About the Homestay

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  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

Hi all the explorers,
My name is Dora, I was an international students for 5 years. Studying abroad is an exciting chance to mix with different cultures, different opinions, and different interesting people. I know that for your stay you will also want a safe, relaxed, cozy, quiet, place that feels like home.
I am going to provide you a house called The Appleton house. You will have all you have dreamed about:

• A newly renovated and well-maintained detached house that is located in a quiet, safe and friendly community
• Steps to public transit and short commute to universities, colleges, and major attractions
• Large, sun-filled, fully furnished rooms that all come with a built-in closet, and fit at least a double bed, a desk, a bedside table, and bookcase
• Award-winning chef as your host (yes, you are reading it right), who will provide you fantastic meal options. Start your morning with classic North American, English, or Chinese–style breakfast, and wrap up your day with a 3 course-meal dinner option. Missing your favorite dish from back home? Fear not. Just provide the recipe, and our professional chef can make it for you. ( Morning meal plan for a whole month is $150, Lunch meal plan for a whole month is $150, Dinner meal plan for a whole month is $300.)

We also offer:
• Airport pick up and drop off (Extra charge)

Our rate is flexible and competitive, and can surely accommodate your needs, no matter if it’s a short term or long term stay.

My parents will be sharing the same house with the guests during their stays. They will keep the common area nice and clean. Me and my parents will cook the hotel standard meals for our guests.

For your consideration, we also pulled these numbers from Google map

Steps to public transit
- 1 minutes to TTC streetcar and bus stops
- 13 minutes to Ossington subway station
- 15 minutes to St.Clair West subway station

Short commute to colleges and universities by Public Transit
- 18 minutes to George Brown College
- 25 minutes to University of Toronto
- 40 minutes to Ryerson
- 40 minutes to OCAD (Ontario College of Art and Design)

Nearby shopping, library, community center, parks, art gallery and museum
- 5 minutes walk to No Frills grocery
- 9 minutes walk to Toronto public library
- 10 minutes to Community Center
- 10 minutes to Wychwood Barn Park
- 20 minutes to Korean town
- 20 minutes Little Italy
- 30 minutes to China town
- 30 minutes to Eaton Centre (biggest shopping center in downtown Toronto)
- 30 minutes to Art Gallery of Ontario, Royal Ontario Museum

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We welcome you to Toronto! Enjoy the city, Enjoy the culture, Enjoy the trip and we take care of the rest!

Please email us if you have any questions or would like to book your showing.

Additional Info

***COVID-19 UPDATE***

Please note that international travellers will need to quarantine somewhere else for 14 days before check in.

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Smoke alarm
  • Non Smoking
  • Allow Smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 180 nights

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

Long stay? If you have a reoccuring schedule where days in the week do not require accommodation, you can unselect those days below. This will inform the host and reduce the price of your stay.

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Room 202, 2nd floor 2nd bedroom
From $27 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates
Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
 1 guest
Monthly price
$825
204 double bedroom
From $31 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates
 1 guest
Monthly price
$950
302 third floor bedroom
From $31 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Welcome international students. This room offers a double size bed, a desk, a chair, night stand, and lots of sunshine. The price including 3 meals and homestay service. I will clean your bedroom once/ week and do you laundry once/week.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
Monthly price
$950
basement bedroom with a office room+kitchen+ washroom
From $31 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Huge 1 Bedroom with an extra office room. This room is furnished, with a double size bed, a closet, a bureau and chest drawer. Inside the office room, there is a decent size office table. Great location with very short commute to downtown Toronto

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
 1 guest
Monthly price
$950
Room 203 2nd floor double bed
From $31 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This nice clean, cosy bedroom has a double bed and a den room.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
 1 guest
Monthly price
$950
Room 102, main floor with a Queen bed
From $27 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Clean, comfortable and neat bedroom with a Queen size bed. This is the room you can call your Toronto home.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
 1 guest
Monthly price
$825
First floor bedroom 101
From $28 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

A lovely single bedroom with a day bed and a closet. Good for a little size girl.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
 1 guest
Monthly price
$850
Room 301, 3rd floor big room
From $30 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates
Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
 1 guest
Monthly price
$925
Room 201, 2nd floor main bedroom
From $32 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Big bright room with a walk in closet and a private washroom.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
 1 guest
Monthly price
$980
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About the Area

