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Private Use of Luxury Home with Indoor Pool, Sauna, Steam Room

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Half Baths3
Space 5,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 12-16).

A vacation home for guests who want something special--personal use of a recently redecorated 6 bedroom luxury home with a heated indoor pool, sauna and steam room. Owners (or their managers when they are away) live in a separate apartment over the attached garage and are available for assistance and information. The house is located on a 2 acre wooded subdivision lot in west Ottawa. The address is 31 O'Hara Drive, Ottawa ON, K2W 1A2.

Vacation rental guests enjoy a luxury home with a fully equipped kitchen, eating room, family room (wood fireplace, TV), dining room, living room (51-inch TV and home theatre system), 500 mb/day of high speed internet (additional usage can be purchased at cost), VIP cable TV package, laundry room, choice of 2 master bedrooms with ensuites or 4 guest bedrooms (2 on 2nd floor, 1 on main floor and 1 in the basement), patio with propane BBQ (in season), exercise room and a sun room with a heated indoor pool, sauna and steam room.

Vacation rental guests enjoy total privacy in the home. There is only one set of guests at a time. Ideal for guests who want their own private vacation retreat. Also ideal for wedding groups, reunions or any group that is traveling together. The owners or their replacements when they are away will always call before entering the rented premises (the pool must be inspected daily to monitor sanitization and water levels).

Minimum rental requirements required for July, August, Christmas, New Years and holiday weekends (see rate chart for details).

Surcharge of $125.00 to $350.00 for 1 day rentals.

DEFAULT SETTING ON RATES IS IN US DOLLARS. CHANGE TO CANADIAN DOLLARS BY CLICKING ON THE USD FLAG IN UPPER RIGHT CORNER ON THE RATE CHART AND THEN CLICK ON THE CAD FLAG. THE BOOK IT FEATURE CONVERTS TO CANADIAN DOLLARS IN THE LAST STEP OF THE ON LINE BOOKING PROCESS. YOU MAY CONTACT US DIRECTLY FOR HELP IN GETTING A QUOTE IN CANADIAN DOLLARS.

Payments can be by cash, cheque/check, wire transfer, bank transactions or credit card. The name on the rental agreement must match the name on the credit card. On check in, the credit card used to book the property must be presented along with government photo ID to verify that the name of the renter matches the name on the credit card.

All emails are answered. If no reply is received, please resend your inquiry.

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More Details

Owner
Karen and Rick Paquette
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 16, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

From our 2007 guest book: Truly an amazing place. Quiet, relaxing, all the luxuries you wouldn't expect. Return stay is definite. This is the best I've been to yet. Thank you.
Nov 2007
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Amenities

Kanata House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 2 ensuite bathrooms in the master bedrooms, 1 full bathroom on the second floor, 1 powder room off of the kitchen, 1 powder room in the pool room, 1 shower in the steam room
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Queen size Beds (7)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Steam Shower
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Private Use of Luxury Home with Indoor Pool, Sauna, Steam Room
average rating of 4.870968 based on 43 reviews
5

March Break

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and would recommend staying here . We had a foot of snow while we were there and it was fun to watch all the dear out back and at the same time go swimming. I hope we can do it again next year! Thanks Rick and Karen.

Warm regards,

Jim and Patricia

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What a place!

  • 5 of 5

It was such a pleasure to stay at your lovely house! Everything was immaculately clean and that lent us a feeling of comfort right away. What a privilege to have private use of a pool, sauna and steam room! The setting is so beautiful in amongst all the trees with the sounds of the birds chirping and it was fascinating getting to watch the deer. They are so close we could see their tongues working in their throats as they ate! I felt like a little kid. Sheets are soft, pillows are wonderful, beds are comfy and the house is so quiet--so much better than a hotel! It was a pleasure.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Christine So glad you enjoyed your weekend, you are welcomed back any time!! We feel very fortunate to have the deer right in our yard to enjoy daily. Thanks again!
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5

Great spot to spend with high school girlfriends

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Karen and Rick. We had a wonderful time at this gorgeous house. Getting together with high school girlfriends is always great, and your house provided everything we needed. The pool was great. Seeing the deer in the backyard was a bonus. So close to the city, but we felt we were so far away. Great retreat, and we had so much fun and tons of laughs. We are looking forward to next year already. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Wendy So glad you enjoyed your weekend!! We will look forward to having you back next year.
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5

Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

We had a girls getaway weekend. The house was amazing but we really rented this place for the pool and the pool definitely did not disappoint. The water temperature and the room temperature was warm and perfect. When we weren't sleeping we spent most of our time in this room either in the pool, sauna or steam room. We will definitely make this an annual girls getaway weekend location.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your weekend!! Please come again!
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5

What a place to call home!!!

