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 $135.00 to $175.00 / night
Rate Code: $$ - $$$

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Enjoy an interlude from dramas and musicals in an historic 1879 yellow brick Ontario cottage celebrated with original art, antiques and gardens. Ideal location and a short walk to Stratford's downtown, all theatres, the river and the train station. Discover why so many Stratford Festival actors and directors are our neighbours.

By the end of the day you are going to greatly appeciate the comfort of this haven of calm with central air 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 in the living room or curl up in an antique wicker rocker with a good book in the enclosed front porch or catch some rays of sunshine and in  the garden.

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!



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 a queen size bed, an antique oak dresser and a desk. In the adjoining sitting room there is an antique 3/4 size bed, a wicker love seat and chairs, bar fridge and flat screen LED HD TV. ($35.00 more for a 3rd person in the suite.)

Room #2 is located on the main floor at the front of the house 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 near to the relaxing enclosed front porch.

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 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 near to the enclosed front porch.

Room #4 is a very spacious (300 square feet) open concept suite with pine floors, high 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, 2 sitting areas with love seat, chairs, table, dresser, desk, bar fridge, microwave and flatscreen LED HD TV. Twin cot available. $35.00 more for 3rd person.


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 $65.00 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 $35.00 for a half hour session. Both your hosts, Jack and Karen are certified practitioners.

PAMPERING PACKAGE SPECIAL A one hour reflexology treatment and a half hour chair massage is only $95.00 per person! 

ORIGINAL ART AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE Many of the paintings throughout Acrylic Dreams are available for purchase as are note cards from taken from originals of Jack's art.

PETS Puccini, a ginger cat accompanied us back from Mexico in 2013 and is in residence.  And yes he loves opera!


BREAKFASTS -a delicious culinary adventure! 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! Choice of individual tables for two or sitting at a large table for up to eight guests. Coffee makers and kettles are available in guest rooms by request for anyone who wishes a hot beverage before being seated for breakfast. Please just ask.



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

Discounted Rates payable by Interac Email Transfer, Cash or Cheque

Room #1 is $175.00 per night.

$197.75 including HST

Add $35.00 for a 3rd person

$237.30 including HST 

Room #2 is $145.00 per night

$163,85 including HST

Room #3 is $140.00 per night

$158.20 including HST

Room #4 is $175.00 per night.

$197.75 including HST

Add $35.00 for a 3rd person 

$237.30 including HST

 A  3% service fee will be applied to credit card payments.


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.  A 3% service fee will be applied to credit card payments.

We prefer two night minimum reservations whenever possible other than to fill in gaps.


For cancellations made more than 15 days prior to your arrival we will refund your deposit minus a $50.00 administration fee. Cancellations made with less than 2 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 advise getting travel insurance.