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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 !
-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
-BBQ on back balcony
-unlimited high speed wireless internet network access
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!
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.
Have a look on the map and you'll see how close I live to:
-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).
For those who are interested in staying for one night only, I will ask $25 above the rate quoted.
My girlfriend and I stayed at Chad's place on Clark Street for a short trip to Montreal. We really liked the place and the location is excellent. The apartment is very old and the floors are slanted. If you need everything "just so", it may not be your thing. But, I think it gives a place character. I would much rather stay in a place like this and see what a local lives in than a hotel. Everything was clean and tidy, toiletries, towels, clean sheets, comfy bed. It was great to have a kitchen to relax in and make some coffee and have a beer even if we were out much of the time.
If you're visiting Montreal, this location really can't be beat. It's right next to the park for a walk/jog and easy walking distance to most the great restaurants and bars.
Great location and very pleasant stay. Chad and Emily were very helpful and flexible with our arrival and departure times
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.
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.
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!
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.
Nice apartment, cool area, everything was perfect . Emily and Chad are kind. It's the perfect stay for Montreal. Thanks guys!!
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.
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.
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.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.