Close to downtown, not in downtown.

Apartment - Private room · Rue Wellington, Verdun, QC H4G 1T2, Canada
Your host, Paul
13 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

Clean, quiet, great location, so after a day of excitement and hectic travel, you can decompress (2 minute walk to metro (station Lasalle on the green line). 10 minutes to downtown, 10 minutes to old port via #61 bus. bus stop directly outside.) bixi stand at the metro, bike lane on rue Wellington.
Private room, close to St. Lawrence river, close to amenities, 2 balconies to sit and have a quiet meal or cuppa, vinyl record player, modern kitchen and bathroom. Atwater market and Lachine canal is a fifteen minute walk, Allez Up climbing gym, some beautiful parks all close.
Shared with two guys. Pretty laid back, liberal, bilingual (french english) interested in cooking, hydroponic window gardens, rock climbing, biking, slackline, music.
Yoga space in the apartment, fireplace, dog (you could even walk him if you wanted), cat (you can pet her if you wanted, but she's not much of a walker:),
In suite we have a santevia water filter, brew kombucha, hydroponic garden, outdoor garden, recycle, green star juicer, washer/dryer, wifi, big screen tv, weights and gym equipment, skylights.
Looking forward to meeting you and sharing our home and some time!
Peace, light and grace.

Interaction with Guests

We live here so interaction is normal. Guest(s) has their own bedroom, and with the amount of different spaces to lounge or hang out privacy is not an issue.
If you like us and are social then we like to be social too.

The Neighborhood

The river is only a 5 minute walk away. The neighbourhood is quiet and safe. Quite a few lovely little cafes are close by, as well as markets.

Getting around

Very convenient. Metro stop (with bixi stand right behind our apartment) Bus stop right in front of our front door.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Futon
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 0
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $260 /week
Monthly Price: $603 /month
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Paul took me into his home as if I were a long-lost friend. A sense of close camaraderie developed almost instantaneously and grew as we shared meals, intimate conversation, and the adventure of everyday life with one another. Paul's space mirrored his delightful spirit; the free-flow of positive energy provided the utmost of comfort and peace. If there was ever "home away from home," this was surely it.

    September 2013
  • Paul's roommates, pets, and space were all so welcoming and made the stay very homey and familiar. Paul (email hidden), sharing great conversation over tea very openly. The apartment was great, with everything we needed and some cool touches like a beautiful mandala poster in the yoga room that is pretty mind-blowing. I didn't participate in any yoga but Paul invited us to attend one of his morning classes, which we thought was super cool of him. All in all, the stay was very easy-going and lovely, like visiting a friend, was awesome and exactly what one could have hoped for when using air b&b.

    August 2013
  • Words like “special” and “magical” have become hackneyed into banalities but how else do you describe a place that evokes a sense of home – an extension of the one you left behind, a space where you find warmth in the kindness of strangers who feel like long lost friends? Thank you Paul and Bryce for your easy camaraderie and casual generosity, for making my time in Montreal so much more than tourist attractions and site seeing – in short for making it memorable and magical in ways that only authentic connections can. Thank you Air BnB for creating a site that enables such encounters.

    July 2013
  • Paul was an amazing host! He had an extensive knowledge of the city and was extremely accommodating when it came to questions about the apartment. I would absolutely recommend anyone traveling to Montreal to stay with Paul! The apartment was very nice and spacious and the shower was hands down the best I've ever used!

    July 2013
  • My husband had to be in town for two days and wanted to avoid several hours of driving back and forth to our place. We were really happy to (email hidden) for him to stay for the night. Paul was a very kind, friendly, easy going host. His place is very quiet, comfortable and welcoming. He was really flexible about our schedule as well and we really appreciated the fact that he responded to our request very quickly. Many thanks, Paul! All the best.

    June 2013
  • it was a pure pleasure to meet Paul, since he is a very open, positive and interesting person! The place is very close to a tube station, there is lots of free Parking around, it has its own yoga studio and if you're lucky you may just end up with Paul cooking you the best food you ever had, drinking scotch on rocks, and philosophizing deep into the night. Had to get used to the dog and cat hairs as an non animal owner, but otherwise a very recommendable Stay!

