About this listing
This cosy and convenient apartment on the edge of Little Italy and Chinatown provides great access to summer and winter activities on Dow's Lake and the UNESCO World Heritage designated Rideau Canal. Enjoy great Asian and Italian cuisine just a few steps from your door. Close to a bus stop, coffee shop and community center. Close to many of the 150th anniversary celebrations of Canadian Confederation.
This 100 year old fully renovated ground floor apartment is the ideal spot from which to base your stay in Ottawa. There is one bedroom and full bathroom on the main level. There is a second bedroom and half bath on the lower level.The kitchen, living and dining areas are open concept. The house is fully air conditioned. There is a small front porch where you can view the passing scene.
Guests will have the whole apartment to themselves. The kitchen has all new appliances; dishes, pots and pans etc. It is stocked with basic things like spices and cooking oil should you wish to cook. There is a washer/dryer on the lower level.
Interaction with guests
We try to meet as many of our guests as we can but we live just outside of Ottawa and travel in the winter. We are always available by email or phone as required. We have a helper who lives nearby who is always available should something unexpected occur.Otherwise you are on your own to enjoy Ottawa and the space!!
This old Ottawa neighbourhood in what is called West Centertown, provides convenient access to a host of physical and cultural activities, including the Gladstone Theatre which is just a few blocks away.You are steps away from the Plant Bath facility, which offers inexpensive access to a children's pool, a full size swimming pool, dry sauna and complete exercise facility. The UNESCO World Heritage designated Rideau Canal and Dow's Lake is a 10 minute walk ;you can enjoy the Skateway in winter, boating and cycling in the summer. In the other direction, the St John A MacDonald (Ottawa River) Parkway offers many kilometres of bike and walking trails within a 10 minute walk or 5 minute cycle. We are equidistant from Carleton and Ottawa Universities--one a short bus ride the other within walking distance. We are also a short bus ride to Landsdowne Park, home of the Ottawa Red Blacks and Ottawa Fury.
Public bus service stops about 10 metres (30 ft.) from your door. The OC Transpo bus provides access to Parliament Hill,downtown government buildings and the Byward Market and Rideau Centre for shopping. There is also a Farmers Market at Parkdale Avenue a 10 minute car ride or 20-30 minute walk. It takes about 25- 30 minutes to walk to Parliament Hill along the Ottawa River Parkway.
Other things to note
There is a roastery, bakery and coffee shop across the street from us that serves sandwiches, salads and soup. The muffins and croissants are wonderful to have with your morning coffee.
This is a residential neighbourhood, so be mindful of your neighbours. We do not allow pets ( sorry) and this is a smoke free environment ( you can step outside on the front porch). Please clean up after yourselves and leave the place the way you found it.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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My wife Sue ( who will be your host) and I are retired and love to cross country ski and skate in the winter and cycle in the summer. Ottawa offers the best of winter and summer and we think is a great place to live.We also travel as much of the year as we can and enjoy meeting new people.