Spacious Penthouse in Vibrant Neighbourhood

Canada - Ontario - Ottawa

Home exchange in,Canada,Ottawa,Open concept kitchen and living space.
Open concept kitchen and living space.
Home exchange in,Canada,Ottawa,Cook up a storm!
Cook up a storm!
Home exchange in,Canada,Ottawa,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,Ottawa,Looking east up Wellington Street
Looking east up Wellington Street
Home exchange in,Canada,Ottawa,Looking west.
Looking west.
Home exchange in,Canada,Ottawa,Gas fireplace .
Gas fireplace .
Home exchange in,Canada,Ottawa,Main bedroom
Main bedroom
Home exchange in,Canada,Ottawa,Floor plan
Floor plan
Home exchange in,Canada,Ottawa,en suite bathroom off main bedroom
En suite bathroom off main bedroom
Home exchange in,Canada,Ottawa,Second bedroom with murphy bed (and music studio!)
Second bedroom with murphy bed (and music studio!)
Home exchange in,Canada,Ottawa,Entrance to building off Wellington Street
Entrance to building off Wellington Street
Home exchange in,Canada,Ottawa,Second bathroom
Second bathroom
  • Sleeping capacity4
  • Bedrooms2
  • Bathrooms2

Non-simultaneous Home Exchange

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Smoking Not Allowed

Children Welcome

Use of Personal Car is not possible

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Nov 1, 2022 - Mar 31, 2023 Open to all destinations
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Jan 1, 2024 - Jan 31, 2025 Open to all destinations

Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

A two-bedroom penthouse with 384 square feet of outdoor terrace in a low-rise building on Ottawa's most vibrant street. The flat was completely renovated in 2021 and has a lovely and well-equipped kitchen, high ceilings, and hardwood floors. There is a Sonos sound system and Frame TV from which you can view entertainment from your own device. The terrace faces south and has a retractable awning, natural gas grill, and patio furniture. You can catch a view of the parliament buildings off the terrace to the east.


Apartment/ Main Residence


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Access for the disabled
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Cleaning service available
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • View
  • Fireplace
  • Elevator Access
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Electronics Docking Station
  • Terrace / Patio


  • Internet access
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)


  • Use of bicycle(s)


  • Urban


Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

This neighbourhood is a vibrant place with all kinds of interesting restaurants, specialty food shops, bakeries, boutiques, galleries, gyms and spas. There is a grocery store right across the street. Two bus routes stop in the doorway to the building, one of which takes you directly to Parliament and the National Gallery. Ottawa's new light rapid rail system can be reached by bus or a pleasant 12 minute walk. Trains run every four minutes and will get you to the downtown core (including the ByWard Market) in 5 minutes. They'll get you to the main train station (with connections to Montreal and Toronto) in less than 10 minutes. The system will also connect to the Ottawa International airport by 2023. Walkscore rates the walkability of the neighborhood at 92 and bikeability at 99.

With easy access to transport, walkability and bikes paths, all of Ottawa's major attractions are in reach. Heading East, you'll find an area known as Little Italy. Turn right on Preston Street and you'll be able to explore Dow's Lake and the Rideau Canal, the Arboretum, Fletcher Gardens, and the Experimental Farm. If you don't turn, you'll soon find yourself in an area with endless Vietnamese and Chinese restaurants and shops. The formerly dodgy area known as Mechanicsville is now the hippest place in Ottawa with lineups out the door at all sorts of little hole in the wall places. It's less than a 10-minute walk from our flat, and the Parkdale Farmers market anchors the neighourhood. To the West is the tonier Westboro high street area with shop after shop leading to the world famous Mountain Equipment Coop. Once equipped with your outdoor gear, you can head down to the Ottawa river for a walk, bike or hike. The 300 kilometer Rideau Trail from Ottawa to Kingston passes within a 10 minute walk of our flat. Cross the river on the scenic Champlain Bridge and you will find yourself in the enormous Gatineau Park with hundreds of kilometers of hiking and biking trails, picnic areas and lakes for swimming. In winter it is some of the best cross-country skiing anywhere.

Outdoor Activities

  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Cultural Events
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Tennis
  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • River
  • Sailing


  • Park / Playground
  • Cafés
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping

Cultural Activities

  • Concerts
  • Galleries
  • Museums
  • Popular Monuments
  • Theatre

Transport Nearby

  • Bus
  • Train Station
  • Tram

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Corner Shop
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket


Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home

Easy access to all that Canada's National Capital has to offer: Parliament, the National Gallery, the National Arts Centre, and many other museums and historical sites. There are Wednesday evening concerts at Parkdale Market in the summer and fall. Winterlude and Chamberfest take place in February, the International Film Festival of Ottawa in March, the Grassroots Festival in April, the Tulip Festival and the Ottawa Marathon in May, the Dragon Boat, EDM and Fringe Festivals in June, Jazzfest and Bluesfest in July, FUSE Street Festival in August, CityFolk and the Ottawa International Animation Festival in September, the Taste of Wellington festival in October... and those are just the most popular events! If that's not enough, it's only a two-hour train ride to Montreal.

Our favourite restaurants

Cafés & bars

Special places to shop

Leisure and cultural activities

Walks or jogging paths

Health or fitness clubs

Interesting day trips

Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

We welcome the opportunity to share our home. We love this place, so our only preference is that you leave it as you found it. Our only "rules" are already specified in the conditions: please no smoking and no pets.


  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Plant Care Not Needed

Use of Personal Car

  • Use of Personal Car is not possible

Home Exchange Type

  • Non-simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Simultaneous Home Exchange

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