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The Writers' Retreat

CANADA: Québec City, Québec

Loft within Old Quebec City Walls...
As one of our guests once said about the retreat,"charming" is an understatement.

Get the creativity flowing in this very cozy, spacious and nicely furnished loft, about 1,000 sq.ft within the old city walls. Bring one guest at no additional charge.

You will definitely be inspired...
Lots of character with stone and brick walls, pine floors, vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, on third and top floor of building. Queen size sofa bed in living room, computer desk and chair. A/C, Cable and unlimited Wi-Fi Internet.


This natural light-filled corner unit with direct view on the Laurentians, the Esplanade Park and the National Assembly building is only steps away from the Plains of Abraham and a short walking distance to everything. No need for a car!

Born and raised in Québec, Odette moved to Vancouver, B.C., after completing college and she graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Diploma in Translation. Family ties and attractive career opportunities brought her closer to home some years later. In Toronto, she dedicated the next 12 years to a career with the Ontario Government Translation Service and the Government of Canada’s Translation Bureau. Odette has been a certified member of the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario since 2000. In addition, she is now registered with OTTIAQ (Ordre des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes agréés du Québec) and, thus, also enjoys professional recognition in the province of Quebec. She has been working independently as a translator for 15 years.


Your Host and Retreat Operator:  Odette Côté.

Region:  In the green belt surrounding Quebec City, the impressive Montmorency Falls and peaceful Île d’Orléans are scenic attractions that you may want to visit. Outdoor activities abound in the region of Quebec and include hiking, alpine skiing, river sports, mountain climbing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and fauna observation. The area has several parks which make perfect playgrounds for outdoor enthusiasts. In winter, everything becomes enchanted and the snowy Old Québec looks like fairyland!

Location:  The retreat is in the heart of Old Quebec City, across from the Esplanade Park. The Library Morrin Centre ( a three-minute walk on Chaussée des Écossais.

Closest airport:  Jean-Lesage Internatioanal Airport (a 15-20 minute taxi ride).

Tourism information:  Centre Infotouriste de Quebec


Studio Name Description Weekly Rates
The Loft @ $1800 per Month Bedroom on mezzanine with queen size bed, walk-in closet. Fully equipped kitchen, washer & dryer, A/C. Please note that the minimum stay is 30 consecutive days. 1800/Month


  • High Speed
  • Wireless
  • Desktop
  • Printer
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini fridge
  • Phone near
  • Private bathroom
  • TV/DVD
  • Out smoking

Payment terms:  25% booking deposit is required. We accept Paypal and eTransfer payments, credit cards. Balance due 45 days prior to scheduled check-in date. Please note that the minimum stay is 30 consecutive days.

Cancellation policy:  Booking deposit non-refundable.

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