|Minimum Stay||1 - 4 nights|
I have been renting this condo since 2012 (which can be verified at the bottom of this page). 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.
Clean heritage 1-bedroom apartment in the heart of downtown Ottawa that was renovated, restored and refurnished in 2015 and 2016.
WALK EVERYWHERE! OR BUSES JUST STEPS FROM FRONT DOOR! FLAG CABS! LEAVE YOUR CAR PARKED DURING YOUR STAY!
This well appointed suite is fully furnished:
- perfect for a single, couple, or can accommodate two couples, or a couple with maximum 2 children (there is a queen one-bedroom and a sofa bed in the living room)
- 36” LED HDTV with 290 digital and HD cable channels
- new windows and glass door in living room to flood the living room with light and fresh air
- queen-size bed
- duvets and blankets
- facecloths, hand towels and bath towels
Fully-equipped, well stocked kitchen:
- full stove and fridge
- microwave oven
- stainless steel pots and pans
- full dinnerware set
- abundance of cooking utensils, cutlery and glassware
- selection of dried goods, spices, rices, grains, baking needs, teas, coffee, etc., complimentary during your stay
- hi-speed internet (wired or wireless connection)
An in-suite washer and dryer for your convenience
Parking is available 1/2 block (30 second walk) from the building for $10 per 24 hours, with in/out privileges. Reservation is not required.
- Monthly rates are based on 4 weeks (28 days).
Pets and Smoking
Ours is a non-smoking, pet-free condo.
WALK TO ALL MAJOR ATTRACTIONS !
I have a background in cooking and interior design. My husband is a writer.
Catherine purchased this condo in 2012
Within walking distance to the Byward market, Parliament Hill, university of Ottawa, Rideau Centre, Shaw Convention Centre, National Arts Centre, U.S embassy...
Loved our stay in unit 6 apartment! Arrived to a well-maintained, clean, accessible and convenient apartment on Rideau. Great heritage building with all amenities you could possibly need. Owner Catherine was easy to communicate with. She responded very quickly and left very detailed instructions for our stay. Unit had everything we could possibly want and more to make our stay enjoyable and stress free. Very quiet, private and safe place. Close to Bayward Market and Parliament hill. Would recommend this place to anyone. Thanks again!
We spent 4 nights in this apartment and truly loved it. We arrived very late and had no troubles finding the building or getting in. The apartment has been nicely renovated and was comfortable for our family of four. The hide-a-bed in the living room is not the most comfortable place to sleep but not horrible either. Even though we are from a very small town with not too much night time noise, the street noise did not bother us at all. The apartment is within very easy walking distance to Byward market, parliament buildings, nature museum, etc. There are two grocery stores just down the street and several good places to eat close by as well. We will for sure stay here next time we are in town and I will recommend this building to others traveling to Ottawa.
This 1 bedroom condo with pullout sleeper sofa was the perfect home base for our 3 night stay in Ottawa. Walking distance, about a mile to a mile and half from the Byward Market (great hub of restaurants, nightlife, shopping), Parliament, Notre Dame Cathedral, Rideau Canal boat rides. No complaints from the 8 year old, and he is not a fan of walking! The apartment is perfect for two adults and two small children. Our 13 year old is really adult size so it was a little cramped for the boys at night with the pullout couch extended there is really not much room for movement, the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars. The condo was clean and well kept, stocked with plenty of towels, pillows, and blankets, games and toys, and basic kitchen supplies - having coffee in the freezer was great. There is a mini market across the street and a big market, Loblaws, about a 1/4 mile walk so you can stock up on basics for quick breakfast, lunch, and snacks. You can tell they put alot of work into restoring the building. Love to see preservation instead of tear down. Great job on the restoration. I would stay here again, probably not with two kids though.
I was recently in Ottawa for a work visit for four nights and decided to try VRBO for the first time. I was looking for a place that could be easily accessed at a late hour as I was going to be arriving at 2 am. This place was accessible by code, looked clean and nice, and was in walking distance to downtown (about a 20 minute walk).
The kitchen was surprisingly stocked with spices and coffee, so well organized, and very clean. There was also a dishwasher and washing pucks to help with cleanup. The bedroom was very nice, comfortable, and fairly quiet. In the morning, one does hear some traffic around 7 am. I was also surprised to find a washing machine and dryer! The living room was stocked with a tv, games, toys, etc. and had a very comfortable couch where I did my work all week. The building overall is very quiet.
The location is pretty convenient as well. There are a number of buses that stop just a few feet away from the building heading to various locations including downtown and to Carleton University.The Byward Market and University of Ottawa are just down the street, about 10 minutes away. There is a Metro, liquor store, and shoppers drug mart within 5 minute walk.
I have another trip to Ottawa next month and am annoyed with myself that I prematurely booked nonrefundable accommodations at a hotel. I wish I had reserved this place again!
My wife and I had asked to be meant by a property representative whom never showed up. We contacted owner who provided us with a pass code for main entrance and condo. Upon entering the condo we found that the appearance was not like that depicted on the web site. The floors were very noisey and were supposed to have in floor heat, however the heat was provided via radiators. The kitchen counter top was surfaced with floor tiles with missing grouting that was very dirty and not the solid surface depicted in web site. The kitchen floor grouting was of the same condition. The box spring was brown due to it's age but the mattress looking a bit newer. The wall surfaces were not all covered in paint but was left with dry wall compound. The bathroom ceiling was disgusting, different colors that may have been mold. Upon leaving the condo and entering the common entry room we found electric wires on the floor covered in duct tape, unfinished wall surfaces and just plain dirt. We would like a full refund. We left after a few mintues and booked a hotel. I'm sure the fire marshall, ottawa tourism association, etc would be very interested in the condition of this property. I have pictures if you require them.
This was my first time using VRBO and it was a learning curve. I should never have rented a place without knowing the address so that I could research first and two, I should have paid attention to the quickly displayed cancellation policy during the booking procedure.
The suite itself was just as described, cute, semi quiet, loaded with supplies and tastefully decorated/updated. The service was thorough and efficient as one would expect from Catherine who rents units all this time. I however, did not stay in the unit, even though I paid for 4 nights, as I did not feel safe going from the taxis to the door or taking a bus or walking anywhere. I luckily located a B&B within several blocks away and I found it to be completely comfortable and easy for me to come and go. I feel that it is unfair not to give the potential client all "key" information such as location before they make the commitment to book. Also, I was trying to cancel the booking 14 days before my arrival date and there was no flexibility with this at all. My only choice was to land at the unit , check it out and see whether or not I'd stay once I got there. I would not recommend this rental to others for the reasons I have stated. There are many VRBO properties that have no problem letting you know exactly where they are located and they tell you the refund rules BEFORE they take your credit card number.
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.
|Refundable damage deposit||$75|
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