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'Arts on Seaton', a Downtown Toronto Grand Victorian House

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
4 - 14 nights


Cabbagetown South House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-9), self-catering

The house:

Character, Charm, Captivating! Warm & Inviting Home On Heritage Street. Enjoy Summer Evenings In The Courtyard relaxing in Your Urban Back Garden or sit around the fireplace on a cold winter morning. 'A Grand Victorian', this 1867 fully restored 4 bedroom house is located in Old Cabbagetown, the largest enclave of Victorian homes in North America. Renovated with taste and care for detail, the house has high ceilings, original mouldings and beautiful original fireplaces.

The location:

An ideal downtown location, only 10 minutes walk to Eaton Centre, the Distillery District, St. Lawrence Market, Ryerson University, Canon Theatre, theatres & restaurants and other attractions Toronto has to offer; we are also close to public transportation.

The rooms:

Charming third floor suite. Spacious room (400 sq. ft.), original Victorian floors, queen four poster bed, sitting area with an extra day-bed, fireplace & TV, private bathroom with jacuzzi and separate shower...sleeps up to 3

Huge second floor suite. Spacious 2 bedrooms (400 sq. ft.), original Victorian floors, queen bed + double bed, private bathroom with separate shower....sleeps up to 4

Sunny second floor bedroom, queen size bed, private bathroom...sleeps up to 2

Spacious double living room with 2 fireplaces, antique Chickering square piano and TV, separate dining room next to fully equipped eat-in kitchen with walk-out to private deck, patio and back yard, garage, second floor laundry room, A/C and much more.

Keywords: Downtown, Toronto, House, Townhouse, Rental, short term, vacation rental, self-catering

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016
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based on 25 traveler reviews

'Arts on Seaton', a Downtown Toronto Grand Victorian House
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews

Excellent for large families

  • 5 of 5

My extended family of 9 was accommodated very comfortably in the house. Ample space to eat, sleep and lounge between activities. Close to transit stops, grocery stores and a few restaurants although we usually took the tram downtown to eat. I absolutely would book Arts on Seaton again and would happily recommend the house to any larger family looking for accommodation. As an added bonus, the house is beautifully decorated with artwork and craft hung on every wall. A five star stay just outside of downtown.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very spacious well equipped, comfortable, clean, centrally located property

  • 5 of 5

The house is enormous in size, very clean and comfortable with good quality furniture, bedrooms and bathrooms spread over three floors.It is centrally located within easy walking distance of the Eaton Centre and Art Museum. There is a Freshco supermarket within 300 yds of the property and other larger supermarkets a short car ride away, having a full range of products and providing free parking. We found Loblaws supermarket the easiest option for our diverse needs. Being so close to the centre of Toronto we found resteraunts plentyful that fit with our tastes and pocket.

Parking on the street is ample and costs only $23 per week. Irina arranged this for me. The house does have a garage but this will only fit a small car.(mid size uk car)

The house is fully equipped and more than adequate kitchen and dining room seating, cooking utensils and crockery for our party of 6 adults. On a number of occassions my son and his wife (local residents) joined us for meals and we did not feel cramped at all. The dishwasher made it easy to ensure washing up was always up to date with minimal effort.

My wife particularly liked the washer and dryer. They were quick and efficient allowing her to avoid taking home lots of washing and freshening items during our stay.

We had an excellent stay and were not disturbed or bothered in any way.

Irina the owner is extremely helpful and goes out of her way to ensure you have a good stay.

I would not hesitate to use the house again if we were visiting in numbers again. This was the view of all members of our party. I would also recommend it to other similar sized parties as you will have plenty of space to spread out or get together as required in very pleasant surroundings.

Jeremy Lancaster

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house. Great owner.

  • 5 of 5

"Arts on Seaton" is a great house. But more importantly its owner Irina is very helpful, very available and responds to all queries promptly.

Our family of 8 had a great holiday in Toronto on the 1st July 2015. The house is well laid out and looks even better in reality than the photos provided here. You will find all the instructions and the information you need promptly provided by the owner.

Downstairs it has a large sitting area including a nice piano and a nice kitchen surrounded by an external yard/garden. Upstairs it has 4 nice independent double bedrooms and 3 nice bathrooms. It has all the amenities you will find at home - washing machine, full kitchen items, good internet, TV etc.

Its surrounding area - 10 minutes walk or less to the east the Euton Centre is not as classy as the house - but we frequently walked out in the surroundings even at night and it was ok. So do not worry about this. 2 streets west and your are in the centre of Toronto.

