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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

20 Reviews
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Half Baths3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 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).

Call (613) 790-6911 or email (cr.info@yahoo.ca) for prices for 1 day rentals. The Book It system can only be used for rentals of 2 or more nights.

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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More Details
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

4.8
based on 20 traveler reviews

Private Use of Luxury Home with Indoor Pool, Sauna, Steam Room
average rating of 4.8 based on 32 reviews
Aurora, ont
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

We were excited to have our kids and grandkids at this beautiful house. We were a group of 11. The pool was the highlight of the day. Plenty of towels and seating to watch the fun. The steam room was grreat too. The beds were super comfy and each day started smoothly with so many bathrooms to choose from. We enjoyed meal prep in the well equipped kitchen and use of the high end barbeque. It was nice to have enough room in the dining room for all of us to enjoy our evening meal together. The other large table and chairs was good for smaller meals and of course, card games. The main floor laundry was very handy as well. It is fully stocked. Rick was great with checking the pool daily and removal of household garbage. Grocery store minutes away too. We were close enough to Ottawa to visit museums and Parliament and of course Diefenbunker in nearby Carp. We stayed at the house from July 10 to 17, 2016. We sure made some grreat family memories. Thanks Rick and Karen for your kind efforts and especially personally setting up the new TV during our stay. We very much appreciated it. Cheers!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 12 stayed at the Countryside Retreat from June 17 - 20th, 2016. The house was enormous, and much bigger than the photos appeared. The decor was very neutral and the house was fully equipped. The kitchen was incredible, and fully stocked. They truly have thought of everything! There are plenty of dishes, and tools to cook! The bedrooms were spacious, and the beds very comfortable. The house was gleaming and clean and it's clear the owners are aiming to please! The property is well maintained, and the outdoor spaces well kept. The backyard is a tranquil space with lots of wildlife and very peaceful. The bbq is big and works well! The indoor pool area was by far the hit of the family! Its heated to a wonderful temperature, clean and even has a two piece bathroom - so no trailing water all through the house! Pool towels were provided and were large and in great shape! Even though there were 12 of us, it was big enough to allow everyone their own space. We would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a relaxing spot to stay with a large family! Thanks again for the amazing stay Rick & Karen!

Sincerely,

D& G FAmily

London, Ontario

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was a beautiful property with amazing amenities.

  • 5 of 5

Myself and 2 co-workers stayed recently and we truly had an amazing time. This house is set in a quiet place with a beautiful backyard. It was very quiet and peaceful. The house was amazing and spotless, no detail was overlooked. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed ! We intend on coming back in the near future. The beds were like sleeping on a cloud! Very impressed with this rental!! Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay, we look forward to having you back!! Thanks again.
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weekend gettaway

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time with 12 of us together as friends at this great retreat. Everyone enjoyed the accommodations and the beautifull countryside surroundings. We met Rick at the scheduled time and showed us everything we needed to know. We loved the pool , sauna and steam room and enjoyed it immensely. We had lot of space for all 12 of us. We highly recommend this luxury home and not far from Ottawa.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Harma, nice to hear your entire group enjoyed themselves. Please come back again!! Regards Rick & Karen
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Great Escape

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience with the country side retreat.

I was greeted by Rick and Karen when I arrived and they were such a nice couple, Rick went through everything I needed to know upon arrival and we didn't even hear from them again to whole trip.

The house was even better than described, the pool room was so relaxing and we enjoyed it every day of our stay. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a relaxing stay away from the buzz of Ottawa, I am already planning a return trip with my wife and daughter.

When we arrived the property was spotless and very well maintained.

Thanks again Rick & Karen for the wonderful stay!

Jay

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jay, glad you enjoyed your stay you are welcome back anytime!! Regards Rick & Karen
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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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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
 
Summer 2016
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
4 night minimum stay
$265
$1,796
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,690
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall 2016
Oct 31 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
$265
$1,796
 
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
$287
$2,011
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$265
$1,762
 
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
$280
$1,860
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $378
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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