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- Fantastic Notre Dame Basilique
- Great outdoors
- Quaint neighbourhoods
- Foodie haven
- Music festivals and events
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Vacation rentals in Montreal
From business-driven trips to trendy and luxury stays. Montreal is divided into 19 districts and it has a large metropolitan area, known as Greater Montreal. Most travellers choose their vacation rental in the Vieux Montreal and the Old Port, since it is where most of the monumental attractions are concentrated and the one that best preserves the charm of the French cities. Plateau Mont-Royal and Mile End are the trendiest areas and Saint Henri has attracted hip professionals with its colourful residential streets. Villeray is a family-friendly neighbourhood with parks and lovely outdoors. However, the islands of Sainte Helene and Notre Dame are more recommended for sports fans, as they are home to the remains of the 1967 World Dog Show such as the Biosphere and the Formula 1 circuit. Do you already know where you are going to book your vacation rental?Incredible vacation rental in Montreal
Spend your vacations in a large and modern vacation rental that accommodates up to 8 people. Ideal for families or groups who want to enjoy an urban stay. Find smaller rentals for 2 or 4 people and cozy properties for solo travellers. Stay close to the Old City and enjoy some of the main landmarks just a few steps away from your doorstep. In the residential areas you can select vacation rental with private or communal gardens, swimming pools, jacuzzi and lovely patios to enjoy the summer nights with a nice dining al fresco. Comfortable rooms, spacious lounges and lovely decorations will make you feel at home. Start your trip planning now!
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The area and getting around
Located in southeastern Canada, Montreal is the largest city in the province of Quebec and the second in the country, with a population of 1.7 million inhabitants. Located on the island of the same name, between the Rivière des Prairies and the Saint Lawrence River. Enjoy nice strolls along the cobblestone neighbourhoods, admire the beauty of the French colonial style of Vieux-Montreal and the magnificent Notre Dame Basilica. It remains a city with an incredible charm, modernity and history.walk around the city and discover wonderful spots
Walking the streets of Montreal is an experience by itself. The old part of the city is a door to the historic past, where the mix of architectures brings us buildings and structures dating back to the 16th century, but also new and modern constructions that blend in with the rest of the city. The green areas provide a great playground for families with children, outdoor lovers and sports fans. Go to Vancouver’s Stanley Park or Montreal’s Mount Royal and enjoy the breeze or a quiet walk or even a nap under the shade of a tree.
Travellers and activities
We all love music and festivals, don’t we? During the summer, Montreal hosts some of the best spectacles and festivals covering amazing lineups and fabulous events. Attend the Francofolies music festival in June, when Jazz lovers will enjoy the International Jazz Festival as well. During the month of July, MEG Montreal is the date for hip hop, electronic and indie music, the popular film festival Fantasia or the Zoofest. Moreover, if you want to have a good time, enjoy the legendary Just for Laughs! It fills venues, theatres and nightclubs. Hilarious experience you cannot miss. Finally, August is the month for Heavy Montreal music festival, IleSoniq, Piknic Électronik and the unique experience of listening to the Montreal Symphony Orchestra showcasing its Classical Spree. Do you need more reasons to come to Montreal?Montreal for culture lovers
Montreal has been rated by Monocle magazine as the "Cultural Capital of Canada", making it an ideal destination for lovers of history and culture. The city has numerous museums such as the archeology and history or the Fine Arts, as well as a wide range of theaters that offer an extensive program of shows. What's more, Montreal has a downtown neighborhood known as the "Entertainment District." To which is added an impressive number of monuments, including the Basilica of Notre Dame or the obelisk of the Place d'Youville. Book an apartment in downtown Montreal to enjoy it all!
Did you know Montreal is named after the triple-peaked hill Mt. Royal?
