Bright and spacious house in the northern, quiet part of Montreal.
Main floor is an open plan living room, dining room and kitchen. The dining room can accomodate up to 12 people. It opens onto a sunny garden through a large sliding door, which makes the room very bright.
Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms and a bathroom. The master's bedroom has a queen bed. The 2 other bedrooms have double beds. Highspeed Internet.
The basement has a very large family room with 61" screen TV, 5.1 sound system, VCR, DVD player, and cable TV. A sofa converts into a double bed. There is a second bathroom downstairs with shower only. There are also laundry facilities in a separate room.
We have 2012 Subaru Impreza (automatic). We have 4 bikes, camping gears, and a canoe with paddles and security belts.
The house is in the northern area of Montreal (Ahuntsic) close to Fleury street. The house is located at walking distance from the grocery store, drug store, bakery (very good croissants!), fruit store, convenience store, dry cleaner and post office. Additionaly, Fleury street hosts shops, cafe and restaurants that are a 1 min. walk away.
The house is a 7 min. walk from the metro (underground train). The ride via metro to downtown Montreal is approx. 20 min.
The area is very safe. It is mainly inhabited by families. French is the language normaly spoken in the area but there is no problem being understood in english. There is a playground with water games at the back of the school, close to the church (Catholic).
There is a larger park by the metro station that has a skateboard park. There also can be found the cultural center, the librairy, police station, and a liquor store.
We are close to Des Prairies river (Montreal is an island). You can enjoy nice bike rides and picnics on the dedicated bike route along the river.
It is easy to escape the city nothward via Highway 15 which brings you into the nice and wild Laurentian in 45 min by car for hiking, canoeing, camping, watersliding, mountain-biking, etc.
Montreal is 1.5 h from the US border where NY and Vermont can be accessed. Nice trips can be done to Burlington (VT) or the Adirondak region (NY) for great hiking.