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Waterfront Penthouse Condo facing Parliament Hill and Ottawa River Sleep 4!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Water and Mountain view with a queen-sized bed and a sofa bed to sleep 4 people

This suite is located in the heart of Ottawa Gatineau Area, 10-min walk to Byward Market and 15-min walk to parliament hill. The stunning waterfront view of the suite would take your breath away. 900-square feet with all furnished and newly renovation kitchen, bathroom with marble flooring , all floors with different materials (wood, ceramic and marble) are installed in the condo. All furnished bedroom with Cream Leather bedframes (Sleep Country) and mattresses ( BeautyRest). The simple glass top with stainless steel dinning table is accompanied with 2 dinning chairs. The washroom has been lavished with a patterned ceramic European Style wall. In the kitchen, there are plentiful closet spaces with fridge as well as stove. The newly purchased sofa which can be turned into a double-size sofa bed (with comfortable mattress from The Bay Department Store) also gives a sleek look of the modern style, which enables to sleep 2 people.

Attractions around this suite:

The Ottawa/Gatineau region looks like an elaborate painting blended with a modern metropolitan city. Nestled at the meeting of three major rivers – the Ottawa River, the Gatineau River, and the Rideau River – Canada’s capital city has 19th century architecture and outdoor landscapes made to charm any visitor.

The most popular site in Ottawa is the Rideau Canal, which cuts through the heart of the region. Many residents and tourists can be seen having picnics or relaxing on an afternoon break near the canal. In the winter, when this massive body of streaming water is completely frozen over, the canal transforms into the world’s largest ice skating rink. This alone is a sight enough to make the trip.

Also Gatineau Park is another park reflecting nature beauty which will takes one’s breath away. The Park is huge. The Pink Lake hike is a must see. This park is wonderful with unique plants and wildlife,, one can do some cycling, camping hiking giving peaceful and tranquility to one’s life one can also walk around Pink Lake, taking about 20 minutes to go around the lake. It is called Pink Lake but in fact it is in green color reflecting different kinds of minerals. In fact, it is named Pink Lake after the Pink family living there.

Furthermore, if one wants to be a bit more adventurous, , the Skyline trail has excellent views especially spectacular in the fall. The Mackenzie estate (Past Prime Minister of Canada) is worth the visit. Moreover, take one's canoe to Meech Lake. (Start at trail 40 and paddle North - there's a cool stream to paddle away. The terrain is very varied, views are great, the trails are well marked, getting there by car is a breeze, and parking facility offers easy access and not expensive. Some of the trails are challenging, and involve a lot of climbing, fording streams, and so on. But some of the trails are easy to do in walking shoes, so there really is something for everyone. The most beautiful time of the year is in the fall. Leaves turn color and it is the most beautiful scene. One may walk for hours and children may be thrilled to enjoy playing in the leaves. Even during winter and summer for people who like to bike in the summer and snow shoe and cross country skilling in the winter with marked trail by the City of Gatineau. Absolutely beautiful!

More Details

Owner
Amy Ng
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, mandarin, Cantonese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About Amy Ng

I am a business real property owner and I am also educated in Canada, holding accounting designation (CPA, CGA) and MBA. I have been enjoying this condo and will retire in this unique Capital City. Currently, I would like to share this space with others to appreciate the proximity of all attractions in downtown Ottawa/Gatineau. Recently, I have been focusing more on vacation rental due to its dynamic feature. Vacation rental is one of my many passions, dealing with customers and learning from each other. I have developed excellent relationships with my clients via Ottawa/Hull vacation rental as well as Victoria BC rental (Property Number 515604). Every guest has his/her unique requirements and I have been trying to fulfill most of them. As this is my first year to welcome short vacation rental guests in Ottawa, please refer to a number of decent reviews for my Victoria vacation rental since I started my vacation rental in 2013 (VRBO property No. 515604 & 833737).

