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Virginia Huber

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french

Charming townhouse with 3 apartments on a tree-lined street minutes to downtown

16 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Montreal Townhome Rental Photos and Description

320 apt has 3 bedrooms & 2 baths. 318 apt has up to 3 suites as needed.

This lovely duplex is located in Westmount, Montreal's most elegant neighborhood, close to downtown. At the end of the road you will find wonderful food shops, trendy boutiques and great restaurants. Bus and metro transportation is minutes away. Nearby is Westmount Park, a superb library and a fabulous YMCA. A little further afield is the colorful Atwater Market and the Lachine Canal recreation path and the centre of town is a short direct bus or metro ride away.

My building is a restored Victorian duplex with two large apartments and a cozy basement efficiency apt with a private entrance from the side of the house. The apartments have rooms that are generous in size with high ceilings and hardwood floors and the area is very quiet and great for sleeping.

Apt 320 Grosvenor is on the second floor, is about 1500 square feet and has three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The living room opens to a dining area that can seat 8. There is a back balcony with a BBQ and table for four and the kitchen can seat five at the counter island. The bedrooms are separate from each other and the sofa in the living room opens to a queen bed. There are two full bathrooms off the center hall.

The ground floor apt at 318 Grosvenor has a very elegant feeling and an unusual layout. It may be rented with one, two or three bedroom suites, depending on your needs. It has the ground floor of 1500 square feet that has a living room whose sofa opens to a queen bed and a large adjoining dining room to seat eight. There is a small bathroom with shower off the front hall. The kitchen is octagonal and a living area of its own with an expandable dining table seating 6 and a sofa. There is a private back garden and patio area that is accessed off the study. The study has a sofa that opens to a double bed as well as a TV. The master suite is at the back of the ground floor and is very large with a queen bed, seating area, two closets and a lovely en suite bathroom.

Depending on the amount of space needed, there are two more large suites in the basement. Suite 2 is in the front of the basement. It is about 500 square feet and has a large room with a double bed and a single day bed. There is a large desk area and this can open up directly to the basement efficiency apt in the back part of the basement if a third bedroom suite is needed. If not, this suite would use the bathroom at the top of the stairs in the front of the ground floor.

The third suite is the lock off efficiency apartment at the back of the basement. It can open up to suite 2 or be locked off. It has about 650 square feet of space with a living area with an efficiency kitchen and an adjoining sleeping area with a queen bed. There is a full bathroom and entrance vestibule. The private entrance is from the side of the house.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Virginia Huber (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

About Virginia Huber

I have been living in Montreal since I graduated from the Universityof Western Ontario. I was fascinated by the city as a little girl and there was no question that it was the place for me to make my way in life. I made my career in Montreal's fashion industry and now that I am retired, I split my time between Montreal and my second home in Stowe Vermont. I have the best of both worlds..an exciting, sophisticated, international city with out of this world restaurants and a delightful country retreat with all sorts of athletic outdoorsy things to do. Do come and visit either of my favourite places and see what I am so in love with. You can see my Stowe property as # 248825 on Homeaway's site.

Virginia Huber purchased this townhome in 1974

Why Virginia Huber chose Montreal

MY grand father was an architect in England and I think the love of houses, especially those with old bones, is in my blood. I bought this house when I was young and foolish, but in fact it was the smartest thing I could ever have done. It was a forced savings program for me and instead of buying more shoes and handbags, I paid my mortgage and now this wonderful house is paying me back.

What makes this townhome unique

The very special thing about this house is that it is in the most charming neighbourhood. Westmount is rather exclusive, but where I live on a street just off Sherbrooke St, there is a real village feeling with everything you could possibly need within walking distance. It is an old district, so the trees are mature and there is a quiet elegance in the Victorian architecture.

Reviews

4.9
based on 16 traveler reviews

Charming townhouse with 3 apartments on a tree-lined street minutes to downtown
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
5

Perfect rental for 3 adult couples

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I treated our two grown children along with their spouses to a 4 day getaway. Virginia's 318 place was more than we hoped for. The main floor had a master bedroom with ensuite along with another full bath. The lower unit had a bedroom and sofa area plus another seperate suite with kitchen,bedroom, full bath, and private seperate entry.

The main floor had an spacious eat in kitchen, large dining room, and ample seating in the living room. We also enjoyed the outdoor grill area with table and chairs.

