If an international vacation is no longer on the cards for you this summer, why not splurge on a staycation instead? There are so many affordable Airbnbs with the best views of Ottawa, and you can appreciate your own city without having to leave it! From farmhouse stays, to downtown city adventures, taking a trip on your doorstep never looked so scenic.


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If you thought you’ve already experienced everything that O-Town has to offer, think again.

This city is jammed packed with affordable and interesting Airbnb properties, and some of them will make you feel a whole world away from home.

That said, sometimes it’s just nice to truly appreciate where you live, and these home rentals have some of the most spectacular views of the National Capital Region. 

From stunning cityscapes to rural countryside scenes, there’s so many opportunities right here to be a true tourist in your own city.

Better still, you can gather up your family, BFFs or significant other to join you on the trip, and you can get totally lost in your hometown together.

With nightly rates starting at just $86, you can even escape your condo or parents' house for just a night or two!

Scenic Downtown Condo

via AIRBNB

$178/night

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Neighbourhood: Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: This modern space is seriously dreamy, and that's before you notice the panoramic downtown view. You'll find floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase Parliament Hill, Byward Market and the cityscape. Whether you want to explore or unwind, this condo has got you covered.


Prices and terms of occupancy are confirmed at the time of publishing, but they can change at any time.

Log Cabin Nature Escape

via AIRBNB

$100/night

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Neighbourhood: Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: If you've ever daydreamed about waking up surrounded by animals, look no further. This cabin is the best place in Ottawa to live out your Doctor Dolittle dreams. Not only is there a horse pasture and a grazing field, there's also a paddock full of alpacas!


Prices and terms of occupancy are confirmed at the time of publishing, but they can change at any time.

City Apartment With Panoramic Views

via AIRBNB

$120/night

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Neighbourhood: Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Here you can eat, sleep, work, relax and watch TV with the City as your backdrop. This apartment has floor-to-ceiling windows stretching from one end to the next, so you'll always be surrounded by jaw-dropping views of downtown Ottawa and Parliament Hill.


Prices and terms of occupancy are confirmed at the time of publishing, but they can change at any time.

Treehouse Cabin With Waterside Views

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$190/night

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Neighbourhood: Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Just minutes from downtown, you can get totally lost at this gorgeous and rustic treehouse. It’s got life-affirming views of a huge pond, which is home to “bullfrogs, songbirds, turtles, squirrels, and wolves.” It’s worth noting that this cabin is totally off-grid, so you’ll need to come prepared for an adventure.


Prices and terms of occupancy are confirmed at the time of publishing, but they can change at any time.

Spectacular Studio & Scenery

via AIRBNB

$86/night

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Neighbourhood: Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: In this quirky studio, you'll truly feel in and amongst the action in the downtown core. It overlooks the city from above, so you'll be able to see for miles and miles around. At just $86 per night for the entire apartment, you simply can't go wrong. 


Prices and terms of occupancy are confirmed at the time of publishing, but they can change at any time.

Chic Cottage & Spa 

via AIRBNB

$324/night

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Neighbourhood: Chelsea, QC

Why You Need To Go: Just 30 minutes outside of Ottawa, this place is nestled beside the Gatineau River. Described as an “urban retreat,” it's surrounded by huge trees, making you feel like you’re hiding within the forest. You’ll have to be prepared to stay for at least two weeks here, but there’s no better place to enjoy a huge family staycation.


Prices and terms of occupancy are confirmed at the time of publishing, but they can change at any time.

Isolation Cabin On 100 Acres

via AIRBNB

$200/night

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Neighbourhood: Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: This unique "isolation yurt cabin" is the perfect place to go if you want all the scenery but none of the cityscapes. It's located on 100 acres of countryside property, and you'll be surrounded by nothing but pine trees, nature and wildlife. According to the Airbnb listing, this is also the location of a UFO sighting!


Prices and terms of occupancy are confirmed at the time of publishing, but they can change at any time.

Eco-Friendly Farmhouse

via AIRBNB

$300/night

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Neighbourhood: Almonte, ON

Why You Need To Go: This rustic and romantic home is situated on a whopping 94 acres of farm land, so it's the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. It's got enchanting views of endless trails and trees, and there's wildlife on every corner. While $300 per night sounds pricey, you can split this between up to eight people.


Prices and terms of occupancy are confirmed at the time of publishing, but they can change at any time.

Train Car In The Sky

via AIRBNB

$155/night

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Neighbourhood: Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: The host describes this property as a “train car in the sky,” thanks to the wonderful panoramic views of the City and Lansdowne Park. It’s modern and chic inside, and it seems like the perfect place if you’re simply looking for a brief and affordable change of scenery.


Prices and terms of occupancy are confirmed at the time of publishing, but they can change at any time.

Rustic Wakefield Treehouse

via AIRBNB

$195/night

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Neighbourhood: Wakefield, QC

Why You Need To Go: Talk about a bird’s eye view! This mega-tall treehouse is just an hour outside of Ottawa, but you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to a whole new world. Enjoy incredible sunsets, sunrises and deep forest views from all angles. 


Prices and terms of occupancy are confirmed at the time of publishing, but they can change at any time.

The Boathouse

via AIRBNB

$170/night

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Neighbourhood: Golden Lake, ON

Why You Need To Go: While this is a short drive away from Ottawa, it’s one of the most breathtaking spots around. Located right beside Ontario’s Golden Lake, this place has extraordinary views all year round. Better still, there’s even a mini private beach here, so you can make the most of your glorious surroundings.


Prices and terms of occupancy are confirmed at the time of publishing, but they can change at any time.

 

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