The Bicycle Thief - Walk to beach and downtown


Entire residential home hosted by Lisa

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Welcome to The Bicycle Thief! A cozy, quiet, quaint and private space. Name inspired by a special trip to Canada's East Coast.

The location is perfect! The Bicycle Thief is two blocks from the river, amazing park, 'downtown' Arnprior (restaurants, shops, historic movie theatre, museum, banks) and Gillies Grove trails.

Coffee, tea, high speed wi-fi, smart tv, Netflix, games.

***Please read everything in description below before booking***

We look forward to hosting you!

The space
**Please read everything below to ensure there aren't any disappointments when you arrive**

Welcome to Arnprior! The location of the Bicycle Thief is perfect for anything you may want to do while in Arnprior. We are not located right in the city of Ottawa, but rather an easy half hour highway drive away.

The space is bright and charming, decorated with antiques and love. Our signature piece is of course the hanging bicycle.

We're in a rare pocket of town that has super high speed internet. New 40" smart tv with Netflix and many other viewing options.

Enjoy your own very private two-story space consisting of an eat-in kitchen, inviting living room, and private porch.

Upstairs you'll find a full bathroom with an old-fashioned clawfoot tub and shower, and two bedrooms; one master bedroom with a queen-sized platform bed, and a secondary bedroom with a bunkbed (two twin mattresses). Please note: The bunkbed has two full-sized twin mattresses, however the ceiling is sloped, making the top bunk a very comfortable sleeping spot, but notsomuch a great reading spot.

You'll also find many board games and books for you and your family/friends to enjoy. Our goal is for the Bicycle Thief to feel like your home away from home.

My home is next door and I am often around to help with little notice if you should have any questions at all. Although it's next to my home, The Bicycle Thief is very private, with it's own path to the road and it's own private porch leading to it's separate entrance.

I am here if you reach out to me, but happy to leave you to enjoy your time, and we may not even cross paths.

This is a century home, built before 1900. The beds are comfortable, and it has the charm of yesteryear. If you are seeking slick and modern, this will not satisfy. If you are looking for quaint, clean, and cozy, we have that in spades!

The stairs are narrow and steeper than most, but easily navigated by those who do not have mobility challenges. Really no different than most stairs - if you already have challenges with regular stairs, these are a little steeper, so might be more difficult. The living room is small and cozy with a two-seater couch and a couple of floor pillows for playing games on the coffee table, or watching tv.

Five star ratings are very important to hosts who make an effort for their guests. If at any time in your stay you do not feel there is merit to a five star review in any of the categories: accuracy, cleanliness, communication, check in, location, or value, I would appreciate that you let me know how this could be improved. The overall experience for you is important for me to know about and anything less than five stars means you feel it was lacking. Please tell me in what way it was not a five star, and how you feel it could be improved while keeping in mind that you are not booking a ritzy hotel with a concierge, or a luxury vacation spot in the Cayman Islands. This is an old house. The antique claw foot tub and sink have permanent stains, but they are cleaned and sanitized after every guest.

There is a coffee maker as well as a selection of teas, and basic spices. In terms of kitchenware, there is everything you will need from a slow cooker to the pots and pans required to create a gourmet feast. Please plan to bring any food or perishables you plan to use, but feel free to reach out if you need a couple of eggs or a cup of milk. Just like good neighbors do, I'm happy to provide what I have, if I have it and if I am available to do so.

This is a lovely little unit that I work hard to make comfortable and ensure is clean before your arrival. Your sheets and towels are fresh, the floors have been swept and washed, and there are extra blankets for your comfort and sleeping preferences. Adjust the temperature to your comfort - it is baseboard heating and each room is controlled by it's own heating unit, and an air conditioner upstairs that keeps the unit cool on hot days. Shampoo, conditioner and soap are all in the unit for your use.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 bunk bed

What this place offers

Beach access
Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Luggage drop-off allowed
Children’s books and toys

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Where you’ll be

Arnprior, Ontario, Canada

Arnprior is located 25 minutes from Kanata, (Canadian Tire Centre) and 35-40 minutes from downtown Ottawa.

Arnprior offers a bounty of options to nature lovers and antique shoppers alike. We have some amazing restaurants and entertainment options in walking distance, even a bowling alley for family fun, and a movie theatre that will take you back in time.

The Bicycle Thief is located in Arnprior's historical area, and is surrounded by beautiful homes and churches. The neighbourhood is extremely safe and welcoming. This is a place where neighbours always say hello in passing, and everyone looks out for one another. You will feel welcome and at home as you enjoy the small town hospitality.

We are also in a rare pocket of town with high speed internet of 100mbps down speed. You can count on reliable, fast wifi while here.

Truly a central option to all that Arnprior offers, you won't be disappointed with the beach and waterfront (5 minute walk), extraordinary Robert Simpson Park, and historic downtown core (also a 5 minute walk, and our notorious clock tower is visible from the Bicycle Thief). Feeding the chickadees by hand at Gillies Grove is also just 5 minutes away on foot.

Hosted by Lisa

  1. Joined in July 2016
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Lucky in life, and I count my blessings often. Mom. Outdoor enthusiast. Techno-illiterate. Biggest fan of the Arnprior area. I love meeting new people, and hearing their stories. I am a respectful host, and am available to jump through hoops to assist you in any way that I can, but happy to give you whatever space and privacy you need while staying at the Bicycle Thief. Exploring my community and finding new experiences fuels my soul. Sharing things I learn along the way with others is a pleasure. I drink way too much coffee, and eat way too few green things. I work from home for a company that is like the Airbnb for cars. The new sharing community is exciting, and intriguing! Favourite movie: Shawshank Redemption Favourite book: As the Crow Flies
Lucky in life, and I count my blessings often. Mom. Outdoor enthusiast. Techno-illiterate. Biggest fan of the Arnprior area. I love meeting new people, and hearing their stories. I…

During your stay

The Bicycle Thief is attached to my personal home. As I work from home I am frequently around and able to respond if you need anything during your stay. Message me on the app or knock on my door if there's anything I can do! I am happy to provide service in English and French.

If you do not need me or reach out, we may not even cross paths due to the way the Bicycle Thief is set up, even when you spend time sitting on the quiet, very private porch.
The Bicycle Thief is attached to my personal home. As I work from home I am frequently around and able to respond if you need anything during your stay. Message me on the app or kn…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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