In the very desirable Mile-End, right by avenue Mont Royal (a great stroll), the mountain - Mont Royal (a great run or walk to the scenic top), Parc Jeanne Mance (tennis courts and other sports and lots of green space), access to transit - bike, bus, cabs and car shares. Close to amazing bakeries, restaurants, coffee and cocktails. And it only gets better from there.
This is a classic Mile-End/Plateau apartment. Spacious ground floor on an extra wide street with the bike-lane across the way.
The room for rent is my spare room - it's set up just for guests and is a cheerful room with great light and privacy. If there's anything you need, I'll be happy to try and accommodate you.
It's also the ground floor so there are no stairs to lug suitcases up and down (or your many purchases from a great day of shopping).
For those with a child, I have a son and could possibly rent his room as he will not be here all the time. This room is best suite for those under 10. Please contact me for details.
Your room is right off the living room that you have free reign of, you can sit and relax after a long day touring the city. The washroom is shared. You will also have access to the laundry facilities, back yard and kitchen.
The room on offer is my spare room. It's bright and overlooks the back yard, which you have full access to and is only used by me. It has green space - grass, flowers (and an attempt at vegetables). It's a great area to enjoy the afternoon sun or a morning coffee.
And if you are travelling with children, I'm more than happy to lend toys or any child-accessories you may need.
Interaction with guests
I love to meet new people and I am happy to offer guidance on what to see and do. And if I'm up to something fun - checking out a festival, walking the mountain or meeting friends - you'll be invited to join. Though I also assume you have your own agenda and am happy to facilitate any plans you may want to make.
I work full time and keep quite busy during the weekends - so you will likely have much privacy but I'm still reachable by email, text or a phone call if there's anything you need.
Other things to note
I sometimes have a small dog - a hypoallergenic Bichon Maltese named Moe who loves the mountain and belly rubs. However, I will most often try not to have him while I have guests - unless you plead for to have him around.
This is a friendly home - social, inviting... but not a party hub. Please clear any extra visitors with me prior to inviting them over.
Smoking is not allowed indoors. Outside is fine - though please make sure to clean up after yourself.
Probably the most relevant bit of info that will help you get to know me is that I am the eldest of 5 kids. That explains a lot about me!
I'm creative, full of ideas and many projects on the go. I love to entertain and renting my spare room on Airbnb felt like such a natural and obvious thing to do, I'm a little surprised I didn't think of it sooner.
I've got a young son part time (shared custody), which keeps me young and laughing. When not being supermom, I'm doing things that make me happy - like airbnb hosting, checking out free events in the city, trying to read a book (but getting distracted by the million other projects I like to do) or being active. I have signed up for a few 10k races this summer (even though every time I am out for a jog, I decide that I don't actually like running).
As a host, I'm more likely to let you do your thing rather than hover and flood you with personal information (but I can if you want!). I'm more than happy to help you figure out something great to do or find your way. And I'd love for you to join me if I'm meeting friends, going for a hike on the mountain, strolling my awesome area, or enjoying the backyard sun with a glass of wine - but no pressure or expectations at all! I'll be trying to read you as a guest and what you would most like from me so please don't hesitate to tell me. I'll be giving you your space while wondering if there's more I can do for you to help you have a great stay.