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Van Buren B&B, an Ottawa Family Retreat Property

Entire apartment hosted by Mark
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
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100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Quaint pet friendly one bedroom just south of the river but close enough to walk to downtown restaurants, shopping, and events such as the Wine and Jazz Fest, Oktoberfest, Kringle Market and much more. Just a few blocks from the I&M canal path for walking or biking, and a quicks drive to Starved Rock State Park and Skydive Chicago. This property is duplex and you have a private upstairs apartment, with private entrance. Downstairs has full time tenants who take care of the property for us.

The space
This is a freshly rehabbed property as of Jan 2021, and we created it from the ground up with travelers in mind. Your hosts have a passion for travel and hosting, so we have done our best to pack the most bang for the buck into an economy stay, and provide you with not just basics, but true comfort and a few little added luxuries as well.

The bedroom is appointed with a new queen sized memory foam mattress, and quality linens. 100% light blocking curtains over 100% light block shades are perfect for shift workers. All other windows are equipped with light blocking shades as well to help facilitate a restful stay.

Whether you are coming to Ottawa for a weekend of hiking, wine tasting, or skydiving, or an extended stay while working in the area, we hope to provide you with a quality and comfortable home away from home.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed


Wifi – 40 Mbps
Free street parking
Pets allowed
45" HDTV with Netflix, Roku, Amazon Prime Video
Free washer – In unit
Air conditioning
Hair dryer

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5.0 out of 5 stars from 9 reviews



Ottawa, Illinois, United States

Hosted by Mark

Joined in September 2020
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Hello! I'm a small town transplant currently living in the Windy City. Though I live in Chicago, Ottawa is my second home during the skydiving season. Inspired by my partner, I joined this community of hosts to help smooth the path of travelers passing through. I'm a runner, skydiver, tech nerd, board game geek and foodie. When traveling, I really appreciate staying at well-appointed abodes that show the attention to detail the hosts have. I strive to provide the same for my guests. I also love to hear about where folks are coming from and heading to.
Hello! I'm a small town transplant currently living in the Windy City. Though I live in Chicago, Ottawa is my second home during the skydiving season. Inspired by my partner, I joi…
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
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