Discover a selection of 127 vacation rentals in Ottawa, ON, CA that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and swimming pools. Prices start at $79 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Ottawa. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Top rated rentals — Ottawa
Destination guide

Ottawa is Canada’s constantly surprising capital

Sprawling along the south banks of the mighty Ottawa River, Canada’s dynamic capital city is culturally diverse, architecturally imposing, and warmly welcoming. With an array of Ottawa vacation rentals to choose from, you’ll have no problem finding a cozy, conveniently located home-away-from-home. On your doorstep, you’ll find an array of museums, housing everything from fine art, to wartime artifacts, to dinosaur skeletons. If the weather’s fine, you can enjoy leisurely strolls through picturesque parks, and al fresco evenings feasting on cuisine from whichever corner of the globe takes your fancy.

Things to do

Grand government buildings and mesmerizing museums

You’ll find an eclectic array of attractions within reach of your Ottawa vacation rental. Top of the agenda for many visitors is Parliament Hill, the home of Canada’s government, and the cultural heart of the city. The central parliament building is an exquisite example of 19th-century Gothic Revival-style architecture, and you can join a guided tour to explore its equally intriguing interior. Directly across the river sits the Canadian Museum of History, among North America’s oldest and most prestigious cultural institutions. Its signature collection brings over 20,000 years of the country’s history to life.


Riverside reveries and year-round park life in Ottawa

The Ottawa River is an idyllic spot for a leisurely hike, a fishing expedition, or some adrenaline-pumping white-water rafting. A short drive from the city center, the lush, sprawling Gatineau Park is a spectacular natural playground where you can enjoy mountain biking and rock climbing in the warmer months, or thrilling cross-country skiing once the winter snow arrives. Winter also sees the city’s waterways freeze over, transforming them into giant open-air ice rinks. If that all sounds a little like hard work, you might prefer to browse the colorful stalls of bustling ByWard Market.


Ottawa’s 4 vibrant seasons

The peak summer season of June to August is the most popular time to visit Ottawa. Days are long and sunny, and temperatures are often gloriously warm. The local climate is humid, however, so rainfall is also common – be sure to pack an umbrella. Winters, in stark contrast, are very chilly, but that doesn’t dampen the locals’ spirits. It’s not uncommon to see commuters skating to work across the frozen Rideau Canal. If you’re visiting in spring or fall, the changing foliage puts on a spectacular show.

Natural features

Ottawa is surrounded by natural beauty

Sitting at the confluence of 3 rivers, and broken up by countless green spaces, Ottawa strikes a compelling balance between urban excitement and bucolic charm. Within easy distance of your Ottawa vacation rental, there are expansive country parks where you might spot playful beavers, white-tailed deer, migrating hawks, or even a majestic black bear. Each fall, visitors flock from all over Canada and beyond to the local forests, to watch the leaves change from lush green to vibrant orange.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Ottawa

The nearest airport is in Ottawa International Airport (YOW), located 6.9 mi (11.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Ogdensburg, NY (OGS-Ogdensburg Intl.), which is 52.1 mi (83.9 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Ottawa Station, Ottawa, ON (XDS-Ottawa Train Station) and Ottawa Fallowfield Station are the main stations in the area. You can see more of Ottawa by catching a ride on the metro at Bayview Station, Carling Station or Carleton Station.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Ottawa?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now it's craving a vacation. Now's the time to pack your bags and head for one of these top vacation rentals in or near Ottawa:

  • Make the most of conveniences like air conditioning and an oven at "Heritage Building Facing Rideau Hall - 30 Days Min". Located around 2 miles from Ottawa, this vacation rental has 2 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • Another excellent choice is "Wrightville Apt #4 Unit In A Small Apartment Building", which is around 2 miles from Ottawa. Offering 1 bedroom, towels and a fridge, it has everything you need to keep you happy and comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Ottawa vacation rental for you.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Ottawa?

Select your favorite log cabin from the many dotted in or around Ottawa and you'll soon be inside your wooden hideaway, vino in hand, relaxing in front of a blazing fire. But adventure is right outside your door too. These cabins promise the perfect blend of comfort and fun:

  • "Log Cabin Retreat On The Crystal Clear Mississippi River": This fantastic cabin is the perfect base for having fun in nature. Hiking and biking and ice skating are several activities you can do in the area when you're not chilling in your cozy cabin.
  • "Century Old Log Cabin On The Beach": Stay in and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere or try some of the exciting activities nearby, including kayaking and skiing. Active or chill, the choice is yours.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Ottawa?

