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John Schwinghamer

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Speaks english, french, czech

THE GALLERY 2 - Beautiful Well Located 2 BR w Deck Near Atwater MKT and Downtown

123 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


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2 BR + 1 Bath - (Sleeps 4-6)

For a good idea of what you’ll experience, please read our REVIEWS. Our guests keep coming back because we offer great value and a quality experience in a dynamic neighborhood that is quiet, close to downtown and has many of Montreal’s top restaurants. We start your Montreal experience by offering you two fresh baguettes and some Quebec cheese.

Gallery 2 is in a meticulously restored century old building close to downtown and minutes from the subway (Metro), the Atwater Market and the historic Lachine Canal. An ideal pied-à-terre for anyone that wants to be in one of the most dynamic villages in Montreal. This 2 bedroom second floor unit is bright and sleeps 4 to 6. Finished with hardwood floors, it is spotlessly clean & tastefully decorated with original art, high quality furnishings, linens & appointments throughout. It features a master bedroom with a queen size sleigh bed and 1 bedroom with 2 single beds. The den has a sofa with a double pull out bed. Also in the den there is a flat screen TV and a collection of DVD’s from our library of over 100 movies for all ages. The bathroom has a deep tub that will soothe you after a good day of sightseeing and is equipped with a front loading washer & dryer. The dining room is beside the all equipped kitchen with dishwasher that leads out to a very large deck with two patio sets and two BBQ’s (Gallery 1 shares the deck with you). The deck is next to our beautiful rooftop garden. All our units also come stocked with books and board games. Called the GALLERY 2 because this is 1 of 3 units in the building that is located next to Jane's private art gallery & studio next door.

Our other units in the same building are Gallery 3 (#193135) and Gallery 1 (#211812)

Good food is just steps away at the deluxe IGA grocery store or the delicious Atwater market where you can savor gourmet foods, pastries and deli style food. If you prefer to eat out, we are a few minutes walking from some of Montreal’s top restaurants (Joe Beef, Tuck Shop, H4C, Smoking Vallee, CHO, McKiernans, Magnans Tavern) or if you prefer a drink in a hip setting there is La Drinkerie, Burgundy Lion, Grumman 78, Ludger.

Aside from fine dining, there are many things to do in this area. Depending on the season, you could catch a hockey game at the Bell Center, go rock climbing at Allez-Up indoor rock climbing gym or rent a kayak and paddle on the Lachine Canal. You can also walk or cycle on the Lachine Canal bike path which is just 15 minutes by bike to the Old Port and Old Montreal. Note that you can leave your bikes at home because we have 6 adult bikes for rent for $5 a day or maximum charge of $20 (includes helmets and locks). For small children there is a nice park with playground and splash pad just one block away.

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John Schwinghamer (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, czech

About John Schwinghamer

I always wanted to own a hotel and this about as close as it gets. My wife and I live next door and we enjoy meeting people from all over the world. I also believe that we offer a great value to travelers. We've made our apartments up as if we were renting them ourselves. We pride ourselves on being good hosts and offering you a great stay. We try to make every aspect of your stay a pleasant experience.

John & Jane.

John Schwinghamer purchased this apartment in 2001

Why John Schwinghamer chose Montreal

This is a great area, there are good restaurants and we are very close to the subway system (called Metro) so we can be downtown in minutes. We are also very close to the Atwater market where there is great food and restaurants. We are also minutes from the Canal which has great bike paths and walking areas that lead to the Old Port of Montreal.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved everything about this charming apartment! The owner was so easy to deal with, and very accessible to answer all questions. He even took time to install the air conditioner while getting ready to leave the province for his son's wedding! The apartment is immaculate, meticulously maintained and well equipped for everything you need. The outdoor deck and barbecue were a huge bonus, as was the washer and dryer. Beds were very comfortable and the deep soaker tub (with shower) was lovely. The only thing I'd ever add to this great place is a small coffee table in the sitting room - so we could have a place to lay our glass of wine at the end of the day! The location is excellent as well - this was my first visit to Montreal, on a cross-country trip, and it is quite easy to access travelling east on the Trans Canada Highway. It is just around the corner from a Metro stop, which was wonderful to visit all parts of Montreal. Lots of great little restaurants in the area as well - we ate at the Greenspot Diner (good diner food) and The Burgundy Lion Pub (amazing menu! highly recommended). There is also an IGA just up the road, great for supplies. And also quite close to the great Atwater Market, which we really enjoyed visiting. The canal is very nearby also, and is great for walking. We stayed 4 nights in Gallery #2 apartment, and would very definitely return. We highly recommend staying here!
May 2013
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based on 123 traveller reviews

THE GALLERY 2 - Beautiful Well Located 2 BR w Deck Near Atwater MKT and Downtown
average rating of 4.886179 based on 124 reviews
Bangor, Maine, USA

Quiet street in great location!

