VACATION AT THE HEART OF THE UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE

Cindy & Paul Tetreault

Speaks english, french

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
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Minimum Stay 7 nights

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VACATION AT THE HEART OF THE UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE

Quebec City Condo Rental Photos and Description

Elegant Vacation Residence - 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths + Library (Sleeps 6)

(Availability Calendar, Pricing, Special Deals and more at Maison Ursulines-com) Spacious 2000+ sq ft, 11 room, elegant and historic vacation residence at the center of Old Québec's magnificent architectural treasurers, located on a quiet, centrally-located street within the ancient city walls; at the heart of the the Old City's UNESCO World Heritage Site and overlooking Upper Town's only memorial square.

With next door 'neighbors' including the 1804 Holy Trinity Cathedral just across the square, the 1722 Ursulines Chapel, Museum and Monastery right across the street, the world famous Musee d'art Inuit Brousseau at the end of the street, Battlefields Park (the world's tenth largest city park) just up the hill, Notre-Dame Basilica-Cathedral just down the street ...and the oldest building in the province (known as la Maison Jaquet) simply around the corner; this vacation residence is at the heart of the Old City

The Neighborhood: Located on a quiet Upper Town street at the heart of the Old City's UNESCO World Heritage Site, the entrance to la Maison Ursulines incorporates the 'Grand Level' or first level of a keyed building constructed of cut granite in the Neoclassical tradition. Upon entering the building's interior foyer, you are greeted by a pair of carved wood and stained glass entry doors leading to a private interior foyer ...that of the residence of Louis-Philippe Pelletier, Quebec's Supreme Court judge in the 1890s and the judge in the famous trial of the King versus Marie-Anne Houde.

For a detailed tour of la Maison Ursulines, click to Maison Ursulines-com Enter la Maison Ursulinrs la Maison Ursulines Tour. For a neighborhood map, click Maison Ursulines-com Enter la Maison Ursulines Tour la Maison Ursulines The Surrounding Town page.

Grand & Lower Levels ...The Best Of Both Worlds: The 'Grand Level' has 12 foot ceilings plus restored original Corinthian details and includes the private interior foyer, a living room with 9-foot high shuttered windows (overlooking Upper Town's charming square), a formal dining room (with seating for 10 or 12), a complete kitchen, breakfast room off of the kitchen, a full bath and a library/office. Floors are antique narrow-strip polished natural finish Canadian maple.

The 'Lower Level' presents an intimate ambiance with its profusion of rustic stone walls, decorative fireplace and hued wood beams. The three bedrooms all have clerestory windows and polished walnut finished wood floors. The bathroom on this level is inset into a room with exposed stone walls and features one of two contemporary glass shower stalls, ceramic tile floors and a refurbished period claw-foot tub.

Decorated with antiques, 'over stuffed' country French furnishings and an eclectic art collection; it's a sophisticated yet very comfortable environment.

The Seasons: The Summer Season

Reserve this elegant vacation residence for an unforgettable visit. The summer months are a wonderfully mild season in this magical city with special events daily including New France Historical Celebrations just down the hill and the Changing of the Guard just up the hill in La Citadelle. Throughout the summer, the Old City overflows with window boxes and hanging flower baskets.

The 'Off' Seasons

If art collecting, antiquing, or a quiet romantic get-away's the goal, consider booking a stay during our off seasons. The crowds are gone as the locals 'retake' the cafes and Old Québec slows down to a pace that matches the changing seasons. It's a great way to sample the town's timeless European tempo.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Singles
  • Groups
  • Weddings
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
What a beautifully appointed home: gorgeous antiques and soooo comfortable. It was a pleasure to stay here. Go to 12 Petite Champlain which is the Marie Clarisse Restaurant. Have bouilliabaise (sp?). Thank you for sharing your home. Bruce A., Florida
Oct 2011
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Cindy & Paul Tetreault

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2007
Speaks english, french
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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5
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Vacation at the Heart of The UNESCO World Heritage Site
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Vacation at the Heart of The UNESCO World Heritage Site
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Quebec City Quebec
USA
5

THE BEST PART

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time in Quebec City, and the best part was staying in your lovely home. We found the house very comfortable and convenient to many places. The people there were very friendly and enjoyed just listening to French conversations everywhere we went. We wished that we could speak the language ourselves.

