Pretty Queen Room 2mins walk from Greyhound A/C
Pretty Queen Room 2mins walk from Greyhound A/C
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1 bedroom
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A charming, peaceful room in Centretown, Ottawa. Health food, parks, bars, all major public transit, and many attractions are all within walking distance. I want your stay to be perfect for you. Please click on my profile to see my other listings.


Extra people £6 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee £9
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Thanks for choosing my place. Please read the full description before booking. Thank you!

If any of the following applies to you, write me first before booking, so I can ensure you will have an ideal experience:

-you plan to use the apartment between the hours of 10am and 6pm
-you plan to cook food in the kitchen during your stay
-your stay is less than three days
-your stay is more than seven days

My number one rule is if anything is not perfect for you or could be better, you must let me know as soon as possible so I may fix it. Whether it is in the apartment, noise from the street, anything at all, I am a problem-solver and it gives me great pleasure to help make your stay perfect. I may not be in Ottawa during your stay but I am only a text or phone call away, 24 hours a day.

This listing is for one room in an apartment with two or three rooms being rented on Airbnb. The apartment is charming, but small. I keep it clean, but the building is a little run down.

Please message me and let me know what time you will arrive (check-in is 6pm but you can usually drop your bags anytime the day of your arrival given sufficient notice); what time you will depart (check-out for your is 10am, with some flex, very flexible for your bags); which amenities you will need (the kitchen, towels, etc.); any special needs you may have... this information helps me plan for your stay. Thanks!

You are not permitted to bring guests into the house, this is for your safety, that of the other guests, and insurance purposes.

I prefer that my guests leave the bedroom door open when they are out; this is a request not a rule. The purpose of this request is so that I am aware of whether or not the guest is in the house at all times, and so that I may access the room if I need to. I have had over 300 guests in four and a half years and I have never had an incident of anyone disrespecting someone else's privacy or belongings. This is a trusting environment.

I expect guests to leave the apartment the way they found it with the bed made, wastepaper basket emptied and sorted into garbage/recycling in the kitchen, and nothing left behind. If you used a towel and it is wet when you leave please leave it hanging up. Please do not hang wet items on wooden furniture; the wooden coat racks are ok. Thank you!

Guests are expected to separate the waste they produce into garbage, recycling, and compost. Glass, metal, plastic and carton container recycling is in a shopping bag next to the fridge. Cardboard/paper recycling is in the pantry in a shopping bag. The compost bin lives either on the fridge or in the pantry.

Otherwise please leave the common areas as you found them, with dishes clean, bathroom sink and tub rinsed clean, stovetop and kitchen table wiped, and any necessary sweeping taken care of (if you spill something). If you break anything let me know asap. I have all the cleaning supplies necessary for and unfortunate accident (paper towel, cleaner etc). I thank you for agreeing to this.

I request that guests refrain from using perfumes or strongly scented shampoos and body products in the house. If you wish to apply such products please do so outside. This is for your comfort and that of other guests. I don't use any such products.

I take pride in giving my guests a perfect experience with no surprises. This description I hope will give an accurate picture of all the little things which are expected of guests, which in some other airbnbs, hosts might take care of. I have priced the rooms accordingly. If any of these requests seems onerous please communicate with me, I am very flexible and willing to help and accommodate, as my reviews attest. Hope to see you soon!




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Alexandra User Profile
August 2017
Clean place with nice host

Nathalie User Profile
July 2017
Blake was a welcoming and attentive host. He was very easy to communicate with. His place is exactly as advertised and the room was nicely furnished and comfortable. It's only a few minutes walk away from the Greyhound bus station, which was so convenient for me. I was there for a week-long course, and enjoyed the walk to downtown.

Miller User Profile
June 2017
Blake was a very friendly and helpful host. I was very pleased with my big bed and room. His place is walking distance from major sites in town and if I visited Ottawa again, I'd return to Blake's

Aaron User Profile
June 2017
Blake made sure we arrived at the house as we arrive late in the evening at 11:30pm. He made sure we had all we needed, including where things are and had towels ready in case we didn't have any. The queen size bed actually backed to the window of the room compared to the picture provided. Not as much drawers shown in the picture. There is only one outlet in the whole room and it was connect to a power bar. However, because of where the bed was positioned, whatever you plug in had to be placed on the floor. Blake answered all the inquires and keep good communication via text message. It was a good place to stay for the value paid.

Fedra User Profile
June 2017
The host canceled this reservation 36 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Daniel User Profile
June 2017
Fantastic, Fantastic, fantastic location. Great value and great host.

Jessica User Profile
June 2017
This listing is for the individual who doesn't mind a hostel environment. There are 2 other rooms that are also rented out, people come and go, 1 bathroom shared by 3 rooms (up to 5 people), and a kitchen in this apartment. Constant 'skunk' odor when you enter the home that came from the neighbor, as it is shared hallway by the 2 different apartments of the house. Room was as is from the pictures - bed, lamp and side table. Floor was quite dirty, leaving your feet black and dusty after walking on it. Apartment is in a residential area on a main road which was an easy 5 minute walk to Bank Street. Didn't see the host after check-in but was accessible via text. Mentioned that the room was very hot and he provided an A/C the very same day which helped and we appreciated.
Blake User Profile
Response from Blake:
I wish Jessica or her partner had let me know about all of these concerns. As she explains in this review, once, when I asked if everything was to their liking, she mentioned that it was hot in the room at night, and I installed an air conditioner in their room for them the same day. Had these other concerns been brought to my attention, I would have responded the same way, swiftly and throughly. Unfortunately every other time I asked if there was anything at all that could be better, I was told by these guests with a big smile that everything was great. I wish I could go back time with the knowledge I have now and make the adjustments necessary to make their stay perfect for them :)
June 2017

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Ottawa, CanadaJoined in May 2012
Blake User Profile

I welcome you to my apartment in the heart of Centretown. I enjoy meeting new people from all over. I'm happy to give you the inside info on the best that Ottawa (and beyond) has to offer.

I work in culture and journalism, writing arts criticism and music for commissions. In my free time I run a production company, Fluorescent Friends Canadian Synthetics, organizing concerts and events (mostly in Montreal).

Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a day
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