Amy Ng purchased this condo in 2003

Why Amy Ng chose District de Hull

I am a city person but I enjoy the tranquility of waterfront condo, there is magnificent view of residence of Prime Minister, waterfall, Ottawa River and Parliament Hill. The condo is just renovated with new kitchen including Botch Washer and Dryer, dish washer, fridge and stove. Mostly importantly, we installed Hotel Style A/C and heating central unit as recommended by one of our guests.

What makes this condo unique

Again, I have to emphasize the importance of city living. We do provide an indoor parking with a $10 per day, but you will enjoy walking around the city without worrying about having a car.

Amenities

District de Hull Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 21
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM / Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom with Tub and ceramic tiles
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • With Queen Cream Colored leather bed purchased from Sleep Country, you will enjoy the mattress (brand: BeautyRest) bought from The Bay Department Store.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 5 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
You will find any type of restaurants in this centre of Gatineau downtown, closing to the Rideau Shopping Centre, Byward market, National Art Gallery (10-min walk), Hotel Ventures (Hilton Lac Lemay), Gatineau Park (10-min drive), Lac Lemay Beach with on-site Life Guards.

Reviews

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Waterfront Penthouse Condo facing Parliament Hill and Ottawa River Sleep 4!
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5

A great place to stay in Gatineau/Ottawa area

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Penthouse for more than 3 weeks in August. This was a great place to stay for our needs. We walked to Parliament and the Canadian History Museum several times, rode our bikes to our son's house near the Aviation and Space Museum and the Rideau Canal on Sundays when some roads are closed to auto traffic. Being adjacent to Cartier park and the adjacent bike trails was amazing.

The Penthouse had a great views of downtown Gatineau , the rivers, the Quebec mountains, and the Canadian History Museum, where they had a fireworks display every Wednesday and Saturday (probably just for the 150th Canadian Anniversary). We used the available auto parking and the secure bike locker which made it convenient to take in everything the Capital City had to offer.

Amy was very responsive to our needs and responded quickly to any requests we made. WiFi was excellent. People in the building were friendly and gracious, even through we spoke no French and they were especially nice to our two grandsons (age 4 and 2) who stayed with us every day and went home at night.

The bed was great, the kitchen functional, the laundry in the unit was helpful, better than using the one in the basement. Everything was clean.

We will definitely stay there next time we visit Ottawa.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Lovely view and quiet, clean apartment - but lacks several necessities

  • 3 of 5

This is an older, one-bedroom/one-bathroom unit that is sparsely and rather oddly furnished, but it is clean and relatively comfortable. There are few decorations on the walls, but there are no marks or damage, either—the place may have been recently painted. There are wood or tile floors throughout, but just one rug at the sink in the kitchen. There is one very thin curtain in the bedroom, but it's ineffective in blocking out light.

Positive: Great panoramic view of western Gatineau (not Parliament Hill) out the living room window and some views of a little bit of downtown Ottawa out the kitchen one. The unit is on the top floor of the building, so no one is overhead. The garage is underground and is secure. Wi-fi and one large HD TV in the living room were good. The apartment is in a decent location--downtown Ottawa is about a 40-minute walk, nice on good weather days. However, since there are no restaurant or stores within walking distance, a car is recommended. The owner of the unit was kind, helpful, and accessible.

Negative: Small things such as no A/C or telephone, no overhead lights or ceiling fans, pitifully few electrical outlets, minimal kitchen supplies, and no “modern” conveniences like a dishwasher, garbage disposal, washing machine, or dryer were a little inconvenient, but not problems that couldn’t be overcome (e.g., the building has a pay laundry area in the basement). A parking charge of $10 per day was not included in the advertised price--not a big deal, but it should have been mentioned. The major problem I experienced daily was the lack of any sun-blocking curtains or drapery in the windows. The west-facing window is quite large since it also includes a small balcony--in the winter, this may be nice, but in the summer, the sun is brutal. There is no way to cover this large a window, and it was difficult to sit at the little dining table in the afternoon or early evening because of the glare and the heat that beats in. The south-facing window, also undraped, looks out at another tower of the apartment complex, so there is no privacy. There was one window in the bedroom--I put a few towels over the rod so was able to subdue the bright sun in the morning.

