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1870 Victorian Country Home - Room 2 of 2

SuperhostRenfrew, Ontario, Canada
Private room in house hosted by Linda And David
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 shared bathroom
Clean and tidy
18 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
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Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
If you are looking to explore the Ottawa Valley or the City of Ottawa, Renfrew is the perfect place to establish your base. Furthermore, if you decide to stay in Renfrew then we invite you to take advantage of our hospitality.

The space
Our home is known to previous generations as 'The Carswell House' and is located on a five acre lot overlooking the Town of Renfrew. A one hour drive to the east will get you to Ottawa or heading west will take you to Algonquin Park.
Historically, this house has played a major role in the town's early development. The horse drawn wagons or sleighs congregated at the gates to the property on Opeongo Road and James Carswell was said to lead the annual procession into the interior of the county. In addition, local legend has it that Robertson Davies in his book 'What's Bred in the Bone' (1985), used this landmark house on the hill as a setting for some aspects of the story.
In honouring it's special place and history within Renfrew, this property has been carefully re-stored to yield some of the experience of 19th century living with tastefully added up-dates to ensure a wonderful visit.

West Bedroom: Comes with a double-sized bed and a west view looking into the courtyard. This room also has a ten foot ceiling with lots of light that reflects off the original pine floor. Please note that in order to maintain the historical character of this room, the washrooms are shared with the other guestroom. However the toilet is located in a separate room from the shower, 6 foot claw foot tub and marble sink area. This was good planning then and it still works today. Enjoy using the original fixtures dated 1890.

Guest access
Given the lay-out of this house, there will be discrete interaction between guests and hosts. There are areas both inside and outside the house for reading, listening to music/radio. A television is in the family room and guests are welcome to use it if they wish. Basic kitchen privileges are offered and extra refrigeration is available during the summer period.

Other things to note
The Upper Ottawa Valley has something to offer everyone. Renfrew in particular acts as a shopping and service hub for communities within a 30 minute drive. In terms of physical activities this area offers everything one would expect from a four-season tourist zone.
Many skilled artists and craftspeople reside throughout the Ottawa Valley. Enjoy our 'Continental Breakfast' before leaving and note that all destinations can be visited after a short and scenic drive.
Here you can be as active as you wish or relax with a good book.
If you are looking to explore the Ottawa Valley or the City of Ottawa, Renfrew is the perfect place to establish your base. Furthermore, if you decide to stay in Renfrew then we invite you to take advantage of our hospitality.

The space
Our home is known to previous generations as 'The Carswell House' and is located on a five acre lot overlooking the Town of Renfrew. A one hour drive to the e…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

Amenities

Smoke alarm
Free parking on premises
First aid kit
Iron
Hair dryer
Washing machine
Breakfast
Kitchen
Heating
Carbon monoxide alarm

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Renfrew, Ontario, Canada

Our home is located in a quiet neighbourhood within the Town of Renfrew.
Our large lot affords a country setting and is a five minute walk to the main street. Mat-Te-Way Park has beautiful walking trails and recreational areas that can be accessed from our back yard. Check out our historic O'Brien Theatre on Renfrew's attractive main street along with restaurants, pubs and many stores.
Our home is located in a quiet neighbourhood within the Town of Renfrew.
Our large lot affords a country setting and is a five minute walk to the main street. Mat-Te-Way Park has beautiful walking trails…
Getting around
32
Walk Score®
Most errands require a car.
42
Bike Score®
Minimal bike infrastructure.

Hosted by Linda And David

Joined in November 2015
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We have been residents of the Ottawa Valley since 1975 and have always had an interest in country living and interacting with people. Linda taught physical education and hospitality for many years while David's career was in business. Since moving to Renfrew from a hobby farm in Eganville, we have enjoyed the challenge of restoring this beautiful country home and we look forward to sharing it with our guests.
We have been residents of the Ottawa Valley since 1975 and have always had an interest in country living and interacting with people. Linda taught physical education and hospitalit…
During your stay
As hosts we respect your privacy. We do however, enjoy company and lively discussion so feel free to interact. During the warmer months our outdoor casual dining area also includes a regulation dartboard for those who are interested in exercising their arms.
As hosts we respect your privacy. We do however, enjoy company and lively discussion so feel free to interact. During the warmer months our outdoor casual dining area also includ…
Linda And David is a Superhost
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House rules
Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 12:00
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm