Urbansurfer

Age: 45-55

Member since February 2017

Engineer, surfer, accountant, single dad, DIY guy. Dreaming of RV life in California

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Regular joe, I like the Airbnb/sharing spirit.
No RV yet, but frantically looking and preparing the gf mentally.

Skills & Expertise to Share

DYI repairs.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Will want to go to Vancouver, SF, LA, San Diego, Las Vegas, Miami.

Urbansurfer's Hometown

Montreal

Urbansurfer's Guest Details

Urbansurfer's Rig

Rig Type: Popup Camper

8 feet long

Small 8 feet pop-up trailer tent (for now !). Dreaming of a diesel powered Mercedes RV, to live on the Pacific West Coast.

Urbansurfer's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with kids, ages: 8

Urbansurfer Has 1 Host Location

Montreal Urban Camping

Montreal, QC, CA
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Urbansurfer's References (30)

References from Hosts (1)

Tigerpilots

August 2017

Great guests

We hardly knew they were here. They really seemed to enjoy their stay here and were grateful guests.


References from Guests (29)

KevinAndSharon

September 2019

Dream host

Our hosts were more that helpful, they were a pleasure to meet. We bought a bus pass and got to a few places that way, it was fun. Many thanks to a dream host!


Jenny+Dexter

August 2019

Great spot, amazing host!

What a treat to find a spot so convenient to getting around Montreal. Easy to the bus and Metro. Per the previous guest: no charge for the first bus trip to the Metro where you can purchase a bus + metro pass. We packed the available space with our 24' rig and were able to use our slide. It was a tight fit no doubt, but worked for us! Water and electricity were easily available and our dogs were thrilled to have some time in the secure backyard. There is definitely some street noise but nothing we found unbearable. We really couldn't have asked for a better experience with the host. He was beyond gracious and helpful with tips for getting around and things to do and see. So happy we made this choice!


swpcharpentier

August 2019

Very convenient and nice little spot in Montreal!

We were very fortunate to be able to find his place while looking for a spot for our truck camper for a big competition down the road at the Olympic park. We luckily were able to fit in just right without extending into the sidewalk while also being able to open our back door without hitting the balcony in the back. We drive a Ford F450 dually with a 10'6" Truck Camper - any longer and we may have not fit. Our host was very kind and accommodating. We had an easy electric hook up to use and the bus stop and grocery store were very close walking distance. The street itself is a busy street with occasional trucks and motorcycles zooming down, though it gets a little quieter at night you'll still hear plenty of cars at night.

You have to buy your bus passes at the Metro if you are getting a 3-day or weekend one (or just pay the $3.50 there if you're using it once) but if you tell the driver that you're going to the Metro they will drop you off there at no cost so you can purchase your pass there.

We booked 3 nights though ended up having a shorter stay than we anticipated since our weekend wasn't completely planned rigidly. I'd definitely recommend this spot if you have a smaller unit (20' or under), need electrical and water (and a place to dump some recycling and trash) and if you like having very easy access to public transit.


BikeRider

August 2019

Cool place to stay

It is about as close as you can get to the Botanical Gardens in Montreal.
Perfect for our 20’
Eric is a great host and even hooked us up with wifi and electricity.
Thanks Eric


keith

August 2019

Very helpful

Our host was very helpful and accommodating, when we met a small emergency.
Much appreciated!


LouandLou

August 2019

Very helpful host

Good place to stay in Montreal. Host does everything he can to help. Merci!


Dlskinner

August 2019

Great visit

Wonderful location. Terrific host.


dcmclaren

July 2019

Heart of Montréal

Very accommodating! Power & water. Near Olympic park


Annelore

July 2019

Une nuit sur Montréal

Bien placé et super sympa


laureniles

June 2019

Montreal urban camping

We had a great stay and a great nights sleep at Urbansurfer’s.
The host responded quickly, was very friendly and accommodating, and gave us some great tips for getting around Montreal.
Great place to park it and venture into the city from.
Thanks!


VeroD

June 2019

Very good!

Very nice stay. I appreciated to be in the city, near bus and subway to commute.
The cars passing by didn’t bother me and traffic was light anyway, especially at night.
Thanks a lot for the spot!


jacquotetcher

June 2019

Good stop in Montreal

Urbansurfer has a good spot for spending time in Montreal. He is friendly, helpful, interesting and responsive. The spot is very good and we enjoyed three days parking in his drive while exploring the city.


lelouisdeville

October 2018

Great spot in Montreal

Such a convenient place to stay in the city and a warm welcome by the host, Eric. Thanks for letting us enjoy Montreal.


Emergency_Vacation

September 2018

Rachael and Greg

Had a great stay, it was a pleasure meeting you. Thanks for your wonderful hospitality!


Bergeracois

September 2018

Right place to stay

We stayed 3 nights with urbansurfer for a 2 days visit of Montreal. Not the most quiet place, but for our goal an optimal spot to be. Close to public transport and all amenities present (we din’t need) and on top of that a very pleasant host makes your visit to this town worth to do. Eric, thanks for your hospitality and stay dreaming of the Mercedes in the West. Regards to your lovely daughter.
Els & Hans


YUMLife

September 2018

Great Urban Experience!

Thanks again Eric!
We had a great time and will be back!
Ilyse and John


YUMLife

September 2018

Urban Camping!!!

