About the property
- Condo1100 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum StayNone
2 Large Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Sleeps 10 PRIVATE TERRACE, Downtown Ottawa!
I have been renting this condo for years (which can be verified at the bottom of this page). As the overwhelming majority of my reviews reveal, I do my best to help my guests' make their experience be a positive one.
In order to ensure the protection of both parties, I do not accept any reservations that are requested within 14 days of arrival. The credit card used to book a reservation will be verified with matching government photo i.d. upon arrival at my property.
This well appointed condo is:
- 2 large bedrooms with a queen-size bed in one and 2 sets of single bunks in the other
- the living room a queen sofa bed. There is also a white leather loveseat
- privacy between bedrooms
- all bedding included
- 2 bathrooms; main bathroom has heated Carrera marble floors and Carrera marble bathtub surround; second bathroom is a powder room with exposed brick, metal corrugated walls and a 10 foot high ceiling
- quality bathroom fixtures
- towels, hand towels and facecloths included
- cosy private terrace with your own gas BBQ
- separate dining room that seats 10 comfortably
- 2 - 42” LED HDTV's with 290 digital and HD channels-one in the living room and another in the dining room
- 7 foot high windows
Coffee and tea, sugar, sugar substitute, spices, dried goods
- microwave oven
- 4-slice toaster
- stainless steel pots and pans
- full dinnerware sets
- abundance of cooking utensils, cutlery and glassware
- hi-speed WIFI internet
- full-size in-suite washer and dryer for your convenience (laundry soap, stain remover, and dryer sheets complimentary during your stay).
- games, books, magazines
It is a non-smoking, pet-free building (in all 6 condos).
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Charming Century Condo with a lot of Character
I really enjoyed our stay at the condo. The neighbourhood is a little questionable, but I did not feel unsafe. Great location for walking to Parliament and Gallery. The street is busy but that is part of being in a big city. We walked to the Byward Market, the Rideau Centre, the Gallery, Sparks Street and saw the light show on Parliament Hill. We were 6 people in total. The kids loved the 4 bunk beds and our room was spacious. The kitchen was very efficient and the landlord was very attentive to our needs. The air conditioner in the kids rooms was not working properly and Catherine sent someone to deal with it right away. I loved the exposed brick, high ceilings, marble fireplace surround and hardwood floors. The queen bed was very firm, but I'd rather a firm bed than one that is too soft. This place is not for those who like big yards and quiet suburbs but was great for us because we wanted to walk everywhere. We had dinner at the shwarma place up the road and it was amazing!
Great apartment and location
We had a large group of 7 (5 adults and 2 children). The apartment was perfect. A modern lofty charm with the exposed brick in the living room and main bedroom along with high ceiling's. We stayed for 2 enjoyable nights. My mom and dad are older and we needed a place that we could make our meals. The kitchen was well equipped and had all the necessary utensils and amenities to make our meals. We bought fresh vegetables and fish from the Byward Market and were able to cook a wonderful dinner. The table in the dinning area sat all of us very comfortably. With having a television in the same room, it was our gathering spot for using our iPads, watching television and sitting and talking. The bedroom with the bunkbeds was perfect for my 2 nieces and their mother. The other 2 sleeping areas, (bedroom and Murphy bed in the living room (we kept the Murphy bed down during our stay), were down the hall from the dinning area and if my mom or dad wanted a quiet spot to rest during the afternoon this allowed for separation from our main gathering spot (dinning area). With 7 people it was great to have the 2 bathrooms (one 2 piece and 3 piece), The location was close to the main downtown area about a 10 to 15 minute walk or a very short bus or car ride. If you do need to drive, parking in downtown Ottawa is very accessible. I am a runner and took advantage of the close proximity of the apartment to one of the many parks and Rideau river (south up to Laurier Street). There is a Loblaws (very large) 3 blocks away and it is open 24 hours. We all enjoyed our stay.
Excellent value for the rental.
Apartment was clean and fully equipped and very convenient for walking to most of the points of interest i.e. Parliament Buildings, museums, malls etc. A great place to meet with friends and enjoy Ottawa area sites.
