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La Maison Ursulines at the Heart of the Quebec World Heritage Site

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Last updated: 11/07/2016
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  • Minimum stay:31 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Welcome to la Maison Ursulines, at the heart of Old Quebec and at the center of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located on a quiet, centrally-located street within the ancient city walls, overlooking Upper Town's memorial square and at the heart of Old Quebec's magnificent Upper Town architectural treasures.

The "Grand Residence" at la Maison Ursulines is a spacious (2010+ sq ft), elegant and historic 11 room, three bedroom, two full bath vacation residence with formal dining for 10+, full kitchen and all amenities.

Within one block of the Chateau, these vacation residences provide the ideal "home base" for exploring the surrounding town, for gracious entertaining and casual lounging activities. Located on a quiet street, the main entrance incorporates the first and second levels of a keyed building constructed of cut limestone in the Neo Classical tradition known as "la Maison Ursulines".


THE GRAND RESIDENCE
Upon entering la Maison Ursulines' Grand Residence, you are greeted by a pair of carved wood and stain glass entry doors leading to a private interior foyer ... The residence of Louis-Philippe Pelletier, Quebec's Supreme Court judge in the 1890s and the judge in the trial of the King versus Marie-Anne Houde.

The Grand Residences' "Grand Level" has 12 foot ceilings plus restored original Corinthian details and includes a living room with 9-foot high shuttered windows (overlooking Upper Town's charming square), formal dining room (seating for 12), complete kitchen, breakfast area, a full bath and a library/office. Floors are antique narrow-strip polished natural finish Canadian maple.

The Grand Residence's "Lower Level" presents an intimate ambiance with its profusion of rustic stone walls, decorative fireplace and hued wood beams. The three bedrooms all have clerestory windows and polished walnut finished wood floors. The bathroom on this level is inset into a room with exposed stone walls and features one of two contemporary glass shower stalls, ceramic tile floors and a refurbished period claw-foot tub.

Decorated with antiques, "over stuffed" country French furnishings and an eclectic art collection; it's a sophisticated yet very comfortable environment.


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Owner

Member since: 2003

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/07/2016

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 20000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    There is one flight of stairs between the Grand Level and the Lower Level. We will gladly provide additional information to determine suitability....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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  • Library: 1 twin/ single

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  • King size beds (1) King Bed in Master Bed Room (Lower Level), Queen size Beds (2) Queen Beds in 2nd and 3rd Bed Rooms (Lower Level), Baby Cribs (1), plus (1) adult roll-away....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Private Interior Foyer (Grand Level),Library/Office (Grand Level), Breakfast Room (Grand Level), Dining Room Seats 12+ (Grand Level) Flat Screen LCD HD-TV in Living Room (Grand Level)...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Videotron Subscription provides local French/English, BBC, Vermont Channels, Movies, Weather etc....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    Living Room windows open to Upper Town's only square. At the center is the highly photographed monument to education, at the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Broadband Access:

    Secure internal broadband service...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone:

    Out going local or card calls only. In coming calls unrestricted...moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Several local establishments provide catering. Upper Town's only deli is only two doors away...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full Kitchen with electric Thermador Jennair Range-Top Grill and Convection Oven...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
31 night min stay

$2,800
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $75
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 14.97%

Notes:

Minimum stay at la Maison Ursulines is three (3) nights.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

11 Miles
Nearest Airport
Quebec Airport
0.01 Miles
Nearest Barpub
le Conti
0.3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Levis Ferry
0.4 Miles
Nearest Train
Quebec City Station
0.01 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
la Pax
16 Miles
Nearest Ski
Ste Anne

Car: Not Necessary

Other near-by amenities and events include: The Citadel and Changing Of The Guard Ceremony (seasonal), Carrage Tours, The Convention Center, The Opera House, Art Galleries, Archeology Digs, Art Installations, International Arts and Music Festivals and Fabulous Antiquing. ----- In addition, warm weather activities include: Tennis, Wildlife Viewing, Sightseeing, Day Trips for Whale Viewing and Wonderful

