As the capital of Canada, Ottawa is welcoming any time of year. During the winter, rent some skates and take to the Rideau Canal – the world’s largest skating rink and a Unesco-listed site, or take in the ice carving competitions at the Winterlude Festival. Springtime brings the Canadian Tulip Festival and chairs start to appear on the patios of the city’s many brewpubs. Don’t miss a visit to Parliament Hill – especially on Canada Day, when the sky is lit up with fireworks and flags. In fall, hike the Gatineau Hills as they explode into color or raft the Ottawa River. Ottawa is waiting for your next adventure, especially with a stay in one of these amazing vacation rentals – bookable on Culture Trip.
Lisgar Street Apartments by CorporateStays, for walking distance to the shops
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Attractive modern furniture and full-size shiny stainless steel appliances are waiting for you at Lisgar. The apartment-style one and two-bedroom units are compact but well equipped with a fold-out dining table and a work area. The location in Centretown means a 12-minute walk to Parliament Hill and a 15-minute drive to the airport – just note that the keys are available at a separate location.
LIV is an outstanding home rental in Ottawa – especially for young professionals. Each suite is designer decorated, with full kitchens featuring granite islands. Suites range from one bedroom to two bedrooms plus dens – while sky units offer breathtaking views of downtown. The rooftop pool, games room and gym with floor-to-ceiling windows are welcome perks. Add valet parking to tame Ottawa’s parking issues.
Get where you need to go from this studio apartment – it’s a five-minute drive to the Department of National Defense, the University of Ottawa and, more importantly, Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Institute. Pick up groceries and handicrafts at Byward Market to prepare dinner in your fully equipped kitchen – and simply pull out the sofa bed for overnight guests.
An Ottawa vacation rental that can accommodate up to eight people can be hard to find but JstLikeHome fills the bill. These very large apartments have two or three queen beds, twin beds and sofa beds enough for a crowd. Each suite is fully furnished right down to the DVD player plus there’s free self-parking – a rarity in Ottawa. Start the morning right with a refresh in the deep-soaking tubs or separate showers and make good use of the washer/dryer units.
Get down to business at the Met – otherwise known as one of the best vacation rentals in Ottawa. These one or two-bedroom modern units feature hardwood floors throughout – along with spotless, well-equipped kitchens, in-suite laundry and rainfall showerheads in the bath. Close to the pubs, cafes, shops and restaurants of downtown Ottawa and within walking distance of Parliament Hill, the Met is a fantastic vacation rental in Ottawa.
Spend a little and get a lot at Corporate Stays. These well-appointed and stylish one and two-bedroom apartments are a cut above in décor and amenities – there’s an indoor pool, sauna and gym on-site. The location is ideal: close to busy Byward Market, the University of Ottawa, Parliament Hill and the National Gallery of Canada.
If you’re searching for country living in an Ottawa vacation rental, Kanata Lakes is just the ticket. The 105 short and long-term rental units are 25 minutes from downtown Ottawa – surrounded by walking trails and golf courses. The well-equipped one or two-bedroom units have private terraces and balconies and access to a large saltwater pool. Guests also rave about the responsive and super friendly management.
Cozy up in this delightful Ottawa vacation rental that’s perfect for a romantic stay in the nation’s capital. Enjoy breakfast in bed prepared in your spotless kitchen – where the pillow-top mattress and Egyptian cotton sheets may invite you to linger a little longer. A private terrace awaits through French doors with a view of downtown. Close to the Rideau Canal, Confederation Park and the Museum of Nature, you can enjoy the true nature of green and friendly Ottawa.