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Charming Loft in Old Quebec Within City Walls

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Living room - view of the Parliament (National Assembly)

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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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

About the Property

1 BR Condo (sleeps 4)

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 coffee maker. 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 cafetière Nespresso. 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
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Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

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

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Non Smoking Only:

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

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There are two steps before entering the building and the entrance is not equipped with an automatic door. ...moreless

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

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

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:

    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:

    New dryer (2017)....moreless

  • Elevator:

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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    High quality bed sheets, duvet and pillows....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Picture window....moreless

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

    Parking for 1 vehicle is available at no extra charge....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    New washer (2017)....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Secured, unlimited WiFi connection....moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Filter coffee maker, Bialetti percolator, NESPRESSO machine....moreless

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

    Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, flour, sugar, salt and pepper, various spices and herbs, a starter supply of NESPRESSO coffee capsules....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless steel - brand new (December 2016)....moreless

  • 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

4.8
from 24 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
November 2017
Nov 1 - Nov 30, 2017
30 night min stay

$1,537
Spring 2018
May 1 - Jun 21, 2018
30 night min stay

$1,756
Summer 2018
Jun 22 - Sep 8, 2018
30 night min stay

$2,195
Fall Colours 2018
Sep 9 - Oct 31, 2018
30 night min stay

$1,756
My Standard Rate
30 night min stay

$1,317
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $365.90
  • Cleaning $73.18
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

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


Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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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: For me, acquiring this property seven years ago was nothing short of a dream come true. The condo is located in a heritage building that dates back to 1835, 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. En grande passionnée de voyages, j'éprouve une immense satisfaction personnelle à préparer votre séjour chez moi. Pardon... chez vous. C'est vrai, vous vous sentirez ici comme chez vous. C'est ma promesse et c'est l'une des choses que j'ai le plus à coeur. Si vous connaissez déjà la belle ville de Québec, vous avez une longueur d'avance et vous passerez des vacances fabuleuses. Sinon, venez faire sa découverte et celle de ses nombreuses complices. Partez à Baie St-Paul, à Tadoussac et aux Bergeronnes, puis attardez-vous un temps à St-Irénée et à Pointe-au-Pic. Prenez le temps de remonter la rivière Saguenay et, par-delà le majestueux St-Laurent, de visiter St-Séverin en Beauce et le parc du Bic. Enfin, n'oubliez pas de faire un crochet par les incontournables que sont Kamouraska, St-Jean-Port-Joli et la multitude d'îlots éparpillés comme des confettis dans les eaux du St-Laurent. Il vous faudra bien un mois pour voir tout cela, non? Bonnes vacances!

Why the Owner Chose Old Quebec, Quebec City, QC, Canada:
Here, you will find yourself in a homelike setting. 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 years.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Being just steps to everything while enjoying the privacy of this property overlooking the 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 property's Wi-Fi connection also works perfectly while sipping your coffee on the bench across the street!


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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Photos

  • Living room - view of the Parliament (National Assembly)

    Living room - view of the Parliament (National Assembly)

  • Dining area - view of the Parliament, mountain, city lights and sunsets

    Dining area - view of the Parliament, mountain, city lights and sunsets

  • Kitchen - view on city gate

    Kitchen - view on city gate

  • Full bathroom

    Full bathroom

  • Bedroom - view of city gate and partial view of the Parliament

    Bedroom - view of city gate and partial view of the Parliament

  • Mezzanine - view of city gate and partial view of the Parliament

    Mezzanine - view of city gate and partial view of the Parliament

  • NOT A SEATING AREA!

    NOT A SEATING AREA!

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

    FROM MY PLACE, EVERY CLOUD HAS A SILVER LINING!

  • View from dining area

    View from dining area

  • Port Kent / Kent Gate

    Port Kent / Kent Gate

  • 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 of the Parliament (National Assembly)

    Living room - view of the Parliament (National Assembly)

  • Dining area - view of the Parliament, mountain, lights and sunsets

    Dining area - view of the Parliament, mountain, lights and sunsets

  • Foyer

    Foyer

  • Bedroom - view on city gate

    Bedroom - view on city gate

  • Bedroom - view of city gate and partial view of the Parliament

    Bedroom - view of city gate and partial view of the Parliament

  • Reading nook on the mezzanine

    Reading nook on the mezzanine

  • CLOSE-UP ON PARLIAMENT FROM DINING AREA

    CLOSE-UP ON PARLIAMENT FROM DINING AREA

  • View on 2 city gates, Kent and St-Jean

    View on 2 city gates, Kent and St-Jean

  • Porte St-Jean / St. John's Gate

    Porte St-Jean / St. John's Gate

  • 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

  • YOU HAVE THE TOP CORNER UNIT!

    YOU HAVE THE TOP CORNER UNIT!

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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