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Charming Loft in Old Quebec within city walls

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights

Overview


Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
7 - 30 nights

Description

Old Quebec Condo Rental Photos and Description

1 BR Condo (sleeps 4)

Absolutely charming, cozy, spacious and nicely furnished 1000 sq.ft. loft within the Old City walls. Lots of character with stone and brick walls, pine floors, vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and mezzanine. Like all the guests I have hosted, you will feel at home here.

On the third and top floor of the building. Fully equipped kitchen, Nespresso machine with a supply of 10 capsules. Queen size sofa bed in living room. Bedroom on mezzanine with queen size bed, walk-in closet, computer desk. Cable TV (with Internet feature) and unlimited Wi-Fi. This natural light-flooded corner unit with direct view on the mountains, the Esplanade Park and the Parliament is only steps away from the Plains of Abraham and all sightseeing and tourist attractions.

HISTORY

This heritage building was built in 1835 for Henry Atkinson, a wealthy merchant. It was home to a hotel until 1841, then to Major-General James Hope, followed by a member of the middle class, a legislative counsel, the owner/manager of the Bank of British North America, financier William Molson Macpherson (grandson of the founder of a national brewery) and a prominent judge, before it was passed onto an orphanage in 1948. The building was divided into condominiums in the 1980s.

PARKING

Parking is right across the street and is available for a fee upon request.

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Ravissant appartement d'environ 90 m.c. au troisième et dernier étage de l'immeuble. Très sympathique, spacieux et joliment meublé. Situé à l'intérieur des murs de la vieille ville, ce loft aux murs de pierre et de brique, aux planchers en pin, aux poutres apparentes et au plafond ouvert sur sa mezzanine est plein de cachet. Comme tous les visiteurs que j'ai accueillis, vous vous sentirez ici comme à la maison.

Cuisine entièrement équipée et machine Nespresso avec provision de 10 dosettes offerte. Grand divan-lit au salon. Chambre à coucher en mezzanine avec grand lit 2 places, grande penderie et table d'ordinateur. Télé câblée et Wi-Fi illimitée. Cet appartement en coin est baigné de lumière naturelle et offre une magnifique vue sur la montagne, le parc de l'Esplanade, les fortifications et l'Assemblée nationale, tout cela à quelques pas seulement des Plaines d'Abraham et de nombreux sites touristiques.

HISTOIRE

Cet immeuble patrimonial a été construit en 1835 pour un riche marchand du nom de Henry Atkinson. Il a abrité un hôtel jusqu'en 1841, ensuite le major général James Hope, suivi d'un membre de la bourgeoisie, d'un conseiller législatif, du propriétaire et gérant de la banque British North America, du financier William Molson Macpherson (petit-fils d'un brasseur canadien), ainsi que d'un juge éminent avant d'être cédé à un orphelinat en 1948. L'immeuble a été subdivisé en copropriétés dans les années 80.

STATIONNEMENT

Le stationnement payant situé en face sera mis à votre disposition sur demande.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Property Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2016
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About Property Owner

Acquiring this property five years ago was nothing short of a dream come true. The condo is located in a heritage building that dates back to 1834-35, when it was built for a wealthy businessman by the name of Henry Atkinson. The exterior is made of the Sillery-Cap-Rouge sandstone that now forms part of the Québec fortifications and the walls of the Citadel and that was used to restore the Saint-Jean Gate in 1938.

Property Owner purchased this condo in 2010

Why Property Owner chose Quebec City

The property is very comfortable, charming and the location couldn't be better. Experiencing Québec City and the surroundings is really worth the trip. I look forward to welcoming you here. Until then, please check out my Reviews section for the numerous positive comments received from guests over the last five years.

