About this listing
Quirky, homey, spacious, this is my home: a cabin in the middle of the city on the ground floor one block off the Plateau's most storied street. A quiet sleep with the mountain, Place des Arts, and the rest of the Plateau at your fingertips. Welcome!
This is a ground-floor flat in an old (1885) brick building in Plateau-Mont-Royal on a quiet block despite being one street over from one of the city's main commercial / nightlife streets. My home is spacious but cosy with the patina of hand-me-down furniture, the decor of global travels, objets perdus, and DIY art. Slanted floor boards and exposed brick walls frame the eclectic and unconventional vibe of my place.
Winter is coming: bring your slippers!
-super well located for visitors
-large kitchen with everything you may need for cooking
-queen size bed
-BBQ on back balcony
-high speed wireless internet network access
-nice layout; very spacious at 60m² (650 ft²)
Interaction with Guests
This is my home, not a hotel or a business. If you are staying here I am probably out of town. It's a pleasure to meet who is calling my home theirs but I'm far from intrusive. Don't hesitate to ask me for anything. I've been living here for eight years and know the 'hood by heart.
There is still a neighbourly feel here, despite many passersby going to/from boulevard Saint-Laurent. This area 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.
Winter is coming which means you won't want to be too far away from anything. You'll love how this particular location is central to everything you'll want to see and do.
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!)
-boulevard St-Laurent (the Main) and rue St-Denis
-General, Royal Victoria, and Hôtel Dieu hospitals
You can see on the map that 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 when there is heavy snowfall. 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 15 minute walk away, but the apartment is so much in the thick of things, you may not 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 (one block) north-south bus line (# 55 to/from Metro stations 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.
Other Things to Note
There are a couple laundromats five blocks away. They're noted on the guidebook. There's a clothesline for in the summer or, if you prefer, drying lines in the bedroom for winter.
Speaking of winter, bring your slippers!
Je parle français !
Smoking outside only. The back balcony is perfect.
Sorry, no pets. I have allergies to cats and dogs.
From Jul 25 - Aug 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 7 nights.
My partner and I spent 8 days in Chad's amazing little apartment and really enjoyed our stay. Being in the apartment was like connecting with the earth - surrounded by rustic wood, light streaming in and the breeze coming through the window. I enjoyed sitting at the beautiful kitchen table eating my lunch and reading a book as the outside came inside through the open kitchen door. Thank you for sharing your special space and the lovely energy of your home with us Chad.
The place was wonderful and very welcoming. The neighbourhood also has everything you could want.
Chad left great instructions and other information for everything that came up.
Chad was great! I never met him, but he checked in to make sure I had everything I needed and was responsive to my texts with questions about the place.
His place itself is so unique! It definitely stands up to its description, and you feel like you're in someone's home art studio (which, perhaps you are!). One of my favorite details was the typewriter than he encourages you to use. I'd never used one before, so that was definitely a fun experience!
The location is so central! You're literally around the corner from St Laurent, just two blocks away from the closest BIXI (shared bike) station, and just a few more blocks away from the park.
My family really enjoyed themselves at Chads apartment, we created a home away from home in his rustic space which is a great location as its in the heart of the plateau and close to all the great Montreal adventures! It has a unique atmosphere and great energy and I recommend the place to all travellers !!!
We really enjoyed our stay at Chad's, the location was so convenient and really made my first trip to Montréal a great experience. Chad has a great creative energy in his apartment and really cosy, it made me feel like an art student again!
My friend and I stayed at Chad's place for two nights and it was great! The apt is right off of Saint Laurent, near all the great restaurants and shops. The apartment is truly rustic as described. It's like a getaway cabin in the middle of the city! We also had the pleasure of meeting Chad, who is super nice. He recommended some great places to go and gave us a little info on the neighborhood. I will definitely be back!
This host has 63 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
About the Host, Chad
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.
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.