octobre 2017

Oh Boy… what do i say about this place and the host. You have to experience it 🙂 What a beautiful art work this place has to offer, equipped with everything to can imagine, living experience here is unforgettable. Every corner of this place has a history and a story behind. No wonder it took so many years to built this artistic place by the host so passionately. In the hearts heart of Montreal… if your looking for walking distance Montreal attractions, search no where else. What a warm welcome JF has given, The host JF is literally bibble of Montreal, he guides you according to your mood and taste. I wont be surprised if he becomes the next M.P of Montreal Provincial Parliment, Hahaha… but seriously JF is an amazing guy who would help you by going two steps ahead. He is respectful and very considerate, loved chatting with him. Overall as i said, a lifetime experience. Not going anywhere else when it comes to Montreal again. Seriously this place is a blessing to Airbnb…


septembre 2017

A truly adept and knowledgeable host who, like great service at a fine establishment, ever-present yet unobtrusive, and very, very helpful. Any question was met with sound advice. Jean-Francois possesses a remarkably innate knowledge of the city and its inner workings which will only serve to assist and enhance your stay. Our room itself was quaint, clean, and offered all and comforts of home. The amenities were all there and presented amidst an eye-pleasing decor of splendid ornamentation. The location was prime as we were never more than a stone’s throw from food, entertainment, hiking, etc. The few times we had to travel farther than that, Jean-Francois’ suggestion of the Metro proved invaluable. We are already making plans to return in the future, and I hope it will once again involve Jean-Francois’ fabulous hospitality!

Thanks for being a helpful and superb host during our all-to-brief stay in a truly great town! We thoroughly enjoyed our time spent in your comfy and well-designed crib and I’m confident you’ll be hearing from us again 🙂


août 2017

Getting to know Jean-Francois has been a truly fantastic experience. He is the perfect host for your visit in Montreal – super friendly and welcoming, very helpful and sooooo funny 🙂 He gives you lots of suggestions for bars, restaurants, sights and things to do. His apartment is unique – i love it and you will love it too! Everything is in walking distance.. thats how i explored the city. If you want to stay in the perfect spot, you should go for it – no other choice! Thank you Jean-Francois. My visit in Montreal wouldn´t have been such an experience without your hospitality.


août 2017

Great host. Great place.


août 2017

Jean-François is a wonderful host, very helpful and kind. He was flexible concerning check-in and check-out which was very helpful. He can also give a lot of good recommendations on restaurants, bars and what to do in Montreal. Besides the room and the loft are exactly as in the pictures. Although the area is a bit noisy the loft itself has a peaceful atmosphere. I relaxed and slept very well.


août 2017

Wonderful, exceptional host, location, space (it’s bigger than you might think & rich with beautiful design & things). After visiting and exploring the surroundings I feel extremely lucky that we decided to stay here, a perfect location for us. We were lucky to have wonderful luck with food as well; aside from Jean-Francois’s recommendations (which were great) we also especially liked Else’s and Chez Cora’s (we ate at both twice during our stay).

We loved everything and were surprised at the size of the size of the space. You were a great host and we truly appreciate all that you did. Hope we were not too much of a pain and that you’re not upset by our leaving some things. BTW, the Indian food never touched our plates or anything.


août 2017

Hard to find words to describe this spacious, quirky creative apartment. Really loved the style, art and design of Jean-Francois place. He was friendly, helpful and went to length to make sure my son and I were comfortable. Enjoyed the city and did not have long enough to see everything.

Thanks for all your help with directions and the washing! Loved the creativity of your apartment and the space. Really enjoyed our stay.


juillet 2017

Jean François’ place is one of my best Airbnb stays so far. The apartment is greatly located, close to the old town, public transports, shops and restaurants. The room in itself was perfect for us: cosy, well furnished, clean and great decoration. The whole apartment is a beauty, you need to go to see it:) Jean François has been a great host, taking care of us, providing us advise for our camping trip after Montreal and even reached out to some friends to get more information about national parks around. He is a respectful and trustworthy person, I strongly recommend his place!

Merci encore pour l’accueil, tout était parfait 🙂 Montreal est une super ville, je vais essayer d’y trouver un travail. À un de ces jours peut être! Cheers, Sophie PS: si j’ai des amis qui cherchent un Airbnb à Montréal, je leur conseillerai ton appartement !


juin 2017

Increíble loft! Merci JF!


mai 2017

JF is a great host, he was very friendly and welcoming. The room is accurate as described, great loft. The location could not be better.


mai 2017

Amazing space with a great host! He was very welcoming and chill and encourages you to make his place your own during your stay. The space looks amazing and its noticeable JF put a lot of effort into getting it that way. The location was also perfect for us as its a very vibrant neighbourhood with lots of restaurants, bars and dance clubs.


septembre 2016

Jean-Francois was very welcoming and helpful throughout out stay.


septembre 2016

Amazing stay, comfortable, clean, absolutely gorgeous and unique. The pictures don’t do it justice this is the most original loft i have Ever seen. Location is perfect, close to everything but still amazed by the host and his flawless taste. I was not expecting such a perfect weekend. Thank you very much Jean-Francois, happy to have met you!


septembre 2016

JF was very friendly and gave us many great suggestions about what to do around Montreal. His apartment was beautiful and in an ideal location. Thanks for the great weekend!


septembre 2016

JF was a wonderful host with a very nice loft apartment. Easy communication and he was very helpful in suggesting things to do around Montreal. Made my trip very smooth and pleasant. Very much appreciated and highly recommended for anyone looking to stay in the middle of everything on St. Laurent Street, super close to Old Montreal.


septembre 2016

Beautiful eclectic loft with great energy and a wonderful host! JF responded to my last minute inquiry quickly and welcomed my guest and I into his awesome home within hours of our reservation request. The apartment is loaded with tons of cool antiques and vintage items– there is a lot of character going on in every inch of the place. It was also spacious, clean, and very reasonably priced for what you get! The location is good as well- between a lot of popular neighborhoods surrounding St. Laurent if you’re looking to go out at night or grab a bite to eat during the day. I would definitely recommend making a reservation here if it’s available! ️️️️️


août 2016

The room was great and Jean-Francois was very welcoming! He was helpful with suggestions on whatever we had in mind and knows a ton about the city. The apartment is charming and right in the middle of things. Would absolutely recommend.


août 2016

JF was a great host and went out of his way to make sure that we were comfortable and knew our way around. One evening after 10, we couldn’t find a place to park and he immediately returned my text and came up with a solution for us. We use AirBNB a lot and JF is definitely one of the best hosts we have ever had. My wife and two kids (12 and 14) LOVED JF’s eclectic loft. It is a really cool place.


Renata Sasson

août 2016

Jean-François was a wonderful host, very helpful, friendly, accessible, and welcoming. We booked the room last minute and everything went smoothly and was stress-free. The accommodations were beautifully designed and maintained, very comfortable, clean, and in an unbeatable location. Will definitely stay again!

Saba Roo
août 2016

JF was there upon arrival with a cold drink and gave us a great tour of this unique property. Couldn’t have been a more welcoming arrival. He was accessible to us via text if we needed throughout the weekend, and gave great recommendations for activities, restaurants & bars in the area. Highly recommended.

Eirik Sk

juillet 2016

Me and a colleague stayed in JF’s apartment for five days while attending a conference in downtown Montreal, and found the apartment to be just amazing. It is spacious, light, very clean, filled with interesting interiors and details, and located in a great neighbourhood with cafes, bars and restaurants all around. JF is also a great host. He was very easy to communicate with, gave us loads of good tips and was very friendly and welcoming. In sum: a great airbnb-experience!

Dominique Van Olm

juillet 2016

My bf and I had a great stay at Jean-François’s place. It was such a unique space in a prime location. St.Laurent is a lively street at night, but the loft is on a fun corner that has everything you need within one block. It’s close to some great restaurants and Mont-Royal / †he Plateau / The Mile End. There’s a bixi stand up the street and lots of cute side streets with shops and restaurants, making it the perfect home base for us to cruise around MTL. JF was so hospitable and accommodating and made us feel very at home. Thanks again!
Ce que Dominique a beaucoup aimé dans votre logement :
Thanks so much JF, we had a great time!

