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Charming Bungalow Located Directly On The Rideau River, In City Of Ottawa

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Directly On The Rideau River

This beautiful 2 bedroom bungalow home is located directly on the Rideau River in the heart of Ottawa. With stunning views of the water from the kitchen, dining room and living room areas. Sit on the front porch and enjoy the tranquil scenery of the River, all while being right in the middle of the City of Ottawa. Rental is for entire house, so you will have lots of privacy.

Incredible access to trails along the waterside, for walking, running or biking. Currently renting as a 2 bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Kitchen, dinning area and 2 living rooms on the main level with a gas fireplace. Backyard boasts a large deck and gas BBQ.

Ideal for traveling professionals. The basement is equipped with a full home gym including a treadmill, television, free-weights and heavy duty pully weight system. Exercise indoors or outdoors along the river side trails. Tennis courts and outdoor hockey rink available, just a 5 minute walk away. A short walk to the canal for skating when the canal is open in the winter months.

House is close (5-10 minutes) to Landsdown Park, the Glebe, Elgin Street and downtown. 5 minutes to the east/west expressway.

More Details

Lisa Edwards
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018


Alta Vista House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main floor En-suite - toilet , shower
    Second Bathroom in Basement - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Featuring a bathtub and shower
  • Main floor bathroom features a stylish glass shower, toilet and sink with large mirrored vanity. There is a second bathroom in the basement including a bathtub/shower combination.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Queen bed overlooking the private backyard.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Second bedroom located in the basement
  • Master Bedroom features a queen sized bed overlooking the private backyard. Large closet door mirror and en-suite bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Charming Bungalow Located Directly On The Rideau River, In City Of Ottawa
average rating of 4.5 based on 12 reviews
Vancouver, BC

The house is conveniently located for out of town visitors

  • 3 of 5

We arrived in the evening and was met with Kristen the following morning for a Q&A session. The layout of the home was good but there were issues regarding cleanliness and housekeeping which Lisa kindly addressed.

The outdoor spaces were adequate the deck and patio furniture need a little love. We were quite stressed about the ants in the house Lisa tried to address it, however it could not be remedied for the 12 days we were there due to scheduling issues with pest control

This left my husband and I at each other’s throats fighting off the ants, it was unpleasant and stressful .

We hope it will be rectified for future guests.

For convenience and good housekeeping we recommend the dates for garbage and recycling pick up be available for long term guests so they are able to meet these services. Lisa gave us a new garbage can with a tighter lid as the existing one was tired and was constantly ravaged by animals in the evening thus our mornings were spent cleaning the driveway.

I guess we were just unlucky to have been met with these inconveniences this time around but we’re optimistic about the future improvements of any property and look forward to perhaps a future stay.

The home’s location made visiting with our family in Ottawa a treat and our morning walks along the river were memorable.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edmonton, Alberta

great place conveniently located

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for a week for Grey Cup and we enjoyed our stay a lot. Walking distance to TD Place and Landsdowne where a lot of the festivities were. We loved the river being right out front and enjoyed taking walks along it when the wind wasn't too cold! It was a fair distance to walk to bus stops and bars in the cold wind, but in summer it would be enjoyable.

The house itself was charming. When we arrived we had a LOT of trouble opening the lock box to get the key so I hope Lisa gets that taken care of. The kitchen was GREAT - we cooked almost all our meals. Lots of everything you'd need to rustle up and serve a meal from scratch, including spices. One thing that surprised us was that the fridge and fridge freezer were full of stuff - other places we've stayed that offer kitchen use had this space cleared out. But a phone call to Lisa took care of it. We used the BBQ a couple of times - the back yard would have been much better in summer. The bathroom and bedroom were well appointed and comfy. For some reason I kept barking my shins on the corners of the bed frame - it must have just been me though because my husband didn't! We slept wonderfully in the comfy bed. The TV was easy to figure out - thanks for the diagrams for the remote controls! Downstairs was another cute bathroom and some exercise equipment, and a washer, and a dryer that we had to use once after the game to dry stuff :) The stairs to the basement go under a rather low overhang which you have to be sure and duck under. We hardly went down there though.

There were a couple of issues with cleanliness in the kitchen because no one had stayed there recently, but Lisa was kind enough to give us a credit for the inconvenience. Overall our stay was very nice, the place was otherwise very clean and charming, and we would go back again!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house on the river!

  • 5 of 5

This house is a hidden gem in the city. It was absolutely perfect for my husband and I while we were in Ottawa for a wedding. It is well equipped, clean and private. I could sit on the covered front porch all day and watch the squirrels run around and the herons fly along the river. I would absolutely recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well-equipped 1 bedroom 2 bathroom bungalow in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We found everything we needed for a non-smoking couple in this bungalow. The kitchen has a dishwasher, the bed was very comfortable and the front porch was ideal for enjoying a coffee and watching the dogs on their walks. The back yard has a large deck with natural gas barbecue and the basement features a decent home gym. We used the rental as a base to kayak, run and cycle on the Rideau River and Rideau Canal. The Parliament Hill area and Rideau Centre shopping centre are within cycling distance (about 5km each way). Bank Street is within walking distance for shopping, events at the TD Centre and gelato at Stella Luna. Find groceries at Independent Grocer and FarmBoy on Bank Street. When we return to Ottawa, we will be sure to check availability here again. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

Great location and all amenities that I needed were provided.

  • 5 of 5

Crisp cotton sheets and thick quality towels make all of the difference! Luxury accommodations!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Great place for a great price! This was the second time I've stayed here and for both visits, I was very comfortable. Spacious, bright home and nice kitchen with everything i needed. It was awesome having a treadmill and weights downstairs. This is my favourite place to stay anytime I'm in Ottawa!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11.6 Kilometres
Ottawa International Airport (YOW) (13 min)
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Quinn's - & other options (Bank Street)
Nearest Golf
10.4 Kilometres
Pineview Golf, 1471 Blair Rd Gloucester ON, 10 min
Nearest Train
3.7 Kilometres
VIA Rail Train station, 200 Tremblay Rd (5 min)
Nearest Motorway
1.8 Kilometres
Highway 417 (east/west), 2 minutes
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Kilometres
Carmen's Varanda, 1169 Bank St, 2 min
Nearest Ski
23.7 Miles
Camp Fortune-300 Chemin Dunlop, Chelsea, QC, 23 mi
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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