|Minimum Stay||6 nights|
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Located directly behind the Westmount City Hall, welcome to a huge (3,100 square feet), renovated upper townhouse that features a rooftop terrace that spans the entire size of the roof, with a BBQ, dining area and sitting area.
The location is simply unbeatable: a mere 5 minute walk to the bus and metro (and Bixi bike stand) which will take you anywhere you wish to go on the island of Montreal and beyond, a 10 minute walk to the shops & restos of Westmount on Greene or Sherbrooke, and a 20 minute walk to downtown Montreal.
If doing some light mountain climbing is your thing, it's a 20 minute walk up the slopes of Westmount to Summit Circle and its fantastic views of Montreal.
Or, if chilling in comfort at home is more your speed, make yourself comfortable in the family room, the upstairs TV room, or on the rooftop terrace where in the evening the only sound you will pretty much hear is the birds serenading you. The master bedroom features an en suite bathroom and walk-in closet.
Guests have access to all the amenities within the house: unlimited Wi-Fi, landline telephone if needed, fully equipped kitchen, 55" television with a vast library of films and television shows to select from. There is washer and dryer access in the basement, and free parking in the alley beside the house.
About the neighbourhood: Westmount is a quiet, safe, tree-lined, fresh-air neighbourhood within easy access via the means of your choice - foot, bike, bus, metro - to the downtown core and beyond.
Generally speaking, I require at least a 4 week heads up in order to accommodate a rental request. Please keep this in mind if writing me on short notice - even if the dates are not blocked on my calendar, the odds are slim that I will be able to accommodate you.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING REQUIREMENTS OF PROSPECTIVE RENTERS:
The following is repeated within the "Terms" section, but I feel it is important enough to bring upfront and centre so that there are no surprises to anyone considering making a rental request.
1) The renter must be at least 35 years of age. Children and teens are fine, as long as they are accompanied by a renter aged 35+.
2) I require a $2,000 damage deposit, an amount that may be higher than most. The reason is straightforward: I live in a neighbourhood where damage repair tends to be pricey, and many of the items in my home are higher end in quality. In the unlikely event that something gets damaged or broken during your stay, it can end up costing me a lot to repair or replace it. After verifying that no damage has occurred during a stay, I return the deposit immediately. Positive reviews from guests that have stayed with me hopefully attest that I do not cause my guests any headaches or delay in this regard.
3) I require a scan or photocopy of government-issued photo ID, such as a drivers' licence, health insurance card, or passport, along with a proof of home insurance liability coverage on the part of the responsible renter (ie. the one paying for the rental). This is because VRBO's insurance only covers hosts in the USA, and my personal insurance company does not cover losses or damages incurred by short-term renters at my principal residence.
My name is Mark. I am a market research professional. I live with my girlfriend, who is a marketing professional, and her son, a 9 year old Minecraft professional.
Some things about me/us.....we live in Westmount, Quebec, Canada. I am passionate about skiing, and live for the winter, which leads many people, including the aforementioned long-suffering romantic partner, to question my sanity at times (when it is -30 Celsius and I am happy, for example).
Love to travel, never get a chance to do enough of it. Our style of travel: walk walk walk everywhere, meet locals, eat in local places. We hate organized touring, prefer to discover what secrets a place has to hold for myself.
Whether as a guest or as your host, we are quiet, clean, and entirely respectful of others' property.
We are pleased to rent our home out on an occasional, short-term basis to families or groups that are like-minded.
Mark Wilkins purchased this townhome in 2013
We spent a fantastic week in this gorgeous, impeccable townhouse. It's in a quiet neighborhood but walking distance from good restaurants and coffee shops, as well as beautiful parks. The home itself is spacious and very comfortable. Our group of 4 had plenty of room to spread out, and 6 people could be very comfortable here as well. There is a huge rooftop deck which we weren't able to use much because we were there in winter time; I'd like to come back in the summer just for that alone! The kitchen has everything you need and top-quality appliances. A great place to stay if you want to be in the heart of the city but still have space to spread out.
Six women friends stayed here for 3 days in nov 2016 and had a great time. It's fully equipped and very large living space. Nicely decorated and clean. Mark was very responsive. Great time had by all.