For your consideration, we also pulled these numbers from Google map

Steps to public transit
- 1 minutes to TTC streetcar and bus stops
- 13 minutes to Ossington subway station
- 15 minutes to St.Clair West subway station

Short commute to colleges and universities by Public Transit
- 18 minutes to George Brown College
- 25 minutes to University of Toronto
- 40 minutes to Ryerson
- 40 minutes to OCAD (Ontario College of Art and Design)

Nearby shopping, library, community center, parks, art gallery and museum
- 5 minutes walk to No Frills grocery
- 9 minutes walk to Toronto public library
- 10 minutes to Community Center
- 10 minutes to Wychwood Barn Park
- 20 minutes to Korean town
- 20 minutes Little Italy
- 30 minutes to China town
- 30 minutes to Eaton Centre (biggest shopping center in downtown Toronto)
- 30 minutes to Art Gallery of Ontario, Royal Ontario Museum

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Shopping Centre
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station

Meals

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

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
  • Full Breakfast
  • Full Board
  • Packed lunch
Diet Type available on request
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Coeliac
  • Diabetic
  • Lactose Intolerant
  • Nut Allergies

House Rules

1. NO smoking, NO vaping inside the bedroom and the house;
2. NO cooking inside the room;
3. Tenants must keep noise to minimum, No loud noise between 10pm- 6am on the weekday. No loud noise between 11pm-8am on the weekend;
4. No pets allowed inside the house;
5. Tenant must not keep any inflammable items in the room;
6. Tenant must not damage any furniture, pictures or wall hangings;
7. Tenant must not do anything that will make the Owner’s insurance invalid;
8. Tenant must report any loss of keys immediately to the Owner;
9. Tenant must take all their personal possessions when they leave the property;
10. Tenant must dump the common area garbage according to the schedule.

Smoking is allowed outdoors only.

4 Reviews

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    Russia
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    May 2021

    I stayed in Dora's house for more than 3 months and everything was great! From the beginning Dora was very nice, friendly and understanding. She showed me the neighbourhood and helped to begin my life in Toronto as a student (it was my first visit to Canada and Dora helped me a lot).
    I loved the house, it was very clean, nice and comfortable, and my neighbours were great. I became friends with them and we stay in touch now. Also, the location is perfect - the house is situated in only a few minutes from different bus and street car stops (and it's also very easy to get to the subway from there), the area is beautiful and there are many parks and good stores nearby. When I come to Toronto next time, I'd be happy to stay here again! :)

    В доме у Доры я провела больше трех месяцев и могу сказать, что все было чудесно! С самого начала Дора очень помогала мне, была очень дружелюбной и понимающей. Она помогла мне обустроиться и сделала мое начало жизни в Канаде значительно легче.
    Мне очень понравился сам дом, чистый, милый и уютный, и соседи были очень хорошими - я подружилась с ними и мы продолжаем поддерживать общение. Хочу отдельно отметить расположение дома, оно очень удобное - всего несколько минут до остановок и очень легко добираться до метро. И сам район чудесный - милые домики, много парков, все необходимые магазины. В общем, очень советую! :)

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Dora in ,

    Hi Elena,
    Thank you very much for your review. I would like to host you again in the future.

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    Japan
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    May 2020

    Dora's homestay was nice, safe, cosy and clean. She and her mother were very friendly. I made frirnds with all the roomates. If I will go back to Toronto,I will definitely stay there.
    홈맘이 되게 잘해주셨어요! 이벤트 있을땐 항상 파티 해주셨고, 무슨 일생기면 바로 문제를 해결해주셔서 불편함이 하나도 없었습니다. 제가 아팠을때 룸매이트가 약까지 주시고 먹을꺼까지 나누어주실때도 많았습니다. 여기있었던 좋은 기억을 많이 그립습니다!다시 여기서 홈스테이 하고 싶어요!!!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Dora in ,

    Thanks Hiromi. You are so nice. I would like to host you again.

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    Mexico
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    October 2019

    It is a cozy house, location is great, near to ttc , stories and restaurants. Dora's mom cleans often. Dora is a nice hostes, attentive and willing to help. Although not all the girls who live there are friendly the environment is nice and respectful. I would like to stay there in the future.

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    South Korea
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    June 2019

    This guest awarded the host 5 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

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