The Lofty Nest

About Us

A modern century home in the intimate village of Winchester, ON

Welcome to The Lofty Nest! Located 30 minutes south of Ottawa (Canada’s Capital City) in the intimate village of Winchester. This Century home was gutted and lovingly restored, using reclaimed materials, sweat and love. Visiting for work, play or just the experience of living in a tiny house, the Lofty Nest will charm you with its ‘Instaworthy’ decor and hotel standards. Perfect for 1 or 2 guests, but can accommodate up to 4. Ideal for visitors, contractors or business professionals.



Wife of one, Mother of six, business owner of four. Advocate for the poor.

Have any questions or concerns? I do not Iive at this property, but am close by and available, if you need me. If you have special requests, please let me know and I will do my best to accomodate.

Nanda, Your Host


About The Space

Only 425 square feet per floor, the Lofty Nest is one of the area’s original Tiny Homes. The main floor features an open concept layout that includes the living room, dining room and kitchen area. Upstairs, both bedrooms are located in an open loft with a shared bathroom. A laptop workstation and washer/dryer make longer stays comfortable.

  •   It was a wonderful stay. The place was so comfortable I felt like I was at home.

    thumb Karrie
    September 21, 2023

      It was a great place to stay in the heart of the city!

    thumb Karrie
    September 15, 2023

      Although described as a "tiny house", this little home is big on cleanliness and comfort and was an excellent choice for a long weekend stay only 35 minutes from Ottawa.... read more

    thumb Genevieve
    September 4, 2023
  •   We came to Winchester to visit our daughter and family .This house was perfect for our stay .instructions were perfect and all amenities were there. We enjoyed our stay and... read more

    thumb Sharon
    August 31, 2023

      Nice comfortable

    thumb Debbie
    August 11, 2023

      The house was adorable and fit our needs perfectly. Will book again on our next visit.

    thumb Paula
    August 8, 2023
  •   Loved staying here! It was the perfect location to stay at while I was in town for a workshop. Quiet, clean, comfortable and so cute! Great getaway! Thank you Nanda!

    thumb Alexis
    July 25, 2023

      Charming is the best word to describe The Lofty Nest. What a lovely comfy home! It's listed as a tiny home, so I was surprised how spacious it actually... read more

    thumb Anne
    July 23, 2023

      Staying at the Lofty Nest was a real pleasure. It is tastefully decorated, clean and bright, with open, airy spaces, and comfortable beds. We appreciated coming back to this... read more

    thumb Susan
    July 19, 2023
  •   The Lofty Nest was adorable and we loved our time there. Everything about check-in and check-out went smoothly, and when we had a question during our stay, Nanda responded quickly.... read more

    thumb Allyson
    July 16, 2023

      We were in town for my brothers wedding and our stay at the Lofty Nest helped me stay rested and relaxed! We were pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness and... read more

    thumb Hailey
    July 9, 2023

      Nanda’s place is as my kids would is “the cute house”. It was a perfect peaceful getaway that we needed. The house is immaculate clean and super cozy. Would definitely... read more

    thumb Brenda
    July 4, 2023
  •   A cozy comfortable home! Very clean and oh so cute! Highly recommend staying there.

    thumb Lori
    June 26, 2023

      No surprises here. Nanda is a great host and the house is fabulous. Not our first stay here and won’t be our last.

    thumb Bob
    May 15, 2023

      Just a great place to stay.

    thumb Wayne
    March 5, 2023
  •   What a lovely “nest” to disconnect but close enough to do many things in Ottawa
    Quaint village feel
    Definitely 5 star !

    thumb Clara
    February 20, 2023

      Clean and comfortable place to stay

    thumb David
    December 29, 2022

      The only awful part of staying at The Lofty Nest was having to leave and say goodbye! Thank you Nanda for making us feel so welcome and at home! Everything... read more

    thumb Linda
    October 26, 2022
  •   Great stay!

    thumb Bev
    September 26, 2022

      Thank you.

    thumb Anita
    September 18, 2022

      Great spot cute town!

    thumb Kim
    September 16, 2022
  •   Very cute home! Great location, quiet and all amenities as described. Thank you again, Nanda!

    thumb Kristy
    September 11, 2022

      Exactly what we needed.

    thumb Kim
    September 9, 2022

      We arrived late in the evening, the light at porch make us feel warm and welcoming. Thanks to the detailed instructions, the check in is easy and smooth. We love... read more

    thumb Shengxi
    September 5, 2022
  •   Very cozy! Great place!

    thumb Emilie
    August 29, 2022

      When we pulled in the driveway we knew we were in for a real treat!
    What a sweet home it is. Cozy, warm and full of charm.
    Thank... read more

    thumb Judy
    August 24, 2022

      A lovely stay during a wedding weekend with thoughtful touches, and great communication. Thank you!

    thumb Janessa
    August 21, 2022
  •   Superbe maison, décorée avec goût! Confort et tranquillité assurée! Nanda a tout fait pour que notre séjour soit simple et parfait! Je recommande sans hésitation!... read more

    thumb Yanick
    August 17, 2022

      WOW, WOW et REWOW!

