About the Homestay

Suburban Shabby chic
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

Looking for longer term stays of 3-6 months to 1 year but feel free to start with a week. Our condo corporation would like you to sign a one year lease to deter Airbnb type rentals. However we do not have any penalty if you decide to leave early. We’re a friendly retired professional couple with a friendly grey cat, Smoky, and three clean dry bedrooms, all with comfortable beds and a window. There's one large queen, one medium single, and one slightly smaller single, in a Bungalow Townhouse in Hunt Club area of Ottawa, 8 minutes drive from the airport, bus stops right here. This is our home and it will be your home while you are here. Please respect our other guests and property. We recycle and we make it easy for you to recycle. Netflix, wifi, air conditioning. Nice garden patio. Use of kitchen. Full bathroom shared with two other renters. I speak a little Spanish and French.
We are a family Homestay and appreciate your help keeping your room, bathroom and hallway, laundry room, fridge and kitchen areas clean.
Parking can be an issue. You can park on Uplands for free at night but there is a 3 hour limit during the day and in the winter if there is a snow storm you have to find a place to put your car. You can leave it in the Walmart parking lot at South Keys. You can also apply to the city for a parking permit. A bus stop is right in front of our complex.
We can’t take animals long term, we have a cat who owns the place. Pets for short term may work.
Non smokers only please.

My Pets

Cat

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Computer
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm
  • Air Conditioning

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 3 nights

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

Long stay? If you have a reoccuring schedule where days in the week do not require accommodation, you can unselect those days below. This will inform the host and reduce the price of your stay.

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Small Basement Bedroom
From $26 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This is a small room with a desk, chair, new single bed with a good mattress, night tables, wardrobe and dresser. Shared bathroom with 2 others, currently men. Share basement fridge, microwave and main floor kitchen.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
Nightly Price
$30
Weekly Price
$190
Monthly price
$780
Main floor West Bedroom
From $30 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Photos coming soon. Main floor Bedroom with single bed, closet, desk, night table and dresser. There’s hardwood floors with a carpet that can be removed if desired. Shared bathroom with one other person. Shower but no bathtub.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
 1 guest
Nightly Price
$30
Weekly Price
$210
Monthly price
$900
Large bedroom
From $30 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Berber carpet. Two small windows. As this is a Homestay, you are responsible to clean your own sheets and room. Common areas are kept clean for you. Laundry room. Fridge and microwave in furnace room.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
  • Radio
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$35
$45
Weekly Price
$215
$275
Monthly price
$930
$1,200
Medium size room with desk
From $28 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

As this is a Homestay, you are responsible to clean your own sheets and room. Common areas are kept clean for you. Berber carpet. Small window. Laundry room. Fridge and microwave in furnace room.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
  • Radio
 1 guest
Nightly Price
$32
Weekly Price
$200
Monthly price
$850
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About the Area

Our townhouse is on a grassy right of way so it’s private, in the south end of Ottawa near Hunt Club and Uplands. There’s a small shopping centre within walking distance, and South Keys is a five minute drive away, where you can get the OTrain and busses. There’s a bus stop right on the road at our complex and if you are driving there’s easy access to downtown on the airpor parkway and Bronson Ave. There’s a beach on the river at Mooneys Bay and hospital and train station 15 minutes away.

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Beach
  • Shopping Centre
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital

Meals

Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen

House Rules

Non Smokers only.

Respect for the home, its values and norms is of utmost importance for both guests and family members. We do not discriminate against colour, gender, religious affiliation, and beliefs. Any disrespect shall lead to the party politely asked to leave. Please use headphones for any loud music you want to listen to. No guests, no parties, no drugs, no smoking, no vaping, no drunken behaviour. No cooking in the bedrooms due to safety regulations. Be tidy and clean and leave each room as you found it.

Resources such as electricity and gas are costly. We request our guests to be conscious of this and turn out lights when you leave a room.

Finally, we welcome you into our family and know that much can be learned, there’s fun to be had, and we want you to teach us about yourself too.

Smoking Rules

Your host is a non-smoker.

Smoking is not allowed.

15 Reviews

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    Ukraine
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    July 2024

    I highly recommend it! Very hospitable family!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Sandy in ,

    Thanks Roman. Best of luck in all your endevours.

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    Hungary
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    June 2024

    If you get to stay with Sandy and her family consider yourself lucky. Interesting, kind, generous people & their home is beautiful. This homestay is a rare gem!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Sandy in ,

    Thank you Kitty for your generous words. All the best in your travels across our country.

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    Iran
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    June 2024

    This guest awarded the host 5 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

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    South Korea
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    June 2024

    Sandy and John are the best hosts I could have asked for. The house is not just clean but also artistic, with almost everything you might need readily available. I feel lucky to have started my new journey in Ottawa at Sandy and John’s place!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Sandy in ,

    Thank you SunJoo. You are the best house guest and we are lucky to have had you here.

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    Canada
    Age 65 - 74

    5 hearts
    March 2024

    Sandy and i have a long stay agrement. If it was not the place to be i would not stay . Sandy is just great. The region offers a lot of possibility. Reel nice being here. And the cat is just great.

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    Iraq
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    February 2024

    Sandy and John were very hospitable! They offered various fruits and delish healthy muffins for breakfast! I enjoyed my stay over their house, and I would definitely come back again :)

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    Spain
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    December 2023

    It is a home, a real home, not just a house. Sandy and John are so friendly, talkative and nice people. Super recommendable!!! The house is amazing, big, clean, beautiful, comfortable… I’ll miss them

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Sandy in ,

    Thanks Gonzalo. We’ll miss you too.

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    Canada
    Age 65 - 74

    5 hearts
    November 2023

    I hit it off with Sandy and John as soon as I arrived at their home to meet them the first time. They were such “Good Samaritans” - offering me a comfortable chair, passing me a refreshing drink with ice as a friendly welcome and gave me a tour of the house. The bedroom I ended up staying in for Oct. 13 - 16 of 2023 was perfect for me and close to a bathroom with a clóset, a window I could open for fresh air and plenty of hangers, plus a comfortable bed and a dresser. They secured my expensive tricross bicycle indoors overnight for me, which I really appreciated, just for the one weekend, to help me out. I was made to feel at home, as one of the family. That really makes a difference when hosts make you feel safe, cared for and genuinely have your best interests at heart. This loving, couple even let me watch a movie with them ! I’ll never forget how wonderful that homestay visit was . Hats off to these amazing homestay hosts !!! I’d love to return again !

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    Canada
    Age 65 - 74

    5 hearts
    November 2023

    Sandy and her husband John are extraordinary hosts. Their home is welcoming and gorgeous, beautifully laid out and reminded me of the Buffalo Art Gallery. Guests are offered a generous breakfast of choices of coffee, delicious muffins baked by John almost every day with healthy ingredients or a granola bar and and fresh fruit. Also privileged to be picked up and dropped off at the airport. I wish there would be more wonderful people like this in the world. Smoky is a very affectionate and cuddly cat after getting to know us. Thank you for all your kindness, Sandy and John.

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Sandy in ,

    You are so very appreciative Teresa always bombarding us with generous compliments

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    United States
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    August 2023

    Sandy is the best landlord,
    Sandy treats everyone like Her family,
    Beautiful House with everything you need and good location close to everything.

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 250 $£€ 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.

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