La Maison Ursulines at the Heart of the Quebec World Heritage Site
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- Minimum stay:31 nights
- Property type:Condo
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
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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Member since: 2003
- On floor 1
- 20000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Limited Accessibility:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable:
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Room
- Seating for 12 people
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Housekeeper Optional
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My Standard Rate
31 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $75
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Tax Rate 14.97%
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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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.
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.
Links to more information:
Private Entry Foyer, Grand Level
Living Room View, Grand Level
DIning Room View, Grand Level
Library / Office View, Grand Level
Full Kitchen View, Grand Level
Master Bedroom View, Lower Level
Full Bathroom View, Lower Level
3rd Bedroom View, Lower Level
Stain Glass Detail, Leading To Private Entry Foyer, Grand Level
Living Room View, Grand Level
Living Room, Detail, Grand Level
Dining Room, Detail, Grand Level
Breakfast Room View, Grand Level
Full Bathroom View, Grand Level
Master Bedroom View, Lower Level
2nd Bedroom View, Lower Level
This listing was first published here in 2007.
Date last modified - Monday, December 05, 2016
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