Weekends were made for having fun. Get cozy at one of these weekend getaways in and around Ottawa and enjoy all the awesome things to do nearby:

  • "Cozy And Welcoming Unit In A Small Apartement Building" is a top option around 2 miles northwest of the center of Ottawa. You'll never need to venture far to find something to keep you busy around this vacation rental. Pull out your map and head for Mackenzie King Estate and Mississippi Valley Textile Museum. Activities like kayaking and rock climbing will add an adventurous touch to your whirlwind break.
  • Alternatively, take some time out at "Entire Cozy Place 5 Minutes Drive Downtown Ottawa". About 2 miles north of Ottawa, activities around here include hiking and biking and basketball. Rather go sightseeing? Plan an excursion to Sommet Edelweiss and Ottawa River Parkway.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Ottawa?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish pick, perfectly suited for one or two guests. Spend your days familiarizing yourself with your new surroundings and your nights relaxing in your comfy hideaway. These vacation rentals in or near Ottawa will tick all the boxes:

  • After a fun-filled day of outdoor exploration, relax in total comfort at "Wrightville Apt #4 Unit In A Small Apartment Building". A microwave oven and internet services are among the amenities you'll find here.
  • "Cozy And Beautiful Flat, Close To Downtown Ottawa" is another wonderful stay, offering all you could want for a heavenly Ottawa vacation. Handy amenities here include an oven and WiFi.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Ottawa?

Whether you need a compact apartment for you and a few friends or a townhouse that'll fit the family, short-term rentals are easy to find in and around Ottawa. These properties make a comfortable base for a short and sweet stay:

  • If you can only spare a couple of nights, "Marrakesh Condo Overlooking Conservation Park In Coveted Birch Manor" is a fantastic choice. It's close to the center of Ottawa, so you'll be near all the best sights.
  • Alternatively, spend a few nights at "Muskoka Inspired Urban Retreat". This comfy, conveniently located property makes exploring the local sights easy.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Ottawa?

Whether spent in a cottage, a cabin or a condo, a romantic weekend getaway is one of the best ways to add some fire to your relationship. Whisk your honey off for a couple of relaxing days at one of these sought-after escapes in or near Ottawa:

  • Sneak off on Friday for a couple of passion-filled evenings at "Heritage Building Facing Rideau Hall - 30 Days Min". Approximately 2 miles from Ottawa, this place comes with plenty of nice touches, including air conditioning and shopping facilities.
  • "Wrightville Apt #4 Unit In A Small Apartment Building" is another retreat that'll impress. It's around 2 miles from Ottawa and comes with air conditioning and a dining table.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Ottawa?

Share your stay and multiply the fun. Whether you're organizing an action-packed escape with buddies or an overdue family reunion, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and around Ottawa:

  • There's plenty of room to move at "The Very Big Place". Around 16 miles northeast of Ottawa, this grand retreat has 2 bedrooms that sleep up to 12 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including a kitchen and off-street parking options.
  • Nothing is more important than spending time with the people you love, and "The Old Mill Manor Waterfront, Heated Salt Pool" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 25 miles to the southwest of Ottawa, as many as 12 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 6 bedrooms. A swimming pool and a nearby waterfront are among the various amenities here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Ottawa?

A pool is often an all-important amenity when choosing where to stay, particularly if you're bringing the kids along. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Ottawa and spend your days splashing around:

  • Make yourself comfortable at "3 Bed Room Town House Just 20 Min From Ottawa Down Town", where your highest priority will be hanging out by the pool. Amenities including a TV and a microwave oven help make this getaway a favorite with guests.
  • "Farm House" is the type of place you go to escape from it all and appreciate your surroundings, starting with its awesome pool. A kitchen and pet-friendly facilities are also on hand to make your stay as comfy as possible.

Ottawa has a humid continental climate, with average summertime temperatures hovering between 55 ºF and 75 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summertime to visit. Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Ottawa vacation rental and plan your escape for any time of year.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Ottawa?

You love your family of course, but that doesn't mean you need to squeeze together like sardines during your vacation. Play it safe and go for a large family vacation rental in or around Ottawa where you can spread out and relax:

  • About 3 miles to the west of Ottawa, "Marrakesh Condo Overlooking Conservation Park In Coveted Birch Manor" can fit up to 8 guests over 3 bedrooms. As well as plenty of space to sprawl out, amenities here include coffee and tea making facilities and cable/satellite TV services.
  • Another wonderful option is "Muskoka Inspired Urban Retreat". It's about 3 miles to the northeast of Ottawa, has 3 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 8 guests. A barbecue grill and a DVD player are just a few of the many conveniences on offer here.

Can I find two-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Ottawa?

You sure can! From swish apartments to cozy cabins, Vrbo has a range of great getaways. Smaller groups will appreciate these two-bedroom beauties in or near Ottawa:

  • Heading up our list is "Heritage Building Facing Rideau Hall - 30 Days Min". This two-bedroom stay provides guests with amenities like a water park and a kitchen. You can easily explore Ottawa's many attractions from this base.
  • Another recommended option is "Gorgeous Comfortable Loft, Near Vibrant Downtown Skate The Rideau Canal". With convenient amenities like a kitchen and a nearby river, you'll have no problems making yourselves at home here. Choose your bed, unpack your suitcases and let the good times begin!

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