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Runners' Eco Oasis Along Ottawa River, Walk to Downtown

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Last updated: 11/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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Luxurious and modern, 3-level 1400 ft² townhouse designed by local architect-owner. Easy walk, run or ride to Ottawa's downtown and all the festival venues. After a good snowfall, guests may strap on their cross-country skis and head up to Gatineau Park to enjoy the vast network of groomed trails. Running during the non-snow season is a pleasure; I have personal 5k, 10.8k, 11.5k and 15.2 looped runs to share for runners of all abilities.

Radiant floor heating throughout, abundant natural lighting, cross-ventilation, natural materials, composting on-site. Air conditioning provided on all three levels. Bright open floor plan with plenty of operable windows. Floors with maple hardwood and ceramic tiles.

Fully equipped kitchen with cooking utensils, dinnerware and cleaning supplies. If you like to cook please indicate any specialty cookware you may need as I may have items helpful to your culinary vision. Fresh herbs throughout the garden. Couch and chairs on the main floor can be converted into beds, sleeping 4 extra persons. Flatscreen television and free internet access provided.

Entrance on main floor with powder room, living/dining/kitchen area, with access to back deck and gas BBQ. On the top floor large master bedroom with king bed and chairbed, walk-in-closet and a large 5-piece bathroom. At the lower level, room with a king bed/2 twin beds and 1 chairbed. The lower floor also has a smaller 3-piece bathroom with large walk-in shower and integrated washer and condensing dryer. An ironing board and iron are also available.

The interior is smoke-free and fresh linens are supplied once per stay. Bookshelves are stocked with French and English novels, cookbooks and magazines.

On-site parking is limited to 2 cars in the carport. Free street parking is available except for overnight parking during the winter due to snow removal.

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Townhome
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            18 years: children welcome with adult supervision...moreless

          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Children Welcome:

            Crib available upon request, complimentary with child rate...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            smoking and incense-burning permitted outside only...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 4-10

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 2 sleep sofa /futon

            This room is the largest bedroom with a private bathroom. ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            The king bed can be converted to 2 twin beds....moreless

          • Convertible bed(s): 2 sleep sofa /futon

            There are 1 queen sofa bed and 1 chair bed....moreless

          • King size beds (2) 1 king bed in upper bedroom; 2 twin beds in lower bedroom that can converted with additional pillow top to 1 king bed. Sleeps 4., Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 single beds that can be converted to a king bed in the the lower bedroom; see king bed above., Baby Cribs (1) available upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (5) 1 queen sofa bed and 2 twin chair beds in living room; 1 twin chair bed in lower bedroom and 1 twin chair bed in upper bedroom. Sleeps 6. Chair beds may be moved to other rooms according to specific needs of guests....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, bidet

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            This bathroom also includes a washer and dryer....moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet

            ...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • iron / ironing board; central vacuum cleaner with range of attachments; laundry chute, exterior clothesline and clothespins; book library with English and French novels, magazines, cookbooks, gardening books; jigsaw puzzles and board games....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Videotron premium cable service: TSN HD / TSN2 HD / Sportsnet HD; high definition personal video recorder (HD PVR)...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television:

                LG 47'' wall-mounted LED LCD HD Smart tv with 3D optional viewing (glasses supplied). TV is mounted on a fully-adjustable swivelling bracket that allows viewing from anywhere in the main room. Connected to ultra high-speed internet and television networks via Videotron cable service. Professionally calibrated for colour and contrast. Home theatre speakers....moreless

              • VCR
              • Video Library

              Attractions

              • Arboretum
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Forests
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Synagogues
              • Water Parks
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beach
              • Beach View:

                steps away from Moussette Beach...moreless

              • River
              • Ski-Out:

                cross-country skiing (ungroomed trails); groomed trails available in Gatineau Park...moreless

              • Water View:

                steps away from the limestone shoreline of the Ottawa River ...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Ice Skating
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Rock Climbing
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 10 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                single slim wall unit in living room and each bedroom activated by remote control...moreless

              • Basic Soaps
              • Broadband Access:

                no charge, available with landline or Wi-fi access, ultra high speed - 20 mB/second download speed; server charge for pay-per-use movies or games...moreless

              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer:

                Bosch front-loading ductless condensing dryer; in the non-heating months, we encourage guests to use the solar-powered laundry lines from the deck...moreless

              • Computer Available:

                tv is directly hooked up to the internet so can be used as a computer by remote control...moreless

