Big, beautiful house on Orleans Island, 20 minutes away from downtown Quebec City

Big, beautiful house on Orleans Island, 20 minutes away from downtown Quebec City

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 7
3 baths

About our home

Our home is clean, cosy and very comfortable.
It features four bedrooms, a big kitchen, a dining room with wooden furniture, a huge living room that covers the whole second floor, another living room with a fireplace and river-view, a pool room, as well as large windows all over the place. But the main treat is the beautiful backyard, which offers a large brick patio, a barbecue, a hammock and a big swimming pool, along with a stunning view of the St-Lawrence River and of Orleans Island’s marina and church.

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Notre maison est grande, confortable et très bien tenue.
Elle comporte quatre chambres à coucher, une grande cuisine, une salle à dîner, une salle de billard, un énorme salon qui couvre tout le deuxième étage et un autre salon, avec foyer et vue sur le fleuve. Mais l’attrait principal de notre maison est la grande cour arrière, qui offre un patio de brique, un barbecue, un hamac, une piscine creusée ainsi qu’une vue imprenable du fleuve St-Laurent et de la marina de l’Île d’Orléans.


Our house is only a short drive away from Old Quebec City and such attractions as the Frontenac Castle, the Citadel of Quebec, the Plains of Abraham, the Petit-Champlain, and many other historic sites. For those who like shopping, St-Jean Street offers many local stores and European-style pubs. To discover Quebec City’s nightlife, Grande-Allée Street is must-see, with the city’s most popular restaurants and clubs. Those who are more interested in sports or nature will surely want to visit the Mont Ste-Anne, the highest mountain in the province, where it is possible to ski (in the winter), to mountain bike (in the summer) or just to hike.

The house itself is located in Saint-Laurent, one of the six villages on Orleans Island. Unlike the surrounding suburbs of Quebec City, you won’t find in Saint-Laurent your usual Wall Mart, Mcdonald’s or Burger King, for Orleans Island has remained a very rustic place, with lots of green hills, small cafés and art galleries located by the river. Anywhere on the island, the landscape is extremely gorgeous. The place has a very soothing country atmosphere. In the summer, you can stop on the way home to buy strawberries or raspberries directly from stands alongside farms.

On the practical side, the house is a 5-minute walk away from a grocery store, which provides local food and fine wine. Even closer are a park with a playground, two tennis courts and a skating ring (in the winter). The house is also footsteps away from Saint-Laurent’s marina, a great place for walks, picnics and sight-seeing.

In short, the main advantage of our home is that it offers a calm atmosphere, while being very close to the hype of Old Quebec City.

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We are in couple in our mid-sixties; Claire is a notary and Jean is a lawyer. Before we retire, we want to bring our children (in their twenties and thirties) on a two to four-week trip to Europe, preferably Italy. We will treat your home with the highest regards, and we will trust you to do the same.

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Nous sommes un couple dans la soixantaine; Claire est notaire de profession, et Jean est avocat. Avant de prendre notre retraite, nous souhaitons faire découvrir à nos enfants (tous au tournant de la trentaine) un pays d’Europe, préférablement l’Italie, lors d’un voyage d’une durée de 2 à 4 semaines. Nous nous engageons à traiter votre maison avec les plus grands égards, et nous nous attendons à ce que vous fassiez de même.

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