we loved the house and neighborhood! the house was clean and well- equipped, close to the metro and to local shops from specialized bakeries and cheese shops to full service grocery stor and drug store to hardware store and bistros! perfect!
our only advice for renters is to be aware that the walls between upstairs bedrooms and the nextdoor apartment are VERY thin! so much so that one of our party thought it was one of our alarm clocks going off at 5 am --- she could actually follow as the neighbor got up, took care of the cat, and kissed his wife goodby! endearing but maybe too intimate?
our second advice to the owner is perhaps get a keypunch lockbox for the house key. we had no problem getting in when we first arrived but lining up the numbers on the padlock ended up being frustrating in the dark! also some instructions on what are recyclables would be helpful.
but these are very minor quibbles in what was a lovely stay! really made me want to move to montresl
The Laurier Cottage is a nice, spacious, renovated 4 bdrm condo: 2 bdrms and 1 bathroom on the main floor, and the same on the upper floor. We rented the home for a week-long family reunion over the Christmas holidays.
It is located at the upper Eastern edge of the Plateau, just North of rue Laurier. It is a lovely suburban area, with all necessary stores nearby: SAQ, fromagerie, boulangerie, café, Métro, … The Laurier metro station is a 15 minute walk away.
There was a wonderful supply of chinaware and glassware, enough for over 12 guests, as well as an ample supply of Kleenex boxes and toilet paper! The mattresses are all amazing, but the common wall with the neighbour’s home is quite thin.
Despite a few initial glitches – the wrong lock-box code had been given, the absence of hangers, no garbage can upstairs – I strongly recommend this place. It was a very comfortable venue for the family gatherings we had organized.
The cottage is located in a beautiful and quiet residential neighborhood, within walking distance of a supermarket, a pharmacy, and a truly excellent bakery. It's attractively decorated and offers terrific space, with lots of room for people to relax separately or together. It's just a few steps up to the ground floor, which has kitchen, dining area, living room, two bedrooms, and a small bathroom. So anyone who has trouble with stairs has no need to climb to the upper floor, which has two additional bedrooms and a bathroom. There's also a back patio on the ground floor and there are two balconies on the upper floor. It was a pleasure dealing with the owners, who were kind enough to give us a discount when we asked to extend our stay by an extra day.
The house was exactly as shown and met our needs perfectly. It was a family reunion with the siblings coming from England and British Columbia - all were born in Montreal. The area was super. We had a wonderful week. The 'guest book' was a special extra and very helpful as were the owners. Thanks.
Stayed at this cottage for 3 nights and, right from the beginning, the owners couldn't have been more helpful. Swift e-mail responses, an abundance of helpful information and a perfect place to stay in downtown Montreal. Nothing was too much trouble and the included continental breakfast was just the icing on the cake. Would definitely recommend this place to stay and will be staying again, should we be traveling to Montreal again.
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