In a Few Words
Breathe in NATURE in the heart of Montreal! Our CHARMING and STYLISH suite is on the ELEGANT Avenue du Parc Lafontaine directly in front of the fountain where jogging and biking trails, tennis and beach volleyball courts, duck ponds and bridges will please both the ATHLETIC and ZEN-MINDED traveler.
TV AND SOUND SYSTEM We do not have Cable television. The TV is hooked up to Apple TV which gives you access to Netflix, VEVO, Youtube, and other sports and event channels.
TOWELS AND BEDSHEETS We have plenty of TOWELS (stored in shelves in washroom) and BEDSHEETS and EXTRA BLANKETS & PILLOWS (stored in the closet and drawers in bedroom) and pretty much everything else you need in a house to enjoy your stay. SHOWER Standard North American set-up. Pull temperature knob toward you to turn on water.
HEATING & COOLING If you are visiting in winter time, the heat is programmed comfortably for your stay. To increase or decrease heat - simply press the up or down buttons on the thermostats located in each room. There is also a dehumidifier located in the closet in the living area. It can be used by plugging in and simply pressing the on button if you notice windows steaming up in winter. **The water tray at bottom should be emptied once a day if being used.** We don't have Air Conditioning so in the summer months we have provided electric fans for your comfort. The dehumidifier also helps tremendously in humid summer months.
GARBAGE, COMPOST & RECYCLING For day to day recycling/garbage/compost we use three bins under the sink. Closest to you with lid is for garbage and second without lid is for all paper, glass, metals, plastics, etc. There is a small composting bin (beige) on the right hand side under the kitchen sink. You may place all food waste including bones, etc inside a composting plastic bag within this bin. If you are visiting for a long stay, we use the clear recycling bags in the cupboard to the left of the sink to put out our recyclables on MONDAY NIGHT for early morning TUESDAY pick-up. (between 6-7am) Please place your recycling in a clear bag and put it out on the sidewalk in front MONDAY EVENING since TUESDAY is the only day in the week they pick up. COMPOSTING is also picked up on TUESDAY mornings. We would appreciate if you place your composting in the brown bins on the front patio when you complete your stay. For GARBAGE, the pick-up is 1x a week on FRIDAY EVENINGS. Use the black bins on front patio to put the garbage bags in throughout the week and place bags on the sidewalk in front on Fridays. Whew! We know that's a lot and we appreciate your assistance in not letting recycling, garbage, & compost pile up so it's always a clean space for great guests like you! KITCHEN You are welcome to use any food, spices, etc. you find in the kitchen cupboards or fridge. Spices & baking supplies are in the cupboard above the stove. You are welcome to leave unopened beverages or food for future guests. Please do compost your take-out leftovers though. As good as the poutine is in Montreal, we're pretty sure you'll finish it yourself anyway!Home access
Full access to apartment.Host availibility
Access to host or property manager through duration of stay.Other things to know
CHECK-IN For access to the apartment you will use the front French doors and the digital lock. You will be provided with a unique code for your stay a few days before your check-in through the Airbnb message system. Simply press these numbers into the keypad and door will unlock. Turn the bolt to the left to lock when inside. When leaving the apartment close the French door firmly and press the Lock symbol. It will make a mechanical noise and lock itself. When checking out please lock all doors.
PARKING There are designated areas of FREE PARKING on the street in front of our home and in the neighborhood. There are also permit-only zones so please read signs carefully. Please be mindful of checking times you are NOT ALLOWED to park for street cleaning, garbage and recycling pick-up. You may have to move your car for street cleanup to avoid getting a $53 PARKING TICKET.
Look at the sign on the street. If you don't read French you may consider getting a translator app on your phone or carrying a small French-English dictionary. In WINTER time, if there's a snow storm, the city has to plow the snow in the following days. If so, they will put bright orange signs on the posts. They plow one side on the street at a time and they will honk with Tow Trucks to remind you to move your car. If you don't move it, they will tow you. Paid Parking Lots are available around Parc Lafontaine: statdemtl.qc.ca/en/find/parking-lots.htmlBirds eye view
BOOK & MAGAZINE EXCHANGE You are welcome to take a magazine with you or exchange a book from those on the bookshelf left by other guests in the office. You will see a small sign on this bookshelf as the book exchange. You're welcome to read but please do not remove books from other parts of the apartment as these are our personal books that we still look forward to reading!Travelling around
GETTING AROUND MONTREAL If you want to learn more about our area of town, we recommend a visit to the Montreal Plateau webpage on WikiTravel - they have some great tips! Make sure to visit the Montreal Tourism website to find out what's happening in the city during your stay: http://www.tourisme-montreal.org Here's the direct link to the Montreal Transit system: http://www.stm.info/en We also highly recommend to ride with BIXI bikes around town (Montreal's bike system). They are cheap to rent and it's the best way to discover the city. There's actually a Bixi station less than one block away from our place (on the corner of Duluth street right in front of the park). Make sure to download the app on your phone and to check their website here: https://bixi.com TAXI There is a Taxi stand on the North corner of our block at Rachel & Ave. du Parc Lafontaine. There are taxis in line there 24h/day for your ease.
GETTING HERE From airport you can either take a taxi (around $55) or the 747 bus. You can get a public transit day pass for $10 which will allow you to take the 747 into the city and then provide you with unlimited transit use on STM's métro and bus networks for 24 consecutive hours. **You must get this day pass from one of the Orange machines at the airport BEFORE lining up for the bus.** The following fares are also accepted on the 747 at no additional cost: 1-day and 3-days passes, Unlimited Weekend, Weekly or Monthly regular or reduced passes. Catch the 747 bus curbside at Airport Arrivals. You would take this bus all the way to the last stop downtown Montreal which is Berri/Ontario. From there walk 375 meters EAST on ONTARIO until you reach AMHERST. On the corner of Ontario/Amherst take BUS 14 northbound (using your same day pass!) Amherst turns into Ave. du Parc Lafontaine. Get off at Ave. du Parc Lafontaine and Duluth. This will be about a 4 minute ride. Walk 38m north to 4080, av. du Parc-La-Fontaine (Montréal). The apartment is on the garden level on the left hand side when viewing the building from the street. Go down three steps and use the digital code we've provided to access the apartment through the French Doors. Please do not go up the stairs and ring doorbells as this bothers our neighbors as you may imagine! For your adventures around the city we recommend the Metro or Bixi bikes. There is a Bixi bike stand across the street on Parc Lafontaine and Duluth. The two closest Metro stations to the apartment are Sherbrooke or Mont-Royal on the Orange line.
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The refundable deposit for this property is $500 CAD.
Strict no party policy. 2 guests maximum.
We ask that music be kept at a respectable level and that noise in general be kept to a minimum after 11pm to respect our neighbors.
We respectfully ask that you remove shoes in the house. Ladies, no high heels on the hard wood floors please. ;)
More about Charlie
Preferred Language: English
Charlie is an avid traveler who calls Montréal and Toronto home and shares his life with his boyfriend Patrick. Patrick is fluent in English, French with some conversational Spanish while Charlie is limited to English, sign language spelling and modern dance to get the message across if all else fails. We embrace urban living while being as close to nature as possible. We bike and walk everywhere possible and metro or bus when required. We love our home and are happy to share it with other courteous guests who will respect our space as much as we respect and take care in our stays abroad. Patrick works in Public Health and Charlie is a documentary filmmaker. When at home in Montreal we often enjoy the park, films at our favorite theater (Cinema du Parc) and trying out the myriad restaurants in our neighborhood.