Thanks again, Jeff
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2003
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Jeff,
Thanks for the kind words. We look forward to your enjoying la Maison Ursulines again in the near future. Best, Paul
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Quebec City Quebec
Marblehead, MA USA
5

SUPERB; HIGHLY RECOMMENDED; GREAT LOCATION AND GREAT PROPERTY

  • 5 of 5
The property is centrally located with only a few blocks walk to most things (like Paillard our favorite breakfast and dessert spot and the Saint Amour which is terrific for a real splurge dinner that's worth the money). It's located off the main road and with the thick stone walls you hear no street noise. It's beautifully furnished and spotless. The showers are powerful and there was plenty of hot water for the four of us. I wouldn't recommend it for travelers who aren't steady on their feet as there is a 9" step into the kitchen and first floor bathroom and spiral stairs to the lower level bedrooms. But for anyone else it would be ideal. The beds were comfortable and the rooms were comfortably cooled by the fans in each room. Definitely check out the Ursaline Museum next door (this house used to be their administration building). Homeowner, and local contact were all very responsive and informative. Quebec City is a great place to visit and this was a terrific place to stay.
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Hi Grant,
Thanks for the kind words! Oh yes, the "cos-cous" ...break-neck stairway. That was a big discussion point during the major remodeling of the residence.

We decided to keep the stairway intact because it is the building's original "servant's stairway" between the kitchen (now the master bedroom) and the Grand Level dining room.

While we wanted to include all the modern-day conveniences (like the Jenn-air stove, separate showers, a central vacuum system, recessed lighting, etc.); it was very important to us that the result was to retain as much of the original residence as possible. We wanted our family, friends and guests to walk into the residence and feel a strong emotional tie with the past ...hopefully we did not over do it; striking the right balance was a big part of the renovation task. Thanks again for the kind words. Best, Paul
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Quebec City Quebec
Beverly, MA, USA
5

5 STAR STAY IN QUEBEC CITY

  • 5 of 5
Our group of six adults have recently spent a memorable week at la Maison Ursaline in Quebec City. We thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful, comfortable home. It combined modern comfort and amenities with "just the right" amount of elegance in antiques, artwork and the antiquity of the building. I felt like I was in a "special" place for a week, and I was. The incredibly convenient location in Old Quebec-puts all of the sites, shops, museums, and many great restaurants right outside your doorstep. This being our first visit, we loved Quebec City, the history, beauty, and "old world" ambiance. Enjoyed the tour of the Citadelle very much. Even the weather cooperated during our visit (early June),
I would recommend this lovely home, without hesitation, for people who enjoy comfort and convenience. Carol & Ed Sweeney, who greeted us upon arrival, could not have been more accomodating and helpful.
  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Sue & Rick
Thank you for choosing to stay at la Maison Ursulines, at the heart of The Quebec UNESCO World Heritage Site ...and for your kind remarks.

Our little team works hard every day to make sure our guests' stays are very special and memorable; from the detailed trip planning information that's sent prior to each guest's arrival to welcoming our guests at the residence; it's all planned to provide the best experience possible in "la Belle Ville de Quebec".

The "Old City" is a true "gem" of a destination; thank you for noting the residence's location and the many surrounding amenities.

Again, thank you for your remarks and please don't hesitate to contact us if we can be of assistance in any way. Best, Cindy & Paul Tetreault
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Quebec City Quebec
Hingham, MA, USA
5

WHAT A GREAT HOUSE AND WHAT A GREAT SPOT!

  • 5 of 5
Paul and Cindy,

Just wanted to follow up with you and let you know what a wonderful time we had in Quebec City at Maison Ursulines. What a great house and what a great spot! We enjoyed all of the lovely spaces in the home. Dining room was our favorite hangout!

Quebec City was just as beautiful as I remembered it even if it did rain every minute that we were there. Didn't hinder us at all. Carol and Ed were lovely and very helpful.

The only down side to our trip is that one of our traveling companions ended up in the hospital ( complications from a recent surgery she had) the night before we were heading to Quebec and was not able to make the trip with us. She was very disappointed! We hope to make it back to Quebec someday and will certainly keep Maison Ursulines in mind. Margaret
  • Submitted: May 9, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Margaret,
Thank you for the kind words and for choosing to stay at la Maison Ursulines. When you visit again, we'll make the weather cooperate in a more positive way ...somehow.

