Charming Loft - Gorgeous Views - Heart of Old Quebec

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Last updated: 11/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

As one of our guests once said about this condo, 'charming' is an understatement! Very cozy, spacious and nicely furnished loft, about 1,000 sq.ft. within the city walls. Fully equipped kitchen, washer & dryer. Lots of character with stone and brick walls, pine floors, cathedral ceiling, exposed beams, on third and top floor of building. Queen size sofa bed in living room. Bedroom on mezzanine with queen size bed, walk-in closet, computer desk and chair. Cable and unlimited Wi-Fi Internet. This natural light-filled corner unit with direct view on the Laurentians, Esplanade Park and the National Assembly is only steps away from the Plains of Abraham and close to everything.

Comme le disait une cliente : 'charmant', c'est bien peu dire pour décrire ce ravissant appartement. Magnifique et spacieux, ce loft d'environ 90 mètres carrés (1 000 pieds carrés) est aménagé sur deux étages avec un cachet authentique et situé à l’intérieur des murs du Vieux-Québec. Cuisine tout équipée, lave-linge et sèche-linge. Murs de pierre et de brique, planchers en pin, plafond cathédrale, poutres apparentes sous les combles, au troisième et dernier étage de l'immeuble. Divan-lit grande taille au salon. Chambre en mezzanine avec grand lit, walk-in, table et fauteuil d’ordinateur. Câble et Internet sans fil (accès wi-fi illimité). Cette unité en coin lumineuse offre une vue sur les Laurentides, le parc de l’Esplanade et l’Assemblée nationale. Elle est située à quelques pas des Plaines d’Abraham et à proximité de tout.

Ce bâtiment patrimonial a été construit en 1834-1835 pour un riche marchand du nom de Henry Atkinson. Le parement extérieur est en grès de Sillery-Cap-Rouge, matériau employé pour ériger une partie des fortifications de la ville de Québec ainsi que les murs de la Citadelle et qui a servi à la réfection de la porte Saint-Jean en 1938.


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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 3
  • 1050 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : The condo is on the third and TOP FLOOR.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is prohibited in the condo, hallways, elevator and other common areas of the building....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    OK for infants but not suitable for toddlers and children under 8 years old....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Full bathroom with tub and shower

Other Amenities

  • The location couldn't be better. Wander in the streets of Old Québec and discover the fortifications, the illustrious Château Frontenac, the famous Plains of Abraham and Place-Royale. In the green belt surrounding the city, the impressive Montmorency Falls and peaceful Île d’Orléans are other scenic attractions that you may want to visit. Outdoor activities abound in the region of Quebec and include hiking, alpine skiing, river sports, mountain climbing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and fauna observation. The area has several parks which make perfect playgrounds for outdoor enthusiasts. In winter, everything becomes enchanted and the snowy Old Québec looks like fairyland! Open the old pupil desk in the living room and dig out an abundance of maps and guidebooks to help you get started on all the fun things to do during your stay....moreless


  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Monument View:

    The National Assembly, three city gates (Kent, St-Jean and St-Louis) and the beautiful Capitole Theatre....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    You will enjoy a view of the Laurentians - beautiful at dusk and after sunset with the city lights....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Very quiet wall unit....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer:

    In the apartment....moreless

  • Elevator:

    The condo is on the third and TOP FLOOR....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electrical and heat pump....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Picture window....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Outdoor parking across the street for 1 vehicle available for an extra $150 per 30 day period....moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    There is no land line but you will find a Bell pay phone directly opposite the building....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    In the apartment....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Secured WiFi Internet connection. Also accessible from outside the building if you like to sit on a bench across the street....moreless


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Electric coffee maker, Bialetti percolator...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, flour, sugar, salt and pepper, various spices such as cumin, oregano, fine herbs, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Stainless steel, glass ceramic top...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Kayak / Canoe:

    An excellent place for kayaking and canoeing in the vicinity is on Jacques-Cartier River (rivière Jacques-Cartier); it is picturesque). Even closer to home is St. Charles River (rivière Saint-Charles)...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    The closest ski resort is a 15 minute drive (Ski Le Relais or Stoneham). Mount Ste. Anne (large ski resort) is a half hour drive....moreless

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.8
from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sept 2015 to Nov 2015
Sep 9 - Nov 30, 2015
30 night min stay

Dec 2015-Jan 2016
Dec 1 - Jan 31, 2016
30 night min stay

My Standard Rate
30 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $41.33
  • Taxes Not included


Cancellation Policy: The 20% deposit is non-refundable.

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Last updated: 11/22/2015
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15 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Jean-Lesage (Québec City)
180 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Le Sapristi
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Québec-Lévis (lower town)
900 Metres
Nearest Train
Gare du Palais
1.4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 40 to Montreal
130 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Le Saint-Amour
19 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Le Relais Lac-Beauport
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Plage Jacques-Cartier

Car: Not Necessary

There is a lot to do in Québec City: outdoor ice skating at Place d'Youville or on the newly opened ice rink on the Plains of Abraham, also a nice place for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and rollerskating. And in the close surroundings, there is petanque, archery, hebertism and treetop games, hang-gliding and skydiving. Other attractions and amenities include: outdoor public swimming pool, waterpark, bicycle rental, horse-drawn carriages (at your doorstep); the Image Mill, boat cruises, etc. Enjoy a bicycle ride on one of the many cycle paths in and around Québec City. Even take your bicycle on the Québec-Lévis ferry and follow the path along the St. Lawrence River to capture the most spectacular views of Québec, stop by the marina to quench your thirst and have lunch or pick a place for picnic and enjoy the view. Montmorency Falls and Île d'Orléans are two must-see places. For more information, you should visit the Tourist Bureau, located at 12 rue Ste-Anne, right across from Château Frontenac. The Tourist Bureau (Centre Infotouriste) is open every day from 9:00 to 5:00 except December 25 and January 1.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: Acquiring this property five years ago was nothing short of a dream come true. The condo is located in a heritage building that dates back to 1834-35, when it was built for a wealthy businessman by the name of Henry Atkinson. The exterior is made of the Sillery-Cap-Rouge sandstone that now forms part of the Québec fortifications and the walls of the Citadel and that was used to restore the Saint-Jean Gate in 1938.

Why the Owner Chose Quebec City:
The property is very comfortable, charming and the location couldn't be better. Experiencing Québec City and the surroundings is really worth the trip. I look forward to welcoming you here. Until then, please check out my Reviews section for the numerous positive comments received from guests over the last five years.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Being just steps to everything while enjoying the privacy of this property overlooking L'Esplanade Park is something you will truly value. And who wouldn't like waking up to the sound of horses' hooves on the cobblestone, or seeing a groundhog during a morning walk on the Plains of Abraham just around the corner! In addition, those who like to stay connected while getting a breath of fresh air will be happy to know that there are Wi-Fi hot spots for free Internet access in multiple sectors of the Plains of Abraham.But this may not be necessary as the Wi-Fi also works perfectly on the bench across the street from us!

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Speaks: english, french, spanish

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • View of the Capitole Theatre from dining room at dusk

    View of the Capitole Theatre from dining room at dusk

  • Foyer


  • Exterior view

    Exterior view

  • A ride in a horse-drawn carriage... at your doorstep

    A ride in a horse-drawn carriage... at your doorstep

  • Fontaine de Tourny and Parliament building - just steps away!

    Fontaine de Tourny and Parliament building - just steps away!

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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