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Catherine

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Sleeps 4, Super-Clean, Well-Priced, Own washer/dryer/dishwasher, Walk to Ottawa Byward Mkt

6 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Overview

Ottawa Condo Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 4, Super-Clean, Well-Priced, 1871 Heritage Apartment, Walk to Byward Mkt.

Clean, clean, clean heritage 1-bedroom apartment in the heart of downtown Ottawa that was renovated, restored and refurnished in 2015!!!

This condo is one of a group that I have listed online since 2009!

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

- 42” LED HDTV with 290 digital and HD cable channels and free SHOMI (a version of NETFLIX)

- new windows and glass door in living room to flood the living room with light

- queen-size bed

- duvets and blankets

- facecloths, hand towels and bath towels

Fully-equipped, well stocked modern kitchen:

- full stove and fridge

- dishwasher

- microwave oven

- stainless steel pots and pans

- full dinnerware set

- abundance of cooking utensils, cutlery and glassware

- coffeemaker

- 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 suite.

WALK TO ALL MAJOR ATTRACTIONS !

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Catherine (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Reviews

3.8
based on 6 traveler reviews

Sleeps 4, Super-Clean, Well-Priced, Own washer/dryer/dishwasher, Walk to Ottawa Byward Mkt
average rating of 3.8333333 based on 6 reviews
St Ann PEI
1

Very Disappointed

  • 1 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always disappointing when a guest decides to use the review process as an opportunity to extract revenge. I believe in honest reviews and assessments and I encourage them, but to use this forum as an attempt to damage the reputation of another unfairly is very disappointing. This guest decided, just shortly before her arrival, that she would accept an invitation to stay with a friend while in Ottawa. After a brief exchange of emails, Debby told me she understood my position about a last minute cancellation (which was clearly stated in the rental agreement Debby had to sign before this website would confirm her reservation). There was absolutely no 'hiding' of information from me. I have been a host on this site since 2009 and I have a solid reputation. Debby chose not to stay at the condo (without telling me), but she did choose to leave this heavy-handed review. I was not surprised by her decision to leave a negative review because of her comments to me when her security deposit was returned (on time). I have received many positive reviews for this property as well as the four other properties in the same restored and renovated 1871 heritage mansion. I have re-read the email exchange between Debby and myself and it is clear there was no misunderstanding about the agreement, the location, the amenities or the terms. As the majority of my reviews state, my past guests enjoyed the whole experience - the location, the amenities. cleanliness, the closeness to the tourist attractions, plus their dealings with me and the professional way I take care of the condos. That is all any guest should expect and a reputation that I am quite proud of. I have been in the same predicament as this guest when I have traveled. My husband and I have used this website since the early 2000's when traveling all over the world. When our plans changed (and on rare occasion that happened) we didn't behave unreasonably towards the host. That is unfair. This relationship between host and guest must be built on trust. And, my husband and I would never think to use the review forum to intentionally hurt another person unfairly. I am always deeply pained when a guest is unhappy with any aspect of the experience, but I cannot let the threat of a bad review change my positive feeling about what I offer to my guests.
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1 0
4

Great little home base!

  • 4 of 5

This compact unit was perfect for 2 people who were about and about all day.

Our biggest challenge was managing the radiant heat (it was hot) but that was likely because of crazy exterior weather fluctuations.

Easy walking to Byward, National Art Gallery, Parliament Buildings, War Memorial and Rideau Centre. Or, there is a bus stop right out front.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased Jill enjoyed her short stay in my apartment in Ottawa and has chosen to stay again. Wonderful! While Jill was here, the temperature changed from -15 to 7 degrees to in a matter of hours!!! This is an 1871 building, and the walls are extremely thick so the building can retain heat for a while. It was just an extreme weather system that caused the building to be hot, however, the apartment has lots of windows on two outside walls in each room so it is easy to cool it down quickly and that is what Jill did. The location, as Jill mentions, is convenient to the Byward market, Parliament Hill, Rideau canal, many embassies, Rideau Centre, and you are able to walk to virtually everything. But if walking is not for you, or you are tired at the end of a long day, you can take any one of 4 major bus lines directly to the building or cabs are plentiful. Parking is conveniently located a 1/2 block (30 second walk) from the building with in/out privileges. Thank you Jill for being such a good guest and look forward to seeing you soon! Regards, Catherine
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Calgary, Alberta
4

Ottawa

  • 4 of 5

The place itself was nice and clean. The couch is not overly comfortable to sleep on, but it is doable. The place is on a fairly busy street and there was a lot of street noise. It was convenient to downtown, groceries and other amenities as well.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am pleased that my guest found the accommodations nice as well as close to the downtown. Most of my guests find that the apartment is quiet, day and night, because of the brand new and well-made windows and door. As well, the apartment is at the back of the building, far back from the street. But, a small percentage of my guests prefer to be in a quiet neighbourhood but then they give up the conveniences of being steps away from shopping, restaurants, transportation, banks, pharmacies, etc.
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4 0
Santa Fe, NM USA
5

