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Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Duplex w backyard – 2 closed rooms - Montreal– Jan 1 to May OR June 1- 1250$CAD

Charming furnished lower duplex in Little Italy with back yard, vegetable garden, great kitchen. Two steps from Jean-Talon market, public transportation, and all amenities. TWO ROOMS for rent: bedroom and separate office. Open plan kitchen living room. Rent is all-included: heating, electricity, landline, Internet.

About me, your absentee roommate: I am a woman, Anglophone, trilingual, 40 yrs old, anthropologist, writer. There is a 3rd closed room that is my bedroom, which I will be paying for as storage space, while I complete my postdoctoral fellowship in England. The rent is discounted on account of this. The sublease is from Jan 1 2019 to May 1 2020 OR June 1 2020.

This apartment and its furnishing are the perfect set-up for a visiting academic. The space is also ideal for a couple, and/or the office can be made into a bedroom to accommodate a child.

FURNITURE AND AMENITIES: The second room currently includes a desk, shelf space, printer, scanner, keyboards, mice, speakers, transcription pedal, and my reference library from my PhD in anthropology. The bedroom includes a set of drawers, closet, night-table and a four-poster bed. The kitchen is bright and fully equipped for cooking, baking, preserves. Most furniture is of quality. There is a washing-machine between March and June (not for 3 months in the winter). There is a clothesline/ no dryer. The backyard includes a deck, vegetable garden, perennial garden, barbecue. The furniture and décor in the office and bedroom can be changed – feel free to inquire. No painting or new holes in the walls allowed. This apartment is not available completely unfurnished.

The duplex is on a side-street in a lively pedestrian neighbourhood, with multiple quality restaurants, terrasses, pubs, grocery shops, farmers' market, pharmacy, laundromat, buses, subway, all within a couple of blocks. Approx 20-30 min public transport to all 4 universities (20 min if driving or cycling). Street parking near home. Bike storage.

The duplex was built in 1910; the bathroom is recently renovated, yet the rest of the apartment was last rebuilt in the 1950s – fabulous character, quirks/low counters, some tiles missing, shabby chic. The reason there is no laundry until March is because washer is located in the original "cold room" of the 1910 construction (the fridge). Most other apartments in the neighborhood have been renovated and rent for twice the price.

The landlords are a friendly couple, helpful, bilingual, and live upstairs.

No smoking in the house, but smoking on the deck is fine.

Feel free to write with any questions in English, French, Spanish.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices

Suited for
2 people
Property Type
Apartment or Condo


Available from Tuesday, January 1, 2019 until Friday, May 1, 2020
Minimum Stay
4 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Both start and end dates could be earlier or later - feel free to inquire.
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Montreal
Postal Code - State or Province H2S 3G4 QC
Country Canada
Neighborhood Keywords Little Italy, Petite Patrie, Rosemont, Mile Ex
Closest University McGill University, Université de Quebec à Montreal (UQAM)
University nearby Concordia University, Université de Montreal

Home Exchange:

We are only interested in a home swap with the following location(s)...

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: London

United Kingdom

Neighborhood Keywords
Zone 2
Closest University
I work at the London School of Economics

Dates Wanted:
Wanted from Friday, February 1, 2019 until Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Rental Price:

CAD 1250 Monthly

Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Off Campus
  • SemiFurnished
  • Writing or Country Retreat


  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other: vegetable garden


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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