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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.
Our five days in Celine and Pierre’s charming ‘Appartement du parc’ could not have been more lovely. Its location on leafy, quiet rue Fraser, just minutes from the ferry to old Quebec, with breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence and the stunning architecture of the city, was--for us--the perfect ideal. The offstreet parking space adjacent to the apartment was easily accessible and large enough for a truck or SUV. Celine and Pierre, unable to be there to meet us upon our arrival, arranged for their friend to provide us a guided tour of Levis and nearby amenities. Within easy walking distance we found wonderful French breads, pastries, fine cheeses, local restaurants, and other delights. In safe storage under the porch were two bikes for exploring the nearby streets or the miles-long bikeway along the St. Lawrence. The apartment space was tastefully furnished, spotlessly clean and filled with light. Sculpture and original art by Pierre added whimsical charm. The eat-in-kitchen (with its window-seat, pantry, dishwasher, and lavender hand-soap) was well equipped--even by gourmet standards. A few caveats: There is wifi available but no streaming services such as Netflix (of course, if you have a Netflix account and a laptop you can stream it yourself). The apartment can get warm on hot days, so we were glad to have brought a few table fans. Celine and Pierre made a point of greeting us upon their return and we found them to be the most gracious of hosts. We loved our time in this enchanting haven, and hope to return next year.
Stayed here 3 nights with my family and we all LOVED this house! The kids loved having a tree lined park and playground right next door and the unit itself was very spacious, clean and comfortable. The owners are warm and responsive to all questions via email and offered info when needed. This unit has a patio in front to sit and have drinks or read the papers if you like. There are stairs going up though so this should be a consideration if you have difficulty climbing such. A short walk across the street to the left, there are park benches that present perhaps the best open and unobstructed views of Quebec and the Chateau Frontenac right across the St. Lawrence river. It is only a 10 minute river crossing to get from here to old town Quebec and was so convenient and cheaper than parking a car in old town. The neighborhood itself is wonderful-- quiet, safe, peaceful and short walks to convenience stores, restaurants and shops. One thing to consider is that it is a long walk down via outdoor stairs to the boat crossing and one has to climb these same stairs on the way back home. Alternatively, you can drive your car down to the docks and park the car for the whole day and drive up back to the house which is still much cheaper than driving and parking in old town Quebec. The unit itself is very clean and well stocked. We loved having two spacious rooms and a separate living room and dining area to stretch out in. The design of the bathroom is quirky since the shower is actually inside one of the bedrooms but aside from this, it was very clean and well maintained. Shower had all toiletries needed and linens as well. There was no AC but they provided us with an electric fan which we used only one night since the weather was still cool and mild in June. Overall, we were extremely happy with our stay here and the kids loved it. This home has character, warmth and unique decor inside as well. We would gladly come back again someday here. Quebec is a magical city steeped in history and charm and was the highlight of our vacation roadtrip from the states. Thank you Pierre and Celine for a great time!
Warm and cozy apt ... Beautiful views ... Celine and Pierre were friendly and so welcoming to my family .. They helped is with directions and gave us suggestions on things to do . Would recommend for any small family .
We can't say enough good things about this apartment! We stayed 5 nights and are glad we stayed that long. Celine and Pierre are such warm, welcoming people, we really enjoyed visiting with them. Pierre took us on a tour of Levis when we arrived which was very helpful. The apartment is so comfortable and cozy plus we really enjoyed all of Pierre's art work. It's so easy to get over to Quebec City on the ferry. A 5 minute walk and you're there and the trip over only takes about 5-10 minutes. Yes, there are alot of stairs but it's good exercise or it's easy to drive and park. You can also take your car on the ferry and go to Ile d' Orleans, a great day trip. We really enjoyed the quiet of Levis after the city. There are also many good places to eat right there, Pierre recommended L'Intimiste Restaurant and it was excellent. Also be sure to go to Chocolats Favoris. All in all a wonderful experience.
Friendly, helpful owners who helped us quickly become oriented to the area and made us feel welcome and comfortable from the beginning. We were hoping to find a quiet place within easy reach of Quebec City with all the advantages of an apartment. This met all our requirements. The kitchen is especially well equipped. The unit is very clean and well maintained, with a new shower separate from the bathroom. The entrance is private. The owners are always available should problems come up. We enjoyed exploring Levis, too, especially the restaurants and bakeries and visiting the Desjardins house.
We spent the week at this lovely rental. The owner apologized for not being able to meet us, but sent a friend of hers to meet us when we arrived. Sure enough, as we pulled into the driveway, there he was. He showed us around the apartment and gave us a tour of Levis where we could find what we needed. It was very helpful.
The apartment is on the second floor. There is a stairwell that is in the middle of the apartment that is open that you can see down. They have a secure gate at the top to block it off. This would be helpful if you have little ones, but we used it as well. I wanted to make sure that if I got up in the night to use the restroom and half asleep, I wouldn't stumble down the stairs.
I loved the kitchen area. I felt like I was in a tree house. The kitchen was fully equipped and included a stove, dishwasher, microwave, full refrigerator and toaster.
There is a bathroom with a toilet and a claw foot tub. I actually used this one day when my husband was sleeping in the room with a modern shower. The tub is short though and at five foot, 3 inches, I had to have my knees bent sitting up. The tub would work great for bathing children. The modern shower is in one of the bedrooms in the corner, as you can see in the picture. It had nice water pressure and plenty of heat.
The apartment is very clean and decorated with art made by one of the owners. I felt like we got to stay in an art museum. There is hardwood throughout, as well as other wood touches.
There is an enclosed front porch that you can sit in at the bottom of the stairs at the entry.
The location of the apartment was great. There is a small view out of the living room of the river and if you walk a couple of houses to the left, there is a park for viewing. You can see the Chateau Frontenac from here and there is a giant cross in the middle of the park area. (nice peaceful place) If you walk to the right, out of the apartment a bit and take a left, there is a set of stairs that lead down to where you can get the ferry to Quebec City. It is a 10 minute ride across the river and you are in Old Quebec. The ferry cost $3.50 for an adult for one way.
There is a playground for children next door to the apartment.
All in all, we had a great stay. I would recommend bringing a fan though, as there is not a/c and it can get warm. Wifi is available, which was great too!
In Old Lévis, our Victorian house is on the best street in a quiet, tranquil and awesome beauty.
A variety of activities available to you the most varied and interesting that one of the most beautiful hiking and bicycle trails in north america for 15 km, along the river.
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3 night minimum stay
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Minimum of three (3) nights, except July and August 2013: one (1) week minimum.
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