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Airbnb of the Week: $450 per night for a Parkdale Victorian with a claw-foot tub in the kitchen

Airbnb of the Week: $450 per night for a Parkdale Victorian with a claw-foot tub in the kitchen

Neighbourhood: Parkdale Price: $450 per night (cheaper in November)

The place

A three-storey, red brick Victorian semi in Parkdale.

The history

The hosts are a young family (the parents are an interior designer and a professor) who bought the 130-year-old home in 2004. They rented it out for the next four years while they were living abroad. After finishing a multi-year renovation in 2014, they moved out—but they kept the house as a rental property.

The hosts were totally against a bland condo-style reno, so the house still has many antique quirks. They bought the paper kudu sculpture from an artist in Cape Town:

Airbnb of the Week: $450 per night for a Parkdale Victorian with a claw-foot tub in the kitchen

The chairs are from Structube, and they found the dining room table on Kijiji. It was made in 1850 and sourced from a nunnery in Quebec:

Airbnb of the Week: $450 per night for a Parkdale Victorian with a claw-foot tub in the kitchen

They wanted a bathtub in the kitchen so they could soak after a long day at work without missing out on conversation. It ended up being perfect for their daughter’s baths:

Airbnb of the Week: $450 per night for a Parkdale Victorian with a claw-foot tub in the kitchen

They kept the original pine flooring, and added maple counters in the kitchen:

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Airbnb of the Week: $450 per night for a Parkdale Victorian with a claw-foot tub in the kitchen

There’s another claw-foot tub in the upstairs bathroom:

Airbnb of the Week: $450 per night for a Parkdale Victorian with a claw-foot tub in the kitchen

The master bedroom has a minimalist king-sized bed:

Airbnb of the Week: $450 per night for a Parkdale Victorian with a claw-foot tub in the kitchen

There’s a back patio, too:

Airbnb of the Week: $450 per night for a Parkdale Victorian with a claw-foot tub in the kitchen
Major perks

There’s a bathtub in the kitchen. Enough said.

Possible deal breaker

Since the place is good for up to 10 guests, actually enjoying the kitchen tub could prove slightly awkward.

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By the numbers

• 3,000 square feet • $450 per night • 10 guests • 5 bedrooms • 2 bathrooms • 1 kitchen tub

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