About This Listing
VERY IMPORTANT!!! I am not competing with the hotel industry!! I really live here and I'm sharing my condo with firefighters and actors from around the world to visit Montreal within my firefighter productions casting cmp. without borders program!!
Modern luxury condo in Old Montreal (BEST location, built 2012).
*****if you are a FIREFIGHTER or have a FIREFIGHTER in your close FAMILY, let me know so i can talk to you about my FIREFIGHTERS WITHOUT BORDERS exchange program!!! all this is possible through airbnb because of the insurance it provides and easy access to international Fire departments!!! Also if you are an actor or in the film industry working on a movie shoot, let me know. I own a casting company and promote networking within the Montréal cinema family*****
Hi Travelers / Voyageurs!
- I would love to welcome you to my Purple Passion Paradise!!! Montreal is my oyster, let me show you its pearl !!!
-Why Purple, i searched the significance and it is all that i am, want to become and share with my friends/family and you!!! Purple is peace of mind, someone who is sensitive and compassionate. It also represents wisdom, independence, magic, dignity, faith, hope, patience, royalty, nobility, luxury, power, ambition, privilege, and wealth!!!
I am also reasonably negotiable with my prices $$$ depending on the season, I also give early bird specials but as my months fill up my prices go up also. So its in your advantage to confirm your requested dates a couple months in advance!!!
Your picture and verifications are also very important on your profile for my protection and it fascilitates the confirmation process.
I am sharing my beautiful purple condo apartment with ONE Bedroom and ONE Wash room, open concept kitchen and living room in a newly constructed luxury condo building located in Old Montreal.
-Brand new romantic mood fireplace in the bathroom
-Brand new Jeep Wrangler 2015 convertable for your tour guiding sight seeing pleasure!!!
-Brand new balcony furniture and BBQ
-Brand new Keurrig specialty automatic coffee machine!!!
- Fashion custom made bed and sofa with matching condo colors(purple passion and tiger striped charcoal) You will sleep in amazing Egyptian cotton sheets and your head will be cradled by therapeutic cervical molded memory foam pillows. Last but not least, you will be engulfed in a cloud of white goose feather down duvet comforter and several heat insulated blankets. (I put these away in the summer to avoid overheating!!!! hahaha ;^) Maximizing comfort for all 4 seasons.
....By the way, not only do I provide you with 2 mattress and pillow protectors, but i also wash and sanitize everything in an almost OCD way for your comfort and peace of mind!!! lol
I also just bought a New carpets for the living room and hall way, light fixtures, artistic home decors for your comfort and visual pleasure, brand new wall mounted HD samsung smart tv home theatre system and sony sound bar for amazing music and movie sound effects !!!
-Steps away from the worlds best restaurants(ex.iron chef Chuck Hugh s Le Garde Manger, Simple Plan s Mozzerella Bar), attractions, night life(montreals hottest club New City Gaz 1 block from my condo), shopping, museums, IMAX, and river...etc.
-Access to gorgeous Miami beach style roof top terrace open all year round even winter for spa access (pool, 2 barbecues, hot tub, sofa, tables and chairs for eating and lounging area), and fully equipped gym including vitamin water, sports drinks, and soda vending machine.
- Rent Bixi bikes, Roller-blades, and scooters at doorstep.
- Attractions include Montreal International Jazz festival and fireworks competition (which can be seen from the roof top terrace). The F1 Grand Prix, Montreal Canadians hockey/Impact soccer/Alouettes football sports events, Cirque du Soleil, Osheaga, Ile Sonic, Heavy Montreal, and Igloofest music festival, La Ronde 6 Flags amusement park, Old mtl urban and St Helenes island beaches, horse and carage rides, river boat and kayak tours, spas (Bota Bota), Ice castle and village...etc!!! HOCKEY / CONCERT TICKETS, let me know if you need CANADIENS and /or any other event tickets, i have a couple of fire fighting buddies that have some!!! I will go out of my way for your special requests to make your stay in Montreal memorable....;^)
You will be one block away from the historic Lachine canal and Farine Five Roses historic factory. Along the scenic walk and bike path of the Canal you will arrive in the heart of Old Montreal within 5 minutes.
Bus stop in front of the building( 747 bus airport shuttle service a couple of blocks away, Rene Levesque boul.), and 10 minute walking distance to down town Montreal, Windsor Central train Station (Gare Windsor Centrale) and Square-Victoria metro/subway station.(down town interconnected underground city). public transit also very easy to use, just go on the net to MUCTC. Taxis just around the corner will get you anywhere down town within 5-10mins, 24/7.....
