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Cyclists' Eco Oasis along Ottawa River, walk to downtown

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Hull - Val-Tétreau Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed(s), 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 4-10)

*** Save up to 20% off the seasonal base rates by completing your booking 30 - 120 days before your check-in date. A minimum stay of 4 nights is required to qualify. Please see details below in rate section. ***

Luxurious and modern, 3-level 1400 ft² townhouse designed by local architect-owner. Easy walk, run or ride to Ottawa's downtown and all the festival venues. After a good snowfall, guests may strap on their cross-country skis and head up to Gatineau Park to enjoy the vast network of groomed trails. Running during the non-snow season is a pleasure; I have personal 5k, 10.8k, 11.5k and 15.2 looped runs to share for runners of all abilities.

Radiant floor heating throughout, abundant natural lighting, cross-ventilation, natural materials, composting on-site. Air conditioning provided on all three levels. Bright open floor plan with plenty of operable windows. Floors with maple hardwood and ceramic tiles.

Fully equipped kitchen with cooking utensils, dinnerware and cleaning supplies. If you like to cook please indicate any specialty cookware you may need as I may have items helpful to your culinary vision. Fresh herbs throughout the garden. Couch and chairs on the main floor can be converted into beds, sleeping 4 extra persons. Flatscreen television and free internet access provided.

Entrance on main floor with powder room, living/dining/kitchen area, with access to back deck and gas BBQ. On the top floor large master bedroom with king bed and chairbed, walk-in-closet and a large 5-piece bathroom. At the lower level, room with a king bed/2 twin beds and 1 chairbed. The lower floor also has a smaller 3-piece bathroom with large walk-in shower and integrated washer and condensing dryer. An ironing board and iron are also available.

The interior is smoke-free and fresh linens are supplied once per stay. Bookshelves are stocked with French and English novels, cookbooks and magazines.

On-site parking is limited to 2 cars in the carport. Free street parking is available except for overnight parking during the winter due to snow removal.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Isabelle Bradbury
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 6, 2016

About Isabelle Bradbury

The many pleasurable stays I experienced around the world at VRBO properties convinced me to open my own home to fellow travellers.

Isabelle Bradbury purchased this townhome in 1989

Why Isabelle Bradbury chose Gatineau

The neighbourhood is a gem. Not only is it the only neighbourhood directly on the shores of the Ottawa River within the five inter-city bridges, but the people who live here are varied in their occupations, incomes and backgrounds. There are many businesses as well as houses, a university, a church, a daycare centre and an elementary school so the streets are friendly.

What makes this townhome unique

Moussette Beach and The Voyageurs bicycle pathway which are steps away.


based on 22 traveler reviews

Cyclists' Eco Oasis along Ottawa River, walk to downtown
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with 7 people comfortably . The location is fantastic and it really is a nice oasis !

Isabelle was great to deal with and even left some great starter supplies in the fridge for when we arrived ! Was totally great and will definitely come and stay again! Thanks Isabelle - we will bring our bikes next time !

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Juke, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Running the half marathon of the Ottawa Race weekend is a momentous undertaking and as a runner myself, I can well appreciate your need for a good night's sleep the night before! I also understand the need to celebrate and enjoy the experience of your trip; your comments are music to my ears. Please do visit us again with your bikes and explore the region in a completely different and equally enjoyable way.
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Comfortable, cosy, very clean and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay with our family, thoughtfully decorated and well equipped with the comforts of home. We loved the contemporary styling and everything was very clean and well maintained. We also found it very helpful that there were enough condiments and kitchen tools to cook with. There was some heavy snowfall and unusually cold weather during our visit - Isabelle was really helpful in making sure we were taken care of. The neighborhood is quiet but convenient, not far from town. The the local convenience store, only a few minutes walk away, has a surprisingly good selection of food and beverage.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most enjoyable and fun!m

  • 5 of 5

The place is immaculate, warm and comfortable. Perfect for two couples. Kitchen is very well equipped. Hostess is a delight.

Location is perfect. Parking easy.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A fantastic place to relax

  • 5 of 5

Out of the many houses we have rented and the hotels we've experienced, this is the most comfortable and functional we've ever been in. Isabelle, being the great architect that she is, has designed the perfect vacation place. Every time we turned around looking for something, it was THERE! The kitchen, the bedrooms, the showers, and all the amenities we needed were simply at the right place providing the perfect functionality.

I cannot say enough about how a great host Isabelle was/is. I received an SMS welcoming us into Canada and providing us with a direct access to her phone number. She was there to greet us and to show us the place. She then retreated away and gave us the space and privacy we needed as a family. She would come in immediately when we need anything and was there to answer all of our questions. Professional, yet personable was a balance she struck perfectly. Her email communication earlier were clear and precise providing comfort and assurance to the worrying travelers type that we are. Her financial calculations and the deals she offers for early booking were very fair and were much appreciated; a truly trust-worthy professional.