              • Covered Parking:

                up to 2 parking space in a carport and courtyard...moreless

              • Fireplace
              • Gas Fireplace:

                not primary heat source as there is radiant in-floor heating, however guests are welcome to use this feature during the heating season...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided:

                Bed linens: Wamsutta 100% Pima cotton sateen 525 thread-count base sheets, Ofelia Vass 100% cotton duvet and pillow covers, Gosa Pinje goose-down pillows, 2-ply (1kg+1.8kg) lyocell/polyester seasonally-adjusted duvets. All our pillows and matresses are covered in Protex premium protectors for protection against accumulation of allergens. Bath linens: Suite Platinum 100% premium cotton...moreless

              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • PC
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street:

                additional street parking is available; during the snow season cars may not be parked on the street overnight...moreless

              • Shampoo
              • Sofa Bed
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine:

                Bosch front-loading low-water consumption washing machine with Rapid Wash option; scent-free, ecologically sensitive detergent supplied...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                no-charge, Wi-fi available...moreless

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Catering Available:

                Classically-trained French chef available upon request at additional charge to provide catering or cooking classes on premises....moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                French press; welcome pack of fair trade, shade-grown, organic coffee supplied at check-in. Electric coffee bean grinder available for a super-fresh cup of coffee...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                High quality pots and pans, cooking utensils, serving dishes, cutlery and dinnerware. Wide range of baking tins and sheets, jelly/ice cream/dessert molds, crockery, cookbooks....moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                Bosch dishwasher; detergent tabs supplied for duration of stay (1 per day)...moreless

              • Freezer
              • Kitchen:

                Open kitchen for serious cooks with generous food preparation/dining table (seats 10). Stainless steel range with convection oven; powerful KitchenAid stainless steel range hood with 600 ft³/minute exhaust Limited quantities of spices, herbs, teas, salt, sugar, vinegar, cold-pressed virgin olive oil supplied....moreless

              • Microwave:

                Spacemaker II 800 watt microwave oven...moreless

              • Oven:

                Kenmore stainless steel convection oven...moreless

              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator:

                GE side-by-side 23.5 ft³ refrigerator/freezer...moreless

              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Bicycles:

                complementary membership to Bixi bicycle rental during stay www.capitalbixi.com...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Shared eastern white cedar deck, natural finish, is accessed directly from main room on ground floor. Built-in benches; glass dining table, aluminum chairs, parasol, ottomans and upholstery supplied. Shared eastern white cedar deck, natural finish, is also provided on second floor, off master bedroom....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Tennis Court
              • Terrace
              • Walkway To Water
              • Wood Deck
               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              winter (low)
              Oct 15 - Dec 18, 2014
              2 night min stay
              C$450 C$500
              Fri, Sat
              C$1,200 C$3,000

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$40 per night, per additional guest

              holiday
              Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2015
              4 night min stay
              C$450
              C$1,800 C$3,500

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$40 per night, per additional guest

              winter (low)
              Jan 2 - Apr 30, 2015
              2 night min stay
              C$450 C$500
              Fri, Sat
              C$1,200 C$3,000

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$40 per night, per additional guest

              spring (shoulder)
              May 1 - Jun 30, 2015
              2 night min stay
              C$450 C$500
              Fri, Sat
              C$1,500 C$3,500

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$40 per night, per additional guest

              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              C$450 C$500
              Fri, Sat
              C$1,800 C$4,500

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$40 per night, per additional guest

              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • cleaning/setting up fee C$150 + tax
              • Refundable Damage Deposit C$500
              • Tax Rate 14.975%

              Notes:

              LOW SEASON: $1200/wk, $2000/fortnight, $3000/month

              SHOULDER: $1500/wk, $2350/fortnt, $3500/mth

              HIGH: $1800/wk, $3000/fortnt, $4500/mth

              OVER 4 GUESTS; $40/guest/nt; $150/guest/wk

              SET UP & CLEANING: $150/stay under 2 weeks

              ADVANCED BOOKING DISCOUNT off base rates (min. 4-night stay): 25% 5-months, 20% 4-months, 15% 3-months, 10% 2-months, 5% 1-month


              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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              Location

              The location is ideal for cycling, running, roller blade and cross-country skiing either as a leisure activity or as a healthy commute to museums, art galleries or music festivals (I have personally checked in my skis at the National Gallery one lovely winter evening).

              The rental property is located along a popular bicycle path that winds along along the Ottawa River to the Deschênes Rapids, Aylmer Marina, Westboro Beach, the Canadian Museum of War, Parliament Hill, the Rideau locks and canal, the Byward Market, the National Art Gallery and The Canadian Museum of Civilization.

