The SpaceA warm and peaceful place nearby Ottaw(URL HIDDEN)Room: $600/month with private bathroom or $50 per night per person or $ 65 for two including a light breakfast.
I own a warm and very comfortable house in a quiet neighbourhood in Gatineau (La Croisée, Aylmer Sector), only minutes away from downtown Ottawa (National Capital of Canada). I have two bedrooms with different facilities available for renting (daily, weekly or montly).
This is a 1800 sq. ft. house, with an open concept. The hallway with hardwood floor continuing into the family room with a beautiful wood burning fireplace. From there, you can see the eat-in area that opens to a wooden deck with summer furniture and a barbecue (only available from May to October). Main floor has an entrance, a dinning room, and living room, TV room, kitchen, laundry area and a bathroom. The top level has a 3-piece bathroom, two well-sized bedrooms, and a master bedroom with a 3 piece ensuite bathroom. In the lower level there is one oversized bedroom with queen bed, a recreation room and a 3-piece bathroom. The house have windows everywhere which allows a good natural lightening.
It is simple decorated with pieces from many places from all over the world, and some original paintings from local artists.
I have mature trees and many perennial plants in the back yard as well as a large deck to enjoy a barbecue or a glass of wine during spring/summer time.
The house has a central AC, and central furnace. It is rented with a weekly cleaning service. I have bicycles that could be used in the nearby cycle paths. There is a 18-hole public golf course surrounding the neighbourhood La Croisée- Aylmer, which meets championship specifications by playing more than 7,000 yards (Please see website for more details: (URL HIDDEN) In winter as well as in early spring, the golf trails are available for snowshoeing and walks. There is also a club house with a wonderful restaurant, terrace and boutique. You can go for breakfast, lunch or dinner, Gatineau Golf and Country Club's BISTRO 19 restaurant is fully licensed, offering six brands of beer on tap and select wines by the glass or bottle. (Please see website for more details (URL HIDDEN)
Ottawa and Gatineau offer lots of things to do and visit, such as museums, historical building, huge shopping centres, casino, and summer and winter facilities sports, such as skiing, skate, snow shoes, trekking, lakes to swim, and a small but beautiful beach in Aylmer, etc. At a 20 minutes driving distance, there is the wonderful Gatineau Park, offering plenty of activities in all seasons. (Please see the website for more details
Everything you might need in town can be reached by walking, no car or even bicycle is needed
- Big Supermarket (Provigo): 5 minutes walking
- Shopping Centre: 10 minutes walking (Galeries of Aylmer) (post office, pharmacy, restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques, cinemas, etc.).
- Public transportation is available on Aylmer Road.
Many international students stay at my house for intensive language immersion courses in July and January. This is a great opportunity to practice English, French, Spanish or any other language, while having an enriched cultural exchange. If you are considering visiting us in those months, early reservation is strongly recommended. Guest AccessGuests have access to common parts of the house, such as kitchen, the back yard, the terrace, barbecue, dining and living room areas and laundry. Interaction with GuestsI welcome and greet my guests, and explain simple procedures of the house. They also can count on me if they need information, help with appliances, buses, distances, errands, etc.
As I work, I cannot be available all the time, but I am always available on mobile phone. The NeighborhoodPeace, security and lovely paths surrounded by small ponds with small animals and lots of birds. Downtown Aylmer is at a 5 minutes walk distance, with small coffees and restaurants. The recently renovated British Hotel, a historic building, offers a coffee shop with music in live on Thursdays nights and a Pub with music events on Saturdays nights. (URL HIDDEN) Getting AroundPublic transportation is available on Aylmer Road, lots of buses pass by this main road. Everything you might need in town can be reached by walking, no car or even bicycle is needed
- Big Supermarket (Provigo): 5 minutes walking
- Shopping Centre: 10 minutes walking (Galeries of Aylmer) (post office, pharmacy, restaurants, coffee shops, small boutiques in Aylmer downtown, cinemas, etc.). Other Things to NoteThere is a cat in the house. Sarah does not go into the rooms. Her space is on the main floor, and outside during the summer.