What makes this condo unique

Being just steps to everything while enjoying the privacy of this property overlooking L'Esplanade Park is something you will truly value. And who wouldn't like waking up to the sound of horses' hooves on the cobblestone, or seeing a groundhog during a morning walk on the Plains of Abraham just around the corner! In addition, those who like to stay connected while getting a breath of fresh air will be happy to know that there are Wi-Fi hot spots for free Internet access in multiple sectors of the Plains of Abraham.But this may not be necessary as the Wi-Fi also works perfectly on the bench across the street from us!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Nous avons passé un agréable séjour dans votre loft. Tout était parfait!
Nov 2015
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Charming Loft in Old Quebec within city walls
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 31 reviews
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Parfait!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about Le Loft. It was perfect for my wife and me during our month in Québec City. Everything about the apartment was just right. It is a perfect location for everything inside and outside Vieux Québec. We did not have a car, but that did not prevent us from doing anything. What a wonderful place!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful from start to finish..

  • 5 of 5

We had decided to take a place in Quebec that would allow a comfortable time to enjoy all the sweet little place has to offer. The apartment we selected was just perfect. It's location is such that we could walk everywhere and then return for a rest before heading out again to explore.

The apartment provides everything one could want without any need for spending time shopping for little extras..it's there. We used the fully stocked kitchen to do a bit of cooking and found it perfect.

If you are interested in having a quality time in a lovely setting, you could not do better than to choose this apartment. The owner was there when we arrived and was easily reachable at all times, providing suggestions and support.

The parking was right across the street so we had no worries about using the car when we wanted to do some little trips. However, everything one could want is easily reachable without ever needing to drive.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely couple! Although they never complained, I must say my TV was a little outdated, i.e. it didn't have the Internet feature and perhaps the picture was not that great. So what did my lovely guests do? They went out and bought a new TV – same brand, same size – which I then bought back from them because I too thought the sharp picture and the Internet feature were something that my future guests might enjoy. Furthermore, they saved me the shopping trip. But of course the lovely couple didn’t expect me to buy the TV back. If I didn’t want to keep it, they were ready to take it home with them! I hope to have the pleasure of hosting them again.
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Great accommodations for Exploring Quebec City

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in the Loft over looking the park. The Loft had a very comfortable homey feel to it. Would highly recommend based on location and the quaint feel of the Loft.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Le Loft Fantastique

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time using VRBO. What an amazing experience. From the actual ease of the website, to our checkout time everything was perfect. We could not have been happier with our place. Odette the owner is so pleasant to work with and the description of the loft is exactly as it is described on her page. No unpleasant surprises but plenty of good ones. The location is perfect. We were in town for the Music festival and we were centrally located for all our performances. A 10 minute walk at the most. We loved being inside the wall but we were pleasantly surprised to our access outside as well. The are great grocery stores and a health club (Nautilus) which we used since we were there a month. We were directly across from the horse and carriage stop so very convenient.. Do a tour. We were also directly across the street from a beautiful park so we relaxed on several beautiful days there. Although we didn't have a car, our friends that visited for the weekend did. Parking is across the street. So convenient. The views are excellent and we found several excellent restaurants just a few doors down that were not French. (Bello, Apsara, and Le Moine Enchanson). Although we LOVED all the French food, since we had lengthy stay, it was nice to mix it up.

The Loft is clean, well furnished, and has good natural lighting. It's is cozy with stone walls and beautiful wood. The bed is comfortable so we slept well. The kitchen is well stocked with dishes and pots and pans. We even played scrabble one evening with the game in the closet. Internet is fast and always available. Washer dryer, a plus. Thanks so much for an amazing experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There are only a few weeks left on my 2016 calendar, from November 15 to December. Quebec City in December is fairyland with its Christmas decorations in Petit-Champlain and everywhere.
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The Best Choice in Quebec City!

