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Cyclists' Eco Oasis Along Ottawa River, Walk to Downtown

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Townhome
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed(s), 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 4-10)

*** Save up to 20% off the seasonal base rates by completing your booking 30 - 120 days before your check-in date. A minimum stay of 4 nights is required to qualify. Please see details below in rate section. ***

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.


Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 1400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

  • 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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • 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


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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

  • Bathroom 3: toilet


Other Amenities

  • *Charging station for electric vehicles in carport provided free of charge to guests. *Central vacuum cleaner with range of attachments *laundry chute * book library with English and French novels, magazines, cookbooks, gardening books * jigsaw puzzles and board games....moreless


  • 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


  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist 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
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View:

    steps away from Moussette Beach, a public sandy beach supervised by a lifeguard, set along the limestone shoreline of the Ottawa River...moreless

  • River:

    The Ottawa River teems with fish and many species of birds nesting along its shores. The section of the river next to the property features rapids and the occasional kayaker navigating the course....moreless

  • 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 Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • 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:

    complementary use of electric charging station for electric vehicles; up to 2 parking spaces in carport and courtyard...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Garage:

    secure bicycle shed for up to 10 bikes at carport...moreless

  • 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:

    In-floor hydronic radiant heating throughout the unit...moreless

  • 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. ...moreless

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

    free 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:

    Bath linens: Suite Platinum 100% premium cotton...moreless

  • 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


  • 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


  • Bicycles:

    complementary membership to VeloGo bicycle rental during stay when hub opens Daily time restrictions apply. Additional bikes may be rented at cost....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:

    Propane grill on main level deck....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis:

    Public tennis courts in adjacent Moussette Park. While access is restricted to Gatineau residents, I would be happy to make reservations for you as my guests. ...moreless

  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck


Write a review 5
from 22 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
winter 2016
Oct 11 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$368 $405
Fri, Sat
$1,104 $2,207

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest

spring 2017
May 1 - Jun 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$368 $405
Fri, Sat
$1,471 $2,943

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest

fall 2017
Sep 4 - Oct 10, 2017
2 night min stay
$368 $405
Fri, Sat
$1,471 $2,943

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$368 $405
Fri, Sat
$1,839 $3,679

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $29 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


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $367.85
  • cleaning/setting up fee $147.14


LOW SEASON: $1500/week, $3000/month

SHOULDER: $2000/week, $4000/month

HIGH: $2500/week, $5000/month

OVER 4 GUESTS; $40/guest/night; $150/guest/week

SET UP & CLEANING: $200/stay under 2 weeks; add $100 per additional 2 weeks

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

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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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 travellers.

Why the Owner Chose Hull - Val-Tétreau, Gatineau, QC, Canada:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
Moussette Beach and The Voyageurs bicycle pathway which are steps away.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

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  • main room

    main room

  • kitchen area

    kitchen area

  • open area

    open area

  • bright and airy living room

    bright and airy living room

  • stairs to master bedroom

    stairs to master bedroom

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

  • master bedroom ensuite

    master bedroom ensuite

  • natural light filling the basement

    natural light filling the basement

  • lower bedroom option 2 : two single beds

    lower bedroom option 2 : two single beds

  • deck with barbeque and  laundry lines

    deck with barbeque and laundry lines

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

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

  • beach with life guard

    beach with life guard

  • bicycle storage for 10 bikes and electric charging station

    bicycle storage for 10 bikes and electric charging station

  • living room area

    living room area

  • entrance powder room

    entrance powder room

  • stairway from master bedroom /

    stairway from master bedroom /

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

  • shower of master bedroom ensuite

    shower of master bedroom ensuite

  • lower bedroom  option 1 : one king bed

    lower bedroom option 1 : one king bed

  • lower bathroom and laundry room

    lower bathroom and laundry room

  • bicycle path beside the Ottawa River

    bicycle path beside the Ottawa River

  • tennis, play structure, basketball & baseball facilities

    tennis, play structure, basketball & baseball facilities

  • 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

VRBO #417154

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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