Come stay in my warm, quiet, stunning & fantastically located apartment! Enjoy free MTL bagels, your own private tv with Netflix, fast WIFI, a large bathroom with laundry, a beautiful sunroom with hammock, a fully-equipped kitchen & much, much more.
I have a big, beautiful room for rent in my absolutely wonderful Plateau apartment.
The apartment is situated in the heart of the neighbourhood on avenue Laval. This street is known for its fantastic central location and beautiful character homes.
It is the top floor of a triplex and features exposed brick in both bedrooms and the kitchen, hardwood floors, a sunroom with hammock, balcony, spacious bathroom (shared with me), washer & dryer, dishwasher, a friendly cat and a quiet host. There is a view of the Mont Royal Cross from the sunroom and a view of the magnificent Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste from the front balcony. You can even watch the bells toll daily at noon and 6pm.
The room for rent is large with a 12-foot exposed brick wall and features self-controlled heating, a white flat screen tv with dvd/blue ray player and Netflix all to yourself, a comfy arm chair, an alarm clock, a dresser, a full-length mirror, a beautiful old chest and a very comfortable double-sized memory foam futon.
Also in the room is a binder full of business cards from local restaurants, cafes, shops, banks, gyms, spas, etc. I've also put a lot of great suggestions into the Airbnb 'guidebook', so please feel free to take a look at it.
The Plateau is the most desired neighbourhood to live in in Montreal. There are endless great restaurants to try, endless lovely shops to visit and the architecture is absolutely beautiful!
If you walk in any direction for 5 minutes from this apartment, you will find yourself on a trendy street that possesses some of the best restaurants, cafes, bars & shops that Montreal has to offer. The location is also very ideal for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts being just a 5-10 minute walk to Parc Lafontaine or Mont Royal.
Here are some things to do on/around Mont Royal in cold or warm weather:
• take a hike to the lookout or the Mont Royal Cross (both pictured above)
• go for a jog up the mountain path
• enjoy the mountain bike paths (bikes can be rented around the corner from the apartment)
• ice skate or toboggan at Beaver Lake (Lac de Castors)
• find and explore the Mont Royal cemetery
• sit and watch a football or soccer game
• have a picnic (In summer, there are always people picnicking in these parks day & night. You can even bring a bottle of wine; drinking in parks is allowed by law as long as you have food.)
• enjoy the Tam-Tam festival every Sunday (summer only)
It is a very safe and pleasant ten-minute walk to the Mont Royal or Sherbrooke metro stations on the orange line and it is easy to get here from the bus and train stations. It is also only one metro stop away from where the airport shuttle bus leaves you.
There are also BIXI bikes. This option is not available all year, but if the service is still available during your stay, it's a great way to get around.
Other Things to Note
- super-speedy WIFI
- blue/ray dvd player in room with usb port & Netflix
- books & films to borrow
- Montreal guidebooks, maps and leaflets
- juicer, microwave, rice cooker, 4 slice toaster, french press coffeemaker and more
- coffee & tea provided
- "share shelf" in the pantry
- complimentary Montreal bagels (cream cheese, butter & locally made jam provided)
- your own designated shelf in the pantry & side of the fridge
- hair dryer
- iron/ironing board
- towels & extra sheets
- shampoo/soap/tooth brushes/razors available if you forget yours
- a local treat on your pillow when you arrive
- vegetarian friendly
Parking: I suggest parking at a lot that is $10 overnight and a five-minute walk away. It is at the corner of Drolet and Marianne.
Packing: I suggest packing for a variety of cold & warm, wet & dry as the weather can be fairly unpredictable in Montreal. Also, couples should note that my favourite suggestion for a romantic, cold weather activity requires a bathing suit, so please pack yours if you are intrigued!
I have been living in this wonderful city for almost 6 years and am more than willing to share whatever knowledge of it I have. I'm happy to accommodate so please let me know if there is anything that I can do to make your stay more enjoyable.
Thanks for reading and I hope to welcome you soon!
- Please do not use the kitchen before 8 am. The kitchen is next to my room and the floors are very creaky so I wake up instantly when someone is there.
- Please ask before bringing extra guests into my home.
- Please keep shared spaces the way you found them.
- No smoking and no drugs, please.
- Please be respectful of the neighbours, for they are always respectful of us.
- Please remove your shoes in the stairs. You can carry them to the matt in the hall which is just for you.
- Please recycle.
- Please do not wear acne creams to sleep. My pillow cases have been bleached twice now. :)
Have a wonderful visit!
My first experience with Air B&B was with Natalie. She is absolutely amazing & I am not sure how she will be topped! Her house is very clean and tidy and well labeled. She provides snacks and the basics for breakfast in the mornings. She even made my friend and I croissants which were delicious! She is a great conversationalist and very knowledgable about Montreal. I injured my ankle snowboarding at Mont Tremblant and she showed me where the ice packs and pain meds were and asked if I needed her to pick up anything. She has a friendly cat named, Corky who is very calm and quiet. Thank you Natalie for a great stay/first experience!
kind and considerate person , you feel at home,
Available and considerate host...thanks for calling taxis and the luggage :)
Clean house and cosy room near to several good place, a place to be. Don't hesitate to stay at nathalie house!
A nouveau un séjour formidable chez Natalie et Corky. Le côté si chaleureux de l'appartement m'a vite fait oublier les températures polaires de ce mois de février ! J'ai déjà réservé mon prochain séjour...
The apt. is really a great place to stay - located in a wonderful area and within walking distance of Saint Laurent Blvd. Natalie is a great host, informative and keeps the place very tidy. One of the best Air B & B places that I have stayed at. Certainly recommend One Beautiful Bricked Plateau room.
My experience at Natalie's home was very positive. I had everything I needed. She responded immediately to my questions. I appreciated the 'shared food' which allowed me to not have to buy all the basics. The place was clean and pictures were accurate. Good location as well.
This was my first experience with Airbnb. My boyfriend and I wanted to go to Montreal to celebrate my birthday and wanted a real local experience. We saw Natalie's profile & were impressed by the pictures of the space as well as all of the raving reviews.
Natalie was such a great host. She had croissants and jam waiting for us when we arrived, left maple candies on our pillows, and provided toiletries in case we forgot anything. It really felt like we were just staying with a friend, even though we had never met before.
Natalie gave us some great insight on places to go and when we were wiped out at the end of a long day, it was awesome to come home and be able to watch something on our own personal Netflix!
Also, we're big animal lovers so we were thrilled to be able to spend time with her super cute cat, Corky :)
We're already planning on coming back for my boyfriend's birthday!
This was my first Airbnb experience and I don't know if any other place could live up to my high expectations I have for hosts after staying with Natalie. There were literally fresh croissants straight from the oven waiting for me when I walked in. CROISSANTS!
Her apartment was clean and welcoming and she went out of her way to give me great tips on how to enjoy my first time in Montreal. I'm definitely going back in the summer and she's gonna be my go-to for a place to rest my head.
5 stars well deserved
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I am from Ottawa and I've lived in beautiful Montreal for 5 years. I love nature, animals, the arts, travel and adventure. I work at a centre for neurological research and participate in theatre productions in my spare time.
I'd like to think I'm both private and social in a good balance. I enjoy connecting and I also enjoy time to myself.
I truly love being an airbnb host!
Happy traveling, everyone!