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Toronto - Central Location, Classic Leaside Neighbourhood

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 28 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, sleeps 6

Welcome to Airdrie Road in the heart of ever popular Leaside. This home will charm you. It has a sophisticated décor, a gorgeous garden and private drive with attached garage. The principal rooms are generous and the kitchen designed for the gourmet chef with quality stainless steel appliances, granite counters, a breakfast island and access to large deck.

This charming, elegant 3 bedroom home is centrally located in a quaint Toronto neighborhood, locally named Leaside, with restaurants, retail shopping within a few minutes walk. This home is also within walking distance to the local library and community center with play grounds for families. The Don Valley bike and walking trail is only minutes away which leads to Toronto's downtown waterfront.

This new listing is ideal for the business traveler and/or family. Fully equipped house with on-site parking and 2 minute walk to the bus which connects to Toronto’s convenient Transit system just 10 minutes away.

This executive home features a professionally designed backyard offers quiet, comfortable seclusion with a deck off the kitchen for lounging. The kitchen is fully supplied to accommodate up to 8 place settings. The living room is tastefully furnished. In terms of entertainment, a 37” LCD flat screen fully HD with a Blue Ray DVD player is available for your use. The main level floors are sophisticated with white oak hardwood with elegant areas rugs in the living and dinning rooms. Additionally, the lower level has recently been renovated and now offers a second living area with an entertainment center, along with a complete 3 piece marble bathroom with in floor heating.

The second level features a new carpet, claw tub to relax after your long day, and granite bathroom flooring, along with 2 new queen bedroom suites, one featuring a traditional bedroom with rod iron bed and antique end tables and a contemporary second queen bed room The third bedroom consists of 2 twin sized beds. A portable crib with bedding is available. Two portable phones are available for North American calls at no additional charge. The central heating and air conditioning units and can be easily adjusted for your comfort.

Wireless internet is also available for multiple user use at no additional charge.

For the shopper, this home is centrally located with a short drive or public transit to Toronto's upscale Yorkville district. Closer to home, there are several excellent restaurants, shopping and grocery stores within walking distance. One street over, Mount Pleasant, offers many antique stores for you to visit.

This home is also minutes away from accessing the Don Valley parkway which provides convenient access to the QEW for side trips to Niagara Falls and/or Niagara on the Lake Village (gateway to Ontario wine region and famous Shaw Theatre).

In short, this beautiful home provides luxurious accommodations with a secluded backyard, along with a central location in Toronto that provides easy access to the downtown area, just 5 miles away and with lots of local activities and facilities available for families within walking distance. For this vacation, you can leave the car at home or our driveway.

More Details

Ralph Colin
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 6, 2018

About Ralph Colin

Business executive in the computer software industry for over 20 years - Grew up in Toronto and attended the University of Toronto - Enjoy meeting guests from around the world and ensuring their stay with us is memorable and enjoyable.

Ralph Colin purchased this house in 1995

Why Ralph Colin chose Leaside

This property is ideally situated with very close proximity to downtown Toronto and yet located in an exclusive enclave/community with shopping, playgrounds, restaurants all within walking distance

What makes this house unique

The property is located on a tree lined street with a large / secluded backyard in a very prestiges area of Toronto. The property itself has been fully renovated and tastefully decorated


Leaside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The property is fully equipped and is truly a home away from home. Upon booking, a welcome guide will be provided outlining all the features of the property


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(17 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Oasis in the City

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had the pleasure of staying at this property for a month. We were greeted with gorgeous new landscaping around the property and comfy cozy house interior. It felt like an oasis in the City. Very quiet, birds chirping, nice neighbours. Communication with Ralph was great and provided written instructions about the house and surrounding areas. I would recommend this property to anyone seeking a central and safe neighbourhood in Toronto.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location in Toronto

  • 5 of 5

Knowing Toronto very well we picked this lovely home because of the excellent location, close to the city and in a wonderful, quiet neighbourhood. We were a family of 4 adults, so the layout of the house was perfect for us. It is more than a vacation rental, you really feel at home there. It is clean, well equipped, you could not ask for more. The listing description was absolutely accurate. We would come again, thank you Ralph !!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved this house.

  • 5 of 5

What a great rental property in beautiful Leaside in Toronto. The house is exactly as shown. The heated floor in the basement bathroom is wonderful.

Linens, pots, pans, furniture,the best we have found in a rental property.

We liked the location because it is away from the concrete jungle but close enough to travel downtown within about 20 minutes.

We easily travelled to Niagara Falls, a couple of wineries,the Distillery District, Art Gallery, Kensington Market, attended a Blue Jays game and more.

We were walking distance to the Starbucks and a Gelato shop on Bayview Ave!

Our daughter lives about 10 minutes away so we easily entertained them and other relatives.

Ron sends such good information, especially if you have never visited Toronto.

We had a great time.

Gail Olson

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location size and ammenities

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with the house. It accommodated our large family comfortably. The rooms and beds were extremely comfortable, and we were able to sleep well without disturbing each other. The upstairs bathtub is a bit tricky for adults, but the downstairs shower made up for it and we used it to bathe mostly the kids. I found it amazing that we never lacked a thing, anything you could have possibly needed was available. I loved all the appliances. I honestly felt like I was at home, and had always lived here! It was hard to leave! The location was also perfect. We were 10min drive from the heart of downtown Toronto, and 10 minutes from my family's home. It was an easy walk to shops and restaurants off Bayview, but we also trekked up to Young and thought it was easy. The public transportation is also very easy to use. When we won't be staying with my parents when we come to visit, we will love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
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  • 5 of 5

While holidays should be trouble free, the test of a great host is how he or she or they manage problems.We had a couple of minor issues and Ralph,from three time zones, away was able to resolve them quickly and smoothly.

The house is charming.There was room and comfort for two parents and three teenagers.The porch and backyard were perfect for a summer dinner for ten grownups while the guys went to a Blue Jays game.

The neighborhood is typically Toronto:a quiet enclave close to all necessities and 10 minutes walk from a World Class grocery store (Longo's).

The house is off the subway line but easy driving to downtown.

Thanks again to Ralph for a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your delightful home in Leaside. We were in Toronto for our daughters wedding and hosted a few 'get-togethers' here. The garden was lovely for the pre-wedding pictures and for our small grandsons to play in. The home was clean, comfortable and we love the neighborhood. Walking to the shops along Bayview was great. All three bedrooms were lovely. The downstairs bathroom was the favorite ... but we really appreciated having two for us all to get ready. Thank you again.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
24 Kilometres
Pearson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Bayview Village - Several Restaurants
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Toronto Union Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Don Valley Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Bayview Village - Several Restaurants
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Toronto Beaches
Car: not necessary

Nearby Shopping/Restaurant Areas:

o Bayview Village: Good selection of restaurants in close walking distance from the guest property – just up the street on Bayview)

o Mt Pleasant Ave: (Davisville Rd to Eglinton Ave on Mt Pleasant – the next major road running parallel to Bayview running west). This street features galleries, Antique shops, cafes and restaurants

o Yorkville (Bloor/Yonge) - Toronto’s most exclusive shopping & restaurant Area.

o Yonge/Eglinton (North on Yonge until Lawrence Ave.) – Very popular/upscale shopping area in Toronto


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Service $116.84
Refundable damage deposit $311.57

Check-in time is 4:00 pm and Check-out is 11:00 am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.