Where to find a summer sublet in sunny Montreal?
March 20, 2014 4:15 PM Subscribe
I'm thinking of visiting Montreal for a couple months this summer as a "test run" of sorts before possibly relocating there permanently next year. How realistic is the prospect of finding a sublet in Montreal for June-July, and where would one look for such a thing online?
posted by doctorpiorno to Travel & Transportation around Montreal, QC (7 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My budget is limited, so I haven't really looked at hotels and corporate short-term rentals. Cheap and cheerful is fine. Dates are flexible — plane tickets aren't even booked yet.
What I've found so far: VRBO (cited in a previous AskMe) has quite a few places, but even the cheaper ones seem to be a bit over my budget. My best option so far appears to be AirBNB, as there are a few places in the CAD 1200~1500 / month range, which I could just about manage.
Is there anywhere else I should be looking, though? My original plan was to sublet a studio off a student going home for the summer, but I wonder how realistic that is and whether going down that route would actually be measurably cheaper — not to mention I have no clue where to look.
Are summer sublets a thing in Montreal? If yes, where are they advertised? Should I dig into the Montreal Craigslist? Is there a secret local classifieds site that I should take a look at? What would be considered a decent rental price for a studio in a reasonably central, not-too-shady part of town? Any areas I should particularly look at / avoid? Any flaw in the plan that I haven't considered?
Advice, suggestions and reality checks all more than welcome. Thanks in advance, Hive Mind!
[Long shot filter] On a side note, if any Montreal-based mefites are interested in visiting Madrid this summer and would consider a home exchange, please memail me.