We work hard each and every day to make each guest's experience a truely exceptional one. It's a labor of love with la Belle Ville de Quebec; an incredible back-drop to la Maison Ursulines. Best wishes, Paul
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Quebec City Quebec
Brisbane, Australia
5

BEST LOCATION, AWESOME CONDO

  • 5 of 5
This place is brilliant. It is located in the best position in the old city. The presentation of the condo is beautiful. Dont waste your money on a hotel, this is too good too miss. Right from the beginning we had great communication, and were greeted on arrival (at night) by a lovely couple. We have to children 9 & 11 and they also had a great time. This is without a lie one of the best private condo's I have ever stayed at. Thanks Paul & Cindy.
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Aussies13,
Thank you for the note and kind words. We're certainly glad that you enjoyed la Belle Ville de quebec and la Maison Ursulines. Thank you again for taking the time to submit this note; you're remarks bolster us to continue our tradition of striving for perfection for our guests. Best, Paul
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Quebec City Quebec
Mississauga ON
5

PERFECT IN EVERY WAY

  • 5 of 5
Gorgeous Home, Central Location, Full of History, Clean, Spacious, All Amenities. A true home away from home. My family was THRILLED with our stay.
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2009
  • Stayed: Feb 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
14 Kilometres
Jean Lessage International Airport (YQB)
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Quebec City-Levis-Lauzon
Nearest Train
0.7 Kilometres
VIA Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Autoroute 540
Nearest Barpub
55 Metres
Le Conti
Nearest Ski
36 Kilometres
Mount Ste Anne
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Cafe de la Paix (Four Star)
Car: not necessary

At the center of the Quebec UNESCO World Heritage Site and within two blocks of le Chateau, this 2000+ sq ft, 11 room historic vacation residence is within the Old City's ancient city fortifications and is at the heart of Quebec's historical architectural treasurers.

La Maison Ursulines' views include the Upper Town square and monument decicated to education, the 1804 Holy Trinity Cathedral, the 1722 Ursulines Chapel, Museum and Monastery ...all in the shadow of The Price Tower, the Prime Minister's penthouse residence.

Other Activities: dog-sledding, snow mobile, snow-shoeing, wildlife viewing, whale watching day trips

Ski: La Maison Ursulines offers the best location for 24-hour fun and activities. Located right in the heart of Old Quebec, the dining and night life is exceptional; yet this special accommodation is only a short drive (or shuttle ride) from the world-class skiing adventures at Mt. Ste. Anne, Stoneham, Tewkesbury and la Massif.

It's also never too early to consider a winter fun and ski get-away. This vacation residence is an ideal balance between close-by world class ski / snowboard destinations and great in-town night life ...the ski slopes of Mont St. Anne and Stoneham and Jacques-Cartier National Park are a mere 25 minutes away; le Massif is just a bit further down the road.

For a truly French/European Christmas season, reserve this special home in December and have a magical holiday.

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Fees And Taxes *As low as $168 for two people, plus applicable taxes. Refer to website (www-MaisonUrsulines-com) for detailed rate information.
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Amenities

Quebec City Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking On Street
  • Free Local Calls
  • Secure Parking
  • Study Room
  • Split-System Heating
  • Alarm System
  • Intercom System
  • Vacuum System
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Grand Level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Lower Level
  • The 'Lower Level' Bath Room is set into the building's original 'keep', where vegetables and meats were stored for the long winters. The walls are exposed stone and most likely date back to the 1600s ...to the first of three structures built on this location.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bed Room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 2nd Bed Room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 3rd Bed Room
  • Master Bed Room: King Bed and Sitting Area. Second Bed Room: Queen Bed with Entertainment Center Third Bed Room: Queen Bed with Lounging Area Roll-Away Available
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Singles
  • Groups
  • Weddings
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • forests
  • live theater
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • outlet shopping
  • whale watching
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • rafting
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water tubing
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
Other near-by amenities and events include: The Citadel and Changing Of The Guard Ceremony, Carriage Tours, The Convention Center, The Opera House, Art Galleries, Archeology Digs, Art Installations, International Arts and Music Festivals and Fabulous Antiquing. In addition, warm weather activities include: Tennis, Wildlife Viewing, Sightseeing, Day Trips for Whale Viewing and Wonderful Winery Tours. For a world-class wilderness adventure, trek the Jacques-Cartier National Park, only 25 minutes away. Winter activities include: Downhill Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Skating, Dog-Sledding, Snowmobiling, Sledding, The Sugar Shack Celebration, and Quebec's World Famous Winter Carnival.

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