A Private Oasis in the Centre of the City.
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About Jennifer Skuce
We've travelled extensively and have always enjoyed renting homes along the way. From these varied experiences we have learned that paying attention to detail can have a positive impact when renting a home, and it is our hope that our guests will take pleasure in the environment we have created. We love to cook, entertain, listen to music and we invite you to enjoy our space as if it were your own. We are happy to accommodate your request as we have a cottage close by that we often commute from.
Jennifer Skuce purchased this House in 2003
Why Jennifer Skuce chose Civic Hospital - Experimental Farm - Central Park
Our home is truly unique, architecturally beautiful and offers the perfect hideaway within minutes of everything Ottawa has to offer. You simply cannot beat the location and neighbourhood. From the moment you enter the home you will know you've made the right decision. We are located within walking distance to the trendy shops and restaurants in Hintonburg (voted the best neighbourhood in Ottawa), to Little Italy and the Preston Street corridor that is lined with cafes and excellent places to eat, the Experimental Farm and Arboretum with botanical gardens, the Rideau Canal where you can access miles of walking and bike paths across the entire city, explore by boat in the summer or skate in the winter. This is also the site of the world renowned Tulip Festival. We are 1/2 a block from the Ottawa Marathon route. There is a beautiful park at the end of our street with public tennis courts open until 11 pm. And last but certainly not least, you are a $6 uber ride to Parliament Hill which hosts Canada's unparalleled Canada Day celebrations, Landsdowne Park home of the Ottawa RedBlacks football Club/Furry soccer club/City Folk Festival, and the Ottawa Blues festival grounds.
What makes this House unique
The home is architecturally distinctive and very comfortable. There is also a therapeutic hot tub nestled in the old growth pines in the backyard which comes in handy after a day of sightseeing. The space lends itself well to sharing with other couples or families due to the expansive layout.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great spot in Ottawa
Great location, clean, stylish. Just book it.
Amazing house. Perfect location. Kid friendly.
Helpful hosts facilitated a wonderful family get together.
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure meeting your family.
Wonderful and warm home in a great location
We had a wonderful stay in Ottawa in this warm and welcoming home. Well located near various Ottawa neighborhoods, Carleton University and an easy drive to downtown which was augmented by the warm hospitality provided by Jennifer when we arrived. The house was well outfitted and in a quiet location, which made it ideal as the base of operations for our stay. Thanks!
Thank you for your kind words. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and would welcome you back any time.
Beautiful, bright, spacious, clean, and tastefully and artfully decorated!
Wonderful location and great neighborhood! Home lovely both inside and out...great outdoor seating areas. Well appointed and several amenities...comfortable and convenient. Jennifer was very accommodating and helpful throughout, and provided us a warm welcome. Highly recommended!!!
So glad you enjoyed your stay Michael. It was a pleasure meeting your group and we wish you all well. Please call us if you plan on coming back to Ottawa.
Strikingly handsome home!
We had an extremely comfortable stay in this beautiful home. It is very well-equipped and well-located. Only wish we could have stayed more than four days!
Thanks for your comments Mary, happy to host you again anytime in the future. Travel well.
This is a gorgeous house nestled in a lovely neighborhood and close to everything Ottawa has to offer. We were a group of 6 adults and able to spread out, each couple with its own bathroom. The kitchen is very well equipped, which was a huge plus, as we cooked elaborate dinners every night. Jennifer is extremely gracious and well organized and took care of every need immediately.
I'm glad you made good use of the kitchen! It's a great room to congregate in. All the best to you and your group Carroll.
Our home is located a 10 minute walk to Dow's Lake, the start of the Rideau Canal. From here you can skate the 6 km route through some of Ottawa's most picturesque neighbourhoods right to the Byward Market. In the summer you can rent paddle boats or canoes and see Ottawa from the water.
The Ottawa Bluesfest is Canada's largest music festival and spans over 2 weekends in early July. You can walk to the festival grounds from our home in 30 minutes, bike in 10 or take a $5 uber ride.
The Ottawa Marathon route passes within a block of our house. It's a great spot to watch the runners pass by. You have a 2 block view as they turn down Sherwood Drive from Carling Avenue and run right past you.
Ottawa hosts numerous other festivals and activities including Canada Day where the city is electric for the entire week, the Ottawa Jazz festival, the Chamber Music festival, the Writers Festival, the Dragon Boat festival, the Tulip Festival and much more. From our home you can walk to the Tulip Festival and all other activities are a short drive or easily accessible by public transit.
If you are interested in Gatineau Park, we are a 15 minute drive to the gates where you can hike, cross country ski, explore caves and visit the MacKenzie King Estate.