  • 5 of 5

We found this hidden gem while trying to figure out accommodations for my large family, while attending a wedding in Ottawa.

We woke up in the morning to 4 large deer feeding in the back yard. We saw several more in the evening. This was in addition to the many well fed squirrels and countless varieties of birds including Blue Jays.

The pool was a welcome treat for all of the family. This was an amenity not offered at the hotel where the wedding was. The beds were very comfortable and the bathrooms very spacious, especially the ensuites.

The property is close by to restaurants, the Canadian Tire centre and several outlet malls. I will say this is definitely not the Kanata I visited last some 40 years ago.

This is definitely the place we would stay again if we find ourself back in the area.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Roy so glad you and your family enjoyed the weekend. Please come again!!
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5

Great Family Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent stay here over the new years. The places was very big and accommodated all 9 adults and 3 kids very nicely. They had 1 bedroom on the main floor which is great for the elderly that can't go up and down the stairs that often. The basement consisted of one big room with a bed and then another bedroom within the room, which is great if you have kids that want to sleep closeby. Beds were very comfortable and ensuites were fantastic with huge bathrooms and closets. The beds however did seem more like doubles instead of queens. Kids loved waking up and seeing squirrels, birds and sometimes deer outside the window. Place was also decorated very nicely with 3 beautiful christmas trees. The poolroom was the highlight of the trip, the room was nicely heated with both a steam room and sauna as well. Would definitely want to come back here again in the future! Thanks Karen and Rick.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come again!!
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Ottawa International Airport
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Ottawa Train Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
417 expressway & March Rd
Car: necessary

Countryside Retreat is located on a wooded 2 acre lot in a west Ottawa subdivision. It is an 20-25 minute drive to downtown Ottawa (historical buildings, museums, restaurants, shopping, seasonal markets, skating on the Rideau Canal & more). Closer to home, there is the Ottawa River (boating, fishing, swimming & sailing), Scotiabank Place for NHL hockey & concerts and numerous stores and restaurants. Just across the Ottawa River is Quebec and the Gatineau Hills- hiking, fall foliage, skiing, shopping and Casino Lac- Leamy (gambling, shows & fireworks).

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Rates & Availability

Kanata House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2017
Apr 3 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$263
$1,789
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$271
$1,837
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$263
$1,789
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall 2017
Nov 3 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$271
$1,837
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday 2017
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
$293
$2,049
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2018
Jan 3 2018 - Apr 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
$278
$1,888
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2018
Apr 3 2018 - Jun 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
$271
$1,840
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2018
Jun 29 2018 - Sep 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
$278
$1,888
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2018
Sep 4 2018 - Nov 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
$271
$1,840
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $365.9
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates for 2/3 guests: $350.00/375.00 per night with a 2 night minimum for spring, fall & winter bookings;$375.00/400.00 per night with a 7 night minimum for spring break, summer and holiday bookings. Please inquire directly for prices for 2/3 guests (book it/quote system gives incorrect prices). Pet fee of $15.00/day plus taxes (only non shedding, house trained dogs that must be kept on main floor and not on the couches or chairs).

One night rentals: available for 4-16 guests for a surcharge of $125.00-$200.00 (not for spring break, summer or holiday bookings).

We do not have a fixed changeover day so we sometimes have space available that allows us to accept bookings that do not meet the posted minimum number of nights requirement. Please check our calendar to see if these time periods suit your needs. Discounts are often available for bookings that fill out our calendar and for last minute bookings. These discounts are not applied by the book it/quote system which uses the base rates.

The $500.00 refundable damage deposit can be paid in CASH on check in (CAD or USD) or it is to be included in the balance due payment. The $500.00 damage deposit is refunded by cheque or electronic funds transfer (where available) within 2 days of check out (to allow for the house to be cleaned and inspected) or by credit card if it was paid by credit card.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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