About this listing
A tastefully decorated and well equipped upper level apartment with a private walk-up entrance and free parking. In the heart of Westboro Village, one of Ottawa's most desirable neighbourhoods—Enjoy a central location without the hassles of downtown.
This ideal executive suite boasts a cozy bedroom and a separate office space, perfect for anyone who needs plenty of space to relax and work. A large open-concept kitchen and dining area connect to a beautiful living room with a gas fireplace and a large sun-drenched deck overlooking a backyard garden.
You'll be lulled by the restful ambiance in this home on a calm cul-de-sac, but you'll also be tempted to put on your walking shoes and explore the area. Westboro's trendy village main street, with its coffee shops and specialty boutiques, is just beyond the doorstep! Within a ten minute walk along Richmond Road, there is something for your every mood: find ingredients for a great home-cooked meal at the Superstore and LCBO; get equipped for an active day outdoors at one of several outfitters such as MEC; or take your pick from the many neighbourhood pubs and fine restaurants for a fun and relaxing night out.
Great parks and green spaces are close by, the property is nestled between the two halves of the 5-km Byron linear park, popular with joggers and walkers. A leisurely stroll takes you down to Westboro Beach. This cyclist-friendly neighbourhood is well connected to the hundreds of kilometres of recreational pathways in the capital region. An idyllic 8 kilometre bike ride along the scenic Ottawa River Pathway will take you right beneath Parliament Hill and the heart of the city.
Interaction with guests
I live in the downstairs apartment, feel free to call or knock if you need anything.
Westboro Village is a century-old community, and was once the heart of Nepean Township. The old stone town hall still proudly stands on Richmond Road, the original route westward from Bytown. Three blocks to the west is Maplelawn manor, Ottawa's second oldest building (built in 1831) and a National Historic site, which now houses a Keg steak restaurant and features a vintage walled garden open to the public.
Getting around Ottawa-Gatineau by car is easy, with quick access to the freeway and scenic parkways, as well as the Champlain Bridge to the Quebec side of the river. Enjoy the convenience of public transportation by catching the #2 local bus to downtown one block away, or walk 300 metres further to Dominion Transitway station, with its fast and frequent service to the city core (>15 minutes) and suburban centres, including direct routes to the airport and the VIA Rail station.
Other things to note
Price includes Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) which by law is required to be collected on stays of less than 30 days. $150 is equivalent to $132.75 plus $17.25 HST. The monthly discount reflects a rate without the HST. I use AirBnB records for my tax returns so the HST is not negotiable.
Strictly no smoking and no pets, please.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
My adventurous spirit was awakened when I went on a three-month backpacking trip around Europe after I graduated from university. Each and every year since, I've made a point of travelling somewhere different and interesting. I later discovered my passion for bicycle touring and most of my journeys from 1994 on have been cranking pedals on two wheels. I enjoy meeting new people, and for me, welcoming guests to my home often feels like travelling without leaving the house.
I am an industrial designer by training, but I have specialized in exhibit and environmental graphic design. Most of my work is with the national museums in Ottawa and with the National Capital Commission. I have lived in Ottawa for over three decades and have acquired a fondness for Ottawa's history and culture and try my best to pass on its stories and traditions.
Living in an area that is a confluence of rivers and waterways, I am also an avid paddler. I enjoy taking people on a canoe or kayak out on the Ottawa River to experience its special spirit, or on the Rideau Canal for its rich heritage.