English to follow.. reveillez dans une 3.5 dans le vrai coeur du Montréal, le Plateau. Près du boulevard St-Laurent ou 'The Main', rue St-Denis, avenue Mont-Royal et Parc Mont-Royal. Rest assured you'll have a great stay in this cozy one bedroom in the heart of the Plateau.
Bienvenue à Montréal! If you are looking to live like a Quebec local, the Plateau is the place to do it!
Please read on about parking - Open concept available daily or weekly with CAD pricing base cost plus $25 cleaning. A third guest is $25 per night on 8-foot sofa or single air mattress. Linen, cooking essentials and toiletries provided.
The condo-style unit is directly off boulevard St-Laurent ("The Main") and perfect for 1 person or a couple. It's surrounded by 1) the retro shops of avenue Mont-Royal, 2) the delicious smoked meat and bagels of St-Laurent , 3) the French cafes, shops and restos on rue St-Denis, and 4) the incredible Portugese bakeries and BBQ rotisseries off Marie-Anne and Rachel streets.
Parking is available evenings and weekends only. Depending on the duration of your stay, it can sometimes be made available if arranged well in advance. During business hours there are free spots around the building with non red tag zone residential parking, and in all the nearby streets (you won't need your car much). Mile-End is within walking distance, and tourist landmarks like Shwartz's Deli (smoked meat), Fairmount Bagels, Parc Lafontaine, and "the mountain" itself Parc Mont-Royal. Pharmacies, banks, groceries, bakeries, convenience stores all just steps outside your door, and once you settle in, you won't have to far to go for your needs.
The bedroom comes equipped with queen bed, your own closet and a faux fireplace. The bathroom has a standard bath and shower, a new vanity, washer/dryer units, iron and mini ironing board. The open kitchen and dining area have stainless steel appliances and a kitchen island and are fully equipped for cooking and dining for four. The living room has an HD flatscreen, Apple TV with Netflix, and about 5-6 TV stations. The 8 foot long sofa is super comfortable for a 3rd guest and a single airbed is also available (your choice, max 3 guests in this unit). You have all you need for cooking here, if you can resist the temptation to eat out at all of the amazing restaurants in the neighbourhood. You also have all linen and toiletries provided, and you don.t need to go out to worry about buying cooking essentials and condiments for a one night stay because these are provided to guests, and unlike many other Airbnb's that don't provide this, that's a big plus for a short visit!
PLEASE print out your house manual for instructions and passcodes, and have a (email hidden) for some great eateries, museums, etc! I provide full directions, metro maps, tourism brochures + take out menus. Let me know if there is anything else I can arrange for you in advance so I can make sure you have a comfy, enjoyable stay.
Once again, bienvenue à Montréal!
Meet and greet upon your arrival to provide you with a quick tour, keys and answers to any of your questions about the apartment or the island of Montreal :)
Interaction with Guests
I'm available anytime by cell, text or email notification, and I am happy to provide helpful tour guide tips and assist with special needs.
The Plateau is world famous. From Schwartz's Smoked Meat Deli to Fairmount Bagels to restaurants like Lawrence, The Tuck Shop and Au Pied de cochon, you have no shortage of fantastic eateries, cafés, and fine dining just steps away. Parc Mont-Royal (the mountain) is also down the street for a bike ride, hiking or sightseeing. Avenue Mont-Royal, half a block, is terrific for finding great vintage clothing, cafes and bakeries, and nearby rue St-Denis is bustling with boutiques and fun shopping. Only a block from the apartment are a bank, grocery and liquor stores, Portuguese bakeries and rotisserie chicken hotspots, nightckubs, convenience and clothing stores.
55 St-Laurent Bus (at Marie-Anne) arrives often, is close to the apartment, and takes you to Place des Arts downtown and to Old Montreal. I find it easier to take the bus downtown but the metro line back to Mont-Royal station as coming back home the bus gets trapped in traffic along (website hidden)-Laurent.
Mont-Royal Métro (orange line) is 7 short blocks east from the flat. Very walkable but with lots of luggage, grab the 11 Montagne or the 96 Mont-Royal bus to connect you when you exit the metro and get off three stops (email hidden)-Laurent in front of Your pharmacy, Pharmaprix. This is also the corner where your banks, grocery stores, the liquor store and other essential stores are (website hidden). Dominique is one street east, and you need to walk down south one block to Marie-Anne to arrive at the flat.
Other Things to Note
Parking is available evenings and weekends, with full weekends from Fri at 7pm to Mon at 7am. Please notify me of your estimated and exact time of arrival and departure schedule, and keep me constantly updated, as the prep schedule for the apartment will be based on your arrival time and cleaning / greeting services are on a paid schedule if my assistant is there to help out.
Although not 100% wheelchair accessible, there are only approx. 5 steps up to the apt door.
Check-in after 2pm, please arrange time / keys
Check-out before 11am, leave keys behind and lock door from inside, checking you have everything first.
Please read my house manual thoroughly: it's everything you need for your stay and contains your internet password. Check here for a great resto guide I've created of some of my fave eateries, shopping and touristy spots on the Island.
No smoking (but there is a back balcony outside), No parties, no loud noises (1 neighbour upstairs and 1 below) after 11pm
David is available on cell by text and email
Sorry, for safety and noise carrying, no children / pets / special events (3 things that I LOVE in life!)
David was an excellent host. Check in and out was very easy, place was clean, well equipped and in a great location. He was also very helpful with quick response time whenever I had a question.
Best airbnb experience I have had! Everything in the apt was very thoughtfully considered. The location was great- was able to walk to favorite restaurants as well as downtown. I would definitely stay here again.
David (and Alex) were wonderful hosts
Everything was very easy and the apartment was perfect. Highly recommended.
David's apartment is great--clean, spacious, with everything you could need. The bed was comfortable and we slept well.
Coordinating arrival with David was easy and he was kind enough to leave us a treat for our arrival. A nice touch!
There are lots of great casual fun restaurants around--Lola Rosa, Bagel Etc., Maïs. We were also able to get last minute massages at Espace Nomad, a five minute walk away.
All in all, a great airbnb for a great getaway weekend!
David was there to greet us at the stated time, and went over things with us in a professional way. He was always in touch if we had a question.
The unit was as described and comfortable, especially the bed.
He had left fruit and pastries for us and encouraged us to use the basic supplies in the fridge and cupboards.
The neighbourhood was great, shops, restaurants, coffee shops, deli, all within walking distance. We walked down to Old Montreal in about 1/2 hour.
The brochures and maps in the unit were helpful.
I stayed here and it was a great place for exactly what I needed. A lot of character in the area. The house was clean and comfortable. It was close proximity to Saint-Laurent where you could find anything you needed including some really great restaurants. Thanks to Dave for providing a good place to stay while I worked in town.
This was a lovely apartment and really nice experience. The location was perfect - an easy walk around the neighborhood and close by a metro station.
David was exceptional - he even left delicious cupcakes for my birthday!
The apartment was very clean, and welcoming. David had maps and other info at the ready.
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Bonjour et bienvenue! Je parle français aussi. A proud Montrealer for two decades, I love to show off our big-little island as much as I love travelling! I've worked at Airbnb and love that gang, so I'm happy to provide you with tips as well if you have questions.
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