Cable TV (movie rentals possible). PS4 soon. INTERNET free WIFI. Kitchen (fridge, stove, microwave, dishwasher, bar, dishes, cookware etc.). Washer and dryer. Air conditioning. Heating. Bathroom fully stocked with basics such as towels, soap, toilet paper, etc....
Easy access from highways. There is free parking all around the block but let me know if you need a permanent space, I will go out of my to find you one.(can be extra $, depending on season, weekly rush hours, and construction). My own indoor parking spot might be available for your convenience but I will charge 10$ a night for it.
I will grant you full access to my bar and food under the following conditions. If you consume them, either replace them by their equivalent or just leave a reasonable and approximate (5/ounce) cash only amount of its worth in the envelope provided for you on my kitchen table(food, alcohol, and movie rentals not included in my airbnb listed rental price) Some guests have even been so generous and creative to buy me gifts or surprises of their own in return and I greatly appreciate it. To show you my appreciation for choosing my condo, I will greet you with a surprise gift and souvenir!!!
While you share my condo, my friends and I will be happy to provide you with transportation, dry cleaning, groceries, beer or spirits, restaurant and club reservations, sports and concert tickets, various attractions tickets, tour guides, cleaning or any reasonable and legal services you need. Being a proud firefighter and resident of Montreal for over 40 years, I know the city and its institutions like the back of my hand. my friends and I will provide you all these services for a very reasonable extra price which we can negotiate together or tips. ex. 20$/ hour service charge for tours or rides, but i will give you your moneys worth because this is personalized service, meaning where you want to go and want to see, not the guide!!!
-For Alpine and cross country Skiing , mountain climbing, water slides, Kite surfing, river kayak, surfing, bike tours, boat rides or any other outdoor enthusiasts in or out of Montreal, My friends and i can provide you tickets and transportation also... possibility of car rental also....
Ask me anything! I want to help you have the best airbnb experience you can in this wonderful city we call home!
P.S. if you ever want to go to Mexico, don't forget to check out my 2 incredible listings so i can send you to its most amazing cities, CANCUN and PLAYA DEL CARMEN!!!
-also at the end of 2016 - beginning of 2017 I will be the proud owner of a condo in the Montreal Canadiens proffessional Hockey team Tower. My condo will be on the 44th floor of an astounding 52 floor monster of a building!!!!(municipal height limit maximum law). including a beautiful post card panoramic view of Montreal, gym, lounge, restaurants, gift shops, access to the Bell Center-train-subway....etc!!! If you want some more info, don't be shy to contact me. I will also be sharing it with sports and concert ticket packages!!!
Je parle français aussi évidemment!!
you will have access to great new building including a terrace with pool, spa, sun bathing and BBQ area!!!
there is also an interior lounge with panoramic windows, gas fireplace, tv, fridge, microwave, tables, chairs, funky sheak urban and mostly very comfortable and colorfull sofas etc....!!!
Interaction with Guests
I love to interact with my guests and make sure they are happy and comfortable. I also go out of my way to get anything they need to improve their stay in my condo or Mexican resorts. I also work in or around the buiding so im very accessable if need be...
But I also respect guests who request privacy and don't need me for extra services such as tour guiding, restaurants, shows, sports ...etc
I am 100% there for my guests but will never be in their way or intrusive if they don't want me there....
My neighborhood is one of north Americas oldest and most beautiful neighborhoods in the world!!!
The architecture, beauty and energy is indescribable!!! You have to experience it to see and believe it....It is very lively and you can even feel the excitement of the first settlers of this land by the river. They built this amazing city for what it has grown to be now!!!
The warmth of Europe combined with the spice of multiculturalism as really made old Montreal a special place to be, discover, and live!!!
Montreal has one of north Americas best transit and subway systems!!! they even come get you with the 747 bus from the airport and drop you of 5 streets north of my condo!!! (5-10mins walk)
subway links you to montreals underground city including shops, restaurants, and many of the most important buildings in the city such as the Bell Centre where the Montreal Canadians professional Hockey team and shows are played!!! this will also include my future condo in the Canadians Tower linked to the Bell Center which I will advertise on Airbnb in 2016-2017!!!
Other Things to Note
If you are looking for a personalized vacation experience, Im your Fire Man!!! I will make my condo and resorts feel like its your own so you can have the best vacation possible!!!
Everyone is different and has different expectations for their vacations, just let me know what makes you happy, and ill make it happen!!!
