The apartment is nice and spacious - we were a group of 4 adults + 1 child. Claude is a great owner/host - he was very communicative and quick to respond - a pleasure to deal with and a model for all owners on this site.
The kitchen had a good stock of basic necessities, but we didn't do much cooking at the unit. I would note that some of the frying pans have seen better days and could be replaced or need a thorough cleaning. Mainly we ate out or brought take-away back to the apartment - there was a Portuguese chicken place within a 5-10min walk on Rachel that we liked - Romados, but the real winner was the Italian place "La Maison de Pates Fraiches" that's literally around the corner - who doesn't like fresh pasta for dinner? Also, the BEST croissants I have ever had can be found 2 blocks down the street on Rachel at "Les Copains D'Abord" - Thanks for the recommendation Brigitte!
The apartment is a great place to use as a home base for exploring Montreal - close to metro station so you can leave your car at the apartment and not deal with parking. It is located on the 3rd floor, so if you have a lot of bags, you will have to deal with some stairs, but that's not a huge problem in my mind - it was great that there was a second set of keys provided too so we could split up and do our own things one day. Also, having a washer/dryer was a big benefit since we were only in the middle of a week+ trip - we had this in mind so that we could pack lighter and that in turn helped deal with the stair issue. The big flat screen tv from the site pictures wasn't there during our visit, but we didn't use the tv during our stay so we didn't miss it at all. There's also a little park across the street and 1 block away with some play structures that you can take young children to if you need something for them to do while you're waiting on others to get ready.
We stayed in July when temperatures were in the low 30sC (heat index taking it to high 30s) and we had no issue with the A/C - there's 1 cooling unit in the main room but it was more than adequate for the entire apartment - we even stopped using the fan to blow the cool air around after a little while.
We would definitely recommend this property and would return on our next visit to Montreal. The apartmentis good, but the experience dealing with Claude/Brigitte made the entire process great from end to end.