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment! Very clean and well kept. Many thanks to John and Jane for their warm welcome and supply of fresh Montreal bagels! The owners were always available if needed. Well organized local information and wireless internet on site. Quiet location close to Atwater Market, the Lachine canal, and downtown. Recently renovated and plenty of space for our 16 month old to roam. We visit Montreal often and the apartment was perfect for our family gathering (fully equipped kitchen). We're planning to rent the unit again for upcoming visits.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! It will be a pleasure to see you again.
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Wonderful place to experience Montreal.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very clean and just as it was described. Easy access to the subway making it easy to experience Montreal. A convenience store is steps from the apartment. We would stay here any time we visit Montreal.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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An experience

  • 3 of 5

Jane was a very nice lady and the apt was exactly how it was described .. Very clean and perfect size for us 4 . It was close to the Metro which made it ver easy to go everywhere. However there was a tenant above us that was very creepy who stomped and ran across her apt at all hours of the night.. Screamed , bagged on walls and floors etc... So we decided to leave early she made us feel very uneasy. We were told that she had issues and they were admitting her to a crisis center in the morning but later that evening she was back at it, we left the next day.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately you had to suffer through an unruly tenant. It's best to mention these things to us when they're happening, because we can usually find a solution. We don't always know what we're getting when we rent to someone but we didn't want to put her out on the street because she had just gone through a nasty break-up. We apologize for the inconvenience, but are pleased to report that she's gone and now seems to be straightening out her life. I would like to think that our little bit of compassion helped her get through a dark period in her life. Again, we apologize for the inconvenience. John & Jane
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We had a fantastic stay !

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four rented this unit for our vacation in Montreal. It was just perfect. It is a very short walk to the metro station so we never had to use our car. The neighborhood itself is filled with interesting restaurants for use when we didn't feel like going anywhere else in Montreal. A very useful booklet was provided to us that listed local attractions, restaurant etc.

We would highly recommend this unit to any family traveling to Montreal

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay in Montreal

  • 5 of 5

John is kind and helpful for a newcomer to the city. The apartment was clean, bright and everything we needed. Close to the Metro and groceries just a step away. Easy to get on the autoroute. Great beds too. Safe and perfect for our family for March Break! Thanks John, for a most lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fredericton, NB

Fantastic location-4 1/2 stars!

  • 4 of 5

Great location, close to the Metro, grocery stores and bars/restaurants-all within walking distance. Nicely laid out apartment, very clean and comfortable. Street was quiet and easy to find. We would definitely stay here again! Only drawback, and it was small but still worth mentioning, was the fact that there was no paper towel or napkins and TV was limited as we don't speak French. But next time, we'll bring a cable to attach the TV to our tablet. My rating is 4 1/2 stars, but couldn't figure out how to give half a star at the first of this review section.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Too bad we lost 1 star for not supplying more toilet paper. We always supply enough to get you started, but we expect you to supply the rest. Thanks and we hope to see you again.
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Lots of hip little bars.
Nearest Train
0.4 Miles
St-Henri Metro station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
all major highways
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Too many to list
Car: not necessary



Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Montreal, Quebec

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
30 May 2016 - 26 Jun 2016
3 night minimum stay
27 Jun 2016 - 28 Aug 2016
5 night minimum stay
29 Aug 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
31 Oct 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
19 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
3 Jan 2017 - 26 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
27 Feb 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 19.0%

No smoking in apartments and no pets allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Montreal, Quebec

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Mountain View
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • New, done in subway tile with glass tile accents - quality linens . Deep tub with curved shower curtain bar.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sofa bed/futon
  • All linens are high quality cotton and mattresses are recent. Master bedroom has a beautiful queen size sleigh bed. Good quality finishing and furnishings throughout.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • tennis
32' Flat screen TV and brand new Samsung front loading washer & dryer. Kitchen is very well equipped, if anything is missing, we can probably get it! NOTE THAT WE HAVE BICYCLES FOR RENT.