This listing is for the Getaway Room in our home.
Welcome to our beautiful home in the fabulous village of Chelsea, Quebec – 4 seasons of outdoor fun in the Gatineau Park! We are a warm and welcoming family. This is a great spot for you if you love the peace and beauty of the country and the convenience of close proximity to the city.
Our home was built in 2010 by custom builders. The design is a nod to Cape Cod style with modern and elegant finishes nestled in the forest. Our home includes 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and open concept living with lots of natural light. There are hardwood floors on two floors and carpeting on the lower level. Our home has large beams, many windows, a walk out lower level, an 8-person hot tub and a wood fireplace to keep us cozy in the winter.
Our custom designed kitchen is a chef’s dream, with professional grade appliances, including a BBQ on an adjacent screened-in porch.
There are two rooms available for guests($100 / room / night, maximum 2 people per room) :
The Forest Room can be reserved through a separate listing (www.airbnb.ca/rooms/(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)). It is a large bedroom with a comfortable queen bed suffused with natural light and surrounded by trees. This bedroom is on the main floor and is adjacent to a full bathroom with a shower.
The Getaway can be reserved through this listing. It is a very large, private bedroom with a comfortable queen bed. There is an adjacent, private ½ bath and a private entrance (outside of snow season). It is located on the lower walkout level of the house with the hot tub and family room – where you can relax and watch a movie. A bathroom with a shower is located on the main floor.
We are in the heart of the Gatineau Park, with access to trails right from our front door. In the summer you can walk, hike, bike, swim, paddle and go on beautiful scenic drives. In the winter, there are hundreds of kilometers of world-class cross-country skiing (classic and skate), downhill skiing, tobogganing, and snowshoeing.
It is an easy 2 km walk into the beautiful village of Old Chelsea, where you will find shopping, restaurants, cafes and pubs, gift shops, art galleries, an ice cream shop, a grocery store, hardware store and the Nordik spa. See guidebook for more details.
It is a short 15 minute drive into downtown Ottawa, where you can find all the arts and culture of a capital city. There is public transit (2 buses into Ottawa in the morning, two return in evening) that you catch at the bottom of our road.
We look forward to meeting you.
Common courtesy is appreciated - please leave the space in the same condition as it was when you arrived.
No smoking and no illegal activity.
Quiet times are from 10pm to 6 am.
Access to main floor and lower level walkout.
If washer and dryer is needed, please discuss with Eric or Jacki before using.
Clean up kitchen after use.
Από 28 Δεκέμβριος 2017 - 6 Ιανουάριος 2018 η ελάχιστη διαμονή είναι 4 διανυκτερεύσεις.
Jacki and Eric moved to their new home in Chelsea, Quebec from their funky, Mexican-themed straw bale house in November 2012. Their first daughter, beautiful Maya Sol, arrived on Earth Day, 2010. Daughter number two, lovely Lola Jo, made her appearance on January 27, 2013.
They both enjoy being active, going to live music, and spending time with family and friends. They have experienced many life events together: whitewater wilderness canoe camping trips, the loss of their dogs, two trips to visit Eric’s 99 year-old grandmother in San Francisco, the loss of Jacki’s grandparents, trips to Mexico to visit friends Jacki made when she spent two years teaching in Queretaro, trips to London, England to visit friends of Eric’s, making maple syrup with neighbours and much time with family and friends close to home.
Jacki and Eric love the outdoors. Eric, in particular, loves hiking and cross-country skiing and is enjoying introducing his girls to these activities. Eric likes nothing more than to take his time making a nice meal on the weekend, enjoying a relaxed family dinner followed by a movie and a bowl of popcorn. Eric speaks English and French, and has an interest in environmental and social justice issues.
Jacki’s adult life has been shaped by her travels. Apart from Canada, she has lived in Italy, Spain and Mexico and has spent time in Cuba, Costa Rica and Ecuador. She has designed and taught her own global education class that involved taking high school kids down to Ecuador to work on community projects. She dreams of taking her own kids to volunteer around the world. Now that her life is of necessity more home-based, she wants to bring the world to her by opening her home to global travelers and is looking forward to meeting people through AirBnB.
Welcome to our home, we look forward to meeting you.