              For a more challenging and even more rewarding ride or ski, one can venture up Gatineau Park (entrance is across the street from the neighborhood) to the McKenzie King Estate and to the Champlain Lookout for a truly spectacular view. In winter, woodstove-heated cabins in the Park are open to skiers or snow shoers for bring-your-own fondue or other meal during the day and night. The extensive network of groomed trails is one of the best-kept secrets of the National Capital Region.

              The rental property is close to the shoreline, where hare, herons, hawks and deer can be seen upon occasion. Beavers are found swimming in the pond along the bike path to the west.

              A wonderful grocery store is a short walk within the neighborhood with its own butcher, baker, produce section, wine and beer, post office counter, dry cleaning pick-up and all- round great service. Big name supermarkets, specialty markets, big box stores and other stores are a short drive away.

              Other services in the neighbourhood include Edgar, an Urban Spoon-rated restaurant; a coffee shop an ice-cream bar and a Vietnamese restaurant; beauty salons; tailor/clothes alterations; sports equipment, a dentist, massage therapists, a gas station, automobile repair shops and a bicycle repair shop.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1989

              About the owner: The many pleasurable stays I experienced around the world at VRBO properties convinced me to open my own home to fellow travelers.

              Why the Owner Chose Ottawa:
              The neighbourhood is a gem. Not only is it the only neighbourhood directly on the shores of the Ottawa River within the five inter-city bridges, but the people who live here are varied in their occupations, incomes and backgrounds. There are many businesses as well as houses, a university, a church, a daycare centre and an elementary school so the streets are friendly.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english, french
               

              Photos

              • main room / pièce de jour

                main room / pièce de jour

              • living room area / salle de séjour

                living room area / salle de séjour

              • entrance powder room / salle de toilette à l'entrée

                entrance powder room / salle de toilette à l'entrée

              • stairway from master bedroom / passage de la chambre des maîtres

                stairway from master bedroom / passage de la chambre des maîtres

              • master bedroom / chambre des maîtres

                master bedroom / chambre des maîtres

              • master bedroom ensuite / salle de bain de la chambre des maîtres

                master bedroom ensuite / salle de bain de la chambre des maîtres

              • bedroom / chambre 2

                bedroom / chambre 2

              • bedroom / chambre 2 - option 2 : two single beds / deux lits simples

                bedroom / chambre 2 - option 2 : two single beds / deux lits simples

              • deck and laundry lines / terrasse et cordes à linge

                deck and laundry lines / terrasse et cordes à linge

              • local businesses: Urban Spoon-rated Chez Edgar, salon Coiffure Suzy Mendonça

                local businesses: Urban Spoon-rated Chez Edgar, salon Coiffure Suzy Mendonça

              • tennis, play structure, basketball & baseball facilities

                tennis, play structure, basketball & baseball facilities

              • kitchen area / espace de cuisine

                kitchen area / espace de cuisine

              • open area / pièce à aire ouverte

                open area / pièce à aire ouverte

              • bright and airy living room / salon éclairé et airé

                bright and airy living room / salon éclairé et airé

              • stairs to master bedroom / escalier vers la chambre des maîtres

                stairs to master bedroom / escalier vers la chambre des maîtres

              • master bedroom / chambre des maîtres

                master bedroom / chambre des maîtres

              • master bedroom ensuite / salle de bain de la chambre des maîtres

                master bedroom ensuite / salle de bain de la chambre des maîtres

              • natural light filling the basement / sous-sol éclairé naturellement

                natural light filling the basement / sous-sol éclairé naturellement

              • bedroom / chambre 2 - option 1 : one king bed / un lit king

                bedroom / chambre 2 - option 1 : one king bed / un lit king

              • bathroom and Laundry room / salle de bain et de lavage

                bathroom and Laundry room / salle de bain et de lavage

              • bicycle path beside the Outaouais river / piste cyclable abords de la rive

                bicycle path beside the Outaouais river / piste cyclable abords de la rive

              • Omni local market at 4 mins walk/ Marché Omni à 4 minutes de marche

                Omni local market at 4 mins walk/ Marché Omni à 4 minutes de marche

              • beach with life guard / plage surveillée

                beach with life guard / plage surveillée

              VRBO #417154

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              This listing was first published here in 2012.

              Date last modified - Tuesday, November 18, 2014

              C$450 - C$500 per night (CAD)
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              2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 10

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              Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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              Speaks: english, french
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              • Response rate: 100%
              • Calendar last updated: 11/18/2014
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