A Room With a View

Luxurious, Lodging in Ontario and Quebec – Canada

Ottawa, Ontario

This stunning penthouse apartment is beautifully styled and is well located near great restaurants and shopping. Its large windows give a fine view of busy George Street with the government buildings and the Lord Elgin Hotel on the horizon. Off the living room is a small outdoor patio (which we used) with a lovely garden and a jacuzzi (which we didn’t). Gabriel met us at the building entrance, guided us to our secure, underground parking spot, and walked us through the features of the living space. The Smart-TV got a lot of stations. The kitchen is well equipped, and Gabriel told us to help ourselves to anything in the refrigerator. The art—wall hangings and figures—are quite unique. This was a delightful experience for our first stay in Ottawa, Ontario. Gabriel was a brilliant host! Available through Airbnb.

Kingston, Ontario

This lake house offers an open concept living space and brilliant views. It sits privately on a peninsula with amazing waterfront landscapes which can be viewed from most of the floor to ceiling windows.There is a large covered patio off the spacious master bedroom. The kitchen and dining room are large with plenty of space to host a family reunion. Off the kitchen there is a covered dining space on the patio outside.There is even a dock to accommodate a boat. The furnishings in the bedrooms are simple with a bed and nightstands. No chairs except on the patio on the second floor. No TV other than in the primary living space on the main floor and nothing on the walls on the second floor. No bedspreads other than blankets. It is a little pricey and large for a single couple, but if you are sharing with another couple or have a large family, it is ideal. The house was recently constructed so everything looks fresh and new. For us this property is all about the setting and the panoramic views around the scenic Thousand Islands.

Levis Quebec

We really enjoyed our stay at this cozy cottage across the St. Lawrence River from Quebec City. It is across the road from the river, but offers good views of Chateau Fontenac and the river from three separate sitting areas. The rooftop deck has the best views of Quebec City. A small sitting area near the side door is next to a rocky hillside which is full of trees with birds that sing into the nighttime.

The house looks freshly renovated with contemporary furniture with all the accessories needed for a pleasant stay. One of the best reasons for staying here is the proximity to the ferry which takes you across to Quebec City. The ferry is inexpensive and within walking distance to the cottage. Driving in Quebec City can be a bit chaotic, so, we were very glad we stayed here across the river in a peaceful area, near to the most significant sights, shopping and restaurants yet quiet enough to relax and get a good night’s rest. The hosts were extremely helpful and responsive. Available through Airbnb.

Parry Sound, Ontario

This cozy waterfront cottage is well situated for exploring Parry Sound. It is close to town but remote enough to enjoy the views of the water and tree-filled landscape. The home is all about privacy and glorious nature views. The home is well appointed with a well-stocked kitchen. There is a washer and dryer on the ground floor. The outdoor space is huge and you can hear the soft and pleasant sound of trains passing on a railroad trestle in the distance several times a day. The hosts were very helpful and responsive.


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