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

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Tastefully decorated, 9 foot ceilings, large windows.

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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


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $23
Security Deposit: $156
Monthly Price: $1322 /month
Cancellation: Strict


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Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher

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Eat-in large kitchen, well stocked.

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10 Reviews

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July 2015
Response from Catherine:

The guest is right. The A/C can be improved upon and I am grateful she told me in this review. I am taking care of adding more right away .... Since the installation of the new A/C in June, the feedback has been positive .... the system, however, was not being overtaxed previously because this guest's stay happened during the first (and only) heat wave of the summer so far ..... I encourage all my guests 3-4 times during our pre-check-in communications to please email, text or call me anytime day or night if you need anything once you check in. I also say, "I can only help you while you are here, once you check out it is too late, so please contact me if you need anything" ... This guest never mentioned the A/C, before her arrival or during her 3-night stay. She on;y expressed to me that they all loved the apartment, in the two brief texts we exchanged during their stay. If she had told me at anytime during her stay that they were hot I would have resolved the problem swiftly and to their satisfaction. That is what I am known for and what the majority of my reviews will reflect. I have thousands of reviews online and they are quite positive overall. I have many repeat guests too and I believe it is because my motto is, "to always strive for perfection".

July 2015

June 2015
Response from Catherine:

Thank you Michelle for taking such good care of my apartment. I am so pleased you all enjoyed your stay. Regards, Catherine

June 2015

May 2015
Response from Catherine:

This was a rare exception that we had a heat wave for one night in May and in the past 10 years we have never had a need for air conditioning this early in the season. It was very hot during this one day but it cooled down at night. That is why this guest had her windows wide open. Usually, my guests do not complain about outside noise because the A/C is on and the windows are new and quite thick.

May 2015

February 2015
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

December 2014

August 2014
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

August 2014
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.

August 2014

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About the Host, Catherine

Ottawa, Canada
Member since November 2012
Response rate: 100% (past 30 days)
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