Located on a quiet side street at the intersection of Ottawa's premiere neighbourhoods, we have a cozy bedroom in our spacious house. Enjoy a healthy breakfast on us then walk to the best Ottawa has to offer! (Allergy alert: cats)
The Room: Cute bedroom with double bed, twin-sized loft bed, desk and closet. It's not big, but it's perfect for a couple or two singles and a practical, affordable alternative for those coming with a child. (Loft bed is not suitable for children under 4. Upon request, we can provide an additional bedroom for groups over 3). The room measures about 8x12 ft (7.5 square meters).
The House: Funky, open concept, multi-level home with a home gym, big kitchen, inviting living room and relaxing gardens for you to enjoy.
The 'Hood: The house is on a quiet cul-de-sac in Little Italy, just minutes from Hintonburg/Westboro, Chinatown, downtown and Gatineau.
Parking (in driveway; 1 car)
Kitchen and outdoor BBQ
Dining room (where we will serve your breakfast)
Home gym (free weights, elliptical machine, sit up bench, yoga mat and exercise ball; TV with Netflix and other streaming services)
Two bicycles (not available in winter)
Balcony and gardens
Interaction with guests
We live here and will be available to the extent that you need us. We'll be around to chat and give you pointers about the area if you'd like, but we won't be offended if you just want to do your own thing!
An inspired and healthy breakfast will be served (be sure to let us know if you have any food restrictions).
Other things to note
Allergy alert: we have 3 cats!
The cats are kept out of your room at all times. They're good natured and really gentle with kids.
For longer-term stays (5 days or more), we don't offer breakfast (with the exception of coffee & tea). Instead, guests are invited to store groceries in the fridge and use the kitchen for any of their meals (short term guests are, of course, also welcome to use the kitchen).
1) No smoking.
2) No shoes in house.
3) Make yourself at home, just be respectful.
4) If you intend to use the kitchen extensively, please let us know in advance.
We are Graham and Maude and we began listing our guest room on Airbnb in 2014. We're an easy going couple living in a house that we love and we're looking forward to meeting people from all over the world.
We're passionate about the environment and sustainability. That's why much of what we earn from hosting Airbnb guests will go towards reducing the environmental footprint of our home. So if you book with us, we promise that you'll have a nice place to sleep, good conversation and a healthy breakfast for your stay in Ottawa, and that your money will go to a good cause.
One year later: It's been a year since we listed our room on Airbnb and it has been a wonderful experience. We've had guests from all over the world and every last one has been great. It's been fun and it's made us realize just how many fantastic and talented people there are out there. Not only that, thanks to our Airbnb income: 100% of our electricity and heating fuel now comes from renewable or sustainable sources thanks to Bullfrog Power's offset program; about 80% of our lightbulbs have been converted to high efficiency LED; and we have purchased a powerful air purifier to keep our home environment healthy and clean.
...But we're not going to stop there! So come stay with us, and help us help the planet.