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From our house on the cliff and a minute walk to a lookout, you can enjoy a spectacular and breathtaking view of Quebec, the river and the Chateau Frontenac. 12 minutes walk from the ferry to Levis, Quebec, 10 minutes by boat and you have arrived in Old Quebec
We own this house for 31 years. We were attracted by the environment that has remained peaceful in this wonderful historic district. We felt safe to bring up our two boys. Every day, we appreciate the high quality of the environment.
Céline Jean, owner purchased this apartment in 1983
The house dates from the early twentieth century (1920). It has a remarkable fenestration hence its luminosity. The windows open to their full size. The apartment is located on the 2nd floor (14 steps) with a separate entrance. Formerly it was the heart of English middle-class neighborhood. Large trees reign supreme almost century-old home, which makes it comfortable in summer. There are works of art inside and outside the house, creating a unique style.
1. easy accessibility of Old Quebec (not easy to park in Quebec)
2. proximity to many services (restaurants, microbrewery, grocery, convenience store, theater ...)
Finally, the romanticism of the places and the dynamism of culture and tourism.
There is also a immediate nice neighbor park.
The apartment is cozy and comfortable with lots of clever artistic touches. It is an older home that fits in with the other older homes in Lévis. The unit is on the second floor with a limited view of the St Lawrence River and Old Quebec. Everything worked well and there were lots of dishes, pans etc that allowed us to cook anything we wanted. The living room had lots of comfortable furniture and the beds were firm but not hard. The shower was a bit unusual- see the picture- but it worked well for the 2 of us, with plenty of hot water. The apartment is across from a small park overlooking the river and Old Quebec. The day we arrived we sat in the park and watched the Queen Mary 2 depart. Like many, many places in Quebec the apartment is on the second floor and you have to be prepared for steps.
Celine and Pierre were the perfect hosts. Pierre took us around in his car to show us where everything was located in old Levis. They were there whenever we had questions but otherwise did not intrude on our privacy.
Old Lévis was pleasant. There were some small restaurants nearby that were good and a decent grocery store a short drive away.
Getting into Old Quebec was fairly easy. There is a stairway down to the ferry dock but it is-best quess- about 16 or 17 stories worth of steps back up. We parked at the bottom for $3 to avoid the walk back up. The ferry runs at least twice an hour into the early evening. The ferry docks in the old town quite close to the funicular. We actually took our car on the ferry to get to Ile de Orleans one day and it was quite easy.
My husband & I just loved this apt. Celine & Pierre were such gracious, cordial hosts & we thank them for sharing their beautiful apt, which was clean, spacious, stocked with all that a guest would need & the location was absolutely perfect for visiting Quebec City We had a rental car but there was no need to drive because the ferry is a short walk, inexpensive & the run times are extensive thru the AM - PM. And the living room does give you the fantastic view of the Chateau Frontenac. We were only there for 3 days on our touring of Canada but it was such a warm & homey place we felt like we were there longer. Many thanks to Celine & Pierre!
We stayed five nights and were so happy with our decision to rent an apartment in Levis rather than staying at a hotel in QC. It was so relaxing to "come home" to a real neighborhood (old/upscale) at the end of a day of sightseeing. Upon our arrival in the late afternoon, Pierre took us on a drive around the neighborhood pointing out restaurants, markets, etc. This was most helpful in getting us off on a good start. The ferry boat across the St. Lawrence River was a fun way to begin and end our adventures in the city. The first day we made it down and up the 200 stairs, but it was a challenge and we drove and parked at the ferry lot ($8) thereafter. All in all, a very warm, clean and well equipped place to spend a few days, and I will be favorably recommending to to friends.
A beautiful vacation, a place beautiful, calm at all times.Here's a place where we will be happy to come back for our future vacation in Quebec as well two really nice persons and caring comfort of their guests people. Also a truly original design places infact a charming. Celine and Pierre thank you for this vacancies unforgettable.
Location: great view of Quebec City, which is easy to get to on the ferry. Walk all around the tourists' sights, then come "home" to real Quebec. Pierre gave us a driving tour of Levis when we arrived to help us get oriented. Rue de Begin just a couple blocks from the apartment has delicatessen, bakery (for real baguettes), ice cream shop, pubs. Levis is all French speaking, but as soon as they realize you are English-speaking, they can communicate in English. We loved using our basic (high school) French and receiving their friendly smiles as rewards. It's a bit like France but much closer.
Acitivities: Bring your bikes (or rent). The Parcourse Des Anses (9 miles bordering the St. Lawrence) is a great ride. Chutes de la Chaudiere is a huge waterfall with hiking a biking trails. And of course there is Quebec City, worth at least two days. Museum de las Civilization has a good history of Quebec.
Apartment: Celine and Pierre are exceptional hosts. The apartment has lots of windows, wonderful new shower, nice bed, closet with hangers, and well-equipped kitchen. Their artistic touch makes the apartment out of the ordinary.
We stayed five nights in this lovely apartment. Beautiful views of the river and Quebec City (the sunsets were particularly nice), comfortable beds, modern kitchen and bath (plus an unusual modern shower placed in one of the bedrooms), wonderful hosts who are ready to answer any question you may have. We navigated the stairs (196 of them) to the ferry and back one day and then opted to drive down and park at the dock ($5 a day, and street parking some of the time). The 10-minute ferry to Quebec was part of the charm and is very affordable (about $6 round trip). It was great to come home from a busy day of sightseeing to this quiet neighborhood spot. Old Levis has several good restaurants (though some are closed on Sundays and Mondays)and there is a decent grocery store within a 10 minute drive as well as a good delicatessen within walking distance. We highly recommend this property!
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3 night minimum stay
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There are no additional fees to add.
Minimum of three (3) nights, except July and August 2013: one (1) week minimum.
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