Catherine

Downtown 1 bedroom heritage apt.

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2 Beds
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HERITAGE APT w MODERN AMENITIES-own washer/dryer/dishwasher. Full kitchen. Dishes, pots/pans, knives, barware, etc. Huge windows. Hardwood floors. HDTV, PS3, WIFI, HEAT/HYDRO - EVERYTHING INCLUDED!

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Four major bus stops steps away.

Four major bus stops steps away.

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Property type: Apartment
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM

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Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: $169
Monthly Price: $1263 /month
Cancellation: Strict

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Eat-in large kitchen, well stocked.

Eat-in large kitchen, well stocked.

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From Burlington, VT · February 2015
Catherine
Response from Catherine:

I am so glad that Joy and her family enjoyed their stay so much. Joy also mentioned to me that it was a great walking location to the canal for skating and shopping. Regarding the heating, yes, you can turn it down! We have instructions in the manual as well as throughout the condo. It is usually simple, however, if any of our guests find it not to be, we are always a quick text, email or phone call away. It is rare that you cannot reach us immediately no matter what time of the day it is. We are willing to help with any issues our guests may encounter. We also offer arguably the best manual around! We clearly list every possible thing s guest would need to know (and always updating) in an easy-to-understand format. We know how difficult it can be to go somewhere on vacation and find you spend most of your time trying to figure things out than enjoying and relaxing. We try to take out that part of traveling to allow you to concentrate on the fun! Regards, Catherine

February 2015

From Salamanca, Spain · December 2014

From Halifax, Canada · August 2014
Catherine
Response from Catherine:

I thank you, Larry, for your wonderful comments about our apartment, our willingness to assist our guests, and the convenient location. We have found, through hosting thousands of guests over the years, that what everyone puts at the top of their list is cleanliness, comfortableness, convenience to the sites, university, government offices o the business district and you have agreed that our apartment is strategically located. It sure helps that there are also 4 major bus routes a few steps from the front door.
With regards to noise, during the warm months we provide air conditioning so no need to open the windows and the same applies during the cooler or cold months when we heat the building to a comfortable level.
We want our guests to know that when they stay at our apartment they are enjoying the downtown experience..and that includes street noise (though our windows are triple-glazed so they block out the majority of noise and this has been confirmed by many of our previous guests). We are not in the suburbs. But, there are many benefits to being so close to everything...convenience of having shops and grocery stores within walking distance and open 24 hours, the closeness of buses and taxis, the vibrancy of being in an active area, and the having a true downtown experience.

August 2014

From Sherbrooke, Canada · August 2014
Catherine
Response from Catherine:

Hi Marie:
Thanks for your kind words. I am glad that you found the apartment great and comfy. My wife works very hard decorating the apartment and is constantly replacing things as they get used a lot by our guests. Just recently she bought a huge amount of games because some of our old ones looked like pieces were missing.
I know you enjoyed spending time visiting the tourist sites and eating at the restaurants in the neighbourhood. Didn't I tell you that the restaurant one block away has the best hummus you will ever eat!
I am glad you found talking to me easy and I do stress to all our guests that we are available to help with anything day or night, seven days a week. When you are on vacation you do not want any problems, and we will do our best to make sure your stay is great.
I look forward to hosting you again. You mentioned you may be back this winter. Since Ottawa is so popular with tourists during the snow season I recommend you book early if you can.
Take care.
Denis

August 2014

From Minneapolis, MN · August 2014
Catherine
Response from Catherine:

Yes, the overwhelming number of guests who have stayed in our apartment over the years have commented on how close it is to all the amenities as well as many major attractions such as the Byward market, Parliament Hill, the Rideau canal. It sure helps that there is a very large 24-hour grocery store a safe and convenient 3 blocks away. But, I should also mention that there is also a 24-hour convenience store in the same block as the apartment, in case you need bread, milk or bus tickets. BTW, there is a major bus stop steps from the front door ad all the buses take you in directly to many of the major tourist destinations or, for the business traveler, the business district.
I am glad to hear you want to come back with some friends who have not been to Ottawa before. Based on our conversation, I think they would enjoy coming during Winterlude. You and your friends would find lots to do and enjoy. We are close enough to everything that you can walk but, of course, having the bus stop steps away is a great convenience.
Hope to see you this winter!
Take care,
Catherine

August 2014

August 2014
Catherine
Response from Catherine:

I am sorry that the guest did not like the self check-in. Most of our guest have commented that they prefer this so that they have a chance to check out the apartment on their own. We do not usually do a self check in but due to a medical issue I was not able to be there. Because emergencies can happen I have made sure we have a process in place so that our guests are never left stranded and this is the reason that this guest checked himself in. But, it is an easy process since we do not have keys (all the doors are on a code lock). We also provide a manual with an extensive amount of information, including wifi, how to use the appliances and tv, where to find extra bedding, restaurants in the neighbourhood, transit information, etc.
We also stress that if a guest has a question or needs help with anything at all, to contact us immediately. We are very prompt in replying.
But, overall I am pleased that this guest enjoyed their stay and found the location convenient and he mentioned to me in our communication that he would like to come back again. I would love to host him again (and meet him face to face next time!).
Regards,
Catherine

August 2014

August 2014
Catherine
Response from Catherine:

Thank you, Rodney. You and your family were great guests. We love the fact that young families such as yours chose our property for the comfort that it provides and the proximity to the parks, Parliament Hill, the Children's Museum and everything that downtown Ottawa offer. I'm glad that you are excited about the renovation of the foyer and I hope that you do get a chance to stay again and to see it once it's done. It's coming along nicely. The intricate crown moulding that you saw is now completed as are the built-in cabinetry, and we are now awaiting the arrival our marble for the floor. Once again, I'm very glad that you had a nice time.

August 2014

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About the Host, Catherine

Catherine
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Member since November 2012
Response rate: 100% (past 30 days)
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  • Catherine
  • Shawarma Palace

    Best hummus in the city and extremely popular restaurant.
    Rideau Street Ottawa ON K1N 5Z3
  • Loblaws

    Open 24 hours.
    Rideau Street Ottawa ON K1N 5Y6
  • Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute

    Wonderful bistro. Also , foodies should contact the school for the opportunity to attend a one-day class.
    Laurier Ave E Ottawa ON
  • LCBO

    Largest LCBO in Ontario, great wine selection.
    275 Rideau Ottawa ON K1N 5Y3
  • Metro (Metro)

    Open 24 hours.
    Rideau Street Ottawa ON K1N 5Y2
  • Strathcona Park

    Beautiful park.
    Ottawa Ontario
  • University of Ottawa

    Within walking distance from the condo.
    Cumberland Street Ottawa ON K1N 6N5
  • Byward Market

    Popular with tourists and Ottawans alike. Restaurants, specialty groceries, bars, shops, events, markets, etc.
    Ottawa ON
  • Rideau Centre

    Largest shopping mall in downtown Ottaw. Walking distance from condo.
    Rideau Street Ottawa ON K1N 5W8
  • National Arts Centre

    Within walking distance or a quick drive (parking available) English and French events, plays, Broadway touring shows, etc.
    Elgin Street Ottawa ON K1P 5W1
  • Embassy of the United States Ottawa, Canada

    Easy to reach by walking, bus or taxi.
    Sussex Drive Ottawa ON K1N 1G8
  • Rideau Canal

    Popular tourist area including renting bikes, boat tours, great walking paths.
    Ottawa ON 1KM

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