Where to stay around Ottawa, ON, CA?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 362 vacation rentals near Ottawa. From 148 Condos/Apartments to 144 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Ottawa for a holiday or a weekend are on VRBO.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Ottawa?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Ottawa:

  • Centretown: 111 vacation rentals
  • Kanata: 336 vacation rentals
  • Lower Town: 146 vacation rentals
  • Vanier: 78 vacation rentals
  • Centretown West: 60 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Ottawa?

VRBO offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Ottawa. From VRBO travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Rideau Canal: 367 vacation rentals
  • Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute: 377 vacation rentals
  • Rideau River Provincial Park: 16 vacation rentals
  • University of Ottawa: 376 vacation rentals
  • Parliament Hill: 381 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Ottawa listed on VRBO where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Ottawa?

Yes, of course. VRBO has 148 Condos/Apartments in Ottawa. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Ottawa include:

  • Houses: 144 rentals available
  • Studios: 73 rentals available
  • Hotels: 36 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Ottawa?

Yes, you can select your prefered vacation rental with pool among our 88 vacation rentals with pool available in Ottawa. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.