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The French allure is palpable along the cobbled streets of the Old Town. Narrow lanes that make you feel the greatness of the old days and the majestic architecture that transports you to the classical European cities. Visit St.Paul Street, the Place Jacques Cartier or simply take a walking tour of the city starting in Place Vauquelin every day in the afternoon. Go to Place d’Armes and admire the basilica, stop at the Bonsecours Market and stroll along the Old Port. Let Montreal mesmerize you!2. Hike up Mount Royal
Those hiking lovers might not find it a challenging ascent but it is definitely worth it. This little hill offers some of the greatest views of the city from 200m. The walk up the “mountain”, as locals call it, takes about 15 minutes, although those who cannot walk for some reason, they also have buss 11 or taxi services that will take you to the top so you can also enjoy the panoramic scene. It is a popular place where locals enjoy their time off on Sundays, as well as tam-tam performers. Get your picnic blanket and enjoy a sunny day in Mount Royal listening to them!3. Try the Canadian Poutine
The Vieux Montreal is the quintessential gourmet area of the city, although you can also eat very well in the Plateau district and on Boulevard St. Laurent. The most typical foods are poutine and pastrami. Do not miss the opportunity to try them! Besides the many variations you can find, the traditional Poutines is French fries, cheese curds and brown gravy. Try the best versions at Paulo and Suzanne, Au pied du cochon or La banquise, to name a few. Taste the casse-croûte at Chez Ma Tante, the pizzaghetti at Marconi Pizzeria or simply enjoy a caffé latte at Café Olimpico. And we haven’t forgotten the pastry! There are countless places to get croissants, mille-feuilles or kouign amann and at the bakery Au Kouign Amann, you can have some of the best buttery Breton pastry you can possibly imagine!4. Try the local beers
Brewpubs in Montreal are quite popular. Here you can sample some of the best beers crafted in town. It is quite fun to enjoy the atmosphere! But if you are also into god food, you can combine the experience of a food tour with a beer tasting. The local brasseries offer great types of craft beers but you can try many brewpubs and see what beer you like the most. Go to Broue Pub Brouhaha, Dieu du Ciel, Les 3 Brasseurs, Siboire or Benelux. And if you are in for a treat… have a beer or two at Molson, the oldest brewery in North America!5. Visit Notre Dame Basilique
The stunning cathedral of Montreal is worth a visit. In fact, it is a must while you are in the city. The basilique is located at Place Jacques Cartier. The moment you step inside you will be able to admire its gold-adorned altar, the wonderful stained glass and the grandeur of this piece of architecture. There is also a guided tour if you pay the 6CAD of the entrance, but if you just want to attend a mass, it’s for free. Inside, you can enjoy AURA, a wonderful light show every evening and you need a ticket for it. It’s totally worth its price!
FAQs: Vacation Rentals and Apartments in Montreal
What is the average price for vacation rentals in Montreal?
The COVID-19 pandemic strongly impacted holidays in 2020. This destination had an annual average of around CA$316.03 per night.
During which months are vacation rentals cheaper in Montreal?
Those who want to save as much as possible travel to Montreal in December, November, and October, which are the months that offer the most discount, with average prices of CA$221.55, CA$236.03, and CA$260 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
When does the price of vacation rentals in Montreal go up the most?
When booking a vacation rental in Montreal, the highest prices are usually found in the month of May (with an average of CA$386.08 per night), followed by March (CA$356.82), and August (CA$352.71).
Do I need to plan a trip to Montreal well in advance?
We recommend you to book in advance in Montreal as only 27% of the properties are free throughout the year, according to our 2020 data.
Which months offer the highest availability?
January, May and September are, in order of highest to lowest, the months that present the largest number of properties free, with respective average availability figures of 34%, 32.4%, and 30.25%.
Which months is it more difficult to find available vacation rentals?
The months with the lowest properties available in Montreal are, in order, February, June, and March with respective average availability figures of 20.2%, 23%, and 23.5%, based on data collected in 2020.
How many rentals does Holidu have in Montreal?
In Montreal we work with 9 different providers to give you a choice of 1300 properties, so you will not be short of options!