We did search a lot to find the best option in Toronto for 8 people and I can sincerely say that we found it at 'Arts on Seaton'. I really recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing "arts on seaton" for your Toronto vacation, and thank you for a great review!!...I am also glad you understood the neighbourhood for what it is, not that "classy" and a bit rough at the edges, but full of character and oh!!...such a good location...Like any North American city, downtown Toronto is a mixed bag... Cabbagetown, once one of the poorest neighbourhoods in Toronto, is now a much sought-after enclave boasting restored Victorian homes, friendly neighbourhood pubs and one of the best cafes in the city. Cabbagetown is the largest continuous area of preserved Victorian housing in all of North America and our house is a perfect example of Victorian architecture in Toronto. All of the tourist attractions are walking distance away, the house is close to the ferry boat that takes you to Toronto Island, it is near St. Lawrence market, where you can find the best fresh produce and food in Toronto and steps away from many restaurants, pubs and cafes, the house is 10 minutes walk to the Distillery District and 10 minutes walk to Eaton Centre. There are many parks and playgrounds, there is also a real farm, the Riverdale farm, about 15 minutes stroll away. Ed Mirvish Theatre, Elgin Theatre and Massey Hall are minutes away. At the same time, you can find the million dollar house next to a boarding house, people share the streets with the homeless and the disadvantaged and you may encounter a hooker on your way home. Residents from public housing projects and affluent home owners mingle at a discount supermarket and a community medical clinic. Panhandling and drug-dealing are part of the urban landscape; so are gourmet shops, upscale boutiques and arts festivals, book launches and wine-tastings at local restaurants. I am really glad that you are the "live and let live" kind of people and you enjoyed the diversity downtown Toronto has to offer.
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Calgary, AB

Great family holiday in Toronto at Arts on Seaton!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 had a great week-long stay at Arts on Seaton in Dec 2014 while attending the World Juniors. The house is beautiful, clean and well maintained. The owner was very helpful and got in touch during our stay to see if we needed anything. There was plenty of room for everyone with 4 beautiful bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms (plus main floor powder room). The location was great! We walked 10 minutes to the Eaton Centre to get the subway and it was a quick ride to the ACC. Also visited the Aquarium, CN Tower, Casa Loma, Nathan Philips Square, Queen St. West, etc. Enjoyed eating at Jules Bistro, F'Amelia and Cluny's Bistro as well as watching the games at Real Sports Bar. Lots of restaurants, shops within walking distance and if the weather had been nicer we would have spent more time walking around exploring the neighborhood. We didn't rent a car and didn't need one to get around - even visited family in Pickering using the GO train. I would highly recommend this property and wouldn't hesitate to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Family wedding in Toronto

  • 5 of 5

We immediately felt welcomed and supported in this lovely and homey Victorian home. We had 4 couples staying in the house and we all had private space as well as a lot of space for interaction. We even found a scrabble board for a family scrabble competition. The location is very convenient for public transit and we walked to the Eaton center. The art was delightful and we found making our meals and lunches easy in the well equipped kitchen. We especially enjoyed getting fresh food in the St. Lawrence market. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Spacious Downtown Location

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay - the house is spacious, clean, well equipped and thoughtfully furnished with some lovely and fun artwork. Irina's instructions were easy to follow and we appreciated the central heating in unseasonably cold weather!

The location is ideal for exploring Toronto, we walked a lot but found the streetcar at the top of the road and the nearby subway easy to access. The whole family (age range 79-10yrs) absolutely loved our stay .

The local area is a little "gritty" but we felt comfortable at all times and found the street quiet and loved the quirky Victorian properties on it.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
the toronto island airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
ferryboat to the island
Nearest Train
1 Miles
union station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
don valley parkway
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
cherry beach
Car: not necessary

The location:

An ideal downtown location, only 10 minutes walk to Eaton Centre, the Distillery District, St. Lawrence Market, Ryerson University, Ed Mirvish Theatre, theatres & restaurants and other attractions Toronto has to offer; we are also close to public transportation. 5 minutes walk to Carlton & Parliament street, the hub of Cabbagetown.


Rates & Availability

Cabbagetown South House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
low season
Oct 3 2016 - Dec 20 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $37 per night, per additional guest
x-mas and new year
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 4 2017
14 night minimum stay
low season
Jan 5 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $37 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $37 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

early check-in $37
cleaning $112
Refundable damage deposit $373
late check-out $37

during high season shorter stays are accepted only if they fit in between longer ones.
note that a security/damage deposit of $500 is due at the time of check-in;
it can be guaranteed with a credit card no. that is kept on file. the card will not be charged if no damages are found.
Tiff rate $600/night
PanAm games rate is $500/night
Rates are subject to change without notice. They will
not be changed once confirmed with guest

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Cabbagetown South House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , guest bathroom, ground floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bathroom on second floor doubles up as laundry room
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , main bathroom on second floor, 2 sinks
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , private bathroom ensuite on third floor
  • 3.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (3) 3 queen size beds, Double Beds (1) 1 double bed, Twin or Single Beds (1) day bed in third floor suite
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling

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