Mandeep Sandhu

juin 2016

JF was an excellent host. His apartment is very unique and spacious and clean. It’s also in an excellent location. Me and 3 friends were in Montreal for my birthday and for F1 and we had a great time! Would highly recommend and would stay here again! Thanks JF!

Remarque privée :
Very unique and spacious and in a great location

Ricka Pieper

mars 2016

This was my very first time that I ‘used’ AirB&B instead of a hotel, and I have to say that I would do it anytime again, thanks to this awesome experience! Thank you Jean-Francois for making me feel at home in your great unique place right from the first moment!! I’ll be back! This is a very big, unique apartment right in the middle of Montreal and everything is walking distance. I really, really can recommend it.

Dudley De Saint Phalle

novembre 2015

My husband and I spent a lovely weekend here with our two teenage daughters. Jean-Francois was very kind and helpful. The apartment was clean and well kept. Everyone loved it. We will definitely stay here again whenever we come to Montreal!

Pat DeCola

octobre 2015

Listing was super accurate — emphasis on the unique part of it. Located in a great, walkable part of Montreal. Jean-Francois was all you could ask for in a host — warm, welcoming and friendly. He even showed us around the city one night. Highly recommend.

 Ce que Pat a beaucoup aimé dans votre logement : 
How much more than a regular host JF was — he helped two strangers find their way around a big city with ease.

 Ce que Pat pense que vous pourriez améliorer : 
No improvements necessary.


Colleen Gallahue

septembre 2015

Fabulous, quirky apartment. We had a lovely stay. Perfect for 2 couples. JF was super friendly and accommodating. I would recommend staying here 100%.


Matthew Miller

août 2015

This is the best you’ll find! Perfect location, incredible loft, and Jean-Francois is the best host in Montreal. The place was entirely designed and decorated by JF including some of the furniture which he built. It was clean and was very comfortable to lounge around in for that afternoon nap. However, JF is what made the experience extraordinary. He has a lifetime of experience in this amazing city which he happily shared. I can’t recommend this one enough.

 Remarque privée : 
We really enjoyed hanging out and your hospitality. Thanks for hosting late notice and the excellent communication. I hope we can do it again sometime.


Ellen Forte

août 2015

We reserved JF’s loft for 5 nights while in town for Osheaga and could not have made a better choice! « We » were mom and dad and four teenagers and found the loft to be brilliantly designed to maximize both common space and to allow for privacy. JF was incredibly generous, opening not only the space but everything we needed to cook well and make ourselves feel very much at home. The location is fantastic, just a few minutes to walk to the metro and Mont Royal and surrounded by great restaurants. A grocery store is directly across the street! Schwartz’ is a block away. JF is a talented artist and a big hockey and music fan; we enjoyed all of artwork and appreciated the wi-fi and music access. The loft was very clean, the kitchen well-stocked with herbs, spices, pots, and pans, and everything worked as it should. We will definitely visit again!


Julian Hankey

juillet 2015

The photos are great but they don’t do it justice. Just the coolest loft I’ve ever seen. One of a kind. JF was very welcoming. The neighbourhood is full of action! I’ll be back for sure.


Alicia Sogorka

juillet 2015

Jean Francois is an extraordinary host. His abode is located in a prime location on the main strip, so you can walk anywhere from it. He is extremely accomodating, helpful, welcoming, and kind. I am quite blessed to have chosen his loft, and would recommend it to anyone going to Montreal. The loft is exceptionally clean, the bed is comfortable, and the entire place is charming and capacious, so you can lounge enjoyably outside of your room if desired. Cheers from New York JF 🙂


Jonathan Postema

juin 2015

Jean-François was a first class host and his place is beyond compare. We were a group of 6 guys visiting Montreal for the first time and had a great experience. Even with our last minute booking, Jean-François was able to secure us a parking spot and offer multiple suggestions on places to visit during our stay. He was easy to contact via airbnb messaging and cellular phone before and during the duration of our stay. He even was a good enough sport to help pull a hilarious prank on our bachelor. We all left Montreal impressed by the time Jean-François took to make us feel welcome and at home. He puts the same attention and care in making sure his guests enjoy their experience as he has in decorating, styling and molding his amazing loft. I highly recommend this airbnb rental.