We are a group of 70+ ladies who travel together once a year. Our stay in Mark's townhouse in Montreal was a delight for us. Fortunately, we are all healthy enough to carry our luggage up the full flight of stairs leading up to the 2nd floor living and sleeping area. We enjoyed the rooftop garden (another flight up) our first night there. Sleeping, dining, and bathing were all comfortable, as well as gracious. We were able to walk to both bus and Metro stops, and walk to dining and shopping. We did the Hop-on/Hop-off bus tour. It was well worth it. The Lumiers exhibit at the Botanical Garden was extraordinary! Thanks to owner, Mark, who was available via text or email to answer questions at all times. I would recommend this property to anyone who can do stairs.
We rented Mark's place for 4 weeks in July '16, and everything was first class. I would consider our family experienced travelers, having exchanged or rented homes in France, Spain, Italy, Canada, and the US. Mark's place is at the top of the list. The home is spacious -you cannot tell from the photos just how large the rooms are. I estimate the home is around 2800 - 3000 s.f., and all rooms offer really good sizes and sunlight. The home is extremely well appointed - I would describe it as "luxury" and there is Air Con for those hot summer days.
Mark is extremely well organized and easy to communicate with and he provides excellent instructions in terms of how to operate the AV systems, navigate the neighborhood, etc. We did not have a single hiccup in the 4 weeks - this was a flawless stay.
The location is absolutely great, in the Westmount area of Montreal, which is a great base for exploring the city. A short 5 minute walk to the bus, about 12 minutes to the metro, and easy access to downtown, the Plateau, and Mont Royal. Our kids loved the park that is about a 3 minute walk up the street from the home. Westmount offers some great scenic walks, albeit hilly, with some stunning homes, gardens, and vistas. Everyone we met was friendly, gracious, and helpful. While having such a great central location, the home and neighborhood is unimaginably peaceful - you can hear a pin drop at night while enjoying the roof deck.
We wanted our children to get a mini immersion into French language and Quebec life, and Montreal offers all of that - our kids took part in several summer camps where they were the only anglophones. This was not a problem for them, and we had no issues getting around Montreal (or the rest of Quebec for that matter). I think Westmount offers the best of both worlds - close enough to areas where you can immerse yourself in French, yet within Westmount you can be assured that nothing will be lost in translation - most everyone we met was perfectly bilingual.
Overall Montreal was a great experience for us - a safe, cosmopolitan city with great energy. And Mark's home offers first class accommodation from a great location to take advantage of all the city offers.
Mark's apartment was the perfect gathering place for our family reunion in Montreal. It provided a lot of space, an easy kitchen, a very attractive living room, and a stunning roof deck. The large dining room table was perfect for many beautiful meals. The kitchen is fully equipped (and has great coffee equipment!). We were four generations and there was a comfortable place for everyone and we never felt crowded. We felt at home and hope to return again.
This home is much larger and more beautiful than it appears in the photos. It is clean, with hardwood floors throughout, modern bathrooms and lovely antique furniture. The location is walking distance to many shops and restaurants. The host is very easy to contact and responds promptly to all inquiries. I highly recommend staying at this home.
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My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,499|
The renter must be at least 35 years of age. Children and teens are fine, as long as they are accompanied by a renter aged 35+.
At $2,000, the damage deposit to rent my place is probably higher than most. The reason is straightforward: I live in a neighbourhood where damage repair tends to be pricey, and many of the items in my home are higher end in quality. If something gets damaged or broken during your stay, it can end up costing me a lot to repair or replace it. After verifying that no damage has occurred during a stay, I return the deposit immediately. Positive reviews from guests that have stayed with me hopefully attest that I do not cause my guests any headaches or delay in this regard.
In addition to the damage deposit, I need a scan or photocopy of government-issued photo ID, such as a drivers' licence, health insurance card, or passport, along with a proof of home insurance liability coverage on the part of the renter. This is because VRBO's insurance only covers hosts in the USA, and my personal insurance company does not cover losses or damages incurred by short-term renters at my principal residence. I therefore need to rely upon the renter's insurance coverage.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.