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Eric Fournier Gatineau, Québec
Oui tout était comme indiqué sur l annonce
Merci à Eric de nous avoir laissé l'opportunité de loger dans son chalet durant cette fin de semaine. Le cadre est très beau avec pleins d'activités proches (Mont Tremblant, montagne d'argent, chien de traîneau,...).
Le Chalet est vraiment beau d’intérieur comme d’extérieur et on ne manque absolument de rien.
Awesome appartment! It's a great place in a clean and friendly neighborhood. . Great location! Very close to the Parliament and all the museums and the principal attractions in the city; with a bus stop a few meters from the house. And Eric and Catherine are always available to help with any doubt. They are extremely friendly and nice persons. Surely we will be back!
We had an amazing time and really enjoyed this cottage. The facilities were amazing with lots of extra touches others would have not thought of. We highly recommend this cottage for anybody going to Tremblant or looking for a Summer cottage.
The apartment was great. Two bedrooms, a living space, big kitchen, a clean bathroom and room to room temperature control. Very comfortable living space for long term rental. The area is pretty suburban with a few shops on the main road, including one lovely bakery. It's almost backing onto the Gatineau Park which is great to take advantage of. Beautiful hikes, lakes and trails only minutes away. The bus to Ottawa is about a 10-15 min walk from the apartment. If you plan on bringing a car you'll have no problem with parking and can drive to Parliament Hill in 5 minutes. The only oddities or negatives were, in the front bedroom there is a door (which is blocked) and a window that look right out onto the shared porch/walk way. So leaving your drapes open isn't really an option. Though the property manager was lovely and quick to respond, our (minor) issue of the cable going out was never fixed so we were without cable for a few weeks. Also there is a lack of lighting and basic kitchen tools, the apartment could a few more lamps and a few things like a vegatable peeler in the kitchen. Overall good experience.
This apartment was a wonderful home away from home for us during the 3 1/2 weeks we stayed there. We found the place to be as it was described in the ad but more spacious than the pictures show (plenty of space for up to 4 people to stay comfortably).
The location is great, in a quiet neighborhood, one block from the bus to either downtown Ottawa or Gatineau shops in the other direction. Also one block away is a lovely artisan bakery that we visited a lot.
David was very quick to respond, friendly and easy to communicate with in all correspondence leading up to our stay though unfortunately we did not get to meet in person. Catherine (who met us upon arrival and who we directed questions to during our stay) was an absolute delight to deal with. Friendly and quick to respond to any enquiry she helped make our stay a comfortable one. I would not hesitate to stay here again.
The house was very comfortable and we spent a wonderful time.
Good points first: nice location, hosts did not mind when we were running late and were able to accommodate and meet us an hour later when we got stuck in traffic, the apartment is well stocked and furnished if a little basic.
We left early from our stay as when we booked, the listing said there was air conditioning and a washer and dryer. This has since been rectified. When we arrived, we found this not to be the case. This was pointed out straight away to the host that greeted us. He said that this was air bnb's fault and we should complain to them. We did this straight away by email and provided a copy of what we sent to the host. Air bnb never even bothered to get back to us so by the third day of our stay, with temperatures exceeding 31 degrees Celcius, we telephoned air bnb and got released from the remainder of our stay. Now, even if you do list your property without AC, I have to say that a very small desk fan in each of the 3 rooms is a little on the mean side. It was hot. And I mean meltingly hot in the apartment overnight. A tower fan would be a lot more desirable if there is no AC.
Overall, this was not a very good first air bnb experience and I doubt I will use them again. I have used other similar sites in the past with no issue. Neither the host or airbnb would take responsibility for the property being wrongly listed and I found myself with my family, including my 8 year old, staying in a sauna with a warm breeze from the fans to ineffectively cool us. Not a great start to an otherwise fun time in Gatineau and Ottawa.
I am not necessarily advising against staying here altogether but DON'T do it in the summer.
David is very nice and friendly when we arrived the apartment at 3:00 am. It helps us so much. The apartment is pretty comfortable like our own house. It's very close to Hull and Ottawa. Even you need to rent a car, you don't worry about the parking space. David will prepare the parking space for you. Especially the kitchen, let us take a break and cook some meals are pretty good. Thank you for rent the apartment to us. It's very good experience of our vacation in Canada.
Great location and apartment is exactly as advertised ! Thanks David :)