Where to find short term furnished rentals in Montreal
by Paul Joseph | Published October 6, 2020
Perched on an island in the Saint Lawrence River in Canada’s Québec province, Montréal is made distinctive by the French colonial architecture that’s dotted around the city, most notably in the shape of elaborate churches and colourful terraced houses. Meanwhile a boisterous nightlife scene packed full of indie music venues and endless bars, clubs and pubs lend the city a new-world energy that lends a contrast to its otherwise old-world grace and glamour.
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Montreal’s international appeal attracts large numbers of visitors every year, many of whom come to study, live and work here for extended periods of time. Catering for such temporary arrivals are a huge choice of short term rental apartments. While most are available on Airbnb, there are also plenty offered on alternative platforms that provide many of the same benefits but with a more formal, service-led approach. Below are three of the best.
Sonder are a San Fran-based online company that cater for those needing short term accommodation in international cities. Their properties include everything from compact studios to loft-style options to expansive family-sized apartments. Overall, Sonder are our recommended choice for pick for short term apartment rentals in Montreal for rental durations of a few day to a couple of months, and here are our reasons. Firstly, the quality of their properties is second to none, with each one featuring tasteful and eye-catching interior stylings. Their services are also highly impressive, with concierge staff on hand, contactless check-in, and 24/7 support providing both convenience and maximum peace of mind. Furthermore, as opposed to Airbnb properties, Sonder professionally manages and maintains all of its inventory, cutting out the middle man and ensuring all issues are dealt with swiftly. There are substantial money-saving deals for longer stays too, including 35% off for weekly rentals and 40% for monthly rentals. For example, when we searched for weekly rentals in Austin, we found an impressive 96 options, starting at $65 per night for a two-bed apartment, which without the discount would have been closer to $100.
Booking.com are our number one pick for finding a furnished short stay apartment in Montreal for spells of a few days through to two weeks. The online resource is one of the biggest in the business for accommodation bookings and although it’s primarily considered a hotel website it also offers a fair number of apartments. When we searched for short stay options in Montreal around 290 apartments were available, starting at just $30 per night for a one-bed property. Other notable benefits include a Best Price Guarantee as well as a fully vetted guest feedback section.
When she created SabbaticalHomes.com in 2000, founder Nadege Conger envisioned it as a way for scholars and friends to arrange affordable housing and to find trustworthy tenants for their homes. Today, the website is a thriving hub of home rentals and home exchanges offered by its community of members. Most home listings are available furnished to ease the transition of relocating, going on leave or traveling. Having graduated from McGill University, Nadege has a special place in her heart for the people of Montreal and experiences like the jazz festival and cross-country skiing on Mount Royal.!