John Perry

septembre 2014

Jean-Francois was a great host. He was very inviting and helped us with situated for our vacation. The loft is awesome, there was more than enough space for five guys. There are tons of amenities and it feels like staying at home, accept a better version of my home. The location is awesome and we could get everywhere we wanted quite easily.


Joshua Dorras

août 2014

Our host was amazingly helpful from the beginning stages of booking thru airbnb to the point we where greeted by him at his door. « JF » is a true host.


Marcia Markowitz

août 2014

My husband and 2 sons stayed at JF’s loft on a recent trip to Montreal and highly recommend his place as a top choice. The location was perfect, in the middle of a vibrant neighborhood within walking/biking distance of places we wanted to visit. As another reviewer said, there are tons or restaurants, bars, cafes in the area of the loft and we were able to get an amazing feel of the city from his location. The loft itself is comfortable, spacious and very cool to see, let alone live in for a few days! JF was incredibly helpful and responsive both before and during our trip when needed. He was very welcoming and made us feel very comfortable. JF also helped with suggestions on where to go and clearly puts a lot of thought into the details required to make sure things run smoothly for guests. We loved Montreal and our stay at his place and give it the highest recommendation. Thanks again JF.

 Ce que Marcia a beaucoup aimé dans votre logement : 
It’s unique with personal and smack in the middle of an interesting, vibrant neighborhood. It was a pleasure renting from JF. He seemed genuinely interesting in making sure we were comfortable and helping us enjoy our stay.


Tim Showers

août 2014

We had a fantastic experience with Jean-François and the loft. The apartment itself is even bigger than the pictures make it look, and just covered in awesome details and comfortable touches. JFD has put years of effort into making this place unique and giving it some soul, and it really shows. The location is first class, and really right in the heart of the action in Montreal. There are hundreds of restaurants, bars, and coffee shops within a few blocks walk. As a host, Jean-François was excellent. He was friendly and super responsive without being intruding, and really went out of his way to make us feel at home. Five stars for sure!


Frank Nguyen

août 2014

The legend is true! Jean-Francois has gone above and beyond our expectations as a host. We never expected to be treated like family and that’s how we were received. This place is truely magnificant and the years of culminating and procuring all of the unique items was spectacular to see. There are so many fine details to this location that the pictures just don’t justify. Our stay was very comfortable with plenty of room to lounge and relax. The location of Jean-Francois’ place was icing on the cake. There is every amenity you could think of within walking distance! I would 100% recommend this pad to anyone looking to stay in the most unique place in Montreal. If you’re ever lucky enough to stay at this place and meet Jean-Francois, it will definitely be a great experience. Cheers to JFD!!

 Ce que Frank a beaucoup aimé dans votre logement : 
We loved everything about our experience at your place. We cannot thank you enough for letting us crash here.

 Ce que Frank pense que vous pourriez améliorer : 
JFD, there are no improvements required as it was an AWESOME experience. You’re place is one of a kind and you are the greatest host! Thank you for treating us like your very own family!


Sandy Freedman

août 2014

Jean-François was a surprisingly engaging host – a nice surprise after a long road trip. It’s a long hike up some steep stairs, but once you enter the hip, cool environs of his apartment, the stairs are a minor deterrent. This apartment is in an accessible neighborhood, full of yet more surprises beyond the host and his cool digs. Walking distance to everything. We really enjoyed connecting with Jean-François and staying in his unique space. He’s a pretty awesome host.


Vaughn DiMarco

juillet 2014

Jean-Francois has created a masterpiece, hidden away in the heart of Montreal. The space is breath taking, and more spacious than the pictures. He greeted us warmly, promptly offered cold beer while suggesting some great city and neighbourhood highlights. He was not a bother throughout the weekend and reconnected at the agreed checkout time. No complaints to be made at all, completely surpassed our expectations. It was an important weekend, and this apartment was a perfect fit. Thanks for everything Jean-Francois!


