Montreal - Quebec - Canada

Montreal - Quebec - Canada




Nov 2005

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
1 Bathrooms

About our home

Our house is a fairly renovated old house (1904), 3 storeys' high (including attic) in addition to a usable basement.

It includes all modern facilities :
- 12 rooms with comfortable furniture, wooden floors
- modern kitchen and antique dining room
- solarium
- 2 offices fully equipped with computers, etc
- all modern appliances (gaz & microwave oven, dishwasher)
- fan's in all bedrooms (no Air/Conditionning)
- 2 fireplaces (one in master bedroom)
- 4 bedrooms (master with kingsize bed, 2 kidsroom, attic 2 double beds)
- family room in basement
- no pool, but a large outside (5 persons) secluded jacuzzi
- color TV's with DVD's & Video, specialized cable (8 movie channels)
- Hi-fi systems with large CD collection
- X-Box and games for kids aged 9-14
- Basketball hoop in backyard
- 4 computers (all with webcam and high-speed internet connections) and fax
- Possible exchange of cell phone (for local use)

The house can accommodate up to 8 persons but we would prefer a family of a maximum of 5.

The city has a nice and easily accessible public pool (1km), a public golf course (we can supply two golf kits), and many parks.

The house is located on a corner lot that is fairly large (8500 sq ft) with a large private patio/deck, that includes a gaz BBQ and a large dining table for 6, with parasol.

A second home (5 1/2 appartment) in Quebec City can be arrange for a long week-end stay during the exchange.


More about us

  1. Her : Renée Parent is an human resources director - CRI, specialized in health and safety, she works for one of Canada's largest food manufacturer; age 42

    Him : Hugues Lacroix is a CA (chartered accountant) and MBA, who works in the finance sector (largest canadian venture capital fund); age 45.

    We have two boys that will be aged 14 and 15 next summer (2006).

    We like sports (sail, cycling, golf, diving) and culture (reading, music, movies, shows). We have done some travelling (USA, Caribbeans, Thailand and Europe).

    We would like to go to a place with a warm climate and ideally near some water where we could swim (very near the sea or house with a private pool).

    We are fluent in French and English. Ideally, we would like to go to one of the following countries :
    Morroco, Egypt or Tunisia
    South of France (Côte d'Azur or near the mediteranean beach
    Mexico (near the beach
    Maybe without the kids to Large/Capital cities such as London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Madrid, Rome, Athens

    If you think that our house is of interest to you and that you have something nice of an similar type to offer, feel free to contact us to start discussing about it :

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Where is it?


Montreal-West is a small city of 5000 located in an old and very private borough of Montreal. It is one of the most secluded and nicest neighbourhoods. You will find mature trees and many parks, it is just like “the country in the city”!

We are at 8-10 km from Montreal busy and attractive downtown and fifteen minutes away from all major attractions (via car or nearby commuting train, buses, or Subway/metro). We are near 3 major highways and 2 minutes walking distance from an urban train station (that connects to the subway systems) and a bus hub also located a block away.

Our house is in a very quiet neighbourhood where most people are bilingual (French and English), which by the way applies to most people in Montréal.

Convenient stores for almost anything are not far (walking distance) from our house and major malls are not much further. Montreal is safe and friendly and offers a variety of activities especially during summer: a vibrant nightlife, superb restaurants, shops, and most of all, the hospitality of its inhabitants.

Montréal is a city with a European flair, partly because of our ancestors both French and English. You will find that the people in Montreal, no matter where you go, have a sense of “joie de vivre”.

There are many sites to visit: the Old Port, Old Montreal, the botanical Gardens, the Biodome, the Insectarium, Fine Arts Museum, Musée de la Pointe à Callières, Metropolitain Art Museum and so forth.

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