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Jackie & Peter Shaw

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, mandarin, Taiwanese

Modern Living in the heart of Historic Old Unionville

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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3+1 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 8

Right in the heart of Historic Unioniville, this executive home is your vacation dream come true. Surrounded by nature and wilderness, this home is lovely, inviting and provides everything you can ask for and more. With the park right at your backyard, your kids would love to immerse themselves in the forest and spend hours on the playground. The beautiful Toogood Pond and ravines are home to many wild life creatures including foxes, chipmunks, blue jays, frogs, etc. The outdoor deck and BBQ are always the perfect ways to end the day.

From the entrance, the formal living room with bay window is to the right and there is a 2-pc powder room on the main floor. The first floor is consisted of the kitchen overlooking the family room. The custom kitchen is immaculate with granite counter top and is equipped with all stainless steel appliances including a french door fridge, a dishwasher, a wall oven, and a gas cooktop. The great room out to the oversized deck, with a BBQ grill and a play structure ready for you to relax and enjoy the view of nature.

The second floor is consisted of a master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, and two other bedrooms sharing a full bath.

The basement has an additional bedroom, a playroom, a rec room which offers a TV and Kareoke fun. The queen size pull out couch offers additional sleeping space if required. A full bathroom with shower is available for your convenience while enjoying the recreation activities in the basement. Laundry facility is located on this level.

Centrally located within 5 minutes away from the Markham City Centre, we are close to IBM, Honeywell, Lucent, Alcatel, Huawei, AMD, Johnson & Johnson business centres. We are within ½ hour drive to downtown Toronto, Canada’s Wonderland, Toronto Zoo, Ontario Science Centre.

Single Families with children, welcome to this paradise!

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jackie & Peter Shaw (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, mandarin, Taiwanese

About Jackie & Peter Shaw

We are avid travellers of family of 5. When we are away, we only stay at single family homes. That is why we are happy to offer our own house to other families who enjoy the space and comfort that comes with travel as we do.

Jackie & Peter Shaw purchased this house in 1996

Why Jackie & Peter Shaw chose Ontario

Steps to shops and restaurants.


based on 9 traveler reviews

Modern Living in the heart of Historic Old Unionville
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Great Place for Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing house to stay in! Our family of 6, with 4 small children, were at home here. Jackie was very helpful and had so many little things ready for us, above and beyond where you would find elsewhere (cereals, a refrigerator stocked with items that we might have forgotten etc). We have stayed in several places in the Toronto area before and of them all, we'd come back here first. The playroom and bedrooms were great for the kids, and we were close to all the major attractions in the Toronto area. The neighborhood was quiet and peaceful and the nearby park and playground were an added bonus!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's a great feeling to know that other families are treating the house as if it was their own. Our kids grew up in this house and it touches our heart that other kids are enjoying the playroom and the playground as much as we did. Jackie
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Graduation Visit HUGE Success!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had the esteemed honour of sharing in my daughter's graduation from UofT last week. Since we were traveling as a family, we wanted to stay together and took a chance in renting Jackie's Vacation Home instead of investing in a stuffy, impersonal hotel environment. that we have returned, we can honestly say it was no risk AT ALL! We are all still talking about our time there! The area was perfect for us to be away from the city and take walks in the park yet near enough that we were able to do enjoy a bit of the hustle and bustle and be grateful that we could come right back to Markham! Everything you'd want is nearby and we LOVED being "home" - it was such a warm setting. There was enough space for all of us to be together and still not get in the way of anyone! Jackie was amazing and catered to us as needed without delay and the full container of brownies that she left for us upon our arrival were our evening treats for the entire stay! Yummy!:-) If you are visiting the Toronto area and want a GREAT place to vacation with your family...without hesitation - Jackie's Vacation Home should be your first choice! YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED! Jackie made sure that we knew the area and made a fabulous recommendation for dinner - IL Postino - amazing food and 5 star service! Melanie and her staff are the best in the town! Make sure that a meal at this restaurant is on your itinerary! After nine years of High School and University in Toronto we are so sorry that we only JUST discovered this vacation home option for our family. Guaranteed...we will be back...and this is where we will stay! If you read this review and'll be lost :-) It's the best! THANK YOU JACKIE!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Guernsey UK


  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week and we would have been happy to move in! The house has all you need and the children (Aged 7 and 10) absolutely loved the downstairs playarea. We also couldn't get them off the tyre swing! The Unionville location was perfect for exploring all that Toronto has to offer. Unionville itself is a great wee town and we were lucky to be there during a Jazz festival so really enjoyed it.

Jackie is a perfect host and it was good to know she was on hand if we needed her.

I would strongly recomend staying at 3 Towne Court if you are planning a visit to Toronto.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Helsinki, Finland

Relaxing time in Unionville apartment

  • 5 of 5

We looked for relaxing week and location nearby Toronto to my 5 person family, and this Unioville house me all our expectations very well. We enjoyed nice and clean house and peaceful neighbourhood. Unionville mainstreet, bond and park are small but nice places to spend time. Own car is necessary and drive to Toronto central is 30+ min so take this in consideration if you're planning to spend lot of time in city, in that case perhaps not the best location.

Owner Jackie was really helpful and everything from booking until depareture worked out very fluently.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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perfect peaceful stay for 8

  • 5 of 5

we had a group of 8 and the house was perfect for all of us. very peaceful and the house had everything that was needed.

Jackie was great to deal with as well, everything was perfect.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Excellent Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

The house is awesome - in fact we felt so much at home that we actually miss it already. This spacious family home is filled with excellent facilities and is very close to a gorgeous park and great shopping. The owners are most friendly and helpful. Property well-maintained and clean. We had a wonderful time and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property to all our friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We couldn't have asked for better guests than Farrah and her family. They treated the house as if was their own and we were honoured that they used the property to host several wedding functions. We would love to welcome Farrah and her family back anytime.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Toronto Pearson International Airport
Nearest Train
2 Miles
GO Train Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 407 & Warden Ave.
Car: recommended

Centrally located within 5 minutes away from the Markham Town Centre, we are close to IBM, Honeywell, Johnson & Johnson business centers. We are within ½ hour drive to Pearson International Airport, downtown Toronto, Canada’s Wonderland, Toronto Zoo, Ontario Science Center, the Black Creek’s Pioneer Village, and many other major attractions.


Rates & Availability

Markham House Rental Rates

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Weekly Rate
Mar 5 2016 - Mar 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $386
Cleaning $193

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Markham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , powder room
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 2 full bathrooms are on the second floor. There is a 2-pc power room on the main floor, and a full bath with shower in the basement.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , optional crib
  • 3 bedrooms are on the upper floor. The is an additional bedroom with a twin size bed in the basement. There is also a double pull-out couch which sleeps 2 in the recreation room.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Single families welcome.

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