We loved our stay there and have fond memories that we will always cherish. The place and Isabelle will always be a great part of those memories. Whenever we come back, we will book with her...

Salah and Susan

P.S. Location is also FANTASTIC!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This property is ideally located next to open green space, a playground and a bike or running path. It was an ideal location for our family, which includes four young children. We enjoyed excellent bike rides around central Ottawa, and were able to keep our car parked for the entire four-day stay.

The house is beautifully laid out and furnished. At the end of our stay, we commented that we have stayed many places globally and are hard pressed to remember a better vacation! Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home for all types!

  • 5 of 5

We truly loved our vacation in this home, let me try and count all the reasons why :) The location is fabulous! It's steps from the river, the bike paths with access to all of Gatineau AND Ottawa, parks, tennis and even the entrance of the incredible Gatineau Park! It is also 10 minutes from Nordik, the largest (and coolest) spa in NA.

The home itself is so inviting and comfortable. There is a well stocked kitchen (and small market w/in walking distance) as we cooked in most nights. The separation of the 3rd floor and basement bedrooms make the accommodations perfect for any type group. There is a great deck and grill.

Isabelle is a fabulous host! She was there to show us in the first day and left us some goodies which was beyond welcomed as we arrived at 11p that first day. She was on hand for anything we needed including locking up our bikes in the shed when we left them out one day.

We hope to be back as we loved this home, appreciated our wonderful hostess and absolutely fell in love with the area!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The location is ideal for cycling, running, roller blade and cross-country skiing either as a leisure activity or as a healthy commute to museums, art galleries or music festivals (I have personally checked in my skis at the National Gallery one lovely winter evening).

The rental property is located along a popular bicycle path that winds along along the Ottawa River to the Deschênes Rapids, Aylmer Marina, Westboro Beach, the Canadian Museum of War, Parliament Hill, the Rideau locks and canal, the Byward Market, the National Art Gallery and The Canadian Museum of Civilization.

For a more challenging and even more rewarding ride or ski, one can venture up Gatineau Park (entrance is across the street from the neighborhood) to the McKenzie King Estate and to the Champlain Lookout for a truly spectacular view. In winter, woodstove-heated cabins in the Park are open to skiers or snow shoers for bring-your-own fondue or other meal during the day and night. The extensive network of groomed trails is one of the best-kept secrets of the National Capital Region.

The rental property is close to the shoreline, where hare, herons, hawks and deer can be seen upon occasion. Beavers are found swimming in the pond along the bike path to the west.

A wonderful grocery store is a short walk within the neighborhood with its own butcher, baker, produce section, wine and beer, post office counter, dry cleaning pick-up and all- round great service. Big name supermarkets, specialty markets, big box stores and other stores are a short drive away.

Other services in the neighbourhood include Edgar, an Urban Spoon-rated restaurant; a coffee shop an ice-cream bar and a Vietnamese restaurant; beauty salons; tailor/clothes alterations; sports equipment, a dentist, massage therapists, a gas station, automobile repair shops and a bicycle repair shop.


Rates & Availability

Hull - Val-Tétreau Townhome Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
winter 2016
Oct 11 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning/setting up fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $375

LOW SEASON: $1500/week, $3000/month
SHOULDER: $2000/week, $4000/month
HIGH: $2500/week, $5000/month
OVER 4 GUESTS; $40/guest/night; $150/guest/week
SET UP & CLEANING: $200/stay under 2 weeks; add $100 per additional 2 weeks

ADVANCED BOOKING DISCOUNT off base rates (min. 4-night stay): 20% 4-months, 15% 3-months, 10% 2-months, 5% 1-month

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Hull - Val-Tétreau Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • River ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This bathroom also includes a washer and dryer.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 sleep sofa /futon , This room is the largest bedroom with a private bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The king bed can be converted to 2 twin beds.
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , There are 1 queen sofa bed and 1 chair bed.
  • King size beds (2) 1 king bed in upper bedroom; 2 twin beds in lower bedroom that can converted with additional pillow top to 1 king bed. Sleeps 4., Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 single beds that can be converted to a king bed in the the lower bedroom; see king bed above., Baby Cribs (1) available upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (5) 1 queen sofa bed and 2 twin chair beds in living room; 1 twin chair bed in lower bedroom and 1 twin chair bed in upper bedroom. Sleeps 6. Chair beds may be moved to other rooms according to specific needs of guests.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
*Charging station for electric vehicles in carport provided free of charge to guests. *Central vacuum cleaner with range of attachments *laundry chute * book library with English and French novels, magazines, cookbooks, gardening books * jigsaw puzzles and board games.

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