First time on the market In the heart of the Plateau.
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First time on the market In the heart of the Plateau on a quiet street, only meters from Park Lafontaine, Montreal’s Central Park – ok, it’s not as big, but we’re a smaller city. Although you don’t have a view of the Park, the advantage is that you are on a quiet street; technically it’s a street but functions more like an alley. (The Streetview version is inserted by Airbnb and not the host - the shot you see is actually nearby and not a view from the apt.)
The apartment is a first floor 500 square foot loft style open space apartment, ideal for two. It was completely renovated in 2007 and upgraded in nov 2013. I have lived in the neighbourhood for over 25 years and have seen its evolution over the years, I actually live next door. The floors are hardwood and marble – new furnishings and fully stocked kitchen. (New added feature: expresso/cappuccino machine, and I don't mean the capsule type).
You are 4 minutes away from the trendy restaurants and boutiques on Mount-Royal Avenue and a 12 minute walk to iconic St Denis Street – outdoor cafés and boutiques.
There is a Bixi communal bike service (april - nov) 2 minute walk –the bike lane is on Rachel, the neighbouring Street. Velo Québec is 2 blocks away – for bike enthusiasts.
The Metro (subway) is short distance (10 min) on Mount-Royal or if you prefer a longer route, you can walk through the park and catch the Sherbrooke St Station (15 min).
Although Montreal hosts a series of outdoor festivals in the summer, Jazz, Just for Laughs, Francopholies in the downtown area ( 50 minute walk) - all the amenities you need are available on Mount Royal Avenue – restos , bars, liquor store, boutiques - the beer store, what we call Le Dépanneur is a minute away…
Reserved Private Parking, in front of the studio, is included in the rental
Free reserved parking
If your driving or coming by cab remember that Bureau is just behind (north of) Rachel - approx 50 ft - since Bureau St is not a major street, it is common for taxi drivers not knowing it - important focal point would be Rachel and Garnier or Rachel and Fabre, in front of Park Lafontaine.
The apartment is very nice, well maintained and comfortable. Our host Joseph was warmly welcoming, responsive to queries, and provided us with a lot of useful information about the neighborhood. This was our first Airbnb stay and we did not know what to expect so everything about our stay came as a pleasant surprise. We liked being in a neighborhood having only stayed at hotels in Montreal. The location is a convenient walk to the shops and restaurants on Mt. Royal and St. Denis. A bit further to St. Laurent. The parking space across from the apartment is very convenient especially since on-street parking is either rare, expensive or both. We also recommend day (or longer) transit pass along with the Apple Montreal transit app which links locations to bus and subway routes and times.
Joseph was very easy to work with when we first arranged to rent the apartment, responding quickly and thoroughly to our questions via email. He met us shortly after we arrived at the apartment to welcome us and make sure we had everything we needed. The apartment is in a convenient, quiet location, near lots of shops and a short walk to a lovely park and to the Metro, and it included a parking space. Joseph provided helpful personalized guides to nearby shops and restaurants, along with maps of the metro and the city. The apartment is clean, bright and attractively decorated. With an open floor plan, it is very efficiently organized, and included everything we needed. Joseph even supplied coffee and tea, and additional welcoming touches including fruit and a few supplies in the refrigerator.
We could not be more pleased with the apartment and Joseph's hospitality, and would definitely like to stay there again next time we are in Montreal.
This was my first experience with Airbnb and it was wonderful! The apartment was perfect, with a nice parking spot on the plateau, that's quite rare! The really big added bonus for me was the nice espresso machine, made my day! Hard woods food were really gorgeous and the bed was quite comfy! Would go there again any time. Joseph was really nice and took the time to welcome me and show me around.
Truly an exceptional place. Centrally located in the entertaining Le Plateau neighborhood. The place had great natural lighting and a modern kitchen with all the things that you would have at home. The home is off the street in a private alley and quiet all day and night. A Bixi bike station is around the corner and you can get anywhere in the city on the nice dedicated bike lanes. Joseph was an excellent host and provided many great recommendations for things to see and do in Montreal. Overall an incredible value. We also loved the automatic espresso machine :)
Joseph was a wonderful host who was able to welcome us even when we arrived at a late hour. The apartment interior is beautiful, and in a fantastic location. He provided a number of maps and up-to-date lists of the best things to see, do and eat in the city. 10/10 will definitely be returning for another stay.
Joseph's place is the best! He had everything we needed and more. He was very easy to communicate with which made our trip very easy. His studio is even better than what it looks like in the pictures with everything you would need in your trip including beers and bottled water in the fridge. The neighborhood is very centrally located. We would love to be back in Montreal soon and would definitely LOVE to stay at Joseph's place again!
We had such a wonderful stay at Joseph's. The location is perfect and the apartment is extremely comfortable. It looks exactly like it does in the pictures. The beer, fruit, and coffee you left for us were great too- thanks! Your tips and recommendations were very helpful. We appreciate how responsive you were before and during the trip. Really couldn't have asked for more from you!
Tess and Pierre