Historic Milne Mansion - Souterrain Apartment Stay In Sarnia * Private 2BR Souterrain * Downtown

2 Bedrooms • 1 Bath • Sleeps 1-4
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Stay In Sarnia - Souterrain Apartment Downtown Sarnia in Heritage Mansion (built 1906 by former Sarnia mayor Milne) - LICENSED SHORT-TERM RENTALS OFFERS:
2 large guest bedrooms, 2 beds, sleeps up to max 4 guests. Convenient location in downtown Sarnia near waterfront.

Plus: Fully equipped kitchen, living-room, dining-room. Fast WiFi. Free on-site parking for 1-2 vehicles. All in a clean and brand-new up-to-code renovated historic homestead. Fully inspected and licensed.

Everything that Sarnia has to offer within WALKING distance: 5 min walk to waterfront, 10 min walk to downtown.

Located in a quiet and family friendly neighbourhood close to parks & waterfront. Walking distance to downtown, Centennial Park & water-front, Bluewater Health hospital, St. Joseph's Hospice, Churches, restaurants, McDonald's, convenient store, etc.


Make sure all guests read the whole listing before booking and our House Manual, available after booking. We're happy to help with any questions.

☆NO PARTIES/EVENTS ~ We are not a "party house"! We do not tolerate any loud noise, large groups or additional visitors. All visitors' names and phone numbers must be submitted in advance. NOTE: Violation of this rule can result in immediate eviction and/or additional charges. All entrances are under video surveillance.
WARNING: In addition to immediate eviction, you will be charged $90 per non-registered guests who were on the property.

NOTE: We live in the same house upstairs and we verify compliance of all our house rules, especially quiet hours after 10pm (22:00h).

☆ NO LOUD NOISE: No loud noise must be heard by neighbors after 10pm (22:00h).
☆ IMPORTANT NOTE: If a noise complaint is lodged from neighbours, police and/or by-law officers this can result in immediate eviction without refund, warning and/or additional charges may apply.

☆ PETS ~ No pets allowed. No domestic/feral/wild animals allowed. NOTE: Violation of this rule can result in immediate eviction and/or additional charges. All entrances are under video surveillance.

* Alcohol - Please enjoy in moderation. No drunken behavior, which may be too loud or lead to additional cleaning or repair charges.
Not allowed - No glitter, confetti, etc. or additional cleaning costs may apply.

* CHECK-IN & OUT ~ Check-in is after 4pm (16:00h), check-out is before 11am (11:00h). If you want to check in/out earlier/later please inquire when placing your reservation or ASAP. There may be an additional charge for early/late check-in/check-out. No last minute middle of the night bookings, please.

* PARKING ~ Free on site (1 - 2 vehicles depending on size, i.e. truck vs. compact car). Additional overnight street parking is allowed from April 1st to October 31st. NOTE: Please only park on designated spot. If more parking is need please talk to us.

* CHILDREN ~ Children of all ages are welcome. We have some basics, incl. pack-n-play. Be mindful that the house is not "child-proofed" and there are items (games, books, etc.) within reach. Prior to checkout please put everything back as found. We have some plastic dinnerware and plastic glasses. Please let us know what needs you have and we will try our best to accommodate.

Commercial Event: - Standard Rate x 2. Please enquire and provide details.

* SAFETY ~ We are in a safe area of the city. For your protection, all entrances have recorded 4K video surveillance 24/7.

INTERNET: up to 1000 Mbps down & 1000 Mbps up. WiFi throughout the apartment.


MASTER BEDROOM ~ large closet ~ California King size bed ~ large window
Beds: sleeps 2

SECOND BEDROOM ~ window ~ Queen size bed with storage ~ window
Bed: sleeps 2

BATHROOM ~ vanity, toilet, bath tub/shower. Shampoo, conditioner and body wash provided.

