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Shortly after earning my real estate licence in May of 1998, I received a phone call from a newly arrived US Embassy employee. She asked if I could assist her with finding a home to rent for her new 3 year posting in Ottawa. Being my very first client, I gladly accepted the challenge. That American diplomat passed on my name to her colleague, who in turn, referred me to another, and so on.  Since then, I have been privileged to assist well over 400 American Embassy families from all over the world to relocate to my hometown!

 

For many, it was their first time in Canada.  It has made me appreciate that moving is not just about finding the right home.  It also means adjusting to a whole new city, country and culture. I am happy to act as an unofficial Ottawa ambassador touring my American clients to potential homes and sharing some of the city's history, "Canadian-isms" and local insights. In addition, my experience helps me to steer new arrivals through the maze of Embassy requirements for safety, security, housing size and lease documentation.

 

If you are a newly arrived or arriving Embassy employee and would like some assistance with your housing search, please scroll down for a sampling of the diplomatic rentals that are currently available and reach out to me for help in customizing your search. 

Why Choose a Realtor?

A Realtor is someone who has current and relevant knowledge of the local real estate market and industry can protect their clients from overpaying for a property and has the ability to access information about a building’s background.

  • Licensed by the Ontario Government

  • Carries Errors & Omissions Insurance

  • Mandatory ongoing educational requirements

  • Ability to show all homes on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) listed by any Realtor

  • Bound by national and local code of ethics for Realtors

  • Strict adherence to consumer protection laws

Why Kevin Saunders?

  • Specialization in the Ottawa rental property market

  • Detailed knowledge of Embassy legal, security and space requirements

  • Will show any property, including those from non-Realtor property management companies and private listings

  • No charge to buyers/tenants!  (Commissions paid by listing brokerages/landlords)

Diplomatic Homes for Rent

Diplomatic Homes for Rent

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  • 2522 STONE COVE CRESCENT in Ottawa: House for rent : MLS®# 1134169

    Main Photo: 2522 STONE COVE CRESCENT in Ottawa: House for rent : MLS®# 1134169
    $2,590 /mth
    Single Family
    Status:
    For Rent
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Family Friendly 4 bedroom home in popular Half Moon Bay. Clean, bright and spacious along with a fantastic layout make this house an easy place to call home. A very large kitchen with stainless steel appliances includes an eating area and opens to a family room with granite fireplace. Other features include a main floor den or formal living room, upper level laundry room and impressive closet and storage space throughout. (id:2493) More details
    Listed by YOUR CHOICE REALTY CORP.
    KEVIN SAUNDERS, Broker
  • 26 CHESTNUT STREET in Ottawa: House for rent : MLS®# 1136597

    Main Photo: 26 CHESTNUT STREET in Ottawa: House for rent : MLS®# 1136597
    $3,290 /mth
    Single Family
    Status:
    For Rent
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Boutique hotel style! Impressive, modern renovation of this well-located row unit minutes from downtown. Open concept main living space includes a gas fireplace, kitchen with stainless appliances, granite counters, cork flooring and pantry. Other features include master with a luxury ensuite, fully fenced private back yard, finished basement with third bedroom, TV room, powder and laundry rooms. Call now! (id:2493) More details
    Listed by YOUR CHOICE REALTY CORP.
    KEVIN SAUNDERS, Broker
  • 1425 VANIER PARKWAY UNIT#436 in Ottawa: House for rent : MLS®# 1115473

    Main Photo: 1425 VANIER PARKWAY UNIT#436 in Ottawa: House for rent : MLS®# 1115473
    $3,570 /mth
    Single Family
    Status:
    For Rent
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Welcome to Les Terrasses Francesca! 2 BED, 2 BATH +DEN +BALCONY, 1360 SQ FT.. You have not seen anything like this in Ottawa. Quality apartments for a new lease on lifestyle. 60% rented with many floor plans still available. Open concept floor plans with 9-10 ft ceilings. All units with hardwood flooring thoughout living, dining and den areas, plush carpet in the bedrooms. Ceramic tile, granite counters, natural wood cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and in-unit laundry. Building has all the amenities: Indoor pool, fitness centre with yoga room, outdoor terraces, party room with kitchen & dance floor, lounge with TV and massage recliners, 24/7 lobby concierge and security monitoring. In addition to all of this, there are many Green features; LED lighting, Energy Star appliances, Smart electricity meters, parking for electric vehicles, the list goes on! What are you waiting for? Start living carefree today! (Photos of similar model unit. Can be rented without parking.) (id:2493) More details
    Listed by RE/MAX AFFILIATES REALTY LTD.
    KEVIN SAUNDERS, Broker
  • 614 HAMSA STREET in Ottawa: House for rent : MLS®# 1134126

    Main Photo: 614 HAMSA STREET in Ottawa: House for rent : MLS®# 1134126
    $1,950 /mth
    Single Family
    Status:
    For Rent
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Be the first to live in this brand-new 2-storey 3 bdrm single house in the well sought-after community in Barrhaven Harmony. Steps to Barrhaven Town Centre, public transit, shopping centres. Minute to schools, golf course, and easy access to downtown and other areas via Hwy 417/416. Minto Hyde Model w/1,691 sq ft living space with plenty of storage in the basement. Many upgrades w/white kitchen cabinets, 9 ft ceiling on both the M/F and 2/F. Hardwood flr on main and carpet on 2/F. Pot lights on the M/F ceiling. Brand new 5 Samsung SS appliance (Stove, Refrigerator, Hood Fan, Dishwasher, Washer and Dryer), Tankless HWT and Fresh Air Exchange system. Be the first to rent this dream home in Barrhaven Harmony communities! (id:2493) More details
    Listed by COLDWELL BANKER SARAZEN REALTY
    KEVIN SAUNDERS, Broker
  • 591 ROWERS WAY in Ottawa: House for rent : MLS®# 1136415

    Main Photo: 591 ROWERS WAY in Ottawa: House for rent : MLS®# 1136415
    $1,900 /mth
    Single Family
    Status:
    For Rent
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    3
    New town house, never occupied. 3 bedrooms, 2,5 baths, Master bedroom has ensuite bath, walk-in closet. Single car garage. Hardwood floors in the living room. Carpets in the Bedrooms. Central built-in vacuum. Appliances included, stove, refrigerator, hood fan, dishwasher, washer, dryer. 1 car garage. Tenant pays hydro, gas, water/sewer, cable, internet, snow removal, grass cutting. Available immediately (id:2493) More details
    Listed by ROYAL LEPAGE TEAM REALTY
    KEVIN SAUNDERS, Broker
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Listing information last updated on February 21, 2019 at 03:20 PM (UTC)

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