The views and the peace and quiet in the condo were pleasant, and I liked that my car was covered and secure in an underground garage. However, the apartment wasn’t as comfortable as it could have been, primarily due to the lack of sun-blocking window coverings.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy to have Sue stayed with us. She told us that she was very happy with the suite especially with the beddings including sleep country cream leather bed frame and mattress. The curtains have been installed to block the beautiful sunlight glistened in both bedroom and living room, where we have enjoyed very much during most seasons. The view to Parliament from the bedroom and a scene to Ottawa and Gatineau river and mountain attract many travellers. After Sue mentioned about strong sun, we provided a Japanese sun screening partition, in which it seems that she was happy with it. Indeed we have sufficient electricity outlet with an extention cord. To address her comment regarding the several necessary items, we have installed an air-conditioning/heating unit (Hotel Style) . The parking fee had been mentioned in the advertisement on the VRBO site when she booked this suite and she probably overlooked it. We in fact provide a discounted price for the parking, which is $5 lower than the daily parking fee around the Gatineau downtown area. We have renovated the whole kitchen and bathroom.
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Ottawa Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Houston & Hilton Lac Lemay
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Kilometres
Ottawa Rideau
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Many Golf vanues are around the corner
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Ottawa Train Station
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Kilometres
Highway 5
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
at rue Promenade du Portage & Laval
Nearest Ski
10 Kilometres
Ski Fortune
Nearest Beach
0.3 Kilometres
Lac Lemay
Car: not necessary

The Ottawa/Gatineau region looks like an elaborate painting blended with a modern metropolitan city. Nestled at the meeting of three major rivers – the Ottawa River, the Gatineau River, and the Rideau River – Canada’s capital city has 19th century architecture and outdoor landscapes made to charm any visitor.

The most popular site in Ottawa is the Rideau Canal, which cuts through the heart of the region. Many residents and tourists can be seen having picnics or relaxing on an afternoon break near the canal. In the winter, when this massive body of streaming water is completely frozen over, the canal transforms into the world’s largest ice skating rink. This alone is a sight enough to make the trip.

Also Gatineau Park is another park reflecting nature beauty which will takes one’s breath away. The Park is huge. The Pink Lake hike is a must see. This park is wonderful with unique plants and wildlife,, one can do some cycling, camping hiking giving peaceful and tranquility to one’s life one can also walk around Pink Lake, taking about 20 minutes to go around the lake. It is called Pink Lake but in fact it is green reflecting different kinds of minerals. This is the reason probably it is named Pink Lake after the Pink family.

Also, a bit more aggressive, the Skyline trail has excellent views especially spectacular in the fall. The Mackenzie estate (Past Prime Minister's cottage) is worth the trip. Take your canoe to Meech Lake. (Start at trail 40 and paddle North - there's a cool stream to paddle away. The terrain is very varied, views are great, the trails are well marked, getting there by car is a breeze, and parking is easy. Some of the trails are challenging, and involve a lot of climbing, fording streams, and so on. But some of the trails are easy to do in walking shoes, so there really is something for everyone. The most beautiful time of the year is in the fall. Leaves turn color and it is the most beautiful scene. You can walk for hours and children can enjoy playing in the leaves. Beautiful in the winter and summer for people who like to bike in the summer and snow shoe in the winter. Absolutely beautiful!

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $232.47
Parking (minimum 5 days) $61.99
Pet Fee $154.98
Cleaning Fee $96.86

Please refer to the rental agreement and please be informed for the following:

1. If you are Canadian, I prefer email transfer or alternative payment method other than credit card payment;
2. If you are not Canadian, pay by credit card (3% will be imposed) or paypal (4% will be imposed. ). However, the fee will be deducted from Damage Deposit after checking out. If you pay by Paypal to family members, the 4% fee is exempted.

When you book, please try to pay by other payment methods other than by credit card to avoid 3% processing fee imposed by credit card processing centre.

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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