    Mais quel MAGNIFIQUE endroit! Tout est soigneusement pensé pour que nous soyons à notre aise et qu'il ne nous manque rien!

    Côté... read more

    thumb Karoline
    August 14, 2022

      The Lofty Nest was the perfect landing pad for our weekend of hiking and swimming in Southern Ontario. Nanda's attention to detail was extraordinary, from the well-stocked kitchen (with sharp... read more

    thumb Kota
    August 7, 2022

Special Touches

The loft was designed with the intention of bringing you peace, calm, and luxury. We do this by featuring special touches and going the extra mile for guests, such as:

• Heart-warming fireplace and refreshing air conditioning
• Extra blankets & pillows for extra comfort
• Smart TV with Netflix and free wifi
• Temperature control; Ecobee thermostat controlled by Alexa
• Scented Wax Warmer with Scentsy melts

Please note: The entire house is available to guests, except for the basement area, which is used for storage. The washer and dryer are located in the basement and only available for guests who are booked for two weeks or longer. The Laundromat is available in the village for shorter stays.

Checkout: 11am, Check-in as per booking confirmation.

Cancellation Policy: Free cancellation for 48 hours. After that, cancel up to 5 days before check-in for full refund minus the service fee. 

House Rules: No smoking, no pets, no parties or events, no unregistered guests.

Location Details


Free Wifi
Air Conditioning & Fireplace

Patio and Deck

Backyard Garden

Family Features

Smart TV with Netflix

Children’s Books and Toys

Books & Magazines

Board Games and Gaming Console*


Parking for two vehicles

Laptop Friendly Workspace

A table or desk with space for a laptop and a chair that’s comfortable to work in


Oven & Stove, Refrigerator, Dishwasher


Washer & Dryer*

Iron & Ironing Board


Towels & Bed Sheets


Extra Pillows & Blankets

Hair Dryer

Complimentary Toilet Paper

Exercise Mat*

Kitchen Items

Kitchen space for guests to cook their own meals

Dishes & Silverware

Coffee Machine

Pots & Pans, Baking Sheet, Oil, Salt & Pepper

Coffee, Tea, Sugar, Creamer

* Available by request

Guest Reviews

“When we first stumbled upon this small house on AirBnB, it seemed almost too good to be true. There must be a catch! But everything was as perfect as it seemed online. Nanda is the most thoughtful, gracious host.”

– Sarah

“Very tidy and lovely house equipped with everything you need. A good bed and nice bathroom. Nanda is a great host and there when you need anything! We had a great stay!”

– Brandy

“We had a great time at The Lofty Nest! The communication was super easy and quick and the place looks exactly like it does on the pictures. The neighborhood is very conveniently located. Would absolutely recommend to stay there!”

– David

“The Lofty Nest is a quiet, clean, spacious and calming place. It is close to all the local amenities. The whole place made us feel at ease. Nanda was very nice, easy to talk to and very friendly when she welcomed us. I would definitely come again!”

– Amanda

“I found this place to be very clean, comfortable, and perfectly sized for one to two people. The bathroom and shower was excellent. You could tell that Nanda made sure that the house is very clean. I honestly think this is a bargain. I am looking forward to staying here again one day.”

– Steve

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The village of Winchester is a hidden gem located between the cities of Ottawa and Cornwall. Travel a half an hour to visit area attractions, such as Upper Canada Village, Parliament Hill, Canadian War Museum, Diefenbunker, the Byward Market, Calypso Water Park and many more.

Centrally located, the Lofty Nest is perfectly situated to sample some of Winchester’s favourite eateries, including the Pull-apart Apple Cinnamon Bread by Simply Baked, and the Hotel California Pizza by Iron Forge. Or try prepared meals from Winchester Catering featuring our personal fav, the Big BBQ Family Dinner.

Winchester is also home to a 24-hour grocery store, thrift store, book shop, spa, salons, clothing boutique and a number of eclectic gift shops. The neighbourhood is safe and quiet. The loft is also within walking distance to a movie theatre, gym, skating arena, outdoor pool, library, hospital, and the local shopping district.

If travelling from afar, the loft is only 30 minutes to the Ottawa International Airport or Via Rail Train Station, and only 45 minutes from the Ogdensburg International Airport.

For a full list of local stores and amenities visit MyShopLocal.ca

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Located 30 minutes south of Ottawa (Canada’s Capital City) in the intimate village of Winchester. This Century home was gutted and lovingly restored, using reclaimed materials, sweat and love.