LIVING ROOM/KITCHEN/DINING ROOM ☆ Brand new air conditioner that cools the whole apartment ☆
LIVING ROOM ~ couches, historic yellow and red exposed brick wall ~ largest room
KITCHEN ~ well-stocked + coffee & tea station ~ lots of counter space, all appliances. Cold water in kitchen tap is filtered (no chlorine taste!). Food: help yourself to all unmarked foods, including staples, baking ingredients, spices, canned food, etc.
DINING ROOM ~ Table: high chair table seats up to 4

ENTRACE ~ shared entrace and stairwell - your apartment is down a short flight of stairs on the right. Straight ahead is the laundry area. Left is another unit

LAUNDRY (shared) ~ Located in basement. Appliances: Free to use the high efficiency front-loading washing machine & dryer. Detergent provided. Ask us for instructions how to use them

*** 🚫 KEEP IN MIND that quiet hours start at 10pm (22:00h) and we do not tolerate loud behaviour outside 🚫 ***

Frequently asked questions (FAQs):

Q: How far is the beach away from your Airbnb?
A: The best beach in town - Canatara Park and Beach - is 4 km away (7 minutes by car). Everything at Canatara Park and Beach is public and free to use, incl. parking. Super nice sandy beach and the refreshing blue waters of Lake Huron are inviting you to spend the day here. Food truck at the West end of the paved parking (Mad Taco). We recommend to bring your own beach gear (beach towel/blanket, umbrella, games, etc).

Q: How far is Downtown Sarnia away from your Airbnb?
A: The listing is right at the edge of Downtown Sarnia, meaning a short walk (750 metres, 10 minute walk) where the downtown core with all restaurants and entertainment is located.

Q: Is your Airbnb in a noisy location?
A: No, not really. The house is located at the edge of Downtown Sarnia in a quiet residential neighbourhood. To the West side of the building is main road (VIdal Street), however the house is constructed in a way (triple thick brick walls and insulation) so that almost no noise enters the house. Also, Sarnia is a small city which means that in the late evening (after 10pm) and at night the traffic almost completely dies off and you won't be disturbed by traffic noises.

Q: I'm an out-of-town worker for the plants. Do you offer long-term stays?
A: Yes, we do offer short-, medium- and long-term stays. The house is very conveniently located to get to and from the plants (near Vidal and Brock St.). Please contact us for specials rates. No taxes for stays longer than 30 days.

Q: I want to book this house for my employees, however I heard third-party bookings are not allowed. How can I still do this?
A: We are enrolled in the Airbnb For Work program. Please set up your profile accordingly and then you are able to book our place for your employees.

Q: How large is this apartment?
A: Guests have access to about 740 sq ft of the house. Room heights are between 7 feet. Very generous large rooms.

Q: I booked for 4 guests, but by surprise 13 more friends showed up and had no place to stay for the night. What should I do?
A: Please contact the hosts Robert and Ellan immediately. We do not allow any non-registered guest in our Airbnb for what-ever reason.

Q: Is winter maintenance provided?
A: Yes, for snowfall exceeding two (2) inches the snow is removed from on our property. The public roadways (i.e. streets/alleys) are cleared by the City of Sarnia. At the main entrance we also provide a snow shovel and melting salt for in between snow clearing by guests.

Q: How good is your internet?
A: We have reliable WiFi throughout the apartment. WiFi password is posted on the information sheets throughout the house (hint: use QR code for access)

Q: What kind of taxes do you charge? Are there any exemptions?
A: We are obligated to charge the following taxes: 13% HST on stays 30 days and less PLUS 4% MAT (Sarnia) on stays 30 days and less.

Q: Do you offer discounts?
A: We do believe that our prices are fair for what we offer. Therefore we do not offer additional discounts. We do have discounts for long-term stays: Please keep in mind if you stay at least 31 days you will also save both taxes: 13% HST and 4% MAT!

Q: Are you offering stays less than 30 days?
A: Yes, we are legally licenced Short-Term Accommodation in the City of Sarnia. Licence No. LSA-034

Q: I received a notice for a $1000 deposit and I'm asked for my credit card - is this legit?
A: Yes, we are using a professional hosting software and we are putting a hold of $1000 on your credit card, similar to a hotel room stay. Given the large size of the house and amenities provided we ask for a $1000 deposit.

