cute, bright, simple, on two floors

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Clark Street, Montreal, QC H2W 1W3, Canada

If the dates you want are not available, CHECK OUT MY OTHER LISTING (which is just downstairs) by clicking on my profile. It's titled "rustic canadiana in urban milieu".

The Space

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 super comfy couch (a third person could sleep there, too) to watch something on your laptop. Retire upstairs to the queen bed (either flannel or bamboo sheets) 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.

And by the way, je parle français !

Guest Access

The goods:
-super well located for visitors
-large, BRIGHT kitchen with everything you may need for cooking
-great quality queen size bed
-telephone calls to Canada and the USA
-washing machine
-BBQ on back balcony
-unlimited high speed wireless internet network access

Interaction with Guests

This is my girlfriend's home. We're not intrusive but it's also a pleasure to meet our guests when she's out of town with her work. Don't hesitate to ask any questions: I live just downstairs!

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting around

Have a look on the map and you'll see how close I live to:
-Parc Mont-Royal
-McGill University and l'UQAM
-the Quartier des spectacles and Place des arts (4 1/2 blocks!)
-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. 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.
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).

Other Things to Note

For those who are interested in staying for one night only, I will ask $25 above the rate quoted.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $9 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $444 /week
Security Deposit: $234
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Great location and very pleasant stay. Chad and Emily were very helpful and flexible with our arrival and departure times

    April 2014
  • I had the pleasure of staying in Chad's wonderful Plateau flat for a week this April. Basics first, the apartment is clean, well kept and well stocked. The location, near St. Laurent was perfect for me, I was working right up the street. But even if you don't have work obligations, being on the Main puts you right in the middle of downtown shopping to the west and the Plateau's parks and restaurants to the east.

    The flat is very comfortable. Lovely, real bed, fun and funky decor, and some special touches, like a welcome tea selection in the kitchen.

    If you're a single traveller or a couple, I highly recommend the apartment and I plan to book it again when I return to Montreal.

    April 2014
  • We greatly enjoyed our stay in Montreal at Chad's apartment. It was well located, cute and served our purposes well. We especially enjoyed the bright and homey kitchen. Chad and Emily were helpful and considerate.

    April 2014
  • We had a great stay at Chad's place. The apartment is bright, homey, and spacious. The bed is very comfortable. Everything was clean and well organized. For those of you who are unfamiliar with montreal, the apartment is also conveniently located near cafes bar etc. Would definitely come back. Thanks Chad!

    February 2014
  • There is a quiet elegance and delicacy to this home that allows you to feel at ease and alert at the same time. A beautiful entry-point into the city of Montreal - both because of its location, and the graciousness with which you are invited in its enclaves. A lovely stay.

    February 2014
  • Nice apartment, cool area, everything was perfect . Emily and Chad are kind. It's the perfect stay for Montreal. Thanks guys!!

    January 2014
  • Booking and key swap was a snap since Chad responds in a very timely manner. The apartment itself is from 1885, with thin walls/floors, and is very simplistic. The location is right off of Saint Laurent and close to Schwartz's, which is a plus. Heating was a bit inconsistent and the kitchen was cold, but a space heater was provided.

    December 2013
    Response from Chad:

    I am there to adjust the heating as the weather changes or as you see fit. Just call me and I'll be there, easy. :)

  • Appartement bien situé proche du Centre Ville de Montréal. Accueil sympathique de Chad.

    Déception des prestations de la location : équipements, propreté, état des peintures, des murs, de l'environnement côté cour, baignoire usagée, robinetterie, installations électriques...ressemblant plus à une cabane de trappeurs qu'à un appartement centre (website hidden) correspond pas à la propreté de la photo présentée.

    December 2013
    Response from Chad:

    Le mot clé dans le titre, la description, et toutes les critiques est «simple». Je crois que la description de l'appartement correspond très bien avec ce que vous trouverez. Les photos, à mon regard, montrent l'intérieur très bien, avec honnêteté et sans exaggeration. Voyant que toutes les autres réponses soient d'accord, peut-être ces invitées attendaient une expérience hôtel, où tout est droit et neuf. Je reste convaincu que, si on prends en considération un ratio qualité-prix-localisation, cet appartement offre aux visiteurs une bonne affaire.

  • I booked Chad's place last-minute after my first Mtl option fell through. Chad responded swiftly even though I hadn't yet fully registered with Air b'n'b. The booking was smooth and problem-free and I arrived to a clean and characterful little house in central Montreal.

    It was my first time visiting the city and the location of Chad's place is just perfect -- situated between the main bits of the Plateau and Downtown. Spread over two storeys, the house is full of cute arty details and fun furniture in the kitchen. Even though the building is relatively old, the house does heat up quite well -- important if you happen to be visiting Montreal in winter, as I was!

    Chad responded courteously and efficiently to my queries, and for a place to stay in this price bracket, I wouldn't hesitate to book it again.

    December 2013
  • The reservation was canceled 22 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    December 2013
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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. I 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. When I'm not in the city, my girlfriend, Emily, will take care of everything. I remain accessible by phone and e-mail just in case. The other listing, "cute, bright, simple, on two floors", is Emily's flat above mine. While she is away, I make it available to others. Please take care to read the reviews and references for unbiased takes on the two spaces. 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 expect 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.
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