Friday, March 6, 2009

Ottawa independent homestay--PICTURES!

Furnished bedrooms available now (room shown below) and May 1 (room shown to the left). Wireless internet, cable TV & radio in your room.

Quiet family neighbourhood. Yet only 12 seconds from the front door to the bus stop!

Dining room for eating and for studying.

Living room with a piano and stereo (you are welcome to play both). Not shown are the couch and coffee table, and the door to the private back yard, with a patio table and garden.

Ottawa ESL independent homestay!

A quiet, friendly house where you cook your own meals anytime.

Enjoy full use of:

@ your own furnished bedroom, including bedding, large desk, lamp, cable TV, radio, mirror, bookcase and storage shelves

@ fully equipped kitchen with a small table

@ dining room with a large table

@ living room with a stereo and a good piano that you are welcome to play

@ two bathrooms

@ basement with a laundry room (washer, dryer, sink and clothesline)

@ fenced back yard with patio table and chairs


@ One-minute walk to the bus stop

@ Take the #40 express bus to downtown or to Ottawa University, or get off at Greenboro for the O-train to Carleton University, or get off at Billings Bridge and take the 118 to Algonquin College

@ Also served by buses 142 and 144

@ See, I am bus stop 4171


Only a five-minute walk to:

@ GREAT grocery shopping side-by-side: Giant Tiger (discount grocery) AND Farm Boy (fresh meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, and lots of good take-home fast food)

@ a dollar store

@ Tim Horton’s (great sandwiches)

@ Canada Trust bank

Twenty-minute walk (or seven-minute bus ride) to:

@ Southgate Mall with Loeb's grocery, Shopper's Drug Mart, Kardish health food, Scotiabank, Pizza Pizza, Full Start Chinese food, Subway fast food

@ Towngate Mall with UPS store (photocopying, faxing, etc), Bank of Montreal, health clinic, Greek restaurant, Wendy's fast food, fruit & vegetable store

Ten-minute bus ride to South Keys Mall:

@ Loblaws grocery, Wal-Mart, Bulk Barn, Chapters bookstore, Future Shop, Starbucks and Second Cup coffee shops, Staples office supply, and more


@ we live on the banks of a natural creek with a long hiking path with a duck pond at either end of the path and a forested area in the middle

@ ten-minute walk to an indoor pool

@ ten-minute walk to a baseball diamond, soccer field and two outdoor ice-skating rinks


@ We live in a safe, family neighbourhood of townhomes

@ My guests tell me that they enjoy the quiet, peaceful atmosphere in the home

@ Near Bank Street and Rosebella (between Albion and Queensdale K1T 1T9)

@ Household consists of the homestay mum and two to three students at a time, each with her own room

@ House contains two friendly cats


@ homestay mum is a writer and editor, and is happy to help with ESL homework questions

@ so far I have enjoyed the company of four South Korean ESL students, references available on request in either English or Korean


@ Rent is $450 per month

@ This price includes heat (natural gas heat kept at 21 Celsius), electricity, local phone, cable TV and wireless cable Internet, plus amenities like laundry detergent, fabric softener, garbage bags etc.

@ The last month’s rent ($450) is required to hold the room, and is credited to the last month of your stay with 60 day’s notice


@ large upstairs room available now

Contact me:

@ Females ONLY. No males, no pets, no exceptions, don't even ask.

@ Please contact me by e-mail at rentottawa at OR

@ Call me by telephone (females only please) at (country code 01) 613-526-2277

@ Students only, international and ESL students welcome. We all read and write a lot here :-)

Thank you for reading all this and enjoy your day : - )