About this listing
Welcome to my house! Sandy Hill is an eclectic neighborhood with students, families and embassies and within a 25 min walk of the Byward Market, Rideau Centre and Parliament Hill. You'll find everything you need at my house including parking, shared hot tub and bbq.
This is a one hundred year old house that was gutted and renovated back in 2007. There are two units and I live upstairs on the second and third floors. The lot is large so there is plenty of parking and space to move around. I love being outdoors during the summer so the house has two large decks, a patio, and a balcony.
First - the entrance to the unit is from the back yard. There's plenty of parking out back and I've got two bikes in the garage that guests can use. Helmets are mandatory for children under 18 in Ottawa. You can also access the second floor deck that has a shared hot tub and natural gas bbq.
Interaction with guests
I live upstairs but travel often so my assistant Madison or my nieces and nephews are able to take care of you if anything should arise.
Sandy Hill is a lively neighbourhood! There's always lots going on and it's a short walk to downtown. If you like to Uber, then expect to pay $5-$7 to get to the Byward Market or most other downtown locations. There's a great park only a block away for kids and families with an off-leash dog park attached to it. Parents visiting their kids at Ottawa U are also only a short walk away.
The house is minutes from the highway so you can easily get to anywhere in the city. Unfortunately Ottawa is undergoing a transformation with the new Light Rail Train coming so there is plenty of construction.
The main city bus route is also a short walk through the Ottawa University campus. Although with the construction of the new Light Rail Transit system the walk is a bit longer until the system is ready in 2018.
Other things to note
Although the unit can sleep 8 people there is only one washroom and shower. Continuous showering will drain the hot water tank and it will take some time heat up so plan accordingly!
- The shared deck and hot tub are closed to guests at 9 pm.
- Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times when using the hot tub
- Please park in front of the left hand garage (farthest from the fence) or the 'grass'
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
Traveling, eating, and spending time with family and friends are among my favorite things to do. I studied engineering in school, spent seven years in the Air Force, own an alternative health care clinic, and currently run a agriculture company headquartered in Ottawa with operations across Canada.
When I travel I like to submerse myself in the local culture so you won't catch me at many touristy destinations. I've been lucky enough to see a lot of the world but still have lots off places to cross off my list!