Very cute place, nicely decorated! When we arrived the owners were doing work in the entry way & using our unit to store items. The tone of one of the owners advising us the place WAS clean, didn't exactly start our stay off great! (she's the one you deal with for bookings) Unfortunately they obviously had some problems with their cleaning staff which hopefully has been dealt with. I asked for a vacuum as the floor had not been cleaned well at all, they responded immediately and had their cleaning staff come in and sweep & mop the floor. Table was dusty, we wiped it ourselves; baseboard by one of the headboards in the bedroom was very dirty, we just left it. Washing machine was full of towels & sheets, dryer had mop heads & towels. Only 1 pod for dishwasher, which they provided us more.
We also had a major ant problem! They did know about this prior to us getting there, however, failed to mention anything to us! When I questioned what looked like piles of dirt in a couple of the corners, and along some of the baseboards, then they said they were following what the exterminators told them to do for the ants.
Third day of our stay, there were tons of ants! When I contacted the owner, they responded immediately with genuine concern. The hubby came over with traps and sprays. The owner apologized profusely. After checking out, the owner assured me they would do everything they could to figure out the ant problem and she'd definitely be talking to her cleaners. Hopefully for their sake both problems get looked after, would be a shame to have a beautiful historic building like this not get utilized to it's full potential.
It really surprised us that Glenda gave only a 3 out of 5 star review. Mine, and my husband's, experience with her group was quite different than what Glenda described.
The reason the condo was not ready upon Glenda's arrival is that they showed up an hour earlier than we were expecting them. Our cleaner was far from finished and we had a tiler doing marble detailing in the lobby and had the condo door propped open. His few hand tools were in the doorway. His cutting table was in the basement to avoid any messes. We got the cleaner to do the best she could with a group
of guests and their luggage mingling about. Glenda was the only one of their group that seemed to be put out that we were still cleaning the condo. Miffed is a good word to describe Glenda's reaction. I tried my best to assure Glenda that the majority of the condo had already been deep cleaned but that didn't seem to reassure her. There were no Ants!!!
Glenda had numerous requests for us during her few days at our home in Ottawa and we were happy to comply. As her review confirms, we were accommodating and quick at getting any issues she had resolved quickly and, we thought, to her utmost satisfaction. I am sad that Glenda did not feel we had done enough or that we were not warm in our responses. I assure you we are not rude to our guests. We have been hosts on this website since 2009 and have an excellent reputation with thousands of reviews online to prove it. This website can confirm we have been members in good standing for 8 years.
We did have a slight issue with tiny ants seeking refuge from the cold after an unusual winter heat wave. It went from cold to hot to cold again with a few days, which drew them inside. The unwelcome visitors were eliminated within 2 hours of being spotted. The rest of Glenda's party were quite amazed at how quickly we were able to respond and fix the issue on a Saturday night at 10 pm.
Overall, Glenda and her guests did enjoy their stay but I feel that maybe Glenda, who booked the accommodations, may have been super sensitive to wanting everything to be perfect in order to make her own guests happy. But they told us they were thrilled whenever we had the pleasure to speak with them during their stay. On the Saturday night, they quickly realized we actually had mutual friends from their own small town in Saskatchewan, What a small world! We do hope Glenda will look upon her stay more fondly. She is welcome to return!
GREAT location and accommodation!
Our family of five spent four nights and it was a welcome change from "hoteling it". Nice to have some space and privacy. A beautiful heritage building. Hostess very accessible, would recommend to others!
Attractive decor and good location
Description in ad is right on. Parking convenient, with easy in and out. The terrace is well equipped. Great ethnic restaurants in easy walking distance. The only downside was that our family, who meet once a year, like to gather and talk in the evening. The small living/dining area made this difficult. The dining table was great with room for 8. The living area has a love seat and two occasional chairs. We had booked for 6 adults and 1 child. One person was unable to attend leaving 5 adults. We all agreed that it would have been very difficult for 6 adults to relax comfortably in the evening. If you are a family with more children and fewer adults, the small living area would not be a problem as the children could play in their bedroom.
Walking distance to Parliament Hill, Governor General's Residence, 24 Sussex, Byward Market, U.S. Embassy; University of Ottawa; Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Institute, Rideau Canal, Rideau Centre; National Arts Centre; National Arts Gallery; Ministry of National Defence, French Embassy, British High Commission, Dept of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, 4 live theatres, 1 rep theatre, 3 new release movie theatres, parks; 2 large grocery stores, liquor and beer stores, restaurants, bars, night life.
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