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Karen and Rick Paquette

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Private Use of Luxury Home with Indoor Pool, Sauna, Steam Room

15 Reviews
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Half Baths3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

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Overview

Ottawa House Rental Photos and Description

House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 12-16).

A vacation home for guests who want something special--personal use of a recently redecorated 6 bedroom luxury home with a heated indoor pool, sauna and steam room. Owners (or their managers when they are away) live in a separate apartment over the attached garage and are available for assistance and information. The house is located on a 2 acre wooded subdivision lot in west Ottawa. The address is 31 O'Hara Drive, Ottawa ON, K2W 1A2, our phone number is 613-790-6911 and our email is cr.info@yahoo.ca.

Vacation rental guests enjoy a luxury home with a fully equipped kitchen, eating room, family room (wood fireplace, TV), dining room, living room (51-inch TV and home theatre system), 500 mb/day of high speed internet (additional usage can be purchased at cost), VIP cable TV package, laundry room, choice of 2 master bedrooms with ensuites or 4 guest bedrooms (2 on 2nd floor, 1 on main floor and 1 in the basement), patio with propane BBQ (in season), exercise room and a sun room with a heated indoor pool, sauna and steam room.

Vacation rental guests enjoy total privacy in the home. There is only one set of guests at a time. Ideal for guests who want their own private vacation retreat. Also ideal for wedding groups, reunions or any group that is traveling together. The owners or their replacements when they are away will always call before entering the rented premises (the pool must be inspected daily to monitor sanitization and water levels).

Minimum rental requirements required for July, August, Christmas, New Years and holiday weekends (see rate chart for details).

DEFAULT SETTING ON RATES IS IN US DOLLARS. CHANGE TO CANADIAN DOLLARS BY CLICKING ON THE USD FLAG IN UPPER RIGHT CORNER ON THE RATE CHART AND THEN CLICK ON THE CAD FLAG. THE BOOK IT FEATURE CONVERTS TO CANADIAN DOLLARS IN THE LAST STEP OF THE ON LINE BOOKING PROCESS. YOU MAY CONTACT US DIRECTLY FOR HELP IN GETTING A QUOTE IN CANADIAN DOLLARS.

Credit card payments can be made using the Homeaway/VRBO booking and payment system (VRBO charges a service fee for using their system) or directly with us (Visa, MC, Amex). The name on the rental agreement must match the name on the credit card. On check in, the credit card used to book the property must be presented along with government photo ID to verify that the name of the renter matches the name on the credit card.

A 4% discount is available for payments made by cheque (CAD or USD), electronic fund transfer, bank draft or cash.

All emails are answered. If no reply is received, please resend your inquiry.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Karen and Rick Paquette (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

From our 2007 guest book: Truly an amazing place. Quiet, relaxing, all the luxuries you wouldn't expect. Return stay is definite. This is the best I've been to yet. Thank you.
Nov 2007
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Reviews

4.7
based on 15 traveler reviews

Private Use of Luxury Home with Indoor Pool, Sauna, Steam Room
average rating of 4.733333 based on 27 reviews
5

Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This house was alot more than expected. The photos are deceiving, meaning the house is much larger than the photos made it seem. We were welcomed by Rick the owner, and he took us through each and every part of the house explaining everything which was helpful. As i have seen on other reviews about the decor, to me it looks as though they have done their best in the house to give it a modern yet contemporary feel to it, with a perfect mix to try and suit everyone's tastes. The bathrooms are absolutely stunning. The pool room was a perfect tranquil retreat by far, also adding they have a nice surround system to enjoy music while relaxing poolside. The open concept kitchen was well equipped. the house was spotless upon arrival. The owner's have an attached apartment adjacent to the house, but not once did they make it ever feel intrusive. the beds in the 2 master bedrooms are extremely comfortable and have loads of fluffy soft blankets as well as the sheets, making your sleep tranquil and relaxing, able to easily drift off.the house also has numerous sky lights throughout, along with loads of windows, allowing alot of natural light. Overall, it was a great experience, and would certainly book again for another longer period, to really enjoy this true Ottawa hidden oasis. Thanks to Rick and Karen for making this a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great space for a large group!

  • 5 of 5

We totally loved our stay at Rick and Karen's house. There was lots of common space for our group of 9 people to share, and a seemingly endless number of bedrooms (seriously, we could have accommodated double the number of people we had). The open concept kitchen-dining-living room was great for being able to cook and socialize at the same time, and the fireplace in that area made the evenings super cozy. That room was also equipped with big windows and a window bench, great for watching deer (we saw up to 16 in the backyard at one time), squirrels and birds.

The best part was definitely the pool room. The pool is heated and there is a steam room and a sauna... the steam room really won our group over, especially for those who were feeling a little under the weather in the mornings...

Rick and Karen were great hosts and very accommodating - they even gave us a little bit of last minute wiggle room regarding checkout as we forgot about the time change (oops)!

My one recommendation is to make sure you're aware of the location of the house relative to the activities you plan, especially if you're taking cabs.

