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Unique 2-story Loft w exposed brick, Sleeps 9, Downtown Ottawa!

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

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1 - 5 nights


Lower Town Condo Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 9, 2 Bath Downtown-Walk to All Major Attractions!!!!

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 postiive 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 2 story, 2 bedroom furnished New York Loft-style apartment, plus a 3rd unique 'cave' like Harry Potter-style double bedroom with its own TV, PS3, window, lighting, and closet (perfect for children or children at heart). There is also a retro fold down sofa bed perfect for 1 adult or two children located in the living room.

There are 2 full bathrooms with heated floors in each.

The condo had recently gone through a major renovation. It includes a new kitchen, new bathrooms, new bedrooms...everything has been upgraded, replaced, or redone.

- 10 foot high ceilings

- authentic exposed 1871 brick walls

- hardwood floors

- 42” LED HDTV, plus another flat screen small HDTV in the bunk bedroom and another in the unique cave-like 3rd bedroom and all three TV's have 290 digital and HD cable channels.

- newly built kitchen with large stainless steel fridge with water/ice on the door, commercial stainless steel dishwasher, laser-cut double deep stainless steel sink, oversized peninsula that seats 8 people comfortably. There is lots of cupboard space and they are stocked with spices, dried goods, oils, vinegars, etc. that you need to create meals

- expansive 6 foot high windows

- well laid out floor plan; very private between the bedrooms

- 1 queen-size bed, in second "bunk" bedroom there are 2 bunk beds (single over double & a single over single), and in the 'Harry Potter" room there is a 1 single bed (it is a cozy, cave-like room perfect for children or children at heart), and 1 fold-down sofa in the living room for 1 adult or 2 children in the living room

- duvets and comfy blankets

- facecloths, hand towels and bath towels

Fully-equipped, well stocked kitchen:

- stainless steel pots and pans

- full dinnerware sets

- abundance of cooking utensils, cutlery and glassware

- coffeemaker

- selection of dried goods, spices, rices, grains, baking needs, teas, coffee, etc., are complimentary during your stay

A full-size in-suite washer and dryer for your convenience including laundry soap, stain remover and dryer sheets..

Parking is available 1/2 block (30 second walk) from the condo and is $10 per 24 hours with in/out privileges. No reservation required.

Pets and Smoking

- this is a non-smoking, pet-free suite though you can smoke outside. Pets, though I love them, are not able to stay at the condo.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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based on 10 traveler reviews

Unique 2-story Loft w exposed brick, Sleeps 9, Downtown Ottawa!
average rating of 4.4 based on 10 reviews

Very impressive and unique. Fit our needs exactly.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and nice layout.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Very comfortable accommodations for family.

  • 5 of 5

Loved all the details for this property! Plenty of space for family and quite unique and fun for kids and adults. Near downtown and all the attractions. Owners are environmentally responsible with plenty of information for recycling and most importantly notes to make your stay comfortable and easy. The property was easy to book and check-in was seamless.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that Melanie, and her large group, had such a pleasant stay. This condo is very popular with children (and that makes their parents happy!) It has an adult feel throughout most of the space, but their are two interesting bedrooms that are so popular, guests come back again and again because their children pester them to visit again!
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Unique apartment, fantastic location

  • 4 of 5

Great location, unique apartment. Kids loved the "Harry Potter room under the stairs"

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Pine Hill, NJ

Great vacation, close to everything!

  • 4 of 5

My family and I came to Ottawa for a family member's wedding and I rented two units in the building. There were 8 adults and 4 kids between the two units and all of us were very comfortable. There were tons of games/toys for the kids to use while in the unit, but the best part about the property was the proximity to downtown. We were able to walk everywhere! Also, the manager of the building was very helpful. The last day of our visit, it was pouring rain, and I did not have an umbrella. The manager left two umbrellas outside the door of our unit for us to use so that we didn't lose a day because of the weather. I would recommend this property to other vrbo travelers. Thank you for a wonderful stay!!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That is great that Kate and her large group enjoyed the location so much! Yes, it is walking distance close to so many things: Byward market, Parliament Hill, university of Ottawa, Rideau canal, Shaw Convention Centre, embassies, museums...
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Impeccably renovated apartment in Ottawa

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six stayed in this amazing apartment for three nights. We thoughouly enjoyed discovering all the interesting details in the completely renovated apartment. The owner, Catherine, was very responsive to questions before our stay and the greeter was gracious enough to settle us into the apartment...even when we were a bit delayed in our arrival. Catherine has the rental so thoughtfully stocked with anything you may need during the stay. She also provided detailed instructions for check-in and a binder full of useful information on the apartment and surrounding area. Our kids were thrilled with the bunk room and the "Harry Potter" cupboard under the stairs. This is a unique property with a very professional owner.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you Melissa for your wonderful comments, but more importantly, I am thrilled that you and your family enjoyed your stay so much. Though the condo has an adult feel and decor, I have created to spaces (the Harry Potter room and the bunk bedroom) with children in mind. I understand the complexities of traveling as a family and finding accommodations that can please everyone. I am so grateful my guests are enjoying my efforts. Please feel free to visit again! Regards, Catherine
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Montreal, Quebec

Manque de finition

  • 3 of 5

L'appartement est propre, ben organisé et possède de beaux meubles. Il est pratique d'y entrer avec un code reçu par message texte de la propriétaire. Rapide et efficace. Le lit sous l'escalier fut très populaire auprès de mon enfant!

