About this listing
The apartment is fully furnished, including all bedding and towels. The apartment is always provided clean and tidy with the bed made with clean bedding and clean towels in the cupboard. There is wireless hi-speed internet with unlimited downloading. There's also an alarm clock radio. The bed is a double. There is a small fridge, double hotplate, large toaster oven, and regular toaster, plus dishes, pans, and utensils to cook whatever. There's a closet to hang clothes and to store bags etc.The studio is a comfortable and efficient space full of charm. In the daytime it is bright, thanks to the many windows, and cozy and intimate by night.
The studio is situated in the heart of the trendy Plateau neighborhood. The Plateau is the cultural heart and soul of Montreal. Physically, the studio is located at the epicenter of the city, so to get to all points on the Island is as efficient as can be. Notably Downtown Montreal is just an easygoing 20 minute walk away. Also it's only 20 minutes to walk to the cool hipster Mile End neighborhood. There's a couple of laundromats on Duluth street, a short block away. It's ten minutes to walk to Sherbrooke or Mount Royal Metro stations. It's five minutes to get to the 55 north-south bus and 10 minutes to get to the 80 bus on Parc Avenue, that circles the central core of the city day and night.
There are lots of long established cafes, boutiques and restaurants in the neighborhood, both cheap or upscale but all very good. A little stroll and you are at the hip Parc Jeanne-Mance and at the foot the Mountain (Parc Mont Royal; scene of the amazing Sunday Tam Tam gatherings in the summer months).
Perfect for temporary visitors, contract workers, students etc. For visitors planning on cooking, there's a supermarket on Duluth Street (a short block away) and also Segals (the cheapest in Montreal!) nearby on St Laurent (a five minute walk).
Smoking on the balcony please!
Prior to checking out:
It is helpful if any wet towels are left hanging on the shower curtain rail to dry. It is also appreciated when guests do their dishes, tidy and sweep up. Trash goes on the sidewalk next to the building on Hotel de Ville. Please leave any recycling (clean paper, plastic and metal) in the apartment and I'll take care of (website hidden) cans and beer bottles can be taken to the corner store on Rachel and Henri-Julien (turn right when you come out of 204 Rachel; its two little blocks down) and they'll give you the deposit money for them.
Thank you in anticipation of your kind attention.
We had a great four nights in Patrick's apartment. The apartment was as described. I will say though that two of the nights did get even hotter/stuffier than we expected despite what people had wrote in their reviews. There was a fan but if I were to do it again I'd probably bring a small AC that plugs in.
Also, and this is more our fault, but we didn't really research the parking situation beforehand. It ended up being fine but it was a bit annoying to have to deal with upon just arriving. Once we figured out all the parking signs and drove around a bit we found a spot that was fine for our stay.
Otherwise, the apartment was just how we expected it and we were therefore extremely satisfied.
Patrick is an amazing human being and his place is perfect. Thats all that needs to be said about that.
We really enjoyed our stay! The location was excellent, and a simple studio with a nice bed and hot shower is exactly what we needed. Highly recommended!
Le logement correspondait parfaitement à la description ainsi qu'a nos attentes. Patrick est une personne très disponible et à l'écoute des besoins de ses hôtes. L'appartement est très bien placé, avec une superbe vue sur le Mont Royal. Il est propre et agréable à séjourner. Nous avons passé un excellent séjour dans cet appartement !!
Very lovely little place, great neighborhood. Loved the flexible check in and check out times. Thanks Patrick!
Patrick apartment is in an excellent location. Very well placed to visit Montreal in just a few days. However, we do not recommend it to cleanliness maniacs. The apartment was not very clean but we are very adaptable persons so... It was ok.
The bright studio was indeed perfectly located in the heart of the city and just as charming as described. The metro is only a 8 min walk away, which allowed us to travel the entire city easily. All the essentials were made available by Patrick, who was very quick to respond to my questions before and during our trip. We felt this listing was a great value for the location and amenities (esp the mini fridge, wifi, and utensils) provided.
However, there are some drawbacks that future visitors should prepare for to make the best of their stay here. Labor Day wknd was quite humid, and the small fan Patrick provided was nice but not sufficient enough to keep the studio comfortable. The open window and lovely night breeze helped somewhat, but there is no screen on the window and allowed bugs to fly in. We were so warm that it was worth the trade off. There is a set of narrow and fairly steep stairs to get to the third floor. Lastly, the bed was quite hard because does not have a real mattress (really more of a futon-like mat).
All in all, we had a great time on our trip. Patrick's place was a fantastically located home base to come back to every night. I'd recommend this unit to anyone looking to explore the city from a central location.
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About the Host, Patrick
I am a yoga instructor.
Wisdom says "You can't make everybody happy all of the time", but I try anyway...
Yoga, Tai Chi, Reading, Writing, Movies, Apple picking (24 harvests around the world I love Nature and I love Autumn and I rather stay in shape like this versus going to a gym), Cycling,Gardening, Picnics, Quality time with my kids.
Zorba the Greek, All the books of Louis de Bernieres, Guliver's Travels, The Hitch Hiker's guide to the Galaxy, All the books of Angela Carter.
One Amazing Thing I've Seen or Done:
Climbing up and diving off extremely high cliff faces in the south of France. Les Calanques are on a beautiful and wild part of the Cote d'Azur between Marseille and Cassis.
TRAVELED: Czech Republic, France, Martinique, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, The Bahamas, Israel.
LIVED: Australia, Canada, England, Italy, United States
WANTS TO GO: Bulgaria, Georgia, India, Romania