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Elcho's ExplOre Ottawa. Upper duplex in a safe & quiet part of downtown Ottawa.

Adults-only Sandy Hill apartment with kitchen and patio

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Ottawa, ON, Canada
10.0.Exceptional.
  • In Ottawa for a wedding. We were able to walk through the park and across the footbridge…

    Aug 27, 2019

  • Was suppose to stay for two weeks and unfortunetly had to cancel. Have used VRBO for…

    Feb 2, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Recommendations for hotels and renters (Croatia) and CovidClean (Safehotels - global expert) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Contactless check-in is available

Entire apartment

  • 6 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathroom
  • Parking available
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Dining area
  • Hair dryer

What’s around

  • In Sandy Hill
  • Strathcona Park - 3 min walk
  • Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute - 5 min walk
  • Laurier House - 6 min walk
  • University of Ottawa - 12 min walk
  • Department of National Defense - 18 min walk

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Double Bed

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About this apartment

Elegant and spacious upper duplex (owner occupied lower) in a quiet, safe, well sought-after, chic, downtown neighborhood surrounded by embassies and diplomatic residences. Walk, ride, or bus to the heart of downtown, the universities, Parliament Hill, Shaw convention centre, Byward Market and everything Ottawa has to offer.
1 queen bed with desk and chair, air conditioned bed room; 1 double bed with desk chair and air conditioning; 1 queen sofa bed in living room. Sparkling clean kitchen, bedroom and newer bathroom and their linen.*

(At check-out, even the upper quilts are to be placed into the laundry basket to be washed for our next guests). Separate dining room and well appointed kitchen with dishwasher, kitchen essentials including pots, pans, dishes, cutlery, microwave, coffee maker & utensils. Living room t.v. with wifi. Unit has its own, separate entrance. Also, In-unit washer/dryer.

SHARED:

Front and back garden

BBQ grill.

2 bikes* (use at your own risk) with safety helmets* for guests to zip over to Loblaws for groceries, explOre the down town area, the bike paths along the Canal, the Rideau River or wherever you wish to go.

You need only bring your laptop and clothes. Location!

NEARBY: Eat out - walking distance - Coffee: Starbucks, Second Cup, Working Title restaurant plus great bakery for scones, muffins, croissants etc.

Cardena Spanish Cafe

DINING OUT:

THE BRIDGE - sports bar. Dress mixed $$$

LE CORDON BLEU: The restaurant of the cooking school. Dress office casual to formal. Specialty menu. Reservation at least one week in advance. $$$$

WORKING TITLE: Talk of the town trendy. Spacious outdoor setting. Vegan options. Reservation recommended. Dress - mixed casual to office $$$

SANDY HILL LOUNGE & GRILL: Staples like fish and chips or a good burger and fries. Limited space. Dress - casual $$

RESTAURANTS IN The Byward Market, Sparks Street, Elgin Street, or on Rideau Street.

SANDY HILL POINTS OF INTEREST

RIdeau River - 1 block

Strathcona Park - 1 block

Laurier House - 3 blocks

Cordon Bleu - 2 blocks

Prime Minister Row - 3 blocks

High Commissions, Embassies, consular offices and Mission residences: Throughout - all under 2k (Algerian, Austria, Australia House, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Brunei, Bulgaria, Finland, France and consular offices, Croatia, China, Jamaica House, Poland, Morocco, Pakistan, Russia, Ireland, India, Iraq, Angola, Israel, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, Slovakia, Switzerland, Mali, Zimbabwe, Sweden, Philippines, Ivory Coast and more).

