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Family Friendly Four Story Home In The Eclectic West End Of Downtown Toronto

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

A modernized Victorian on a beautiful tree lined street. Close to all restaurants, shops, nightlife, grocery stores and all Toronto attractions. We are minutes walk to the lake where you can enjoy a walk, a run or a bike ride along Toronto's beautiful Lake Ontario. Enjoy beaches and parks as well as a free city swimming pool over looking the lake. It is truly a gem to be so close to such beautiful nature and park options.

Public transit is at the top of the street, just minutes from the door or a parking pad in the front of the house for those with a car.

This home has a wonderful, airy feel to it with stunning architectural details throughout.

- Entertain and cook in a large, fully equipped kitchen with a dining table that seats 10.

-Wake up in the principle bedroom to a beautiful canopy of trees overhanging the large deck. Have your morning coffee upstairs in privacy, either on the deck or in the sitting area that is the master suite oasis.

-Enjoy a spectacular rain shower in the exquisite modern bathroom or relax in a hot bath complete with mood lighting in the adjacent bathroom.

-Enjoy a break complete with a lemon-aide or a glass of wine, outside on the back deck, while sitting on comfortable, cushioned patio furniture.

-Kick back and watch a movie in the downstairs rec room after a long day of sight seeing on a large comfortable lazy boy sofa, complete with 2 recliners to sink into and put your feet up.

-Wonderful play area for kids to make believe with dress up clothes or fully outfitted children's kitchen. Lots of play mobile for your kids budding imagination and interest.

-Sleep in an exotic Moroccan inspired girls room complete with bunk beds or a sophisticated masculine boys room with a single bed.

-additional well appointed guest room with a double bed in the lower level as well as a pull out sofa in the rec room for additional guests.

- A bright full bathroom on the lower level for your convenience

-And for those that may need to work while staying in our beautiful home, there is an office on the second floor, complete with windows that span the width of the house as well as a small deck. This room is an easy convert to a bedroom if one so wishes.

-All bedrooms have plenty of closet space as well as the front foyer for easy hidden storage.

-All linens and towels are provided.

Your time in our home will be a memorable one. Comfort, modern conveniences, great location and exceptional value, all lend itself to a great stay while visiting Toronto.

-Please note that our rates are based on up to 6 guests. Over 6 people, there will be an extra person charge of $25/day per person with a maximum of 10 guests.

More Details

Ray and Katherine Dumas
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2018

About Ray and Katherine Dumas

We are world travellers who work freelance and believe in taking our children with us where ever we go on all our adventures.

Ray and Katherine Dumas purchased this house in 2001

Why Ray and Katherine Dumas chose Parkdale

This area of the city is so vibrant and full of life. Coveted by creative professionals, film makers and artists alike. As soon as we walked into this house, we both knew that this was it! We love that we are steps to the lake and steps to some of the best bars and restaurants the city has to offer. The best of both worlds!!

What makes this house unique

Our home has windows and light everywhere. An open concept that allows for beautiful flow throughout. Unique touches, like concealed shoe bins at the front entrance so that shoes are not tripped over and trampled on. A cube on the main floor that houses a powder room. Windows that float 2 stories high. Dramatic lighting features throughout.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Parkdale, Ontario

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , rain shower, glass tile , custom lighting, heated floors
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , twin sinks, heated floor,custom lighting, large overflow tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , guest powder room
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , this is a very comfortable queen size pull out sofa bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Family Friendly Four Story Home In The Eclectic West End Of Downtown Toronto
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 36 reviews

Loved it! Loved it! Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Myself and family (& my sister her family) absolutely LOVED our time in Toronto and the staying at this awesome house. The very large house was awesome for all of us and is located in a very vibrant area of Toronto. Katherine was very attentive at returning emails to us regarding various things. I highly recommend this house to other families needing to stay in Toronto (all the extra toys and entertainment was greatly appreciated by the kids and by us).

Thank you Katherine & Ray.

  • Submitted: 5-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great base

  • 5 of 5

The pictures of the property do not do it justice as in reality it feels bigger. There is plenty of space in this house and it is very well equipped. The house was clean on arrival and the owners were attentive and keen to make sure we had everything we needed and were satisfied with the accommodation. Beds were very comfortable and the house enjoys a fair amount of natural light by good design.

The area is just outside the city and the housing and residents reflect that. We walked around this area at all times of the day and night and felt very safe all the time. The walk into the city is pleasant, alternatively the public transport is also convenient. We enjoyed the location and the surrounding bars and restaurants within easy reach.

We would stay in this property again.

  • Submitted: 1-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great space for lots of people

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 had a great experience in this house in Parkdale, Toronto. Pros for us:

* driveway space for one car

* 5 separate sleeping spaces with comfortable beds

* 4 bathrooms (2 with showers)

* spacious & comfortable

* wifi

* lots of books and games in the house, especially for kids

* helpful information including restaurants and grocery stores included

* easy hosts - quick and helpful responses

* note that we didn't use them but I think there were several playgrounds nearby

Can't really think of any cons. It is not right downtown if that matters to you but we preferred being able to easily park our car and we didn't mind the short drives. Since there were 5 of us, we weren't planning on taking much public transportation anyway - cheaper to just park.

We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family reunion

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this residence. It is a beautiful home in a very convenient location. We hope to be back next year.

  • Submitted: 6-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, not so great location

  • 3 of 5

The house was great!!! Spacious, unique, and had everything you would need. The area is not for everyone. It is an area in transition, so some house look really rundown. There is a wide range of economic backgrounds, and there are halfway houses in the area. The location in terms of transit is great. We had no problem getting to everywhere we needed to go. The choice of restaurants directly in the area are limited. I probably would not rent this house again, solely based on the vibe of the location.

  • Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mainz, Germany

Great, modern house in a great area of Toronto. Perfect to explore the city.

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful house. We stayed with 8 people and had more than enough space. Modern interior. Barbecue worked perfectly on the Gas BBQ. Only downside was the outside area which was Not perfect to sit in.

  • Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Pearson International Toronto
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Toronto Island
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Union Station
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
Gardiner Expressway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
many restaurants
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Horseshoe valley resort
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres

Located in the heart of the Gallery/Artist/Restaurant and Nightlife district of Toronto's fabled west end.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Parkdale, Ontario

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nightly Rate
Dec 15 2018 - Dec 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
Nightly Rate
Dec 16 2018 - Jan 2 2019
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$1,000
Cleaning Fee C$150


Damage insurance is required or a $1000 refundable damage deposit will be required upon arrival

Check In is 4 pm and check out is 10am. We are flexible depending on turn arounds of other guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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