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Pet-Friendly, Inner-City Arts & Crafts Cottage

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Last updated: 07/16/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This much-loved century home is in the heart of Ramsay situated on a tree-lined street and only minutes from some of Calgary's most popular destinations. Walking distance to the Calgary Zoo, a short bike ride to downtown along the River Pathway, 10 minutes to LRT and the bus stop is just around the corner. Also, you couldn't get much closer to the Stampede Grounds or if you are wanting to catch a game at the Saddledome. This house is also located within the Car2Go network area (and you can take the Car2Go to the airport!).

Back deck with charcoal BBQ and table for four, and front porch for watching the people stroll by. Street parking is available for up to two cars. Laundry facilities on premises. Up to two bikes can be stored inside with other sporting equipment.

This house sleeps four comfortably.

Linens and kitchen supplies included. Cleaning provided in between guests and additional cleaning services can be arranged upon request for an additional fee.

The house itself has had some renovations done over the past few years and has been decorated in bright cheerful colours making this a comfortable place to hang your hat while visiting the Gateway to the West.

Ramsay - A mixed community featuring local artists and musicians as well as some of Calgary's more expensive residences atop the ridge overlooking the city.


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Property Type

  • Bungalow

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 yrs+...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Front porch Local transit Bike path Stampede Grounds (walking distance) Fort Calgary (walking distance) Calgary Zoo (walking distance) Festival Hall (walking distance) Variety of music venues and excellent restaurants Art studios and galleries (walking distance) Grocery store (short drive or 30 min walk) Farmers market (walking distance)...moreless


  • Books:

    In addition to the books in the house, there is a Little Free Library just a couple blocks away....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    There are a few board games...moreless

  • Music Library


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Minutes walk from downtown along the river or hop on either the LRT or a city bus for a quick commute....moreless

  • Village:

    Ramsay and Inglewood are two of Calgary's oldest communities. Just on the east side of downtown, these two neighbourhoods boast some of the most eclectic architecture and art galleries in the city....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Password will be provided at checkin...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    There is an upstairs seating area and a TV Den in the bastement....moreless

  • Parking:

    Street parking - permit will be provided....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker:

    French Press - Bodum...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 10 There is also a set of Good China for those nice dinners......moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, basic kitchen supplies This is a 'pay-it-forward' house... If you find something running low please consider refilling it for the next guest....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Inglewood Golf & Country Club is 7km away....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Several athletic shops in the area rent kayaks, canoes and rafts for floating down the Bow and Elbow Rivers. Drop in points are just blocks away from the house....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal BBQ...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Banff is 1.5 hours away Skating rink is a couple blocks from the house Olympic Oval is about a 15 minute drive...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Public tennis courts are a few blocks away....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The Inglewood community pool is an easy bike ride or about 15 minute walk. As well the Talisman Centre has a dive tank and lap pools. This is located about 20 minute walk or 5 minute drive....moreless



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from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer - Stampede & Festivals
Jul 1 - Aug 15
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
C$1,200 C$4,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit C$200
  • Pet Fee C$100
  • Cleaning Fee C$130 + tax
  • Tax Rate 5%


Rates are subject to change unless confirmed with deposit.

50% deposit required to secure reservation.

Cancellations less that 30 days notice will forfeit deposit.

One parking spot in front of house is included with rental. Failure to return parking permit at check-out will result in a $50 replacement fee.

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Last updated: 07/16/2015
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18 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Calgary International Airport
1 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Ironwood Stage & Grill
7 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Inglewood Golf Course
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Inglewood Shopping District
150 Kilometres
Nearest Ski

Car: Not Necessary

- Calgary Stampede walking distance (July)

- National Music Centre (Year Round)

- Telus Spark - Science Centre (Year Round)

- Heritage Park - Historical Park (May-Oct.)

- Calgary Zoo (Year Round)

- Calgary Folk Fest (July)

- Fringe Festival (Aug.)

- Canmore Music Festival (Aug.)

- Calgary International Film Festival (Sept.)

- Marda Loop Justice Film Festival (Nov)

- Ironwood Stage & Grill (amazing bands)

- Blues Can (jazz/blues bar)

- Tennis Courts (public)

- Skating rink (outdoor public)


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: I am the CEO of start-up software company - Dexterity Ventures Inc. and a charitable giving platform called I grew up in Calgary, moved away for college and professional development for several years, before returning in 2002. I am actively involved in Calgary's social enterprise and volunteer communities and have dedicated my career to social change and community building. When I am not traveling for work, I enjoy taking time off for global adventures and road trips. Because I have had such positive experiences with other VRBO rentals, I thought I would offer my place up this year as I will be gone throughout the fall and winter.

Why the Owner Chose Calgary:
I bought this property for the lifestyle it has afforded me. Great restaurants, good music venues, close to downtown and because I ride my bike as a primary form of transportation in the summer, this location is ideal. Oh - and my favorite coffee shop, Caffe Rosso, is just four blocks away! If you are looking for a good latte and friendly service this is the place to go.

The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
This is a World War I home. Original hardwood floors and plaster walls give it that unique 'old-school' feel, but it is the arts and crafts style that is unique. From the arched ceiling in the living room, to the over-stuffed chair by the window this is a cozy little corner of downtown Calgary. The basement has a second living-room with comfy sofa and flat screen TV for those winter nights that you just want to curl up. Or perhaps you want to host an apres-ski the dining room boasts a table that seats eight.

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Speaks: english

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  • Front of house

    Front of house

  • Den


  • Kitchen


  • At favourite coffee shop - Caffe Rosso

    At favourite coffee shop - Caffe Rosso

  • Basement Bedroom - Queen bed, chest of drawers, closet, night stand

    Basement Bedroom - Queen bed, chest of drawers, closet, night stand

  • My front garden includes an herb spiral and various veggies

    My front garden includes an herb spiral and various veggies

  • Den


  • Livingroom


  • Reading nook and Dining room

    Reading nook and Dining room

  • View of downtown Calgary, minutes from the front door.

    View of downtown Calgary, minutes from the front door.

  • Main floor Bedroom - Double bed, chest of drawers, night stand and closet

    Main floor Bedroom - Double bed, chest of drawers, night stand and closet

VRBO #438327

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Date last modified - Monday, August 03, 2015

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