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Unique 2-Story Loft W Exposed Brick, Sleeps 8, Downtown Ottawa!

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1871 heritage unique 2-story condo in downtown Ottawa.


Last updated: 05/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Sleeps 8, 2 Bath Downtown-Walk to All Major Attractions!!!!

I have been renting this condo for years (which can be verified on this page). As the overwhelming majority of my reviews reveal, I do my best to help my guests' make their experience be a positive one.

In order to ensure the protection of both parties, I do not accept any reservations that are requested within 14 days of arrival. The credit card used to book a reservation will be verified with matching government photo i.d. upon arrival at my property.

This well appointed 2 story, 2 bedroom furnished New York Loft-style apartment, plus a 3rd unique 'cave' like Harry Potter-style single bedroom with its own TV, window, lighting, and closet (perfect for children or children at heart).

There are 2 full bathrooms with heated floors in each.

The condo had recently gone through a major renovation. It includes a new kitchen, new bathrooms, new bedrooms...everything has been upgraded, replaced, or redone.

Parking is available 1/2 block (30 second walk) from the condo and is $10 per 24 hours with in/out privileges. No reservation required.

- 10 foot high ceilings
- authentic exposed 1871 brick walls
- hardwood floors
- 42” LED HDTV, plus another flat screen small HDTV in the bunk bedroom and another in the unique cave-like 3rd bedroom and all three TV's have 290 digital and HD cable channels.

- newly built kitchen with large stainless steel fridge with water/ice on the door, commercial stainless steel dishwasher, laser-cut double deep stainless steel sink, oversized peninsula for meals or just chatting, playing games, etc. There is lots of cupboard space and they are stocked with spices, dried goods, oils, vinegars, etc. that you need to create meals

- expansive 6 foot high windows

- well laid out floor plan; very private between the bedrooms
- 1 queen-size bed, in second "bunk" bedroom there are 2 bunk beds (single over double & a single over single), and in the 'Harry Potter" room there is a 1 single bed (it is a cozy, cave-like room perfect for children or children at heart.
- duvets and comfy blankets

- facecloths, hand towels and bath towels

Fully-equipped, well stocked kitchen:
- stainless steel pots and pans
- full dinnerware sets
- abundance of cooking utensils, cutlery and glassware
- coffeemaker
- selection of dried goods, spices, rices, grains, baking needs, teas, coffee, etc., are complimentary during your stay

A full-size in-suite washer and dryer for your convenience including laundry soap, stain remover and dryer sheets..

Pets and Smoking
- this is a non-smoking, pet-free suite though you can smoke outside. Pets, though I love them, are not able to stay at the condo.
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/27/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 1042 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    The condo is not child-proofed....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

    'Harry Potter' room with a single bed.....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 bunk bed

    3 single bunk beds, 1 double bunk bed....moreless

  • Queen size bed in master suite. Second bedroom has 1 single bunk bed and 1 single/double bunk bed (called the 'bunk bedroom'). The third sleeping space is a single bed in the "Harry Potter" room (see description below). The home sleeps 8 people in total. Though there are 3 bedrooms I do not classify the third bedroom as a bedroom, It has its own door, pot lights in its ceiling, a window, heating, a closet, HDTV with over 290 channels and a single bed. The reason I do not consider it a third bedroom is because it is less than 5 feet high. This is perfect for children (and children at heart! ) and young adults. This "bedroom" is extremely popular, and people fight over staying in it, but I thought it would be unfair to not disclose the height restriction. It has been labeled by past guests as the "Harry Potter" room....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Heated floors....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Heated floors....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 2 full bathrooms, two and 1/2 bedrooms (including a unique cave-like bedroom - perfect for kids or kids at heart - very popular). Home sleeps 8 in total....moreless


  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    3 HDTV's (42" in the living room) with over 290 cable channels, and free SHOMI (a version of Netflix)....moreless

  • Toys


  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Racquetball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryer sheets provided....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking is located 1/2 block (30 second walk) from the condo, is $10 for 24 hours per vehicle, with in/out privileges, and no reservation required....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Soap, stain remover and dryer sheets provided....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Recently renovated - everything new....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee, tea, sugar, sweetener, spices, oils, vinegars, dried goods, pasta, rice......moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Double French door stainless steel with water/ice dispenser on door....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 29 - Jun 28, 2017
1 night min stay
Jul 3 - Aug 3, 2017
1 night min stay
August Civic long weekend
Aug 4 - Aug 6, 2017
3 night min stay
Aug 7 - Aug 31, 2017
1 night min stay
Labour Day weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay
Late Summer
Sep 4 - Oct 5, 2017
1 night min stay
Oct 6 - Oct 8, 2017
3 night min stay
Oct 9 - Nov 23, 2017
1 night min stay
Nov 24 - Nov 26, 2017
3 night min stay
Late Fall
Nov 27 - Nov 30, 2017
1 night min stay
Dec 1 - Dec 10, 2017
2 night min stay
Dec 11 - Dec 21, 2017
1 night min stay
Dec 22 - Dec 26, 2017
5 night min stay
Dec 27 - Dec 28, 2017
1 night min stay
New Years
Dec 29 - Jan 1, 2018
4 night min stay
Jan 2 - Jan 6, 2018
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$182 $197
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $146.36
  • Cleaning fee $35.86



Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/27/2017
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24 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Ottawa international
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
There is a lounge in the next block
7 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Many in the area
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Ottawa main terminal
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Highway 417
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Across the street and many within three blocks
9 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Dows Lake, Britannia, Ottawa river

Car: Not Necessary

Walking distance to Parliament Hill, Governor General's Residence, 24 Sussex, Byward Market, U.S. Embassy; University of Ottawa; Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Institute, Rideau Canal, Rideau Centre; National Arts Centre; National Arts Gallery; Ministry of National Defence, French Embassy, British High Commission, Dept of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, 4 live theatres, 1 rep theatre, parks; 2 large grocery stores, liquor and beer stores, restaurants, bars, night life.


Owner info

Catherine Labossiere

Year Purchased: 2012

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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/27/2017

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  • 1871 heritage unique 2-story condo in downtown Ottawa.

    1871 heritage unique 2-story condo in downtown Ottawa.

  • authentic restored 1940's sofa and chairs, well lit rooms (all on dimmers).

    authentic restored 1940's sofa and chairs, well lit rooms (all on dimmers).

  • Main floor bathroom.

    Main floor bathroom.

  • Entry to apartment.

    Entry to apartment.

  • Front door of building.

    Front door of building.

  • Open concept, unique and artisan features, restored hardwood floors.

    Open concept, unique and artisan features, restored hardwood floors.

  • Bunk bedroom sleeps 5, own HDTV with 290 cable channels, well lit.

    Bunk bedroom sleeps 5, own HDTV with 290 cable channels, well lit.

  • Upstairs bathroom.

    Upstairs bathroom.

  • Lobby


  • Oldest residence in the neighbourhood (1871).

    Oldest residence in the neighbourhood (1871).

VRBO #412053

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 27, 2017

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