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Last updated: 12/02/2016
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Absolutely charming, cozy, spacious and nicely furnished 1000 sq.ft. loft within the Old City walls. Lots of character with stone and brick walls, pine floors, vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and mezzanine. Like all the guests I have hosted, you will feel at home here.

On the third and top floor of the building. Fully equipped kitchen, Nespresso machine with a supply of 10 capsules. Queen size sofa bed in living room. Bedroom on mezzanine with queen size bed, walk-in closet, computer desk. Cable TV (with Internet feature) and unlimited Wi-Fi. This natural light-flooded corner unit with direct view on the mountains, the Esplanade Park and the Parliament is only steps away from the Plains of Abraham and all sightseeing and tourist attractions.

HISTORY
This heritage building was built in 1835 for Henry Atkinson, a wealthy merchant. It was home to a hotel until 1841, then to Major-General James Hope, followed by a member of the middle class, a legislative counsel, the owner/manager of the Bank of British North America, financier William Molson Macpherson (grandson of the founder of a national brewery) and a prominent judge, before it was passed onto an orphanage in 1948. The building was divided into condominiums in the 1980s.

PARKING
Parking is right across the street and is available for a fee upon request.

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Ravissant appartement d'environ 90 m.c. au troisième et dernier étage de l'immeuble. Très sympathique, spacieux et joliment meublé. Situé à l'intérieur des murs de la vieille ville, ce loft aux murs de pierre et de brique, aux planchers en pin, aux poutres apparentes et au plafond ouvert sur sa mezzanine est plein de cachet. Comme tous les visiteurs que j'ai accueillis, vous vous sentirez ici comme à la maison.

Cuisine entièrement équipée et machine Nespresso avec provision de 10 dosettes offerte. Grand divan-lit au salon. Chambre à coucher en mezzanine avec grand lit 2 places, grande penderie et table d'ordinateur. Télé câblée et Wi-Fi illimitée. Cet appartement en coin est baigné de lumière naturelle et offre une magnifique vue sur la montagne, le parc de l'Esplanade, les fortifications et l'Assemblée nationale, tout cela à quelques pas seulement des Plaines d'Abraham et de nombreux sites touristiques.

HISTOIRE
Cet immeuble patrimonial a été construit en 1835 pour un riche marchand du nom de Henry Atkinson. Il a abrité un hôtel jusqu'en 1841, ensuite le major général James Hope, suivi d'un membre de la bourgeoisie, d'un conseiller législatif, du propriétaire et gérant de la banque British North America, du financier William Molson Macpherson (petit-fils d'un brasseur canadien), ainsi que d'un juge éminent avant d'être cédé à un orphelinat en 1948. L'immeuble a été subdivisé en copropriétés dans les années 80.

STATIONNEMENT
Le stationnement payant situé en face sera mis à votre disposition sur demande.

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Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/02/2016

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 3
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : The condo is on the third and TOP FLOOR.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

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

    25...moreless

  • 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 crawling babies, toddlers and children less than 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

    ...moreless

  • 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

Entertainment

  • Games:

    Risk and English Scrabble in the closet to the right as you enter the apartment....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Brand new flat screen TV with the Internet feature....moreless

Theme

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

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
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • 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 baseboards and heat pump. Although the heat pump is a nice feature, I recommend not to use it in the cold season as it is upstairs and you might find it a little warm up on the mezzanine....moreless

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

    Picture window....moreless

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

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

  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:

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

Kitchen

  • 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 and herbs....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Stainless steel, glass ceramic top...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    An excellent place for kayaking and canoeing in the vicinity is on the Jacques-Cartier River - just picturesque! Even closer to home, on the St-Charles River. Both locations offer rentals....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    The closest ski resort is a 15 min drive (Le Relais or Stoneham). Mt. Ste-Anne is a half hour drive. Le Massif de Charlevoix with its breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence River is a 1 hour drive....moreless

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
from 23 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Holidays 2016
Dec 1 - Jan 2, 2017
30 night min stay

$1,500
Summer 2017
Jun 23 - Aug 31, 2017
30 night min stay

$1,951
My Standard Rate
30 night min stay

$1,726
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $75.20
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Cancellation Policy: The 25% deposit is non-refundable.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

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 Old Quebec, Quebec City, QC, Canada:
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
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/02/2016

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Photos

  • Living room - view 1

    Living room - view 1

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Kitchen - view 1

    Kitchen - view 1

  • Foyer

    Foyer

  • Bedroom - view 1

    Bedroom - view 1

  • Bedroom - view 3

    Bedroom - view 3

  • Reading nook

    Reading nook

  • VIEW OF CITY AND MOUNTAIN FROM DINING AREA

    VIEW OF CITY AND MOUNTAIN FROM DINING AREA

  • YOU HAVE THE TOP CORNER UNIT!

    YOU HAVE THE TOP CORNER UNIT!

  • TAKE A SHORT STROLL UP THE STREET AND ENJOY A PICNIC WITH THIS FABULOUS VIEW

    TAKE A SHORT STROLL UP THE STREET AND ENJOY A PICNIC WITH THIS FABULOUS VIEW

  • VIEW OF ÎLE-AUX-COUDRES FROM LES ÉBOULEMENTS - A 1.5 HR DRIVE + SHORT FERRY RIDE

    VIEW OF ÎLE-AUX-COUDRES FROM LES ÉBOULEMENTS - A 1.5 HR DRIVE + SHORT FERRY RIDE

  • Living room - view 2

    Living room - view 2

  • Dining area - view 2

    Dining area - view 2

  • Kitchen - view 2

    Kitchen - view 2

  • Bedroom - view 2

    Bedroom - view 2

  • Mezzanine

    Mezzanine

  • NOT A SEATING AREA!

    NOT A SEATING AREA!

  • CLOSE-UP ON PARLIAMENT FROM DINING AREA

    CLOSE-UP ON PARLIAMENT FROM DINING AREA

  • FROM MY PLACE, EVERY CLOUD HAS A SILVER LINING!

    FROM MY PLACE, EVERY CLOUD HAS A SILVER LINING!

  • AERIAL VIEW OF MONTMORENCY FALLS - A 15 MINUTE DRIVE

    AERIAL VIEW OF MONTMORENCY FALLS - A 15 MINUTE DRIVE

  • AERIAL VIEW OF OLD QUEBEC, WITH CHÂTEAU FRONTENAC (LOWER RIGHT)

    AERIAL VIEW OF OLD QUEBEC, WITH CHÂTEAU FRONTENAC (LOWER RIGHT)

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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