  • 5 of 5

We are just wrapping up a month's stay at this fantastic apartment. All we can say is "WOW". From the minute you pull up outside the old stone building and realize that THIS is where you will be living for a month, to the moment you open the door to the flat and see the beautiful floors, light-flooded windows, and gorgeous furniture, you are just completely and constantly in awe. Quebec City is an awesome place with tons of great dining, but should you wish to cook in, the apartment is stocked with everything you might possibly need-every cooking utensil, pot and pan, every spice and oil, etc. The washer dryer is a big plus, and the internet is very fast and reliable. The bed is very comfortable and the sheets are soft and cozy. Also good to note was how warm this apartment was, even in January when the temps reached near zero. The location of the place is perfect-walk to everything in both the Old City and the newer areas of town, and the parking is very convenient and safe just across the cobble stoned street. I really wish I could just move in here and stay forever! Merci for a wonderful month!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charmant loft

  • 5 of 5

Un vrai petit bijou au coeur du Vieux Québec. Vue magnifique autant de jour que de nuit. Nous avons passé un mois dans ce charmant loft et avons apprécié chaque moment de notre séjour. A la fin nous avons même quitté avec regret. Nous le recommandons fortement que ce soit pour un séjour de repos ou pour vivre l'expérience du Vieux Québec. Très confortable pour 2 personnes, cependant pour 4 personnes il faut utiliser le divan-lit qui est dans le salon. La propriétaire a toujours été disponible et a bien répondu à nos demandes.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Je consacre beaucoup de temps à toutes sortes de petits détails qui ajoutent au confort de mes invités et qui vont rendre leur séjour encore plus agréable. Je le fais avec un immense plaisir, comme si c'était pour moi, et j'en retire une grande satisfaction personnelle. Ma récompense : des invités qui repartent ravis et qui me laissent des commentaires comme celui-ci et comme tous ceux que j'ai reçus dans le passé.
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Jean-Lesage (Québec City)
Nearest Barpub
180 Metres
Le Sapristi
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Québec-Lévis (lower town)
Nearest Train
900 Metres
Gare du Palais
Nearest Motorway
1.4 Kilometres
Hwy 40 to Montreal
Nearest Restaurant
130 Miles
Le Saint-Amour
Nearest Ski
19 Kilometres
Le Relais Lac-Beauport
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Plage Jacques-Cartier
Car: not necessary

There is a lot to do in Québec City: outdoor ice skating at Place d'Youville or on the newly opened ice rink on the Plains of Abraham, also a nice place for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and rollerskating. And in the close surroundings, there is petanque, archery, hebertism and treetop games, hang-gliding and skydiving. Other attractions and amenities include: outdoor public swimming pool, waterpark, bicycle rental, horse-drawn carriages (at your doorstep); the Image Mill, boat cruises, etc. Enjoy a bicycle ride on one of the many cycle paths in and around Québec City. Even take your bicycle on the Québec-Lévis ferry and follow the path along the St. Lawrence River to capture the most spectacular views of Québec, stop by the marina to quench your thirst and have lunch or pick a place for picnic and enjoy the view. Montmorency Falls and Île d'Orléans are two must-see places. For more information, you should visit the Tourist Bureau, located at 12 rue Ste-Anne, right across from Château Frontenac. The Tourist Bureau (Centre Infotouriste) is open every day from 9:00 to 5:00 except December 25 and January 1.

Rates & Availability

Old Quebec Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter Holidays 2016
Dec 1 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$912
 
 
January to April 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
$1,288
 
 
Spring 2017
May 1 2017 - Jun 22 2017
15 night minimum stay
$1,439
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 23 2017 - Aug 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
$1,743
 
 
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
$1,288
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $68

Cancellation Policy: The 25% deposit is non-refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Amenities

Old Quebec Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full bathroom with tub and shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Mezzanine - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sofa bed in living room.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The location couldn't be better. Wander in the streets of Old Québec and discover the fortifications, the illustrious Château Frontenac, the famous Plains of Abraham and Place-Royale. In the green belt surrounding the city, the impressive Montmorency Falls and peaceful Île d’Orléans are other scenic attractions that you may want to visit. Outdoor activities abound in the region of Quebec and include hiking, alpine skiing, river sports, mountain climbing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and fauna observation. The area has several parks which make perfect playgrounds for outdoor enthusiasts. In winter, everything becomes enchanted and the snowy Old Québec looks like fairyland! Open the old pupil desk in the living room and dig out an abundance of maps and guidebooks to help you get started on all the fun things to do during your stay.

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