We loved the urban camping experience so much we are going to stay an extra night!
Eric is a wonderful host as he made room for us in his driveway, and provides electric and water.
His home is 1 block from Bus 136 that will take you directly to the green metro line. We took the metro to the St. Laurent stop and started our journey in Chinatown. Bus 55 will take you north to south in the city!
Thanks Eric you rock!


SteveOlsonSF

August 2018

Great Location and Host!

My wife and I had a wonderful experience staying with Urban Surfer. The driveway is plenty large anough for our 24' Sprinter with the rear doors open. The neighborhood is very safe, we kept our doors open (for air) till 10:30pm. And we used Uber to get into the city center to avoid parking challenges which I can strongly suggest. Having the large park and grocery store so close is fantastic. If this spot is available for your visit we highly recommend it. Thanks again Urban Surfer.


jimlo

July 2018

Great location, super friendly, excellent!

UrbanSurfer was super helpful before and after we arrived, he wasn't going to be around when we arrived but sent us through all the info we'd need to get there as well as wifi etc.

He was heading off the next morning but spent some time the evening before having a chat and letting us use his compressor to check our tire pressure.

Overall a great host, would definitely stay again!


Tuckermom

July 2018

Gracious Host in a Fantastic City

This was our fifth trip to Montreal with the camper, and our first boondocking experience. Eric was a fantastic host, allowing us to connect to electricity while parked and offering water and wi-fi. He cleared his driveway to allow us to remain safely parked and off the street, which was unexpected. He is in a great location, and with easy access to the Montreal bus system, park down the street and a great Couche Tard gas station/ convenience store on the next block with good coffee, an ATM and a spotless bathroom (just in case). We never ran into Eric after our arrival day, but he was very helpful and enthusiastic and friendly. Great spot!


h.stuart

June 2018

VERY ACCOMMODATING

Eric (UrbanSurfer) gave us his front yard at his Duplex in Mtl, and we stayed there for 3 nights. We have a 26' truck & camper with a slide, and we fit in perfectly to the space.

The street noise did not bother us at all - with all the walking and climbing (Mont Royal), we slept like babies. We plugged into Eric's hydro, and enjoyed his lovely back yard where we had our morning coffee.

Eric was very interested in our activities, and gave us input as to what to see and do. We were only a short walk to the bus station at the corner of Beaubien and Viau, which took us straight to the Metro. About an hour from downtown. We would just pack a backpack, and leave for the day. It was a perfect arrangement, and no one worried if we arrived at all hours of the day or night.

Bixi Bikes were also situated close by, so that is another mode of transportation that works well there.

All in all, it was our first try at Boondocking, but certainly not our last! We had a most enjoyable visit with him. Thank you!


Eva

June 2018

Great stay!

Eric is a very good host and we enjoyed 2 nights at Montreal very much! Thank you!


GuenandAaron

March 2018

Wonderful first boondocking experience!!

Eric was so friendly and made us feel very comfortable to be doing our first boondockers welcome stay. He responded within a few hours to our request and welcomed us with two beers in the snow as the first guests of the year. He recommended the best place to go for poutine and we were very happy with our stay :)


Aoksunshine

October 2017

Awesome!!!

Actually never got to meet this wonderful host, but feel like I got to know him. Very communicative, helpful, easy and kind. While in the city I left my van parked in this host's driveway about 5 days and it was easy to get to, safe and a short walk to the metro. Highly recommend, total 5 stars!
Thank you bunches and hope to meet one day. Take care always and until then,


Sagventures

July 2017

Friendly host in good location to explore MTL

Urbansurfer was very welcoming and helpful in all our interactions. The street is busy but seemed much less so in the evening. We found getting in and out of his driveway in our high roof,extended Fird Transit cargo van to be much easier we expected. Public transportation is really close for adventuring into other areas of MTL.


TOMLAW

July 2017

Excellent host

I stayed in Urbansurfer's driveway for 4 nights in June, and was very pleased. I was coming in late every night (quietly) and sleeping late in the morning, but I was still able to sleep thru the 8am rush hour traffic noise.

Great location. I had a bicycle, so I didn't need to use public transport... but it was definitely close by.


Famille-lacroix

June 2017

Super séjour à Montreal

We stayed for a while in front of Urbansurfer's house and our visit of Montreal was super !
The place is great to go in downtown by buses. The road may be a little bit noisy by the beggining of evening but is not awful at night. This is a huge city !
He is a very attentionned host, kind and open minded. He did everything to make us comfortable.
Thanks again.
Laurent & Adeline


ONroute

May 2017

Very well situated

He welcomed us in front of his door. We had a nice talk together and he showed us many things to do and see in the city.
A lovely stay with water and electricity.
The location is very well situated for those that want to venture into Montreal. You easily can use the bus.
Thank you for having us.


NatandAlex

March 2017

Couldn't ask for a better location or host!

We were greeted with a couple of beers cooling in the snow, if that doesn't set you up for a good boondock experience I don't know what will! (Even though we don't drink it was the gesture that counted).
Considering this was Urbansurfers first time as a boondocking host he was impeccable. His recommendations were spot on and he very kindly let us hook up to his electric to keep us 'winter warriors' toasty.
The city of Montreal has so much to offer and the location of this spot could not be better! The transport system around the city was very easy to use and pretty much on the doorstep.
Being on a busy road if you are a light sleeper I would reccomend earplugs but if you're seeing the city right you'll be so knackered that sleeping won't be a problem!
Thank you so much for having us... We hope to return the favour one day :)