If you’ve forgotten about Valentine’s Day coming up next month, or just haven’t gotten around to making plans yet, don’t worry! While there are now only three weeks until the big day, there are still plenty of unique properties with special stays that won’t break your budget. Whoever you’re spending February 14 with, here are 9 romantic Airbnb’s near Ottawa that still have availability on Valentine’s Day.
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This year, February 14 lands on a Friday, which means it could be particularly difficult to secure a special booking in a busy city like Ottawa.
Additionally, the romantic weekend falls right in the middle of Ottawa’s Winterlude festival, which annually brings hundreds of thousands of tourists to the region.
That means if you haven’t already mapped out your evening, now is the best time to start making some plans for the person you love.
Thankfully, despite V-Day now being less than a month away, there are still plenty of opportunities to score a world-class reservation in a magical location.
Whether you’re looking for a stunning, modern stay in the busy heart of the city centre or a secluded break away from all of the hustle and bustle, there’s a number of quirky locations that are still available.
If you need a bit of inspiration, here are nine idyllic Airbnb properties near Ottawa that still have vacancies on Valentine’s weekend.
Lakeside Cozy Bear Cabin
Price per night: $325
Address or Neighborhood: Sainte-Cécile-de-Masham
Why You Need To Go: While this quaint log cabin certainly isn’t the cheapest getaway on the list, it’s definitely one of the most wonderful.
Located just a short drive from Ottawa, the Hallmark Movie-esque property is nestled in 3-acres of forest, and even has its own private shoreline on a lake-front.
Additionally, there’s a hot tub, an outdoor hammock to enjoy star-gazing, a canoe and a wood stove, making it an amazing opportunity for anyone who wants to get away and embrace nature.
This home sleeps up to four people, so if you want to cut the cost and have a double date night, that is a totally do-able option!
Luxury Two Bedroom Townhouse
Price per night: $115
Address or Neighborhood: Ottawa
Why You Need To Go: This chic townhouse is everything you could possibly want for an Instagram-worthy weekend.
It’s modern, it’s glamorous, it’s pretty, and it’s furnished beautifully.
You’ll have the entire place to yourselves, and the host has been rated 5* again, and again, and again.
If you’re looking to escape your everyday stresses and enjoy a no-dramas city break in a particularly elegant house, honestly just book this right now!
Wakefield Village Suite
Price per night: $150
Address or Neighborhood: Wakefield
Why You Need To Go: The host of this apartment describes it as a “modern yet natural and woodsy get-away,” and it’s not hard to see why.
Located on a hillside, and surrounded by a village, a forest, and Gatineau Lake, it’s paradise for anyone wanting to have a quiet, intimate Valentine’s weekend.
Close by is the promise of “unique and exceptional pubs,” as well as restaurants, shops, ski opportunities and bike paths.
By the sounds of it, you’ll probably never want to leave!
Modern Downtown Apartment
Price per night: $189
Address or Neighborhood: Downtown Ottawa
Why You Need To Go: If you want to get as close to the beating heart of Ottawa as possible, here’s your stay.
This elegant, smart apartment is just a short walk to the city centre, where you can enjoy a romantic meal, a few drinks and a whole evening of entertainment.
Better still, if you’re looking to spend some time at the world-famous Winterlude festival, this is a great spot to be located in.
That said, it’s also fully equipped with a huge TV, a queen size bed, a massive shower and cooking facilities, so you don’t even need to leave the house if you don’t want to!
Quiet Lakeside Chalet
Price per night: $229
Address or Neighborhood: Val-des-Monts
Why You Need To Go: This lakeside retreat is just 30 minutes outside of the city, but it will feel like a whole world away.
The chalet has a “white sandy beach,” a wood stove, a BBQ, and over 100ft of waterfront access.
While this blissful chalet comes with a pretty hefty price tag, it can sleep up to six people, which means it only gets cheaper if you bring extra people along.
If that wasn’t enough to persuade you, 100% of all previous guests rated this location 5*!
Downtown Upscale Condo
Price per night: $265
Address or Neighborhood: Downtown Ottawa
Why You Need To Go: This luxurious condo is bright, stylish and fun, and it’s perfect for anybody who’s interested in a bougie weekend downtown.
Despite being super close to the city, this gorgeous property has a huge comfy bed, and a smart TV, so if Netflix and chill is all you’re interested in - it’s ideal!
The apartment also sleeps up to four guests, so friends would be welcome to join you.
The River Zen Boathouse
Price per night: $99
Address or Neighborhood: Chelsea
Why You Need To Go: If you or your partner likes to do things a little differently, this river boathouse is as unique as they come.
Designed to feel like a “floating zen retreat,” this tiny, minimalist home would be a memorable stay for sure.
There’s no cooking facilities, no running water and no electricity, so if you want nothing more than to get back-to-basics with your lover, here you are!
Walden Cottage & Private Beach
Price per night: $134
Address or Neighborhood: Gatineau
Why You Need To Go: Just a short drive from Ottawa, this waterfront cabin and private beach is as romantic and wintery as they come!
Although it’s unlikely to be sunbathing weather in February, the hosts have made several recommendations for winter activities nearby.
There are snowshoes available for deer and owl spotting in the cabin’s woods, there are local snowmobile paths, and also a cross country ski trail just minutes away.
Blueberry Creek Retreat & Farm
Price per night: $240
Address or Neighborhood: Perth
Why You Need To Go: If an apartment, cabin, boat, or hotel room aren’t good enough for your partner this Valentine’s, how about renting them a whole farm?
The Blueberry Creek Retreat and Farm is an awe-inspiring spot, located minutes away from Perth.
Designed with the countryside in mind, the retreat is a nature-lovers paradise, and would be an amazing break for any couple looking to switch-off.
If you want to celebrate everyone you love on Valentine’s Day, the farm sleeps up to 10 people in several different rooms, so you can invite the whole family along!
At the time of writing, all of the above properties were available between the dates of February 14-16, 2020.
If you’re more flexible with dates, check out these super cozy and cheap Airbnb’s that you can rent in Ottawa this year!