The largest tourist home in Québec
Since this past June, Québec City has provided tourists and businesspeople an exceptional opportunity for a different sort of stay: short-term rental of a luxury condo or penthouse in the best possible location. Situated on Parliament Hill right next to Old Québec, performance venues and the businesses on Saint-Jean Street, only a few minutes away from the ski hills and the entranceway to Charlevoix, 760 Honoré-Mercier is perfectly located not only for tourists wishing to discover the area but also for artists and businesspeople who want to spend some time in the capital.
The building holds 82 condos, 60 of which are available for short-term rental from their owners. The latter have been fully involved in the project and have put a great deal of effort into finalizing the design of their apartments and ensuring that they are decorated with care and refinement, under the guidance of Les immeubles Charlevoix, the agency that manages the tourist home. With over 35 years’ experience in real estate management in the Québec City and Charlevoix regions, this was the perfect firm to manage developing the apartments and make sure that this tourist home exceeds the quality and esthetic standards required by the Corporation de l’industrie touristique du Québec. Besides luxury and comfort, all tenants are guaranteed that their condo will be equipped with all the furniture, appliances and accessories they could possibly need during their stay. Whether they stay for a few days or a few months, tenants can expect an extraordinary experience based on an uncompromising practical tourism formula: the joys of city living and fresh air all in the same place.
What sets the building’s geographical location apart the most is certainly the way it overlooks Old Québec, the lower town and the Laurentians in the distance, not to mention the roofs of the Saint-Jean-Baptiste neighbourhood. In the evening the view consists of a panorama of tiny scattered lights and of stars, a real-life perpetually changing screen saver. It’s simply magic!
Impressively, there is a wide choice of apartments: one, two or three bedrooms; one or two bathrooms; size (from 600 up to 2,000 square feet); loft or penthouse with a stairway and rooftop patio. Most surprising of all, each condo has its own signature, design and cachet, depending on its owners’ choices of decoration and material. One thing, though, is guaranteed.
Everything is top quality: wood floors, unique ceramics, granite countertops, large glassed-in showers, top-of-the-line appliances, high-tech lighting, huge windows with sophisticated blinds. Nothing has been left out in the search for the perfect atmosphere. Another important detail in this very desirable neighbourhood: almost all the condos come with at least one indoor parking space.
We mustn’t forget that Les immeubles Charlevoix also provides first-class service in the tourist home. This includes 24-hour service at the reception desk, peerless housekeeping service and a certified concierge (member of Les Clefs d’Or), available to provide tourist information, suggest itineraries or guided tours, make various sorts of reservations (restaurant, theatre, show, sitter) and provide any other personalized services tenants may need. This is truly the only ideal place to stay on vacation, for work or when visiting family, in Québec City or the surrounding area.
Text: Sylvie Lamothe