Downtown Ottawa with Parking

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Cartier Street, Ottawa, ON K2P 1K1, Canada
Karen

A quiet oasis just steps from Parliament, Elgin Street, and the Byward Market

Your host, Karen
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A quiet oasis just steps from Parliament, Elgin Street, and the Byward Market

The Space

Wake up with a cup of locally-roasted coffee, then head out to take in the sights and sounds of Ottawa.

The shops and restaurants of Elgin Street, the beauty of Parliament Hill, local growers in the Byward Market, and the best of our museums are all within walking distance.

Or you could join one of my tours along the Rideau Canal overlooking Parliament, as I reveal the untold stories of our national capital.

A bit more about my neighbourhood:

Elgin Street is just south of Parliament, and filled with great restaurants and nightlife. It's home to an amazing gourmet food shop, as well as delicious gelato, a quirky video store, the best newstand/ magazine store in the city, fresh croissants, coffee shops, and lots more.

There`s a lovely park across the street where you can people and puppy watch from a shaded bench.

I'm offering the whole (small) apartment--simply furnished--including bath and kitchen.

There is room for five people, but it's snug.

It's on the second floor in a quiet, well-maintained building.
Eat-in living room has a large east-facing window that offers great morning light.
I have one double bed and one twin bed in the bedroom and a pull-out double futon in the living room.

Sheets and towels provided.

Wi-fi included, television-free.
Clean coin laundry room in the basement. You're free to use my laundry detergent.

Parking: Parking is free on the street on the weekends. If you are coming during the week, I may be able to find a space for you.

Enjoy your visit!

Interaction with Guests

Depending on what time you arrive, I often leave a key in a friend's mailbox a few blocks away. It allows for more flexibility. But it's nice to meet people, too!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $6 / night after 2 guests
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Cancellation: Flexible

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  • Avec mon mari nous avons passé une nuit chez Karen! Nous sommes très contents de l'appartement, il était très propre et très bien placé! Nous le recommandons sans hésiter!

    July 2014
  • Karen was great! She was a fantastic host, recommended some great restaurants, coffee shops, breweries and other things to do. Place was clean and in a really good location, walking distance to downtown and right by Elgin st which has all kinds of good eats.

    July 2014
  • Everything has been easy with Karen from the booking to the check out. The flat is well located and was suitable for us (parents with to little children). We were glad to have the possibility to reserve her flat for only one night as we were in Ottawa only two days.

    June 2014
  • Karen was an excellent and extremely sweet host. She left a wine bottle for us to apologize for some very minor issues (she forgot her spare keys and had to take ours,etc). She was very communicative and responsive to all the questions i had before the stay. She also provided a parking spot as mentioned, and that was very convenient. Her suggestions for restaurants and places to visit were really helpful and she was one of my best hosts so far. The apartment was clean, spacious and well stocked. We had good fun staying at her place!

    June 2014
    Karen
    Response from Karen:

    Thank you, Neha!

    June 2014
  • My mom and I only stayed at the apartment for a night. The apartment is very clean. Everything is provided as Karen said on the manual. Besides, the location is in walking distance from all the places you want to go such as parliament building, by ward market and mint. (In 15mins) I definitely recommend Karens apartment to everyone.

    June 2014
  • Karen's place is charming, clean, and super well equipped for any need. It's in a perfect location, quiet, and small enough to feel like a cozy home for just one person and at the same time big enough to comfortably sleep 4-5 people. Karen is a perfect host - friendly, communicative and attentive. I would highly recommend Karen and her apartment for anyone who is planning to visit Ottawa!

    June 2014
  • Formidable! Karen is the perfect host! Warm welcome on arrival, awaiting parking spot and a feeling of becoming a part of this wonderful neighbourhood made us feel at home!

    May 2014
  • Great location and place and Karen was great. Unfortunately we were not up to the guided walk but next time.

    May 2014
  • Karen was really responsive and prepared when we got there. Everything was laid out and the location was really convenient with a bunch of 24/7 shops close and bars open late. Its a bit far from the main downtown area (the market) but her place is uptown-ish. Really enjoyed our first airbnb experience :)

    ps. she also left food we were allowed to help ourselves too. :D

    May 2014
  • Our stay here was great! It is a convenient location and a quaint, comfortable apartment. Karen was lovely, very friendly and helpful.
    I would definitely recommend her space to others!

    May 2014
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I'm a writer and tour guide who spends as much time outside as possible, riding my bike around this amazing, beautiful city. I recently sold my car and I'm joining the ranks of Ottawa's many cyclists. My experience with Airbnb convinced me to launch my own business this summer--a walking tour that shares the untold stories of our national capital. I would love to host you on my tour, as well! My favourite things include fresh air, chocolate, good wine, jazz, and meeting people from all over the world.
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