There are many ways to book our condo — Please select the one that meets your booking timeline & budget goals! As travelers and recent retirees on a budget, we always look for cost-effective ways to book accomodations when we travel. You can too. Book directly with us to ensure the best rate!
We also realize that options are a good so we also provide you the ability to reserve using your favourite site.
TO BOOK: Send us an e-mail or phone (613-482-0461) and indicate which condo you would like to book, how many guests, and the dates and we’ll get back to you (usually within a few hours) with a quote and next steps.
Book directly with us for a personalized and cost-effective Vacation Rental (and no booking fees)! You will save between 12% – 35% compared to booking on an Online Travel site. We will ask you to agree to our simple rental terms, exchange contact information and then make payment.
Payment methods when you book with us:
- Interac e-mail – fast, convenient, and secure using your existing Canadian Bank (online or in the branch)
- Personal Cheque – mail us a cheque; perfect if you don’t have a bank that supports Interac payments and for our American guests paying in U.S. dollars
- PayPal – fast, convenient, secure, and you can use your Credit Card. Select this payment option if, for example, you have travel insurance on your Credit Card or you like the security of booking with a card. PayPal charges a 4% fee which we must, reluctantly, pass on to our guests but this remains the second most cost-effective way to pay after Interac and Personal Cheque.
We are working on enabling Online Booking & payments on this web site so stay tuned – it will be coming soon. In the meantime:
AirBnB: The “Social Booking Platform”. Originally matching travelers with shared accommodations, AirBnB is now a full Vacation Rental booking platform. It focuses on the social aspect which includes user profiles & both guest and owner reviews. AirBnB charges you between 5%-15% on top of the rental cost and charges the owner another 3% for each booking. We have enabled “instant booking” on AirBnB so if you need to solidify a booking immediately, this is a good choice.
Vacation Rental by Owners: This site was created about 14 years ago by some pioneering owners. It has grown and transformed into a booking platform that charges you between 5% – 15% booking fees on top of the rental amount and they charge us owners an additional 5%. VRBO offers convenient online booking and a “book with confidence guarantee” (which, really, isn’t any different than your credit card offers for free).
TripAdvisor / FlipKey is a well-known and trusted travel platform that offers a superior platform for guests to provide reviews of their Vacation Rental experience. TripAdvisor / FlipKey charge you an additional 8%-14.5% on top of the rental amount and they charge the owner 3% for each booking.
CanadaStays is a relative newcomer that was originally a cottage rental site. It was acquired by the HomeAway group (Expedia). Since acquisition, they charge you an 8% booking fee and they charge owners 8% for each reservation. There is a whopping 16% added on to the cost of renting if you book on CanadaStays!