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spacious family friendly, hot-tub, lake view, beaches 20 min. downtown

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 bdrm, 4 bath, 3500 sq. ft. lake views close to beach and downtown Toronto

Relax to the sounds of the waves from this stylish Toronto home located on a quiet dead end street right across from Lake Ontario. This hidden enclave of historical and unique family homes, on the Scarborough Bluffs, is only 20 minutes from downtown and 10 mins. to the Film District. The property is 3500 sq. feet, and is decorated in a sleek comfortable modern decor. It offers 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths and a 4th powder room. Hardwood floors gleam throughout the main level and many windows and french doors, offer lots of natural light.

The main levels' floor plan allows for a perfect expansive entertainment area while still accommodating gatherings that are more intimate. A designer french bistro style kitchen with an enormous 10-foot granite island is the hub of the main floor living area. The new kitchen is equipped with a 36” gas five burner stove/oven, built in microwave, double door fridge and 5 comfortable leather stools surrounding the island lit by 2 chandeliers. Adjacent to the kitchen is a expansive family room with soaring two story ceilings ,a gas fireplace flanked by two couches, and 2 sets of french doors exiting to the landscaped gardens. The main floor laundry area leads to the double attached garage.

The second level has 4 Bedrooms and 2 baths. Enter the Master wing through french doors into the huge (over 500 square feet) suite offering southerly seasonal lake views from three huge windows. The vaulted ceilings, king sized bed, flat screened TV and chaise lounger create a relaxing retreat. A palatial 5-piece en-suite with separate his and her sinks, sunken 2 person Jacuzzi tub, glass shower enclose, separate toilet room and ample vanity space create a prefect spa like space. The second bedroom has a queen bed, and faces the lake from the turret style wrap around windows. The back bedroom has one twin bed and a queen bed, and a large window looking over the garden. A second queen bed is in the 3rd large bright bedroom.

The huge open concept lower level is the perfect spot to host a game day party. It offers a 8 seater oak bar complete with double stainless steel sink, full size stainless steel fridge and all necessary glasses and accessories. The bar adjoins the entertainment area with a 50” flat screen TV. The spectacular floor to ceiling muskoka granite gas fireplace adds ambiance to this entertainment area. A 5th bedroom and a modern 4 piece bath are also located on the lower level.

From the house you can exit through two sets of glass french doors to the backyard retreat and step onto the wood deck that expands the entire length of the house. At one end of the deck you can enter the hot tub, and at the other end is the spacious dining area. Descend two steps to the flagstone patio where chairs and loungers await. Beyond the patio’s two arbours lies a romantic garden oasis with a canopy of towering maples and evergreens providing dappled shade for the many perennial flowerbed , bird baths, gazebo, large muskoka granite boulders,and willow seating area. Tucked into a back pocket is a splendid custom built swing set even the adults will enjoy swinging on and a cute garden house for storage. A safe and secure fenced backyard is ideal for children to play happily or a terrific area to view the multitude of birds that frequent the properties along the migratory path of Lake Ontario.

The front of the home is landscaped with evergreen and flowering shrubs and a lovely veranda. Relax under the spacious covered gazebo on the white wicker rocking chairs surrounding the 4 seater table.The home has a 5 car driveway and a double garage with 4 bikes and recreational equipment available.

There is no need to stock the kitchen on arrival. Pantry items such as olive oil, mustard and vinegars are already in the kitchen. Toiletries, linens, towels, shampoos, and soaps are provided for your stay.

A high chair and crib are provided. Ample free parking.

Recreation and Amenities close by:

Parks trails and ravines abound. Step out the front door and you are on Toronto’s Water Front Trail which stretches along Lake Ontario from the Niagara-on –the -Lake region to the St. Lawrence River. Four mountain bikes are provided in the attached garage for your enjoyment to explore the trail and discover the hidden beauty of Toronto’s waterfront.

The Birchmount Community Centre and Variety Village are both a block or two away and offer fitness facilities, large indoor pools and many activities for adults and children all year long. Scarborough Arts Council’s gallery is at the end of the street , as well as Rosetta McClean Park. This 23 acre formal garden has spectacular views of the lake, gorgeous gardens/ old growth trees and is a bird watchers mecca.

A farmers market opens in the summer on weekends and a small shopping area with restaurants, coffee shops and stores are all within a minutes’ walk. Within a kilometre are several grocery stores and retail shops. Public transit is available a block up the street providing convenient access to the subway or street cars.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 14, 2017

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Toronto International Airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Andrew's Place
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Toronto Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Dentonia Golf
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Union Station
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
highway 401
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Kilometres
Victoria Monkey
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Lakeridge Ski Hill
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Toronto East Beaches
Car: recommended

Parks trails and ravines abound. Step out the front door and you are on Toronto’s Water Front Trail which stretches along Lake Ontario from the Niagara-on –the -Lake region to the St. Lawrence River. Four mountain bikes are provided in the attached garage for your enjoyment to explore the trail and discover the hidden beauty of Toronto’s waterfront.