The owners Robert & Ellan live around the upstairs and are usually available to be available to greet you. You will be notified if they need access to the apartment during your stay for any reason.

*PLEASE NOTE*: Garbage collection day is Monday, hence access to the house is needed to set garbage and recycling out on Sunday or early Monday. Housekeeping will arrive at 11am check-out time unless other arrangements are made at the time of booking or with enough advance notice. Robert & Ellan may arrive slightly ahead of housekeeping to oversee trainees, etc.

ted at the edge of downtown Sarnia, this location provides the comfort of a historic heritage home within walking distance to all amenities. Just 400m (5 min walk) away from the Sarnia waterfront and Centennial Park. Only 800m (10 min walk) away from downtown Sarnia (restaurants, bars, entertainment). The blue-flag beach at Canatara Park and Beach is just 4km (7 minutes by car) away [Free entry, free parking and many amenities makes this destination in Sarnia one of the top choices for visitors]

Walk, bike, public transport, personal vehicle. Downtown, Centennial Park (waterfront) is walk-able. Parking on gravel parking in front of the house (fits 6-9 vehicles) and free street parking (overnight street parking ONLY from April 1st until Oct 31st). Sarnia VIA RAIL train-station is 3.3 km (6 mins by car) away. Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport is 9.5km (10 mins by car) away. Excellent Walk Score® of 70 which means "Very Walkable" & "Most errands can be accomplished on foot."

Please familiarize yourself with Airbnb's Moderate Cancellation Policy:
* Cancelled 5 full days prior (from 4pm/16:00h day of arrival) = 100% refund
* Cancelled 1-5 days prior (from 4pm/16:00h day of arrival) = 50% refund
* 24 hours prior day of arrival, or during reservation = no refund
Cancellation of, or lowering the number of guests for all or some days of a reservation, for any reason, is subject to the above policies, including not having read the entire listing. If your guest list is not finalized at the time of booking, make sure to select the lowest potential number. It's easy to add more any time prior to your week of arrival.

Cancellation Policy: One hundred percent (100.00%) of the total booking charges will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 14 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. Fifty percent (50.00%) of the total booking charges will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 7 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. For cancellations made within 7 days prior to the arrival date, no refund will be issued.

Sarnia, ON, CANADA

Property Type Apartment in a villa on the 0 floor
Accommodation Entire Home
Check-In A keypad is available 24 hours a day to provide entry for guests
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 21
  • Long term rental allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Setting & View
  • City
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • River
  • Downtown
  • Waterfront
  • City Skyline View
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hot Water
  • Private Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wifi
  • Laptop Friendly Workspace
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Private Entrance
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Free Internet
  • Body Soap
  • Hair Conditioner
  • Rain Shower
  • Shower Gel
  • Clothing Storage (closet or wardrobe)
  • Portable Fans
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Pots & Pans
  • Dining Table
  • Baking Sheet
  • Coffee
  • Wine Glasses
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms 1 Bath
  • Bathroom – Combination Tub/Shower, Toilet, Tub
Sleeping Arrangements 2 Bedrooms, sleeps 1-4
  • Master Bedroom – 1 California King bed
  • Second bedroom – 1 Queen bed
Spacious master bedroom with build-in closet, dresser, night stands, and large window that makes the space bright.
  • Television
  • Games/Board Games
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Smart TV
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Room Darkening Shades
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Bicycles
  • Veranda
  • Beach Essentials
  • Walkable to Park/Playground
  • Private Yard
  • Fire Pit
  • Fenced Yard
  • Play Area
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Hammock
  • Communal Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Fenced Pool
  • Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Street Parking
  • EV Charger
  • Luggage Dropoff Allowed
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Bay/Sound
  • Coin Laundry
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling/Casinos
  • Sledding
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Water Sports
Sports & Adventure
  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Bay/Sound Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Water Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Wind Surfing
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Smoke Detector
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Cleaning Products
  • Requires Stairs
  • Potential Noise
  • Pets Live at Property
  • Shared Spaces
  • Cameras/Surveillance
  • Path To Entrance Lit At Night
Registration Number


Registration Expiration Date
Dec 31, 2024