    June 2013
  • This was our first experience with AirBnB. Everything was relaxed and uncomplicated. Paul and Bryce were very welcoming hosts.
    The location was also great with Metro stations close by.

    October 2012
  • a fast and welcoming reply followed by a light drenched place, a vertical garden, a place that smells of cooking, of incense...everything flowed!
    the conversation, the petit dejeuner... i felt so comfortable chatting with paul that we skipped the usual introductions and went into actual conversation. sooo comfortable i felt like grocery shopping and doing the dishes! amazing cheese, fruit spreads and almond butter on delicious baguettes under the sun? a taste of acroyoga past midnight? (why did i leave?!) brief and sweet, it was a lovely stay.

    July 2012
  • Staying with Paul was a great way to visit Montreal for a few days. He was welcoming and gracious, and flexible with our arrival and departure schedules. He has a really nice bathroom with a giant shower and an amazing yoga space! He invited us to one of his yoga classes in the Old Port and we spent some time together enjoying coffee and sweets from O+G and sharing conversation of kindred spirits. He also introduced us to Bixi bikes and our experience in Montreal was enriched because of it all. Thank you!

    July 2012
  • Paul is an amiable and congenial host.

    One aspect that's truly remarkable about him is his inclination to share. On my first night when I got in late and couldn't muster the energy to go out for restaurant grub, he shared his dinner, which he just cooked: a warm chipotle salsa-laced vegetable quinoa dish. Savory and satisfying. I also partook of the local beer he offered. On my last morning, Paul shared a lovely brioche from Boulangerie Guillaume, what he regarded as one of Montreal's top boulangeries, Indeed the brioche lived up to the hype. I also got to pack one brioche with me (Paul's care package) on my way out to Quebec City.

    Want to know where to procure artisanal food? Paul gave me some tips on his fromagerie of choice and markets like Atwater and Jean Talon.

    Paul also loved sharing his "affection" for the Go Slow movement. It was a timely reminder of the need to "smell the roses" en route to one's destination, wherever that might be.

    For adventurous travelers who enjoy meeting and getting to know their hosts, who don't have the need to be in the "central downtown" part of Montreal, nor to be in a hip 'hood like Plateau, and who are content with the simple things in life, Paul's abode would make for a highly satisfying accommodation.

    Above said, his place is only 10 to 15 minutes by subway from central downtown (subway stop is only a less than 5 minutes on foot) and only 10 minutes away from Vieux Montreal by bus (which passes right in front of Paul's place). The kitchen is charming and has everything one needs to cook (if indeed one is inclined to). The bathtub overlooks a giant tree in the back. And there are lots of open space in the living room (as Paul is a Yoga instructor and offers private lessons in what he named "Chateau Yoga").

    July 2012
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Hi, originally from Stony Plain Alberta Canada. Small town boy moved to the big city and got swallowed up:) i love tea, chocolate, hankerchiefs. hand written mail, physical activity, someone who knows how to speak elegantly, someone who knows how to listen articulately. i adore music, animals, physical activity, sleeping, the tragically hip, krishna das, talented people with the balls to express their passion. hell i love people who express their passion whether they're talented or not. like the drunk guy on the metro today, he was funny and shocking to everyone on the train, except, it would seem, me. what a character. i love (website hidden) and preparing food and then enjoying the results. vega products. hydroponic window gardens are the next phase of humanity healing with the planet and regaining some connection to the food that they ingest. acro yoga rules. yoga rules too. studying my french completely humbles me. favorite places i've traveled to: san cristobal de las casas chiapas mexico. cusco peru. rishikesh india. i have never had so many people compliment me on a hair cut than the mullet i have right now. (close second comes the mohawk i had in australia) don't tell anyone but i'm writing a novel. have a yoga music cd available on itunes titled "rog yog" pronounced with hard O's. at 17 got a tattoo that says "i am canadian" at 21 got a tattoo that says "i am" at 33 got a tattoo that says "who am i? haha, i'm having too much fun with this. lovers gonna love. haterz gonna hate. winners gonna win. loserz gonna lose. choose the role you wish to play. "the buddha of today is community" Thich Nhat Hahn peaceandlightandloveandgrace (all one word) P peace and love!!!
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