The Birchmount Community Centre and Variety Village are both a block or two away and offer fitness facilities, large indoor pools and many activities for adults and children all year long. Scarborough Arts Council’s gallery is at the end of the street , as well as Rosetta McClean Park. This 23 acre formal garden has spectacular views of the lake, gorgeous gardens/ old growth trees and is a bird watchers mecca.

A farmers market opens in the summer on weekends and a small shopping area with restaurants, coffee shops and stores are all within a minutes’ walk. Within a kilometre are several grocery stores and retail shops. Public transit is available a block up the street providing convenient access to the subway or street cars. Toronto's downtown is 15 minutes away, Canada's Wonderland is a 30 minutes drive and the Toronto Zoo is 20 minutes away. Walking distance to several restaurants. Great Location for bird watching and nature hikes. Conveniently located to attend the Beaches Jazz Festival and various sporting events including Leafs hockey, Raptors basketball, Argos football and TFC soccer. Several movie theaters and other arts and entertainment facilities are nearby. Visit Toronto, it is a world class city that has so much to offer.

Amenities

Birch Cliff House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 1- 5 piece en-suite off of master suite 2- three piece baths 1 -powder room
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , turret style windows
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , executive desk
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , overlooks garden
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 500 sq.ft. cathedral ceiling, flat screen, 5 piece en-suite
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , lower level, acess to full bath tub and shower
  • Enter the Master wing through french doors into the huge (over 500 square feet) suite offering southerly seasonal lake views from three huge windows. The vaulted ceilings, king sized bed, flat screened TV and chaise lounger create a relaxing retreat. A palatial 5-piece en-suite with separate his and her sinks, sunken 2 person Jacuzzi tub, glass shower enclose, separate toilet room and ample vanity space create a prefect spa like space. The second bedroom has a queen bed, and faces the lake from the turret style wrap around windows. The back bedroom has two twin beds, a large double closet with plenty of shelving and a large window looking over the garden. A second queen bed is in the 3rd large bright bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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spacious family friendly, hot-tub, lake view, beaches 20 min. downtown
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
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5

The best ever

  • 5 of 5

The property was the best ever. Let's start with the host. He is responsive. He strives to make certain that one enjoys the experience, and there is plenty to enjoy. The home has everything that one would ever need. Grill, beautiful garden, hot tub, cleanliness and a specialness that I have rarely seen in such a a vacation home. The home had easy access to parks (within walking distance), the beach (absolutely incredible), and downtown Toronto. I could go on and on. Do not know where I should stop, but will stop here in the interest of brevity. Stay there. It is fully worth the experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. It was our pleasure having you as a guest. Thanks for leaving the property in excellent condition.
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5

Clean, well maintained home with plenty of space

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts were very welcoming. The home is well-equipped throughout. On one occasion we had a problem with the patio door, but it was promptly taken care of. The yard is amazing and the neighborhood is really charming.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for leaving the house spotless. Come back and visit anytime
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5

Spacious house with lovely yard - great set up for families and groups

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and well appointed house. Perfect rental! Lots of space for gathering including basement lounge with bar, living area, dining area. Seating for 12+ in dining/kitchen area. Kitchen spacious and well stocked - 2 refrigerators. Leafy, upscale neighborhood. Owners v helpful and responsive.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to Toronto and your stay at our property. Come back and visit us again.
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port st lucie fl
5

Amazing ,warm and great for family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Linda and Jim are great. warm and friendly owners. Jim paid a visit few days into the rental to make sure we were comfortable.

all previous raving reviews are 100% accurate. this is a gem in toronto. Great location near Lake Ontario.

House is beautiful, kitchen is amazing, I want one. Owners had every necessary utensil available and more. Quality is second to none. We loved the house so much ,all we did was cook and enjoy the backyard and eat dinner outside.

Hot tub was used every day, so was the grill.

This is a house i would want to own. For the five days we were their we were living in a dream.

thank you

jim and linda , you made me look like a star since i was the one who booked it.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and were able to take advantage of the property and all of its amenities. Please come back and visit us again.
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5

Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We moved out of our house for a repair and could not have been happier. It was like being at home. Jim & Linda were easy to get a hold of if needed and very accommodating. The house is equipped with everything a family could ask for, has a very relaxing feel, is great for entertaining and has a top notch hot tub to boot. We would recommend this rental without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you and your family. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay.
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5

Holiday delight

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property for a family Christmas . The house was beautifully decorated for our arrival -family and friends arriving from the UK, France and Canada. The layout is open plan but different sitting areas so the 10 of us could be with each other or apart. Great kitchen which became the focus many a time. Wonderful dining area that seated 16 easily for Christmas lunch. The downstairs snug was a big success -again so well equipped. The second family bathroom and bedroom here so useful with a full household.

Views from the stunning master bedroom are fabulous -we could see the Lake through the bare trees. The snow was pretty in the local park just 2 minutes walk from the house. We didn't drive into town -uber was 17 CAD-so not worth the worry of parking etc.

Would stay here again without a doubt

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.