newly renovated family home (2 beds/1.5 baths) minutes to downtown Ottawa
- english, french, spanish
About Heather Borquez
I grew up in Ottawa not far from this house. I went to high school in Ottawa and University in London, Ontario. We are house proud and enjoy decorating, renovating and gardening. This summer worked on making the backyard a real oasis with lots of plants and seating areas. We love travelling, camping, beach life and cottaging. We spend a few months every winter somewhere warm and sunny... and so the house is available for long periods of time.
Heather Borquez purchased this House in 1995
Why Heather Borquez chose Vanier North
This is a great deal!! You get a WHOLE house all to yourself, with a wonderful brand new kitchen (gas stove!!) 2 bedrooms (one has a king sized bed), 1.5 bathrooms, laundry upstairs, and a full living room, dining room and study on the main floor. And a CHARMING back yard oasis... Just compare it to hotel prices in Ottawa. Plus parking! Here you have a lovely family home in a nice neighbourhood, with a backyard, deck, interlock patio and a BBQ. This house is in a nice family neighbourhood with room to spread out. 10 minutes by car to downtown Ottawa (or 20 minutes by footpath along the Rideau River, through Stanley Park).. this house is great!! You can't beat the location.. a few minutes walk brings you to the Governnor General's residence, the Prime Minister's home at 24 Sussex, the famous Byward Market, Stanley Park and the river walks. A really lovely location.
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This house is very nice and modern. Very useful improvements have been made. However the air conditioning system needs to be improved. The cold air just doesn’t reach the bedrooms upstairs. In the 30C heat of July, it was very hot for sleeping upstairs. Also, the bedroom ceiling lights could not be turned off, so this was a minor inconvenience for people like us who prefer a dark bedroom.
The neighbourhood is very quiet and friendly.
We would recommend this house to our friends, but not for a summer visit.
Thank you for your review. We have just purchased a stand alone air conditioner for upstairs, as you are right.... the AC doesn't cover all of upstairs. Also, if I could comment on the lighting... those little pinpricks of light are from the LED lights which we installed in the ceiling lights to use less energy. I am sorry to hear that they disturbed you. They are very little pinpricks of light. Thank you for staying at our home. I hope you enjoyed your time in Ottawa
Absolutely charming, very well located to all tourist attractions.
Upon our arrival there was a lovely bottle of wine with 4 glasses. There was everything and more than I have ever seen in any other VRBO. Lots of condiments, fully equipped with all cooking tools etc.
Older home, newly renovated. New windows, upgraded toilets, beautiful backyard where we spent most of our leisure time. Close to everything, it seemed that that everything was 20 min away, grocerceries etc. Property manager Tanya was always available. I would highly recommend this home. ❤️
Thank you so much for your kind words. Pls come again :). We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Ottaws and our home.
Great place and location
Had a great time place is in great shape.
Be warned there is only space for ONE car in the driveway due to the neighbor. Parking on the street during the day will land you a $40 ticket, (3-hour max rule in Ottawa).
Second, the air conditioning on the second floor is very weak as previously stated. Downstairs freezes while upstairs boils. Forced air needs a stronger blower to get the cold air up and/or closable vents for lower floor to force the cold air up.
I am confused about the parking issue. The driveway is 50 feer long. We often park 2 cars in the driveway. One behind the other.
As to air cond yes we have closed off some venrs and upstairs is cooler now. Thanks for the tip.
Small house in Ottawa
The house is small but well renovatied.
There’s very little parking spot, my daughter had to park on the street, but it was fine didn’t have any issues.
There is no hair dryer (couldn’d find any)
The upstairs bedrooms were very very hot to sleep in, we had to go and buy some fans, the air conditioning doesn’t reach up there.
House still needs a bit of renovations and I believe they are attempting that later.
Overall, I don’t think we’ll be staying here again.
Thanks for your review Linda. It is true there is no hair dryer. Sorry never thought of that. But parking confuses me. The driveway is very long and has parking for 2 cars or possibly 3 if small cars. There is plenty of driveway parking or as you indicated if three cars you can park in front of the house. Thanks for your comments. It is always helpful.
Great house in a great location.
So glad you enjoyed your stay. Pls come again :)
Clean, comfortable and convenient
We (older couple) spent 2 weeks in this house in May 2018 - the property was very clean and the large king size bed very comfortable (very important for a tall couple). The property is convenient to local shops and eating places in Beechwood and a 1.5km walk will get you to the city centre. Gatineau Park is 15 mins away and riverside walking trails are easily accessible. While the owners were away, the property manager was responsive to our needs (mostly a couple of Aussies not able to operate the heating!). The kitchen was adequate for the cooking that we wanted to do, dining and lounge areas are very comfortable for local guests (or in our case family) to visit.
Thanks Fred and Sue. Glad you enjoyed the house and your stay in Ottawa and looking forward to having you visit again. Thanks for kind words!!