Note: the feel of the apartment has changed recently and I have not updated the photos yet to reflect that. The changes are mostly in the living room and bedroom where there is new furniture and decor.
Also, check out my other listing!!
Situated on the 2nd and 3rd floors of an atypical Montreal triplex in Plateau-Mont-Royal is a cute, bright, and simple home. The spacious and bright kitchen has a beautiful large glass table, perfect for mornings with a coffee (always supplied) and breakfast. Set up your computer in front of the couch to watch something on your laptop. Retire upstairs to the very comfortable queen bed after a bath in the little claw-foot tub.
The building was built on the cheap in 1885 so straight lines are few and far between! This is a simple yet charming, homey yet clean apartment that will serve you well as your Montreal home base. I think you'll find it very reasonably priced for the area.
Winter is coming: bring your slippers!
WARNING: the space has seen some big changes and the current photos do not 100% show what you will see. As soon as I can get some more photos, please feel free to ask what the changes have been.
And by the way, je parle français !
-super well located for visitors
-large, BRIGHT kitchen with everything you may need for cooking
-great quality queen size bed
-BBQ on back balcony
-high speed wireless internet network access
Interaction with Guests
I live just below on the ground floor. I am not an intrusive host but it is also a pleasure to meet the people I share my space with. And if you want some insight on new spaces in the neighboruhood (cafes, restos, etc.) that are not updated in the guidebook, just call and ask!
This neighbourhood was flooded with Portuguese, Greek, and Jewish immigrants after WWII. There are still some of the older families on the block, noted by the single Catholic azulejos on some homes. Boulevard St-Laurent, or the "Main", still has some vestiges of this: eastern European delis, Armenian cobblers, Portuguese rotisseries. The immediate area is decidedly mixed anglo/franco. There is, of course, the Parcs Jeanne-Mance and Mont-Royal, such a short walk away. But equidistant is Chinatown. My neighbourhood? It's a mixed bag and I love it.
Here's a glimpse of a few things of interest that are just steps away.
-a cute little park across the street
-there are two yoga studios both just steps away that have classes from 5AM to 9PM.
-there's also a Pilates studio even closer
-there's a public indoor swimming pool two blocks up with free swim times for those who want to do some laps
-closest church: 2 blocks (Catholic); closest synagogue: 1.5 blocks; closest mosque: 15 min walk; Baha'i Centre, 3 blocks.
-24 hour grocery store, for late night snacks
-a wine/spirit store (SAQ) about 60 steps from the front door.
Check out the guidebook (top right-hand corner of the listing) for recommendations that are within a couple blocks.
As winter is coming you will love how well located this place is. As a visitor it is extremely central to most of anything you'd want to see and do in this city.
Have a look on the map and you'll see how close I live to:
-Parc Mont-Royal (runners, you can be at the top of Mont Royal in 20 minutes from the front door!)
-McGill University and l'UQAM
-the Quartier des spectacles and Place des arts (4 1/2 blocks!) 10-15 minutes to the MAC!
-boulevard St-Laurent (the Main) and rue St-Denis
-General, Royal Victoria, and Hôtel Dieu hospitals
You can see that's it's easy to get to the Village, the Mile End, the Quartier latin, and the Jean Talon market.
If you're DRIVING, there is frequently free PARKING space in front of the apartment on the street--just watch out for the correct days and times, especially during heavy snow fall. If you play it right (depends on the timing of your stay) you can park a car right in front of the door for days at a time. Have a look on the street view to get a better idea.
The green and orange metro lines are both a good 15 minute walk away, but the apartment is so much in the thick of things, you probably won't need it.
Plus, there are three BIXI (public bicycle system) stations within three minute's walk from the front door (until mid-November).
The closest north-south bus line (# 55 to/from Metros St-Laurent and Place des Arts) is part of the city's 10 min. max. programme (you won't wait for more than 10 minutes). This also includes the du Parc bus (#80) which goes up to Outremont and Mile End.
The #144 takes you crosstown to the west side of downtown (and Metro Frontenac).
You may smoke on the back balcony off the kitchen.
Please don't bring pets.
Super séjour ! Le quartier est vivant et l'appartement calme, c'était un compromis parfait. Toutes les commodités se trouvent aux alentours. Chad est très sympathique et disponible :)
Bon accueil. Chad est un hôte très disponible et flexible. Toutes les directives sont claires et le lit est douillet...tout en plume et duvet. De plus, l'emplacement est assez central, ce qui fait que tout est accessible à pied. Recommandé :)
My wife and I both had a great experience at Chads simple home.
All of our needs were met and we loved the location. Comfy warm bed. Easy walking to most everything. We would stay there again. Thanks Chad!
Appartement idéalement situé, un peu dans son jus
mais très fonctionnel avec le nombre d'objets rangés ici ou là. La chambre est peut-être un peu fraîche mais la literie confortable et moelleuse compense largement. Chad est très serviable et à l'écoute.
We spent a very great time in Chad's apartment. The place is really lovely and the location is perfect to enjoy the most of Montreal!
Also very convenient to go from the airport.
I recommend the place for all the couples who want to visit the town!
Chad was very helpful and available to improve our experience in Montreal!
We had a wonderful experience staying in Chad's space! Great communication before & during the stay. While I didn't get to meet Chad I felt like I could reach out to him anytime. The space has a lot of charm and if you are low maintenence & enjoy older buildings like me, you will love staying here. The location is very safe & ideally located near a fun, main street with food, shopping & culture.
We stayed here for a week while on business in Montreal. The unit is a cozy, quirky, old Montreal apartment with lots of charm and character. The host Chad, was very welcoming and easily reachable throughout the the course of our stay. He went out of his way to accommodate us. During our stay we had car troubles and Chad offered to help us find a mechanic and made sure were comfortable and able to checkout late until we resolved our issue.
The apartment is also tucked just one block away from a main strip and tremendous neighbourhood in Montreal that is well known for entertainment, restaurants, and shopping. I would highly recommend staying here. For the price especially, I don't think it can be beat.
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Hello potential guest !
Due to a couple negative experiences, I no longer accept guests who do not have a completed profile. AirBnB has many trust-building tools that help us all feel comfortable in who we invite to our places (as hosts) and who we're staying with (as guests). If you do not have a description, some verified ID, and at least one reference (if you are a new user), please enquire elsewhere. There are plenty of places to choose from in Montreal!
I am a traveller and I know what it is like to need a comfortable place to be when away from home. I have been using AirBnB since 2010 and have stayed in people's homes using AirBnB in five different countries.
The listing "rustic canadiana in urban milieu" has been my home since 2006. Life takes me to other places for certain periods of time and to help pay for the rent, I let it out. I have wonderful friends and neighbours who become my go-tos when I am away. The listing "cute, bright, on two floors" is my neighbour's apartment. While she is away, I rent it out to pay for the rent. It's also a kind of guest house for friends, family, and other visitors. I remain accessible by phone and e-mail just the same.
Please take care to read the reviews and references for unbiased takes on my space.
As a long-time traveller and as an AirBnB host, I have a great deal of respect for other people's spaces, as I like for others to have for my own home. I don't need much when I stay elsewhere and I'm pretty resourceful. That being said, I like meeting people and it's a pleasure to be able to have a face connection with the place I stay in.
N'hésitez pas à vous présenter en français. Je suis bilingue.
Puedo leer en espanol tambien.