Winery Tours. For a world-class wilderness adventure, trek in the Jacques-Cartier National Park, only 25 minutes away. ----- Winter activities include: Downhill Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Skating, Dog-Sledding, Snowmobiling, Sledding, The Sugar Shack Celebration, and Quebec's World Famous Winter Carnival.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: Both of my parents were French Canadian, with my father’s sir-name dates back to Louis Tetreau, son of Mathurin Tetreau and Marie Beernard who arrived in Quebec in 1662. The City of Quebec limits the number rentals a private residence may have in any 31 day period. To find out if we can accommodate you as a rental guest, please submit an inquiry through la Maison Ursulines’ web site (MaisonUrsulines-com >Inquire). We will promptly respond.

Why the Owner Chose Old Quebec, Quebec City, QC, Canada:
We celebrated our honeymoon in Quebec in 2002 and we both fell in love with the city. As a child, I had visited relatives in Trois-Rivieres and Ste-Hyacinthe, but never to la Belle Ville de Quebec; for Cindy, it was her first visit and it was a magical experience for the both of us. The heart of The Old City is in many ways more like Paris than Paris …it’s like an expanded Ile de Cite. All of Upper Town (within the ancient fortifications) and Lower Town (at the foot of the ramparts) are priceless windows into the past (and were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985). For more detailed information, images and links please visit our web site.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Life in Quebec is notably less stressful than day-to-day living in the States and we enjoy winding-down when ever we're here. While the winters are long and harsh; there’s a joy-of-life that permeates the town and transcends even the harsh winter climate. Spring, Summer and Autumn are jewels. The city overflows with flowers, artists and events. There are PDF brochures for each season as well as detailed information about 18 festivals and special events. "The "Grand Level" has 12 foot ceilings plus restored original Corinthian details and includes a living room with 9-foot high shuttered windows (overlooking Upper Town's charming square)with a formal dining room and seating for 12. The 'Lower Level' presents an intimate ambiance with its profusion of rustic stone walls, decorative fireplace and hued wood beams. The three bedrooms all have clerestory windows and polished walnut finished wood floors. The Master Bedroom was the home's original kitchen, with the massive cooking fireplace now just behind the king bed tapestry. The two additional bedrooms were once servant quarters; most likely for staff employed in the kitchen and Grand Level." La Maison Ursulines is 186+ years old, is 2000+ sq. ft and is the third structure built on the site. My personal pleasure is maintaining and improving the property; knowing that we as owners are really only “care takers” of this priceless piece of history for a while.


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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/07/2016

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Photos

  • Private Entry Foyer, Grand Level

    Private Entry Foyer, Grand Level

  • Living Room View, Grand Level

    Living Room View, Grand Level

  • DIning Room View, Grand Level

    DIning Room View, Grand Level

  • Library / Office View, Grand Level

    Library / Office View, Grand Level

  • Full Kitchen View, Grand Level

    Full Kitchen View, Grand Level

  • Master Bedroom View, Lower Level

    Master Bedroom View, Lower Level

  • Full Bathroom View, Lower Level

    Full Bathroom View, Lower Level

  • 3rd Bedroom View, Lower Level

    3rd Bedroom View, Lower Level

  • Stain Glass Detail, Leading To Private Entry Foyer, Grand Level

    Stain Glass Detail, Leading To Private Entry Foyer, Grand Level

  • Living Room View, Grand Level

    Living Room View, Grand Level

  • Living Room, Detail, Grand Level

    Living Room, Detail, Grand Level

  • Dining Room, Detail, Grand Level

    Dining Room, Detail, Grand Level

  • Breakfast Room View, Grand Level

    Breakfast Room View, Grand Level

  • Full Bathroom View, Grand Level

    Full Bathroom View, Grand Level

  • Master Bedroom View, Lower Level

    Master Bedroom View, Lower Level

  • 2nd Bedroom View, Lower Level

    2nd Bedroom View, Lower Level

VRBO #138449

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Monday, December 05, 2016

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