Heart Of The City, Parking On Site, Walking Distance To All Major Attractions
I like travelling, and when I cannot travel, meeting new people from around the world is great. The house is a duplex, and I live upstairs; which makes for easy access to me if you need anything. At the same time, like many travelers, I like my space, and respect yours of course.
Why Alan chose Centretown
I like walking, and being right in the centre of the city allows for easy access to everything. Ten minute walk to the Blues Fest, or Little Italy or the location of many festivals held at Confederation Park. And of course, walking to Parliament on Canada Day, and watching the Snow Birds fly over the house that day is pretty cool too.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Close to Chinatown and War Museum
Alan is very good with responsiveness and communication. He has a lot of extras such as water bottles (which were very much appreciated!)
If you plan to spend most of your time in Ottawa on the west end of the city, then the location is good. While Ottawa is a very walkable city, there aren't a lot of restaurants close by unless you are going into Chinatown which is very close by to the apartment. Parliament Hill is about 1 km away, Byward Market is over 2.5 km away. Elgin Street restaurants are 1 km away minimum.
While the house is very clean, be forewarned that it does not have air conditioning. Also we were disappointed that it is a non-smoking house, but has a very distinct cigarette smoke leftover smell in the living room/kitchen area.
Excellent base to explore Ottawa
The apartment is walking distance to Parliament Hill, the National Gallery and a number of other downtown sites.
The apartment is very comfortable, stocked with appealing toiletries and wonderfully fluffy towels. Ample supplies of coffee and an impressive array of teas were in the kitchen.
Alan is an amiable host, living upstairs, and is a good source of information regarding the city - what to see, where to eat.
Home Away From Home
My husband and I truly enjoyed our stay at Alan's Ottawa property. Right from my first contact with Alan he was timely with his response, working with me in a kind, professional and helpful manner. When we arrived at the property, Alan was there to greet us. His apartment provides a designated off street parking space which Alan clearly marked. Alan took the time to give us a tour of the apartment making sure that we felt comfortable with the door locks, TV, etc.. I immediately noticed the care that Alan has taken in making sure that everything is clean and tidy. As somewhat of a germaphobe, I had spent some time looking for an apartment that would meet my needs. We certainly were not disappointed. The rooms were clean as well as the dishes which were actually spotless! Alan also had been kind enough to stock the fridge with bottled water and the cupboards with tea and coffee. Alan took the time to inquire as to what types of things we might want to see and do in Ottawa and then provide suggestions...even going as far as marking a map for us. It was quite obvious that Alan wanted us to have a wonderful experience while we were staying at his apartment and we did. I also want to mention that the apartment is ideally located so that you are able to walk to a number of restaurants, the National Gallery, War Museum, Parliament buildings, Byward Market and more. The pictures and descriptions of Alan's property are accurate and I can safely say that the next time I am visiting Ottawa, I will inquire with Alan first as I look for accommodations. Thank you, Alan.
Wonderful place within a short walk to everything!
My husband and I came for race weekend to see friends run the marathon. It was a pleasure to stay in this wonderful home. We were met by our host, Alan who was extremely nice. He walked us through a very clean and pleasant place. It had everything that we needed. He then proceeded to highlight for us places in the city. You do not need a car to go to these places. There is plenty to do and see within walking distance. You park your car on the property and never have to take it again if you choose not to. We will definitely stay there again!
Tres bel appartement , bien situé . Alan est très accueillant .
Nous reviendrons sûrement.
All Around Fantastic Home Away From Home!
I had the pleasure of staying in Alan's apartment this past weekend for 3 nights. The apartment is spotless and well appointed. The location is perfect - close to many attractions and amenities.
Alan is the consummate host. Very helpful and friendly and I plan to rent this unit again when visiting Ottawa as his apartment is so much nicer than staying in any hotel. Home away from home!
If you are renting a car, don't. The apartment is easy walking distance to everything in downtown Ottawa, be it Parliament, the By-Ward Market, China Town or Little Italy. The bicycle, jogging and walking paths along the river are also easy distances. There is a reason why many neighbours do not own cars on our street, you simply do not need one to get to most festivals and events held in Ottawa.