbers decrease towards the east and increase towards the west. Avenues decrease south and increase north of the centre.
Most residents distinguish between "Northside" (north of the North Saskatchewan River) and "Southside" (south of the river). The area around West Edmonton Mall, as "Westside" and east of Calgary Trail/Gateway Blvd as "Eastside".
Major roadways/arterials in Edmonton are called "Trails". The most important are: the east-west Yellowhead Trail (also known as Highway 16), which is part of the Trans-Canada Highway on the Northside. St Albert Trail, to the northwest, which continues as part of the Alaska Highway; and Calgary Trail a one-way which leads southbound to the International Airport, and Calgary. It's northbound counterpart is Gateway Blvd. (104 st.) Another important east-west arterial in the Southside is Whitemud Drive. Anthony Henday is the ring road that encircles the entire city..
Directional indicators such as NW, SW, NE, and SE DONOT refer to city quadrants but rather corners of intersections . So my address 1120 - 36 St, NW, means the north-west corner of 11 avenue and 36 street. I am in the south-east sector of the city in the neighbourhood of Mill Woods. According to Edmonton Police Services Mill Woods has the second lowest crime rate next to Downtown.
Places to eat:
Mill Woods is known for it's East Indian flair. One of my favourite places for South Indian cuisine is Aapna Take Out and Delivery. A must-try are the dosas which are naturally gluten-free! Call (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) for delivery.
The Local pub in South Edmonton Common off Anthony Henday and Gateway Blvd has a great atmosphere and great food with gluten-friendly options. My favourites are the Baja fish tacos and yam fries.
Just a short three block walk from the house on 16a Ave and Mill Woods Road East, NW, are: Dil-e Punjab Sweets & Restaurant, Asian Grocery Centre, Mill Woods Meat Shop, Pub 99, Pizza 99 (with free local delivery (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)). Crawford Plains Reddi Mart and Discount Gas.
Besides the ones mentioned above, are Sobey's 5O11 23 Ave. NW, Save-on-Foods on 2390 - 24 St. NW, Real Canadian Superstore, 4410 -17 St. NW.
Blush Lane Organics (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) St, NW
Earth's General Store 9605 - 82 Ave, NW
Planet Organic Market (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) St, NW
Old Strathcona Farmer's Market (Biggest and Best with 130 vendors)
Saturdays 8am - 3 pm but get there early for best selection.
How to use the appliances and showers:
The Paris master suite (upstairs left) has a removable shower arm to wash private parts. You turn it on by ...the shower is turned on by pushing in the knob. Pull out for bath spout.
The other two showers are activated by pulling down the ring under the bathtub spout after water is turned on.
The kitchen faucet has a lever to select temperature (back is hot, forwards is cold) and to turn on water (pull lever away from faucet). But the water doesn't completely turn on until you open the spout (turn left for open and right to close flow) or squeeze the pre-wash spray.
The oven turns on by first selecting temperature then setting such as convection oven or grill etc., then selecting a time. You may leave the temperature and setting on once the timer shuts off). The manual can be found here: (URL HIDDEN)
There is a foot stool under the stove to get into upper cabinets. DONOT force it back too far or it will damage the gas line.
Only use the gas stove with the downdraft turned on. To turn on the downdraft push square black button on top. Speed selection is on right side once it comes up.
Be respectful of my home
Have fun and enjoy your stay!
Please none of the following:
DONOT force the footstool (used to get into upper cabinets) stored under the gas range in the kitchen back too far as it will damage the gas line.
No Smoking in house and dispose of butts in the supplied pot outside front door.
No Shoes in the house and please dry wet spots immediately.
No hot pots/pans directly on quartz countertops or in granite sink there is a metal rack on left side in sink for hot pots/pans
No wheat/gluten containing bread on left side of toaster. Toaster has a gluten-free side on left and regular bread side on right.
No double dipping into supplied foods to keep them free of contamination (bacteria and gluten). If you need more then use a clean spoon/knife
No entry into doors marked "Private".
No entry into private garage
Shovel snow off sidewalk in front of house if it snows during your stay (the city gives fines if not cleared within 24 hrs of snowfall)
I'm on an indefinite self-discovery journey in Mexico and while I'm gone I'm renting out my home to pay the bills. Although, I likely won't get to meet you personally (unless I'm home for a while), your comfort is always my priority. My co-host Taniesha and son Jacob are my ambassadors while I'm gone. They work very hard to ensure your stay is enjoyable. They always appreciate hearing from you that they are doing a good job and meeting your expectations.
My new mantra: Live, not just exist! ( 18 Ways To Start Living, Not Just Existing by Brianna Wiest)