A B&B on Bay, Acrylic Dreams

Karen Zamaria and Jack McDonald
66 Bay Street
Stratford, Ontario, N5A 4K6
Phone: 519-271-7874


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Location: in town

Rates: from $155.00 to $239.00 / night
Rate Code: $$$ - $$$$

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Enjoy an interlude from dramas and musicals in an historic 1879 art filled Ontario cottage in the heart of Stratford.  Immerse yourself in a local neighbourhood steps away from the Stratford Festival theatres and the vibrant city centre.  Let us be your insiders guides to Stratford.

Our B&B is creative as our city.  Always inviting.  We pay attention to even the smallest details so that you can relish a unique experience.  We offer a warm ambiance with an urban vibe that pays tribute to 142 years of history.  Lots of original art and funky brocante finds and treasures from our travels fill our home and B&B.

By the end of the day you are going to greatly appeciate the comfort of this haven of calm where you can dream in one of four romantic bedrooms. No two rooms are alike giving you the chance to have a very personalized and unique getaway.

Perhaps share some wine and conversation or curl up in an antique wicker rocker with a good book in the enclosed front porch and watch neighbourhood life or catch some rays of sunshine in  the garden courtyard and be entertained by the many squirrels and birds and bunnies who inhabit and visit our property.

In the morning your senses are awakened by the delicious aromas coming from the kitchen. Great french press coffee, intoxicating flavours and a festive gourmet (vegetarian friendly) breakfast await to tantalize your taste buds.

Need to destress and unwind? Enhance your stay and treat yourself to our on-site spa services which include relaxing Chair Massage and blissful Reflexology. You deserve it.

Celebrate in style!  If you have not heard back from us by email within 24 hours of your request kindly telephone us directly at 519-271-7874 as sometimes booking requests get lost in cyberspace.  Much thanks!

Please note that we have a two night minimum.  There is just so much in Stratford to enjoy!

And when checking the calendar on this site kindly scroll to see all of our room availability or better yet give us a call aat 519-271-7874 and speak with us directly.

Kindly check out our website for our COVID-19 protocols and so many other details.



Rooms & Amenities

All four guest rooms have their own ensuite bathroom, Wifi, bar fridge, and hair dryer.  Rooms #1, #2 and #4 have TVs.

Coffee makers, kettles, ironing board and iron available upon request.


Room #1 is a two room (300 square feet) suite on the second floor. There is an antique oak dresser and a desk. In the adjoining sitting room there are wicker chairs, bar fridge and flat screen LED HD TV. and luggage stand. 

Room #2 is located on the main floor at the front of the house and is 10' 2"X13' (133 square feet) decorated in soothing blue gray and taupes furnished with an antique white iron queen size bed.   Pine floors, dresser, chairs, desk, LED HD TV. Overlooking a courtyard and garden. The relaxing enclosed front porch acts as an additional sitting room.

Room #3 is also located on the main floor across the hall from room #2 at the front of the house. It is our smallest room 10'8"X10' (107 square feet) and very cozy painted a soft yellow with white trim with an antique white iron and brass queen size bed . Most suitable for singles or couples who prefer an intimate space. Like room #2 it is handy to the enclosed front porch which acts as a sitting room.

Room #4 is a very spacious (300 square feet) open concept suite with pine floors, vaulted cathedral ceilings and antique windows one of which overlooks the back garden. Our most popular room for couples and it is very private and romantic! It is located on the second floor with queen size bed,  sitting area with love seat, chairs, table, dresser, desk, bar fridge and flatscreen LED HD TV.


REFLEXOLOGY An ancient healing art for today's stresses! Hands on pressure point therapy is used to stimulate the reflex points on the feet that reflect all parts of your being. The fee for an hour of foot bliss is $70.00 with Karen a certified reflexologist since 1997 and the recipient of the Stratford Gazette Reader's Choice Award for Best Reflexologist.

RELAXATION CHAIR MASSAGE Relaxation chair massage combines accupressure, shiastsu and Swedish style massage techniques while you are comfortably seated in an ergonomically designed massage chair with chest pad and face cradle. The massage focuses on stress reduction and relaxation targeting key tension areas in the back, shoulders, neck, arms,hands and scalp. The charge is $40.00 for a half hour session. 

PAMPERING PACKAGE SPECIAL A one hour reflexology treatment and a half hour chair massage is only $105.00 per person! 

PETS Puccini, a ginger cat accompanied us back from Mexico in 2013 and stays in the owners quarters unless guests are in need of a viewing.  And yes he loves opera!


BREAKFASTS -a delicious culinary adventure!

Choice of individual tables spaced at least 6 feet apart.  In 2021 breakfast is optional and weather permitting can be served outdoors or in the enclosed front porch or breakfast fixings left in your room if you prefer.

Delight in tempting and delicious breakfasts that change daily such as homemade lemon ricotta pancakes with lots of fresh fruit and yogurt served with locally produced maple syrup or fluffy emmental cheese and herb omelettes accompanied with garden ripe tomatoes, grain toast and Jack's preserves, or Karen's homemade granola and fruit served with scrumptious scones and jams or scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and chives and potato latkes and bagels and homemade muffins or a phyllo tart of leeks, brocoli and ricotta , goat's cheese and parmesan baked to perfection or a proverbial favourite, Jack's waffles with frozen yogurt and berries in season. A wonderful selection of coffee and teas are available. Vegetarian friendly!  Coffee makers and kettles are available in guest rooms by request for anyone who wishes a hot beverage before being seated for breakfast or would prefer breakfast intheir room. 



All room rates are subject to 13%HST (Harmonized Sales Tax)

Room #1 is $189.00 per night for stays of 2 nights or more.

Room #2 is $165.00 per night for stays of 2 nights or more.

Room #3 is $155.00 per night for stay of 2 nights or more.

Room #4 is $189.00 per night for stays of 2 nights or more.


Please add $20.00 per room plus tax for single night stays in all rooms.



Check in time is between 4 p.m. and 6 pm or by prior arrangement.

Check out time is 11 a.m.

We require a one night deposit per room reservation payable by online email transfer via www.interac.ca/transfer, cheque or credit cards.  

We prefer two night minimum reservations other than to fill in gaps.  There is just so much to enjoy in Stratford!!!


Due to the exclusive nature of our accommodations , cancellations affect our business significantly.For cancellations made more than 21 days prior to your arrival we will refund your deposit minus a $50.00 administration fee. Cancellations made with less than 3 weeks notice often does not allow us sufficient time to fill your place. We will make every effort to re-book the room or rooms you originally reserved. However, if that is not possible you are responsible for the full cost of the original reservation and any of the nights we are unable to re-book. We recommend that you consider purchasing Trip Insurance from a 3rd party in the case of unforeseen circumstances that may affect your travel plans.


When submitting a booking form and if you do not get a reply by email from us within 24 hours kindly phone us directly at 519-271-7874.  Sometimes the form gets lost in cyberspace and we do not receive it.  Much thanks!