*WARNING* NO CASH DEALS, NO INSURANCE, NO CHILDREN over 1 year old OR teenagers UNDER 18. I do not want immature, negative, agressive, spiritually and visually or socially disturbing individuals in my condo!!! I was nice / politically correct / generous / and accommodating once for those type of individuals but never again. Not for me or the respect of my neighbors. My condo is a fun place to stay but fun does not mean it is a playground for your personal destruction or dirty work!!! Keep your money, i dont want or need it!!! By the way i played basketball my whole life and have many friends and family of many different races and cultures so this is not a racist or religious comment. My step mom is jamaican and I myself am a roman catholic Italian / french Canadian / and native american Iroquois so i do welcome multiculturalism and multispirituality, just NO extremists, and NO escorts!!! I love children also but not in my condo, i have alot of fragile and expensive stuff and dont want them to hurt themselves with broken bottles or take your security deposit if i have to. My Purple passion paradise is an adult haven with a very romantic modern urban ambiance. It is not a play pen, but it is an adult play ground!!! That written, i might accept babies under 1 year old because they cannot walk and break my stuff or hurt themselves with it, thanks for your understanding...
Sorry to all the good people who had to read this but there are a few offensive /weird/ and bad elements who got through the airbnb system that send me offensive inquiries or proposals ....thanks for understanding. warning also to all new members please have a picture of yourself and i also sometimes do background checks with my cop friends for security purposes.
I just bought an amazing home theatre system which must be handled with the utmost care. NO NO NO( fingers) on the screen, use the frame to move or pivot tv 180 degrees. Be extra carefull with( WIRES )when moving back and forth to not rip them out of tv or crunch them against cement wall. thanks...
-NO SHOES-boots-heels, NO Rolling LUGGAGE in the house. (brand new wood flooring very sensitive to hard footwear soles, luggage wheels and rocks) plus I want to keep it clean and smooth for your visual pleasure
-NO SMOKING in the condo, you can smoke on the balcony. (bbq available on balcony)
-Balcony door, 1.handle down vertically is CLOSED and locked. 2.handle sideways horiztally OPEN and unlocked. 3.NEVER OPEN OR CLOSE IN BETWEEN(45*angle) or else you will break the mechanism. Do not force it, it opens and closes very easily when its horizontal and vertical.
-I will fill the ethanol fire pit on the table for you, but if it is empty ALWAYS FILL THE METALIC CONTAINER WITH ONLY ETHANOL PROVIDED, IN THE SINK WITH THE FUNAL I LEFT FOR YOU, AND LIGHT IT WITH EXTENTION LIGHTER PROVIDED SO YOU DONT BURN YOUR FINGERS. DO NOT MOVE IT UNNESSAIRLY TO AVOID ACCIDENTS. Very beautifull but VERY DANGEROUS FIRE HAZARD if not handled properly(call or contact me the firefighter if you need help) worst case scenario, FIRE EXTINGUISHER IN THE COMMON CORRIDOR ON THE 5th FLOOR if you need, I pray to GOD you don't.
-please be careful to not leave my Pillows or Towels on the floor board heaters(its been done before)
-Please do not use metal utensils in my teflon pans, this will scratch them(i had to throw and buy a new one), use plastic spatula or other plastic cooking aids provided...by the way teflon shards from scratched pans in your food has been prouved to cause brain cancer!!!!
-please do not put hot pots and pans on my kitchen counter. it is NOT HEAT RESISTANT. Move it to another unused burner or the heat resistant ring, towel and gloves provided...
-please do not force my bed closed, if it doesnt go in, its because the bed pegs and bar have not been pushed down enough or sheets and covers are not tucked in enough(bed bar has been broken before)
-please be extremely careful not to touch the SPRINKLER HEADS!!! especially near shower in bathroom with towel, flood warning disaster, not fun and expensive for you!!! (there goes your security deposit and then some $$$)
-Shared amenities (terrace, pool, gym, lounge)
-Please leave the condo as CLEAN as it was when you arrived(dishwasher available and garbage shoot just two doors down the hall for easy access) . Your cleanliness is very appreciated and I will give you a better review on AIRBNB.
-HAVE FUN and help yourself to my bar and food but please replace them by their equivalent or leave the aproximate reasonable cash only amount of what you took in the envelope left on the table for you.(food, alcohol,and movie rentals not included in my airbnb listed rental price) I even had guests buy me gifts for there appreciation of my hosting and that is the ultimate class because i bend myself backwards for you!!!
-if you use the GYM on the roof, please put back your weights or equipment used in its designated place or rack. do not slam or drop the dumbbells or weight plates of the universal pulley machine out of respect for the residents underneath and preservation of the equipment.
-if you use the pool or spa area, no glass bottles or containers are allowed, use my plastic glasses or containers provided(non breakable, injury proof)
-if you use the lounge area, do not try to rewire or reprogram TV with your computer or other devices. please keep it clean and respect priority of first come first serve for TV or fireplace (the lounge might be reserved for private parties or events also)
-There are CAMERAS EVERYWHERE in the building (not my appartment) so please do not do anything obscene or illegal because you will be filmed and pursued and i will have to take your security deposit and we dont want to go down that road.(please read condo rules which are posted on the walls of each specific area, ex. gym, lounge, pool/spa, bbq, etc....)
