About the Homestay
Looking for the best hosting in town?
We are a very pleasant family located in one of the nicest neighborhoods in the region, steps away from the Gatineau Parkway, who are interested in providing comfortable and affordable rooms to students, working professionals and tourists. But above all, we are offering you to live in a very friendly, quiet and warm atmosphere.
For your information:
-we are located in Gatineau, sector Aylmer;
-about 10-15 minutes from downtown Ottawa by car and
-about 20-30 minutes from downtown Ottawa by bus;
-about 200 meters from the bus station;
-indoor, you will have access to all common areas of the house including a playroom that offers: pool table, ping-pong table, baby-foot table, poker table, dart board, TV, etc.
-outdoor, you will have access to: large patio, BBQ, swimming pool, basketball hoop, trampoline, ice rink during the winter, etc.;
-quick access to malls, parks, schools, restaurants;
-Internet and cable TV are included;
-meal plan available.
We speak French, English and Spanish, and we welcome everyone including international students coming in the region to study at language schools: UNAM, GEOS, CLLC, ABCE Language School among others or at the University of Ottawa, Université du Québec à Hull and Heritage College.
NEW - If you would prefer to stay in a comfy room even closer to downtown Ottawa or Gatineau, within walking distance to malls, restaurants and shops, we have an apartment dedicated for hosting which is located about 7-8 minutes from home. See the last 8 pictures of the photo series to have an idea of the apartment with its rooms.
The newly renovated apartment is fully furnished, includes all utilities, Wi-fi, and is super convenient. Pots and pans, plates, cutlery and everything you need to cook yourself a nice dinner is the kitchen. The room is very cozy and equipped with a working desk, wardrobe, and includes all the bedding. In short, whether you need to sleep or work, you will be more than comfortable in this dwelling.
If you have any question, do not hesitate to contact us.
We are looking forward to meeting you.
Distance from the apartment to these locations.
UNAM: 2.6 km - 12 minutes by bus
GEOS: 4.6 km - 24 minutes by bus
Interlangues Language School: 5.1 km - 30 minutes by bus
Sprachcaffe Ottawa: 5.4 km - 26 minutes by bus
ABCE Language School: 5.6 km - 29 minutes by bus
CLLC: 7.3 km - 38 minutes by bus
Universities and colleges:
Université du Québec à Hull: UQO 2.3 km - 16 minutes by bus
Heritage College: 4.1 km – 19 minutes by bus
University of Ottawa: 6.8 km -- 35 minutes by bus
Carleton University: 10.3 km – 58 minutes by bus
Algonquin college: 14.7 km – 62 minutes by bus
La Cité Collégiale: 15.2 km – 70 minutes by bus
Points of interest:
Gatineau Parkway: 2 km – 6 minutes by bus
Casino of Lac-Leamy: 2.3 km – 19 minutes by bus
Canadian Museum of History: 3.1 km – 20 minutes by bus
Parliament of Ottawa: 5.1 km – 29 minutes by bus
- Games Room
- Swimming Pool
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
My house is easy to find in Gatineau. Don't worry as soon as you complete your booking and pay your deposit online you will get an email with our exact address. I can help you then with directions as soon as you let me know how you will be arriving.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Water sports
- Bus Stop
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Breakfast
- Half Board
- Full Board
-Please keep our home secure and double-lock the front door when entering and leaving the house.
-Please do not adjust the heat settings yourself, ask me and I will happily do it for you.
-Keep noise to a minimum after midnight please.
-Please do not invite strangers into our home; if you would like to invite a friend over just agree it with me in advance.
-Please enjoy your stay and treat our house as you would your own home!
-Additional available services at an extra charge (payable directly to your host on arrival):
-Pick up service at the airport: 50.00 CAD one-way.
Smoking is not allowed.
The family is great. They are so lovely and respectful, they're inquisitive to learn about any culture. The stay there feels as your home.
The family are extremely wonderful and kind. They treat you as if you were their son or daughter. They are so generous and helpful. You will love staying at home all the time playing with the kids, relaxing and even learning new things. They like to discuss any thing with you for the purpose of developing your English or French skill and for them to understand more about you and your culture. The place is nice, safe and quiet. If you are looking for a place to exercise and run, or maybe biking, this neighborhood is the best place.
Regarding the transportation, the bus station is only 3-4 min walking from home.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.