My place is close to downtown, Wellington West Village, Hintonburg, Westboro, the Ottawa River, Gatineau Park, public transit, cycling/jogging paths, parks, theatre, shops, yoga, and tons of amazing local restaurants, cafés & bakeries. You’ll love my place because of the neighborhood, comfy bed, newly-renovated & fully equipped kitchen, ample parking, inviting living space, front porch, and back patio, yard & garden. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers & families.
This is a charming century home filled with character and love. You'll find hardwood throughout this bright and sunny house. There's lots of room to spread out, with very large separate dining and living rooms, an office, newly-renovated and fully-equipped kitchen, spacious bedroom, private 4-piece bathroom, and more! You have complete access to a large front and back yard, front porch, back patio (with table and BBQ), large grass area, beautiful garden, spacious shed, plus a mud room. The space is tastefully decorated with a mix of new and old, including antiques and art collected from around the world.
Make yourself at home in the bedroom, complete with an empty dresser and night table, lots of room and hangers in the closet, ceiling fan, and more amenities. Rest well on a luxury Marshall mattress, a very comfy double/full-size bed, and know that the blinds block out light for a restful sleep. You'll find a hair dryer in the closet.
Whip up a delicious meal in the brand new open-concept kitchen, stocked with all the equipment and dishware you need, as well as many of your basics (spices, oils, vinegars, condiments, and more).
You'll find the perfect dining room with a large teak table to enjoy a meal, sip a coffee with the paper, or play games with friends (find the secret stash of games in the antique chest in the living room). There are more chairs in the basement, as well as leaves for the table if you plan to entertain several guests.
Entertain friends or enjoy a movie or a show in the sunny living room. You'll love the new 55" HD Smart TV, which includes hundreds of cable channels and Samsung's SmartHub to access the internet, YouTube, as well as many streaming services like NetFlix and CraveTV (will require you to log into your own account). You will also find plenty of DVDs to choose from. Kick back on one of the comfiest couches with chaise lounge around.
Dig through the crates and treat your ears to some classic and new vinyl on the record player (jazz, funk, soul, rock, folk, and more). NOTE: With apologies, the stereo is not set up yet. Coming soon!
Get a workout, stretch, yoga, or meditation session in during your stay. You'll find a set of free weights, a kettle bell, and yoga ball in the office, as well as a couple yoga mats and a foam roller in the living room (within sight of the TV if you have workout DVDs or want to play a yoga/workout video on the Smart TV).
Catch up on e-mails, enjoy a book, or get some work done in the sun-filled office.
Needless to say, this fantastic home has it all!
You're able to access the entire home, indoors and out, with the exception of my personal bedroom area.
Depending on the timing of your visit, I may or may not be home much or at all. But I hope we get to interact as I love to learn more about my guests, their travels, and help them get the most out of their visit to Ottawa. I am a rich source of local knowledge and it's my pleasure to help with any and all travel plans, advice, or other needs before or during your stay.
As a long-time Airbnb traveller and seasoned host, I know what it takes to make sure you enjoy your stay. I am friendly, quiet, and will respect your privacy.
As well, I am an ardent feminist, an ally to the LGBTTIQQ2SA and Indigenous communities, and welcome guests of all types.
This home is cleaned and stocked with only non-toxic, environmentally-friendly cleaners and soaps, as well as recycled paper products. This includes the detergent for washing the sheets and towels.
- While making yourself at home, please treat my home as your own. Let common sense and good karma guide you.
- Children are very welcome (comfy couch and extra mattresses, pillows, and bedding available as a bonus, plus lots of space to set up mattress(es) in the living room and/or office). Also ample room in bedroom or adjacent office to set up a Pack 'n Play crib (provided and available for guests).
- Please use coasters, place mats, and trivets provided on all wood furniture in the dining room and living room.
- Strictly NO SMOKING in or outside the house, and only NON-SMOKERS are welcome as guests. Thank you for respecting this.
- Kindly avoid the use of scented personal products like perfumes and cologne.
-Kindly use the supplied placemats, trivets, and coasters on all wood furniture. These are all antique pieces and should be treated with care. No hot, cold, wet, or sharp objects directly on the wood please.
- No pets allowed.
My name is Josh and I live in Ottawa, the beautiful and vibrant capital of Canada.
I lead programming to help youth understand sustainability, increase their confidence and leadership capacities, and launch or advance meaningful community projects, social enterprises, businesses, and other initiatives to help improve our environment, society, and economy.
I am an active volunteer with a number of grassroots organizations addressing environmental, social, and cultural issues in the community.
When I'm not trying to save the planet (and inspiring others to follow suit), I lead an active lifestyle, including a healthy dose of cycling, sports, yoga, paddling, camping, skiing, and hiking. I also enjoy travelling (as you can see from my Airbnb profile), live music, and reading.