Not knowing the area we all agreed this was a perfect location. We were only 2 blocks away from groceries, liquor stores, great restaurants, and only about a five minute walk to the metro/bixi bike stations.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

cozy duplex centrally located in Montreal

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for an affordable central location for our family of 7 to stay as we had some family functions to attend in Montreal. Luckily we found this cozy duplex in Westmount which is very close to Montreal downtown core, walking distance to grocery store, liquor store, many restaurants, park, subway and bus service. The owner, Victoria, was very accommodating and made sure we had whatever we needed. The apartment is located on a very quiet street and was spacious, clean and well equipped with linens, appliances, dishes, cleaning products etc... As our families are scattered throughout the suburbs in Montreal, this location was ideal as it was only a 20 minute drive to each house that we were visiting. We would highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

Fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

My family spent a great 5 days at this house! Virginia was fantastic! The location is really nice. Quiet family neighborhood but with restaurants near by. The bus stop to take you in Centre Ville is a block away.

The house is great! Really nice! All the comforts of home. I wish we stayed longer to enjoy the house more, but Montreal calls you out of the house!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Tallahassee, Florida, USA
5

A wonderful place to stay in Montreal!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 5 nights in this wonderful brownstone in the Westmount neighborhood and highly recommend it. The neighborhood itself is easily walkable with a nice bistro, great shopping, a grocery store, a wine store and terrific ice cream all within 5 minutes! Virginia was available and helpful when needed without every being intrusive. We would stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX
4

Well Done in Westmount

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I and our two adult children spent four nights in Virginia's apartment and found it to be quite satisfactory - three bedrooms accommodated us with no problems at all. We're from Dallas, and the area around the apartment in Westmount was very unique to us, and very charming. There is plenty of room to spread out and the kitchen was well supplied. Based on Virginia's recommendation, we ate at Brasserie Central (good for dinner, looks like they have a great Happy Hour) and picked up baked goods and coffee at La Patisserie Gascogne, both a short walk from the apartment and very good. And there is a grocery store and other interesting shops in the neighborhood for all your needs. Prior to the trip, Virginia was very helpful and timely in answering travel questions. We'd stay again.

We didn't have a car during our stay, relying on public transportation to get around Montreal, our first time in the city - we were pleasantly surprised. The apartment is a block or two from both the bus and metro, with buses running every 10 minutes on weekdays up and down Sherbrooke, a main thoroughfare into town. If you are relying on public transportation, check out multi-day passes (we didn't find out about them until the last day) - daily gets pricey for four people.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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5

Perfect Family Spot

  • 5 of 5

Our family with three young boys (13,10,6) stayed for a week in Virginia's apartment this summer. It was one of the best vacation we have ever had! We live in a fairly rural area, so it was a big thrill for the boys to be able to walk to a corner store, the park or the YMCA pool (you can buy a pool pass for $5). The neighborhood felt very safe and we were surrounded by destinations for them to explore - everything from small markets and bakeries on Sherbrooke to Yumi sushi (where we ate three times!) to the bike path. Bring your bikes and you can safely ride a complete circuit around Montreal starting and ending one block away from the apartment.

Overall, this apartment was the perfect home base for our adventures. We had enough room for our family and the kitchen allowed us to cook at home, which cut the cost of our trip. And the location was beautiful. We will come back again!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Montreal Trudeau
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Bistro on the Avenue
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Montreal Central Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Decarie Expressway
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Lots at the end of the road
Car: not necessary

The property is located in elegant Westmount,Montreal's premier neighborhood. The tree lined street is quiet, yet close to parks, a world class library, shops and restaurants and minutes to downtown Montreal. The Vendome metro is 3 blocks away and the #24 bus is at the end of the road and goes all along Sherbrooke St.

My building has a 3 bedroom, two bathroom apt on the second floor at 320 Grosvenor. There is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom on the ground floor and the front part of the basement at 318 Grosvenor. There is also a efficiency apt at the back of the basement with a private garden entrance. This can open up and connect with the ground floor apt at 318 Grosvenor.

Other Activities: paddle boating on the Lachine Canal

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Rates & Availability

Montreal Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring/Summer and Fall
Apr 1 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
 
 
Winter Holiday
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Winter
Jan 4 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,350
$4,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
 

Additional information about rental rates

departure cleaning fee $125
Pet Fee $50
extra person over 5 $25

$125 departure cleaning fee

Grand Prix rate is $400/night with 4 night minimum stay
Christmas holidays is $350/night, 4 night minimum stay, $200 departure cleaning fee

Departure cleaning charge for all stays is $125

Groups larger than 5 will be $25/person/night additional

Apt 318 on the ground floor and basement is expandable to one, two or three suites as needed. Ask for the pricing depending on your needs.

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Amenities

Montreal Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , there is a desk and full closet
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , there is a small desk and full closet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , A pack and play or small cot could be added to the master
  • .
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Staying in my Westmount duplex will make you feel like you have your own home in Montreal. I have owned this property for a long time. The apt is filled with items that I have collected over the years from my travels. I divide my time between Montreal and Stowe Vermont and make a point of staying in the apts as often as I can to make sure they still have their heart and soul.

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