Warm & inviting, newly renovated Art-Deco style, 3-storey/3 bedroom older home, located in Ottawa's vibrant, hip Hintonburg neighbourhood. Betwixt the Experimental Farm and Wellington St. & 3km from downtown Ottawa & Parliament Buildings.
Family-friendly 'Fairmont House' is the perfect space to accommodate three generations on their family vacation to Ottawa, the nation's capital. Three bedrooms, two with Queen-sized beds, one with a double bed and two full bathrooms....What better way for Mom & Dad, the two kids and grandparents to enjoy their own private house, minutes from parks, the Experimental Farm (with arboretum and the Agriculture Museum) Dow's Lake, bike paths and the coolest neighbourhood in Canada? All the basics and only 2km from the Museum of History (formerly Museum of Civilization, with its Kids' Museum), the War Museum and 3km from the Parliament buildings. Come to Canada Day celebrations in July (with free bus service) or the Jazz Festival, Folk Festival, Chamber Music Festival or BluesFest in summer; enjoy the Tulip Festival at Dow's Lake in the spring, and/or Winterlude celebrations on the World Heritage Site's longest ice skating rink, Ottawa's 8km Rideau Canal (only a 15 minute walk from Fairmont). After a full day of museum touring and a short ride to the Gatineau hills to see the most beautiful display of autumn colours in the world while on a family hike in Gatineau Park, Grand-Maman & Grand-Papa can cook up a batch of homemade cookies for the kids in the well-equipped kitchen, then watch a movie with them downstairs. In the meantime, Mom & Dad can take some private time to walk down to the best pubs and restaurants in Ottawa, two blocks away on Wellington Street West or two blocks down to Preston & Somerset Streets (for authentic Chinese, Vietnamese, Italian, nouvelle cuisine, fusion, vegan or the best organic burger in Canada!) or further up into Westboro for a romantic meal and some live music. Talk, walk & window-shop at artisinal, unique boutiques in one of Ottawa's trendiest neighbourhoods, Hintonburg. Fairmont House is close to everything: Great bus and light-rail service, jogging and bike paths, etc. We're also in the theatre district and only a 15 minute cab-ride from the airport, and a three minute drive to the nearest Queensway highway ramp. And with free parking beside the house, a small backyard and cedar deck with BBQ we are only a three minute walk to three child-friendly parks (one with a kiddie's wading pool in the summer months, another with a small rink in winter). Your family will love seeing Ottawa while staying at the family-friendly Fairmont House!
Accès des voyageurs
Guests have access to the entire house (1,600 sq.ft.) front porch, back deck, back yard, free parking. You have your own private house in Ottawa! The small garage in the driveway is locked & private.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
We will welcome guests at their pre-arranged arrival arrival time. We will give them a detailed tour of Fairmont House, as well as our contact information (we will be close by and available, a short drive away).
Please note that no additional overnight guests are allowed.
1. Unless otherwise agreed, the person making the reservation a) must be staying at the house and b) must be present at check-in.
2. No 'additional' overnight guests.
3. Fairmont House is pet-free and a non-smoking family-friendly environment.
We make no exceptions to these rules.
Researcher(s), poet, teacher, wood/metal/arduino worker, world travelers.
We have been together just over 25 years now, having met on an airplane... I don't think either of us could live without books! We have always said (if we must) 'we can make it alone, but we're better together'. We have raised two wonderful, loving, completely bilingual children, whom we are proud to say, are independently making their way in the world. We love the company of young people, new families, and seniors alike. We are warm and welcoming but also appreciate that travelers need their own space, rest and quiet / private time. We have many interests, often work from home, have experience and knowledge in the travel and hospitality fields and therefore, are flexible and understanding in regards to our guests' questions, curiosity and needs. We love and are thrilled to live in Ottawa, Canada's national capital city; particularly in Hintonburg, the coolest neighbourhood in Canada. Bordering on Little Italy & Chinatown, our house is a 45 minute walk to the Parliament buildings and some museums and concert areas. We are five minutes from theatres, excellent restaurants and pubs, bike paths, the Experimental Farm, parks and swimming pools as well a 15 minute walk from the beautiful Ottawa river. We look forward to welcoming you to Fairmont House. Bienvenue!!!