Lovely Montreal Apt Close to Downtown, Public Transportation, Amenities, Parks,
Apartment, urban with 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4, 1 bathroom(s), floor area of 100 m2 (1075 sq.ft), car optional, children OK, NO smoking, air-conditioning, including internet (highspeed), number of travellers: 2
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Where we want to go
Description of our house
This is the main floor apartment of a duplex. It includes the use of a small yard, and BBQ. The master bedroom has a queen size bed, and the second bedroom, also used as an office, has a day bed which hides another folding bed underneath (both are twin size beds). The living room has three sofas, satellite TV, and radio. The kitchen is fully equipped with a small table (Microwave, dishwasher, stove, oven, toaster oven, etc). There is a full bathroom (w.c., lavabo, bath & shower) with a washer and dryer. This apartment has WIFI.
Accommodation and facilities
Telephone, central heating, tv / cable, sofa, carpet
Kitchen and washing:
Grill, freezer, fridge, microwave, dish washer, oven, washing machine, dryer
Balcony, garage, terrace, parking, garden, barbecue, bicycles
Surfing, tennis, roller blading, hiking, swimming, golfing, fishing
Local places to go:
Galleries/museums, health club, fine restaurants, good shopping, nightlife, clubbing
English, francais, espanol
Nearest major airport:
Children ok, no smoking, including internet (highspeed), long term considered, car optional
= marks the location of this home
LaSalle borough is half way between P.E. Trudeau International Airport and downtown (8.5 miles or 13km either way). Just one block away from the St-Lawrence river, it feels like you are in the countryside. Enjoy the beautiful des Rapides Park (bird preservation area), roller blade, river rafting, surfing (yes, we have one wave just enough to surf), or visit Montreal and its surroundings by bike. There are approximately 500km of bike paths on the island of Montreal. You may easily bike to the Old Port, to Jean Drapeau Park or if you are more daring take a ferry boat from Lachine to Chateauguay and visit the south shore. Within walking distance, there are two supermarkets, a cinema, a few restaurants, ATMs, churches, hospital, buses to the metro (subway). In Montreal, both official languages (Frenh/ English) are widely spoken, however if you travel outside Montreal within the province of Quebec, some knowledge of French may be useful. Television, radio and local newspapers are available in both languages. Montreal is a very lively city with many restaurants for all tastes and budgets, also galleries, museums, old churches, Expo67 site, Olympic stadium, many shopping areas. Summer is festival time with the Mondial Choral, Just for laugh, Francofolies, Festival International de Jazz, World Film Festival, Festival TransAmérique and Fireworks competition. Also the Grand Prix du Canada is in Montreal in June.
Something about ourselves
I am an active 56 years old, semi retired who loves to travel, occasionally with a friend. I like outdoor activities and being close to the city. I speak French and English fluently as well as some Spanish. I look forward to find exchange partners with similar tastes who want to enjoy the summer in Montreal. I am looking for swaps of approximately 4 weeks in Aug and Sep 2012 for Europe. Shorter swaps would be fine throughout the year within U.S. or Canada. I will take care of your house as if it were mine.