Located just five minute's walk from a major bus artery and from there only a 5min ride to the Blue Line (Metro), Paschale and Julien's home is the perfect base-camp for families looking to explore Montreal and return to a quiet neighborhood at night.
While located within a 20min drive of all major attractions, we parked the van for three solid days and explored the city via public transit and on foot. Within a 7min walk of the home is a Provigo (chain mid-range grocery) two large parks with wading pools, tennis courts, basketball and baseball spaces, and even publicly available piano to play. Near one park is a fantastic breakfast place and a row of shops on Rue Beaubien including artisianal cheese and meat shops. So you needn't travel far to live like a native and entertain the children.
The home itself easily sleeps 7 (we were 5 including 3 children ages 7 to 12) and provides adequate cooking, dining, and sitting space. Clean, bright, and cozy, we felt right at home.
Situated on the main/basement floors of a 3-storey walk-up, the main floor features three bedrooms and an office we repurposed as a fourth bedroom, using the trundle bed from one of the children's bedrooms. No air-conditioning, but the windows and fans proved more than adequate for the mild weather this week (no highs above 28C).
The bathrooms are nice, especially the newly remodelled basement bath with walk-in shower and attractive vanity. The basement also provides another bedroom and a sitting area with couch and futon facing a large TV; a comfortable space that could easily sleep two.
We are sorry our trip had to end. We would gladly stay here again. So glad we found this spot and hosts!