-please have the utmost respect for the people you share the lounge/gym/terrase /spa/pool area with, you are my guests and representatives when im not there. My reputation and credibility as condo security manager lie in your interactions with my neighbors.
YOU CAN CALL ME 24/7 and i would rather you call me at 3am even if im sleeping than you dont and break my things or cause a major accident!!! So call me if you are unsure of how something works please....
Thank you for respecting me, my neighbors, and my condo and have a great time!!!!
Panoramic roof top lounge with gas fire place and cable TV. Gym, pool, and spa on roof top also.
Dan's condo was really nice and very hospitable. Dan provided a welcoming bottle of sparkling wine and champagne glass, as well as some breakfast items to get us started. Unfortunately the rooftop hot tub was closed during our stay, which was something that I was really looking forward to. Dan is a great host and is available to contact whenever you need him. Dan was incredibly understanding when we had to reschedule this trip due to a major storm in November when we were literally snowed in our house for 5 days. Thanks for sharing your purple paradise with us!
My girlfriend and I found ourselves in Montreal to see Def Leppard at the Bell Centre. My first personal experience with airbnb was for this trip and overall we had an amazing weekend staying at Dan 'the Fireman's' condo.
PROS: The condo was located in the heart of Old Montreal with walking distance to a large selection of bars, restaurants and the Bell Centre. I literally parked my car on Friday and didn't pick it up until Sunday when we checked out. Dan was a good host. When we checked in. He gave us a 10-15 min rundown of the place, showed us some items in the fridge that were for our use for breakfast which was nice. He also told us about the things to see and do in the area and finished off by presenting us with a complimentary welcome bottle of champagne and a souvenir glass which was very thoughtful.
CONS: The only real disappointment we had was that the rooftop hot tub and swimming pool were closed due to an electrical problem. This feature was heavily advertised as a key selling point and we were talking about it on the long drive, how much we were looking forward to making use of it. This was not Dan's fault but would have been nice to let us know. We still would have come but would have set our expectations accordingly.
OVERALL: Good first airbnb experience and definitely won't be our last. If you're visiting Montreal for the first time, you must go to Gibby's for a nice meal, and of course... Schwartz's Deli for authentic Montreal Smoked Meat sandwich.
Thank you Dan 'the Fireman' for a memorable weekend!!!
Dan was an absolutely great host! His place was very cozy and perfect for our short visit in old Montreal! The neighbourhood is amazing, close to shops restaurants and all the beauty Montreal has to offer! His apartment contained all new appliances, and everything you need to feel at home! The gym was also a great addition! The only thing that was a bit of a hassle was the parking. There is a lot near by where you can park for free however it is a no parking zone. We received a warning note that our car would be towed. Also street parking is confusing and you need to pay for it. Other than that it was a pleasure staying at Dans place! I would definitely stay there they're again!
Wow!!! Dan is the most friendly host !
Once again, a perfect stay. Thank you for everything, your condo is very clean, awesome and quiet ! The most you can expect in Montreal !! The location is perfect !
Dan took very good care of us with his home. He gave us directions, told us where to park, what things to see, what places to go. We had never been to Montreal and Dan made the vacation very enjoyable.
I would definitely recommend Dan and his home to anyone in the future.
One of the best Airbnb experiences! Dan is an awesome host, super responsive and one of the nicest guy you'll meet. The apt is great and has everything you need (shampoo, conditioner, hairdryer, full bar, everything seriously!). Bed was comfy and honestly felt like home!
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About the Host, Dan
Hi im Dan the Fireman, professional firefighter for the city of Montreal and part time entrepreneur. Montreal is my oyster, let me show you its pearl!!! I love life and making people happy so that is why I would like to welcome you to downtown / Old Montreal and Mexico for a very comfortable, fun, fashionable and totally amazing urban and tropical experience.
I love to travel and I travel often for business and pleasure. That is why i want to take care of you as I would like to be taken care of when im on vacation. One of my good friends introduced me to this amazing web site and I thought it was a wonderful idea to share my condo while I was on vacation or at work, since i have various rotation shifts. Having a time sharing in Mexico also enables me to send guests there. I am a very warm and generous person and I love the cities of Montreal, Cancun and Playa del Carmen. That is why I am inviting you for a great vacation in my corners of purple passion and Mexican paradise. I also always greet my guests with a surprise gift and souvenir to show my appreciation for sharing my condo and resorts. Please feel free to contact me and I want you to enjoy yourself fully in some of the best cities on earth!!!