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Homestay in Pharmacy & Eglinton - Scarborough / Toronto East, Canada

About the Homestay

Urban Unusual
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

I have a large 5 bedroom, 2 bath home to share. My adult son has an apartment in the basement. We have 2 bedrooms and a full 4 PC bath (SHARED between the 2 bedrooms) on the main floor and 3 large bedrooms and 4 PC bath on the upper floor. Rooms are freshly painted and are furnished with new beds, a dresser, nightstand, clock, lamp, desk & chair, linen and bedding, soap & toilet paper and all the necessities to make your stay comfortable. High speed internet and cable in every room and a separate tv room on the main floor. Laundry facilities are available. The house has central heat and air conditioning. Outdoor space available, including BBQ for your use. Our home is a one minute walk to public transit and a short walk to shopping and sports fields. Smoking is permitted Outside.
PLEASE...no strong perfumes due to allergies.
We have 2 dogs that are kept secure when we are not home.
Healthy meals can be provided at an extra cost.
Feel free to contact me for any further information via the Homestay.com messaging system.
Sorry, ABSOLUTELY NO CHILDREN!

Additional Info

Parking is available in the rear church parking lot
Check out time is 10AM.

Pets

Dog

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Parking
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm
  • Smoke alarm on each floor
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Air Conditioning

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 30 nights

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

Main floor room A
From $23 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Freshly painted comfortable room. New single bed and all the necessities to make your stay comfortable.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
 1 guest
Monthly price
$700
Main floor room B
From $25 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This main floor room has a double bed for one person, faces south and has a large window allowing lots of natural light. The bathroom including tub and shower) ishared with one other guest is located between the two rooms.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
 1 guest
Monthly price
$750
Upstairs room
From $26 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This is a large room with a queen size pillow top bed on the 2nd floor, next to a shared bathroom. Photos to be added shortly.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
 1 guest
Monthly price
$800
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About the Area

Located in a quiet, safe neighbourhood in east Toronto. Out the back gate and a 1 minute walk to public transportation.

Local Area Facilities
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Beach
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Amusement Park
  • Sports arena
  • Health club
  • Fishing
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital

Meals

Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
  • Full Board
  • Packed lunch

House Rules

PLEASE:
Keep noise to a minimum. Loud voices / TV / music is not necessary.
Lock the door when entering and leaving the house.
Clean up bathroom and kitchen after use

Enjoy your stay and treat our house as you would your own home.

Bottom line: Be respectful of others

Smoking is allowed outdoors only.

10 Reviews

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    India
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    March 2019

    My stay at Karla's house has been amazing. Karla helped me a lot, right from picking me up at the airport to helping me find the best route to wherever I want to go in Toronto and even in day to day life she helps and guides me in the best way. In our conversations I get to learn a lot of things about Canada and the culture here. She cooks delicious meals, cakes and desserts and I feel like I'm eating at my own home. My experience has been so good that I didn't feel homesick even for a single day. Thank you Karla.

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    United Kingdom
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    February 2019

    Having a great time staying with Karla. She is a lovely host, very kind, helpful and a great cook. Nice neighbourhood with easy access to public transport.

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    India
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    January 2019

    Karla is an amazing host. Very helpful, systematic and generous.....Karla took care of things that I had overlooked....Thanks Karla..

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    China
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    January 2018

    Karla is very kind-hearted and a good chef. Having a wonderful experience of living in her house.

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    Brazil
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    October 2017

    The stay at Karla's house is great. She is like a mother. Always helping to improve the language with fun conversations. Definitely the best choice in Toronto !!!
    Many thanks for the hospitality.

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    Egypt
    Age 25 - 34

    1 heart
    August 2016

    This guest awarded the host 1 heart but didn’t leave any comments.

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    Russia
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    August 2015

    Karla is an excellent host with kind heart and her house is very welcoming. The room is cozy and convenient. You have everything what you need for your comfort. I enjoy my stay with Karla.

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    China
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    October 2014

    I enjoyed my stay with Karla very much. She is an energenic lady who makes her home very clean and tidy. It's comfortable and conveniet when staying there. She is humor enough so you'll never feel boring.

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    Ireland

    5 hearts
    October 2014

    Staying with Karla made my move to Canada a thousand times easier. An incredibly helpful host who helped me get on my feet here. I would recommend staying with Karla to anyone. I cannot say thank you enough

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    Austria
    Age 45 - 54

    4 hearts
    April 2014

    Karla and her family is very nice and helpful ! She picked me up from airport with no extra charge! If you are a dog person you will love shadow! The room I am still living in is small with a very big window and street view to a quiet neighbourhood! The only thing is that to go to downtown is about an hour in the morning, and to go back to the house during weekends its even longer!

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