About this listing
Centrally located at the intersection of Preston Street (Little Italy) and Somerset/Wellington (Chinatown and Hintonburg) our home is a sun-filled architectural gem of a rowhouse in a close-knit community.
Two bedrooms and double bed mattress enough to accommodate 5 people.
Spacious master bedroom with king size bed and quite guest bedroom with queen size bed. Great for family or friends trip.
The highlights of our accommodation include:
Master bedroom and guest bedroom all come with super quality firm sized beds. We aren't fans of soft beds.
Backyard area for outdoor BBQ-ing, eating and relaxing.
Front South facing porch for breakfast, afternoon tea and early evening beverages.
Stairs, lots of stairs. Good exercise.
Home theatre projector system allows a 10' diagonal wall display with access to all (website hidden) games for the 2015-16 season as well as Netflix via Apple TV.
Two bicycles are available for use (we are right beside the bike path that goes along the water), his and hers. Men's bike is a fast single speed with 63cm frame ( the host is 6'3"). Great for touring around the city, very bike friendly!
Very convenient to Gatineau National Park.
Very quiet house.
Fastest internet connection available in Ottawa area via Rogers (250mbps download / 10mbps upload).
Full access to the house except for two home offices naturally. Front deck, back deck, living room, kitchen, dining room, your room and all the bathrooms.
Parking (1 car in driveway)
Interaction with guests
We are world travellers. Combined we have travelled over 40 countries and been hosted gracefully everywhere over the years. Offering our space on Airbnb allows us to meet fellow travellers and to feel a bit like we are returning the favour to the universe for being such a good host to us lo these many years.
We'll be around to offer advice, chit-chat and help you get local.
We chose this home because of the central location and because it had a family friendly neighbourhood feel. Friday night social in the cul-de-sac.
It's walking distance to the restaurants and shops of Little Italy as well as a host of Asian cuisines on Somerset and more funky pubs and eateries on Wellington (Hintonburg area).
The famous Artisan Bakery is a 5-minute walk away, perfect for breakfast, lunch and/or designer coffee.
OC Transpo bus line is directly behind the house, new OC Transpo O-Train line is West of the house. Bike paths nearby (and 2 bikes available, men's and lady's). Walking distance to downtown (15-20mins).
We are also located across the river from Gatineau National Park (bridge access is 2 minutes drive away).
Other things to note
Our backyard backs onto Albert/Scott Street, great for listening to Bluesfest in the summers and light vehicle traffic at times (doesn't bother us). Generally busier during rush hour but separated by the backyards enclosed fence.
We are fairly laid back people but we have some house rules:
Keep things clean (bedrooms, Living room, kitchen, bathroom etc)
Smoking permitted outside only (back yard, front porch)
Hi there, I am an International traveller (work and life) with an adventurous mind. Doing HR consulting, and Travel TV programs for life. Like to discover the world with passion and fun attitude. Kind, open minded and super fun to hang out with. Met a lot of people and made lots friends, start to appreciate life more and more for how beautiful it is. I love AirBnb and so looking forward to meet different host and experience different "home".