Drana Moore

juillet 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at Jean-Francois’ loft. The space is cool and unique, but also practical and comfortable. Jean-Francois is helpful and laid back, and the care and effort he put into his super cool apartment only makes the loft even more inviting. He has though of everything! Everything was very neat and organized, and it was very clean when we arrived. I highly recommend this loft for a couple or several friends. The Plateau area is full of diverse foods, bars, clubs, shops and people, and Jean-Francois is very knowledgeable about the area. I would definitely stay here again.

 Ce que Drana a beaucoup aimé dans votre logement : 
I love the obvious care you have put into this beautiful apartment. I love how super-organized it is. I can tell it has probably seen a lot of interesting people come through its doors. I love the objects you have collected from all over the world.


Chris Mehuys

juin 2014

We arrived for Grand Prix weekend and were greeted by JF with some cold beers in hand. After a long flight this was just what we needed. The place is amazing and no pictures could do it justice. everything was set up for us and JF took the time to show us all the ins and outs of the place. He really made us feel welcome and at home in his awesome loft. The location is second to none. Everything from restaurants, bars, boutiques, and nightclubs are all minutes away. St. Laurent is a perfect street to take an evening stroll and check out all that’s happening in Montreal’s vibrant nightlife. Lumiluxloft is the perfect place to stay if you are planning a trip to Mtl.


Christian Parsons

juin 2014

Jean-Francois was an excellent host and his apartment in amazing. I had a couple of friends up from New York and LA for a bachelor party and it worked out great. THE SPACE The actual loft, decor and setup are chill. The design and decor is eclectic and shows a lot of personality that you won’t get in a standard rental. The space is big enough that you can have a « family dinner » with 10 people seated at the table comfortably. There is also enough space for 6 people to sleep comfortably. There’s a BBQ on the back patio as well, which is nice in the summer THE LOCATION It’s all about location, location, location! He lives right on the main drag with plenty of fun bars, clubs and restaurants around. There is a grocery store right across the street, a butcher a block away and an liquor store 20 meters from the front door.


Kyle Lutes

avril 2014

Jean-François was a fantastic host and has a fantastic loft. Don’t believe the pictures, it is even bigger and better than it seems. Six of us stayed comfortably and had plenty of space to sleep, cook, eat, and hang out. Jean-François was incredibly accommodating. He greeted us with beers, helped us find convenient street parking, and offered up recommendations on stores, bars, and restaurants. This is a very special place that has been curated for many years and has a lot of hard work done, and shows it. Between the art, the hammock, the tub with the fuzzy carpet ceiling, the lighting/sound system, or the airplane seats, this place is one of a kind and you should not plan to stay here without planning on treating the space with respect. We were right in the center of the action and it was convenient to bars, cafes, restaurants, and even a grocery store if you want to cook or grill in the apartment. If you want to adventure around Montreal, it is close to downtown and public transportation. This apartment and Jean-François made our first trip to Montreal one to remember and I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a very cool place to stay in Montreal.

 Remarque privée : 
Jean-François, The place was amazing and you were a great host. I hope you found we treated the place with respect and to your liking. Your loft is one of a kind and the most interesting and cool living spaces I have ever seen and we feel very lucky to have used it. This is the type of trip and bachelor party experience we will talk fondly of for years. Thank you. I tried to make it clear in my review that your place is more than just a cool apartment, but a special space that you took years to build, and that people should not stay unless they plan on respecting it. I hope you are doing well and maybe some day we can rent your place again! Best, Kyle


Michael Saltarella

juillet 2013

This was my first time using Airbnb and I was not disappointed. My friend and I were greeted with drinks and friendly conversation. We were not bothered or hassled in any way during our stay. I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone looking to spend time in Montreal. Great apartment, clean, well designed, roomy, and centrally located, it was the perfect place for the weekend. You cannot go wrong with this place, Jean-Francois was the perfect host!