Par contre, l'appartement a besoin de travaux de finition: moulures mal posées, taches sur les murs, et un gros trou au plafond dans la douche. De plus, les locataires qui nous ont précédé auraient perdu la manette de l'air climatisé, ce qui la rendait impossible à arrêter et même à régler. J'ai dû dormir sous l'escalier puisqu'il faisait très froid au deuxième étage. Autre point négatif: je n'ai pas reçu le remboursement du dépôt de sécurité avant 17 jours, alors qu'on nous assure sur le contrat à signer qu'il sera remboursé maximum dans les 7 jours suivant notre départ. J'ai dû écrire plusieurs courriels afin de relancer la propriétaire pour obtenir mon remboursement.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased the guest enjoyed the 2 story, 2 1/2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment, and that she found the location ideal for sightseeing. The guest was not aware that the refund could only be sent back the same way it was received but we got it figured out and eventually my French-speaking husband walked her through the process of getting her refund deposited. I believe that the minor issues this guest had all related to a communication issue. There was no hole in the ceiling, btw, it is a fan vent (a new, modern fan). I am pleased, though, that this guest agreed she would come back again. And, I would be happy to host her again too!
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Rideau Canal
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Notre Dame Basilica
Royal Canadian Mint
Black Tomato
National Arts Centre
Ottawa Art Gallery
Cafe Du Centre National Des Arts
Résidences de l’Université d’Ottawa | University of Ottawa Residences
"One of Canada's most renowned universities-bilingual (English/French)."
Ottawa Art Gallery
Sussex Drive
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Strathcona Park
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Nearest Airport
24 Kilometres
Ottawa international
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
There is a lounge in the next block
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Many in the area
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Ottawa main terminal
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Highway 417
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Across the street and many within three blocks
Nearest Beach
9 Kilometres
Dows Lake, Britannia, Ottawa river
Nearest Point of Interest
Byward Market
Nearest Point of Interest
University of Ottawa
Nearest Point of Interest
Rideau River
Nearest Point of Interest
National Gallery of Canada
Car: not necessary

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, parks; 2 large grocery stores, liquor and beer stores, restaurants, bars, night life.


Rates & Availability

Lower Town Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
Winterlude weekend 1
Feb 3 2017 - Feb 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winterlude weekend 2
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winterlude Final/Family Day
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
March break 2017
Mar 3 2017 - Mar 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - May 18 2017
1 night minimum stay
Victoria Day weekend
May 19 2017 - May 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 22 2017 - May 24 2017
1 night minimum stay
Ottawa Race Weekend 2017
May 25 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 29 2017 - Jun 28 2017
1 night minimum stay
August Civic long weekend
Aug 4 2017 - Aug 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Aug 7 2017 - Aug 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Labour Day weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 5 2017
1 night minimum stay
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 9 2017 - Nov 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 11 2017 - Dec 21 2017
1 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Dec 27 2017 - Dec 28 2017
1 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
Jan 2 2018 - Jan 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning fee $28


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Lower Town Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1042 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Heated floors.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Heated floors.
  • Both bathrooms built in 2014
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa folds down into a 3/4 bed for 1 adult.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 'Harry Potter' room with a single bed..
    Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed , 3 single bunk beds, 1 double bunk bed.
  • Queen size bed in master suite. Second bedroom has 1 single bunk bed and 1 single/double bunk bed (called the 'bunk bedroom'). The third sleeping space is a single bed in the "Harry Potter" room (see description below). There is also a fold down sofa in the living room (suitable for 1 adult or 2 children). The home sleeps 9 people in total. Though there are 3 bedrooms I do not classify the third bedroom as a bedroom, It has its own door, pot lights in its ceiling, a window, heating, a closet, HDTV with over 290 channels and a single bed. The reason I do not consider it a third bedroom is because it is less than 5 feet high. This is perfect for children (and children at heart! ) and young adults. This "bedroom" is extremely popular, and people fight over staying in it, but I thought it would be unfair to not disclose the height restriction. It has been labeled by past guests as the "Harry Potter" room.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • swimming
  • tennis
2 full bathrooms, two and 1/2 bedrooms (including a unique cave-like bedroom - perfect for kids or kids at heart - very popular) and a sofa that converts into a bed for one adult. Home sleeps 9 in total.

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