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Charming, Quiet 2 Bedroom Home on the Jock River, close to Kanata & Nepean

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,360 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4

Welcome to River Roost.

Everything in this privately owned and managed home speaks of bright, clean, cozy comfort. Sunlight streams over the gleaming hardwood floors of this open concept design which is tastefully furnished with antiques and polished rosewood. The living room invites you to relax with a glass of wine while listening to your favourite music. A clean, bright fully equipped kitchen awaits you with all amenities - full sized refrigerator, 30 inch stove, dishwasher and microwave ensure quick and easy food preparation. Laundry facilities and a treadmill are located on the lower level.

Your eye will travel over the beautiful gardens and well kept grounds, to the bank of the Jock River where a heron is frequently seen during the summer. Beavers, otters and ducks have been regularly spotted in the river, which is large enough for wildlife, but too small for motorized watercraft. Beyond the river lies quiet parkland.

This home seems to be of interest to grandparents visiting their families in Kanata and Nepean as well close to Ottawa.

More Details

Carol McCarthy
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 5, 2018

About Carol McCarthy

Roger and Carol will meet you upon arrival and give you a tour of our property, answering any questions you may have. They will also check in with you after a few days to make sure all is well.

Why Carol McCarthy chose Richmond

This is a quiet and unique home. It will quickly feel like your home away from home. It is bright, clean and comfortable. It is within easy drive to attractions in Ottawa as well as drives in the country to small towns where you will get a real feel for the history and beauty of Ontario. We searched for 2 years before we came across this property and had only walked three steps into this house before I turned to my husband and said,'This is it, this is where I want to live.' Never had regrets. It is on the Homeaway site because we spend our time at our cottage right now. But don't want to give up this special home.

What makes this house unique

It is a great design with a curved oak staircase leading to a the master bedroom loft with a queen bed. A bathroom with shower is also on this level. The second bedroom is located in an extension to the original house. This has a full/double bed and has a full bathroom adjacent to it. This room also doubles as a TV room.


Richmond House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1360 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 4. This home is privately owned; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises.
  • Follow recycling guidelines for trash.
  • Upon leaving, lock doors/windows. Start dishwasher. Wet towels over rods. Beds used turned back. Trash in suitable containers in garage & door closed.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • River ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • En-suite to the master bedroom offers full ceramic shower, toilet and sink. Relax in the jet tub of the second bathroom located adjacent to the guest bedroom. An antique vanity cabinet gives the feel of quaint luxury.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Bed/Sitting Room
  • The Master Bedroom: A curved oak staircase leads you to the master bedroom loft with a 3 piece en-suite. Relax in the comfort of the queen bed with a down duvet to keep you warm in winter, while fine Egyptian, 100% cotton ensures your comfort in the summer. Check your email at the antique pine desk overlooking the river and parkland. The Guest Bedroom/Sitting Room: Separated from the main body of the house, and located on the main floor, this room ensures privacy and quiet. Pine furnishings lend a warm welcoming feel. Snuggle in a double bed, under a down duvet for sleeping comfort. Relax in two recliners to enjoy using the TV and DVD, or sip your coffee while enjoying the wall of windows overlooking nature.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • swimming
Festivals in Ottawa: Visit for a list of events to celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday Winterlude-February Tulip Festival-May Jazz Fest & Blues Fest - June, July Suitable for mature couples over the age of 25 years. Not suitable for young children due to proximity to river.


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Charming, Quiet 2 Bedroom Home on the Jock River, close to Kanata & Nepean
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
St-sauveur, quebec

Cozy, peaceful and so well equipped!!

  • 5 of 5

This little gem in the country just outside of Ottawa was a real find. We felt so "at home" there. The house was amazingly well equipped, nothing at all was missing and since the owners lived/live there occasionally, the house is furnished and equipped for comfort and convenience. It is also impeccably clean. The property seems so peaceful with the little river running through the back of the yard. We used the property as a base while we visited our daughter and family in South Ottawa--couldn't have worked better!!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jim. We appreciate the information that you have passed on to others. We are so fortunate to have guests like Jim and his wife who treat our home as they would their own. We are pleased when grandparents use River Roost as a home base while visiting family in the area. As grandparents ourselves, we know how important it is to be close. Come back again, Jim.
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Bedford, NS, Canada


  • 5 of 5

Very convenient location. Exceptionally clean and well organized. Owners are a pleasure to work with.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ron and Lynda. It was a pleasure to know that you were using our home base to visit with family. That is what we enjoy about so many of our guests. Look forward to having you return to River Roost! Carol and Roger
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River Roost Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Hi Carol & Roger:

Wow! For once the pictures of your beautiful home were great on the web but the house and grounds outdid the pictures. Our great first impression stayed with us the whole 3 weeks we had the pleasure of being in your lovely home.

We were definitely so pleased to immediately see the home was very clean and so well equipped and everything was so well organized with your notes etc.

We had great visits with family at your beautiful warm retreat and it warmed our hearts to be outside with our little Granddaughter and showing her all the geese, blue heron, turtles etc.

This was our very best homeaway rental and we hope to return again if we get the opportunity.

Thank you Again!

Harold & Joanne

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Harold and Joanne. Grandparents visiting their family continue to be an important part of River Roost. We are happy to offer a clean, comfortable and quiet home after a busy day with those special little people.
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Absolutely fantastic.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the photos on the HomeAway website but did not expect how exceptional this property was until we arrived. I can't say enough good things about our stay. The house was immaculate, fully equipped, and comfortable. The location was perfect and peaceful. Right on the river so we enjoyed much of our time on the patio. Carol was very attentive making sure everything was okay for us. Wish I could live there. Close to Ottawa and wonderful scenic back roads to many areas. All in all a beautiful vacation. You can't go wrong selecting this beautiful property.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jean. Your kind words are very much appreciated. Once again, our home was the base for a long awaited vacation to Ottawa. Thank you for recognizing our effort. Please come again. Carol
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Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at River Roost for 8 days and could not have asked for a better place. The house is super clean and well-decorated. It has everything you need, even condiments, sugar, spices, which makes it easy to cook. The area is quiet and the view of the river is a plus. It is super easy to travel to the capitale. The owners are genuinely concerned about making our stay a good and comfortable experience. We would certainly go back.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We love to see our home used to bring families together. Grandparents are a special part of the Homeaway experience for us. Roger and Carol
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Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, very comfortable. Clean and well-maintained.

Owner was very helpful in any case.

We would recomment this property.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always appreciate it when people take the time to write a review. It was nice to have you return to River Roost and will welcome you home in the future.
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Nearest Airport
17 Kilometres
Ottawa International
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
River Bend Golf
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Royal's Restaurant
Nearest Beach
18 Kilometres
Brittania Beach on Ottawa River.
Car: necessary

Located in the quiet village of Richmond, only 25 minutes from downtown Ottawa (on major highways) means quick and easy access to museums, art Galleries, Parliament Buildings, The Rideau Canal and The National Arts Centre. Enjoy superb shopping at the Rideau Centre mall or in 'The Byward Market''. Enjoy easy day trips to the small towns of Merrickville, Perth, Kingston and Gananoque with their quaint architecture, tea rooms and unique boutiques. These towns are teaming with history and charm.

Local grocery, pharmacy, bank and liquor store, restaurants and cafes only 3 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $160.09
Changeover fee $80.04

$100.00 changeover fee (In Canadian currency)
Dec - April -monthly rentals only
6 month or longer rental available at a lower rate. Please call

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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