Great location and Easy living

  • 5 of 5

The owners have thought of everything. The location is ideal and the price is right. The bed is great and the washer dryer saves big money and time.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So great to hear that my guests use the many amenities I offer...from soap for the dishes (and dishwasher and washing machine) , to the fully-stocked kitchen including spices, some dried goods, coffee, tea, sugar, sweetener, condiments...I really try to make each guests' stay comfortable and stress-free.
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Sydney, Australia
5

Excellent option for visiting Ottawa

  • 5 of 5

I visited Ottawa on a business trip in November 2012 and chose to stay at Catherine's condo rather than a hotel. It was an excellent decision. Very comfortable, spotlessly clean and everything I could possibly need was provided. Anita looks after the building and is very hospitable and helpful. The location is perfect with plenty of local shops and a short walk done to all the action at the Bywater Markets and the Rideau shopping centre. An easy walk into downtown each day for my business meetings. Very good wifi and all the electronic gadgets you could wsh for. Can't recommend it highly enough and I'll never stay in a hotel room in Ottawa again! Terry

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We take great pride in how clean our condo is. Each time a guest checks out we deep clean the entire apartment, and it is inspected. This condo is really ideal for the businessperson since it is so reasonably priced, close to business and government buildings, and allows the guests to prepare home cooked meals (if they choose) by having a well stocked kitchen and two 24-hour grocery stores just a few blocks away.
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North Bay On Canada & St. Louis Mo USA
4

Perfect condo location

  • 4 of 5

This was our second rental from the same owner. We were expecting good accommodations and we were not disappointed. The description and the photos accurately reflected the rental description. The property manager was awaiting us and was very accomodating and professional with us. We were given a tour along with explanations and her cell phone number to call if we needed anything. We stayed for five days. The car stayed in the parking lot and we were able to walk to the venues that we planned to see. The bus stop is at the front door and we made use of it on the rainy day. Restaurants, grocery stores and a bakery are within a ten minute walk. The unit is well stocked with spices, dry goods, herbs, and enough food for a couple of meals. All you need are a few dairy products and perhaps some fresh salad greens and fruit in order to prepare your meals. It is ideal after a long day of sightseeing. There was glassware, dinnerware, cutlery and pots and pans in abundance in the unit. We enjoyed our stay in this compact, well appointed unit and would certainly consider renting again in the future. Even though the unit is located on a busy street, we found it to be very quiet during our entire stay. Enjoy the sights of Ottawa without spending your time driving long distances.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Ottawa International-about $40 taxi ride
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Many restaurants, retail and bars within walking
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Many golf courses in the area-public and private
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Ottawa main station
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Highway 417
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Many restaurants starting across the street!
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Britannia or Meech Lake
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, 3 new release movie theatres, parks; 2 large grocery stores, liquor and beer stores, restaurants, bars, night life.

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Rates & Availability

Ottawa Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
May 1 2016 - May 19 2016
1 night minimum stay
$139
 
 
Victoria Day
May 20 2016 - May 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
$155
 
 
Spring
May 23 2016 - May 25 2016
1 night minimum stay
$139
 
 
Race weekend
May 26 2016 - May 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
$178
 
 
Summer
May 30 2016 - Jun 29 2016
1 night minimum stay
$139
 
 
July Celebrations
Jun 30 2016 - Jul 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
$155
 
 
Summer
Jul 6 2016 - Jul 28 2016
1 night minimum stay
$139
 
 
August civic
Jul 29 2016 - Jul 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$155
 
 
Summer
Aug 1 2016 - Sep 1 2016
1 night minimum stay
$139
 
 
Labour Day
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$155
 
 
Early fall
Sep 5 2016 - Oct 6 2016
1 night minimum stay
$139
 
 
Thanksgiving
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 9 2016
3 night minimum stay
$155
 
 
Fall
Oct 10 2016 - Dec 22 2016
1 night minimum stay
$139
 
 
Holidays
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
$155
 
 
Canda Day 2017 150th!
Jun 29 2017 - Jul 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
$178
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$69
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $78
Cleaning fee $18

DATES BEYOND WHAT IS SHOWING ON MY RATES CHART ARE NOT AVAILABLE. IF YOU WANT A QUOTE ON DATES BEYOND MY RATE CHART PLEASE CONTACT ME DIRECTLY.

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Amenities

Ottawa Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 64 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathtub/shower, vanity, lots of storage, super-clean
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Bed in the bedroom and double sofa bed in living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

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