Water and Mountain view with a queen-sized bed and a sofa bed to sleep 4 people
- english, french, mandarin, Cantonese
About Amy Ng
I am a business real property owner and I am also educated in Canada, holding accounting designation (CPA, CGA) and MBA. I have been enjoying this condo and will retire in this unique Capital City. Currently, I would like to share this space with others to appreciate the proximity of all attractions in downtown Ottawa/Gatineau. Recently, I have been focusing more on vacation rental due to its dynamic feature. Vacation rental is one of my many passions, dealing with customers and learning from each other. I have developed excellent relationships with my clients via Ottawa/Hull vacation rental as well as Victoria BC rental (Property Number 515604). Every guest has his/her unique requirements and I have been trying to fulfill most of them. As this is my first year to welcome short vacation rental guests in Ottawa, please refer to a number of decent reviews for my Victoria vacation rental since I started my vacation rental in 2013 (VRBO property No. 515604 & 833737).
Amy Ng purchased this Condo in 2003
Why Amy Ng chose Hull
I am a city person but I enjoy the tranquility of waterfront condo, there is magnificent view of residence of Prime Minister, waterfall, Ottawa River and Parliament Hill. The condo is just renovated with new kitchen including Botch Washer and Dryer, dish washer, fridge and stove. Mostly importantly, we installed Hotel Style A/C and heating central unit as recommended by one of our guests.
What makes this Condo unique
Again, I have to emphasize the importance of city living. We do provide an indoor parking with a $10 per day, but you will enjoy walking around the city without worrying about having a car.
Pets allowed - under 50 lbs (20 kg) for dogsunder 50 lbs (20 kg) for dogs
Max guests: 4
Minimum age of primary renter: 23 - 2323
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
A great place to stay in Gatineau/Ottawa area
We stayed in the Penthouse for more than 3 weeks in August. This was a great place to stay for our needs. We walked to Parliament and the Canadian History Museum several times, rode our bikes to our son's house near the Aviation and Space Museum and the Rideau Canal on Sundays when some roads are closed to auto traffic. Being adjacent to Cartier park and the adjacent bike trails was amazing.
The Penthouse had a great views of downtown Gatineau , the rivers, the Quebec mountains, and the Canadian History Museum, where they had a fireworks display every Wednesday and Saturday (probably just for the 150th Canadian Anniversary). We used the available auto parking and the secure bike locker which made it convenient to take in everything the Capital City had to offer.
Amy was very responsive to our needs and responded quickly to any requests we made. WiFi was excellent. People in the building were friendly and gracious, even through we spoke no French and they were especially nice to our two grandsons (age 4 and 2) who stayed with us every day and went home at night.
The bed was great, the kitchen functional, the laundry in the unit was helpful, better than using the one in the basement. Everything was clean.
We will definitely stay there next time we visit Ottawa.
Lovely view and quiet, clean apartment - but lacks several necessities
This is an older, one-bedroom/one-bathroom unit that is sparsely and rather oddly furnished, but it is clean and relatively comfortable. There are few decorations on the walls, but there are no marks or damage, either—the place may have been recently painted. There are wood or tile floors throughout, but just one rug at the sink in the kitchen. There is one very thin curtain in the bedroom, but it's ineffective in blocking out light.
Positive: Great panoramic view of western Gatineau (not Parliament Hill) out the living room window and some views of a little bit of downtown Ottawa out the kitchen one. The unit is on the top floor of the building, so no one is overhead. The garage is underground and is secure. Wi-fi and one large HD TV in the living room were good. The apartment is in a decent location--downtown Ottawa is about a 40-minute walk, nice on good weather days. However, since there are no restaurant or stores within walking distance, a car is recommended. The owner of the unit was kind, helpful, and accessible.
Negative: Small things such as no A/C or telephone, no overhead lights or ceiling fans, pitifully few electrical outlets, minimal kitchen supplies, and no “modern” conveniences like a dishwasher, garbage disposal, washing machine, or dryer were a little inconvenient, but not problems that couldn’t be overcome (e.g., the building has a pay laundry area in the basement). A parking charge of $10 per day was not included in the advertised price--not a big deal, but it should have been mentioned. The major problem I experienced daily was the lack of any sun-blocking curtains or drapery in the windows. The west-facing window is quite large since it also includes a small balcony--in the winter, this may be nice, but in the summer, the sun is brutal. There is no way to cover this large a window, and it was difficult to sit at the little dining table in the afternoon or early evening because of the glare and the heat that beats in. The south-facing window, also undraped, looks out at another tower of the apartment complex, so there is no privacy. There was one window in the bedroom--I put a few towels over the rod so was able to subdue the bright sun in the morning.
The views and the peace and quiet in the condo were pleasant, and I liked that my car was covered and secure in an underground garage. However, the apartment wasn’t as comfortable as it could have been, primarily due to the lack of sun-blocking window coverings.
We are very happy to have Sue stayed with us. She told us that she was very happy with the suite especially with the beddings including sleep country cream leather bed frame and mattress. The curtains have been installed to block the beautiful sunlight glistened in both bedroom and living room, where we have enjoyed very much during most seasons. The view to Parliament from the bedroom and a scene to Ottawa and Gatineau river and mountain attract many travellers. After Sue mentioned about strong sun, we provided a Japanese sun screening partition, in which it seems that she was happy with it. Indeed we have sufficient electricity outlet with an extention cord. To address her comment regarding the several necessary items, we have installed an air-conditioning/heating unit (Hotel Style) . The parking fee had been mentioned in the advertisement on the VRBO site when she booked this suite and she probably overlooked it. We in fact provide a discounted price for the parking, which is $5 lower than the daily parking fee around the Gatineau downtown area. We have renovated the whole kitchen and bathroom.
The Ottawa/Gatineau region looks like an elaborate painting blended with a modern metropolitan city. Nestled at the meeting of three major rivers – the Ottawa River, the Gatineau River, and the Rideau River – Canada’s capital city has 19th century architecture and outdoor landscapes made to charm any visitor.
The most popular site in Ottawa is the Rideau Canal, which cuts through the heart of the region. Many residents and tourists can be seen having picnics or relaxing on an afternoon break near the canal. In the winter, when this massive body of streaming water is completely frozen over, the canal transforms into the world’s largest ice skating rink. This alone is a sight enough to make the trip.
Also Gatineau Park is another park reflecting nature beauty which will takes one’s breath away. The Park is huge. The Pink Lake hike is a must see. This park is wonderful with unique plants and wildlife,, one can do some cycling, camping hiking giving peaceful and tranquility to one’s life one can also walk around Pink Lake, taking about 20 minutes to go around the lake. It is called Pink Lake but in fact it is green reflecting different kinds of minerals. This is the reason probably it is named Pink Lake after the Pink family.
Also, a bit more aggressive, the Skyline trail has excellent views especially spectacular in the fall. The Mackenzie estate (Past Prime Minister's cottage) is worth the trip. Take your canoe to Meech Lake. (Start at trail 40 and paddle North - there's a cool stream to paddle away. The terrain is very varied, views are great, the trails are well marked, getting there by car is a breeze, and parking is easy. Some of the trails are challenging, and involve a lot of climbing, fording streams, and so on. But some of the trails are easy to do in walking shoes, so there really is something for everyone. The most beautiful time of the year is in the fall. Leaves turn color and it is the most beautiful scene. You can walk for hours and children can enjoy playing in the leaves. Beautiful in the winter and summer for people who like to bike in the summer and snow shoe in the winter. Absolutely beautiful!