Minutes from downtown Ottawa, but 100's of kilometres of cycling trails at the doorstep.

Minutes from downtown Ottawa, but 100's of kilometres of cycling trails at the doorstep.




Mar 2011

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 3
1 Bathrooms

About our home

We are offering two options: For simultaneous exchange our house in Gatineau, Quebec just 5 minutes from downtown Ottawa, the capital of Canada yet walking distance into the Gatineau Park with its lakes and hiking trails.
The house is a three bedroom semi-detached house in a quiet residential area. The master bedroom has a king size bed, the second bedroom a double, and the third bedroom is set up as an office with a single futon. There is one full bathroom and two powder rooms. The house has high speed wireless internet, high def cable television. The square footage is about 1600sq ft or 150 sq metres.
For a non-simultaneous exchange I have a beautiful lakefront cottage about 1.5 hours North of Ottawa, near Maniwaki Quebec. This luxury year round cottage is available any time from September to June but is always rented in the summer. To see pictures of the cottage you can go to the site chaletcanada.ca. The cottage sleeps 6 comfortably.

Nous offrons deux options: Pour l'échange simultané de notre maison à Gatineau, au Québec seulement 5 minutes du centre-ville d'Ottawa, la capitale du Canada:
La maison est une maison de trois chambres semi-détaché, dans un quartier résidentiel tranquille. La chambre principale a un lit king size, la deuxième chambre double, et la troisième chambre est un bureau avec
futon simple. Il ya une salle de bain complète et deux salles d'eau. La maison à internet haute vitesse sans fil, la télévision par câble haute def. La superficie est d'environ 1600sq pieds ou 150 mètres carrés.
Pour un échange non-simultanée nous avons un chalet au bord d'un lac magnifique à environ 1,5 heures au nord d'Ottawa, près de Maniwaki au Québec. Ce chalet de luxe est disponible à tout moment à partir de Septembre à Juin mais est toujours loué pour l'été. Pour voir les photos du chalet, vous pouvez aller us site web www.chaletcanada.ca. Le chalet pour 4 personnes confortablement. Il y a un kayak, canot, équipement de pêche, etc

We are in Gatineau (Hull sector) Quebec, part of the National Capital Region: a quiet residential neighbourhood our house is just four kilometres from the centre of Ottawa. Five minutes walk in one direction will take you to the Ottawa river and beautiful bicycle paths heading towards downtown. Five minutes walk in the other direction takes you into the Gatineau Park, a 363 km2 park full of lakes, and trails. Plenty of shopping centres are also close by so you have the best of city and country experiences at your doorstep.

We also have a great 'dépanneur' or convenience store just a short walk away where you can get everything you need including butcher, baker, post office etc.


If you want to explore other cities in the area: Ottawa to Montreal is a 2 hour drive, and to Ottawa to Toronto about 5 hours. The beautiful 1000 Islands are about 1 hour South of Ottawa.

Alain (teacher) and Jane (Programmer) are recent empty nesters so want to take advantage of this time to travel more. We are looking for our second home exchange experience, last time being a non-simultaneous exchange with the cottage. I run my cottage as a busy cottage rental business we do have a fair bit of experience of having guests in our home and you can see from the reviews on my website www.chaletcanada.ca the good reviews given to the cottage.

In July 2013 we would also be interested in an exchange in Scotland, France, London or other areas in the UK.

We are non smokers. We do not want allow smoking inside the house. We would tolerate smoking outside as long as no cigarette butts are thrown on our property.

We do have a cat that we will arrange to have looked after while we are away, but I am just mentioning this in case of allergies.

A car exchange may be possible...


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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
La Pie Vietnamese and Chez Edgar both in walking distance
Walks in the park
Gatineau Park, Park Mousette are both walking distance
Spot of exercise
Fantastic bicycle trails lead out in all directions - to the centre of town or along the Ottawa river to Aylmer.
Day tripping
Wakefield, Omega Park, Montreal

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