Look for plaques identifying historic houses and districts of Sandy Hlill: Throughout

UOttawa: Throughout

Rideau Tennis Club - 3 blocks

Byward Market - under 2k

Parliament Hill - under 2.1k

Rideau Mall - under 2k

Shaw Centre - under 2k

NAC - under 2k

Afternoon Tea at the historic Chateau Laurier Hotel - under 2k

Ottawa Art Gallery - under 2k

National Gallery - under 3k

War Museum - under 5k

Gatineau/Hill- under 6k

The Canal - under 2k

Boat Tour - under 2k

Haunted Walk - under 2k

Ottawa City Hall - under 2k

St. Paul's University - under 4k

Rideau Hall - under 4k

24 Sussex Dr. - under 4k

Winter skating on the Canal or at City Hall - under 2K

U.S. Embassy- under 2k

Lansdowne (Red Black's Football, Ottawa Blackjacks basketball ) under 5k

Carleton University - under 5k

Hospitals - under 10k

Skiing at Point Fortune -

under 20k
Canadian Tire Centre - under 30k


















Location

Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • In Sandy Hill
  • Strathcona Park - 3 min walk
  • Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute - 5 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Sandy Hill
  • Strathcona Park - 3 min walk
  • Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute - 5 min walk
  • Laurier House - 6 min walk
  • University of Ottawa - 12 min walk
  • Department of National Defense - 18 min walk
  • Ottawa Art Gallery - 20 min walk
  • Ottawa City Hall - 21 min walk
  • Rideau Centre - 21 min walk
  • Confederation Park - 22 min walk
  • Shaw Centre - 23 min walk

Getting around

  • Ottawa International Airport (YOW) - 16 min drive
  • Ottawa, ON (XDS-Ottawa Train Station) - 10 min drive
  • Ottawa Station - 10 min drive
  • Ottawa Fallowfield Station - 23 min drive

The manager

Elcho Stewart

Speaks: English, French

The apartment

Key facts

  • Apartment (600 sq ft)
  • Onsite parking
  • WiFi
  • Car not required
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Washing machine

Bedrooms

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 1 queen bed
  • Bedroom two - 1 double bed
  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • 1 bathroom
  • Full bathroom - 1 shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Highchair
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils

Dining

  • Separate dining area

Entertainment and recreation

  • TV
  • Books
  • Ski-in/ski-out access
  • Children's toys
  • Bicycle on site
  • Snow sports gear
  • Ice skating nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Health or beauty spa nearby
  • Skiing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Basketball nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Outlet shopping nearby
  • Tennis courts

Outside

  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Patio

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board

Things to know

House rules

  • Caters to adults only
  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 6

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-out before 12:00 PM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others

  • Pets not allowed

Policies

  • This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business.

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Long-term renters welcome.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Contactless check-in is available.

    This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Recommendations for hotels and renters (Croatia).

    This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of CovidClean (Safehotels - global expert).

Also known as

  • Elcho's Explore Upper Duplex Safe Quiet Part Apartment
  • Elcho's Explore Upper Duplex Safe Quiet Part
  • Elcho's Explore Upper Duplex Safe Quiet Part Apartment
  • Elcho's Explore Upper Duplex Safe Quiet Part Apartment
  • Elcho's Explore Upper Duplex Safe Quiet Part

FAQs

  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Signatures (5-min walk), Fleur Tea House (6-min walk), and Father and Sons (9-min walk).
  • Have fun with onsite activities such as cycling, and improve your game on the tennis courts. Additional recreation nearby includes basketball, casino gaming, and ecotours. Elcho's ExplOre Ottawa. Upper duplex in a safe & quiet part of downtown Ottawa. also has a garden.
10.0.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A wonderful experience

    My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Elcho's Sandy Hill duplex. She and her husband Dan are very willing to share their knowledge of the city and advised us on local shopping and sights, plus shared interesting stories about the neighborhood. There are many embassies snd high commissions within a short walking distance, along with homes of former prime ministers for those interested in the history and architecture. This home had all the amenities we needed: separate bedrooms with comfortable beds, full living room and dining rooms, plus a kitchen well stocked with dishes and cooking pans. It is located on a quiet residential street, with a beautiful garden out front and in back, each perfect for relaxing or smelling the flowers after a busy day!

    Sandra B., Other trip, Jun 13, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Somewhat good stay

    Elcho and Dan are very nice helpful people. The apt itself is lovely with all the amenities you need. However, the floors are very squeaky and need repair. Unfortunately the sound travels. I don't think there is any soundproofing. I constantly heard talking, the groan of a TV, etc. I eventually told Elcho about it and after that they were very quiet.

    Jayne P., Other trip, Sep 16, 2021

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very nice place

    Great place and great location

    Rob M., Other trip, May 5, 2021

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