Urbansurfer's Profile

Boondocking Available!

Location

Montreal, QC

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Site Details:

1 spot available

1

RV 30 feet max

< 30

We'll play it by ear

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Site Has Available:

No Pull Through Parking Available
Wifi Available
Electric Hookup Available
Water Hookup Available
Dump Available

Site Welcomes:

No Slideouts And Awnings
No Generators Allowed
Lawn Chairs Allowed
BBQs Allowed
Pets Welcome

Availability

Spot should be available all summer, unless I need to do renovations and need constant access to the garage.
I can also have guests in the winter.

Access Road Conditions

Very busy street. You'll need to park front end first to fit under the front deck. A bit of a challenge to back out, you'll need to ease out slowly and cut traffic. It's feasable, I often back up a trailer with my SUV, you just have to ignore the impatient drivers :-) Spot is 25 feet full height with a few more under the front deck, 12 feet wide. Slide-out allowed if it fits !
Best to drive in from the South, much easier to turn in.

Site Description

Perfect urban boondock location. I am pleased to share my front driveway and park on the street. Electricity (15 amps) and water available. 2 different buses direct to subway at the corner. Bixi station at the corner. Grey water can be dumped. Kids welcome. Dogs welcome. Cats stay in the RV. I also share the backyard if I don't need it. You can dump garbage and recycling in the big bins (green is recycling).
Past guests suggest earplugs if you are a light sleeper, my street is quite busy.

Suggested Local Attractions

Montréal has EVERYTHING !!
Spot is located a few feet from buses #136 and #18. Bixi (shared bicycles) station at the corner.
This spot is the best home base to discover the city by public transit.
Close to Parc Maisonneuve.
Montréal public pools are free, so long warm showers available there.
Ultramar gas station / convenience store 24/7 at the corner. Grocery (IGA) by foot 2 Streets away.

STM public transit (Bus / Subway). Get your tickets/passes either :
- At convenience store 1km away by foot, Depan-Express 5355 Rue Bélanger, Montréal, QC H1T 1E4.
- Pay cash to hop on the bus at the corner, 3,25$ exact change needed.
- At the Viau subway station.

Things to see in Montréal :
Go eat a "poutine" at La Banquise.
Chalet on top of Mont Royal.
1000 La Gauchetière, indoor skating.
Place Ville-Marie building.
Old Port.
Habitat 67.
Plateau Mont-Royal.
Go eat at Tampopo.
4 university campuses to visit : Concordia, McGill and UQAM downtown. Polytechnique on the mountain.
In the summer, go see the river surf behind Habitat 67.
Summer outdoor electronic music : Piknic Electronik.
Winter outdoor electronic music : Igloofest.
Olympic stadium.
Biodome.
Ski until approximately May 15th every year, at Mont St-Sauveur, a 50-60 min drive.

Photos of Urbansurfer's Boondocking Location


The hood in summer

The spot, with lamp post added challenge

Urban backyard, swing set, bbq, fireplace

Clothesline included !

You can also use the patio set

About Urbansurfer

In A Few Words...

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

A Little More Detail

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

Favorite Boondocking Locations

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

Urbansurfer's Pets

None, but I love dogs !

Urbansurfer's Rig

No rig yet, dreaming of a 25 feet Mercedes diesel RV.

Urbansurfer's Home Town

Montreal

Skills or Expertise to Share

DYI repairs.

User Recommendations

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Response Rate: 100%
Average Response Time: Less than 12 hours
Recommended by Sagventures
Jul 19, 2017

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.

Recommended by TOMLAW
Jul 1, 2017

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.

Recommended by Famille-lacroix
Jun 24, 2017

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