Overall we had a fantastic weekend and will totally be back with our families.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

Such attention to detial

  • 5 of 5

This place was wonderful! They have thought of everything from towels in the pool room to aresol cans of air freshener in every bathroom! This place was such a treat and has everything you can want and need and more! If you need a place as a hub when your in Ottawa or just a retreat away this is the place to stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Go-to location for perfect girls or couple's weekend

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I have rented this beautiful home on several occasions over the past several years and the property just gets better and better. It has served us perfectly for bridal showers, birthday parties or just a relaxing weekend. You can prepare meals in the nice sized, well-equipped kitchen just off the formal dining room or eat steps away on the indoor pool deck. The heated pool and sauna are relaxing rain or shine and ensure that your stay wont be effected by bad weather. We've shown a bridal shower slideshow on the television, played games in the living room, hung out in the pool, read books outside surrounded by trees and lounged around on the comfy sofas with a few bottles of wine. The guest or couple of honor have an amazing master retreat with a large tub and comfy bed. The other rooms are just as comfy and everyone sleeps well. The surroundings are extremely quiet and surrounded by trees. It's so much better than those cottage weekends with cots, small beds, musty rooms, etc. or trekking down the hall for ice or sitting around on the beds in a hotel. We've never used the BBQ or the basement space, but look forward to in future visits! You could do walking, bike riding, retreats or spa activities easily.

The managers are professional, thorough, friendly and take great care in the cleanliness and comfort of the home. You'll never know Rick and Karen are there, but they're so friendly and welcoming that you'll wish they would join you!

Clean, spacious, well-equipped, private and comfortable!! See you again next time!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Choice for Relaxing and Visiting Ottawa

  • 5 of 5

A very enjoyable stay. We arrived late but were warmly welcomed by Karen and Rick. The house is spacious, well equipped and very clean. The pool area, as mentioned by other guests, is awesome. Relaxing in the steam room or sauna and then finishing off with a swim in the heated pool is the perfect way to end a day of sightseeing in downtown Ottawa or visiting some of the towns in the Ottawa valley. Will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What a wonderful weekend

  • 5 of 5

My brothers and sisters rental this beautiful home for our Dad's 80th birthday. I can't remember how many times since we were children that we all slept under one roof, the weddings perhaps, and the roof was a hotel. This was much more intimate and relaxing.

The house offers every amenity that you need for your stay. The kitchen was a favourite spot, as food was a high priority. Whether preparing the food, or just socializing, multiple people can be in the space at once. Our group could also be spread out in various locations, offering both quiet and activities (outdoor patio, pool, sauna, steam room) spaces, something for everyone.

The house is spotless, the beds are comfortable and clean.

Some of us took a trip to Piney's Point, and I'd highly recommend this outing, whether it us heritage and history you are interested in, or purely interested in nature, the view of the Ottawa River, bird watching, trypust me, you will not be disappointed.

Thank you Karen & Rick

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  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Ottawa International Airport
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Ottawa Train Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
417 expressway & March Rd
Car: necessary

Countryside Retreat is located on a wooded 2 acre lot in a west Ottawa subdivision. It is an 20-25 minute drive to downtown Ottawa (historical buildings, museums, restaurants, shopping, seasonal markets, skating on the Rideau Canal & more). Closer to home, there is the Ottawa River (boating, fishing, swimming & sailing), Scotiabank Place for NHL hockey & concerts and numerous stores and restaurants. Just across the Ottawa River is Quebec and the Gatineau Hills- hiking, fall foliage, skiing, shopping and Casino Lac- Leamy (gambling, shows & fireworks).

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Rates & Availability

Ottawa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2016
Apr 1 2016 - Jun 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
$256
$1,735
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2016
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
4 night minimum stay
$272
$1,843
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
$256
$1,735
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall 2016
Oct 31 2016 - Dec 15 2016
1 night minimum stay
$272
$1,843
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday 2016
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
$295
$2,065
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 2 2017
1 night minimum stay
$272
$1,809
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Break 2017
Mar 3 2017 - Apr 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$287
$1,909
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $388
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates for 2/3 guests: $350.00/375.00 per night with a 2 night minimum for spring, fall & winter bookings;$375.00/400.00 per night with a 7 night minimum for spring break, summer and holiday bookings. Please inquire directly for prices for 2/3 guests (book it/quote system gives incorrect prices). Pet fee of $15.00/day plus taxes (only non shedding, house trained dogs that must be kept on main floor and not on the couches or chairs).

One night rentals: available for 4-16 guests for a surcharge of $125.00-$200.00 (not for spring break, summer or holiday bookings).

We do not have a fixed changeover day so we sometimes have space available that allows us to accept bookings that do not meet the posted minimum number of nights requirement. Please check our calendar to see if these time periods suit your needs. Discounts are often available for bookings that fill out our calendar and for last minute bookings. These discounts are not applied by the book it/quote system which uses the base rates.

The $500.00 refundable damage deposit can be paid in CASH on check in (CAD or USD) or it is to be included in the balance due payment. The $500.00 damage deposit is refunded by cheque or electronic funds transfer (where available) within 2 days of check out (to allow for the house to be cleaned and inspected) or by credit card if it was paid by credit card.

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Amenities

Ottawa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 2 ensuite bathrooms in the master bedrooms, 1 full bathroom on the second floor, 1 powder room off of the kitchen, 1 powder room in the pool room, 1 shower in the steam room
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Queen size Beds (7)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Steam Shower
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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