Open-style loft on the top floor of old Outremont building. Big skylight, and windows onto trees. Close walking distance to trendy Mile-End cafés and restos, as well as beautiful Outremont parks.
The space has one queen-size, with the option to sleep more on the couches in the living room.
I live here with my girlfriend, but she has moved to Scandinavia so I let the space while I go abroad. I have been renovating for a few years, and have tried to modernize without affecting the area's natural historical charm.
The space is built around a very large skylight, with large windows giving onto treetops all around. There is no air conditioning as natural breezes do a pretty good job of cooling off the space at night.
Guests can have access to the whole apartment, with WIFI.
I won't be present during guest's stay, but will try to be present to handover keys whenever possible :)
If you like being close to everything but away from the hustle-bustle, open-style loft living but with the privacy of being up in the trees, and old cachet but not to the extent that doorways are crooked -- then this is your place.
This apartment straddles 2 areas: the trendy Mile-End and the manicured Outremont. Whichever direction you chose to wander in, you will arrive at a targeted destination within minutes:
- Hipster Mile-End shops, cafés, restos on Saint-Viateur
- Outremont's stately homes, parks and cafés on Bernard Ave and west
- Little-Italy's farmers market
- Mount-Royal Park's walking and jogging trails
- Plateau-Mont-Royal's storied streets and nooks
- McGill Ghetto's vibrant scene
We're also close to regular as well as 3 organic supermarkets, 2 wine stores, as well as all other amenities.
Basically, we're central. If walking isn't your thing then there's a Bixi stand at the corner of the street on Querbes (public bikes), as well as easy bus access only blocks away: the 51 on Laurier goes crosstown, and 80 on Parc goes downtown.
Key transfers are easily handled through neighbors and/or friends in the area.