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

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 31 nights

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Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 31 nights

About the property

11 Rooms, over 2000 sq. ft., 3 spacious bedrooms, 2 full baths plus library

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
Paul Tetreault
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 7, 2016

About Paul Tetreault

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.

Paul Tetreault purchased this condo in 2003

Why Paul Tetreault chose Quebec City

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.

What makes this condo unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a beautifully appointed home: gorgeous antiques and soooo comfortable. It was a pleasure to stay here. Go to 12 Petite Champlain which is the Marie Clarisse Restaurant. Have bouilliabaise (sp?). Thank you for sharing your home. Bruce A., Florida
Oct 2011
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

La Maison Ursulines at the Heart of the Quebec World Heritage Site
average rating of 4.857143 based on 65 reviews
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The Best Part

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Quebec City, and the best part was staying in your lovely home. We found the house very comfortable and convenient to many places. The people there were very friendly and enjoyed just listening to French conversations everywhere we went. We wished that we could speak the language ourselves.

Thanks again, Jeff

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2003
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeff, Thanks for the kind words. We look forward to your enjoying la Maison Ursulines again in the near future. Best, Paul
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5

Absolute perfection !

  • 5 of 5

What a great experience. I was a little nervous about using this site out of country , yet couldn't have been more happy. The owners are great, the location superb, and a wonderful unit in a charming old building. I highly recommend !!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay in the "Old Town" of Quebec!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in the downstairs apartment. Plenty of room for 3 couples. Great Historic home right in the heart of the old city. We loved the convenience of having a kitchen to prepare meals, while still being able to walk a half block to a block away and get a wonderful meal at many local restaurants. Everything is close by so we did not even need a car. The people are very friendly. We will look forward to staying here again and would recommend to anyone considering staying here.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

This is an absolutely beautiful historic home in a wonderful location. Three friends stayed here to celebrate a very special birthday. We were within easy walking distance of the Chateau, wonderful restaurants, shops, and historic sites. The home is beautifully decorated with two full baths and a well-equipped kitchen. The beds were very comfortable. Highly recommended for a stay in Quebec City as the rates are also very reasonable.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in Old Quebec and at la Maison Ursulines. We look forward to having you return again; maybe during a different season to enjoy other treasurers and adventurers in this "jewel of a UNESCO World Heritage Site town".
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Fantastic apartment! Fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful apartment. Plenty of room. Well furnished. Parking takes a decent amount of patience and luck, which was described in the owners description.

The location was excellent , being close to everything. We walked all over Old Quebec! Would definitely stay again!

Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. Arriving in the middle of the New France Festival, with many of the events right in the neighborhood was, as you noted, a potential challenge. Gladly, it worked-out well. The New France Festival is second only to the Quebec Summer Music Festival, both very bid deals. Thank you again for choosing to stay at la Maison Ursulines and we look forward to your returning again soon ...maybe during a quite season in order to soak-in la Belle Ville de Quebec's quiet moments.
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A beautiful apartment in a beautiful city

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is stunning and perfectly located to enjoy the Old City. Everything was clean and well-maintained. We were happy with everything. Renters should know that the shower and tub are located in one of the two bedrooms (toilet is in the hall) and that the laundry can only be accessed by walking through the other of the two bedrooms. One of the bedrooms is loft-style, with walls that don't go all the way to the ceiling - which could be a privacy issue for some. There is a small grocery store only a few doors away which we visited every day. We walked to the Paillard Cafe for croissant every morning and had yummy gelato there one evening, too. Parking the car was a nightmare when we first arrived - you can pull up in front of the house and unload, but long-term parking must be in a lot and the day we arrived coincided with the opening parade of the New France Festival, so it took about an hour of driving around to find a lot that had a space for the car. You won't need a car in the Old City, but we did use it one day to visit some places outside of the city and had no problem finding a lot when we returned, even though it was prime time on a Friday evening.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the detailed remarks. We so glad that la Maison Ursulines' Intimate Retreat residence met and exceeded your expectations. The New France Festival is one of several internationally significant festivals sponsored by la Belle Ville de Quebec each year. (The detailed map showing neighborhood parking options at la Maison Ursulines' web site is posted to provide some guidance. We will add traffic directions for the one-way streets; that might help with the initial confusion.) Parking can be a challenge during an on-going festival since the Old City, encompassing and immediately surrounding the rampart walls (The UNESCO World Heritage Site) was planned and built over 400 years ago. All the streets are tiny in width; as though the surrounding buildings are huddling together for warmth or protection ...especially in Lower Town. With la Maison Ursulines' location in Upper Town, the open surrounding spaces are a bit more obvious, but the streets are still very narrow and mostly one-way ...usually in the direction that's opposite to where you need to go. Our guest's remarks are correct, la Belle Ville de Quebec's Old City is the perfect neighborhood for walking, enjoying surrounding restaurants and sidewalk cafes; about as far as you can get from a car jaunt to the local mall or fastfood outlet.
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Map

Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Quebec Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
le Conti
Nearest Ferry
0.3 Miles
Levis Ferry
Nearest Train
0.4 Miles
Quebec City Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
la Pax
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Ste Anne
Nearest Point of Interest
Le Chateau Frontenac
Nearest Point of Interest
Ursulines Convent & Monastery
Nearest Point of Interest
Parliament
Nearest Point of Interest
Citadel
Nearest Point of Interest
Holy Trinity Anglican Cathedral
Nearest Point of Interest
Ramparts Park
Nearest Point of Interest
City Hall Complex
Nearest Point of Interest
Embassy of France
Nearest Point of Interest
Embassy of United States
Nearest Point of Interest
Pierce Tower (Prim Minister's Residence)
Nearest Point of Interest
Funiculaire
Nearest Point of Interest
Olace d'Armes
Nearest Point of Interest
Terrasse Dufferin
Nearest Point of Interest
Parc Cavalier du Moulin
Nearest Point of Interest
Notre Dame du Sacre Coeur
Nearest Point of Interest
Porte Ste Louis
Nearest Point of Interest
Porte Ste Jean
Nearest Point of Interest
Ramparts Archeological Site & Exhibit
Nearest Point of Interest
Ste Andrew Church
Nearest Point of Interest
Inuet Museum of Art
Nearest Point of Interest
Maison Jaquet
Nearest Point of Interest
Fountain de Tourny
Nearest Point of Interest
La Pouderiere
Nearest Point of Interest
Ursulines Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Quebec Ministry of Finance
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.

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Rates & Availability

Old Quebec Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Mid Season
Jan 21 2017 - Jan 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$245
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Feb 20 2017 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$165
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$245
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Hign Season
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$285
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$234
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$165
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$245
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$285
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
31 night minimum stay
$2,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 14.97%

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

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Amenities

Old Quebec Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 20000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Library - 1 twin/ single
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
Notes:
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)

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